Archive of ‘Loves’ category

Homemade is Best

The Cellardoor team ventured to Ikea at the weekend and being surrounded by lots of lovely things really got us inspired. We’ve already planned out our dream office, living room, kitchen…. now we just need to go and claim that Euro Millions win. Pah… us girls can dream.

Speaking of Ikea, we’ve recently come across this cute little baking book from the Swedish dream company. The 140 page coffee-table book presented in a very visually unique and spectacular way, and we instantly fell in love… not to mention the lovely pink cover.

Ikea says “90% of all the photographs taken in baking books look extremly alike. We wanted to try something different and present the recipes in a totally new fashion.The idea of the book became to tone down the actual cake and put the ingredients in focus. The recipes are presented as graphic still-life portraits on a warm and colourful stage. And when you turn the page you see the fantastic result.

The result really is stunning, and we were bowled over buy the simple photographs and clean layout and all the ingredients are styled in a fun way. The book contains 30 classic swedish baking recipes with everything from small biscuits to large cakes. So what are you waiting for.. lets gets cooking.

Winter Warmers

Brrr… the weather has turned so much colder in the last week or so and now our minds have turned to wrapping ourselves up in warm chunky knits and wooly scarves to keep out the cold.
Here are a few of our favourite knits…

Asos, £54.90

Topshop, £48.00

Zara, £29.99
Dorothy Perkins, £28.00

Asos, £29.00

Holly Fulton for Smythson

Launching her own fashion line after a glamorous start at Lanvin, Holly Fulton has become one of Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming designers of our generation. Launched to stardom after winning the coveted NEWGEN sponsorship award from the British Fashion Council, she has become recognisable by her Art-Deco inspired prints and slick designs.

Transferring these unique prints onto a new medium, Fulton has become the latest designer to create a range for Smythson stationery. Following in the fashionable footprints of Giles Deacon, Erdem and Matthew Williamson, she will be designing a range of 2011 diaries and notebooks in her signature palette of black, yellow and aqua.

With quirky flapper inspired illustrations and exclusive prints from her Autumn/Winter ’10 collection, this range of stationary looks to be one of the chicest ways to keep organised. You can pre-order pieces from the range next week on the Smythson website … and we recommend you get in there quick- Erdem sold out fast!

Being organised never looked quite so good.

By Kat Nicholls

When life gives you lemons…


Here at Cellardoor we’re quite partial to some vintage shopping, so we were delighted when stumbled across this little gem. Make Lemonade Vintage started just last year and has since grown into somewhat of a online vintage treasure. Each piece is hand-picked and sourced from great vintage in London.

And if you’re keen to keep up to date with catwalk trends, than have no fear because you girls are catered for too, with inspiration from Chloe, Celine and Mulberry.

We’ve spied cute blouses with crochet and silk trimming, which are the brands speciality, as well as the vintage staples such as Levis Cut-off’s and of course the can’t-live-without cable knit jumpers.

Here are our picks…..

Camel Shirt £12.50

Cowgirl Shirt £11.00

Take a peek into the new collection here


The first thing I do in the morning is pour some coffee and put the toast on, it’s a normal ritual before I get writing and working, and I usually like to have some music on in the background.

I don’t know about you, but after a few days I find myself getting very bored with the same songs over and over again. The Spotify ‘What’s New’ list is, well, dire… but this week I have been lucky enough however to stumble upon The Hundred in the Hands.

A funky duo of “Avant-pop split between the austere and feverish”. Now, I am no music junkie nor am I very knowledgeable in the correct terms and genres, but I am loving their songs. They write together and found one another while travelling across the US. They are based in New York and bring the past sounds of vintage hip-hop and 60s pop into today’s eclectic music scene.

My favourite songs so far are Pigeons, Building in L.O.V.E and Dressed in Dresden. Their website is not only a great place to read about them, but they also write and review music and designers…

by Emete Yarici

The Perfume Diaries

Are you fanatical about perfume? You might want to get down to Harrods this weekend then. The famous store is holding a unique exhibition devoted to perfume until the 2nd October.

The ‘Perfume Diaries’ aims to take you on a trip through the history of scent from ancient times to the present day and discover exactly what inspired some of the world’s best-loved fragrances.

Curated by leading Perfumer, Roja Dove, the exhibition uncovers the world of perfume and offers a rare chance to see original sketches and bottles as well as old advertisements and personal anecdotes.

The most stylish bunny you’ll ever see…

We’re huge fans of Fifi Lapin, the fashionista of the rabbit world, and her cute blog, so we were excited when we learnt that she was releasing a book pondering one of life’s biggest questions: What Shall I Wear Today?

Fifi shows you how easy it is to look great every day of the week. The book is filled with cute illustrations, interviews with designers and the hottest catwalk trends.

If you’re like us and desperate to get your hands on it, it’s now on sale here.

Is it weird to be slightly jealous of a rabbit?

Emma Block

One of our favourite illustrations in the latest issue has to be Emma Block’s (above) which fitted perfectly with the vintage feature we commissioned it for. Emma’s work has a perfect Cellardoor style, so it was no surprise that we instantly fell in love.




See more of Emma’ work here

My Sugarland

We were lucky enough to be invited to the bloggers event hosted by the lovely girls over at My Sugarland. The boutique, which was started up by stylist Zoe Lem, offers a unique mix of vintage and up and coming London-based designers and graduates.

We were definitely in our element surrounded by all the beautiful garment whilst being encouraged to try them all on.
This place is a haven of hidden gems and we would strongly advise you to take a visit to this little treasure trove in Angel, just don’t hold us responsible for the dip in your bank balance.

Images courtesy My Sugarland

The moment you’ve been waiting for!

So it’s finally here…

After a very busy two months, the new issue is now ready for your eyes to feast on. Perfect timing with the cold snap we’re now having. So, why don’t you grab a mug of hot chocolate, get back under your duvet and savour each page.

There’s no point going out when you’ve got all theses beautiful pages to look at!
Read on for our interview with Kat – our favourite Skins girl, songstress Lizzy Pattinson and Marina Diamandis of Marina and the Diamonds. Oh, and if those weren’t enough to tempt you, we’ve also got some yummy recipes, a snoop into some more of your houses and the best of the A/W trends!


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