Monday, 29 July 2013

Cagecity Internship- OOTD'S


Top- H&M
Skirt- H&M
Sandals- H&M
Ankle Cuffs- EBAY

TOP- No label- originally a dance top I use to wear
Shorts- H&M
Waistcoat- NEW LOOK
Necklace- NEW LOOK
Sunglasses- PRIMARK
Sandals- PRIMARK 

July has been such a busy month, what with jetting off to Benicassim and Fabulous magazine whilst interning and working in my pub, so with regards to my CAGECITY ootd's I am very sorry and I will now get back on track with them.
This week has been a very busy week at CAGECITY indeed and newness hit the office in terms of models, bloggers, samples and handmade, basically everything just got crazy!

So here's what I wore for these crazy ass days. What with this sun we've been having and the slight tan I have at the moment, on Friday I whipped out my legs in this black lace skirt. Feeling quite wintery though I decided to don it with a yellow floral spaghetti strap top to brighten up my look and of course teamed it with my trusty gold bar belt. Paired with a pair of strappy black sandals and my new gold ankle cuffs which are my bargain of the month for roughly £2.50 I was good and summery to go. These ankle cuffs are brilliant, I first spotted them on Hannah Crosskey blogger for and found them so unique and they completely transformed a lack lustre shoe.
For our Sunday Shoot seen in my previous post, I decided to bare the mid-drift courtesy of my tanned stomach, but due to bloating I quickly grabbed on a pair of high-waisted black shorts to create a twin-set kind of feel. With the sun shining and not feeling like being the woman in black I added my new white tassel waistcoat. I spotted this for only £8 in the New Look sale and had to have it, it's a great twist to any summer outfit and what with the statement detail and tassels you can definitely jazz up and outfit with this which is perfect for when your feeling lazy but not so perfect when you trapped in things due to the tassels being quite long.
Keep up to date with my Cagecity OOTD and check out my blog every weekend for new posts.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Cagecity Internship

After weeks of emailing and speaking to various very talented bloggers for CAGECITY finally the time came for our Sunday Shoot. With the big re-launch of Handmade garments happening at CAGECITY and all things new this has been the most exciting time at work especially with our new bloggers feature.
Today six lovely blogging ladies joined the CAGECITY gang for a day of style, photos and plenty of food and one heck of a rum punch. You know you've got some serious fashion girls when you go to meet them and see them lugging case loads of accessories up the stairs.
After so much preparation for this day it was so lovely to see it in action and to put faces to the bloggers I have followed for ages. All the girls had such unique style and it was very inspiring to see their take on some of CAGECITY'S much loved pieces and fresh new garments.
The day was very chilled and stylish with mounds of clothes and endless accessories but overall it was so lovely to see the bloggers have such enthusiasm for CAGECITY.
Thank you so much for coming girls me and the CAGECITY team loved you all, now I can't wait to get started on working on the feature.
Helena - Bell's Fashion
Sara - Waiste

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Benicassim Festival


I'M OFF TO BENICASSIM FESTIVAL! So tonight I travel down to my uni house to be reunited with my housemates before we jet off to Spain tomorrow. Apart from all the stressful booking and packing I am so excited. How am I even going to sleep tonight with this much excitement? The only thing that does scare me though is how am I going to cope camping in that heat for six days? AHHH HELP, wish me good luck, let's hope I don't die!
Adios readers and I will see you when I am back if I survive that is as I may have died from over heating or just from being a ridiculous fan girl haha.
 All that is left to say now is GET ME TO BENICASSIM.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Fabulous Magazine Work Experience


What a busy month I am having what with rushing around getting everything ready for Benicassim festival, working and interning but this week I took time off and interned at Fabulous. Having sent my CV in a month or so ago I thought it would just get lost in the many eager work experience peoples emails but a few weeks later I got an email confirming dates. Cue extreme excitement!
So on Monday morning I awoke extremely nervous and what with the weather's extreme heat I went into wardrobe panic mode. Safe to say my bedroom floor doesn't really exist after my marathon outfit week and several outfit decisions I had to make each morning. Nonetheless, on Monday having not had the chance to wear my new Topshop skirt I bagged in the sale I decided this was my chance, combined with my silk blue shirt and trusty gold bar belt I was good to go.

