Tuesday, 21 October 2014

McBusted

This summer, 2 of my favourite bands from my teenage years joined forces to become a supergroup; McBusted!! This supergroup is made up of the 4 McFly boys plus Matt and James from Busted (don't pretend you forgotten being utterly heartbroken when they split 9 years ago...). I'm not ashamed to say I was a massive Busted fan, and I still love their music now! When it was announced the 2 bands would be combining and playing some live shows, well I just had to be there. I'm such a sucker for nostalgia, so imagine my delight when I heard that Backstreet Boys would be supporting McBusted's show in Hyde Park for the British Summer Time Festival.


I love the atmosphere at the British Summer Time Festival. There's plenty to see and do in between watching the live performances; from the big swings and food stalls, to the colourful carnival parade. My favourite bit has to be the Ben & Jerry's corner, where we were served free scoops of ice cream, played games to win prizes and even had a photo opportunity upon a velvet throne with props.




Of course I had a well prepared outfit for the day. As it was a British Summer Time Festival, we were expecting rain, and rain it did. My Busted tee is vintage, I guess. I bought it from their final tour before the split 10 years ago. Quite surprised it still fits me! I paired it with a strategically placed McFly badge (sorry Charlie), vintage daisy print shorts from Pop Boutique, navy Converse trainers and a navy hooded H&M jacket, for when the heavens opened. My striped rucksack is from Accessorize and triple triangle necklace is from New Look.






The boys put on a fantastic show, which started with Matt and James arriving on stage in a Delorean (I kid you not!). For anyone that missed McBusted on tour, or maybe you just want to relive it, Vue cinemas will exclusively be showing a documentary film with footage from their tour called 'Tourplay' on 28th October. There'll also be a brand new single from the boys, released 23rd November.

One last thing before I go; a big congrats to Row Bow who won the giveaway from my previous post! There's a big fat goodie bag headed your way.

Thanks for reading :) don't be shy, come and say hi!


Saturday, 4 October 2014

Kingfisher

Recently, my friend Joshi came to visit me here in London. You may remember from my previous post, we went to London Fashion Weekend during his first day. We then devoted the second day to finding Joshi his perfect bike to take back to Canterbury. He'd already carried out his own research on what make he wanted and we just needed to find a shop not too far away that stocked them, so to Highbury & Islington we headed!











Dress (worn as a top) // Choies     Jeans // Monsoon     Nike Air Trainers // eBay     Camera Bag // Asos     Sunglasses // Primark     Necklace // Present

I was sent this white dress from Choies to wear and review (read my full report here!). As you can see, it was pretty short to wear as a dress, so I decided to wear it as a long top. I wanted to show off my new Nike's and remembered I had these aquamarine jeans from Monsoon that matched with the vibrant colours perfectly.

I also took the chance to show off my new camera bag. It's so perfectly me in its navy and white stripes! It's by New Look but I bought it from Asos

So, back to our bicycle hunt in North East London. Joshi knew he wanted a Bobbin Bike, and we managed to find a Micycle shop in Islington that stocked this brand. From looking online, Joshi quite liked the Daytripper (anyone else just sing the Beatles song?), but after testing it plus others, he decided on the Kingfisher, and how very apt considering the colours of my outfit for the day! Whilst his new bike was being serviced, we popped to a lovely vegan cafe called Ez and Moss, where we had some delicious food and scrumptious carrot cake. After picking up Joshi's bike, we took a long and beautiful walk to Kings Cross, where we ended his visit along the canal.











Now, in my last post I hosted a London Fashion Weekend giveaway, but no one has entered yet, so I've decided to tempt you all a bit more by adding some extra goodies in to the bag! Here's what is already in the giveaway.



Hello Fashion magazine, Garnier cleansing wipes, Lavazza coffee, Maybelline Great Lash black mascara, Artelac Rebalance eye drops, Essie nail varnish, Label.m shine spray for hair and a £25 gift card for Hello Fresh, all inside an exclusive tote bag designed by Lulu Guinness for London Fashion Weekend. All this apparently wasn't enough to tempt anyone into entering. So here's what I've added.

Lee Stafford My Big Fattest Silky Smoother hairbrush and colour fade protection oil treatment, gold bejewelled cuff from Very, Oriflame triple core lipstick, Ecco leather purse, and Green People anti-ageing facial oil and hydrating firming serum.

