Sunday, 25 January 2015

With Love, From Berlin

I'm back everyone and from a few weeks hiatus I am very excited to get back into my routine. It's been non stop since Christmas with deadlines at University, getting back into a weekday routine and also squeezing in a quick trip to Berlin.

However I have had a wonderful experience away and would hugely recommend Berlin to those keen travellers and creatives! I was lucky enough to go while Fashion Week and Tradeshows for winter 2015 was on, however with it just being a full 4 day trip it was a non stop rush to fit it all in,

While visiting the big tourist hotspots such as Berlin Wall, TV tower, Bikini Berlin and such I was able to attend the Bright, Premuim and Seek tradeshows. Each tradeshow was bursting with up and coming brands, alongside the big ones already. Trust me, I was in heaven. With brands such as Lazy Oaf, Vans, Plinsky, Converse, and much more spread across the 3 tradeshows, there was always something to look at and get excited about.

I was able to meet some amazing people behind the brands, while also finding new entrepreneurs and there creative new ideas. I even got a few free goodies here and there, which you cannot go wrong with!

If you work in Press or Blog, these tradeshows are a huge recommendation from me. Its a gold mine for the keen fashion/business enthusiast, with a few key benefits and meeting amazing people along the way.

Aside from the trade shows, Berlin was a beautiful, peaceful city. Compared to the busy pace of London, it was refreshing walking around in the winter weather. A big highlight of my week was the Alternative Tour (if you do end up going to Berlin, I fully recommend!!). The tour takes you around sights of Berlin which are hidden away to the average observer. Think street art, graffiti and a whole lot of stories behind them. The best part of it all, it was personal and with a donation just to pay at the end, the tour allows you to see Berlin in a whole different way.

I also got to go to the first exhibt of Mario Testino: In Your Face. It's increased my love for the photographer, and for you  keen celebrity shoots and editorial lovers, it's an exhibition that is right up your street. (expect see Gaga, Brad Pitt, Emma Watson and many other big faces). For a small amount of  5 euros you cannot go wrong. I might just go again when it hits London!

During my time I experienced so much, sadly I don't think I can fit it into one whole post! However, a picture says a 1000 words right?

Mario Testino: In Your Face

Monday, 19 January 2015

i'm away!

It's been a while here. University life has been a whole lot of deadlines, however I am now in Berlin! Got loads coming up, so make sure you check back soon. In the mean time, have a look at a bunch of stuff I've been working on - 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2014, that's a wrap! The quick summary

It feels like 2014 new years day was only a couple of months ago but with how this year has gone, it has been amazing year, no matter how fast it has flashed by. I've been up to alot and have been lucky enough to experience my dream jobs, successfully got through first year of University with a smashing 2:1 and even met some amazing people on the way.

I wasn't expecting much from the beginning of year, however being able to attend and London Fashion Week, meeting Alexa Chung and Jamie Wei Huang, I'm lucky enough to say that was just one of my highlights. I've took part in working for All Saints and LK Bennett, finally getting my paws into the industry.

University is now getting tense, with talk of dissertation already as I am 1 term into second year, I'm glad to say I've already made some amazing memories in my first few terms. I've met some incredible people along the way, some which I can say are now lifelong friends and some which share same ambitions as me, it's made me grow into a much confident person.
How could I forget the trip I made with the course beginning of the year to New York. Once in a life time experience, especially visiting during the last few weeks of the Christmas season.

It's hard to put into a blog post how much I have really done this year, but let's just say I have pretty much hit all the corners of some of the things I wouldn't even see myself experiencing this year (including visiting New York!).

2015, I am hoping is going to be just as good to me. Hopefully keeping my hopes high I will be able to land some equally beneficial experiences, travel more, meet more exciting people. With Berlin and London fashion week, a trip to Disneyland Paris and a 3 more terms to complete, I'm more than excited to see where the path leads me.

It's a wrap for 2014, you've been a good one!

Sunday, 14 December 2014


It's been all over the internet these past few weeks. Once finally being opened Wednesday, I just could not wait to go and visit.

