29 Apr 2013

Part Two Road Trip | Bath Fashion Museum


As promised here’s part two of my road trip in the UK and the reason I was wearing a bonnet, after some wild camping stop offs we headed for Bath and pulled onto a proper camp site for a couple of nights so we could explore the city properly, walking in along the river we passed a very pink barge and some plants and trees clad in lime green.

21 Apr 2013

The Evolution Of Espadrilles

Hairy sandals that evoked macrame baskets turned me off rope heel sandals and espadrilles a while back, but now something miraculous has happened these slightly hobbit like soles have been elevated to a place that evokes fresh coconuts falling in soft sand, Latin beats, bright colours and sleek turbans and it's all good, these soles add comfort, luxe texture and an exotic vintage glamour.

 See how far this evolution of rope heels has come with this muted grey pair of  fringed sandals with matching grey heels, imagine how sharp they would look when worn with head to ankle bright orange or yellow and a large straw hat in the same colour. Happy Spring!


20 Apr 2013

Grunge Stripes | Nautical Or Nasty?

You may remember I shared one of my birthday gifts with you here recently an espresso set with the exact same print as the canvas tote above, slightly bizarrely I received this tote from someone completely different from their trip to Edinburgh. So why am I sharing this? Well to be honest I love navy but more for the way it make other colours look pretty, I think black can sometimes be a little too hard as an accent and I like the idea of making my nautical stripes a little grungy.
 So I'm thinking of doing a diy dye job on these new stripey trousers and tote in matching yellow or liac. I wanted to know your thoughts, obviously the idea is the white will become the contast colour, have you done anything simular, what do you think of my colour choices and do you think I should take the grunge plunge?!

15 Apr 2013

My Week On The Road Part 1 #Style #Architecture #Cake

bonnet with green silk bow
number ten vintage sign in gold

old building in Ross on Wye

china floral men in art gallery at Ross on Wye
stone market at Ross on Wye
leaded window Ross On Wye
stone tower in Ross on Wye

tudor building
old sign in Ross On Wye
old sign in Ross on Wye
decorative archway in Ross On Wye

 So you may be wondering where I have been, or why I'm wearing a bonnet, more on that later. I decided to hire a camper van and sneak away for a much needed escape and to celebrate my birthday, which I proudly share with Vivienne Westwood. Not being much of a camper I confess I was slightly unsure about certain aspects of camper van life such as the loo and wardrobe space, A then told me there was no wardrobe and no ironing facilities, my stuff could be lovingly dumped on the back seat, thankfully I discovered the toilet/box could accommodate my generous derriere, so armed with a surplus of wool sweater dressers, which resist creasing and the cold, a pile of face and toilet wipes we headed for Cornwall.

6 Apr 2013

How To Choose A Handbag

Hi Gals's I thought it would be fun today, to demonstrate how different handbags help define our signature look and then explore a few style tips around choosing the right handbag for you! I heard you gasp, how can there be a right or wrong bag, just falling in love with the one should be reason enough.Choosing you handbag using a mix of Style Psychology and accessory advice will ensure your look is balanced and adds the desired impact to your image and help avoid looking mismatched and out of step with the ocassion.

OK bag number 1, style personalty number 1, swirls of strawberry soft leather, convey sensuality and a romantic nature a great bag to use if you work in the beauty, lingerie or wedding sector.

In contrast bag number 2 this grey patent envelope clutch says you mean business, perfect for business lunch's, smart reporter's carrying just the essential notepad and lipstick.  Minimalist clean lines say you're not shy about being direct.

                                                                 My 3rd handbag selection and style personalty is someone who wants to wear a bag that says they are artistic and slightly edgy. I really like the giant safety pin detailing. Great worn by designer type's who are confident about quirk.

Next up for those who want to look approachable but still look well put together, this 4th handbag, will help achieve that delicate balance for you. Perhaps you work  informally with people, you maybe a life coach or a counsellor or maybe you work with families. 

Handbag number 5 the doctor bag shape, subdued colour and high definition stitching work, add up to a professional that carries a career that has a high level of management skill's and creativity, the perfect  bag for an architect, that wants to convey their creativity, whilst not being over the top with their accessory styling.

Last but not least this brief case in sheep skin and leather, is for those women who want to whisper softly, luxe and quality. Perhaps you negotiate with high flying client's or just want to reflect the status of you're luxury store.

Now You Have An Idea's Of The Type Of Bag That Fits Best With Your Image, Here Are A Few Top Style Tips On How To Wear Your Bag successfully.

1. Petite gals don't go for bags that you wear across the body, it will cut you in half!
2. Tall gals, you can wear most styles, avoid anything too small, or you will look unbalanced.
3. Big busted gals don't wear a bag on your shoulder or across the body, it emphasises the bust line.
4. If you have a pear shaped body wear larger hand held style's over the shoulder to balance your hip line and bust.


4 Apr 2013

Give Your Brows A Makeunder For Less Than A Fiver


You may not know it yet but your brows may just be 'to done’ I recently realised that I was doing my fairly generous dark brows a disservice by using a variety of pencils ranging from black to brown that were to dark for me and left me with brows that over powered my small Asian features. I had tried various brow waxes but nothing seemed to give me the Liz Taylor effect I was yearning for, until I discovered Elf mineral beauty products and their inexpensive little brow kits.