Having done a few work experiences in the past I still felt nervous as I set off with my IPhone in hand acting as my map which has been my absolute saviour even if I didn't know what way my phone should go for me to read it haha! As you can tell I clearly did not do the Duke of Edinburgh!
When I finally arrived at News International and made my way up to Fabulous Magazine I was greeted by the lovely staff. With it being such a massive company I was very nervous but that quickly went away when Mira the Fashion Assistant came to meet me and the other two work experience girls and showed us everything, especially the fashion cupboard which became like our baby throughout the week. It literally epitomised a baby- messy, overwhelming but mostly enjoyable. Now if your a fan of Carrie Bradshaw's wardrobe like I am and your dream is to have your own walk in wardrobe(I have high expectations) you will be extremely jealous when you step inside the fashion cupboard like I was. Rails plastered head to toe with stunning new A/W garments I couldn't help but outfit lust over everything. When unpacking the new items each day I made a mental note of basically everything that needs to be in my shopping basket haha! I think it's safe to say I'm going to be needing to save up my money ASAP because my fashion addiction got a whole lot more stronger this week and ASOS you are going to be killing my bank balance with what is going to be hitting your site.

We had so much to do from day to day and with the quick turnovers from shoots and the mounds of items that came in the post each day we became inundated with new items and returns. I may have been drowning in clothes but that is kind of every girls dream.

With only doing a week at Fabulous due to going on holiday in a few days and my other internship with CAGECITY I thought I wouldn't get the chance to be involved with that much. But boy oh boy was I completely wrong. I got the chance to write up credits for shoots, do PR returns, answer emails, assist on shoots and help around the office. I would have been happy making tea all week, I just felt so privileged to be there.

The highlight of my week though had to be on Thursday when I got to assist on the Shopping Issue shoot with Fashion Director Tracey and Fashion Assistant Lara. Me and Daisy the other work experience girl (I was so happy to be with her) arrived at the Black Studio in Shadwell and quickly unpacked all the outfits and got to organising everything. Dressing the models and assisting was such a great opportunity and eating pizza and drinking tea with the lovely crew and models was definitely a moment that I will always remember. The day was long but was so enjoyable and the atmosphere was very energetic what with moving from one trend to the next with eight in total and when Blurred Lines came on in the background it wasn't only the models dancing.

Overall the week was so enjoyable and I felt honoured to be there behind the scenes of Fabulous. The fashion desk ladies made my time so lovely and the men in the post room definitely made my days even if they did laugh at my bad steering of the post trolley and setting off of the door alarm as I struggled to cope with the mounds of bags.
After finishing the week I'm even more eager to pursue my career and hopefully I'll be seeing the fashion desk ladies again ( I can only hope.) Thanks again Fabulous magazine for such an enjoyable week and for making me feel so welcome and thank you for my wonderful goodie bag I can't wait to use all my new products.

Take a look bellow at all my outfits for each day. I hope you like them and thank god my legs our out due to this beautiful weather but do excuse my pasty vampire skin it's been a long winter.
Shirt- H&M
Sandals- H&M
Bracelet- FOREVER 21
Sandals- PRIMARK
Necklace- BONNIE & CLYDE
Bracelet- FOREVER 21
Ring- FOREVER 21

Skirt- H&M
Sandals- PRIMARK
Necklace- TOPSHOP

Sandals- H&M
Bracelet- FOREVER 21
Sunglasses- PRIMARK

Top- H&M
Necklace- TOPSHOP
Trousers- PRIMARK
Sandals- PRIMARK





Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you to the wonderful Eleanor who I met at the Company Blogging Forum for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award.

The Liebster blog Award is designed to give appreciation to bloggers who have under 200 followers and connect you with other up and coming bloggers.

The rules of the award are as follows:
1. Each nominee must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who tagged them.
2. You must then create your own set of 11 questions that you will send out to 11 bloggers of your choice
3. The bloggers the you nominate must all have under 200 followers.
4. Link your nominees within your post .
4. Notify your nominees that you have tagged them.

