23.10.14

Urban Deer

Ladies and gentlemen welcome on board this flight 2512. Will you please fasten your seatbelt as we are about to take off for our annual two month journey to Christmas eve. Is this the reason I have been witnessing a sudden pattern of interest for images of deer on Pinterest, Instagram, blogs? Are we preparing for the arrival of the reindeer and its red hooded bearded friend? 
Or is it a subliminal message from the BASC's subscribers that it is time to put on their Hunter boots and jump in their Land Rover ? If so, does this time of the year not coincide with the deer breeding season? 

I usually do not like to follow the herd... but it is not a bad idea to flash some light on a new phenomenon. While Londoners have become used to wildlife animals like birds and foxes living in our residential areas and sharing the city, a surprising new species are coming to visit in ever increasing number. Urban deer are becoming a regular feature in the city, as whole herds come into residential streets under cove of darkness each night to take advantage of the capital's green spaces. Now, if you are not a night owl, you can always maximise you chance to encounter this proud and majestic mammal in the wilds of the vast Richmond Park which is the largest Royal Park in London and home to more than 630 deer. (A.D)









coat : H&M (shop here) | skinny jeans : Citizens of Humanity | shoes : M&S (shop here) | bow shirt : Uniqlo (shop here) | necklace : Van Cleef&Arpels | bag : Dior


16.10.14

Courteous Meeting


I have quite a few addictions…shoes, bags, jewellery… but the worst of them is for coats.
Every aspects of coats interest me : their shape, colour, fabric, the era (vintage…),the utility of them…
Usually I see a coat and visualise a look around it. You can be really playful with them, you can belt it to create a feminine silhouette, add an accessory (a brooch for exemple), or by adding a fur collar, and even by changing the buttons it will transform the simplest coat.
And you don’t need to feel restricted in the search fo the perfect coat : you can try charity shops (where I found the one I’m wearing on the picture, a bargain !!), second-hand shops, even flea markets.
Cos coats are really amazing as well for the quality of their fabric and their interesting shape.
Winter is going to be long…so have a nice treasure hunt ! Xxx S.D.





coat : charity shop | skinny leather trousers : H&M (shop here ) | shoes : Zara | belt : Hobbs | necklace : Zara


9.10.14

Galeophobia or Selachophobia


Bump Bump … Bump Bump… Bumpumpumpumpumpum…there you are, a couple of notes and you conjure up images of the ominous tail fin protruding out of the water, wide open bloody mouth with razor sharp teeth and cold emotionless eyes. 

Everyone of my generation is still afraid of the John Williams epic theme of Jaws. It still petrifies me whenever I get in the sea : I experience a shortens of breath that triggers a rapid breathing, my mouth dries out, follows an inability to articulate a shout and an excessive sweating. And I am pretty sure it has ruined the sea for generations of potential swimmers, snorkelers, divers and surfers. 

How could you not fear the shadow of the deemed scary Great White shark and its often seven raws of replacement teeth, who often goes through more than 30,000 teeth in a lifetime? Well the answer is simple (in theory...) if you meet a mindless eating machine face to face in the open water, just remind him that you do not taste nor look like a seal. If the creature of the devil does not seem to agree then, kindly suggest that, maybe, it should go to Specsavers! (A.D)






jeans shirt : H&M | skirt : H&M | shoes : Zara


2.10.14

Medusa & Brutus

   
    Last winter, at Sainsbury’s, a man approached me with a big smile and told me :” Cruella Deville ?!”, it took me 5 seconds to move from my grocery list concentration to a brief introspective look…and I laughed….I was wearing a long black fur coat with a white collar and my usual natural white lock of hair. Then he replied :”you need a dalmatian now !!! ‘ ,”of course ! but I’m more into cats myself…”.

    For this post, we took for inspiration another famous evil woman , Madame Medusa , from the  film 'The Rescuers', with her two cherished crocodiles “Brutus and Nero”, it’s one of the scariest Walt Disney ever. And why so many evil and cruel woman in so many of Walt Disney movies and fairy tales ??
    Anyway, I still love fur coats (vintage !), still have a white lock of hair, like walking a crocodile but I promise you I’m just a little and inoffensive mouse ! xxx S.D.







dress : H&M (shop here) | shoes : Zara (shop here) | belt : H&M (shop similar here) | necklace : H&M (current in shops) | bag : lady Dior