Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! Quick trend related post today! Whilst scrolling through Instagram, I saw a post from VogueRunway that caught my attention; a picture of Yara Shahidi. She was wearing several shades of yellow ( I would call it mustard). The caption was ‘”G Zen Yellow” is the new millennial pink’. Quite a big claim I thought! As a lover of pink, especially baby pink, and being a millennial myself, I was intrigued by their trend prediction! Especially considering how big pink as a trend has become recently. But if Vogue post about it, it must be a trend, right? I did a quick browse on Zara and Topshop, two popular & fashionable high street stores, to see what I could find. Although there wasn’t an overpowering amount of ‘G Zen Yellow’ garments, sure enough, the trend has emerged in the ‘new in’ section! I was surprised that it had slipped under my fashion radar until now. Who knows, you might see me rocking a ‘G Zen Yellow’ coloured dress this summer ūüėČ I have included some screenshots of the items I found! Let me know what you think of this new colour trend; love it? Hate it? I want to know!

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Thanks for reading,

Chloe x



Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! For something a little different today, I thought I would share my thoughts on a collection I recently discovered. Palomo Spain’s S/S18 collection catwalk show seemed to push the boundaries of gender; the male models can be seen in dresses/ skirts, wearing jewellery, wigs &¬†makeup, which are typically feminine things.¬†Also, all the male models wore heels, another stereotypically¬†female item.¬†¬†I loved this element of the show. I think that it is very current with what is happening in the world in regards to views on gender, and I believe that other designers should take a note from Palomo Spain’s book. The collection itself I found to be very extravagant; there was lots of oversized elements such as large buttons & bags. The materials that were used, e.g. silk, feathers, shells, sequins, gems¬†etc. also made it look very extravagant.¬†Despite this,¬†I thought that it was done it a very¬†elegant way; rather than looking garish it looked expensive. The colour palette for the collection was extremely varied. It incorporated bright, almost¬†psychedelic¬†colours, in addition to the softer pastel colours, like baby blue & baby pink. This I thought makes the collection very versatile, and appealing to a wider range of people… there is a colour that everyone will like. Co-ords seemed to be a popular occurrence throughout, with many pieces having a matching top/shirt to a pair of trousers/skirt, perhaps this will be a trend for¬†Spring/Summer this year. ¬†Additionally, there were a wide range of patterns used in the collection. This included floral, animal print, stripes¬†and elements of geometric & psychedelic influence. A great variety. Mesh was another key theme I noticed, with dresses that used mesh exposing the body of the model underneath, but none too risky, with petals or extravagant beading being used in conjunction. Overall, the collection and catwalk had a very cool vibe. From the models that seemed to all portray a different story¬†to the clothes, to the¬†hotel location, it all¬†seemed very thought out,¬†and very ‘2018’. Below I have included a few photos from the collection. ( photos via F.Y!).

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I enjoyed writing this fashion themed post, let me know what you think of the collection!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x


Fashion, FCP, lifestyle

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would do a brand focus¬† piece on a brand I have recently discovered/ been introduced to; L.L. Bean. So, if you would like to find out more about the brand, including my thoughts & views on them… which takes¬†me down a philosophical road I¬†was not expecting to go down,¬†then please keep on reading!

Over the Christmas holidays my brother & sister-in-law mentioned a brand to me whilst we were chatting about my fashion based university course (how it was going, what I had been doing etc.). The brand they had told be about was called ‘L.L. Bean’; I had never heard of them before, but as my brother and sister-in-law told me what they knew, I thought I would find out more myself, and turn it into a blog post!

They told me that they had started to use the L.L. Bean not so long ago; it is a brand that promotes sustainable clothing, rather than fast fashion, in order to help the environment by cutting down on waste. I thought that this seemed like a really clever idea, to put it simply. They also mentioned that the company had a guarantee policy that if, for example one of their item’s that¬†you have purchased¬†develops a hole, then you can send it back and they will fix it/¬†replace it, another idea that seems very forward thinking. Their items are intended to last a lifetime, in a hope that people stop constantly rebuying clothes that are low in quality, & cheap, and so if they rip etc., would simply be thrown away, which leads to excessive waste. This all sounded really innovative and astoundingly positive to me so far.

