Friday, August 27, 2010

Fashion Match Black

Lanvin Pompom Ring $395.45/£255

Topshop Stone Encrusted Ring $43.42/£28

Miu Miu Pumps $442.00/£285

Topshop Pumps $55.00/£28.00

Alexander McQueen Belted Cape $2,364.97/£1,525

Topshop Military Cape $190/£90

Phillipe Audibert Cuff $271.39/£175

Accessories-ave Personalized Scaly Adjustable Cuff $8.80/£5.67

Alice by Temperley $193.85/£125

Mark Belt from Debbies Store $16/£10.32

Stella McCartney Chain Trimmed Bag $1,155/£745.00 Cool Black Handbag $41.90/£27.00

Bloch Ballerina Flats $209.36/£135.00

Topshop Frill Ballerina Pumps $26.35/£16.99

Christian Louboutin Pumps $768/£495

New Look Satin Pumps $23.25/£15


Topshop Peeptoe Boot $47.00/£30.00

L'Agence Wool Blend Dress $450/£290

Topshop Leaopard Peterpan Collar Dress $70/£45

Lee Angel Leather Bracelet $140/£90

Body Jewellery Factory - Leather Bracelet - $14.99/£9.70

Yes, yes, many of us love designer clothes, but no, no we don't all have designer bank accounts. Fashion Match - sourcing fashion pieces with a designer look without the price tag.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bazaar Magazine

Special Feature on Super model Giselle Bundchen
icon status: Claudia Schiffer called her, "the last of the supermodels," and when she appeared at Galliano's 60th anniversary Dior Couture show in 2008 alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista it was easy to see why.

In the curve: Appearing with Valentino on the S/S 02 catwalk for the designer's Paris show, Gisele heralded 'the return of the sexy model'.

Rinko Kikuchi wearing Chanel at the Chanel Haute Couture show in Paris.

Dita Von Teese wearing Elie Saab couture to the 18th Life Ball in Vienna.

Jennifer Aniston wearing Valentino at the launch of her debut fragrance 'Lolavie' at Harrods in London.

Eva Mendes wearing Oscar de la Renta at the premiere of 'The Other Guys' in New York City.

Julia Roberts wearing Diane von Furstenberg shorts, a Stella McCartney blazer and Roger Vivier heels at the premier of Eat Pray Love in New York.

When it comes to thick glossy fashion magazines crammed full of luscious clothes and jewellery - I'm just a girl who can't say no. Mind you, I am more choosy nowadays - you can't always judge a magazine by it's cover.
I am currently enjoying the September issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine - it's lush. Every page sparks a zillion styling and design ideas of my own. As I am embarking on my handbag designs again, Harpers magazine has been an inspiration.
Oh yes, I will be posting pics of my own handbag range soon!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Things I like in Debbies Mark E-Boutique

Mark Self Sanctuary Lemon Sugar Body Butter $8

Mark Glow Baby Hook Up Lip Gloss $6.00 (see hook up details on Debbies blog here)

'I'm No Slouch Bag' $32

Mark Hats $16.00

Mark Wrapped Around Your Finger' Ring $9.00

I am now officially in dreamy shopping mode having revisited Debbies E-Boutique. As I blogged a couple of blogs ago, the famous and acclaimed theatre actress Debbie from Debbie The College Years has opened her new Mark eboutique. It is chock a block with lovely things from lip gloss to handbags to pampering bodyscrubs. Yum. I have posted a selection of some yummy things. Hope you like them as much as I do!Visit her boutique and pick up something special for yourself!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Elyse Levesque - Toro Woman photoshoot in a mansion

Darryl Humphrey is an old mate who I had my first saturday job with. We worked together when we were 16 in the staff kitchen of a department store. Despite the Victorian like drudgery of the job, we always managed to have fun times.
Darryl is one of those amazingly multi talented guys who is just brilliant at everything he does - without being annoying.
Darryl left his successful business career behind and has now moved on to become an even more successful photographer. Now rubbing the shoulders with A list stars, Darryl has done himself proud ...and me too!
Despite his hectic schedule and high profile status, he still finds time to emcourage me in my endeavours. This blog is one product of his on going encouragement (and much needed chastisement at times), it would not exisit without him! I am so glad he did because of all of you blog lovlies I have had the pleasure of getting to know.

Included is a video of Elyse Levesque,directed,shot and edited by Darryl

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blog Love

The 'It Kit'currently on sale recommended by Debbie(image -

The beautiful Rachel!

My Tanti Baci(many kisses) award from Rachel!

Ooh! It's been so long since I have visited blog land and all my lovely,lovely blog buddies. I have been busy,but I have missed evey single one of you! Seriously.However, it was the sweet sweet messages from the likes of Debbie and Rachel who lured me back.
As if the ever so cute Debbie wasn't talented enough, she now has her own one woman business retailing luscious Mark products in her pinky pink eboutique! I want some lip gloss from the boutique! I know I can get lipgloss over here, but I have to purchase lipgloss form Debbie!
Meanwhile the ever so cute Rachel has given me a lovely award! Thank you! Rachel is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She is ever so kind, sweet and talented.For those of you who have never visited her designer,Italian photo fabulous blog - Inspiration in Italy your missing out!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Sunny Day

John Logie Baird - inventor of the television

L is for ...Lisa

A sun washed building in the heights

Lovers on the beach...

Church bells are a ringing...

Romantic old buildings...

Little houses ,ever so sweet...

Leafy pathways tucked away...

Cups and saucers, mirrors and paintings...

Old coins,pearls on a string, dusty books and delicate lace handkerchiefs...

Beautiful things in a beautiful shop...

A bicycle to ride into the sunset with.A lady just looking...

Interior Illusions...

A little shop of delights

Hello Mr Statue up there...

Trinkets in a box for £1 each...

The Old Bank House

The ebb and flow of the tide, time to go home...

I spent last weekend in the beautiful coastal town of Hastings. The famous battle of Hastings, taking place in 1066, saw Englands first Norman king on the throne otherwise known as Willian The Conqueror. In addition to this, it was here that John Logie Baird invented the television. Nice one Mr Baird.
The weather was ldyllic last week, the sun was ever so sunny. Apart from foolishly wearing platforms (they make my legs look longer in my new pair of jeans) eveything was lovely. There is definitley a French influence in Hastings, having being conquered by a French King. I found myself transported to some of my favourite areas of Paris, as I meandered(wobbled) around this beautiful town.There i an amazing selection of interesting antique shops, interior stores and yummy restaurants. I enjoyed a delicious plate of fish and chips! I took pictures with my Blackberry, and I can be a bit cock eyed, but I hope you enjoy...