Thursday, 31 July 2014

Rise of the Baby Bag

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The mini bag, or what I like to call the baby bag, is a fashion trend the started a few years back but has only recently seen an all time high on the street. Celebs, high profile fashionistas and fashion bloggers can all be seen sporting them now. I personally have my eye on the Philip Lim Pashli Satchel and I know my counter part, the short, definitely has her eye on a mini too. 

the tall. 

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Pointed-Toe Heel

It's a fine line between effortlessly chic and witchy when it comes to the pointed-toe heel. However, many designers have managed to navigate these murky waters pretty successfully; none more so than Valentino. I myself am slightly obsessed with his new Hitch On cutout leather pumps.
Alternatively, for more simple and classic options, check out designers like Gianvito Rossi and Jimmy Choo.

the short.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Givenchy Antigona Tote

The Givenchy Antigona has become the "It bag" of 2014. Seen on the arms of models like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr, people (like me) have been clamoring to get their hands on it. More importantly, it comes in a huge range of designs and colors making it easy to find one to fall in love with. 

the short.

Monday, 14 July 2014


For a laid back yet stylish look this summer, ditch the flip flops and grab a pair of espadrilles! With these Valentinos, you'll be able to let your wild side show with a dash of animal print and a sprinkling of studs. Leather should not be confined to the winter and its subtle incorporation here elevates the humble espadrille. 

the short.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Why I Watch The World Cup

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To begin with, football has never been my thing: I've never followed what games are coming up nor have I worried about who plays for who or mulled over fantasy football. However, with a big worldwide event like this, it's impossible to go to any restaurant, pub or see a TV advert without coming across a football reference. 

At the beginning of the tournament, I would only watch whatever match was on when I couldn't find anything else. Once the groups were done and it came down to the final 16, I found myself coming back home from work wondering what the score was and making sure I caught the end of the game. Now with the semi-finals done and the final this week, I am definitely going out of my way to watch the match. A while ago, a friend of mine asked me why I cared about the football in the first place and in the end I pinned it down to 3 reasons:

1. The players - No seriously ladies, have you seen these men? They range from 'sexellent' to 'brb trying to decipher your haircut'.
2. The emotion - I've yet to go through a whole 90+ min without thinking "Just get up!" Never have I seen such theatricals, where men drop so quickly and get back up at the same speed once the call has been given (Robben I'm looking at you). 
3. The atmosphere - Very similar to the emotion factor, but particularly the passion and pride people have for their own countries as well as the respect of others and their players in truly wonderful. As I said, World Cup fever is very difficult to avoid so might as well enjoy it while it lasts! 

However, if you still don't care about it, then just carry on, it's only a stupid cup! 

the tall. 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Let's Talk About 'The Fault in Our Stars'

The novel "The Fault in Our Stars" written by author John Green, was one of the recent literary fortunates to face on-screen adaptation. Being a reader of the novel itself, I felt the movie had a lot to live up to, particularly because it wasn't a sci-fi or fantasy novel so not too much could be done with the imagination. Even though 2 of my favourite scenes were cut from the movie, I still sat through the movie and honestly enjoyed all 2 hours it and I know every other girl (and hopefully their reluctant boyfriends) did too.

 Firstly, the casting of Shailene Woodely to play the main POVcharacter, Hazel Lancaster, was a fantastic choice. I did imagine her very like Shailene: her appearance, her mannerisms, everything! But I'd have to say the star of the film was Ansel Elgor. For me, he definitely nailed the part of Augustus. I don't really know what I expected from his character, but it was the little scenes, (SPOILER) such as the plane scene on the way to Amsterdam, that just made me love Augustus Waters so much more. So If you haven't seen it already, go ahead and watch the movie.

At least now you can avoid all the wails of female oestrogen working its way round the cinema.

the tall.