Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Roof Gardens

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Last month I spent a warm Thursday evening nestled within a lush tropical roof garden 100ft above Kensington Highstreet, sipping wine and watching the sun go down with one of my best friends.

We’d been invited along to the Watchpro Hot 100 party, which was once again being held at the breathtaking The Roof Gardens. When we visited for the first time for last year’s awards, we were both blown away with how beautiful and tranquil the whole place felt. A truly impressive feat when you realise you’re right within the heart of London, with all of the hustle and bustle still going on down below. With our holidays and some real sunshine still months away, we couldn’t wait to go back and pretend we were sitting on a terrace in the Mediterranean for just one night.

After mingling with the other guests and trying all of the delicious canapés, we headed inside to hear the nominees announced. Some of the biggest names in the watch world were present, and it was nice to learn of a couple of brands and stores that were completely new to me too.

The gardens are split into three distinct areas, each with it’s own theme and feel. After soaking up the last of the sun in the Spanish Garden we went for a wander to explore the other areas. Walking through stone archways strung with fairy lights and emerging into the English Woodland, complete with striped deckchairs, croquet and flamingos, feels like you’ve stumbled into your own secret Wonderland. It’s a truly beautiful space and it was the perfect way to wind down after a busy start to both of our weeks.

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Black Lace

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Two weekends ago I headed up to Sheffield for the wedding of two friends. You may have already seen glimpses of what I wore over on Instagram, but I thought this outfit deserved its own post so you could see all of the wonderful detail properly.

I’ve already spoken about wearing black to a wedding when I showed off the outfit I wore to my cousins last year. As I mentioned then, I still think it’s important to make sure that you choose something that feels wedding appropriate, despite the dark hue. The danger when it comes to wearing black for an occasion like this, especially if you wear it all of the time, is that you’ll turn up looking like you always do and like you haven’t made much of an effort.

I’d been searching for something to wear for months and every nice dress I’d found was something I could easily see myself wearing casually, so that meant it wasn’t an option. Then a few weeks before the date, once I had started to panic, I stumbled upon this beautiful mixed lace dress in the sale. As soon as I saw it I knew this was what I’d been searching for. I tried it on and it fit me like an absolute dream, it was meant to be! The heavy lace, cut out detailing and feminine silhouette instantly make this feel wedding appropriate. It’s one of those pieces that feels like you need an occasion to wear it to, so that you can really show it off in all its glory.

Like with my huge flower crown last time, I opted again for a pretty headpiece to make this a little bit extra special. I’m not really a fascinator kind of girl, and I do worry that a hat would have all black feeling a little bit too funeral for a wedding, so headbands have become my go to choice. They give a much less formal look than traditional headwear, and that suits me perfectly. I actually brought this one last year, even though I had no occasion for it or any idea when I would actually wear it! I loved it and it was super inexpensive, so I couldn’t not buy it. It’s been sitting on my dresser since then waiting for the perfect occasion, and now here it is!

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Crazy Love ft. Sophi Reaptress & Hvnter Gvtherer

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Sophi Reaptress and Hvnter Gvtherer have teamed up to create a short fashion film with Between Pictures. I’m already a huge fan of both of these incredibly talented women, and it’s always so great to see independents working together on collaborative projects like this. The teaser trailer piqued my interest a few weeks ago, and now the full length film has been released.

Layered in heavy atmosphere, it sets a beautifully sombre mood and perfectly showcases the works of these two wonderfully dark independent designers. The eerie visuals are accompanied by Chelsea Wolfe‘s elegant and haunting vocals playing softly throughout, weaving a tale of unrequited love.

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