My Questions from the lovely Eleanor from All Death by Diamonds:
1. Do you have a piece of clothing/pair of shoes that turns heads?
 I know everyone has them or similar versions but they are like my babies and I always get complements on them whenever I wear them. Due to their reasonable size block heel I can dress them up or down and they are very comfortable. What makes them better is that I bought them when I was very ill and they cheered me up so much. So thank you River Island for giving me these buckled beauties.
2. Describe a fashion "faux pas" that you have made in the past.
 I made quite a few when I was younger but who doesn’t? You think everything looks amazing when you’re a child, like combat trousers what was I ever thinking there? Did I think I was an army girl or something? Needless to say my fashion ‘faux pas’ that really sticks out in my mind has to be my bright pink ruffle dress. I initially bought it for a murder mystery party so fair enough it was ok for fancy dress but then I did wear it on holiday and to be honest looking back now it was disgusting. What was I thinking! That is most definitely in the car boot sale pile now!  
3. If you could only use one beauty product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
People always say my best feature is my eyes and I love highlighting them with Benefit high-beam. I always think it makes a complete difference to my face and make up if I don’t wear it. I would be lost with my little pot of wonder and it lasts so long which is even better- as you can tell from the state of the bottle. I actually got this as a freebie in Glamour magazine ages ago and it’s still going, so bright eyes for life for me!
4. What is your favourite high street shop/brand?
 I would definitely have to say H&M as my firm favourite. The clothes are such good quality and at such a reasonable price, I always know I’ll grab a steal in H&M and wear it for years to come. One thing that is very dangerous though is that there one next to my University so now you all know what I basically spend my student loan on haha! I would sacrifice food for a bit of H&M and that is saying a lot for me!
4. What would be your dream holiday destination?
 Take me to Hawaii please! I beg of you! I’m a sucker for sun, sea and sand add some cocktails and you’re on to a winner. I love the whole Hawaiian theme with tiki huts and hula dancing the whole place just looks so chilled and relaxing and the atmosphere just seems so friendly. Give me a flower garland around my neck and I’ll be on my way to Hawaii.
5. Recommend us a book!
I read this book quite a few years ago now but it is written so superbly and is very comical in a clever way from the perspective of Christopher Boone as 15 year old with Asperger’s syndrome even though the protagonist is young the book interests older readers due to the quality and sophistication of the writing and it’s unique voice of the narrator. A must read I have to say if you want a mystery and crime book with a complete difference.
6. What is your guilty pleasure?
It would have to be Come Dine with Me, I could sit there for hours on end and watch it. I love it so much just because of people’s egotistical attitudes towards their cooking skills when they are basically crap and the sarcastic narrator. When I was ill and would lie on the sofa dying for months and my family would come in from work every day and find me watching it. I think I’ve watched every episode now basically!
 7. If you could be any character (book/film) in the world, who would you be?
 If I had a sex change it would have to be Alan from The Hangover because let’s be honest he is the funniest person ever and is one cool guy. Let me just grab my satchel and I’ll pretend to be him for the day.  
8. Which item of clothing makes you feel good about yourself?
I’m ridiculously flat chested, basically I look like a 5 year old or much worse a boy but when I wear my French Connection black slit peplum dress it actually gives me cleavage due to its tight elastic material. Worn with a push up bra and bammm I have boobs. Also with the peplum detail it hides my bloated stomach so this dress is an absolute god send because it sucks you in and pushes you up.  It’s heaven in a dress and what’s better is that I bought it from Bicester Village so only paid £30 for it! What a bargain!
 9. What is your favourite song?
 This is a toughie but I do love Maxwell’s “This Woman’s Work.” Having danced all my life this dance always makes me bust out an emotional contemporary dance, I always find it so moving. ABSOLUTE TUNE!
10. What is at the top of your wishlist right now?
 Now if we are talking fantasy wish list here where I won the lottery the thing that would be right at the top would be a Mulberry medium Lily bag in Oatmeal Micrograin Calf. Mulberry’s are such a classic and ever-lasting bag and if you have the money is definitely worth it considering the quality and timeless style, also I do have an obsession with chain detail. Now all I need is the winning lottery ticket is that so much to ask?
11. What is your ultimate dream?
For me and my family to be happy, healthy and not have money worries but that is wishful thinking and that is not realistic life. A career dream of mine though is to be an Editor of a fashion magazine; I just need to work my way up from the bottom to the top with a hell lot of hard work!
          My questions for the bloggers I've tagged, I can't wait to read their answers!
1.       Who is your style icon?
2.       How would you describe your style?
3.       What is your favourite item of jewellery that you own?
4.       Why did you decide to make a blog?
5.       Where did the inspiration come from for your blog name?
6.       Where would you love to shop most in the world?
7.       Favourite food?
8.       What do you opt for mostly a small clutch bag or large bag?
9.       Dream job?
10.   Describe your perfect outfit!
11.   One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
 Here's a list of who I tag, take a look a their lovely blogs.
Hannah from A Red Lip Never Dates  
Jenna from Jenna Barbara
Lilyanna from lilyanna-turner
Holly from Holls Lucy
Martha from The Think Pink
Deborah & Christine from The Hooligoon
Jenna from Jenna Nicholls
Jenna from The Lovely Life
           Juliana from Excessorise
Shannon from Why So Stylish?