The brand however appeal to a certain type of person, such as my brother and sister-in-law, whom are not so¬†much¬†interested in trend focused clothing, but more so sustainable long-lasting items that are suited to an outdoor based lifestyle. Whereas taking someone like myself for example, like many people in the fashion industry of today, I am more so¬†interested in the here and now fashion; high-street stores that can offer me an affordable and quick fix for a high-end inspired piece, or a trend I know will only last for a season. Is this bad of me? I never thought about the consequences that these fast fashion stores, such as MissGuided, Primark etc., have on the world/environment. Should I start buying clothing with a different ideology? An investment that will last a lifetime, rather than something that will last 2 months. Hmmm. The L.L. Bean pieces are more expensive initially, but ultimately you would be saving money in the long term because you wouldn’t have to ever repurchase the item. Which makes a lot of sense economically.

Maybe the future of fashion should take a page out of L.L.Bean’s book, but how? The world of fashion is so fast paced, constantly changing, how would an ideology like that of L.L. Bean’s work? Of course the fast fashion isn’t appealing to everyone, but neither is non-trend focused clothing. It seems as if I have opened a can of worms here… I can’t stop thinking about possible solutions to this predicament!¬†Be sure to let me know what you think about the brand if you have heard about them before/ bought from¬†them, I would love to know!

Overall, I¬†think that the brand’s idea of lifetime guarantee on clothing is great. And that more brands should be doing the same thing. It has also¬†made me think on a personal¬†level about my shopping habits in relation to buying clothes from¬†shops with¬†at a low price, with a low quality, and little information about¬†where the clothing itself has actually come from/ been made/ been made by!¬†Food for thought that is for sure. Who knew one clothing brand could make me reflect on myself and the world so much!

I will be back soon with some very exciting news!

As always,

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! Today’s post will be short, sweet, and all about the colour of the season…Red! Everyone knows red screams Christmas and is always a popular colour at this time of year, but now more than ever the colour has been absolutely everywhere!¬†Not only is it the colour of the Christmas season, but its the colour of the¬†A/W ’17 fashion season too! It seems like every high-street window/shop display I have seen over the past month or so features the colour red, specifically bright red.¬†I am¬†someone who personally loves more monotone colours when it comes to clothing,¬†however I have actually been loving red as the trend colour for the season! Although I wouldn’t wear, for example, a full red suit, I think bold red accessories such as a bag or pair of red boots, really help to spice up a typically plain outfit; they add a pop of colour that makes you stand out from the crowd. Below I have included some images of the colour red in fashion at the minute, and believe me, I could have found thousands of examples! Let me know in the comments if you’re loving the colour too!


Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I would share with you a concept I created a few months ago whilst putting together my Fashion Communication portfolio; ‘Of the Minute’. My idea for this is to make it a reoccurring post which will feature different things I think are ‘Of the Minute’, these may include for example, brands of the minute, trends of the minute, fashion icons of the minute etc. For the first instalment below I have decided to focus on a few current and¬†popular trends (of the minute) that I have noticed this past month of October. If you want to find out what they are, then please keep on reading!

  1. The Slogan/Branded t-shirt – Gucci started this trend off a few months ago with there iconic branded t-shirt (see picture), and ever since the popularity of the trend has continued to grow with online shops such as Missguided, as well as high-street retailers like Topshop bringing an abundance of options out. Personally I have boarded the slogan tee trend; I think they can be such as staple piece to an outfit that can be dressed down with trainers or dressed up with a blazer & heels. Speaking as someone who can’t afford the Gucci original, I’m here for the high-street’s alternatives!



