Friday, February 28, 2014

Bohemian Designer: Camilla

These pictures are so rich and intense, I am in love with this LookBook. Camilla is an Australian Bohemian Designer who has used the most exotic fabrics in her designs. The shoot is styled in this dark mood with the most amazing props and accessories...............Simply breathtaking.

Pics via my dear friend's Forever Boho Blog

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spotlight - Cafe and Antiques shop in one: OUTDATED

Ok how cool is this ? A cafe and Antiques shop all rolled into one. Definitely somewhere I would love to visit, drool over every shelf and hang out for the weekend. Found this article on the Design Sponge blog and just had to share it with you guys.

Two of my favorite kinds of places are coffee shops and antique stores, so you cannot believe how thrilled I was to discover a place in Upstate New York that combines the best of both. Outdated, a large space located on Wall Street in Kingston’s historic Stockade District, has been dubbed an “antique cafe” by its founders, Gabriel Constantine and Tarah Gay and combines the couple’s two passions—vintage furniture and food. “We had our first date at a flea market and the rest is history,” says Gabriel. “During the years of buying antiques and vintage around the Hudson Valley, we began dreaming up the idea for Outdated.” The result is an open but endlessly inviting space—one part shop, one part restaurant, and one part dazzling museum of curiosities. With ample seating space and a few sofas and coffee tables thrown into the mix, being at Outdated is akin to being in a living room away from home. Add in the delicious, locally-sourced food, baked goods, and coffee and you have a wonderful (and dangerous) combination. Check out the rest of the photos plus Gabriel and Tarah’s notes about the space after the jump! —Max

Pics via Design Sponge
Hop over to her blog to see the rest of the pics on Design Sponge Blog.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Seeing Spots

Pic via Blue Is in Fashion Blog
I have been looking for one of these babies for a while now........seeing them on all the top bloggers. ASOS had them but I was broke at the time. Hoping to find one on one of my vintage hunts...fingers crossed!

My favorite look would have to be My Daily Style. Which is yours?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rebel in Action

I have been playing around with the new camera - Rebel T3i - in my free time, and have figured out all the modes with some success (I think!). Now I just need to practice as much as I can till I have got this mastered. My poor dog is fed up of posing for me.......sorry Coach ! 

Close up of silk peonies in a pewter mug on my console table

The peonies alongside my vintage typewriter on side table

The husband's vintage camera collection

The husband's doll collection.....ok ok not dolls......action figures! He is a huge fan of Tintin, Asterix, Lucky Luke, Calvin & Hobbes

Reading corner in my living room
What do you think? It is a definite upgrade from the pics taken by my old camera but lots to learn still. I have to get round to doing some outfit posts which I have promised myself I will get to next week. The weather is climbing to single digit positives - just the motivation I need.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bohemian Inspiration

Pic via Black in Wonderland
There's sooooooooooo much loveliness in this outfit..........fringe, fur, velvet........drool.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bohemian Fashion - Blogger Spotlight Jenny Lopez Jenny

Don't you just love her blog name - Jenny Lopez Jenny ~! I love it. A very cool blogger I follow daily and who's style is to die for. She combines vintage and one off pieces in her own way making each outfit look effortless and totally her !

All pics via JennyLopezJenny Blog
Check out more of her lovely looks her on her blog HERE.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Promotion at Sparrow Lyn Shop

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.........hope the day is exactly as you planned. 

Click HERE to visit the Sparrow Lyn Shop. 
Offer runs till February 17, 2014.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Got me a new camera !!

All pics property of Lynda D'Souza
Yay ! finally invested in a new camera for my biz. I had one for the last 14 years and the handy old thing was doing all my shop pics but desperately felt the need for a new one. So we bit the bullet and ordered the Canon Rebel T3i............isn't that a cool name? Rebel T3 ! makes me feel cool too.

The hubby downloaded all these 'how to' videos and have been watching and playing with the camera for the last few days. Figured out all the modes and filters. Now going onto the lessons on how to record - yup its records video too.

The above close up is a shot with the new Rebel. I still have to try it out with the macro lens which we had but I broke (oops) so have to get a new one. So expect to see lots more pics of me in my outfits and photos around the office and studio.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Have you seen my Pinterest boards?

All Pics from Pinterest Boards
By now everyone must be hooked on Pinterest..............a treasure trove of visual inspiration. I have set up a couple of boards that you might like to check out:

  • Bohemian Rocker Style 
  • Jewelery Lust
  • Home Styling
  • Gypsy Hangouts

When I am sketching at home I keep Pinterest open on another screen and everytime I need a break, I just flip to it and peruse the many inspiring images. I do love Pinterest, I used to save my favorite images in folders on my computer - now its there for everyone to see and I can access it from anywhere. Check it out and while you are there follow me and I will follow you.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bohemian Vintage - Are you ready for your Valentine ?

Check out all items in the shop HERE

What are your plans for V-day? The husband and I don't usually do anything but he always brings me flowers and I love that. I usually do something small for my kids............heart shaped chocolates or maybe take them for a movie. They like craft so maybe some crafting activity that evening.....gotta plan it.

Monday, February 3, 2014

10 Bohemian looks from blogger Maja Wyh

All pics via Maja Wyh Blog 
This girl sure knows how to layer.............another great style blogger. Found her through Amanda's blog and really drawn to her styling. I think my favorite look would have to be the sequin jacket with maxi skirt. Which is your favorite look?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

How To Amp Up Your Winter Jacket

Pic via MyTenida 
Blogger Mytenida has taken a simple black jacket and added military badges to the cool is that ? You can find many military badges on Etsy and Ebay. Another tip is to add the red band to the cuffs to make it look even more authentic.

My DIY bone is itching to try this out.........maybe I

See more pics on Mytenida's blog.