Tag Archive: Osprey London

Feb 20 2012

LFW Day 4: My Style – A Little Bit Prim and A Lot Proper

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I am not sure why I am looking super grumpy in this piccie, maybe it was the chilly breeze outside the Topshop venue, but I am actually having one of my best London Fashion Weeks in a long time. Today was a very cool day as I got my first ever invites to the Pringle of Scotland and Michael Van Der Ham shows, which were amazing  - one had Olivia Palermo front row and the other one fed and quenched my first before the show – all will be revealed in my show reports.

I am a lover of cardigans, maybe it is because I am always cold, and I do mean always, and this chunky knit one from New Look is a perfect pastel shade for spring, but also a great length. I paired it with my knitted J by Jasper Conran dress, which has the cutest sleeves that I totally forgot to shoot, and to add some more colour to my look I added my favourite rose clasped Dorothy Perkins belt – I know I am crazy for the high street!!!

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Finishing off my look was this quirky Wired Jewellery chalk-board ring, which came supplied with chalk so I could change up my look. I have to admit it is a little difficult to write in chalk – I have been trying all week to do #LFW, but in the end today I settled for a love heart as cute really suited this look.

**Thanks to Abi for taking my pic, holding all my layers, and generally being a fab pal.**

Feb 18 2012

LFW Day 2: My Style – Added Barbie Charms!!!

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Day 2 at London Fashion Week for me was all about the excitement of Barbie, as I blogged earlier this week my favourite doll is teaming up with Sister by Sibling as their model for their autumn/winter collection, so I thought in honour of her my outfit need to be a little Barbie-lious and it all started with my Barbie necklace and Thomas Sabo Barbie charm.

Been another hectic day, taking in shows from Daks, Elisa Palamino, Sister by Sibling, John Rocha, a cute presentation from Markus Lupfer, as well as seeing my friends over at Fashion Fringe for a presentation for former finalists Nabil Nayal and Alice Palmer at one of the most fantastic hotels the Corinthia, which Rihanna apparently was staying in.

Today, as always it seems on the Saturday at London Fashion Week was the day it rained, which always puts a dampen on things, mind the pun, and makes it harder to go to shows at different venues and I have to admit taking shelter at Markus Lupfer’s presentation wasn’t all bad!!!

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This wool blend skirt with pleated detail to the front and very Gucci-inspired block colours was a bargain at Primark, costing me just £5 in the sale. I love the pop of colours against the black, and the fit was perfection. I paired this skirt with my black Jaeger Boutique jumper, which has star cut outs, I got this in the sale a few seasons ago and recently found it in my closet and have fallen in love with it again. Today was very cold and the sleeveless top I was going to wear just wasn’t going to cut it.

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Finishing off my look today was once again my Osprey London bag and Russell & Bromley brogues, I know bad blogger wearing something more than once, but hey the bag is perfection and I didn’t have time to change over all my stuff and I couldn’t be bothered to wear heels.

Finally pieces of my look were dedicated to Barbie – wearing her signature necklace that I picked up off Etsy at the start of the year, and my Thomas Sabo Barbie silhouette charm.

**Sorry for the poor pictures – with the rain meant no outdoor shots and the light at home is obviously terrible**

Feb 17 2012

LFW Day 1: My Style – An Oversized Bow and Bag

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Today has been a hectic day at London Fashion Week, started with my first show at 9am at Somerset House for Antoni & Alison’s return to the catwalk – followed by some gorgeous displays from past, former and current Fashion Fringe winner’s Jena.Theo, Fyodor Golan, and a great front row spot at Corrie Nielsen; as well as a magnificent display from the Bora Aksu army of models; beautiful tailored draping from Maria Grachvogel; a gorgeous collection from Jean-Pierre Braganza; and prints galore from Basso & Brooke. I promise more detailed show reports with pictures, I did however take more than 500 shots yesterday so please bare with me, but there were some amazing sights.

