Sunday, 8 November 2015

fashun's golden gates

E V E N T || hmxbalmaination

5th November 2015, 06:30, I found myself queuing [yes, queuing like a true Brit] outside H&M's flagship store on Regent Street. Yep, for-one-morning-only I was one of those people. "Don't these people have jobs to go to?" I heard several times as commuters walked past [apparently the concept of taking annual leave isn't acceptable]. Ironically, I was and probably still am one of these judge-y passerbys. At one point, I did start to wonder why I wasn't in the comfort of my flat "queuing" online - or is that worse?! Who knows. All I know is if you're a fashun-bunny, this once-a-year date marked a pretty significant day in the calendar - a fashion house bringing out great quality design at high street prices. Too good to be true and why wouldn't we all try to get our hands on it? Sadly for us, the queuing was in vain because due to extremely poor organisation and hangry [hungry/angry] consumers, the Gold Gates of Fashun would not open for us this particular time.

Read on for my experience and what I would have hunted for [i.e. what all the fuss was about.]

Sunday, 1 November 2015


E V E N T || Halloween 2015

Happy 1st November team. It's officially winter, I got my knits out [no ear muffs this year] and all the festivities are agogo. If you were roaming around at night this weekend, you may have noticed the numerous fancy skeletons, ghouls, ghosts and all things gruesome out painting London-town literally red [fake red, not real red I hope!]. And, what did I get up to? I painted my nails. That's right, I am rock n roll like that and I'll have you know that I scared a few pumpkin seeds away with my fancy Hallowtalons this year so the joke's on you guys. Mwahahahahaha.

Seriously, please read on if you wish to see our carving attempts this year - there may or may not be big lips and long eyelashes involved.

Friday, 30 October 2015

all the ladies

E V E N T || Stylist Live 2015

The weekend before last, all the ladies [and a sprinkling of brave/supportive/open-minded gentlemen] descended onto Islington's Business Design Centre for Stylist magazine's first ever #StylistLive event. Stylist is a free weekly mag which Londoners can pick up on their morning commute to catch up on all things lady-like ranging from fashion picks to challenging topics to inspirational quotes. [Don't worry gents I'm not being weirdly genderist, there's an equivalent for men called Shortlist]. This year, the Stylist team decided to open their pages physically to their readers and provide four days of inspiring talks, food, shopping, pampering, fashun and all round good clean fun in an exhibition format. Read on to find out what we discovered at the festival and what we thought!

where || Stylist Live, 15-18th October 2015, Business Design Centre, London