Monday, 19 October 2015

New In: Adidas Stan Smith Originals

Nomcore, nomcore, nomcore for days when you just cannot be bothered. If they're good enough for the crème de la crème of the fashion world to strut around fashion week in, they're good enough for me.

I tried for so long to resist the stan smith pandemic but alas I gave in! However, they are SO uncomfortable!! After 10min of wear they ripped my feet to pieces! I'm going to soldier on through the pain though, I think...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

My Pomeranian Honey is FAMOUS!

SURPRISE! My dog Honey is famous!

Today marks the day a week ago that she graced the pages of the Observer Magazine bringing joy to the nation with her ginger locks and chocolate button eyes! *cue uncontrollable cooing*

So, how on earth did I manage to get my mug and Honey's in the national press you may ask? Well, it was all rather random if I'm honest. I tweeted a picture of Honey and I (I post an unhealthy amount of pictures of her on the internet, especially on my personal instagram @nichm) and was contacted by a journalist from the Observer asking me if I would like to be involved with a weekly feature entitled 'What does this say about me?'- I thought well, I have nothing to lose it's just a bit of light hearted fun! I was interviewed over the phone and then a couple of days later they sent the very talented Richard Saker to my home to take photos of Honey and I. As you can see she was a little bewildered by the whole experience...

I had no idea what the finished piece would look like, another journalist wrote all that she could deduce about me just from looking at the photo. Given the inclusion of my sisters crazy Pomeranian themed cushion I was in fact a little surprised she was so nice about me and didn't think I was a bit of a nutter...

The photographer was kind enough to send me over a few snaps from the shoot too...

I really, REALLY have no clue what I was doing with my hand here and lucky me this was the shot they used in the magazine! -__-

Lo and behold my little star with her first mag feature!

If you would like to have a read of the article it was also posted online so feel free to check it out HERE!

Sunday, 4 October 2015


Sometimes life just calls for a bit of simplicity. Good food, good company and a bit of sun... simple, but everything I could ask for. It's days like this that I cherish...

My boyfriend and I enjoyed dinner at our favourite Argentinian restaurant in Islington, Comedor. It's unremarkable in its decor but my oh my does the food more than make up for it. Never before have I been served a better presented dish than at this cosy little high street joint. Once your food arrives you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a Michelin star restaurant. The pork belly starter is to die for BTW.

I hadn't a clue what to wear for our dinner and was faced with the ever occurring conundrum of having a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear. Most would generally go for the now ubiquitous LBD (Little Black Dress) so ubiquitous in fact I don't think I needed those brackets! However, it takes a lot to get me in to a dress, pretty much occasions only for this life long tom boy! And so, for me, a little black jumpsuit is much more up my street and that's what I went for. Even more versatile than a LBD dare I say...more weather proof anyway (and doesn't require leg waxing before wear, haha).

I added a pop of colour with my T-bar pointy red and black heels, scraped my hair back in to a pony and voila!

Keep it simple, keep happy, keep being you.

Jumpsuit aka LBJ - George
Watch - Daniel Wellington
Shoes - New Look


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Epiduo Gel Review - Acne Treatment

Epiduo acne fighting rating: 4/5 (some side effect drawbacks)

I hide it as best I can but the truth is I've had relatively bad skin since I was about 16. When everyone else was growing out of the hormone induced pizza face party that is puberty my peaches and cream, blemish free skin decided to turn on me. Everyone had always commented on how nice my skin  was throughout school, but when I finally started sixth form after a long summer, the compliments stopped....

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Behind the scenes | Monochrome Me In a colourful London

I hope you enjoyed watching my first ever behind the scenes video! I felt that the amazing shoot location couldn't be done justice had I not whipped out my go pro for a 360 video for you all to enjoy...the graffiti is cool, sorry about my awkward self...(forgive me, it's so weird seeing yourself on video, eek!)

