Saturday, 29 March 2014

Books, Bow pumps and Bags!

Hello lovelies,
Today I was in Clapham revising with my good chumo Faiza, and as it was a lovely day, so I decided why not bring my camera and take some blog pictures too! (So I did!)

Grey bow pumps - Next//Navy Leggings - Zara// Shirt -  Gift from a friend//
Cardigan + Necklace - Sisters// Beige bag - Oasis

I love my new bag from Cath Kidston - from my sister! (Isn't this the cutest print & very British)
Thanks for reading lovelies,
until next time
(Photo's by Faiza on my camera - which I am obsessed with)

Thursday, 27 March 2014

StitchbyLoub by Louise: Exclusive interview!

Hello lovelies,
I would like you to introduce you to the lovely and talent Louise, who has not only newly started her own business but is the same age as me! I am absolutely loving interviewing young Creatives, it is actually the most rewarding and interesting feeling, to have the opportunity to interview every single person that have already - so with further ado I here's the interview and my favourite picks of Louise's lovely creations!

I can't wait to style my one in the top left corner,
 that the lovely Louise sent to me!

Name: Louise Barlow
Age: 17
Occupation: Sixth form student (studying Maths- which I hate, English Lang, Art and PE)

How are you?
Putting the stress of A Level aside, I'm good, exciting to be answering this questions, I've never done anything like this before

What made you start your own scrunchie line as it is definitely bang on trend, with the 90's theme?
Youtube! (You can find anything on there) if I'm honest my initial idea wasn't to do scrunchies, I first started making up cushions but after exploring the internet and watching endless numbers of sewing tutorials I came across scrunchies, which I'd seen a lot of on the high street, so I thought it was the perfect thing to make (hoping that everyone else would love them as much as I do).

How did you start? How long has your online shop been open?
I got my sewing machine last Christmas and the intention was to use it for my A Level art (which I do) but after cutting up a few old tops I had lying around in my wardrobe I thought I'd experiment a little further and with the help of Youtube I came up with scrunchies and bunting. To begin with I only started selling products to my friends but after I posted a few pictures on Instagram I realised that I could actually start selling them online, which is why I started up my Etsy, I only recently opened the shop in February but to say it's been open for such little time, I'm happy with the income I've made.

Would you ever branch out to headcrowns, headbands even accessories?
I'd love to extend my range, I keep looking online for tutorials and new ideas. Also suggestions from people are welcome (I'd love to know what people would like to see me 'try' and make).

Have you always loved fashion?
Always! I'm known for always shopping and finding good bargains.

Who are your fashion inspirations?
I wouldn't really say I'm inspired by anyone specifically, I'm just your average teenager who loves to read celeb/fashion magazines and dream over what I can't afford *cries*. Although I say I'm not inspired by anyone specifically I do have a love for Kylie Jenner and her style. I'm also a little I love with oversized checked shirts at the moment which I layer over a plain cropped tee, a pair of skinnies and some chunky heeled boots.

What do you want to be when you’re older?
My ideal future would see me as a fashion stylist or an interior designer, although I'm not too bother as long as it involves design/fashion in some way.

Who are your role models?
Anyone who is successful and has done it of their own back are the type of people who I look up to.

What is next for StitchbyLoub? Maybe branching out to a flagship store? Or worldwide domination?
I can only dream!! I'm hoping to maybe hire out a market stall on Manchester's Christmas or craft market and see what the public of Manchester think of my products.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?
5 years - Hopefully ill have had the best time of my life at uni and I'll be looking for employment within the fashion field.
10 years- I hope to be successful with a job that I enjoy & maybe a wedding, my own little family, who knows?

Don't forget to go follow the lovely Louise!

Have a lovely evening lovelies

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

PLT's VIP Blogger Comp

Hello fashionista's,
I have a competition post today, I was really excited when I saw this tweet from Umar Kamani about becoming a VIP blogger for the gorgeous company, that is PLT (f.y.i he is the managing director of PLT - who is a good person to follow, to be the first to find out everything PLT!).

Here is my beaut entry!

Dress // Brooke Black Fishnet Midi Dress 
Boots // Wesley Black Chunky Lace Up Boots

The reason I chose this outfit, is because this year I am trying to be more fashion adventurous and I actually fell in love with this outfit, because I mean what is not to love! Also, I am in desperate need to the perfect chunky black boot! (Is it just me or does this outfit give off a Leanne Woodfull, Sammi from Beautycrush, Sara Luxe vibe?!)

Also fashionista look at the amazing PRIZE!

Every fashion bloggers dream right?! I think this is an amazing competition and I am so glad I can enter - as I hadn't officially said it on my blog but in the future, I would love to become a part time stylist as I have always loved styling different pieces on my friends and family - so this could be the perfect opportunity to show my potential talents.

So that is the end of the post!
If you have entered this comp, I would love to see what outfit you have chosen too!
Until next time

Friday, 14 March 2014

Appreciate the little things P2


Hello lovelies,
So Spring is fast approaching and we are finally feeling the good weather. So I thought why not do another edition of 'Appreciating the little things', (as I don't know if it is just me) but I love going to the same place (like the park, in this case) each season to see how it changes, especially in the Spring time as I love to see flowers and trees in bloom! As I said in my first post, I love going to the park as I find it a calming place, especially living in such a hustling bustling vibrant city, it's nice just to slow down and think about things - as with recent events that has happened to me and things I have experienced over the years, I know how precious life is, more now than ever and that we should all try not to take nothing for granted!

(Btw isn't ironic how I LOVE flowers and nature but I have Hayfever! - I was very medicated today, as the pollen was definitely in the air)


I hope this has got you in the mood for Spring!
Have a lovely weekend