Operation Organise...

... I can't remember the number of times I've known that I have a certain necklace or a pair of earrings but I just can't place where they are. 

Or even when I have looked at a magazine article and thought 'I have something similar to that' but I don't know where it is.

So, with a need to organise and to over come this. I decided it would be a great idea if I could see my jewels, not least because I actually like looking at them.

So armed with some short 1 inch brass pins and a hammer I set to task on the bathroom walls... (I don't know why the bathroom walls!)

I can actually say as DIY projects go - I loved this one!

I found hidden gems - jewels I forgot I'd ever owned. Some pieces, I remembered I had but actually were so much more fabulous in reality. 

So the upsides are...

Everything is so easy to see,

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I don't really think I'll ever 'need' to buy another necklace, 

The walls look so much more interesting and dare I say it (in a house full of boys) prettier.

And the down side...

... I'm not so sure if anyone will ever want to re-paint the walls...

Terry de Havilland & Liberty's = Love...

Like... Love... Lust!

... Shoes, shoes, shoes...

... How much more love could you give to the following...

Terry de Havilland - The God of all things shoes - Why? Because he makes the most exquisite, fabulous, comfortable (yep!) and crazy awesome shoes...

Liberty's of London - An institution of style, slaws, sophistication, new designers...

And. 

Shoes... Well made shoes - they never judge your clothing size, your weight fluctuation, your bad hair day (in fact they take the eye away from a bad hair day!)

So all in all, for Terry de Havilland and Liberty's of London to have a collaboration is perfection! 

J Brand X John Rocha X Street St...

... How many elements can you add to a collaboration... 

In this case - 3.

Which in this case is the prefect number!

J brand + John Rocha + Dover Street Market = Pure Brilliance.

As a huge denim lover (and an over 40 year old) this is one collection I would wait in line for... (unlike my H&M  X Alexander Wang crush - short lived - I spent an hour hitting the refresh button and then gave up!).

So, what can get better denim (as in the fabric) designed in a non-traditional denim (clothing) way and sold in one of the most coolest and inspirational shops.

Given it launched today - be prepared to hit the West End this weekend.

Denim that wears like denim and looks like tailored clothing - perfection! 

H&M Alexander Wang...

... Every time H&M collaborate with a designer I think about purchasing...

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... I think and sigh...

... And to be fair I have tried to purchase (online - I refuse to stand in line) but I'm either too slow, the internet server (?) is too slow or I should stand in line (but I won't).

But,

This time I can't decide what to do - 

Stand inline,

Upgrade the internet, 

Be ready (putting cup of earl grey down) at 8.59am Thursday

Or, pay a fortune to someone who gets there quicker and sells on...

...because I love this collaboration and fear so may many.

9am Thursday 6th November 

Patch It...

... I love patches and the above jeans are fantastic DKNY jeans. Patch perfect but as much a I love wearing them it did make me think about doing it for myself...

... So I tried.

And as much I loved making my own patched jeans and loving the end result, I idid learn two things.

Firstly - Iron on patches - stick until you wash and wear them, so sewing is essential and secondly, sewing on to a narrow jeans leg is trickier than expectations...

Home Patched Jeans

Home Patched Jeans

DKNY Patched Jeans

DKNY Patched Jeans