Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Elle's Women in Music: My 10 best dressed.

Last week Elle celebrated its seventh annual Women in Music concert celebration, celebrating, women in music, obviously, and the music industry's new stars. Here's my 10 best dressed. Everyone looked incredible, but here's who I think looked the best!!

This outfit is cute and simple. Monochrome always works- and with a slash of red, whether it be on the lips or as an accessory, the outfit is vamped up. The skirt is cute too- with it's simplistic pattern. I say this is an outfit to wear when meeting friends for the evening, when it's just a real casual event.

I like the look of this dress. Very different to the norm and really cool. The colour is great too. Not sure it's the best she could have chosen for her complexion, but whatever! Wear what you want! The cut out is well placed and sits well with the whole look of the dress. Not so sure about the heels though...

Now I am a lover of purple, and this purple dress is lush. It's realllllyyy cute and suits her perfectly. I know there is nothing much special about it, but on a teen, going somewhere on a summers day, like brunch, this dress should be top choice! 

Zendaya was #1 on my previous list- this girl is a great dresser!! Props to her stylist. I'm feeling the suit, but obviously not enough for her to be #1 again. Sorry. She is working the suit and hat with great confidence and everything compliments each other to a T!! LOVE!

This dress is pretty simple, yes, but here, it is all about the cut outs. This dress is made lovely by the cut outs- especially the back ones!! (Google for a picture) I love it and could see this being rocked on a beach holiday. Ummmm candlelit dinner on the beach...Sorry I'm dreaming right now! 

I love this look, it is very me!! The crop top is lush and perfect in black. The pants are awesome too, I love the pattern- great pairing. Plus, with the addition of the heels and clutch, this outfit rocks!
I love the simplicity yet intricacy of this dress. She is making this look look effortless. It's an elegant and stylish look, and the shades of great work a treat. I would love to rock this myself. The white heels are a great idea for this look too.  
I'm all about mixing prints. That is all. Haha, not really. I love this and Kat looks stunning. It is key when you mix prints that there is colour(s) or a theme that combines the two prints together- here it is pink and blue. (Or not, up to you really). Great job Kat!
Love love love! This is probably the best flower print dress my eyes have ever encountered. True story. I love the shape of the skirt and the collar- I actually want it. Note to self: Must find something like it!! The heels are printed too and just complete the outfit, making it perfection!

I love a good all white ensemble. And this is a good one. Indeed. The architecture of this outfit is lush and very simplistic, yet effective. Girl looks good and sophisticated!! I want to rock a white outfit this summer, I believe it's been a while. I just would have worn white or coloured heels to give it a little pop. Nevertheless, it's love.

What do you think? Do you agree with me?

Until next time,

Monday, 28 April 2014

Shopcade Sway Report March 2014!!!!!!!

So you may have seen when I posted about taking part in a photo shoot for Shopcade- for a BOOK. Weeeeelllllllll..... the book is finally here!! It is a swag report that Shopcade will be doing every month, showcasing the fashionable people of the world. This is their first one and (rightly so) they started in London, but where will they go next? Who knows! Make some noise and perhaps they may be going to a town near you!!
Like I said, I had such a great day and the experience was priceless. I felt very honored to be a part of it, especially as my blog is still in diapers (I'm saying it is relatively new haha ). Copies of the book came in the post last week and my excitement was not describable haha! If you can get yourself a hard copy of this jewel, but for now, check it out online! Click HERE.

Here is a very blurry sneak peek!

Thanks again Shopcade x Emmanuel André.

Until next time,

Thursday, 24 April 2014

MTV Movie Awards: My 10 best dressed.

