Friday, 14 November 2014 Party In Style Event with Company and Cosmopolitian magazine.


It's party season, which means it's time to make way for sequins, glitter and shimmer galore. 

Last night I attended's Very In Style event featuring Cosmopolitan, Company and Reveal. 

The event was showcasing Very's Party Edit collection, some of which was designed by TOWIE's Sam Faiers. 

Held in London's OXO Tower, the entire event overlooked the illuminated Thames whilst us guests had a good ol' browse. 

I must say I was really surprised by the collection. I've never really considered as a place to shop before, and I always struggle around this time of year to find a party outfit that suits my grungier sense of style, but there was so much in this collection that I wanted. 

Champagne in hand, I scoured the rails taking in the surprising amount of bright shades featured in this collection. Yellows, greens, reds, pinks and blues all made an appearance, which I find quite unusual for a Winter collection of any sort. I'm pro colour for winter, so I was really pleased by this. 

I had my eye on one particular dress which I've singled out in a picture above: the green baroque style mid-length bodycon. It's so me, and since dying my hair purple, I think it would make quite a statement piece. 

The event was so lively, with DJ Fabienne playing some awesome music (walking in to Bootylicious put me in the perfect mood) , whilst we all drank champagne, ate canapes and had our hair and makeup done by Babyliss and Bourjois. 

I spotted some gorgeous ladies whose outfits I adored, so I just had to take a picture; one of them being the stunning Leanne Lim Walker. 

The runway show was the perfect end to the night, giving us all ideas on how to style our party wardrobe this season. 


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Marks & Spencers Autumn / Winter Collection

 As a 22 year old, when I think of Marks and Spencers, I think food. Amazing, innuendo inspiring food (those adverts are coming back by the way, prepare yourself) that gives Nigella a run for her money. 

Never in my life have I seen M&S as a trend-setting brand leading the way in high street fashion. I don't even think M&S saw itself like that, but it wasn't for want of trying. Just last year, they hit the headlines with a massive drop in profit due to a disappointing fashion range. It goes to show that you can put anyone from Twiggy to Ellie Goulding in your adverts, but if people walk through your shop or look on your website and aren't inspired, the whole thing is a waste of time and money. 

Now I've taken many a venture through the M&S clothing department, but admittedly it's only ever to get to the food section for a cheeky meal deal, BUT there have been times (depending on what store I'm in) where something has caught my eye. The more I've paid attention to them, the more I've come to the conclusion that M&S do have fashion potentioal, and yes, I do mean for people my age. 

I'll say now that they are god awful at marketing their fashion and the styling on their website leaves a lot to be desired, but I don't think our high streets can cope with another major chain going bust. There are so many of us that are disappointed and apathetic towards our high streets, when really it's only us that can change things around. 

So in true Mary Portas fashion, I thought I'd show M&S how it's done (in a non-braggy way of course). 

Using the amazing Polyvore collage creator, I've put together 5 outfits that consist solely of M&S's A//W 14 collection. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised, because I want all of it. 

School Girl Chic

Floral Elegance

Winter Pastels

Merry Gothmas

Quilts and Pleats