Having A Positive Outlook

Having A Positive Outlook

There seems to be a growing trend of opting for the negative lately, where people feel that it’s acceptable to go for cheap shots, cruel jabs, and uncalled-for rude comments. In the last month I’ve had comments such as ‘why didn’t you lose weight before your wedding’ and ‘your way too fat that skirt’, which was followed by a smiley face as though they were doing me a favour. It got me wondering, whatever happened to ‘if you haven’t got anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all!’

I’ve discussed this growing trend with a number of friends and bloggers, it seems that even the most popular, prettiest and skinniest bloggers also get ‘fat’, ‘ugly’ and other cruel jibes, it is as though no one is untouched from the negativity swirling round social media and the internet. I’ve come to realise over the past five years of doing Fashionista Barbie that you can’t please everyone or even anyone at times, there will always be someone to tear you down, sadly, and you just have to remember not to let them, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. No matter how much I love social media it really has made it easier for people to be nasty, so I was thinking about ways to bring more positivity into the world. 

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My BAFTA Red Carpet Makeover

My BAFTA Red Carpet Makeover

Ever wondered what it is like for your favourite actresses to get red carpet ready? To be honest I probably think about this way more than I should, and thanks to BAFTA and House of Fraser I’ve experience a little of the fun, the pampering and the divine dresses and jewels, thanks to their amazing style suit preview. 

This happened a few weeks ago, I have sadly been waiting for the pictures so wasn’t able to share with you earlier, but the preview was basically a run through for the BAFTA TV Awards that took place on Sunday night. Did you all watch? I thought Graham Norton was hilarious as ever, but the red carpet was less than inspiring.

But hey back to my red carpet experience, without the red carpet, where I was given the A-list treatment from BAFTA’s style partners – from red carpet ready hair by Mark Hill to a makeover by MAC, and I was even styled up by House of Fraser, they have a gorgeous red carpet ready collection of gowns, and the final touch was to be bedazzled by the stunning pieces from Carat London. Each stop was like a fairytale dream, I don’t think I have been that pampered since I got married. 

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Trend Alert: Shopping For Culottes

Trend Alert: Shopping For Culottes

Everywhere I turn I keep seeing culottes, love or hate them they really are the trouser-of-the-moment, and I can’t decide whether to get on board or not, which of course can only mean one thing, pin lots of pictures and get obsessed until I give in!!!

The first time I thought ‘yeah culottes I like your wide-legged, cropped trouser style’ had to be when I saw these suede beauties, above, from Theory’s spring/summer 2015 collection, aren’t they dreamy. Then doubts streamed in that I so wouldn’t be able to pull those off, or even find them at a more affordable high street price tag, which I have check out this identical pair from Asos, but still I couldn’t commit they’ve been in my saved folder for weeks. 

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Karen Millen AW15 – 5 Things To Get Excited About

Karen Millen AW15 – 5 Things To Get Excited About

I always have a huge debate with myself about featuring press previews on my blog, do you guys want to see something that you can’t buy for 6 months, and it really comes down to how much I love the collection, and after attending Karen Millen’s autumn/winter 2015 preview, which was very much like a presentation you would see at London Fashion Week, and loving everything, I thought that you guys would love to see what’s coming, as who doesn’t like to make wishlists ahead of a new season dropping into stores. 

Based around the concept ‘Desirability, Confidence and Ease’, the AW15 collection has a touch of elegant bohemian about it, with a nod to the 1970s featuring shearling, gorgeous tailoring in a camel hue, vintage print dresses, pleated skirts, and fringed bags. There is something about Karen Millen, it is my place to pick up quality tailored pieces, statement eveningwear, and dreamy knits, but this collection really blew my mind, I love the modern autumnal palette mixing traditional shades likes deep burgundy, red, black and royal blue, with the warm soft toffee and caramel hues and winter whites, as well as the gorgeous feminine silhouettes and the way it revolves around effortless style.

Instead of just bombarding you with images of the presentation I thought I would pick out the five key things I’m getting excited about from the Karen Millen AW15 collection: 

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