These are dreamy, i like the injection of kitsch sailor vibe
I've spent the last few weeks in Ibiza and I've come across a couple of brands that interest me, because of their ease and versatility. I'm enamoured with prints, everywhere, and I'm heading towards a place of aztec shapes and lines, south american influences and colourful embroidery. I wanted to share some of my favourites with you
I would like to wear these in London, with bare legs and (undoubtly) rain-safe loafers! Maybe like the classic boating footwear, unassuming and practical. With a cosy sweater on top. That's August sorted
A flash edit. I use the Spanx ones the most, they are sort of a very thick tight. And I saw the new Wolford ones the other day, and they are AMAZING. I highly recommend, and I'll be saving up for those
I came across this brand today called Glamorous, I have yet to try it on myself but I've ordered a couple of things to test out. It looks like a lot of vintage-inspired prints in easy to wear styles and fine fabrics (lots of viscose, cottons..) Here are some favourites. I'm really into playsuits and co ordinates at the moment
This subject is very close to my heart because in Ibiza this was the default footwear since the 50s I reckon, so of course I grew up wearing them etc and now they are produced everywhere which is very cool because there's so many styles. Here are some of my favourites for this year:
Here we got the classic Castañer, can't go wrong with this (but they are not light):
I wonder how this brand compares:
They look very similar
I also love these, I think they're very modern and cool:
And these ones look totally lovely, although not the classic espadrille. If they had my size I'd get them!
This is another style that's totally cool, I can see Christy Turlington with something like this:
I'm reviewing the original Qnola by Danielle Copperman. The original flavor is Vanilla/Almond and contains vanilla, some almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes.
I was very excited when I heard of Qnola for the first time about a year ago, I ran to get a sample from the Detox Kitchen in Kingly Court. I was on a muesli/granola roll and couldn't wait for another breakfast option. Initially I liked it a lot, I thought it was genius. After a while the novelty wears off and I find it a bit too sweet and heavy. It's the first time I've bought another sachet since I first tried it which speaks for itself. When I feel like having a healthy sugar kick, I generally prefer a vegan muffin/cookie or a sesame bar. Or a banana!
Honestly I'm finding vegan snacks (packaged as such) a bit too "dense and hearty", as everything seems to be made of seeds and nuts, so unless you take a really minuscule portion, it is often just too strong on your stomach. That's one of the problems with Qnola, if I'm meant to have it with almond or (as I prefer) hazelnut milk, the milk itself is already quite strong, then you add the Qnola and even more nuts, and there's a big potential for heartburn. So I would say, this works well in small quantites.
I don't care for any of the other flavours, Beetroot is really sweet in a pungent way to me, and the cacao one which would be great, has cashews which are not ideal for the alkaline diet that I try to follow. The goji berry one which in principle I would love, has a lot of ginger and turns bad really fast. I would like to try the savory actually! I'd love this with some avocado
- Lovely ratio of qnola and organic seeds/nuts which are delicious
- Healthy for you (in small doses)
- Good quantity in one sachet
- Too sweet
- The price. £8.40 for a sachet of this at Planet Organic? Come on. It's really hard to justify
- As with all vegan snacks, it's all sugar and nuts + seeds and you don't want 90% of your diet to be made of those
- You wouldn't really have it by itself so you need to buy a nut milk to go with it, which adds up to the price
You can get it at Selfridges, Planet Organic, Frame gyms and a few other places www.qnola.co.uk for full list of stockists
Absolutely not sponsored
Love everything about this styling
2015 was perhaps the most intense year for me so far, full of personal development and I'm thankful and in awe of having gone through so much.
January - I get back together with my friend Gaetano and we collaborate in the twisted track "Paint", putting down the foundation for our EP collaboration. His studio partner Chris is insane, and an immense influence. We have a night that goes down in history. Meanwhile I'm looking for members for my band, and go through hundreds of auditions. Patrick visits from NY
February - I get back together with Ali and we play our first show as a band in Cafe 1001 along with Marcin, in our first show together. Ali abandons his guitar amp at mine in what will become the center of much drama.
March - I meet with Bruno Wizard and through him I meet Danae, editor at DNA magazine where she offers to run a cover story. We shoot the pictures on polaroid. 2 elements converge that will be basic for my artistic exploration: Polaroids and Fat White Family. My mom comes to visit and I find the infamous white wedding gown that is a vintage Dior in a little shop in Columbia Flower Market. I meet Nina from Rompclothing who makes me my signature green emerald rockstar dress
April - I get ready for my trip to LA and it is the best trip of my life, serendipity ensues. My friend Manuel is there, my friend Ali comes over at the same time, I get to ride a yellow convertible and road trip north and south. I get together with old friends like Jesse, am whisked around by art studio director Julio and meet Brad T. who takes a series of unforgettable photos, one of which will become the cover of my EP. Meanwhile at the studio I start producing my album with Gaetano.
