It’s only 23 days to Christmas, woo!
I’ve been surfing the internet like crazy to find gifts, walking up and down the high street on cold winter days is overrated. Unfortunately I have very little cash this year and so have had to get creative, more on that in a later post. This hasn’t stopped me from compiling a Pinterest board full of gift ideas, I’m rather proud of it. I’ve tried to pin unique, stylish and thoughtful presents rather than the sort of thing that will be in the sales come Boxing Day.
This timeless (ha, ha, ha) watch by Larsson & Jennings is one of my favourite pins. It costs £195 and would suit both men and women. Larsson & Jennings watches combine clean functional Scandinavian design with a distinctly British sense of heritage and style. I for one would be very happy (hint, hint) to open one of these beauties on Christmas day. I won’t but a girl can dream.
Anyway check out the rest of my gift guide here.
I know I don’t post half as much as I should on this blog but I do have an excuse (sort of); I also contribute to the blog of online store Lux-Fix. They stock a variety of luxury/independent brands at discounted prices and now I’m beginning to sound like an ad man, sorry!
Anyway there is a point to this. Lux-Fix actually stock a lot of jewellery brands; I’ve been profiling quite a few of them for the blog and it has inspired me to create a Pinterest board featuring all my favourite pieces. With Christmas just around the corner (according to my local shopping centre) now is the time to think about buying something special for someone special; with that in mind I hope you find my board helpful to your Christmas gift search.
There are so many great independent designers and brands out there that I don’t think I’ll ever go to the high street for jewellery again. Really jewellery should be a personal, unique and special gift and the pieces I’ve put on my board reflect this.
The lovely delicate ring above (there are lots of lovely little stackable rings about at the moment) is by designer Clarice Price Thomas, her work is inspired by clockwork machinery and it’s really quite sweet and personable.
It may seem that I haven’t been posting much lately and it’s true I haven’t, this is partly because I recently become addicted to pinning things. I’ve created a couple of new Pinterest boards in the past few weeks and updated my older boards, take a look:
I will try and come up with a proper post or video soon…
Sorry I haven’t made a video in ages, I like to say it’s because I’ve been busy but in reality it’s because I haven’t really felt inspired enough to awkwardly talk to camera for some time. Anyway the September’s fashion weeks have just finished and so I thought I share my favourite picks and thoughts via the medium of Youtube.
As I mentioned in my last post I’ve made Pinterest boards for each fashion week:
All the pictures used in this video (and on my Pinterest boards) come from Style.com.
So the SS14 shows have been happening this month, Milan Fashion Week has just finished and now the fashion industry (of which one day I hope to be a part) has headed to Paris. I’ve been making Pinterest boards of all my favourite looks from the various fashion weeks, please check them out so I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my life. So far I’ve done a board for New York, London and Milan.
This look is by Anthony Vaccarello (I took the picture from Style.com), I don’t really think much of this collection is meant for ordinary mortals, just super models. I guess a girl can dream.
As I mention a lot on this blog I am terminally skint, a lot of the wonderful designer fashion I’d like to buy is way, way out of my budget. That’s why I’ve spent a lot of time recently on Vestiaire Collective. A lot of the stuff is still out of my budget at the moment (my bank balance is looking particularly gloomy this month) but I think it is infinitely more likely that I’ll be able to purchase pieces second hand than at full price. Also second hand seems a lot less wasteful.
Rather than posting a just a single picture here I’ve created a Pinterest board with all my favourite finds from Vestiaire Collective; check it out here.
Here is what me and Bex wore today. I haven’t done on of these posts in ages but I wanted to show off/rant about my skirt. I’ve had that skirt for ages but this is actually the first time I’ve worn it outside the house. We all have things in our closet that we don’t get around to wearing so today I thought I’d be good and wear the thing. As soon as I stepped out the house, however, I realised exactly why I’d never worn it; the split is just far too high. Also I have a man walk/stride which played havoc with this skirt. It looks cool but it is so difficult to wear.
Anyway Bex looks laid back and cool as usual, I don’t know how she does it.
I really like American brand Suno. I’ve recently decided to change my own buying habits but I also want to try and feature more ethical brands on this blog. Suno are one such brand, you can read their story here, suffice to say this is one brand that proves that high end, stylish fashion and socially responsible business practices are not mutually exclusive concepts.
OK so in my last post/Instagram pic I may have hinted at a trip to the hip Parisian concept store Colette. If one were not familiar with my blogging history one may have presumed that the shopping bag I photographed was filled with designer fashion, alas this was not the case.
This is actually what was in the bag, a book of Juergen Teller photography. I did visit Colette, it was incredibly cool and most of it was far out of my price range. However they had some really cool fashion/photography/arty books so I decided to add this one to my bookshelf (its a metaphorical bookshelf btw, most of my books are in storage, don’t ask).
Teller is one of my favourite fashion photographers and as an aspiring (read: still unemployed) model this is the sort of work I’d love to do, only with less nudity (there’s a LOT of nudity in this book).
Anyway you can find out more about my short Parisian break here, it was my first time ever in Paris but I’d love to go back and see more.
I also need to learn French…