Saturday, 9 January 2016

#londonlife in 2015.

Thank you so very much for reading this right now! Even though I haven't been blogging much lately this blog has always been on the back of my mind and I wish I had more time to dedicate to it. I have some ideas to try and be much more active on the blog this year, I just have to figure out how exactly I am going to do it, so watch this space :-) I am also in the process of buying a beautiful new apartment in the cool London area of Greenwich which I am so excited about! New year, new home...

So 2015 has been and gone and here we are in the new year. Last year for me was full of challenges, changes and amazing travels but I wouldn't change anything for the world.

I am also happy to report that I have survived and passed year one of my Fashion Business degree course, despite working full-time! It has been everything but easy but I am loving it beyond words. London College of Fashion is truly one of the greatest fashion universities in the world and I am so proud to be a part of that family. I am now on year two and with every lecture I am realising how much I would love to work in the fashion industry one day. Having worked in travel for over 8 years and being very comfortable with it, it is not going to be easy for me to decide what to do with my fashion business degree once I have it but I have 2.5 more years to try and figure it out.

My visual 2015 journey is below :-)

Sunday, 8 March 2015

london fashion weekend february 2015.

Last Saturday was the kind of day that when thinking back I find it hard to believe I managed to squeeze so many activities into just one day. In the morning I met up with my uni girl Milla for a brunch in the city and cheeky early afternoon cinema session of "Fifty Shades of Grey" (which, by the way, I loved). Having recovered from the hotness of Christian Grey and cuteness of Anastasia Steele we made our way to the Somerset House to check out the after-event of London Fashion Week aka London Fashion Weekend.
LFWend is a little sister of LFW. As we know, LFW is a closed event where only editors, buyers and other fashionable VIP's are invited whereas LFWend is open to everyone who is willing to buy a ticket. I have been to this event before several years ago and loved it, however it has gotten much bigger, messier and more crowded and I didn't really enjoy it at all this year. Catwalk shows are cool if you are willing to queue ages before the start to get the front row seat. I wasn't and therefore ended up in the back row, meaning that I only saw the top half of the models. Not that fun, as I was looking forward to observing the whole styling of the shows.
Anyway, Somerset House is a very cool venue and the event was brilliant for people watching. And spending time with one of my favourite people is never a bad thing! Took a few snaps too but sorry for the poor quality - I don't tend to carry my camera with me these days and iPhone photos taken in dimmed light are anything but amazing :(

Sunday, 22 February 2015

andreea diaconu for vogue paris march 2015.

Best best editorial I have seen in a while. Messy hair, barely there makeup, vintage denim, slouchy dresses and oversized bohemian blouses are what Summer is made of.

Vogue Paris March 2015
Styling: Emmanuelle Alt
Photography: Mario Sorrenti
Model: Andreea Diaconu

Friday, 20 February 2015

stripy business.

It always seems so warm in London when the sun is out, even if thermometer struggles to get past +5C. Londoners are so fond of every little ray of sunshine we get as it is a damn rare thing in here for about 9 months a year (if not more).
Here I was running some errands on Sunday wearing my favorite Acne cardigan (I am obsessed with it - it goes with everything, is so warm and cosy and will last me a lifetime), Next blouse, H&M jeans, Zara boots, Chanel bag and Ray-Ban sunnies.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

you will be mine.

Lately I have been thinking a bit about my buying habits. I know that I am self-confessed shopaholic and if I think about the amount of money I have spent on fashion over my lifetime... Let's just say that I might own another property had I not shopped so much for the past 6-7 or so years.
My shopping sprees have resulted in a stuffed-in wardrobe that actually depresses me. It is so full I am struggling to browse through my items to put together simple everyday outfits. I am selling some stuff on eBay from time to time but the truth is that the minimal money you get for your clothes there is just not worth the hassle of photographing, listing, packing and sending away your stuff. I recently sold a beautiful Sonia Rykiel knitted top I had only worn a couple of times for £6, after having paid £120 for it. Is it worth it? No.
Anyway, I can lecture myself all well and good but the truth is that I will never stop shopping. If you are genuinely in love with fashion it is impossible to ignore the shops every time fresh collections arrive but what one can do is re-evaluate the way she shops. No more binge Zara and H&M online sprees but instead an occasional purchase of something way more special - perhaps a little more expensive but from the designer/brand I genuinely love and the items I know I won't tire of a few wears in.
Here are a few beauties that have been on my radar for a while and will most likely make their way into my wardrobe very soon (all items are available now):

T-shirt by Acne Studios here - I don't need this shirt but I want it. I am obsessed with the print on it and can't wait to wear it with black skinnies + fluffy cardie now and denim shorts + gladiator sandals come Summer.

Dark grey jeans by Acne Studios here -  I am so tired of all my black jeans fading after the first wash, so I am giving up on those and will invest in a dark grey option instead.

Reptile ankle boots by &Other Stories here - ankle boot perfection. What else is there to say?

Black shopper by Balenciaga here - I am on the market for a new everyday bag, as I have worn my Michael Kors tote to death. This one is minimalistic, chic and super luxe.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

summer vacation vibes.

I have just purchased this H&M oversized white shirt dress in anticipation of the holiday I recently booked (April - come quicker please). I look forward to pairing it with some Ancient Greek sandals and my Michael Kors mini Selma bag. Aren't these sandals just perfect?
I will also be wearing a breezy summer hat and wouldn't mind this bright white Hermes bracelet!
Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde is the perfect hot weather fragrance (it's one of the freshest scents ever!), so I will be spritzing it on whilst wandering between long and lazy sunbathing sessions :-)