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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Maison Anna: What with the beautiful weather today my thoughts ...

Maison Anna: What with the beautiful weather today my thoughts ...:  I want this dress- belted or not this length or short - I know I'd wear it tonnes  love these pants  I did a little rerse...

What with the beautiful weather today my thoughts turn to what I will be wearing this summer...


I want this dress- belted or not this length or short - I know I'd wear it tonnes

love these pants







I did a little rersearch and looked through some old Vogues. This is from British vogue 1984. I LOVE these looks. I loved them then and I love them now. Wouldn't mind the destination too... Bahamas I seem to remember.

 

A closer look at the shoes- Manolo Blahnik- if only he'd would make them again!I want them.



Sunday, 19 February 2012

I didn't get the job...

I'm gutted about not getting it- you can see from the expression on my face... Something drastic required!But anyway here I am wearing my latest make. Needlecord culottes with vintage buttons. I shall be sporting these a lot before spring properly sets in... Go on place an order!
 





here's another view

Comptoir Libanais a cool place to go and some of its customers....

Almost right outside South Kensington tube is' Comptoir Libanais'-  the new paved walkway area is such a vast improvement. Go to 'Comptoir Libanais', I highly recommend it....


I saw Bianca Cork ( who works with military clothing) and Trinity Tristan( fashion designer) enjoying a fag and a beverage on one of the tables outside posing somewhat beautifically.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

This morning in Richmond Park

Partially iced over lake in Richmond Park




Be my Valentine...Laduree!



Six macaroons in a hard box will do me just fine as a Valentine....

Ahh...the smell of it and it looks great too


This candle is by Voluspa- delicious smelling and great looking packaging. Find them at http://www.amara.co.uk/ for £29.99.

floors and ceilings

I'm looking for a floor for my downstairs loo...I want something patterned and busy. I like a hectic small space! This is a floor in France.
and another floor in France.

I love this Moroccan shaped tile (one is gold the other chocolate) I loved it so much I got a quote from Fired Earth....it came to a whopping £1695.26 for my tiny loo space which is 2.66 metres squared!Now I'm all for having what you really want , but I like to achieve a whole look ( not just the floor, the shoes, etc) so thrift IS essential.  I think part of the fun is having a budget and I often like to start with a concept and then challenge myself to see how cheaply I can do it! so much as I love this , it won't make the cut!

These encaustic patterned tiles are from Fired Earth as were the previous but my quote came to £730.50. a whole lot cheaper but I was hoping for something in the region of £350!


I'm also stockpiling possible wallpapers for my hall . I want to paper the ceiling so it needs to work all ways up... I rather like the idea of geometric floor in one space and geometric ceiling elsewhere...
This is Neisha Crosland




This is Neisha Crosland- I love it. I've also got a feeling that small repeats are coming back after all the really large scale wallpapers that have been around.


This is Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher trellis design


This trellis is Manuel canovas. Same formation as the Morrocan tile above. I really like this and I now think it might be a strong contender in the kitchen.... rather than the hall ceiling.





Talking of my kitchen... What I really want is a Zuber landscape on the wall. I took a trip to their showroom the other day... they really are exquisite. I can't show you one- I can only dream and you will have to imagine!


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Maison Anna: which boots?

Maison Anna: which boots?: I'm meeting a client later to do her spring wardrobe.it seems fairly premature on a day like to today!! This is what I'm wearing, but I can...

style and outfit-which boots?


I'm meeting a client later to do her spring wardrobe.it seems fairly premature on a day like to today!! This is what I'm wearing, but I can't decide which boots...it's a tiny detail, but do the beige say spring is coming or are the black better?!
 I'm wearing a peasant shirt that I've washed so much its faded( I like it) and an 80's dark brown leather skirt, my trusty 70's 'lock and co' hat and either the black or beige boots.....
 It's started to snow so I've plumped for the black as they have arubber sole and slightly lower heeel. Falling over is not chic( although I am accident prone and my childhood nickname was accident 'prune'!)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Maison Anna: Ahh the glamour- here I am painting my new dow...

Maison Anna:



Ahh the glamour- here I am painting my new dow...
: Ahh the glamour- here I am painting my new downstairs loo. I rather hope it WILL be glamourous when I've finished with it. I've gone for...

Friday, 3 February 2012

style and outfit for my job interview !!

And so another job interview- this is what I wore..'Maje' swingy coat and a fur collar, shorts, bugundy cashmere and wool tights and  my 70's oxblood boots, 'lock and co hat'( courtesy of M.I.L) and black bag.



My
interview didn't last too long so I had a bit of time left. So I thought I'd take a stroll down one of my favourite streets on the way home-Elizabeth Street in Victoria/Belgravia. It's door to door luxury along here, with price tags to match!
 I started at 'Les Senteurs'purveyor of fine scents and where I buy my all time favourite....I might divulge, but not today.

'Poilane'- man cannot survive on bread alone- well, frankly you might have to if you shop here all the time!

'The Thomas Cubitt'. I really like this place, although it's so English there is something French about the tables outside and the slightly Parisienne cafe feel to the place.

Harry's(dub the hub-my husband that is)favourite...even though he's wearing patches to give up smoking...for a special occaision.

The window of the fabulous chemist. It stocks really rather fabulous scented candles by Rigaud.  So chic in their black and white zebra boxes-I'll get a picture next time of them, DUH!




and 'Peggy Porschen'- my daughter Flo (4.5) thinks this place is amazing- totally pink and poodle and fluffy cakes!



Wednesday, 1 February 2012





Ahh the glamour- here I am painting my new downstairs loo. I rather hope it WILL be glamourous when I've finished with it. I've gone for bitter chocolate gloss all over. I'll show you a picture when its done. 

Maison Anna: Oooh baby it's cold outside.....

Maison Anna: Oooh baby it's cold outside.....: And talking of cold we went to Edinburgh and now this is my screensaver omn my phone....I look at it regularly! Dontcha just love him! ...

Bad Hair Day- Solution!!

You probably all know this, but this stuff really is amazing. Suddenly I have big hair with body as opposed to flat, lank and really rather lifeless pre spritz. Granted theres something about it that makes  it seem like  the hair equivalent of the 'tarts shower' (another squirt of perfume, instead of a shower!).Ive even tried it on clean hair and it helps....Buy it at Boots, £2.99 ( I prefer the smell of the original- but there are loads of others to try, which I'm working my way through!)













I've just stuck this on my fridge......