Friday, 4 April 2014

fashion show : Harvey Nichols SS 2014


Last Tuesday my blogging pal, Amie, and I were once again treated to a wonderful evening by Harvey Nichols. We headed to the centre of Bristol and the beautifully hidden historic Cutlers Hall for their Spring Summer 2014 show. I originally met Amie at the same show last year which was held at the museum... This year's setting lacked the museum's grandeur but the 13th century hall made for a more intimate venue. On entry we were treated to a glass of Perrier-Jou√ęt (champagne is my fave blogger perk!) before being shown to our seats. The seating was laid out in two rows which meant we could all be on the front row and see the models come up and down from different angles.

The backing music was provided by DJs, who really set the scene for the evening! I'm a sucker for the music at a catwalk show and the Dixon Brothers definitely provided. The clothes were split inso six trends which were subsequently split into men's and women's fashion and the show whizzed by in a swirl of nature inspired prints and neon colour pop. My personal highlights were the elegant white sequin embellished Suno dress above and an incredible 3.1 Phillip Lim pom pom embellished bomber jacket. You can see my video of the evening wear collection over on my Instagram.

Were you lucky enough to go to any fashion shows this season? What are your fave trends for summer?

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

the creatives : Katerina Plotnikova

It has been a while since I featured anyone's work on here but ever since I saw this series of photographs a few days ago I have been smitten!  I have always been a fan of surreal photographers like Tim Walker and the similarities between his work and Russian fine art photographer Katerina Plotnikova are striking.

Her previous works have included woodland nymph-esque models with bursts of colourful dust and out of proportion chairs in trees, reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. This series features beautiful Pre Raphaelite style models wearing muddy ball gowns and romping with real trained animals in fairy tale woodland and river scenes. What's not to love?

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Monday, 24 March 2014

WestWorld issue 3

So the third and possibly final issue this year of the magazine/newspaper I edit came out a couple of weeks ago! It's jam packed with featured artist. exhibition reviews and even a fashion and feminism feature for International Women's Day. You can see issue one and issue two and I'd love to know what you think!

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Harvey Nichols 'Beauty School Drop Out'


A couple of weeks ago I went along to an event being held at Harvey Nichols in Bristol. I was invited to the 'Beauty School Dropout' event as a blogger... the event was ordinarily ticketed, but at only £10 with the ticket price redeemable on products, it was a bargain!

The night, aside from plenty of glasses of prosecco, was school themed; with games, sweeties and even lessons! A make shift 'classroom' with a blackboard was set up and there were tutorials on how to achieve some of this season's make-up looks for yourself. There was also a small section where some fashion students from my university were drawing portraits and taking photographs of all the guests (see below). My portrait was drawn by the lovely Zoe, you can see more of her beautiful work on her twitter.

Me and my blogger friend Amie spent the evening chatting and getting tips from different professionals. I also got to meet the lovely SJ from Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion. After taking plenty of snaps and eating some sweeties I headed off home but not before being given beautifully illustrated tea towel commemorating the event! How cute!?

I'll be back again with Harvey Nichols at their Summer Spring catwalk show on Tuesday. I went last year and I'm really looking forward to going again, this time in a different venue! You can buy tickets here!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

#BrizBlogMeet


Skirt from Dahlia, vest from Topshop, boots from Office.

A short spell of blogger events has just come around which was kicked off with the #BrizBlogMeet last Sunday. I didn't feel very prepared as I was out quite late the previous night (oops!) but I did manage to drag myself out of bed, put on some sparkles and just about tame my fringe before heading down to Vodka Revs for the event.