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.

And the best is yet to come...
Not only can you shop - you can earn. Whenever you or your friends shop via your Mallzee you will earn money that can be spent in Mallzee or donated to charity.

So sign up for an exclusive prelaunch at plus be in the chance of winning £100 ($155) for every friend you recommend.

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!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Bargain buys

20 Buys under £20 for the new season.

Clockwise From Top Left:
Boohoo Black studded Peplum £15
H&M Cable Knit Jumper £12.99
Zara Black Split Maxi Skirt £19.99
Miss Guided Khaki Knit Jumper £12.99
TU at Sainsbury's Beaded Collar Lace Peplum £18
Boohoo Floral Kimono £15

Favourite Look: Chunky Knit Jumper with a Maxi Skirt for a cold Autumn Day

Clockwise from the top left:
Asos Khaki Maxi Dress £20
Asos Pencil Skirt £18
Pretty Little things Studded Collar £15
Pretty Little Things orange and blue satchel £15
A wear Blue Collared Peplum £20
Asos Dog Tooth Skater Skirt £16
New Look Blue star studded Slippers £17.99

Favourite Items: Studded Collar is perfect to update any Top for this season - It's all about the collars

Clockwise from top left:
River Island Red Polka dot skater skirt £20
Topshop Paisley Burnout Tee £16
Topshop Shimmer Skater Skirt £18
Miss Guided texture metallic skirt £19
Zara Studded Leggings £17.99
Zara Oversized Cable Knit Jumper £19.99
Zara Nude Patent Slipper £19.99

Favourite Texture: The metallic textured skirt is perfect for day and night, Layer an oversized chunky jumper for daytime - I love the juxtaposition of textures.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


Brit Girl 

Love label's Contrast Collar Skater Dress £44

Love Label Dress £44 worn throughout
This dress is made of a thick heavy jersey, perfect for the winter months, with a cute velvet collar. The only downside is the small cap sleeves as personally I am not a fan of them, however  if that sleeve suits  you then this is the perfect winter dress. This dress is also great to spin around in!

Black Studded Leather Jacket - Blue Valley £125
Hat - H&M £6.99

This is my favourite way to wear this dress as I love the contrast of the cute dress and fierce studded jacket,Personally I prefer to contrast the leather jacket rather than wear it with other biker influenced clothes that match this trend.

Black Jacket with White Braiding H&M £24.99
Vintage Art Deco Scarf Pin

You really can not go wrong with this classic, understated style. This jacket is the closest I'm getting to a Chanel suit for a while....

The Black and white jacket creates a simple classic style whereas the Biker Jacket adds some edge.

However the quest for the perfect winter dress must carry on.
To be continued....


Finally I have ordered from the new range by TV and Radio style icon  Jameela Jamil.
JAM by Jameela Jamil is a cute range of preppy shirts, pinafore dresses and pleated skirts. I have chosen a select few items from her range which seems to say 'YES' to the power shoulder. My favourite item is the white shirt - a staple in everyones wardrobe.

Puffed Sleeved White Shirt with Ribbon £35
Green Pleated Skater Skirt £29

Red Patterned Shirt with Ribbon tie £35
Black Pinafore Dress £55

See the full collection 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura

Shu and Karl
Karl Lagerfeld's new collection of make-up has been unveilved for Shu Uemura, after the collaboration was announced back in June.

Karl Lagerfeld is literally one of my favourite older men that wears high white collars and dark sunglasses all year round - wait - there is only one Karl Lagerfeld.

 His new range of make-up in association with Shu Uemura features a quirky little girl animation that has Lagerfeld's signature high white collar and black tie. The whole collection has been photographed and designed by Lagerfeld himself.

Clockwise from top left:
Shu eyelash Curl & Karl £20
Prestigious Bordeaux Palette (interior) £50
TSYU Skin, UV Underbase, Youthful Radiance Mousse £29
Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in Mon Shu red £19
Prestigious Bordeaux Palette (exterior) £50
Smoky Velvet Palette (interior) £50
Premium Lashes £50
Mini Lashes £25
Nail colour in Shu Shu Shu red £15
Special nail stickers. Part of set
Premium lashes (exterior) £50
Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium £56.50

Not available till mid November, I cannot wait to get my paws on this, i can guarantee that I will be purchasing some of this range as soon as it is available.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Craving Cobalt

DKNY Autumn/Winter 2012/13
 Cobalt will become a welcome colour in your wardrobe this autumn from designer to high street everyone will be trying for a colour statement and once again colour blocking is staying with us for another season, however this time for autumn/winter, it seems we will be ditching the earthy palette and holding onto summer for a little longer.

I can not write about the upcoming appearance of Cobalt without referencing one of my all time favourite films and book , The Devil wears Prada - My favourite monologue from Meryl Streep in the entire film:

Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2012/13

"You go to your closet and you select that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002,Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers." etc.....

This injection of colour into my autumnal wardrobe will be gratefully accepted as it will give the blend of forest,cherry,burgundy and navy a rest and to be honest I am a bit bored of seeing the same array of colours in every shop, that if mixed together would create a nasty brown.

Stella McCartney Autumn Winter 2012/13

There is a shade of colbalt for everyone its just a matter of finding the one that suits you. The best way to accessorise colbalt is with navy and white for a sophisticated look and nude accessories. For an extra punch of colour wear with an orange lipstick.

High street Cobalt Buys

Clockwise from top left:

Miss Selfridge suede edge stud clutch £35
H&M Faux Suede biker jacket £29.99
Asos Leather Quilted bucket bag £45
American Apparel Chiffon tee £40
Pandora Faceted Murano glass charm £35
Little Mistress at Asos lace and chiffon dress £55