This first lookbook is all about Gingham Mixed with a soft pastel pink jacket, I really love this look as i feel it bring’s in a twist of vintage with a modern day look. Pastels’ are a big look for spring/ summer 2017 and Gingham will always make a relevant appearance in modern day fashion. This look is simple and easy to do, this look could be updated for a night out by adding a air of nice heels and a clutch bag.
Gingham dress £6
For my Trip to magic Kingdom, i am doing a fairy tale dapper day look, This skirt will be featured on my america look book, but i combined it with gingham dress. The skirt comes in a range of pastel colours such as mint green, pink and purple. The skirt has net over lay and a plain under skirt underneath. I teamed this look with my rose gold glittery espadrilles. I love how pastel and romantic this look is and it is super comfortable.
Gingham Dress £6
Pink skirt £10
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On Wednesday the 26th, i was invited along to the Intu Fashion event at Intu Metrocentre. This event is being held over the course of 4 days from the 27-30th of April. Head along and enjoy an array of this summer must have looks and accessories as you watch the models strut their stuff down the fabulous catwalk. The model’s showcase the latest fashions from Primark, Burton, Karen Millen and Coast. This fashion catwalk has something for everyone from top end men’s wear to gorgeous occasion wear. I must admit my shopping list has grown since watching the catwalk, i think my bank balance will suffer but it is always worth it when it comes to clothes and fashion. Not only does this fashion experience provide an insight to fashion but also Hair provided by SHOW in House of Fraser and makeup provided my MAC giving you all the latest trends you need for summer 2017. If your just in need of some retail therapy or your looking for an update for your tropical getaways then this is the event for you.
Metrocentre is also working along the amazing charity St Oswald’s Hospice, Take a charity bag and donate all your old bits and bobs at your nearest St Oswald’s charity store. Donation bags can be found at the customer service desk’s around the metro center. Why not donate your unloved items for such a fabulous cause. Provide’s you with a reason to update your wardrobe and have a good old spring clean. I promise you the feel good factor of donating is always worth it.
Check out the Fashion show’s located in the Town square next to the house of Fraser, Catwalks are on from the 27-30th and start at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. It’s a fabulous show and well worth watching.
Thank you to the Intu Metrocentre for inviting me along and providing a fabulous night, for our host of the evening the lovely Anna Foster i loved your presence and i would steal that mulberry bag too!
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Flamingo’s and Fashion – Available at Paperchase
Men’s wear- Burton
Pineapple’s or Doughnut’s ?
I need these chair’s in my house
Laura, me and Pixie in the Front row- photo credit Pixie Tenenbaum
Cocktail’s and Mocktail’s provided by TGI Friday’s
Cocktail’s at TGI Friday’s
Do i have a little addiction to NYX lip products? well i wouldn’t say so but my other half might testify against me, but hey a girl can’t help it if she needs every single lip colour and shade at her demise. Plus we all need a hobbie right ? SO i guess my lipstick collection is justified. I am all about the pinks, nudes and reds this season and i think NYX have nailed it these colours, I would say these are my comfort lipsticks, my go to’s for everyday wear into glamorous night looks. These are my holy grail lipsticks and i think you can see why!. Starting from the left is Cairo, Istanbul, Tokyo and Rome. at £5.50 they are affordable, compact and pigmented. I love how easily these lip creams swatch onto my lips and give me that pop of colour. The NYX liquid Lipsticks are certainly my favorite accessory this spring.
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I will admit, I love stalking instagram and seeing what everyone is doing all over the world and especially in my home city of Newcastle. Recently i had a few post’s from a Taiwanese noodle house named Meet and Treat pop up all over my feed and i noticed a few local bloggers featuring images of their iconic floor also known as the most instagramed floor in Newcastle and i cant resist finding extremely photogenic and eye pleasing places to take photos so i took a nice walk through china town and arrived at meet and treat.
As i walked in i was in awe of the interior design and of course the floor was extremely eye catching. Although i only went in for a latte i was greeted very kindly with a warm welcome and was even brought my drink to my table. The coffee was gorgeous and definitely filled my caffeine fix right up. At £2.75 the service, coffee and ambiance was worth it and such value. Although i only had a coffee, the food smelled and looked amazing and i think a return visit is in order. Overall if your in Newcastle or simply visiting get yourself to Meet and Treat it is certainly worth it.
New bar and dining experiences are hitting Newcastle and what a time to be alive as Billy Bootleggers, hidden american dive bar has arrived. Billy bootleggers provides each guest the chance to experience american beers, incredible live music and delicious apple pie moonshine. The bar is located on Nelson street below bar no 28. Billy bootleggers has a range of live music. When i arrived the fabulous King bee’s were in full swing giving me traditional blues vibes, (As photographed below). They really set the mood and the vibe was electric.
