Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Reminiscing on the summer

Reminiscing on the summer 









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Photographer:Taken Photography
Location:Kensington Palace
Clothing:Topshop-Oxford Circus
MUA:Lisa Fahey
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Autumn has arrived! So this may be the last post embracing the simple crop top and skirt combination. Of course, if you are Australian, I for one, am extremely jealous you're heading into summer. This is by far my favourite season. However winter is much better for styling as there are much more clothing options by layering. The textures, colour and different warm fabrics can come out of the closest! I hope this has made us Brits feel a little happier. 

The summer collections have been stunning this year with a excellent showcases which can be seen from the high street to reminiscing on the spring/summer runways. My outfit within this set of images with Taken Photography displays a style which I adopted throughout the summer. 

The crop top. Although this is a common high street trend, they can be styled or found in a variety of different looks. This particular piece from Topshop ties at both the chest and bottom, this creates great shape for the body. Lisa Fahey, the stylist and photographer, paired the item with a denim skirt with embroidery around the hem. Both items can still be found online, if you're heading into summer I recommend the new collection, 'Hotshop,' the link can be found here. 

Closer to my new home of Roehampton Uni, I have a new role as president at our brand new society RU FASHION. This is a new society for anyone who appreciates and is interested in the fashion industry and related topics! 

You can follow us on our blog <<<

This is our creative outlook including the photos from events, street style on campus, fashion tips and so on. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to have any input as all suggestions are welcome, we hope to be a growing society through out the year. The more people, the bigger events, so spread the word and share this page with your friends.

Have a great week! 
Love G.

xxx

Thursday, 2 October 2014

OTTD's & life of a Journalism Undergrad.

OTTD's & life of a Journalism Undergrad






I've began the next stage of education and am growing accustom to living away from home. I could be enjoying university more. If you haven't heard of Roehampton, it is in the South West of London about 20 minutes away from the iconic and central areas. Roehampton is beautiful. The campus consists of lakes, grand houses and greenery! Making London feel more homely. 

Here I am studying Journalism and hopefully to specify in fashion where I can. So far I would recommend this course to anyone, an extremely challenging aspect of this is the module in Shorthand. MY OH MY. This could possibly be one of the hardest linguistics I have studied. But the challenge has been accepted! For any aspiring journalists, shorthand is said to be essential and this can make you more appealing to particular employers. So if you are looking into university courses, have a look into the shorthand module opportunities! 

Since the craziness of freshers week, I promised myself to be healthy and detox as much as possible. Within the campus coffee shops, Naked smoothies are only £2. Thank you to whoever made that possible. My personal favourite Naked smoothie is the Blueberry Machine, however all types count as one of your five a day! Not only this but Kettle Vegetable chips have become one of my top guilty pleasure foods alongside the classic uni dish, tinned peaches. I would like to argue these are the healthiest snack options, maybe not. 

Most of these snaps above, you may recognise from my Instagram, this will be my main feed of my daily antics! 

Read More to see some of my university OTTD's featuring Chiara Fashion and Red Label.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

University move in: OTTD

University Move in: OTTD 




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Photographer:Taken Photography
Location:Kensington Palace 
MUA:Lisa Fahey
Playsuit:Style Moi
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Moving into a new area can be an extremely overwhelming experience, fortunately mine couldn't have gone better and has made me ridiculously excited for the upcoming year. My OTTD (out of the day) for that all important day of moving in, is featured above in this set with Taken Photography.  This little red number has been an essential item since it was warmly welcomed into my wardrobe a few weeks ago. 

This rouge playsuit is from Style Moi, this online retailer provides high quality outfits for every day and evening wear. My OTTD is a prime example of the diversity which one of their pieces can offer. On move in day at university I felt comfortable and had movement in the item for packing, organising and lifting my belongings into my new home. Then I ventured into the evenings welcome party, still remaining in the same look. Convenient and comfortable, thank you Style Moi!

This set was shot in Kensington Gardens and the beautiful Palace located by the Orangery. Here I had the honour of meeting the fabulous photographer, Lisa Fahey from Taken Photography who came over all the way from Australia. I have always been a fan of her photography style and creative outlooks, therefore I was so excited to meet her. Lisa is friendly, bubbly and sweet, sharing her stories of travelling and careers! 

What was most special about this day, was the way Lisa choose to shoot. I have never worked in a filmography style but Lisa was able to introduce me too this technique in order to capture my natural pose and looks. I am always one to try new things out and hope to shoot like this again very soon.

Thank you Lisa for a wonderful day and I hope you all have a fab week. 
xxx

Monday, 29 September 2014

All in the details

All in the details 






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Photographer:Taken Photography
Location:Kensington Palace 
Dress: Darling
MUA:Lisa Fahey 
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The first thing that crossed my mind when receiving this little white dress was how beautiful the details were. A pattern so simple yet brought the dress to life. Sometimes smaller details in clothing can make a bigger statement, rather than bright colours or attention grabbing patterns. 

