Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Sounds : First Aid Kit

This song 'Waltz for Richard' by First Aid Kit stays with me for hours every time I hear it. Lilting and gentle, it's the perfect accompaniment to tea, maple syrup pancakes and a cold Sunday morning snuggle in bed.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Sounds : Daughter

No apologies made for another female acoustic, it's my Sunday morning sensibility. Hope you like this live version of Youth by Daughter, I'm playing it quietly and enjoying an unexpected lie-in while my little one snores.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Walking on sunshine

Ahhh, shoes. A new favourite pair is like a shot of happiness to the soul.

I bought these Superga Henry Holland colab sneakers a few months ago and have been wearing them non-stop. I love the looks I get as I walk down the street, and how people either love them (like I do) or think they look ridiculous.

Either way, it feels good to let my feet do the talking for a change.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Honey I pimped the crayons

My nearly 2 year old has suddenly discovered the delights of putting colour to paper (and table and wall), so my first instinct was to grab a box of Crayolas for her.

However, we had stopped into The Department Store to get a  candle (Mad et Len in petit papier - my new candle obsession) and she made a beeline for these yummy honey candles at Nature Baby.

Fat and generous, they're perfect for little hands and they don't break like traditional crayons do so they last forever. Plus they smell absolutely delicious. Xzibit would approve.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Sounds : Clock Opera

I love indulgent, meandering British bands that sound like they were made for rainy outdoor festivals and huge, open-air audiences. I have just discovered Clock Opera and can't wait for their album to be released here, until then thank god for youtube!

Happy Sunday, I can just see some tinkling rain on the windows, how appropriate.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Shoes with a sunroof

Although I love to share my finds on Beaunz, I also take great delight in being able to respond 'Oh these? 10 years old' when asked where I bought a pair of shoes or an item of clothing. The sad thing is most of my wardrobe is that old, with a toddler there are few excuses to splash out on designer threads, but at least it means I don't often meet my fashion doppleganger at events.

When I asked moochi PR Manager Rebecca where she got her amazing cut-out brogues at the showroom day, I expected her to say they were vintage moochi, but no! They will be in store in the next couple of weeks and are part of the new season collection.

I love the way Rebecca has styled them too, by knotting her billowy pants at the ankle for maximum visibility. I'm checking the website daily to see when they become available, and if anyone else buys them too, I'd love to see photos of how you style them (you can post them on my facebook page). I'll be pairing them with cropped jeans and my Therese Rawsthorne twist shirt...then a maxi-skirt and snuggly jumper...then leopard print tights and a slouchy t-shirt dress...the options are endless! And best of all, as the weather warms you'll get that delicious tickle of sunshine through the cut-outs.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

moochi moochi blues

moochi Spring mood boards

Well, Beaunz belles, it's been awhile! And who better to coax me out of my frenzied screenwriting haze than one of my favourite local brands, moochi. I was invited along to their Spring showroom day (complete with chocolate brownies made by Kellie's mum, yum!) and what a breath of fresh air it was at the end of a (rare) wet and windy week.

There were too many beautiful things to only show one photo, so here are a few. Keep your eye out for new arrivals from next week onwards, instore and online.

Gorgeous, slinky blue pyjama-style blazer.

This look took me back to eating grilled squid at sunset on Oia, Santorini.

Amazing ombre-texture pumps that remind me of this gorgeous knitwear by Alexander Wang.

I'd like to buy both of these and belt them over a breezy summer maxi.

And of course, I had to finish on Kellie's mums delicious brownies. I have a few more goodies to post about (come back tomorrow for the cutest shoes I've seen in months) but the others you'll have to wait until I have purchased them first, just in case you beat me to it.

It's good to be back :)