September 17, 2014

LFW Diary | SS15 | Day One

Weekday trousers & top | Office heels | Mulberry Del Ray | Monica Vinader jewellery*

Photographs by Toni

Every season I seem to pick my favourite outfit to wear on the first day of LFW and this time around was no different. I'd been eyeing up this coord from Weekday for a while and then when I went to purchase it from ASOS (thank the Lord, Weekday is now stocked saving us the £6 shipping fee) and it had sold out in my size. I had obviously left my LFW outfit planning to the last minute and so, there was no time to get it from Weekday online. The next day I decided I wanted it so much that I'd buy it in the wrong size anyway but miraculously, the trousers were back in my size - score!

Eudon Choi

Photographs by Justine Trickett @ The Apartment

I began London this season with Eudon Choi. I've had a soft spot from him ever since I interviewed him back in 2012, when the designer was a rising star in the London Fashion scene and crowds mobbed to sit in on his small salon shows. Fast forward two years and Choi is no longer a rising star but one of London's star designers in his own right. For SS15, Choi stuck with what he knows - feminine tailoring, sharp silhouettes, crisp cotton and black; there was a lot of black. However, floral patterns kept the collection fresh and broke up the otherwise clean aesthetic Choi is renowned for. 

Amanda Wakeley

Next on the schedule was Amanda Wakeley, which saw us all flock to Mayfair to her Albemarle Street store where the show was to be held. It was a white out and the lack of colour let focus fall to the attention to detail that had been paid to fabric selection, embellishment and fit of the pieces. Free flowing shapes were nipped in at the waist and covered with sheer bomber jackets. It was a beautiful collection that featured hints of sports luxe for the more sophisticated woman.

I ended my day with Felder Felder and Sadie Clayton before heading for supper and drinks with some gorgeous bloggers including Lolly, Megan, Lindsey and Hannah. It was a great first day and there's much more to come over the next few days from this LFW.

August 30, 2014

I Wear Clothes | My Mayhem

Vintage top | Topshop Boutique jeans | Steve Madden shoes* 
Chanel bag | Monica Vinader rings* | Nixon watch

Photographs by Hanna Kristina

There's something magical about these Topshop Boutique jeans. They obviously aren't skinny jeans but they aren't entirely boyfriend jean shaped either. They skim the silhouette perfectly, leaving just enough to the imagination. Jeans and heels isn't my go to but that's just one of many firsts this week has included.

I had my first ever personal training session; that might not sound all that scary but honestly, I'm borderline terrified of exercising one on one. I spun a few tunes for the first time at Fashercise's launch party at Boxpark, something I've wanted to do for ages but again, totally terrified of actually carrying out. Doing things for the first time is gut-twistingly nerve wracking, especially when you aren't entirely comfortable doing them but what I realised this week was that being nervous is one of the most positive feelings. Those butterflies mean you're pushing your own boundaries, attempting something new and while it might be daunting, better to throw yourself in at the deep end than regret not doing it! 

Those are my pearls of wisdom for the weekend, get out there and do something you'd rather not - you're so very welcome.


Mid Ayr - My Mayhem (AVIZ Edit)

Mid Ayr is the moniker of Brisbane based singer/songwriter Hugh Middleton. The original is a light, catchy, pick me up sort of track. It's essentially a feel good song that we all need every now and again. It was begging to be remixed into something a little faster with a bit more of a beat. After a short hunt of Soundcloud, I stumbled across the AVIZ edit, where he has done exactly that and what wonders it has worked.

August 26, 2014

Music | V Festival with Pringles

It was a gloomy Saturday morning when Elspeth (1883 magazine) and I headed to meet Hayley (Shiny Shiny) and Saskia from Pringles at Liverpool Street station to begin our weekend at V Festival in celebration of Pringles' Party Tour and their new party speakers.

There are plenty of perks to heading to a festival with a brand and Pringles had gone all out. We arrived to our VIP camping area where the team had set up a Pringles camping village for us and a few competition winners - Pringles  tents, mats, ponchos, caps - basically, everything we could have dreamed of and more for the weekend.

First thing was first, we cracked open a few ciders in our camp and tested out the speakers while we got to know each other a little better before heading off into the realms of pumped Essex biceps and hanging out butt cheeks - while these aren't exclusive to V festival, there seem to be more of these per square meter than anywhere I've ever ventured before.

Saturday afternoon saw us fangirl-ing over Tom Odell, downing jelly vodka shots (why) before having a singalong to The Wailers. Justin Timberlake was headlining Saturday night so we headed back to base for a hour or so to prepare ourselves. When you've waited over ten years to see your childhood crush, there's definite preparation to be done, trust me.

Justin brought sexy back - I wonder how many times that sentence has been used by now - and we sang along pretty much word for word #sorrynotsorry.

Like the old women we are, exasperated from the day and the excitement it brought with it, we rolled into our tents and passed out until the early hours of Sunday morning when I was woken by a bad back and what felt like all of the cider from the previous day hitting my bladder sll at once with full force, causing a bleary eyed stumble to the toilets, which smelt bad but, being VIP area toilets, were wonderfully clean.

Sunday saw us drink through our hangovers, get absolutely drenched and subsequently think it was a good idea to get matching transfer tattoos from the Coppafeel tent, again #sorrynotsorry - our motto for the weekend.

We freaked to Chic. Paulo Nutini was suitably sexy. The Killers left us on the brightside of the weekend, getting me all nostalgic of Reading 2008; except we did not retreat to the campsites to party, we jumped into a taxi back to London and I was safe and sound asleep beneath my sheets by 2am. Now that's my sort of festival.

Thanks to Pringle for a fantastic weekend! 
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