It’s nearly Christmas!

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 2.41.27 PMI like my legs. I have  a gammy knee that means I’m extra good friends with the physio, and a propensity towards a sore ankle (I first injured it when I was so engrossed in a magazine I feel down a flight of stairs at the station, and it’s never been quite the same. Thanks for nothing, Vogue Living). But other than that, my legs get me around ok, they don’t mind going for the odd run, and they’re nice and bendy for yoga. I have no illusions about them. I don’t imagine people are saying “gosh that lady over there has nice legs.”

My favourite ever pair of jeans was a stretchy, high waisted Sass and Bide  pair  that held everything in in a reassuring kind of way way. I used to wear them every day. I was waiting at the station  once and saw a pair of legs reflected in the window of the incoming train: not overly long, not necessarily skinny,  but definitely nice. “Gosh that lady has nice legs,” I thought. Then I realised it was me. Sadly, the entire seat wore out of those jeans. They’re beyond hope. I haven’t been able to find a replacement. They’re still sitting in my cupboard though, I’m not quite ready to get rid of them.

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It’s no replacement for the best pair of jeans in the world, but the Sass and Bide website has a handy little workshop at the moment where you can assemble some pretty pictures into a christmas card and send it to whoever you’d like. I made some, it’s quite fun. Also, for every one sent they’re donating $1 to Barnardos Australia.

Suno Resort 2014

Suno resort 2014

Suno is Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis, and was started in Kenya in 2009 after post election violence put a dent in the country’s steady tourism industry. Max was a longtime visitor to Kenya, and was determined to find a way to encourage local talent and forge economic growth. Now, Suno have also set up fair trade workshops in India and Peru. I love the Suno 2014 Resort collection.  For Erin Beatty, resort “just needs to be beautiful,” and this collection has beauty in spades – think a bold yet muted palette, vintage style shapes, nature inspired prints, stripes, oversized jackets and a hint of midriff.