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Glitzy Secrets – Grace of Monaco inspired

May 28, 2014


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To celebrate the opening of the Grace of Monaco film (on the 6th of June), I was invited by Glitzy Secrets to style one of their beautiful accessories. It was difficult to pick a favourite, but I ended up setting my sights on the glittery Starlet’s Dream hair pin, that really invokes that Old Hollywood glamour. The website has all sorts of bridal and vintage inspired accessories – not only for your hair – and some even in Art Deco style.

I got inspired by some of Grace Kelly’s old movie star headshots, hence the black and white and the gradients. The hairpin is absolutely gorgeous and a great addition to my messy bouffant – which is pretty much the only type of bouffant that I can make, but I didn’t just say this. Other more hair inclined and talented people can add them to more complicated chignons and hairdos and It’ll look fabulous.


Tokyo Love

May 17, 2013

The last time I went to Lisbon I arranged to do a little visit to my friend Isabel, who runs a little shop called Amores de Tóquio (may be be translated as Tokyo Loves), near the flea market. She is the creative force behind it – every single object in the shop has been hand picked by Isabel, and the majority handmade by her own hands. I took some photos of the shop and some of the details (there are too many to show here, going in there is a real feast for the eyes!) as I think it’s the kind of thing my Blogland friends would like to see.

I’ve met Isabel for the first time through mutual friends and at the time she used to run stalls at craft fairs and I loved her stuff since the very beginning. I’m not surprised that the business grew as she is so very talented and the objects she produces are very pretty. She is clearly inspired by Japanese aesthetics and particularly origami, something I find myself drawn to.

Here I am with Isabel, in her shop. You can see the lovely hat I left with, handmade using Japanese fabric.

If you ever find yourselves in Lisbon, don’t forget to pay Isabel a visit and see what is new in the shop (it is one of the shops around the old fruit market, right in the centre of the flea market). You can always see what’s new online on the Facebook and blog pages.