Well NYFW is in full swing and like many a fashion geek I’ve being pinning images like crazy and wishing I was in New York. London Fashion Week starts soon so then I’ll be wishing I’m in London…
Anyway you can check out my NYFW picks here, this board has grown to an unwieldy size but there’s just so many cool looks! The one above is from Tibi and it really looks like something I’d wear.
Also I’ve been very busy writing for several blogs/magazines; Zero Magazine is one of my favourites, it’s quite cool and independent. I should also have a piece in Avenir Magazine, this publication is a bit more thoughtful which means I have to actually put a little effort in to my articles. If you’re looking for a new/indie magazine to read you could do a lot worse than either of these…
P.S. I will be doing a video round up soon, I promise!
Well a new year and I’m still not posting enough; I should have made a resolution or something but I only would have broken it. I will come up with a new video soon I promise…
Anyway at least I’m still pinning like crazy, my Drop Dead Gorgeous Gowns board is now infeasibly long; it’s a good thing I’m skint if I actually had enough cash to buy some of these dresses my wardrobe would have exploded by now. Here’s one of my favourite pins, it’s by Lanvin and comes from their Resort 2014 collection. I now get most of my pins from Style.com, they have so many images it’s insane!
So due to my non-existent career and depressing bank balance I’ve had to get creative with this year’s Christmas gifts. As you can see from the mediocre pictures above I’ve managed to turn about £25 into 5 soap and perfume sets for my family.
Yes, that tiny bottle is perfume, homemade perfume no less. It is actually quite straight forward and not at all expensive to make your own perfume; I used this tutorial. The problem is, however, that I have a poor sense of smell at the best of times and when I cooked up this little beauty I had a blocked nose. It’s very citrus, that’s all I’m saying.
Anyway this is probably proof that I’m spending too long on Pinterest; I used to do a lot of crafty stuff as a kid and Pinterest is just feeding my inner craft maniac. Next Christmas I’ll probably be giving homemade do-it-yourself baking kits and hand sewn cushion covers…
It’s the thought that counts right?
p.s. despite my constant nagging none of my family actually read my blog so the chances of them seeing this before Wednesday are minimal.
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.