Behind the scene at Gok’s Road-show!

Meant to post this before I went away on holiday but ran out of time...

My friend Naomi and I nervously made our way to Cabot Circus, not really too sure what to expect. Emotions were a mixture of excitement (we were going to witness Gok’s magic firsthand!) and nervousness at the prospect of potentially being on TV.

We were amongst some of Bristol’s fashion students and hair stylists, privileged to be invited by Endemol to take part in an intimate seminar with Gok Wan for his new “fashion fix” road-show on Channel 4.

As soon as we arrived outside the venue, the filming started. We were asked to peer excitedly through the window waiting to be welcomed in by Gok, it was raining and cold (I was hoping I’d put enough hairspray on my fringe to withstand the elements) but it wasn’t long before we were called inside and positioned around the set for more filming. The set was styled beautifully, there was a selection of yummy shoes and bags perfectly positioned, jewellery dripped from the walls and oozed from the dressing table. I’d love to wake up to a dressing room like that every morning!

With his ‘stitch bitch’ Andy on hand to alter anything and everything, Gok worked his magic turning a rather plain dress into something that I wish I’d had for a Christmas party back in December (photo's to follow after the program is aired - wouldn't want to ruin the surprise!). The outfit he created was to compete with Brix Smith-Start at the fashion face off later that week. He showed us that with some imagination and a pair of scissors, it’s quite possible to create an outfit that not only looks expensive but that is completely unique – something that’s getting harder and harder to create thanks to the massive choice of clothing available to us now.

Although the show is very much about fashion, it was great to see how important it was to him to work with the body shape and movement of the model. I think that all too often, women wear the seasons ‘must have” item regardless of whether it actually suits or flatters them. It’s so important to take into account your body shape, personality and lifestyle if you’re going to create a truly perfect outfit that suits you.

A big part of my job is showing women how to wear more of the items they have hanging in their wardrobe, as so many of us only wear a tiny percentage of what we actually have. Sometimes it only takes a little tweak here and there to dramatically change the shape and fit of a garment, altering it from something you were never wearing, into an essential part of your wardrobe. Clothes are designed to be altered; they have to be as we are not all the same shape, but Gok takes it one step further and shows us that not only can we carry out minor alterations for a better fit, but if we stand back and find our creativity side we can completely alter the look of a garment and turn it into something that’s totally unique.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have to admit I was genuinely impressed by Gok. Not many of us have the imagination and vision that Mr Wan has so I fully recommend tuning in to Gok’s fashion road-show for some inspiration to help you to wear more of those un-worn items taking up space in your wardrobe.

Charity shop challenge part two

So, here’s the results of the charity shop challenge, I hope it inspires you to visit your local charity shops to dress to give! 

Photography Matt Collins: 07968 062859 or

Styling Niki Whittle:

Hair and make-up Dagmara Kojda: 07788 930902


An outfit from last week.
(A-symmetrical cream dress from topshop, black skinny jeans (leigh) from topshop, attitude boots and vintage hat from a cowboy shop in Florida.) I also still need to post the images of the DIY h&m skirt that I chopped to pieces...maybe that'll be a nice little treat for you all some time this week!
I don't know why I have suddenly become so obsessed with all things A-symmetrical, but regular hem lines just seem boring to me these days...

old news

I was looking through some old photos and found these images of me in a crazy fringed top I made in my first year at uni (my obsession with tassles is something that I just don't seem to grow out of)

I kind of like that I look a bit crazy.

spring summer inspiration

Lots of fur, fringing and white floaty numbers! Absolute perfection.

Gok’s back in Bristol this week!

If you loved his fashion fix series then you’ll not want to miss his latest one – Gok’s taking his catwalk on the road, bringing his Fashion master classes to the masses, and Bristol is one of the chosen destinations!

Gok will take on fellow style expert and fashion foe, Brix Smith-Start, in one of the show’s most popular segments, the high street versus designer face-off. Models will be sent down the runway to show off different outfits chosen by Gok, championing the best of the high street, and by Brix, who favours exclusive designers, while members of the audience get to vote on their favourite.

For those who don’t want to miss out on the fun, everyone is invited to take part in this amazing fashion first for Bristol. Taking place on Friday 28 January at 5.00pm underneath the glass roof at Cabot Circus, the ‘Gok’s Roadshow’ catwalk finale promises fun, fashion and drama!

I’ve been invited to attend an intimate fashion seminar, where Gok will be working his magic and turning high-street clothes into high end fashion looks, I promise to share pics and tips with you when I get home!!! I’m so excited but there is one problem...what to wear?!

My week in pictures

A series of photos to sum up my week this week, its been a week of massive highs and equally massive lows.
Some of my favourite things from this week are nail varnishes from chanel, my suede fringe jacket, floppy hat and mongolian sheepskin scarf....

hope you've all had a good week too!

Putting ashes into glass crystal

We have been fortunate to gain a license from the patent holder for the installation of ashes inside glass (as seen in our wind-chimes). Now we have our first crystal flower vase with ashes inside the orb at the base. Available in 6 colours the vases will be featured on their own website soon.

Ball and chain

Recently I have developed a bit of an addiction to buying boot buckles...the kind that cowboys/line dancers strap onto their boots to make them look a bit more spectacular!

These are two of my favourite vintage sets, if only I had two pairs of both so that I could really pile them onto my favourite ankle boots!

Even cowgirls get the blues

...Thought seeing as there werent any outfit posts of me on here I would post some. My big floppy hat is from a market I found in Spain a few years ago and the white hand embroidered vintage shirt (that makes me feel a bit like a new romantic) is something I found on a trip to Mexico....a very well travelled outfit indeed.
Shorts are levis and the rings are H&M