Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Bank Holiday Beach

Escaped to Devon and it's beaches this Bank Holiday to enjoy an incredibly relaxed weekend of sleeping, reading, film watching and walking. I hope you all had equally lazy long weekends?


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Welcome to Miami

So I arranged to meet Adam after work outside Topshop. Except I ended up inside, trying on this beaut of a playsuit. I fell in love and just couldn't leave it behind. I have justified this purchase in two ways:

1. It was less than half price at just £30
2. I haven't a stitch to wear for my birthday !

Plus I am totally in love with all things tropical at the moment, especially palm prints and pineapples. I mean of course it doesn't even need justifying, just look at it...

 If I buy something for an occasion I can't wear it until then, this has resulted in me daydreaming of the best way to style it. And of course in an ode to one of my favourite films last year and all things Miami, I've settled on 'Tropical 70's Babe' as my theme.

American Hustle, Miami Vice & Valley of the Dolls
I've gone for lots of chunky gold costume jewellery, platform shoes and of course iridescent eyeshadow! 

Gold chain & Triangle Hoops from Claire's | MAC Amethyst Pressed Pigment | Rimmel Lasting finish lipstick in Starry Eyed | River Island Platforms

For makeup my inspiration was the queen of makeup herself, Lisa Eldridge. I absolutely love her and everything that she does. One of my fave things about her is that she collects vintage makeup. When putting together this outfit I remembered an experimental look she created with original Biba cosmetics. It's all pastel eyes blending out into the cheeks and rich berry lips.

I don't think I'm skilled enough to successfully recreate the look, however it will serve as my inspiration on the night. You can watch the video here

Are you feeling tropical?


Friday, 18 April 2014


I just got back from filming in the most incredible location, which hopefully I'll show more of when I can. It was a large 'tower' with a moat, beautiful huge rooms, and full of oddities and antiques. In each of the guest bedrooms and bathrooms were stacks of vintage magazines and in a bit of down time I had a sneaky look through a couple of 1970's 80's and 90's editions of Tatler.One of the 90's editions threw out this gem of an editorial, 90's highland chic; perfect tartans, perfect hair, perfect tailoring, ruffles and pearls... 


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

I didn't realise quite how warm it was in the sun when I opted for the black jumpsuit. However this metallic jersey bomber jacket from ASOS is the perfect spring jacket. It's a few seasons old now unfortunately but I've seen so many gorgeous bombers around this season. I've got my eye on a tropical number, I just need to decide which colour palette to go for. 

These flat-forms are also old now but I picked them up in a River Island sale as my 'summer sandals' a couple of years ago. Of course my mum, who I was with, insisted that they were impractical and would end up in the bottom of my wardrobe but boy have I proved her wrong. I'm just sad that one of the buckles has given up on life already. That's what happens when you buy cheap though. 

Lady Danger by MAC has become my go to red. It's from their matte range; applied alone it doesn't move around which is perfect for work, I don't find it too drying either. Sometimes I'll apply it over balm for a slighty shinier look or if my lips are feeling parched.  

T-Shirt by Glamorous | Necklace from Accessorize  


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Apparently I need to iron | new uniforms

(Cos cocoon jacket, Carhartt T-shirt, Gianni dress and Massimo Dutti cashmere jumper via local charity shop.)

As the title of this post and the photos above suggest, I noticed after taking these images that I really need to iron my clothes (!!) I think I link ironing to my job and to being a grown up and so it's sort of a last attempt at rebellion to wear crumpled clothing - However clothes do look 99% better when freshly pressed so I think it's something i definitely need to do... In fact I feel rather ashamed that I may have worn them in their current state.....

But anyway these are the items that have been on a continuous rotation for the last month or so and thus have become my current uniform

This bad boy that you can see hanging behind the clothing above (so I thought I should show it) is a 1970's knitted cycling jersey I found in a vintage shop in Brighton. I don't really know why I bought it other than I really loved the colours and details and can pass it off as a work expense - maybe I can style it in to a film or promo sometime (?!) 

And one final note - you can probably tell i've been at the VSCOcam filters, you have to admit that they do make my shoddy attempts at photographing so much prettier!