Wednesday, 21 November 2012

We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.

^  So fitting for a finance man marrying a fashionista!

Contrary to popular belief I don't actually enjoy shopping as much as you would think. Shock horror!!

For as much as I love personal customer service, which i'm a massive champion of, in all honesty I just don't like people. Well, I like people (love some of them) but other people stress me out when shopping because there's just too much of them, especially as christmas is fast approaching and all these aggravated and rushed people are pushing, shoving and bulldozing their way through the shops on their lunch hour trying to buy all their christmas presents at once.

Shopping for something is the same as love, if you go out of your way searching for it, on a determined mission looking for it chances are you won't find it or it isn't what you expected it to be but if you come upon it unexpectedly then it may be the very thing you were looking for all along.

Here's a few little christmas gift ideas that might inspire the Santa within...

First up is something pretty special, this is the Clarins Odyssey Face Palette £35

It's a beautiful pressed powder with the most gorgeous packaging which makes it such a great christmas gift. As it is quite expensive for a face powder I would recommend this product to someone who is a little older, possible gift for a mum who enjoys her make up, or for a beauty obsessive because regardless of her age she would appreciate something this special.

Next is the something I have my own little eye on is this bubble bath/ shower gel/ shampoo from PHILOSOPHY's Christmas collection - Caramel Apple  £14 mmmmm yummy!!

If christmas had a smell this would be one of them! Every time I see this in the shops I am compelled to have a smell it's beyond delicious without being too sickly. This is a great stocking filler or small hostess gift if you're going to someone's house over the festive period, much more imaginative than flowers or chocolate :)

Finally this little gift is for the techno-fashionista. A beautiful McQ Alexander McQueen Tartan jacquard ipad case £85 would make any chic geek indescribably overjoyed on christmas morning.

I love the faux leather tassel zip and the gorgeous autumnal colours of the tartan. 

If you would like to see anymore christmas gift guides let me know

xo S


Im super sorry for not posting anything for the last 8 months I've been busy getting married, changing jobs, finishing university and buying then subsequently moving into a house...phew!!

Here is some photos from our wedding day

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Monday was super busy and super loooong!! We were originally meant to be spending the whole day with Christian Blanken but they had a wee mishap involving a zip and a model...

Anyway, Pip, our director, thought it would be a good idea to have a trip down to Oxford Street and Carnaby Street for a little spot of window shopping (obviously meant actual shopping) and lunch before heading over to Somerset House for the show.

At Somerset there were plenty of celebrities but my I was super pleased when I met Tanya Burr and her boyfriend Jim Chapman (both Tanya and Jim have really popular youtube channels) in Libertys shop. Such a geeky celeb spot but I was super chuffed when I met them as I watch Tanya's make-up tutorials all the time. 

This is what I wore:

(Shirt: ZARA, Leather Trousers: Warehouse, High Tops: Lanvin, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Bow Tie: D&G)

Below are some shots of Carnaby Street, models at Christian Blanken, the film crew and at Somerset House...

It's so stressful being beautiful...

                                          KIKI & TOTO (L-R: Jeremy (camera-man extraordinaire) & Stewart (super sound guy)

         Lovely Helen and Ratbag



On sunday we headed to Covent Garden for the Nadine Merabi show which was featuring alongside two other up and coming designer's, Delada and Zeynep Tousun, shows. House of Evolution showcases emerging designers giving them an opportunity and platform to exhibit their collections to the industry.

Nadine's collection was beautiful, very glam/ethereal/sports luxey and the colours were super pretty!

For her closing dress Nadine asked me to make a headpiece for this gorgeous 6"2 Amazonian-esque model 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW!! She hand me some pieces of willow, wire and silver spray paint and sent me to work - this is what I made:

However, there wasn't enough time to make a proper support structure so it would stay on the model's head whilst she walked so as a more practical alternative some of the leaves from the dress were removed and glued to her head to frame her face:

Oh and if you're wondering what I wore...
(Dress: ASOS, Shoe boots: TopShop, Lipstick: MAC)

And this was our bag of swag from the show:

Friday, 24 February 2012

LFW -DAY 1 Contd...The Golden Ticket

I could not stop smiling when darling Helen, one of the film crew, handed us our surprise treat after we left Katch's offices; it was an invitation to Temperley London's show for that night! SO EXCITING!

It was held in One Great George Street, Westminster which is such a grand and beautiful venue:

We also spied a few celebrities; Pixie Lott and Peaches Geldof and her little bump among lots and lots of fashiony people such as Hilary Alexander! 

The collection was incredible so so beautiful and very wearable, I want me a cossack hat for sure!! 

You can watch the fashion show online here: Temperley A/W '12 runway show