Category Archives: Fashion

Bo Carter: ‘Forgotten Leeds’

Bo Carter fashion boutique

In the couple of years I've been writing this blog, Bo Carter's name has cropped up several times as one of the leading lights in Leeds fashion. She was born in Poland, had a spell in Holland, but moved to the UK 14 years ago and now calls Yorkshire home. "I would definitely call myself Cosmopolitan," she ...

Outfit of the week: pastel green

Pastel green sweater, gem jewellery, black jeans and Jones Bootmaker Mercy boots |

Blimey it's been a long time since I blogged an outfit post! I've been waiting for the sun to come back out. Pastel shades have been around for a while but I'm really pleased they've had staying power. These delicate, ice-cream colours were plentiful on the spring/summer 2014 catwalks (and at the more recent autumn/winter 2014 shows, for that ...

DIY envelope phone case

DIY pink leather envelope phone case |

One of my best friends has this Mulberry phone case which was the inspiration for my far more purse-friendly DIY option. I think I'll mainly use it on nights out, to protect the screen from being scratched by keys and coins at a time when everything gets thrown in a bag together and you're more interested in ...

New York fashion week AW14

New York fashion week autumn winter 2014 street style |

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate, here are 10 looks I have loved from the last few days in New York. Head on over to my fashion weeks Pinterest board for sources and more from the street and catwalk. Looking forward to London, are you?

Can’t quit statement necklaces

Statement gem rhinestone necklace |

I have a mild jewellery addiction. My achilles heel is the statement necklace. They just seem to have the power to make an outfit look 'wow', don't you think? Cases in point. (sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4) My collection is growing all the time. Here are my current top six. It's unlikely to stop there. These are just ...

DIY varsity letter sweatshirt

DIY royal blue varsity letter sweatshirt |

I've been crushing on varsity-style letter sweatshirts for some time, helped in no small part by this outfit worn by one of my favourite American style bloggers. So when Cricut kindly sent me a Cricut mini cutting machine to review, it was one of the first projects that sprang to mind. What I used ♥ plain sweatshirt (mine was from eBay, ...

Jenna Lyons of J Crew: 10 style rules

J Crew creatice director Jenna Lyons

US brand J Crew is just arriving on UK shores, opening its first London store this month. With it, us Brits are beginning to take notice of its awesome First Lady, creative director Jenna Lyons. Because of, well, all of the below, when I saw her sharing her 10 style commandments I sat up and took notice. ...

Dress Me Beautiful fashion show, Leeds

Dress Me Beautiful fashion show at Leeds town hall 2013 |

It was a Friday night and Leeds' grand town hall was full of hundreds of the city's most fashion-conscious people. The DMB (Dress Me Beautiful) fashion show has been going a eight years but this was my first time. The organisers are all about supporting local, up-and-coming and recently graduated designers. Even better, it raises money for ...

Fashion trend: 90s grunge

1990s grunge fashion: Nirvana |

There's nothing to make you feel old like the regurgitation of a fashion trend you remember clearly the first time round. This is what I'm going through with the comeback of 90s grunge. I would say I was a clean-living grunger. I was in my mid-teens. Nirvana was genuinely the first band I loved: I played my Nevermind cassette over, ...

Autumn cravings

Autumn cravings: sheepskin and leopard print |

The nights are getting colder and darker, the leaves are changing colour and falling from the trees, and all this is reflecting in my wish lists and Pinterest boards. Here's what I'm currently coveting. Sheepskin and leopard print, especially rugs thrown on furniture, heels and these slip-on Kurt Geiger pumps... (image) (image) Chunky knits, like this so-cosy-looking Barbour Barrasford jumper... Copper and fiery, ...

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