Friday, 14 June 2013

Short Hair Equals Sexy Hair

Let me start with a little background info: in the spring of 2011 I decided (on impulse) that I no longer wanted to have shoulder length locks and opted for a Rihanna-esque crop. It was very sexy let me assure you, I have to be honest in saying that it took a disastrous attempt to colour my hair red at home (4 weeks after opting for jet black mind you) before I was brave enough to make such a drastic change. My stylist at the time knew how much I hated trims, so of course she hesitated and even suggested I compromise with a cute bob before she gave me a life-changing haircut. It was the best decision I had ever made at that point in my life, it suited my face so much more than those God-forsaken buns long-haired gals gravitate towards; it also not only made me look older, or much closer to my age but it made me feel a lot more confident and sexy. Short hair on women is the ultimate 'up middle finger' to society, but I love it!

As of late I've been having the short hair dreams; I'm seriously contemplating going short again this fall, but I can be indecisive at times, not only do I have an arsenal of products catered to longer lengths, short styles and weaves as a result of the confusion, but I know firsthand how painful the growing out phase is so for now it may have to be a short weave, but here's some inspiration for anyone else who is thinking about taking the plunge.

Hollywood Pix

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Wishbone - Brixton Market Row


When I first heard about Wishbone I was immediately sold, I hate to feed into the stereotype but love fried chicken, seriously whether it's my grandmothers homemade recipe or the five wings and chips deal at my local Chicken Cottage I just can't get enough! The USP here is that the chicken, I used this assure my friend who was on a diet at the time that this makes it a healthier dining option; I know I know but you have to live a little right?

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Behind Kanye's Mask: NY Times Interview

My thoughts on Kanye West as a rapper vary, however I feel that he is consistent as a producer and I am here for his persona; his interview in the New York Times a thoroughly enjoyable read, I'll let you form your own opinion, but I must say if there is one thing to take from this interview is the power and importance of self-belief.

New York Times

Full Interview Here

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Isbael Marant x H&M

The latest designer set to collaborate with H&M is Isabel Marant, whilst I'm not that surprised this definitely not something I would have predicted. The Margiela collection was probably the least successful of the designer collaborations, probably due to the more avant garde style and the fact that it was not a mainstream brand, I assumed H&M would return to its more commercial pattern and choose a designer who is well known outside of the fashion world. Despite ratchet rappers celebrities making the Beckett sneakers popular, the brand is still not well known among the masses and I predict that the collaboration will be more reflective of her RTW effortlessly Parisan Chic style than the iconic footwear which is great, I will definitely be looking forward to seeing the sneak previews. The collection will launch November 14th 2013.

Here's a short clip of Isabel discussing the collaboration...

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Givenchy Doberman Sweatshirt

Remember the Givenchy Rottweiler print? Well for Givenchy Men's Pre-Fall 2013 Ricardo Tisci has decided that the Doberman is the new Rottweiler, but of course...

In stores now.

Source: Harvey Nichols

Monday, 3 June 2013

Inspired by Proenza

A few months ago I spotted this gorgeous Proenza Schouler inspired bag in Zara in a coral colour; I loved the style of bag but for some reason I wasn't completely bowled over by the colour. Then a couple of weeks ago whilst scrolling through instagram I discovered that there was now a white snake effect version which I just had to have!

There's also a metallic silver version with a gold clasp, cute and very trendy but not my style, however these bags offer great value for money and are made of real leather. On another note this was my first time in the Knightsbridge branch since the refit and I am loving the new fitting room area with sofas and display cabinets, adds a slight luxury feel to high street shopping!