Monday, 21 January 2013

Better late than never!

Frieze Art Fair

Last year I went to Frieze and I keep on meaning to do a post about it, and seeing as I have been so busy I thought it a shame to not do the post at all, so 3 months late here it is! My trip to Frieze.

Luckily I had VIP Passes thanks to friends,so we walked straight on through. The queues to buy tickets were massive and about 1 hour long, I felt amazing walking straight through, I felt so important!, a taste of what is hopefully to come in my future - hopefully.

The basis of Frieze is that galleries from all around the world exhibit what they have to offer for the coming year, with key pieces from their collection showing the direction they wish to take. It is essentially a networking event within the art community however the public can have a look too. It was very busy, that being an understatement. A massive tent in regents park, held the exhibition,  literally incasing the trees similar to that of an art great exhibition, just a bit smaller!
The beautiful regents park is surrounded by white georgian town houses, which are my dream home, so I enjoyed walking past these on the way.
The fair is set out with stands for each gallery which are sorted by country, as if you travel around the world. I loved the cardboard box label signs for each space. This vibrant pink floor seen below was part of Pilar Corrias gallery London, this image does not show how bright the flooring was, you may think it would take away attention from the art but it oddly complemented it and proved London for being the rebel capital. 
Dairy lea Cheese laughing cow carpets, bizarre but great - I think I may replace my bedroom carpet!  Doggy cube stools added to the arty environment and these little touches made it a great experience with something interesting around every corner.

My favourite work from the entire collection seemed to come from Mumbai, these up and coming indian artists, work tends to revolve around used products, due to western countries dumping their landfill in developing countries. Therefore these artists seem to have taken recycling as a fundamental aspect of their media creating interesting and new work that reflects their new environment.

Some of the work was even interactive, the whole fair felt relaxed and didn't have the stuffy feeling of a gallery when you are almost too scared to even look at the work let alone walk through it!

The beauty of Frieze is that you will just stumble across an Emin and then an artist you have never heard of before. You are opened up to so much interesting work in one visit, it is slightly overwhelming the volume of work in this tent!

Clockwise from Top Right: Klaus Weber Untitled Broken Window 2012, Haegue Yang Rainbow out of the water 2012, Robert Mapplethorpe Glass Collection 1984, Jenny Holzer Ritual between us.... 2006/2011, Unknown, Gabriel Orozco Rosiseau 12 2012, Oscar Murillo work! #9 2012

I love Jenny Holzer Ritual between us.. 2006/2011, this black and white pigment print has an amazing quality as it looks like a charcoal and chalk drawing, the willow has an ethereal foggy quality and although blurred is still defined.

Clockwise from top right: Zhang Huan, Derek Jarman Eyes 1987, Jean Dubfett Voyage au bissac mai 1995, Tracey Emin, Adrian Ghenie, Tracey Emin, Harland Miller Whats the hubbub-bub

Clockwise from Top Right: Fiona Rae Present Party for you 2012, Kiki Smith Telling 2010, Susan Hiller Recent Work 1972-1973, Elliott Hundley Untitled 2012, unknown, Fiona Rae Close ups

Fiona Rae 'Present Party for you' 2012 was one of my favourite pieces of the day the colour combination is beautiful, the contrast of the purple yellow and greens is exquisite. I love the way Rae uses the paint, soft blurred edges, confident brush stokes, drips and flicks all coming together create a mesmerising finished piece.

I would recommended booking in advance and taking a trip to frieze next year, it may be expensive at around £25 a ticket but there is a lot to see and it a great day out.

New Love - New Year

Manuela Dack

Just found an amazing up and coming designer, featured in Italian vogue numerous times (not bad!),  whos clean cut clothes and esquisite fabrics create the perfect sharp tailored look complemented with gorgeous sheer feminine fabric. 

Soft chiffon, preppy collars and sporty sweatshirts this collection is beautifully juxtoposed and I feel as though it has been made for me - I LOVE IT! Her signature combination of leather and silk and beautiful silohettes is so exciting.

Current stockists:

The Shop at Bluebird 
350 King's Road
London SW3 5UU020 7351 3873

I am starting to save now for a wardrobe revamp! - All donations gladly accepted...

Pictures from

Sunday, 16 December 2012


I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately but I have had so much college work!
It is nearing the christmas holidays so I will defintly be posting shortly
Much Love and Merry Christmas 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Have you ever dreamed of being able to create your own shopping centre, filled with shops you love that are only a click away from each other?
I sure have; seeing as my favourite shops always seem to be as far away as possible in the shopping centre, resulting in me doing the equivalent of a marathon. Online shopping has always been the solution to 'shop until you literally drop', however Mallzee now combines the shopping experience with the comfort of your own home.

The beauty of Mallzee is that it combines social networking, you can get that important advice from your friends before purchasing a product. In your Mallzee you can create your own wardrobe to check out later making sure there is no one else wearing the same as you to an event.

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Some of the current brands confirmed are Urban Outfitters, New Look, Feel Unique and St Tropez.

Sign up, and we could be shopping in each others Mallzee very soon.


Saturday, 6 October 2012

London Fashion Weekend 2012

Basically a weekend advertising event for Diet Coke, Kinder Bueno, Compeed and Lavazza.

So my day began with an early morning drive to Newbury Park Station where we boarded the tube to Liverpool Street.

