Saturday, 6 September 2014

Guess Who Graduated?

So, I kind of forgot to tell you something rather big, I graduated in July. You see, I was so relieved that the horrors of Law School were behind me that I have spent the last month and a half trying to erase the three terrible years from my memory for good. (Except, I may conveniently remember defamation law next time someone slags me off on Twitter or something, or bits of intellectual property law the next time I catch someone using my photos without permission...so BEWARE, 'lawyer when she wants to be' on the loose!)


Here's me in all my Gryffindor glory (I got Harry Potter related comments for weeks on end about my gown colours and it's likeness to Gryffindor's so I said it before you got the chance.HA.


And here's Mumma Newstnickers on hand with a huge smacker!



Mama and Papa


Please accept my sincerest apologies for my dads 70s/80s tie (I'm not even sure WHAT that thing is) It's his all-purpose 'smart tie', it's completely and utterly occasion indiscriminate...heck, I think he's even worn it to every funeral he's attended in the last 30 years!


I present to you my bunch of loonies, also often referred to as my family...minus the nuttiest one of all my big sis, Anita.


'The Camera Man' aka my boyfriend Christian



Hold your breath...prepare to be wowed...because ladies and gents that ridiculously tanned person standing next to me whom looks completely unrelated to me isn't JUST my sister, shes my TWIN sister. *SHOCK* *GASP* *FAINT* (see, I done that bit for you too) I reckon the genes just did a 50/50 Greek Cypriot/Irish split.




Obligatory hats up in the air graduation pic because, how could we not!?

Please don't ask me what my plans are now I've graduated because I WILL proceed to slap you, Thank you and goodbye.

XOXO

My Dress- ASOS
My Shoes - New Look
My Watch - Larsson and Jennings

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

ALS Ice bucket challenge

So, unless you've been abducted by aliens this past week I'm sure you are all aware of the ALS/MND Ice Bucket Challenge that has gripped the online population of the world! For those of you not familiar with the craze, it involves (shock horror) a bucket, water and lots of ice...well in theory it should anyway! And... I couldn't resist the peer pressure to partake. I thought I'd get out of it but then TWO people nominated me on Monday evening. I planned to do it the next morning before work to keep within the 24hr time frame allotted BUT unfortunately, I got a migraine and didn't even make it to work let alone get a chance to do the ice bucket challenge. I think it was worth the wait though...

Initially I was in two minds about doing it because of all the negative press but when I really thought about it and the great cause behind it I saw no reason why I shouldn't also help both raise awareness and money for ALS or better known in the UK as Motor Neurone Disease.

Granted there are so many people who are taking part in the challenge without having a clue what it's all about and not even bothering to mention the charity or donating...however, as long as someone is doing both these things I see no reason why anyone should be calling people silly for doing it! Anything that raises money for charity is good if you ask me!

The easiest way to donate to MNDA for those of you in the UK is by:

  • texting ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 (only available in the UK);
  • call 01604 611860 referencing the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Biker Queen

Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF SPLURGING EVERY PENNY I OWN ON, PERIOD.

The Allsaints Alford leather biker.

I have been on the lookout for the biker of my life forever, but I never really liked any enough to part with the kind of cash that would buy you a really good quality investment piece...well, until last week...
Cliche I know but it was love at first sight when I saw the Alford biker at Allsaints' Covent Garden store. The shrunken lambskin leather that it's made from gives a really unique look and texture to the jacket which is what first drew me to it...BUT it just kept getting better...







(I'm sorry for interrupting the flow of my insanely cool photos and all but HOW COOL IS THIS SIGN!? - I so just wanted to open the door, I guess the whole danger part had little to no effect as I was just perplexed by how nothingness can be dangerous!?  IT CLEARLY ISN'T A VOID IF IT'S 'DANGEROUS', MR SIGN MAKER! It was probably just a massive ditch of some sort but I guess I'll never know now...)



This is the vest that inspired the post's title and um, I think it's pretty damn clever if I'm honest. Okay, I'll stop blowing my own trumpet now. However, what I will do is start talking about my favourite artist for probably the third time since I started my blog now... LAURIE LIPTON! See: 'Pelle Italiano', as I said in that equally leathery post I have a vast collection of pieces from her collection that she designed for Allsaints a couple of years back and this is just another one of many!








(Sorry I always have to upload a few funny ones. This shoot was rather sombre anyway, they were defo needed this time round! Agreed!? Agreed.)



