Saturday, 15 October 2011

Paperself Eyelashes

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust

So you've probably seen these beauties fluttering around....they are defo the next big accessory for maximizing your beautiful eyes and feeling like a fairy!

I found these guys at the 'Vodafone London Fashion Weekend' and was amazed at the artistry gone into these lashes.  They are a spotlight stealer and you'd be asked lots of questions and 'wowed' at most of the time whilst wearing them. They are quirky, fun and would jazz up any look for a jazzy night out and the boys wont be looking elsewhere if ya know what i mean!

'Paperself is a platform for the innovative exploration of paper for contemporary product design.
Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, paper has enabled the world to communicate. It has bought continents closer together, educated millions and for centuries has provided a canvas for creation, experimentation and the realisation of ideas. Paper is everywhere and now it is evolving into a new dimension.

Launched in 2009 by London based designer Chunwei Liao, Paperself unites artists, designers and manufacturers from East to West. Challenging conventions of product design, Paperself offers a stylish alternative in furniture, homeware and accessories for eco-conscious living.

Paperself is fast gaining recognition for its inventive adaptations, having exhibited at numerous trade fairs and design forums across the globe, as well as being featured in some of the top international publications and online media. Continuing to expand and evolve, Paperself looks to the future, seeking out new talent, transcending traditions and promoting the perception of paper through new eyes.' 

Check out their website , there is a list of stockists on the website too


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Monki Love

Looking out my window and I know its time to prepare for the Autumn!
Ive been browsing online for possible 'cold day' goodies and HOLY MOLY MONKI look what I found, an amazing Monki coat, just what I've been after! A cape style black beauty that would go with almost anything.
BUT, when it comes to buying my outerwear I prefer steering away from digital shopping as it can sometimes be slightly deceiving. It comes in the post and oops 'TO BIG' or ooopps it doesn't fit right. Ive been browsing the Monki range in the online store and have already found a few bits that tickles my fashion buds, but for those of you who know me best, I cant wear a whole outfit with pieces  from the same place....I don't know why I just like to mix it up a little
But for those of you who are unsure about Monki click HERE to visit their site. Monki are fast becoming globe trotters (they are not a UK brand) Swedish to be exact, therefore only one store is based in London and it hasnt been here long
- being an obvious choice for brands its based in Selfridges on Oxford Street. The prices are not high end though guys, they are quite reasonable in fact, id say a little on the Bershka/Zara with a hint of Topshop prices if i had to compare.....
Well I'm off to go try on some goodies

Sunday, 21 August 2011

London Fashion Weekend- Im booked!

So London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House is coming up, so I haven't wasted any time in booking my tickets! So naturally I made a few phone calls beforehand to invite my besties to come along and join me for the Platinum Lounge experience for only £115!! front row seats her we come! The platinum experience includes:
  • Exclusive entry into the ultra-chic Chambord Platinum Club Lounge
  • Front row catwalk seats in the official London Fashion Week catwalk venue
  • Chambord Royale cocktail on arrival, canapĂ© reception and complimentary drinks
  • Trend talks from our catwalk presenter
  • Beauty and hair care advice and demonstrations from Elizabeth Arden and TONI&GUY
  • VIP Edition Show Bag designed by David Koma

Theres still some tickets available so get booking and we will see you there !

Click here to buy your ticket!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Visiting Granny

Last night was one of London’s saddest nights, a peaceful protest turned sour. I woke up this morning watching the news again and ended up spending most of my morning at home with my husband having breakfast and listening to the news.
My granny had called me the night before and asked us to come round and have a good old fashioned Turkish BBQ with the family, so of course we couldn't say no.
I once again went to the wardrobe took one look outside at the lovely grey clouds with a glimmer of hope for some sunshine.
I bought this cardigan from Marks and Spencers in the sale and I love it. Its puffy sleeves and comfy fitting seemed a perfect look for visiting granny,
I teamed it with a tailored pair of black shorts and my amazing Victorian lace up boots.
To top of the look I wore my lovely 20’s/30’s style headband which I brought in Primark about 4 months ago for my Mexico trip!
I would say this look was a combination of decades and of course approved by Granny herself.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Minnie Londoner : Portobello Trekker

