Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Peggy Porschen at Valentine's: love letters collection

The month of love is upon us once more, and what better way to celebrate than with a mega girly Peggy Porschen Valentine's tea and cake date? Much as I love London's prettiest pink parlour every season come snow and ice, sun and cloud - Peggy Porschen during Valentine's has got to be my favourite of all. Peggy's new "Love Letters" collection sees gold glittering flowers illuminated alongside pretty pink postboxes and romantic proclaimations from Romeo to Juliet alighting the windows. Very romantic indeed! I couldn't book a date fast enough to get some festive outfit pictures, so, keen to capture the spirit of Valentine's Day and all it entails, balloons in hand, off I went... 

My outfit consisted of this gorgeous PrettyLittleThing frill hem mini dress in hot pink satin that I'd spotted on asos; perfect with my magenta boots and the heart-shaped shades were also an asos gem I'd unearthed on their site a few weeks previous. The confetti pink and red heart shaped balloons added to the Valentine's theme I wanted running through my shoot alongside a pretty red rose I'd found by chance at the weekend. I wanted a dreamy Valentine's dress that made a strong statement and this look turned out better than I'd even imagined. Powerful pink Valentine's mode = ON! I was so made up with how the outfit pictures came out, especially seeing as it's not easy shooting in a busy London street! 

The Valentine treats on offer were pretty remarkable; from heart-shaped cookies to romantic rose cupcakes, to luxurious heart topped layer cakes to flintiness in the form of love letter biscuits, every February 14th frill had been thought of! We opted for two hot chocolates, delivered with heartiness - literally, and two fabulously fun cookies from the collection. The love letter was too adorable to resist and for that pink pop of festiveness the fuchsia heart was also swept up. Unfortunately due to the weather staff weren't allowing seating outdoors, which was disappointing as one of my favourite things about a Peggy Porschen trip is soaking up the glorious Belgravia atmosphere and getting some stunning snaps of our sweet treats outside, but I captured what I could inside!

If you enjoyed Peggy's La Vie En Rose Valentine collection last year, their Love Letters theme will be sure to set your heart alight once more. I have a soft spot for the heart jean and sequin embellished look I wore at their parlour last February, but I think my Valentine outfit this year was even more special. Dare I say I'm already excited for Peggy's next seasonal display; whatever theme they choose next I'm sure I'll fall in love with all over again!

Don't forget to follow me over on Instagram to see surplus photos and behind the scenes moments from my trip to Peggy Porschen!

Have you got plans for Valentine's Day? 

Thursday, 12 December 2019

The Selfie Factory Bluewater Christmas

So the Selfie Factory is back in Bluewater for Christmas! As soon as I heard that the Selfie Factory was back and with festive bells on, we booked tickets in a winter wonderland frenzy. I'm not a Christmassy person at all, but the snowy sets and candy cane themed ball pit was enough to lure me in. The Selfie Factory proved so popular during its first run at Bluewater back in April that its return with a Christmas theme was perfect for me - especially seeing as I needed a dose of seasonal content! I also thought the Selfie Factory was the perfect place to break out my purple hair which I absolutely love! In the spirit of sugar plum fairies, it's perfect for a sprinkle of December magic. 
My first stop of course, was the candy cane red, green and white ball pit. If only inflatable candy canes were a regular occurrence! Wearing my pink Christmas tinsel drop earrings from Topshop and Urban Outfitters Holographic tube top, I was certainly dressed to celebrate! Luckily our one hour time-slot was fairly peaceful meaning we had full run of any room we wanted. I could have stayed here all day (and all decade).
The candy cane wall was just as Christmassy and my new pink satin boots from Missguided added a dash of pink to proceedings. Back to blonde, I caught sight of further more hot pink rooms to bask in. Most notably this super fun flamingo tropical paved palace, what a dream?!

Next stop was a gorgeous flower wonderland complete with bath, phone box and dream swing seat! Safe to say I did not want to leave - reminiscent of the Selfie Factory's summer spirit back in April, it was a wonderful addition amongst all the Christmas joy and cheer.
This snowy winter wonderland wardrobe was Narnia reminiscent and oh so magical! I tried out my pink fairytale wings specially, and they were a lot of fun to rock!
Selfie juice anyone? This show-stopping pink room called out for Burn book vibes so of course I happily obliged. Shopping in this all-pink-dream supermarket was a blast!
Here are some highlights of more of my favourite rooms, all pretty self-explanatory! 

So that was my fun-filled Christmas trip to the Selfie Factory! I had an absolute blast and would definitely make a third visit if they ever come back to Bluewater. Be sure to check out my Instagram for surplus photos of our trip and I'll be putting more content up to my instagram stories from our Selfie Factory day out too.

Have you been to the Selfie Factory? 
Let me know in the comments! 


Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Halloween look: blue-haired mermaid

This Halloween I decided to go all out blue, starting with the whole BLUE HAIR DON'T CARE!!! vibe, and transforming into a shimmery mermaid complete with shell bikini and glittering face jewels. My candyfloss pool float provided a sugary sweet sparkly finish to proceedings, whilst the blue gem tiara cemented the icing on the turquoise cake. Last Halloween I became a very pink version of Penelope Pitstop which I adored, but this year I wanted to break away from pink and focus on a new colour tone for this Hallow-season. My Instagram feed currently showcases more vibrancy; I love all colours of the rainbow, and I really want my aesthetic to reflect as much. I posted a Blue Moon Queen make-up look over on the 'gram too, complete with blue eyes, lips, eyebrows, icicles and the electric blue hair ♥︎

Colourful hair is a MOOD and I'm making a vow to keep experimenting with different colours, Halloween or no-ween! After our last attempt at shooting this look was rained off I decided second time round this one was happening come storm or snowfall, and despite quite a heavy rain shower we managed to pull off the pictures. This autumn and winter I'm trying to embrace the spirit of seasonal shifts a bit more which will reflect in my upcoming fashion content (we even shot a fairly Christmassy outfit a few weeks back!) But to hell was I going to let the weather put the kibosh on my blue Halloween!

One of my friends sweetly said my blue look reminded her of Queen Frostine from Candy Land and after a quick google search I was elated and over the blue moon to be compared to such a sassy stunnah! Candy Land also looks pretty to-die-for and I wanna live there, as soon as possible please.

My Skinnydip London Shell Carmen tote bag topped off the whole under-the-sea aura. This blue look was so much fun to rock that I really begrudged taking it off! After my blue moon queen make-up had been finished for Instagram I seriously considered keeping it all on - blue hair et al, to greet my friend later that night but alas I didn't! The blue vibe seems to have gone down really well on social media which I'm thrilled about. Thank you so much for all your continued support, be it on this blog or anywhere else! It means the world ♥︎

Are you dressing up for Halloween?
Let me know in the comments!