Thursday, 31 May 2012

Dream job! Want to work for ELLE?

The lovely and er.......... brave Elle editorial team have taken leave of their senses and are offering all interns out there in the beauty and fashion field, the opportunity to edit the October Issue of Elle magazine.  Don't believe me? See it for yourself, here

Meet God a.k.a. Tom Ford

Once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Tom Ford, as he talks about the highs and lows of his career.  Be there.  

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Weekend Escape

Lazy Sunday at Penrice Castle Estate, Oxwich Bay, Swansea

Oxwich Bay - Saturday afternoon and hardly a soul in sight

Pan fried cod, samphire, asparagus, baby courgettes in a lemon & caper butter

 Pan fried razor clams, olive oil, capers, chorizo, sundried tomatoes and a handful of cherry tomatoes.  Serve with warm crusty bread.

Sorry for the prolonged absence, I escaped to the coast for long lazy weekend, which as you can see from the photos was exactly that.  Having booked a last minute stay in one of Penrice Castle cottages in Oxwich bay, we arrived on Friday evening and immediately felt like we had found Narnia.  No reception, no internet, just the two of us and what felt like the whole estate to ourselves.  The views were reminiscent of a Constable painting, with not a soul in sight.  Even on a busy Saturday afternoon, you can escape the crowds on Oxwich bay and find a secluded spot for yourself.  With a failed attempt at catching razor clams, we resorted to buying them and cooked a delicious meal, pan frying the clams in little olive oil, capers, sundried tomatoes, chorizo and a handful of cherry tomatoes.  Bon Appetit!

Sunday, 20 May 2012


Neons.  They're everywhere and in every shade possible.  Accessories seem to be the easiest way to wear them mixed with pale cool pastels, crisp white and neutrals, but personally I love any woman brave enough to go out dressed in highlighter brights.  COS have the newest take on neons on the highstreet, including my favourite - the coveted playsuit......but get it quick, it's almost sold out!

COS S/S12 - Get it here, but be quick!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Mark Fast Sample Sale!

Eeeek! As a knitwear designer, this is possibly the most exciting news to hear.  I remember trying on one of his body con dresses in Browns and not wanting part with it.  The Topshop range didn't really do it for me but now with up to 80% off, it looks like finally I might just get my dress, and without having to pawn my collection of Mulberrys!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Hot Collars

Neon jumper from
DIY embellished crochet collar

Love them or hate them, it's the trend with more longevity than the Acne Pistol boot and neon Cambridge satchel combined.  Embellished, leather, lace, metal, printed - collars are here for the long haul.  Particularly love the embellished gem encrusted offerings worn with neutrals and brights.  Heres a few images of a crochet collar I livened up recently.