Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Seasons Change

It has been raining. And raining and raining. The mornings are like midnight when I drive to work. I want to drink hot chocolate all day. I want to read books and stay in bed. Seasons change. I'm trying to reinvigorate my wardrobe this season. As I get older I notice less trends and more classics. I want quality instead of an outfit for one big night out. I have never really been one to accessorise, but now I want to buy that too. Here's some inspiration shots I plan to take with me when I next go shopping. Key themes - fur, leather, camel coloured jacket and/or knits, animal print. Woop!!

Mrs Wife


You've Changed

Thought for the day.

xxxMrs Wife

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Neon highlights

jason wu

I am the first to admit that the neon trend was not rocking my world. I felt like I had been caught up in an 80s revival complete with tie-dyed TShirts and happy pants. And yet slowly but surely I seem to be coming around. I can now appreciate it at least, but I think my contribution to the trend may stop at a clutch or pair of seasonal shoes. Unfortunately I don’t have an occasion on my calendar that would do the Jason Wu dress (above) any justice.

exploding crayons

hot pink and yellow


kate spade via marcus design

{Kate Spade}

katiederek tommy ton

neon bag via la dolce vita

neon color decor bright bold vivid furniture 80s via theaestate

neon color yago hortal art via theaestate

neon decor interior door kitchen bright via the aestate

neon shoes pink and green via la dolce vita

orange and blue via the simply luxurious life

thecoolhunter neon vases

tommy ton via jakandjil

via the travel stylist typepad com

YELLOW platform heels via the simply luxurious life


Ms Lover


Lady like–behind the scenes

2012-ilkbahar-Yaz-Couture-Christian Dior--1

2012-ilkbahar-Yaz-Couture-Christian Dior-defile arkasi-15

2012-ilkbahar-Yaz-Couture-Christian Dior-defile arkasi-19

2012-ilkbahar-Yaz-Couture-Christian Dior-defile arkasi-25

2012-ilkbahar-Yaz-Couture-Christian Dior-defile arkasi-26

2012-ilkbahar-Yaz-Couture-Christian Dior-defile arkasi-28

2012-ilkbahar-Yaz-Couture-Christian Dior-guzellik-09





Awhile ago I posted about the beautiful return of lady like fashion at the catwalks of Dior. I recently found these gorgeous photos of the back stage vibe (love the dudes in suits running around) of the same show over at Dust Jacket Attic. If you want even more glam head over there for more shots. I am totally loving the close up make up shot – I wish I could use liquid eyeliner as well as that!

Ms Lover

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Martyn Bullard Lawrence–Part one

Last week I was lucky enough to go to Coco Republic’s High tea with Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. I dragged my best friend along for the ride and it turned into a hoot. Mr Lawrence-Bullard is an absolute scream. His work portfolio included the Osbornes, Elton John, Kid Rock, Tamara Mellon, just to name a few. Elton John’s place is shown directly below. He has put his name to fabrics, furniture, rugs and candles, plus of course 10 coffee table books. So here is a taste of his work while I work out how to get the photos of my phone (not very tech savvy here lovers!)

elton joh lounge

garden MLB


study MLB

sunroom MLB


white and gold bed room MLB

back yard

circus bedroom MLB

Ms Lover

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Keep Calm

act like Kate Middleton

Surely we all agree she acted like a lady before the marriage, amidst rumours of break ups and new loves. Yay for lady like behaviour – proof that being a lady does get you somewhere in life.

Ms Lover
image via

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Snowed under

My apologies lovers. I am snowed under. I have been a busy bee at work and have had a social life somehow too, so give me a couple of days to find my blogging mojo.

Always for the lovers

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

More walk-in-robe love

mirror console

ok, so awhile ago I posted several inspiring closet/robe photos, but this baby takes the cake. Designed by LA Closet, its complete with an enviable show collection, and that amazing scarf pull out. Pull the extra glam ottoman and chandelier. Oh la la… take note Mr Husband (your hiking boots are not welcome here). What storage features would you have in your dream closet?


scarf amazement


wall of shoes

Mrs Wife

Monday, 6 February 2012

Bring on the sun

I have been sick with the flu for over a week. It is driving me crazy, finally I have taken a couple of days off, child free, to try and beat it before the weekend. It has been pouring with rain for the last week also, and towns in the north of the state are again facing evacuation with rising flood waters. I hope the sun comes out soon.

the alternative wife tumblr


Jill Crawford via VT interiors
{Jill Crawford via}

kelly wearstler book coverkelly wearstler yellow chair
{Kelly Wearstler}

sheep in yellow room via la dolce vita

via marcus design

via marsuc design yellow highlights

via mix and chic


via pink wallpaper

yellow stud chair via pink wallpaper

Mrs Wife
Post Script: the sun is out and shining in the 24 hours it took me to finish up the post! But I am thinking of Nouveau Traditionalis who is suddenly hosting a 5year old birthday party at her home due to the original location being rained out. xxx