2. Sports Luxe/ Trainers/ Stripes- This trend is absolutely everywhere at the minute. I don’t think I can¬†walk anywhere for 5 minutes without seeing someone with trousers that have a stripe down them ( myself included). Sports Luxe as a trend has been apparent for a while now, but with the re introduction/take on Adidas’ OG stripe the hype over the trend has reached new levels. And I am obsessed. Every online website I look on has sold out of there version of the trend, whether it be a smart trousers, a pair of joggers or even as simple as a pair of leggings. But I am determined to find more side striped items… before the trend dies that is. Trainers it seems have also had¬†a comeback this past month or so with brands releasing new styles, as well as reviving the old classics, such as the Nike Air Max 97’s. Easy to wear, comfy and fashionable… what more could you want?

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3. Fur- Another big trend I have noticed recently since the weather has been getting colder is the emergence of fur¬†jackets¬†( faux of course). With brand such as Zara releasing surprisingly affordable options, in addition to the more expensive versions from other brands, I feel like it is definitely the coat trend of the season. Additionally, a new take on the traditional fur jacket that have spotted recently has been the ‘teddy bear’ style of fur. Front runners of the trend seem to be Urban Outfitters and Missguided, as well as multiple Depop sellers copying the style. I need one in my life ASAP!



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4. 90’s revival- The last trend for this addition of ‘Of the Minute’ I had to mention is the 90’d revival trend. One key item that has been incredibly popular recently has to be the hoop earring; whether they’re big or small, gold or silver, it seems that everyone owns a pair! Once again, myself included. At first I was sceptical about the trend, but now I literally wear mine with everything… hoodie? Hoops. Dress? Hoops. Pyjamas? Hoops. It’s safe to say I’m addicted. Another element of the 90’s trend I have noticed whilst¬†browsing online is square neck and halter neck comeback. A popular trend in previous years that has once again starting to reappear; one that I shall have to keep my eye on other the next few months. But I predict it will be¬†a big one!


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Look out for the next instalment of ‘Of the Minute’!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

PROJECT PINK: Photo-shoot.


Welcome back to my blog! This week on the FCP course we were challenged to do a photo shoot using a specific colour given to us as the subject matter. My designated colour was pink ( and as I am sure you may have guessed, I was very happy about!). The shoot could have any concept we wanted, as long as it incorporated our colour in addition to portraying a message. Below I thought I would share the final images from the shoot, in addition to the initial ideas I had about what I wanted the story behind the pictures to be. I hope you enjoy!

Initial ideas:

One of the first ideas I had was to use one male and one female model as a way of portraying¬†a physically oxymoronic image. The girl would be dressed in a feminine way,¬†to depict¬†the stereotype that pink is a ‘girly’ colour. In contrast, the boy would be dressed in a pink blazer (or something that would have a similar effect), in order to show that pink can also be a masculine colour.¬†The picture would therefore¬†be both subverting and supporting the westernized stereotype the colour pink possesses, whilst simultaneously looking like a editorial shot for a clothing range/ campaign.

Final idea:

Due to model troubles (aka I couldn’t find a male model, uni boys ay!), the photo shoot had to take a slightly different approach. This involved the female model wearing two different contrasting looks; one an overly feminine outfit as planned, and then an ‘edgy’ outfit, both using the same statement dress. This therefore still told a similar story, that pink is more than just a ‘girly’ colour, however in a different way then originally planned. I am still happy with the images, especially considering the fact that it was the first photo-shoot of the course, although I am sure there will be many more to come!


Look 1

  • Pink satin shirt dress with ruffles: Zara.
  • Pink fluffy heels: Primark.
  • Pink faux fur: Primark.
  • Pink feather earrings: Primark.

For the first look I had in mind an image of¬†extreme feminine¬†glamour; going OTT with¬†the garments’ textures¬†was key to create an expensive editorial¬†look (on a uni student budget).

