30 December 2012

And Pantone's Colour of 2013 Is....

   Guessed it yet? Yes, it is EMERALD GREEN (17-5641). It has been described as "Lively. Radiant. Lush... a colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony". My advice - if you want to make a statement this New Years, grab yourself either glamorous full length silk dress or a high impact, fully sequinned mini dress in this rich shade, and you will be guaranteed to make an entrance! This can also be translated into interiors as well, using the shade on walls in richly coloured rooms, within the furniture or even just update the d├ęcor for a subtle impact.
   Previous winners of 'colour of the year' have included Tangerine Tango in 2012, in 2011 it was Honeysuckle Pink and for 2010 it was Turquoise. I don't know about you, but certainly makes me think back to some of the collections during those years of which used those colours. What were your favourite pieces?

25 December 2012

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

   Happy Christmas everyone!!!! Hope you all have a wonderful day & may your deepest Christmas wishes come true!!!! Just thought I'd quickly share with you a few aspect of my Christmas, before I go off to my Grandparents' house for a lush roast dinner!! Firstly, an aspect most women find very important on a big day such as Christmas - WHAT TO WEAR!!! Well I still haven't decided on the dress (so I will be going to stare into my wardrobe for inspiration after writing this!), however I have decided on accessories & I know I will be wearing my cosy Russian hat out, as for me it practically defines my Christmas this year - all I need now is snow!!! 
White Russian hat - M&S - £22
Silver (extremely) sparkly 7" heels - New Look - £28
Earrings - Dorothy Perkins - £12
Red/Pink glossed lipstick - Boots No7 - £14
   Next part of my Christmas I wish to share with you, my handmade Christmas cards for my family. This year, with all my uni work, I haven't had as much time to dedicate to making loads of bits for Christmas, but these cards only took an hour together - so easy, yet effective! I used old Christmas cards, with as winters scene in, as my background, and embellished it with sparkly stickers, glitter, ball-ball gift tags & decoupage. Hope you like the look of them!
   But that wasn't all I made! Once again I am blaming uni, as I am now a poor student. So I resorted to a few handmade gifts this year - but no tat was made! And I actually found (that as well as saving my pennies) that the handmade touch made my gifts much more personal & meaningful. One of the gifts I made was Cranberry, Pear & Port sauce (to go with the Christmas Roast). It was lush! Even if I do say so myself... And so far it has gone down very well & has been eaten all up. If you want to find out how to make it, please visit this link to Surge (where I write columns for too) http://wearesurge.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=412#.UOBiD28nK8A
And finally, my Christmas Wishlist : 
  1. Michael Buble - If not him, then at least his Christmas album - I am IN LOVE with his voice!!!
  2. New black heeled boots - I have literally warn my last pair to death - they are physically unwearable now :(
  3. All I want for Christmas is you.... Ok well not quite how that sounds, but doesn't every single girl wish for romance at Christmas? How can you not ?!? Its one of the most romantic times of year (I find anyway).
(p.s. please note the Christmassy colour scheme in this post - tehe )

23 December 2012

A Bob Story for i-D Magazine

   A celebration of the bob evolution. A haircut that has been iconic throughout the ages & that has been the iconic cut to identify style icons themselves.
   Coco Chanel's wavy bob. Mary Quant's abstract bob. Anna Wintour's straight cut bob. Erin O'Connor's graphic bob. Victoria Beckham's high-low bob. Need any more examples? The bob has well & truly earnt it's title as an iconic hair cut. And with it frequently popping up on the A/W12 catwalks, photography duo Saty & Pratha teamed up with i-D Magazine to create this short fashion film, teaming the classic bobs with this season's fashions.

Why not check out more on the bob, with my artical over at Surge http://wearesurge.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=405#.UNcrkW8nK8A

22 December 2012

Kimye

 Now I rarely do celebrity posts (unless it involves Gaga) but I have been a huge fan of Kanye for years now, and do quite adore the Kardashian's empowering sense of dress, so when I heard that this very cute couple were expecting, well I just had to say congrats! Also I just wanted to share some of their most fashionably cute pics.
Love this dress above!

20 December 2012

Baby, It's Cold Outside!


A cool, crisp winters day & its time to start my Christmas shopping. The colour pallet is cool & calming like the weather, with the delicate chiffon layering adding the essential romance to this time of year. Check out more here http://lookbook.nu/look/4374102-Baby-It-s-Cold-Outside
White Russian Hate - £22 - Marks & Spencers
Floral Embellished Chiffon Mini Dress - £20 - Vintage
Navy Tailored Trench Coat - £30 - New Look

18 December 2012

MY FIRST ARTICLE FOR SURGE ONLINE MAGAZINE

MY FIRST ARTICLE FOR SURGE MAGAZINE - So please check it out & read it. :) Its about my VIP ticket at London Fashion Week 2012. Please leave comments too :) http://wearesurge.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=392#.UNCiwhhhMos.twitter