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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Dame Zandra Rhodes presents her new bed linnen collection

Last week I was invited to the launch of the new Zandra Rhodes bed linen collection at Sterling Furniture. I was so obsessed with her last release that I had to go along and have a look. The floor was decorated as if it was a bedroom, and all the props came from Zandra's house! I fell head over heels for the glittery swans. 

We all got to have a little Q&A with Zandra and she went through her sketchbook to explain her design process.

When explaining how her love of colour came around Zandra told of how her Mum used to make her clothes when she was a child, and they were always colourful. Ever since then she has infused her life with colour, her home has rainbow floors and she never wears black, or leaves the house without some colourful make up on. 

As a textile designer Zandra has always done all of her own in house printing and still sketches from a notebook, she calls textile designers the Cinderella stories of fashion, always working in the background. She found herself in the limelight when she first graduated, no one would buy her fabric designs so she started making dresses to showcase the prints and the rest is history. 

When it comes to beds Zandra believes they should be the focal point of the room, and that changing them should change the whole rooms feel. I am so in love with her Vader bed set, I can't wait to dress my bed in it!

Jumper - Marlee & Fee
Custom Rings - Bonnie Bling
Skirt - Isolated Heroes
Boots - The Style Edit

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Manic panic and the perfect lipgloss

If you haven't heard of Manic Panic then you must be living in a cave. The hair dye and make up empire was founded in '77 by sisters Tish and Snooky (punk legends) and the brand has gone from strength to strength. The brand is completely cruelty free and the products are colourful and long lasting.

I recently tried out the lethal lips gloss in poison apple. The consistency is slightly sticky but the colour is intense and lasts for hours. The shine stays on for the duration of the gloss, and during the day I only had to top up a couple of times, there is also no feathering!

All in all I would definitely recommend it, I cant wait to try out the other colours, especially hot as hell and raven.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

LFW round up

If you follow my Instagram then you'll know I popped down to LFW for three days of fashion and fun. It's safe to say I am exhausted! Instead of boring you with what I thought of the shows (THAT Marchesa blue floral dress though!) I'm going to give you a run through of what I did, with lots of photo's obviously!

Day 1:

After a 4am start to fly to London I was ready to drop at around 2, luckily The Apartment was there to save me from tiredness with juice, blow dry's, live streams of shows and lots of amazing brands. I could have stayed on that bed all day watching shows! We popped to Somerset house to see the Edeline Lee presentation which was like stepping into a giant doll house with the most beautifully dressed dolls. The 'rooms' were colour coded and the outfits matched the decor perfectly. My Favourite had to be the room full of china, the colour and the texture of that dress is simply breathtaking. 

We headed to the Hope Street party afterwards but I was having far too much fun dancing to take any photos! 

Day 2: 

We spent the whole day with Illamasqua shooting a video tutorial for halloween! Safe to say the girls are awesome and we had a blast, the video comes out soon and the looks are super easy to do. 

On our way to dinner with Tom Gilmore I popped into the Bloggers Love Lounge and grabbed an amazing little dress from Novo London, I can't wait to show it to you! 

Day 3:

Today was Instagram takeover day! I snapped photos all day at Somerset house for Twisted Time, If you want to see all the images head over to their Instagram, I've included some of my favourite's here. I am so in love with the pink glitter Miu Miu glasses and the adorable vintage box bag!

So thats a wrap! For all other images and full outfit details head over to my Instagram and Twitter accounts. I'm thoroughly enjoying being home and relaxing after a crazy three days!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Blow me - a review of Glasgow's coolest Blow dry bar

When you first walk into Blow in Finnieston you are very aware of how white everything is, but rather than feel clinical, it feels fresh and rather inviting. Maybe its the massive neon 'D'ya come here often?' on the wall or the bright throne like chairs in the waiting area, everything about Blow is inviting and a little tongue in cheek...the vouches are coasters that say blow me! Did I mention they have little beds to lie in when you get your hair washed? You need to see them to believe them.

I decided to go for something a little different, a pink ombre...I've had a dip dye gradient before but whenever I tried to do this at home I ended up just dying my whole head bright pink. Not the desired result! I was given a little consultation and then the dying began, I was asked if I was ok with the colour and checked on regularly whilst getting my roots done, my stylist Tabitha was super attentive and very precise! Since my hair is so short I can't curl it very well alone, so Tabitha did an amazing job for me. 

They are also showing live LFW shows so if your not going down why not pop in and get pampered whilst watching the models stomp down runways? 

What do you think of my new do? 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Wedding styling and The Glasgow Wedding Collective

I never thought I'd be 'one of those girls', you know the type, always planning imaginary weddings...well after my own I sort of turned into one! So I decided to put my new found obsession to good use, starting my very own wedding styling service! Wedding's by Honey Pop will have it's own shiny new website very soon but if you have any questions/enquiries before that just drop me an email. 

When I was planning my own wedding the Glasgow Wedding Collective was the fair I was most excited about, I even met my photobooth there! When they asked me to attend their event as a stylist I was over the moon. We got fed lovely treats from Three Sisters Bake and looked through all the beautiful gowns and accessories. 

Then it was down to business! We met our models and the lovely girls from AMM who would transform the models in to bridal beauties. For my bride's look I wanted timeless with a twist, I chose a strapless tea length gown with beautiful embellishment, killer heels in pillerbox red and a delicate embellished head band. I wanted the make up to be simple and dewy but with a strong red lip to compliment the shoes. Victory rolls were an obvious choice for me, the rest of the hair was left down and wavy for a more relaxed feel. The bouquet was perfect, I love that it looked so homegrown and the roses were a dusky lilac, the perfect colour!

Head over to Glasgow Wedding Collective to find out about their next event.