Wednesday, 31 August 2011

My ♥ stopped Under the Tuscan Sun.

Between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at Nelly Stella.

How amazing are these pics? I must say I've never been one for the dressing up of little ones too fashionably (a la Suri) but when I came across Nelly Stella, I wanted every one of these outfits for the children I don't have :) 

Kids need to look like kids. These outfits look functional for littles I think. Ok, maybe not the pink scarf, I can imagine how long that would stay on for but the little grey one-piece and beige dress are perfect for any kiddie occasion. And that ballerina outfit just gets me!!! AWWWW. Too cute. 

(All pics from Nelly Stella)

Friday, 26 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at the Laughing Heart.

I don't know if you've seen the latest Levi's ad, but this poem is the main focus. It's by Charles Bukowski. And it's too beautiful. 

It really struck a chord with me, maybe because the topic of taking risks seems to be a headline in my life at the moment. 

the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be...

This rings so true for me. Once you start to put action into something, the world contrives to manifest it. And there is power in momentum, power in 'doing things' and not just thinking about 'doing things'. 

the gods wait to delight in you...

I hope they do.

(Pic from Pintrest here)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

I found this on A Cup of Jo this morning. I LOVE the blue essie tones but there is something so feminine about this soft pink, called Fiji. Definitely an option for my upcoming wedding.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at Jenni Kayne.

These colours are so easy to look at, don't you love the nude shoes?

(Pics from here)

Friday, 19 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at Marc Jacobs.

It's a little hop skip and jump to the weekend and so I thought I'd post some bag-love on Heartstop. Meet Natasha, the sexseeeee leather loveliness from Marc Jacobs

I want, I want!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at Umama.

These chic, black and white wedding invites are so beautiful. I found them on this lovely blog, but they're made by Nicole from Umama. Nicole was inspired by a Walt Whitman poem:

In this suite, I drew upon the words from Whitman’s poem, 
Out of the Ocean:

Out of the rolling ocean, the crowd, came a drop gently to me,
Whispering, I love you, before long I die, 
I have travel’d a long way, merely to look on you, to touch you, 
For I could not die till I once look’d on you,
For I fear’d I might afterward lose you.

SO romantic! 

I was inspired to create a subtle nautical invite that captured the ocean from Whitman’s point of view, pensive and bold.

The design includes stripes along the bottom, a nautical monogram, and sweet anchors in the envelope liner.

(Pics from Umama)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at the Sartorialist.

I would actually tackle this woman in the street for her belt.

Isn't Scott wonderful? I found the Sartorialist about 3 years ago and have been an avid fan since. If you love fashion, you need to check out his site (here) and bookmark it immediately. It will change your online life. I promise.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Jewellery Heartst♥pper: Stone & Honey.

Look at these amazing pieces! I am obsessed with the triangle design at the moment. So chic!

Teresa Robinson crafts each piece of Stone & Honey jewelry by hand in her Portland studio.
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, the collection is made from carefully selected
rough gems and minerals in combination with brass, sterling sil
ver and gold.

Check out Stone & Honey here.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at Mango.

To die for! Someone give me that bag!

For more Mango loveliness check out their blog here.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

My ♥ stopped at i love lolli.

Aren't these swimsuits from i love lolli divine? The weather has been amazing this 'winter' so I've been in the swimsuit finding mood. Can't wait to feel the sand beneath my toes and the sun on my face. 

Click here for more.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Beauty Heartst♥pper: Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base.

I've been on the search for great face products recently. It started when a make-up artist (a very good one) told me that the moisturiser I was using wasn't doing me any favours. But here's the thing, I have one of those 'wonderful' combination skins that oscillates between looking fab and drab. I need a good moisturiser under my make-up, but not one that will make it break out.It's exhausting just thinking about which brand to put on my face. 

And then I found this little pot of happiness. I'm new to Bobbi Brown, so it took a little convincing before I smeared this on my face pre-foundation. The texture is buttery, but the main attraction for me was the scent; lemony, citrusy, lovely. It smells 'clean' if you know what I mean. In a nutshell, this face base is an oil-free moisturiser and primer with a thick consistency. I found that it covers pores perfectly, almost filling them in so that your foundation can sit neatly on top. And your face feels very soft afterwards. 

There are three things a moisturiser has to achieve in order for me to fall in love with it:

1. It needs to keep my face supple.
2. It needs to smell fairly neutral, nothing sweet or flowery.
3. It needs to react well with my skin, no breakouts.

Bobbi Brown gets 3 out of 3. I got mine from the Waterfront for about R400, which is expensive but if you consider it lasts you a good while and achieves the results it does, it isn't all that bad. 

Do you have a favourite moisturiser? 


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Heartst♥p Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the beautiful Chica-Loca! dress is...

Miss Kerri-Lee! 

Please email me so that I can send you off for your fitting! 

Thanks to all who entered, new exciting giveaways on the way this month! xxx

(pic from here)