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 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
Ladyfinger biscuits (buy a couple of packets as the amount you need depends on the size of your dish)
For the syrup, combine the espresso and Tia Maria in a plastic jug and leave until cool
Whisk the egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form
Whisk the yolks, caster sugar, Tia Maria in a larger bowl until slightly thickened and pale in colour
Add the mascarpone to the yolk mixture then fold in the egg whites
Create a base layer of biscuits in your dish and pour over half of your syrup mixture.
Spoon over half of the cream filling and top with a light shower of cocoa powder.
Repeat stages 5 and 6 to create the second layer of your tiramisu
Cover with foil and let chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours
Eat for dessert and breakfast…
…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.
LHS: Primark £9
RHS: American Apparel £38
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
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
Spot the difference.
The perfect white shirt by Margaret Howell.
Dead Man’s Bones via Pitchfork
Lego Took This.
Paper Teacups by Cecilia Levy
via Poppy Talk