Day 3 of London Fashion Week was a cold, cold day - but that didn't stop me having a glam day (for once). This season was all about the sleeves, so it was my blogger duty to participate with this gorgeous frill sleeved dress. So maybe it wasn't quite the contribution in comparison to the billowing sleeves parading Brewer Street Carpark, but they deserve sleeve brownie points in their own right. My current obsession, however? Velvet. Everything velvet. I don't even care how impractical it may be for the Manchester rain - I want it all. My velvet shoe collection has been growing recently, and these dusty pink platforms are just the latest additions to sit on the rack (and may I say very comfortable indeed). So there you have it - two things you need to be wearing right now. Statement sleeves and all velvet everything (just maybe not knickers, because I can't imagine velvet knickers would be any good for anyone).
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Everyone loves a birthday, and this month the spotlight's on the Look Fantastic Beauty Box who are celebrating their second birthday! This month's box is packed with party essentials, and with the impending party season ahead of us including Halloween, my birthday and Christmas it's all in good time.
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Day 2 was officially the most freezing day since the start of September and I was extremely thankful to have these PVC boots on hand for this occasion - not to mention a warm bomber to snuggle up in while waiting in line outside of shows. After an always uncomfortably dressed Day 1, comfort was absolute key for me on Day 2 - purely for my own sanity (being cold and uncomfortable provokes a mardy Laura and I can assure you no one wants to see that).
I picked up this tulle skirt from Zara a few weeks ago and knew right away that it would be in my case for LFW to jump right in for the AW16 trends - and being a former ballet dancer I fell completely in love with not only this skirt, but the entire tulle offering this season's collection has in store. I basically have a wishlist longer than my arm of pieces that take me back to my glory days - its safe to say i've officially developed an obsession which is tempting me hard to book my next barre class and start over again!
Ballet's influence on the fashion world has not only dominated our high street, but also the editorials we're seeing in our favourite publications. I'm sure you've all spotted the controversy of Kendall Jenner's most recent Vogue Spain shoot, where she's photographed frolicking in leg warmers and sophisticated pieces donning a pair of Capezio's. Dancers around the world have been going wild about the 'appropriation' of ballet, but the point they're missing is that it's actually appreciation... Here's to hoping this trend that brings so much nostalgia sticks around for a while.
Friday, 23 September 2016
If there's one thing I can be certain of, it's that looking good half way through a festival isn't a thing - but this dress definitely helped! The last day of Boardmasters was a total blur, but I can say for sure that it was super hot and chilling by the coast was all I could have asked for! Accessorising was a necessity for making outfits look cute but still being as comfortable as possible in the crazy heat and this In The Style bag was literally by my side the entire weekend for that exact purpose - plus excessive amounts of glitter....
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Stepping into autumn seems fitting enough to throw back to the summer in the form of my final Boardmasters post... I know, it's a sad time, the world's smallest violin plays just for me and my remorse for the end of summer. The last two days consisted of MNEK, James Bay, a bit of reggae, dancing to Sigma with Nandos, and a lot of Corona related fun.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
And here we go again, LONDON FASHION WEEK! We wait twice a year for the biggest event on the fashion calendar, and what a wardrobe crisis it is every year (despite us pondering around freezing and uncomfortable season after season and preaching each time how we'll be leaving those stacked platforms at home next time - and then never do). Every season for me is all about the co-ord, it works for everything - brunch, the shows, lunch, dinner and the after parties. After running from the office in Manchester to get the (disrupted) train straight to London to catch the Ashley Williams show, Converse were essential to my LFW sanity. Thank god they go with everything, right?
Saturday, 10 September 2016
It's officially my favourite time of the year - FASHION MONTH! There's nothing that makes me feel more content than seeing next season's new trends and the incredible masterpieces our favourite designer's put on display for the world to see and be inspired by. Coming from a design background, it's so easy for me to appreciate the entire creative process (which is definitely something I miss being a part of) and it's kind of fulfilling seeing it come full circle this time of year knowing the true chaos of behind the scenes.
SS17 so far has been a pretty tame one, with style sticking to what it does best and keeping the devil in the details - and while we haven't quite seen all of what New York has to offer yet, i've pulled together the best of the season so far...
Friday, 9 September 2016
So i'm sat writing this wonderful flashback while listening to the rain and wind hammer against my very thin bedroom windows of my Manchester apartment... It's safe to say it's a far cry from the incredible summer's weekend spent in Newquay at this year's Boardmasters Festival.
We sunbathed, danced to Chase and Status and ultimate baes MNEK, Kaiser Chiefs and the bae of all baes Mr James Bay (in which you could only describe my excitement as pre-teen fan girl) and roughed it in a tent for four entire days while drinking cider for breakfast. It really was an experience to say the very least.
Before I babble on forever, i'm gonna let the photos do the talking - so without further ado, I bring you part one of the Boardmasters Diaries...
Monday, 5 September 2016
Well, Summer is officially over... But it's ok cos I still have content to take you back to a time when uni was over/you were on annual leave and the nights were a little lighter than they're getting now...
It's only been a couple of week's and it already feels like Autumn is setting in ahead of schedule, doesn't it?
But anyway... Less of the reminding you of the fact that winter is coming...
Day 2 at Boardmasters was another hot one, and that called for getting my hippy on with this incredible Boohoo playsuit. At this point, the level of glitter on my body had multiplied drastically since the day before, and my inner Florence Nightingale was unleashed with the floaty, chiffon sleeves. I mean, it's not a festival without a floaty sleeve really, is it?
This outfit covered all festival cliches with glitter, head jewellery, floaty sleeves, and of course, multi coloured sandals - the 2016 pompom edition. Go hard or go home, right?
Saturday, 3 September 2016
At last, I finally got round to showing you guys what I wore to Boardmasters! I had the best weekend with Annabel, and it was by far the most chill festival i've ever been to before - but you'll get to read more about that soon!
For Day 1 - it was a little bit grey out (albeit still warm as hell) so I opted for the least leg revealing outfit possible teamed up with this incredible jacket from Missguided (in which approximately every girl who walked by me asked where I got it). It's a statement piece on it's own and hardly needed a helping hand in the styling department. I lit up that beach pre 12 noon like a bright green discoball!
Definitely working on incorporating this sequinned piece of heaven into my A/W16 wardrobe...
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