Gala's jacket is gorgeous, I love military jackets, think I may try and recreate this one with a trip to a haberdashery in London. For me this is a modern update of the last year's Balmain epaulette detail jacket. This takes things a step further and loses the shoulder pads, incorporating this season's sought-after army jacket.
If I were to choose one designer dress to wear for an occasion - realism abandoned - I would choose a Marchesa dress, without hesitation. They are absolutely stunning and so intricate. See Fall/Winter 2010.
Source: Atlantis Home from book, Market Vegetarian
And lots of broccoli. One of my favorite vegetables. Recipe from Market Vegetarian.
SPAGHETTI WITH BROCCOLI, WALNUTS, AND RICOTTA
2/3 cup walnut halves
1 head of broccoli (about 1 pound)
3 tablespoons of light olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley-chopped
finely grated zest and freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
7 ounces of fresh ricotta cheese
14 ounces of spaghetti (I used whole wheat, I thought it went well with this recipe)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes, shaking the sheet occasionally, until they start to brown.
To prepare the broccoli, trim off the gnarly part, about 1 inch from the stem end, and discard. Thinly slice the stem until you reach the point where it starts to branch into florets. Slice off the individual florets. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the stems, and cook for about 2-3 minutes, turning often, then add the florets and cook for about 5 minutes, until the broccoli has softened. Add the garlic, parsley, lemon zest, and walnuts and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce the heat to medium and stir through the ricotta and lemon juice. Season to taste with the salt and pepper and leave in the skillet to keep warm.
Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain well and return it to the warm pan with the sauce. Stir gently to combine and serve immediately.
I'm loving everything sixties at the moment! I love this shot of Anna Kuznetsova by Elina Kechicheva and the spread of eras in this Vogue Germany editorial is wonderful, I particularly like the sixties shifts and.footwear. This editorial is going to inspire my wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 2010.
Source of last two images: miscellaneous (can't remember)
Having just watched the beautiful Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour on DVD, I'm having a 60s/Bardot moment. There's something just so quintessentially French and chic about black and white photography, tousled hair and heavy eyes.
Here is my pick of the best statement necklaces from designers and on the high street. Prices as follows (in order):
Aris Geldis £199 // Asos £8 // Asos £12 // Asos £12 // Asos £18 // Asos £20 // Asos £28 // Asos £30 // Asos £40 // Bitching and Junkfood at Urban Outfitters £80 // Blakegodbold £28 // Falconiere £420 // Falconiere £830 // Mawi £270 // Tallulah Tu £24 // Topshop £16.50