Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Kokon to Zai

Today I had the pleasure to work in the backstage hustle and bustle of the Kokon to Zai show, and what an experience that was. Full of intricate bead work, black leather and chunky buckles. The collection had a very present tribal feel to it combined with a very brave and youthful touch of S&M; obviously all in good taste! The collection was high energy, rebellious and exceptionally bold; just how I like it. I particularly loved the beaded dress pictured below; Just from past experience, I can completely appreciate the time taken to hand sew each bead on and make it look this fantastic! I'd certainly say it's the dress of the collection!

In the rush this morning to catch the train I was already late for, I stupidly forgot to pack my camera into my bag, so I apologise in advance for the dark, blurry images!

And here's my almost all black ensemble to Fashion Week...

 See you next February LFW!


Monday, 19 September 2011

Butterflies and pearls

There comes a time in the year when we must let go of the sun and embrace the cold autumnal winds. It's a transition we all detest, until we remember how comfortable it is to hide away in layers of scarves, tshirts, jumpers and boots. However today, I went totally against this and whipped out a beautiful butterfly print summer dress that I picked up from H&M at the beginning of summer, with a vintage pearl jacket and to make it a little more suitable for the weather, I paired them with my shearling boots! Brave decision paid off I say.

Dress H&M, Jacket Vintage, Boots, Knecklaces New Look

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sunny Skeggy

Today I spent a gorgeous day walking across sandy beaches, dipping my feet in the sea water, slotting two pence's into slot machines and eating Harry Ramsbottom fish and chips. But what truly mythed me was the fact that there is something totally unique about the British seaside. Whether it's that thing that all us Brits have adapted to about not letting dull weather put us off a day at the beach or the endless supply of rock, ice cream and hook a duck amusements. Either way, I do love a British beach day spent with friends and family!

P.s I have my Instagram back...beautiful.

Happy Sunday!

Knee high boots

I've just spotted these gorgeously amazing boots from River Island which I thought would look perfecto with my winter friendly midi skirt (need, need, need them!). Unfortunately the shops in my town aren't open past 4 on a Sunday, otherwise I certainly would have been out of my slipper booties faster than you could say shopping. Fortunately the Xfactor is keeping my mind occupied until the shops reopen for business... and quite frankly I can't wait! I guess I know what tomorrow will bring. Better start making room in an already overflowing 'shoe-drobe'!

River Island boots, Zara shirt, Warehouse skirt.

Loving the new season a little too much!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Studded boots and leather shorts

I'm not usually someone who would usually feel comfortable wearing leather hot pants, but after lusting over a Topshop pair, I've decided to step outside my comfort zone and just go for it. And with fetish big on this seasons catwalks, there's no better time to invest in them. I'll be wearing mine with tights to take me straight through the cold winter months, paired with some fierce studded boots and softened by a sheer nude blouse! All of course from Topshop.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Holiday blues

It's not just the beautiful french riviera weather that i'm missing when I wake up to the grey clouds and chilly British weather. But it's eating freshly baked croissants from local patisseries, taking scenic walks down to the small yet perfectly formed beach coves, and that peaceful sound of quiet chatter, laugher, and clinking glasses of outdoor dining in the town square.

I enjoyed nothing more than strolling through the art filled harbour of Saint Tropez whilst eating a lemon sorbet ice cream, followed by visits to local boutiques stacked crammed full with beautiful silk scarves, luxurious leather bags and delicate metallic sandals and of course laying by the side of the infinity pool, overlooking the clear blue sea, reading Vogue with the more than occasional and ever so elegant belly flop into the water to cool down.

So returning home to the reality of work by day and student finance forms, dentist appointments and the ultimate joy of dog walking at silly o'clock in the morning truly hit home. But whilst editing a few holiday snaps (all obviously with that clear meditaranian blue sky), I realised how beautiful France really is. Next stop Paris please!

So here's just a few of my highlighs...

The Sun, Sea & Sand.

The food.

The streets.

And Finally the fashion...


Roberto Cavalli

Time flies far too fast when your having fun in the sun... Until next time!

Hope you've all enjoyed your summer, now make way for beautiful knits, knee high boots and Faux fur jackets (I've got my eyes on a Topshop beauty!).