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Friday, 27 February 2015

LFW Day 3 - What I Wore

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Biker Jacket - W Collection at Wallis* (Sold out but similar here)
Clutch - Dorothy Perkins

This was my second outfit I wore to London Fashion Week and in fact my favourite. Sadly I wasn't there very long on the Sunday which was possibly a good thing as it was pretty nippy and I had my legs out!! 
I've been waiting to wear these Lavish Alice culottes since I bought them in December and they were the perfect pop of floral colour with my grey biker from Wallis. I switched up my Anoushka Woods London tattoos and wore a silver ornate hand tattoo to match my grey toned look.
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On the Sunday I captured some street style which you might have seen on the Wallis Twitter which I was taking over all weekend and shot some outfit pics with the lovely Beth Norton. And apart from that and getting street snapped myself a couple of times I had to leave to head back to Essex. LFW this year was not as fun as previous years. I'm not sure why but it just didn't have the same buzz as usual. I much prefer Sept LFW anyway, especially as the weather is always milder.
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One thing I haven't mentioned really is my change of hair colour. I fancied a change and despite a disaster at the hairdressers which thankfully I managed to sort it out myself I've ended up with a coppery brown colour which I  really like. What you do you guys think??
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Next Thursday is my birthday and I'm heading to lakeside for shopping and some dinner. Going to treat myself to some new bits for my holiday to Egypt on the 9th. Cant wait!!
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Happy Friday all and have an amazing weekend.



Thursday, 26 February 2015

LFW AW15 - JASPER CONRAN & JULIEN MACDONALD CATWALKS

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I was lucky enough to attend both the Jasper Conran and Julien Macdonald LFW shows with the lovely ladies from Debenehams. Both shows were absolutely beautiful but for very different reasons.
The Jasper Conran show was a stunning mix of rich colours and tailoring all laid out along an catwalk of autumnal leaves. I adored the bold prints using colours like ochre and navy together and I really like the pop of colour from vibrant green and deep violet.
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The collection was incredibly wearable and very classic and so many of the pieces could be taken straight off the catwalk into your everyday wardrobe. My favourite look was most definitely the graphic skirt paired with the chevron design jumper, loved the clashing prints.
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If the Jasper Conran collection was everyday then the Julien Macdonald collection was anything but. This show set in the incredibly dramatic venue of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office was full of show stopping gowns. Colours ranged from bright fushia and blue to classic black and metallics. My favourite was a rich green and black dress with intricate beading, lace detailing and double straps. Taylor Swift wore this dress to this weeks Elle Awards and looked stunning, such a gorgeous piece.
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The whole collection was amazing.  I especially liked the sheer panels which gave so many of the dresses an edge, plus amazing lattice work detailing and lace appliques. There was a most definite gothic feel to the whole show especially the hair and makeup that went alongside it and I really liked this dark take on an evening look. Julien Macdonald always creates the most stunning shapes which are so sexy and bold and I loved so many of the pieces.
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Thanks so much to Debenhams to taking me along to the shows. My Day Three outfit will be up on the blog tomorrow plus I'll be sharing some more catwalk snaps over the weekend too.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

London Fashion Week Day Two - What I Wore

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Coat - Vintage
Jeans - Dorothy Perkins (Similar here)

I've known for a while that I wanted to wear my vintage coat to LFW. Despite the fact I've already posted about it on here and I'm sure that's breaking some blogger code of never wearing the same thing twice I love it so much so it was always my main item for my Saturday outfit and the item I built the rest of the look round. It has the most stunning design and shape and I thought that the fluted sleeves would look great with a flare shaped pair of jeans. I've had this pair for well over 4 years and I dragged them out the bottom of my wardrobe recently when flares started to make a bit of a comeback and I forgot how lovely they are. They've made me want to possibly  invest in another pair with an even more flared shape as I think the look is gorgeous. My boots are a brand new purchase from Boohoo at a bargain price of £22! LOVE the patent croc design plus they were pretty comfy to wear all day as they only have a low heel.
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The little tote bag is a real gem from Missguided. Its such lovely faux leather and a great size and looks much more expensive than it is. Perfect for all my LFW essentials including my camera, charger and all the usual gubbins. I had to carry quite a lot this season including a myfi box for wi-fi as I was taking over Kaleidoscopes instagram and Wallis's Twitter accounts. My Olympus Pen camera came in so handy too over the weekend especially the wi-fi to my iphone option.
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My other accessories are my gold harness chain from Miss Selfridge. I loved this layered over my chunky jumper but I can't wait to wear it on my hols in Egypt in march as it will look gorgeous over a bikini or cami vest!!  My gold foil tattoos by Anoushka Woods London will also be coming with me on holiday as they are so pretty and will look amazing with more summery clothes. See the silver version on my instagram
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At my first day at LFW I caught four catwalk shows so stay tuned for my photos from them including Jasper Conran and Julien Macdonald.
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Would love to know what you think of my first LFW outfit??


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Echo Falls Afternoon Tea - introducing Sparkling Infusion.

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I love a good afternoon tea with a glass of fizz so when I was invited to one at the stunning Ham Yard Hotel being held by Echo Falls, my answer was of course YES!! Held in one of the beautiful function rooms the afternoon tea spread was delicious and of course the bubbles were flowing. It took me a good half an hour before I found out the Sparkling Infusion on offer was actually an alcohol free version of cava. It was so yummy and really drinkable and after a bit of surprise I carried on happily sipping away safe in the knowledge that there would be no heavy head the next day!
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It was such a lovely relaxed event and so nice to catch up with Laura and Clare. We sat and caught up after what seems like an an age since we saw each other and discussed upcoming London Fashion Week.
All in all a lovely evening so thank you to Laura for inviting me and to Echo Falls for entertaining us and introducing me to a lovely alternative for a glass of fizz.





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