Mostly Lovin’: Wiwoos Custom Art

Are you a lover of modern art? Or perhaps you’re a marginal narcissist who would like to see themselves immortalised in watercolour? Maybe, like me, you have finally found the one and only photograph of yourself in which you do not resemble an escapee from some type of high-security facility and you would like to commemorate the occasion? Well, look no further mes amis.

Image Camille Witt

I’ve found a clever little website Wiwoos where you can purchase an illustration of Parisen life or a custom made piece created from a photograph of your choice! Wiwoos is the brainchild of Parisien Artist Camille Witt who studied at the rather exclusive Atelier de Sèvres in Paris. The only difficulty I foresee is in choosing which of Witt’s fabulous works you would like to purchase.

Check back soon to see my commission. Super excité! x



Mostly Lovin’: SJP x Sunglasses Hut

“Shields” in Blue Blue

There was a time not so long ago when I firmly believed it was entirely unnecessary to own more than one pair of sunglasses. Ah, the folly of youth! I now recognise that sunnies like hats afford a certain degree of anonymity, hence the international celebrity uniform! 

I’ve long been a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker’s unassuming street style which appears to be ultimately centred around comfort.

Simple but effective!

Now SJP has collaborated with Sunglasses Hut to produce a fantastic range of timeless sunglasses or “shields” as they have been appropriately titled which will add a finishing touch of insouciance to any off-duty outfit.

SJP in her “Shields”

According to SJP, ” No matter what you wear, sunglasses will always make you look and feel better”. I couldn’t agree more! Personally, I have my eye on the “blue blue” number… Bisous

Images courtesy of Sunglasses Hut

Mostly Lovin’: Jurlique…Again!

Olfactory Bliss

Sometimes you find a beauty range that you truly adore. It meets all of your fickle needs – scent, texture, organic, price-point and yet you find your head turned and before you know it, it has been years since you and your true beauty love were last in contact… 

I was so in love with the Jurlique range in my twenties. Produced in Australia, (so suitably difficult to obtain), the most amazing natural scents, bio-dynamic – namely each plant is harvested by hand – at the moment of its peak, and quite frankly to-die-for! And yet, somehow, my head was turned and I found myself toying with other brands.

Alors, I have made my flirtatious way back to Jurlique by way of the Rosewater Hydrating Botanical Mist. Back in the day, I would frequently douse myself spritz this wonderful mist on my face throughout the day or when flying long haul. It instantly “hydrates, softens and soothes, boosts radiance and refreshes the skin”. One’s visage is encased in a hydrating floral veil which quite frankly smells like the truest rose you ever did smell! 

I simply cannot get enough of this mist and rest assured, I have found my way back into the Jurlique fold and will not stray again…

Mostly Lovin’: Gisou Honey-based Haircare

There was a time when I firmly believed honey to be the secretions of something truly unholy but no more mes amis! Not only am I now prone to slathering the amber nectar on my face as an antibacterial antioxidant-rich face mask, but I am also loving honey and its inimitable fragrance in my haircare products.

I recently managed to get my sticky fingers on the Gisou propolis infused hair oil and hair perfume. As a woman of colour, I have long been a fan of Hair oil and I can happily report the Gisou hair oil to be one of my favourites! High in amino acids and antioxidants, the oil coats each strand in a fragrant shield of moisture whilst imparting the most delicious honey scent. I am so taken with the honey aroma I was compelled to purchase the hair perfume… what can I say…” girl’s gotta do”… Bisous

RIP: Peter Lindbergh 1944 – 2019

Karen Alexander by Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh captured some of the images which have in many respects become a part of our collective conscious. Just a few of the images which were both formative and indelible for me and my siblings. Once seen, never forgotten.

Lindbergh for US Vogue
Marie Sophie Wilson
Unforgettable

Mostly Tryin’: Aztec Secret

https://aztec-secret.com/
The Worlds Most Powerful Facial?

I love a good face mask! There is something incredibly gratifying about slathering one’s face in goop whilst sipping on a glass of well-earned rosé. I have always preferred masks made of naturally occurring organic matter such as charcoal and clay. Generally, the mineral content is higher and they contain fewer nasties.

I am not entirely certain how I feel about the prospect of a “pulsating face” but if it’s good enough for Vogue magazine… x

https://aztec-secret.com/

Mostly Lovin’: Socca Pancakes


Nicoise Chickpea Pancakes

I finally got round to making Nina Parker’s Socca Pancakes. These gram or chickpea flour pancakes are super quick to whip up, incredibly filling and extremely versatile.

Nice has welcomed immigrants of Algerian and Tunisian descent over the years which I suspect may be the birthplace of this dish.

I snaffled mine with a sunnyside-up egg, smoked salmon and you guessed it…avocado. Find recipe and cooking instructions here and at“Millie and Nina’s Fast Food Series”. Délicieux!

RIP; Toni Morrison 1931 – 2019

Rest in peace, your work is done.

RIP: Rutger Hauer: 1944 – 2019

Simply Indelible

Mostly Wearing: Rocking Reds

How red is too red?

As you may recall, I have something of an ongoing issue with the colour red. Hardly surprising you may say as in many cultures the colour red is possessed of an innate power to repel, so is it any wonder I approach red lipstick with all the caution of a plump gazelle draped in a meat-suit whilst taking a late-night stroll in the Serengeti?

Laura Mercier – Sexy Lips

But, friends this is a momentous day! It would seem that after years of dubious choices and mismatched palettes, I have finally found my preferred shade! Laura Mercier’s Sexy Lips sheer lipstick is just the right shade of blue-red for my skin tone with a hydrating satin finish which is refreshingly long-wearing. What more could a picky girl ask for? x