All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. You don't even need to follow me, but if you'd like to then you can find me on Bloglovin, Twitter, Instgram and Facebook. Winner will be chosen next Sunday 12th October at 7pm BST.

Thanks for reading and good luck with your entry :)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

London Fashion Weekend

10 days ago I entered Little Mistresses Twitter competition to win tickets to London Fashion Weekend plus a whole new outfit to wear for the occasion. Guess what?...I only went and won it!! After scouring their website, I decided on a few pieces that would hopefully make a pretty amazing outfit...I'll let you guys decide.

Red Snakeskin Pointed Slipper Pump//Was £39.99 NOW £20





The black PU dress was the item which won me the competition, so I thought I'd start with that, plus I knew it would be something I would get plenty of wear out of. I wanted a stand out jacket and this bad boy was literally shouting through my screen! Now all I needed was some shoes. I really loved the shape of these snakeskin pumps. So there we have it, my London Fashion Weekend outfit courtesy of Little Mistress.

Luckily for me, I didn't have to think too hard who I was going to bring with me, as my good friend Joshi had already planned to visit me for the weekend. Hard luck for him, as he became my personal photographer for the day! I made it up to Joshi by surprising him with a little trip to Paramount bar on the 32nd floor of CentrePoint (also the setting for the Bloggers Festival) for a few cocktails, but not before we had a wander through St James's Park in the lovely sunshine, joined the People's Climate March, watched a catwalk show at Somerset House and stuffed our faces with some vegan Indian food! 







We had such a great day and I'd like to thank Little Mistress for giving me the opportunity to attend London Fashion Weekend and for making sure I looked great too!

And now for my own little giveaway...if you fancy winning a snazzy London Fashion Weekend tote bag, designed by the fabulous Lulu Guinness and filled with a few goodies, just leave a comment and tell me what your #lfwend outfit would've looked like (or plan yours for next year!).



"What goodies are in the bag?" I hear you ask. This is what you'll find; Hello Fashion magazine, Garnier cleansing wipes, Lavazza coffee, Maybelline Great Lash black mascara, Artelac Rebalance eye drops, Essie nail varnish, Label.m shine spray for hair and a £25 gift card for Hello Fresh.

 Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. You have until Sunday 5th October 5pm BST to enter!!

Thanks for reading and good luck with your entry :)


Friday, 19 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 4

Only 2 more days left for me to catch up on, so lets crack on with day 4!!

Antonio Berardi


This beautifully elegant collection features a divine mix of soft satin's and floaty chiffons. I particularly like the red asymmetric colouring on the ivory suit.

Mother of Pearl


Such simple cuts but with added embellishments. The blue piping along the hem of that floral checked mini skirt is so very cute.

Roksanda

Vibrant prints with folds of block colour. The black and navy colour combo making an appearance again!

Erdem

Action Man meets Little House on the Prairie with long country dresses in dark forest prints, including one in a feathery camouflage.

Michael van der Ham

This is such a perfect collection, I loved every single piece, it was really hard just picking a few to put up. Layered textures in a variety of patterns nicely combined together without looking too 'all over the shop'. The double patterned long jackets might just be my favourites.

Burberry Prorsum


Ombré chiffon and funked up denim jackets. The tulle tie waists are a nice different touch.

Christopher Kane

Silky satins in sultry tones. I wish I could go back to prom and wear that blue full skirted slightly peplum dress.

Huishan Zhang

More pretty prom style dresses with great little twists - like the twist in the waist line, or the double collars. The washed out colours are fresh and Spring ready.

Peter Pilotto


Fun futuristic prints in bright bolds and shiny metallics. I'm sure we'll be seeing a few of these around when festival fever strikes.

Giles

Cape dresses in light fabrics and pixelated tiger prints. I adore the striped suit in a unique colour combination of cream and dusty pink and matching shoes!

Tom Ford

Glam rockers at the office. The tight trousers with big bell bottoms give a super slim silhouette. The shimmering outfits show they're ready to party once business has been dealt with.

So what did you think of day 4? Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

Be sure to check out my take on day 1, day 2 and day 3. And don't forget to come back for day 5!