Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Take Two

This was me two Saturday’s ago;Saturday 9th to be exact, except I wasn’t in NYC, I was in North London standing with a suitcase that weighed way more than I do ( twice over) and my hand bag. Oh and I was rocking a faux fur leopard print hat with ears after the wind decided to destroy my umbrella, ella (sorry, I couldn't resist it),  frantically trying to hail a black taxi in HEELS (when will I learn).

After many failed attempts luck was finally on my side as a black taxi stopped for me (praise the lord),the driver kindly got out to help me with my over packed suit case, commenting on how heavy my suitcase was. The conversation then went like this:

Driver: “ Which airport love? 
Me:“ Huh? no, no I’m going away next month, today  I’m off to a studio for the 2nd shoot for my on-line shop”
Driver: ohh he said, how fancy”
Me:  “umm not really but can you please put a step on it as I’m in a mad rush lol”

The shoot
We used two different models from the first shoot, and they were just as gorgeous as the first models with that HOS vibe going on.

Models: Loannae Hamilton and Marinela Carvalha

We also had the help of a lovely Make Up Artist called Salma Patel who was a delight to work with!

We shot a few pieces featured in the I love Pacha fashion show that I blogged about here and a few new lust-worthy items recently added to the House of shoena wardrobe.

me striking a pose lol! Skirt- China doll boutique, bag- Beara Beara.

I absolutely love styling and working on fashion shoots and once I got over the hyper cat that seemed to want to be part of the shoot (FYI- Cats and I are not friends)I was in my element styling the models and munching on sushi (not at the same time, I must add).
We used the same studios (as its is like vintage heaven) and the same photographer; the fabulous Pete Fallan ( this guy rocks)  which resulted in another ridiculously  UH-mazing photo shoot. I cannot wait for HOS shoot number 3!
Thank you  to both models; Lonnae and Marinela for seriously wooorking the HOS clothes!!!! Pete Fallan for once again taking the most fab-tastic shots!! and Jake Bullough aka Mr Beara Beara for letting us use your studio and allowing us to play with your Ridiculously beautiful bags!! 

Note: All clothes (apart from my outfit) will be available on House of Shoena in a few weeks.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Faux furrrrrrlicious

Spring where are you? Man, I am well peed off that the temperature has dropped so much!!! it is  freezzzzzzing!!!!!!!!! This outfit is a bit of a faux fur overload but what is a gal to do in this painfully cold weather (FYI- I also had on a faux fur shaggy coat over my gilet).

What do you think of my electric blue faux fur hat? When I saw it I knew I had to have it, it was sort of screaming 'Buy me' so I did. I picked this up back in December at the clothes show live for a very purse friendly price of £5; what a steal!

This time next week I will be in sunny Thailand for one of besties wedding..... *SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!*
so I guess I shouldn't complain too much lol! in the mean time I will continue to wear all the faux fur that I can.

Keep warm peeps! xx

Outfit: Jumpsuit- River Island, Hi- tops, Rings- Miss Selfridge, Vintage, River Island, Gilet- Matthew Williamson,Faux fur scarf-Vintage, roll neck- Warehouse

Monday, 18 February 2013

Pure Jeanuis!

Happy Monday! Ha, I only say that as the sun is shining as I normally hate Mondays. Now don't get it twisted I am well aware that it is still cold lol but after weeks of London town being so damn cold; the snow and icy, annoying weather we had a few weeks ago and then rain before that or was it after?! it was nice to wake up and see the sun beaming through my window!!

Call me crazy but I took a chance and left home today with out a coat, but that was due to the fact that my meetings were close to home and that as I had a day off I would be back before the temperature drops.

I teamed my beloved black roll neck (which I have become slightly attached to lately) layered under  a sequin number, boyfriend jeans and a pair of kick- ass shoes that had there first outing today!!

You will rarely catch me in jeans but there are days, like today when I quite fancied wearing them.  Denim is set to be a huge trend for SS13 ranging from skinny to flare to slim leg. How will you be wearing yours?


Shoes- Topshop
Jeans- Jasper Conran
Sequin top- Vintage
Roll neck- Warehouse
Bag- my mum's
Sunglasses: H&M

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Happy LFW

Helllooo peeps,

Ahhhh I just LOVE fashion week season! The frenzy, the parties, the inspiration and of course the fashion!!

I tend to look forward to the same shows each season such as Sass and Bide, Henry Holland, Felder Felder, Matthew Williamson, Peter Pilotte, Burberry and Topshop Unique.

My favourite shows  from day 1 were Sass and Bide and Felder Felder.

Sass and Bide
It is refreshing to see a AW collection with pops of bright colours as 'typically ' AW colours tend to be dark and a little dull. I remember when I used to be a  fashion buyer (sign),  when we were planning our colours for our AW range we always went for oxblood, black, teal and a splash of red, so this is why I probably fell in love with Sass and Bide's collection as it included pops of yellow which is such a refreshing and uplifting colour. Although overall the collection was beautiful, so many stand out pieces such as the maxi knitted dresses and the Grecian maxi were divine!

Yellow trousers? yes please!

Stunning knitwear

Grecian goddess

Felder Felder
Hello slick leather/latex trousers! I have been swooning over the trousers in this collection since Friday and the velvet maxi coat. The collection had a sort of rock and rock vibe going on and it is definitely a very wearable collection. The Felder girls did well!

Other shows that  made me go wild were PPQ and Jean-Pierre Braganza ( from day 1)

Topshop unique and Preen have been my highlights from today and the Rihanna for River Island collection from yesterday. (post to follow)

What have been your favourite shows so far?