Only meant to post a couple of images from this photo series, but couldn't help myself. I found Polly Brown's work through the New Yorker's Picture Desk, which highlights the best photographic work across the interwebs. And isn't this great? It reminds me of The Gentlewoman, all sharp angles and high contrast and bright, rich colours, dripping luxury, smelling of Bergamot oil. And also, strangely, the pictures made me all excited for summer - sun and salt and bottles of rose and silk and cool marble. Dreamy.
All the cool girls love Glossier, so naturally, I wanna love it too. Anyway, what's not to love? Simple products that focus on skin (skin is in, haven't you heard?), pink accents, funky-ass stickers (!!!!!!) and that inimitable cool as fuck thing that Into the Gloss has going on constantly. Like, seriously, I am a girl that never wears make up and rarely does anything to my skin, including cleanse (whatever, judge me as you will), but I want these products so damn bad I'm considering ordering through some dodgy mail forwarding service in order to get my hands on them. Gimme, gimme, gimme.
ps. Love girl number three EmRata as much as me? Well I interviewed her, you can read about it here.
This is what I miss. Sitting outside with a friend in the middle of the morning, waiting for coffee (or maybe tea) (or maybe both) (or maybe some cake) (or maybe it all), not worrying at all how long it's taking, because we've got all the time in the world, no need to rush, no worries mate, no worries.
If someone doesn't talk me out of it soon I'm gonna get my hair cut just like this. There are many things I would like to single white female Suki Waterhouse over (best friend, dollar$, boyfriend, obviously) but right now all I can think about is that hurrrrrr.
Looking forward to doing a bit of this when I'm back here in Tokyo next week (!). If you have any tips please email me! My plans so far include: going to the rose bakery and eating carrot cake, lining up for gyoza in Harajuku and sitting in parks and reading books. Dreamy.
ps. yes, I am watching this movie in preparation for my holiday.
Anyone else feel like Tommy Ton is on his GAME this fashion week? His pictures are the best they've ever been. The past couple of seasons street style has left me pretty cold but this season there's something playful, something a little bit magical about Tommy's pictures. They're fun. I'm not sure I can quite explain it, but this picture is exactly what I want to wear at the moment. Just right.
I'm about to pop away for a few quick days to Japan, which means - among other things - time to read books again. I've been trying to keep a list of all the stuff I read, but it's become a bit of a fruitless exercise lately (and I've been reading a lot for work). It's nice to keep everything in order. Anyway:
Books I've read lately. David Nicholls - Us(Got a galley copy from work, read it over one weekend while curled up - mostly - in bed. I liked it, but only really the flashback stuff. What does that say about me? Starter for 10is his best, anyway.)
Margaret Drabble - Pure Gold Baby(Read it with a piece of cinnamon cake. Light and blissful.)
Ian McEwan - The Children Act(Oh, this was kind of disappointing. Not enough dialogue.)
Ben Aaronovitch - Broken Homes(This is my guilty pleasure. It's a cop book. With magic! Lol).