Saturday, 15 February 2014

Cut for Evans

So on Wednesday I had an epic trek up to London, despite the weather. I'm quite British so I love to queue, drink tea and battle through bad weather for business as usual!
I'm so glad I made the effort though as it was great to see the cut collection and lots of lovely bloggers too.

The cut collection has the twitter community split, some like it some not so much. I love colour and print so when I saw the Alice Farrow kaleidoscope collection,  I was excited I certainly fall into the like category. The Rebecca Partington skyscraper is less my cup of tea but I know it went down well on the night it's fashion forward (and if anything I'm maybe not fashion forward enough!) and I'm sure will do well.

So I took a few bits of the kaleidoscope collection into the changing room to try on. I really like the print on the jumpsuit, I took a 24 in which was fine size wise but just not for me! (no pictures I'm vain!) I am so sad this is not a maxi dress as I think it would have had broader appeal. 

The blue blouse and pink pencil skirt are both gorgeous prints perfect for summer
The pencil skirt is a great shape (this is a 22) but i just wouldn't wear it, so sadly it didn't come home with me :-( The print on the top is also great but the straight hem on this shirt is not for me it just doesn't suit my shape as well as the pink blouse (this is a size 24) and came home with me (yes I got my purse out!)
This photo above does not quite do it justice so since it was valentines day on Friday I donned this shirt again and tweaked the styling a bit. Again the photo does not do this shirt justice since by the time we were ready and snapped some quick pictures the light had gone (so you get a rare shot inside my house!) we went to dinner with friends which was odd in a restaurant full of couples but so much fun!

Incidentally I had my nails done at the cut event and they match the shirt which is cool! 

I chatted to some familiar faces and met some new ones (I did a lot of squealing and waving my left hand around, apologie folks!) anyway as usual I did not get nearly enough pictures but here are a couple that I did snap:
The fantastic Caroline and Georgina
Isha and Debs
Charlotte Rosie Caroline and Hanna
George modelling complementary prints looking awesome!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Glinting into 2014!

So once again long time no blog. The last couple of months have been a strange old time. Christmas came and went in a whirlwind, blogging took a back seat as I spent my time keeping on top if work and festive preparations and as we travelled to see family and friends. I had a small and rather sensible flirtation with the January sales which involved getting some practical work tops and trousers and not much else!

Something well and truly made my Christmas this year though; a proposal!

I have been waiting a little while for a proposal, 12 years to be exact! So let's just say I have had a while to think about rings! I was a bit worried about how my long suffering other half would cope with sorting me out a ring, me being exceedingly fussy and all! In the end we went down to Brighton together and visited every jewellers in the Laines! Brighton is a special place for us (I have a slight Brighton obsession don't you know!) and choosing an engagement ring together was a memorable experience. I tried on every ring style out there but having pork sausage fingers inherited from my Dad the delicate solitaires didn't look quite right!(aka a bit lost!) I toyed with emeralds, rubies and sapphires, but in the end we decided on a five stone Edwardian diamond ring.  This ring was made in about 1910 and has 5 'old' cut diamonds, these are hand cut rather than modern machine cut diamonds, and oddly diamonds are just about the only thing where being 'vintage' makes them cheaper! One of the ladies in the shops told us that old diamonds glint and modern diamonds 'fizz' because they have many smaller facets, and I couldn't agree more.

Anyhow, I wanted to share this news on the blog but please forgive me as it has taken me a little while to get used to the idea! I promise I won't bombard you with wedding posts but for a lady who has been patiently waiting for her man for12 years I just had to share my joy!