Tag Archive: Next

Feb 17 2014

My Style: LFW Day 4 – Matching My Samsung Note 3 To My Bag

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This fashion week I have had a new toy, the Samsung Note 3, a smartphone and a tablet all rolled into one, or as the geeks call it a phablet. On paper you think it is going to be too big, as the screen has a 5.7” display – but it is this screen that really makes it perfect for taking pictures, answering emails, as well as doing a bit of blogging on the go. Plus it did feel good to have all my apps back after using a Windows 8.1 mobile for the past few months.

When Carphone Warehouse gifted me the gorgeous red version I was chuffed, not because I didn’t really like the white and rose gold, black or plain white versions, but because this red beauty really makes a statement, especially with its leather-effect back, which really helps with grip. Plus it really does look perfect alongside the gorgeous Russell & Bromley Gilt Edge handbag that I am finding hard to let go of.

I always love having a bright coloured mobile or case, as well as accessories as my wardrobe is generally black, navy blue or dark denim, and these red accessories really work well against this black leather skirt and silky black and grey top that I wore on day four of London Fashion Week.

Am I the only crazy one that accessories my phone to my outfit and my handbag??? Probably – but this Samsung Note 3 really did look at home with the Russell & Bromley beauty.

Also big shout out to Alex for these snaps in Hyde Park in between shows and chilling out at The Apartment, it was fun being photobombed by pigeons and squirrels!!!

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My Style: Black leather skirt, Next (c/o) // Black and grey top, New Look // Black ankle boots, Topshop // Gilt Edge bag, Russell & Bromley (borrowed from The Apartment) // Glasses,Karen Millen (c/o) // Coat, Dorothy Perkins // Orange bracelets, Fossil (borrowed from The Apartment) // Heart ring, River Island // Necklace, Primark // Samsung Note 3 (c/o Carphone Warehouse) // LFW Day 4 Outfit 10 My Style: LFW Day 4   Matching My Samsung Note 3 To My Bag %tag

**Carphone Warehouse gifted me the Samsung Note 3, but as always my opinion are my own**

Feb 16 2014

My Style: Day 3 At London Fashion Week

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The weather this London Fashion Week has sucked, it has really thrown me off my outfit picking game, and has made me hate each and every look I have worn for a while. I think it is the fact that you have to rush to get the shot and the fact that the weather is making everyone so miserable – but I really wanted to share this amazing midi skater dress from ASOS.

Wearing this dress felt amazing, super flattering and was a great colour, I love navy, and it is a great length – plus at £42 is it also a great price – I will be wearing this beauty a lot. But for some reason it didn’t photograph as well as it felt, which is probably down to my poor posture and my current uncomfortableness in front of the camera than the dress.

To brighten up the dress I paired with my LFW Russell & Bromley bag - the Gilt Edge, as well as a cute pink watch from Fossil and some silver jewellery.

Nothing too showy, just simple and comfortable for a day of shows.

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My Style: Midi skater dress, ASOS // Boots, Next (c/o) // Necklace, Primark // Gilt Edge bag, Russell & Bromley (borrowed from The Apartment) // Glasses,Retro54 // Watch, Fossil (borrowed from The Apartment) // Bracelet, Bella Jane Jewellery (c/o) //

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**Thanks to Jaclyn for taking my piccies**

Feb 15 2014

My Style: What I Wore To LFW Day 2

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Day 2 at London Fashion Week was easy to get dressed for, after getting soaked yesterday I decided that my new waterfall mac from Next would be the best piece of clothing I could wear today. So this beauty, which is so soft that I wish my blog had touch-vision, was the best cover-up as it is drapes really nicely with the waterfall detailing to the collar and it is a great knee-length that it totally protected my uber-flattering geometric print dress, which is also from Next.

To brighten up my monochrome look I paired my outfit with red accessories – from my favourite glasses from Swag & Stare to the most comfortable shoes I own, my Dorothy flats from Topshop, which I really wish I had bought in every colour. The sparkle of this outfit though is that gorgeous Russell & Bromley handbag – the Gilt Edge.

I have borrowed this beauty from the closets of this seasons The Apartment, which is bigger than ever. I have to give it back tomorrow, but for today ‘Marge’ and I really bonded, yep I really have named my loaned bag, I love her that much. Everything from the vibrant colour to the trapeze shape and the spacious inside has me sold that this is the most perfect fashion week bag, which I will prove in a separate ‘What’s In My Bag’ post later in the week.

There is something about having a great bag that really does make an outfit and I think this coral beauty does that – it takes it from being comfortable to being chic and I love it.

Are you a fan of this vibrant bag?

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My Style: Black waterfall mac, Next (c/o) // Black and white skater dress, Next (c/o) // Red shoes, Topshop // Gilt Edge bag, Russell & Bromley (borrowed from The Apartment) // Glasses, Swag & Stare (c/o) // LFW day 2 Next coat 1 My Style: What I Wore To LFW Day 2 %tag LFW day 2 Next coat 6 My Style: What I Wore To LFW Day 2 %tag

**Pics snapped by Ngoni**

Feb 11 2014

Buy It: ‘I’m Kind Of A Big Deal On My Blog’ T-Shirt

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Yesterday I went shopping with The Apartment at Next, they kindly let me snag a few goodies for London Fashion Week, and I stumbled across this beauty of a t-shirt.

