Thursday, 15 August 2013 The Perfect Red Lipstick

Red lipstick... 
They say everyone has their perfect shade, the one that they can just apply whatever their mood or look and instantly their outfit is complete. 

I thought I found my perfect shade and finish in Revlon's Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick 'Really Red', modest in both price (£7.49) and design. If a red lipstick is all I need, I felt it had to be just as simple and understated as my style. A matte red has all the injection of instant glamour without any of the overdone, high maintenance finish of its glossy counterpart. My high street beauty steal seemed to be a firm keeper... that was until the discovery of Chanel's aptly named 'Allure Velvet'. Beautifully understated, quietly confident in its black lacquered case, it somehow spoke to me on so many levels (believe me when I say this as its rare I get excited about a beauty product or makeup at all). The temptation to discard of the meagre contents in my vanity case, before I realised I'm not now or have ever been blessed with flawless skin. But there was that one tiny moment that made me think... 'all I need is one'.

YSL - Rouge Pur Couture The Mats / Revlon - Super Lustrous Matte / Chanel - Allure Velvet

Monday, 1 July 2013

Just.choosing: The Perfect Court Shoe

Since finding a little weekend job at quintessentially British brand LK Bennett, I have found myself with the conundrum of which pair of their classic courts to wear. Although immediately drawn to the highest and most beautiful pair of the lot ('Harper'), I feel even with its clever hidden platform running around all day might get a little painful. 'Sledge' the go to favourite of the Duchess is just as high and I have no idea how she covers all the miles in those at most Royal appearances.  This leaves me with the rather stylish point toes, 'Florete', (a style favourite over at French Vogue) and the cute kitten heels, 'Bury' for that nod to Audrey Hepburn chic. While I have mastered how to walk in high heels, I've yet to master the pain that comes with them, so for now at least I'll stick to my little 5cm kitten heels that are elegant enough to go with any dress for work or play.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Just.finished: Swarovski Converse

The finished pair. They add a little something extra to any outfit!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Just.made: Swarovski Covered Converse

Here's a little video of how to bling up your converse. With a bit of spare time on my hands I felt it was time for a DIY project. Now I have a beautifully bling pair of converse covered in sparkles I think its time to balance things out with a pair covered in studs...

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Just.Emmanuelle: Steal her Style

Think I've found my new style icon... Emmanuelle Alt, Editor at Vogue Paris.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Just.want: To be part of the French Vogue Team!

Never have I seen a group of women look so effortlessly chic, yet quite so scary. The ladies over at French Vogue certainly know how to throw on beautiful basics.  Always seen together in their uniform of all black, skinny jeans, and freshly sharpened stilettos as they sashay round the tuileries during fashion week. They certainly are a fearsome thing to behold! One can't help but conjure up an image of them being titled la mode mafia (fashion mafia) and you would never say no to being part of their mob.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Just.messing: Playing around with .gifs

As I've been working hard all week glued to my computer screen, I thought what better way to relax and have fun then stare at the screen some more playing around with .gif animations. I managed to come up with a couple of subtle ideas using photos that are part of my editorial for a uni magazine project (which is at the printers as we speak).

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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Just.gone: February on Instagram

Round up of my favs from freezing February, what will March have to offer... a little more sunshine and some warmer weather perhaps???

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Just.worn: Black & Bling

Was out in the freezing sub-zero temperatures today shooting some of my jewellery designs for a magazine project we've been working on at uni (Stay tuned to see the final pics, all of which look amazing). Ended up all in black today,  all cosy and warm in my sequin skull sweater topped off with a bit of ice queen bling!

Sneaks - Adidas / Jeans - Dr Denim / Sweater - Urban Outfitters / Coat - Tara Jarmon / Necklaces - Customised Assortment from New Look

Just.worn: Life in the Urban Jungle

 A flash of neon in the urban jungle and me getting carried away in photoshop! 

Black Coat - Tara Jarmon / Grey Cashmere Jumper - Borrowed from my brother / Neon Scarf - Stephen Sprouse x Louis Vuitton / Leather Trousers - Topshop / Boots - Office / Necklace - RCK+SKLL / Ring - Topshop

Friday, 8 February 2013

Just.worn: Skull Sweater and Skirt

Here's a quick little post of what I was wearing yesterday... a skirt. Not a look I would normally go for, but styled with a more hard edged leather jacket and sweater and I felt right at home in it.
Off to London today to see the team at for a little chat about working with them over fashion week and an interview for an internship at Imogen Belfield Jewellery. More than a little excited and somehow have found myself deciding on an outfit featuring another skirt, what is going on?

Leather Jacket - H&M (bought at carboot) / Skull Sweater - Urban Outfitters / Pencil Skirt - Topshop (ebay) / Ambush Boots - Topshop / Watch - DKNY / Cross Bracelet - made by me

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Just.worn: Striped Sweater

Just a casual little something for today.

Striped Sweater - Zara / Leather Trousers - Topshop / Boots - Carvela / Jacket - Topshop / Necklace - H&M / Sunglasses - Raybans

Friday, 1 February 2013

Just.gone: January on Instagram

Round up of my favs from snowy, icy January, what will February have to offer... a little romance perhaps???

Monday, 28 January 2013

Just.want: Givenchy!

Currently in love with all bags designed by Givenchy, this beauty, being number one!
Getting a little too distracted by all of these beautiful bags as I try to hunt down the perfect little (probably not so little as I tend to carry my life around with me) black bag. Although this one above is 1. out of my price range and 2. a little on the small side, I just can't resist its snakeskin print.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Just.seeing: Stripes & Sweaters

Clockwise from left: Stripe Sleeve - Zara / Shark Attack - Givenchy / Eagle - Boy London / Tiger - Kenzo / Triple Stripe - Iro / Oversize stripe - Zara

With it minus whatever outside, I've decided its the perfect excuse to stay inside and shop for some cosy knits for the time when I have eventually have to venture off out. As much as my favourite is Givenchy's shark print sweater, its a little bit out of my league! Plus I'm totally loving the fact that Zara has its own oversize version of that Iro striped number I keep seeing everywhere!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Just.addicted: Ever Growing Little Black Boot Collection

How many little black boots is that now?
I make it 7 but I have a feeling I might have missed some out...
What started as just a coupe of pairs is now slowing growing into a collection. Black boots have become my go to shoe for any outfit, give me a pair of flat ankle boots any day over a pair of ballerina pumps. However as the collection grows so does the heel height. My favourite 3 vary in height, from my flat studded pair from office, to my almost skyscraper pair by Deena & Ozzy from Urban Outfitters.  Although I have to say I wear my western boots from Kurt Geiger with everything, jeans, leather trousers, skirts and even dresses. They have to be my best buy from last year, not only were they half price in the sale, but are amazingly versatile... not to mention so so so comfortable!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013