The Mix Boutique Review

Some time ago I was invited to a black tie event which being me I put off buying an outfit until the last minute and then I came down with the flu so literally I had to find an outfit then get my nails and hair done on the day of the event!!
While making my way into London I remembered there is a tiny boutique by Hayes train station which I would pass on route to work; which always had a lovely well presented window and stock nearly new and discounted new designer clothing. As I am quite new to the area and unfortunately due to the early time that I get on the train and the late time I get back to the station I had yet to explore this little gem had to offer L  

However this time I was open and I desperately needed something to wear so I decided to give it a try.
In I dashed panicked and on my phone desperately trying to get outfit ideas from Tagoescloset and desperately combing through the rails.
 I was quickly approached by the manager Merisha Aldrich who was really nice and helped me select a gorgeous silk playsuit.


While I browsed the rails I came across a number of desirable designer labels such as Ghost, Max Mara, Joseph, Whistles, Burberry, Marc Cain, Nicole Fahri and Missoni and same lovely pair of Louboutin's that unfortunately were not in my size.


If you’re ever in Hayes I would defiantly recommend you check out Little Mix as well as some of the other charity shops in the area.
58 Station Approach
Hayes
Kent
BR2 7EJ

Would you wear an outfitt made out of nipples?

I was deleting some pictures from my laptop and came across this beauty which I should have blogged about MONTHS ago!

Picture the scene its London Fashion Week and I am strolling around Somerset House browsing the exhibitions yet to see anything truly amazing when I happen upon a lovely structured pale pink dress adorned with appliqué flowers over some fluorescent leggings.


I remember think that the ensemble was pretty but I was not yet moved but it. It wasn’t until I was approached by a pr rep when I noticed the strange texture to the material. “Is it made out of leather?” I asked. The Pr rep smiled at me and replied it’s made from

Cow and Ox nipples!



Quite taken back as this was a response that I was defiantly not expecting I smiled, held back a laugh and asked “Can I touch it?”

After I had had a grope and a giggle the Pr lady explained to me that the dress was designed by Liverpool-born designer Rachel Friere ,who was given 3,000 the cow and yak nipples from tanneries, which would have otherwise thrown them out.



Apparently a dress 3,000 cow nipples bound to spark some controversy as both animal rights campaigners and MPs have since expressed their outrage at the 32-year-old Liverpudlian for her outrageous outfit


Reading some of the comments made have left me somewhat confused, considering the economic situation should she not be praised for making something beautiful and innovative out of something that would have simply been discarded?



That being said I don’t know if I am ready to wear a dress made of nipples

Would you?

Catch up - Cancun Birthday trip review

I’ve been gone for a minute now I’m back and its nearly Xmas!

I can’t think how long it’s been since my last post (Hand slap ) unfortunately the last few weeks/months have been a complete blur to me furthermore I can’t seem to recall what happened to 2011.
Oh well Christmas is only a few days way and the 2012 is nearly here.
I will give you guys a quick catch up, due to work I haven’t been too much events fortunately but I did celebrate my birthday in Cancun which was awesome! Best birthday ever.
Myself and Shelby stayed at the Temptations resort and spa which was absolutely lovely.







I managed to see in my birthday in a bit of an undignified manner but I blame the tequila, the manager of Daddyo’s that looks like Vince Vaughn SHELBY and all the peeps that came down from the hotel IT’S YOUR FAULT!

Samsung PL120 Camera Review

I was looking for an inexpensive camera to take with me on holiday to Cancun as I didn’t want to bring larger and more expensive Sony SLR camera and risk losing or damaging it.

I soon happened upon the Samsung PL120 camera (I admit it was initially because it was pink) I then noticed a unique feature which none of the other cameras some of which were more expensive had.


It has a really innovative a secondary LCD monitor on the front of the camera, to help vain people like me with framing self portraits and self-timer shots.

That was enough for me as I really wanted to take pics of myself to record my outfits for my blog when I got home.


Once I got the camera got home and I opened it up I was impressed with the sophisticated reflective finish but something was missing.. where was the front LCD monitor ? after checking the box and the instructions then charging up the camera I learned that unless the feature is turned the screen doesn’t show up!


 

A secret LCD screen oooohh I was defiantly impressed

Me and my god daughter, pic taken with Samsung PL120 Camera

 
Me testing out the Jump feature


Testing testing 123

I also noticed that the rear of the bottom plate is angled in such a way that when the lens is extended the camera can be balanced on a flat surface either in the normal upright position, or angled back by approximately seven degrees, also to help with self-timer shots again perfect for my outfit of the day pictures.
Something that I didn’t like was that the camera takes the MicroSD memory card type, more usually found in mobile phones and not the normal sized SD cards which I already had for my other cameras. Unfortunately I had to search for an old MicroSD card that I had used in an old mobile phone as I didn’t have time to purchase one and prey that there would be enough space for my holiday picture taking needs. But despite my choosing the picture setting with the smallest resolution sadly it was not (but to be fair I did make a load of videos in coco bongos) so not outfit of the day photos for me


The camera is also quite light and has a plastic feel to it which was a bit alien to me after lugging my heavy SLR around but over all I am happy with the PL120's overall performance. It can start up and take a picture in a little over three seconds, and shuts down again in less than two.

I need to have a play with it to work out all the features but the little videos on the LCD screen still amuse me and it was a conversation starter when I was taking random photos with strangers


In all I am happy with the Samsung PL120 as I have needed a handbag sized camera to bring with me when I go out and don’t want to being a large hand bag or my camera.



Stay tuned for outfit of  the day pictures  

Whats the best Interview attire??

I hate Interviews!!

I always have moment or two of blind panic when deciding what to wear to an interview but I think this may be the most awkward one yet, I’m going for a pr position at a very well known High street retailer who is apparently
High profile enough to be a significant high street player but small enough to be personal and retain a ‘family feel’ culture.”

What does one wear to an interview at such an establishment?

I’ve decided to go simple, smart and chic- you can’t go wrong with a pencil skirt and blouse tight? Let’s wait and see.

Now to practice my interview techniques

What is your perfect interview attire?

Sexy or outrageously dressed celebs individual style or attention seeking??

Sexy or outrageously  dressed celebs individual style or attention seeking??


In a time when individual style can make or break a careers it seems that the current trend among celebrates is to be as daring or outrageous as possible in order to catch the paparazzi or to secure valuable spots on best dress lists.






However the old saying “no publicity is bad publicity” seems to be true looking at artist such as Niki Minaj or lady gaga who’s bold fashion choices whether good or bad have at times received more attention than their records and have been described as eclipsing their talent.



What are your thoughts?