Tagged: silk shirts

Joy x


If I see something I like that flutters the gut I follow the trail back to see if it was a one off or a true love.  Sometimes there’s only time to scribble a name down..then tracking it down is a bit like a treasure hunt wondering what will turn up.  So it was with Joie – a name in my notebook, a diamond in the dust.




What first caught my interest were the shirts with their easy nonchalance and natural grace.


In many ways similar to Zadig and Voltaire except more accessible, less edgy.  Although much of that is the contrast of styling.  Look at Joie as individual items rather than a whole look and it would be easy to add the urban edge.


Made with quality materials, there’s nothing faddy – they’re the type of pieces that will live on in the wardrobe, adapting and morphing with the times.


Smoothly integrated, wearable, honest.


Key pieces painted in broad strokes.

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With a joy of simplicity.


I could say I didn’t like it.  But it would be a lie.

Laters, Kate x

Liberty’s, lushness and London x

I am a great believer in feeding the visual mind so I make little forays into London whenever I can, which lets face it, isn’t exactly a hardship…one of my favourite haunts is the lovely Liberty’s…

A temptation trove of delights and beautiful displays.

IMG_1316 IMG_1314 IMG_1313IMG_1312Love these candles – you lift up the domes and smell the scent caught in the tops of the glass. J’adore the whole styling/everything – like something out of Hogwarts…

IMG_1310 IMG_1311Check out the fabulous names and descriptions..

IMG_1309 IMG_1308 IMG_1307 IMG_1306Clever mind-confusing scent??…brilliant!

IMG_1300IMG_1303 IMG_1304 IMG_1305IMG_1302Interested to see this label as they blazed a trail for us – they started with just 8 silk shirts.  Now look.

IMG_1301Very simple, very elegant, easy to dress up or down. Timeless.

IMG_1296 IMG_1297Liberty’s – everything we aspire to be – beautiful inside and out.

IMG_1299When in London always look up.

IMG_1294A couple of minutes walk away through Soho is Beyond Vintage..well worth a browse.

IMG_1295 IMG_1292 IMG_1293Finished off with a well deserved coffee in one of the many boutique coffee shops

IMG_1291And a final browse round the market stalls..


Laters, kate x