I couldn't resist an extra weekend post, beacause I just had to show you these deliscious finds!

ruffle sleeve dress at asos (usually I'm not so enamoured with this store but those details have sorely tempted me!)
gorgeous gorgeous Abigail Percy earrings
ridiculously expensive clutch purse by Nena Sanguil from Net a Porter (note 'made in the Phillipines using natural materials' - lets just hope the sweet old lady was fairly paid)
to die for soft rose platforms from faith

Happy Saturday!
bunny kisses



decisions decisions, which granny outfit to choose? well lunch yesterday with my grandparents was interesting to say the least (darling why have you fixed your fur like that, darling are you still seeing that boy, darling what are you wearing? oh vintage, how interesting etc. etc.) so I thought I would commiserate by popping down to the chazza (op shop) and thrifting out these two gorgeous outfits. They're a bit itchy but I think I am rockin this look and I have rediscovered hair clips which has made me really happy.

here's some more happy shopping tip offs just for you

I love this look it's kinda clown granny!

cute friday top (how appropriate) from french connection
bow front beret from urban outfitters
mini leather suitcase bag from etsy seller jessjamesjake
clown inspired shoes and sweet ruffle mini from Toppers

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just wanted to share this little collaboration with Anna Sui that i did an age ago and have only just seen...

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I'm going for lunch with my parents and grandparents today...

...and later I'm going line dancing!

but right now I'm shopping!

lovely silk black dress and cool leather belt from Miss Selfridge
darling shoes from Anthropologie
and gorgeous Autumn necklaces from etsy seller neawear (I suggest one in every colour!)

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So anyway today I have customised some of Sonny's clothes so that they fit me! Don't tell him though because I have a feeling he really liked his D&G jeans, whoops!

Tonight I intend to go a lot more glamorous and have been looking around at what I might choose. I found this lush dress from Topshop, so pretty I can't wait to wear it and I think it will look perfect with one of these Luella hair/fur accessories (they don't seem to be available online, so I'll have to check out the Luella store or Harvey Nichols). I think the burgundy goes best with the gorgeous shoes I spotted in Kurt Geiger but I prefer the clips to the hairband so we will have to see if they come in that colour way. And finally to top it all off look at the loveliness that is this clutch purse from the very talented Etsy seller redrubyrose.


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Inspired by our shopping trip last week I thought I would have a nose around this week and see if I can find some bargains online, so I've popped on my reading glasses (they're faux actually, from Paul Smith) and my latest vintage buy - a knitted dress (so bang on trend) to keep me cosy (yes the weathers still glum here) lets go shopping!



Some say the British are renowned for our obsession with the weather but seriously can you blame us when August, the one month that is meant to be what is known as 'summer', has so far been a huge disappointment. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes we have the most perfect summers, but the persistent clouds are starting to drive me up the wall and there's not even anything my credit card can do. Well not directly anyway. I've said it before and I'll say it again the only thing to when the weather is dreary is go shopping!

lets go together shall we, we'll meet at the Wolseley for a spot of breakfast and then we'll jump in a taxi to the new Orla Kieley shop, just look at all the goodies to choose from....

scarves are so this season - justification in itself

oh dear I feel faint at all the loveliness
and you can I interest you in a gorgeous buckle fronted handbag?

oh my goodness I want that bag... that one there... second right from her perfectly clad foot. yes I'll take a pair of those too!

see look how happy that bag has made her, I want it in the other colour way though!

oooh check out her lovely beret, I love that bow on the front

ok next lets go to Nicole Fahri, we can have lunch there too!

I love the convex mirror collection

and I'll be looking out for these two gorgeous outfits, how about you, did you get anything?

seeing as we're in Bond Street lets go to Gucci, oh and Lanvin and lets not forget Chanel (don't worry about the sniffy sales assistants, they're quite nice really)

phew I could do with a tea break!
lets have a quick slice of carrot cake too...
...and then a couple of fashion kisses and a proper hug, that was fun! I'll see you next time


p.s. If you liked my new drawings, prints will be available for sale soon, I'll let you know when!



Today I am mostly wearing seventies chic

Just the other night I finally had the chance to see La Vie en Rose, The film about the life of Edith Piaf, and it was well worth the wait. I was glued to the screen and not only because of the story and the fantastic cinematography but also because of the amazing costumes, it just made me want to search out more vintage. I just loved the scene where Edith wears the cute sailor ensemble I want to go right out and find that hat!

and as I carried on watching the film lusting after her silk dressing gown and vintage belt buckle it reminded me of the last time I had that feeling, Keira Knightlys dress in atonement didn't you just want one!

Bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

The late Marit Allen was the costume designer on La Vie En Rose, you can read more about her here.




First there was Australian vogue (what good taste the people of Australia have!) click on the image for a closer look...

Then there was Vogue Girl Korea (what good taste the people of Korea have!) just check out the loveliness of it! a whole double page spread devoted to my picks of next seasons collections and who might suit them. Again click on the pics for a closer look...

and for anyone out there who can't understand Korean (me included!) here's a translation of the interview and a bit further down a closer look at each of the outfits....

