Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Lady in leather

I haven't worn double leather in such a long that it was over due. It's taken me a while to search for some leather pants and I came across these on Missguided! 

Monday, 27 February 2017

Exploring Molly Goddard with Lenovo


Over London Fashion Week, I collaborated with Lenovo to try out their Yoga Book - a stylish 2-in-1 tablet which allows you to take notes, create sketches directly and indirectly on the tablet, as well as having all the usual functionality and more. It took me a few hours to play around with it and get comfortable with the product but I love how lightweight, thin and easily accessible it is. It really is the perfect size to carry around in my bag and not weight it down - perfect for my travels! Having the pen with it also makes sketching down notes during meetings and shows makes everything more convenient as I can easily email the notes to myself after as I tend to loose my pieces of paper. I wanted to show you guys what I created after attending the Molly Goddard show and what inspired me from the collection. 


As you guys can see, I've gone and created 6 different pieces of artwork. I'm more of a doodler and decided to create something right onto the photos I took backstage. I had so much fun playing around with the sketch mode whilst using all the apps available (I used note saver, art rage and Autodesk sketchbook) that I didn't realise the time! It gave me a great platform to jot down all my research into the collection and collect what my thoughts. 

I was lucky enough to head backstage to Molly Goddard and capture some photos of the pieces that I fell in love with. I was really drawn to the playful colours, bold prints and colours but also the fairytale vibe of the show. I haven't seen anything like this on the catwalk before and the whole collection didn't disappoint. There were so many ruffles on each piece that has now made me go on the hunt to find some myself! I think  it would be so fun to style, especially in a more grungy and edgy way than Molly did for the show. I think she was really inspired by our childhood fairytales which really came across as the models walked down the runway. I was in awe of the whole show and the set up with the big dinning table! It definitely was one of my favourite shows and I can't wait what she will have in store for us next season! 

This post was in collaboration with Lenovo, who are offering a 20% discount on the Yoga Book to all readers. Find out more here.

Friday, 24 February 2017

The statement trouser


Photos taken by @maccyb from Girl in the Lens


Stepping away from a pair of jeans is pretty difficult for me so I've been amaze at myself for wearing these statement pair of trousers for some time now! They were my go-to pair at LFW and ever since I bought them to be honest! These ones are from Mango but I've also picked up a similar cotton pair from Next as well. I want to go back into wearing more trousers than jeans as it can get repetitive! Here I've just paired it with a simple blazer, white trainers and a printed tee. I'm loving this one from Urban Outfitters even though its not a vintage bad tee - but it does have that feel of being super worn!

You may have also spied a new cheeky purchase. I included it in the last outfit post but forgot to mention it. I decided to treat myself after nearly a year of not buying anything high end. Trust me - it's been torture! I love investing in pieces that are going to last me and something that I could hand down to my grand kids one day. I know this isn't going to be my last cheeky purchase this year or maybe even this month so keep an eye out for other investment pieces! I went with this Saint Laurent sunset bag in medium as it fit more things and especially my portable charger! I know my next purchase will need to be a bit bigger to fit in my diary and potentially my laptop so I'm keeping an eye out for something perfect!

This look also features my ear cuffs that I designed with Astrid & Miyu! I wear mine all stacked up and mix and match every piece :) You can check out my collection here.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

SUIT UP!



Brandy Melville t shirt | YSL bag | Fawnstar necklace 

I do love a good suit. So when I stumbled across this one from H&M I had to get it. To style it my way, I added a statement bag, classic frames, a graphic tee and of course my go-to white trainers of the moment. Keeping it comfy, classic and chic! You can find the actual blazer here and the trousers here.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Mate night with Selfridges

With Valentines day creeping up on us ever so soon I wanted to share with you a fun experience you can have with your bestie! It’s Selfridges version of ‘galentines’ day which is a perfect way to spend Valentines day with your bestie or even your mum! I experienced what they had to offer with my gal Chloe Helen Miles. We were in need of some pampering so this was a perfect way to spend the day! Selfridges take on a mate date night started off with a pampering session at Cowshed! We had the signature cowshed manicure and it was dream! Super relaxing that I tried not to fall asleep! It runs for about 45 minutes and you get a hand scrub included and massage which was the cherry on top.
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Friday, 17 February 2017

Collection launch!











