Sunday, April 20, 2014

JESSICA ALBA....... started it!


GOING FOR THE
 CHOP......

Jessica Alba rocks the long wavy bob hairstyle! Brandy babes are loving this look for the upcoming spring.

Jessica Alba
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No,I'm not sending my other half (VHM) for a surgical procedure! It's just that for a while now I have had it in my head to get my locks chopped a bit shorter. 

'The Lob' Aka..... Long bob, does hold a lot of appeal. Firstly it's low maintenance, I either straighten my naturally wavy hair, or tie it up, and secondly the condition through constant heat abuse, does mean that it's probably time to say goodbye to a few inches.
My (VHM visibly winces!)

I'm not that good at the whole beauty thing, I always admire girls who have whole afternoons to pamper and preen themselves, sadly I am not that type. I always leave it until my hair is almost at breaking point before getting to the salon, until I saw this picture of 
Jessica Alba's messy,wavy long bobbed hair?

The 'Lob' I thought, could be just edgy enough for me? I'd say it's on the warm side of cool.....If you get my drift? And, because my hair after washing does tend to resemble a troll on a good day, until I sort it out with lots of products and time (which of course I never have enough of.)  So, letting my hair air dry naturally and then just running an oil or serum through really, appeals.

Le Fashion Blog Haircut Inspiration The Perfect Wavy Bob Via Mister Anh Co Tran Front Texturized Beach Waves Highlights Balayage Bright Beauty Red Lipstick Destroyed Distressed Black Tee Tshirt Summer Haircut 2 photo Le-Fashion-Blog-Haircut-Inspiration-The-Perfect-Wavy-Bob-Via-Mister-Anh-Co-Tran-Front-2.jpg


I have recently found an amazing hairdresser who has done wonders for the color on my hair, a mixture of a balayage technique, and a few carefully placed high and low lights, means my naturally mousy locks, (color wise) look pretty good these days!

But it's the chop I need. So this Friday It's 'C' day, or possibly 'D'...... for disaster day if I don't like it! Although I have such great confidence in my fabulous hairdresser, that I am sure I will absolutely love it!




Fern Cotton


I am taking along a few pictures of the 'beautiful' people
 for inspiration. 
Tell me what do you think?


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Friday, April 11, 2014

TEAM PLAYER.......Splurge or steal?



Up your GAME
Sports luxe.....

 Track style goes into a new arena this season......


  • Emilio Pucci : Spring/Summer 2014

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SPLURGE





EMILIO PUCCI - mesh tank 6  

MESH TANK £429.58 EMILIO PUCCI FARFETCH





SHOE BOOT £1792 (PRE ORDER) EMILIO PUCCI


Adam Lippes 


SILK SATIN SHORTS £370 ADAM LIPPES





ROCOCO NAIL POLISH 'New Geisha Luxe' £12 SPACE NK



EMILIO PUCCI - deep lapel blazer 6




DEEP LAPEL BLAZER £1492.67 EMILIO PUCCI

TOM FORD - Nastasya sunglasses 5


SUNGLASSES 'NASTASYA' £307.96 TOM FORD


(TOTAL SPEND: £4404.21)



OR STEAL






 METALLIC RUNNER SHORTS £15 BOOHOO




IROBennett cotton-mesh top


COTTON MESH TOP WAS £174 NOW £69.60 THE OUTNET





SHOES WERE £45 NOW £20.52 (GET THE NEXT DAY) VERY




BLAZER £24.99 H & M



Gosh Glitter Nail Topping Silver 1

NAIL TOPPING IN SILVER £2.99 GOSH

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'IGGY' METAL SUNGLASSES £15 ASOS 

(TOTAL SPEND: £148.10)




So whils't I won't be wearing my tatty gym wear to do anything more than a 'boxercise' class! I may don some go faster stripes, and dip a NET-A-DRESSER'S toe into Sports Luxe this season!

BUT, of course Emilio Pucci's women wouldn't be seen slumming around in any old jogging bottoms. She is a beautiful creature, her sports wear is silk swirled with print, emblazoned with jewels and raffia. Masai tribe inspired colour combinations, even her sports bra dazzles in sequins!

 ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET,GO........







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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

V.I.B.




V.I.B. VERY IMPORTANT BURGER
Veggie option

Whenever I need hangover food, please don't ask? O.k then......An impromptu farewell drink with a couple of friends that turned into an almost all night party, and I had work the next day? 
 This is one recipe, that always seems to heal the pain! 

Veggie burger


INGREDIENTS

400g can bolotti beans drained
400g can chickpeas drained
150g chestnut mushrooms chopped and fried
6 spring onions chopped
250g Tofu finely chopped
2 carrots grated
Handful chopped parsley
2 Vegetarian black puddings chopped and fried
1 tbsp dried Oregano
1 tbsp dried Thyme
1 tsp dried garlic powder
1 tsp dried onion
1 tsp celery salt
1 tbsp smoked paprika
100g grated parmesan
100g gram flour
75g breadcrumbs
1 egg and 1 yolk


BURGER SAUCE

200g mayonnaise
75g ketchup
75g yellow burger mustard
5 gherkins chopped
20mls white wine vinegar
1tsp cayenne pepper
2tsp smoked paprika
Pinch garlic powder

EXTRAS

Montgomery cheese
Brioche buns

METHOD

1. Pulse the chickpeas and blend until broken, but not pureed
2. Combine this with all other ingredients.....leave for minimum 1 hour, or preferably overnight
3. Shape into burger shapes and fry for 6 - 8 minutes.
4. Place a slice of Montgomery cheese on the top of each burger, and put under grill for 2-3 mins
5. To make the sauce blend all ingredients together.
6. Assemble the bun with some sauce and maybe a little rocket salad too.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

DREAM WEEKEND



Follow the ARROW.......

McQ Alexander McQueen Arrow intarsia-knit sweater


Make mine a MCQ weekend
Arrow intarsia-knit sweater £300 MCQ Alexander McQueen

Madness Opaque Nail Polish


Electric orange crush limited edition nail polish £14.50 Nars


Genevieve Jones Wishing safety pin earrings

"Wishing" safety pin earings £580 Genevieve Jones




Ajak Sandal  Thumb



All the signs are pointing to........Ajak sandal £346 Alexander Wang


Ksubi 


Shoot from the hip in cut off denim shorts £150 Ksubi



Sharp tip.....The Pashli shark-effect backpack £740 3.1 Phillip Lim




Finishing up with my weekend "to do" list, besides the hoovering and food shopping!

Watch this film......Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent film

I Can't wait! 

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