25 Feb 2012

Right Now

I am currently....

Creating a wish list of picnic-worthy summer frocks

Inspired to decorate, dreaming of pale mint walls, fairy lights and cosy cashmere throws.

Searching for The Perfect Shirt Dress

Looking forward to eating outdoors - day time picnics, night time picnics and al fresco dining beckon

Fawning over Erin's photographs of the Lauren Moffat presentation at NYFW

Tempting myself to buy an obscene amount of fresh flowers after pouring over Amy Merrick's work

In love with collars in all shapes and sizes - especially decorative ones

22 Feb 2012

GUEST POST - The Big Mac Blog

After putting together a guest post for my friend Christine's blog, The Big Mac, I decided to get her to return the favour and asked her to put together a post for kisses and cross stitches. Here it is (please note that all photos are Christine's own and if used elsewhere should be credited as such).

I am very honoured to be asked to write a guest post for kissesandcrossstitches. I have been an avid follower for some time and look forward to the inspirational photography and choice fashion picks. I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself and my little blog.

My name is Christine Mac AKA The Big Mac. I work as a clothing designer, stylist. Currently I’m living in London, England. 2012 is to be my year of adventure. I have vowed to travel and experience the unknown and take my camera along with me. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

My blog features photos capturing my daily life, beautiful things I see and love and my never ending journey of inspiration. I am always fascinated by the World around me and take joy from the smallest of things.

I am setting sail from London to France in 10 days where I’ll be eating cheese, learning French, training for the Berlin Marathon (!) and sharing in my new found French life.

I love to take photographs wherever I go, even if it’s just popping down to the local shop for milk or going for a bite to eat with friends. My camera is always with me. My other love is designing frocks and styling beautiful photoshoots. I have an obsession with colour, pugs, flowers, 1950’s dresses, ginger hair and cake.

Join me on my journey, it should be a laugh!

20 Feb 2012

Erdem Fall 2012

A breathe of fresh air, akin to a breeze in a delicate floral garden - Erdem delivered the best show of fashion week so far. A knock-out colour palette of ochre, damson and royal blue and scatterings of beautiful blooms guaranteed that this collection topped my 'If I won the lottery' shopping list.

18 Feb 2012

NYFW Favourites

New York Fashion Week didn't excite me the way that it usually does. The only brands that really stood out to me were Victoria by Victoria Beckham, Organic by John Patrick and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

For more detailed NYFW reviews of DVF, Tibi and Helmut Lang, see my post on the Flannels blog.

And head on over to Christine's awesome blog to read my guest post on my favourite blog reads.

10 Feb 2012

Yayoi Kusama

I am currently thinking a trip to London to visit the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern is in order.

Photos by the incredible Kris Atomic

7 Feb 2012


I am sick of looking at beautiful summer clothes whilst it is freezing and dull and miserable outside. BRING ON NYFW and inspiration of how to dress for NOW.

Extremely summery dreamy outfit pictured is by Erdem SS12

3 Feb 2012

Aubin & Wills

Breath-takingly beautiful photographs of Irina Lazareanu (and Alex James) adorned in simple, lovely clothes, with a thickly-cut fringe, hanging out in an impeccably decorated house for the Spring/Summer campaign for Aubin & Wills? Yes, please!

via the rather fabulous Miss Moss

Marguerite Gisele

Thanks to the lovely Dulcie, for introducing me to my latest blog crush, Marguerite Gisele. January and February are such dismal months, which have led to me so far not honouring my New Years Resolution of taking more photographs with my SLR and my boyfriend's DSLR. Instead of taking my own pictures, I have been snuggled up underneath blankets, indoors, pouring over beautiful photographs that others have taken. Marguerite's pictures have inspired me to pick up my film cameras more again. (And slightly frustrated me that I don't suit my hair long and wavy! Dream hair alert!)