Friday, 30 November 2012

Homemade Lavender bags

Got these little pouches when I worked at the Issa Sample Sale. They were just extra bits of circular print fabric that had sewn edges and ribbon tied round the top. I brought some dried lavender and took the lavender off the stems, putting it into each little bag and tying it tightly. They are going to go in my cupboard to make all my clothes smell fresh!

Thursday, 29 November 2012


3.1 Phillip Lim , $795
H&M knee length pencil skirt, $64 
Oscar de la Renta high heels, $740
Kiki mcdonough citrine earrings

Erickson Beamon

Get me any of these!

Prestonfield, Edinburgh

We had a cracking afternoon tea at Prestonfield, repeating our flat trip last year. Afternoon tea per person consists of delicious mini cakes, scones and finger sandwiches combined with an extensive list of your choice of tea. Highly recommend going - and although they didn't when we went - they will now have all the Christmas decorations up, which makes it feel very festive! Also, try and book the leather room, as its the same price but you get your own private room!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Gladrags & Handbags Sale

I was in London last week and popped into the Grazia Gladrags and Handbags Sale on Friday. All proceeds of the sale went to Kids Company. Sophie Dahl gave a speech at the opening of the sale, along with the charity's founder Camila Batmanghelidjh. I picked up some wonderful items, including a white cashmere scarf, a Charley denim pleated skirt and a Love Moschino necklace - well worth the visit!


After visiting Bicester Village in Oxford on the weekend, I have to say one of my favourite stores was Marni. The fact that it wasn't full of people (we went on a Saturday morning not wise!) made it more appealing. Their original designs incorporate varying prints and shapes which really stood out for me against all the other designer shops. Here are some key looks that I like from their Spring RTW 2013 Collection, and their Fall RTW 2012 Collection. I'm going to go eBay hunting for my own piece of marvellous Marni!