Shoot Location: Hackney, East London
Music: The Maccaabees - 'Marks To Prove It'

Monday, 6 April 2015

Monochrome Me In A Colourful London

East London has always been my favourite part of London, I especially love it as a shooting location. There are endless side roads and alleys with progressive, seriously cool street art sprawled along their walls, just waiting to be discovered. There's always something new to see it's like a gift that just keeps giving! I've lived in London all my life and studied in the core of East London for years and still every time I find myself there I take a turn down a street I've never been down before and uncover something fantastic! Whether it be a niche little shop, yet another hipster food market or more often than not some truly inspiring street art.

This day was no different, apart from the fact we encountered all three hidden gems! My boyfriend and I stuffed our faces on steamed buns from Bao and pizza from Pizza's Don't Cry (no, I don't get it either, but who are we to argue with hipsters?) all located in Netil Food Market in Hackney. As you might imagine, our stomachs were a little full after such a combo, (I hold my hands up, it was entirely my fault, I couldn't decide which I wanted so got both! -_- ) so we went for a little ramble and came across the coolest space to take a few shots for my blog. It was basically some off road parking around the back of some houses, the last place you'd expect to find such edgy wall art! It worked out really rather well finding a shoot location so off the beaten track, it meant there was nobody around to throw me off my 'posing' game. (which is really, really bad at the best of times let alone when I have an audience!)

I'm glad I went for a simple monotone look, it wasn't purposeful but it allowed the scenery to do the talking this time.

I will follow this blogpost with a short video giving you all a closer look at the shoot location. (I had to make use of my gopro SOMEHOW and it doesn't look like I'm going to be doing any extreme sports anytime soon...)

Hat - H&M
Jacket - New Look
Jumper - Zara
Jeans - Allsaints
Slip-ons - River Island
Bag - Fjällräven

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

NEW IN: SPORTSWEAR | Rainbow Running

January. New year, new me. The year begins full of promise and self determination, this year will be the year I stick to it you think to yourself. Fast forward thirty days and as January fades away so do all our fitness goals, that Christmas pudding top is here to stay. (It's going to be cold for at least another three months, this is England after all! You'll probably need the extra layer of fat for insulation anyway, don't worry).

Pretty much how everybody's new year goes every year, right!? - Me too.

BUT let's be positive, this will be the year we stick it out! I have motivation this year round anyway, with uni over and my internship ending in the summer,(deets on that soon, kept it quiet didn't I!?) I have plans to go on a wild and wonderful Asian adventure! Having not really planned it properly as of yet, I suspect that I'll be spending most of my time lounging on a beach somewhere off the Gulf of Thailand. So, a hot bod is rather essential really!

There's just one small problem right now...well, in fact it's probably a little larger than small... I HAVE A BROKEN TOE! (Kitten + Christmas Tree = DISASTER ...don't ask!) Okay, so I broke it about three weeks ago now but it still hurts like hell! I can just about walk let alone run! There's one plus though, I get to preserve my rather amazing new Asics just that little while longer! I know you want them too, how could you not!? They are pretty much the coolest running shoes I have ever laid eyes on, they are ASICS Gel Noosa Tri 8's. There's a newer model but I prefer the look of these ones, they're super comfy too and great for the gym or road running...and triathlons according to the name, but don't hold me to that one, I've yet to ever complete or even attempt one!

Naturally, I had to buy some equally as colourful gym gear to go with my new trainers, I went for the patterned neon vibe in case you couldn't tell. Nike PRO shorts are my absolute fav, I have so many pairs but these marble effect ones have definitely taken pride of place!

The rest of the gear is cheap and cheerful from Primark's gym range. While I'm not a fan of their running tights/shorts as I find the elastic is weak and they don't last very long,  for other things such as tops and sports bras I find Primark great as I can buy things in every colour under the rainbow and it ends up costing the same as one Nike one would. My gym wardrobe will soon be more extensive than my actual wardrobe if I'm not careful! (And trust me that would be a mean feat!)

Anyway, I'm going to go and put my feet up and hold out until this toe decides to get better. Jog and extra a little extra for me tomorrow won't you please...

Trainers - ASICS Gel Noose Tri 8
Tops - All Primark
Shorts - Nike PRO