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Beauty x

So Boris Johnson is about to extend the 21 June deadline for the UK final lifting of lockdown. Who didn’t predict that? But before he does it, he has to leak his intentions in the press just to make sure he’s made the right choice; such strength, always wanting to give what he thinks everyone wants. Except that only works if your name is Father Christmas; centuries of culture, stories, parables, legends, myths, history, religion and Disney, highlighting the problems of temptation and taking the path of least resistance. And then we have Boris.

Once this does lift, I will be one person hoping the life will not be going back to normal. My wish is that the hot air will be taken out of rampant consumerism the government is so banking on, that stuff will not equals feelings, no matter how often we’re sold that it does. My hope is that things will be valued for what they are, not what they’re seen to be, and that beauty, in all its forms, is no longer limited to the age when we can be groomed into buying products for a dream we’re told will come true, if only we buy the products. Time to break the circle, because there’s only once place it leads – to people like Boris ruining, sorry, running, the country.

(All pics Pinterest)

Laters, Kate x

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Spare Room part 2


Bedside tables are a great richness in a small space.  They’re the earrings of a bedroom, framing the focal point as well providing great function…and I need to chose a pair for the spare room.


If money was no object I’d be pulled, without fail, to the antique option: Timeless, chic, classic (but they’d be a little (big) voice in my head whispering but where would you put your cup of morning tea??) (fitted glass on the top for protection?)(would it be enough??)


And besides, modern designs can work:  There’s a sense of simplicity and space to them – an avoidance of clutter where less is more.



If your bed is your nest, as mine is, then taking a leaf out of hospital design could be the way to go.  Wouldn’t it be nice if someone made a brass version of this with hidden wheels in the base and maybe a marble top?


Love the function here, but the mdf style presentation?  Needs to be better.


But this is a super clever idea for those with a thin, narrow bedroom. Genius.


An interesting picture:  The colours, the velvet, the sheepskin all draw the eye in.  The mirrors add that touch of glamour..


And then you see this photo and realise how much better the proportions balance when the mirrors are smaller than the headboard:  Little things.


And as I only have a little space……I’m thinking an old fashioned wall sconce might be just the thing: Cheap, simple, effective. Maybe with a smaller mirror above them.


(All pics from Pinterest)

Or even use a pair of upcycled corbels…

Watch this space.

Laters, Kate x



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5 reasons to love Jamie Bochert…she’s a 30 something model who stalks all the major catwalks with ears that stick out just a little bit, proving that beauty is beauty not perfection.


She fronts a band called Frances Wolf (and even managed to land a gig playing back-up for Patti Smith..in Paris).

Jamie Bochert at Saint Laurent Men's

She doesn’t believe the hype.


She prepares for fashion week…by eating.


(All photos from Google)

She loves to dance. Wild style.

Laters, Kate x

Rosie Assoulin x

Rosie_001_1366.450x675 Rosie Assoulin SS14 holds my heart with a hot, throaty squeal.

Rosie_003_1366.450x675 Elongated lengths.

Rosie_006_1366.450x675 Playful proportions.

Rosie_014_1366.450x675 Embracing form with the confidence to draw new lines.

Rosie_015_1366.450x675And a hoarse, throaty chuckle.

Rosie_017_1366.450x675 A beguiling fluency.

Rosie_019_1366.450x675 Calm and hungry.

Rosie_024_1366.450x675 Quality and quantity.

Rosie_029_1366.450x675 And serious joy.

Rosie_030_1366.450x675Much more and I fear I could develop an embarrassing Assoulin habit..

Laters, Kate x