This fashion week I am also making a conscious effort to do style posts everyday and I am starting with a look that I thought was cute and centred around an oversized bow and bag. The bow formed part of my new River Island light pink tee, I just adore this chiffon bow, super cute and got lots of great comments. I paired my tee with a flirty skater skirt from New Look, a light pink belt from Forever 21 with laser-cut star detailing, and my trust Russell & Bromley patent brogues – I know flats on the first day, but they looked so cute with this outfit.

To finish off my look I carried my new vibrant red leather Osprey London bug bag that the brand sent me for Christmas, love the colour, love the size, I just love it!!!!

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I love this bow.

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Stars do belong at LFW!!!

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This bag is the perfect LFW bag – fits my camera, make-up, purse, spare camera, phone, sweeties, schedule, tickets, you name it there is room in this bag for it. I can also fit my laptop in it as well but I left it home today.

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Well every outfit needs a little shine now doesn’t it!!!

**Thanks to Abi and Ella for talking my picture, now if only I could utilise all those hours of watching America’s Next Top Model to my advantage**

Dec 26 2011

In Pictures: Osprey Home A Vintage Treasure Trove

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I’ve raved about the bags and accessories at Osprey London and how adorable their Christmas ornaments are, but I nearly forgot to share my trip to Osprey Home set in a group of old stable and milking blocks in the scenic countryside of Hertfordshire.

This is more than just a home interiors store it is more like a curiosity shop filled full of hand-selected vintage-inspired finds by the brand’s founder and creative director Graeme Ellisdon and it feels more like a home than a retail store when walking around it.

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I fell in love with all the beautifully hand-crafted furniture, the exquisite textiles, and my favourite piece had to be this gorgeous driftwood horse head sculpture.

As well as a lifestyle store there is an outlet store for the gorgeous bags and the most adorable cafe, Saddlery Cafe, where all the teas come in gorgeous bone china tea cups and they have the most delicious muffins.

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Osprey Home, Saddlery Cafe and Osprey London: Osprey Saddlery, Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9HJ.

Dec 09 2011

Gift Guide: Beauty Ideas For Beautiful People

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I find beauty one of the best gifts to pick up at Christmas as there are so many cool exclusive sets around, and come on who doesn’t like to receive pampering bits. I have chosen some of my favourite brands including Benefit, Soap & Glory and Kiehl’s – and also it seems I am drawn to pink – no shock there then!!!!

1. Benefit, Boxing Day Beauty, £44.50, Benefitcosmetics.co.uk – as with all Benefit products they come in cutest packaging and the quirkiest names. This set includes some kind-a gorgeous medium, high beam deluxe mini, hoola and a little bit BADgal lash.

2.  Cath Kidston, Rose Manicure Set, £12, Johnlewis.com – I find if in doubt buy something Cath Kidston everyone loves the brand and this is an adorable manicure set to keep your hands soft and pampered. The set includes hand cream, cuticle cream, hand soap and an emery board.

3. Fresh, Citron de Vigne Set, £20, Fresh.com – an elegant beauty gift inspired by France’s Champagne region. Filled with citrus scented eau de parfum, body lotion, and sugarbath cubes.

4. Ortigia, Pomegrante Handbag Travel Set, £24 - gorgeous scent and perfect gift featuring a travel size shower gel, body lotion, soap and bath salts.

5. Philosophy, Jolly Jubilee Collection, £16, Johnlewis.com – this is a great beauty stocking filler and very festive. Includes a multi-purpose cleanser called Holly Jolly, which is a 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, and a glossy Crisp Berry lip shine.

6. Andrea Garland Silkie Lip Balm Brooch, £26, Liberty – after quirky and cute? Well this 1960′s silkie brooch filled with lip balm is perfect. I love it, a little pricey for lip balm but not for a brooch – please Santa can you bring me this??

7. Osprey London, The Belle Make-Up Bag, £49, Ospreylondon.com – this fuchsia make-up bag is perfect isn’t it? I reckon that no girl can have too many make-up bags and this wet-look calf leather bag has gorgeous contrasting chocolate detailing – plus it comes in a presentation box so it’s already wrapped!

