Monday, 22 March 2010

Asos Access All Areas: The Shoes and Accessories

The shoes and accessories are cool and covetable for Spring '10. Check out my selection below; want it ALL!! I wasn't sure about clogs but I actually like these tan ones a lot.

Asos Access All Areas: The Clothes hosted another fab blogger event last Thursday, 'Access All Areas,' giving us the chance to preview the fabulous new clothing and accessory styles for spring '10.

Browsing the rails, champagne firmly in hand, canape clasped between teeth, it was easy to see the reasons for the website's success. Reinventing catwalk trends with an extra-special wearable spin is what this brand does best.

Bloggers were also offered the chance for a hair and make-up tranformation before being snapped in the latest ASOS styles (handily available in a range of normal-woman-friendly sizes). I would have loved to have tried everything out but unfortunately didn't have enough time as I was too busy gawping at the rails!

Always on-trend and affordable, it was hard to pick favourites from this fresh new collection but I personally loved a sea green maxi-dress and a twisted Burberry-style mac a bit more than other pieces. Name the trend and ASOS has it; gathered waistbands, structured (even, in one case, wired) shoulders and digitally-printed pieces.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

New Nail Shade 1: Bianca's Barbie Shoes

You know when you have the perfect nail colour in mind but can't find the right shade anywhere? The answer is colour-combining.

Here, I have used two coats of Essie's gorgeous Rose Bowl 342 (a hot, punchy, reddy pink) and then followed with a single coat of O.P.I's pretty Princesses Rule! R44 (a super-sparkly baby pink) to create a highly-metallic mid-pink. I am going to call this combo Bianca's Barbie Shoes 1!

Here is the picture from my (rubbish) shoot. I have used the new Chanel Rouge ad as a background:

Ring: Approx £2.95, H&M

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A Very Stylish Break Part 1: BERLIN

Berlin is one of the most interesting, friendly and art-friendly cities I have ever visited. My friends and I had an amazing time and had so much fun over the course of the four-day break.

My favourite activities included seeing the amazing Helmut Newton 'Sumo' exhibition and swimming and sauna-ing in the Badeschiff on the river Spree.

An evening out in White Trash Fast Food was fun on Saturday night, as was an unbeatable meal of Happy Hour cocktails and delicious sushi in Bar Zaza. We stayed in a hostel ( which has been voted the cleanest in the world (it was great) which, together with the ultra-friendly staff, made budget holidaying surprisingly pleasurable.

If you are not lucky enough to have your own personal guides (thanks to Niels, Basia and Martchin) then I would highly recommend the Wallpaper City Guide, £4.95 (, which offers slick suggestions for a stylish stay.

A present I nearly bought for one of my guides (but I didn't as I was told not to)

An interesting poster in the Jewish Museum

Inside the Jewish Museum

Outside the Reichstag (we weren't allowed to look in the Dome)

Doggies that look like my doggy!

Funky grafitti

More art (yes, it snowed!)

A very hairy camel in the Berlin Zoo

My favourite leopard at the Flohmarkt (fleamarket)

Buckles at the Flohmarkt

Buttons at the Flohmarkt

I did this for you, Saz!

Loved this

These posters were a series - really cool

Cool wallpaper in Zaza

Sparkly bunny

An awesome window

Liked this skirt

The old and the new sit next to each other comfortably

Jeremy Scott for Adidas

Even the seat of the Untergrund was stylish!

Fab old dining room protected by glass at Potsdam Platz (forgive that yellow hat; it was a C&A sale purchase to protect my ears from the cold)

The Untergrund windows were printed with the Brandenburg Tur

Another of the series

Brandenburg Gate

Cigar-smoking statue


A piece of artwork by Miss Jayne Pankhurst

Loved this look - the jumper was from Topshop

Green beer which was YUM


As inspired by the previous picture

Loved it