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.
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: http://www.eggnchipsclothing.co.uk/
My favourite pieces from the website at the moment are…
Everybody adores Kate. It’s true. For me it’s because she’s such a babe, oh and I had a make-up artist once who told me she had done Kate’s make-up a few times and she was really lovely and down to earth. So here are a handful of awesome snaps of that brit girl Kate.
Taking the industry by storm, WonderLuk is now making printed jewellery in gold, silver and metal plating, and of course the coloured nylon pieces will always be available. Designed by Emily Sato, WonderLuk’s cursive Love Ring tells someone that, well, you know, that you love them, but more importantly that you think they’re cool. The ring is available in eleven colours in hight tech nylon (£22), in sterling silver (£169), in gold-plated brass (£169) and in 18k red and yellow gold (£1,290).
WonderLuk’s Love Ring
WonderLuk is a new online boutique that celebrates the unique possibilities of 3D printing, bringing to life intricate shapes and unusual geometries as never seen before. All products are made to order within two weeks. WonderLuk’s striking range includes bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings and iPhone cases available in nylon, 18k gold, sterling silver and gold-plated brass.
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!
Green is one of this year’s hottest colours due to the 1970s having a massive comeback.
On the occasion of Blondie’s 40th anniversary, Somerset House is showcasing a series of iconic and previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the trailblazing band, from their underground early days to global sell-out shows and chart domination. Blondie and other icons of the 70s and 80s new wave world, including Andy Warhol, David Bowie and The Ramones, are captured intimately and inimitably by Stein. Featuring over 50 images, the exhibition serves as a snapshot of the punk scene that Blondie pioneered and shows how their influence on music and fashion is just as relevant today as it was four decades ago.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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