Monday, 24 December 2012

Saturday, 15 December 2012

new blog! -

I've decided to make a fresh start! PLEASE go over and have a look at my new blog. I'm going to update it a lot more often and it shall be filled with all things style, beauty and fashion!

stay tuned for more posts, i'd really appreciate it if anyone would check it out and follow me :) thank you x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 favourites

In all honesty I've never been the hugest fan on D&G mainly because I haven't been very aware of their clothing. I have fallen in love with their Fall collection - really quite gothic and royal, a lot of detail and embroidery. I absolutely adore the shoes and lace socks as well. Below is my favourite item so far, they're almost like pillars of a grand mansion or something - stunning!

Friday, 31 August 2012

an update!

  • I haven't posted in a very very long time. I thought I would just make an update with what's going on and what-not. I have a job now! I work at Orkney Handcrafted Furniture, making and crafting chairs, website here, it's pretty long hours and I don't have a lot of time to do other things with school and all that but it's great experience and I'll continue for a little while more.
  • I've been thinking about what I want to do in the future and I can imagine working in fashion, definitely. Maybe journalism, design, photography, I'm not quite sure yet. I know it's a hard industry, I'm young and I'm determined. I want to learn and create and explore.
  • Anyway I'm hoping to post a lot  more once I get a new camera (Canon eos 550, hopefully quite soon). I want to change up my blog a little bit and post more pictures of other people, interesting places and experiences, maybe some DIY stuff and some street style perhaps and thoughts etc. etc.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Paris is the dream.

If I was to have one wish it would be to live in Paris. I can imagine having a successful job, maybe in fashion, living in a little apartment building in the middle of Paris, drinking coffee in a Parisian café and exploring everything it has to offer! I love the busy-lifestyle and the French language and culture. I have only visited France once when I was 10 and admittedly we spent most of the time in Disneyland but I dream of going there again and next time I will make an effort to really make it count!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

What came in the post today...

A couple of things from Topshop: I love the skirt, it's really comfortable, the shape is flattering and it's very lightweight (not too good in the wind!). After hearing great reviews for Topshop Leigh jeans I decided to give them a try, they are so lovely, soft and also fit perfectly - like a second skin! I'm really excited to see what I can wear with these :)
Grey skater skirt - Topshop

Leigh Jeans - Topshop

Monday, 9 April 2012

Cut and Stick!

I love reading magazines, well to be perfectly honest I prefer looking at the photographs and clothes. To keep inspiration alive I decided to grab a copy of ELLE, cut/rip out some of my favourite spreads, ads and edits and stick them above my bed.

Also hope you all had a good, chocolate-fueled Easter! :)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Café Hopping

Café hopping with Dawn and Jack at Trenabies and The Reel.
There's nothing like a nice afternoon spent in a few cozy cafés with good company, coffee and conversation. In my opinion a good café should include: an inviting atmosphere, comfortable seats, relaxing music and most  important of all, good coffee.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Elie Saab

I love Elie Saab's beautiful dresses, they are so intricate and each and every detail is payed careful attention to. Elie Saab is an expert in highlighting a woman's silhouette, everything he does is calculated and his dresses have such radiance, it seems that light just bounces off them like jewels. His floor sweeping gowns flow gorgeously. He uses fine materials and delicate beads and embroidery to create stunning feminine garments that have clothed many notable clients such as Queen Rania of Jordan, Princess Sirivannavari of Thailand and celebrities including; Rhianna, Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry, Katy Perry and Mila Kunis.

Elie Saab's interest in dress-making started at the age of 9 when he began to create dresses for his sisters and then  in his adolescence moved on to selling his items to women in his neighborhood. His main inspiration is the capital city of Lebanon, Beirut, where he was born and where he still maintains his workshop. His creations can be found all over the globe in boutiques in Paris, London and Beirut. His latest haute couture collection, Spring/ Summer 2012 is incredible and I thought I would share some of it with you.

 All pictures are from Take a look at the site for a truly magical experience.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Hello Spring?!

This morning it was beautiful weather so I decided it was a good time to take some pictures! Only a few minutes after walking out of the door it started snowing and then a few minutes later it became sunny again. I hate unpredictable weather! Anyway, today I was going for a kind of ethereal look mixed with some tough boots and a blazer. 
Also: thanks to my brother who photographed me!

 T-shirt - Criminal Damage,
 Skirt- a market in Thailand,
 Jacket- Warehouse,
 Tights- Marks & Spencer,
 Socks- M&Co,
 Boots- Wrangler,
 Watch- Swatch

Friday, 30 March 2012


Charlotte De Carle 
I love her style, masculine but still elegant and sexy, I think she is gorgeous and so down to earth - one of my favourite models. I also love all her blazers and I'm currently on the search for the perfect one.
If you haven't yet watched the TV show "Dirty Sexy Things" you really should, it's really interesting, funny and all the people on it are beautiful.

Vivienne Westwood
Even though she's in her 70's I think Vivienne Westwood is a huge inspiration, she helped shape the punk era and even now creates beautiful clothes. I love her attitude and what she stands for- good clothing that lasts a long time, unique styles to suit individual people and good old rock 'n' roll.

 Their music reminds me to relax and add a little bit of colour to my day. Music in general has a big impact on my style! Whatever I'm listening to at that moment will affect my mood, which will affect my clothing choice for the day and will generally give me a certain feeling whether it be punky or chilled or upbeat.

Fearne Cotton
I've seen pictures of her in magazines and things and I love everything she wears. Sometimes edgy, sometimes cute and vintage. I think our styles are very similar.

Allison Harvard
Allison has a really cute, kinda old fashioned quirky style. She is truly unique and wears what she finds interesting. Her dresses are lovely, I also like the lace and odd hats that she wears.

Of course there are so many other inspirations out there! I had a lot of trouble picking and choosing but these are some of the people that inspire me. Who and what inspires your style? Why?

Sunday, 25 March 2012

What's in my bag?

A bag can tell you a lot about a person but what's inside can reveal all.

1. Cath Kidston bag 
2. Marley's Mellow Mood lemon green tea
3. Batman notebook, where I collect everything I find interesting.
4. Sophie's Choice by William Styron - the book I'm reading now, it's incredible.
5. Bobby pins, I take them everywhere with me.
6. iPod nano, couldn't live without it.
8. Revlon lipstick in Stormy pink
9. Blistex Moisture Splash
10. Urban Outfitters camera case
11. Bird purse from Boots, it's so cute! And it even unfolds to reveal a mirror.
12. Peach Soothers
13. Palm Pre 2, my beloved phone.
14. Soap and Glory, Thick & Fast mascara

Saturday, 24 March 2012

welcome to my blog

Hello! and welcome to my blog. I think I should introduce myself first of all...

I'm Anna and I have created this blog to express myself, post my interests, share my thoughts and ideas.
I live in Orkney, an isolated island in the north of Scotland, I hope to one day travel the world, float around and absorb everything that it has to offer. My interests include fashion, music and art. You could probably find me drinking coffee with friends or doing ballet.

My style consists of simple but edgy clothing, occasionally a girly skirt or dress. I love anything unique and special. Like most people I don't have all the money in the world so I shop at highstreet shops such as Topshop and I love little market places. My favourite item of clothing is probably my brown leather jacket or my tutu inspired skirt/shorts and I love my worn out Wranglers boots. Some of my favourite designers are Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs and I love Elie Saab dresses.

I have soooo many ideas on what to post, I'm gonna have loads of fun and I hope you enjoy my blog :) 
(that is to assume that anyone is going to read this).