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…

Blueberry Burst

This little pot of cooked Blueberries, a dollop of creme fraiche and a sprinkle of lemon zest is a great little dessert that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty. It tastes amazing and you can whip it up in seconds. I definitely reccomend it as a Summer treat!

Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray

I have naturally straight hair, which is really fortunate but at the same time it can be difficult to work with because they’re silky and flat. But ever since I bought the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray, I can do more with my hair and make it look voluminous. Now I can do loose…

POND’s Moisturiser

Pond’s Creme is a facial moisturiser containing aloe vera. My mum’s friend swears by it so I thought I’d give it a try, as it was really cheap like most of their products. I tend to put it on at night before going to bed, so when I wake up in the morning my face…

R O M E

Last week-end I went to Rome for a day and a half to see the Six Nations Rugby match so I did not have a lot of time to see Rome. However, I got the chance to visit the Galleria Borghese, situated in the Villa Borghese north of the city. This museum holds some of…

Eating out in B O L O G N A

Here is my final post on the best places to go to in Bologna. Here’s a few restaurants that offer different types of dishes within a reasonable price range, either regional or from other parts of Italy. These restaurants are all really lively as you would expect in an Italian restaurant and welcoming to foodies…