For the love of a pattern-matched seam

I am just in love with this feat of dressmaking, and had to share it for no other reason than that. This is a dress that Michelle Williams wears in the 2014 film* adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Francaise. I’m just in awe of the skill that went into both the design and the making […]

Capsule wardrobe summer 2017: what I wore

Hello folks, I had intended to present you with my summer 2017 capsule wardrobe at the beginning of summer, in a kind of “ta-da!” manner of the big reveal. That just didn’t happen, a) because I was too lazy to photograph everything when I was supposed to, and b) because my capsule wardrobes never go […]

Ultra-minimalist hair care #1 – going wild and water-only

I’ve been admiring lion manes and wolf pelts on Pinterest. They look so glorious and healthy, and they never shampoo. OK I’m not a lion or a wolf (pity), but I have pretty good mane potential myself. My hair is thick and naturally unruly. What might it look like if I kept a lion-like or […]

How to keep sane #1: get out of the house and into nature

Disclaimer: this is not a scientific, medical tip. It is just what I have learned from my experience, and what may be helpful to some others. I find that if I spend too much time at home, I get the blues. I become lethargic and cranky, I turn to food and bed and the telly, […]