Monday, 30 April 2012

Beauty Counter: 'Chocomania' by The Body Shop

If you love Chocolate as much as I do, I'm sure you will agree that The Body Shop's new line of chocolate flavoured products called 'Chocomania' are just to die for! I was lucky enough to get my hands on the line myself and I can definitely say it is amazing and the exfoliator works wonders for dry skin! x

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Emily Didonato for Vogue Latin America

Emily Didonato wears heavenly white pieces from the likes of Stella McCartney and Lanvin in the April Issue of Vogue Latin America April 2012. I am in love with this gorgeous editorial shot by Jean-Francois Campos

Friday, 27 April 2012

Trend Spotter ~ Perfect Peplums

1.Jason Wu, 2. Celine, 3. Cushnie et Ochs 4. Giorgio Armani

I am loving peplums at the moment, they look so classy and elegant. Here are a few of my favourites. xx

{Image Credits 1. Alessandro Garofalo, 2. Monica Feudi, 3. Filippo Fior 4. Marcus Tondo}

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Karen Walker Spring Summer 2012-2013

I have always been a huge fan of Karen Walker and I absolutely love their S/S 2012/13 collection! Walker found her inspiration from Jules Verne's sci-fi classic 20000 Leagues Under the Sea. With the signature Karen Walker navy shades mixed in with corals, yellows and a side of paisley prints, this collection is one I would love to have a piece of in my wardrobe! xx

{Image Credits here}

Monday, 23 April 2012

A Day in the Life of Karl Lagerfeld

A peek inside Lagerfeld's life and home; his kitten, Choupette, at right.
I was in heaven when I stumbled upon this account of Karl Lagerfeld's daily life as told to Kristina O'Neill via Harpers Bazaar. I just had to share it with you! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did! 

8:00 A.M. I sleep seven hours. If I go to bed at two, I wake up at nine. If I go to bed at midnight, I wake up at seven. I don't wake up before—the house can fall apart, but I sleep for seven hours. I wear a long, full-length white shirt, in a material called poplin imperial, made for me by Hilditch & Key in Paris after a design of a 17th-century men's nightshirt I saw at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The first thing I do when I get up, I have breakfast. I have two protein shakes made for me by my doctor--they have a chocolate taste and no sugar, of course—and steamed apples. That's all. I don't like anything else in the morning. I never drink anything hot; I don't like hot drinks, very strange. I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed. I can even drink it in the middle of the night, and I can sleep. I don't drink coffee, I don't drink tea, I drink nothing else.
I do most of my reading in the morning. I have a special canopy for that, near the window, where I can see the Louvre and the Seine. I only read, look at books, and sketch. And daydream—daydreaming's important too. At night there are the dreams too, but I don't have too many. I read the French, English, and some American papers, some German papers, Women's Wear—quite a lot. I read on paper; I prefer that.
11:00 A.M. I have my hair done because I hate to have hair in my face when I sketch. My hair is not really white; it's kind of grayish, and I don't like the color. So I make it totally white with Klorane dry shampoo. That is the best thing to do because my hair is always clean.
12:00 P.M. I don't get dressed and take a bath until lunchtime because I am doing a dirty job, painting with colors. So I wear my long nightshirt; it becomes kind of like a painter's smock, then it goes to the laundry. I have everything—sheets and nightshirt and robes—changed every day. I like everything to be washable, myself included. I like antique lace, antique sheets, beautiful quilted covers, but everything is white. In white you can hide nothing. Most people don't use this kind of sheets and things because it's very difficult and very expensive for the upkeep. But it's such a pleasure to go to bed in the evening in a beautiful bed with beautiful sheets and beautiful pillows, everything flawless, in a freshly pressed, long white smock. It's perfect.
When I'm ready, I soak in the bathtub, if you really want to know. I used to have a product I loved, by Shu Uemura, but they don't make it anymore, so I found a French product that softens the water; it's a hundred years old. I put half a bottle in the bathtub. I exercise very little because my doctor said it's not necessary. I did a lot when I was very young, and all you do when you're young stays. So it's not the problem as with people who started later. I'm very flexible; I have no problems.
My latest uniform is actually two looks—a special jacket with tails made by Dior, but not what you wear for weddings. I have them made in tweed and things like this. Then I have another jacket I love from the new Dior men's collection that I bought five of, so people think I wear the same thing every day, but in fact it's never the same thing. And then I wear jeans; at the moment they are from my new collection. They are dark gray with my face, my profile, printed in black on them, but you really have to look at it to see it. My dressing room is so full that I can only wear what I see on top of all the racks. I still have all my clothes from 10 years ago from Dior, but I think I will give them back to Dior for the museum. I have pieces that are unique pieces that I will never wear again, because life is different now, you know. I used to fax a lot, but people don't have faxes anymore.
I never have lunch, but when I do, I ask them to bring it to me in the house. I actually have two houses. This house here, it's only for sleeping and sketching, and I have another house two-and-a-half meters away for lunch and dinner and to see people, and where the cook is and all that. I don't want that here. Even if the place is huge, I want to be alone. If I want something, I call them, and they're next door, they come. The studio is next door, the office is next door. If I have guests and butlers, I don't want them in my house. Everything is next door.
4:00 P.M. I have two drivers and several cars. I have a driver who in the morning does the shopping for me and brings the newspapers, and another one, Sébastien, who is also my secretary, who is free in the morning and works in the afternoon and late in the evening. On my way to the Chanel studio, I like to look around, I like to look at Paris. I never get tired of Paris. A lot of people are on the phone all the time; they don't see anything anymore. It's true. I like to watch. I go from here to Galignani, my favorite bookshop, and then to Chanel, and then to Colette, and sometimes to the Dior men's shop. I don't go to too many shops.
5:00 P.M. I arrive at the studio very late in the afternoon because I want the première to stay in the workroom with the workers during the day. If they are in the studio with me, they don't supervise the work. I go there from five to eight, half-past eight. I'm very quick and organized. The way I sketch, the way I work, I prefer to do all my work in the evening or in the morning and during the weekend, and I send everything on the iPhone. I'm not there in the studio draping—I don't do those things. My work is very conceptual.
9:00 P.M. Dinner depends on the day. I don't go out that much because I'm always late, and I'm so busy and so pleased with what I'm doing that I'm not really ready for a social evening. That's over—the people I was going out with are dead or don't exist anymore. Sometimes I go to La Maison du Caviar, but most of the time I have dinner in the Rue des Saints-Pères house and come home after that. I hate the word routine. What I hate most is when you have to look at your watch and get in a hurry to change for dinner, if you have an important dinner. Every dinner is important; you should never be without a dinner, but this I'm a little tired of. I did a lot of it in my life.
To unwind, it depends on how tired I am. Sometimes I read a little bit. Lately, I play with my cat, Choupette. The cat always stays home, and when I leave, the maid takes care of her. The cat is like a very refined object; she doesn't go into the street, and she doesn't go to other places. She is a spoiled princess.

