fancy friday

We’ve had a reprieve, my friends! The sun is out, and the fact that it’s in time for the end of the week is surely no coincidence. It’s been a strange week… although it’s currently events down-time and feels a bit like corporate summer holiday, the rain has said otherwise. Ah well, TGIF! Tonight I’m hosting my friends for a night in, which involves putting on a DVD, then promptly ignoring it in favour of catching up with all the latest news. And eating picnic food (as cooking an actual meal would involve missing out on good gossip whilst in the kitchen). The rest of the weekend will be spent travelling around visiting friends and family, but after a good rest last weekend I’m raring to go.
Fancy a bit of art to round up the week? Good, because I have a corker. It was during my rounds on the blogosphere that I came across the name ‘Leigh Viner’. I’ve totally fallen for her prints (as well as her photography) – there’s a real romance to them, with her use of colour, abstract lines and study of femininity. And, of course, there’s the fashion. The top two designs in particular have become favourites of mine, and they’re definitely on my wish list for the future. I imagine them framed in a bathroom, along with a vintage chandelier, a claw-foot bath and a Venetian mirror. Or in a dressing room surrounded by Marchesa, Elie Saab and sky-high Loubs. Ha! Maybe not. What do you think of Leigh’s artwork? Do you have a favourite from my picks below? If you fancied treating yourself (go on, it’s Friday), then head over to etsy where there are even more designs to choose from:

{all prints available at etsy}
My favourite look this week came from a party that was full of favourite looks: a Miu Miu party celebrating Lucrecia Martel’s new film (she’s an Argentine film maker… no, I didn’t know either). Diane Kruger, Camilla Belle, Hailee Steinfeld, Katie Cassidy and Emma Roberts all looked stunning, but for me it was TV presenter Cat Deeley who stood out in an embellished mini-dress with t-bar sandals. Deeley is very consistent in her fashion choices, especially when she embraces her new ‘California Girl’ status. As for my room of the week, I’m a big fan of Emily Henderson’s style and the mish-mash of patterns and textures in this living room that she designed give it a really homely, personal feel. To be honest, it had me at ‘gallery wall’:

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

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