Thursday, 25 June 2015

Gimme 5 // 04

Here, have some muted colours and black and white photographs of awesome ladies. I'm really into these lately. Oh and that last one - story of my life. Anyone else?

Miss Subways New York City, Thelma Porter 1948 - unknown

Monday, 25 May 2015

Gimme 5 // 03

Black and white is probably my favourite colour combination but hints of colour do sneak in too. I've been really into green lately. And interiors. I've recently moved and dying to get started on decorating. For now I will have to settle for lusting over beautiful interiors like these kitchens. I would happily have either of these green ones in my house, wouldn't you?

What's stopping you? - unknown

Friday, 15 May 2015

Happy Friday + dreaming of a holiday

London can't make up it's mind lately whether to be Spring or Autumn, let alone Summer. I'm hoping this weekend it will decide that we need a some sunshine and then we can all up our park time.  This unpredictable weather is really making me dream of going on holiday so I'm throwing back to a snap of one of my most favourite cities - Lisbon. Consider this a small dose of Summer and fingers crossed for some actual sunshine soon xx

Photo by Sarah Ilene

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Northlight presents Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. is a brand that I can put my hands up and say I am obsessed with. I would love nothing more than to own one of each of their products. You can imagine my excitement when I found out about their recent pop up shop hosted by Northlight. A little shopfront on the Kings Road was transformed into a cute boutique filled with all things Rifle, for me it was like a dream come true.

From the lettering on the front windows to the white washed floorboards to the bunches of flowers scattered throughout, this is how all pop up shops should be. If only I could have that wall of cards in my house... It was very tempting to pick up a huge stack. I decided this pack was enough to keep me happy for now, though my Rifle wish list is long so watch this space.

In the shop there were special areas dedicated to the various collaborations such as Garance Dore and Paper Crown. There were also sections for wedding papery treats and a things for children. Dotted around the shop were framed prints that you could buy like this The World is Your Oyster print. I recently moved house and am currently planning out just how I want to decorate, so for now I am trying to hold back on making any big purchases until I have figured that out. It was very hard not to buy this one though because I have wanted it for so long. 

If only there could be a Rifle Paper Co. shop in London all the time. Though I am sure my wallet would be a lot lighter if that happened...

All photographs taken by Sarah Ilene

Monday, 11 May 2015

Gimme 5 // 02

Feeling feminine and fresh with these pink and whites. This collection includes one of the most impressive places I've visited in the last few months - Sketch London. If you can you have to drop in for afternoon tea, gasp at the gorgeous interiors and stare at the walls lined with art work by the talented David Shrigley.

Letterpress business card - unknown

Sketch London - Refinery 29

Cheerleader ponytail - L'Oreal via Bridal Musings

Rupalee dressmaker scissors - Douglas and Bec

Bedside table - via Coredna