This is my go-to fix whenever I need a little midday cheer up. I’ve got all my friends AND colleagues’ fingers glued to the ‘re-play’ button as well… *inane grin*
Question: how can ANYONE be unhappy with that much hotness going round?
Hey, I just met you,
and this is crazy,
but here’s my number,
so call me, maybe?
Sometimes I wish we lived in a pop-up video kind of world, where little bubble captions would pop up over a person’s to head to show what they were really thinking. But then again, maybe we wouldn’t want to know.
We all have experienced the “once-over”. It’s that head-to-toe stare that judges…
My Topshop footwear mood board slash colour palette for the season… Seriously, how fanfrickintastic are those winged heels?
No matter how abfab they are, I’m still lamenting the loss (non-purchase) of these Kurt Geiger platforms from their Spring Summer 2011 Birds of Paradise campaign. They were sold out by the time I hit the store *sob* I’ll never forget you…
Post-tea at Sketch, we popped into COS and boy oh boy do I want everything. Starting from the crisp green boat neck dress in the window (pictured) to pretty much every other piece in the latest collection - I sense impending bankruptcy…
Do yourself a favour - or not, depending on how much moolah you have - and check out the Spring Summer 2012 line
When I was a broke intern, I used to walk around any COS store wide-eyed and drooling (ahem, I still do/just did), promising myself that someday I would be able to afford ONE item. I’m not 100% sure if spending €99 on a dress - when I haven’t even received my first paycheck - is something my moral compass would approve of… but hey, a promise is a promise.
Damn these Scandinavians and their lust-worthy designs!
Things to do/buy when I get a job: (I’ll add to this list when I can remember what else is meant to be on it)
a) iPhone b)
weekend getaway with my sister, on me c) anything from COS d) statement shoes!
I have a funny feeling I’ll be fulfilling these wishes in reverse order - not that it matters. p/s: I’m seriously considering leaving my debit card at home just so I can’t go out and buy that dress. p/p/s: All this trouble for a dress I haven’t even tried on and in all likelihood will probably make me look like a cube. Tsk!
I must admit, I’m having a little bit of a crush on Dubai right now… Tiny. Minuscule. It doesn’t event count *waves hand in the air*
The endless string of fancy hotels where all the coolest bars, clubs and restaurants are situated, cheap cabs (who needs the crappy tube or bus?) to get around at all times of the day and night, more than enough shopping to suit your fancy… the list goes on.
It’s incredibly glossy and completely unreal. Although if I actually lived here, I wouldn’t be able to keep up this lifestyle 24/7, no way jose. It’s so… overkill. People come to Dubai for two reasons, a) work or b) party. No one (that I know of, at least) has plans to stay long-term, it simply isn’t that kind of place.
Which only adds to its allure, I suppose. Like when I was in Milan for the book in 2010, L and I went nuts. Thinking back, it felt like someone else was doing all those crazy things, not me. Or maybe it was, and I simply refuse to admit it.
Anyway, bottom line: Dubai is a transitional place. A place to work hard, play harder and then leave when the fun stops being fun.
God, does that sound depressing or what? Not my intention I promise - so, it was meant to be a one-liner on what I’m crushing on for Valentine’s Day and ended up being a monologue on Dubai.
Umm.. so that’s it for now.
in honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked some familiar
faces at our presentation to tell us what they’re
crushing on this week. check out their adorable answers
(and the old-school Polaroids we snapped of them) below…Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief, Harper’s Bazaar:
Highlight of my one-year internship at WGSN: interviewing Thomas Crampton, the Asia-Pacific director of social media for Ogilvy & Mather.
I must admit, I was incredibly nervous last night (Sunday). Scratch that, I’ve been fretting about it since last week, when he first agreed to speak to me. Add that to job applications, my job interview last Friday, and the fact that my family is arriving in London today = really stressful week.
I revised my stack of notes after dinner, making sure to re-read/edit the questions. Put fresh batteries into my dictaphone, did some test recordings and deleted old ones from Connections by Le Book, Paris 2011 - another internship highlight.
Despite my best intentions, I didn’t sleep well at all and was feeling slightly nauseous in the morning (thankfully not as nauseous as my job interview last Friday). Left for work super early, got the IT guy to set up the conference phone/show me how to use it, printed off my questions and then I dialled!
First phone interview ever - I think it went as well as it could have. At the end of the day, I’m just glad for the experience and happy to soak up any information. Grateful he agreed at all!
You live, you learn.
Don’t be so hard on yourself.
You live, you learn.
So here’s the deal: my sister won’t allow me to put up any wallpaper/frames/mirrors/hooks for fear of damaging the walls or affecting the re-sale value of the flat (read: new homeowner) - at least until she returns to London (big IF there) or so she says.
I was thinking of temporary ways to brighten up the apartment when I opened up some catalog IKEA sent me… Hello peel-able wall stickers!
Another way of getting around the sticky and pretty permanent issue of wallpaper, is to frame up sections of wallpaper and lean it against the wall. Not the steadiest solution, but hey, it beats having to face plain white walls every single day.
FYI: Trying out a J.Crew-style collage just for kicks.