“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Monday, 4 July 2011

Vote for me...please!

Hi guys, just a cheeky plug and post to ask you lovely readers to vote for me in the Very competition on Facebook.

It's the chance to win my dream job working in fashion for a communications agency in conjunction with Very.co.uk in London for 12 months. This is the first time I've entered one of these "vote for me" things but this is the closest I'm ever going to get to an opportunity like this right now. 

If you would like to vote for me, please click on the link below, I've got a way to go to be in with a chance of winning so would really appreciate your votes!

Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/VeryUK?sk=app_198461183532882&app_data=d862539a4e898d29ffa8a92a96c8e891

And if you would like to enter the competition yourself head to: www.facebook.com/veryuk but hurry entry closes on 6 July - good luck!

Amour for accessories

You will have to bear with me as I'm using the iPhone for blogging until my laptop returns (fixed I hope) and I'm not sure if it'll work but here goes...

I finally decided to part with some cash on a Ted Baker purse. Now I've been lusting after one for years but could never decide which colour to pick and at £65 i wanted it to be something i loved in a few years time. Purple is usually a favourite of mine but i wasn't feeling the Ted Baker lilac-y shade. I wanted something bright that would instantly cheer me up and would go with most of my handbags already. I spotted the orange colour on the website and was very tempted to buy especially when a discount offer appeared in my inbox but i held off until i visited my nearest John Lewis. I reckon the shop assistants must have thought i was stealing it after umming and aahing for 30 minutes - oh yes indecisiveness is one of my traits.

Here it is alongside two new purchases...

There are variations of this purse on the website (patent/glitter/mock-crock etc) but the one i bought is called Anitah.

The other items in question are a Hermes-esque bag from Miss Selfridge's Purist collection £39 and a straw trilby from Peacocks £7. The bag, I've been a little unsure over only because I'm hoping it doesn't look like one of the cheap bags off those stalls in the middle of shopping centres (you know the ones with the fake Chloe Paddington's), but I really needed a new bag for work that's deep enough to fit everything in Mary Poppins style-e.

The hat i saw somewhere before but can't remember, I'd been after a panama type hat which i was going to buy off the market but i kind of remember seeing this Peacocks hat and i managed to get the last one in the shop. I was going to wear it only when my hair's curly but i took a quick iphone pic and it does a good job of hiding my bed-hair.

I hope it suits me, hats don't usually, what do you think?

A quick note: i may be absent from blogging for about 2 weeks until my laptop returns but i will try and post if i can get access to Internet.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Versace + H&M Collaboration

Excited? Much!

I missed out on the Lanvin collection so I'm hoping to be one of the lucky shoppers to get my hands on a glamorous piece of Versace history.

What I've been wearing recently…

It’s been a while since I've done one of these posts, so first up is the outfit i wore for food and film night to celebrate my mum’s birthday. FYI: Bridesmaids was brilliant!

1. Maxi Dress



Maxi dress – Warehouse (s/s ‘10), Belt – Dorothy Perkins, Jacket – H&M, Bag – Warehouse (just seen), Sandals – Primark

2. Colour blocking and florals

Trying to find something work appropriate when it’s 31 degrees…



Skirt – Zara, Top – Peacocks, Cardigan – Dorothy Perkins, Belt – Primark, Necklace – Topshop, Watch – Michael Kors


Jacket – Warehouse, all other items as before

3. Printed trousers


Harems – H&M, Shirt – Primark, Belt – Accessorize, Shoes – Office

Leopard Print trousers as seen in May’s Company Magazine…


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