If you were to ask my brothers opinion of how I dress you would be guaranteed the response of ‘too manly’ or ‘grandma’. So you can only imagine my determination to ensure these bad boys made it to my wardrobe pronto.
I’m not gonna lie to you, this duster was an absolute STEAL! Generally speaking I hate colour, I just don’t feel like it suits me at all however, there’s something about the pastel/sky blue that really struck me. The best part is something I wasn’t aware happened but apparently Primark do this thing called a sale?! I thought it was universally impossible for Primark to go much cheaper than it already is. So I ummed and aaahed about weather I should take a gamble and add some colour to my wardrobe and would I wear it often enough to justify the price tag. I mean at £3.00 that’s pretty much the price of a coffee! Was I willing to give up my daily dose of starbucks for this!? DUUUUUH…. I truly truly love it.
Muriel Maxwell on the cover of American Vogue July 1, 1939
Picture credit: Condé Nast Horst Estate
On the wall at the opening of this exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum is one word in bare, three-dimensional lettering: H O R S T
This incredible exhibition was a must see for artists, fashionistas, bloggers, makeup artists and photographers. The exhibition looks back at 60 years of art which instantly captivates you through Horsts meticulous obsession with the perfect blend of light and shadow, that were used to startling effect in his work. In 1943 his editor at Vogue cited his subtle manipulation of lighting as one his key strengths.
He was a master of atmospheric illusion, composition and light who created an image of sensual sophistication. Horsts images overcome fashion and time. His photographs graced the pages of House and Garden and Vogue under the photographic title ‘Horst’.
The huge collection of prints, drawings, notebooks, scrapbooks and letters that Horst carefully preserved throughout his life, alongside thousands of prints in the archives of Condé Nast, bear witness to his distinguished talent.
Curator Susanna Brown captures the man and his work with clarity and style.
‘Fashion is an expression of the times. Elegance is something else again.’
Is it such a crime that I want my wardrobe to be overflowing with denim pieces right now? I don’t know what’s come over me but I’m infatuated with the vast variety of shades, the perfectly formed structure of the way the fabric hangs, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead for me and denim. Roll on black Friday, my basket is overflowing.
Asos product codes:
Denim Skirt 439036, Denim Tshirt Dress 536211, High Weighst Wide leg Jeans 521434, Longline Denim Jacket 544664
If you follow me on instagram you may have seen a photo I posted around Christmas time of a photoshopped snap of me and Matt in Budapest. So these are the ventures of an amazing Christmas present.
The weather was absolutely freezing but bearable, apparently not as cold as it usual as their open air ice rink wasn’t open due to ‘warmer weather conditions’. I cannot begin to express how stunning the Hungarian wines are! They remain relatively undiscovered aside from the desert wine Tokaji. Try Doblo in the old jewish district, with its open brick walls and cave- like feel this place has a real wine cellar vibe about it. There are over 100 carefully selected wines to choose from which is incredibly overwhelming at first. The staff truly know their stuff and share their knowledge to make sure you get a cracking wine to suit your taste, and trust me I’m fussy about Chardonnay!
We pretty much walked everywhere and I think this is a must in any city to truly take it all in. We visited the Széchenyi Thermal Baths and got royally screwed over as we must have looked completely lost and ended up paying a fortune for something totally unnecessary so bare that in mind if you visit! Just read signs and ignore help. Despite that, they are amazing. We went on a Saturday and the place was heaving with locals spending their weekend soaking and relaxing. ( Topshop bikini )
You can catch a breathtaking view of the Parliament from the Royal Palace – Castle Hill. It’s well worth the walk (not that we walked it! We were in a massive rush to get up there before sunset.) The views were spine-tingling. This picturesque area is located in the heart of medieval Budapest defined by cobblestone streets, lovely squares and narrow alleys.
Szent István Bazilika – Make sure you take the stairs to the top, all 364 of them! You may feel a little queazy once you reach the top but its fab, you get to see the structure of the big dome from the inside, it really is worth it. This has to be my favourite church visited so far.
Photos by Matt Dreyer
Lusting after this awesome Zara jacket. My wardrobe is urgently in need of this in it’s life. So perfectly simple the cut is, with its sheepskin-like lining that adds fine detail to the overall appearance.
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I was scrolling through my phone the other day and came across these photos from a day trip to Brighton, Freddie’s first trip to the seaside! I know it may be a pretty mental statement to make as I know it’s not the Bahamas however, sometimes nothing quite beats the good old English seaside. We had such a chilled day mooching through the lanes, relaxing on the beach and had a late lunch at Food For Friends which is Brighton’s original vegetarian restaurant.
(Topshop crop & earrings, Zara shorts, Asos men’s jacket, Office sandals, Urban Outfitters sunglasses, Vintage bag.)