Thursday, 28 February 2013

London Life # 2

In my last post in the 'London Life' series, I covered art. This post is however, a little different...

In my pursuit to lose a bit (alot) of weight I have been on a healthy eating and exercise plan over the past month. I have actually discovered that I love exercising and found it to be a great way to socialise with my friends and lose weight NOT at the pub consuming loads of calories with too many Mojitos. 

My favourite class I have attended so far was the 80s aerobics session at the FRAME exercise studio in Shoreditch. Based under the tunnels near Shoreditch High Street, this is one of those uber trendy, uber quirky gyms with an array of fun and interesting ways to lose the flab. Love it...

Image courtesy of FRAME 
Attending the 80s aerobics session for an hour rendered me useless for the next few days and meant the BF had to do even more running about after me than he does already. A bit pricey at the £12 mark, I was initially a bit skeptical and thought this would have been very much a flash in the pan, once off thing to do. However, I'm already planning my next visit as it was such a different way to fight the flab and really enjoyable, with the hour flying by.

I would definitely recommend not only this class (what better way to exercise than to Flashdance?!) but the whole gym, you need only go once or twice a month. Their online top up wallet type system makes this really easy and is a really effective way to avoid the overpriced gym memberships in London.

For those in the East London area I would definitely check this place out. It's better for you than five pints on Curtain Road I tell ya!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Oscars 2013

Bit late to the party but I've been very poorly this week (damn ear infection) and what with being very busy at work (why do deadline always come at the same time?!) and finding a new flatmate, I don't have much time for the old blog.

SO here we go. My absolute FAVOURITE dress from this year's Oscars has to be Amy Adams in this dove grey/powdery blue evening gown by Oscar de la Renta. This dress is A-MAY-ZING. Do you recall the episode of Sex and the City when Carrie was in Paris on the bed in a "thousand layers"? This is like that dress. I may be jumping the gun here but this is my dream wedding dress...

Second best undoubtedly has to be Amanda Seyfried in her Alexander McQueen number. Another potential wedding fave...

All in all the Oscars was a bit like a wedding fare. Back in my interning days in Glasgow I used to help dress the models for shows with the Scottish Wedding Directory and nothing excited me more than touching an array of beautiful wedding dresses. OK they were a bugger to zip up and wrecked my nails in order to do the task at hand, dress the models, but I loved the whole experience. 

I would have had an absolute field day of the same feeling if I was a dresser at this year's Oscars. Better add that to the mahusive 'List of things I really want to do but will likely never happen.'

Monday, 18 February 2013

Holly Fulton at London Fashion Week...

I am in love with Scots designer Holly Fulton's collection at LFW. The print...the colour....the mix of textiles (satin and fur FYI)...THE lipstick dress. I am in love. 

I have loved Holly Fulton since the start of my PR career back in 2010, when I worked for one of Scotland's leading fashion PR agencies and got to actually manhandle and assist style her clothes for various fashion photo shoots we worked on. Safe to say my Fulton loving hasn't died, this collection is simply A-MAY-ZING...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My Clueless Wishlist

One of my ultimate fashion icons HAS to be Cher from "Clueless" and I'm well pleased to see that this look is back in style. If only I could pull of that pink fluffy pen and hounds tooth skirt/jacket combi at work...

UK fashion brand Lashes of London offer cute and quirky clothing, making the pursuit of my becoming Cher from Clueless all the more possible (just not with the added addition of THAT wardrobe SOB). From 90s pastels, shiny detailing to gleaming textiles this is my one stop shop to get the 90s look which we keep seeing cropping up everywhere. All quirky dresses, detailed skirts and chiffon blouses I LOVE this look just now. 

How to get the Cher look from Lashes of London...

Candy Cane Sequin Skater Dress, £37.50 (down from £75!)

MY ABSOLUTE FAVE - Trixie Lilac PU Mini Skirt, £45

Bubblegum pink so Cher! Dita Contrast Blouse, £10.80  (I know!)

What can be more 90s/Clueless than a pastel bralet? Harlot Cut Out Top, £38

What better way to combine fashion and nostalgia than donning a bubblegum pink bralet and spouting "WHATEVER" at the top of our voices.  

Even better still, you can enter a Lashes of London competition to win £200 online by entering their exclusive blogger competition. All you need to do is, like moi, create a wishlist of what you love from the site and share it on your blog - easy! 

Candy pink may not ideally be for those of us in our mid 20s but not going to lie this is one trend I am SO UP FOR.