WISHLIST // "Feline Fabulous"

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

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Alexa Chung Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner // £15 // Eyeko
I actually already own this, but have decided to feature it anyway since no cat inspired wishlist post would be complete without a gorgeous flick of jet black liner. Besides, I will be needing a new one very soon, since I have used it so much! Its nib is an absolutely perfect size and very easy to use. Also includes packaging designed by Alexa Chung - Ultimate British style icon and my Queen. This pen liner is truly the best in show.

Wasabi Cats Zip Pocket // £5 // Monki
My life can be summed up pretty well with the term "organised chaos". Because of this I love having a good zip pouch to carry all of those bits and pieces that would usually be rolling around in the depths of my handbag when I'm trying to find them, eg. Lipstick, earphones, keys, travel card. If you're a mess like me, I suggest investing in something similar. This one even has adorable little sushi cats to cheer you on as you attempt get your shit together somewhat.

Jacquard Animal A-Line Mini Skirt// £36 // Topshop
This A-line style mini skirt is an absolutely purrfect day-to-night garment (See what I did there?). Leopard print can be as statement as it is neutral. Team this versatile mini with a black turtleneck and a flick of the aforementioned Eyeko Alexa Chung Eye Do liner for a feminine 60s vibe. As for shoes, go with pointed flats or stylish high heeled sock boots.

Goldendaze acetate tortoiseshell cat eye sunglasses // £45 // Urban Outfitters
1970s style skinny scarves are super on-trend right now. This one in particular is very Diamond Dogs era Bowie, sort of like the one he wears in this clip of him performing 'Rebel Rebel'. It's definitely one of my favourite looks of his! Take note and pair your scarf with a blouse layered under a jumpsuit for a serious seventies vibe (maybe skip the eyepatch - none of us are that cool!). For more inspiration on how to rock this accessory, check out the Chloe's AW15 and Rodarte's SS16 collections.

Mid Century Kitty Flats // £395 // Charlotte Olympia
Any David Bowie inspired wishlist post wouldn't be complete without at least one fabulous jumpsuit. He was truly a pioneer of androgynous fashion in mainstream pop culture, by rocking things like make-up, long hair, kimonos, and a lot of jumpsuits. While this one from Topshop doesn't include one leg and shoulder pads, it does boast a double whammy of zebra print and micro pleats.

STYLE // New York Fashion Week A/W 16

Monday, 22 February 2016

Who? Adam Selman
What? Paisley pyjama print, textured sequins, lace chokers, slip dresses, off the shoulder, velvet, liquid metallics.
Key item? That delicious metallic red slip dress with double lace straps. A true throw-on statement piece - What's not to love?

Who? Kim Shui for VFiles
What? Bold maximalism, python, coloured fur panelling, metallic sock boots, pops of colour, clashing lace and tartan.
Key item? The glossy black leather coat with contrast python trim and statement red fur collar - My predicted must-have for AW16!

Who? Rodarte (Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavey)
What? Shaggy patchwork furs, clashing Autumnal floral brocade and lace, ruffles, dishevelled look, maximalist femininity.
Key item? Obviously one of those absolutely mental coats. Expect to see lots of statement faux fur in stores next Autumn.

Who? 3.1 Phillip Lim
What? Varying scales of dogtooth check, kimono detailing dresses and outerwear, bright pops of mustard and orange.
Key item? The effortlessly stylish velvet kimono dress (worn with those sock boots - An absolute dream of an outfit!)

PROFILE // 10 fun facts about me

Sunday, 14 February 2016

I'm secretly a wannabe foodie. People never expect this of me, since they'll often see me eating small portions on an normal every day basis. However, in the right time, place, and situation I am just absolutely obsessed with food. Brunch would always be my favourite meal of the day. My dream job would be something that allows me to live in London, and dine out there all the time.

My favourite book is Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. So much so that I've read it every single Summer since I turned 17. I'm a really terrible reader, often reading multiple non-fiction books at once. I've convinced myself I'll never find something to read that's as good as this book.

I've never needed to be told to eat my greens. Most children, at the supermarket, will cry for comics and sweets. But what did I used to cry for? Broccoli. If you think I'm joking, ask my parents. I was a fussy eater as a young child, mostly with things like meat, but I have always been a fan of vegetables - Particularly green ones! I was a vegetarian for a year as an experiment to see if it would make me feel good inside. It definitely worked and although I do eat meat again now occasionally, the majority of the time I will opt for fish or vegetarian food instead.

I'm a fashion designer, and I've shown my work on the catwalk in London. Well, I did Fashion Design as my degree at University and showed my Graduate collection at the Old Truman Brewery for Graduate Fashion Week. It sounds much less impressive when I put it like that, but this is still one of my greatest achievements (that and graduating with First class honours!)

I love music and collect vinyl. As a teenager, music was always my biggest passion. I spent all my pocket money on CDs and gig tickets for my favourite bands. I've always been a firm believer of buying physical copies of my music and going to live concerts, supporting the artists and enabling them to carry on doing what they love as a career. I've since moved onto the more expensive habit of vinyl shopping, since I feel that it adds more value to the whole experience of listening to music. Some of my favourite artists include Patrick Wolf, Honeyblood, Wolf Alice, The Strokes, The Duke Spirit, Superfood and Au Revoir Simone to name just a handful. I also listen to a lot of the same bands my parents loved when they were my age. However, my favourite band of all time is We Are Scientists - I've seen them perform live a total of 9 times.

London is my favourite place in the world. While I haven't travelled many places or even been out of Europe, I still love London more than anywhere I've ever been. I've learned to love this place and also how to navigate around it with ease. I don't know if I'll ever be able to stop exploring this city, which is one of the things I absolutely adore about it.

My star sign is Gemini (a very typical one, I'm told) I'm quite interested in astrology and definitely see how people's personality traits can be linked to their particular signs. Mine is all about duality and communication. There's this great little twitter feed (@ispeakgemini) which constantly posts so many things I can really relate to as a Gemini.

Going to the bar? I'll have a Gin & Tonic. It's my absolute favourite drink in the world and I've managed to convince myself that the botanicals mean it's healthy too. I like a lot of different gins, but my go-to is a double Hendricks garnished with cucumber (Not lime!). I also once lived around the corner from a gin palace which was pretty fantastic.

I have very, very, very long eyelashes. If I had a pound for every time someone asked me if my eyelashes were real, then I might be able to pay off some of my student loan. Yes - They're real and completely natural. I don't get extensions, wear false lashes or do anything special to them to get this length. Sometimes I think it doesn't even make a huge amount of difference if I use an expensive mascara or not - But just incase you were curious, I am currently using Urban Decay Perversion mascara, which I think is really nice and not too heavy.

Children think I'm Elsa from Frozen. I've had bleached white blonde hair for a while now and ever since the film Frozen was released, I've had a number of children staring at me before asking if I'm Queen Elsa (much to the embarrassment of their parents). I think it's absolutely adorable, though it's happened a few times now that my Mum reckons I should start charging for appearances at children's birthday parties as my graduate job.