Archive | November 2012

Push PR SS13 Press Day

Press days can be so much fun! That’s what I realised at the Push PR press day last month in London. Their showroom was redecorated so that it wonderfully went along with the motto ‘Ship Ahoy!’

They had fishing nets, a life ring, sailor shorts and playsuits by Tara Starlet (one of my favourites) and bikinis by Bikini Fling. To add to the fun, they also had little bowls of candy and a big bowl with bracelets and beads from Chamilia. We could make our own bracelets, which was so much fun!

Tara Starlet:

Nelly.com:

Holistic Silk:

Chamilia:

Crumpet:

Jemima Vine:

Ayten Gasson:

Bikini Fling:

Outfit Post: Layers of Autumn

Well, it’s autumn. And what does autumn mean? More rain than usually, snotty noses and layering up. My policy for autumn is to wear at least 3 layers. Petticoat, dress, jacket, coat. Sometimes without the petticoat. Autumn’s all about coats. I’ve already shown you one of my favourites in the last posts. As it’s getting colder now, I need to rummage around in my wardrobe to get my autumn/winter clothes out.

This post could as well be called “sponsored by H&M”. Dress and coat are both from H&M, and I think the scarf is as well (by the way, have you seen the new Maison Martin Margiela x H&M collection?). Shoes are from Kurt Geiger, the clock necklace is from my grandma and the adorable little strawberry pendant in the last photo was made by my friend Lisa.

Dress: H&M

Coat: H&M

Scarf: H&M

Shoes: Kurt Geiger

Necklace: Grandma

Strawberry Pendant: Lisa Aschenbach

Nail Varnish: CHANEL Le Vernis in 475 Dragon

Restaurant Review – Giraffe Belsize Park

Giraffe Restaurant is just a stone’s throw (30 seconds) away from Belsize Park tube station on Haverstock Hill. I had dinner there with a friend last month and went again for dessert the next day – something I had missed out on the evening before as we had been in a bit of a hurry. I had a Farmers Market Vegetable Burrito for dinner. The filling consisted of roasted vegetables, black beans, feta & herby rice and the burrito was topped with adobe sauce, cheese, tomato salsa & crumbled feta. It was served with a salad. Everything tasted really good, I loved the feta and vegetables in my burrito and my friend really enjoyed her Falafel Deluxe burger too. The only thing I didn’t like was the onion in my salad as I don’t like onion, but that’s of course not the restaurants fault. Giraffe, you made two Vegetarians very happy!

 

Outfit Post: Autumn Cocoon Coats

I’ve mixed oufit and nature photos in this post, because I loved the autumn pictures I took outside but didn’t want to post them in a separate blog post. I’m pretty satisfied with the post as it is.. almost as much as I love that coat. It looks like a cocoon, which I know is more of a A/W 2011 trend. Jaeger, Burberry, Daks – they all have created cocoon coats. And recently I found this beige brown coloured beauty.

Lulu Guinness SS13 Press Day – A Day In Miami

On October 24th, I had the pleasure to attend the Lulu Guinness Spring/Summer 2013 Press Day. I’ve featured the brand several times on my blog because it’s my favourite. I have the Life is a Bed of Roses necklace, black mirror purse, two totes, an umbrella and two clutches (one of them a lips clutch, the most brilliant clutch ever created), and my little collection’s still growing – especially after I’ve seen next seasons fantastic eye candy at the press day.

The press day was at The Vinyl Factory near Oxford Circus tube station. I put my name down next to people from well-known magazines, Condé Nast and famous bloggers (exciting!).

The brick wall room was decorated with palm trees, flamingos, pink neon lips and a huge ‘Hotel Lulu Guinness’ wall. The Miami themed decoration perfectly matched the collection. Lots of stripes (I love stripes!), lips patterns, doll face bags, black, white, pink and blue, and an utterly adorable car bag! The food also looked quite delicious, but unfortunately I’m a Vegetarian, so I couldn’t try it. I’m so sad I missed the chocolate lips and macaroons in the afternoon!

Goody bags included an Innocent smoothie, a Lulu Guinness voucher and the cutest lips-shaped USB stick.

Great Expectations Premiere – On The Red Carpet at BFI London Film Festival

It was a surreal experience – as is the case with most things ‘celebrity’. Until October 21st, I had seen 5 (more or less famous) celebrities, and the thought of attending such a star-studded event was half terrifying, half exciting. But hey, they’re just humans…which is what I had to tell myself over and over again that day to calm my nerves.

My friend and I arrived at Leicester Square a bit earlier than most people at 4pm, because we wanted to ‘check the situation’. No red carpet yet, and only about 10 fans who had been waiting there since early morning (crazy).

When we came back at about 6.30pm, they were just rolling out the red carpet. Security had arrived and they were telling people to leave the area. Strangely enough, they didn’t tell us to leave. So we just stood there and waited. Eventually we were told to leave though, and come back at 7pm when everyone who had a ticket was allowed to go on the red carpet.

Half an hour later, at 7pm, the celebrities began to arrive. Robbie Coltrane was first, followed by Helena Bonham Carter, and then, all of a sudden, we found ourselves right on that red carpet. We walked past Mike Newell, the director of the movie, Elizabeth Karlsen (producer), Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane.

Helena Bonham Carter:

Inside the cinema there was a livestream of the red carpet outside. Ralph Fiennes:

When the stars were finished giving autographs, interviews and getting their pictures taken outside, they went into the cinema and waited to be called on stage..except for Robbie Coltrane, who preferred to stay seated.

Tim Burton:

Ralph Fiennes (Magwitch), Helena Bonham Carter (Miss Havisham), leading actress Holliday Grainger (Estella) and leading actor Jeremy Irvine (Pip). I had to laugh so much when I zoomed in on that pic:

Bebe Cave (young Biddy), her sister Jessie Cave (Biddy), Helena Barlow (young Estella) and Toby Irvine (young Pip):

As for the movie, I don’t want to give away too much (no spoilers in this post), just that it was fantastic. They all did a great job and you should definitely watch the movie.

After the movie was finished:

Jessie Cave:

Afterwards I told my friend I could do this every single day. A brilliant experience, thanks so much to everyone at BFI London Film Festival!