LOUIS VUITTON steps it up...

How young and Fresh! I am really impressed...

"The French girl": she is the muse of the Resort collection by Julie de Libran for Louis Vuitton; a woman with a cosmopolitan and bohemian style, sophisticated and therefore confident in her charm with no need whatsoever to show off. She wears clogs or flat shoes; she can dress denim up and tweed down. She combines floral dresses with egg oversized coats. Fur becomes a T-shirt to be worn nonchalantly with a pair of cotton shorts 

mini, midi and maxi

denim blue, sky blue, navy blue, mango yellow, foliage green, frosted chestnut brown, black, wax red, anthracite grey, aquamarine, rust, cyan, beige, dove


denim, cotton, fur, tweed, knitwear, silk, appliques, nylon, satin, tulle, lycra

flared, straight, slim, kimono, trapeze and egg-shaped, oversized

textile peaked hats, patchwork clogs, denim clogs, flat ankle-strap sandals, leather shoulder bags, slippers decorated with tassels, patchwork pump shoes with ankle strap, thin leather belts, SC bags in pastel colours, wicker hats, patchwork handbags, retro sunglasses

Barbara Sini




My home, 2013, Kimberley Gordon, Wildfox

You may remember my post from 3 years ago of my old place, but I've moved since and thought I'd post pics of my new place! I love my new house, it's right in the middle of Silverlake (like my last house but even closer to the junction now) and it has a big back yard for Stella to run around in... Kelsey does flower arrangements in the studio in the back and I love seeing her pregnant belly all the time. I wanted my house to feel a little bit like I was at the beach even though I was in the middle of the ity, lots of baskets and glass and little rustic things. It really helps me to do get lots of inspiration when my home feels a bit seperated from my actual life! Here are some special things in my home, welcome!










I just ordered a subscription to Kinfolk, the most beautiful magazine ever. You are so gonna order it also... it's available HERE


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Senait Gidey, new muse!

Exclusive Interview - Senait Gidey

During a season which saw scarce visibility of models of colour on fashion's white-washed runways, the emergence of Canadian/Ethiopian newcomer Senait Gidey seemed somewhat of an apparition. Seventeen year old Gidey's impeccable show list included appearances at Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo, Max Mara, Loewe, Christopher Kane, and Guy Laroche, landing her smack bang on Inoubliable Model Army's Top 10 Newcomers list for the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Gidey's doe-eyed angelic features, slender 178 cm frame, and deliciously luminescent chocolate skin tone stood out amongst the bland homogenous line-ups of the European runway circuit. Much like her role model contemporaries Liya Kebede, Iman Abdulmajid, and Naomi Campbell, Gidey exudes an effortless elegance, sophistication, and a proud regal quality on the runway which is a dream to witness. With mother agency Elmer Olsen in Toronto and IMG Worldwide plotting her course, Gidey is destined to nab key editorial slots in the ensuing months. Harper's Bazaar Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld clearly has Gidey on her watch list, having recently cast the newcomer in a Sebastian Faena lensed editorial for the publication's May 2013 issue. And as the only black model featured in Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Fall/Winter 2013 presentation, Gidey has model pundits and key industry players hankering for more. Gidey chatted exclusively with Inoubliable Model Army about her whirlwind Fall/Winter season, the issue of diversity in modelling, and the key look which had rocking the runway.

Inoubliable Model Army: Hi Senait, congratulations on a stunning Fall/Winter 2013 show list - Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Emilio Pucci, Max Mara, Loewe, Guy Laroche, and Christopher Kane amongst others. How are you feeling in the aftermath of the shows?
SG: Thanks so much! It was overwhelming. Now that the shows have drawn to a close, I've finally had a minute to stop and take everything in! I'm very honoured to have had this opportunity!

IMA: Would you mind sharing with us a bit of your backstory?
SG: I'm 17 years old, born and raised in Toronto, Canada but my ethnic background is Ethiopian.

IMA: How long have you been modelling for and how were you initially discovered?
SG: I've been modelling for two years now. A model from Elmer Model Management went to my high school at the time and highly recommended Elmer to me.

IMA: The Fall/Winter 2013 season was particularly tough on new black models with 90 % of all models featured throughout the show season being white. What are your views on the lack of diversity in modelling and from you personal experiences do you feel that things are improving for models of colour?
SG: I look up to the women who came before me like Liya Kebede among others who really broke down the walls for young black girls like me. It's not always easy but with such strong role models, you can't help but be inspired.

