Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015: A year of fashion...

Hello lovelies!

I'm sure most bloggers are currently rounding up their year now so I'm sorry if you've read a million of these posts already!  I'm hoping my roundup is slightly different though; if 2014 was my year of friendship, then 2015 was definitely my year of fashion!  I've been so lucky this year to go to some amazing fashion exhibitions and events, I've tried my hand at fashion illustration and I've learnt that my love for fashion just keeps growing and growing!  So I thought the best way to summarise would be to share some of my favourite photographs and a few links to some posts-here goes...

March 2015

May 2015

July 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

So I guess that concludes my 2015!  It's been absolutely amazing and I promise to bring you more fashion throughout 2016; as long as people are reading I'll keep writing and it's a good way to look back on everything I've done!!

Thanks for a great 2015 and have a great 2016!
Keep dreaming of Coco...


Monday, 28 December 2015

A fashionably festive 30th Part 3: Pretty Knightsbridge windows...

Hello lovelies!

If you've been following my mini London series about my fashionably festive 30th trip, today's post is the final part and is all about the beautiful Christmas windows in Knightsbridge.

During our London weekend, we crammed so much into the first couple of days that we used Sunday to walk around the pretty parks and gardens and to take in some of the parts of London that we don't always get to visit properly, like King's Road.  I saw lots of amazing Christmas displays and visual merchandising taken to the max this year, but of all the windows, the theme of Harrods' this year was my favourite.  Featuring some of the most prestigious designers, teddy bears, mice, toy soldiers and singing mannequins it was a feast for the eyes and I could've looked at it all day.

Imagine pulling a cracker and winning some Louboutins! That's just what happened for these crystal encrusted teddy bears.  If only they knew how lucky they were to win such a treat!

It was spinning ice-skaters for the Jo Malone window, beautifully synchronised and dancing with such elegance!

It was the Burberry window again though that stole my heart; spinning wooden toys and clapping Burberry bears; I'd have been happy with any of them under my Christmas tree!!

Around the corner towards the entrance of the store, it looked like Madame Chanel had left her belongings at the makeshift cinema.  Elegant to its every last detail, the Chanel jacket could feature anywhere and not look out of place.  I wonder if she specifically chose seat No 5?!

There was more to see at Burberry in Knightsbridge.  This time we just admired from outside, the windows were so special!

So, that really concludes my London trip!  I had such an amazing weekend and felt as if fashion was a huge part of it, a perfect way to indulge in my favourite pastime.  I have to give a special shout out to my bestie, my VBF, Natalie, for coming with me and helping me to make my trip one to remember! Thanks bestie, I couldn't have done it without you!

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, 27 December 2015

A fashionably festive 30th Part Two: Breakfast at Burberry and skating with Swarovski...

It's official. Burberry on Regent Street is the most amazing place on Earth. Forget Breakfast at Tiffany's, these days it's all about breakfast at Burberry. The Regent Street store is the flagship store, only made better by the fact that it now houses its own restaurant, Thomas's, for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and fine dining. The chance of waking up in London, throwing on my Burberry scarf and having breakfast in one of my favourite fashion houses was too exciting to pass up, so that's exactly what we did!


We booked breakfast for 1030am and were shown straight to our table on arrival. Thomas's is typically British. It's chic, neutral yet classy and wonderfully inviting. It houses a Burberry scarf bar too, so you can monogram whilst you munch if you so wish! Sadly I wasn't scarf shopping, but enjoyed an amazing latte and the most delicious scrambled eggs, toast and bacon I've ever tasted! Natalie ordered the same, although she opted for water. The food and service were both exceptional; I'd recommend eating at Thomas's to anyone. 




After eating, we spent an hour wandering around the store, it's amazing! My Burberry wish list was slowly expanding before my eyes! Still lusting after the elusive trench coat, I've now added a handbag, a teddy bear keyring, a scarf and about 3678462 items of clothing to my list-a girl can dream!! The Christmas tree in store is one of the best that I saw in London-I'd certainly love a Burberry tree at home!



Whilst at Burberry, we also took part in the Burberry Festive film, which was so much fun! You can see our result here.  It was great to be able to don a scarf and virtually brush shoulders with James Bay and Rosie!

From our amazing time at Burberry, we spent most of the day exploring a very Christmassy London, from Regent Street to Covent Garden...

The perfect Christmas wish list for a Coco lover at Covent Garden!

Next stop was South Kensington to visit the beautiful V & A for the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition.  At only £12 a ticket, and on for another month, it's definitely worth a visit for any shoe lovers out there.  Unfortunately photography wasn't allowed, but there's an amazing timeline about all of the shoes featured here to give you more of an insight.  I found the documentary really interesting about what goes in to creating such perfect creations; make sure you stay to watch it!

South Kensington is so pretty at Christmas, and also houses the most amazing ice rink at the National History Museum, complete with a Swarovski tree!  If you're going to have both a fashionable and festive skating night out, it's definitely the place to go.  Ice-skating was on my 'things to do before I hit thirty' list, as I'd never been before, I'm pleased that I waited for the Swarovski skate experience as my first attempt.  I'm pleased to report no falling over too-not bad for my first try!

I survived!!!

From skating, it was back to Covent Garden to see all of the pretty lights and windows before a well-earned tea at Balthazar-it was such an amazing Saturday and the perfect way for a fashion lover like me to welcome the arrival of the big 3-0! 

 More shoes at Melissa-a mini shoe exhibition at the store in Covent Garden!

Thanks for reading, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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