Thursday, 23 December 2010

My New Years Resolution...

My New Years resolution is to make the most of every opportunity. To take risks and not think about the what if's. To live each day to its fullest and make 2011 the best year so far.

I have a task for you dear reader, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find my Polyvore mini editor, create your own set, tell me your New Years resolutions or just what beautiful items you want to buy in 2011.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from Cameos and Espadrilles!

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Swedish Hasbeens

Swedish Hasbeens are without a doubt top of my wish list. And yesterday I came so close to actually owning some, if only they were in stock in my size, but they weren't, and now I have to wait just that little bit longer, and i'm not good at waiting!

They were going to be my Christmas present from my lovely mum and she offered me Doc Martens instead but for me there is no competition, i'd rather wait and have the Swedish Hasbeens than choose the Docs and have them now.

So here's a little sample of Swedish Hasbeens in my favourite natural colours to lust over until the big day arrives and they arrive at my door.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Chocolate box

A girl can dream...

Inspirational Women - Lara Stone

Now you may be thinking Lara Stone an instpirational woman?! But yes that's right Lara Stone may be a model but she is certainly inspriational!

First of all, now I obviously didn't go to the British Fashion Awards last night, I had a slightly less glamerous time writing a report on the promotional strategies of a well known high street store - the joys of being a student! But I did follow it on Twitter getting the lowdown from journalists who were actually there and not watching Coronation Stree (Ooh, but wasn't it exciting!) And i'd like to congratulate Lara Stone on receiving the Best Model award. - Well done Lara, very much deserved!

I've heard through the grapevine that when accepting the award Lara stated: "I hope this wins me recognition... when i'm with my husband, people ask if i'm Matt Lucas." Lara is famously married to David Walliams of Little Britain fame. Now who'd have thought it ey, a supermodel with a sense of humour! And that is exactly why I love her!

The 5ft 10" 26 year old Dutch model is a good role model for young girls aspiring to be involved in the fashion industry, at a UK size 8 she is curvier than most on the catwalk, and incredibly beautiful, looking spookily like Bridget Bardot. She has boobs and a bum, and is exactly what we should be seeing modelling clothes rather than these size zero, child like models who look like they should be dragging a hospital drip behind them.

Lara winning the Best Model award last night proves that radience, beauty, style and poise (as well as that fabulous sense of humour which i'm sure bodes well with her comic husband) are much more attractive qualities than just being thin.

Images: Lara Stone with husband David Walliams, Bridget Bardot (left) and Lara Stone (right), Lara Stone on the cover of French Vogue.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The Clothes Show Live 2010

I was really looking forward to going to the Clothes Show, i'd never been before but everyone kept telling me how great it was so i'd let myself get a little bit excited. I shouldn't have...

The Clothes Show is held at Birmingham's NEC, somewhere i've only been once before, for Crufts in 2007 and i'm going to be brutally honest here, Crufts was a better event.

Now it might have just been this year, previous years might have been amazing, in fact I spoke to a mother and daughter while I was there who have been going for 10 years and they even said this year was not up to standard. It's just unfortunate that my first impression of the event was one of the worse years.

The main halls held all these stands where you could buy clothes, accessories and beauty products. The first section was ok, the vintage section was great (gutted i'm a poor student who couldn't afford anything!) but about two thirds was pure tat. It was like an over priced market stall, I couldn't believe it!

So I thought to myself ok ok, this is just the stalls, wait for the fashion show, that's bound to be good. WRONG AGAIN! Don't get me wrong the styling by Alexis Knox was not to be knocked but it was a little too jazzy for my liking. The theme was "A Night at the Movies" enter High School Musical and Dirty Dancing themes! Not my cup of tea. All the models were dancers. Give them their dues they were good dancers but i'd not gone to see a dance show, I expected beautiful clothes and elegant, beautiful models what I got was topless male dancers and cheesy routines.

Then there was the warm up acts, someone from X-Factor who had no power over the audience whatsoever getting about 50 people at the most to join in with slow hand claps, and a boyband who nobody had heard of, called something ridiculous like Inju5tice and yes they really do spell it with a 5! They never even sang, miming very badly, at one point one of them was "singing" but there were no words!

The only positive that I can scrape out of this otherwise disappointing day was the host - Gok Wan. I do love Gokkers, and I got my mum's Christmas present - his autobiography signed by him. He really is lovely and super stylish. I just wish that he hadn't been in such a rush when signing and i'd actually got to speak to him for more than 10 seconds.

He really was the highlight of the day for me, and he sure knows how to work an audience!

(p.s. sorry the photo's so bad it was taken on my phone as I couldn't get hold of a camera!)