Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Style Hunting: Kensal Green #1

Lilac satin flats. Black bodycon. Denim shirt. Khaki leather jacket. Leopard scarf. Oversized tapestry tote. White wayfarers.

Style Hunting: Kingsway

Straw boater.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Oh Laduree

My first taste of Laduree macaroons. In fact, these are my first taste ever of a macaroon - starting with the best! Orange blossom (left) and salted caramel (right).

Living Art

Literally home-grown art at The National Gallery - a massive eco installation.

London Bound

So, we're en route to the capital!

Posting will be understandably sporadic and picture heavy but I'll update with some proper blogging on our return.

For now, if you don't already, follow The Tiny Atelier on Twitter and Instagram for a live feed of what I'm getting up to in LDN.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


There's only a certain longevity to being a model, so after ten years of walking and posing Slovakia born and Paris based Robert Jaso turned to the other side of the camera.

Jaso spent several years honing his photographic style to create signature images that are part beautiful, part quirky.

After being an in-demand model he's now an in-demand photographer with editorials for Vogue, Glamour, Grazia and Harpers Bazaar under his belt as well as campaigns for Shiseido, L'oreal, Matthew Williamson, De Beers, Wella, Schwarzkopf and Oasis.

Seven Deadly Rings For Seven Deadly Sins

So, I'll admit this is a little behind the times as these Stephen Webster creations were actually released in late 2010 but I just 're-found' the images and had to share:

Titanium setting with amethyst, diamond and pink and blue sapphires

Yellow gold with diamonds

Rose gold with garnet, diamonds and rubies

Orange citrine, rubies and white enamel

Tanzanite and diamonds
Aquamarine and rubies


Monday, 16 May 2011


A collection of potential DIY's that I'm hopefully going to be trying soon.

Safety pins carefully placed on the back of a jacket to create 'wings'

Multiple chains attached to sunglasses

Simple chain bracelet with metal tassel

Shoulder pads added to a soft jersey tee with the shoulder seam tucked under

Gold safety pins on a jacket collar for a Chanel boucle effect

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Bicycle Because...

Friday, 13 May 2011

Eiffel Tower Vs Luggage Tower

Art Meets Math Meets Fashion

If Lady Gaga's looking for her next pair of shoes she should look no further than footwear designer Andreia Chaves.

"The fact that I grew up in a chaotic city like Sao Paulo, full of contrasts, being in contact with such diversity and constant exposure to different visual inputs, has inspired me in how I think and conceptualize my shoes. Looking at my work, I can clearly see influence coming from my South American sense of versatility.  Also in the mix - what I have been experiencing in Europe."

Steampunk Zebra

Stumbled upon this illustration titled 'Steampunk' - ♥ the blend of feminine and masculine. From what I could translate from her blog, Les Rayures Du Zebra, the artist is called Marion.

As If!

While the guys at ARDOOR have utilised Kinect technology to create this virtual fitting room for Topshop's Moscow flagship store, isn't it just a little reminscent of a certain 1990s film and the heroine's closet?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Food Envy

After a week of buying only the bare essentials and using up everything from our fridge and freezer (one meal was naan bread pizza!) after tonight's feast of soup (made with a frozen carton of soup, fresh tomato sauce, cherry toms, broccoli and a carrot) and warm bread, I will officially be out of food I can make a meal with and the cycle of overstocking the freezer will be begin again.

In the mean time, I'm getting some serious food envy from these images found via:
Homemade tortillas, salsa and melted cheese

Lasagne Soup

 BBQ Chicken Kebabs

 Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Parmesan Chicken Wraps

Loopy Lobes for S/S

Lovers In Paris Earrings, Les Nereides€65
 Novelty Pencil Short Drop Earrings, Monsoon, £6
Pinata Drop Earrings, Betsey Johnson, £35 

Marabou Earrings, House of Holland, £100
Enamel Bow Studs, Marc Jacobs, £45

Pineapple Earrings, Accessorize, £6

Abandoning Little People On The Streets Since 2006

I think it was about 5 years ago that I first came across this artist and I have no recollection as to how. Since then I've popped along to his blog every so often and thought I'd share some of my favourites from a certain aspect of his work.

Via the guise Slinkachu, the artist runs The Little People Project. The concept? Creating miniature 'realities' in inner-city areas using model train people. Often these installations will make a comment on society or reflect on everyday incidents in 'real life' and will then be left in place.

Paddington Doorway - 2006

Coke - 2007
An installation from the Eleven exhibition at Leonard St Gallery in London, the £5 had to be replaced twice and then the whole thing got swiped (including the cornflower!)

Life As We Know It - 2008
Installation for the Trespass Alliance Show

Bingo Hall - 2009
Installation for Tunnel 228, an art/theatre show run by The Old Vic and Punch Drunk held within old disused tunnels under Waterloo Station

 Glory -2010

The Last Resort - 2011

Since the little people tend to pop up in London, keep your eyes peeled next time you're making the daily commute - if you take a second to look down you don't know what Little People you might find.