September 30, 2014

Lifestyle | Paris With My Little Box

If the prospect of a trip to Paris can't get you out of bed at 5am, then there's nothing that can. Last month I found myself a little bleary eyed at St Pancras, hopping on to the Eurostar bright and early with some of the lovely ladies from Modus and 6 other bloggers on a trip to Paris to visit My Little Box HQ. 

My Little Box aren't just your regular subscription beauty box. Every month a variety of must have beauty products - including something from their own beauty line, fashion and lifestyle accessories, their magazine that's full of gorgeous illustrations and other surprises.

We arrived at the most delectable townhouse; it was as if we had just stepped into a My Little Box IRL. First on the agenda was, of course, le petit dejeuner - the team had laid out a wonderful spread of pastries, fruit and we even had little biscuits in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, which were utterly adorable. 

The juice/fitness trend that has taken London and New York by storm over the past year or so is only just beginning to hit Paris. There was to be no steak frites on the menu as we headed to Paris' hippest little vegan joint. A different juice was offered with every course and unlike most lazy lunchtimes I've spent in the French capital, I came out neither drunk nor delirious from overeating.

To end the day, we were taken by old school 2CVs to a boat on the Seine - cue many renditions of Lonely Planet's I'm On A Boat. We sipped back wine and speculated about the high life as we zoomed past tourists on their 100-person tour boat, soaking up sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame from afar.

It was a whirlwind day that was over all too quickly and before I knew it, I was back were we started at St Pancras, hopping in a taxi back to Dulwich wondering whether I'd actually been in Paris just a few hours earlier or whether it'd all been a dream.

Thanks so much to Modus and My Little Box for taking me!

September 29, 2014

Events | VFNO With French Connection

Every year Vogue's Fashion Night out sees all of London's fashion circuit come alive in very close proximity. It's no surprise that shoppers are advised to forward think and plan in order to get as much out of the evening as possible - brands offer up a huge variety of activities and treats for the evening.

I decided to spend my VFNO at French Connection. We sipped back champagne in good company at the Regent Street store; London based singer Delilah was amidst the crowd. Magician Troy was assisted by Made In Chelsea's Rosie Fortescue in the store windows. Troy's acts included his infamous acupuncture stunt, which saw Rosie lay on a bed of thick needles, magically unharmed.

Having never made VFNO before, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect so, it was a nice surprise to be blown away by Troy's magical acts at French Connection for the evening.

September 26, 2014

LFW Diary | SS15 | Day 5 #TalesofmyLFW

Warehouse jumpsuit, shoes, T-shirt and jewellery*

With Day 5 of London Fashion Week came a very exciting project. I took over the Warehouse Instagram, posting my #talesofmyLFW highlights for the day. 

I began my day with sprucing my nails but luckily I didn't need to organise what I was going to wear as I had already been into Warehouse and experience their VIP service (for the second time - so lucky!) to kit me out in Warehouse head to toe for day 5.

Warehouse has launched a fantastic blog 'Tales of The City', which the modern women's go to guide for navigating the daily trials and style tribulations of urban city life. It was such a pleasure to get involved with a brand who have developed a unique way of reaching their consumers for the long term.

My only show of the day was Ashish so, it was a fairly relaxed affair as far as London Fashion Week days go. I headed to The Apartment for yet another Blow styling session and then out to shoot some street style before heading off to the Topshop show space.

The Ashish show is the highlight of every season. Slobbish tracksuits that once might be found at home came in the sequinned variety and fell onto studded heels lined with fur. Jeans paid homage to our celebrity obsessed culture and were embellished with Kimye, One Direction and Miley. Winnie Harlow, a former America's Next Top Model Contestant, led the pack, giving a cheeky kiss at the end of the runway towards the photographers. The collection and the models screamed seduction met with glitter and sass. 

The beauty looks were just as outstanding; eyes were barely there because they were so heavily covered with crystal gems. Tinsel extensions were woven into the models' hair and even their nails were encrusted with jewels and glitter.

Somewhat disgracefully, the novelty of an all black casting for the show could not be ignored. 

After Ashish, I headed for food at Gourmet Burger Kitchen before home to rejuvenate for the evening's activities at The Edition, where Suitcase magazine were throwing an end of London Fashion Week party. I ditched the tee from under the culotte jumpsuit, threw on some lipstick and I was ready to go - what an evening it was!