Shine & Shade x
Wallpapers: Can you spot the rubies in the dust, the cheerful from the chips, the diamonds in the rough? Scroll through, remember your favourites….then see at the end. So this is number one..
Now for the reveal…..all the wallpapers were from Graham and Brown – not a company featured much in the interior design world glossies. But many of the concepts here are visually similar to their posher counterparts: Honolulu palm versus Palm by Cole and Son, Capulet teal versus Hermes jardin d’osier, tudor houses versus Fornasetti. But their price point? Nothing here was over £20..and some of them were as low as £7.50 per roll…check it out:
One = Honolulu palm green for £20 per roll.
Two = Desire gold for £8.50 (in the sale) or £17 per roll
Three = Marvel action hero for £10 per roll
Four = Juan white for £7.50 per roll
Five = Jiao pruple for £7.50 per roll
Six = Tranquil purple for £7.50 per roll
Seven = Bao white for £7.50 per roll
Eight = Desire damson for £7.50 per roll
Nine = Fresco Mai for £10 per roll
Ten = Olympus black/white for £10 per roll
Eleven = Majestic black for £15 per roll
Twelve = Petit papillon black for £20 per roll
Thirteen = Do the stretch mustard for £20 per roll
Fourteen = Capulet teal for £20 per roll
Fifteen = Botanic charcoal for £20 per roll
Sixteen = Kelly’s Ikat for £20 per roll
Seventeen = Enigma white/prussian blue for £20 per roll
Eighteen = world heritage black/white for £20 per roll
Nineteen = Honolulu black for £20 per roll
Twenty = tudor house for £20 per roll
Makes you think: Where does the beauty lie?
Laters, Kate x
The rumblings started around 2011 when Hermes walked this one down the runway..
Givenchy did a little number too.
And the odd street style star picked up the vibe.
But this year the noise is getting louder..Spotted at The Row’s Pre-fall 2014 Collection..
Tory Burch SS14, did it more than once..
And now Chanel?
Maybe it’s all been about branding…’Bum’ bag is really such an ugly word. But ‘hipster’ ‘Belt bag’? Far more class..
Mine is permanently attached to my side whether it’s cross body or as a belt bag. Not just because I like the look..but it’s just so practical as well..Compared to the eighties we’re now in the land of miniature and everything fits in perfectly.
All hail the return! Long may it last!
Laters, Kate x