Monthly Archives: August 2015
My discovery of Mirabelle jewellery started with a gift I received for completing some voluntary work recently. On receipt of a gold, chain bracelet, I quickly took to google to find out more about the brand it was from, as I had never heard of them before. From learning about their popularity (think Vogue covers and royal customers) and after a quick scan of their most recent collections, I was very quickly lusting after and rather optimistically adding a number of their pieces to my basket. Although I can’t say their price range is student friendly, jewellery is the kind of purchase you make after saving up or if you have an excuse to treat yourself. Obviously jewellery makes a great gift and I think that buying a unique piece from a brand that someone may not have heard of before suggests added thought and is slightly more exciting. Unfortunately my favourite finds are going to have to stay in my virtual basket for rather a while but until then, they are just too beautiful not to share!
The September Issue
Is it a coincidence that I’ve just read my first copy of Vogue in a number of months and it happens to be 2015’s September issue??
Dior and I
If you didn’t already have an appreciation of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes of any sort of fashion label, then why not learn through the eyes of one of the most iconic fashion houses in the world: Dior. This documentary follow Raf Simons through the journey of creation of his premiere collection at Dior in an overwhelming attempt to fill the boots of the fashion greats that have gone before him. The behind-the-scenes interviews and filming with the very traditional Dior aterliers, gives an exclusive and very interesting insight into the couture design process as well as a glimpse of just how hard it must be to work in such a fast-paced and indecisive industry. Simon’s SS12 collection is obviously beautiful to anyone looking, although after learning about the struggles, work and thought processes that went into putting each one of the garments onto the catwalk it only strengthens your appreciation for their beauty.
Next up on the watch list: Iris Apfel’s eponymous documentary.
A view like this from bed makes for a good start to the day
My use of Pinterest has steadily increased over the last few weeks and it’s fair to say that much of what I’ve been doing lately is inspired by my discoveries on this site. I’ve tried out new recipes, starting buying and styling different clothes as well as educating myself on random life and design hacks.
Firstly is high end, styled around a tartan wool Ralph Lauren skirt that definitely has a place in my dream wardrobe. Paired with patent Hudson loafers, the Daniel Wellington Sheffield Ladies watch (which must be the most Intragrammed watch ever) and frilly ankle socks, it completes a classic look that Blair Waldorf would be proud of.
|L-R: Mac ‘Modesty’ | Collection ‘Prohibition’ | L’oreal ‘Cheryl’s Nude’ | Revlon ‘Macaroon’|
|A small glimpse of some brands at Scoop | Lulu Guiness bags on the left and Marchesa dresses right|