31 January 2012

Your daily dose of pretty: Corset Belts by Red Curry Designs

Corset belts are brilliant. They look pretty and they do lovely things for your figure. What more could a girl want?

Red Curry Designs have some really pretty corset belts, like this one:

And it's reversible:

The corset belts by Red Curry Designs are US$54.99 each, plus they have a few on sale including this cutie for US$39.99.

30 January 2012

Your daily dose of pretty: Bags by JumpFromPaper

Some days, don't you just really wish you lived in a cartoon? With the bright colours, and lots of white space?


Only me then?

Well, thanks to JumpFromPaper, I may actually be able to fulfil my cartoon wishes. At least with my handbag.

That there is an actual handbag. See:

Actual handles, and pockets, and zips.

JumpFromPaper is the brainchild of Taipei-based designers Chay Su and Rika Lin, and this is how they describe their inspiration:

"One cozy afternoon, the two girls were chatting, when they got to sketching their dream designer handbag. A surprising idea popped up – 'How amazing it would be if a two-dimensional hand-drawn illustration could come to life as a real bag!' They explored every possibility, rendering fantasy handbags in perspective, and giving birth to JumpFromPaper™."

The Bonjour (above) is US$80.00,  and I'm also quite partial to the Play Hooky (US$80.00):

What do you think? Could you see yourself carrying one of these around?

15 January 2012

Your daily dose of pretty: Jeffrey Campbell El Carmen shoes

Sometimes - just sometimes - it's a good thing when something you really want is sold out. Trust me on this, it is.

Like for instance right now, when the credit card is maxed-out post-Christmas and the bank is dragging its heels over loaning money for the renovations and I'm browsing my newest shoe site find and lusting after all the pretty shoes and then I find The Awesomest Shoes Ever and they're on sale and OMG I really must have them even though they're completely impractical and I'd probably never wear them because what would I wear them with seriously but look at them they are so beautiful they're almost art and THEY'RE SOLD OUT!

Look at them. Are they not the most ridiculously gorgeous things you have ever set eyes upon? And if they hadn't been sold out it would have taken several strong men to wrestle the credit card off me because I would quite happily hand over US$99.95 for the Jeffrey Campbell El Carmens quicker than you can say "have you noticed the hole in the toilet floor has gotten bigger".

They do come in other colourways though, which I'm also quite partial to.

Have you noticed the hole in the toilet floor has gotten bigger?