Posts Tagged ‘Links of London’


Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Marc Jacobs in jammies. Teddy bears. If there was ever a time to draw inspiration from the boudoir, the transition from late summer to early autumn is utterly apropos. As my friend Jill would say, “It’s nesting time.” But instead of piling on cumbersome knits that render the silhouette that of the Michelin man – not a Michelin star – I used the good sunshine and humidity as an opportunity to bare some skin. No flannel nightgowns here, just silky slinky short-shorts in a soft paisley print and a vintage blouse. I added a muted rose-toned Rebecca Minkoff 5-zip purse and round, oversized sunglasses to keep it chic. It’s all very Miu Miu, don’t you think? Read the rest of this entry »


What do you get when a fashion illustration expert, an editor-in-chief, a fashion blogger, a handbag designer and a street art insider go for dinner? This outfit. I bought the white dress at in March. Whatever, it’s not PERF but I waited until now to try it on thinking I was doing good by staving off. Looking down at the neckline and a return policy that expired sometime in May, I see in hindsight that was not wise. Despite the boobs rendered lumpy, I’m still fascinated with the First Lady look that inspired its purchase. Pearls and Greta Garbo, not that she was a First Lady politically speaking, but perhaps of cinema and overall chic.

The bag, however, is PERF. My Nella Bella Nu Nettle Retro in blue is ideal for summer dinners where a clutch is too fancy-shmancy, and a tote looks too lazy-shlazy from the office grind. It’s petite, yet functional and structured. Good luck finding this baby as she’s sold out online – but some stores may have her still in Canada, USA and the UK, oh my! All that’s left are my usual ballerina slippers, Dodo le Parisienne, avail on (which has now become a treasure chest of fashion seasons past). Hair blown out and pin curled by my girl, Karina, at Loki Hair Studio. I snuck in a clay treatment, too, as this weather is really not optimal for anything but a french braid. Wore it up in a chignon on the subway ride down just so it would be perfect for the shoot. Later, as I let my hair down, I told Alex Liang, editor-in-chief of Kenton Magazine, mens style blogger and the man behind the camera, il faut souffrir pour être belle.

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My Handsome Clothing sweater, new Links of London skull bracelet and old American Eagle jeans I chopped up in ’05

I wasn’t even asked to promote this event. Saturday night I bought a Handsome Clothing sweatshirt at the Shoppalu shopping party and haven’t taken it off since. So, I did some recon and found out that Handsome is teaming up with Mutts & Co., and some other brands including LABEL (which I also really love a lot) for a travelling pop-up shop this weekend. Y’all should check it out.

I highly recommend these Canadian brands, and who knows, you might end up with a comfy sweatshirt just like me.  BOYS, this one’s also for you – there will be beer tastings and gentlemanly cuts/shaves by Maverick.

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image: Links of London Camden Skull cufflinks, 295 CAD.

OK, OK, OK. Just the beginning of this week I made a declaration on my Facebook status saying “I think I’m over skulls”. Confusion, bewilderment and just plain contempt spread through the comments. Something came over me while flipping through photos on, spurring the said declaration. The pervasion of skulls in everything, and i mean EVERYTHING. (At a recent visit to Aren’t We Naughty I discovered a skull dildo – to which my friend said, that’s perfect for you!). It wasn’t the sex toy that rubbed me the wrong way, though (hardy har har) it was the teenage mutant ninja turtles. Can teens please stop taking over the internet with their arm parties, skull iconography, boy kissing semi-naked girl, Gosling gifs, cut-off shorts, pubescent pin-up bbm poses, Beiber and Gomez and le moustache? I’m done.

So, it may come as a surprise to some of you that I should post these skull cufflinks. I mean, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing items with skulls on them like crazy as I used to do – but doesn’t mean I can’t still admire a deathly piece. Maybe I’ll purge my love for skulls by gifting other people all the pretty skull things I would normally buy for myself. Like purchasing these links of london skull cufflinks for the man in my life!

Gosh I’ve become one of those people who buys their wife a power tool….