Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Graveyard girl

I'm not really dressing up for Halloween this year but still wanted to get in the spirit of things, so here is an outfit I wore inspired by it. My favourite piece is this popcorn bag I found on Choies because this is probably what I'll be consuming copious amounts of (popcorn not bags) as I watch horror movies with friends. I'm addicted to the sweet and salty kind mmm. I've also really been loving these wedges by The WhitePepper as the platform is made of a really light yet durable material which means they don't weigh you down after a while. And this beanie, all I can say is that I've worn it constantly with all this crazy windy weather we've been having and who doesn't need a pumpkin on your head? I think I'll keep this on after Halloween too!

What will you be dressing up as for Halloween this year?


Monday, 28 October 2013

The Scale of Utopian Worlds

French photographer Jean-Francois Rauzier produces the 'Hyperphoto', a concept in which he creates vast fantasy worlds by combining hundreds to thousands of individual photographs on a computer.
Each piece is 10 000 times the resolution of a regular photograph, which means a viewer could just keep zooming in and see endless tiny details appear such as a figure in the window or the title of a library book.

Check out more of his work here and immerse youself in his dreamlike universe.


Friday, 25 October 2013


Neon Rose lace shirt*/ Neon Rose skirt*/ ASOS coat / Muffy's saddle shoes / Mockingbird pin / Winnie the Pooh ring / Celine sunglasses / Prada bag

This week has consisted of rain, rain, and some more rain. It's been more of a challenge for me hopping over uneven cobblestones and on and off public transport with a busted knee but throw in some waterworks and I am officially moving at a snail's pace to avoid slipping. My converse and beloved saddle shoes have been taking turns in supporting me as my reliance on comfy shoes is at an all time high.

 Do any fellow Game of Thrones fans recognise this Mockingbird pin? I found it at a stall back from Supanova Expo and have taken to wearing it to try and fill the void in my life while I wait for season 4.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Dig up her bones but leave the soul alone

Cooperative top from Urban Outfitters / American Apparel skirt / Topshop tapestry boots (similar here) / Rebecca Minkoff bag

Here is an older outfit I wore but never got round to posting on here. Last week I tripped down the stairs and dislocated my knee (klutz in action), resulting in a grotesquely swollen left leg and me living in maxi skirts for a while and hobbling around like a little old granny. Thankfully the swelling has started to go down and soon I can get back to shooting what I regularly wear. I still have a few outfit posts lined up from before the accident so the blog will seemingly run as usual. There will probably be an influx of maxi skirt based looks posted sometime soon though haha just to give you a heads up.



Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer

If you follow me on twitter you might have already seen me gushing about this as soon as the trailer came out but by the looks of it I really do think Wes Anderson has done it again. The trailer is characteristically snappy with the punchy kind of dialogue that never fails to make me laugh. Set in Anderson's signature colourful, artistic style and employing many well loved actors from his previous films, this is officially the film I will be waiting for. Now can March please come sooner?

What do you think, will you be seeing this film when it comes out?


Thursday, 17 October 2013


I love a good smock dress and the colder weather won't stop me wearing them over thick tights and paired with a boyfriend coat. I saw Hanna Beth wearing this particular dress recently (she's one of my fashion idols ahh) and I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that it's by UK brand Motel. These shoes were a recent purchase from Topshop (they're currently on sale for half price go go go) and they're my favourite pair for the A/W season already, I think the cloudier it gets the brighter you should dress no?

As you might notice, the ends of my hair are in a state and I think it's time for me to get a hair cut and chop the bleached bits off. That's quite a bit of length to say goodbye to for me and I'm already lamenting my loss. I'm not quite sure what I want to get done to my hair colour and style-wise after though, any suggestions on what you think will be nice for A/W? Anyway I've been so busy that it'll probably still be some time till I can squeeze in a trip to the hairdressers and knowing me I'll try and get one last at home dip dye colour out of it before the big snip.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

My favourite fragrances of 2013

I thought I'd break up the fashion posts today by talking about some of my favourite perfumes. I find my 'taste' in fragrances often changes as time progresses but these are the ones I've really loved this year. I'm not the best at describing scents so I've included the official descriptions as well as my opinions of each one.

1. Chloe EDP
I would call this one my 'signature' scent as I wear it the most often. It's been my favourite perfume for the past three years but I remember my mum had a sample size when I was younger and I used to really detest the smell of it, thinking it smelled too 'mature'. I'm not sure what I was thinking because now I find it's quite the opposite, very fresh and clean smelling while still being elegant. I wear this perfume day or night and all throughout summer and winter so I'd say it's a very versatile scent. This is my third bottle of Chloe EDP and the only fragrance that I've stuck to enough to long enough to keep repurchasing (I usually love trying out new scents).
'Intensive floral and romantic aroma with notes of rose, lychee, and honey.'

2. Love, Chloe
This Chloe perfume is a little heavier and muskier so I prefer it for colder winter days or night time. I've used so much more of this since I moved to London and now I'm nearly out. I'm definitely considering getting a back up. It's got a slightly powdery floral smell but one that's not sharp or sickly at all, rather pleasantly balanced.
'Sensual floral scent with notes of blossom, hyacinth, wisteria, pink pepper, talcum and rice powder.'

3. See by Chloe
I've come to the conclusion that Chloe do my favourite scents. This one was more of a recent purchase, I'd smelt it while I was out shopping and just couldn't leave it.  It's the lightest and sweetest fragrance out of the bunch, very fruity and delicious.
'Addictive floral fruity fragrance with notes of jasmine, ylang ylang, bergamot, apple, vanilla, and musk.'

4. YSL Parisienne
I used this religiously before I discovered Chloe EDP. It's got quite a sweet smell compared to the previous fragrances, but still very much a floral scent unlike See by Chloe. 
'Woody floral smell with notes of Damask rose, violet, peony, cranberry, blackberry, vetyfer, patchouli, musk, and sandalwood.'

5. Joe Malone Blackberry & Bay
This was my first Jo Malone fragrance, I hadn't heard of them prior to moving here since they're an English brand but more recently as I kept passing their stores, I had to try them out. This one (no surprise) smells like fresh blackberries, quite sour and sharp with a really nice subtle aroma of bay leaves. I find Jo Malone fragrances to be quite different to other fragrances in that they have a very specific scent (you can tell what it smells like basically) but they're still very dimensional and layered, almost as if you've walked past something in real life emitting that particular mixture of scents.
'Vibrant and verdant fragrance, tart blackberry juice blended with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods.'

6. Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily
This cologne was first brought to my attention when I watched Fleur De Force's perfume collection video. It smells very spicy and warm but still quite sweet, I think it's the perfect winter fragrance so this is the one I've been using most at the moment.
'Calm and relaxing scent with notes of amber, black orchid, cardamom, ginger, and waterlily.'

7. Burberry Body
Last but not least is Burberry Body, which I received as a gift last Christmas. The smell reminds me a lot of Chloe EDP in that it's quite clean and fresh, although it's a lot lighter in my opinion. It's a great day to day fragrance and I'm down to my last few sprays. I think I've got enough perfumes at the moment so I won't be repurchasing this one for a while.
'Feminine floral scent with notes of green absinthe, freesia, peach, vanilla, amber, and musk.'

And that's my collection wrapped up. What's been some of your favourite fragrances?

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