Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Summer Journals.


FORAY NOTEPAD* - VIKING | VINTAGE SATCHEL - A GIFT FROM JEN

It's hard to believe that this little space on the internet has changed so much in the past few years. It initially begun as just a place to put my spare thoughts and occasionally some journal and artwork and quickly spiralled into so much more, who would have thought, a few years down the line it would have brought me so much joy and untold opportunities, for that I am so grateful, but now that I have a little bit of spare time on my hands I thought it would be a good time to get back into journalling. August is fast approaching, and i'd like this journal to be a culmination of things from the second half of the year. This is a bit of a personal project for me, Four years of Architecture has meant that i'm now hardwired to do everything perfectly and precisely, and i miss the freedom of just being able to create from the heart and not the brain.

My weapon of choice is this Foray Notepad from Viking. I like it because the cover is so soft, almost leather like, and the pages are easy to draw on, not too soft but not too hard, and i've also found that my ink pens have yet to bleed through the pages too which is great!

If anyone wants to join me on this little journal journey (aha!) let me know! It would be wonderful to see other people's work and if you're wondering what my work looks like, here are a couple of Vintage In My Sunday Best blog posts for your entertainment here, here and here!



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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A Visit To Red Or Dead HQ!


I've said it time and time again, but one of my favourite things about blogging has got to be meeting so many different (and very cool) people. I was kindly invited to Red Or Dead's HQ in Finchley for an evening of chit chatting, some very delicious food, and of course some kitschy clothes. Being picked up in a Vintage double decker bus and being offered some Pimms definitely got the mini blogger party started and it was awesome to catch up with some familiar faces (Megan and Jen) and meet some new faces. When we arrived, we were treated to some slushies and food (much needed as it was such a warm day!) then ushered into what seemed like my dream room for cupcakes and a talk by
Katie Greenyer, who is Red or Dead's Creative Director. Katie was so inspiring and I loved how honest and down to earth she was. I thought she was an incredible representation of the brand, as were the other ROD ladies!

The AW14 collection is such a varied mix, there's a little something for everyone, from 50's style silhouettes to the most fabulous glittery clutches. My favourites were the patent shoes and the glittery vampire lips clutch bag!

I mostly remember Red or Dead from my awkward teen years as I had a pair of their platform heels a la Ginger Spice and I was always fascinated by how uninhibited the brand was, and it's awesome to see the brand going from strength to strength, it's so rare to see a brand stay true to their roots, but i'm glad to see Red or Dead most definitely have! Check out their A/W collection here.


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Blood Orange.


BLAZER - PRIMARK | SHIRT - H&M | JEANS - AMERICAN APPAREL | SHOES - TOPSHOP | BAG* - HARVEY NICHOLS | LIPSTICK - MAC 'SO CHAUD'

Whenever I wear anything orange or even seen anything orange, fond memories of Project Runway replay in my head. Who remembers the infamous 'Blood Orange' episode? "Blood Orange? She's so pretentious! It's red!". Now that I have citrus fruits on your mind, how do you like my very summery and very cute DKNY satchel from Harvey Nichols? The size is perfect for a night out on the town, something i'm desperately in need of!  I rarely go for bright colours, but for once I decided to choose Orange over Black. Maybe Orange really is the new black? (See what I did there!). 




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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Grown-Up Glasses.


RELIGION CAT EYE GLASSES* | GLASSES DIRECT

Although I wear my glasses for sight, I've always thought it quite important to co-ordinate my glasses in accordance to what I'm wearing or how I feel even. Last week I had a very important meeting where I had to dress well.. like an adult and luckily these specs arrived the day before so I was able to wear them with a nice suit, and it sounds weird but they gave me the little confidence boost i needed to feel that bit more professional. 

I have three pairs of prescription glasses, these being my fourth, and each pair are so different. From Vintage glittery cat-eye to Proudlock-esuqe frames, but it was high time I'd gotten a pair of more professional looking glasses, and the fab folk at Glasses Direct made that happen. Glasses Direct do actually have a free 'Try before you buy' option where you can order four pairs of glasses to try at home to see which fit you best, but I knew as soon as I laid eyes of this religion pair of glasses that they were the one. Cat eye? Check! Tortoiseshell? Check! They're super lightweight and I even got a compliment from the barista in my local coffee shop in regards to them.

My glasses took about five days to arrive and my prescription was fitted perfectly, so if you're anything like myself and looking to expand your eyewear wardrobe, give glasses direct's free try before you buy option a spin!




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Sunday, 20 July 2014

MY INVESTMENT WARDROBE: THE SMART HEELS.



You know when you're sales shopping and you spot something beautiful, and run over towards it in slow motion like in the movies? Then you get to said item and low and behold it's your size and fit's perfectly? Then you drop to your knees and praise the fashion deities with one tear silently rolling down your face. Yes, this is what happened to me the other week when I went to TOPSHOP, I very rarely find things I like in their sales but these pair of shoes struck me as a small goldmine because I have yet to own a pair of mid heel shoes that are also 'dressy'. I can wear these with jeans, with a dress, anything really! And I love the faux croc print on it!

What have you guys been buying lately?




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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Un Café, S'il Vous Plaît!


COFFEE COLLECTION PHONECASE* - LILY X for ICONEMESIS

If there's one thing I can't quite survive without, it's coffee, and if you follow me on instagram, you'll be able to testify to this fact! Much of my University time was spent doing a lot of computer work, so myself and my friends would head to our local cafe, Coffee Aroma, to sit, chat and socialise whilst working, and i've got to say they had the friendliest staff and the best coffee's in town! How I miss it so! A nice reminder of my love of all things coffee related is this iPhone case from Iconemesis who are famous for their very cute Fifi Lapin cases. I think I change my phone cases as often as I change my glasses, which is very often indeed! (Please don't tell me i'm not the only one to sometimes co-ordinate my more 'flamboyant' cases to my outfits?) I also love the fact that Iconemesis supports artists and incorporates their designs into their phone cases, i think it makes them very unique in comparison to some of the high street designs. 

So, would you like a coffee?




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