Q. I read your self introduction which you wrote on the homepage. It was very interesting but I couldn’t understand partly. So, would you explain what it means? And for readers unfamiliar with your work, would you mind describing what you do a bit?

A. The info on my homepage is Fifi's own story. It explains that Fifi is an only child (very unusual for a rabbit) and thats why she is incredibly spoilt by her wealthy parents who buy her everything and anything her heart desires, usually that means designer outfits which means she has probably the best wardrobe on the entire planet!

Q. Do you remember the first picture you ever drew? Do you still have it?

A. I have always loved drawing and was so tiny when I started drawing that it wouldn't be possible to remember the first. I still have the first picture I drew of Fifi Lapin, she's wearing a lovely red duffel coat with big buttons, when i saw her looking so cute i just wanted to draw her more so picked up my latest copy of Vogue and the rest is history!

Q. When did you start drawing rabbit illustrations?

A. I have drawn rabbits since I could pick up a pencil but Fifi came to me only last year, the style was very similar to those I had drawn in the past but her fashion sense was a whole new thing.

Q. Which piece of your work is your favorite?

A. That’s a really difficult question! There are so many lovely outfits that it would be impossible to choose. I do have an ever expanding collection of Fifi drawings of my own as some I find impossible to let go! ones such as the yellow Temperley dress (spring summer 07) that was my profile picture on my blog for ages. I’ve only just changed it.

Q. You’ve recently made an ‘I love Luella week’. Are you planning to make an another designer’s week? (Then, who will that be?)

A. Yes, that was so much fun. Luella is one of my favorite all time designers (mind you I say that about everyone!) Her clothes are just so effortlessly cool and I love her styling too. The geek glasses were inspired last season. I just reached the end of Proenza Schouler week and am definitely planning more themed weeks. I have a great time choosing which outfits Fifi is going to wear next.

Q. Where do you find inspiration? Who & what inspires you?

A. My main inspiration has to be the amazing designers whose creations Fifi wears, but I also love the work of illustrators Rob Ryan and Julie Verhoeven. They both create new worlds for us to inhabit, its the little details that interest me most.

Q. What is your favorite fairy tale, and why?

A. East of the sun and west of the moon is such an incredible story, really magical and I love the illustrations that Kay Nielsen did for them especially the ones of the princess and the bear together.

Q. Who are your heroes?

A. Fifi would probably say Coco Chanel or Christian Dior...

Q. from ‘Fifi Lapin’ illustration, what do you love to draw?

A. well I don’t like to give to much away because I like Fifi to have all the limelight but suffice to say I do spend my life drawing. Its my whole life, I don’t know what I would do if something happened to my right hand, perhaps I should get it insured?

Q. Do you enjoy doing most in your spare time?

A. Well Fifi would say shopping, shopping and more shopping with a spot of socializing on the side. I guess I would have to agree with her but my life balance is a lot healthier. I love to spend time with my friends to whom I am very close, just hanging out, a glass of wine, being outdoors, listening to music. I guess I’m just an ordinary girl

Q. You are living and working in London. Do you think that London is the great place for artist? Then, would you tell us the reason why you like London? And does London influence your illustrations?

A. London is a fantastic place for an artist. A lot of people in London work in the creative industries so its not hard to find something interesting. There is inspiration everywhere you look from street style to the amazing galleries and museums. The London catwalks have to be the most experimental in the world and the music and publishing industries are also huge. Its so full of creativity that literally everyone you meet is developing ideas or pushing boundaries. It carries you along in its enthusiasm for the search for something new.

Q. your big fan, I really hope to see your exhibition or book. Do you have any plans to hold an exhibition or publish a book?

A. I would be very interested in having an exhibition or releasing a book but I think I need to produce more work before I am ready, saying that if there is anyone out there who’d like to offer me such a thing that would be great!

Q. You have any plans or dreams to extend your work to different fields such as fashion design or film? I think it will be great if Fifi would be made as a moving pictures.

A. I have had discussions with a label that I have collaborated with to produce a short Fifi Lapin film but we will just have to see. I have so many creative ideas but putting them into practice isn’t always so easy. I hope that in the future Fifi Lapin would be able to design and even produce her own collections. She is a very stylish bunny and I think there would definitely be a market for her ideas.

Q. When I see your adorable illustrations, sometimes I imagine your desk and workspace. Would you mind to describe your work space?

A. My workspace is sometimes incredibly tidy which I prefer as it helps me to think clearly but by the end of the day it descends into chaos, with mess everywhere! I have a studio in my house with big windows letting in loads of light which keeps me sane. I always draw sitting on the floor. I find sitting at a desk really restrictive. I have a huge collection of pens and pencils which I usually have on a tray beside me so I find just the right colour very quickly. I love that the tools I use for Fifi are very simple and yet give people so much joy.

Q. I think I can guess your fashion style through your illustrations. How would you describe your personal style? What are three of your essential fashion items?

