>> I’m back in my happy happy place in Los Angeles (and beyond) with a proper holiday that has involved several days of not using any data on my phone.  I literally just checked and no mega bytes have been notched up for over 24 hours, which is a novelty for me.  In addition there has been much poolside listening of Woman’s Hour, turning up of Jamie xx/Adorn/Yumi Zouma in the car and happy hammock swinging.  I wasn’t going to post much this week but the colours of LA, Palm Springs and the Yucca Valley high desert, along with the corresponding attire, have been building up so much so that it pictures of me wearing bikini briefs and a coat edged with the word “Swim” wouldn’t make have made much sense, if I had waited to return to London.  The theme of my summer suitcase has been the brighter the better, as well as adopting an unusually reduced level of layering, to combat the 38 degree temperatures out in the desert.  As a stop gap to normal posting duties, I give you some snapshots of my temporary state of Californication..






0E5A9529Miuniku “Swim” silk coat, Topshop bralette, Mara Hoffmann bikini bottoms, Victoria Beckham sunglasses




IMG_0042Ben Jones exhibition at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills

IMG_0049Borne sheer shirt, Christopher Kane lace skirt, Nike x Liberty Air RiftsVictoria Beckham sunglasses


0E5A9622Jacquemus dress, Opening Ceremony sandals, Jonathan Saunders sunglasses


20150717_231027Matt pastel ombre nails done at ES Nail

IMG_9995Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt dress, Cottweiler shorts, Dior sunglasses

IMG_9983Nike x Liberty Air Rifts

0E5A9707Karen Walker dress

IMG_0002Cactus display at Poketo



IMG_0093Entrance to Palm Canyons



0E5A9610Karla Spetic halterneck, Prada shorts, Natali Leskova sky print waistcoat, Dior sunglasses, Coach x Peanuts mini duffle bag, Coach metallic clogs

IMG_0090Skull Rock inside Joshua Tree

IMG_0069Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Museum



IMG_0085Balenciaga dress, Acne sunglasses, & Other Stories x Vans



0E5A9425Supersweet x Moumi dress, Luisa Leitao sunglasses, Nicholas Kirkwood sandals



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  1. Liv

    2015-07-18 at 2:27 PM

    Great photos. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Jackie

    2015-07-18 at 4:52 PM

    Welcome Back Susie! It’s so refreshing to see visitor photos of L.A. (and its environs’) oddities and wonders. There’s so much to California, that even as a native, I’m still surprised. Have a wonderfl time. Watch your water usage and please spend $$. We like that here. 🙂

  3. Francesca

    2015-07-18 at 5:16 PM

    These photos are perfect. It looks like the ideal holiday for taking time out/clearing the mind. I’m glad you’re having a good time! 🙂


  4. Amelie

    2015-07-18 at 6:19 PM

    I love the bright colors of your outfits and these photos! I really want to go to Cali; I can’t believe I’ve never been.

  5. Mikey

    2015-07-18 at 7:27 PM

    Wow your photos are always so artistically beautiful! Love the bright colors you’re wearing, really compliments the scenery here in sunny california.

    best wishes fromx –

  6. Liz

    2015-07-18 at 7:57 PM

    such an awesome post

    giveaway on my blog!

  7. Kristie

    2015-07-18 at 9:03 PM
  8. Zaynab

    2015-07-18 at 9:48 PM

    beautiful photos!

  9. mel

    2015-07-19 at 8:51 PM

    Outstanding! Such a treat to view this series. Extra special.

  10. Carine

    2015-07-20 at 8:09 AM

    Gorgeous pictures! Totally love all of your outfits but that pink-striped dress is my fave!

  11. yuliasurya

    2015-07-20 at 3:31 PM

    Wow!! I like your nail art! So inspiring!

  12. Gabriele

    2015-07-21 at 8:17 AM

    I just found personal stylist for your body shape shopping platform – . Very impressive!

  13. federica

    2015-07-21 at 8:46 AM

    beautiful photos!! I like your nail art!!

  14. ode2vogue

    2015-07-21 at 9:49 AM
  15. Dora the Explorer

    2015-07-27 at 5:42 PM

    The fashion model in the monstrous!

  16. tung

    2015-07-29 at 12:24 AM

    Love the striped Jacquemus dress!

  17. Camille

    2015-08-06 at 9:40 AM

    I love this post of yours! That’s what you call fashion

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