Sunday, 23 October 2011

ELLE covers

I love ELLE magazine, and having moved into my new flat I have decided to document the things I do to decorate it...
I used to just stick magazines all over my walls with bluetack, but it started to look abit scruffy!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

More of a miss rather than a hit - Versace for H&M Collaboration



H&M is famous for its designer collaborations - giving the masses their chance to own a designer piece. There has been Karl Lagerfield, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, and now Versace. I have never been impressed with any of the collaborations, and neither have I bought any of the clothing. My reasons for this are simple:
1. I believe fashion should have some sort of hierarchy. Distinguishing not the customer, but the quality and workmanship you are paying for. Of course Versace and their consumers can pull off the vibrant and busy clothing - the quality of the product takes away that tackiness that comes with lower priced garments.
2. Fashion designers shouldn't be in fashion just to make a quick buck. I have a very romanticised view on high end fashion, designers shouldn't downgrade with a high street store. Its put on a pedestal for reason - made for a priviledged few and aspirational to the masses.
3. The clothes are bought for the wrong reasons - the garments in the collaboration will sell out in no time and H&M will be raising their glasses to yet another profitable collaboration. However just because something sells, doesn't mean it sells for the right reasons. I would place my money on many people buying a Versace for H&M
item, wouldn't even look at it without the Versace tag sewn in. People think that they are buying into a less expensive version of Versace, where as they are actually buying into a more expensive H&M VERSION of Versace. The clothing hasn't been made in the ateliers, hand sewn or embellished by the Versace manufacturers - they have been made by H&M with the same standards as their range.

Personally, I believe if you can't afford it then why try to buy into a lifestyle you don't lead?  Maybe the girl eyeing up your Mulberry bag doesn't know its in fact a fake bought from Turkey whilst on a girls holiday, but YOU do. But fakes are a different topic. I just hope designers wise up and realise that a collaboration with H&M maybe great in the short-term but in the longterm it may stay to chip away at their true identity.

What do you think? Let me know if you agree or disagree!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

SWEDEN-MANIA

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Ever since reading the Millenium Trilogy (The Girl Who Played With Fire) I have become totally obsessed with Sweden and consequently the Swede's satorial ways. I always check out http://carolinesmode.com/stockholmstreetstyle/?p=5 for up-to-the-minute style inspiration from Sweden's capital. I plan to visit Sweden some time with my boyfriend... Steig Larson would have a lot to answer to (if he were still living) if Sweden doesn't live up to how he made it out to be in his books.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Snow Leopard




I absolutely love this outfit that I am wearing today! The dress is from Oasis, the shoes from Schuh, and the Necklace is from a jewellery designer that uses old materials to make new peices from. the casing of the droplet is an old bullet casing.

When ever I wear black and white clothing I always make sure I accessorise the outfit well, as without the red shoes the outfit would have looked a bit too plain for my liking. Colour and different textures is necessary for my style, as I always like my look to be interesting.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Lessons in French.

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This evening I will be attending my first French class since year nine. I am so excited to learn a new skill, and I am so annoyed with myself that A) I took German for GCSE instead of French B) I thought I was that hilarious back in my younger years that I decided to sing and speak English and German through my French exams. Which then led on to C) Being banned from ever learning French again at school.

So I am starting over - my past relationship with French wiped clean (well for me anyway - hopefully French will feel the same way). I am beginner again, and this time there will be no utterances of ich speile or mein geburtstag ist... Lets just say I scraped a B.

My boyfriend can look forward to me speaking to him in the romantic language. Note to self: Must get rid of my northern twang. I can even tell the difference just by moving to Nottingham, what is it going to be like when I live in Paris with my cute little Pug named Pretentious?

So tonight is the night - back to basics with Chantal Cointot for two hours, I have a nice new notebook and French dictionary to help me along.

Wish me luck!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Catchy song thats been in my head all day...


What do you think?
I didnn't really get it at first but now I really like it! x

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I absolutely love this dress I bought it from River Island last Monday at their student lock in - it was a bargain at £22, originaly £40 (before discount and using a voucher). I had had my eye on it ever since I saw it in the highstreet ELLE supplement last month. It's perfect for winter, as the length isn't too short and it has 3/4 sleeeves, whilst the print being bold and different from all the other florals.
My clutch is from POP a second hand store and my shoes were from Primark - a steal at just £16!

Thursday, 6 October 2011




My camera has broken due to myself fiddling around with it abit too much! Which means I can't show the world my newest purchases :(

I have been so busy this week - starting University again (second year) with new projects and deadlines already set - while I write this my head is whirling aorund trying to gather together everything I need to do tonight before I go to sleep. I have also been working part-time at Topshop whilst also trying to have a little bit of a social life. I can not wait till Sunday.

I have survived off one sausage roll today - God knows how I did it!

Just booked my ticket to go see Legally Blonde at the theatre! Excitement!

Here are some images that sum up my life at the moment...

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Sometimes I feel so busy I never stop and think or just let myself relax and enjoy the company I am in. The last picture shows that sometimes you just have to let go some days and just ride it out and not over think what you have to do. My brain is always switched on and I need to learn to just turn off. My boyfriend Alex gets it the worst - he comes over but I will still find something I need to do.

What is it that makes us keep on going? I need to learn to take it easy, roll on Sunday morning lay in... I'm gonna need it.