Super 8

This week I saw the highly anticipated Super 8. I am a huge Sci-Fi geek and not ashamed in the slightest. My friends have to constantly deal with my love of Stargate, Star Trek and Spielberg films. I haven't seen a great film in this genre for ages and so it was an absolute treat to see this film; funny, moving and epic, this film delivered in all ways. I am still in awe of how well the young actors delivered the story. Elle Fanning, one to watch with regard to fashion and her superb acting skills, is a doll on screen, captivating the attention of the boys and the audience. I didn't feel bored at any point in the movie, with the story developing in many directions. Sometimes, when a director brings in the depth of emotion and family issues, it doesn't always flow and seems cheesy but in this case, it was not over the top and added more value to the film.

Eating Out..

As another treat, my friend and I went to PIX, the new tapas bar in Soho. From living in Spain, I am always weary of tapas and the quality but was impressed with this quaint bar. We ate Olives stuffed with ricotta, salt cod with honey, patatas bravas and churros for dessert. We added a glass of red and it only came to £20 - super cheap for London. It wasn't the best Tapas I have ever had but for the price and lovely setting, this is a great place for a few snacks with friends.


Final days of summer

This is my go-to dress whenever it is nice weather. I love floral print and this dress from Urban Outfitters ( last year might I add) adds a tropical vibe with palm shaped leaves and pastel coloured flowers. I particularly love the back of the dress as it ties up which adds something extra and creative to the dress shape. I have really got into wearing basic gladiator sandals in tan/brown this summer rather than anything jazzy, it seems more natural and rural. I am now very sad that the nice weather seems to be disappearing, although I do have a sudden obsession for jumpers whilst window shopping....I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of August. One more bank holiday to go!


Frank's Campari Bar

I've recently been spending a lot of time at this place, Frank's, enjoying great company, sun and delicious food. The pop-up shop is a craze especially in the summer months in London with many opening across the city for temporary periods of time. This can range from months to just days, such as the recent ice cream parlour that was open for just one day in Brockley offering flavours such as elderflower and lime or geranium and rose sorbet. Frank's is in its third year running and is still constantly packed with people. Whether its the corn on the cob with paprika that entices you, the cute cocktails or the amazing view, Frank's is a great place for a chilled afternoon or evening with friends. It attracts a variety of people from posh city boys to the East London crowd and even locals come in to see what the hype is about. The weekend is now over but I look forward to next weekend so I can take advantage of this amazing space just up the road from my house.


Real Beauty Queens

I am always inspired by the parallels that run between cultures. This article from the Guardian reports the Mayan Queen pageant that, rather than being based on shallow qualities of a beautiful face, are based on inner qualities including leadership qualities and commitment to Mayan values. These are the Real beauty Queens of society. These photos are stunning and I love how real they are. On a shallow note, I am particularly inspired by their dress which has intricate detail and rather outlandish accessories. The Head pieces are beautiful, they look truly adorned with accessories.



Last year I was obsessed with cosmic print ( so of course fell for the Christopher Kane collection) and was one of the lucky few to get the cosmology dress from Zara which I still cherish. This year, I am loving the marble effect. I used to love marbling in Art class as a child. This top from the Silver Line collection at Hoss Intropia is perfect and despite loving a lot of colour, the silver/grey/black tones to the dress make it a delicate choice which suits the material.


Chelsea > all other boots

Chelsea Boots

The Expensive ones - Balenciaga

The Alternative ones - Topshop

The Ladylike ones -Topshop
The Tan ones - Topshop

The Classic ones - Asos

The Suede ones - Topshop

The Heeled/Sexylicious ones - Urban Outfitters

VERDICT = I want them all.