Thursday, 14 June 2012

Scratch Magazine

Some of you may know, I have working for Scratch Magazine as an Intern for just over a month now, I have created various different social media applications and would love for my blogger's to check them out.

Scratch Magazine website- (blog pages)*here* this includes daily updates on everything nails!

And a huge Pinterest page with 12 amazing boards *here*

Unfortunately Scratch is a trade magazine so public users are unable to read it, but by checking out these sites you can be up to date, and get the latest scoop on what's going in the latest issues.

Would love some feedback!

Chantelle x

Monday, 23 April 2012

Point Rivets Pumps

After a wonderful birthday yesterday, I have many new additions to update you on. But I ordered these shoes in January and today they choose to arrive, right after my birthday and the Vogue Festival!

I think they are so chic and very rebellious! The first expression from my family was 'oh very bondage' - take that as you wish but they are purely sexy.
If your up for waiting around three months for them here's the website *here*
But I have another option *here*

What do you guys think ? 


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Vogue Festival 2012

Surely the title makes you wee your pants?

And yes considering it was the first year it was run, it was mind-blowingly fabulous.

Anything privileged enough to be sponsored by Vertu is ultimately deemed to excel, 

An impressive cover collection. Apologies in advance for the poor images,

Christopher Bailey for Burberry
Nigella Lawson on Women and food - ( absolutely gorgeous ) 
L/R- Russel Marsh, Marigay KcKee, Matthew Williamson, Lucinda Chambers
Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana
L/R- Pixie Geldof, Anne Robinson, Edie Campbell, Laura Bailey, Mary Portas
Stella McCartney, Kate Hudson

After being rained on endless times and marching from the tube station, a well deserved 'free' makeover with Armani makeup made me feel a bit more, presentable. Click *here* for updates on today's show and all of yesterdays antics.

I hope if you were able to go, you enjoyed it as much as I did, if not its a must for next year.

Chantelle x 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Scratch Magazine

Today I went to an interview at Scratch magazine for a two month internship, all went well and the girls were lovely!

If you havent heard about the mag its all about nails, they explore all kinds of nail art and interview the hottest celebs including Nicole Scherzinger and Kimmie Kyees ( for those who dont no her- she is the creator of Rhianna's and Katy Perry's works of art. )

Nail prep; 
These gorgeous nail wraps from Topshop, I found them recommended in Look magazine and knew they would be perfect for my interview and the Vogue festival, ultimately they are not as easy as first thought, It took me half an hour of re-pealing and squishing onto my nails, but I got there in the end! 

To try my nail wraps click *Here*
They also sell them at Asos, Topshop and Amazon plus you can get student discount :) 

Look out for these magazines at your local salons and beauty shops, they are a great read.
Learn more about all things nails at their website-


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Burgundy leather jacket

So after looking at endless hair inspiration images of the wonderful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley I decided I 'had' to have a burgundy jacket, totally off trend I know but I was instantly hooked, but with guilt in mind that Mrs Whiteley had paid $2,595.00 for her Balenciaga biker. 

Click *here* for Rosie's Jacket - its risky business tho girls, I was very close to landing very miserably into my overdraft.

After realizing summer was already upon us, what shop would be selling a heavy jacket with a deep wintry colour.... Ebay sprang to mind, and yes they had the exact (not a Balenciaga knock off ; unfortunately) but a very similar one.

Dress from F&F at Tesco, belt Asos.

After a bidding war, I won the jacket for £30 which was a good price considering it was £89 originally at Zara TRF section.

What do you think? 


Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter celebrations

The lovely easter weekend, pretty irresistible, a four day weekend and a colossal amount of choc's, what more can we ask for? 

While I try and maintain my holiday diet, I hope you can all divulge as much as possible 
Enjoy your final work free day 

Happy Easter 


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Skirts over dresses trend

I'll let the images do the talking ( for now )


Sparking off a hot new summer trend, layering- consisting of a dress and skirt, Karolina Kurkova is possibly the only person able to make this look presentable, with the help of an outstanding pair of pins and a lusted figure oh and an effortlessly beautiful Alexander Wang dress. 
The comparison of a skirt or a dress, is dependant on the weather and mood, but comprising the both seems unheard of. 

It seems puzzling but it's great for those days when you are dying to wear both your skirt and your dress, but be sure to check the patterns and colours are suitable, it could very easily go disastrously  wrong girls.

I love this, its an easy way to dress up and old outfit and personally it has not been done in previous collections, I am a lover of new trends, sparkling new trends. Im hoping this hot new idea is here to stay, bold summer prints and an ambitiously bright fluoro will bond perfectly as a dress and skirt combo. Im excited already and I am almost certainly trying this out, outfit post will be added soon. 

Are you on or off board with this? 

Chantelle  x 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Lipsy's VIP collection modelled by Millie Mackintosh

Strictly speaking being a Z list is nothing to be proud of, but Millie Mackintosh holds a new fixation. Not only was she labelled the hottest new bod in GQ magazine, she has now launched her very own clothing label courtesy of Lipsy.
For those unaware of her, Made In Chelsea is her debut and her romance distater with fellow actor Hugo Taylor- dont get me wrong I am a huge fan. She is ultra cool, naturally stunning with golden locks.