May - I play my first full-length show The Library Members Club with the collaboration of ARTNAKED. My friend Ijah establishes himself as the main tour de force behind my live videos. I see Rodriguez live at the Royal Albert Hall with my friend and collaborator Guy. I meet Robert Audere and film our first video together, SAD. We soon meet up to film Disco Sour. I discover Fierce Grace Yoga thanks to Francesca's insistence and my body completely transforms
June - I throw a once in a lifetime birthday celebration in Ibiza with my closest friends. On the way back to London I go through Paris for my best childhood friend's bachelorette party, and the meeting with the girls is one of the sweetest
July - I discover Lounge bohemia, my go-to cocktail bar, amidst a complete personal breakdown.
August - Still in the eye of the storm I meet James who becomes something of a legend. I start going to music parties with Notting Hill Music and I make so many talented friends. I buy my YSL candy shoes that become my signature
September - I finish producing my album with Gaetano. I fly back to Valencia and meet with my longtime friend Alex whos my strong ally in a very very difficult time. I get published on DNA magazine yearly printed issue, called Girl Power and I am so flattered. It's a month of firsts: my first day out in Hampstead Heath, my first Sunday Roast. I shoot with glamour photographer RVDS who is unbelievably talented. I write Meet Me At The Cinema
October - I search for a flatmate and find the perfect companion, swedish extraordinaire Felix joins me in the flat. I get signed by a few companies for movie roles and start attending sets. My first time at Frieze. My first mad night in a hotel. I meet Duncan Ward at his movie premiere and we instantly click, and begin to collaborate in visual material together
November - Ready to jumpstart the band again for live shows, I meet Woody + Bruno and we become a pack. I start to work with Francesca and for the first time in my life have a part time job in an office. I meet Jojo, I launch my first Meetup and have a refreshing turn-up. I frequent the beautiful Lights of Soho, I meet Marc, I find that Johnny is actually the owner. I start my Day In The Life videos on Youtube
December - I go to a very special premiere of Alice in Wonderland and meet Russell Brand finally. I meet Jez after a long time and he offers me an exclusive residency at Sexy Fish, I get together with Marcin on piano, get back together with Peter and old friend pianist Michael G. My band is working hard in promotions. I go to the premiere of Star Wars. I produce the sexually charged video for Meet Me At The Cinema with Gaetano. I start looking for another flat with Felix
1 January - I publish "The Virgin EP" and "Bikini Beach Party" on iTunes (check them out!)
Here's to MORE TO COME
Sales just started everywhere. Here’s a quick edit with the things I liked so far…
I always stock up on candles on sale because they’re the kind of thing you always need, it doesn’t matter when they’re from, and the good quality ones really do last longer so it’s worth it. Space NK has the best little set with my two favourites from them so that’s definitely going in my cart
It’s a good time for basics like the silk/cotton turtlenecks from Ralph Lauren, and investment pieces like nice cashmere coats and shearling…
And of course, SHOES! They are the main thing I always try to get on sale because I want the quality and the prices otherwise are $$$+++. I’m completely enamoured with the patchwork ones from Gianvitto Rossi, the lace up in suede and the block heel booties from Saint Laurent which look like the chicest, comfiest mid-heel boot ever. Also glitter shoes and loafers are my crack right now <3
have a look around and Happy Christmas!!!
Thank you Stifani brothers for the footage from my show, I adore these screencaps!
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream to prep: http://bit.ly/1Z06lJj
- Giorgio Armani maestro fusion foundation: http://bit.ly/1Z06g8k
- Giorgio Armani eraser concealer: http://bit.ly/1l5by3D
- Guerlain loose kohl: http://bit.ly/1OqO2b7
- Bareminerals eyeshadow in Glamour: http://bit.ly/1lA3hVJ
- Charlotte Tilbury lip liner in Iconic Nude: http://bit.ly/211BgqK
- Giorgio Armani Rouge d’armani lipstick #500: http://bit.ly/1U5F2uk
- NARS Unlawful blush: http://bit.ly/1Bjlzvx
- Chanel Powder Les Beiges: http://bit.ly/1l5dcCr
Heya, heads up that I'm going to be doing Christmas sales from now until the end of January! So keep your eyes peeled on my Tictail and Vestiaire collective. If you like something from Vestiaire or Ebay let me know and I can sell to you directly (it will be much faster). I ship worldwide : ) I accept all offers, I need to get rid of all this stuff!
We are rehearsing it, it's sounding so beautiful : ))
Headband: Jennifer Behr / Top: Topshop turtleneck / Pants: H&M culottes / Sandals: Saint Laurent / Bag: Gucci