The moment I woke up I felt as hot as a kettle (temperature bloggers not that in love with myself) yes it was hot in the capital and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one spoilt for choice with regards to summer dresses ….
So I threw on this little number, a fab floral one shoulder summer mini dress from Topshop and some gold Primarni sandles teamed with my infamous vintage bag.

So I met up with my bestie for a cheeky shopping trip, the goal was to shop for some denim shorts and maybe some furniture (depending on the size, my boot cant fit much :( ) but obviously being amongst some other tasty summer ticklers we were roped in by Portobello’s colorful stalls and had no choice but to purchase some other little treats.
We could here the sounds of the steel band playing in the small park getting ready for the Bank Holiday Notting Hill Carnival, which was warming us right up! August bank holiday weekend cant wait!
We browsed the market stall purchasing some lovely shabby chic jewelery and eventually ended up in an amazing secondhand/vintage furniture shop, I was in my element, clearly! check out the pics :)

Monday, 25 July 2011

Minnie Londoner: I'm Mustard!

So living in London can be brilliant but we all know the weather can be a little….whats the word …dodgy!
So I bumped into a few friends down Brick Lane on Sunday and ended up driving to Notting Hill and having a roof BBQ party in honor of the brilliant Amy Winehouse who sadly passed away on Saturday :(
Not really being a summery look because of all the tragedy this weekend, I managed to put this outfit together without really thinking about it, it seemed to have reflected the country’s mood pretty well…
- we will miss London’s very own home grown talent – RIP Amy x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

20 Chic points! Come Join Minnie Londoner on Chictopia!

So I haven't posted any blogs recently because I feel that blogger is becoming like my space ....a little dry lets be honest.
So i found a website that has been around for quite sometime and i actually think it can be a lot more interesting then blogger....I don't know why , i suppose its the more interaction with people and fashion that I enjoy so I have been a little pre-occupied with that right now.....:) the more chic points you build up you can redeem prizes, there's the incentive! lol come join me though

Monday, 20 June 2011

Minnie Londoner all set for being a wifey?

So its been a popular year once more for weddings and as some may yawn at the thought of wedlock most people cant wait to read about it in the glossy magazines, flick through their friends picture album on facebook or even dance the night away in you £20 slingbacks!

So Lily Allen has just got married to her - now husband - Sam Cooper and how lovely she looked in her 1920's style head-dress a bit like a mob cap, or cloche veil, dress by Delphine Manivet ...if only I had those funds, but I loved my dress and my wedding turned out to be a perfect day!

So weddings are a special moment in a persons life, don't yawn at the thought of it, instead be a tad more open minded because you never know where you'll end up...... mine ended up with a lovely dress and amazing team of hair and beauty experts fussing over me cool ....(day dreaming) and of corseee the loved ones!

I had an amazzzzinnnng hair stylist called Luca Rossetti check out his facebook page....

He made my hair look and feel amazing, it stayed in place all day, a true expert and perfectionist with exceptional taste in music and tattoos!

For my make-up I had an absolutely stunning lady called Victoria help me out with making my face look flawless! Shes a MAC lady so naturally she was equipped with some of the finest products every MAC girl knows about!  She of course knows all the secrets so I did question her A LOT! Amazingly the hair and make-up stayed in place allll night and the only thing that needed a little touch was my lipstick. So remember if your tying the knot or celebrating a very special occasion where you want to look and feel a million pounds, find the people you are most comfortable working with and I don't mean the people you find easy to boss around....
After such a great wedding day I think I'm ready for what life as a Mrs may or Wifey may have in store....I'll let you know....only by its going  :)

 Pictures copyright - PEARTREE PICTURES

Until the next blog PEEPS, Minnie Londoner OUT!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Not a blog but a FLOG - 'today im not doing anything'

So this is not a blog but a FLOG for this one - Fashion Blog -ahem royalties please! lol

So seeing as my plans to go to Brighton with the crew fell through due to the shitty weather which i think I bloody jinxed! I stayed at home, I watched DVD's I had a lovely lunch of chicken, sweet potato and asparagus cooked for me and i relaxed and enjoyed the day.