Sunday, 30 June 2013

Death of GFC

To make Monday's even worse tomorrow is the end of Google Reader. It's an absolute gonner and to be honest I'm not that happy about this but don't worry guys we still get to read up on our favourite blogs on Bloglovin. Thank God! So if it's the last thing you do today please follow my blog on Bloglovin, just click that boob on the Bloglovin illustration (I still don't know why there is a boob exposed haha!) If Bloglovin isn't your kind of thing then add me to your circles on google and or follow me by email. Whatever your social fancy really!
I hope you make the change with me I don't want to loose all you lovelies so make the step with me today and lets get our Bloglovin thang on!


Thursday, 27 June 2013

Company Blogging Forum 2013

Leather Jacket: PRIMARK
Top: H&M
Trousers: FOREVER 21
Necklace: TOPSHOP

As I am an avid reader of Company Magazine and literally get so excited for the drop of the magazine on my front door mat every month I decided to quickly grab myself a ticket to Company's Blogging Forum held at Kings College London.
I've been blogging for quite a few months now but still haven't quite mastered it and I thought whats better than actually being advised by the professionals in the industry into help making my blog better. My answer to that is absolutely nothing. With a panel consisting of Editor of Company Magazine Victoria White, Susie Lau aka Susie Bubble aka Style Bubble, Rhannion blogger for Fashion Rocks my Socks, Rox from Boohoo, Krista from Handpicked Media and Sally from Oh my Love I was definitely in for some good advice.
On arrival I was a nervous wreck considering I was by myself and thought I was going to be late after trekking it round London Bridge asking anybody and everybody where the hell the college was ( I even followed some girl because she looked fashionable and thought she might be going there too and turns out she did haha.) Nerves quickly went away when I started talking to the lovely blogger Siobhan from Ireland. We both quickly nabbed ourselves a glass of rose and wondered around the room looking at all the other eager bloggers (it was so lovely being in a room where everybody shares an interest in something and is keen to learn more.) Me and Siobhan didn't get to stand around for long before we met the lovely Natalie from Company Magazine and were whisked away outside to be shot for Company Street Style. The Fashion Team were so lovely and down to earth and me and one of the ladies even shared a common interest in buckled healed sandals. (We shared the blister stories too as we both had plasters at the ready.)

After the meet and great we entered the lecture theatre for an inspirational talk and a fab goodie bag topped off the excitement. Goodie bag exploring over and lusting over our Alice Temperly Filofax's , such wise words floated around the room and made me so eager to make my blog even better. It really helped me have someone who is actually in the industry tell me the best ways to blog, I know it seems like common sense with somethings but so many mistakes can be made and it has really helped me and given me confidence in my blogging.

Something that really stood out to me was from Sally for Oh My Love London "it's not necessarily about your follower numbers, it's more about how engaged your followers are". I may not have an amazing following but I hope that you enjoy my long rambles as much as I enjoy writing them.

Overall, it was a great night and even better that I got to personally meet Susie Lau who is such a great inspiration to me with my writing and journalistic skills.

Thank you Company magazine for supporting bloggers so much, you give so many opportunities to help people aspiring to thrive in the industry and it doesn't go unnoticed and thank you again for an amazing night. I better go get my blog on now haha!

Check out my Company Street Style photo here