Monday, 29 March 2010


Not a fan of this Christian Lacroix dress worn by Jennifer Aniston to The Bounty Hunter premiere.

Love Sarah Harding's LBD though!

Friday, 26 March 2010

The Hills.

After 6 seasons of fashion, fallouts and breaks up The Hills has been cancelled! Season 6 will be its last.

The creater Adam DiVello says the following: "I think we've told the story of struggle and of finding yourself in L.A. A lot of these kids have found themselves and have certainly embarked on different careers and different paths."

Time for Kristen Cavallari and co. to get a real job?!?

Victoria Beckham

I'm not in any way a fan of Victoria Beckham, but I do love this trench dress she was pictured wearing in Moscow. It's part of her own collection though and presumably therefore, massively overpriced!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


I found some cool looking pieces from E-Sprit's new line. I'm a massive fan of denim leggings, and the tees look great to throw on to feel cute and comfortable.

Daisy Lowe is featuring in their new advertising campaign too.

Shoebox Exhibition

I found out about the following on the Topshop blog and I think it's a fantastic idea.

"We were really touched when we found out about Shoebox living. This exhibition aims to raise money for the amazing chcharity Kids Company and we think the idea is brilliant!

They’ve asked children they consider vulnerable to take a shoebox and, in it, recreate a room from their home and then give a short description of what they did and why. The result is some inspiring pieces and a real insight into these children’s worlds. The kids’ boxes are to be stacked together to create a tower block of their shared experiences and outlooks and will go a long way to helping the charity raise money for art workshops and art therapy for traumatised children."

The exhibition took place yesterday and all the finished pieces will be sold off in a lottery auction and there are plans to take the idea around the country, ending up with an entire estate of shoebox living that visitors can walk through.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


I had such a great weekend in Oxford visiting a friend. The sun was shining and it's such a beautiful city, we visited the colleges and did all the usual touristy stuff. On Saturday night we went to this club called Kukui which was Hawain themed, and had a really great crowd. On the Sunday we visited Jamie Oliver's restaurant - beeeest pasta I have ever had in my life, no joke! After that we watched I Love You Phillip Morris which I really enjoyed. I've never been much of a fan of Jim Carey in the past, but this film sees him flit between flat out slapstick humour and being genuinely sincere.

Thursday, 18 March 2010


Absolutely love these clogs that are coming soon to Topshop. So so cute!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

St Patrick's Day Fashion!

In honour of St Paddy's day I thought I'd showcase some green style, because who says everyone can't look good in green!

These following ideas are sure to make your friends green with envy!

I absolutely love these Pour La Victoire green wellies. They are just perfect for the spring. Neutral enough to go with anything, jazzed up by the logo and studs.

I also adore this sage green Alexander Wang shoulder bag. Made of distressed leather, will blend effortlessly into your spring wardrobe.

Also from Alexander Wang this gorgeous dress with scoop back and scoop neck, perfect under or over anything.

The Dixie Chicks

Really excited to hear The Dixie Chicks are back. They're heading out on a US tour later this year. Maybe a new album, please please please?!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Grazia :)

How cute are these balloons seen at Paris fashion week? I desperately want one! And now I can't wait to see what British Grazia will bring us next fashion week. Personally I'd like a pink poodle!!
I found this hairstyle on Fashionising and I think it looks fab. Streaks of hair twisted and entangled to form a messy plait. It works well because it's so delibrately messy, but sadly I think it'd look far better when your hair is different shades of blonde.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry

So Amy Winehouse has teamed up with Fred Perry to create a womenswear collection spanning over 4 seasons. The collaboration will be based on Wino's signature 1950s style and will be made up of 17 pieces including skirts and polo shirts. The gear will carry a specially-designed logo.

The first range will be in her favourite colours of black and pink. Not entirely sure how I feel about this. I can't help but feel that however much I like Amy, her clothes sense is terrible. Oh well, time will tell I guess.

Gossip Girl :/

Finally got around to watching the return of Gossip Girl last night. From the promos I was expecting something fantastic only to be disappointed.