A. My fashion style is very similar to fifi’s though I think I am a lot less confident, she likes to wear things that surprise and sometimes shock a little, I tend to stick to simple shapes and add interest with accessories, I love bangles especially vintage ones and have an ever growing collection. I think a colourful pair of shoes or belt can make all the difference and I seem to have a huge amount of coats and jackets. I hate that you spend ages deciding what to wear and then you put on your coat and it spoils the whole look.

Q. What’s your dream?

A. That Fifi lapin will be the huge celebrity that she deserves to be and that I can relocate my studio to a lovely country mansion with horses outside my window

Q. Do you believe in luck?

A. oh yes, luck and a lot of hard work!

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...and here's a closer look at the outfits with my tips!

Betsey Johnson - OK I admit, this one isn't exactly practical but I couldn't resist - its so cute! the beret style hat features yet again, it has to be the first thing you pick up this season. I recommend this look to girls with shorter legs, the mini length and heightened waist line will give the illusion of length

Blumarine - I like to imagine myself hidden away in a sprawling English country mansion wearing this outfit, perhaps I'm in the library dreaming about some romantic liaison. I would recommend this outfit to girls with less on top, thick woolly cardigans are best left to flat chested girls.

Celine - This winter for me is all about looking stylish and staying warm, check this look out, I'm all covered up and yet I look seriously sophisticated. A cropped leather jacket over an evening dress is the easiest way to ooze style. I recommend this for all girls who want to impress.

DKNY - a red coat is my winter essential, it brightens everyone's day and makes you look ultra confident. The floppy beanie hat is also a big hit with me. I recommend this outfit to everyone, get some opaque tights and get those legs out!

Marc by Marc Jacobs - cool lesson no. 1, wear Marc by Marc Jacobs. lesson over. my perfect outfit, the slogan t-shirt, the graphic printed skirt, the adorable green shoes. I would recommend this outfit to girls who want to make friends and influence people.

Philosophy by Albertta Ferretti - This little lacy number could look a little tarty if you accessorized it badly, the stripey tights and lace up boots mismatch perfectly. I would recommend this outfit for girls with more of a pear shape, the full skirt hides those thighs and the downward striped tights are great for elongating those lovely legs.

Eley Kishimoto - the usual winter muted tones are mixed here with a zingy turquoise highlighted with hints of red and yellow for extra pop, its a great recipe for a fun winter wardrobe. I wouldn't recommend this outfit to apple shapes (more in the middle) I'm not sure it does me any justice to be honest!

Sonia Rykiel - knitwear is going to be big next season and this colourful jumper dress is bang on trend. I love the light colours with the black opaque tights and the hat just finished it off nicely. I would recommend this outfit to everyone, its easy and stylish and the knit is not to thick as to bulk you out.

- I just love the mix and match element of this outfit, it just shows you can go a little crazy and yet still look tre cool. I would recommend this look for girls who like to show they have real personality.

Zac Posen - accessories accessories, I just love them and these pom pom head pieces are a perfect accompaniment to my long silky ears. I really liked the way Zac bought sequins bang up to date with this minnie mouse ensemble. I would recommend this outfit to the long leggy type its not exactly body conscious so you've gotta have length to carry it off.

bunnys kisses
Fifi Lapin



well today I'm feeling a little funky and so am wearing total 70's, shaft inspired (may he r.i.p.) outfit, complete with leather 'blues player' cap. I keep returning to my mothers cowboy boots, she's got her beady eye on nicking them back I think but I just remind her of the mutton dressed as lamb line!

Thanks for all your requests recently for more shop updates, I know it seems I have been a bit lazy on that front but i promise something really exciting coming very soon (I hope soon anyway!) and once the surprise has been revealed I will be able to come out of the darkness of the rabbit hole and spend more time having fun!

I have been seriously addicted to flickr recently, I'm sure you all know the site well. I'm just astonished at the quality of some of the work on there and have been having lots of fun playing flickr faves - collecting cool images from around the world, heres some of my favorite bunny inspired shots...

clockwise from top left

Cami and Dunston by Grandylion
right in my mirage by Lenaah
don't drive drunk by RougeRouge
L'Empire des lumières (down the rabbit hole) by TommyOshima

If you like photography I recommended you check these guys out, and if you know of any other talented bunny photographers please let me know!



hello lovelies, hope you like my little frock, I customised it myself (and the shoes) with one of my favourite ever useless things - pom poms. they look especially good when made with different shades of wool. I found these other lush ways of using them...

sock adornments
a cute mouse

and this is a not so lush way of using them - sickos

death scarf

So anyway, onto lighter subjects, my goodness me, just look at the loveliness that is Rodarte, thanks to Kristatomic for that one (by the way isn't Kristatomic just so gorgeous looking - I especially love her hair colour, just like mine =;x)

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin



the answer to Mondays question was.....Christian Laboutin shoes, aren't they yummy! - the only way to cheer up a sad fashion bunny

and here they are with my latest vintage outfit. A gorgeous forties ensemble



hello monday!
hello cuddly cardigan made for hiding away from the summer that never arrived!
is anyone else feeling the monday blues?
I've been shopping to cheer me up, can anyone guess what I bought?