Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Travel Bucket List

Everyone loves to jet set right?
Imagine if you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it possibly be?
Maybe you would like to walk the Great Wall of China, dive the Great Barrier Reef of visit the Pyramids? Opportunities are endless.

Here are my dream bucket list destinations, an escape 
                     from the city, a little history and most of all adventure.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Despite living in Germany, one of my favourite countries, for a significant part of my life I never had the chance to visit the stunning Neuschwanstein castle that resides in Bavaria. This exquisite picturesque scene is a fairytale dream that flourishes both in the summer sun and winter cold. Exploring this nineteenth century castle and it's amazing gardens is desirable to anyone who loves adventure and culture. The castle lies within the mountains providing you with a landscape beyond the imagination. Anyone can pretend they are King or Queen for the day.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland        
I know what you are thinking Iceland? All cold and little to do? Darlings you couldn't be more wrong. My desire to travel to Iceland was a combination of instagrams, travel reviews and the phenomenal pictures that Earth Pics tweets on a daily basis. Blue Lagoon however is a feature in itself. Amongst the ice and snow lies a geothermal spa situated in a lava field. These gorgeous warm waters are located in Reykjavik and are world re known for their beauty and marvellous capabilities. Not only can you sip cocktails in the middle of a Iceland lagoon but this deliciously warm water is also said to aid those with skin conditions and contribute to the healing process. Most of all you can also see the northern lights in the incredible night skies. A combination of these aspects make this lagoon simply irresistible, don't you agree?

Machu Picchu, Peru
I love history and find the discipline of archaeology fascinating. Machu Picchu lies within the Andes mountains. The ruins of this citadel are believed to have once been a Royal Estate that has been subjected to extensive study over the years. This has also included multiple extractions of outstanding artefacts  that range from silver to mummies, from this historical wonder. Now declared one of the new seven wonders of the world and it is easy to see why this place is so wonderful. Not only are the foundations and constructions beautiful but this place, that emerged during the Inca Empire, has so much to offer to knowledge, history and the globe. 

Darlings do any of these appeal to the jet setter in you?
These distinctly contrasting travel destinations differ in climate, location and culture, yet each contain a fascinating history. Whether imagining European royalty, bathing in a freezing climate or trailing glorious ruins, each of these places will fill you with the urge to discover more. 
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Friday, 24 April 2015

Blake Lively; A week of style

Blake Lively
Age of Adaline Press Tour
What do we love more than a Serena Van Der Woodsen wardrobe? A Blake Lively promotional tour. This actress and fashionista has risen the style stakes to an unprecedented level over the past week. Wearing an array of designers Blake has been bold, daring and experimental when choosing her many many ensembles. In one day she took the fashion world by storm wearing five different looks as she promoted her new movie, the Age of Adaline. It has proven a difficulty in trying to pinpoint our favourite of the many choices she has provided us with. All of them, alongside her numerous hair and beauty looks, are exceptional and only Blake could pave their way for success.

wearing Ralph and Russo
Well you all know how I feel about couture darlings so you can only imagine how much I adore this darling embellished dress. The off shoulder neckline and marvellous midi length are delightful and desirable. The use of white as a block colour allows extensive appreciation of the gowns intricate detail, making sure this couture piece receives all the attention it deserves.
wearing Monique Lhuillier
If there was one piece to start the fashion world off to a thriving week it was Blake's second look from the NYC premiere. Her daring sheer jumpsuit paired with a long, black tailored coat, containing one super high slit, had everyone talking. Not many fashionista's would be willing to dare wearing this hit or miss piece, however Blakes sleek hair, pointed courts and stunning make up turn this outfit into the epitome of sophistication, perfect for a New York city night.

Pretty in pink
wearing Cushnie et Ochs
Blake's head to toe baby pink look was another one of my favourites this week. This colour is on trend and simply divine so why not make the most of it? Paired with Blake's loose blonde curls she is the picture of femininity and fabulous. Cushnie et Ochs are becoming two of my favourite designers. Time and time again their ready to wear runway have made it onto my best dressed list and Blake's ensemble shows just why.

wearing Kristinit
Rather than remaining with her favourites, Blake has chosen to wear a variety of designers during her press tour. Her Kritstinit dress deviates from her conventional style however adds a little sass to her wardrobe. This colour looks amazing on her and the unusual cut of this ensemble is mesmerising.

Bold and beautiful
wearing Balmain
We should know by now that anything Olivier Rousteing creates its going to be elaborate, over the top and simply wonderful. Blake's high waisted, striped trousers are everything. No one can take their eyes off this exceptional creation and delicious colour combination.

wearing Roksanda
Roksanda is well known for her mastery when it comes to utilising block colours. Blake's blue and yellow look has been termed one of a super hero. Could this be Blake's alter ego appearing for this coming season? If you desire to look show stopping, the response you receive to this initially daunting wardrobe piece is well worth the risk. 

Frolicking in florals
wearing Lindsey Thornburg and Sam and Lavi
If we remember anything about Serena Van Der Woodsen it is her ability to pull off florals. Blake Lively's all over prints are yet another example of her taking experimentation to the next level. Her stylist deserves an award! These looks are carefree, flirtatious and fun- perfect to compliment Blake's personality.

High Society 
wearing Monique Lhuillier
Blake began her promotional tour in this stunning red, feathered gown with her classic Hollywood curls. This is where we envy Blake the most, this whole look is head to toe flawless and her Monique is magnificent.
wearing Zuhair Murad
Once again opting for a bardot neckline, Blake is stunning is this dynamic printed gown. This monochrome wonder is distinctly different from anything we have ever seen her in but it's presence is equally as exquisite. 