Chuck Bass continues to be the most interesting character on the show for me - even though his story line was predictable (DUH, that's his mother), his depth as an actor really makes the show for me right now. Blair as the supportive girlfriend is also great though I am waiting to see more of the conniving Blair we know and love.

Lily's big secret appearing to be her spending the night with her ex was not as deep as I thought it would be, hopefully there is more to that storyline...

I'm also not liking Serena and Nate back together but I guess Serena needs something to do on the show!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Chanel :)

Check out this new product from Chanel that I discovered on the Vogue blog:

A cashmere hot water bottle cover. How perfect for the English winter. I need one now, but slightly out of my price range I expect!

Kate Moss, Parisienne Chic

Kate Moss has been in Paris this week for Paris Fashion Week, and was spotted out and about rocking a classic French style.

To steal Kate's look have a look at the following:

* Long sleeved breton striped top

* Bertie pumps

* Cruise collections red military jacket.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Topshop on London Fashion Week

If you've got a few minutes check out this Topshop Podcast, it's their round up of London Fashion Week 2010, pretty cool.

Spring 2010 Fashion Trends

With March in full swing the official start of Spring 2010 is only weeks away. Check out my favourite fashion trends tipped to be hot this spring and further in to 2010:

* Knee high/over the knee socks

* Jumpsuits and playsuits

* The Boyfriend Blazer

And my personal favourite...patched jeans. So much warmer than ripped!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Emma Watson for People Tree

“Ethical attire that will put a spell on you” Daily Telegraph

Emma Watson's new collection with People Tree is definitely worth a look. Whilst a little bit on the young side for me, it is great to see Emma's personal sense of style shining through in collaberation with Fair Trade and organic fashion products.

As well as clothing, Emma Watson and People Tree have also created bed throws, recycled sweetie paper jewelry, beanies, head scarves and home accessories.

Not only does the collection use 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton, it is also made entirely by Fair Trade groups by hand, using hand weaving, hand knitting and hand embroidery to create livelihoods for some of the most disadvantaged people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Gossip Girl

I'm so excited that Gossip Girl was back on our screens last night after what feels like forever. I didn't have time to watch it yet but curling up in front of the tv and a mug of hot chocolate is exactly what I plan to do tonight.

I love this recent still of the girls on set. I'm still trying to work out whose style I want to steal more, but you've got to love Serena's Moschino boots here.

Monday, 8 March 2010

The Oscars :)

There were some amazing dresses at The Oscars this weekend. I thought I'd post a selection of my favourites:

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Cameron Diaz in Armani

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Peckham

Meryl Streep in Chris March.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Ethical fashion - These two words are currently being thrown about a lot and as a topic that has always interested me, I thought I'd tell you some more about it:

What is ethical fashion - and why? There are a number of different factors that come into play ...

  • Locally sourced - supporting local communities and requires less transportation.
  • Fair trade - non-exploitative, a fair price and wages given to workers. Ensures that workers have safe working conditions, do not work long hours and are able to afford food and healthcare.
  • Environmental impact - clothing manufactured using methods to reduce resource use, water, minimise pollution.
  • Organic - grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers, supporting the soil and environment.
  • Re-cycled and re-used - reduces the need to use up new resources.
  • Breaks down - uses materials that will eventually degrade in an environmentally friendly way e.g. shoes that use stitching instead of glue.
  • Dyes - uses low toxic dyes.
  • Packaging - minimal and degradeable or recyclable packaging.
You should definitely check out this ethical fashion website.

Kirsten Dunst has always been one of my favourite actresses and I am loving her recent photoshoot by Mario Testino where she adopts 1930s Hollywood Glamour. She looks lovely. Check out the rest of the shoot here.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Fair trade at Topshop

22nd February - 7th March is Fairtrade fortnight and in honour of this Topshop have launched a fantastic range of Fairtrade products cotton products. Including loads of really cute flirty summer dresses. This is great because not only are the dresses really cute and perfect for summer, but they are made from small-scale farms in developing countries where workers receive fair and stable prices for their crop and in addition to this the Fairtrade Premium which is democratically invested in projects which will benefit them and their local community. So, you should definitely treat yourself!

