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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Fringe festival

Linea Pelle bag, Yumi Kim dress, Whistles skirt, Topshop jacket, ancient Jigsaw sandals

Yes, the weather still sucks in UK, so the only way to show off my OTHER Cali purchase is to post some more sunny photos.
Seriously, these days when shopping abroad, my first Q&A to myself isn't "do I really need it?" but "how many days of the year I can actually wear it for???"
Obviously accessories are excluded from the above dilemma (that includes shoes), hence no second thought was speared the minute I saw "the fringy" in Wasteland on Melrose Ave (
...shame Coachella isn't happening any time Surrey :(

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Shangri - La

Yes, back to The Reality.
And it's a grey, freezing and depressing one.
It's so not pretty in UK at the moment that I'm only left with posting my holiday pics and reminiscence about the things called Sun, Summer, Clear Blue Sky...things that are slowly becoming forgotten "spices" here.
...ok this obviously wasn't taken in the sun but in beautiful art deco Shangri - La in Santa Monica.
I found this dress earlier in the day in Planet Blue and just had to have it to complement the surroundings on the final night.

P.S. Oh and that's obviously my beautiful classic Chanel i got in Vegas...well my lovely husband presented me with It.
BTW...what's with all the teenage girls in US owing one like it's just casual Top Shop number?!!!
Thought US economy was in a dumpster!!!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

One shoe republic

Stop the press!
This is shocking!
I've only bought 1 pair of shoes, which is appalling comparing to 12 pairs I brought back to UK last year.
...but I thought I share a bit of a California tunage that has been getting us through the long desert drives. well as Lil Wayne, Britney, Nicky and Foster the People.


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Viva Las Chanel!

Leaving Vegas for Santa Monica and en route out swinged by Chanel...and got a classic black and gold number! Oh yes!

Still can't upload any photos though:)

Friday, 19 August 2011

LA baby!!!

Finally in WeHo!
The weather is great,the Mustang is red and The Sky bar at the Mondrian might just became my new favourite bar.
Plan for today...SHOPPING!!!
...if only stupid iPad would let me abload some pics,my LA existence would have been complete.
Oh well...just have to head to Robertson and Rodeo Drive to kill some time :)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011


Just a few pairs I'm taking: Tom Ford,  Christian Dior, Miu Miu  and Alexander Wang

Nearly there!
1 more day to go and it's good bye grey UK and hello sunny California!
That obviously meant that I had to pack last night.
I HATE packing - making the list, deciding on all the outfits, scrapping all decided outfits half way through the packing, adding stuff I will blatantly never wear and carrying it all downstairs.
Seriously considering posting an ad on Gumtree for "luggage packer and unpacker"...or even a "packing app" would do -THERE IS A MARKET FOR IT!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

On the platform

        Topshop jacket, The Kooples dress, vintage All Saints chain, Henri Bendel ring

Finally it's the weekend!
No getting up at stupid time, no rushing anywhere, no work to go to and most importantly, no evening out to rush back from.
Clock's out!

3 days until California!!!

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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Compare the Mikkat Market

                       Wilfred top and shorts, Matiko shoes, Topshop ring

It's here!!!
My Mikkat Market order has arrived, less then a week after discovering the website (via 5inchandup)!
So that's the good news,the bed news - another shopping obsession to add to my already barely under control one. Oh dear, that calls for a therapy ...retail one :/
6 days until Cali.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

I predict a riot!

Vintage Levi's shorts, Whistles shirt, ASOS  shoes, LF Stores ring

So the streets of London are in chaos.
After watching Ten O'clock News last night and warnings of more riots, I decided that drastic matters call for drastic day office smart outfit had to be scrapped in favor of heavy self defence gear-studs.
Spiky shorts, heavy footwear and knuckle duster...OK maybe not the knuckle duster, didn't want The Met to take interest in me and confiscate my jewellery.
8 days until California.
...speaking of which...dear rioters, riders, looters, proud asobo owners, please under any circumstances decide to target Heathrow airport next week, I really need to take that BA plane to the summer and some US retail therapy.
I need it.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Sunday, Monday happy days...

Seriously getting fed up with the British "summer" now...and why is it always on a Sunday???!!!
Anyways, I still refuse to dig into my AW wardrobe, despite major outdoor freeze - it's bloody August! The beginning of it!!!
Really tried to enjoy the great outdoors yesterday (well just the local pub's garden) and convincing myself that the sun was REALLY SHINING.
But the worst thing about the washout Sunday wasn't even the Autumn in Summer situation.
They run out of roast :(  
9 days until California.

The Standard Girl: the standard view

The Standard Girl: the standard view: "...
...actually more like a view from The Standard hotel in NYC  I took earlier this year.
I love The Standard, mainly because it's in my favourite place in the world, New York, Meatpacking.
..but back to reality, it's another crappy summer day in UK, the roof on our house has got a leak and seriously counting down to our holiday in 10 days in second favorite place in the world...well second shared with our little house.
...oh and I'm not a fashion blogger, stylist, model, freelance journalist, fashion intern, just your ordinary, standard girl :)