Wednesday, 28 December 2011


As a Christmas present, I had received a heap of black velvet. The material was gorgeous, and I knew immediately that I would like to make a skirt out of it. Seeing as I do not have sewing machine, it did take a vast amount of time, but it was worth the hours and effort!
Also, I already had a pair of blue boots (originally from H&M) I had glitter-ised them multicoloured, but decided they would look better black. I used fabric paint to cover them, and kept the glitter on the heels and cap. 

                                                                 Top- River Island

Friday, 16 December 2011


Today the Telegraph newspaper released their '2011 Best Dressed' List. If i'm honest, the results were predictable, however fully deserved. It mainly consisted of models, singers and actresses, for example Yasmin Le Bon at number 20, Keira Knightley at 9, and Rihanna at 7. I was suprised to find out that Kate Moss only appeared number 13, as her style has been dearly written about in magazines and such. Assistant online fashion editor of the Telegraph writes that Kate has "refreshed her wardrobe in accordance, be it for a grungy, beautiful bad-girl look". I was not shocked to hear that Alexa Chung appeared at first place. The model and presenter has received vast amounts of praise for her tomboy-ish look this year, and personally I love her look too!

                                                             Alexa Chung- Photo: REX

Sunday, 11 December 2011


Two weeks ago, an article was published in the 'Sunday Times Style' magazine which I was lucky enought to get featured in! It was part of their 'what are you wearing' supplement, and this is my interview writing that came with it-
If I didn't have a school uniform, I'd have to get up a lot earlier to decide what to wear. It can take an awfully long time. I like to plan looks before I put them on. So i'll think up an outfit at night to post on my lookbook blog and then wear it out.
This skirt was a petticoat my sister wore in a school play, the earrings are Topshop, and I wear those creepers everywhere. My other favourites are my red checked DM boots. When you see them, you don't think they'd go with everything, but they do.
I like looking at fashion magazines, not so much to be on trend, but for inspiration- say, if I wanted ideas to customise a piece of my own.
Young people should take the opportunity to dress how they want, because when you're older you have to fit in with whatever's going on around you.
I wouldn't like to think teenagers my age have to dress differently because they're afraid they might get teased by other people. I think it's sad when that happens. I think as long as you enjoy what you wear, that's okay.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Am I the only one here who deeply envies the new H&M beachwear models? One of which, Filippa Hamilton. This gorgeous 25 year old (who actually shares my birthday) seems to be plastered round every street corner, not only showcasing the gorgeous bikinis but also her amazing figure. The patterns consist of crazy zigzags, frills and florals, circulating round bold, stand out colours. At such low prices, I certainly know where i'll be buying my summer wardrobe! The beautiful photographs were taken by Patrick Demarchelier.

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Changing my blog photo, I realised something. I never actually wrote a post on my rainbow hair! Sure, it wasn't long term, but still something i will remember for probably, the rest of my existance. It was my sister who first suggested it, and to be honest i knew the school would object (which, i hasten to add they did), but at the time it was the holidays, and I thought, go for it. My friend, who is experted in the grueling task of dying hair, agreed to help me, and so after I bought five different coloured dyes from Camden, we were all set. I was so pleased with the result. Take a look and see what you think!

Blouse- Topshop

Friday, 29 April 2011

Great Experiences

A few days ago I recieved a lovely package in the post. It was the one containing photos from a recent shoot I was chosen for, much to my joy. A couple of months back, I was ambling round my local shopping centre, when two women approached me, saying they were from the modelling agency "Models 1". Eventually it led to this exciting day. It was wonderful, although i've never thought of myself very photogenic, i loved every second of this. The people were amiable, always referring to me as "darling" or "hun"! A week later they rang me up, and said that they'd like me to contact them when i'm 5 foot 8 inches, the minimum height neeeded to model. I hope you like the photos! Finally, make sure to check out some of my new looks at:

Monday, 18 April 2011


April's issue of Vogue was, i have to say, one of my favourites. 'The Right Lines' was an article showcasing the comeback of a usually dull trend, Stripes. Styled in the finest Prada, Jil Sander, and Marc Jacobs (amongst others) though, this was turned upside down. Tim Walker photographed the quizzical yet wonderful outfits, with models Lindsey Wixson and Kirsi Pryhonen. They really arn't your typical models, but their similar looks are so out there and doll-esque, I think the only adjective for both girls is beautiful. Posing with a parrot, pink fog, and frilly parosols, here are some of those bizarre photos.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


This season is full of new and exciting trends, for example animal print, tangerine coloured clothes, and full on denim. It seems every design pops out at you, no matter how simple it is. My favourite trend of the season though, must be Rainbow Nation. Rather than choosing one staple colour, it's a great idea just to showcase the lot, you can really express yourself. Usually, I don't often follow whats "in" or not, as you shouldn't have to overspend on something that will really only be popular for a short period of time. Rainbow Nation though is easy find, as i'm sure everyone has a range of colours hiding somewhere behind the winter blacks and beiges of their wardrobe! It would also be very easy to shop for cheaply and on the highstreet. Here are a few the best eye popping looks i could find.

