All posts tagged: Fashion Blog

Christmas Wrapped Up: A Gift Guide For The Girls

Take the guesswork out of christmas shopping and get the girl in your life something she’ll love. Or… let your inner greedy guts come out and just shop for yourself. ‘Tis the season for giving, doesn’t matter who to! The Fashionista The fashionista loves a label or anything bold, bright and contemporary. A pair of shoes never goes amiss, ditto a new niche perfume by Le Labo or Byredo. For a smaller budget a cute new phone case or some chi chi notebooks so she can bring some style to the office. The Fitness Fanatic I guess you could call me a health nut – though as I write I’m powering through a bag of Percy Pigs so maybe not. I do love to workout, try new classes and whip up a smoothie or two. For the fitty in your life they’ll love a new sports bra (you can never have enough), trainers, healthy cookbook or a ClassPass subscription or gift card so they can try next year’s latest fitness trends. The Classy Beeyatch Classic …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals and Codes

Black Friday is officially here people, I know those pennies are burning a hole in your pockets. Lucky for all us shopaholics there are some SICK Black Friday/Cyber Weekend deals around. So you can buy christmas presents, treat yourself and save some cash while you’re at it. Below is a roundup of the best deals and all the codes you need. Simply click on the name of the retailer to shop and paste the codes when you checkout.  ASOS 20% Off everything. Code: GOGOGO & OTHER STORIES 50% Off selected items BOOHOO 50% Off everything. Code: FRIYAY50 PRETTY LITTLE THING 40% Off everything. Code: THANKS40 URBAN OUTFITTERS Buy 1 get 1 50% off OFFICE 20% Off. Code: WONDER LA REDOUTE 40% Off. Code: BLACKFRIDAY SELFRIDGES 20% Off (10% off beauty). Code: SELFCCE AVENUE 32 30% Off everything SHOPBOP 25% Off. Code: STYLE20 LOOK FANTASTIC 18% Off everything. Code: RUSH THE BODY SHOP 40% Off. Code: GREENBF116    

What’s Hot? September Edition 

What’s happening in the month of September, according to me anyway… The iTunes Festival Turns 10 Newly rebranded as the Apple Music festival, this gigantic music-fest touches down in Camden Town once again this month. And since it’s the 10th anniversary Apple have pulled out all the stops because – stop the press – BRITNEY IS PLAYING! Yes, that’s the one and only legendary Ms. Spears playing in the little old Roundhouse, crazy. There’s also gigs from Michael Buble, Elton John and the amazing Chance The Rapper. Check out the full line up and apply for free tickets HERE Dr. Martens Lighten Up Full disclosure, I am now an employee of Dr. Martens – I’m their new brand copywriter – but I’m nothing if not honest. So believe me when I say that their new DM’s Lite boots are a wardrobe essential. They have all the style of the classic Dr. Martens 1460 boot but they’re only a third of the weight, plus they feel like you’re wearing a sneaker. They’re so comfortable that I placed …

What is a Copywriter? And How To Be a Good One

I recently started a new job and I was talking to my mum about how happy I am to have found a career I’m good at and more importantly, that I love. Then we got to talking about what I wanted to do at school – it varied weekly (whale watcher, doctor, lawyer, Jennifer Lopez) – and how I didn’t even know my chosen career path existed back then!  All throughout my childhood and teenage years I was drawn to fashion, I loved cutting images out of Vogue, drawing clothes, creating my own magazines and learning designer’s name off by heart. I was under the illusion that the only ‘fashion career’ was to design clothes – which I wasn’t convinced I could do. My mother was even less convinced, I remember her dissuading me from studying fashion design at university so I studied classics instead. Nowadays it is a bit easier – the internet happened – information is boundless and very easily accessible. Here is where I admit that I’m as old as the hills …

