Monday, 29 August 2011

THE MIDI SERIES + OOTD!

I'm too in love with my midi skirts at the moment so I thought I would just share with you fashionistas!

Today is carnival and yes, I am at home on my laptop sipping some hot chocolate! Good times! BUT to all that went to carnival, make sure you show me pics of your day out!

Whilst some are in West London dancing to dagger dagger, Tolu (I) is tucked away in her boudoir typing this blog and swaying to this:


LOL (it's the truth - I LOVE ME SOME FRANK)

Sidebar: After singing very loudly, my sister just shouted at me from the bathroom: "Shut-up, girl! You're from London" - HAHA!

Anyway, so I decided to throw an outfit together, I personally feel crop tops and midi skirts go perfectly with my body shape so I rock them together!

OOTD - 29th August 2011:










Outfit Pieces:

- Khaki Crop Top: Topshop
- Mustard Midi Skirt: Primark
- Cape: Asos
- Scarf: Mums :)

- Gold Colour Earrings: H&M
- Bird Chain: Primark
- Baby Phat Watch: A Gift
Beads: Warehouse
Damask Type Big Cuff: Warehouse
Grey Leather Cuff: Warehouse
Sekonda Watch: A Gift - But you can get these in Argos
Navajo band: Primark

- Studed Wedges: New Look

Nails:

I am curently wearing a lilac-y colour nail varnish, called 'Parma Violet', that I cant get enough of at the moment! I grabbed mine from Toppers for £5. BARGAIN.COM!



Here are some inspirational bits I love in the market at the minute, all styled all of them with midi skirts so you can try out and get your own look:




Opt for a stylish yet casual look with the black midi skirt and brogues. Glam these up with some high heels to change the look to a more stylish look.

Wildfox Top: Psyche.co.uk - £63
Cable Knit Midi Skirt: Miss Selfridge - £27
Chelsea Brogue Shoes: Urban Outfitters - $30
Lagarconne.com: Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel - $895


Rock a leather midi with gold for an edgy look! The blue crop top finishes this outfit off perfectly for me! KILLER!

Blue Crop Shirt: Miss Selfridge - £25
Net-a-Porter: Junya Watanabe A-Line Faux Leather Skirt - $565
Patchwork Platform Loafers: Topshop - $190
Couture.Zappos.com: Alexander McQueen Bag - £$1,795



Midis also look great with a POP of colour here and there! I am totally in love with yellow and orange at the minute!

Rust Skirt: Dorothy Perkins - £15
Net-a-porter: Norma Kamani bikini - $175
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Maggie Leopard Pump - $1,095
Clutch: Asos - $101

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Love Tolu - see you soon

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL MEETS WAREHOUSE: PANEL DAY 2011

So those of you who don't already know, I recently finished a fabulous internship with Warehouse, the women's fashion retailer, who are owned by Aurora Fashions!
I was privileged to work in the Marketing department and became a part of the team that create all the fantastic and creative ideas that come with the Warehouse brand!

I had such a great time there, worked with an amazing team and was given the opportunity to work in the Press office and along with this came helping organise a competition panel day!

Every year, Warehouse "join up with the British Fashion Council to offer fashion graduates a fab opportunity" where an design student will get the chance to create their own collection and for a photography student a the chance to shoot the ACTUAL campaign!

BUT before all this fun can happen we had to narrow it down! These are some images from the day of the students collections, models and photographers that were short-listed. They were all so creative however two could only get through! VERY COMPETITIVE!
All in all i had a great day and gained some amazing and invaluable experience!
















There were so many photos that were lush, but i had to narrow it down to this! STAY tuned for another EXCLUSIVE interview with the design student that won the competition! She is so talented and will be having her collection hit Warehouse stores this September!
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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

AUBIN & WILLS CINEMA

I am a big fan of Aubin and Wills (http://www.aubinandwills.com/en-gb/home/) so I had to make sure I went to their cinema everyone has been screaming about in East London! I went along with my friend and omds it was so lush! Pics >


(blurry)




They have pillows, sofas and blankets – I am officially waving goodbye to Cineworld lol! Ok, let me not get excited here!

Anyway, A&W have a few fab videos and pieces I would love to share! Lets get preppy!

Aubin & Wills A/W ’11 Styling:







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OOTD: CASUAL DENIM GIRL

My Outfit of the Day (OOTD)




I created this casual look for a day out with my friend to dinner with these key pieces below!


Belt - Gucci - £205

Two Tone Blazer - WAREHOUSE - I got my pink and blue blazer from a WAREHOUSE sample sale when I was working in the head office but this is the version they have decided to go for and its only £70 at the moment!




Basic vest top - Topshop - £6.00


Levi's Skinny Jeans - £85 (My fave pair! Mine are called Demi Curve Skinny)


I also wore my current fave ring! I love my bird ring, from Primark for £2 - Gosh I nearly fainted in the store! Here are some more rings i'm feeling this season!


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RED VELVET!

Yep, this blog post is called Red Velvet, carry on reading to see why! :)

So today, me and my friend decided to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum for a catch up and do lunch too. This was actually my first time having Indian food and I must say it was amazing!

Then my friend decided we should go to a really nice bakery, called the Hummingbird in South Kensington, (http://hummingbirdbakery.com/) for afters where we bought some lush cupcakes, & after being recommended i chose RED VELVET!

Oh my gosh! This cake was described to taste like heaven IT ACTUALLY DOES! Ha!

So, that's why i named this blog post after the glorious cupcake i ate that day... This is an official ode to the red velvet cupcake... It's beautiful and highly recommended if you are ever passing through South Kensington!

I didn't get to take any pic's of my outfits HOWEVER I will start doing frequent 'Outfit Of the Day' (OOTD) posts for you all very soon!

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