Spring 2015

Spring 2015 par inessies utilisant hauts à manches longues Uniqlo hauts à manches longue £19 – uniqlo.com Topshop veste en denim topshop.com J Crew jupe crayon £160 – jcrew.com Vans rubber sole shoes nelly.com The Cambridge Satchel Company sacoche en cuir coggles.com Olivia Burton rose gold watch the-dressingroom.com The Row linda farrow eyewear liberty.co.uk Henri Bendel tech accessory £18 – henribendel.com…

Every Woman’s Monthly Pains

Recently I read an article about Britain’s number one tennis player, Heather Watson and how her period was the reason she didn’t even get past the first round in the Australian Open. It was an eye opener because I hadn’t realised just how much that miserable time of the month effects women’s performance, as I’m…

Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Cake

  The link below will take you to the recipe I used for this extremely delicious and surprisingly easy chocolate cake recipe. It is very rich, which is why I decided to top the cake with raspberries and toasted almonds instead of the ganache, as suggested. This is the perfect cake to make for a…

Bradgate Park- LEICESTERSHIRE

Last week I went down to Leicestershire and picnicked with my mum and sisters in the beautiful surroundings of Bradgate Park. It was lovely to be back amongst the English landscape and enjoy the sunny weather! The park has so much to offer to all age groups and is the perfect place to escape to…

Best Pasta Salad by Jamie Oliver

I discovered this little gem last year whilst flicking through cook books looking for interesting recipes before I embarked on my year abroad in Italy. This is another quick and easy recipe that I use, and it really tastes zingy and fresh! It’s perfect if you need to take something to a summer party or…

My First Dress

The day I got to choose my first dress is perhaps one of my first memories and my first fashion-conscious memory. I was almost four years old and I went shopping with my Mum to John Lewis whilst my siblings were at school. The kids clothing was in the corner of the second floor department…

A Little Thing We Call Hope

Hope is a funny thing. We all have it but we use it in many different ways, we hope for many different things. Sometimes people mistake you hoping as a trivial act that is somewhat naive, but is it not them being ignorant calling us hopers dreamers? I know we can hope big things that…

Landhaus ETTENBUHL

  I went to a wonderous rose garden in Germany a few days ago but unfortunately May was when the roses were at their best. However it was still lovely to see all of these different flowers and trees kept impeccably! I find it quite soothing strolling around the numerous gardens taking in the vibrant…

To Die For by Lucy Siegle

  To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World, by Lucy Siegle, is an insightful read into the worrying impact fast fashion has on the environment and the peoples’ lives who make your clothes. This book explores the use of different material fibers (both natural and synthetic), as well as the processes involved in manufacturing, highlighting…

*Church of England General Synod votes ‘yes’ to women bishops

Today was a historical day for the Church of England because women can now become bishops. Although I am not religious, I am extremely happy to hear this news, and proud that the Synod has come to this decision. It is great to finally see a religion taking a step towards gender equality. For more…

ALWAYS #LikeAGirl

ALWAYS has just created a new campaign focused on empowering girls, as puberty is the time when girls are most vulnerable to criticism. It questions the use of doing things ‘like a girl’, basically putting us girls down for doing things our way. I think it’s an interesting concept for a video and I believe…

S I E N A

I visited Siena at the end of March when the sun was shining high, which was great because there are plenty of gelaterias to choose from before deciding to go and sit in the huge piazza that faces the tower (costs 7€ to walk up). Italian’s were sat all around basking in the sun and…

Slug

I found this little guy lurking in my spinach and found it really inspiring-something so tiny and adeventorous,just the beginning of his journey!

TED talk on Gender Violence

This Ted Talk aboards the topic of gender violence. The speaker, Jackson Katz,  talks about how men should be taught about gender violence and engage in this troubling topic that concerns not only women, but men as well- the majority of violence is caused by men. He also discusses the fact that after a woman…

CINQUE TERRE

This week-end I got the wonderful opportunity to go to Cinque Terre in Liguria. It was a mind-blowing experience as the views you get to see are unbelievably beautiful. I started off in the village of Monterosso, which is the furthest north of the five villages. I chose to walk from village to village, which…

I used to be like you

I used to be like you. I used to make people wait and not realise that they also have lives, that they also have plans and goals. I only thought about what they meant to me and what importance that had. I never thought about how other people had places to go to, people to…

F L O R E N C E

I spent my Easter week-end in sunny Florence, staying in an apartment south of the river in the less touristic area. It’s a moderate sized city pouring in wealth, visible from the rows of boutiques to the squares decorated with stunning marble sculptured statues. It was a breath-taking visit filled with a sense of privilege…

Cat Eye for Almond Shaped Eyes

I’ve recently been trying out more adventurous make-up looks, as I normally just wear a little eyeliner or nude eyeshadows. I googled some cat eye images and watched some youtube tutorials and found that the Scarlett Johansson make-up tutorial by pixiwoo was the best looks for my almond eye shape. I’ve listed how I applied…