"A girl should be two things; Classy and Fabulous" - Coco Chanel

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Who said Halloween was Dead?

Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh (I screeched).........As I attempt to fly around the house in a white sheet (pretending to be a ghost) I ask myself..how old am I..clearly not 20! (I don't actually do that....)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! This is most definitely one of my favourite times of the year and well whoever moans about getting dressed up, YOU'RE BORING! This year I decided to go as a Gothic (DEAD...obviously) doll, and I am extremely pleased with how it turned out.

Moi as a Gothic Doll...the blood comes later

Tonight I wore a Jones & Jones dress from Topshop (Oxford Circus) paired with a Moschino belt and River Island wedges. I also wore an Ostrich feather jacket which is very dramatic and really added to my Gothic Outfit, also bought from the LG floor in Topshop, Oxford Circus. Accessories included a spider choker, satin gloves, fake blood and a mask.

We went to Dukebox, in Chelsea and amongst my friends were some smashing outfits! My best friend Ollie and his girlfriend, Julia went as a zombie jock and cheerleader. My friend Georgie opted to go as a spider, whilst Danni went as little red riding hood. My gay best friend George went as Lady Gaga from Born This Way and wore a green/navy tartan suit from Topman...you little fashionista YOU!

Xanthe, Adam, Claudia and Myself at Dukebox in Chelsea



PS. Just for future reference, just outside of Fulham on the Hammersmith road is a dress-up shop called 'Carnival'. It is the best, no matter the occasion it has EVERYTHING, it is made up of dingy alleyways and rooms stretching underground and prices are...well just above affordable lets say!

Bea {x}

Monday, 21 October 2013

Go K-K-Krazy for the Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy

With the Kardashian name flying around here, there and everywhere in the press, you'd think that the girls would want to take a step back from their hectic lifestyles flooding the media; but as usual the three sisters prove to be unbreakable as they release yet another clothing line for Lipsy. Their last collection, which launched for Dorothy Perkins in early July was a soaring success, and whilst the girls decided not to continue their contract with Arcadia Group's, Dorothy Perkins, the girls have in fact decided to design another line for Lipsy. The Kardashian Empire just keeps on growing and the girls show no signs of weakness in their campaign for the label..Lamar who?

Khloe, Kourtney and Kim are back with their brand new Kollection for Lipsy

So what can we expect from the latest Kardashian Kraze? Well of course their renowned bootylicious, figure-hugging bodycon dresses and a rather daring halterneck, all lace jumpsuit, which surprisingly looks fabulous on Kourtney but I can't see myself carrying that off anytime soon... The girls have opted for bold colours such as red, white and black, assymetric shapes and patterns for a simple but sexy look. The collection, like the last is affordable still, however is priced higher than what it was in DP, with prices starting at £30 and reaching highs of £150. The Kardashian Kollection will be available to buy in Lipsy stores on 24th October. Here is a sneak peak of what we can look forward to:



Bea {x}

Get Fit, Stay Stylish, Save Money

As winter dawns on us we find solice in winter comfort foods, in action to prevent gaining weight this Christmas I made a promise to keep fit. However, every day I have the same argument with myself about whether or not I am going to drag myself to the gym...I never do...my excuse...I DON'T OWN ANY CUTE GYM CLOTHES. I don't know about you but wherever I go I like to look my best and the gym is no exception. Nike is rather expensive and however practical their gym clothes are, for one outfit you are still looking at a price of around £80.

This leads me onto my newest shopping find..H&M's new fitness range. For £60 I bagged myself two pairs of gym trousers, one long and one cropped and a sports bra fitted fitness tee. Each pair of bottoms are eqipped with a zip pocket for your Ipod which are made of a material advanced for 'breathing space' allowing you to keep cool whilst exercising and increase comfort with a vast range of colours you can mix and match your gym wear, I opted for black trousers, one with purple trim and one with a neon coral trim matched with a neon coral top.

It is clear to say that I am now eager to show of my new buys and actually go to the gym, starting tonight. The whole point of joining a gym is to make you feel good about yourself, so why not feel good in how you look in the gym, overall it will result in you feeling much more motivated and confident.

To see the full range of H&M's fitness range you can browse online or visit one of their larger stores in London - I tend to shop in their oxford circus store seeing as it is so large and offers a wide variety in all ranges. The range offers dance wear, cycling wear and general gym wear which is fabulous considering they are a higstreet fashion brand that doesn't concentrate on sportswear - eqipped with crop tops, trainers, jogging bottoms, cycling shorts/trousers, sports bras and many many more. Get your bums off to H&M this winter and have a look.

