17/10/2014

Metallic Heels

 :: Oversized Coat - H&M ::
:: Longline White Shirt - Primark ::
:: Cross Necklace - Vintage ::

Feeling drawn to the crispness of a white shirt and the masculine feel of this coat lately. It is power dressing but paired with the usual un-kept mane and rolled up denim it feels just on the right side of casual. The fact that this coat was only £24.99 will continue to baffle and amaze me. I feel like I need a battered old briefcase or a feathered fedora to really get the full throwback Wall Street feel.
The unexpected flash of metallic on these boots only adds to the power theme. A strong finish to a classic boot. What is ever more unexpected is the fact that these are from John Lewis & part of their new Collection for AW14.

14/10/2014

ASOS Leathers



If the English winter wasnt evident enough by the red & brown leaves smothering the streets or the sign of the palest of chilled skin, then the fur outing will really hammer it home. I think I prefer these dunagrees as more of a casual look as I wore them here , but the oppportunity to mix leather and fur was one not to be missed.

09/10/2014

The Fifth Label


There is a very small window of opportunity this time of year, for outwear and bare legs. No silhoutte makes me happier than the sight of  a huge overview coat with some pale pins poking out. Making the most of the bold shapes with this amazing block shirt dress from incredible Aussie brand The Fifth Label - now available on ASOS and in the UK. They showcase silhouttes like no other.

02/10/2014

Hair Rings


:: Mohair Knit - Primark ::

The confusing weather churns out confusing outfits. Knits & shorts. However, it is okay because wearing punk-ass hair rings and piling on my new favourite rocks makes this rather more pleasing.
Oh and some perfect navy Winter boots & lilac Fedora - just to break up all the black.

p.s I'm exhausted. Life is crazy & sleep is rare. Emails are piling up & I have become a social recluse. If you need me I will be in bed.

30/09/2014

#MADEFORYOURCITY


:: Boots - Dr Martens ::

Sometimes it is nice to see something different from a brand, so when Eastpak contacted me telling me about their competition I thought it was a good opportunity not only to enter their competition, but also to show & tell a little more about a part of my city that means something to me.

First some deets:

Size? and Eastpak have collaborated on a new 'Made for' travel series that showcases some of the best places to hang out in all of the cities across the world. It is a photographic campaign where people can capture their most favourite part of their city whilst being in with a chance to win a city break for 2 to Berlin. A crazy amazing city that I have not have the chance to explore as of yet ! Oh yeah, and £300 in spending money.

 
All you need to do to enter, is snap a pic containing your Eastpak bag somewhere personal to you in your hometown and upload it to www.madeforyourcity.com 
or upload to social media with the hashtag #MADEFORYOURCITY

I decided to snap my new bag from the 'Into The Out' collection in a place that holds so many memories to me - Manchester Northern Quarter. This bag is perfect for working travellers - I can slip my laptop in to go to work or to blog on the move. Andy can steal it for his Uni text books and I can also use it to stuff clothes in when I am working away. As someone who is always on the move you begin to appreciate the comfort of a rucksack. No shame here.

The biggest memory of this place is feeling truly free. Having come to Manchester when I started Uni, i have memories of wandering around the NQ and taking in the subcultures, the street art, the magic chaos of it all. Spending hours riffling through vintage, or sitting in the sun with friends. It is also here, sitting on a kerb with a beer in hand ( plastic cup naturally ), listening to street music in the sunshine, where me & Andy got together. It has soul. It has litter. It has Independence. It has character. A hub of alternative brands, independent shops, quaint eateries and random book haunts. I love it here.
From sunrise to sunset.

19/09/2014

Anna Lou London Monogram



When the guys at Anna Lou asked me to become an ambassador, there was no way I could turn it down. The designs are bold, proud and very British with type-faces, simplistic shapes and metals used throughout. This necklace has a very old-English feel with a sense of purpose and power. Worn with my almost-but-not-quite a nightie dress from Zara & brought down to earth with the New Balance. This is the sort of outfit that you can just be yourself in. Drowning in fabrics and touches of true luxury.

17/09/2014

Hard Rock Cafe Tshirt

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:: Fedora - Primark ::

A while ago the guys at Hard Rock asked me to style up one of their tee's my own way. 

When I think of a piece of Hard Rock merch, I think of music rock royalty - Debbie Harry, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Nivarna. 
I think of how much I love visiting Hard Rock's all over the world just to wander around and read the walls littered with precious moments stolen from history , from Steve Tyler's suits, Elvis's Harley Davidson, Jimi Hendrix's leather jacket & sketches by Yoko Ono.

On our last two holidays, myself & Andy have ended up inside a Hard Rock - first in Hollywood & then in the Canary Islands. We sat for hours and listened to some of the incredible music we grew up to ( Papa Roach or Pearl Jame anyone ? ) and stuffed ourselves silly. 
So when the guys contacted me I felt really proud to wear one of their tshirts. 
I imagine one of the old rockers mixing this tee with leather and converse so I decided to do the same. Let's face it - we all wish we were a little more Rock & Roll.

Also, lets take a moment to enjoy these leather dungaress from the ASOS Sale. £17 - worth of pure trend-led beauty.