Monday, May 31, 2010

Where am I today? at "In Honor of Design"

Anna from In Honor of Design is one of the reasons why the blogosphere is such a wonderful place. I am very honored to be her blogger of the week. I had the pleasure to answer some very interesting questions so if you would like to learn more, head over and say hi. You can check it out here.  :) Thank you Anna!! 


Blue coast

These two photos inspired me... the beach, the sun, the coastal living in general. 


So I went into the search for beautiful coastal inspiration. How gorgeous would it be to have a little home on the beach? Breakfast on the porch, then a swim and some sunshine. Beach lunch. And a gorgeous promenade.
Beautiful blues, greens, earthy colors to follow this trend. Love it!







Images:1|2Coastal Living 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

SATC 2 London Premiere

Small update: I had such a blast! Samantha is genius! Liza Minelli rocked it!!!
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In 4 hours we are going downstairs (yes the cinema is literally downstairs) to watch, what else? SATC 2! Can't wait, like all of you I'm really exited about the frocks, the shoes, the decor, and the girls! The London premiere was on Thursday and the 4 leading ladies rocked it, literally! To be honest, I think they looked better in London than they did in NY. SJP was wearing an incredible Alexander McQueen from his S/S 2008 collection as a tribute to the late designer. Actually on the SATC premiere 2 years ago she wore the same combo, McQueen dress and a Philip Treacy hat. 



Kim Cattrall in Thierry Mugler, fabulous!


Cinthia Nixon in stunning Narciso Rodriguez


Kristin Davis, dazzling in vintage Norman Norell


I know many of you had plans to watch it these days, what did you think?? 

Bride Blu giveaway winner!


Thank you Cat for your generosity!! If you haven't make sure to visit Bride Blu for some really pretty jewelry. 
And thanks to all who entered this fabulous giveaway!!
And if you haven't, make sure you check out this week's giveaway here

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Yellow Mood

Happy Saturday!! Hope you are enjoying and having a great time. Here the sun is NOT shining, it's plainly raining. But I'm not going to complain, I don't mind, I had not outdoor plans today so Im happy to just stay in and catch on my blog reading (sorry if I haven't been around your, I will!), magazine reading and some house chores too. But I still wanted a bit of sunshiny eye candy and to me the best way to achieve it is through yellow. Many of you have done the yellow post so here are my faves. Enjoy the weekend and to those in the US, Happy Memorial weekend!


Have you had a chance to enter the Miss Marble giveaway, if you haven't there is still time here 
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Friday, May 28, 2010

The Bikini

It's common knowledge that there are many bikini types, the brazilian, the american, the string and blabla.
 I love these retro styles, and especially the one pieces. So elegant. But I'm against one pieces in general, they kind of ruin your tan, I know shallow but truth. And the brazilian, eeeh what? well yes not THE brazilian, the tiny winy but the low cut let's say, even Victoria Secret has some ;) 
What do you wear?

yeah, I don't look like Gisele by any chance but... oh well!
Images: Calzedonia and Anthropologie

The tiny desk quest

At the beginning of the week I saw this gorgeous desk area at Christina's blog Down and Out Chic and it triggered a long pain I've had for a very long while now: having a small home office, very small, I'm not high maintenance, ha! We live in a one bedroom apartment in London, and I can't complain, it's big enough for central London but unfortunately there is NO real space. 
This is THE desk, the Jay desk + Hutch 
I love the combination with the Ghost chair so I started thinking that I WANTED to recreate the look, but where?


I thought about the bedroom, remove the nightstand and put a small desk and a chair... would it be awkward? Will the space become tiny winy? maybe yeah...
Here's the inspiration behind the idea, how do you feel about desk/nightstand?




Then I thought and thought, there's a space between the closet and the wallet, useless space really but it's 65cm  (25.6inches) yes nooooot much, which means that I need a desk not wider than that... and there isn't much of that in the market. Here are the 2 ideas, WHAT DO YOU THINK? opinions please, Ill thank you for ever :) 

Images: 1|2|3|4

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet Miss Marble {+ Giveaway}

Meet and greet Miss Marble please. This post is not only about a giveaway but also about a very special shop to me. im so so happy to have Miss Marble here all the way from... Spain!! 
Some of you might know that I'm Spanish so I'm really excited about his giveaway. I follow several great Spanish blogs ( I love them and it keeps me closer to my roots while I live in London) and one of these was Laura's  Miss Marble. She immediately had me hooked. There's some kind of magic going on around Miss Marble and you can see it through her gorgeous jewelry. When she recently launched her shop on Etsy I stalked her and emailed her immediately, it was the best moment to show you her amazing work .