Happy shopping!

Bea {x}

Shoe Steal: Primark Platform Sandals

Being a fashion-conscientious individual I love to see what everyone else is wearing and find inspiration for my style everywhere, be it on the street, in a magazine, or in the powder room of a nightclub (we all see that girl wearing something we would die for whilst adjusting our lipstick). So when a birthday or a social event comes around this is the perfect chance to do so! My friend Daniella is the perfect example; I spotted Daniella wearing these cute suede, platform wedged sandals
paired with skinny jeans and a spaghetti strap top, perfect for chilled drinks at our favourite pub, The Jam Tree in Chelsea.

Believe it or not these sandals are from good old Primani (Primark) and cost no more that £12...now that is one hell of a bargain. Obv when I went to my local Primark to grab a pair they were sold-out and I can see why! With Topshop selling the same shoe from over £28 you can see why Primark has won over a great Shoe Steal here. Well done Danni! Bea Fashionista Loves!

Bea {x}

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

SHOCK HORROR: Kris and Bruce Jenner have SPLIT!

Well I can truly say...I didn't see this one coming! Although the thought-to-be dynamic duo constantly bicker about materialistic things and at times it appears to be that their marriage is on the rocks - I never thought they would actually SPLIT! It appears to be that the reality TV stars were 'acting' for the camera's however they released a joint statement to E!News last night "We are living separately and we are much happier this way," they revealed, "But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority," they added. They claim that they in fact split a year ago and have been living separately but have only just decided to announce the end of their 22 year marriage.

It's Official! Kris and Bruce Jenner have SPLIT! [Perez Hilton]

I don't know what Keeping up with the K's will be like now they have split seeing as we all secretly love their hilarious constant bickering...with Kris constantly winding up Bruce and proving to be quite a handful at times! In one episode Bruce had to make an appointment with Kris to ask if he could keep a gun in the house...maybe it is for the best after all...

Whilst it is quite sad that Kris and Bruce have split...I can't help but remember some of the funny moments we have seen during the course of the show!

Bea {x}

Kate Moss to Collaborate with Topshop AGAIN!!!

KATE MOSS IS BACK! I don't know about you, but when Kate Moss designed her first collection for Topshop back in 2007 I absolutely loved it! From the three-buttoned vests to coloured denim to long dazzling frocks and swallow chains you name it my sister and I had it all, and what's better it was affordable. Well guess what..She's back with a bang and a brand new collection.

With the collection launching in April 2014, we can expect around 40 pieces that will be sold in a staggering 40 countries ranging from ready-to-wear, jewellery and other accessories and shoes! It has been reported that Kate has already started designing the collection and is working closely with Topshop's creative director Kate Phelan. If this collection creates as much hype as her last we can expect long and winding queues of eager fashionistas outside the Oxford Circus flagship store come the day of the launch...the queue time was about 8 hours back in 2007!!

Now whilst the 39 year old's collection sold out shortly after launching (and I loved it) I am hoping she brings out a new and edgier style, one that is unexpected and lovable. What I love about ranges such as these is that you never know what to expect and can add one off pieces to your wardrobe that are like no other. The Versace collection for H&M is an example, I got a few pieces from that collection such as my biker jacket that are just so fabulous and will last me years!


Kate Moss posing with Sir Phillip Green at previous Kate Moss collection launch [Daily Mail]

The supermodel claimed 'I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop. I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion as it feels like I’m back home working with Topshop.' With her last and what thought to be final collection launching in 2010 I am excited to see what she brings to the table for 2014! Lets have a look back at some of her pieces from previous collections...


[Harpers Bazaar]




See you there..

Bea {x}

Louis Vuitton Presents M-Commerce

Louis Vuitton surprised us all not long ago now with the exit of Marc Jacobs, now we see a newer and bigger change in the company as Louis Vuitton launch their M-Commerce. Louis Vuitton lovers can now download the app and shop online for anything, anytime, anywhere in the world off of their smartphone and tablet.

Louis Vuitton are offering next day delivery, personalised messages and gift wrapping, just as they would when purchasing in store..the video says it all really! Visit www.louisvuitton.com for more information.


Happy shopping!
Bea {x}

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Beauty: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation/ Light Optimising Primer

That time of year has finally dawned upon us, as my skin drains all its moisture, I am left with dry and dreary skin. As a loyal MAC customer, I have been addicted to their Studio fix foundation for a good 2 years now. However, after trying the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation I have been brought over to the BRIGHT side. Not only have I discovered a flawless colour match for my pale and reddish complexion, but I have also found a solution better still to prevent my skin from becoming even dryer in those trouble areas.