Look 2:

  • (same dress)
  • Denim jacket: New Look.
  • Trainers: Adidas.
  • Glasses: models own.

For the ‘edgy’ look I wanted to try and incorporate current fashion¬†trends, such as the distressed denim jacket and the Adidas trainers, but in a way that makes the look seem wearable to a current audience… I think I achieved this!

The setting:

For the setting of the photo-shoot I envisioned somewhere versatile; a place that would be appropriate to use for both of the looks. With that in mind I settled on the roof top garden above the university library, which is a beautiful setting; a little hidden treasure!. I think the setting helped make the shoot look more professional, as well as making the pink theme really pop.

Overall I am happy with the final outcome of the photo-shoot; I think I had a strong concept, and also a few of the pictures I think turned out great! ( I surprised myself… you never know I might turn into a budding photographer by the end of this course!)

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! It feels good to be back in the swing of things.

Another pink themed post will be coming very soon, so keep your eyes out for that!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

OOTN: Lace.


Welcome back to my blog! Today, I thought I would share an ‘outfit of the night’¬†that I wore earlier in the week for¬†a dinner and the theatre trip with my friend! I wanted to wear a few new items that I have picked up recently, whilst keeping the outfit smart-casual. I loved the look I created, let me know what you think too! Details on the items will be below with images as always. I am also sporting my new short hair in the images… and so far, I am loving it! It is definitely a big change for me (I have had long hair for years now) but I was feeling a big change! I think¬†my hair cut is¬†will help¬†me find my new¬†style and reinvent my overall¬†image… if you can’t do it in the new year, when can you?!¬†So, without further ado,¬†I hope you enjoy this post, and please keep reading!








Outfit Details:

  • Top- River Island ( check out my ‘January Sales’ post for more information!)
  • Bralette- New Look.
  • Jeans- Topshop ‘Mom’ jeans.
  • Scarf- Primark.
  • Shoes- Primark.
  • Bag- Primark.
  • Coat- Topshop.
  • Lipstick- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Androgyny’

More outfit posts to come in the future!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

Date Night Outfit.


Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having a great week. For my post today, I thought I would share an outfit I wore a few days ago for a date night with my boyfriend. Details on my OOTN will be below with pictures as always! So if you want to see what I wore for my meal out, then please keep on reading!




  • T-shirt Dress- MissGuided.
  • Thigh High Boots- New Look.
  • Leather Jacket- Topshop.
  • Choker- Primark.
  • Bag- Primark.
  • Lipstick- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in shade ‘Leo’.

I hope you liked my date night outfit! A new makeup themed post will be coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x


January Sales Haul.



Welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is going to be a Boxing day/January sales haul. In the past two weeks or so, I have taken full advantage of all the sales that have hit our high-streets, picking up lots of bargains and amazing pieces I thought I would share with you! So if you want to know what I bought, then please keep on reading.

I thought it would be best to split the haul up into sections according to the shops I bought the items from, so first… Topshop! I picked up a simple short-sleeved V-neck body suit for ¬£10,¬†it¬†is a fine knit material. I love the feel and colour of this item (stone), and thought it is a good basic to have for layering! This piece is from the tall section, however I didn’t find it to be any longer than the other bodysuits I own! The nextfullsizerender-18¬†item I bought from Topshop was a slouchy¬†long sleeved double layered¬†T-shirt from the brand Escapology. I love the style of this item as it is quite oversized and relaxed, not to mention it is a really soft material! I got the top for ¬£15 from ¬£30; I am very happy with this purchase and can’t wait to style it! The final piece I bought was a large, and by large I mean the size of a blanket, grey knitted¬†scarf. Once again the material is really soft, and is the perfect piece to keep me warm over the next few cold months! It was reduced from ¬£28¬†to ¬£10, a brill price for the quality!

