Portmanteau List: Favourite Books

Children’s books
  • Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  • The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  • Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
  • Momo by Michael Ende
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
  • Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • The Philosopher’s Apprentice by James Morrow
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
Philosophy and discussion
  • Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Seredipities by Umberto Eco
  • The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
  • Orientalism by Edward Said
  • Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste by Pierre Bourdieu
  • White Collar Crime by E. H. Sutherland
Please note that these are merely my absolutely favourites, the very smallest I can make this list be. I also tried to narrow the books I personally like further by choosing to put up those I’d recommend to pretty much anybody.

What LL Wore: Purple Spirit Day

Last year a Canadian girl, supported by Glaad, got websites, celebrities and millions of people throughout the world to wear purple on October the 20th in order to for LGBT young people who are victims of bullying. This year, I made my own purple tweed dress.

I haven't really managed to get a proper picture, just a really quick one in the mirror before I even put my make up on... oops. The fabric is quite dark, and although very obviously purple inn daylight, hard to capture on the low quality camera I had available.

I adore the hint of green running through the fabric as well.

LL Creates: Ties to my new bow obsession

I've got a new obsession, and it's bow ties. The one above is Ralph Lauren and the first one I've ever actually tied myself.

I then proceeded to figure out how to make my own and experimented around to come up with the following final first ever bow tie. It's Black & Yellow wool, and not adjustable - I'll get to that with the next tie.

What LL Wore: The color brown on me

Browns/ orange check Ralph Lauren shirt
Vintage brown tweed blazer Brown
Le Pliage Longchamp Brows/ orange
Lyle & Scott 100% lambswool scarf
Brown Gap trousers
Leather Russel & Bromley brogues

What LL Wore: A blue-green autumn graces us still

Lira Leirner tartan mini skirt
Lira Leirner tartan puff shirt
Versace black leather 5 inch boots
Hermes vintage blazer
Felt hat with red feathers
Zara black top
Vintage satchel
Pringle over knee black socks
Cynthia Rowley brown sunglasses
Valentino wool scarf

All images by Stuart Bannocks. Thank you! :)