Thursday, 17 December 2009

Hello Sailor!

After popping into Topshop on Oxford Street yesterday (only to shelter from the snow, of course), it struck me how many amazing pieces they have at the moment - I mean, more than usual. I can't actually remember the last time I went in an literally wanted everything. I think one of the looks I'm really loving at the moment is the nautical theme and I tried on these super flattering navy blue wide leg trousers high waisted trousers with gold buttons (£40) that I subsequently didn't buy and now I'm experiencing that impending feeling of regret knowing that they won't have my size when I return.

The range of cute cropped jumpers and tees work really well with high waisted trousers - I'm shorter in the body and have longer legs so have always find high waisted trousers difficult to deal with as it seems that they somehow come up to my neck - not a good look. However, styled with the right top I found that they do in fact work so I definitely think I'm going to have to face a painful pre Christmas weekend return.....

Another nautical delight is this super cute sailor girl dress from Miss Selfridge for £38.

Images courtesy of and

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Style Focus: Edie Sedgwick

There are many style icons from the past and present that we take inspiration from, but the one lady who does it for me more than anyone is Andy Warhol's swinging 60's muse Edie Sedgwick. I find everything about her fascinating; her character, story and style and she definitely reaffirms for me that you can never wear too much eyeliner, too fake eyelashes and the bigger the earrings the better! Also, that tights and leotards are perfectly acceptable attire.

Her story was tragic but in her short 28 years, she created one of the most iconic looks and styles of all time and was one of the first ladies who earned the title of an 'It Girl'.

Love her.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

A Special Treat By Terry This Christmas

So what with Christmas coming up, I decided to splash out on a special gift for mum who like myself, is a make up, beauty and cosmetic addict. I ventured into Space NK (a little out of my usual cosmetic territory I have to admit!) and picked up a couple of By Terry products. Having heard some great reviews from YouTube guru Laura lollipop26 and a bit of a recent buzz about the brand I thought this would be a nice opportunity to purchase and let mum (hopefully!) benefit from the effects.

The first is from the new Serenite De Rose range (the packaging is pink so it must be special right??) specifically, the Masque Renovateur which is said to detoxify, tone and replenish the skin. This new range contains White Rose, Scarlet Rose and Pastel Rose - all gorgeous and nourishing for the skin and rejuvinating for a glowing and soothing finish.

The second product I bought was the By Terry Mascara Blackstar which is said to create ultra volume and maximise the lash length with the use of 'Keratin-Like' Micro-Extensions. This is supposed to give the ultimate false, full and flirty Bardot-esque lashes.

I've heard great things about the By Terry brand and really looking forward to seeing the effects of these products. Hopefully mum will let me have a *small* sample of them too :)

Has anyone else tried By Terry?

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Jedward Get a Makeover!

I was a huge fan of John and Edward and since their departure of X Factor I haven't even bothered to watch the show. I personally found their over-excited puppy like demeanour and silly outfits quite endearing and also thought that they added something a bit more light-hearted and entertaining to the X Factor without the need of tears and tantrums.

Anyway, today I stumbled across this pic of the somewhat revamped Jedward which is a shot of them post Grazia make-over and I don't know about you but I think they look HAWT! What a transformation!

I somehow don't think we have seen the last of these two......

Image courtesy of the Mail Online by Lee Strickland for Grazia

Monday, 30 November 2009

Something Gorgeous that Caught My Eye.....

On a dismal and rainy Monday morning, what could be better than something sparkly, structured and cropped to cheer yourself up? This fabulous little number in the form of an embellished shoulder cropped blazer is from Miss Gorgeous - what really caught my eye about this is the unique draped chain detailing.

At just £19.99 and free delivery in the UK (with no minimum spend) ...oh yes, it will be mine!


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wild for Wildfox!


Yesterday I was invited to the Wildfox Bloggers event and was very excited to preview the Spring 2010 'Young Guns' collection. Wildfox is one of the hot brands of the moment and I love the comfy laid back style of the tees and sweat shirts.

The brand was founded in LA and this particular collection takes inspiration from the 80's in a 'Thelma and Louise' and 'Pretty in Pink' kind of way. When I hear that something is based on 80's fashion, it usually fills me with horror but this collection has just the right level of 80's suggestion with colourful bold, graphic prints that can be teamed with anything from a bodycon skirt to leggings and even trackie bottoms.

My favourite pieces are the horoscope t-shirts (this line is actually already out) which are available in each star sign. These t-shirts are 'one size fits all' and are more baggy on the gals which means that you can style them off the shoulder and team with loads of chunky jewellery. The sparkly heart long sleeved tee and a hot pink slinky 'No 9' logo t-shirt also caught my eye. What I also really liked is the low V necklines on some of the styles which can often be far more flattering than a normal round neck.

These are the sort of t-shirts and sweatshirts that you can wear when you want to look fab in an undressed up kind of way - Whitters Port pulls this look off incredibly (she incidentally loves the Wildfox brand too). You can also dress them up with little skirts and killer heels. When washed, the shirts have that vintage and slightly worn-in look which means minimal wash and ironing effort - always a good thing!

The goodie bags filled with American candy (and some healthy Vitamin Water) were also a nice yummy touch! It's love all round.

Wildfox is available in Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, and Queen for a Day and you can also check out the Wildfox Couture website.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

New Beginnings

Hello! I'm Laura and I'm going to keep this intro short and sweet. This is my personal blog which will most likely consist of ramblings about my inspirations, fashion, beauty, culture and anything which I feel is worthy of a mention.

I hope you all enjoy!