1. InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2012 – ONLINE!
By far the best round-up of beauty products, revised for 2012! A much larger post on beauty/skincare is in the ether but I’m just going to leave this link to marinate with you all for a while. Needless to say over the past few years this list has changed the way I buy beauty products and skincare completely. Best thing on there? The concealer. Try it, buy it, and pray to Saint Laura of Mercier for forgiveness for all the years you were led astray.
2. Spring Summer 2013 Collections
Oh gosh, only a month or so behind on these? The fact is, almost all of my favourite designers really delivered this season: Celine, Jil Sander, Yohji Yamamoto, Calvin Klein, Damir Doma and Topshop Unique, not to forget Gareth Pugh! (sadly not so much Dries and Alexander Wang). As it is near impossible to list all my favourite looks here (many more posts on these to come), I’ve included a divine ensemble from Jil’s comeback show. Welcome back!
3. Isabel Marant-esque loveliness at Zara.
As per usual Winter clothes shopping is proving a mammoth task and shoes are distracting me. These lovelies will look just gorgeous with this winter coat (that I don’t yet own) and perhaps a slim cropped black trouser (likewise).
4. Getting cosy with Madeleine
Whilst still trying to figure out what exactly ‘demi-couture’ is supposed to mean and how that’s being implemented at Vionnet (I’m scowling, by the way), it seemed a good time to console myself in this glorious tome focusing on Vionnet’s original masterpieces. A new book with a foreward by Issey Miyake is coming out next year, which should be great. It can be pre-ordered here!
RANDOM VIONNET FACT: Sonnet Stanfill (Fashion Curator at the V&A Museum and a very inspirational lady indeed) named her daughter after Vionnet. A fab Day in the Life interview with her is a great break time read over at the Coutts website.
5. Discovering AlunaGeorge
Your Drums, Your Love by AlunaGeorge is an utterly gorgeous antidote to a hectic week and has been ruining my Spotify time allowance as of late. The video isn’t too shabby either.
6. Sencha Green Tea
Currently drinking by the gallon and very much enjoying as an alternative to flat whites, which I’m sure do you no good at all. Clearspring is nice, as is Clipper.
[Images via Polyvore, Style.com, Zara, Amazon, Studio-International]