you know those people that manage to look so well put together and classy yet maintain a very cool vibe at the same time? Hedvig is one such person. looking totally gorgeous with...Read More →
you know those people that manage to look so well put together and classy yet maintain a very cool vibe at the same time? Hedvig is one such person. looking totally gorgeous with beautifully manicured nails (colour was a chanel-esque griege) and perfectly bouncy curls, she manages to balance those girly elements by incorporating tougher pieces into her look. her buttery cream leather jacket and bad-girl brenda bag bring her look bang up to date. am loving her doubled up scarves and that goreous…
like kids in a candy shop we oooh’ed and ahhh’ed for ages, walking around, poking at all the different ones… trying to decide, trying to narrow down our options. it was so difficult. but in the end we were triumphant… both of us found two pairs we wanted to take home. sadly one pair that i was after happens to be sold out in my size so i will just have to wait until they get more in… you know when you are told you can’t have something and all of a sudden like a wave a furry you must have it…. and suddenly your life just isn’t complete anymore? okay okay, i may be acting a bit dramatic, and alas, it’s not as if i left empty handed. quite the contrary.
lovely a4 size carrier bag that not only fit my shoes but also my new april elle. also, since it isn’t paper it didn’t disintegrate when i was cycling on my bike in the pouring rain. i was totally worried that my shoes would be soaked but there wasn’t a drop on them.
tah-dah! my lovely ‘green luella brogues‘. these were my favourites straight away on the website but then i wasn’t sure if green suede-y shoes are really my thing… i mean, do i really want green brogues? it turns out i really and truly do. can’t wait to wear them because not only are they totally adorable they are so insanely comfortable. they are so soft and squidgy inside – seriously they are divine and more perfect than i had anticipated.
p.s. photos of the very cool interior/exterior coming soon.
say what?! never eaten a cupcake?! it is true, believe it or not… at the first blogger cupcake party, which was held today in covent garden, we had a cupcake rookie. it was so great and very exciting. much to her dismay though we insisted on documenting the incredibly momentous occasion…
actually Hedvig was a total trooper and didn’t even mind being photographed while biting into her massive cupcake… such are the kinds of moments that modeling prepares you for! while some of us were more acquainted with the cupcake world we weren’t as poised when it came to the photos! i for one just gobbled mine up as quick as possible, and as you can see Jill insisted on hiding behind hers… they are so gorgeously delicious though, can you blame her?
so while the cupcake party was a great success we did have a few inevitable issues – Jill and i were running late, because we were ridiculously infatuated with a shoe-candy-shop and had difficulty pulling ourselves away from the place. Hedvig arrived at Ella’s only to discover that it was closed. being short staffed, i.e. 1 employee and errands to run, doesn’t bid well for hungry customers. it worked out in the end though. we all found each other and Ella’s reopened… we even had another very special birthday girl join us… but i’ll post more on that later. for now, just remember if you can get to london save this date for the next cupcake party: 2nd April. you wont regret it.
london fashion week ended ages ago… but i’m still sifting through photos and finding out surprises about who the people are that i shot. i didn’t ask a lot of names, there just isn’t time always. it has been so fun to have people contact me to say that they are ‘that person’ in one of the photos or even seeing pictures of people i shot on other sites and discovering who they are. the girl pictured above is one such example: i saw her before the eun jeong show, but didn’t manage to get a great photo. lots of people and lots of movement – so it was nearly impossible to shoot anything decent. with that said, i still tried… she had on the most intense shoes (super high wedge with crystal straps), spotty tights, leopard print coat and big (geeky) black frames. all things i love. she was totally working it and looked like she really wasn’t too fussed or self-aware. i think i spotted her sitting in the front row during the show and wondered who she was… anyway, thanks to Vanessa Jackman and this post i discovered that she is Magalie Suvelor the editor of DIRRTYGLAM magazine. although fashion week is long gone i still feel like i am sifting through all the images and continue to be surprised by the whirlwind of it all.
with the blur of fashion week to the side, i am back to my real life… i.e. studying and writing lots of essay (14,000 words worth over the next 5 weeks to be exact). so if you are ever wondering where i am or what i am up to… just picture this building: the radcliffe camera. situated in the centre of oxford. not too shabby to look at, right? it’s gorgeous inside, and so beautiful when the sun is shining. so, i’ll be spending my lunch breaks sat outside, drinking coffee and people watching. am going to try to capture some oxford street style for you while i am sitting there… and when i meet people i can hand them this little beauty. wahooo… new blogger cards!
which, brings me to my last point: i have been overhearing a lot of seriously negative people lately (two example: young girls talking about how un-pretty their friend is and a guy that cycled past me today and shouted ‘stupid people’ at some individuals that were crossing the street – but not at a crosswalk). i know this isn’t anything new, and that i probably moan a lot about people too… but it just got me thinking. when i first started this blog it was kind of critical – poking fun at people who didn’t really dress to suit their shape or just wore things i thought were pretty hideous generally. my brother-in-law (michael, you know who you are) mentioned to me a couple times that maybe it wasn’t that nice and maybe i should try to be a bit more positive… but ‘come on, michael’, i said… ‘some people really do look bad’ (for example: a girl i shot wearing white linen with her underwear showing through… these people should be saved from their fashion sins, right?! – by the way, we even made a little video of him documenting his adamant belief that everyone has their own sense of style and shouldn’t be judged for it – pretty hysterical because he got camera shy at the last minute). back to the point, it wasn’t really a conscious change, but my posts have become more positive.
anyway, basically these two things (negative people & new cards) just sort of got me thinking about my blog. i know it is still kind of a baby compared to some others out there, but i am totally chuffed each day to read all the comments you guys leave and to see how many people have visited. so thanks for popping by when you do and leaving your thoughts. on the topic of your thoughts: what do you think about the whole negativity/critiquing thing? and is there anything you especially like seeing on here?
p.s. i know this was a text-heavy post so congratulations if you made it through the whole thing. i will eat a cupcake in your honour tomorrow…
i feel like i have just been let in on the most fabulous secret. a shoe secret that is. a shoe secret so great i feel it has the power to totally transform my shoe life. have you heard of kate kanzier? honestly, it’s my new shoe fairy… delivering ridiculously beautiful shoes that are affordable. i thought i must have made some mistake when i looked at the website. surely, surely, they meant to put a 1 in front of that 30?! her shoes are totally gorgeous, practical, come in a plethora of colours, and are oh-so-stylish… and from what i can tell could easily be mistaken for a pair of churches (which come in at 350GBP instead of 30). so basically it’s a match made in shoe heaven. i feel like these are the kind of shoes my mom would want me to have, don’t you mom? don’t they just remind you of the shoes you wore back in the day? it is so hard to pick favourites… these are seriously like brightly coloured sweets in a candy shop.
are these babies london’s best kept secret? did everyone out there already know about these, have you all been keeping me in the dark? they’ve been featured in all sorts of magazines so i really don’t know how they managed to slip past me. so i haven’t actually tried on a pair yet or seen them in person. but if they are half as good in real life as they look in the photos i think i will be in for some serious trouble. am going to pop over to the shop in london after my class (it just happens to be a 10min walk away) on friday so i will let you know how they are! oh, and if menswear inspired shoes aren’t really your thing they’ve got a big collection of ballet flats (starting at, brace yourselves, 20 pounds), heels, and handbags.
p.s. incase you have forgotten mom, i wear a size 38.