The Cereal Killer Cafe, located in Brick Lane, London. The only cafe in the UK which sells.. well only cereal. Started up by two twins from Belfast, the cafe has had huge attention even before opening. With coverage in The Independent, BBC News and Channel 4, it's not doubt first week of opening its incredibly busy.

Think lucky charms, every variety of Shreddies and even cereal jewellery to make up one of the most 'must-eat' places currently in London.

Walking in I was far too excited. With a good 10 minutes of deciding on what I wanted I finally chose with 'Boo-Berry', the american cereal filled with chocolate and blue berry fruity biscuits. Topped with M&M's, the small bowl was a steal for being only £2.50. In additon I could not help myself but grab a slice of cereal cheese cake. delicish.

'Boo-Berry' cereal, topped with m&m's. Oh and a side of cereal cheesecake.

The environment of the store was cereal oriented, literally. With a hint of a fantasy land (there were dancing coca-cola cans with sunglasses. 'cool'). Cereal art, cereal jewellery, cereal vintage boxes, it was a breakfast goers dream. It was quirky, personal and hugely creavite. It's an ideal place for the quick stops and the catchup with friends. With friendly service, and the employees being just as excited as the customers it was a fun-atmosphere from start to end (even though I was sad after finishing the cake!)

A place I hugely recommend in visiting. Due to it's backlash from Channel 4, claiming it's far too expensive for the location, I personally feel it was ideal. The novelty of the idea made the whole experience and travel worth it! I would most definitely go back, but maybe next time be more adventurous with my cereal choices, or buy two bowls.

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Christmas (wishful) list

Every year I can never decide on what I want for Christmas and I always end up making a list which is far too unrealistic. This year, is no different.

If I have to narrow a few things down it'll be these few little gems. (If there is anyone out there feeling extra generous this season you know who to shout for.)

For Christmas?

Topshop fur jacket

Topshop shoes

Moschino perfume

1) TOPSHOP X GLOW Trainers
I've always had an obsession with wearable items which would make my parents go upstairs and get 'rechanged'. Since seeing Ashish's Buffalo Trainers beginning of this year and with Topshop collaborating and bringing them to store, I've always had a little hidden desire for a pair of light up shoes. But I also don't have £350 to spare on a pair of shoes I can probably wear a few times before the battery blows. For that being a miss I was gutted. This season I was granted to find Topshop X Glow trainers have been brought online. £75 for a fair of comfy flat trainers and a LSD sole, I am on board!

2) Amsterdam
So travelling is something I really want to start putting my money to next year. I already have Paris and Berlin down, but Amsterdam is next to be booked on the list. With the huge attention it has got recently, there is no surprise I'm curious to visit the Netherlands. Watch this space, you never know when I'll suddenly go for that '2 day needed break'.

3) Moschino Toy
I was literally overwhelmed with excitement when I first saw this hit JS's instagram. Fragrance, cuddly toy and the attitude of Moschino all in one? Yes Please.

4) TOPSHOP Fur Jacket
I've always had a love/hate relationship with fur jackets and scarves. However, make it black and heavy and I am all over it. From Topshop of course, I feel this will be ideal for my winter warm up, topped with a pair of high-thigh boots. 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Thigh High's Please!

It seems like this past few weeks everything has been slowly creeping into the craze of thigh hight boots (including me). I'm going to be honest, I've never been a huge fan. However, throw on a a platform sole and I am on board. 

With alot of searching, and a tight budget as it's end of term and back to work for Christmas, I needed a pair which didn't rinse my purse. With Riverisland being my key store for a pair of these, I mean I must has tried on 5 pairs in store, I just couldn't justify prices from £70-£120.

BUT, there was a god send, literally. I grabbed myself a pair from PRETTYLITTLETHINGS. I've never used them before, but I've heard good things. For £50 I could not miss them! 

This a bargain I feel every girl needs to take advantage of. However with high demand means always selling out so get shopping!

Grab a pair here

River island - £70 / Pretty Little Things - £50

The Thigh Boot Bargain

Thigh high platform boots

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Jingle All The Way

I'm far too excited that Christmas is on it's way (still got a good few 18 days to go still)! However big holidays, mean big occasions. These are my few festive outfit ideas, perfect for the glitter and glam season.

Ice Queen

The Festive Favourite

Night Before Christmas

Let It Snow