Tuesday, 30 December 2014


Hello lovelies, from the new year I will be blogging over at Selina Says - head over there for weekly posts including old favourites like the List of Lust and The Stylist Spotlight!

Wishing you all the greatest new year,

Monday, 17 November 2014

Where have I been?

Hello lovelies, I know I've been MIA for a while now. It's not that I don't want to blog, it's just I can never seem to find time to do it. Balancing university with work and friends is harder than I imagined but hopefully I'll get there in due time.

You probably haven't been wondering what I've been up to but I'm going to tell you anyway. As part of our university work we had to go out and do consumer research all over London so I feel as though I've seen a little part of each area, however London is huge and there are new cool things popping up everywhere so there is still tons to see. I highly recommend everyone visit a little cafe in Shoreditch called Maison Tres Garcons, the interior is a quirky mix of old antiques and contemporary neon lights and they do the best carrot cake ever!

Maison Tres Garcons, cafe in Shoreditch
A few weeks ago I attended Company's 'Bloggers Style the High Street' event which was great fun. On the night there were free beauty and hair treatments, photobooths, cocktails and more. The Venue (Tobacco Docks) was beautiful and we were all given free goodie bags to take home!

What I wore to Company's 'Bloggers Style the High Street'
Being in London I'm hoping to attend more blogging events in the future!

#NP: Christina Milian - Got to have you

Quote of the day:
"I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes."
- Oscar de la Renta (RIP)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Horst: Photographer of Style.

Note: Images used in this post are not my own and I take no credit for them.
Round the Clock, New York, 1987
Moving to London was not an easy thing to do and even after I'd moved I had serious doubts as to whether I had made the right decision. However, after one intense week at university I am confident that I have picked the right city to live in and I knew I'd picked the right course when they sent us on a field trip to the Victoria and Albert museum. The university paid for us to go and see an exhibition showcasing the work of notable fashion photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999). I studied Horst briefly during my A-levels so I was pretty excited to go and see the exhibition, especially because I'd only been to the V and A once before.

Seeing the exhibition made me fall in love with his work all over again. I am in awe of his talent, Horst was a master of light and chiaroscuro and the attention to detail in his photos is incredible. I myself am pretty awful at photography so I have so much respect for photographers!
Hat and coat - dress by Bergdorf Goodman, modelled by Estrella Boissevain, 1938
The exhibition was so full of information it was almost overwhelming and by the end my hand ached from making notes. I learned that Horst's photographs were often cropped before being published. Uncropped images could show studio equipment and details that would later be removed by retouching. This definitely made me feel about my own photos which often have so much background mess! 

Learning about Horst and his strong work ethic has given me motivation to make my own work the best it can possibly be. Horst sometimes spent two days preparing his studio for more elaborate sets. He even studied, painted and sculpted hands in order to refine gestures in his photographs (he had a thing for hands)! 

When studying Horst for my A-levels, I had come to believe that he was solely a fashion photographer so it was interesting to discover that he also shot homes and gardens for interior publications as well as dabbling in travel photography.

The Horst: Photographer of Style exhibition is showing at the V and A until January 4th and I strongly recommend everyone goes to see it - I left feeling super inspired and creative.

Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939
There is also a free exhibition currently on called 'Disobedient Objects' which is just amazing so if you're low on funds go and see that instead! 

#NP: Rihanna - California King Bed

Quote of the day:
"Fashion is an expression of the times. Elegance is something else again."
- Horst, 1984

Saturday, 4 October 2014

A little life update.

Hello lovelies. I have been MIA for a while but I promise it's for a good reason! Two weeks ago I packed up my life and moved to London! Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while or follow me on twitter will know that I LOVE LONDON, it has been the dream for so long that now I'm here I can't quite believe it. I have come here to study (fashion communication), work and gain more experience within the industry, as well as explore and experience everything this wonderful city has to offer. 
Now that I'm getting more settled in, I hope to be overloading you with blog posts!

My university room

#NP: Taylor Swift - Shake it off

Quote of the day:

"Fashion is about good energy. It's about feelings. That's what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings."
- Adriana Lima