Fun with the LiliYang girls.

January 30, 2012

Last week I met up with some of the team behind new & super luxurious accessory brand LiliYang. We took some pictures with what I can only describe as one of the coolest bags I’ve seen in a while. I picked the Ida bag in Crystal Blue, as it is  quite honestly THE perfect bag for me, it is huge, there are all these different sections to it, that you wouldn’t even imagine, it’s made from the best leather and had the cutest gold chains on them, which could totally double for bracelet..

Below are some pictures I took on my phone, whilst we had some brunch at Kipferl. Also pictured below is the matching clutch (The Isadora) in Crystal Blue, which I loved just as much as the Ida! There was just something about its compartments and RIDICULOUS craftsmanship that made me so happy.
So let’s just say you can expect to say a lot more of LiliYang in future, on my blog & otherwise. Oh and below is an interview I had with them that was featured on their blog, ah fun times!

The Interview.

What are you wearing?
My red jumper dress is Asos, coat and tights are H&M and the Chelsea boots are from Urban Outfitters.

What are you most looking forward to wearing this summer?

Linen!! I know it sounds crazy, but hopefully I’ll be going somewhere hot, just so I can wear linen and make it look cool. Perhaps linen trousers on the beach in the Hampton’s. Yes it sounds totally Cliche, but it sounds soft, right?

What’s your favourite piece from the Liliyang collection?

Ooh that’s a hard one, it’s between the Ida bag (pictured) in Crystal Blue and the Isodora, also in Crystal Blue, but the Ida is more practical so probably that one! The quality and colour, and the little chain details, all just amazing!

Favourite place in London?

Perhaps Notting Hill, there is something magical about that place, especially around Kensington Park Road in the summer, I literally feel like I’ve been transported into the coolest and chilled town.

How would you describe your personal style?

Wow, it’s fun. I definitely take on different characters on different days, just cause I can. I’ll wear super preppy clothes one day, totally decked out in Gant and Ralph Lauren etc, but then the other day i’ll wear a bright jumper from Asos with mint green tights, it totally depends on what’s new to my wardrobe, as I tend to wear new things straight away, I don’t really believe in waiting for the right moment…

Favourite getaway?

Probably New York, I know what you’re thinking, that’s not really a ‘holiday destination’ but I have the best memories from there…When I was 9 my parents took me, for the first time and we went to Chinatown and I remember eating the most random things, now that I think about it, it was probably just some cake  with ‘jello’ on the top! Oh and my first ‘designer’ dress was this Lilac dress from SAKS, too bad I can’t remember who it was by…

But if we’re talking a real holiday, it would probably be Switzerland! I recently went to the Alps in Adelboden and stayed at this hotel called the Cambrian, that was just beyond amazing and waking up to the mountains, pretty much took my breath away on a daily basis.

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Yes, some Pizza! A Leggera to be precise.

January 30, 2012

I’m sure you all love a bit of Pizza, just as much as I do, but when it comes down to it all it isn’t the healthiest of options. So the guys at Pizza Express have come up with a cool healthy alternative called The Leggera, I know what you’re thinking, it’s just a little pizza with a load of salad, it’s not going to taste ‘satisfying’ well, surprise! It’s really good & that’s coming from someone who is allergic to salad, (yeah, I won’t even go into that) but the point is, they are re-introducing the Leggera with new styles..

American Leggera – pepperoni, light mozzarella, tomato.
American Hot Leggera – pepperoni with a choice of hot green, roquito or jalapeno peppers.
Gustosa Leggera, which is Italian for tasty – prosciutto cotto ham, light mozzarella, Portobello mushrooms, yellow peppers, thyme.
Padana Leggera – goats cheese, spinach, red and caramelised onions, garlic oil.
Pollo ad Astra Leggera – chicken, light mozzarella, sweet peppadew peppers, Cajun spices, red onions, garlic oil.
Pomodoro Pesto Leggera – marinated Santos tomatoes, fresh basil, pesto, light mozzarella, garlic oil.

My personal favourite? the American Hot! The cool Pizza Express PR guys, thought it would be fun to invite some bloggers down to not only familiarize themselves with the Leggera but give making them, a go. I suppose one could say, the pictures say it all!
Joined by my friend & fellow blogger Joanne, we spent the night tossing dough into the air, overdosing on pepperoni & finding our new go-to meal at Pizza Express. Coming in at an amazing 500 calories, this dish is definitely in reach for those of you who like to know what exactly is going in your mouths..

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Dr. Martens First love, watch!

January 30, 2012

An acoustic set from the Ex-Lovers

Dr. Marten’s have officially launched the campaign video for their latest collection,  again starring Agyness Deyn & Ash Stymest, the short film is all about First Love, how it feels, what it does & when you first experience it. Looking just as cool as one would expect, the two models are rocking an array of pretty hardcore boots throughout. To launch the film, Dr. Martins asked a group of bloggers to take a picture, of what they thought ‘First Love’ was or if they had seen something that looked like it etc, so I posted a pretty cosy picture of a couple, holding hands. I know super cheesy, but hey at least we can say I brought the cheese to the exhibition, oh did I not mention, they totally framed all the entries and put them up for display at the launch for us all to see..

Thoughts on the film? It has this emotive zing to it, perhaps it’s Agyness’ voice or the cool lighting, nonetheless, I like it!

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