Culture

What’s hot, what’s not and all Lulu Williams’ favorite bits of culture.

Peter Pilotto SS15

Woodstock and Jimmy Hendrix inspire disco brights, craft embellishment and tough girl biker jacket styling.

I freakin’ love Peter Pilotto’s SS15 collection. There’s so much going on in this fabulous fruit salad mix that I was left completely captivated and head over heels in love from the first look. Braiding, sequins, texture, layering, colour, stripes, fringe….the list goes on.

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Egg & Chips Clothing http://www.eggnchipsclothing.co.uk/

If you love Rockabilly, Psychobilly & SteamPunk style you’ll already know about Egg & Chips Clothing. It’s the UK’s biggest and most awesome alternative online clothing retailer. Check it out here: www.eggnchipsclothing.co.uk

My favourite pieces from the website at the moment are…

Voodoo Vixen's Vintage Playsuit

Voodoo Vixen’s Vintage Playsuit

Cream Black Old School Top Shirt

Cream Black Old School Top Shirt

The White Pin-Up Whirlpool Bullet Bra

The White Pin-Up Whirlpool Bullet Bra

The Cambridge Satchel Company

Hurrah! My green satchel has arrived. That means today is a really good day.

I received the classic style satchel in 15 inches from The Cambridge Satchel Company: http://goo.gl/q9jC0A This is the perfect size for carrying a laptop, a few bits of make-up, mobile phone, notepad and laptop charger. I’ve always loved green and gold as a duo so after deciding on the green leather I chose the gold heart and LW embossing.

My bright and bold beauty!

My bright and bold beauty!

Green is one of this year’s hottest colours due to the 1970s having a massive comeback.

Acne Studios SS15

Acne Studios SS15

Marni SS15

Marni SS15

Louis Vuitton SS15

Louis Vuitton SS15

My New Vintage Shoes

Vintage clothing has always played a massive part in my wardrobe and my boyfriend’s. That’s why on Sundays we venture to Brick Lane for vintage shopping, a pint of Guinness and a feed in the indoor food market.

On Sunday, whilst browsing the rainbow of retro shoes in Absolute Vintage (www.absolutevintage.co.uk) a pair of shoes caught my eye and instantly transported me back to being five years old, hopping round my mum’s bedroom in her 1980s floral M&S heels. I purchased them and spent Sunday evening hopping round my bedroom in my new 1980s floral M&S heels.

I told mum about the shoes and she got her ones out of the attic and has started wearing them again! They are exactly the same. What a fab vintage find. They’re super comfy and have been getting lots of admiring compliments since.

Vintage floral M&S high heels

Vintage floral M&S high heels

The “Deluxe Sophie Wrap Playsuit” from Fiona’s Boutique. www.Fionas-Boutique.co.uk

When I DJ at events I like to wear something a little more jazzy than my usual casual clobber I DJ in, especially when it comes to Notting Hill Carnival. This year I wore the deluxe Sophie wrap playsuit from Fiona’s Boutique:

http://www.fionas-boutique.co.uk/product/preorder-deluxe-sophie-wrap-playsuit

It’s a funky Hawaiian print playsuit with flattering lace trim layered shorts, and cross-over t-shirt sleeve top half.

Legs Eleven!

Legs Eleven!

Fiona's Boutique - Deluxe Sophie Wrap Playsuit

What first caught my eye was the colour – a stunning bright royal blue. Perfect to compliment a summer tan and great with my white creepers!

www.Fionas-Boutique.co.uk

www.Fionas-Boutique.co.uk

Flash!

As you can see the flash was quite strong in the sunshine. I’m not complaining mind! Sunshine in London is always a good thing. Especially when you have a gorgeous playsuit to celebrate!

Say CHEESE!

Say CHEESE!

Now I’ve found Fiona’s Boutique I’m hooked on browsing their gorgeous clothes online.

Have a look here: www.Fionas-Boutique.co.uk for your next purchase inspiration. I’ve got my eye on lots of things!

The deluxe Sophie wrap playsuit from Fiona’s Boutique £32.

http://www.fionas-boutique.co.uk/product/preorder-deluxe-sophie-wrap-playsuit

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Habanera Restaurant Review – 280 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush. Mexican Taco & Tequila Bar.

On sunny Sunday we decided to swap the pub for something new; Habanera – Mexican Taco & Tequila Bar, on the Uxbridge Road in Shepherds Bush. Being a huge tequila fan I needed no persuasion from the boy, off we went. 

Upon arrival I was instantly over excited by the open front of the restaurant. The wooden bar at the front connects the shop directly on to the pavement. What’s better than sipping a cocktail and taking in a few good hours of people watching? Speaking of cocktails here is what we ordered…

Red Pepper cocktail & Frida's Amarilla cocktail.

Red Pepper cocktail & Frida’s Amarilla cocktail.

Both were absolutely delicious! Not too sweet, not too strong tasting or sour. The flavours worked incredibly well together. I had to hold myself back from gulping my red pepper and raspberry cocktail all down in one. They really were delicious.

For lunch we started with a small bowl of guacamole. I have to say, although it was delicious, it was very small indeed. We were served about one tablespoons worth of guacamole to go with quite a few large thick corn chips. As a main course I chose the blackened salmon salad with avocado, cilantro, corn & lime, served in a tortilla bowl. The boy had tacos which seemed to disappear so fast I didn’t have time to snap a photo of them. I have taken this as two thumbs up from him. On the side he had sweet potato chips, (which I ate my fair share of ), these were delicious. Not too soggy or oily.

Blackened salmon salad.

Blackened salmon salad.

The service was excellent. Our waitress was very smiley and polite, which I think always makes the food more delicious!

The boy does a sturdy job of holding down the receipt.

The boy does a sturdy job of holding down the receipt.

The bill came to £43.25 which included a £4.80 tip. This worked out at £19.22 PP, which I thought was a good price for one delicious cocktail, a delicious main and a small starter from the snack menu. Habanera – Mexican Taco & Tequila Bar – We shall be back!

Habanera Restaurant: 280 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7JA

How To Make Delicious Hummus. The Yummiest Hummus Recipe Ever… True dat.

  • 1 tin of boiled chick peas, washed
  • The juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini
  • 2 pinches of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large handful of cashew, hazelnuts and almonds

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Start by toasting the nuts in a pan over a medium heat til they become a darker shade and you can smell the yummy toasted nuttiness coming off them. This will take you about 5 mins only. Keep tossing them to make sure all sides are nicely toasted.

Toast them nuts!

Toast them nuts!

Squeeze the 2 limes in to a blender/smoothie maker, add the chick peas, tahini and salt. Give this a quick mix with a spoon then add the oils. Blend till 60% smooth and add 1/3 of the toasted nuts. Blend till 90% smooth, then decant the hummus in to a bowl.

Sprinkle the remaining toasted nuts and serve with raw veg.

Sooo limey, sooo yummy.

Sooo limey, sooo yummy.

If you like it spicy add jalapenos or half a teaspoon of Encona hot sauce.