Monday, 31 December 2012

Today at my Feet

Today I treated myself to some new shoesies! I'm so excited to have finally got round to buying them - I have been in desperate need of new converse for a while now, my others are too grubby for words. Because converse are probably the most popular trainer of all time (but too comfy to trade) I fancied something a little different. The Comme Des Garcons PLAY diffusion, which are part of the Jack Purcell range are perfect don't you think? After a little research earlier, I discovered that Jack Purcell was a famous Canadian badminton player in the 1920s and 30s - he actually designed these sneakers way back then (which converse then bought the rights to). I really love the thought that I am going to be enjoying the same shoes as people did nearly 80 years ago - although I bet none of them styled them with skinny jeans! 


Thursday, 27 December 2012


That's right, I was one of the 4 million idiots who decided to go shopping on Boxing Day today! For those of you who were sensible and stayed in, you definitely made the right choice - it was MENTAL out there!

Here are a couple of pics of what I bought;
1. Plain white shirt and navy / black glitter cardi from Cos
2. Some MAC - a new lipstick and some bronzer (I'm currently the colour of a snowman so this was an essential)
3. And my lil dog trying to steal the show when I was taking pictures earlier. Cheeky!

Hopefully I will have a chance to post some outfit pictures soon :)
Ciao for now! Xx

Tuesday, 25 December 2012


Merry Xmas! It's such a wonderful time - family, plenty of food, parties and some lovely prezzies too :) Wishing everyone happy holidays!


Friday, 21 December 2012

An Illustrated Affair

Bag packed with my essentials (iPad, Benefit lip gloss, sparkly nail varnish and Stylist magazine) last night I made the four hour train journey home for CHRISTMAS!!! 
It is so exciting to be home again. What is also exciting is this week's issue of Stylist. For a free publication it is impressively good, and week by week consistently creates something beautiful, whether it be a story, fashion shoot or beauty edit. This weeks Christmas issue contains no photos - instead the editor has commissioned thirteen illustrators to draw everything, from the cover page right down to the fashion stories, celebrity interviews and travel reviews. In an age consumed by digital media, it is so refreshing to enjoy some hand crafted artwork, and it is for this reason I have decided to share it with you all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

1. Mary Katrantzou AW12 
2. The beauty edit 
3. Dolce & Gabbana AW12 


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The End of an Era

The final installment of Gossip Girl has aired. Everyone's guilty pleasure, I can for one say I will miss the glamour, bitchiness, drama, betrayal and of course the fashion in every episode. 
Even though Serena and Blair have been laid to rest for the moment, I'm sure it won't be the last we see of Blake Lively or Leighton Meester. Blake's credibility in the fashion world is rising by the day, and although Leighton has been a little quieter, recent reviews of the comedy 'The Oranges' could hint otherwise for the future. 
For now however, I'm sad to say it is XOXO from Gossip Girl.


Monday, 17 December 2012

It's a Kenzo Celebration!

Finally this term is complete! It is such a relief to have handed all my work in. Now all that is left is the nerve racking few weeks to wait for my results. In the meantime, I will be celebrating A LOT over the Xmas break! Who's with me?!
I would also like to take a few moments to celebrate the wonderfulness that is the Kenzo sweater. So versatile and easy to style up or down, it has been everywhere this season. Quite frankly, I think it is pretty great. Let's drink to Kenzo, completed coursework and of course the Christmas holidays!


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Into the D a r k n e ssss

Since my last post I have been living in darkness. 15 hour study sessions at the library this week have seen me leave the house under a dreary winter morning haze and return through a cloud of icy fog. As I was waking home tonight I couldn't help but think of the Givenchy Fall 2012 show - not because it reminded me of doom and gloom, perhaps quite the opposite. I remember thinking the first time I watched it that it seemed almost invincible, and right now that is exactly the sort of inspiration I need to make it to deadline day on Friday!


Sunday, 9 December 2012

All My Dogs Stay Real

Nothing like a bit of hip hop and glittery nails to sparkle up a Sunday morning!


