Thursday 28 November 2013

Outfit:Layering Up.

Top: C/O Pussycat London* | Leggings: Zara | Blazer: Miss Selfridge via Charity Shop| Boots: Glamorous | Scarf: Zara | Hat:H&M | Necklace: C/O Chic La Chic*

At the time I was unsure about spending £20 on a scarf, but since picking this tartan piece up from Zara a couple of weeks ago I have struggled to take it off- it's super warm and adds a pop of colour to my predominantly black and grey winter wardrobe. May I also add how much I love these Zara leggings?! I gave in to the hype after hearing Fleur (Fleur De Force) endlessly raving about them in her videos and now I can feel myself falling in love with Zara's range of basics- unfortunately, it's a very expensive affair to have. This oversized dipped-hem t-shirt from Pussycat London has also become a go-to piece this season- Although the lace sleeves and the sheer mesh back don't make it the warmest choice, it's fab for throwing on and layering up but still looking put together.

What are your favourite layering pieces?
*DISCLOSURE: Starred items are PR samples.

UK Models: How to Kick Start Your Modelling Career.

When I was younger I loved the idea of becoming a model- What little girl doesn't like the thought of having her hair and makeup done for her every day and striking her best pose in front of the camera? However, being a shy character, a little on the shorter side and not knowing anybody in the industry I had no idea how to even get started; that's why I think companies like UK Models are great for anybody who is thinking about breaking in to the industry.

"The modelling industry is extremely competitive; thousands and thousands of girls and guys dream of making it as a model everyday, but not everyone can. Attempting to break into the modelling world is tough – but here at UK Models, we can help you. If you want to know how to become a model in England, then read on to find out!
UK Models is a model support service. We guide aspiring models and help them kick start their modelling careers. We achieve this by offering helpful tips and advice, which will definitely be beneficial due to our twelve years of experience in the industry. We also honestly advise you about whether you have the right look for the modelling industry and which type of modelling would suit you best. Once we have established your modelling goals, we will invite you for a photo shoot in one of our top of the range central London studios.
The photo shoot is the ultimate way to find out whether modelling is for you. You and our team will be able to discover if you have the ability to pose in front of the cameras and possess all of the attributes needed to become a model. We will provide you with talented makeup artists, hairdressers and stylists who will give you a makeover for the shoot. A top photographer will take your photos and the final images will be discussed with an image consultant, who you will be able to discuss your strengths and weaknesses with as well as whether you have what it takes to make it in the world of modelling. If you do decide that modelling is the right path for you, then you will have high quality photographs for your portfolio. A portfolio is like a visual CV; it is a collection of images that showcase a model’s work. It also shows potential clients a model’s versatility and scope as a model because of the fact that the model is shown in a range of looks and locations.
After the professional portfolio has been created, UK Models will support you for a year. We will answer all your questions about the modelling industry, help you with your approach to agencies and give you tips on freelancing and networking. Breaking into the industry is always going to be difficult; which is why we want to help you every step of the way.
 So if this sounds interesting to you and you want to find out how to become a model in England, then check out our website and register with us today. If we feel you have the right look required to become a successful model, we will be in touch and advise you on the next steps to take. You could make your modelling dreams come true!"

 Would you consider kick-starting your modelling career with UK models?
*DISCLOSURE: Sponsored Post
Wednesday 27 November 2013

Outfit: Frendli

T-shirt: C/O Original Attire* | Gilet: C/O BANK* | Disco Pants: C/O She Likes* | Boots: Dr. Martens | Hat & Bracelet: C/O Fashion Union* | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Forever 21*

With my rather sad sense of humour I do love myself a good play on words, especially when it's on a t-shirt. At the moment, brands seem to be hopping on the trend wagon of word play with luxury and designer brand slogans; "Féline" being my personal favourite. Original Attire have come up with a couple of good ones of their own- As well as this "Frendli" t-shirt I love their "My Name's Not Chloé" print.
My Blonde & Blonde gilet from BANK is also quite a recent addition to my wardrobe, too- I had never seen them as being at all stylish in the past but when I got mine I didn't want to take it off. It's perfect for slipping on for a quick trip to the shops when it isn't cold enough to wrap up in one of my huge coats.

Are you loving the slogan tees trend at the moment?
*DISCLOSURE: Starred items are PR samples.
Monday 25 November 2013

Shade Station: Tommy Hilfiger Gracie Watch.

Tommy Hilfiger Rose Gold Gracie Watch: £140* C/O Shadestation

If there's something I have a penchant for, it's collecting watches and sunglasses. Despite not really needing more than one (can't really say I need sunglasses at all in this country!), I just can't help adding to my vastly growing collection. So when Shade Station contacted me about a review I had quite a difficult decision on my hands- to go for a watch or sunglasses? Shade Station stocks a wide range of both watches and sunglasses from popular designers and brands including Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Dior, as well as high-end and designer jewellery. In the end I settled for this Tommy Hilfiger watch- I had quite fancied a chunky rose gold watch for a while and this one won me over after quite a tough toss-up between this and the lovely Stella watch from Juicy Couture. A lot of the items that Shade Station stocks are at discounted, competitive prices, so if you're looking to treat somebody for Christmas, be sure to check it out! :)

What do you have a penchant for?
*DISCLOSURE: PR sample. My opinions are still 100% honest and my own.
Friday 22 November 2013

Behind The Scenes at AX Paris.

Hey lovelies!

