Monday, 19 May 2014

Boo Hoo AW14 Press Day






OOTD: Camel Coat, Jumper & Faux Leather Trousers: ZARA || Shoulder Bag: H&M || Forever Young Laced up Sandals: SCHUH


On Thursday 8th May I attended Boohoo.com AW14 Press day at the lush One Marylebone venue. Greeted by a hot pink double decker bus which was parked out in front of the prestigious venue.

Admittedly I've never brought anything from the Boo Hoo brand previously; as my first initial perception of the brand is  low cost fabrics used equating to poor quality clothing, however when I attended the press day I was pleasantly surprised that my once concern swayed into a greater appreciation for the brand. 

The brand has come a long way from it's origins with forward fashionable looks, high quality and most of all; at an ideal reasonable price point. 

The online retailer AW14 collection for the upcoming season; boasts glossy metallics with a Great Gatsby feel - think flapper dresses with high shine along with loads of different textures, bohemian vibes giving 70s chic with a folkestone twist and vintage inspired looks. Tartan prints & leopard print was on full effect, bringing a grunge gothic type of look which is wearable. 


The locker room trend look gave every reason why sports luxe is going nowhere next season with quilted textures, bomber jackets,neoprene cut out tops, piping track pants. Sequins and plenty of it adorned on varsity dresses and logo tops. 




I adored the Brooklyn Princess look which had a muted cosmetic palette of baby pink, blue and grey hues again with loads of textures coming from the shaggy fluffy gilets over jackets and coats to modest glam pieces with playful sequins. 



I favoured the pieces from the In the city trend with relaxed tailored pieces . Here I spotted high waisted Pink Trousers, cut out blue laced up sandals, sleeveless lapel dress (ultimate fav), over sized mannish jackets in plaid, white and pinstripes. This rail stood out for me as I loved the colour ways of pink, cobalt blue, navy and monochrome which was streaming through the collection. 

Shoes & Accessories wise. There was a few contenders. From chunky heeled platforms to cut out sandals to box clutches, statement necklaces, a big bow headband and jewelled cuffs. As you may know I love a good sandal with a dinky ankle strap. These metallic ones with a chunky block heel are priced at £20 and available here 




 Fancy anything from the AW14 collection? Have you shopped at Boo Hoo?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

How To Style: Schuh Snake Skin Forever Young Sandals

Hi Guys, I hope you are all well. I am back with a How to style post. And today I am giving inspiration on how to style Schuh's Snake Skin Forever Young Sandals 4ways.

How gorgeous are these laced up sandals in slithering snake print. These shoes are incredibly sexy. From the snake skin detail, alluring lace tie cut outs and 12cm heel height they are everything and more. 

Quite similar to the Zara cut out sandals which came out last year in black and leopard print. And how I loved the Zara black ones. My fav go to go pair of heels. Now I have these; those will be in the back burner. Lol

On the flip side, these sandals are surprisingly easy to wear and are comfortable too. Believe you me when I say you will get loads of wear out of them, they will work with everything from relaxed tailoring, casual cool & cocktail fun separates.

On to the looks:-

Circular Top: H&M
Dressed Shorts: H&M
Sleeve less Long Waist Coat: H&M
3 Pack Geo Midi Rings: Forever 21

Monday, 28 April 2014

Nails Drenched In Colour Launch Party w/ Beats by Dre X Sophy Robson




OOTN: Ruffle Jumpsuit (worn as a top), Short Necklace + Shoulder Bag: H&M ||Pink Trousers + Booted Sandals: Zara || Gold Bangle: F21 ||Watch: Micheal Kors||

Thursday 24th April saw the VIP Launch Party of Beats by Dre & Hottest Nail Artist in the Game: Sophy Robson to celebrate the new colour popping range of Beats Solo headphones just in time for the summer tastic period. 

Drenched in colour, the Beats Solo headphones come in array of 9 show stopping shades from Blue, Light Blue, Teal, Green, Pink, Purple Red, Black, & White. These colourful beauties pack a powerful punch when it comes down to their techie credentials.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

#RockThatDenim Campaign


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I was contacted by Nemi Ariweriokuma of Style Trailer to take part in the #RockThatDenim Campaign, the first of its kind. I was intrigued by this campaign as I love incorporating denim in my everyday looks and it's an essential wardrobe piece which is versatile, comfortable, practical & trendy.

A fabric that never goes out of fashion; It is universal and is worn by almost everyone. #RockThatDenim campaign looks at empowering fashion enthusiasts lacking in self esteem and also break stereotypes.

Those stereotypes that are associated with fashion being that you can't or shouldn't rock a certain trend because of your body type whether you are tall, short, fat or skinny. The colour of your skin & social groups. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Detox Kitchen


On Wednesday 9th April I attended the Detox Kitchen Pre launch in Kingly Street, Just off Carnaby street; I was invited by the lovely guys of Platform Creative PR. 

The Detox Kitchen is a healthy deli "where healthy meets delicious" and is founded by Lily Simpson. This is the second outlet with the first one opening its doors in April last year at the prestigious Harvey Nichols. The deli boosts a light, airy and serene setting and aims to inspire mindful eating and deliver nutritious goodness to busy Londoners. 

The Detox Kitchen deli comprises of fresh seasonal salads, lean meat and fish, fresh smoothies and juices, teas and delicious snacks which include wheat, dairy and sugar free treats.



Monday, 21 April 2014

How To Style: Nike Roshe Run Palm Print

Hi Guys, I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. I thought I would do a "How to style themed post" to give you inspiration on how to style  Nike Roshe Run Palm Print sneakers 4 ways. 

These trainers are inspired by the practice of meditation and the concept of Zen and epitomises simplicity with black palm trees printed on a white back drop; giving a tranquil zen garden feel.

The Roshe Run is a lightweight runner constructed of a breathable mesh and a super soft midsole.  The trainers definitely represent warm weather in a graphical, wearable, fun & playful way. 

 As you can tell in previous posts here, here & here, I have incorporated the fly palm tree sneakers in numerous of my casual outfits. 

The trainers have become increasingly popular and as it stands are no longer available online at Office or NIKE.com. So perhaps looking in your nearest local Office, Nike, Size and OffSpring store, you might just find there; otherwise another retailer or reputable Ebay seller. 

On to the Looks:-


Green Tropical Print Crop Top: River island
Dark Wash High Waisted Shorts: River Island
River Green Sunglasses by Jeepers Creepers: Topshop
Orange Merino Duffle Bag: Topshop



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Pop Up Nail Bar @ The Box Boutique, Chelsea







OOTD: MOTO JACKET: GAP // STATEMENT NECKLACE: BEAUTENOIRE // SHOULDER BAG: H&M // DIY DISTRESSED JEANS: PRIMARK // NIKE ROSHE RUN: OFFICE //

I was recently contacted by Roxanne Campbell. An award winning manicurist who has collaborated with Bass Buds and shown her creativity and worked on numerous talons for the London Olympics and Paramedics in 2012. She has worked backstage at LFW for designers such as Christopher Kane, Henry of Holland, Antonio Bernadi to name a few. She has also worked
 on high profile events such as Vogue, L'oreal & Swarovski. 

Roxanne also does nails for VIP events, fashion shows, parties and photoshoots.