Summer plans

So I'm really desperate to get out of England this summer. I found this organisation called BUNAC that hope you arrange work and volunteer programmes around the world, it sounds really exciting. When I was a kid I used to go to America every year with my parents and with my brother, but I've always wanted to spend a longer period of time there. I looked at doing Camp America but I don't have enough experience working with children. BUNAC also run a similar programme but the same applies! :(. They also run this other programme though, called Work America where you can do almost any kind of work in the US on a 4 month J1 Visa, anywhere you like! I ordered their job directory, had a flick through and sent off my CV to companies they recommended, I really really hope I hear something back soon.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Miss Bimbo

I recently found out from a friend about the Miss Bimbo website. What it is basically, is a virtual fashion game. The point (if it can actually be defined as having one!) is to create the "hottest, coolest, most intelligent and talented bimbo the world has ever known." I'm ashamed to admit that for a couple of days I found it all ridiculously addictive, getting my bimbo a house, a boyfriend and a job, as well as competing with other players in the style stakes. However, everything comes at a cost and the fun for me came to an abrupt end when I quickly used up all my free "Bimbo dollars" and was invited to purchase some more. (Un)fortunately though, I didn't think there was any way I could possibly justify spending money on something so perfectly ridiculously and presumably aimed at girls in a younger age bracket than myself!

Today I signed in for the first time in a few months to be told that my bimbo is very sick and I need to pay to resucitate her. A tempting offer, but I think I'll pass and carry on living a bimbo free life. Though if you're looking for a good time waster or just for something addictive and completely silly you should probably check out the site.

Ila Dusk

Above is a picture of an ila Dusk Personal Alarm for women - My Mum bought me one of these from Marks & Spencers as a birthday present last week and I think it's a really great idea. You can wear it on your keyring or on your bag and when activated it emits a piercing scream which would definitely alert attention! All personal alarms I had seen previously were chunky and ugly and I knew I'd never want to carry one, which is why I really love the ila Dusk, the designs are so cute I don't mind wearing mine on the outside of my bag at all, in fact it actually makes a cool accessory. On top of this, I definitely now feel safer when I'm out and about at night. You should check out ila's website and have a look at their other designs.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Springtime :)

The weather in North London is absolutely beautiful today, so much so that it goes someway to making up for months of show and freezing temperatures!

In the hope that Spring really is coming, I thought that I would share with you some of my favourite things to do in London during the Spring season:

1) Parks, gardens and animals - With the sun starting to shine you can get out and about to London's parks and gardens. My personal favourite is St James' Park. But remember, take an umbrella with you even if it looks nice, we are always prone to an April shower!

2) Museums and Attractions - Kew Gardens is always a safe bet with Kew Palace, however there's always a ton of spring related exhibitions as London's major museums.

3) London Eye - Spring is the perfect time for a ride on this!

4) Food and drink - I recommend supersizing your usual pub routine and heading for a London gastropub!

5) Easter Clubbing - There's usually some great nights coming up around Easter weekend. Not sure what I will be doing yet!

Alice In Wonderland

So excited for the new Alice in Wonderland film to come out on Friday. The Disney version was my very favourite film as a child, but I can't wait to see how Tim Burton add his usual dark twist. Of course, I also absolutely love anything Johnny Depp, but then again, who doesn't.

It seems like I'm not the only one to have been hit by Alice fever. She has always been one of literature's most endearing characters, but she looks set to become one of the most widely present figures in the global fashion industry this season. British designer Anne Temperley recently held an Alice in Wonderland themed party in Selfridges, Donatella Versace has cited Alice as the inspiration behind her spring range. Selfridges in London and Printemps department store in Paris are also sporting elaborate Alice themed window displays, it is all very exciting!

However, out of all the designs I have seen so far my favourite has to be this Alice inspired handbag by Furla. I absolutely love the colours and the rabbit-shaped clasp!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Laep Year

Just seen Leap Year the movie - it's a stereotypical image of rural Ireland which would make Father Ted roll his eyes in disbelief, Leap Year is a sappy road movie and frankly implausible comedy. Just found this great film review