Shift dresses are by far one of the most comfortable styles of dress to wear with no tightening waists, the item will hang from you and swing when walking. I believe movement in a dress is extremely elegant and feminine. Even though shift dresses may not be flattering for all figures, it's a item which most of us have in our wardrobes at one point in our fashion journeys. 

This particular shift dress is from Darling, from first impressions the name signifies luxurious and sweet. Viewing their collections,we can see it is just that. Each item has a certain romance to them and this can be seen within the set with the white shift dress. From a reviewing perspective, this item is of great quality with two layers to ensure the white material was not transparent. This is always a great thing to look out for! 

Hope you all have a great Monday

xxx




Thursday, 25 September 2014

Beach Hut: The Out-takes

The Out-takes 












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Photographer:Robyn Marks
Location: Hythe Sea Front
Boots:Monki
Camera Strap:colibristraps
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Flying the nest from a small seaside town to the capital city. It's been all round overwhelming but I have enjoyed every single minute. Leaving home allows you to find yourself and where you place yourself in a new environment. I have found that my new friends embrace my strong interest in fashion and some of them are also bloggers too! Check out the links below:


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Enjoying my time here at Roehampton University in London makes me reflect on my home town of Hythe and how pretty the area was. Even though the university has a stunning campus and rated one of the most gorgeous uni's having lakes and old mansion buildings, I can't help but miss the seaside setting where I have grown up. 

Taking the memorabilia to my new fancy pad of a dorm room at Roey, I couldn't help but leave behind my film camera. colibristraps  kindly provided me with a beautiful camera strap for my travels, handmade and of great quality. This is a highly recommended product and makes it more personal to me rather than the dusty Pentax strap which my pa had used since the 80's. 

Throughout the series of images above, I have featured my most favourite coat of all. My Boucle baby blue Boyfriend Coat from Fashion Union. This is a exclusive item which I am very thankful for, you will be seeing this product in their new a/w (Autumn/Winter) collection. Thick and cosy is everything to desire in a winter favourite. Plus the beautiful material and fresh colour is a eye catching piece for the high street and travels. 

Hope everyone is enjoying their week.

xxxx





Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Exploring London


Exploring London









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Photographer:Katya Brigitte
Location:Kensington Gardens
Top:USC
Shorts: Urban Outfitters
Coat:USC
Shoes:Office
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Freshers is coming to a close for university students at Roehampton, this week has been incredible turning new faces into great friends, parties and welcome talks. Personally a highlight of this week is where the university is located, being South West of London and only 25/30 minutes from central and the iconic locations. 

Fortunately Katya (Photographer) does not live too far from campus so we can work together as much as possible. Within this set we explored the South Kensington end of the gardens which join to Hyde Park. Where we discovered this beautiful indoor building which reminded us of a abandoned house due to it's wear and open areas. The natural light poured through allowing us to capture my OTTD supplied by USC

Paring my urban outfitters shorts with my black USC tee, this creates a casual summer look. However during the transition to Autumn, the nights get colder so it's great to have on hand a jacket. Personally I love boyfriend coats, they provide comfort being baggy and warmth which is everything you would desire in a jacket. 

Nude tones  for jackets have trended in this season and have been spotted on the runways. However ensure that you buy a complimentary colour to suit your own skin tones, as for paler people this may enhance your lighter colourings. USC's nude toned boyfriend jacket is medium therefore perfect for anyone with similar skin tones to myself, as this can make you look a little more tanned than in reality. 

Hope you are enjoying your week!

xxx








Monday, 22 September 2014

Freshers Outfit No.1

Freshers thinking NO.1





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Photographer:Robyn Marks
Dress:Style Moi
Jacket: Burberry London
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It's Freshers week for many across the country! I have just started my first week at Roehampton University in London, my oh my do I love it. This week has been absolutely incredible and I have never felt more comfortable in a new environment. Throughout the coming weeks I shall be posting a vast amount on my new time here in the South West region. For now, I will take a few steps back.

Previous to freshers week, the girls of Roehampton took to Facebook and created a 'Roehampton Freshers Outfits' page. This allowed us newbies to share information on what we were all individually planning on wearing or worries into what we should be wearing. As most girls, I was delighted to discover this page and read what each person had to say. 

Pre planning outfits and the brainstorm sessions began, this chat triggered my thinking into each night and what items to pack for my new home on campus. One dress which is featured in the images above was an essential item. This is from Style Moi an online retailer! The cut of the dress is what draws me to this piece, with an open back and front. This may seem very daring, but the length and material of the dress ensures a classy and elegant look. The item came to great use during this week on one of the biggest nights with my new university. 

Have you started freshers? I would love to know about your new experiences and fashion thoughts on the week! 

xxx