So today is the launch of my jewellery collaboration with Astrid and Miyu! I've been so excited to announce this and overwhelmed by the support already from everyone. I had a launch event the other day and couldn't believe how many people turned up and loved the new collection. I just wanted to say a message thank you to you guys and Astrid and Miyu for believing in me. Without you guys I wouldn't be here today doing what I love.

So the collection is called Charm Addiction - we based it on lucky charms and it revolves around the horse shoe, evil eye and the wishbone. We wanted to give it a modern twist and work on something that shows my style and personality. I really wanted to make sure we had a choker in the collection which is something different for Astrid & Miyu as they have never done one before. With the ear cuffs - I didn't want to miss out any ear jewellery but since I don't personally wear earrings I didn't feel comfortable putting out a product that I wouldn't wear. So the ear cuffs were the perfect solution! They are so comfortable and stay on the ear all day. I've had ones before where I could only wear them for 1-2 hours before my ears went red! I've been wearing the cuffs everyday and love them!

I really hope you guys love the collection! If you do get your hands on any pieces then please tweet me or tag me in any photos as I would love to see how you guys style them! Thank you again for your support guys! I love you all! 

xoxo

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Seychelles with Qatar airways

In December, I was invited to visit Seychelles by Qatar airways and the Seychelles tourism board as part of a new route introduced by Qatar airways. I jumped at the chance of course! Who wouldn't want to visit paradise? It was going to be a long flight to Seychelles but I was completely oblivious when I got onto the plane and slept away the nerves and time in business class. Thanks to the lovely guys at Qatar, I got to fly business class on route which stops over in Doha airport. I've only flown business class a few times and feel very blessed when I do. I sleep like a baby, eat till my heart is content and make new friends along the way. Unlike other airlines, Qatar airways really tailor to your every need. From dining whenever you want, pj's on board for the flight, a huge selection of movies and entertainment and even a lounge! By far my favourite airline to fly business class on - especially with the friendly and helpful staff on board. 
We finally arrived in Seychelles 14 hours later and was greeted with such a  beautiful celebration with music, dancers and local school kids welcoming us. Literally felt like royalty! I must point out though, this was a one off entrance as it was Qatar airways first flight back to the Seychelles in a few years! We also went to the Qatar airways party in the evening for the official launch of the new route!
Our first hotel we checked into was the H resort which offered this beautiful view from my room below. It was such a beautiful home away from home. I fell in love with the friendly staff, location, the food they had to offer and also the vibe of the hotel. With only 100 rooms on the resort it makes it such an intimate place to spend some quality time with a loved one. Next time though, I would definitely love to stay in the beach pool vila! 
We also had a welcome lunch at Vasco's (onsite) which lead to me eating way too much food!


We headed off to explore the local market in the town, full of fresh fruit, fish, spices and clothes.
In the evening we were treated to dinner on the property at Seyshima. A Japanese infused restaurant with a bit of a twist. The open kitchen was such a breath of fresh air and watching the chefs (who were super entertaining) cook your dinner was another highlight of the trip. I ended up eating so much again that evening - no regrets.
We even visited the La Digue which had breath taking beaches. It was definitely one of my favourite places to visit and I could honestly stay there for days. Hidden in the palm trees and rocks was this beach. I've never seen the sea that blue before and I was in awe the whole time. It really was a little secret patch of paradise!There was even a coconut hut down the path which was perfect for a refreshing drink.
We also got to hung out and feed giant tortoises on the Island! I've never seen them this big before and they were such gentle giants. 
Another activity I ended up loving was a helicopter ride of the the Seychelles Island. Believe me when I say I was speechless at what mother nature had created. It was also my first time in a helicopter and it was such an incredible experience. I would recommend doing this when you visit Seychelles! You get to see everything and even maybe some dolphins!
It's safe to say Seychelles was magical. Even though I didn't spend a lot of time there it gives me an excuse to go back and visit. Hopefully with Oli next time - he would love the food! I met the most amazing and down to earth people and it was really one of the best trips to date. Here to more travelling this year, to more friendships and exploring what the world has to offer. Again, thank you so much to Qatar Airways and the Seychelles tourism board for welcoming us with a smile - I'm very grateful to of been able to experience the island. I can't wait to be back! 

Disclaimer - This trip was part of a press trip and I was kindly invited along with Qatar Airways. All thoughts are my own.