30 November 2009

November Giveaway winner!

Thank you all so much for taking part in the November Giveaway, the response was amazing with over 350 entries from all over the globe. So nice to know Nadinoo has such a diverse following!

Unfortunately there could be only one winner, s0 using the random number generator a number was selected. 
I'm delighted to announce the winner of the Pixie's blouse dress is.........

Valerie Tan from Sunny Singapore

Huge congratulations my dear, I hope you enjoy your new pretty dress forever more.

As so many of you entered we thought you might like to use your 15% discount for one more day.

Keep your peepers peeled for the x-mas giveaway happening really soon.

28 November 2009

Autumn in New York 1942

Photography by Steven Meisel

I understand that Autumn has come and gone and we are descending into Winter now but I can't help hold on these amazing colours. Such beautiful styling, makes me wish I was born in the days were ladies wore gloves, hats, shawls and petticoats..

23 November 2009


My cutie friend Hien doodled up these Nadinoo beauts in her spare time, I just love the detail she has gone into with the prints, peacock perfection me thinks!

Illustrations by Hien Nguyen

20 November 2009

Friday night hair ideas

Just a quick post before I start to get ready for a few tipples in town, wondering if this hairstyle is a little too ambitious even for a Friday....

16 November 2009

Back to brunette

Photography by Edwin 

As mentioned a few posts previously I was having a dilemma as to whether I should grow my hair as a blond or a brunette. On Friday I finally took the plunge and dyed my hair back to it's original dark brunette shade and I have to say I'm delighted with the result! Although I really enjoyed being a blond for two years I feel more at home with my natural colour and definitely more myself. So thank you for all your advice and lovely comments that helped make this decision.

Above are some lovely pics by New York based photographer Edwin Tse, a close friend of a dear customer who Nadinoo may work with in the future. He has such a fabulous portfolio of work of which I'm sure I will draw more inspiration from in the future, I hope you enjoy his work! 

13 November 2009

Girl crush

Illustrations by Mercedes Helnwein

After flicking through the much awaited new issue of Lula magazine I came across the wonderful Austrian born illustrator Mercedes Helnwein. The more I looked into this lady the more besotted I became with her and the darling characters she illustrates. Such a lovely vintage feel to them all, they remind me a little of the 70's "Peter and Jane" books I was taught to read from.
You can also see a short film of Mercedes at work in her incredible studio, just take a rewarding trip to the Lula website.

11 November 2009

Winter styling

Photography and styling Julia Galdo

As I mentioned in the previous post I'm in love with 30's and 40's styling. Perhaps because it's freezing winter here already and wrapping up in woolen ponchos, faux fur shaws with dainty tailored gloves is a really elegant way to keep warm. I have been practicing pinning my hair into this style, still needs a bit of work but looks great with bright red lipstick.

10 November 2009

The Edge of love

Beautiful photography by Wendy Bevan

I did promise more photography by the talanted Wendy Bevan, and here they are! I really love the colours she has contrasted in these photos and the war time styling. I am falling in love more and more with this era, encouraged slightly by watching "The Edge of love" finally. I use to hate Keira Knightley with a passion, but this film may have turned all that around, her Welsh accent isn't that bad either. I would highly reccomend this film, if like me you love watching films for the costumes alone. April Ferry has done such an amazing job, she talks a little about her inspiration on the website.

6 November 2009

Where I lay bare

Photography from Nicole Trundle

I love these photographs, they have really got me in the mood for dressing up tonight!

Abbey Drucker

I have been sitting on this beautiful photo collage for a while now as it can only be appreciated in full size, so I decided to rearange my blog to accommodate. Abbey Drucker has also photographed my dream girl Zooey Deschanel, what a lucky talented lady!

Photography by Abbey Drucker

3 November 2009

November Giveaway!


I have been enjoying wearing my Pixie's blouse dress so much I have decided to give one away this November to one of you lovely readers!

Simply sign up to the Nadinoo mailing list before Saturday 29th of November leaving your full name, the city & country you live in and your size e.g. X-Small/Small/Medium

Also to make your entry all the sweeter you will receive a 15% discount code to use in the Nadinoo boutique that will run until the winner is announced on Monday 30th of November.

(Please see our size chart if you are insure of your size, if your size is not available please leave your shoulder/chest/waist/hip measurements and a custom size will be made for you should you win) 

Hair inspiration line up

 Photography by Jason Brownrigg

One of the most popular things I like to talk about both on my blog and off is what to do with my hair.. I really have had every style you can imagine which makes choosing my next one rather difficult, I am lucky that I suit being a blonde and a brunette.  I had a blond seventies bowl cut over summer which is slowly growing out now into a shoulder length golden bob. I would say this is the stage I rarely get past without changing the colour or cutting it short again..  So my tiny dilemma is should I go back to my true brunette roots and aim for the hair of girl 4 in the line up or girl 3 and stay golden blond...
 Any advice welcome!

2 November 2009

Autumn chill

I love these pretty pics taken by Arden Wray for Victoire Boutique, the styling is so so cute. I need me a nice faux fur hat these Autmn days just keep getting colder.
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