Friday, 29 November 2013

Black Friday offers

Black Friday is a huge shopping day in the USA which has crept it's way over the pond to us here in the UK. Every year it takes place the day after Thanksgiving and is America's biggest shopping day of the year with massive discounts across stores. Apparently crowds get pretty crazy - anyone seen the latest South Park episode?
I have gathered up all the best discount codes valid here in the UK so we can all enjoy the Black Friday spirit!

ASOS - 10% off with MSEASOS10
Dorothy Perkins - 40% off everything until 2nd Dec with DPEXTRA10
John Lewis - One day offers and pricematching
Marks and Spencer - 20% off homeware until 1st Dec
Misguided - 15% off until 1st Dec with FUNDAYFRIDAY
Miss Selfridge - 50% off everything online only
Office - 20% off until 1st Dec with ELF
Ohh Deer - 15% off everything
Selfridges - up to 20% off until 1st Dec with SELF2013
Topshop - 20% off shoes and bags with free delivery
Urban Outfitters - 20% off everything with PARTY

Westfield London is also holding a big shopping event with up to 30% off in stores until the 1st.

Phew! Many deals are available online so there is no reason to leave your comfy sofa! However as I'm on holiday at the moment I may just pop out to Westfield...


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Out tomorrow - Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop

Tomorrow sees the launch of Meadham Kirchhoff's 4th collaboration with Topshop. This Glam Rock influenced collection was created to dress imaginary girl band The Cherrys, although to me, there seems to be a strong Anime element to the clothing. True to the duo's style, the pieces range from outlandish to cute, there are some items that make me think eww... and some items that I adore! I'm sure it will all sell out nonetheless.



I picked out some of the most entertaining pieces, but you should check out the rest of the photos on vogue.co.uk

I've actually found the links to these items on the Topshop website already:

1. Eyeball print dress £80
2. Mongolian Fur pastel coat £750
3. Red Sequin Heart bag £40
4. Cherry hair tie
5. Glitter face boots £120 
6. Fluffy bag £60

It's great that the collection has such a wide price range as there is something for everyone - from £8 socks to a £750 coat! The fluffy bag is my favourite. What do you think of Meadham Kirchhoff's latest Topshop collection?

Monday, 11 November 2013

Nars Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013

High on top of my Christmas list this year is the highly coveted Nars Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 collection. 
Guy Bourdin was a Parisian fashion photographer who reached the height of his success in the 70's, shooting for Vogue, Chanel and Versace to name but a few. His style and concepts were ahead of their time and he is still known today as one of the best fashion photographers in the world. I went to see an exhibition on his work in Paris about 10 years ago and my interest was sparked then. I loved the surrealism in his photos, provocative yet sinister. 



Fran├žois Nars cites Guy Bourdin as an inspiration of his ever since the 70s. In this Harvey Nichols interview Fran├žois Nars describes why he decided to make this limited collection: "I always dreamed about it; Bourdin’s influence is everywhere in my life; it’s in the DNA of NARS. I’ve long incorporated his work into our collections — in names, colours, even inspiration for the campaign images. It was only a matter of time before I created an entire collection around him and his work."




I would be happy if Santa bought me any goodies from the collection, in true Nars style the colours are deeply pigmented. It's a nice change to see a bright Christmas collection, instead of the normal burgundy and glitter. You can purchase single eyeshadows, nail varnishes or lipsticks from the collection, however my favourites are these 4 sumptuous gift sets/palettes.



Saturday, 9 November 2013

Autumn in Pictures

Loving the bargains at the tail-end of the Zara sale, London Cocktail Week, our doggy jealous of our toffee apples, my nail varnish collection, trying an amazing Brazilian churros in Greenwich Market, Cutty Sark, Blackheath fireworks, Nails inc Snowflake on ring finger.