Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
I have found it hard to find clothes I actually like for a while now. When I do like something, it’s out of my price range and I’m really not a fan of cheap, fast fashion. I like great quality clothes that last. I don’t know why it took me so long to find out about the shop, Cos, but I wandered in there about a year ago and frankly, never wanted to leave. I’ve been kicking myself that I didn’t discover it earlier. Recently, I’ve had a bit of a spree in Cos (I should probably just have shares in the company at this point) and I thought I’d share my current favourite outfit.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Yeah, I know, that’s a headline I never saw myself writing either. I could hardly be described as a Kim Kardashian fan (fan of what exactly I don’t know. I’m still not entirely sure what it is she actually does) but heck, even I’m starting to feel uncomfortable about the gamut of abuse she seems to face on a daily basis. Most recently, of course, the frenzy she caused by posting a pic of herself in a rather revealing swimsuit. When it comes to women, our bodies and how we choose to display them, it seems we can’t win for losing.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
High heels and tights – somewhat of a foundation in my sartorial choices. I have declared my love for heels often, but even though I wear them a lot, that doesn’t mean I’m immune to the pain. I think I’ve just learned to block it out. What can I say? I suffer for my style. However, that doesn’t always need to be the case. Marks & Spencer do a range of heels with Insolia technology in them which redistributes your weight, meaning technically, they won’t be so ouch-y. But does it really work? I decided to put them to the test.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
To know me is to know I have a bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with hosiery. I love me a nice pair of tights. A plain dress with a killer pair of tights has been my go-to style statement for a while, so I thought I’d share my current favourite tights with you as I’m sure there are plenty of you who like your pins to stop traffic.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
The VMAs have long been a talking point for their performances. Remember Britney Spears doing Slave 4 U with the snake and that awesome dance routine? Yeah, talk of the 2001 VMAs and a moment that defined her and her place in pop culture. Well, the VMAs turned up a moment this weekend that was memorable, but perhaps won’t be recalled as wistfully as that Britney performance. Miley Cyrus took to the stage for 6 utterly baffling minutes that have been the talk of the interwebs since.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
BIG NEWS for anyone who’s a fan of my fitness site Spikes & Heels. The ‘Be Pretty On Rest Days’ T Shirts have finally landed. WOOSAH!
You push it to the limit when you workout. You sweat, you grunt, you give everything you’ve got to get that one last rep in. You know what it means to be badass. You’re not worried about what your hair or makeup looks like during your sweat fest. Your only concern is beasting your session.
If that’s you, then you’ll want to wear this T Shirt with pride. Designed for the badass in all of us. Push hard now, be pretty on rest days.
Head on over to Spikes & Heels to get your T Shirt now!
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
I like to revisit shows I watched during my teen years in the 90s. What’s that? I look too young to have been a teen in the 90s? I know *swishes hair* I often re-watch My So Called Life (and get all bitter about the fact it was cancelled after one season. ABSOLUTE TRAVESTY). I revisited Party of Five a couple of months back and recently, I’ve been on a Dawson’s Creek kick. You may think there’s nothing you can take away from this TV relic, oh but you’d be wrong amigos. Here are the Top 4 things I learned from Dawson’s Creek.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
I love clothes. I really do. I went to the London College of Fashion, I studied fashion journalism, my mother was a weaver who had her own clothing line when I was younger – it’s pretty much engrained in me to be one stylin’, profilin’ mofo. I love checking out other people’s style (unless it involves Uggs), I love fabrics, patterns, discovering designers from distant, foreign lands. You get the point – I love this shiz. And so, it has been with increasing despair over the past year that I have stared at my wardrobe and bellowed the words ‘I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!’ Oh sure, we’ve all done that. But I really mean it. I’ve reached a point where I hate all my clothes and am completely flummoxed as to what to do style-wise.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
I decided at the beginning of the year I need to reconnect a bit (well, kind of a lot) with real life. My whole life is online and while I love that to an extent and enjoy communicating through that medium, last year I just felt that something was missing. I really just felt an intense need for reconnection to the real, if that makes sense. So, to me that means getting tactile and exploring different avenues of inspiration and creativity. Having a pin board as a visual stimulus was one of the first logical steps for me to start experimenting with that.