There have been a lot of blog related slogan t-shirts done in the past, do you remember Man Repeller wearing American Apparel’s ‘All Blogs Post The Same Stuff’? Well I think I have found the beauty of a t-shirt that every blogger needs to wear this London Fashion Week from Next - ‘I’m Kind Of A Big Deal On My Blog’ - and the best bit it is only £16, yep it is a bargain.

Not only a bargain it is super fun and comes in two colours – navy or ecru, and trust me you will be surprised with how great it feels and I just love the mirrored foil print detailing.

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This isn’t the only great slogan t-shirt that Next has to offer fashionistas looking for a cute addition to their LFW wardrobe – I also love their sequinned ‘Fashion’ tee with chiffon panels and the camouflaged ‘Hey’ grey T-shirt.

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Which one will you buy?

Sep 14 2012

LFW SS13: Day 1 – My Leather Skirt, Musical Madness And The Apartment

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Generally unless you’re an editor of magazines like Vogue or ELLE you generally walk a lot, spend way too much of your time tracking down the press bus, and miss a lot of shows, well this year thanks to The Apartment sponsor Get Taxi I have been whizzing round in a bright yellow cab – it as been heavenly!

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I’ve also consumed more food than at all my previous fashion weeks put together, thanks to breakfast and afternoon tea with Aubaine, lunch with Raw 42. Plus I got to play dress up in the Chanel blazer that Anne Hathaway wore in The Devil Wears Prada, of course not the actual one, but a close second that eBay had tracked down.

Back to the shows, it was a packed day and more detail reviews coming up, but my top three highlights definitely included:

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The gorgeous cobalt blue dresses at Fyodor Golan, I seriously hope and pray that major celebrity stylists see this collection and dress their A-list celebrities in them, as they need to be worn on a red carpet, I can see the likes of Diane Kruger and Kate Hudson in their designs, I really think they need to think big as they derserve the exposure.

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The incredible Couture craftsmanship at Corrie Nielsen, inspired by delving through the archives at Kew Gardens this is a collection with more feminity than previous seasons, and it really did glow down the runway. Everything from the dip-dye effect make-up to the statement headpieces that complemented the divine gowns, this was once again another hit for Corrie.

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Finally, but definitely not least, was the Romanian Queen romance from Bora Aksu, this collection had everything from intricate an hairstyle from KMS California, they needed three stylists per model to create a head of hair worthy of a crown, then the collection itself was dreamy, romantic and regal all at the same time, it was just perfection that ended with his signature Bora army of models – this is a collection that truly captured me to the end and I have already google Queen Marie of Romania as I need to know more.

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To my look, as it was day one I decided to be brave, and so I wore my faux leather pencil skirt from Next for the first time, I was a little worried that I wasn’t cool enough to wear! I picked up most of this look for my gothic fashion challenge with Westfield London and as I really loved the leather pencil skirt paired with the cute lace peplum I thought what the hell. Finishing off my look was a layered cardigan, I think it helped to tone down the skirt, an adorable red bow belt as I love red and black together, the most comfortable, go with everything laced up ankle boots, lots of silver bangles, and a simple silver origami swan necklace.

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My Style: Next faux leather skirt (c/o Next), Topshop lace peplum top (c/o Westfield London), Allsaints cardigan, New Look red bow belt, Topshop ankle boots, H&M Swan necklace and bangles, and Retro54 glasses.

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Did you go to London Fashion Week today or did you see any of the livestream, which don’t forget you can view on my blog here, do let me know what your highlights were, also all comments good or bad welcomed regarding my outfit – I got wolf-whistled for the first time in years off some builders so I’m thinking it was a thumbs up.

Feb 21 2012

LFW Day 5: My Style – Is This Neon Enough For You?

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For my last day of London Fashion Week I felt that going neon would curb my tiredness and it certainly worked. This Barbie pink jumper from Primark instantly cheered me up, and got a few strange looks from people on the train, but I just love the shade, fit and the bargainous price of £4. When it comes to neon and bright colours you can either go for complementing shades or clashing, I kind of did both – I went for a black pleated knee-length skirt from Next and my trusty Russell & Bromley patent brogues, and then I clashed it with my red Osprey London bag – kind of becoming my thing working pink and red together!!!

Want to see my previous style posts from London Fashion Week? Well on Day 1 it was all about the bow, Day 2 Barbie charms and a Gucci-inspired skirt, Day 3 Kate Mouse came out to play, and Day 4 I decided that my life needed to be a little bit prim and a lot proper.

Which look do you prefer on me?

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**Thanks to Alex for taking my picture.**

Jun 08 2011

AW11 Press Day: Next Works Heritage Chic

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I feel like I’ve been doing autumn/winter 2011 press days for months now, my first post came all the way back in March, well I am still on catch up as I went to see what Next has to offer last week. Like with other collections I have seen there were a lot of retro pieces, with Next taking inspiration from the sixties for its tailored pencil skirts and shift dresses, looks to the seventies for its eveningwear glamour, and turns to the eighties for colour-popping items, and once again orange and pink plays out a lot.

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My favourite item I saw at the press day had this horse print handbag, detailed with bold buckles and the cutest horse charm key chain. More of a weekend bag but either way it has been added to my autumn wish list!!

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One of the main themes of the press day had to be heritage pieces, which combines ladylike tweeds, woolens and cosy looking knits, I especially liked all the patchwork motifs.

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I also want these two-tone riding boots and the carpet Navaho print bag, out of everything I saw I was most impressed with the accessories.

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Couldn’t resist sharing this cute moo cow decorating the wall!!

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