Originally written: 02.09.12
Endless Nights top, H&M
Skinnies, Miss Selfridge
Faux reptile-skin tote, Guess
Wedges, Boohoo (not in picture)
Snake wraparounds, River Island
Spike hoops, Topshop
Spike necklace, Forever 21
Spike bangles, Topshop
Tassel bracelet, unbranded
Cooling down in Starbucks with their iced shaken lemon Tazo Zen tea (a new favourite!), amidst crystal trees which glinted beautifully in the sunlight, mm. I spent the weekend looking for inspiration in IKEA, browsing its maze-like halls and marketplace for quite some time before walking out with a number of SKUBB organisers and a vanilla-scented candle which smells good enough to eat – tucked nicely into a glass cup – for my little private sanctuary of a room. It even goes brilliantly with the colour scheme I’ve planned out for it: muted tones of nude, white and cream with lashings of gold – pale and striking alike, although I do still hold a strong affinity towards the black and gold combination for other aspects. Next on the list: a small but tall, minimalist glass vase, gorgeous faux orchids to put in it (because I wouldn’t want to maintain live ones for now), and a luxurious faux fur rug (I’m pro-animals). Oh, and IKEA’s apparently to-die-for Swedish meatballs – which I have never, ever tried. It’s practically blasphemous, I know.
Fashion fix: Gilded candy and a late-night read. Power, danger, brains – what really turns you on?