You may have noticed that I have been a little MIA on the blog lately- I recently started an internship at AX Paris and it has come to my realisation that working 9-5 Monday to Friday isn't proving to be very blogger-friendly! However, I am going to have a major product and outfit photographing session this weekend so that I have some content to blast out during my lunch breaks throughout the next few weeks :)

Meanwhile, I have been busy on all the social networks here in the office, but today I took to the AX Paris blog to give you a sneak peek of the studio shoot I went along to yesterday to capture a few pictures of some of the fabulous new dresses that are coming soon to AX Paris! Click here to read my post :)

Have you spotted anything that you're going to keep your eye out for? My favourite was the navy velvet cold-shoulder swing dress!

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Outfit: Khristmas is coming!

Dress: Kardashian For Lipsy C/O Bank* | Heels: C/O Tribeca Shoes* | Coat: C/O Fashion Union* | Bag: C/O Marc B* (similar)| Earrings: Primark

Outfit photos after sun down- Who knew of such a thing?! However, due to a new internship, tight deadlines and a case of bad organisation on my part, it had to happen on this occasion. I do think it heightens the effect of this gorgeous little red dress from the new Kardashian range (which has just been launched in time for all those Christmas parties!) from Lipsy, though. I wanted to let the colour  and the cheeky little chest cutouts do the talking, so I opted for minimal gold jewellery, killer heels and my beloved Fashion Union faux fur coat for a touch of Hollywood glamour (and because it's getting bloody cold here in the UK). If you like my Kardashian Khristmas party look, please go crazy using the hashtags #KardashianKhristmasKombo and #FrancesKK on Twitter, I'd love to hear your thoughts! <3

What do you think of the new Kardashian range at Lipsy? Have you got your Christmas party outfits sorted?
*DISCLOSURE: Starred items are PR samples.
Friday 8 November 2013

My Onesie Confessions with F&F.

Onesie: F&F £12.00*
Slippers: F&F £10.00*
Ear muffs: F&F £5.00

In the colder months, there's nothing I love more than cosy nights in front of the fire wearing a onesie, and I'll be the first to admit that I am accumulating quite a collection of the comfy one-piece garments. So when F&F got in touch with me asking if they could send me a hamper full of treats for a perfect night in, I wasn't going to turn it down! However, this came with a little catch- F&F challenged me to reveal my onesie confessions which left me feeling a little nervous, but I was relieved to see that they were just a few fun onesie-related questions! So donning my new scotty dog onesie and fuzzy slippers, I sat down with my laptop to confess my onesie secrets!
1.   Tell us your favourite bits about your new F&F Onesie or/and a previous one you have owned!
I love the colours and the cute dog print on my new F&F onesie, and it isn't too thick which means I'll be able to get use out of it next Spring as well when it starts getting a little warmer. I do own a couple of really thick, fleecy onesies as well which I practically live in when it's super cold!
2.  It’s time to confess… where is the funniest place you’ve caught someone (or yourself!) wearing a OnesieAnd will you be venturing out of the house in your new F&F Onesie?
I'm not brave enough to wear a Onesie outdoors- I even cringe a little when I have to answer the door to the post man, haha! I saw somebody wearing a Onesie at the cinema once- it was quite odd but I can definitely see how it could be appealing!
3. If you could describe your perfect Onesie in 3 words… what would it be like? (Alternatively to this one of course!) 
Fleecy, fur-lined and animal-themed! I love those funny novelty onesies that have a hood with ears and a tail haha- I adore this one from F&F- How cute?!

4.  This Christmas, if you were to gift a Onesie to anyone, who would you choose? 
One of my friends absolutely refuses to buy one as he's afraid of looking silly. I think that if he had one forced upon him, he would definitely be converted! :P
5.Now you own a Onesie, will you be encouraging your friends and family to get one too?  
I always encourage EVERYBODY to get a onesie!

6.  What makes your perfect night in? 
My idea of a perfect night in is sitting in front of the fire, watching a film with some naughty, indulgent comfort food, a hot chocolate and some good company :)

And those are my onesie confessions! F&F have a huge range of onesies to choose from for guys and girls of all ages, so I suggest you take a peek at what they have to offer here if you don't already own one! I also want to know what your onesie confessions are, so leave me a comment telling me what your favourite onesie is and if you have ever worn it out in public!
*DISCLOSURE: This post contains PR samples.
Thursday 7 November 2013

Outfit: Winter Staples.

Dress: C/O Own The Runway* | Boots: C/O Shoe Zone* | Socks: Primark | Beanie: C/O Fashion Union* | Necklace: Dorothy Perkins

Gaining a few pounds in the colder months means that skater and smock-style dresses become my best friends- Accentuating the waistline whilst hiding those thighs, what's not to love!?
I adore the colour and print of this Own The Runway number, I think the various shades of blue make it a piece perfect for all seasons- I know I'll be rocking it with tights, boots and a biker jacket as it gets chillier whilst pairing it with some gladiator sandals when the Summer sunshine comes round again (is it too early to be wishing for Summer again?). Own The Runway have some lovely printed dress in at the moment- I'm currently lusting over this one!
Military boots are a staple in my wardrobe and I have bought a new pair every Autumn for the past few years and have absolutely worn them to death each time. This time I have opted for the cool buckle detailing on these Shoe Zone boots- I've already got so much use out of them, they go with everything!

What are your Winter staples?
*DISCLOSURE: Starred items are PR samples.