Monday, 27 August 2012

Designer Profile: Louise Gray. She's everything, bold, bright and beautiful -but definitely not grey!

If you are an enormous Topshop fan like me, then  I'm sure you've noticed the media going mad over  new fashion designer Louise Gray. Who recently  launched  her clothing range and make-up collaboration for the  London Flagship high-street store on August 22, 2012. All I can say is... get ready to DAZZLE.

Born in Fraserburgh, Scotland, Louise studied at The Glasgow School of Art in textile design and Central Saint Martins, where she completed her MA Design collaborations, which include, USA, Judy Blame, Nicolas Kirkwood, the Smiley Company and Crown Paint. Louise is also sponsored by the Centre for her Fashion Enterprise. She is now known as "one of the most vibrant and innovative designers to grace the London Fashion scene."

Both collections reflect Gray's signature quirky and outlandish style. Along with her love for vibrancy, colour and texture - she's everything bold, bright and beautiful - but definitely not grey!

The six-piece collection showcases party dresses and separates in clean-cut simple shapes to be contrasted with abstract colour combinations  and teamed with oh so many sequins. It's absolutely to die for, as well as a little barking. 

The collection was first sponsored through NEWGEN a few years back. Gray says "It was great to create this collection with them.The dresses and tops are all totally covered in sequins, as I made them to go dancing in."

My personal favourites are; a striped lilac shift dress, paired with a star-shaped face, a pair of black, sequin trousers head-to-toe in multi-coloured smiley faces and a sparkly red collarless evening jacket, dotted with yellow and silver. Not a shade of grey in sight.

Grays, London Fashion week inspired make-up collection comprises  palettes of vivid hues, in-your-face neons and pots of glamorous, shimmering, sparkles, to coincide nicely with her clothing collection.   I can't wait to see  the gorgeous,  playful ensemble in the flesh. 

Here is some of her wacky make-up, featuring on the Topshop website.

Go on, take a peak at more of the collections by visiting:

O x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Statement Specs

On a recent visit to the opticians I was told that I am in desperate need of a new pair of specs.  My eye sight has worsened and my black rimmed Miss Sixty's have scratched lenses, loose hinges and are feeling a bit sorry for themselves to say the least!

So, I've decided to look online for some fabulously over the top, statement glasses.
I discovered this brilliant glasses website called:

They have every colour, shape, size, thickness you could imagine... and that's not even the best bit. This website allows you to order as many pairs of glasses as you like, to try on in the comfort of your own home and choose your favourite. They even tell you which pair of spectacles will suit your face shape the most. Very exciting.

I ordered my first 4 pairs 3 days ago. I really can't decide which ones I like best. So if any of you could help me, I would really appreciate it :)!

Here goes...

London Retro Carnaby Glasses.

Nation Matt Tortoise Glasses.

Duke Tortoise Glasses.

Marilyn Tortoise Glasses.

So far, I think my favorite pair are glasses no.1 and no.4. What do you reckon?

O x

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cowes Week: Sailor Chic!

Sooo, as you may or may NOT know it's Cowes Week in The Isle Of Wight and as my boyfriend is a fellow islander, I took a trip over to the island, to experience Cowes week and see what all the fuss was about! 

Cowes week is one of the longest running regular regattas in the world, held in the small town of Cowes in The Isle of Wight. With 40 daily races, up to 1,000 boats and 8,500 competitors varying from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors.

But for the local youths and yachtees, Cowes week is also a great excuse to go out and indulge in the onshore events, in particular;  live music, bars and cocktail parties - a festival-like atmosphere that isn't usually apparent in the quiet town of Cowes.  

Of course I had to dress for the occasion! A classic blue and white striped sailor dress paired with  my new  Pepe  Jeans London Navy blue blazer. - I fitted right in! 

I just loved seeing everyone in their sailor gear and even though I was only able to stay for a day I had such a fun time. It was great to see such a small town so busy and so alive.

O x

Here are some photographs I took whilst I was there :) :

Winter Wish List:

Army Green Turn up Levi's, Urban Outfitters £15.

Black banana glitter heel, Next, £38.

Knee High ribbed socks, Urban Outfitters, £10.

Burgandy Cord Skinny trouser, Next, £22.
Soft Military shirt, Next, £26.

Davina lace up leopard print brogues, Next, £45.

The Del Rey Mulberry, Mulberry, £895.

Military style army green, burgundy  teamed with dark teal,  sparkles and a touch of leopard print - my absolute fave for winter!

Hope you like them too! 

Classic Parka Jacket, Zara, £89.99.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Girls day out!

So I today I went on a girls day out with my mum and my sister and had so much fun. We hit the shops at Basingstoke's Festival Place (don't want to know how much I spent)  and finished the day off nicely with a Wagamama' yum. 

Here are some snaps I took whilst I was out:


Sunday, 5 August 2012

My Wish List:

Guess what It's my birthday soooon and I've been eyeing up potential pressies. ( not making a hint at my parents or boyfriend at all here.)

~So here is my wish list ~
Casio Watch: Urban Outfitters
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.
Chloe Au De Parfum.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Changing times...

I'm getting back into blogging as my blog has been feeling a bit sorry for itself over the past couple of months. No real excuse, just the distraction of books, going on holiday and my part-time job.

But, I have promised myself to try and make amends and blog more regularly.

Please help me out and give me a kickstart by following my blog on bloglovin!">Follow my blog with Bloglovin.


Book Worm...

I have now got quite a collection of fashion books coming along. These are more books which I intend to read over the summer.