Thursday, 15 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
I want to thank the incredible Anna Popovich, Ning Lai Tam, Jersey Pearl and Greene and Sheppard PR for lending us their incredible wares, and the whole team for an amazing shoot.
Friday, 18 November 2011
Confession time - when it comes to hair, I am pretty useless. For as long as I've been growing the stuff, my hair and styling methods have remained the same and don't show any signs of changing. I have always been a big fan of ghd straighteners, but I fully aware that I am not using them to their full potential. But the good news is you don't have to be a hair expert to master next seasons hair trends. According to Kenna, Creative Director at ghd and all round hair guru, Spring/Summer hair is all about nostalgia - using the classic plaits and ponytails we've all grown up doing and adding a more modern twist.
I love the mix of straight and wavy with this look, and it's surprisingly easy to achieve. The important thing to remember is that you should always prep your hair with any styling products, such as a curl hold spray or heat protection, before drying so that it's well absorbed and will hold the style. You can then add any extra bits you need, such as hair spray or serum, when the look is complete.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Despite the morbid subject matter, the collection exudes more of a dark romantic feel than a horror show. Although some of the pieces stay true to the murderous nature of the story, using funeral blacks and white lilies to evoke death, there are also rich injections of colour more in line with the brighter tones used in David's iconic scarf designs. As if that weren't good enough, this collection also features more bold and unique jewellery by the endlessly talented Kirsty Ward, whose own work I personally can't get enough of.
In short, I have fallen into a deep dark love with all of it. The concept, the story, the designs - all of it appeals to the secret inner-goth that dwells within my seemingly-sunny exterior, hungering for fashion with more bite than good craftsmanship alone can offer. It was so difficult to pick a favourite piece, so here is a selection from David Longshaw's hauntingly beautiful collection.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Amazing, after weeks of online campaigning, I managed to get the most "likes" and win the competition! I have been so very lucky recently, and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to vote. I am over the moon, floating on cloud nine, watching flying pigs!
A few days later, the very lovely people at my-wardrobe sent out my prize. It was so beautifully packaged I just had to take a few snaps to show you.
It took a long time to decide what to buy with the voucher, but in the end I settled on something beautiful, sophisticated and that I know will never go out of style.
I am absolutely in love with my new Michael Kors Hamilton Tote bag. It's a true investment piece that's versatile enough to go with any outfit. Not only that, but it's even more beautful in the soft leather-y flesh! I'm afraid I've bagged (see what I did there?) the last one in black, but you can still get your hands on the same bag in brown from www.my-wardrobe.com.
Thanks again to everyone who liked my outfit, and also to the wonderful folks at my-wardrobe.com. I truly am one lucky lady.