Posts Tagged ‘style’

I Heart Liebeskind Bags

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Liebeskind Bags

I first came across Liebeskind handbags somewhere online and found them utterly swoon-worthy. Try as I might though, I couldn’t find them in any shops. It’s a German label and ze Germans get it so right in the fashion stakes as far as I’m concerned. Anyhoo, I’d daydream over the bags online sometimes, then when I was in New York a couple of months back, I’m stomping down some street in Soho and catch a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye that made me stop in my tracks. Liebeskind have only gone and opened a damn flagship store in Noo Yawk Citay!


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Laid Back Party Vibes

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Laid Back Party Vibes
Party season is upon us my friends. No doubt you’ll have a bunch of formal affairs to go to – your annual office Christmas party, your partner’s annual office Christmas party, anywhere else you might be a plus one. You will have no end of pretty dresses to fit these occasions. But the parties I look forward to most during the Yuletide season are the laid back ones with friends. The ones where you can get a little dressed up, but don’t have to go too overboard – let the chill vibes prevail and most importantly, dance the way you wanna dance without your boss watching.

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Crazy For Cos

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Cos jacket

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.


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Be Pretty On Rest Days T Shirts

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Be Pretty On Rest Days T Shirt

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!

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I Don’t Know What to Wear!

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Bangs & a Bun

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.


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Off in New York for a Little (Adidas) Boost

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013


Hey there amigos. So, if you follow me on Twitter (or unfollow me due to me tweeting about doing anything exciting, as the case may be) you’ll know that I’m currently in New York for a couple of days. Adidas have launched a new running shoe called Boost and they invited me along to the global launch today in Manhattan to see what all the hype is about. And let me tell ya, it’s like being slapped in the face with technology. There’s a whole lot going on in that shoe. Yohan Blake and Hailie Gebrselassie were there, as were Rosario Dawson and that chick who plays the wife in Homeland (which, hello, total girl crush. Also, I rate anyone who rocks up to an Adidas launch wearing thigh-high high-heel boots).

Anyhoo, I’ve written all about it over on my Spikes and Heels site.

Right, I’m off to Madison Square Garden to watch the Knicks. Byyyyyeeeee!

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Europeans Dress Better Than Americans: Part 2

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013


One of the most popular posts I’ve written on this site was one I did a couple of years ago about how Europeans dress better than Americans. It seems to be something people Google a lot: ‘why do Europeans dress better than Americans?’ Or ‘Americans dress lazy’ or other such terms often lead to that blog post and it still gets people leaving comments on it. It’s a weird topic. The comments section is filled with smug Europeans or angry Americans talking about how judgmental I am or how Europeans are either gay or have really poor hygiene, which has nothing to do with anything. Admittedly, the style in which I wrote that post was pretty harsh, but has my viewpoint changed? Do I still believe Europeans dress better than Americans?


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Bangs Meets Stella McCartney

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Stella McCartney

Last week, I was invited down to the Stella McCartney store in Chelsea to meet the lady herself and discuss her new season collection for Adidas. Full disclosure – I’m a bit of a Stella fan girl. Her Spring/Summer 01 collection for Chloe is still one of my favourites, so I was a little giddy at the opportunity to meet her.


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Leeds Digital Fashion Week

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Fashion Weeks are loved by many and loathed by some. Let the naysayers yap on about how frivolous and irrelevant it all is, but there’s no denying the influence these shows have on the way we shape our personal style, whether we like to admit it or not. But if you’re someone with an interest in fashion, Fashion Weeks can almost be alienating – how do shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York speak to your experience if you don’t live in any of those cities? Well, the good folks at creative agency Hebe Media in Leeds are putting regional fashion at the forefront this week with the first ever Leeds Digital Fashion Week.


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The Knomo Alice Bag

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Well it looks like there will never come a time where Knomo bags don’t make it onto my favourite things list. NEVAH! I don’t know how they keep bettering themselves, but they do. Yes I know, I’ve written about them before here and here, but their Autumn/Winter range is now out and this bag, the ‘Alice’ as it’s known, will be my new staple accessory du jour (and all of the jours most likely for the rest of time). Doesn’t look like your average laptop bag, does it? Of course it doesn’t, because it’s filled not only with my laptop, but a whole bunch of awesomeness. Check it out…


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