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Welcome 2016

5 Jan

I haven’t written a word on this blog for 6 months, the quickest half year I believe I have ever experienced. 

January. What better time to get back to sharing my musings on the things I love? The things I hope you’ll love too or at the least, be mildly interested in. 

So Happy New Year everyone, let’s make 2016 a year of falling in love. Fall in love with men, women, fashion, film, places, books, family… Fall in love with life itself.

 

Just to tickle the fashion tastebuds here is a beautifully stunning creation from Oscar De La Renta.

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Spring Knitwear 

10 Mar

It’s all about the contrasting, Missoni-esque  details with this gorgeous Zara knit. 



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Green Eyed Girl

10 Nov

I love playing about with makeup and experimenting with different looks, I picked up these three eyeshadows from the brand Makeup Revolution London and for £1.50 each I wasn’t expecting much but thought I’d try them out anyway. I also used my Mac eye shadow in Lucky Green for this look.

IMG_1512.JPGI used the Adore Moi shade as an all over lid base and worked I Need You into the crease and lower lash line with Eden used to accentuate a flirty, dramatic flick.

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Finally I lined underneath my eyes with the Mac Lucky Green for a bright pop of colour.

IMG_1506.JPG I was so happily surprised by these inexpensive eyeshadows, especially the Eden shade as the colour pigment is really vibrant. Teamed with a sparkly gold shimmer this colour would be perfect for the party season and for £1.50 I think I’ll be going back for some more shades!
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Marion Cotillard Lady Dior Fall 2014

3 Nov

Anyone who knows me, even just a little, will know that I tend to crush on anything with a bit of a Parisian vibe but my love for Marion Cotillard verges on infatuation.

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She is so unbelievably beautiful in a completely timeless, elegant, classic way. The new Lady Dior Fall 2014 ad campaign is no disappointment, three of the most mesmerising photographs of Marion in the city of lights in the magical night time. The lights of cars speed by and it seems as if the busy city carries on around Ms Cotillard who is frozen in the most exquisitely serene, terribly fashionable moment of fierce womanhood.

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The new ad campaign has got me thinking about Marion Cotillard’s long relationship with the impeccable fashion house and here is a little look back at some of her triumphs since 2008.

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I hope you enjoy the flashback as much as I do!
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Hello November

1 Nov

Some people love basking in the sun’s hot rays all summer long, praying that the cold weather doesn’t come around again too soon and spending all winter wishing to be back in their sandals with bright cheery toenail polish on.
I’m not one of these people, I like summer with its balmy nights and relaxed vibe but at heart I am most definitely a winter girl. As well as chunky knits, boots and cosy scarves comes my favourite wardrobe addition, which is simply unnecessary in summer and it is The Winter Coat.
I have so many coats I lose count and I just bought another! I was browsing through Instagram as I so often do and saw a beautiful, soft, winter white wonder. I fell in love. I commented, found out where the gorgeous girl in the pic got it and off I went to H&M.

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I couldn’t believe this outfit transforming coat was £34.99, the fabric is really soft felt and it’s so wonderfully warm and cosy. So perfect for dry, crisp November days.
I could hardly wait to wear it and put it on today for breakfast in town.

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Worn with ‘Black Coffee Please’ Pull and Bear sweater, plaid Primark skater dress and simple black tights & shoes.

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I used my Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner to create a little definition under my eye and wore my hair down with a natural wave.

I can’t wait for the weather to get even colder so I can wear a big scarf with this coat and feel all warm. I might even make a sewing pattern from it and make myself one in different colours!
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Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

31 Oct

When my Elle subscription hits the doormat I’m always eager to devour the latest issue and this month there was an extra treat, a travel size Benefit gel liner.

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I love trying new beauty products and had heard good things about this product, it took two years to develop and according to Elle, it became the UK’s best selling eyeliner within two weeks. All just advertising hype or do we have a revolutionary product here?

I thought this gel liner was a bit tricky to apply and didn’t really feel in control of the shape of the flick like I do with a liquid liner. This liner also set really quickly which I think would be a really great feature after a bit of practise with the application.

The colour was really dark which I loved but it did smudge a little throughout the day which was disappointing. I tried out a graphic flick and was very pleased with the look, the gel formula didn’t crack at all and because of the dark pigment this look was very striking.

I’d like to try this liner again and get to grips with the application, I think it could be really great for creating powerful makeup looks.

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Colour Blocked

23 Oct

It is October. I adore autumn with its orange glow of falling leaves. Streetlights reflected yellow in the drops of rain forming puddles on the pavements. Cheeks rose pink in the colder air. The delicious chocolate coloured liquid of a warming coffee.

Floral prints seem garish and bright colours almost clash with the seasons natural hue. What on earth is a fashionista to do?

Think French.

I love experimenting and having fun with colours, sometimes I have my very own colour-blocking weeks in the office. No prints or patterns just bold against bright and I love it but, it doesn’t feel right for now.

I want to sit at the back of the bus in moody black and have all the other commuters avoid me. I want to sip my red wine in grey cashmere and talk about current affairs with a lover. I don’t want to hide behind a wall of somber tones, rather I want people to think me mysterious. I hear them whispering ‘Is she a poet?’ ‘No, perhaps an artist?’ ‘No no my friend, I think she may be French!’.

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Larsson & Jennings Lader Watch. Vince Camuto Wool Hat. Primark T-Bar Flats. How To Be Parisian by Sophie Mas, Caroline De Maigret, Anne Berest and Audrey Diwan.

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Pull & Bear Black Coffee Please Sweater

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Primark box clutch. Liverpool & Manchester culture journal, The Skinny. Selection of tees & jumpers, Primark, H&M and Zara.

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