Cox Cookies & Cake is a fairly new place in Soho that I stumbled upon 2 weeks ago while I was in London. It really stands out in the middles of the sex shops, ann summers and the bookstores. This is not your regular cupcake store. Neon lights, black walls, sequins, sparkle, lips, Marilyn Monroe, skulls and a simple catchy slogan that says it all: Bite Me. I started by taking pictures on the outside and felt really compelled to go inside. I went in and asked to photograph on the inside. The guys behind the counter were just great, they offered me a complimentary hot chocolate and I ended up buying the Marilyn Monroe cupcake that was really good. Cupcakes tend to be more interesting for the eye and less tasty in comparison but these ones although a bit expensive are worth it both ways.
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Some might find her jewelry creepy, others amazing. I belong to the group that considers her creations incredible. A 4th generation Fendi heiress that grew up with a father already in the jewelry trade and that followed the steps really early in her career. These are definitely not for everyone specially due to the price range that cannot be considered affordable. But if I could I would.
New editorial out today on Fora de Série. This was a jewelry special that I did the art direction and styling for. It was photographed by Cátia Castel-Branco. It was basically a cocktail hour for one, as the person that would join her for the cocktail never came. Amazing jewelry pieces by Chaumet, H.Stern, David Rosas, Mimi and many others. Clothing by BCBG, Lanvin for H&M, Michael Kors, Dino Alves, Louis Vuitton.
This are some of the latest items that are a part of my closet. Floral dress with open back from Mango, nailpolish American Apparel, boyfriend wool coat from Topshop, black and green shoes from Asos, camel cape from Reiss, ankle boots from Prada, suit jacket in a brick colour from H&M, turban from vintage shop in London, more nail polish from American Apparel (if you have not tried them you should, I have become addicted to them and have bought 11 of the available colours). Some other pieces will be shown soon.
Just found a great website called Robot Island that sells vintage robots and vintage robot reproductions. I am currently trying to expand my collection. Last week in London I was surprised to find a new shop in East London that stocks a couple of the pieces I just found on this website plus some originals that look incredible but are quite the expensive items. Hopefully during the next couple of years I will be able to show you some of them as part of my ever growing family.
So the day is coming for the launch of the biggest collaboration H&M has ever done with a designer. I have to say my expectations were very high and I don’t feel at all disappointed. I do believe that the dresses need to be tried on in order for the buyer to get the full experience, You might try to understand the shape of most of them when you see them hanging but there is no comparison when you actually try them on. They are simply amazing. My personal favorite is the floral one and I am one of those girls that has never been very fond of flowers or flower prints for that matter. I had the opportunity to try some of the dresses on while I styled one of my latest editorials and they do make you feel like a million dollars. I found myself skipping around the house with the massive grey tulle dress. I do know that 200 euros might seem like a lot but it is as close as most of us will ever be in terms of affording a design by Alber Elbaz. The essence of Lanvin is all over the collection, from the patterns, to the finishings, materials, I think that for a massed produced collection this is as good as it could ever be. So I will definitely be one of the crazy girls waiting for hours in line to get my piece of Lanvin.