8. AOFM Pro Tool Collection, £129, Aofmpro.com – for make-up junkies only the best brushes will do and you can’t get better quality than this professional 24-piece brush set designed by the AOFM Backstage Pro team. Also comes on a free on-set brush belt and they ship worldwide!

9. Kiehl’s Holiday Cracker, £19, Selfridges -  this is one luxury Christmas cracker containing 3 lip balms in original, vanilla and coconut flavour.

10. Soap & Glory High Shower Pamper Pack, £20, Boots – lover of S&G? Well you will want this bumper box as it is packed full of goodies including Clean On Me creamy clarifying shower gel, The Daily Smooth body butter, Mist You Madly scented body spray, a shower puff and a funky satin-finish fab patterned shower cap.

Dec 09 2011

Gift Guide: For Bag Lovers

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For my second gift guide I have decided to make it all about bags, basically because I adore handbags and these nine beauties are my favourite picks at the moment. Whether you are buying yourself a festive treat or you need to hint big time at your loved ones – these bags will make perfect gifts.

1. Rebecca Minkoff, Circle Quilt Casanova, $395, Rebeccaminkoff.com – I am a huge RM fan and I am lucky enough to have two of her bags, and on my regular scout of her site I saw this chic-yet-edgy quilted leather bag. Worried about postage? Well don’t as RM offers free delivery on orders over $300.

2. Osprey London, The Zambezi, £295, Ospreylondon.com – A great British brand and I love this jaguar-print cross body bag, for me this bag is all about that gorgeous vintage-inspired shape.

3. Tamzin Lillywhite, Boreas Back Pack£420 - a new brand to me, but with beauties like this I can soon imagine that Tamzin is going to become one of my favourite designers; also back packs are having a bit of a fashion revival so this sleek one is perfection.

4. Lollipops, Lascar Doobie, £69, lollipopsparis.co.uk – this is a cute bag, seriously what’s not to love about this wooly reindeer bucket-style bag?

5. Lulu Guinness Red Swarovski Crystallized Lips Clutch, £650, luluguinness.com – wouldn’t be a Christmas wish list without some festive LG lips now would it!!! I adore this iconic clutch – each year I keep my fingers cross that one appears under the Christmas tree.

6. Marc Jacobs, Lindy, £620, Harrods.com - the Lindy family of bags is new for autumn/winter 2011 and I just love this quilted shoulder bag, with its bow and stud detailing to the front, also this beauty would work during the day as well as night.

7. Mulberry Alexa Camera Bag, £650, Johnlewis.com – this bag has a 70s vibe about it and as with all Mulberry bags – think of this as an investment!!

8. Karen Millen, Crystal Clutch, £295, Selfridges – this seasonal sparkle is exclusive to Selfridges and the crystal-encrusted detailing and wristlet makes it a perfect party bag.

9. Bag Snob for DKNY, The Clutch, £175, Net-a-Porter.com – got to support blogger collaborations, especially when they are this good from Bag Snob founders Tina Craig and Kelly Cook who have designed an essential clutch. I just love this sequined leather number – a perfect evening choice.

Nov 18 2011

Christmas: Tres Chic Baubles From Osprey London

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Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, I love the sparkle of the lights, the cheesy Christmas family films, and most of all I love the colours of variations of the decorations.

Every year I love deciding on my colour scheme, sorting through my mountains of baubles and decorations in the loft, and best of all I love adding to my collection with new pieces. Sometimes I go for quirky, sometimes I go for classic, and sometimes I just fall in love with their beauty. That is what happened when I saw these gorgeous hand-crafted papier-mâché baubles at Osprey London.

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Available only from any of the Osprey London outlets, you get four decorations for £15, which come in a black presentation box for easy storage when the Christmas glee is over. I went for the multi-coloured baubles as you can choose your own, but dependant on what your colour scheme is you can either go for black/gold or silver/gold varieties.

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The brand have also launched an alternative to the traditional Christmas tree with this washed teak variety. Cute right? It comes in two sizes – large is £265 and small is £125, a little pricey but will last you a lifetime. Available only from Osprey Home in St Albans.

Osprey Home, The Saddlery, Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9HJ.
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