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Jan 01 2014

Dear Diary: Bye, Bye 2013…Hello 2014!!!

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My now fiancé really surprised me, I know for some 10 years seems like a long time to wait, but not for me – Paulie has always been the best thing in my life and to be honest I was more than content as things were – when people say “about time” I am just going to respond – “no – more like the right time”.

Paulie really did good, not only did he ask my Mum, she cried bless her, he designed the ring based on the one out of my favourite Christmas movie ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, exactly what I would have chosen for myself. But the way he proposed was not only so romantic but absolutely perfect – he had me running around the house on a scavenger hunt solving clues.

It wasn’t until I got to the final clue 10 and looked under the angel at the top of the Christmas tree that it registered to me that this was a proposal – I was so giddy that I think I jumped around for about 10 minutes. I nearly knocked the tree over and was screaming with excitement while Paulie asked me “Will you marry me” and then jumped about so much he couldn’t even put the ring on me. To say that it was a magical Christmas morning is a little of an understatement – it is one that I will never forget.

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It is weird how different it feels to be engaged, not only am I completely mesmerised by my beautiful ring, I can’t stop smiling, and I have been blown away by the fabulous response from our family and friends – I’m not sure why but I didn’t think that anyone would care that much and knowing that they are happy has made me even more giddy and excited for the future.

So I am not sure if the wedding will be this year or next, I can tell you it won’t be traditional, it will be a winter wedding and take place in New York as well as here in the UK, and basically it will include all the things we both want to include and things we don’t want like the sit down meal won’t happen. I of course will be blogging my wedding planning, I have already started with pinning ideas on my Pinterest boards, as well as buying up every wedding magazine in the newsagents – the pressure is on and I only got engaged a week ago – but no matter what it will be a great celebration.

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I was planning to do a proper 2013 round-up, but basically getting engaged has made me too giddy – so I put together a little Flipagram of my favourite moments off Instagram – which includes lots of food, snaps of my cats, fun at London Fashion Week, a few outfit pics, press day mania, festive treats, as well as a bit of arm candy, trips down memory lane and laughter with friends.

2013 has been great – here’s hoping that 2014 is even better – Happy New Year!!!

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Jul 02 2013

I Instagram: June 2013 Diary

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I share so many moments via my many social media feeds, especially Instagram, that I thought it would be nice to start a monthly round-up of some of my favourite snaps. So here goes, this was my June!

It has been a busy fashion month: lot of brands held their autumn/winter 2013 press days, highlights being the Pri-mates at Primark and the ultimate arm candy jewellery stack at Astley Clarke; the sunny weather has inspired window dressers across London with my favourite being the pre-historic display at Louis Vuitton with the model sat on a dinosaur; and this month also showcased future fashion talent at Graduate Fashion Week, I have already blogged some of the winners but here is one of the more extreme menswear collections – complete with baby bumps and full bodysuits.

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I also became a little, OK a lot, obsessed with the A Beautiful Mess app, which generally just makes any picture prettier, girlie and a whole lot more fun, which seemed fitting to show off these amazing heels from Primark, adorable flowers in my garden, and my birthday swag!!!

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It wouldn’t be my Instagram diary without a few, sorry a lot of cute piccies – from my JD Kitty to cute cygnets, life-sized giraffes for the garden, and even a lost My Little Pony Unicorn toy – all together now – awwwwwww!!!!

The final selection is kind of a mix bag: a cool Mustang spotted at my village’s summer fête; my new toy the Canon PowerShotN; the cutest USB ever – a Revenge Wears Prada stiletto; a lion door knocker; my glamorous pals – Kate, Emily and Alex; a buttercup, just because; the eye of a Nissan Figaro my new favourite car; birthday chocolates from San Francisco; the most incredible chandelier made of skipping ropes, basket ball hoops, trainers and tennis balls; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea at One Aldwych.

That was my June – was yours just as fun?

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For more behind-the-scenes of what goes on at Fashionista Barbie, like press day previews, shopping picks, cute shots of cats, delicious food – generally cakes, floral tributes, weekend fun, a bit of street art, and my love of arm candy - then don’t forget to follow me on Instagram.

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