Thursday, 29 November 2012
I recently splurged on a few new pieces from Bonton and had them sent over from Paris (chk out their online store www.bonton.fr) and bought her this heavenly floral smock, puce poloneck and my favourite, their signature velvet Mary-Janes in cranberry. Good enough to eat.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Gemma Arterton and Grimmy from Radio 1 hosted and we whooped for joy at the winners from Jonathan Saunders to Roksanda Illincic and Manolo Blahnik. But the best speech went to double winner and Designer of The Year Stella McCartney. And I felt especially proud to be wearing one of her creations for the event. It made me feel like a goddess and my angel hair curled by my dear friend Anya finished off the look perfectly. I added a gold sequin bag from my mum which uncannily looks quite similar to minis gold sequin purse she's been carrying round of late and then we partied hard.
I'm feeling it this morning.
Thursday, 22 November 2012
The primary feature was of course minis new big silver bow from I Love Gorgeous which picked up on the lurex thread in her Bonton knitted waistcoat (last years but unbelievably it still fits). We paired her Bontpoint frilled blouse with Phins old flannel pants and suede boots for that perfect masculine/feminine look and well mini likes nothing better than wearing her big bros old clothes. Despite owning many chic cover ups, it's his grey duffle that's her favourite. The perfect throw on for such a windy day.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
They're not tricky to do at all. I buy my bulbs from either the flower market or my local florist and some potting earth from Homebase along with some drainage balls.
Then I cut a black plastic bag and lay into the base of the basket or pot to stop any water leaks. Add a layer of the drainage balls (they look like mini maltesers) and then add the earth on top. I plant the bulbs quite closely together and water. Then I add a layer of moss on top. I often buy berry twigs or pussy willow to then put in between the bulbs. They look super pretty and add an extra festive feel but they can also act as a great support when the bulbs start sprouting. And finally I've added some pine cones at the base (they came with some old pot pourri I discarded ages ago), you could even spray paint them in a silver or gold for a festive feel. And voila. A great centre piece that lasts way longer than freshly cut flowers.
She's standing in front of what's known as Phin's house despite being found in her bedroom and was one of those impulsive buys from H&M's For the Children range. It cost £35 and is made in a wonderful plain canvas with a hand painted feel and it was a bugger to put up. We do spend lots of time reading and playing in it so I'm pleased I indulged.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
However at her friend Sophia's 2nd birthday party she couldn't have been more charming. Decked out in her cousin Josie's old knitted Ralph Lauren Argyll dress she joined in all the party games while big bro Phin ran around in his Spider-Man outfit. If there's a party, he NEEDS to come as a superhero. It took a huge amount of persuasion to get him not to wear the mask, he just couldn't understand why this would terrorise a bunch of under twos!
Phin and Mini also relished the raffle prize I won at the SF Christmas fair. Two pretty little cups with chocolate swizzle sticks ready to melt into a warm mug of hot chocolate. I think both their chocolate taches look a tad Guy Fawkes to me and their little chocolate faces made me smile.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
While papa and Phin went to a school birthday party mini and I enjoyed the glorious sunshine pushing baby Betty around the park, swishing our boots through all the leaves and jumping in muddy puddles. Such fun!
Friday, 9 November 2012
|Love these hot pink sandals|
|these multi coloured high tops are sizzling|
|The perfect summer Kaftan for teens|
|Love the contrast detailing on these floral print sneakers|
|fun espadrilles. i especially love the sunglasses ones|
|And this quilted Indigo jacket lined in a rose bud print is quirky but practical|
|Mini Boden is where i will now be going to shop for Phin & Mini this spring. I adore these Bensimon style plimsoles. my fave is the citrus yellow|
|Love the gros grain ribbon tie round these slouchy fit pants|
|I'm loving this bold circle print tunic top and rolled up shorts but maybe that's the Marni girl in me.|
|Naive bright print sundress|
|How adorable is this parrot print skirt and turquoise ruffle sandal?|
|So Talented Mr. Ripley. Amalfi here we come|