Objects of Desire

andres gallardo for tsd blog

It had to happen, sooner or later, that I added a category of objects. Objects of desire. And it happened rather quickly. It makes sense I suppose, because style is about aesthetics, and being a bonafide aestheti-file, it is impossible to limit my appreciation only to outfits. I have to include, in this blog, design objects I consider mind-blowingly delicious. I cling to the opinion that good design is always an honest and beautiful manifestation of the designer’s personality and view of the world, and believing that this is true, I would love to meet the creator of the gems fetured in this post’s illustration. His style makes me swoon!

So without further ado: Behold the genius that is Andres Gallardo. His delicate yet beautifully bold porcelain creations have captured my heart, and I lust after almost every piece he has ever created. But mostly I lust after the Lion and Leopard bags, I have never seen anything like it before, and I think it is pure genius. It speaks to all my aesthetic happy-triggers. One day they will both be mine, Oh yes they will.

The Style Devil

 style devil tsd blog

Let me introduce you to the Norwegian hotness that is Marianne Theodorsen, aka The Style Devil, photographer/blogger over at The Style Devil and Rodeo

Her laid back style is both fierce and feminine, structured and casual, with an occasional tongue-in-cheek attitude sprinkled on top like a luscious cherry. Blonde, pink, silver, espresso, – her hair is always a gorgeous feature, along with her glorious collection of arm-ink and rings (fingers/septum/ears). You’ll find her on the prowl in NYC/Milan/London/Oslo/Copenhagen/Stockholm/Paris snapping away at fabulous outfits, and her eye for detail is flawless. Her style is her personality, her interests, her life – and I never tire of spying at what she wears and what she photographs.


Tube Fabulous

tube fabulous tsd

Where? Tottenham Court Road station, London.

Public transport can be hard work, – dusty, clammy, crowded. So make sure you brighten up your tube or bus journey by wearing a kick-ass outfit like this gal. She definitely makes it into the FABULOUS category. In fact, this lovely lady was the first ever outfit i snapped after deciding to start a style blog, and it lends itself remarkably well to illustration, there’s wool, a dress, a scarf, a shawl, coral tights, patent shoes, the textures and colours, and lets not forget the prints, – it should be chaotic – but this girl has styled an outfit before! With equal measures of skill and magic she has created an ensemble with enough quirk and cuteness to rival a box full of kittens with stick-on moustaches. Well done young lady, your style made my day.


I am The Style Drawer


I am a great admirer of someone who portrays true style, glamour and flamboyance, and I love love scanning the streets or the media for such gems, and sharing them with you. The traditional medium for a style blog is the photograph, it is the most accurate, and completely objective. But I’m a drawer at heart, and I love the feel of sharp pencils and plush pens against crisp paper. Style is also a truly personal expression, and by some, fabulous art is created. How we perceive art is also personal, subjective, and by illustrating the style gems that I come across, I can more easily share with you my own delight and appreciation, my own perception and experience.

So I will draw.

I am the Style Drawer.

I hope you enjoy, xxx