Sanctus ‘Water’ SS15

Sanctus Spring Summer 2015 Water clothing collection lookbook. Underwater prints, fluid draped fabrics.Sanctus Spring Summer 2015 Water clothing collection lookbook. Underwater prints, fluid draped fabrics.Sanctus Spring Summer 2015 Water clothing collection lookbook. Underwater prints, fluid draped fabrics.Sanctus Spring Summer 2015 Water clothing collection lookbook. Underwater prints, fluid draped fabrics.

Launched in November 2012 by designer Lucinda Sinclair, Sanctus focuses on producing quality, handmade pieces in super limited edition runs. Every piece is handmade from start to finish by Lucinda in her London studio, with no more than 50 being made of each design, giving the pieces a real sense of luxurious rarity in todays crowded, mass produced market. These are pieces to be treasured, knowing that you own something special.

The latest SS15 collection draws inspiration from ancient Greek legends of Poseidon & the fabled lost city of Atlantis, translating this into beautifully organic silhouettes. Softly draped dresses in fluid silks hang effortlessly from the body amongst sporty leggings and braletts spliced with mesh, all adorned in Lucinda’s ethereal, inky undersea illustrations in aqueous blues & greens paired against crisp black & white. It feels both whimsical & fresh all at once.

The water collection is available now exclusively from the Sanctus store.

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Chill

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing FAIIINT faux fur snood, Belstaff Sammy Miller waxed jacket, H&M asymmetric jersey maxi skirt, Kurt Geiger wedge boots, Balenciaga city bag. All black street style outfit.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing FAIIINT faux fur snood, Belstaff Sammy Miller waxed jacket. All black street style outfit details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Balenciaga city bag, Belstaff Sammy Miller waxed jacket. All black street style outfit details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing FAIIINT faux fur snood, Belstaff Sammy Miller waxed jacket, H&M asymmetric jersey maxi skirt, Kurt Geiger wedge boots, Balenciaga city bag. All black street style outfit.

Finally there’s a proper Autumn chill in the air & I can dig out my favourite jackets, coats & winter accessories again. It’s been a super mild Autumn until now & though of course I enjoy the weather more when it’s warmer, I feel completely in my element when dressing for the colder months & look forward to it every year, bring on the layering!

I brought so many great basics from H&M when I had my little online haul last month & this skirt is one of them. In the past I’ve thought the fabric choices have reflected the cheap prices, and I wasn’t a huge fan, however every piece I brought this time around has been really nice quality, this skirt is a very satisfyingly heavy viscose and the other pieces have been light cotton jerseys & modal. I hope this is a permanent change & not just luck, I will happily place a few more orders despite their atrocious delivery service if it is!

To celebrate the fact it’s finally cold enough to wear my beloved snoods again, there will be free shipping (international too!) on all snood orders through the store until the end of the month! All you have to do is enter the code ‘WINTER’ at the checkout. I’ve just added the beautiful grey as a permanent colour too, as it proved to be so popular, along with my favourite black. Go visit the store here.

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Cape

FAIIINT wishlist Oak asymmetric draped cardigan, Ax + apple crescent moon necklace, Mango cape, Shellys London lace up boots, ASOS leather backpack, Paige black edgemont jeans, Burcu Okut ice queen ring. Black & silver.

This is giving me a bit of a casual witchy vibe, and I kinda love it! I’ve been looking for a nice cape for months, and this one from Mango seems like a perfect choice, the voluminous a-line shape & hip length is perfect, wool blend and you really can’t argue with that price either. I currently have my eye on a vintage one on eBay though, so I’ll see how that goes first! I love the cape-like shape of OAK’s draped cardigan too, though for the price I’m not really sold on the material choice, I think this is something I’ll have to make a version of for myself instead.

It’s been a long time since I brought a pair of Shellys shoes, it’s a brand that reminds me of my teenage years & a few very unfortunate shoe choices too. Whilst browsing ASOS these lace up boots pretty much stopped me in my tracks & I was a little surprised to see the brand. Though I’m not super keen on the olive inners (I’d probably dye them!) they look far more expensive than they actually are & are just a bloody good pair of stompy boots & you know how much I love those!

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Slouchy

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing The Ragged Priest cropped coated sweater, ASOS dress, Converse Star Player leather high tops, Betty Jackson Black at Debenhams cross body zip bag. All black slouchy casual street style outfit.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing The Ragged Priest cropped coated sweater, Bloody Mary Metal Fire Alchemy & Lonely Bone silver rings. Outfit details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Converse Star Player black & white leather limited editon high top sneakersFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing The Ragged Priest cropped coated sweater, ASOS dress, Converse Star Player leather high tops, Betty Jackson Black at Debenhams cross body zip bag. All black slouchy casual street style outfit.

I’ve been feeling under the weather all of last week, my sinuses have been constantly swollen (Oh, hi there puffy, squinty eyes!) & I feel completely knackered, but I don’t have a proper cold & I’m not really ill enough to moan about it. Annoying. I’m putting it down to the sudden change in the weather, but what I’m trying to say is that I spent all of last week in outfits pretty much identical to this one. Comfy, slouchy perfection.

I love throwing things like this together when I’m not feeling great, it’s snuggly & super comfy, but most importantly it doesn’t look sloppy either. I always find that when I’m feeling rubbish if I stay in my PJs or put on my favourite scruffy oversized tees & holey sweaters curled up on the sofa I just end up moping, so instead I put on something nice, but just as cosy & it helps me feel a little better. This sweater from The Ragged Priest is a godsend for these kind of days, I love the chunky knit, oversized fit and too long sleeves & how the glossy coating makes all this instantly look a bit more polished & interesting. It’s just as warm & cuddly as my ancient ones too.

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Malcolm Murphy Hair

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Last week I was invited down to Malcolm Murphy Hair for a cut & colour with the wonderful Shelley. I’d heard great things about the salon, having won a whole bunch of awards & so I was excited to check it out for myself. Situated on Hinckley Road, I loved the location away from the business of the city centre, it gives a much more relaxed vibe & stepping through the door this continued too, crisp white walls, dotted with opulent furniture & fresh flowers creating a welcoming, homely feel, I felt right at home as I waited with my coffee & biscuits, all served on a golden platter.

When I arrived it was almost full with customers, but not once did I feel rushed, as I’ve found all too often at busy hairdressers & every member of staff was super friendly & laid back, it was a really nice atmosphere. Shelley chatted with me about my hair, and told me she thought it really suited me the way it was so she didn’t want to do anything too drastic, which I was happy to hear. I said how I’d spent the best part of a few years growing it out now & though I’ve gone through phases where I’ve considered something a bit more dramatic I feel like I’ve spent too long getting it to this point to go chopping it off just yet! We decided to just freshen it up, putting some of the layers back in that had almost grown out, to give it a little more shape & sticking to the same dark chocolate colour, but one with a high gloss finish – it feels so bouncy & healthy again, and look at how shiny it is!

As I waited for my colour to develop I had a little wander around to take some photos & spotted Rocco, Malcolm’s incredibly adorable pup sitting on one lady’s lap having cuddles whilst she was having her hair cut! You know I’m a crazy dog lady at heart, so this was like the icing on the cake for me, he was so sweet & well behaved too.

If you’re in Leicester I couldn’t recommend paying Malcolm Murphy Hair a visit more, I came home feeling relaxed & totally pampered, I was actually a little sad that I had no plans for later to show my hair off, so I went into town and treated myself to some retail therapy & a coffee, then took Nico for an extra long walk afterwards!

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