Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mori girl interiors

Several months back, a Mori Girls Interior Magazine was published showcasing some truly lovely examples of mori girl-inspired interior design.

The key thing to remember when creating a mori girl-inspired interior is the subtle use of plants. A few stalks or a tiny bunch of flowers in shades such as yellow and cream, placed in simple glass vases or bottles, would be perfect.

Another thing to remember is to let in lots of natural light. So keep curtains light and airy. Large windows are always a plus.

While the look should be light and generally uncluttered, it's okay to make a bit of a mess here and there, especially when there are many things to be stored. Just use lots of shelves and drawers, preferably made of wood.

Let the quirky spirit of mori girls shine through with some well-placed decorative items and pictures.

Brighter colours can be used too if you prefer a bolder look.

Home is where you dream and cry, it's where you feel the most human.

Image source: Mori Girls Interior Magazine

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Syrup Winter 2010 catalogue

Continuing the trend of spending Christmas in a European wonderland, Syrup's winter catalogue (as well as a special in Japanese magazine Spoon) was shot in the Czech Republic. How do you think these pictures compare to those in last year's catalogue, which was shot in Estonia?

The Syrup models have been sporting these long, relaxed silhouettes that can easily be recreated with long coats or tops and below-the-knee skirts.

Syrup clothes never seem to have any waist, something I actually prefer maybe because I don't have much of a shape to begin with. If you prefer slightly more fitted silhouettes, cinch your top or dress at the waist with a simple belt.

I am enamoured with these darling animal cardigans! Animal motifs are a favourite of mori girls, and it doesn't get any cuter than this.

Image source: Felissimo

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Friday, December 17, 2010

SM2 Winter 2010

I hope all of you are having a good winter and/or Christmas season. In anticipation of winter, many of the mori girls' favourite clothing labels have produced fashion spreads shot in Europe. Scandinavia is often cited as the textbook definition of the mori girl's dream destination.

So it's no surprise that SM2, a Japanese label that is by now a firm favourite of many mori girls, has travelled to Sweden for the winter.

Cycling to the bakery with backpack in tow followed by an hour or two at the library is many mori girls' idea of a perfect day.

Just like last winter, practical and cute duffle coats are the outerwear of choice. Other cold weather options include padded jackets, shawls and knits, to be paired with all manner of socks, stockings and tights. Layering is a mori girl's best friend.

SM2 sticks with its customary earthy, neutral palette, playing around with texture to keep things interesting.

Have a lovely winter.

Image source: SM2

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SM2 Summer 2010
SM2 Spring 2010
SM2 Winter 2009
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Syrup Summer 2010 catalogue

A quick post--found these pictures in a random folder on my computer and wanted to share them before winter really and truly hits. Seems like it's been a strangely warm winter for many anyway.

I regret not spending much time outdoors this summer. It's been pretty cold and wet lately.

Sigh, I'm really missing beachy weather. I'm loving the bag in the second picture. It's perfect for bike riding!

As has been the case for quite a while, I've been finding the indoor pictures very charming indeed.

What are your plans this Christmas?

Image source: Felissimo

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Syrup Spring 2010 catalogue
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Syrup Autumn/Winter 2010 catalogue
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Featured Brand: Auntie Rosa

Like its name suggests, the clothing by Japanese fashion label Auntie Rosa is feminine, incorporates lots of florals and draws inspiration from vintage designs.

It seems to me that mori girls will be incorporating lots of fur and knits into their outfits this winter. There is so much scope for layering and playing around with textures during the winter months.

More knits, stoles, vests and winter hats will be making an appearance as the temperature falls.

Check back soon as there's more to come this winter!

Image source: Auntie Rosa

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