Jil Sander

Jil Sander


Gianfranco Ferre

Saturday, 5 March 2011

designer, hot or not?

do you ever just look at items of clothing, and imagine what it would be like to wear them? i do all the time. its alright buying vogue every month, walking past all the designers in sloane square, and watching the kensington women in their dress up, yet sometimes i wonder what it would feel like actually being able to afford all this. sure, you can buy it at discount, or fake ones in foreign markets, but thats just not the real thing, so somehow it's just not quite satisfactory. the sparse designer items i own are technically not mine (ssh), stolen from my mother, they nearly fit. so, if any or you are feeling a bit like me, then here are some beautiful highstreet sales, hopefully affordable!
lace leggings- £22, Urban Outfitters

                                           floral pinafore- £38, Topshop

                                Jonny Makeup Top- £11, American Apparel

Monday, 21 February 2011

London Fashion Week- Oxford Street

Yesterday was not such a day of great weather, but definitely of great use. My two friends and I wound up at Oxford Street, trying to gain some of the stylist atmosphere during this eventful week. In the massive Topshop down there, they were giving mini makeovers to shoppers, showcasing the new trends with Topshop makeup. I took up this chance, and my look copied that of one Lara Stone modelled recently, rather grungy, but not quite Goth. I loved it, and gained many handy tips.
 This makeover was filmed by girls for their blog, so check it out at Also there, we met Grace Timothy, a freelance writer and journalist, who has contributed to companies such as Vogue, she was talking to my friend and I about how to join this interesting field. Apparently blogging helps a lot! I’m glad we met her, as I was so stuck on information around journalism, and she really has the perfect job. Her blog is, so take a look! When casually walking down the street, we sighted upon a tourist shop, which to my pleasure sold pretty damn awesome earrings, great for my cartilage. I quickly bought one, only £6, and I can tell I will be wearing it 24/7.
Evie, whom I was with, is a budding photographer, so after our busy day we travelled down to the Common, and she took some lovely pictures of Lily and I. Lily’s new to blogspot, and so far so good, so visit
Oh I just remembered, I’d love your opinion on these creeper shoes, I WANT THEM!
creepers- TUK £59.99

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


this weeks been a tad hectic really. firstly ive been practising non stop for a concert i'm playing my double bass next week, aswell as tons of home work, and i really wanted to get a few lookbooks done. The one i posted a couple of days ago, "Born for this" really relates to how much i love fashion. Since i was quite young i've known i wanted to work in this field, and i guess my blog and lookbook is helping that, so yay :) the american flag shorts, from Topshop, are by far my favourite shorts. They're original, but not overly quirky (even though i often like that in clothes). They're now doing trousers with the same print on, which my friend is getting. We'll look like twins!

secondly was "We are broken". The leotard matches well with the shorts in my point of view. Unfortunatly my mother would say its too short to go out in though...

so i hope you like them, feel free to check them out using the link to the left :)

Sunday, 30 January 2011


When viewing the typical, reckless teenager, it is sometimes easily forgotten that we do face hardships, one of which being ourselves.  When my friend told me I was “so indie” I looked up the meaning, and unsurprisingly found the definition as “being individual”. But shouldn’t everyone be this? When wearing glasses is geeky, short skirts are slutty, and Abercrombie makes you an instant Sloane, I realised that us teenagers get a lot of grief, just for expressing, or being who we are, so maybe it is just best to follow the crowd. But no, I’d rather get teased than flash my (non-existent) cleavage around or simply walk out in leggings and ugg boots, as it’s just not who I am. So if you’re reading this, sporting the newest trend or wishing you could have the courage to jump out of that tracksuit and into a maxi, my advice to you, is just follow your instinct. Be who you really are, and individual.  

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


I've fallen inlove. And this time it's with Topshop's new collection- Snake Valley. It specializes in festival type pieces, full of tassels, fringe, and funky tie dye patterns. The models all have dip-dyed hair, so inspiration, and look like complete free spirits! Every single piece is original- from snake skin shorts to crocheted tops, and I love how eccentric they can be. The jewellery in this collection is mainly turquoise, a hit colour this season. Also, the leather shorts i was wearing in my last post (knightsbridge) are from this collection, and i'm sure many of you will agree they are gorgeous. The prices are affordable, so it just proves you can look great, for less. Here are a couple of my many favourite items, prices at the bottom.

Flower Bead Earrings- £12.50
Feather Fringe Crop Top- £15
WhipStitch Floppy Hat- £25
Navajo Duffle And Rucksack-£55
To view this collection go to-

Monday, 10 January 2011

knightsbridge- 10/1/11

Life always seems to involve tons of travelling doesnt it? today i found myself relatively excited though, and didn't seem to mind the rather endless bus journey into London. My friend, Maddy, and I, were originally going to visit Kensington, for a charity shop binge (can't get enough of them). that idea was a fail, an epic one, as we ended up in some unknown area, rather posh, and full of drycleaners, so speedily decided on moving to PlanB, Topshop in Knightsbridge. I'm sure you'll all admit that, maybe once or twice (in your teen years, ofcourse) to taking photos in the changing rooms, a quick reminder of those beautiful items you just cannot afford. Well, unfortunatly that happened to me, today. here are a few of those sneaky photos, and (lastly) what i was wearing that day. Hope you like :) OH and tomorrows 11/1/11 WOO

T-shirt (which i ended up buying)- £22
Drape trousers SALE- £15
Button Shirt- £32
Leather Tassel Shorts- £69
All Topshop

Thursday, 6 January 2011

winter downs

personally, i hate winter. not just because of the cold snow, sludge, and other annoying wet things getting into your gloves and shoes, but the fact you have to wear a coat. over everything. when i saw this leopard print design in Topshop though, i felt the need for it. its stylish, chic, and very in. Only £85, i forced my mother to get this thrill for an early birthday present.

ash stymest- say no more

 so it was my friend that first told me of ash, and i'm so grateful. he's one of those models that you can never tire of gazing at. he's not exactly a pin up for most, but his sheer excentricity is amazing. he's 19, english. first scouted at the age of 17, he started with agency Models 1. his debut was featuring on the cover of vogue hommes, in Japan, which i'm sure you'll agree is a huge leap of success. so here are a few pictures of him.. just for you to gaze at too