Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Why I love Sequins

There's 2 things that I absolutely love in life. The Royal Family (weird, I know) and sequins. (Actually 3 if you include Ryan Gosling!). I've just finished watching the live stream show of the Ashish AW12 collection and my are we in for a treat next season. If I could wear head to toe sequins all day every day then I would and Ashish has confirmed everything I love about those tiny bits of sparkle.

A few weeks ago I was browsing the More! magazine blog and came across a website called Edie Mac. They are a website who specialise in statement, vintage pieces. The products are sourced from all over the globe and include knitwear, dresses, skirts and trousers, BUT, it was the trophy jackets section which caught my eye and lead me to this little beauty.

I've got a statement sequin jacket which I found in Rokit in Covent Garden last year. Yeah, I spend my nights getting caught on other people's clothing and my friends refer to me as "MJ" everytime I wear it but I love it and it really makes a boring outfit stand out. Now, the problem with vintage sequin pieces is that eventually the sequins do start to fall off (sadly MJ is withering away) so it was time to invest in a new piece.

I wore mine last week for our Press Show at work and everyone seemed to like it. Paired with a pair of skinny jeans and a cat print blouse (taking some inspiration from Victoria Beckham there) I really like the clash of prints.

Jacket: Edie Mac
Blouse: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: New Look
Bracelets: Miu Miu & Hérmes
Rings: H'n'M, Ottoman Hands and Mawi for Disney Couture at ASOS
Brogues: Primark

Be sure to check out the rest of the collection on the Edie Mac website. I've got my eye on this one next!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Elle Style Awards 2012

Last Monday, I arrived at work to be told I would be attending The Elle Style Awards on behalf of the company. Erm, WHAT. It's 9am on a Monday morning and I've just been told I'll be spending the evening smoozing (is that even a word?) with some of fashion's finest. Last year Blake Lively, Alexa Chung, Henry Holland, Emma Watson AND David Gandy attended and after checking this year's line up frantically after I was told, I was definitely in for a treat.

I opted to wear my Very dress teamed with my Miu Miu clutch for the occasion. I was slightly concerned that everyone there would be dressed in head to toe designer but I spotted some Topshop and ASOS getting down on the dancefloor and received a few compliments on my dress from people who couldn't believe where it was from. My manager and I arrived at the Savoy around 10pm and waited in a queue to get into the party and as I looked down this rather glam lady was walking up the stairs towards me dressed in a beautiful fur coat, turns out it was Naomi Campbell. Yep, one of the world's biggest super models just grazes past me. So casual. I was trying to keep my cool but to be honest, I was screaming and fan girling slightly inside.

As we sipped on mini bottles of Moet and chilli martinis (sounds gross, but they were delish!) we were treated to a performance from the gorgeous Emeli Sande who was joined on stage by none other than Professor Green (OH MY GOD). I have to say, I've always fancied him but he's even hotter in the flesh and really lovely. The DJ's on the night were playing some amazing tunes and there were celebrities everywhere I looked. We took a peek into the grand room where the actual awards were held and it was beautiful. I really need a nights stay in The Savoy!

Oh hello Eddie Redmayne!

The amazing goody bag which included: Elizabeth Arden 8 hour face cream, Vivienne Westwood perfume, a Next gift card, OPI Nail Varnish, Benefit Mascara, iPhone case and an amazing Valentine's Lola's cupcake.

If you want to check out the winners on the night, Catwalk Queen has done a round up. Massive thank you to Elle for putting on such a fantastic event. I won't be forgetting it any time soon.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Spice Up Your Life...

So on Saturday morning I woke up to the news that the Spice Girls would be reforming for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Two of my favourite things becoming one (yes, going to see how many Spice Girl puns I can fit into a post) The Spice Girls and The Royals. One of my favourite members of Team Spice, now turned  fashionista has launched her new collection, which is making me 'wannabe' just like her. Okay, I'll stop now.

My favourite pieces from VB's collection are the cat print dress and the scallop trim pink dress. So imagine my delight when I discovered Asda are doing their own version of Posh for a measly £16! What a bargain. Now all we need is the handbags, the shoes, the cars, the LA mansion and not forgetting the HOT HOT HOT husband (god bless H'n'M for THAT advert).

Scallop Trim Shift Dress available at George at Asda £16