Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Favourites {top 10 glossy covers}

Last but not least of the 2011 Favourites are the top 10 glossy covers of the year. What makes an amazing glossy cover? It has to be bold, a little bit risqué, and of course, able to tell a compelling story.

Here are my top picks...

{two} Lady Gaga: US Vogue, March 2011

{nine} The Supers: UK Harper's Bazaar, December 2011

I think my favourite has to be the December issue of Australian Vogue with Isabel Lucas on the cover; not only does Isabel look serenely beautiful, this set against the minimalist shot and combined with the textured play on Vogue, makes for a striking effect.

Which was your favourite cover?

I hope you enjoyed the round up of the best of 2011! I'm now off to celebrate the start of 2012, which is set to be an extraordinary year, I just know it. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog this year; I am enormously grateful for your support. I have some exciting things planned for the blog next year and and can't wait to share the next chapter with you!

 Have an amazing start to 2012!

Rachel xo

2011 Favourites {top 10 rooms}

It goes without saying that 2011 has been a year full of fabulous rooms. Throughout the year I have found myself to be continually inspired by the talented designers who create such amazing spaces; too many to narrow down to 10 really, but here were the standouts...

{one} Dining room; Lonny: Celerie Kemble

{two} Dressing room; Lonny

Which was your favourite?

Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Favourites {top 10 street style looks}

I'm easily inspired by street style fashion these days. With so many style blogs around capturing the looks that people are wearing every day, I love seeing people's unique sense of style and their fabulous outfit creations.

Here are my top picks...

{four} Hanneli

Do you have a favourite look?

I everyone is enjoying their holidays and getting excited about the New Year that is just around the corner!

Next up: Top 10 rooms

Rachel xo

2011 Favourites {top 10 workspaces}

I had so much fun putting together the top picks of the Wednesday Workspace series. With so many gorgeous workspaces featuring throughout the year it was tough narrowing it down to the top 10, but here are the best of the fabulous bunch...

{Hilary from Who What Wear: workspace complete with Smythson note book and iPad with Moleskin cover & Hilary's inspiration wall}

{Ellie Somerville, Lonny: Small Space Style}

{Emily Schuman: Pretty Pink complete with Confetti System}

{Kelly Framel from The Glamourai & her fabulous studio / guest room}

{Erika of Small Shop Studio created a gorgeous gallery wall}

{Claudia: Peep My Style; a wonderful new blog discovery this year!}

Which was your favourite?

See you soon for the Top 10 Street style looks!

Rachel xo

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Favourites {top 10 red carpet}

Hello hello! How was your Christmas lovelies? I hope it was wonderful and you got the chance to spend time with those you love. 

I had a beautifully relaxing few days seeing my family and am now about to head down to the south coast for a sea change, some fresh air and plenty of sunshine!

Before we bid au revoir to 2011 and welcome 2012 with open arms, I want to take a look back and remember the amazing moments that made this year memorable. I'm starting things off today with some of 2011's more dazzling moments: the top 10 red carpet looks...

Emma Stone wore Calvin Klein Collection at the Golden Globe Awards, 16th January

Leighton Meester wore Pre-Fall 2011 Burberry Prorsum collection at the 
Golden Globe Awards, 16th January

Lea Michelle wore Oscar de la Renta at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, 30th January.

Mila Kunis wore Elie Saab at the Academy Awards, 27th February.

Cate Blanchett wore Givenchy at the Academy Awards, 27th February.

Diane Kruger wore Jason Wu, Fall 2011 to the Met Ball, 3rd May.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore Burberry to the 'Tranformers Dark of the Moon' London Premiere, 26th June.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore Gucci to the 2011 Moscow International Film Festival “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon” Premiere, 23rd June.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Naeem Khan at the Transformers 3 European Premiere, Berlin, 25th June 

Gwynneth Paltrow wore Prada at the 68th Venice Film Festival 3rd September.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely definitely dominated the red carpet this year and has firmly positioned herself as being 'one to watch' for her incredible sense of style. No doubt we will be seeing a lot more of Rosie in 2012! 

What was your favourite red carpet look in 2011?

Next up: Top 10 workspaces.