August 20, 2014

John & Fish’s Beautiful Birds

I think as I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed things more: like trees and butterflies and wild flowers and all the different types of birds, and wildlife around me, things that have been there all the time but suddenly I’m noticing  them more. Recently I’ve been putting rich tea biscuits on my windowsill for the birds and it’s amazing to see them up close, pecking away. To see their gorgeous feathers and little hints of personality. Even Sparrows have their beauty, and you’ve got to agree, these are most definitely stunning!…

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These amazing photographs were taken by John & Fish, they are brother and sister photography team from Taiwan who spend most of their weekends traversing their wonderful island taking pictures of its beautiful birds, click over to their flick page for many more amazing photos to favorite (and favorite, favorite, favorite, definitely favorite, favorite…).

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August 8, 2014

& Other Stories

&Other Stories | Cat Eye Sunglasses & Other Stories | A-Line Skirt & Other Stories | Angular Pendant & Other Stories | Wool Cap Image Map

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While scouring the web for inspiration and nice things I came across & Other Stories. I have never heard of this brand before, but Miss Moss introduced me to their utter amazingness! It’s not in a showy way, it’s a subtle amazingness, but amazing nevertheless .

& Other Stories | Leather Belt & Other Stories | Brass Cuff & Other Stories | Patterned Coat & Other Stories | Double Breasted Cape Coat & Other Stories | Long Viscose Skirt Image Map

” Today, a woman with a love for fashion creates her own style.

She wears things that feel right to her and reflect her personality. & Other Stories is about bringing everything she can wear into one place, focusing on the whole look. We believe shoes, bags, jewellery, lingerie and beauty are key for styling and just as important as clothing.

Our collections are built around inspiring fashion stories. All our lines are diverse, ranging from masculine tailoring to feminine chic and designed to provide endless styling choices.

Carefully selected materials are an important ingredient in every piece. & Other Stories aims to design lasting wardrobe treasures within a wide price range.”

& Other Stories | Knitted Cotton Sweater & Other Stories | Shinjuku Bloom Body Souffle & Other Stories | Lip Colour - Red Light & Other Stories | Wool Blend Scarf & Other Stories | Small Leather Chain Bag Image Map

& Other Stories | Blusher - Red Light & Other Stories | Viscose 3/4 Sleeve Blouse & Other Stories | Knitted Cotton Sweater & Other Stories | High Neck Blouse & Other Stories | Leather Shoulder Bag & Other Stories | Heeled Ankle Boots Image Map

At first glace I thought them to be a  conglomeration of  Topshop, H &M and a brand like Calvin Klein or Balenciaga, they bridge the gap between high end and good prices beautifully. I think once you hit a certain age the timeless quality of what you buy becomes more meaningful and satisfying: a simple style, a good cut, quality materials and careful craftsmanship. & Other Stories seems to typify this for me, quality and style, a winning mix.  

& Other Stories | Fitted Dress & Other Stories | Leather Gloves & Other Stories | Waisted Coat & Other Stories | Rhinestone Choker & Other Stories | Hair Claw Image Map

& Other Stories | Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag & Other Stories | Swirl Earrings & Other Stories | Cropped Jeans & Other Stories | Dragonfly Necklace & Other Stories | Zebra Blouse Image Map
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