Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Karen Mabon: On a clear day you can see forever

Like all great love affairs, mine with Karen Mabon started with an obsession. One that over the years hasn't been for letting up. While Mabon's sleepwear is due to drop this week, her A/W collection is now available and it's done nothing but feed my fanatic love for the brand. "On a clear day you can see forever" has all the signature flourishes of Mabon's work; bright colours, playful imagery and designs that are a treasure trove of hidden detail. It's a regular pic n mix of surreal stories to captured moments. The ordinary made extraordinary and everything in between. It is unequivocally gorgeous.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Double Dressing

So looks like dresses over trousers is a thing again. I guess part of me thought that scousers (that sexy and fun combination of skirt and trousers) was left firmly in the past at primary school discos, but here we are, and y'know what? I am all in. I'm all about wardrobe versatility and layering, and having a wrap dress that doubles as a dust coat? Well, that's just smart shopping.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Too Faced: Totally Cute

I have a palette problem. There is nothing I love more than playing about with eyeshadow. I've built up quite the collection of nudes and smokes so it was time to dive in with something completely different. The Totally Cute palette from Too Faced is so far removed from what I use on a day to day basis but every time I passed it I found myself swatching Storm Cloud and swooning. Hard.The seeds were well and truly planted and before I knew it, this little beauty was in my shopping basket. And I wasn't entirely quite sure how I was going to use half the colours. I mean - how do you use a bright pink without looking like you've got pink eye?


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Isolated Heroes: What Happens In Vegas

Think of it as Dolly Parton by way of Liberace with a healthy dose of Alabama Worley. Even then, you're only scratching the surface on the inspiration behind Isolated Heroes latest collection "Nevada."  The award wining designer who's brought us cyber space Barbie's to high fantasy bride's is going out West with a combo of Glam Rock and Casino Chic. It's high trash at its finest.  While designer Samantha Patton is a bit of an internet darling (the queen of sequins counting Miley Cyrus among her fan base) she's bringing her latest collection to Southblock for her first pop up in Glasgow. Hot damn.


Friday, 12 August 2016

Shop My Wardrobe with the Scottish Blogger Shop

I'm a chronic hoarder. Like utterly awful. Despite many wardrobe purges (utterly ruthless wardrobe purges) I've still clung on to them in the form of suitcases in the spare room. Suitcases. Plural. I've been telling myself I'll Depop them or put them on eBay but there's only so long you can lie to yourself y'know? So taking inspiration from our sisters in the South, me and some of my fave blogger babes are hosting the first ever Scottish Blogger Shop! If you're half as nosey as I am it's the perfect opportunity to snoop and snag some of Scotland's top bloggers wardrobes. From indie goodies to some high end designer bargains there should be something for everything. My only concern? That 'm going to come back with more than I take! WHELP!


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Urban Decay: Lipsticks are my Vice

I'd go outside without foundation before I went without lipstick. It's a safe guard. An armour. There's something about a slick of red lipstick that makes my back a little straighter, my head a little higher and my voice a little louder. Lipstick is my vice and I can't get enough of it. And Urban Decay have launched over 100 shades with formulas ranging from Mega Matte to Mettalized. What's a girl to do? Try them of course!

Monday, 1 August 2016

What Comes Around

No matter how many wardrobe clear outs I have (and trust me, I have them A LOT) there are always a few things that without fail never find themselves in the firing line. They aren't part of my main wardrobe rotation but every now and then they crawl back out the wood work for a guest appearance. I know I'll never throw out my giant tulle skirt or my dior nightdress, and I'll certainly never throw out the blue blazer. Shopping out the ladies department is one of my favourite things. From better fitting shirts to personality pieces, I truly believe sometimes (all of the time) that shopping outside your comfort zone can return some real hidden gems!

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