Tuesday, 15 April 2014

#254 - A tribute to Daisies

Floral dress with peter pan collar, £25 from So In Fashion* // Lace top, £15 from Topshop (in the sale) // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, £104 from Sunglasses Shop* // Hummingbird watch, £72 from Olivia Burton // Blue satchel from Sammydress // Yellow ballet pumps and rings from Primark

T H E  D A I S Y  P R I N T  D R E S S

The sun came out yesterday as did my shetland pony legs and this wonderfully summery, daisy print dress from So In Fashion. I decided to make full use of the garden to snap some pictures, as the flowers - particularly the daisies - are finally blooming and I thought it would be a shame not to feature those pretty little bumblebee-magnets that we call flowers.

I N  T H E  N E W S

Yesterday my blog was featured in local newspaper, The Shropshire Star, which was quite momentous. Gaining recognition from local press is quite a big deal for me, so I was super thrilled when somebody popped up on Twitter to say that they'd come across my blog after reading about it in the Shropshire Star. Cool yah?!

Hope you're all fine and dandy, and enjoying the four day week.
Two more days to go (waheyyy!) x x x

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Press Days: Nica + Fiorelli AW14 (plus a special interview!!)

N I C A  P R E S S  D A Y

The low down: Nica Kim, the very talented lady behind handbag brand, Nica, has drawn inspiration for next season's collection predominantly from her travels. Her designs are never trend-driven, but more of a showcase of what inspires her, what she's seen and what she likes. And I have to say, that girl's got good taste!

Next season's handbag collection shows off an Autumnal colour scheme with mustard yellow, teal (my fave), olive green, aubergine and postbox red being just some of the gorgeous colours to choose from. Yummy yummy, I love a good colour scheme. Sadly I didn't get to meet Nica in person (as I was a little late to the press-day-party) however I did manage to fire over some questions to her via email which she very kindly answered. After reading her answers, I've come to the conclusion that I'd like to be her best friend. Here's why...

G E T T I N G  T O  K N O W  N I C A  K I M

Which area of the world has inspired your collection the most?
I am always influenced by London where I live, as it’s such an eclectic mix of inspiring things. 
And also my native Korea!

What aspect of being a designer do you love the most?
Being able to do what I love is the best feeling ever. I love being creative, and the opportunity to travel to find inspiration.

If you could collaborate with any other designer in the world, who would it be?
I am influenced by many different designers but if I really had to choose it would be either Tsumori Chisato who does amazing animated prints. The designs are always fun and quirky, and tell a story. Or Paul Smith, because I love how he makes his designs approachable to not just one kind of girl.

Your designs have a vintage feel to them. 
If you could travel back in time to any era, which would it be?
The 70s because I absolutely love the fashion from that era. Flower power, the crazy creative colour pairings and of course the hippies’ styles. I’ve often created new handbags with the 70s in mind!

Finally the most important of all: do you like biscuits? And if so, which kind? 
Yes!!! I love all biscuits and sweet treats. In fact the only thing that I don’t really like is liquorish!

F I O R E L L I  P R E S S  D A Y

After mooching around the Nica showroom (and eating my bodyweight in ham sandwiches and sushi), I decided to venture over and check out Fiorelli's AW14 offerings. I was particularly drawn to the vibrant colours, croc-effect detailing and their amazing costume jewellery!

 I also spied some very pretty, nude undies from Princess Tam Tam on my mooching travels...

Which is your favourite bag from the Nica and Fiorelli AW14 collections?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Outfit O'Clock #253 - Gingham Style

Gingham skirt, £12 from Primark // Pink shirt, £6 from Primark // Lace long-sleeved top, £15 in the sale from Topshop // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, £104 from Sunglasses Shop // Necklace, £4 from Primark // Vintage Karen Millen belt, £4 from charity shop // Nude flats, £8 from Primark 

Forget Gangnam Style, it's all about Gingham Style! (What a line...)


This is what I wore to work yesterday. The sun came out and I thought 'ooh err missus, I'm gonna get me legs out.' And that's exactly what I did. This little ensemble is quite the Primark bonanza, with the addition of some rather delightful Marc by Marc Jacobs sunnies from the Sunglasses Shop - which, by the way - are my absolute favourite. I love them and I've concluded that in the future when I'm sporting the most grizzly of bags under my eyes (come on, we all have those moments!), these sunglasses will be the saviours of one's peepers. Amen to that.

After having a gander at the rest of the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, I decided to pick out a few of my favourites and photoshop them onto cats. Yes, cats. Why wouldn't I photoshop sunglasses onto cats? You can view this particular masterpiece here. Which is your fave? I'm particularly loving moggy model number two...

And that's all from me on this fine day. Hope you're feeling swell <3

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