What’s Hot? August Edition

What’s hot this month? Hopefully the weather because I want to go hunting for Squirtles… and do other things much more becoming of an adult woman.  POKEMON GO I can honestly say, no game has captivated me like this since Theme Hospital (which I played for three straight days at my family’s Dell when I was 13). Pokemon Go has hit the headlines for doubling Nintendo’s value, being one of the most downloaded apps ever and for causing many an injury. After downloading it (not fully understanding it for a few weeks) and playing it, I can see why. I’m hooked, not in a ‘haha how ironic and post modern of me’ way, in a sincere and genuine ‘I love this fun game, can I play forever?’ way. My friends Hannah, Ben and I went on a hunt on Hampstead Heath and walked SEVENTEEN KILOMETRES. I’ll leave that thought with you… Download Pokemon Go PAPIER STATIONARY I have something of a stationary fetish despite doing the majority of my work on a computer. There’s just something about …

3 Micro Trends for Every Budget

Ph: Tommy Ton 2016 As someone who has always worked in fashion, and has run a style blog for over six years, seasonal wardrobe updates are something I’m very passionate about. However in the last year or so I’ve been really thinking about how I stock my wardrobe from a sustainable and ethical point of view – having hundreds of items of clothing just hanging in my closet doesn’t sit well with me anymore. So these days I stick to my tried and tested classics (little black dresses, jeans and blazers) and quality favourites and just make little tweaks to make my look oh-so-now. It’s also much better for your pocket so you can travel more (see my tips here), eat more (food inspo here) and generally be less skint! So here are three very pocket-friendly purchases for the new season… P.S. I mean the British summer, so sorry, no bikinis here 😉 The Transformative Choker PRICE RANGE: £3 – £6 This trend is everywhere, I think Gigi Hadid started it but celebrities from Kim …

Breakfast with Farfetch 

I’ve been a fan of Farfetch for many years, the premise is simple – you can shop boutiques and concept stores around the globe all from one online marketplace. So it’s great for sourcing those hard-to-find designer and contemporary clothes.  I was invited to breakfast with the brand on the roof of The Boundary Hotel in Shoreditch to talk about the future of Farfetch. It’s very exciting to say the least, they’ve acquired Brown’s, the iconic London boutique, so expect a concept store soon! Plus as well as fashion they’re branching out into beauty and homewares.  The beautiful Bella Freud candles you see below were ordered from one of Farfetch’s boutiques and will be taking pride of place in my home.  Do check out Farfetch, it’s an essential site for fashionistas. And if you get the chance I can highly recommend breakfast at The Boundary.  SHOP FARFETCH  Thank you to Farfetch for a lovely breakfast. And in the interests of transparency my candles were gifted. 

4 Female Artists to Watch

Let’s hear it for the girls… SAMANTHA FRENCH Minnesota-born, Brooklyn-based US artist Samantha French’s dazzling works “explore the idea of escape, the tranquility and nostalgia for the lazy summer days of her childhood”. I particularly love her photorealistic, stylized underwater paintings which feature sunny blues that take me back to the outdoor swimming pool I used to go to in the holidays with my granddad – really, they’re that good they transported me right back there! French says of her art; “I attempt to recreate the quiet tranquility of water and nature; of days spent sinking and floating, still and peaceful. These paintings are a link to my home and continual search for the feeling of the sun on my face and warm summer days at the lake. They are my escape, a subtle reprieve from the day-to-day.”   HATTIE STEWART Professional doodler and magazine defacer Hattie Stewart has more collaborations under her belt than you can shake a sharpie at – she’s doodled for House of Holland, Marc Jacobs (the now defunct) Luella and …

& Other Stories Just Slayed Summer Dressing

My all-time favourite high street store & Other Stories just killed everything. They win. I went into their Regent Street store the other day and was blown away by their spring/summer collections, they have the prefect pretty dresses for all your BBQ, wedding and festival needs and some seriously ‘fashwan’ accessories. I had (I mean literally had) to buy their sequinned floral dress, it’s the best dress I’ve ever seen in my life. It does come up incredibly small (I hope) and I had to go up by two sizes, either that or I’m in major denial about my physique. Regardless of their slim Scandi sizing, I just adore this shop, the clothing is always great quality and on point – not too trendy, but never dull – and their beauty range is awesome too, but that’s another story for another day. Here’s a tip, buy online and save 10% with the code FRIENDS.   MY TOP STORIES PICKS