Once arriving at Liverpool street we got the number 23 bus to Somerset house. A beautiful location and the fact that fashion week was there a week earlier is enough for me - to think I may have walked the same cobbles as Alexa Chung. When we arrived we were not met by an endless queue we just gave in our ticket and walked right on through. To quickly realise that you could only pick up your show bag from the stall before security, then we were confronted by a sign which read: 'No Re-admittance'. Therefore we had to wait until we wanted to leave to collect it - which was a plus as we did not have to carry it around all day. However the queue was massive by the time we left, an organisational error I do believe.
We were not missing out, the show bag just contained a few measley samples from the above brands and in addition a self tanning mit, label m salt spray, cheap compact mirror, toothpaste sample, a smidge of Elizabeth Arden 24hr Moisturising Cream and the highlight of the bag a John Paul Gaultier designed Diet Coke!

I must admit the endless supply of Kinder Bueno was useful taking into consideration how expensive the rest of the available food was!

I don't mean to sound ungrateful but if I hadn't of got a discount on my tickets that show bag would of cost about £10 which I do not think the contents would have even added up to in value.

To be fair it was 'designed' by mulberry - more like they gave them permission to use their logo! However it is probably the closest I will get to owning a mulberry bag....

Luckily the dissapointment of the show bag did not arise until after a healthy day of shopping.

Shortly after we arrived we had a coffee and some free lemon and orange water before hitting the shopping!

Beginning the crusade of fashion with the Designer section meant that:  I would be disappointed that my bank balance couldn't stand a chance against the hefty price tags, have a spot of lunch and then finish the day on a high with the clothes that I could actually afford without having to live on half a can of baked beans for a month.   I must admit if I was loaded I would be in fashion heaven seeing as there were so many great bargains - Valentino Red Label dresses reduced from £1,500 to £700, that really is a bargain in my eyes, just one I can only dream of attaining.

My first Purchase of the day was..........
A pair of mittens!
These were not just any mittens - ( Read in M&S voice) - these were fleece lined 'Nelly' mittens and only £2.50. At this price everyone should figure what they are getting for christmas!
'' is an online Scandinavian brand that had a pop up store just that weekend, you could try on samples of their clothing but you had to order it while you were there and then it would be delivered within a week. Their campaign range  '5inch and up' designed by Sandra Hagelstam was what really interested me, the chunky knits and tailored trousers at reasonable prices was something to get excited about.

Not only did they have some amazing pieces to order they had sample shoes all at £15! Unfortunatly they were all in a size 6, and no combination of insoles, heel grips and stuffing could make them small enough for my size 3 feet.


My second purchase of the day was a leather clutch bag by Muuba. We all know that leather is a massive trend this season, this was definitely confirmed by the number of woman pushing and shoving to get their hands on a leather garment or accessory from this store. My first choice was a large slouchy hold all but I put it down for one second and a frumpy unyummy mummy took it straight away, however I am ever thankful to this woman seeing as when I saw her carrying it, it didn't look too good! This clutch was a match made in heaven, it is large enough to use everyday with a zipped section and a purse section, the soft robust leather and screw top fastening gives it an edgy grunge feel, but could also be dressed up for an evening out. I could not ask for anything more. At only £50 I was sold.

Check out Muuba Here

 -Cake Break -

Literally the best Grapefruit Juice I have ever tasted, I actually saw them squeeze 2.5 Grapefruits to make that Juice - AMAZING!

 After that last refresher I made my final purchase of the day (Dramatic Build Up...) A pair of velvet ankle boots by House of Harlow 1960. At originally £225 the price was slashed to an unbeatable £70. These shoes are so cute and comfy and look perfect with frilly socks, tights and dresses, unfortunately they are not so practical in the rain, but they are perfect for a dry spring/autumn day and I love them.

 I also updated my Elle subscription, which was only £15 for a year with free Benefit Rita Perfume and sample size Bad Gal Mascara.

So after a hard day shopping and browsing I made my way home and said goodbye to the beautiful Somerset House.

I returned home to Essex after a fun day in London with a few good purchases. I will however never buy a show bag again seeing as it was absolutely awful this year, to think two years ago we were getting full size Juicy Perfume and full size Elizabeth Arden products and now the highlight is a self tanning mitt and Aloe Vera Tissues, knowing my luck next year it will be amazing and I will miss out, but I highly doubt that.

Every year I say to myself I will not go again but I'm afraid I do, because every year I pick up those few items that are worth paying for a ticket and wanting to go again.

 What I am wearing:
Leather Jacket - Blue Valley at ASOS
White Shirt with Black Bow - JAM by Jameela Jamil at Littlewoods and Very
Scarf Print Skirt - MANGO
Pink Suede Loafers - Jasper J Conran at Debenhams
Clutch Bag - MUUBA 
Pink Lipstick - CHANEL

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Changing Room Snaps

Frosty Nights

I am a bit poor at the moment therefore I thought I would share with you an outfit I would buy if i could afford it!

This is the perfect outfit for a winter night, worn with black tights, heels and a leather Jacket.

Both items are from the new Miss Selfridge collection, I love the lace shirt because of the cute subtle puff sleeves and the plum ribbon tie that luckily perfectly matches the Peplum Skirt. This shirt has been featured in many magazines so you may be fighting me and many others at the checkout on pay day.

You may have noticed that I absoloutly love this colour and I think it is perfect to add an element of luxury to your winter wardrobe.
Team with a Romantic Goth Lipstick and 
you are ready to go.                             

Friday, 7 September 2012

Embrace the Lace

Tadaschi Shoji Spring/Summer 2013 Ready to Wear collection for New York Fashion Week epitomises the Lace trend.
A beautiful balace between lingerie, preppy and period drama, Shoji creates simple elegant gowns fit for any occasion.

From romantic nudes to striking blues with a sprinkling of classic Black this collection has a ressosance of retro glamour mixed with simple modern tailoring.

My Favourites are the sheer collared shirt and pant suit;
We already Know that the pant suit is making a comeback, so making it from lace creates perfect evening wear.
The slash neck nude mini dress;
Simple and elegant, I love this neck line as it shows off my favourite bone, the Clavicle!