Monthly Archives: December 2014

Sisters (+ dog), Chelsea Embankment, Kos Palm Trees, Holiday Sunset, V Festival, Pre uni bar crawl, Christmas lights at the Natural History Museum, Glasgow Wedding, My 18th Birthday
A whole lot has happened in 2014 and I am pleased with the things that I have achieved over the last 12 months.  Some of the stand-out events for me include an amazing week in Kos with my family during the summer, seeing some of my all-time favourite artists at summer festivals, attending a traditional scottish wedding in Glasgow, completing a sky dive and finally turning 18 after what felt like years of waiting. Aside from all of those amazing memories, another big change was making the move to university. In just the few months that I have been there I have already made some amazing friends and I am excited to discover what Manchester has in store for me over the next year!
At the moment, my diary for 2015 is empty and I have no idea what things I might experience or achieve over the next year, or even the places I may find myself visiting. 
Happy New Year!
Madeline

Rings, Essential | Gold Heart Necklace, notonthehighstreet.com | Watch, ASOS | Earrings, Accessorize | Bracelet, Pandora
When it comes to jewellery, I generally wear the same pieces everyday. I always mix gold and silver without even thinking, just because all my favourite items are different colours and I wouldn’t want to choose between them. I prefer simple pieces as it means I can wear them with pretty much anything, although I do have some statement items that I love to wear on occassions.
Madeline

The Clothes Show Live comes around every year and I haven’t had the opportunity to attend before, however this year I was fortunate enough to head to Birmingham along with my university to experience the fashion and beauty event. 
The day began with a seminar hosted by a selection of industry experts, including Eric Musgrave from Drapers who inspired us with words of wisdom about his experiences in the world of fashion publishing. Further insights came from Sophy Sollars, a buyer at Next who reminded us that a passion for the industry is what anyone needs to get started. 

Making your way around the Clothes Show whilst on a student budget is a hard task and one that I can probably say I failed at! My purchases on the day were from Bare Minerals, Ciate and Nip & Fab, although I also found a tartan scarf hidden amongst the vintage stores.
One of the stand out stores was Oasis with their amazing caravan style pop-up. Inside was equally as beautiful- there was even a fridge stocked with scarves and socks!?

The nail polish collection of dreams at Models Own…

Rimmel brought in the crowds with their Kate Moss, Rita Ora and Georgia May Jagger inspired gift sets as well as offering the opportunity to try out newly released products.

I finally got to see Millie Mackintosh’s clothing collection in person and it definitely didn’t disappoint. This little gold dress was a personal favourite…

Diet Coke were on site all day offering free drinks and the tools to customise them as you wish…

Even more gorgeous dresses (and so many sequins!)

Beautiful decor inspiration at the LoveUmbrellas stand…

Statement jewellery from Me & Zena…

A fashion show to finish off the day…

Madeline

Photo source: http://www.vogue.co.uk/event/british-fashion-awards
L-R: Cara Delevingne, Amber Le Bon, Poppy Delevingne
The British Fashion Awards is one of those events where finding out who the winners are is always secondary to finding out who’s wearing who. In my opinion, the Delevingne sisters stole the show. It turns out that Poppy was in Topshop whilst Cara opted for Burberry (not surprising!) although I think they both looked equally glam. Another notable mention goes to Amber Le Bon who managed to make a bold print, low cut number look somehow understated.
I was so pleased to hear that Victoria Beckham won the ‘brand’ award as she is fast becoming one of my favourite designers. I was also in complete agreement with Emma Watson’s ‘british style’ win although I can’t say I was a fan of her androgynous look on the evening.

Madeline  

Photo source: http://www.vogue.co.uk/event/british-fashion-awards
L-R: Cara Delevingne, Amber Le Bon, Poppy Delevingne
The British Fashion Awards is one of those events where finding out who the winners are is always secondary to finding out who’s wearing who. In my opinion, the Delevingne sisters stole the show. It turns out that Poppy was in Topshop whilst Cara opted for Burberry (not surprising!) although I think they both looked equally glam. Another notable mention goes to Amber Le Bon who managed to make a bold print, low cut number look somehow understated.
I was so pleased to hear that Victoria Beckham won the ‘brand’ award as she is fast becoming one of my favourite designers. I was also in complete agreement with Emma Watson’s ‘british style’ win although I can’t say I was a fan of her androgynous look on the evening.

Madeline