Saturday, 8 December 2012

Bring It Blondey

For the past month and a half I have been writing, researching, reading, writing, reading some more and sitting at the computer until my eyes have literally turned into squares, all in the name of my dissertation. Everyone says that final year of uni is a bitch, and trust me, I can add to that long list of people. My social life has been minimised to take-away Chinese food in my living room, and one glass of wine a week if I'm lucky. And my laptop is never further than an arms reach away. Oh how I am counting down the days, hours, minutes, seconds until my work is handed in and it is Christmas break! On the plus side of all this misery, I have come across some pretty cool stuff whilst researching including some great pictures of street style. Here are a few of my faves, dedicated to all of the wonderful blonde haired ladies out there. Enjoy!


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Get me a LBJ!

Forget the little black dress. The words on everyone’s lips this week are ‘The Little Black Jacket’. Opening this week at London’s Saatchi gallery, the much anticipated photography exhibition displays Chanel’s famous tweed in all its glory.

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Styled by Carine Roitfeld, and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, the exhibition displays 113 pictures of the aforementioned jacket in its most versatile forms.
It dates back more than sixty years, but what many now think of as Coco Chanel’s most iconic piece first became revolutionary due to it contradicting everything that was then fashionable. Collarless and boxy, it was strikingly different to the clinched in waists and girly necklines of the 1950s. It was practical yet chic, and the women who wore it looked cool, sophisticated and grown up.

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But does it still look cool? Absolutely. Described by Vogue as the ‘unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment’, Lagerfeld has reinvented the jacket to something relevant again. From fashion editors to models, pensioners, hip hop stars and violinists, Lagerfeld and Roitfeld have proven to us one thing – that this really is the most adaptable piece of clothing. It can look right in any moment, on any person.  Styled with leather trousers and swag a la Kanye West, or fitted as a  bustier wrapped around supermodel Joan Smalls, its detailing and adaptability is iconic.
Chanel No.5 fragrance and the must have accessory of the decade the 2.55 bag have been the fashion house’s financial backbone in recent years. But ever the opportunist, Lagerfeld has put the spotlight on the Little Black Jacket again. Without the use of brassy ‘in your face’ logos, the little black jacket has become something distinctly Chanel, which is sure to follow us though for (hopefully) another sixty years in the future. 

Friday, 12 October 2012

Digging the Blog Out From Under the Bed

It would be really interesting to find out how many blogs have been started and left out there for weeks / months / years without being updated or viewed by anyone. Unfortunately my 2012 new years resolution turned out the same way... It is a new term at university though, and I'm back in full force. What better distraction for uni work than writing a blog?!

Quick update of my current favourites -

Markus Lupfer winter warmer -

The ever famous Charlotte Olympia cat pumps -

Prozena Schouler black satchel -

And my soundtrack of the moment is most definitely the new release from The XX, Coexist. Even more dreamy and enchanting than the last. 

Be back soon, I promise!


Sunday, 15 April 2012


It is easy to get distracted by Oliver Tank's cheeky grin and adorable mop haircut, but it isn't only his good looks that will melt your heart. His down-tempo music is dreamy, enchanting and completely mesmerizing. Turn it up loud and float away to a beautiful place.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

31 Hour Weekend Bag

Philip Lim has done it again! And this time, it is a bag to solve all dilemmas. Black or tan? White or black? Both of course. Yet another piece added to the never ending wishlist!


Sunday, 18 March 2012

An Ode to Jak & Jil

In an attempt to save money (and our livers), my friend and I sacrificed a party Saturday evening last night, and decided to stay home and spend the night in. With a supply of tea and biscuits to make our grandmothers proud, we ended up scrawling through almost the entire history of one of my favourite blogs, Jak & Jil. Here are a just a few of my recent favourites...

This hat is killing me how much I need it in my life! i have seen it quite a few times on street style snaps from this seasons fashion weeks and I am OBSESSED.

The contrast of a sophisticated comb-over and sharp turned up collar, alongside his (very sexy) tattoos and evidence of old piercings has made my heart skip a beat. What a gentleman!

A look that has been so over used the last few seasons (I'm guilty), but never fails to disappoint. Easy chic at its best.

Double Denim worn to a tee.

Finally, my absolute favourite. If perfection was a picture and not a word, this would be it. Absolutely beautiful.