The next shop I bought from in the sales was Zara. I¬†don’t typically shop in Zara, but couldn’t resist having a little look, and I actually ended up buying a couple of items! Firstly, I bought a black strappy camisole velvet¬†top, which has a muted floral pattern with hints of burgundy¬†& grey, black lace around the neckline and up the side slits. I think this top will be perfect to layer over a black turtle neck, but also by itself as it has a gorgeous low V-neck back. I picked this item up for ¬£12.99 down from ¬£19.99. Finally I¬†picked up a pair of shoes; they are black leather ballet flats, with studded straps that wrap around the ankle. I absolutely love this pair of shoes as I think they would add so much to a simple outfit, but they are also are comfy… definitely¬†a big bonus! Again, this item was only ¬£12.99. I might have to pop into Zara more often after these finds!fullsizerender-17

I also¬†picked up a few sale items from River Island. Usually, I stay away from River Island when it comes to sales; ¬†I find them rather hectic and disorganised. However, I did find another pair of shoes and a two tops from this¬†years trip, which I am very pleased with! First, I picked up another velvet camisole top to layer. This one is blush pink in colour, and also has the same black lace detailing as the one from Zara. I bought this top for ¬£10 down from ¬£22, and once again I cannot wait to wear it! The next item is a black lace top with frill detailing. Although this piece is not normally something I would go for, I thought it was too pretty to pass up, especially since it was only ¬£12. I think this delicate item could be styled in so many ways, and might even include it in an outfit post in the future! Finally, I bought another pair of black shoes ( you can never have to many, right?). These ones are slightly pointed and¬†have two studded buckles across the front of the shoe. They are a sturdy faux leather material, so will certainly need breaking in a little. I love the look of these, taking definite¬†inspo from Fearne Cotton’s style! They will go with¬†lots of items I¬† already have in my wardrobe, and for ¬£25 I am very happy I bought them… not that it took much persuasion. fullsizerender-16

On¬†my shopping trip¬†I also visited Primark; I bought quite a few items… but the majority¬†of them¬†were not¬†in the sale ( I couldn’t resist!). I did however pick up a heather grey hoody dress that was reduced to ¬£5! I bought it in a size 12 so it is slightly oversized rather than fitted, and it comes¬†to the thigh/ just above¬†the knee which is the perfect¬†length.¬†The material is really soft, and almost furry, so it will definitely keep me warm for the rest of winter.¬†I can’t wait to style this versatile piece; I think it could be dressed down with trainers and a denim jacket, or dressed up with some knee high boots.¬†It is simple,¬†but I am certainly glad I picked it up!fullsizerender-14

The last place I shopped in the sales was Office. For a while now I have been after some white trainers to add to my collection, so I thought I might as well have a gander in the sale to see if¬† I could find any! I actually ended up ordering some¬†online as they didn’t have them in stock in the store; ¬†they are the exclusive¬†Adidas Superstar 80’s¬†in white, with a¬†silver metal toe, and an off white sole. They are amazing! Not to everyone’s taste but I thought they were a great twist to the classic Superstar trainer, and will definitely add something to¬†a simple outfit. I got them in a size 6 for ¬£52.00 from ¬£84.99. I think they were a great purchase that I am really looking forward to wearing soon! fullsizerender-15

That concludes my sale haul post. I am very happy with the items I managed to pick up; I think it was a rather successful shopping trip. I hope you enjoyed this post, and keep a look out for my next one!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

NYE- Outfit and Makeup.

Fashion, Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone has been enjoying their Christmas holiday, I don’t want¬†it to end! For my post today I thought I would share with you my outfit for tonight (NYE), as well as the makeup I plan on wearing with it! So, whether you are staying in with family or painting the town red, I¬†hope everyone has a great¬†time celebrating, and¬†here’s to a¬†magical 2017! Let’s get onto the post…fullsizerender-7

