Lazy day

Just a lazy saturday spent being lazy and messing around. I've had a hectic week this week so I have spent all weekend catching up with all of my beautiful, supportive friends as well as spending time with family and cuddling my dog Teddy. And throughout all of this I have also been wearing my amazing new platform shoes at every possible occassion!

I've had a really good response to the DIY skirt project I did so if you have any other ideas for DIYs let me know via comment and I will get back to you...

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

hat: h&m, dress all saints (the only thing I have ever bought from there), double finger crystal ring by me, turquoise ring miss selfridge, feather ncklace topman


At the moment I am obsessed with having my hair in a is literally the perfect way to handle bad hair and actually looks like you've made an effort!

new outfit posts to come soon.

A-Symmetric DIY

Sorry about the MASSIVE delay in this post! I said I was going to share with you guys a little DIY project based on my obsession with A-symmetric here it is! I bought a skirt from h&m a month back and it just seemed a bit boring! So I cut it off and here is the result! an easy way to acheive a totally wearable a-symmetric look!

Preview of Fashion Museum exhibition, What Will She Wear

Magazines have gone Kate mad with the royal wedding on the horizon, everyone’s trying to guess what Kate’s dress will be like and who’s going to design it.  So it’s the perfect time for The Fashion Museum in Bath to open their suitably titled ‘What will she wear?’ exhibition.

I was invited to the private view of the exhibition on Tuesday evening and had a lovely evening. I took my mum as, although she lives in Bath we rarely find the time for a ‘girly night out’ – this was perfect. We arrived at the pump rooms with the lovely ladies from West Weddings, Hannah and Helen and a cup of tea later, after we’d warmed up, we were ready for our tour of the Roman Baths. I’d been before, a while ago, but I’d never seen the baths at dusk. It’s utterly beautiful with the oil burners and the mist rising from the baths. (pics). I hadn’t realised that you could get married at the Roman Baths, what a place to tie the knot – just perfect.

After our tour of the baths, we took the short walk up to the Assembly Rooms and the Fashion Museum. I have to admit, I’ve never seen the assembly rooms, a crime really as I’ve lived in Bristol for eight years and my parents have lived in Bath for three. Wow, another perfect venue for weddings with it’s elegant rooms and the most stunning, gigantic chandeliers. It must have been fantastic, back in the day when the chandeliers used candle light.

After our tour of the assembly rooms, we were ushered downstairs to the Fashion Museum and were greeted with bubbly, canap├ęs, and a feast of wedding dresses. A few minutes later Rosemary Harden the Manager of the museum joined us and shared a fascinating insight into setting up, styling and researching an exhibition, she’s a fountain of information; it was lovely to meet her.

The Fashion Museum is world renowned and regularly hosts outstanding exhibitions. What Will She Wear? Is a special display of over twenty of the finest historic wedding dresses chosen from 200 of the museum’s collection, most of which are donated. Each dress is unique with its own beauty and memories, but I must say my favourite was the quirky lace dress by Alexander McQueen (pic).

The collection was pulled together by an array of white roses adorning the models hair and strewn around their feet. At first glimpse you’d think they were made of fabric...but no, they were made by a group of volunteers, out of plastic bags and bin liners – fabulous!

The display also includes a previously unseen archive of photographs of couture wedding dresses from the 1930s by Paris couturier Worth which epitomised the Hollywood glamour of the thirties.

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The collection is breathtaking and I urge every bride to be, well in fact anyone who has an interest in fashion and history to take a will not be disappointed.

And what will she wear? Well I hope Kate goes for something elegantly simple that hugs every curve and kick starts a move away from the strapless styles that have become so popular. What about you?

Dress up

Quick outfit post in a vintage dress I bought ages ago purely because of its cute peter pan collar, originally it had long horrible sleeves and went down to my feet so I chopped it in half and capped the sleeves....and now it's pretty much Alexa chung-worthy!

minnie mouse safari ears- Disney Land, dress-vintage, wooden cross necklace-Topman

TOPSHOP Spring Summer Lookbook

WOW. I just stumbled across the Topshop lookbook for their SS 11 range and it looks amazing to say the least! Strong looks consisting of A-symmetrical hemlines, tassels, flares, floppy hats and massive's as if the design team read my mind!

Very excited for all of these pieces to touch down in stores (especially the white floaty numbers) well done Topshop.

06.02.2011 this week

Just a few random photos to sum up my week this week. It's been a week of massive changes as I start a new job on Monday which I am very excited about, and I also received the final prototypes of jewellery designs I have been working on!

My big love of this week is "Barry M nail art paint" a magical invention that cracks and splits on your nails making amazing patterns (don't ask me how this happens-I have a feeling it maybe magic!!) I have been choosing to wear it with white recently as this is my current favourite combination. Its an amazingly cheap and quick alternative to getting your nails done professionally. Also this week I picked up a classic Summer cream Blazer from H&M ....which I have a feeling won't be leaving my back all season and was a major bargain!

I Hope you've all had a lovely week too, wish me luck in my new job!

(Jewellery all by me)

Conscious Effort

The newest collection from H&M for Spring Summer 2011 is titled Conscious Collection, and highlights how eco fabrics can too look amazingly stylish. I can't wait to buy some of these pretty pieces for Summer. those crochet shorts are mine!

Jewellery by me

The latest of my jewellery designs. I was so excited to go and pick these up today. I had designed them a few months ago and worked with a local jeweller to produce my designs.

Let me know what you think...