Thursday, 2 January 2014

New job New year

Happy new year everyone, I haven't blogged for ages due to spending all my time applying for new jobs which felt like a loosing battle at one point, but finally I have landed a dream job.
I've started working for a company called chapman bags who make hand crafted bags in England, which they sell all over the world. I am the new designer/sample machinist and have found a real interest in accessory design even though I initially studied in womenswear. I hope to keep you updated on my journey into my design career, meanwhile check out their website!

Friday, 9 November 2012

The Best of Metalics

skirt / Clutch bag / Jumper / Heels / Dress / Bangle

Here's a few key items to make sure you sparkle this festive season.
I've gone for quite subtle sparkles to really make this look wearable and something that can be worn day to day.
My favourite piece is the Ted Baker twist front sparkle dress (which comes in gold as well) which I recently purchased.It's such a great fit and is so comfortable that I would consider wearing it in the daytime and the night time.I think the sparkles are very subtle and classy and will come in very handy over the festive period.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A/W Fallen Leafs

This is a shoot I done for a fashion graduate and a graduate photographer.I thought I would share it with you all because I love the colours and tones of the photographs, and the overall setting.It's very autumnal and the mix of textures and fabrics really bring the photos alive.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Bodyshop Treats ... 40% off code!!

So after recently needing to top up my makeup bag with a few things from the bodyshop I went onto their online site as they didn't have the colours I wanted in the store. To my surprise they had so many deals and offers on so I treated myself to more than usual, but who wouldn't when you have 40%OFF! I couldn't believe that if you enter the code EXTRA in the promotional codes box you get 40% of everything, and if you spend over 20pound you then get free delivery! So above I got the all in 1 concealer that I love, and some new brushes,blusher,primer, bb cream and a nail file all with 40% off, incredible!
The free postage only lasts till tomorrow at noon so hurry up and place your orders, can't wait till mine comes in the post:).

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Westfield London's Dream Wardrobe Challenge

                     Brands featured above:
                   Ted baker // MIU MIU // Wolford // De Beers // Dior // Mulberry // Toy Watch

I just couldn't resist this amazing competition to win 700pound to spend on a designer bag of your choice from Westfield London's large variety of shops and brands.The aim is to choose your statement handbag and create a fantastic outfit around it using the brands within The Village. You are to create this look on Pinterest using brands pinned on the #TheVillage board, and then make a blog post about it,easy as that! You can find out more info about the competition HERE!

I chose the winter woodland trend as the inspiration for my pinterest board, using winter floral prints, fur, neutral hues and a bit of old glamour.I chose the Alexa over sized mulberry bag in nude as a starting point for my board, as I think this is such a versatile bag that can be used throughout many outfits and trends.I chose this specific colour to work with the winter woodland trend and then started building up the outfit.

I went for Ted bakers winter floral dress as the print is so unique and the voluminous waist cinching shape adds that glamorous feel. Fur is massive for a/w so here I've paired a crop faux fur jacket with the dress as it is a great length and a lovely deep woodland mahogany colour. For accessories the silver/neutral toy watch adds some sparkle alongside the amazing floral de beers diamond ring.To finish the outfit off we have a deep plum lipstick by dior, some miu miu satin heels styled with wolfords tight socks, and a lovely ted baker purse to pop in that stunning bag. There you go, this is my A/W winter wonderland look!

Pinterest Link

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

FASHION FANTASY - Giambattista Valli

Giambattista valli has enchanted me with the fall 2012 collection, I'm amazed by the vibrant use of print throughout the voluminous silhouettes and folds upon folds of the finest fabrics.He has created an enchanted fairytale through the use of fashion with his designs evoking thoughts of fairies and woodland scenes.
The ingenious placement of butterfly's throughout the models adds intrigue to the collection but also carrys on his inspiration and that fantasy feel.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

HelloTerriLowe - BOOT-iful giveaway

So I recently got contacted by barratts to let me know about this great competition they're currently running on a host blog Hello Terri Lowe. Firstly who wouldn't want to be in with a chance to win money to spend on shoes, what a great opportunity.
So here's my A/W footwear choices from barratts current collection, I went for a mix of options I would buy if I won the money as I couldn't just pick one style ;).
I chose 2 types of shoe boots with a mid heel as even though I'm tall I just like that extra bit of height and they're not too high so they are still very practical!
Then I went for a not so practical choice some skyscraper platform heels.Although these are reallyyyy high I've got a sneaky feeling they'll be super comfy.I have a pair of heels already from baratts that are similar to this and I can literally run hop and skip in them they are miracle shoes!!
Then last but not least are a trusty pair or ballerinas, great on trend colour...what more an I say you can't go wrong with them!
You can find more about this competition here!!

Winter Warmers

So now we're officially in autumn I got this lovely medium weight coat from h&m for 10pound in the sale online,I had a discount code too so it should of really been 20! You probably know by now that I love a bargain ha! I thought it looked really classy and smart and I really like the longer length. I paired the outfit with some topshop boots and my zara bag to keep it simplistic and effortless.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Pretty in Pink

In support of breast cancer awareness month I thought I would do a pink themed outfit post today )!
The pink dress I'm wearing is from topshop which I got for 15 pound in the sale, what a bargain!I thought this dress will be perfect over the Christmas party season and I can dress it up and down depending on the occasion.The statement belt is from h&m and the bag is from marks and spencers for 7pound in the sale.... you could call this a bargain outfit!!I think the bag looks expensive and classy and also very versatile, perfect way to finish the outfit off.Anyways hope you've all had a lovely weekend :)