A BIT OF FLUFF

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2015 came in with a bang, I was the star DJ at my Godfather’s NYE bash which gave me the thirst for more DJing shenanigans.  On the hunt for new Serato deck to perfect my craft.  Already been to London and back, bought new fabric to make some stuff to wear during London Collections: Men, and caught up with my friend Q in the process.

It all kicks off this Friday, quite looking forward to it.  I’ve never been to see the mens collections before, it’s about time seeing as I love menswear so much!

Here I’m wearing a sweater from OPEN, a new menswear brand full of basics for cheap, cheap, cheap!  I went a little cray before Christmas and treated myself to a few styles, this navy number is one of them.  I prefer the cut of a mens sweater on me over a women’s one; especially when it comes to a crew neck!

I am also living for my custom New Balance trainers, I wanted them as neutral as possible, and as I’ve already got a sh*t load of black trainers I opted for an all over beige shoe (something they don’t do).

Also got a lil something embroidered on the back!

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BLACK SUEDE

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It’s the last day of 2014, I cannot believe it!  I remember last New Year’s Eve like it was last week, does that mean I’m getting old?  Hmm, probably, the NYE before last feels like a couple of months ago!  This year should be one to remember, family, friends, music, good vibes and some drank!

I have a few resolutions in mind, ones that I can stick to, that have come about from lessons learned over the past year.  I’ll put those out on the 1st day of 2015.

For now, let’s look at my black suede outfit – this is the jumpsuit I was trying on when I took my naykee Fashion For Relief pic on instagram.  My friend Philipp practically twisted my arm to buy it, and I’m so glad he did!  It’s a full suede jumpsuit by Haider Ackermann and I bought it for about 13% of the original price – that’s almost free!

The jacket is from New Look, saw it at the Men’s AW14 press day and have been waiting months for it to drop.  It finally did just after I brought long legged Sally home.

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HOW TO STAY WARM AND STYLISH DURING WINTER

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For some, the winter can seem like a fashion no-go zone as they struggle to keep warm against icy winds and dipping temperatures. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The key to looking good in the less balmy months of the year is to choose clothes which will keep the wearer snug and toasty without piling on the bulk. Luckily, there is a huge range of high performance apparel available which does just this – and which does it with oodles of sartorial flair.

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SPLIT LEVEL

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This is my new favourite sweater; soft grey and split above the waist. What’s not to love?!

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BEST BUYS FOR HER THIS CHRISTMAS

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Christmas is just days away! If you’re still stuck on what gifts to buy, this list will give you some great ideas for super-fashionable presents. From bags to beds, this stylish compilation will make any girl’s Christmas complete.

Marc Cain Leather Pumps

These beautiful shoes are a perfect present for any shoe-lover. The neutral dusty rose colour makes them a great all-round shoe for casual and party outfits, so they’re guaranteed to be a favourite amongst your recipient’s collection. You could even buy these for yourself for your upcoming Christmas parties!

Mulberry Mini Lily Bag

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This chic little accessory comes in a variety of colours and textures and would make the ultimate gift for a fashion lover. The simple design is perfect for any outfit, so don’t be afraid to choose a bolder colour.

Urban Outfitters Frends Taylor Headphones in Rose Gold

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If you’ve got a friend or significant other that loves to listen to music on the go, these stunning headphones would make a great gift. With leather, memory foam ear cushions and fabric cords, these are clearly designed for comfort and will definitely turn heads.

Sar Beds Royale 5ft King Size TV Bed

Practical presents are always a great investment around Christmas, and a luxury bed like this one from Bedstar would be a perfect present for a partner, or perhaps a friend that’s in need of a new bed. TV beds are hugely fashionable right now, and would be great for snuggling up in bed to watch some Christmas TV away from the cold.

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip and Eye Palette

This makeup set from Bobbi Brown is perfect for a versatile range of day and night looks that look great on all skin tones. If you’re unsure of what makeup to buy for someone, this set is highly flexible and you can’t go wrong with it.

Pandora Bracelet and Selected Charms

Pandora bracelets are fully customisable, so you can choose the bracelet and the charms to go with it. Personalised gifts like these show your thought and are great to give at Christmas. They look beautiful and the charms all have different names and meanings, so you can tell your partner or best friend the reason why you chose each one for them.

Dior J’adore Gift Set

This fruity-floral fragrance from Dior comes in a beautiful gift set in a pebbled jewel box along with a body lotion in two gorgeously-designed gold bottles. Dior also sell this fragrance in a variety of products, such as soap, deodorant and shower gel.

SEX, DRUGS & JERK CHICKEN

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Well, two out of three ain’t bad right?  My honey and I designed these tees and had a couple made up just for us, they got a huge response from all who saw them so we had a limited run made up and they’re available from CyrenaMonique.com.

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ALL ABOUT JACK

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So I added to my wardrobe yet again, I love doing that, don’t you?  When I say “added to my wardrobe” I don’t just mean bought new things; I mean I actually added to the content, added new styles/textures/shapes.  I delved into the Jack Wills website, and I have to say, with their Oh What Fun Christmas theme, that’s exactly what it was!

See what I bought after the jump!

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IT’S THAT TIME

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It’s that time of year to draw out the furs and the good grip shoes!  Ice was on the ground this morning, I had to take out my black fur jacket and pop the collar for that added neck shield.  The sneaks are New Balance, from the Music Pack, part of their made in England collection – these were influenced by punk, hence the tartan lining.  Stay warm & stay safe people!

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BLOOMSBURY

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Me and Radley go waaaay back!  I’m kidding, we really only just properly met.  Radley to me was that person that everyone talks about, that you’ve seen before, but are not really sure what all the fuss is about.  Well, if you read my post here, you’ll know that I have a new found love and respect for the brand.

Meet my new bag, yes, it is a Radley bag!  I’m a convert!  She’s from the Bloomsbury collection, and it was a toss up between this one and the cute round “canteen” shaped messenger bag.  I love the minimal look of the collection; I went for the small grab bag as I wanted to add a different shape to my bag collection.  However the canteen is still calling me, I just can’t get enough!!

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COURTYARD

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I don’t know about wherever in the world you are, but the weather has been shite here!  Rainy day after rainy day, literally.  Today was the first day we had a dry day, although it was grey AF, we had to find some time in between errands and meetings to snap some pics!

I love, love, love a striped top, particularly a black and white one ( a navy and white can get it too).  It’s that time of the year where you can double up on your outerwear; I wore this longline tee with some ripped jeans, my leather jacket, and my camel overcoat.  I christened my new flats, they took inspiration from these Marni beauties; right now it ain’t about that Marni money, so we settle with the beloved Zara!


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