Splish Splosh!

I adore these minimen jewellery that Frédérique Conte has created. I stumbled upon these when I clicked on a link to Howkapow, a wonderful online design shop which sells many other lovely things including Lucy’s  graphic scarves (which is how I came upon this gem).  Seeing as summer is on the horizon and I am feeling it particularly more as I’m away in Kuala Lumpur where temperatures are well above 30° C, I have found the swimmers collection rather refreshing and the humour in these designs uplifting (check Nikki about to go skinny dipping!).  I tried to find more information on the designer all I could find out is the little write up on the Howkapow website.  Shops like Tombée du Camion do sell minimen like these. Guy and I are off to Langkawi soon and I cannot wait to be splish sploshing soon!

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Tie me up, tie me down!

If my dreams were made of scarves, Lucy Jay’s scarves would easily furnish them. Her cool little collection of scarves named Bryan, Claire, Patrick, Irene and Lucy are anything but ordinary. The motifs are almost graphical analysis of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s films in eye-popping colours on silk.

The Patrick print is a bit of a cyclops. I love this and I find this amusing and wish more of my scarves had character. Lucy’s lookbook show you that her scarves aren’t just scarves. Check the number of ways you can tie these silk scarves.

The Lucy scarf makes a nice bandeau, perfect for the balmy days we’ve been experiencing in London.

My personal favourite. What a fabulous way with long tresses. Lucy Jay. She’s one to look out for. She’s a bit of a rising star and a lovely, lovely girl with an abundance of talent.

Available to buy from No-One.

Winter Warmers

I’m starting to feel like I am permanently trapped in a snow globe. Whilst it has been very pretty and I quite like the stillness and silence of winter, it has been very nippy.

This winter, it has become apparent to me that my wardrobe is lacking in winter warmers. I need to get myself wrapped up and I want to be wrapped up in the best winter accessories.

I keep thinking about my lost hat.  It was a beanie with a headphone knit pattern. I don’t know how I lost it, but as with most winter accessories, they have a tendency to break away from you. Which is why mittens on a string are such a fantastic idea!

I recently wrote about Yokoo and her amazing winter accessories. Today I’d like to share some other winter warmers that I have my heart set on.

I am waiting to get Elizabeth Lau‘s handknitted Kiev hat and scarf hybrid on my head. What a clever design!  Which reminds me of this possible replacement to my headphone beanie. Are these earmuffs? Or headphones? Well my friend, they are earphones disguised as earmuffs. And they are also on sale at the moment at Urban Outfitters and available in black or white.

If you want your winter accessories to have only one function, then here are some of the cutest scarves out in shops at the moment.

Donna Wilson‘s little fox scarf comes in grey too. If you can’t get enough of the fox, she also has the cutest fox cushion.

If that’s too cute for your taste, I also like Lazy Oaf’s Tuxedo Scarf. How cool is this little number? Perfect for last minute black tie events!

Even if these don’t fight the baltic temperatures the cool little designs will certainly warm the heart and put a big smile on your face.  Anyone know where I can get a Rupert the Bear jumper? There used to be knitting patterns on ebay that were available for sale but I’ve not had much luck today.

I’ll Cheer For You

Winter’s a far more exciting season for accessories. The choice is endless. Scarves and snoods, mittens and gloves, arm warmers and colourful tights.

I found my perfect winter item in the form of Yokoo‘s Pom Pom headband.  Check Yokoo’s Etsy store for winter warmers like the oatmeal soopascarf and the numerous cowlneck scarves. I love the quirky images and I know that I will be finding it difficult to limit myself to just this headband.

Now if only it would get properly cold. I would be able to wrap myself in lots of chunky knits cosily.