The underground bar has a capacity to hold 60 so it is very snug and inviting with a range of american and retro themed decor to make the american themed bar all the more well… american. I really loved the atmosphere and ethics around billy bootleggers especially with their drive to bring in new and current up coming musical talent. Being friends with a few musicians and bands, i know the North East has a range of fantastic talent just waiting to be heard, so this opportunity that Billy Bootleggers is providing as a venue is really great as we get to listen to up coming musicians and they get to play.
We also sampled the available food provided by snappy’s which was tasty, affordable and world renowned for their frankfurter sausage! Really nice food to have alongside a good old bourbon brew.
I adored Billy Bootleggers for being an independent venue with their own unique twist of style, drinks and food. Billy bootleggers is certainly a humble and enjoyable place to visit and i would recommend it to anyone, not just because i have been, but personally i had a really good time and sometimes living in the city that can be difficult with everything being so expensive. It is such a fantastic find and one i plan on visiting again. Billy Bootleggers is open 7 days a week from 5-2pm. If any bands, musicians or acts want to get involved you can contact american style basement bar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was invited to join the Intu Eldon square for a night of fashion, make-up and the latest trends to grace 2017 and let me tell you the return of pastel pinks and floral’s have me excited. The intu Eldon square have recently opened the walk in wardrobe experience which runs from the 24th of March until April. These workshops provide you with a greater insight about your body shape, colour preference and it provides you as the retailer and customer to be provided with helpful support and advice as to what makes you pop. For more information http://intu.co.uk/eldonsquare/events/the-walk-in-wardobe-fashion-experience
Each workshop is personalized to you and your individual needs and to help with any fashion enquirers. Emma our wonderful host and trend guru was very informative and let us in on what to expect for the spring/summer season. SO here we go……
80’s is making a come back, remember what your mum would wear on a night out to the club while listening to wham? Yes that trend is come back with a vengeance so get ready to see more frills, puffed shoulder sleeves and shoulder pads, so prepare to go back to the 80’s.
.Leisure wear is making an appearance thanks to celebs such as the Kardashian’s wearing a tracksuit and joggy bottoms has never looked so cool, so cropped hoodies, fitted joggy bottoms and jersey fabrics are running at us.
Pastel has recently been very relevant but blush pink is this seasons colour to envy, all shades of soft pink and baby pinks are coming back and we are in love. That sense of romanticism with soft and warming colours is making us all blush and is great on a range of different skin tones.
The final must have for your wardrobe is good old fashioned floral’s in all form’s from prints to embroidery.Flower power is making its fight back into out latest trend and perfect for this new season. (Tip from Emma) floral patterns can in fact distract the eye from areas of your body you may be self conscious about and can focus the eye on areas you like! Floral has never looked so good. Feeling very Gucci inspired this spring!
Finally we did a make-up master class with the fabulous girls from Bobbi Brown. As contouring is slowing down the natural more toned down look is emerging and i couldn’t be more pleased as contouring isn’t exactly my forte. I loved the Bobbi Brown foundation stick as it appeared simple and easy to use. My favorite product was the illuminating moisture balm and it looks and smells amazing, a must on my skin care list. I really loved learning more about Bobbi brown and the company’s ethics and passion towards delivering good quality products with elements that women love. I found the team very warm and inviting and their insight into the nature of make-up fascinating! I think i will be returning for some new make-up products soon.
The event was wonderful thanks to Reds for providing the spread, To Emma for her insight and for the team at Bobbi Brown for providing further knowledge. I had a fantastic night and everything provided by Intu Eldon Square was very thoughtful and kind, Thank you and goodnight.
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I have wanted a chip mug for years and been unable to find one in the UK i gave up hope UNTIL with the recent release of beauty and the beast, Disney decided that the UK deserve the chip mugs after all these years, once i got my hands on my own little chip mug i squealed with happiness and now he leaves on my bookshelf. The mug is a fantastic size for display or for use as a tea cup. At £15, I couldn’t say no.
As spring is coming back to us i have recently found my love for fresh flowers. I purchased these of a woman in the market. I really like buying local and supporting local businesses but also how beautiful is this bunch i picked up!. This photograph enchants me every time and it reminds me that beauty can be found in this simplest of things.
I recently won a competition with IntuMetrocentre and won this fantastic Byron cookbook filled with alternative burger recipes, sides and deserts. The book is beautifully presented with pictures and interesting tips and ideas. I cant wait to attempt the B-Rex burger and of course those incredible looking sundaes!
Collecting pins is now a recent hobby i have attained. i love collecting badges from different countries or places i have been. I like to display them on my denim jacket and i adored this little set from primark at £3. I love the palm tree as it reminds me of all my tropical getaways. The pack comes with a range of different styles to choose from, great way to accessorize.
My final March favorite is Gucci Flora. This perfume just reminds me of spring and makes me feel fresh and ready for warm days, holidays and long walks in the woods. The packaging is simply beautiful and the bottle is well presented. I really love this fragrance and it brings back memories of all the exciting plans i have made this year.
What’s your favorite thing about this month?