Image Credits: Karl Lagerfeld

What do you think it would be like to live the life of Karl Lagerfeld? Would you prefer it to your own? Comment below with your thoughts xx

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Weight Debate - Alexa Chung

If any of you have seen recent pictures from Alexa Chung's twitter and instagram accounts you will know of the recent debate over her weight. The controversial image sparked nasty comments such as 'Ew she's so skinny it's gross' and 'Your legs look unhealthy' which lead to her making both accounts private.

The controversial image that sparked hurtful comments leading Alexa Chung to make her account private.
A few months ago, she told Ok! MagazineI don’t expect everyone to like me, but I cannot express how frustrating it is not to be believed when you say, ‘I don’t have an eating disorder.’ … It angers me because I don’t want to be a pin-up for young girls just for being thin. I don’t want to be admired for being thin, as opposed for being dressed well, and I don’t want the two to get confused.”

Whether she has an eating disorder or not I personally think that she looks extremely thin. But I'm not going to judge because it may be natural but if that is the case then she should be looking to change her diet because there is just nothing healthy about the above image.

I think the media are too quick to judge when it comes to weight, whether people are 'skinny' or 'fat' the media feels they need to label them either way. Why can't they just come to terms with the fact that not everyone fits into society's idea of the perfect weight because I don't think anyone even knows what that perfect image is. The media will jump at models and label them as too skinny and shortly after jump at celebrities or other women and label them as too fat.

It's just a lose - lose situation either way. There is no perfect weight and apparently society can't accept that and yes this is going to sound very cheesy but everyone is different and we just need to accept and embrace that fact because there will always be someone out there just waiting to criticize you and tell you that you don't have the perfect body. It's okay, we get it, but in reality no one does and we just need to get over it.

{Image One via frankly-fashion

Whats your opinion on all this? Comment below to have your say. xx

Pretty Prints & One Direction!

The last few days have been absolute chaos down here in Auckland, New Zealand with boyband One Direction causing a stir! I have to say I am completely obsessed with them myself so the last few days have possibly been the best days of my life seeing them approximately 3 meters away from me outside their hotel (Harry smiled at me!) and going to their concert last night. I am still recovering and am going into a state of post concert depression now that they have officially left Auckland. Here are some of my favourite photos I took during the concert for all you fans out there or for those of you who are just curious. However, if you aren't a fan I understand and for you I have my Trend Alert post which is Printed Pants. I love the ones shown above from Karen Walker, Maurie and Eve and Celine

A Harry Liam moment

Why are they so perfect?


A 'Larry' moment!

The Boys trying to do The Haka

It's back to school for me tomorrow and I will be very busy with exams but I promise I will try my hardest to post at least once a day! xx

Printed Pants Image Credits:1, 2, 3

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Preppy Cardigan

I picked up this cute and preppy cardigan from ZARA during my trip to Sydney. It's simple but nice and I love the touch the elbow pads bring to it. xx

Monday, 16 April 2012


Jeans by J Brand, Singlet by Bassike, Jumper by Maurie & Eve, Shoes by Converse

Currently Loving...

1. Holidays!

I am absolutely loving these endless days (well two weeks) of relaxation, blogging, friends and the occasional bit of sun when it decides to come out! I also loved my trip to Sydney last week. You can find out about it here, here and here.

2. Victoria's Secret 'Gorgeous' body mist
I picked up this 'Gorgeous' scent by Victoria's Secret in Sydney Airport and it smells amazing!

3. Movies
Don't you just love snuggling up in front of a really good movie? It's like one and a half hours of being in another place, being another person, forgetting all about the real world for just that short period of time. Its so relaxing and especially enjoyable with something tasty to snack on! A recent movie I've watched is Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn. I loved it! 

4. Coachella Live Stream
Have any of you been enjoying the live stream from Coachella this evening? I have and I especially loved Florence and The Machines performance earlier. You can check out my post from Mulberry's Coachella Pool Party here. If you haven't found it already you can check out the live stream from Coachella right here.

5. My New Denman Hairbrush
I have been needing a great quality, new hairbrush for a long time and last week I stumbled across this one in Shampoo n' Things. It was about $35 NZD and I noticed the difference to my hair immediately. It is already softer, smoother and shinier. I would definitely recommend it to you all!