Monday, 29 July 2013


So it's nearly my 21st birthday (... sort of... in a couple of months) and with the current sales I swiftly took advantage and began sending deliveries to the mother's abode to sift through when I next visit. We can safely say she is expecting SEVERAL deliveries. With the fact that I'll be making further purchases on her behalf closer to the time in mind, here they are so far:

White  & Blue Porcelain Floral Long Sleeve Chiffon Shirt, Ebay, £9.58

MOONBEAM Flat Shoes, Asos, £31.50
Oversized Shirt In Tartan, Glamorous at Asos, £25.00

Faux Shearling Mittens With Leather Cuff, Asos, £4.00

Over The Knee Decorative Lace Socks, Asos, £4.00
Tiger shoes, Both jackets, Zara, Sale
Ripped denim jeans, Zara, £29.99

Rhinestone Ear Cuff, Zara, £9.99

After ordering the above, I saw these absolute beauties! 
Unfortunately they are currently out of stock in my size *CRY* so having to wait till they are available again 

Pointed Vamp Shoe with Heel Back, Zara, £19.99

What do you think? Anyone else got their 21st coming up, what are you asking for for your birthdays? Anyone else got any sales steals?

Hope you're all doing well, Charly xox

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Personal Spring Summer Fave. Pow Green.

Seeing as the heatwave is still going strong, despite a couple of thunderstorms every now and again, I thought I'd post a review on my current nail varnish obsession: Maybelline's Color Show by Colorama in Pow Green.

Maybelline Color Show by Colorama, Pow Green
Boots £2.99


The colour is bright, eyecatching and matches most skin tones. My skin is normally as white as a sheet (seriously I'd make a ghost look sun kissed) but this still looks lush. Not only does this suit the paler complexioned, but also those who have that perfected the bronzed summer glow down to a tee. 

It doesn't need a top coat either, and although I normally put a top coat on (accidentally left it with my belongings in my flat at uni waaah), I hadn't in the pictures and you c an see it's still looking pretty shiny.
(Sorry it's bit messy, was in a rush to walk the dog before it started to rain)

I'd say the only negative is when it was first purchased, on use I noticed how it was extremely thin and needed three coats minimum! In addition having only had it a month and a half at the most and it seems to have now turned rather thick and gloopy. Most varnishes do this with time, but one would not normally expect it to do so so soon after purchase.It may just be caused by the heat, but still it's a bit annoying. 

Never the less I will still be repurchasing this in the future as it's a staple colour in my books. When mine was purchased it was on offer for £1.99 which is a bargain, and still is even at it's full price £2.99!
Have you tried Maybelline Color Show before? If so what do you think of them? What are your personal S/S faves? 

Love Charly xox

Monday, 22 July 2013

Todd Lynn. Designer.

       Known as 'Rock and Roll's best kept secret', and set to become the latest addition to the Debenhams family will join the ranks of Henry Holland, Jonathan Saunders and Preen among others.

In case one hasn't heard of Todd Lynn yet, the fresh faced Canadian designer has already created an enormous following with some of the strongest, most idolized women of today; Beyonce, Shirley Manson, Rihanna and Courtney Love to name a few. 

Lynn's Collection Autumn/Winter 2013 consists of 12 unique pieces, constructed from a combination of blacks, deep dark blues contrasted with nudes throughout the show creating drama. These tough colours are softened his trademark soft organic fabrics of contrasting textures including leather, knitwear and fur. 

An androgynous sartorial styling united with razor sharp lines achieves a mix of tailored and deconstructed form, essential for his ideal client of which quoted to be someone “Fearless with a heart full of rock’n’roll.".

With jackets being recreated into skirts this collection reinstates a necessity that is becoming more highly promoted in our society, the idea that materials and constructions need to be redeveloped. 

Tailoring created the illusion that one was wearing another person's clothes altered to fit them. Show notes explain inspiration came from 'the Gopher Gang, a New York tribe who would jump people for their clothes and then send them to a seamstress for alterations”. Emphasising that reusing clothes, with the correct tailoring can create the most modern, edgy, even futuristic outfits causing the past to become the present, and therefor the future.

His tailoring also kept the woman's form by injecting volume to emphasis where natural curves exist, whilst keeping lines straight. With each extreme a balance is always maintained through textures, colours and even shapes. 

The biker edge, with soft and harsh contrasts is what isolates this designer from others, enabling him to make an impact and a name for himself from his identity. 

In his own words, "The woman who wears my clothes is fearless, and wants to put a piece of clothing on and feel amazing.". A designer that has a place in my own heart it would seem. My advise; keep an eye on him and make some investment purchases!

The show was at Somerset House on 16th February with said investment pieces available from October this year from £45, and will be seen nationwide in stores.

To find out more visit his official website:


The Wonders of Coconut Oil

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Has anyone seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I'm sure most will have anyway, such a good film. BUT, do you remember the father, who uses Windex on everything? Well this is the perfect thing of me using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on everything. It's ridiculous the amount of uses there are for the magic stuff, seriously it cures all and the benefits are crazy! I suggest everyone buys this stuff. It's organic, chemical free, vegan, animal friendly, and environmentally friendly!!