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, Easter was busy, plus work, plus... I could go on! Haha! Anyways, back to it...
I know I am a tad late with this post, nevertheless, I am still loving what I saw some celebrities wore to the MTV Movie Awards! And besides, their overall trends to me are quite inspiring for Spring/Summer. Take note people!
This is sweet. Like high school prom sweet. Chrissy looks very cute in it. The colour is very pale, and with it being so, I think she could have added some statement jewelry to it. Regardless, the puffed skirt is what makes this better than your average dress. Great touch.
This dress is great for a night out (with a warm breeze haha). White is big this season, and it's a great colour to rock- remember it is all about having the confidence. Arden Cho looks cute and simple in this mesh panel number. It is ideal to add a pop of colour to a outfit like this, like she has with her clutch. 
Rihanna always knows how to rock an outfit- I think this girl would have a bin liner flying off the shelves if she was seen wearing one!! This whole 'night time' look actually works I think. The play-suit is very sexy and with this light dressing gown, I mean, cardigan, the look is very workable. The delicate jewelry is perfect with this look- nothing heavy is needed.  
This is a really cute number. And the colour is different from what is usually worn on the red carpet. I love it. From the pleated skirt to the knot in the top- it really is a sweet outfit. The black heels compliment it too. I probably would have worn perhaps a black and gold necklace or some sort, as I feel it's looking a bit bare up top. Nevertheless, I'm definitely getting inspiration from this 'fit!
Rita Ora is oozing sexy appeal like never before in this dress! I would LOVE to wear something like this! One day eh! With this plunge line, no statement jewelry is needed. The dress is doing all the talking. And black is the perfect colour, as the neckline is what's important about this dress. Pockets too are a plus! Finished with a slash of red on the lips- this outfit rocks!! 
Jessica Alba looks summer ready here! With her gorgeous complexions, these two colours work like a charm and compliment her wonderfully. I'm not sure about the big bulky black bag, but nevertheless,, she is looking sweet and actually quite sophisticated (In a summary sort of way). I love her hair too. This colour is working for her. 
Rosci looks so cute and sweet here. I am loving the all white look this season, and this is a good take on it. Bey recently wore a smiliar outfit like this over the Easter- The skater skirt is so now and perfect for this weather. It's the laser cut outs that really makes the outfit though- love it! Cute and simple, yet, it makes a statement
Sorry Lupita, you are not number one this time- but I still love this outfit- and you!! You may know, I am a lover of colour- I embrace it and not shy away from it- and this outfit is colour overload! Love!! Now, the different texture combinations are very interestng and different, which makes this outfit even better and more unique. Why play it safe? That's boring. You're meant to have fun with fashion!! And Lupita, these days uou seem to be having a whale of a time!! Oh, with these court shoes, in this blue, the outfit is perfectly completed.
Ellie, girl, you look amazing! I think the best I've seen you look actually. This all white number really works. I like the pocket detail too- gives it a little something more. The minimal jewelry look is what this dress needs, as it does bad all by itself! Haha! Perfect for summer and those evenings in the breeze.
This dress it something else!! I LOVE Zendaya Coleman's style- whether dressed down or dressed up, she has the confidence to rock any outfit! The colours work together well here and the split just compliments it all. I love the yellow block finish of the dress and I don't think I could have chosen a better pair of heels myself to go with this stunning Emanuel Ungaro piece. 

What do you think about how I ranked them? Which is your fav?

Until next time,

Monday, 14 April 2014

Festival Lovers!

With weekend 1 of Coachella done and dusted, (in my opinion) it marked the unofficial start to the festival season! (Yay!) With spring being spring, the festival attire (and performances- Solange and Bey! LOVED!) has been exciting to watch and also very inspiring. 
Now, there are many festival lover styles out there, and as a lover of music, dancing and getting together with mates to have a good time myself, here is my selection of the many styles you'll see at a festival.
Remember, your wardrobe choices determine how much fun you'll have! Haha! (Sort of a rule of thumb).
Be inspired.

The girl who loves being miss-matchy.
Slogan crop top . Rainbow denim shorts Clear fanny pak . Pink Juju jellies (Or any colour really).  

The girl who loves printed coordinates.

The girl who loves black.

Of course ladies, don't forget your handbag essentials (lippy, sunnies, camera, etc)!!
I personally don't have a favorite from these lists- as there's so many looks I love- I wish I could go to every festival to rock them all! I mean, who doesn't love a good printed dress, like this Alice + Olivia dress seen here on Solange, or a lovely maxi floaty number, seen here on Nicole Richie? I sure do!! (Ahhhhhhh! Too many choices I hear you scream!)
If you are going to a festival this season- have a BLAST!!

For more inspiration on other festival inspired clothing I'm loving, check out and shop my list below on Shopcade!!

Until next time,

*This post has been sponsored by Shopcade x Contiki*

Friday, 11 April 2014

KINDRED: book review.

This post is for people who like reading- you have been warned!*
I know, I haven't done a book review on ze blog before- it should always and only be about fashion, right?! Wrong!! I feel obligated to give you my review and opinions on this book. I read it in 1 week and 5 days- which is good, I think, especially as it’s not for an assignment or anything. Anyways, I found it hard to put it down, and when I felt I came to natural pauses, I wanted to continue (I nearly missed my stop on many occasions). Have you ever read a book that uses the fictional convention of time travel to transport a modern African American to an antebellum plantation? No? (Yes? Oh, okay.) Well this book does exactly that- in a very interesting and gripping way! I don’t want to give it away, but an overview of the story is: Dana, a black female writer is living in a L.A. suburb with her new husband, a white man called Kevin. Out of nowhere, she is transported to the antebellum South where she is called to save a boy’s (Rufus) life. These ‘transportations’ are what guides the book along, and allows the development of relationships to be established between Dana and the (individually named) slaves; Dana and Tom, Margaret and Rufus Weylin, and; Dana and Kevin. No relationship is ever stable and reading everything from Dana’s point of view, allows the reader to see things from a view so seldom taken, and even, ignored in books.

