This winter brings a trend unusual to previous years. It's soft, sweet, airy and perhaps somewhat similar to bonbons. The polar opposite to winter grunge, oversized woolly coats in sugary hues are floating among high fashion to high street. I reckon Topshop or Zara is your best bet to find something for now but just wait until next winter and I'm sure the shops will be full of sherbet lemons and marshmallow pinks.
Hello lovelies, how have you all been? I'm back to college now so the blog posts have been lacking a bit, but not to worry, I'm back! I'm loving the chunky style, block heel trend, that has been popping up in street style this season. I've picked these 4 styles above off MISSGUIDED. What do you think of these? Are you a fan of the block heel? Let me know which is your favourite shoe or tell me how you would style this trend?
I was absolutely mesmerised by John Rocha's collection at London Fashion Week. The hats were incredible and complemented the fifties style "new look" dresses. To me, the pieces are fifties inspired but with a modern twist, by using sheer organza type fabric and crinoline tubing. The tailoring was to perfection and the white (which is a favourite of designers for this spring) creates a fresh, minimalistic aura.
Today I thought I'd share these lovely two books I read recently (both in a couple of hours believe it or not). I'm not one to read books all the time but I just couldn't put these two down. They were too interesting for me to leave alone.
I read Vogue On Coco Chanel first. She is hailed as "the most influential female designer of the twentieth century." It reveals much about her background, rise to fame and her personality as well. The book shows her life story and also includes, illustrations, photographs and famous quotes from herself.
Second, I read Vogue On Alexander McQueen. It tells a story of his career "from the controversy of his early shows to the perfection of his last." Including amazing photography of his designs as well as inspiring quotes, it's a must read for anyone interested in fashion.
I loved these two so much that I ordered Vogue On Christian Dior and Vogue On Elsa Shiaparelli to complete the collection.
Do you have any great fashion books in mind to recommend?
Hi there lovelies, I got this gigantic brush collection online recently. I've been researching the different types, shapes and sizes through beauty guru's on YouTube. I can't wait to use the eye shadow brushes for creating smokey effects.
What I found out though was that you should wash your new brushes. We all know you should wash your brushes that are covered in makeup, every week or so, but I was new to washing brand new brushes. The reason you need to wash your new brushes is to, get rid of stray hairs that have come away from the glue, get rid of chemicals and dirt that may have been picked up in the factory and to make them softer.
It's really simple to wash them. All you need to do is use a washing up liquid that you would use for the dishes. This gets rid of bacteria and is gentle and soft on the bristles. Also, it's cheaper than brush cleaners an does the same job. Wet the brush under the tap and then swirl it in washing up liquid on the palm of your hand. Voila, you've lovely new brushes!
Do you have any tips and tricks for makeup brushes?
Not too long ago I was contacted by Prairie Charms, an online boutique that creates handmade accessories. They asked if I wanted to be apart of Project Blogger. I was over the moon and said I'd take part straight away. If you'd like to have a look at their latest accessories click here or for their blog click here. Another thing is, they donate 10% of all profit proceeds to Great Ormands Street Children's Hospital which is a great cause.
My package arrived in shiny crisp purple paper. I was delighted at how fast it came as I live in Ireland and Prairie Charms is based in the UK. Everything inside was wrapped delicately in deep purple crepe paper.
The lovely Gems I Ordered
This really pretty bracelet has an adjustable length chain and clasp - it would suit any wrist from child to adult.