My random impulse buy at work the other day when I was out covering another local store - Love it! It also comes in blue and pink.... think I may need the pink one in my life aswell. I've had lots of compliments about it already - great bright piece for the summer! Yellow Jelly Tote Bag, New Look £15.99
The summer season and hot weather may not have hit us yet but the bold colour tropicana prints sure have, they're all over the highstreet - take a look beloe at my favourite key items from Topshop, Matalan, River Island, Oasis & Urban Outfitters.
I am a massive fan of bold prints so the Tropicana trend is right up my street - here below is my new tropical print halter neck maxi dress, that I teamed up with a green bandeau and pink waterfall blazer - all of which are from New Look. Recently I've also added a bodycon dress and vest in other tropical prints from New Look to my wardrobe - they may appear later on a what I'm wearing blog post.
So me and my best friend have been asked to model later this week for a collection of hats from milliner Ashley Pearce, I've also got to help style last minute and throw some outfits together. There's some amazing shapes and colourful pieces that flip between modern and vintages styles - should be fun.
Here's some of the collection images I've been sent to work from, I will reblog with the final images at a later date after the shoot.
Take a pinch of a Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Marilyn Monroe and mix it up with the new London music scene and you have new artist Rira Ora! At the age of only 21 the singer from West London is on her way to big things with the help of her manager Jay-Z and his record label Roc Nation along with a few other new industry friends including Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Will.i.am just to mention. She took to the charts a few months ago featuring on DJ Fresh' track of 'Hot Right Now' helping t get her now out there but it's her new single R.I.P. featuring Tinie Tempah which shows more of the way Rita's music will probably be going. Her style takes a heavy influence from Marilyn Monroe as you can see for the big bold curls and red lips, teamed with a grimey West London street end feel on the clothing choices. She is also being linked to Rihanna's double - even though Rita had the big blonde hair way before Rihanna hit the bleach bottle. For me her new song is for sure catchy and going to do well in the charts but I can't wait for some new material from her album which really shows off her vocals which she has been hiding so far. Roll on the rest of Rita's fabulously sport ghetto looks - I love them!
Gone are the days of Emma Watson playing the well mannered, goodie-to-shoes and brain box Hermione Granger from the Harry Potters sequels. The 22 year actress was snapped on the set of her new movie Bling Ring in LA the other day baring a lot of flesh - all of wearing a pair of short hot pants daisy duke style, a white bralet and stiletto snakeskin sandals. The Bling Ring were a group of mostly teenagers based around Calabasas, California who burgled the homes of several stars, including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox, Rachel Bilson, Ashley Tisdale and Lindsay Lohan. Emma plays a character named Nicki who has an ex-Playboy model mother, played by Leslie Mann, who schools her two daughters on the importance of finding fame. Emma was filming scenes on the VeniceBeach boardwalk and her character was seen selling designer bags.
With nail art is becoming more and more popular these days I thought I'd do a bit of research on some designs and I was totally drawn to the fruity designs ready for the hopefully hot weather coming our way soon. Below is some random designs and have found and some tutorials from CutePolish. I'll reblog about some great products to use to create these designs later this week.
Here's a couple of great tutorials from CutePolish with some fruity ideas to snazz up your nails this summer. Make sure to check out her other videos for my fantastic designs.
So I've just seen Jessie J's new video Laserlight feat. David Guetta which has to be said isn't one her best tracks and neither is the video. Although I have fallen in love with the leather biker jacket covered in silver studs and spikes she is wearing for one of the looks within the video - someone please help me find where it's from???
It's finally here! H&M bring us their new Exclusive Conscious Collection of Red Carpet looks - available in 100 stores around the worldwide. The collections help to push forward the campaign for greener fashion with the collection made from more sustainable materials such as orangic cotton, hemp and recycled polyester.
There has already been a massive celebrity following of the collection over the past few months including Michelle Williams, Amanda Sefried, Kristin Davis and Viola Davis showing that red arpet glam doesnt have to always cost the same as that of a desposit on a house.