IMA: You had an impeccable show list this season. What were some of your personal highlights and if there was one look that you wore that you could have walked off the runway with, which collection would it have come from?
SG: Some of my highlights this show season were walking for Chanel and meeting Karl Lagerfeld, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Pucci and Max Mara. Also going to London and Milan for the first time ever!! If I could walk off the runway in any look, I would definitely choose my look from Kenzo. I was rocking a tailored, patterned Kenzo blazer and trousers with a cool pair of shades.

IMA: Each show season is highly competitive with so many new models vying for runway spots that will get you noticed. What is your approach going into castings and how do you deal with the intense scrutiny and often times rejection that comes with the territory?
SG: I like to go in with a positive attitude and no expectations. To be honest, you're running around from casting to casting, you don't have much time to think about it. I did my best to be myself and to show my personality.

IMA: What do you like or dislike most about modelling?
SG: I love being able to travel to new places and to meet lots of different people that I wouldn't meet otherwise.

IMA: You have the most luxuriant skin tone and an elegance that has drawn comparisons to industry icon Iman. Are you familiar with Iman as a model and who else in the industry do you look up to and find inspirational?
SG: Iman, Liya Kebede and Naomi are definitely my role models in the industry. They are such strong, powerful women. I can only dream to be as successful as any of them.

IMA: You are represented by modelling powerhouse IMG. How has IMG been instrumental in your evolution as a model and your recent breakthrough at the Fall/Winter 2013 collections?
SG: IMG has been really great to me! They're like family. I've been really lucky and honoured to work with them and Elmer Olsen in Toronto.

IMA: One of the most enjoyable aspects of the shows is witnessing the backstage camaraderie between the models. Who are your closest friends in the industry and was it daunting walking in shows like Chanel and Emilio Pucci alongside more established models?
SG: It helps when I go on castings to see so many familiar faces during Fashion Week in all the different cities. Not gonna lie, I was nervous walking such major shows but there were a few girls that I know from Toronto doing the same circuit as I was so that helped a lot.

IMA: What are the most valuable life lessons that you have gained so far as a result of your modelling experiences?
SG: I've gained a lot of life experiences from leaving home so young and travelling with so many guides from around the world. IMG and Elmer have been there for me every step of the way.

IMA: How does it feel to have made it onto Inoubliable Model Army's Top 10 Newcomers List for Fall/Winter 2013?
SG: I feel so honoured, thank you!!

IMA: What makes you "Inoubliable" (Unforgettable)?
SG: OMG, I don't know! My personality and my smile, I guess ;-)


Model Senait Gidey has already reached mono-moniker status in the fashion world where’s she known simply as “Senait.” At only 18, the Canadian beauty has walked in numerous big-name runway presentations (for Fall 2013 alone, she strutted for Chanel, Kenzo, Max Mara, Burberry, Emilio Pucci and Christopher Kane to name but a few) and has graced the pages of FLARE multiple times with her radiant skin, impeccable brows and full lips (lucky us!). She was recently photographed for the May 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar—a controversial shoot featuring baby animals styled by the one and only Carine Roitfeld—further cementing her arrival as fashion’s newest it-girl. And though she’s busy flitting around the world, starring in runway shows and fashion spreads, Senait took some time out after a recent trip to Europe to fill out our questionnaire.

12 Quick Questions with Senait:

Fave look worn on the runway for Fall 2013?
I have two favourite looks from this season. The classic trench and red dress from Burberry.

What’s on your iPod: I was just listening to the Spice Girls.

Your proudest moment? Walking for Karl in Chanel!

What do you still want to accomplish? I want to get over my fear of heights and go skydiving.

What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
Doing what I’m doing now! It’s a lot of work, but I love it.

What do you wish you had more time for?
Sightseeing. I’ve been to many amazing cities but it’s always been for work.

Best job perk? I love that I get to meet all sorts of interesting people in different areas of the world. Some free clothes along the way doesn’t hurt.

Favourite city? My heart is still in Cape Town.

Go-to restaurant/hotel/shop? I still love going to Holt Renfrew in Toronto.

Favourite food? I’m a sucker for a margarita pizza

Best beauty tip? Daily moisturizer

Skin/hair routine? I can’t live without my Moroccan oil Hair Mask

Posted on June 12, 2013 .

Take a break to laugh... New Episodes 5 of Tangents and the Times!!

Tangents and the Times is almost finished (SADLY!!) And if you've been following then you'll be as excited as I am to see the next couple episodes.

