Travel Solo… As soon as possible

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I set off to China for over two months, never having left Europe and never having been on a plane alone before. The first month and a half wasn’t too daunting as a lot of the time there was a group of us and I had re- assurance from the…

2018 Emerging and Continuing Trends

We are nearing the end of January now and so it is apparent which new years trends are going to stick around later into 2018, and also which trends from 2017 are carrying on throughout this year. From tassels and colour to stripes and sheer, I want to share with you five of the biggest trends for…

Red carpet looks from the SAG awards

The SAG (screen actors guild) awards honour the best performances in acting in the last year. It presentes thirteen awards and although (aired Sunday 21st January). I am quite interested in who won which award, I am more so excited about those red carpet looks and I want to share with you some of my…

Statement Coats

I have never been that into coats / jackets, the most I would venture out is the denim jacket or a puffa coat, however recently I have been really into bold, statement coats. Animal print is really on trend recently, along with fur (faux fur for me of course) and so the first coat is…

2017– A Year of Travel

2017 has been an amazing year for me especially in terms of travel, exploration, and writing. It is the year I started my blog, which is still in its early stages really but I am finally happy with how it is starting to look. I have been so lucky with the travel I have been able…

Get the Look– New Years Eve

New Years is one of or if not the biggest party night out of the year and it is the best time to go all out glam. I have found a collection of dresses, skirts and accessories I think are perfect for New Years and I am proud to say that sequins and glitter take…

Best Travel Sites on a Budget

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There are so many websites that claim to offer cheap travel and holidays, but some of these are not any cheaper than travel companies whereas some really do have some amazing travel deals. These include: Holiday Pirates, Groupon and Kayak. Each is best for different things so I’m going to tell you how to…

Cheapest Getaways/ holidays this Christmas Time

Following Christmas and New Year we often get those January blues and I, much like everyone else is always looking for a way to combat these. A holiday is usually people’s go to however holidays are not cheap and if you are like me; you also won’t have a lot of money going spare over…

The Death of the Inspirational Fashion Designer Azzedine Alaïa

The inspirational Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has passed away on the 18th November, at the age of 82. Alaïa was once termed “The King of Cling” and this is certainly what he will be remembered by. His job at Guy Laroche is what kick- started his career, before working for Thierry Mugler and then…

The Risks of ‘Mindful’ Tourism (written for The Courier)

I now write for my University newspaper The Courier. I write articles each week in the fashion and the travel section and I thought each week I should share the ones that link to my blog! We all assume that volunteering abroad, whether it be to help locals or the environment, is extremely beneficial to…

Beauty brands you wouldn’t expect to be cruelty free!

In this day and age I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that some beauty brands still test on animals. It’s really upsetting that some of the biggest brands do such as; Mac and Maybelline. I think the general assumption is that the cheaper the brand the more likely they are to test on animals, however this…

The best shopping districts in Tokyo

Tokyo is of course, a buzzing and vibrant city for shoppers at all hours of the day. I have picked three main areas from my trip to Tokyo, which are all completely different in terms of the type of shops on offer. Tokyo is a huge place but I would make sure you have time…