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This unique chandelier from Ochre

Suitcase chair from Katie Thompson

Animated gif of London via English Muse

This simple recipe of roasted pompano with salt, lemon slices, lots of herbs, a drizzle of olive oil. 400F for 20 minutes and served with the roasted tomatoes { via Canelle et Vanille }


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Its 20 days into 2012 now. { How has your new year been so far? }

Mine has been grand.


I get to work from home { in my pyjamas }

went to the musical that I have always wanted to watch

{ my my, how can i resist you }

visited Colombia Road flower market for the very first time,

{ and got some very pretty potted plants and flowers }

signed up for an online course on photos and scrapbooking

{ by lovely scrapbooker Shimelle }


I’m flying home tomorrow to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family!


So yes! I’m proud to say

that I have been keeping my 2012 resolution on new things.

And to reward myself

I did some virtual shopping!

{ They will all go into my mood board folder

inspired by the brilliant Anuschka }

  1. Love Hackney, Local Designer Tote Bags
  2. Keel’s Simple Diary | The Book Depository
  3. Nadinoo SS11 Lula’s Untie Me Tee | Style Milk Shop
  4. Puffy Bow Taupe | Secdus on Etsy {via Rhonna Farrer, Pinterest }
  5. The Classic | The Cambridge Satchel Company
  6. Recycled Timber Jewellery Hanger | Stämpel Studios

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christmas bokeh
photo via j|y on flickr

Last night, I was transported back in time in the little village of Dogliani, in the province of Cuneo (region Piedmont), Italy. Magic comes alive as the sun sets and villagers convert their home into the Medieval Age at the Presepe Vivente literally translated as “crib living”.

Presepe is a tradition in Italy where instead of christmas tree, you will find miniature models depicting the night of the birth of Jesus in every home. Presepe Vivente at Dogliani takes a step further as the villagers re-lives the scene instead. Wandering around the streets, you will find soldiers on patrol, women weaving at the loom, blacksmiths forging with anvil and chisel and all the other ancient crafts.

I regretted not bringing my camera… it was hopeless trying to capture the moments with my iphone. Here’s some pictures of Presepe Vivente from another town that I found online.

If you are in Italy this christmas, google for the nearest Presepe Vivente. It is usually only on the night of 23rd and 24th of December where the magic happens. Tonight, it will be exciting as they put baby Jesus into the manger when he is born.

Merry Christmas, everyone! Buon Natale!

Be merry and keep warm!

I got myself the perfect winter scarf at the Missoni outlet in Alba yesterday.  Another christmas present to myself. hohoho!


xx cs

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I am recently enamoured with leopard prints and the wild side of things. On fashion, that is.

Wild Things

Rebecca Taylor faux fur vest
$175 –

Alexander mcqueen shoes
$895 –

Fendi leopard handbag
€2.520 –

£425 –

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I came across this old post about ‘Secrets of french girls‘ from blogger Dead Fleurette  – why they always look so effortlessly chic.  It is a most interesting albeit lengthy article but totally worth the ten minutes spent reading it.

‘SALE’ is a formidable word that seem to throw all caution to the wind.  It makes everything seem to be a ‘good buy, best buy, must buy!‘.  And if you are an impulsive shopper like me, keeping the secrets of french girls in mind could help you to save some cash and wardrobe space for the special item that is truly worth it.

Bookmark the article and read it from time to time. Perhaps the next time you face an impulsive temptation, the article can help you to ‘resist the devil’.

And I hope it will save you from some headaches on this boxing day sale!

xx cs

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I read about the wonderful ACNE ARCHIVE store from the über-cool blog 5 Inch And Up. The store stocks one-off sample pieces and clothes from previous seasons. I’m so glad I finally had the chance to check it out in person when I was in Stockholm last weekend. It is indeed a treasure heaven!

I left the shop in glee with a prized trophy – a sample piece of the Miro Jacket at 50% off retail price!

Acne Miro Jacket

If you are ever in Stockholm, this is one stop you must not miss!

Click here for the address.

Otherwise, the online Acne store and Acne Outlet will suffice.

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Opening Ceremony filmed a video series of the charming Chloe Sevigny and a peek into her closet in “AT HOME WITH CHLOË” for the latest Chloë Sevigny Resort Collection.

See her love for pink and inspiration from S&M accessories for the latest collection. The black zip-off godet dress that she is wearing is definitely on the top of my wish list for 2012. I can’t wait for the third installation of the series already!

At Home with Chloë Sevigny: Part 1 from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.

At Home with Chloë Sevigny: Part 2 from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.

Dont you just love peeking into someone’s apartment and closet? I secretly do.  ssssshhhh….

Here’s some of my recent favourites:

A Selby Film – Lucy Chadwick for Zara from We Folk on Vimeo.

ELLE & the Coveteur: Garance Doré

Into The Gloss | Charlotte Ronson, Designer


Christene Barberich Closet Interview With StyleLikeU from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.

Pia Jane Bijkerk | Soundscapes

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