Print on prints
wearing Marc Jacobs and Valentino
We ask ourselves who can ever succeed in wearing such exaggerated, clashing prints? These coats are timeless and incorporate the finest of patterns. The washed out understated colours are combined with the shift gowns that lay underneath. This is trend setting at it's very best.

All about the mini
wearing Balmain
If you've got it flaunt it and Blake most certainly has. Her Balmain skirt is iconic, using Olivier's brilliant bold stripes once more. This is the perfect day to night look. It's time to dominate the city and this skirt is a power player.
wearing John Galliano 
I was so ridiculously excited to see a Galliano ensemble hit the streets of NYC, or any city for that matter. Too long has this designer been relegated to the runway, making his mastery appear only on the margins of high fashion when we all know his real talent. This entire ensemble is thought provoking and magical. We are left mesmerised by the tale it has to tell and Blake makes it look effortless.

Antonio Berardi beauty
wearing Antonio Berardi 
Our favourite aspect of this starlets killer wardrobe was her incorporation of the British designer Antonio Berardi. Wearing not one but two of his ravishing creations, Blake adds something a little sleek and classic to her style. Whether pairing with pointed courts and pretty straight hair or with a Jenny Packham coat and pink satin shoes, Blake aids in providing Antonio with the attention and worldwide recognition he oh so deserves.

Now the real question is which looks are your favourite darlings?
Once again we find it too hard to decide.
This time of year is when high fashion excels time after time.
We only hope we will see Blake grace next months Met Ball and Cannes film festival.
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Coachella 2015; Coachella Queens

Everyone knows that festival Queens are crowned in Coachella.

All they require:
Killer style
The sassiest attitude
A carefree persona

Coachella 2015 was as fabulous as ever, with the style stakes continuously on the rise. 
Many of our favourite starlets were missing including ultimate festival royalty, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristen Stewart, but those who attended certainly mesmerised us with their flawless looks.
Coachella style is effortless, dynamic and includes the hottest trends.
It's time we take a look at the Coachella Queens of 2015.

Alessanda Ambrosio
Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio is self declared, forever in vacation. This makes way for summer style perfection as she constantly flaunts her gorgeous pins whilst frolicking on the beaches of paradise. This weekend she brought her darling style to some of the best Coachella parties around. Working with those iconic festival tassel's and mismatching prints her ensembles are hard not to admire.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner
We all know that these fashionistas are taking over the world. Between Kylies bold beauty looks and Kendall's high fashion model status, we only expect the best from these two. Opting for minimalistic outfits, both choosing monochrome, these two looks rely heavily on the perfect accessorising, Forget flowery headbands, festival accessories are just as important as the ensemble they are paired with and these days it is as much jewellery as possible.

Lily Rose Depp
Lily Rose Depp found herself at the top of my best dressed list just a few weeks ago and now she is placing her mark on Coachella. What is even more  shocking is her double denim d├ębut. A Coachella newbie and trendsetter all in one?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does nothing but chic. She adds a little femininity and flirtation to Coachella with these super sweet looks. Her style is oh so simple yet oh so phenomenal. I absolutely adore her SS15 Chloe halter neck paired with her a gorgeous over the shoulder bag, both of which are on my never ending wishlist.

Bella Thorne
I never expected to see this darling at Coachella but I am so pleased I did. Her festival style is featured in all areas as she kills it wearing casual minis and crops, whilst alternatively going bohemian chic with florals and maxis.

Fergie is no stranger to Coachella which is evident through her edgy wardrobe. 
This ensemble contains every aspect and every trend we would expect to see in our perfect festival look.
Suede- Check
Tassel's- Check
Denim minis- Check
Ankle booties- Check
Fergie gets it right on so many levels.

Gigi Hadid 
Of course model of the moment, Gigi, graced us with the hottest style fix in the Californian sun. We all know this beach babe has the best carefree style you can ask for, especially when it comes to the Summer season. This is one darling who often walks the likes of Karl Lagerfeld's runway one day and embraces things such as the laid back Coachella vibe the next. Her looks are iconic and inspiring. 

 Jourdan Dunn
I am obsessed with Jourdan Dunn. Her hair and beauty looks are always on point as she pairs them with the hottest on trend ensembles. Her freshly dyed purple locks are proving to be a trend this season with many of our favourite fashionista's experimenting with vibrant shades, just look at Hilary Duff and Kylie Jenner, one day blue the next day pink.

So I know what you are thinking ... over sized fur in the middle of the Californian desert?
If there is one person who can make this work its Rihanna, after all isn't this season all about experimentation?

Katy Perry
Every since Katy wore her Dolce and Gabbana two piece at Coachella back in 2013, my eyes have immediately been drawn to her as she brings high fashion into festival chic. Pictured with Jeremy Scott, Katy is no stranger to sassy. She can dominate with sophistication and sleek during the day, whilst  switching to something totally feisty at night. This year she appeared in some of the most eccentric ensembles wearing the likes of Moschino.

Behati Prinsloo
Behati and Adam Levine were the hottest red carpet couple throughout awards season and now the power couple of Coachella. Another Victoria's Secret angel brings her sexy summer sass in another go to ensemble that is easily replicable in our own wardrobe. She is unrecognisable as she covers up in a hat and circle framed shades, but regardless Behati is head to toe flawless.

Kate Bosworth
Now this is our kind of festival ensemble, a Coachella dream?

Zoe Kravitz
This darlings look is forever changing. Zoe is a Coachella regular and each year she brings something new with her. Just last year she was sporting a blonde cropped do but season after season her beauty look transgresses with the trends of the time. 

So who is your Coachella Queen?
It is so difficult to decide however I think Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
has won me over with amazing festival style.

Be sure to let me know darlings! 
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