Sunday, 23 November 2014

baby grafea backpack

So a little while ago you may know that I did a streetstyle shoot with the amazing brand that is Grafea. I've been obsessed with their bags for ages so when I got the chance to style one I may have got a teeny bit excited. The lovely Amy from Grafea took these photos, thank you so much for having me! And you can see the post on the Grafea blog right here including a little Q&A with little old me. I feel like I've said little a lot in this paragraph...but it was a little backpack!

grafea black baby backpack 'duffy'

grafea streetstyle shoot with black baby backpack

grafea blogger streetstyle photoshoot

grafea x tie-dye-eyes streetstyle shoot

grey phase eight long sleeved top, striped choies black and white trousers, asos revolution ankle boots and grafea duffy black baby backpack

top phase eight (old) / necklace topshop (old) / trousers* choies / backpack* grafea / boots ASOS

Good vibes guys 

Friday, 21 November 2014

bank fashion: checked skirt

Hello and welcome to the second part of my mini series with bank! This checked skirt from glamorous may be my favourite item of late, its got an air of the sixties about it, and the smaller, detailed check differentiates itself from most other clueless-inspired checked skirts on the market at the moment.

I wore this look to attend Celebration of Style the other day, and although most others there were in heels with curly blows, I didn't feel too underdressed thanks to my sassy over the knee boots and new mood choker. How nineties of me. Plus obligatory poloneck because it's that time of year.

OOTD featuring glamorous black and white checked monochrome skirt from bank fashion worn with a black duster coat from primark
bank checked skirt, grey poloneck jumper from forever 21, primark black duster, asos pastel satchel and black river island over the knee boots

forever 21 grey poloneck and asos mood choker necklace

duster primark / skirt* bank / poloneck forever 21 (similar here) / choker ASOS / boots river island / bag ASOS (old)

Life's been that busy lately that I took these photos considerably later than sunset, which explains the crummy indoor lighting. Hope you'll forgive me!

If you're thinking of getting this skirt for yourself, which you should, because it's also part of a co-ord which would look super cute this party season, take note it is online only and seeing as you can't try it on, I would suggest sizing down. I got a 10 and it's not a disaster, I still wear it obviously, but I might have to take it in a little at the waist!

Good vibes guys 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Celebration of Style - Influence of Style and Cricket fashion show

Remember a few weeks back when I told you all about Celebration of Style? Well the three-day event finally came along and it was beyond my wildest expectations. Day one involved an exhibition from renowned fashion photographer Tim Bret Day, free Benefit makeovers (which ran throughout), a bloggers party at Nook & Cranny (which looked amazing - I unfortunately had too much uni work!) and a VIP dinner hosted by Matthew Williamson. Can you even imagine?!


Anna wintour sculpture john lennon bowie by Flesh and Bone

These cool sculptures are available from Anthony Read at Flesh and Bone.

I attended the second day, which involved seminars as part of the Influence of Style event held at the new Titanic hotel, with Justine Mills (founder of Cricket boutique), celebrity stylists, Matalan buyers, digital experts and some of my very own lecturers. It was wonderful to see so many fashion lovers, students and entrepreneurs all in one place, great for networking and getting a selfie with Matthew Williamson, obviously. Influence of style was kind of a mini clothes show format if you will, but if you ask me, a whole lot better and with much better quality products. There was a chance to chat to the Matalan talent team, get your hair done by the Andrew Collinge academy, get a Nails Inc mani, sample some Kiehls and Body Shop, get your Christmas shopping done with exclusive discounts and chat to the Apparel team from MMU (that's where I'm from fyi!)

velvet turban and jewellery stand at celebration of style 2014

MMU department of apparel at celebration of style

matalan alphabet scarves liverpool celebration of style 2014

The Friday night was very exciting, with Cricket's big fashion night out held in the beautiful Cunard building. Everyone looked incredible, everytime I saw a pair of Louboutins I squealed, not gonna lie. We were treated to live DJs, one of which was Dom Chung -cue me freaking out- and a presentation from Matalan. Later on was the Cricket fashion show including Saint Laurent, McQueen, Balmain, Victoria Beckham, Kenzo and Stella McCartney. Tried to keep my cool but not sure how well I did..especially when I saw that on the front row were Chloe Green, Rosie Fortescue and Amanda Harrington. Fancy. 

kenzo forever, no? sweatshirt at cricket fashion show liverpool celebration of style

saint laurent gun print shift dress at cricket fashion show liverpool celebration of style

Just before the show we were treated to a few songs from local band Broken Men who I would seriously recommend if you're into the same kind of music as me, I'll definitely be checking out more of their stuff. 

broken men band at cricket fashion show liverpool celebration of style

cricket fashion show liverpool celebration of style

On the Saturday, while I was weeping over my assignment, even more events were held around Liverpool including in-store DJs across the city, an M&S runway, free styling services in Matalan, New Look and Oasis and even a few Illamasqua demos.

I can't say how thankful I am to SK events, Boodles and Cricket, the team behind Celebration of Style. This really showed what Liverpool is all about (no orange tan or rollers in sight, thank you very much) and what we're capable of. There's much more to Liverpool than you'd think and we sure know how to dress. If you've never been to the city before, or if you're local and like the sound of all this, keep an eye out for details on Celebration of Style 2015 - I can't wait!

Good vibes guys