Tuesday, 19 February 2013

London Fashion Week and New Look Refuel Room: S/S 2013


On Friday, I attended New Look and The Muse TV's London Fashion Week event: The Refuel Room at the Waldorf Hilton hotel in The Strand. The event was perfectly organised and it did exactly as the name suggested. We were pampered with different beauty treatments from manicures, makeovers, massages to lash extensions and HD brows - it allowed us to refuel from the manic hustle and bustle of Fashion Week!

A selection of New Look's upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 collection was showcased and let me tell you, looking at new clothes with a Bubbleology bubble tea in hand was perfection. Which flavour did I choose? 

Mango, of course!

From light rinse to dark wash, denim featured highly in the upcoming collection. Pinafores, dungarees and embellished shorts were also popular so look out for them in your local stores soon - they're perfect for spring and summer! Crop tops, monochrome blouses and patterned trousers were also winners in the collection as well as polka dot and aztec prints! The next season seems to be a lot more feminine and flirty than previous months, lace and florals seemed to have been paired with a variety of fabrics and I love it! I'll be swishing about happily during summer then!

Accessories wise, big choker necklaces and 1920s inspired beaded clutches definitely caught my eye. With The Great Gatsby set to launch in cinemas in the next few months, channel your inner flapper girl with the jewels! Turquoise stones seems to have made a comeback too and will no doubt brighten up any spring/summer outfit.

(Amazing New Look goody bag!)

I met up with some really lovely girls on the day too, it felt like we had known each other a lot longer than a few hours! We went on the Dreamy Booth photobooth a few too many times... Check out their lovely blogs:

I also had HD brows done by the lovely girls at iBrowsEtc! They tinted, plucked, tweezed and filled my brows in and banished the two wriggly caterpillars that were previously living on my face. I'm super happy with them and definitely want to keep the eyebrow treatments up!

All in all, it was an amazing event. 

Thank you so much to the team at The Muse TV and New Look for inviting me, I'm excited about the new collection and I'm currently doing a happy sigh thinking back to Friday.

What do you think of the new collection?

Has anything caught your eye?

I hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Win Two £50 Vouchers and Valentine's Day Ideal Outfit!

Hello everyone!

I'm back from Disneyland (blog post coming soon!) and I had such an amazing time! I hope you've all been well :)! That aside, Valentine's Day is coming around very soon and if you're stuck for ideas as to what to wear, perhaps this visual scrapbook of my ideal Valentine's day outfit from Fashion World will help! Fashion World is an online retailer that caters for sizes 12 - 32 :)

As you know, I love a good versatile clothing item that I can wear to multiple occasions. Valentine's Day is no different - whether it's for a lovely meal out, drinks at a bar, exploring the city by night and/or to a club, this outfit can be worn for your date with your other half or group of friends. 

The Claire Sweeney Grecian-style maxi dress is the stand out item in the collection (in my personal opinion!) Paisley print is always a winner - it's feminine without being too feminine. Does that make sense? It has a slight bohemian feel to it and I like it a lot. I can imagine this dress being very appropriate and lovely to wear in the summer whilst walking on the beach in a hot, sunny island...... 

The black/white biker jackets are part of Claire Sweeney's new collection. These will always be a wardrobe staple and it can easily be thrown on top of anything to give it that 'rocker' edge and it helps to toughen up the dress. Monochrome is going to be HUGE this Spring/Summer and as I couldn't pick between the black or the white, I included both in the scrapbook! The neutral clutch bag goes with everything yet the skull detail offers something different and again, adds an 'edge' to the outfit! 

Although the shoes seem summery, the sandals ensures that your feet will be comfortable throughout the night - there will be no stumbling around in heels! They're perfect for the hot weather in a few months time too and the fabric of the dress will keep your tootsies lovely and warm! 

-------------------- COMPETITION TIME --------------------

 Now... for the fun part that involves YOU! 

How would you like to win a £50 voucher to spend on the Fashion World website?

 Aside from clothing, they also have a wide range of accessories (jewellery, sunglasses and bags etc) and footwear too. To win this fantastic prize, all you have to do is comment on my look book and let me know what you think of my Valentine's Day outfit. There are 4 other blogs taking part and the look book to receive the most comments will win a £50 voucher to give away to one of their lovely readers. You have until the 17th February to comment and the winner will be announced at shortly after.

My scrapbook will then featured on the company's Facebook page which you can find here from the 18th-28th February. The scrapbook with the most 'likes' will win the entire outfit. There is also a prize draw for you guys to win an additional £50 via the Facebook competition! Hurray!!! Of course, you're more than welcome to vote for the other scrapbooks too, it'd be lovely to show the other participants some support! :) 

The competition ends on the 28th February so leave your comments below then pop over to the Fashion World Facebook Page on the 18th to cast your vote! Just a little disclaimer, I'm not being paid for this; it is not a sponsored post! I just thought that it was such a fun idea and it gave me the chance to be creative on Photoshop again :D! I've never held a competition on my blog before either and it'd be SO SO SO great to be able to give something back to you guys for all of the lovely comments and support you give me!

Wishing you all the best of luck!

I hope you're all having a great day! :)

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