Wednesday, 29 January 2014

My Trend Report for Jewellery Moments!

Hello everyone!

Just a brief post to say that I have written a SS14 Trend Report blog post for the website Jewellery Moments outlining the key trends of the new season and which catwalks they were seen on, and it would be amazing if you could give it a read!

Simply click this link!

Jewellery Moments is a website ran by the lovely Alice Thompson selling all manners of bespoke, unique handmade jewellery, and her new collection for the summer will be launching in a few weeks, so get yourselves there!



Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Emma Watson for Wonderland

Very brief post today, just wanted to share what's floating my boat at the moment.

You've probably already came across the images of Emma Watson's covers for Wonderland magazine, out on February 7th, which she also guest edited. Is there no end to that girl's talents? Actress, model, and now editor. She's one of my favourites, as shown by my love of her Golden Globes style in this post.

The covers are in a super saturated sunset palette of oranges and yellows, with Emma looking dewy faced whilst sporting those incredible brows and dark smokey eyes. In one image, she is a Dolce and Gabbana princess, crown and all, and in the other is chanelling a demure, ladylike vision of Prada.

She is insanely beautiful. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!


Monday, 27 January 2014

Couture SS14 // Valentino's Fairytale Opera

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You may have noticed all the extravagance and glamour of Couture Fashion Week occurring recently; I haven't had time to fully examine all the shows, but the genius that is Valentino most definitely caught my attention, so I thought I'd share my favourite bits with you. I know, I only just spouted about my adoration for them and their SS14 ready to wear show in this post, but I couldn't not talk about this incredible collection!

The location and runway were transformed into a forest wonderland, with deer and butterflies scattered across the walls to set the scene. And the dresses? Mesmerising. Some were slinky plain fabric, draped exquisitely, some were delicate layers of ballerina-style tulle with frills and embellished snakes and peacocks entwined about the body, and others were sheer lacy ballgowns embroidered with various wildlife. The dewy, fresh-faced models were like fairytale princesses in an earthy palette of browns, blacks and mossy green; simply beautiful.

Sexy and feminine, yet girlish and magical. There's something about those 3D butterflies across the decolletage and a transparent skirt printed with a music staff that got my heart racing.

Thank you, St. Valentino.

Images of the runway from the Vogue website; see the full collection and show report here.

What were your favourite couture week moments?


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Golden Globes 2014

Hello! Just a quick post with my favourite looks from the Golden Globes the other night. You've probably seen these a million times already but hey, I wanted to pick what I thought were the best of the bunch.

Emma Watson, you beauty. This caused stirs of 'what was she wearing?' but I absolutely adore her completely backless, postbox red Dior dress paired with those skinny black cigarette trousers. Fricking divine. Looks so effortlessly elegant from the front, and yet so effortlessly sexy from the back. She kept the makeup simple, with a sleek bun, red lips, and those excellent brows. I could literally look at her face all day long. Great, unique choice, Emma. My top outfit of the night!

Some others I liked...

The ridiculously beautiful Jessica Chastain, bringing it once again with a simple black strapless Givenchy number, classic pearl necklace and those flaming orange curls. She's always a winner.

Cate Blanchett, winner of Best Actress, looking exquisite as always in an intricate black lace Armani dress.

Kaley Cuoco, from my (probably) favourite ever TV show, The Big Bang Theory, in Rani Zakhem. Not 100% convinced on the slicked over hair, but love the bustier shaping and dreamy watercolour florals of the dress. Nice.

Brilliant actress Lizzy Caplan in Emilio Pucci: I love the shape of the neckline, the geometric clutch bag, the futuristic-yet-medieval sleeves...basically, it's all good.

And to finish off, it's Emma Watson again! Yep, she's so awesome she decided to change into another show-stopping outfit for the after party, making her my double favourite of the night!

Here, Emma wear a stunning gothic floral dress with sheer mesh panels from Theory. Just, wow. She's definitely becoming a style icon, and one of my inspirations.

So there you have it! 
What were your favourite red carpet looks from the Golden Globes? 
Let me know!

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Dane DaHaan for Prada SS14

An intriguing little story popped up on the Vogue email newsletter today: 27 year old actor Dane DeHaan is the new face for Prada's SS14 menswear campaign.

You may recognise him from the brilliant superpower film Chronicle, western Lawless, the controversial Kill Your Darlings or as Gosling's offspring in the emotional The Place Beyond The Pines, but now he has Prada model to add to his already fairly excellent career. I think Dane is one of those actors that you always recognise his face, but can't really place him, and are surprised when you realised how much he has been in! I've always thought he was interestingly beautiful, and he looks great in Prada's gorgeous new collection, which I already raved about in an earlier blog post here. 

I just love those floral sweatshirts! A very cool new campaign. Roll on SS14!

What do you think of Prada's new face?

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy 2014!

Hello lovely people, and Happy New Year!!

I haven't posted in what seems like forever, but the past month or so has been crazily busy in the best kind of way.

So I thought I'd do a little New Year's post just to get 2014 off to a good start!

2013 has probably been both my best and worst year so far. The first half of this year, I was feeling pretty lonely, confused about what I wanted to do and whether I was getting any closer to achieving whatever that was. I reached the heaviest weight I've ever been and just generally felt really low.

Then, I decided I needed a change. I went on a brilliant holiday in July with my best friend, and once I got back, finally went through with dyeing my hair! Sounds a bit daft, but after being blonde for my entire life, becoming brunette was quite a change! Then, all kinds of great stuff started happening. 

I got the position of fashion blogger at beautiful handmade jewellery website Jewellery Moments, which lead to me attending Durham Fashion Week, as well as starting my internship at the brilliant digital web agency Digitia; both are incredibly exciting experiences that have finally gave me some faith in myself! I have also lost a stone and a half in the past few months and dropped a dress size simply thanks to a more positive attitude: sounds like a shallow achievement but it has made me a LOT more comfortable with myself, and encouraged me to keep going and lose even more!

Best of all, I met my beautiful and amazingly talented boyfriend, JamesWho knew that even after witnessing my ridiculously awkward dancing on a night out, someone might actually be interested? We've now been together almost 4 months, had an incredible trip to Edinburgh, and spent New Years Eve watching fireworks in Newcastle, and I can safely say that he has made me happier than I ever expected to be! (I know, I know, pass the bucket. But I assure you, it's true.)

So here's to 2014. I have a feeling it is going to be the most exciting year yet....

How did you celebrate the New Year? What are your highlights of 2013?