TAH DAH! This is what you were all waiting for! You see, HOW much better did this jacket just get now you know it doubles up as a super chic gilet too! A LOT right!? (worth EVERY damn penny!)



Please find above my trio of delightful accessories. Watch by the fabulously understated and simplistic new watch brand, Larssons and Jennings. This is the limited edition all black 'UMBRA'. My sandals were a steal at a mere £14 from Primarni no less! And lastly but by no means least my beautiful Tresor Paris earrings gifted to me by a little group of leprechauns (aka my cousins in Ireland) on my recent visit to Dublin.





Anyway, I have to be up at 6am for work tomorrow and its already 1.45am here in London, so I'm OUT! I rest assured you love my new biker as much as I do.

XOXO

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Señora Con Clase












First things first, let it be known that I am writing this in a fit of rage as seconds after I finished typing this post blogger decided to have bitch fit and delete half of what I had just spent the last hour of my life writing, so THANK YOU BLOGGER! ‘Hmph’ *deep exhale*

This post will now consist from this point on of me trying to remember what I wrote while frowning uncontrollably at the screen…

I’ve decided to try something new, generally I like to insert my text in bite size pieces between photos so to kind of force feed you my innermost thoughts, you know, kind of like a mother trying to get her toddler to eat some bizarrely flavoured pot of blended mush by making engine noises and saying “here comes the aeroplane!” (I’ve just been food shopping and seen broccoli, pea and apple flavour baby food, I mean seriously WTH? NO amount of embarrassing parent role-play would get ME to eat THAT!)

I just thought it would be more appealing than a big block of text, that would more often than not just consist of me ranting and raving about how excited I am about my new buys; for a clear example of how over excited I can get see my previous blog post ‘ Be a Little more Rebellious’.
(…OR of course how much I HATE blogger sometimes when it DELETES EVERYTHING!!!)

However, I feel like my blog would be a lot more visually appealing if the photos ran more fluidly and I had the text at the bottom...so yeah, I guess you can say this post is a bit of an experiment, you guys better not  get lazy and just stop reading my posts and start only scrolling through the photos! (Wow, there are way too many childhood references in this so far, I think I had better stop now...)

Right, so with all the weird metaphors out of the way, (well for the most part lets hope) on to the clothes. In case you thought I go for lunch looking like this everyday, well, I'm sorry to disappoint but I'm generally not this ladylike! (Chuck Taylors are my dress down uniform most days). I'm also sorry for my overuse of brackets, I just keep having too many pointless side thoughts that I feel I need to include today.

I wore this getup to a 'business meeting' and that's all I'm prepared to say on that front, I don't want to jinx myself! If anything comes of it I'll make sure you're all the first to know, don't you worry!

Side panel dresses and even trousers in the form of tuxedo pants, have been a 'thing' for ages now and I don't think they'll cease being a 'thing' for a while to come. I mean, they're quite literally a woman's dream, anything that makes you look slimmer and more shapely than you really are HAS to be good doesn't it!? The trend... sorry, 'magical illusion' has been re-invented this Pre-Fall by the likes of Dior no less. I paired my nude, black panel body-con dress with my favourite black crossbar heels from Zara and obviously NO outfit would be complete without my beloved Cambridge Satchel and Ray-Ban Erika's. What I really love about this dress is the cool leather inserts on the shoulders that give the otherwise minimalistic dress a bit of an edge.

As for accessories, I wanted to keep it  simple and sophisticated and so wore my Swarovski pendant and borrowed my mum's beautiful ring that I felt complimented my necklace well. Make-up wise I didn't go too overboard, then again I rarely do...I wore Clinique Blemish Control foundation, Mac Studio Finish concealer, a variation of eyeshadows (most of which were Mac), Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara in brown\black and a Rimmel lippy that's so old I can't even make out what shade it is!

Anyway, I've actually rather exhausted myself writing this, I'm absolutely bloody barmy aren't I!? I seriously think the freedom from Law school has made me that little bit more potty! For more of my perpetual weirdness check back soon!

(Oh, did you enjoy the big wall of text or would you prefer I reverted back to playing a game of 'here comes the aeroplane'? - Let me know!)

Dress- George at Asda (yes, really)
Shoes- Zara
Bag - Cambridge Satchel Company
Necklace - Swarovski
Ring- borrowed from my mum
Sunglasses - Ray Ban Erikas



XOXO

Friday, 11 July 2014

Be a Little More Rebellious

Blending music and fashion into a potent formula of clothing that allows one to express their individuality is Allsaints mission statement and that is something which certainly permeates through their design decisions, the decision behind this 'Storm' vest was an especially great one...I mean, have you ever seen a more tremendous piece of clothing!?