Outfit– To celebrate NYE I wanted to wear something that was festive, but also something that¬†would be¬†fab for partying! So, with that in mind I chose my long-sleeved,¬†burgundy velvet mini dress from Missguided. It has ruched detailing all the way down the¬†side, and is also slightly off the shoulder, which creates a very flattering neckline(see picture). I thought the style, along with the¬†deep red colour of the dress, made the outfit sexy and sophisticated… perfect for NYE! To accompany the dress, I chose a pair of clear Perspex heels (from¬†Ego), as I didn’t want to take attention away from the stand out piece, and also the chunky heel means that I can party all night into 2017! As for accessories, again to keep it simple, ¬†I picked out my diamante choker from Primark. I think the necklace definitely¬†adds glam to the outfit. Overall I am happy with my NYE look and I can’t wait to wear it out tonight!


Makeup– For my makeup I decided upon a full glam look; I knew I wanted¬†to include sparkles and glitter… If you can’t on New Years, when can you?! I created a silver and burgundy half cut crease using some of my new¬†products (check out my last post for more info!); it ended¬†up matching the colour of my dress perfectly!¬†Details on the products I used will be below as always. I hope you like the makeup look I created and that it might inspire you!















  • Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH)Dipbrow Pomade in the shade¬†Ash ‘Brown’.
  • Makeup Geek Dual Ended Brow Brush.
  • Naked Skin Concealer in¬†the shade¬†‘Fair’.
  • Morphe B75.
  • Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara in the shade ‘Medium Brown’.


  • Mac Paint Pot in the shade ‘Soft Ochre’.
  • Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette in the shade ‘Bitter Start’.
  • Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection no.200.
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Palette- in the shade ‘Red Ochre’.
  • No7 Pointed Brush.
  • Morphe 12S Palette-¬†Burgundy colour.
  • Real Techniques Accent Brush.
  • Mac¬†Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Amorous Alloy’.
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Pan in the shade ‘Showtime’.
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Brush.
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer¬†no.1.
  • Real Techniques Detailer Brush.
  • Blending Brushes- Mac 217, Zoeva 228 & Morphe M502.
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Pan in shade ‘Highwire’.
  • Ted Baker Flat Shadow Brush & Small Brush.
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette- in the shade ‘Substitute for Love’.
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush.
  • (same palette) shade ‘Beans are White’.
  • Floozie Frost French¬†Pointed Brush.
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Palette- shades¬†‘Raw Sienna’ and ‘Burnt Orange’.
  • Kiko Super Colour Eyeliner no.100.
  • Katt Von D Tattoo Liner¬†in ‘Trooper’.
  • Superdrug Eyelash Curler.
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara (Top Lashes).
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (Bottom Lashes).
  • Primark Dramatic False Eyelashes in ‘Dramatic’ (cut 1/4 off to use on outer half of lashes).
  • Eyelure Lash Glue.
  • Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter – in the shade ‘Golden Lights’ for inner corner.


  • Primer- Nivea Men Post Shave Balm.
  • Real Techniques Duo Fibre Face Brush.
  • LA Girl Pro Conceal- Green.
  • Revolution Mini Sponge.
  • Loreal True Match Foundation in the shade ‘N2 Vanilla’.
  • Body Shop Lightening Drops.
  • Sephora Beauty Blender.
  • Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in shade Vanilla and Mini Sponge.
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and Mini Sponge.
  • Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette in shades ‘Levitation and Igrie’.
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush.
  • (same palette) shade ‘Subconscious’ and ‘Shadowplay’.
  • Ted Baker Blusher Brush.
  • (same palette) shade ‘Levitation’.
  • Real Techniques Contour Brush.
  • Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder in no.51.
  • NO7 Blusher Brush.
  • Benefit Rockateur and Sugarbomb Blusher.
  • Real Techniques Blusher Brush.
  • Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in shade ‘Golden Lights’.
  • Zoeva Luxe Fan Brush no.129.


  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick- shade ‘Celebrity Skin’.


  • Mac Fix+.
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.


I hope everyone has a fabulous night, stay safe! I shall be back in 2017 with more fashion and makeup posts.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x