This is the one in my cupboard at the moment but there are hundreds of brands that are just as good. Remember to shop around, sometimes health food stores are cheaper than well known stores and vice versa. I paid £8.99 for mine from a local small shop under my fave vegan cafe, but usually it costs a couple of pounds more. It's available on online stores too and sorry I'm not sure how much it is in other countries. But basically you can pick it up just about anywhere, and it is WELL worth the money I promise!!!!

I currently use it for sunscreen protection, body butter, sometimes instead of conditioner, frying, in dressings, in smoothies, on cuticles, on my face, on burns, on sunburn, and to make vegan chocolate.
This is the smallest number of uses that there are for it, but I am trying out new uses as much as possible.

Having starting to write out the science behind the benefits but due to there being an endless amount, it needed endless explaining... So if anyone has any questions about how it works to achieve its benefits I'd be more than happy to answer them, or help explain, and instead I'll list a few of the benefits of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:

  • lower the risk of heart disease 
  • lower the risk of atherosclerosis
  • easily digested so great for those impaired fat digestion or removed gall bladder
  • boosts immunity
  • fights virul, fungal and bacterial infections (there are even studies in progress proving it's effectiveness against HIV/AIDS!!!)
  • hair care and dandruff
  • skin care/conditioning (contains naturally occurring fats which deeply penetrate, moisturize and acts as a protective barrier against environmental and free radical damage)
  • rich in anti oxidants
  • great anti aging moisturiser and skin recovery for skin burns, abrasions etc
  • great for weight loss (increases metabolism and provides instant energy). Also don't forget you have to eat fat to successfully lose fat! It's needed by the body and by blocking it out of your diet you're only damaging your own health
  • remedy for pneumonia
  • bone health and chronique fatigue
  • protects against cancer, HIV and other
  • kills bacteria and parasites

^^^^ the list is endless but I had to stop here! Mainly because I'm bored of writing the list and want to explain how you guys can actually use it :)

Hair and Dandruff

For dandruff massage into the scalp! And for a lush deep hair conditioning apply a teaspoon or two to your damp hair and leave in as long as possible
n.b. I have extremely long and thick hair (vain of my life but cannot bring myself to cut it short) so  have to use 3-4 teaspoons at least. I'd recommend this as an overnight treatment and it leaves your hair smelling seriously delish and shiny! and unlike other conditioners it works from the inside out not the outside in <3 You can even leave it in for a few doors, but haven't tried this myself sorry.

For skin, burns, sunscreen

massage liberally EVERYWHERE! GO CRAZY GUYS!
Warning: as a suncreen it needs to be reapplied every hour. Which might sound annoying, but is way better for you than other chemical containing sunscreens, and blocks 20% of the UV rays as well as against environmental and free radical damage. Plus it soothes sunburns too.

Hope you found this interesting! Don't hesitate to comment and let me know what you use coconut oil for, any questions, suggestions, annnd, well anything you can think of! No such thing as a silly question so go for it :)

Love charly xox

PS I have researched this in great depth,including reading any research papers I was able to come across, over the past year so hopefully it's all pretty accurate stuff I've written 

PPS I know I said I'd write my fashion loves, fave outfits etc as my next post but the camera is hiding somewhere and I can't find it. Also most of my belongings are 300 miles away in my flat at University :(
Soooo here's my first post! Feels weird writing it sorry if it reads a little awkward

There's a heatwave at the moment so I'm a tad sweaty and gross not going to lie. But basically I am OBSESSED with the fashion industry, which I know, is said by a lot of people. But I really am! This blog will include other aspects and ideas too, but my aim is for it to be primarily fashion based. Going to try keep it more professional in style when it comes to certain posts, but there will be other posts that are way more relaxed, about different things I like to do in my spare time, such as yoga, fitness, DIY's

I've already written about me in, well, in the 'About Me' section, but here's some random facts :)

  • natural redhead
  • yoga loving, clean eating vegan
  • currently have 3 tattoos (for now)
  • can't ride a bike...
  • I love scents and smellies (like perfumes, candles, body butters, etc etc etc)

Also I'm about to change courses if I can, or if not then quit to gain more experience in this industry. Determined to make it one way or another, so I'd be grateful for any advise or ideas I can get involving this or blogging. I'm also happy to give any tips or advice in anything you want to know more about, or even just to chat as I love meeting new people and learning new things!

My next post will just be about my own style, fashion loves, wants kind of thing while I research for the post after that. Also applying for millions of jobs at the moment as I currently don't have one, having no money sucks and is beyond depressing I'm sure you'll agree

Love Charly xox

P.s. here's a photo of me with some of my friends enjoying ourselves. As you can see, we have a strong ethos of 'work hard, play hard' :)
(the pale one with the black hair is meee)

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