Suitcase Living in 40°C Heat

So what do you wear when the temperature’s nearing 40 degrees? Nothing. In between prancing around in nothing but a bikini top and a pair of hampton shorts, (I’ll be honest, the majority of my two weeks on holiday was spent wearing that outfit) I was wearing combinations of the above garments alongside some vintage dresses which I don’t have images of (sadface). Clockwise from left:

Malibu green cord shorts - American Apparel

Mini palm tree clasp bag - Urban Outfitters

Aztec lace playsuit - naanaa.co.uk

Round sunglasses - And Other Stories

Hampton shorts - American Apparel

Tri-blend romper - American Apparel

Jazzy print playsuit - Hearts and Bows

Denim runner shorts - American Apparel

V-neck camisole - Topshop

Gladiators - Asos

Paisley smock dress - River Island

Tiramisu, I love you.

Tiramisu for breakfast. Tiramisu for dessert. I love tiramisu. Upon realising the ease at which it can be made (Thank you Nigella) it’s definitely dessert of choice at home. The most important thing I’ve learnt when making this delicious dessert, is to always make a little extra filling and syrup, as well as keeping aside a couple of ladyfinger bisuits so that you can make a mini-tiramisu to eat as your pièce de résistance is chilling in the fridge.

For the syrup:

1 cup good espresso

1 cup Tia Maria

For the filling:

2 eggs separated

1/3 cup caster sugar

1/4 cup Tia Maria

2 cups mascarpone

Cocoa powder

Ladyfinger biscuits (buy a couple of packets as the amount you need depends on the size of your dish)

  1. For the syrup, combine the espresso and Tia Maria in a plastic jug and leave until cool

  2. Whisk the egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form

  3. Whisk the yolks, caster sugar, Tia Maria in a larger bowl until slightly thickened and pale in colour

  4. Add the mascarpone to the yolk mixture then fold in the egg whites

  5. Create a base layer of biscuits in your dish and pour over half of your syrup mixture.

  6. Spoon over half of the cream filling and top with a light shower of cocoa powder.

  7. Repeat stages 5 and 6 to create the second layer of your tiramisu

  8. Cover with foil and let chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours

  9. Eat for dessert and breakfast…

  10. …and maybe dinner as well

It’s 30 degrees in London today and much hotter in the flat. Avoid making tiramisu in these weather conditions. I’d planned to make tiramisu today to celebrate my housemate’s new job. Being far too excited and eager to begin making this beautiful mess, I’d made a start as soon as I returned home from the shops with a bag full of goodies. Instead, I should’ve let the mascarpone sit in the fridge for a little while to firm up, after having wondered between many a supermarket (in the hot hot heat) to find some. As a result, the filling is now runny and the biscuits have floated to the top like lost boats at sea. Oh well, if worst comes to worst and it doesn’t set, it can always be turned into ice cream.

Don’t be scared to adapt this recipe to your on taste. Instead of using a coffee flavoured liqueur like Tia Maria, you can use Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur. Once set, smother your tiramisu with toasted hazelnuts covered in cocoa for added texture and flavour. I’d once used leftover plain sponge cake instead of sugar coated ladyfingers which added more texture and a larger surface area to soak up the syrup. Went down a treat.

Skinted or Minted: The Denim Rucksack

LHS: Primark £9

RHS: American Apparel £38

Flower Appreciation Society in Hackney

Flower Appreciation Society in Hackney

How to dress like you starred in 80s cult classic Heathers

Clockwise from top left:

Johann Earl Letterman Sweatshirt - Asos

Peach Lips in Charmed - Topshop

Borg Collar Denim Jacket - Asos

Nylon Scrunchie - American Apparel

Big Fun Tee - Bubbaduds

Varsity Bomber Jacket - Topshop

New Project

Now that AW13 Fashion Weeks have drawn to a close, Head Offices of major high street fashion brands will be making the required arrangements to best represent what was seen on the catwalk, in their own high street stores. Design teams will be pinning moodboards, Buying teams collating fabric swatches and Merchandising teams finalising quantities; we’re in the midst of a very busy time period within the fashion retailer’s calendar.

But who will get there first?

Using an Event Study analysis technique over a series of posts, I will investigate the speed to market of styles, colours, fabrics and trends that were first brought to the attention of the masses through the prestigious fashion weeks of SS13. From runway to retail space.

And when I won’t be doing this, I will be feeding you with all things fashion. ENJOY.

Jemima Kirke for Jalouse

Jemima Kirke for Jalouse

7 Jul 2012 / 190 notes / girls tv hbo lena dunham 

Spot the difference.

Spot the difference.

The perfect white shirt by Margaret Howell.

The perfect white shirt by Margaret Howell.

Dead Man’s Bones via Pitchfork

Dead Man’s Bones via Pitchfork

golfwang:

Lego Took This.

golfwang:

Lego Took This.

Paper Teacups by Cecilia Levy
via Poppy Talk

Paper Teacups by Cecilia Levy

via Poppy Talk

Henry VIII with Large Bars by Chad Wys

Henry VIII with Large Bars by Chad Wys