The Sheer Glow foundation gives a light to medium coverage which is perfect if you have clear skin (I don't tend to suffer from spots too often). This foundation doesn't only leave your skin feeling more hydrated, you can actually see the results. Whereas before the Studio Fix dried out my skin even more with its heavy coverage, Sheer Glow gives off a radiant look and soaks into the skin evenly. I absolutely hate it when you buy a foundation or cream which just doesn't soak into the skin - I often find myself spreading it around for hours before just stressing myself out and starting again (yes you..that certain BB cream that I had to get rid of...) NARS actually recommend you use your fingers to apply their foundation as it reacts with the warmth of your fingers creating a smooth

Whist on the subject of a 'sheer glow', I have to rave to you about NARS' Light Optimizing Primer. Now I have used it there is no going back - out of all the primers I have bought over the years this is by far the best. For a mere £25 (trust me you get a lot out of that) you honestly get primed and revived skin that glows through your foundation like it is supposed to. It has light otimizing particles which catch the light at all angles showing off a lovely radiant glow. This paired with their sheer glow foundation makes a match made in heaven and that is me sorted for the winter. The primer is great all year round and with an SPF 15, I found myself wearing solely just the primer on holiday in Mykonos, Greece (maybe not a high enough factor in hindsight) as it gave me a lovely glow for down by the pool or for those effervescent beach parties!

Bea {x}

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Mykonos Madness

In late August my best friend Georgia and I treated ourselves to a week away in the land of Mykonos in Greece and what fun we had! I can honestly say we had some mad experiences from partying backstage with Snoop Dog himself and dancing on stage to bumping into some old friends and taking a trip on their yacht to seeing Afrojack and Steve Aoki perform.

As first-timers in Mykonos we thought we were just going for a relaxing time in the sun, that is until we discovered the 'Ibiza style' party life. I have now done Ibiza and Mykonos and the equilibrium that Mykonos offers was just what we needed. With world famous DJs performing in the clubs every night we were able to catch a few in their 2 main clubs; Club Paradiso and Paradise. In addition to this you have the option to wind down and go for a beautiful dinner in the cute town of Mykonos followed my a few drinks in some local bars..lets not forget the gay bars (these were so much fun!!). There are also beach parties that happen similar to those at Nikki Beach in Marbella/St Tropez..so for such a small island there is an abundance of fun and hilarious things to do!

We stayed in a small and intimate hotel that was ever so adorable, a white building with blue pained shutters and balcony's it was a signature greek hotel (..literally everything is white and blue..I love it!). Our hotel was within a 10 minute walking distance from the town and a 2 minute walk to the bus stop. For anyone who hasn't been you can forget finding a taxi (it is virtually impossible), there are only 27 on the whole island meaning everyone gets around either by foot or via coach, quad bike or scooter, so expect manic roads with crazy drivers EVERYWHERE!!! We once walked for 2 hours, however the situation was so ridiculous that we were laughing hysterically the whole way.

I thought I would share a few of my experiences with you all and share some of our summer fashion choices from the holiday.

Mykonos - The Windy Island...LITERALLY

Snoop Dogg @ Paradise Club

Backstage at Snoop Doggy Dogg

Georgia and I at Paradise Club - Bea wears River Island top

En-Route to Nammos Beach Party - Georgie wears Miu Miu Sunglasses and Topshop Kaftan dress, Bea wears Louis Vuitton Sunglasses, Versace silk scarf and Kookai Kaftan

Mojitos at the bar before dinner at Nammos

All the yachts parked at Nammos Beach

Black Cod on a bed of spinach for dinner at Nammos Beach

Footsies with the Island

Steve Aoki DJing @ Club Paradiso

Bea wears Bvlgari Sunglasses and La Senza Bikini, Georgia wears Topshop Bikini

Bea wears H&M flower hair accessory, Topshop shirt and skirt, Versace silk scarf, Hermes scarf and Chanel handbag

Bea wears silk patterned maxi-dress from boutique in Italy and Chanel bag

Sunbathing on the ebach where Shirley Valentine was filmed!!!!!

Paradise Beach

Georgia jetting off on her Jet Ski

Georgia weare top and shorts - both Topshop, jewellry - Tiffany &Co

Greek Friends!

Sunset in Mykonos..Beautiful watching this every night!

Time to go home :(

Bea {x}