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V&A Museum, Harper’s Bazaar and up and coming photographer Elena Rendina collaborate for the May 2013 Harper’s Bazaar UK issue.

Beautiful.

Jemmi x

Images via Harper’s Bazaar, Elena Rendina, laceandtea.com

Bringing Back The 60’s

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Always had a soft spot for 60’s style beauty… Daria Werbowy for Stylist Magazine April 2013

Grain.

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Currently obsessed with grainy photos…

Images by me and via Pinterest. For incredible grainy photo inspiration head to Hawaiian Coconut - love, love, love!

& Other Stories

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I have my lovely London-based sister to thank for this latest post. With a finger firmly on the pulse, she excitedly told me about the launch of & Other StoriesH&M’s latest endeavour. With interesting silhouettes, clean lines, and a design edge that is rare among retailers of this size, I can see this becoming an exciting and different mainstay on the retail front. And the real triumph – the shoes!! What are your thoughts? x

P.s. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments recently. It makes blogging so rewarding!

Images via & Other Stories

The Eye Has To Travel

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Just saw the trailer of Diana Vreeland – The Eye Has To Travel’. Wow! About Diana herself – who famously quoted “Style is everything… style is a way of life. Without it, you’re nothing” – this documentary is almost guaranteed to be good. Not to mention my geeky tendency for any documentary! With it now available on iTunes, I know what I’ll be doing on my next night in.

Beaming x x x

ImageImage3Image6Image9Image10Image11Image5Image8Image2Image13Image12Image19Image14Image17Image15Image18Image22Image23Image16Image20As we rolled into Byron Bay in a 70’s kombi van for a four day getaway, I knew it was going to be a great few days. Sleeping in a kombi with the back opened up to the sounds and beauty of one of Australia’s best beaches, listening to chilled out tunes, feeling the energy of crashing waves, and swimming with dolphins – I felt nothing but absolute contentment.

After 2 blissful days there, we headed to the beach with a hired surfboard, hoping to muck around and teach ourselves how to surf (or should I say simply stand up!). As I sat there literally thinking that life could not get any better, my boyfriend of fours years pulled a ring from his boardies pocket and asked me to marry him. Oh my goodness! Without a moment of hesitation, I said “Yes!”

Not only did it take me by complete surprise, but I am still beaming from the miracle that a great man wants to spend his life with me. Me?! And I too want to spend mine with him.

xx

Special thanks to Graeme and Brooke who lent us their much loved kombi for what was to be one of the most special weekends of my life.

First morning, peaking through our makeshift curtains to the sea // The amazing work of Jai at Ahoy Traders // Our retro kombi // View through the kombi up to the lighthouse // The ridiculously beautiful Wategos Beach // Surfer’s vans pulling up at the beach // My new tassles from Ahoy Traders // Popping the top on our kombi // More of Jai’s tiles – unbelievable! // People-watching at Wategos // The very spot where he popped the question // Surf life saving box // The blue of the water and the sky // Frozen yoghurt and fresh fruit // Vintage rug // Gorgeous teepee at Spell & The Gypsy Collective // Bikins from Sol Bellow // Watching Chris attempting to catch a wave // Looking out from the kombi to the beach // The first of my amazing rings from favourite designer, Satomi Kawakita

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