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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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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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DIY STUDDED SANDALS TUTORIAL {VIDEO}

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If you’re a regular to this here blog, you may remember months ago when I said I was about to under go a project to DIY some black on black studded sandals. Well I recorded the process and finally got round to editing it! You’ll have seen me rocking them with my ‘Black Addicted’ sweatshirt and ripped jeans outfit, I wore them during LFW and got an abundance of compliments for them.

Watch the DIY studded sandals tutorial video below.

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TO & FRO

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To quote a Jay Z lyric “I came, I saw, I conquered…” (I know, Caesar said it first but c’mon), my translation – I came, I decorated, I unpacked (read: we)!

We’re now pretty much settled in our new home (the house party sealed that), which of course is fabulous, and we both really love it.  However, we moved at such a busy time of year, at least for me; September-October is such a busy time (events, launches, fashion week, mom’s b’day, my b’day, dad’s b’day, press days, etc), all these trips to and from London are messing with my working momentum.

Not that I’m complaining AT. ALL!  Well maybe a little, it’s a way of coping, but when there’s shit that needs to get done and it can’t do it because I physically don’t have the time, it plays on my mind, which plays with my sleep.  Do you see where I’m going with this? No, me either.

Anyway, I’m headed to London tomorrow to be with my Mommasita for a week, then again a couple of weeks later for another week.  After that, it’s all systems go up in that studio til Christmas; I needs my beauty sleep!!!

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BLACK ADDICTED

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The second I saw this Black Addicted sweatshirt, I knew it was for me! I mean I am somewhat addicted to all things black – me in a shop (especially homeware) “do you have this in black?” “OK, what about white?”.  The distressed jeans were also a no brainer, and as for the trench – I live in it!

I bought these heels a while back in red first, which I wore here; as soon as the red arrived I knew I needed the black and that I had to stud them with black studs – black on black, whut?!.  I’ll upload the vid of the process on here as soon as I’ve got round to editing it.

Right, I’m off to drink a jasmine tea while I finish some stuff for Freak Deluxe.

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A year older; another year wiser.

Quite a bit has happened in the last year, this time last year I was vacationing in Miami and Jamaica – best holiday ever! Since then we’ve moved house – moved cities in fact; the Cyrena Monique website is underway; and life is much more positive and far less stressful.

Things I’ve learned in the last year:

Positivity is key – Every year I get more and more positive – A positive mind leads to a positive outcome

To speak on my problems and not keep them all to myself – as they say “a problem shared is a problem halved”

To allow others to help me – I always want to do everything myself, it’s good to let others help sometimes

I have serious RBF (Resting Bitch Face), no, it’s a real thing and I have a bad case of it; thinking positive thoughts helps that out a little – I think

Not to overthink things – all things!

To always look for the positive in every situation

This year I’m hoping to learn how to save; money, energy, breath!

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MOVING BACK, PUSHING FORWARD

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Holla señoritas et señoritos (I know it’s señors but I just like to add that lil something extra OK)! It’s been a while hasn’t it? Anyway house move done, I have to say it actually went really well, considering the fact we both hate moving (who doesn’t, apart from Kris Jenner?).  Almost all unpacked, still got to finish off my studio, which should be done this week. Then I can get back to business!!!

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IS THE SKINNY JEAN DYING A SLOW DEATH?

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For the last few months there’s been a back and forth of whether the beloved skinny jean is being phased out by other forms of leg wear. I truly take offence to anyone trying to knock the skinny jean, don’t get me wrong, I live for a seriously distressed boyfriend jean, a slouchy pair of slacks, or a form fitting pair of cigarette pants – but the skinny is my go to trouser style – I particularly love the way J Brand skinnies fit.

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GOING, GOING, GONE!

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Hey lovers, in the words of the old black dude in ‘Dirty Dancing’ “lotsa change coming, lotsa change” – so I’m moving house, moving cities and it’s time for a clear out before I pack up and leave Londrés.

I have a ton of stuff to go, the good stuff I’ve put up on eBay here – I’m selling shoes, dresses, shirts, jeans – get ‘em while they’re hot!!!

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I. Have. Been. Soooo. Goddamn. Busy!!! I’ve been here sewing up a storm over here, trying to get samples ready and approved for the Cyrena Monique collection for the new site.

As well as sewing outfits for myself, my honey, my mom, sister, and brother to wear to my godfather’s 25th anniversary – they renewed their vows; it was such a beautiful day. Very emotional – and I’m not a very emotional person!

There’s a snap of my honey and I in our outfits on my insta, I’ll try to get around to shooting that for the blog at some point soon.

As if all that isn’t enough we are in the middle of a big move; cue living out of boxes for at least a month. Ugh!

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