Jerry Springer and Ice-cream Vans

At age 18, obviously liberty and independance is gained, most often in the form of booze and smokes. But after some savvy googling, I found that at Eighteen, there are oodles of other new-found freedom too! There are a bundle of things to do, such as: starring on Jerry Springer, driving ice-cream vans, obtaining a credit-card (say goodbye to responsible spending!), applying for a blockbuster membership, paying taxes, etc.

I’m definitely not against boozing, but there’s very many other ways to mark this milestone, without being a total drunkzilla. Counting down the hours to adulthood… xo

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Congrats Queenie!

The over-abundance of Street Parties, a healthy obsession with those Patriotically coloured M&Ms, together with all those televised pageants and parades, I’m relishing all the Jubilee celebrations. Unfortunately though, Britannia-Fever did not favour me with any style-inspiration; I celebrated instead with Union-Jack Nail-wraps, and relished a bank-holiday break from revision, with a traditional Cup of Tea, and my Fortnum & Masons Jubilee Biscuits.

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Dance with Me, ‘Cause there is Beauty in the World

The unwelcome hurdle that separates me from the joyous summer holidays is once again imminent; and so mid-exam season, I have only a perfunctory post to satisfy the thirst induced by the recent absence of promised photos.

A tribute to Vidal Sassoon, who’s recent death has caused ripples in the fashion-world. He was truly an artist that “changed the world with a pair of scissors”. His signature cut: The Bob (originally designed for another pioneering stylist, Mary Quant), not only drastically changed Fashion in the sixties, but it continues to inspire millions even today. His avant-garde approach to hair-styling has inspired the feeling of personal freedom for women, and revolutionised the world of hair-styling.

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Make it through, just stay strong

Post-orthodontial appointment (the inaugural step of a 18-month afflicting ordeal), I’m having feelings of doom and gloom. A swift, easy-breezy, effortless procedure to insert little screws as anchors for ensuing braces became an encumbering and irksome process with enough local-anestheia to knock out a giant (but not five-foot me evidently). I hope they stay secure and functional, and that I won’t have to endure this again. Already I’m feeling despondency.

Hang on, little screws, hang on!

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About your hair, you needn’t care

Yesterday marked a bi-annual milestone: a visit to the hairdresser. And so, after a sporadic Saturday-Breakfast of bacon and poached-egg on Ciabatta, I hurried to my midday appointment at The Cutting Co. (And boy, do they cut!)

Always have I loathed the pressure and hassle of changing my hairstyle, and together with the stress of explaining explicitly the cut I desire, means I usually keep these affairs to a minimum. I detest consigning such a dramatic responsibility to a stranger, and the awkward small-talk has always stumped me; not to mention the peculiar situation where a stranger’s hands are attached to my scalp. But, the venture of late had not been cataclysmic, nor catastrophic, I’m pleased to report. And, the result? A sleek, slick, newly-spruced long-bob with a straight blunt fringe.

Coming Soon: photos and style post, as well as a summary of S/S ’12 trends. Stay tuned, foxy ladies (and men)! xo

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Happy I can be

Having always been a Patternphile, my wardrobe predominantly consists of printed pieces. No matter paisley or plaid, checked or striped, polka-dotty or speckled, and even floral: I adore them all! And, this year’s trend of tropical print is no exception;  palm-tree prints have me hot-under-the-collar.

With a heavy dash of vivid colour, this flamboyant and bold print has taken the Spring trends by storm, appearing in numerous S/S ’12 collections from Salvatore Ferragamo to Josephy Altuzarra, and not forgetting Christophe Lemaire’s audacious palm-leaf printed Pajama-suit. I am already dreaming of summer holidays in the exotic tropics!

A nod towards this exotic trend in my new pair of bright, jazzy printed trousers from Zara, paired with a frayed knitted pastel jacket and a transparent tote (à la Prada).

To end, just a cursory comment: I’m over-the-moon hunky-dory happy from the recent augmentation of readers/followers. Merci beaucoup for the support! And please keep reading!

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Close my eyes, it’s all I see

I’m hating on my laptop, it’s always misbehaving. Enduring some serious angst and frustration and distress from technological problems; I wanted to post this yesternight. Well, regardless, here it is…finally!

Details from my outfit on Friday-night for dinner with friends, and photos soon! Hope everyone is having a groovy weekend! xoxo

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(So-called) Investments

Armed with a plethora of (rather rubbish) excuses, I’m ready to dive, head-first, back into blogging (for the third time). So, with an indisposed bank balance, lousy prioritising and a healthy fashion-addiction, begins my favourite season.

With April underway and May around the corner, my winter-blues are thawing out and I can finally contemplate a transition into Spring/Summer wardrobe. And, that means only one thing: shopping! Having scrutinised this season’s trends – with the help from my three dependable, faithful, veracious companions: Vogue, Elle and Marie-Claire – I embarked on my annual-Easter style-renewal expedition. Never having been decisive though, I just hope that I’ve invested in some felicitous additions to my wardrobe.

Photos to come! Stay tuned xoxo

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Cold Days, Warm Days and those Days in Between

I’m delighted by the arrival of Spring, but I’m waiting for Summer with open arms. The Weather is fickle, and whilst I’ve had the ability to dress myself since aged 2, to do so stylishly is still a challenge. I’m always too cold, or too hot (much like the porridge Goldilocks encountered in the Three Bear’s house – I never seem to chance upon the perfect temperature though, to my disdain).

To further augment my dilemma, a day-trip in an unfamiliar city with obscuro-weather. And this week’s trip to London-town was no different. Donning high-waisted trousers, a silk shirt and denim jacket: snazzy, I thought, simple and warm. Yet I still ended up juggling my chunky scarf in one hand, my jacket in the other, and my Louis Vuitton balanced precariously on my shoulder.

My solution? Regulate body temperature with a little help from a Starbucks Coffee, available hot or iced. A delicious alternative to always having an armful of outer-wear.

Also, a hint for future references: should you wish to encounter Faris Badwan from the Horrors on your travels, linger in Leicester Square. He has been spotted.

Shirt: Zara, Shoes: Aldo, Socks: Topshop, Jacket: Uniqlo

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Slumber-Style

It’s time to get the Bloggie-Ball rolling again, and after having spent most of February grappling with the new S/S ’12 trends, here is a (very) surprising trend of this season that I’ve yet to come to terms with. The Pyjama Suit.

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I have never been a fan of Stella McCartney yet, her introduction of the pyjama-suit – in Paisley no less (a pattern favourite of mine, being an addict of prints) – is either brilliantly hideous, or hideously brilliant. Rendering many incredulous responses from most observers, and somewhat embellished by its “suit” suffix, pour moi, I love this upbeat stylish update on last year’s jumpsuit.

Aside from the practicality of being able to jump straight out/into bed throughout the day, the “suit” seems to be a silky luxurious dream that is ready-to-wear. A promising trend, though it is definitely not for the faint-hearted (clearly not for me). Paired with a structured blazer and the befitting accessories (courage and possibly a metallic choker) a sleek, sassy, swanky statement suit for Spring 2012.

A perfect excuse for wearing pyjamas to work.

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