Sunday, 20 January 2013

Daisy Street's Godly Super High Platform Boots

If there's one thing that makes me go weak at the knees it's a decent platform shoe. Preferably a good six inches of heel, too, whilst we're at it. In all seriousness, I know that I'm not alone in the hunt for the ultimate Dungeon Boot lookalike and whilst the likes of Jeffrey Campbell and Unif have delivered offerings, none have come so close as the Daisy Street Super High Platform Boot - in particular their 'Darbi' boots.

Daisy Street kindly sent me their Darbi Super High Platform Boots in black leather after I attended their Blogger's Christmas Party and ever since they turned up on my doorstep I have been itching to share them with you.

With a three inch platform and six inches of heel, Darbi is not a boot for the faint hearted. Also available in Black Suede and the western-esque, ever so similarly-shaped Guilia, as reviewed by my friend Bekkie you are truly spoiled for choice. Having worn these beauties out a couple of times I can vouch for both their stability and comfort and from just £29.99 you are getting a whole lotta shoe for your money.

I opted to style them with stockings and a slouchy tee - in particular, this one, which was given to me for modelling for the rather awesome Oh Hell (you'll check them out if you know what's good for you) - which I customised a little by removing the collar. I also donned my freshly studded leather jacket and faux fur stole, which despite the minus temperatures, remains more for show than for practicallity.

What do you think of Daisy Street's Darbi boots? How do they compare to other platform boots you've seen around?


Sunday, 16 December 2012

A Christmas Party Outfit for less than £100

Total Spend = £95.45

Last month I was planning what to wear to this year's Christmas parties and whilst searching online for inspiration I came across a blogger's competition based on the matter itself. Hosted by Fashion Vouchers, a UK site which works with popular fashion stores to offer you the latest and very best discounts, promotions and codes, the competition requires bloggers to select a brand from the Fashion Vouchers repertoire and then create a Christmas party look  - using discounts where possible - for under £100.

I decided to go with Missguided, as their current range is right up my street, offering pieces that are dark, seductive and playful. To me, crushed red velvet is pretty much synonymous with this time of year and the Bushea Long Sleeve jewel-tone dress, combined with bedazzled claws from Nail Rock, means you will sparkle in the lights and smoulder in the dark...

What do you think of my Xmas party outfit? Is it something you would wear to party?


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Sinful Colors Nail Polish

A few months back I picked up a nail polish by all-American trend-setters Sinful Colors at a popular UK discount outlet for around the £2.00 mark. I was immediately drawn to the fuschia pink hue and elegant packaging, but given that I hadn't heard of the brand before and that it was so affordable, I really wasn't expecting much. That was until I tried it on. The application was silky smooth, the colour highly pigmented and I found the wear to be long lasting - long lasting enough for someone who likes to paint their nails on a weekly basis, at least.

After a quick scour around the 'net I've read some mixed reviews about Sinful Colors' polishes, but none are too incriminating - some say that they chip easily and that they need a few coats before they become opaque enough to wear - but surely that's not so different to similarly-priced offerings. In my experience though, Sinful Colours' polishes are glossy and fast-drying, and perhaps most importantly, with the release of up to Twenty new collections every year, the sheer range of shades leaves you more than a little spoiled for choice.

Here's my personal favourite, Bianca, paired with Goldfinger, a suitably glittery bombshell of a nail polish from Models Own (and one befitting of the festive season).

 "She’s bold, she likes to stand out, she breaks the rules,
   she chooses nail color to please herself - not others."
                                                                                     - Sinful Colors

Sinful Colors nail polishes can be easily purchased across the U.S. and Canada and for the rest of us there's a wonderful little thing called Ebay.


Monday, 3 December 2012 Bloggers Xmas Party

Last Thursday I attended the inaugural Daisy Street Bloggers Christmas Party, which took place in a stylish little joint in Manchester's arty Northern Quarter. Having spent the day shooting Oh Hell's A/W range meant I'd been hauling around my body-weight in jewellery and shoes and was much in need of a drink and a rather special viewing of a certain party-wear and winter collection...

The Daisy Street team were super-friendly and welcomed the slew of bloggers, vloggers and fashionistas with complimentary champagne, canapes and custom Daisy Street cupcakes (Iknowright?!).

We then set about the place reviewing each and every piece of the fantastical collection. Jewel-hued disco pants which glistened under the gleam of fairy-lights were caressed by the sequined sleeves of a biker jacket that was born to party; and amongst the chiffon and velvet, the glitz and the glam, were dashed the tougher elements - the studs, spikes and leather - that affirm Daisy Street is a brand to be taken seriously. 

Amid the sea of party-wear were some real winter "must buys" - the sensible stuff, only glam. The collection of fuzzy sweaters were my favourite, and I'm already struggling to decide whether to ask for the multi-cross one or the equally awesome cat face knit (or both? Hell, it is Christmas).
Bekkie demonstrating the cuteness of the kitty face sweater.
Myself demonstrating my love for the cupcakes.
...and some more love for my shoes.
In between chatting to some of the other bloggers, snapping pictures to blog and scoffing down canapes we had the chance to write thank you messages on a giant white board, get papped on the Daisy Street green carpet and take an interview for the Youtube channel... and as if that wasn't enough, party-goers left with gift bags containing all manner of goodies and discounts (mine held a soft raglan daisy tee and a feather headband).

Thanks for having us Daisy Street - you were perfect!


Saturday, 24 November 2012

Shop Now: OASAP's Black Friday Mega Sale

Slouchy Oversized Coat: £46.80 £18.72, Black Chiffon Dress: £42.90 £19.31, Spiked 'Damsel'-style Wedge Boot: £75.40 £37.70
Black Cat Ear Hat: £21.45 £12.87, Leopard Print Sequin Oversized Holdall: £93.60 £46.80, Bone Heeled Ankle Boots: £98.80 £44.46
Cat Eye Sunglasses: £20.80 £11.44.

The guys over at have complied a rather generous selection of gorgeous pieces that are discounted at up to 60% off. The Black Friday sale lasts all weekend and is the perfect excuse to treat yourself (or a loved one) to that much needed winter coat, boots or other object of lust - at a heavily discounted price. As always, Oasap offers worldwide free shipping on all it's goods and if there's nothing in the sale that takes your fancy then you can use discount code 'XMAS' to get 25% off your purchase until December 15th.

With Christmas fast approaching it's a great opportunity to get a deal on everything from cute stocking fillers to those added 'extras'. If you don't fancy ploughing through page after page, take some inspiration from my little edit of the sale - and yes, it is mere coincidence that my choices are predominantly black (other colours are available!).