Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bristol Fashion Week' 13

Hi Guys! Last Friday I went to Bristol Fashion Week held at The Mall Cribbs Causeway! Despite the fact I only live about 50 mins away I had never been to BFW, so was pretty excited that I was given a bloggers pass to report at the live blogging event! I met up with beaut fellow Motel gal Vicki and two of her lovely pals and we headed off to collect our blogger passes and have a cheeky glass of bubbly and cupcake before the shows started! Prepare yourself for lots of photos!!

The shows were hosted by fashion duo - TV stylist Mark Heyes and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton who shared lots of styling and hair advice throughout the show. As quite a fussy hair person, one tip in particular that stood out in my mind was from Andrew Barton who recommend trailing out new hairdresses by booking a blow dry appointment with them first (something I've never thought of but makes complete sense!) - if they don't wow you and give you and your hair enough attention for that, then you know they're probably not the hairdressers for you and you probably shouldn't trust them with more complex things like colour! 

 All in all there were 11 fun filled catwalk shows from high street favourites such as River Island, Next, Marks & Spencer, Accessorize, Dorothy Perkins and Dune to name but a few! Each scene had it's own theme and personalised back drop which created the mood perfectly for each trend - in a way each show could be described as quite theatrical with all the dancing and props! The soundtrack was also a bit of a stormer too, I mean the last scene was a playful little show from River Island to none other than One Direction's One Way or Another, you just can't argue with a song choice like that haha! The finale also saw all the models and the two hosts cracking out a bit of Gangnam Style. Nicceee. 

Monochrome from Dorothy Perkins

Cutteee Floral Umberella's from John Lewis

Geographic Prints with a Sci Fi Vibe from Marks & Spencer. 
Retro glamour with Swimwear from Fat Face

CC Viyella Womenswear and Austin Reed Menswear

I was loving these Neon pieces from John Lewis 

Mixing up spots and stripes from Wallis.

Beachwear - Marks and Spencer

It's getting hot in hereeee with a gorgeous dress from Phase Eight, Next Men's Suit and Ann Summers Lingerie.
Casual Sportswear vibe from River Island. I REALLY really would like a pair of these heeled trainers pretty please!!

More street fashion from River Island
Alice by Temperely Dress. We all know how much I love Alice :) 

Beauts dresses from Warehouse

Hitch hiking in Timberland

At the end of all the model stalking and bopping in our seats we were treated to a goodie bag filled with treats and tester that I will review the best of soon :) There was also a pamper zone dotted around the upper mall with a few stalls available to try out some make up brands like Body Shop and treat yourselves to beauty treatements and manicures, so we had a quick potter around! Unfortunately I had to dash home otherwise I quite fancied myself a mini manicure from Bourjois! 

Me & Vicki!

Did any of you go to Bristol Fashion Week? 


Saturday, 16 March 2013

If you were born in the 80's

Heyyy Mixbagers!  Below are a few quick snaps of a casual day outfit I wore recently to my internship when Spring was trying to make its way through! I have no idea what happened to my hair that day - but it seems to have gone XXL so I look like I'm channeling a bit of an 80's vibe with big hair and a denim shirt haha!  

I'm wearing my fave little mini dress from Topshop (honestly it's so good for layering, you can easily pop it under jumpers, or with cardigans etc!) denim shirt from Oasis and Cross Necklace from Matalan. I hadn't shopped in Matalan for... errr actually I couldn't tell you how long ago, but found some great and very cheap little jewellery pieces in there when I popped in last month, so I recommend it if you need to pick up a couple of things at a purse friendly price! I've teamed this casual look with my classic heeled boots from Miss Selfridge and felt super comfy! I'm not wearing any bracelets or rings which is quite unlike me - but because I work all day on a laptop they only clang against the desk so I figured it was probably for the sake of the office I didn't wear my usual amount!

Sparkle Roll Sleeve Mini Dress // Topshop // £26
Tallulah Western Shirt // Oasis // £30
Cross Necklace // Matalan // £5
What do you think of this ouftit?
Don't forget to enter my giveaway here for a chance to win a fab pair of fashion glasses with 6 runner up e-vouchers to give away :) It doesn't take long!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Firmoo Fashion Glasses Giveaway!

Hi Guys I'm very excited to be posting my first ever giveaway today!! My blog hit 160 followers the other day so I thought I would have a mini celebration by launching this finally as I've had it up my sleeve for a week or so now :)

I was contacted by online fashion eyewear company Firmoo to offer one lucky winner a pair of fashionable glasses of their choice - either prescription or non-prescription- from the fab collection here and 6 of my lovely blog readers a £20 E-Voucher towards a pair of amazing designer eyewear from the collection here.

From a personal perspective I have tried and tested a pair of Firmoo's online prescriptive 'geek' glasses in the past and couldn't recommend them more! (You may remember my post? If not you can see the full review here.) Whether its a classic style or a quirky look you're going for, Firmoo have loads of good quality frames to style out and you don't even need to have a prescription to order a pair! So here's to looking fashionable in our new frames guys!

Entry Rules
All you need to do is enter by 24th March 2013 via Rafflecopter below and leave a comment on this post stating which glasses you'd love to have from Firmoo from the links above! Simple! .

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