Hello my lovelies,
I always wanted to be in London few days after Christmas just to experience the whole "sales time"atmosphere .
This year was the first time that I didn't leave for the holidays, and as much as you can get a bargain, crazy people running you over, teenagers screaming and fighting over jumpers, very busy sales assistants, and extremely high temperature difference between the shops and outside put me off sale shopping forever!
Ok, forever might be a biiiittt exaggerated, but my feelings pretty much explain my outfit.
As I am going home, still need to buy loads of things for my parents (needless to say that my dad "modestly" gave me the whole list of things he wants) so I decided to wear comfortable clothes, flat shoes for sure, to leave the coat in the car, and have something a bit lighter underneath, as its 40degrees in the shops and malls, to tie my hair up, roll the sleeves up and start the digging :)
And here is the result. One more thing to tell you about, are my boots. I love these boots. It was a love at first sight and now I dont want to take them off . They are biker boots with some studs from Karen Millen. There are so many ways that they can be worn and you will see that very soon. Now on with the photos
Today I had a very relaxing day. Didnt bother much with after Christmas sales, just because it was absolutely mental in town. However I want to represent my new baby to you:
Tadadadad my Balenciaga giant part time bag in papyrus. Its my first Balenciaga bag and I am sure there will be more, as I absolutely love it!
I spent whole day reading,watching movies, walking and ended up getting my favourite hazelnut latte in town. For that occasion I gave my new bag a stroll in the town
These few days of the year I've been feeling particularly comfortable and happy. All I did was sleeping in longer, watching movies, relaxing and going for pampering sessions. But my new favourite ritual is brunch with my amazing boy in a different restaurant each day. If you ever come to Brighton you need to visit Bill's. It a hidden restaurant, with great atmosphere and amazing food. Its all freshly made, and organic. I love it there. So before I have a nice bath and chose a movie on iTunes, I wanted to show you photos from today's brunch.
Chanel-Enigma quad on my eyes,
Sweetheart OPI nailpolish + OPI Crown me already on my ring finger
Raspberry, peach and mango fresh juice
JEANS-ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH
JUMPER-ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH
SUN GLASSES-RAY BAN
Hello my beautiful readers,
Here is just a quick post to show you few snaps from our little presents opening ritual. Sunday was so much fun, and we enjoyed in food, Christmas movies, mulled wine, and laughter. I was extremely impatient to give presents and to see my sisters face when she opens her presie :) (this was long awaited)
All in all it was a perfect day full of lovely things. We took some silly photos of me laying in the mountain of presents. Don't forget that there are only five more days this year. Just enough for you to start thinking of some good New Year's Resolutions
My new All Saints earring that I love
Impatient to rip the wrapping paper
Have a great season of happiness, and show your love to people, don't take anything for granted,
Enjoy in love and be generous!
Hello amazing people,
I would like to use this opportunity to wish Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers celebrating it tomorrow. I am so excited as we agreed to exchange the presents tomorrow. Really cant wait to give presents more than to receive them. It was quite a special year for me, and full of changes, but without talking too much, I will show you this years decoration and bits of house. I feel so comfy and cosy in the house with the candles on, decorations up, little sweet bites and people I love.
Hello my lovelies,
Today I have a little bit different post. A lot of people have asked me how do I keep up with all the blogs I like to read, so I decided to devote it a whole post.
Bloglovin' is the best platform to keep in touch with all the posts and bloggers from all around the world.
It is really good, as it shows you posts in chronological order , but can also inform you via email when one of your favourite bloggers posts.
So I will use this occasion to ask you to follow me on Bloglovin' and if you dont have an account there DEFINITELY try and make one. Not for me, not for my blog, but it would help you with other blogs that you want to follow :)
At the moment I have finally reached top3 blogs in UK, on Bloglovin' and that makes me extremely proud, happy and grateful! Thank you all so much
Hello my lovelies,
As I promised I am bringing you here interview with Haizhen Wang, straight from his studio. I am still under the massive impression of talking to a designer like him, so wanted to pass on all the excitement as soon as. Sorry about the photo and text overload, but I am sure you will find him very interesting, just like I did. You can check out Haizhen Wang label right HERE
With Haizhen in his studio
1. When did you realise you wanted to become a fashion designer?
My passion for this job started while I was still in China. I was doing my diploma in interior design, and in the last year changed it to fashion. I understood that fashion is my destiny, so when I came to England I pursued my dream.
2. What was the first piece of clothing that you designed?
In the beginning I was only designing clothes for myself, mens' clothes. And that's when I won a competition by a surprise, so started realising that people appreciate my work.
3. How would you define your personal style?
I love dark colours and edgy style, however my first collection was a bit different. I loved darker colours from the beginning of my career, even though I wanted to change and add a bit of colour in my first collection.
First collection pieces
In the shop with Anna
4. Who are your favourite designers?
I like McQueen, Yohji Yamamoto, Balenciaga, Balmain...There are quite a few from different categories. I can like a lot of things that are completely different.
5. What makes you unique in the fashion market?
I pay attention to detail, quality, the way I chose fabric, and the story behind each piece. Fashion market is very competitive in Britain, and there is a lot of young talented designers. I am not saying I am much different from all of them, but I am trying to be. At the moment I am trying to find my place in the market. Most of my fabric I source from Paris, or Italy, and I try to naturally just chose it and go for the best.
6. With the way global economy is at the moment, do you think appetite for luxurious brands is decreasing?
It really depends on the country. I would say that luxurious brands marketing is moving to Far East. I think luxurious brands have been present in Europe for a long time, but they are much more demanded in Far East at the moment. One of my next goals is to expand my business to far east. I am also Chinese so I am talking to my friends and know what sells there and there is a big demand for luxurious brands.
7. What is the difference between Paris and London Fashion Week for you?
London is all about people talking about you, and Paris is more about business - people buy your things.
People in London like to see new designers, they want to talk about new brands, introduce new labels to big masses, whereas Paris is more to sell your product.
8. My readers would be interested in what does it take to prepare for a show so magical like London or Paris Fashion Week
First you need to be ready. Once you want to go, you need to prepare, as you don't want to go there one year, be there for one season and never come back. Financial support is very important, and secondly you need to be unique, third is how you create your collection, creating the designs from your inspiration and transferring them into reality. The most difficult part is getting financial part done as well as the organisation of the whole team.
9.What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses in the art of fashion?
My strengths is that I never give up and know where I want to go. I have great experience and have self-belief. I know I will get there I just need to give it some time.
My weakness is organising, everything happening at the same time is very demanding. I can do my part of job and do it all, but its not all about yourself, if you want things to happen beautifully, you need the whole team to be very organised.
10. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Sometimes its street market from Portobello, architecture...Sometimes I pick pictures, from historical families, but it can be anything really.
Going through his pieces
Haizhen's amazing PR Anna and me
11. How do you imagine a woman that wears your clothes?
I imagine a woman 25-45 years old, very confident woman that knows what she wants, and has a certain social status. Those women care about quality of life and can be a strong career woman, but does not have to be. I am still trying to expand the styles and make it as versatile as possible. And I am also planning to do a small menswear collection.
12. I have noticed that all of your designs are created in England. Have you considered creating your clothes in China?
Production in England is very expensive and its hard to create a jacket or a piece that is under £600 of good quality material and still earn from it. People are stopping to buy clothes that is produced in England, because its too expensive, but otherwise there is no profit. Companies that produce in China still have a big profit and are covered for expenses and can easily afford best fabric for it. To produce a piece in England it costs around £150 , so when you sell the item people think the price is too high. Its the writing "Made in England" that costs so much. So I am definitely considering at the moment production in China.