Grabble #GrabAMakeover Event

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Last Tuesday the lovely people from Grabble invited me to attend their #GrabAMakeover eventGrabble is an online fashion site that lets you "grab" items from various websites to make up your fabulous fashion wish-list. I headed down to Covent Garden with the  girls to the Andrew Barton Salon - Andrew Barton being the amazing hairdresser from "10 Years Younger". When we arrived we were greeted with a huge Mahiki freezer and handed one of their mojito ice lollies. Considering the summer heat these were very much appreciated and were soo tasty too! 

It wouldn't have been a Grabble Make Over if there wasn't some pampering involved so we were able to have consultations with the Andrew Barton Salon stylists - I discussed some rather radical changes that will hopefully be taking place in the coming months (once I grow the balls to do it), massages from Gina Conway and some lovely Essie manicures. Throughout the evening we were able to buy raffle tickets to raise money for Cosmic Charity.  There were some incredible gifts to be won including £500 worth of treatments at the Andrew Barton Salon. 

Also at the event were the oh so stylish personal shoppers from John Lewis, who's fashion brains I picked to pieces asking all sorts from how to get into the business to their key items for Autumn/Winter. They were also there showcasing the new range for A/W15 with beautiful pieces from Ted Baker and Jeager many of which will make my Grabble wish-list!

A huge thank you to Katie and the rest of the Grabble team for the invite and a great event!

Cats Got My Tongue - The Shupette Campaign

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

If there is one thing I love just a smidgen more than fashion - its cats. Well, one cat in particular and thats Choupette! If you don't know who Choupette is, get out of here she is Karl Largefelds super fluffy and incredibly glamorous feline companion. According to Karl, "she is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She can even use an iPad,"  Set to be the first "household" pet to launch a make-up line, she is the inspiration behind  Shu Uemura’s new ad campaign - Shupette (see what they did there?)

Karls illustration posted on instagram this morning

The 17-piece make-up collection will be released this Autumn to coincide with Choupette’s debut novel: The Private Life Of A High-Flying Fashion Cat. The book is out in September and yes, I am embarrassingly excited about this too! The book is rumoured to include exclusive fashion advice, photos and  "secret loves and pet hates”. Seriously who comes up with these lines? Supposedly, the range will include furry false eyelashes hmmm, as well as a range of products inspired by the cats personality. Sounds intriguing! Either way, Shu Uemura, Largerfeld and Choupette are coming together so its bound to be weird and wonderful!

First Look at Primarks Autumn/Winter 15 Collection

Friday, 11 July 2014

I know we are all in summer mode at the moment, everyone is heading off to festivals in their fringed kimonos and Birkenstocks but Primark have just released a preview of their new Autumn/Winter collection, so I obviously want to share it with you all.

Like it or loathe it Primark is becoming less of our throw away fashion store and more of our go-to for on-trend bargains. They recently invited press, bloggers and members of the fashion elite to Chiltern Street for their press day where they displayed their upcoming must have pieces. 

There are some great stories running through the collection which I think will cater to a variety of styles. The whole theme is about dressing for adventure - its just up to you which route you decide to take. From Nordic tranquility to Slavic folkore, a transatlantic juxtaposition of retro classics, English heritage meets American collegic, a sports trend with a rebellious mod infiltration. Texture will be making a strong appearance again this Winter through the use of leather, tapestry, fur, cashmere, all worked into minimal shapes for a masculine aesthetic. 

What do you think of the collection and this incredible shoot? Pretty damn good, right? Ive got my eye on rather a few pieces so I can't wait for them to start filtering into stores in August! 

The Adventure Awaits..

My First Blogging Event - #LDNbloggersdinner

Saturday, 5 July 2014

A few weeks ago while scrolling through my twitter feed I spotted a tweet by Em from My Pale Skin -  “London Blogger Meet up! fill out the form to get involved!” Attending a blogging event has been on my list of things to do for a while now so of course I jumped at this opportunity and signed up straight away!

When the 1st July rolled around I very excitedly threw on some clothes (what fashion blogger doesn't plan an outfit to a blogging event?) and headed down to Soho to Pizza Express on Greek Street. I was excited and nervous, a real mix of feelings as I didn't really know what to expect but once I arrived I had nothing to worry about. You wouldn't have thought I was sat having a meal with 8 strangers that I had never met before. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly; it was great having just a small group as you were able to chat to everyone and really get to know each other.

Sam, Me, Kitty, Em & Anouska

April, Sarah, Monica, Elena

Em had very kindly prepared some questions and topics for us to discuss so conversation never ran dry. It was great fun to hear other people opinions, tips and advice on blogging; it was like a twitter chat brought to life! Not only did we share ideas we also shared a few plates of dough balls, which is always a winner for me! There was a nice mix of bloggers, some who have been blogging for a while, some only for a month, people that used "proper" cameras and those that stuck to their I Phones. We talked for hours over and I learnt so much from everyone, it showed me that if I want to be as successful as these girls then I really need to give it my all. Although its a hobby - its hard work but nights like this make it worth it!

We all had such a fantastic time that we agreed to set it up as a monthly get together. If you want to get involved keep an eye out for the next invite or search #LDNbloggersdinner on twitter. I had such a lovely evening with some fantastic bloggers! A huge thank you again to Em for arranging it - can't wait for next months! 

April // Sarah // Monica // Elena // Sam // Kitty // Em // Anouska

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