Okay, so I know I've probably said that countless times in previous blog posts but if I ever say it again, I'M LYING, my future self IS LYING. Despite it weighing more than the contents of my daily handbag, (which is feat in itself, believe me) I felt like a rebellious rock princess while wearing it. Many of you may be thinking 'princess' and 'rock' are an impossible combination and that I should have used the cliche 'chic' to describe the aura this top creates, BUT HONESTLY the juxtaposition of these two unlikely things describe perfectly just how this top made me feel. Distressed glamour at it's finest. I could come up with these all day, but I won't cause I have a blog post to write, obvs!



Oh and the shoes, THE shoes. Where do I start!? They are obviously the most fabulous shoes to have ever graced my feet. And yes, I can say that without being a hypocrite because I said the top was the most tremendous 'piece of clothing', in the singular form and shoes come in pairs, so, yeah. LEAVE ME ALONE. I know I'm going a bit overboard with this post but these items just make me so happy, they are just SO ME.



My dearest friend Craig bought me these shoes for my birthday waaaay back in December but I didn't get around to wearing them for absolutely ages! I ended up donning them to another friends 21st birthday party mid way through my final year law exams this May,when I should have been revising... hence the title of this post! (It also explains why this blog post is SOOO late! But I clearly wasn't THAT rebellious as GUESS WHAT!? I passed all my exams and will be graduating from Law School next week!)







Top - 'Storm' Chain/Embellished/Sequin Vest from Allsaints
Trousers - 'Petrel Brodie' Allsaints
Shoes - 'Eiffel' by Hades Footwear

XOXO


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Neon Hues

So, for once we had a mid-March sun filled weekend in London (last year we were still sporting hats and scarves at this time of year). Perfect for a Big Fat Greek Christening! In case you were unaware, which I'm sure many of you were, given my pale freckled skin and blue eyes, I'm half Greek Cypriot (granted, my surname may have given me away). And oh boy do Greeks know how to celebrate...and eat, usually the two go hand in hand. My baby cousins christening was no exception to this and my family and I enjoyed basking in the sun and feasting on meat last Sunday. After that is, my poor little cousin endured an hour of being dunked into a huge basin of olive oil by a scary old man with a sizeable beard. For those of you unaware of greek culture and the like, go watch 'my Big Fat greek Wedding' it will explain everything. Anyway, on to the clothes...


I left my outfit until the last minute and not wanting to sport a dress JUST yet, I opted for two of my relatively new pieces, my silk top and hareem style trousers from Allsaints. These two pieces are SO versatile. Not to mention they are both made of the most luxurious materials and feel great on the skin (The top being 100% silk and the bottoms a silk mix).  Although on the pricey side, this is warranted by the great quality of Allsaints merchandise. For those of you willing to splurge, the top is called 'Lucie Silk' and the trousers are called 'Cedie Plea'.


I felt that this look was a little too bland and officey for a family celebration and so decided I needed some last minute accessories to make the getup POP! Off to New Look I went! I'd had my eye on this style of shoe for a while, namely Allsaints' 'Kiro Snake Heel' but I couldn't bring myself to pay £245! SO, when I saw these double buckle, T-bar beauties for a mere £19.99 I HAD to nab 'em! I also picked up this matching clutch and chunky gold chain necklace for a cool £14.99 and an even cooler £2.99!



The return of the sun also meant I could finally showcase my new sunnies! My personalised Ray-Ban Erika's that my boyfriend bought me for my 21st Birthday in December. Aren't they just beautiful? And the fact the case matched my shoes and bag was a complete fluke I promise!



This is my sister Anita, as some of you may know if you've read any of my 'Anita and Me' makeup posts. She went for an über summery look as you can see. She's a massive girly girl, as is quite obvious... haha!



Her look is a mash-up of high street favourites such as Primark and New Look, and the similar shoes was again, a massive coincidence! Mine are better though, all agreed? ;)



I initially took a few shots in my garden before heading out but, when I saw this FAB garage door nearby the Greek church I just couldn't resist a few snaps! The colour scheme went really well with my look too, Godsend!


Sunglasses - Ray-Ban Erika's
Necklace - New Look
Top - All Saints
Trousers - All Saints
Heels - New Look
Bag- New Look

XOXO