fancy friday

Welcome to the weekend! Somehow I crawled to the finishing line, and now have two days to relax and spend time with the birthday boy. My boyfriend had his actual birthday on Wednesday, but he’s adopted my fondness for having a ‘birthday week’ (one day is never enough, right?), so the celebrations continue! Do you have any exciting plans for the next couple of days?
Here is a round-up of the most stylish things that have taken my fancy this week:
The glitz, the glamour, the French Riviera, it’s all so très chic! A-listers, their entourages and mini dogs have migrated to the Côte d’Azur to the annual Film Festival, shaken out their Chanel towels on the sun loungers at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, and embarked on 11 gruelling days of publicity, schmoozing and, well, posing. Day one, and the posing portion of proceedings was magnifique. Salma Hayek sparkled in Gucci Première, Rachel McAdams was a siren in Marchesa, Karolina Kurkova sizzled in Armani Privé and Uma Thurman was effortless in Versace. 10 more days of this? Parfait!

{images via prphotos}
Since I posted about my new favourite online boutique, Rose & Grey, I have been gazing at the images of the crates in particular, and wondering where I could find a place for them in my living room. It would be a tight squeeze, but where there’s a will there’s a way. After perusing Pinterest to see if there was anyone else who shared my crate obsession (of course there was), I realised there was a solution to the space issue: crates as table. Now all I need to do is find a new place for my current coffee table…

{images via Pinterest}
It seems that since Stella McCartney paraded fruit prints on the S/S11 catwalk, she’s opened a whole can of, er, peaches? Fruity prints are everywhere on the high street from pretty cherry dresses to zesty vest tops. It’s a veritable fruit salad!

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I know that Louise Body’s beautiful tile wallpaper has done the rounds in the blogosphere, but I couldn’t let my Friday round-up pass without showing my favourite designs. They’re so Mediterranean, conjuring up images of outdoor kitchens, azure skies and terracotta back-drops. It’s such a simple concept, but like most things, it’s those kind of ideas that work out the best:

{available via Louise Body}
Now, if I said leather hot pants and stilettos, you’d say street walker, correct? Well, imagine those shorts are Chanel, the heels are Loubs and the girl is Rachel Bilson. The result is so glam it just shouldn’t be allowed. Bilson is a worthy winner of my ‘Look of the Week’ award, after her appearance at the Chanel Resort Collection, held at the aforementioned Hotel du Cap. She even out-glammed Blake Lively, also clad in Chanel shorts… no mean feat! As for my favourite room of the week, I saw this sofa and looked no further. The colours are sheer perfection:

{images via prphotos & Pinterest}
I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you’re doing and wherever you may be…