Tuesday, 28 December 2010

get in the mood

I had a huge collection of mood rings when I was younger - I thought they were magical. So seeing these new lipsticks from Urban Outfitters made me extremely happy. The set includes 5 pastel shades with names like temper, Melancholy, Clarity, Vain, and Lust to correspond to your mood. The lipsticks goes on sheer and then slightly changes colour. They sort of remind me of My Little Pony, and what girl didn't love them.

Urban Outfitters Mood Lipstick Set, $14

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Wow... I've not been on here for a while and I've gained a few more readers. Merry Christmas to you all. 
I've had a quiet one this year, but who doesn't love spending time with the family watching crappy TV and eating your weight in Black Forest Gateau! 

I was a lucky girl this year as Santa brought me a little iPod touch as well a cute vintage looking watch, a cable knit jumper, tan satchel and a new portable hard drive. Thanks big guy. 

What did you all get? I Hope you all had a great day and stuffed yourselves silly. 


Monday, 13 December 2010

I'm loving the latest video from Topshop, especially that red lippy. They've gone for a decadent look with beaded dresses and toughened up with chunky knits and lace up boots and I adore all of it. 
I know where I'll be spending my money come the January Sales. 

Sunday, 12 December 2010


After seeing that silly facebook game where everyone changed their profile picture to an image of their favourite childhood television character, it got me thinking back to who mine would be. 

I was a bit of a TV junkie and would watch pretty much anything that was on, but usually favouring a bit of Nickelodeon - Rugrats, Sister Sister or Aaaargh Real Monsters anyone?

However, one programme that really got me excited was the Moomins. Those strange hippo like animals - what even were they - used to have me fixed to the box. I even had numerous videos and a mug to match. 

What was yours?

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

Those Wildfox girls are geniuses. I love all their look book images and this one is no exception.... it may even be my fave. The Marie Antionette inspired shoot is so perfect, I want to be a Wildfox Girl. Please. 

Monday, 15 November 2010

Chelsea Magazine

I received the fabulous second issue of Chelsea Magazine in the post a few weeks ago and I can't tell you how happy I was. It's everything I had imagined it to be and they even sent some cute badges and some postcards.
This issue includes some cute illustrations of cats wearing wearing Luella and Miu Miu and there's even a 'Heathers' inspires accessory shoot. I suggest you go and get your own copy too. 


You can see a preview of the issue here

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Leighton I love You

I am completely in awe of her in these images, she looks stunning. I'm definitely not jealous... not one little bit...

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Atlantic City

I recently stumbled across the following song from Emma's blog and haven't stopped listening to it since. The song originally by Bruce Springsteen is performed here by Kyle from Typhoon and and Danielle is from the band Congratulations. There's just something about the dreamy vocals and tinkling guitar chords that draw me into my own little world. So just press play and enjoy. 

Friday, 29 October 2010

Oh my clumsy heart

I'm a sucker for cute hand made zines so after seeing these on Sophie's blog I fell in love. She's even holding an amazing giveaway so you can win the chance to own one along with a limited edition gocco screen print, badges, handmade confetti, two pinhole art cards, and a customised moleskine cahier notebook. I need these all in my life. So what are you waiting for...

Sunday, 17 October 2010


The new issue of Cellardoor is now out and I think it's my favourite so far. Each issue is based around the new season and Autumn for me is the one I love more than the others....

Whilst studying journalism at uni I discovered I really loved designing the pages more than writing copy and I love that I get to spend most of my time doing just that. 

Take a peek here 

Monday, 20 September 2010

Huck Magazine

I've got a huge soft spot for magazine design  so was delighted to see this fun little competion from Huck Magazine .

You might remember a while ago Wallpaper*’ hosted a similar competions where you could design your own cover online, and now Huck has taken this concept a step further. The new issue has been and released with a blank cover just waiting to be filled in. The new issue, dubbed the counter-culture issue,d comes with a large magenta sticker ready to be peeled off and for you to start decorating how you wish. Then all you have to do take a photo of your masterpiece and email to the editor. Easy. 

How would you decorate it?
I'm thinking something along the lines of a collage, i'm a sucker for cut + paste!

Images from weheartit.com

Saturday, 4 September 2010


Lissie first popped up on my radar a few months ago, back then I had dismissed her as just another girl with an acoustic guitar. After seeing a few of her sets at the Glasto and few other festivals, my mind has been well and truly changed. 

Just check out this cover of Bad Romance.... 

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Bag lady

This is now in my possession. 
That means I'm happy....  well at least for a while. 

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

An Education

I can't believe it took me so long to watch this, but by gosh I loved it - and not just because I love the gorgeous face of Dominic Cooper.  

Everything about this movie was amazing, from the the way it was shot and of course the fantastic costumes. 

There's just something about that old school glamour I fall for every time. I'm off to perfect my up-do....

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Domestic Goddess

I've started reading 'The Undomestic Goddess' by Sophie Kinsella, and although thoroughly enjoying it (I'm a huge fan of the Shopaholic series too!) I can't help but to begin to wonder that I am all too similar to the lead character - Samantha.
Ok, so I'm definitley not a high flying lawyer who's recently lost my job, but much like Samantha I struggle to complete even some of the most menial house work tasks. Actually, now I think about it... it's more of case of 'won't do it' rather than 'can't. So after living on my own for three years, you'd think I'd be pretty competent cooking for myself. Wrong. The most complex dish I can rustle up is pasta... oh and some ready made Dolmio. 
So I've set myself the task of cooking meals from scratch.... that means no more jars, and definitely no more micowave meals!
Last night was the the first run, and so I made fajita's. It was pretty easy, and there was even some left over to take to work for my lunch today - so I'm saving money too!
So far so good!
How are you all in the kitchen?

I'll leave you with some food porn....

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Goth Girls go to Givenchy

I'm definitely not a 'Goth Girl' by any stretch of the imagination..... but I'd really like one of these. 

One in Grey please....

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Girl from the city

The latest issue of ASOS magazine features no other than New York socialite, Olivia Palermo, but now she's so much more than that - fashion icon, 'reality' TV star and model Olivia has only gone and landed her first British magazine cover! 

Ever since watching her on 'The City', everything about her made me dislike her. All, apart from her impeccable style that is. She always seems to look effortlessly chic, and this spread doesn't disappoint. Olivia poses in dark, muted and earthy tones - the key colour palette for next season on location in Brooklyn, which provides the perfect backdrop. She also makes Converse trainers look glamorous whilst teamed with a white shift dress! 

Love her, or hate her, I think this shoot just proves that there's much more to Olivia than just the affluent socialite portrayed on 'The City'

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Summer of Love

It's finally here!
Feast your eyes on the Summer of Love issue of Cellardoor. I'm so proud of it.... it's taken up nearly all my time for the last few months!
It's bursting at the seams with interesting articles- including interviews with Leddra Chapman and the Wildfox girls, dreamy photography and everything you'll need for a wonderful summer. 
So what are you waiting for, oh and don't forget me know what you think

Thursday, 8 July 2010

He's in Fashion

To celebrate the last installment of the Toy Story filmsEsquire has  the brilliant idea to photograph Barbie's boyfriend Ken for a 6 page fashion spread.

The plastic male has bagged himself a starring role in the movies so it was only a matter of time before he was snapped up for some modelling too.

The editorial sees Ken get a makeover from the Esquire team in the hottest designer fashions for Autumn/Winter like Burberry ProrsumGucciPaul Smith, and Prada.

Catch Ken in the August issue, which goes on sale July 21st.