Monday, 14 April 2014

The 1st 3 Months

These things are all so familiar to me because I used them everyday for the past three months.
Luna is out of her moses basket and into her cot in her own room now. Sob and rejoice simultaneously!
1. This Little Hip Squeaks blanket came everywhere with us. We used it as a swaddle, as a blanket, as a mopper upper. Gorgeous print and so soft.
2. Ahh Sophie, who doesn't have a Sophie, she has started sucking this hell for leather since her gums began hurting.
3. The Baby Bjorn bouncer allowed me bits of time with free arms and she was blissfully happy in it.
4. Ewan the dream sheep, this is an instant sleep association for Luna. (The front right leg plays a song which for ever more will remind me of settling her to sleep)
5. I wanted her close to me to begin with and she never really took to the buggy bassinet so I carried her most places to start with. The Ergo is the only carrier which has been ok'd by the Hip Dysplasia Association and it's so comfortable to carry little ones in. Joe also carried her so this was great.
6. Miffy bath bubbles, made our baths so much fun.
7. This DVD is a must and I wish that I had watched it before she arrived. He is a nutter but the 5 S's work!
8. Ahh her Moses basket with a little rocker stand. Everytime she snuffled at night I would gently rock her back to sleep.
9. Munchkin nappy pail, perfect for keeping odours contained.
10. The Kanken, perfect nappy bag size wise and not too girly if Joe took her out. The central clip on the handles also now does up over the pram handle, which is genius.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Thief + Bandit / Roxy Marj


I love the collab which Thief and Bandit have done with Roxy Marj. And not to mention the SS bits from T + B which are just gorgeous.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Society 6


I added some more designs to my Society 6 page. I can do any of the designs personalised so if there is something you want please get in touch ;) claraspil@gmail.com

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Luna 4 Months


This little monkey is now 4 months old! This month she has:
Learnt to suck her thumb a bit, does it one week not the next
Still loves her bath, she is a true water baby
She is getting a bit interested in toys. Loves the black and white ones mainly.
Is the ONLY person in the world who truly loves my singing. I am sure she will grow out of this.
I am pretty sure that she is left handed
Is having 3 naps a day at home, soon after she wakes, an hour at lunch and one about 5/6 (boring but I want to remember).
OH, and she laughed! On February 28th. It was the best thing in the whole world. 

I on the other hand have developed A LOT of one handed skills; I can hold her whilst eating cereal, sterilizing bottles, making coffee, checking instagram and doing my make up pretty much all at the same time. 
Multitasking.com.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Isabel Marant Backstage FW14
















... Just all of it mmmmmm

Friday, 7 March 2014

The Monochrome Obsession Continues


Yes, I am still in love with all things monchrome
1. Grow Up Print
2. Lov Tea (the best!)
3. Le Sac en Papier, I jumped on the bandwagon
4. The perfect Cubus candle holder
5. Pia Wallen cross blanket, not bored of this yet
6. Norm Milk Table lamp
7. Rock N Rose ring
8. Current obsession, all Aesop products

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Luna 3 Months



Luna is 3 months old. She is turning into such a proper little person. I love her so much sometimes I feel like my heart might explode. This has been the best month yet. She loves LOVES the bath and if she is ever fussy in the evenings that's where we will end up. Frankie joins us, not actually in the bath but on the side and she stares at him with huge wide blue eyes as she jigs about wondering what this big ball of black and white fluff is. This and the weekend mornings in bed are our favourite times. Along with the start of a giggle when I cover her face with kisses and her conversations with Papa, which sound like them repeating French vowels to each other.

Baby massage classes have finished but we have a little routine down now, Monday was baby massage, now a class called mindful mamas (AA for Mum's), Tuesdays are our NCT meet ups, Wednesday is the big scream which is orange wednesday 241 cinema, we saw The Wolf of Wall street (um starts with Leo sniffing coke off a prostitutes bum, I covered Luna's eyes despite her not knowing what debauchery she was viewing) and The Dallas Buyers Club and today is the Monument Men, Thursdays are baby yoga and then lunch with yoga friends and Fridays are the only free weekday where we try and see friends from London or go on a little adventure. In between all this I am managing to do a little bit of work, with her balanced on my lap at my computer! Life is pretty full but really the best, most happiest I have ever been and I never want this bit to end. Of course there are times in the night when I can't sleep because I know she might wake up any minute and need feeding or when she pukes all over me and I probably smell like baby sick the majority of the time, will never eat green pesto again (bottle feeding mamas, you know what I mean) and I look about ten years older than I did in September but it's all worth it times a bajillion.