I was kinda dressed like i was about to hit a festival in a fab new playsuit brought in Bricklane a few months back. Pretty isn't it. I just thought id share my 'look of the day' as it was begging to be worn! I LOVE its feminine floral design - very dainty-  and playful cut. I love love love it!

Ive teamed it with a bright cerulean and gold belt brought in Brick Lane also and kept it simple.
(thats lily in the picture up top btw ....awww)

                                                    SIA - HEALING IS DIFFICULT

                     Until the next blog peeps! 
Minnie Londoner

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Eat, Love, Sun and Shops

Weekends are definitely those days where doing nothing is sometimes a good option as you never know where the day may take you. 
Doing nothing at home however is the last thing anyone wants to end up doing, constantly circling round the house, looking in the fridge even if your not hungry and checking your facebook updates for some mindless albeit brief entertainment, I call it bull-click. 
Me, I'm embracing a new way of doing nothing, especially as the weather has been so nice (don't worry  I wont bore you with the dreaded topic of weather), but for those of you who are NOT in London this weekend, the sun HAS finally been out.
The BBQ smells blasting through my car window as I'm passing by the Turkish neighbours house is mouth watering AND i have finally reached into the wardrobe to pull out a summer number and flaunt my sexy Mexican tan!
Erm BTW Mexican tan isnt a new product, i actually went there so please no Googling :)

My day of doing nothing turned out to be quiet a busy day(hooray). A f**king awesome feast at the Meze Meze restaurant on North Finchley High Road was a much needed brunch and a trip to the North London Hospice to buy a heap of books turned out to be a very productive trip indeed, 10 books was it! I lost count.

We then headed to good old Trent Park. When I say we, I mean me and my husband 'Nikolai'. 'HUSBAND' I hear you scream, yes amigos my husband, I have been married now for approximately 1 month and 4 days. Being a newly wed has brought a new set of butterfly's to my a good way of corse!

Sundress' are what you need right now and for ALL summers to come! They have been around for years already but I feel I need to stress how freakin' awesome they are! Lots of different styles, patterns, textures and  cuts - which make me have goosebumps just thinking about the next shopping trip! (i know loser)
I'm absolutely  loving a classic white sundress, it matches well with most items we all have looks effortless and above all is comfy.
Theres a great selection on the high street with any budget you may have, or if your a vintage lover there are a number of vintage shops that will have a stunning piece to suit you.

MAKE SURE you try on a few different cuts and styles as not all sundresses can be flattering, we all have beautiful different bodies so we must make sure we dress for our shape and skin tone. Like for example, sometimes I feel like I've put on 4 stone because the cut is alllll wrong and the colour makes me look ill - so be careful.

Newlook actually have quite a nice selection! I've added a few of my faves below and I may just head down there to make some pretty new purchases - happy shopping!

New look Metallic SUNDRESS £39.99

 New Look - Frilly Drop Back Sundress £19.99

                    Bettina Shoulder Bag - Absolute Vintage £28.00

Gold Trimmed Christian Lacroix Sunglasses £140!

                         Small 70's Handbag £20

As I am really into the Jackie Collins books right now due to the hilarious sitcom appeal, I have to say her books are a must read, they are quick and easy to flick through and for people like me who barely has time to water my plants let alone read books, Jackie Collins will make your pool side or bus ride journey a hoot! She will make you make time!  visit her website for more info!

Until the next blog 

Minnie Londoner 


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