Friday, January 22, 2010

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel A/W 09

I remember Sonia Rykiel from way back when I was a schoolgirl, and always associated her clothes with black and white. Having lost touch with the brand for many years, I've started noticing it again this year after seeing the really cute colourful stripy jumpers in shops. A quick peek at the Autumn Winter collection shows that Sonia Rykiel hasn't quite lost the black and white, but has also thrown some really delicious colours and quirky details in the mix. Most of the collection appears to be sold out in online shops (Net-a-porter, ASOS, my-wardrobe), but you might be able to get a bargain in the sale.

All images from Sonia Rykiel

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beautiful Japanese desserts

My love for Japanese desserts first started when I went on holiday to Tokyo and Kyoto a few years ago, where I discovered that it wasn't just about green tea ice-cream or red beans. It's hard to pick a favourite, but I can never say no to a matcha parfait, chestnut dessert or a cream anmitsu. It's really hard to find tasty Japanese desserts in London (most of the restaurants only serve green tea ice-cream), so when I came across these beautifully shot and absolutely delicious photos by bananagranola on Flickr, I immediately bookmarked them as a favourite. I could really use a trip to Japan right now.

Besides this beautiful wagashi set, she has other tasty-looking non-dessert foods in her photostream.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Topshop Spring 2010

Images from Nitrolicious

My dislike of going into Topshop has been mentioned before, but I do like going through their lookbook. It's fantastic for inspiration. They really are masters at styling.