Tagged: I Love x

A Stitch in Time..


The Joy of the blogsphere is the treasure hunt that is discovering all the ideas and amazing products out there in the big wide world.  This beauty was first spotted by the lovely Andreannadais on her Blog, but it was so good I feel the need to spread the love a bit further..


Harvey and Quinn is a jewellery company set up by Rachel Harvey and lucy Quinn that specialises in creating jewellery that is both nostalgic and contemporary.  Their main source of inspiration are vintage buttons and the wealth of workmanship and wonder they have to offer.


They say: ‘For us each button tells a story, an intriguing glimpse of a forgotten past.’


It also helps that their pricing is incredibly sensible, starting at £32.00 and rising for special bespoke pieces.



For me they represent every thing I love: A forgotten quality item turned into a beautiful butterfly ready to fly forever.  The magpie within is singing with joy..


Laters, Kate x

Penelope Chilvers x



Penelope Chilvers is an independent shoe shop based in Notting Hill offering some seriously lovely kicks to swoon over..



020402070002_107_Z1Founded in 2005 from the front room of her house, Penelope Chilvers, the driving force and Designer,  passionately supports dying crafts and traditional methods for manufacturing in the twenty first Century.  She believes this is the beating heart of the Brand and what keeps it authentic..








Her shoes are always impeccably crafted  – she endeavours to source each and every component in a design which is then crafted by hand..the result is the addition of that intrinsic quality that’s impossible to fake: Love.

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Each shoe is designed to walk into your life.  And stay there.

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Quietly rocking inspiration.

Me likey..

Laters, Kate x

Lust Lust Lust..


Maria Grazia Chuiri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are producing the type of Valentino Collections that bleeds my soul.

I tell myself – it’s only clothes…but my heart knows better.

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It’s as if they’ve stepped inside my head and cherry picked my favourite things: Blanket coats, proper boots, Doc shoes, loose but crisp, colours on the side of dusky..and handed them to me as a lighter than air, perfectly baked clafoutis.

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The proportions make me smile with pure pleasure.


At first glance I thought this was a play on the boyfriend blazer..it is, but better – it’s a cape.

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So clever.


How do they get it so right?


And then there is the Butterfly motif, Damien Hirst re-invented.

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How understated can this be? And still pack a punch..

I need to lie down.

Laters, Kate x

Bling ring..blinking good

As a self confessed free wheeling fashion conscious omnivore with a ravenous appetite for design I ate up this delicious teal ring as worn by Mila Kunis in the April edition of Marie Claire.

Mila’s not bad either…

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IMG_1769Sigh. I took on the exquisite pain of trying to find out who designed it…but so far no banana.  The best I could come up with were these from Dior..

images-3images images-2 images-4 images-5 images-6 images-7And these from Chanel – don’t you just want to stroke them? lick them?!images-8 And the last three are vintage 70s rings..images-10 images-11I’m not too hot on trophy purchases – but give me one of these and I would purrrrrrr!

Laters, Kate x