Frankie obviously had to be in all the pictures.
Oh also, she had her immunisations last week after I to'd and fro'd about whether to have them or not.
It was horrible.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Derek Lam Favourites





That white dress...

Karen Walker Favourites






'Did you know that New Zealand was the first place to give women the vote?' This was what Karen Walker was saying backstage at NYFW after her show. I love this and the silhouettes are just beautiful, not to mention the make up.
Starry eyed.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Beau Loves SS14


Beau Loves SS14 ~ ahh the print and the colour palette are just perfect!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Valentine's Wish List


You know, just in case a certain someone looks on here ;)
1. Ear Cap ~ ASOS
2. Tassle Bracelet ~ Luvocracy
3. Blush Ankle Boot ~ Shoemint
4. Rosamundi Candle ~ Diptique 
5. Linda Farrow Sunglasses
6. Leather Clutch ~ Blackbird and the Owl Etsy
7. Instax Camera
8. Anchor Print Throw Pillow ~ My ahem, Society 6 - here.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Davide Sorrenti


It was the anniversary of the fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti's death yesterday. I went through a phase of being a bit obsessed with him and James King when I was a teenager. He was one of the photographers who was said to glamorise the heroin chic look and he had such cool ideas about the world. He looked so young because of the illness he suffered from, which was part of the reason that his mother moved the family to New York from Italy when he was young. 
Like River Phoenix one of those lives which was too short. This documentary See Know Evil is being edited and should be done soon, I can't wait. He shot the Calvin Klein Obsession campaign with Kate Moss, this is him with her and an image he shot of James King when they were together. 





Sunday, 19 January 2014

Luna 2 Months

 

Luna is two months old today. She is such a joy to have around and there are so many brilliant things that she has learnt in the past month. To smile, on demand (!) which she does all the time, to parrot sounds that you make and faces you make and the start of a little laugh. She is very clear on what she likes; her bouncy Baby Bjorn chair, the Ergo carrier, being on her front on my knee, the bath and she also knows what she does not like; the Quinny bassinet, milk in the mornings, hats being taken on and off her head and being taken out of the bath! She is still just waking up once at night and starting to be less interested in her morning feeds which is apparently a sign that she doesn't need the night time one. Fingers crossed! 


She gave me a real scare last week and we ended up in A&E, all is fine and I am trying not to let it shape the kind of Mother that I am but I won't ever forget the feeling I felt as I tried to get her to breath and it wasn't happening. I wrote the below when I got back from the hospital and the adrenaline had worn off... Scary shit. 

We have some Mama friends and their babies to hang out with which I am absolutely loving aswell as yoga and baby massage and lots of walks and coffee; it's a pretty great life this motherhood even though we miss Papa in the week. I keep reminding myself that this newborn phase will pass so fast and not to wish it away. I can't put into words the amount of love I have for her, protecting her and learning the ropes of being a good Mama. This poem does it really well though.

See Luna at one month here.

Luna moon, yesterday I was harping on to the girls about how big you. You are almost twelve pounds and bigger than all the other NCT babies by a whole pound but today when you stopped breathing for what seemed like forever, but was in fact only about ten seconds, I realised how small you really are. Your little red cardigan reminded me of that just now when I put it back in your drawer. All your little organs are so tiny and your breathe is so small and quick and so precious. I realised today how much I love you and how attached we are and how fragile your body really is. To be a mother I thought you had to be tough but I have realised how soft you end up aswell and how easily Mothers cry; the first word, the bumped head all bring tears to our eyes. In the back of the ambulance I don't think I took my eyes off you once and yet you didn't even open your eyes or move much in my arms. I just felt such a powerful draw to protect you and the paramedics' bad jokes landed on deaf ears. You are the most precious thing to us, little moon and you gave me a big shock. Try not to repeat that if you can help it. 
A plea from and tough and soft Mother. x

Monday, 6 January 2014

Beachy









Ahhh Wildfox you never disappoint!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sienna Love




 









Loving this US Elle editorial with Sienna, all loose floaty materials and pastels. Dreamy.