this year, i've done a lot of living out of a suitcase. nothing exotic, mind; i've flitted between about five residencies all within about a twenty mile radius, from flats in london to house-shuffling in kent. just when i'd got settled for summer at my parents', a friend had a room going in north london, and i knew i'd be working through these months, so it made sense to cut out the commute and uproot myself once more. i am currently writing away from my newest digs; a big ol' townhouse, in the middle of a quiet, residential area. it's definitely one of the safest places i've ever lived, and i completely love it. these photos, and the next few posts' worth were taken before the move in my garden at home. i haven't quite worked out where i'll blog in the next few weeks so...watch this space. my friends at greene & shepphard pr introduced me to shakuhachi when i was in their showroom last week. a pretty new brand, they make the most incredible, quirky, clever occasion wear. think giant floral applique, crazy embellishments and carefully placed slits to create pieces with some real bite. i borrowed this hallowe'en ready frock to show you, and paired with my other new love - armani's rouge lipsticks. harper's bazaar gave me this super-dark, berry-red stain to try, and while i usually shy away from a bold lip, it seemed perfect with the dress. wine red lips are huge right now (kate bosworth, met gala, perfect) so i might go over to the dark side this season. it does feel a little much for everyday wear though, maybe?
rouge d'armani in shade 402, topped with clinique chubby stick in pudgy peony. photos by christine pungong.