7 Things To Do In York

7 Things To Do In York

I’m like a moth to a flame with historical towns, so when Travelodge said how do you feel about a weekend away in York I jumped at the chance, especially as I can’t remember when the last time was when I wandered through the city, it must be at least 15 years ago. 

York is a beautiful city, I love its mix of culture, shopping and restaurants, it really is a great place for a mini break – whether you are after romantic, or a few days away with friends and family, there is so much to keep you entertained. With that in mind, I’ve decided to share my seven things to do in York – perfect for a weekend away. things-to-do-in-york-28

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Working Girl – Power Dressing

Working Girl – Power Dressing

One of the first films I notice the fashion had to be Working Girl, with the big eighties hair and power dressing, which was made even more evident by the transformation of Tess McGill, played by Melanie Griffith, from Staten Island secretary to high-powered executive.

The costumes, designed by Ann Roth **who also did The Bonfire of the Vanities, another favourite, as well as Bird Cage**, set the scene right from the word go, with Tess strutting off the Staten Island ferry working her power suit teamed with dotty tights and trainers. There is a sexiness about her, it is so New York, it is so eighties chic, and her hair really just makes it even more dramatic. 

In Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, Roth is quoted as saying: “The hair was very exciting to me—you know, it was the big tease. It was the 1980s with a Staten Island flavour. They usually don’t come to Manhattan, but those girls who come and work as secretaries, getting off the boat, their shoes would be in their purses…and they were sexy. That’s the point. They were very sexy.”

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Elizabeth Olsen In Galvan

Elizabeth Olsen In Galvan

Who: Actress Elizabeth Olsen

Where: At the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California

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A Pop Of Colour For A Wedding

A Pop Of Colour For A Wedding

So how many weddings do you have on your calendar for this year? At last count we had four, last year might have been all about our wedding, but this year is most certainly all about celebrating our friend’s big days and I can’t wait.

I shot this wedding outfit a few weeks ago, a gorgeous winter wedding for my sister-in-law, in a Hogwarts-like school. The venue was so spectacular that I couldn’t resist doing my own mini photoshoot while the professional photographer was capturing the wedding party. It was a fun day and I loved that no-one really got what a fashion blogger was all about – to which I happily explained that we were just fashion crazed posers!!!Winter-wedding-guest-16

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