Wednesday, 16 April 2014

lipsticks and legends


“The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” 
― Coco Chanel

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When it comes to fashion, there are a select few icons us fashion bloggers love to quote. Maybe it isn't just fashion bloggers. Maybe it's just anyone who loves and lives fashion, cause fashion isn't something you choose to like, it's kind of something you just are. As Anna Wintour once said, You either know fashion or you don’t.” 
We look up to these icons and take their words and we make them into legends. Maybe we do more than that. Maybe we make their words mean more than what they actually, or were ever meant to, mean. When Coco Chanel said, “I don't do fashion, I AM fashion” I doubt she spent much time thinking about those words and how people would take them and whether, nearly a century down the line, some twenty-one year old fashion blogger and aspiring writer would quote  and analyse if she meant them. I'd like to think it was just something she just said. Hopefully meant it when she said it. Nevertheless, it's a cool quote, right? It links well to when Anna Wintour said, “Fashion is not beautiful, neither is it ugly. Why should it be either? Fashion is Fashion”.
Saying that, and as silly as this sounds, sometimes I imagine myself being quoted in the future. Twenty or fifty or a hundred years from now when some form of futuristic media has overtaken the blogosphere, maybe a twenty-something girl (like myself now) will quote a line from one of my articles in her own. She'll have found it while browsing through the fashion magazine I dream of starting. She'll see something special in it. Even if no one else does, it would be nice for one person to.
The fact is, words can make people feel things. They don't date like fashion, or fade like photos, or age like people. If they're good enough, and mean something, they can almost become eternal. That seems precious to me. I guess that's why I love reading and why I want to be a writer.
Yes, you're right. What does this have to do with lipsticks? Not a lot, no, but when I first started writing this post this morning, I wanted to find a quote to accompany it. On finding one by Marilyn Monroe, it got me thinking about quotes and the power they have and then that (see above) happened.
The lipsticks above are my favourite. The ones I carry around with me every day, apart from my Chanel one which stays at home for special occasions. At least one will always match my outfit and really, that's all I need. I don't wear lipstick everyday but I like to have the option. It's great at making me feel good. 

Let me know your thoughts on anything and everything I have said during this mixed up post!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

hailes hearts tatty devine

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Recently while browsing the Selfridges website, I came across a brand called Tatty Devine
and fell in love. Then a few weeks after, while reading one of my favourite blogs, I saw a post on them and then I started seeing them everywhere I went. It's like the universe, or something, wanted me to look through the website again. It just happened to be around the time I was writing my birthday list so I popped a couple of pieces I liked on it. I asked for this customised necklace and this pair of china drop down earings and then I totally forgot.

Fast forward a couple of months and I'm opening two little identical shaped presents concealing the coolest jewellery ever. As well as showing you my jewellery I thought I'd show you what I'm wearing today. This is a good example of my daily kind of outfit so what I wear to uni or to go shopping or just to pop into town for a coffee. It's quite boring but I always try and wear something colourful!
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Have you every bought anything from Tatty Devine or is there anything you have in your sights?
Let me know!
Disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored or affiliated post. 
All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

my cambridge satchel


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[Bag - Cambridge Satchel Company, Necklace - Tiffanys, Bracelet - Thomas Sabo, Top/Skirt/Kimono/Boots - All Newlook, Tights - Primark]

Yesterday was my fake 21st Birthday! I had my real birthday on the 26th of March but couldn't be at home because of uni. My mother and brother came to visit me for a few days but could only bring a couple of presents so yesterday I opened the rest, blew out the candles on my cake and went out for dinner with my family in Brighton!

I thought it'd be nice to show you what I wore for my fake birthday which just happened to include my lovely  navy Cambridge Satchel (as seen above) which I got for my birthday. I love that it has my initials on! I also wore my new Chanel lipstick and my lovely charm bracelet. I think I will do a post later this week on all the lovely new fashion related things I got for my birthday cause it seemed to be a real  theme this year. When in doubt, buy me something fashion related and I will be happy!

I can say with certainty that it was the best fake birthday ever. A nice day without the pressure of 
OH-MY-GOD-TODAY-HAS-TO-BE-AMAZING-CAUSE-I-ONLY-GET-THIS-ONCE-A-YEAR!

Anyway, let me know what you think of my satchel and my outfit and I'd love to know whether you've ever had a fake Birthday?



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