DETAILS:
Miss Marble is offering one lovely lady a pretty little something from her first collection, the lucky winner will be able to chose one of these
The flower ring, the teapot necklace or the rabbit pin

Rules
1.  Be (or become) A Diary of Lovely follower, if you already follow with blogger (on the left hand side), you can either follow me on Facebook  or Bloglovin then visit the Miss Marble store and pick your favorite, come back and let me know. 


Extra entries:
 - Follow Miss Marble here, please leave a comment
- Share the love. Tweet, Facebook, or blog about this giveaway and let me know you did.
Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each of these entries, you wouldn't want to miss a chance to win this fabulous giveaway.

{Winner will be chosen with the help of Random.org and will be announced Wednesday}


Who is Miss Marble?
Since I can remember myself I have designed things. My earliest memories are with my grandmother. She designed handbags, traveled to London and used to bring incredible stuff: dresses, accessories... she was the most fashionable woman i have ever met (she was also an actress). She taught me to make necklaces, we used to spend whole afternoons with nylon thread making necklaces with the leftover pieces from her handbags, I then used them to dress up or gifted them to my mom. As I grew, I slowly found my style, I researched and worked with different materials making different original things that nobody was wearing. People started asking me where I bought what i was wearing and that's how it all started. 

I always make things that reflect my mood, my way of being, my thoughts... At the moment I'm very inspired by the dreamy worlds of some stories like Alice in Wonderland (one of my favorites books) or The WIzard of Oz. I really like the Victorian aesthetic of Alice and I'm reproducing many of the symbols like the tea pots, keys, messages... I firmly believe that fashion needs to suggest different things, not only show prettiness, and that's what i try to make. 

oooh... well... making what i like most, desihn pretty little things in a beautiful studio with lots f space only or myself, hahaha.

I'm not sure I'm the best person to give advice, I think the most important is not to get stuck, always keep learning, keep your eyes open because you never know where the next inspiration might come from. And most importantly, always believe in what one does, if you are not completely sure people will notice. 

Miss Marble, gracias! You are divina!! xo


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Stuff Series **M loves M**


I have a feeling many of you know Mara from M Loves M, am I right? yes, good! no? well now you will. Mara is one of the loveliest ladies I have met around the blogosphere, I know it sounds like a cliche, but it is true. She is gorgeous, I love her style/outfit posts and I live the californian dream vicariously thru her, thank you Mara ! and now, if you are one of those who don't know Mara, go ahead and check her blog out :)

