Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wouldn't mind...

... to have this to spritz onto myself occasionally.

XO Cendrillon

{images via Google images}

Rediscovered treasure

My new favourite item of jewellery and one of my greatest treasures: a filigree silver locket that has lain unworn in the bottom of my mother's jewellery box, now on 'long-term loan'.

XO Cendrillon

Fleamarket Finds

Dear Readers,
Amidst the motley array of bedraggled barbie dolls, broken electrical appliances and the occasional fragment of costume jewellery that makes up the neighbouring town's yearly flea market, I happened to chance upon this lovely Hermes Kelly-esque bag, covered in real crocodile skin. As I already have many brown framed bags I decided to augment this one's charm by adding a shoulder strap. Originally I had thought of adding a military khaki strap such as is depicted in this inspiring picture off Garance Dore's blog:

I seemed to remember having such a thing, it was a clip-on strap which had previously belonged to a rather dingy briefcase, used as an english bag when I was about seven. I found the briefcase, but it was lacking the strap I so desperately needed, so I resorted to the haberdashery drawer in our sewing room. there I found a lovely, broad black ribbon which I quickly stitched on and here are the results:

XO Cendrillon

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Depressing but Necessary

This sort of thing makes me so sad. The mere fact that it is painfully true makes it so much more poignant.

XO Cendrillon

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Colours of the sunset

Orange is a very underrated colour. The two brands that are the best at making lovely orange things are Princesse Tamtam and Repetto:

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... this will hang in the crook of my elbow.

xo Cendrillon

Monday, May 16, 2011

For your Feel-good Factor

Some things things that will make you feel simply beautiful:

Chanel's Coco Shine

Burt's Bees's Bath Crystals

A scent by Issey Miyake

Chanel's Rose Confidentiel nail varnish

OX Cendrillon

Perfect for a summer wedding {My Favourite Flower}

I find peonies completely underrated. Breezier than roses, more voluminous and the rest of the plant looks nicer. Cut yourself a bunch of white ones with a hint of pink, tie with a thick organza ribbon and voila. Also, when the petals fall, they are heart-shaped.


Chanel Films

Keira Knightley stars in the new Coco Mademoiselle film.

Gaspard Ulliel (Personal crush) is the face of Chanel Bleu.

These three films are simply gorgeous (all three via, they are the kind of thing, if I were to go into the film industry, I would aspire to make. Did you know that the Chanel Bleu ad was directed by Martin Scorcese? Positively inspirational.

x Cendrillon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

All Things Liberty

Right, so I realise that the floral-themed posts may be coming a little thick and fast, but just thoughtI'd elaborate on my obsession with Liberty Fabric. here are a few things I simply PINE for:
Hermes For Liberty of Lodon scarf

Nike's Dunk Shoe

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Thursday, May 12, 2011


If there's one thing you must know about me, it's that I LOVE Liberty's fabric. And if there's another thing you must know, it's that I LOVE satchels. Therefore, you can imagine my delight when I came across this baby on the French website Miniseri. It's a combination of everything I most want and I plan on laying my hands on one, NO MATTER WHAT.

XO, Cendrillon

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wish List

OK, I plead guilty: I know I did a lust-haves post only the other day, but thses are too good to keep to oneself:

May I warn you before we get started that most of these come from Zara. For this splendid crochet dress, look here
Kind of like those dreamy loubs... find them here
LOVE Liberty and LOVE tennis shoes.

Whoevever came up with this ingenious idea is truly gifted.
SO COMFY. And good for your feet.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hermes Ads

As someone who relishes buying magazines every month, I am ashamed to say that I consider analysing ads as part of my reading them. Bad ads, bad mag. Out of all brands, I believe Hermes does it the best. Their glossy double-spreads give off both a sense of whimsical adventure and infinite glamour. Here are a few of my personal favourites:

Images via google images

XO Cendrillon

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Dear Readers, stitchers, sewers and crafters,

Just thought I might share what I have on my stitch list this season (i.e., what i plan on making for myself, with some rudimentary sewing skills and an age-old sewing machine. this normally implies me damaging the sewing machine somehow and breaking down in tears of frustration - not easy to deal with):

1. An oversize leather clutch. I've seen several around lately, and have fallen in love. I plan on making a simple 30x20 suede leather rectangle with a utilitiariam zip and a wrist loop. as for sourcing the leather, I already have a suitable suede skirt sourced in a charity shop. for those of you who aren't wild about getting down and dirty with a needle and thread, there is no need to look far: Bimba&Lola have some very beautiful specimens at very reasonable prices, which you can find here.

2.An enormous leather tote. This might be a little harder to source, so I might just have to turn to Zara for this one... just something you can bung things in for a weekend, a trip to the beach or a shopping trip. you know, the perfect bag for someone who has attachment issues with the contents of their make-up bags and such. Know what I mean?

3. A make-up bag. Anyone recognising a theme here? Yes, so the insightful amongst you will be deducing that I aspire to a life of organisation, or rather, that my orgonisational skills extend to grouping things by function and putting them in bags and boxes. Oh well. My current make-up bag is too small and looks like the kind of wash bag that a four-year-old might cherish... I would really like a leather one, a sort of irresistibly chic and yet indestructible one on a simple shape. For those not inclined towards getting friendly with a sewing machine, you can look here.

image via Polyvore
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Zara clutch

XO Cendrillon