If you haven't seen the whole show yet, you must! Click here

Episode 5



I'm excited to know Marissa before she (inevitably) gets famous.


Sunday inspiration (I'm back, sorry for the break!!)


Before Midnight

I'm probably going to have a heart attack and die when I see this since Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are the best movies I've ever seen in my life. I heard this one is the best of the trio, which is easy to believe as the second one was better than the first. I love these movies so much I want to claim them, I want to say they are MINE! Ha! It's still in theatre, maybe I will actually go to the movies for this one.


Behind the Candelabra

My Girlfriends are raving about this, so I'm going to watch it tonight. The costumes look spectacular!



Summer BBQ! Back in LA and def gonna be making ribs this week.

Here is a recipe from NPR

For the ribs and spice paste

4 racks true baby back ribs (each 3/4 to 1 pound), or 2 racks American baby back ribs (each 2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 piece (2 inches) fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon coarse salt (kosher or sea)
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce or more soy sauce

For the dipping sauce

4 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher or sea)
4 teaspoons white pepper 4 juicy limes, cut in half
Advance preparation
1 to 4 hours for marinating the ribs

1. Prepare the ribs and spice paste: If necessary, remove the thin, papery membrane from the back of each rack of ribs (see photo number 1, page 235) — some stores sell baby backs with the membrane removed. If you are using the larger racks of ribs, cut each rack in half. Place the ribs in a nonreactive baking dish just large enough to hold them in a single layer.

2. Place the garlic, ginger, sugar, 1 tablespoon of salt, and the black pepper in a mortar and pound to a paste with a pestle. If you do not have a mortar and pestle, puree these ingredients in a food processor. Work in the honey, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Spread the spice paste over the baby back ribs on both sides. Let the ribs marinate in the refrigerator, covered, for 1 to 4 hours; the longer the ribs marinate, the richer the flavor will be.

3. Prepare the ingredients for the dipping sauce: Place 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of white pepper in neat mounds side by side in each of 4 tiny bowls for the dipping sauce. Place 2 lime halves next to each bowl.

4. Set up the grill for direct grilling and preheat it to medium.

5. When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate. Place the ribs, bone side down, on the hot grate and grill until golden brown and cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes per side, a little longer for full-size ribs. Watch for flare-ups. Should they occur, move the ribs to another section of the grill. When the ribs are done, the meat will have shrunk back from the ends of the bones by about 1/4 inch.

6. Transfer the racks of ribs to a cutting board and cut them into individual ribs, then arrange them on a platter or plates for serving. Just before eating, instruct your guests to squeeze 1 to 2 tablespoons of lime juice into their bowls of salt and white pepper and stir them with chopsticks until mixed. Dip the ribs in the sauce before eating.

The Scoop:

Where: Siem Reap, Cambodia
What: Baby back ribs spiced with garlic and ginger and served with lime dipping sauce
How: Direct grilling
Just the facts: There once was a time when baby back ribs really were "baby." They came from Denmark, and the racks were so tender and small (three quarters to one pound), you could grill them directly, like pork chops. This is the sort of baby backs you find in Cambodia. You can also grill full-size American baby backs this way, but cut each rack in half before grilling.

Excerpted from Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries by Steven Raichlen. Copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Workman Publishing Company.



Going to start reading the Greengage Summer this week, reccomended by Sophie Dahl. I just finished "The Hillside Stranglers" Which was extremely dark but very interesting... need something light and a break from that intense book. Th Greengage sounds so beautiful and great. I cant wait!

"The faded elegance of Les Oeillets, with its bullet-scarred staircase and serene garden bounded by high walls; Eliot, the charming Englishman who became the children's guardian while their mother lay ill in hospital; sophisticated Mademoiselle Zizi, hotel patronne, and Eliot's devoted lover; 16 year old Joss, the oldest Grey girl, suddenly, achingly beautiful. And the Marne river flowing silent and slow beyond them all . . .

They would merge together in a gold-green summer of discovery, until the fruit rotted on the trees and cold seeped into their bones . . .

"The Greengage Summer" is Rumer Godden's tense, evocative portrait of love and deceit in the Champagne country of the Marne - which became a memorable film starring Kenneth More and Susannah York. In the preface, Rumer Godden explains how it came to be written.

'An exciting tale, this novel has both charm and atmosphere, and Miss Godden recaptures with an easy unsentimental naturalness the unfocused vision of adolescence' "Evening Standard"


It was also turned into a movie, here are some pictures:



Ripped up jeans and collared shirts!