Thursday, 17 May 2012

Topshop and Chloe Green

So Chloe Green has launched her new shoe collection for Topshop and I pretty much had to wipe the drool from the keys of my laptop! The shoes are all of a staggering height and feature a bright green sole which stands out from the soft muted palette of nude and pastel uppers. 

My favs have to be the disco-esque, jewel green, glitter platforms:

I definitely think I will have to spend a good few nights training in these stilts before I venture out in public. Now if you excuse me - I'm away to find my credit card.

*Images are all from Topshop.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

A Little Mid-Week Pickmeup.

I know it's only Wednesday... but tomorrow is Thursday.. and then it's Friday... you get the idea!
Here is a tune I can't get enough of right now. Your toes will not be able to resist the tapping.

If you like this you should add me on Facebook - my page is always filled with tunes I love.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Tales From The Mall

    On Tuesday I attended the launch of  Ewan Morrison's Latest book, titled: Tales From The Mall.

The book comprises of both fact and fiction as Morrison guides us though the various stories he has collected from employees of our collosal shopping centres and explores the history of how they came into being, making for a very entertaining and informative read.

    Asides from my shopaholic tendencies, you may be wondering why I would be interested in such a book? Ewan challanges why we all flock to these establishments and why we find them so comforting, from the fully covered Muslim woman, who power walks around the mall to avoid the Taunting children of her neighbourhood. To the woman using it as a secret rendezvous for her adulterous affair. There are plently of underlying issues beneath the clothes and appealing window displays. You will find yourself relating to the anecdotes from Ewan's various interviewees and chuckling along with their observations. How he has transformed these true anecdotes into such entertaining stories is flawless and is a real game changer for fictional writing.

    The cover was inspired from 50's billboard advertising campaigns, tying in neatly with the birth of the Mall occurring in this decade. Definitely a good read for the commute and on the go, and it's not too heavy in the handbag!

The book was published by independent publishing house Cargo and can be bought in Waterstones or from I am hoping maybe the book will be available on iBooks soon too, can't wait to get stuck into this!

Friday, 4 May 2012

May the 4th be with you!

So today is (apparently) National Star Wars day...
I am channelling my Princess Leia, rocking two buns. I used to pine for lengthy luscious locks so I could wear my hair long and curly. Now that my hair is long all I want to do is put it up! 

To achieve this I simply back-combed a little, separated my hair into two sections, twisted each and fixed with a strong elastic. Then I pulled them into position and fixed with a few extra kirbies. I reckon I just about got away with this - retro enough to look cool, quirky enough to look cute. 
Would definitely try this one again, perhaps a bit more styled up for a night out.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Graduates of Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design

     Just want to say a HUGE congratulations to all my fellow Heriot-Watt University graduates who completed their degrees this week. It has been a long time coming and I think this year, Heriot-Watt has produced some of the finest, new designers Scotland has to offer. With a selection of our Gala Gals being short listed for Scottish Fashion Awards' Graduate of the year and many of us already receiving job offers - we are a force to be reckoned with!

    If I had to choose one to watch - my pick would be Miss Coryn Dickson. I have known and loved Coryn since we met as sprightly young 18-year-olds when we moved into our questionable rooms at halls. I have watched Coryn grow and develop over the past 4 years into a talented, dedicated designer. After a handful of various internships including a summer at Alexander McQueen. Coryn has developed her own unique style of designing contemporary menswear with a twist of minimalist detailing that is both beautiful and masculine at the same time. Check out the promotional film of her collection - I am pushing 100 views fo' sho! (I swear it has nothing to do with the desirable man candy looking bad ass...)

    RIP to Tarquin - The car you see being bashed in was our group of pals' favourite old banger that some how managed to pass its MOT every year and provide us with many fun trips to and from the Borders. It seems somewhat poignant that he would finally give up the ghost in our final year and serve his final purpose as a prop in this video. Forever immortalised.

Best of Luck to all you splendid graduates!
Lets hope it's one of us that scores the covetable Fashion Graduate of the year at the SFAs - buy your tickets for the Glasgow event here!