A couple of photos from Saturday night out in Peterborough for my friend's birthday.
It was a rather interesting night - with fights kicking off in every place we went to - girls mostly dressed like they were from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and then clubs with full on ghetto grimey rooms which made me feel like I should have been in the Bronx of New York - but still a great night was had.
Left top - silly antics of finding an entrance ramp a challange
Left bottom - Finally reunited after 2 years with my Uni buddie Miss Rebecca Carey in her hometown.
Right - I'm wearing my new black playsuit with lace insert and trim from Topshop Tall £46 with suede lace up platform heels, Elisha wears black skater dress from H&M, Tan Leather strappy Platform heels from Topshop and my vintage charity shop find leather panel clutch handbag.
Violent Lips is a company that designed the first easy transfer tattoos for lips, launched in the start of 2011 but now the trend is becoming more and more popular. From designs of animal print, glitter, flags and script celebrities from all over have been trying the looks out including Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Kelly Rownland and many more. Below you can watch the official tutorial of how to apply them for the best results in just minutes. I've looked at where to buy them from and so far ebay is looking like the cheapest option with store sellers having a set for as little as 99p I can't wait to give this a go - follow up blog plost will be up soon!
For the spring/summer I can't help but love to bring at the crazy brights, floral prints and denim even double denim sometimes. Here's my outfit from today that threw all my favourite ideas together into one whole outfit perfect for the gorgeous weather. Enjoy the sunshines x
So when you have 2 wardrobes rammed and clothes piling up you know it's time for a sort out, this is how I spent my day off today....clothes everywhere, mess and bin bags full by the end of the day. Hopefully I can sell on a lot of it as most has hardly been worn, give me some pennies for some new glam beauties.
I'm really craving some Mac Cosmetics in my life right now so instead I thought I'd just swoon over some tutorial videos on my favourite things right now - bright eyes and strong eye brows. Also just because I have a major girl crush on her I've added a behind the scenes video of Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin on the 2012 Viva La Glam campaign shoot.
Founded by Stephane Raynor in 1977, the story of BOY is a true one off, in that that the wildest rumours and legends that surround it couldn’t hope to compete with the reality. Beloved by the underground, but frequently courted by an overground hungry for a piece of BOY’s trademark attitude, it remains the label that everyone wants in on. From Warhol, to Madonna, Punks through to New Romantics, club kids to fashionistas, all have worn BOY. Adopted as the uniform of choice for every youth movement that has mattered, the brand has outlived them all, with the unmistakeable spirit that underpins all things BOY remaining the same today as when it was first formed…
(source - BoyLondon)
With the recent press coverage of both Jessie J & Rihanna wearing BoyLondon items in their new videos and Rihanna's saucy guest performance the other week on The Johnathon Ross Show sales for BoyLondon have risen 40%. I have to admit I'd never even heard of the brand until I researched it after wondering who on earth Rihanna was wearing head to toe on Ross' show and was then notified by a friend that it was a 'must have brand' for the new cool kids generation! Supposedly I have the face to pull off any hat as I've been told so I'm being drawn to purchasing the 'BOY' hat - but I have a feeling it won't be an easy wear and get much use for me so I might be swayed to one of the ultra long casual logo tee's instead and at £40, I'd say it's a reasonable price.
(Celeb fans of the brand include Jessie J, Rihanna & Cher Lloyd)
The sun is on it's way so I'm getting my summer addiction/collection started with a new pair of sunglasses...pretty much a new pair every week. Here's some fab stylish and fun pairs that caught my eye on asos for £12 and under - bargains to be had people!!
So for the last year celebs have been playing with their hair colour like never before - one minute its blonde the next its blue! But the latest trend has moved from the dip dye look seen on such people as Lauren Conrad, Ellie Goulding and Peaches Geldof and now onto a full on array of colours and rainbow look. Nicki Minaj was obviously the first celeb to be seen rocking the full long legnth look a while back with a wig but yesturday Made In Chelsea star Gabriella Ellis flaunted her new rainbow do created by BleachLondon. I'm liking the stand out look but can you just imagine the upkeep of making it look so fabulous all the time?
