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A Weekend with Wonderbra

Bella Sorella

Bella Sorella

Bella Sorella - Tartan Harem Pants

Last month I won a Facebook competition with Unmissable and Wonderbra, so me and one of my best friends got to have an awesome weekend of girly treats all for free! We stayed overnight in the lovely Cavendish hotel (full English breakfast anyone?) and spent Saturday having a makeover at TOWIE’s Lydia Bright’s store Bella Sorella (I got the tartan harem pants in the photo above as well as two a jacket I’ll be featuring in an outfit post soon) before heading over to Mahiki for a lot of drinking and a lot of rugby men (it was the Saracens’ Christmas party). Oh, and we were chauffeur-driven everywhere. Yep, we were truly spoilt. Of course I forgot my camera, so I didn’t manage to get any pictures over the weekend, but here’s a video Wonderbra made while we were at Lydia’s shop:

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Stylist Beauty Shoot

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It was so difficult waiting to share these photos with you! A few weeks ago me and Callum headed down to Hoxton to the lovely Jonny Storey’s studio for a beauty shoot with Stylist magazine. If you live in London you’ll no doubt have seen issues being handed out at tube station entrances/exits, though often by the time I’ve got there they’ve run out of copies. No wonder as the magazine is completely awesome, and amazingly – completely free!

Anyway, for their 100th issue, they had readers create the entire magazine, and I got chosen as one of four girls to test out some smart new beauty products and have a photoshoot to show the results. I had an amazing day – all the stylists and Stylist staff were great, and it was lovely to spend time with the other  girls. There was also A LOT of food, so that kept me and Callum happy!

I’m so glad I can share the pictures from the day now because not only was it an incredible experience, but also I really think some of these pictures are Callum’s best ones yet. In fact, I’m thinking of changing WordPress theme to have bigger pictures, as this small size at the moment doesn’t do his photographs justice … what do you think?

To read the feature either pick up a copy of the magazine if you’re in London or have a look at the online version here. I think the reader issue was a really cool initiative. After all, readers know what they want to see in a magazine, and it also gave many of us a chance to experience the workings of Stylist. Although there was a bit of an awkward moment today on the tube where someone sitting opposite with a Stylist open in their hands was staring suspiciously at me …

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Westfield Car Bootique – The AW11 Trends

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Well I’ll be the first to admit that on a beautiful day like this I really wasn’t keen on being inside a shopping centre. I wanted to be outside, in the sun, getting a cheeky October tan! But when fashion calls, it’s a natural instinct for me to answer! So I headed over today to the last day of Westfield’s Car Bootique to check out what fashion goodies lay in store.

The Car Bootique, which ran from Tuesday 27th September to Sunday 2nd October, is basically a traditional car boot fair on steroids, with some of Westfield London’s most popular brands each taking over a gorgeous Mercedes-Benz car to showcase their must-have buys for this season. It also featured a gorgeous fashion show of six key AW11 trends – androgyny, fur and coats, heritage, party wear, jewel tones, sixties – and this was my favourite bit of the event.

I loved each look in every trend, but some of the price tags were a little out of my reach, so I’ve selected a few key pieces under £100 each from my favourite trends. These won’t make your bank account angry but they will give you a huge spring in your step as you walk into this season feeling on trend and on budget!

Fur and coats trend:

Fur and coats trend

Leg warmers: River Island, £18

Ok, so the dog is amazing but unfortunately she’s got an owner already! So why don’t you channel her gorgeous furry style with these beautiful leg warmers from River Island. Wear them over bare legs during the season transition and then over tights once the weather get colder.

Fur and coast trendShoes: River island, £65

What I love about these shoes is that they don’t take the animal kingdom reference too literally. They hint of exotic locations, safari nights and animal skins without throwing them in your face. They’d be perfect for a hot night-time look teamed with some leather trousers (see the look below) and simple accessories.

Fur and coats trendBag: Next, £32

Trousers: Label Lab at House of Fraser, £60

No way would I have guessed this bag was only £32. It’s a beauty, adding some of attitude to any look. I also had to feature these gorgeous leather trousers because they’re a key piece for this season. Wear them the same way you’d wear jeans, but trust me, they’ll give you more swag in your walk!

Heritage trend:

Heritage trendShawl: Massimo Dutti, £69.90

Leggings: Zara, £29.99

Heritage has come a long way from tweed jackets. Think down-to-earth fabrics and tones, mixing prints and bold layering. I love this shawl because it looks kind of like a cape and can be worn in a variety of ways. It’s a cool alternative to coats and jackets. It goes great with these gorgeous purple-pink leggings, which are a great way to inject some colour and pattern into more neutral outfits.

Party wear trend:

Party wear trendTrousers: Pull & Bear, £39.99

I’ve loved Pull & Bear since coming across them on holiday in Spain, so I was super psyched when they arrived in Westfields. These amazing trousers are rocking the metallic trend and look far more expensive than they are. Don’t just keep these in the cupboard for nights out – these trousers can work just as well during the day paired with a slouchy tee and boots.

Jewel tones trend:

Jewel tones trendBlazer: Bershka, £25.99

Another Spanish brand that has finally landed in the UK, and again another item that looks far more expensive than it is. This beautiful blazer is perfect for work, shopping trips, nights out … anything! It’s a beautiful colour that can suit all skin tones

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