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Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Big blog break as my camera has gone off for repair again... but Happy Halloween! xxx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

jeans day

Bag & Shirt - Vintage
Socks & hat - H&M
Boots, jeans & jacket - Topshop
Scarf - Lyle & Scott
Belt - Zara

Photo's by Weronika

Thought I better blog this outfit as it's rare that you'll ever catch me in jeans...  Spent the day in Preston with Weronika. We originally planned on eating out but we abandoned that idea after spending our money on a few material treats. Well, you can't spend five hours looking around the shops and come back with nothing, right? 

Friday, 21 October 2011

Love 4 London

London Photo Diary
Wednesday 19th October 2011

I LOVE London. I love its convenience, its obscurity, the chaotic rush for the underground. I even love its hostility. But most of all, I love the endless opportunities it holds.

I'm wearing green contacts in these photos. It's amazing that you can change your eye colour one day, and then keep your natural colour the next. I purchased them from and I feel a little guilty that I'm now straying away from the green colour and leaning more towards the idea of some really light browny-amber ones. xxx

*Coffin on Cake PR* on Carnaby Street

The PR day was so fun, everybody was so helpful and friendly. I still can't believe I have managed to preview collections before they hit the shops or the internet! But... I have and your in for some treats next Spring/Summer '12. Here are some pics from the day, a little preview of the upcoming trends.

This is the pull-in collection, established in 2011. The brand is really big in France but in England the collections are mainly only available online but you may find find a few pieces from the collection in boutiques around the country. 

pull-in lazer-print their designs onto their fabric and the waist-bands used for underwear are made out of the same material used for ski goggles. Now boys, there's no excuse for accusing your girlfriend (or mum) of spoiling your underwear - invest in some pull-in high quality ones!

A blast from the past - Retro returns, Chicago style with the Converse collection. The converse logo is actually embroidered rather than just lazored onto the design, increasing the quality of each piece.

Large Converse bags are available on only have over 500 brands and have gone global in 50 countries. They have 2499 styles (not designs) of t-shirts to cater to all customers, 1370 styles of shoes, and 858 styles of bikinis to name a few of the clothing types that they stock.

The swimwear collection caters to all different body types. They seem to understand that not every woman is a 6ft2 supermodel and not that not all guys live or spend 24/7 in the gym.

 Tye- dye designs take inspiration from the Isle of Wight and will be making an appearance in main-stream fashion come spring/summer 2012, not just at festivals.

 Watch out for this Havanna style shirt - it will be the most popular design featured amongst the collection. 

- No Words - I just thought they are so cute I had to take a photo also have a children's range. Although I almost wish they did this ladybird print in the adult's range - it's so cute.

Skate brand - FALLEN.

For those of you who don't participated in the sport, no need to feel left out, the brand has designed a leather shoe which is inspired by the traditional skate shoe yet is designed for normal, smart wear. Think leather vans, well... sort of.

The lovely guy Christopher who showed me around the collections was kind enough to let me have a free pair of MR Lacy laces. I took the yellow and black ones on the top row shown here. We decided we are probably both going to put them in out brogues. 

Not only are some of the laces designed to glow in the dark, or under UV light, but also in direct sunlight. Last season the brand designed a pair that were white in normal light (inside) and then turned purple in direct sunlight.

I got a free goody-bag containing cheeky samples from the collections :D. Met up with my older sister Melissa for lunch and cocktails after the PR event and ended up staying at hers, so all in all, the day was perfect. 

I'm wearing - Mochino Shirt, Miss Selfridge shorts, Topshop shoes, random headband xxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

morning xxx

Leather shorts & shoes - Topshop
Jumper - Zara
Quilted waistcoat - local boutique
random cross necklace & vintage pendant

Lets get one thing straight. I'm no morning person. So it's literally killing me getting up this early, 4:30am to get ready for my London journey. Not looking forward to the journey as I'm going by coach which takes 600 hours (yes I haven't learnt from the Eurolines trip to Paris which took forever), had two hour sleep last night and now 6 hours of awkward sleeping and the unknown lies ahead. But getting to preview spring/ summer 2012 collections before they hit the shops?? Exciting!! xxx