Madonna's new video 'Girl Gone Wild', the song itself clearly can't stand on it's own two feet so it's had to use a massive boost sultry (pretty much prono) style video to get its coverage so far. She was in a prime untouchable and will go down as a icon but is Madge not going to have to hang up her glad rags sometime soon, hopefully?
Finally a preview of the art work for Nicki Minaj's forthcoming album 'Pink Friday - Roman's Revenge'. I'm a massive fan of the bold American rapper, her music is catchy but I just love her cartoonish style.
Denim gets the acid wash look again this summer, but with a twist on adding colours and the effect being put onto colour denim. I'm a massive fan of acid wash - here's some of my personal favourites from what Topshop have in their collection online so far.
Vogue teams up with it's favouite insiders from the industry to offer the public a one hit chance to buy tickets at £75 into the event to hear from the creatives we all read about each month in the bible.
FRIDAY APRIL 20th:MORNING SESSION - 9.00-1.45
- Christopher Bailey in conversation with Alexandra Shulman
- My Fashion Life: Vogue’s Lucinda Chambers, Harrods’ Marigay McKee, Matthew Williamson in conversation
- Nigella Lawson in conversation with Kirsty Young
AFTERNOON SESSION - 1.45-6.30
- Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
- Too Young? Too Old? Does Fashion have an Age Limit? Panel debate with Lisa Armstrong, Laura Bailey, Edie Campbell, Mary Portas, Anne Robinson
- Stella McCartney
SATURDAY APRIL 21stMORNING SESSION - 9.00-1.45
- Diane Von Furstenberg
- Fashion Question Time moderated by Vogue deputy editor Emily Sheffield with Holly Fulton, Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood
- David Bailey
AFTERNOON SESSION - 1.45-6.30
- Tom Ford in conversation with Alexandra Shulman
- Ask The Models – A Q&A discussion with models including Jourdan Dunn, Lily Cole and Natalia Vodianova
- Is it all about the Red Carpet? Panel discussion including Livia Firth, Richard Young, Rachel Zoe
Another test shoot of mine which was held over in Norwich last week. I collaborated with Photographer Pip Johnson & Model Lindsey Ann this time and we had a great time minus an extremely sunny but chilly gushing wind. The concept was a fashion grunge look. I also have to say thank you to VaVaVoom Vintage for letting me use their amazing black leather studded waistcoat...which I seriously just wanted to keep fr myself.
Here's some new behind the scenes footage from Style School - want to be the next top creative in the industry go and join the fun at StyleSchool to find out how you can make that happen and meet some amazing new friends along the way.
I'm like a lot of people in this generation who can't help but love a bit of trashy, tacky, car crash tv series and with 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' in it's second series it just goes to show how much we adore it. Dress' are biggers, girls are younger, tan is darker and weddings larger then ever seen before. Will there be room for another series - can girls really outdo what has already been shown in this series? Reckon the fashion designers will be taking any tips...I think not.
Swimwear is popping up all over the high street now with people ditching the winter blues and getting excited to book their holiday getaways. I've already got myself hooked after buying 5 new bikinis in the last 2 months - when I haven't even got a holiday booked yet. A fellow uni student and friend of mine Charlotte Beard produced her final year project on her own new brand Beach Carlota, clink on the image above to step into Charlotte's fabulous passion of customized bikinis and everything beautifully suited for the sunny beach life you're wishing for.
My favourite Milliner Piers Atkinson is back again with his 2012 AW collection 'Oh My'. There's a small select view from the collection below of my favourites including a small teddy Lion, massive viels and huge pompoms.
The man himself -
'Oh My' collection 2012
Some of my absolute favourites from Atkinson so far
So lastnight turned into a lastminute night out and crazy unplanned outfit choice but loads of people seemed to be loving my crazy aztec leggings teamed with my new bright pink blazer and ghetto hoops. Even had the 'Shut Up' and 'You look like you're from TOWIE' lines thrown at me - wish I have decided to take on as a compliment this time haha.