I can’t tell you exactly the reasons why I felt so connected with this book- some may be obvious, others not, but it just had me from the phrase ‘I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.’ (That’s literally how the book starts). Its turns and predicaments felt very real to me- though it’s science fiction. However, having said that, Octavia has done a fantastic job of making Dana’s experiences very believable- as they would have happened most probably. A little bit contradictory, I know, but you know what I mean. Slavery was a harsh, gruelling time for African Americans (I salute them all)  and the way Butler has written, she has allowed the reader to gain an understanding on how everyday life would have been, which brought me close to tears whenever ‘something’ unnecessary was going to happen to one of them. (Of course, no punishment I read in this book was new to me, nevertheless, it is still seriously disheartening- when will it not be?). This book actually had me ‘ahhhh-ing’ and gasping at the pages as I read!
I don’t want this post to be sad and droopy, but I guess for the majority of the book, the mood was low and seldom happy. But when ‘happy’ times did come, I could not help but smile to myself. (Like, when Rufus finally accepted his son, Joe).
Finally, I’ll just add that I really like Butler’s writing style. Butler has a way of explain something in a sentence, then following that said sentence with the story behind how that sentence came to be. This writing style is gripping, as we, people, are naturally nosey, reading always made me want to know more and what was going to happen next. As she combined short sentences with long ones (which I actually like doing myself when writing) she made it easier to read, and with short sentences- sometime, even one word sentences- she made her point effortlessly.
GO read Kindred if you are looking for a new read. You’ll find it hard to put it down! I certainly took that journey back- and forth- with Dana! I would also love to see this as a movie- and I would like to star in it!
I would LOVE to hear from someone who has read this book- what are your views on it?
I may be this way inclined again to share my opinions of any other books I read! I mean, it’s rude not to share, right?

R.I.P Octavia. And, thank you.

Until next time,

Monday, 7 April 2014


I am a lover of bomber jackets ever since I got this one from Monsoon- I'm on the lookout for others with funky designs. If you spot some, let me know! I love this one because, firstly, it is my favourite colour and, secondly, I love the shine and feel to it. It's different from what I've seen and I always get compliments on it. This dress is from Primark (as mentioned in my Primark haul post) and I love it (again, because it's purple) because it's so comfy and the cut outs makes it awesome. Paired with trainers, I'm looking very sport luxe chic, I say! Love it! Sexy and stylsih ... and comfortable! Haha! But, of course, this dress can easily be rocked with heels. 
Btw, how AWESOME is this backdrop. These pictures were taken in a side street in Camden. Go Camden and explore!! 
I felt obligated to share this picture! Haha! Just reminds me so much of when Bey introduced B.I.C to the world! Right?!
Dress- Primark.
Bomber jacket- Monsoon.
Bag- Ted Baker.
Trainers- Nike.
 Photos by Troy

Until next time,

Thursday, 3 April 2014


The awesome company that is 'Bloggers Love' ran it's first 'Bloggers Love Fashion Week' (#BLFW) last week over 3 days. I actually was only able to attend Wednesday, the final day, and the theme was: All Black City Chic.
It was a great, well organised event as there were loads of brands present to liaise with (and of course, get their products to try, for free- freebies basically!), fashion shows and treatments on offer. There was even a photo booth with loads of cool props- that was fun!
I had a great time as I got to meet new bloggers and catch up with some I've met at other events and who now I consider friends (ahhhhhh haha). Check out the pictures below! I'm looking forward to their next event!
In the first picture, you can see that I rocked up to the event with these ridiculously hairy caterpillars on my face. Thanks to HiBrow, they got sorted! The lovely lady worked her magic on them and gave them shape and definition. You can see that they came out thick, well thicker (my eyebrows were crazy thick already) and they looked great, as I got many compliments on them and sent bloggers to them straight after! Haha!
After speaking to Mark (the company rep) and finding out what they do- which includes EYEBORW EXTENSIONS (!!)- I can tell that it is a great, reputable company with the aim of making people feel great-through having great eyebrows! Check out their website to see what they do! Oh, and on the night, they were having a competition to win 1 of 5 of their 'Brow Powder Compact' and ... I was one of the lucky winners!! Yay! Cheers guys xx
How cool is this party makeup on us ladies?! Awesome right! Well, it's brought to you by: The Parlour. A lovely London- based make up and styling collective. They usually work at festivals, but can do private events too! You'll see them at this year's Lovebox festival!! They can do anything you desire- it's awesome and fun- and glittery! Most of the ladies at the event got the glitter works, but I wanted something simpler, and to match my sweater. I love the bindi and and the rest-oh, bring on summer already!! (Well spring is here, so I guess it will suffice haha!). Thanks ladies for the look- check out their website.

Here are some pictures from the various fashion shows:
With the beautiful Olivia. Check out her blog!
With the lovely bloggers Christine and Lousie Joy. Check out their blogs!
With Gina from BB- she's really sweet and told me she has something coming up! I can't say anymore...haha!

What I wore:
Sweater- Vintage store in Sacramento, California. (I love it and it got loads of compliments!)
Skirt- French Connection.
Heels- Primark.

Finally, these white, squared beauties are marshmallows! Seriously scrumptious they were!! They are from 'Boomf''- they allow you to upload your instagrams onto their site and they'll deliver your marshmallows with your fab pictures on them! Awesome right! I had a go at the event and look what I got sent! 
Thanks guys! I love them- and they come in a cute box too!
Now, if you guys want some of your own, or fancy giving them as a pressie- the lovely guys at Boomf are offering my readers 10% off (lucky you!) Just click here and use the code BOOMF_ME_BLFW !
I'll love to see what you guys come up with!

Always a pleasure, Bloggers Love xx

Until next time,

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