She has launched a S/S 17 piece capsule collection, trailing through the images her dresses are very similar to Lipsy's premium dress collection, vast use of chiffon and an excessive use of Diamante studs (Yuk!). Personally I am not a Lipsy fan, being a high-street lover I successfully manage to walk past it everytime, not because of the clothing just the pure fact that every girl in any bar,hotel,shop or even newsagents will almost certainly be wearing the exact same dress- I confess it has happened to me on numerous occasions.

The collection is how id like to say 'Cutesy'- slightly sweet 16, prom.

Fortunately for Millie, copious amounts of pouting and a killer figure has resulted in her carrying off these dresses.
Personally my summer style is more ripped Levi's and sandals, but I understand some of us opt for the more glam approach. These are only a few images chosen, but the collection is pretty similar, the most daring colour is a mint green and the rest exhausting the use of nude's- not plain nudes, but embellished nudes! I can almost certainly say I will not be purchasing one the dresses unless my in laws decide to renew there vows, in that case im all in favour for smartening up and looking cutely respectable. 

Also for obsessive watcher's Made In Chelsea returns to E4 on April 2nd. 

See *here* for full range of Millie's Vip Lipsy collection.

Or watch the video. 

Are you a fan of Millie Mackintosh, check out her blog *here*

Whats your opinion? 

Chantelle x 

Monday, 26 March 2012

Kent equine and game festival

Tally ho fashionistas! So being the country bumpkin I am, I thought id update you on my latest event.

Outfit for the day, Tweed, tweed and more tweed or matching Barbour's. If your thinking a country fair- grubby wellies and a puffer think again. I've previously learnt that the means of fashion, is followed into country trends. If your aware of country living you will almost certainly understand the uproar about Dubarry boots, kind of like Manolo Blahnik's in the fashion world. They involve the most exquisite design of leather with suede or three choices of tweed ( obviously sported with a matching tweed jacket). And an Aspinal of London holdall to store the necessities.  
  • Earmuffs
  • A hot flask
  • Mittens
  • A small comb- for windy conditions like Sunday. 

Handbags are the least of the girls worries, dogs are the main arm candy ( unfortunately me my dog is 15st) which mainly influences people to stare in amazement and ask whether he is of the same family as a bear. Personally mini pooches freak me out, so im happy to walk around head to toe in tweed, leading a bear. 

Thoughts? Check out the Dubarry Boots too. 

Chantelle x 

Friday, 23 March 2012

Nails, nails and more nails

Black, red and naked seem to be the only colours which I ever use, very unlike me not to experiment. My hair colour changes pretty much weekly and my obsessions of clothing trends change like the. Besides me barking on pointlessly, I am about to publish my first nail polish post.

Im not a varnish virgin....promise! 

This one is from China Glaze called blue yonder, despite my awful job the colour is gorgeous, and it was only £2.99 in the sale. I love all the mega brands like Nails inc, Chanel, Opi and Essie but my budget wont ever stretch far enough to fork out £12 for one varnish, what do you guys think? Is it worth spending the money or are the cheaper ones just as good? 

These are a few of my fave's but I have a whole selected of Barry M's which are my ultimate greats. ( Cant find them atm :( sorry!


Chantelle x 

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Interview with student designer

Hand in hand with camera and notebook unveiled this exclusive interview with Olivia Ronie, 21, Student at UCA Rochester. I uncovered allot about her working ethics and her inspirations. Here are a few images of her collection so far,

Great huh? Lately she has been inspired by abstract shapes, and bone structures. Re-enforcing the skeleton through materials. She has worked with the talented Georgia Harding and is a one women force, if your into Aqua Couture then you will love her work. 

These are some of the fabrics she is using as we speak to construct her latest clothing, I am desperately trying to get the inside scoop on this collection but it is under wraps at the mo guys! 

Who's a designer without a pooch?

A small glimpse into her life, I hope you all like this I will be posting again soon with some more updates on her work. Would love to hear some opinions :)

Chantelle x 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Terry O'Neill- Reworked

Is this a familiar face to you, if not then he will be soon. Terry O'Neill created the most amazing photographs of world famous models such a Bridget Bardot, Jean Shrimpton and Raquel Welch. Until now these lay untouched but O'Neill has embarked on a new adevnture. His images have been used and reinterpreted by the image-makers of today. Leading British and American contemporary artists re-envisage his iconic masterpiece photographs in their individual mediums. 
Studying at uni for three years now, O'Neill's name has been well and tr drummed into my mind, so what better to see than a whole new angle on his formidable work.

These are a few of his artwork, crazy I know but surprisingly the re-inventions are great too. 
There is an exhibition at the Rook and Raven gallery in London, of the re creations which is very impressive considering these images will almost definitely go down in history. He will also be moving his exhibition to Paris and New York. 

Here is the press release for you lovelies, it showcases all the new work, take a look and let me no what you think. 

Chantelle x 

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


An inevitable post, my journey of making cupcakes. I am a casual browser of blogs and found the most amazing 'all things fatty' blog which came to a great inspiration to me.

Moving away from fashion for the evening, I enjoyed creating (can I call it art) through baking. This is the foody page exhilarating my taste buds *From the sweet kitchen*. Let me no if you either devour the page whilst reading or get real inspirational like me and create an assortment of messes :/ . 


Chantelle x 

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