Dreaming Of You

In my ongoing quest to become Blair Waldorf, I’ve become obsessed with nightwear. Gossip Girl’s primmest princess is always lounging about in silk and lace late into the day, and I love comfort-wear that isn’t sloppy.

Elle Macpherson Intimates have always been my first choice for floaty girly things, and I have the Harmony chemise to the left – although I tend to wear with its acccompanying long pants to make it flatmate-friendly.

It’s so nice to occasionally come home from work, slip into my nightie straight away, light some candles, make a pot of herbal tea and take a good book to bed. It feels as lux as a spa ritual – except totally free, and good for your brain too!

But I’ve been absolutely mainlining Gossip Girl recently, in a futile quest to feel back in NYC, and my need for nightwear is becoming a nightmare. (Sorry – that was awful – couldn’t resist).

So I’m delighted Peter Alexander has opened a shop in town! Peter’s sleepwear stores have such a great selection that it turns my head. I bought this “Showgirl” nightgown (don’t you love it when your clothes have names?!) on sale the other day and it came in this super cute patterned box. You can’t really see here, but the lace pattern at the bottom has all this intricate sequinned detailing going on.

Now I’ve caught the bug and feel the need to build a whole wardrobe… below are the two I’m especially longing for.

Peter Alexander Dilemma!

It’s the question faced by every five year old girl – do I want to be a ballerina or a fairy? Help me choose? (Or, justify me buying both?)


January 31, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . clothes. 5 comments.


I am learning German for a boy, and it’s not exactly the world’s most romantic language. All the romantic words I keep looking up kind of sound like English swearwords or industrial tools:

Lovesick – Liebeskummer
Girlfriend – Freundin
Sweetheart – Schatz

With the exception of my favourites:
Darling – Liebling
Honeymoon – Flitterwochen

In fact when I last saw him, he told me that even back home,  for most romantic conversations he’ll switch from Deutsch to French or Italian or even English! So I will stick to the functional stuff.

If anyone wants to join me in this, I super much recommend My Daily Phrase German‘s podcasts. I listen to them on the way to work, over and over, mumbling my new words as discretely as possible into my collar.

January 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. 4 comments.

Briefly and Very Very Shallow…

So apparently either The Secret is not so silly after all, OR Paris Hilton read my post and is out to prove a point!

January 26, 2010. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

We’ll Always Have Paris

1967 Esquire cover by George Lois

So I was lying in bed last night thinking of Paris Hilton.  Or trying to.  I just couldn’t picture her. I’d get all these blonde Hollywood faces in my head, and mentally squint at them, but couldn’t quite fix on what she really looked like.  Isn’t that odd?  It’s definitely not 2007 anymore.

She’s sort of like the proverbial tree in the forest – if noone’s watching, does she actually do anything? Maybe. At any rate, I hope she’s enjoying the relative privacy she’s been getting lately, now that everyone’s moved on…

January 23, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Clanking of Crystal

So let’s see…

– Getting up at 6:30am?

– Voluntary dentist checkup?

– Snacking on unsweetened yoghurt & fresh fruit?

– Sipping on water with a splash of organic apple cider vinegar* thrice daily?

– Completely abstaining from coffee?

– A 3 week blogging hiatus?

It must be a fresh new January! So I’m doing my best to be wholesome and not stain it.

Seriously you guys.  This year will be different.

*apparently it gives you energy/ increases immunity / increases metabolism / helps you lose weight. If just one of those is true it will be worth it!

PS interesting news about Sharon Wauchob taking up the reins at Edun. I guess her and Bono are both… Irish? Anyway, look forward to seeing the results.

PPS Italics are the new caps-lock. Pass it on.

January 21, 2010. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. 5 comments.