Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Boy friend jean

Ladies! You guys to as this affects you to if you have a great girl in your life, you may want to hide your favourite jeans.  If like me you have a thing for jeans but find it one of the most time consuming and frustrating clothe shops you have ever done we can be jean happy again.  What is she waffling on about you're thinking? The Boyfriend jean that's what! I have always been a lover of the baggy jean.  Being a 90's teen we had the likes of Maharishi and jungle pants (I know shame) so the love of comfort and fashion coexisting never left me.  The boyfriend jean doesn't have to fit perfectly on the bottom or elongate the leg or stop just before the top of a boot or the floor, it can just be.  They are great!

I have been wearing the Boyfriend jean for years.  My first official pair from a lovely chap I used to go out with who put on a few pounds, thus me inheriting his Levi's twisters and they are till this day my favourites.  Then came the Fake London jeans that are now a cute pair of casual cut offs.  Next a pair from my father of which I chopped and happily wore for years without him knowing (sorry dad).
I can not be happier with the current fascination with this style.  Of course they are a little different with a  tapered hem and a general crop. This new style looks great with a heel to!

Feast your eyes and happy shopping whatever your budget you'll find a pair to suit you.

Ex bf Levi's twister jeans teamed with Zara chelsea boot. Still my favs.

Thanks dad! Teamed with Dr Martens 10 hole boots.

New purchase from Zara £29.99 teamed with a patent court shoe from Dune .

New Look Boyfriend jean. Such a bargain at £19.99 with %20 at the moment!

J Brand £250 Net a porter 
Current/Elliott £275 Net a porter 

Me in my favourites teamed with Vintage biker jacket, Uth scarf, boots from Zara and vintage clutch.


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Pit stop in Amsterdam

I made a quick trip to Amsterdam this week and I think I've fallen in love with the place.  The quaint streets and canals, the bikes(when you can see them coming), the boutiques and all the cool looking people who all look like artistes.  My idea of Amsterdam is obviously eveything I have seen in the media.  Although I have worked there a couple of times I never got the chance to stroll around the city and just take it in I usually just see the inside of my hotel and some club or bar so it was so nice to do.  The flight over will live up to all of your ideas on the place as in stag dos and barely adult folk on the hunt for those "cafe's"but unless that is your aim the vibe of the city is totally different.  The flight home was amusing, very jolly guys(drunk) and super chilled out young men(stoned).
Here are a few shots. I will definitely go back and do some damage in the boutiques!

Paid €1 to use the lav in here. You then get 50 cent off anything instore.

Just one stall in the flower market


Oh Darling

I feel like I'm leading such an enchanted life at the moment.  Don't get me wrong I do not have  the house in Malibu over looking the ocean or two point four family with a super hot actor type husband doting on my average cupcakes and I can't just walk into Jimmy Choo and buy those oh so coveted boots I saw in Vouge this month but I feel I have it all at this moment in time.
Being a girl about town can give you this feeling.  I have been ever so cultured in the last week.  Dinner with the fashion, journo, creative, lawyer set.  The Coliseum for first night at the Opera .  Exhibitions, plays mingling with all types of thespians and of course finding the ultimate ankle/sandal boot spring summer wears.

The dinner Si Mangia in East Dulwich . The cutest Italian was very busy and with our table for 12 had a very bubbly atmosphere.  The food delicious and very reasonable.  The service was great with staff getting involved in some of the tables jokes altogether an enjoyable night would definitely recommend and on a Thursday they have live music so I shall definitely be going back.
Mussels, my fav.

The girls

So after performing in my first Opera last year I realised I can so do classical music!  This is coming from an inner city drum and bass, 90's R'n'B loving chick.  Where best to pop my opera cherry than the English National Opera.  The opera La Traviata, its first night.  The venue, The Coliseum St Martins Lane.        
The story is of a fallen woman s (la traviata) love and sacrifice as is all things in the theatre right?  The leading lady Violetta played by Corinne Winters was amazing as was Ben Johnson who played Alfredo.  I must say the set was super minimal with just sheer curtains a chair and a pile of books for us to feast our eyes on but it worked, even when the leads were pulling the metaphoric  curtain along the stage just to confuse us.  It being in English was nice but I would have preferred Italian or french as I find these much more romantic and for all of you who feel you have no connection with this particular opera it's the one Richard Gere takes Julia Roberts to see in Pretty woman!
Violetta and Alfredo
Seats were a little bit nose bleedy
The Play. Feast.  Most definitely the best play I've seen.  My explanation will do it no justice so have a watch of the trailer   .  It's on at The Young Vic.  I had a bite to eat at The Cut the restaurant downstairs  first then watched the play tickets courtesy of a dear friend.  After  were drinks and a chance to talk with the actors with live music in the background and a sly bit of celeb spotting.

The boots.  Topshop.  I'll leave you with them.