Inspirations
Favorite Discovery: Blogging! It's become one of my favorite things to do in the world. I love all the wonderful people I've met through this community and I've found it to be a great outlet for creativity.
Favorite Place in the World: I love Lake Tahoe in Northern California. My family spent many beautiful summers there and it just brings back so many wonderful memories!
Style Icons: I think Audrey Hepburn was such a timeless beauty. I also love Rachel Bilson and Sienna Miller's chic, yet laid back style.
Favorite Designer: I die over Phillip Lim and Derek Lam's beautiful collections, as well as Camilla and Marc's. I think Rag and Bone does a great job making versatile clothes with creative proportions. Of course I wish I could afford all my favorite designers clothes! Sigh..maybe one day!
Favorite Movie: I love The Little Mermaid! Arial is such an adventurous and spirited girl and she inspires me. I also love a bunch of romantic comedies like The Notebook, Sweet Home Alabama and the recent Valentine's Day.
Clothes
Jeans: I don't wear jeans too often so I can't justify buying expensive ones. I like Urban's BDG brand jeans though and I used to have a pair of Seven for All Mankind's that I liked.
Underwear: I love Hanky Panky underwear! It has such a cheeky name but I swear they are so pretty and comfortable.
Watch: I'm still loving the oversized gold Michael Kors watches from last summer. They're like bracelets they're so huge!
Day dress and day bag: I love wearing long "maxi" dresses. I don't care that Matthew thinks I look pregnant in them I think they're so comfy and classy! They're perfect for day/night since you can dress them up. During the day I like wearing over the shoulder bags since it's convenient while shopping!
Evening Dress: There is this pink Derek Lam dress that I LOVE! The only thing I don't like is the price tag. $1590? no thanks!
Shoes: I have an obsession with J.Crew ballet flats. They are so pretty and comfortable and I wear them all the time. Recently I've been craving a pair of black Frye Engineer boots. I know they aren't very summery but I really want them!
Home
Inspiration: I've recently started loving all white rooms. I think they're so pretty and classy. One day I want a big, rustic kitchen with exposed brick and wooden tables.
Favorite Art: I've fallen in love with Jessica Swift's work. Especially her How to Become a Mermaid print.
Bedding: I currently have a solid colored duvet cover but I've become more interested in getting a patterned one with cool colors.
Stationery: There's a store near my house called Paper Goose and I love getting new stationary there.
Coffee table books: After going to exhibits I love getting the big book of the artist's work. It's something nice to be able to look at later and share with my friends and family.
Flowers: I love pink peonies. Matthew got them for me for my college graduation and I couldn't get over how gorgeous they are!
Beauty
Perfume: I love Miss Dior Chérie. It has the sweetest floral fragrance. It's described as having "notes of chic, green tangerine, violette, and pink jasmine" that "mingle with soft patchouli, musk, and delectably sweet strawberry leaves and carmelized popcorn for a delicious scent that's truly irresistible."
Moisturizer: I use either the Neutrogena SPF15 moisturizer or Olay Complete with SPF. I need a moisturizer that will protect my skin from the sun, especially living in Los Angeles.
Mascara: L'Oreál Original Voluminous in my new favorite. I've been using it for awhile now because it makes my eyelashes so much longer and it doesn't dry out as quickly as other mascaras do.
Shampoo: I use Garnier Fructis or Pantene ProV. I usually switch it up since apparently it's better for your hair.
Soap: I like Dove but I also use body washes from the Body Shop since they smell so good!
Thanks Helena! This was so much fun! xoxo Mara
Thank YOU Mara, what a pleasure having you here!! Thanks darling xoxo


You can still enter to win a gorgeous necklace by Bride Blu,where? HERE 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Viva Cuba

I love this Vogue UK shoot. It's actually one of my favorites, for several reasons. One it's in Cuba, I want to believe I love Cuba, two, Angela Lindvall (looking stunning yes!) wears 2 of my favorites pieces, the Stella McCartney ruffled dress and the Proenza Schouler green/yellow top. Photographed in La Havana by Tom Craig, fab fab fab!




Images: here 

Obsessions 7: Jack Rogers


Who doesn't love a bit of classic? Jack Rogers is one of those preppy status. Born in the 1960's in Palm Springs and made absolutely famous but the one and only, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. How gorgeous does she look in these photos? A classic style icon. 
I first obsessed over these when I was at university, the obsession went hand on hand with the vintage Lilly Pulitzer dresses I started collecting, unfortunately I never managed to get a pair of these beauties. maybe it's time!

Images: 1|2|3|4-5-6-7 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Emersonmade. syndrome

I have what I call the Emersonmade.  syndrome or just plainly the Emerson sydrome. What's that I hear? Who suffers it? How? You have it when you catch yourself thinking how amazing it would be to live in the country, wear glamourous casual clothes and start your own craft emporium (and all that while you are a true city girl!). I've had it, I have it. 
I love everything they do and how they do it and the gorgeous branding concept behind it, genius! Envious! Can't wait to see the clothes collection. Sometimes I catch myself realizing that the only thing i want is to live the Emerson life. :)

Sweet Monday: Rustic Cakes

Wedding wise I love the rustic and vintage feel of many actual weddings, I love the colors, the bright flowers in mason jars and tins, the lace, the mismatched dinnerware and most of all the cake. I love the home made (or looking) and the cake buffets, I wouldn't go for a sweet buffet anymore I would go for a cake buffet! oh yes, let's eat cake! and wood stands! The cake is one of the things that would worry me most if I was to get married any time soon. When we eventually get married we want to do it in Greece and I'm not big fan of Greek cakes and bakeries... it's going to be a challenge I can see it...I wish I could have any of the ones here. They look gorgeous, rustic, and yummy. They give me the feeling someone made them with lots of love for a very special moment. 



















Monday again... have a wonderful week! You can still enter to win a gorgeous necklace by Bride Blu,where? HERE 
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