Wednesday, 24 October 2012


I absolutely need these in my life immediately. Nike timed it perfectly, halloween's approaching; what better time to showcase these spectacular X-ray bone running leggings. Rediscover the fun in exercise. 

Monday, 22 October 2012

Oh deer.

Oh deer. 
I would rather like this one please.

I've fallen in love. I want to mount this on my wall and smile every time I look at it.
Who could say no? Not me.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Rainy day blues

Major fail  this morning. Alarm almost burst my ear drums at half seven this morning, did I get up and go for a jog? No, of course not. I could hear the rain outside my window; instant decision to stay in bed. So instead I'm going to (finally) dye my hair. The months coming into winter always call for a warm but darker shade I feel! Back to the darker shades! Here I come.... 

Friday, 5 October 2012



Today, as I sat absentmindedly staring out of the window of my paused bus, a man smiled at me. I didn’t do anything at all to warrant this kind, simple gesture. In fact, quite possibly the polar opposite, I recall having quite a sullen face. The moment he smiled, I instantaneously felt content and involuntarily smiled back. I did not know this man and he did not know me. Though such a miniscule, effortless action between two complete strangers left a lasting warmness with me for a long time afterwards. How can it be that a smile, something so utterly taken for granted but so fundamental in our everyday being as humans in portraying so much can have such a profound effect. In simple; people should smile more. It does not cost money; it is neither strenuous nor taxing in any way but can change the angle of so many things in less than a second. Its free happiness and we should most definitely take full advantage of such a thing. 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Going sick for shine

The latest purchase; thank you Urban Outfitters (£25.00). 
How can you go wrong with these 'Shiny Nylon Leggings' in wine? Perfect to ease me into some autumnal shades. Such a great fit, so flattering too. Dress them down or snazz them right up, I am such a fan. I picked up a beaut deep khaki vintage army style shirt too. Tied at the front and teamed with a pair of black killer show boots - BOOM. 
Love love love. 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Fashion illustration, how interesting.

its a wild world out there.

source: sarah webster

interview; a sneaky peek into the brains behind Totty Rocks

Fashion Design; The Foundations
    At what point does a design embark on life in the form of ‘fashion’? At what point does fashion become style? But then ultimately, when does style merge into ones personality? Does it ever?
     In a society ruled by the media and our unhealthy obsession with celebrity style, it’s a miracle we don’t all step outside wearing identical outfits. It is here that we, as avid fashion followers, place our unprecedented trust into the skilful hands of the fashion gods; our favourite designers.
     A garment is not just cloth and thread. It is very much a tangible object which can tell a thousand stories, or indeed trick a thousand people. Though maybe mass produced, it is unique to each body it finds itself upon. The very foundations of your most loved piece are a million miles away from the crafted item you now wear.
     Determined to delve deep amongst the fibres of fashions foundations, I decided to get a professionals point of view: I took a wonder down to Totty Rocks, a fabulous independent designer boutique in the heart of Edinburgh.
Who? Holly Mitchel, co-owner and designer.
What did you study? Fashion BA hons and postgraduate at Edinburgh College of Art.
What’s your favourite current piece? The Commander Coat. Made in vintage cloth from a mill in the borders. We only had 30m, so this piece is very limited and somewhat special to me.
How long did it take to construct? One full day.
What was your inspiration behind the Commander Coat? We actually took all our inspiration from 1940’s Nazi war uniform, believe it or not! We drew a lot of initial inspiration from Inglourious Basterds [2009 film]. The cut’s used in the soldiers uniforms from this time are very close to the body, a very feminine shape. And of course the military fastenings, this is a main focal point to the coat. To add more shape, difference and femininity we literally took scissors to the hem-lines and creates shape and movement.  
If you could have anyone in the world model this piece for you, who would it be and where? Florence Welch, in a street in Berlin.
Someone who inspires you? Barbara Hulanicki.

interview: sarah webster

Street Styling London Stylee. LFW

London Fashion Week. I want to go back to the big city. 

source: me.

Street Styling London Styleeee. LFW

I hopped and skipped all the way down to the big city. My eyes were going crazy. So many beautiful people wandering. From bog and bold to floaty feminine. I saw it all.

source: me