Tuesday, 20 March 2012

My Beloved Luggage

Whilst the French have Louis Vuitton to provide their luggage, the British have Globe - Trotter. May Mum had a small suitcase by them and I always remember thinking it was so classic and cool when I was younger. The brand is over a century old and past clients include Winston Churchill and even the Queen establishing it as one of the heritage brands of Britain.
As with any brand that has stood the test of time, it reinvents itself. Last year it collaborated with the designer Erdem to produce beautiful yet fun luggage. The design stayed true to the brand, but the details and colour schemes used the distinct Erdem floral pattern.
Globe - Trotter is a great example of how a traditional brand can transform itself in little ways and still be a completely luxurious object.

Image from globetrotter1897.com

Friday, 17 February 2012

My Beloved Valentines Gift

Felt rather lucky this Valentines when these beautiful flowers arrived for me in the post, swiftly followed by the most amazing fudge in the world from Veronica Farm, Bryher. The fudge didn't last very long, but these daffodils are still beautiful and fragrant!

Fudge from http://www.veronicafarmfudge.co.uk/

Flowers from http://www.scillyflowers.co.uk/flowers-by-post/buy-online

Picture my own

Monday, 23 January 2012

My Beloved Commercial - Jason Wu for Target

Really like how they have cleverly brought this illustration to life and in a humorous, sweet way.

My Beloved Skirt - H&M Water Aid Collection

As I'm always wearing short skirts that end up riding up to dangerous heights, I felt that it was time to invest in some slightly longer that didn't need yanking down every five seconds.
Although summer is not exactly just round the corner, every time I wear this beautiful linen skirt from H&M I feel a little closer to the beach and a little further away from grey January. It has a great A line shape that will be lovely and cool during the hot months, and although here worn with a bikini, will look equally great with a plain t shirt or cotton strappy top.
Also in the H&M sale is a dress from the collection (in the picture below), which I am contemplating investing in for the summer holidays.

Money from each item sold goes towards the charity Water Aid, for more information on what they do and how to help visit http://www.wateraid.org/uk/

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

My Beloved Television Programme - Downton Abbey

I completely missed the first series of Downton Abbey and I'm not really sure why. Everyone was raving about it and saying I would enjoy it as it was a costume drama but still interesting and relevant, so when I saw the first season's box set for only £10 I thought it was the perfect opportunity to see what the fuss was about. Needless to say, everyone was right and I quickly jumped on the bandwagon.
The cast, mixed with Julian Fellowes excellent writing and the beautiful sets and costumes making it easy to watch and even easier to become attached to the characters. I have heard many people say they don't think they will enjoy it, only to become hooked after watching their first episode and I can't wait to see where they go with the story lines.

Monday, 16 January 2012

My Beloved Eyeliner - Maybelline Gel in Black

I always have problems with eyeliners. They don't stay in place, they aren't strong enough, they reflect onto my upper eyelid leaving a black smear, or are hard to apply neatly. So after spotting this new product I decided to give it a go as it sounded different and the promise of 24 hours staying power was too much to resist.
It can be applied neatly due to the precise brush provided and the colour stands out and is certainly intense. Not only does it not rub onto my upper lid but i accidently wore it whilst jogging and it didn't move or run.
This is defiantly one I will be buying again!

Image from superdrug.com

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

My Beloved Cushion Cover - H & M

I am a huge fan of florals and 1960's style Liberty print florals, so when I saw the new H & M cushion covers for only £1.99 each I snapped them up. They will look excellent on a plain sofa or brighten up block coloured bedding. So not too look excessively girly I decided to go with two blue and one powder pink, but H & M currently have some vintage inspired floral printed interior items that look great mixed together. 

Photos from hm.com

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

My Beloved Food Source - Graze boxes

Usually at University I eat awfully, but with training for the half marathon and noticing that my body was looking more wobbly than usual I decided that becoming a little more health conscious certainly wouldn't do me any harm! Graze boxes are great if your not on a strict diet and want interesting bits to snack on but still want to focus on healthy eating. Graze allow you to choose which of their range of dips, dried fruit, nuts, bread, flapjack, olives and many more yummy items you like then send them to you! This costs £3.49 per box, and you can get them sent to work along with specifying what day you wish to receive them.
I currently have a code to give away to people that entitles you to a box absolutely FREE- JM6FLT6 ! So if anyone thinks this interests them, please feel free to use it and give them a try, I thoroughly recommend them!

Image from graze.com

My Beloved Bag - Mulberry Bayswater

Chanel has the 2.55, Dior has the Miss Dior, Hermes has the Birkin and Mulberry has the Bayswater. These bags are classic, and so ingrained into fashions consciousness that they are named and stories of ownership are doted over. Every season they are brought out in trendy hues of patent green and dazzling silvers, but the most popular designs are the timeless muted tones of leathery soft black and warm browns.
Although I do love many different handbags, my enduring love affair has been with the Mulberry Bayswater. Since I was 12 the simple and sensible design has appealed to me, with the only detail a crisp metal lock. Finally last month my dreams came to an end and the reality of owning the Bayswater were here. The only sad fact in this story is that I am unable to actually get my hands on it before my birthday in JUNE!
But knowing that in my room back at home sits a beautiful, timeless handbag with my name written all over it is enough. Since I began staring at the glossy pages of fashion magazines I dreamed of this bag and I couldn't think of a 21st birthday present with more longevity and passion behind it.

Photo from mulberry.com