Wednesday, 26 February 2014

London loving

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Isabella Blow exhibition at Somerset House. It was absolutely fabulous, perfectly fitting for such an icon in the fashion world. Full of quirky garments and wonderful unique mannequins made by Shona Heath, the exhibition really made me think about the fashion industry and inspired me greatly. In Somerset house we stumbled across a wonderful fitting made of fish  in the centre of the winding stairs.   It was beautiful. However we were more concerned with the fact we were locked in Somerset house as we were in there too late! Don’t worry...we did find a way out.

Whilst in London it would have been rude to not visit the V an A museum... and Covent Garden! A girl needs cake and that is the best place for it. I really do find London really inspirational. From the tall intimidating buildings to the wonderful characters on the street.  Nothing can beat it.

Hope you have all had a good few weeks being fabulous.  Here are a couple of snaps, enjoy.

Gemma xxx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Lou Lou's Vintage

Lou Lou’s vintage fair came to Southampton on Saturday. It was absolutely fab. Full of vintage amazingness. I didn’t know where to look first. Beautiful and elegant jewellery stalls mixed with edgy denim and leather. Although I only bought a ring, I think vintage fairs are the best places to go purely for a day of inspiration. It’s wonderful to surround yourself with other eras and fashions. As well as clothing and accessories, there was also a hair boutique. It was amazing. Women were walking around with their hair in vintage made me feel like I had time travelled!

fashion and home ware are my passion, however cake can sometimes take over. Served in wonderful eclectic tea cups, I indulged in tea and a bit of cake. When I say ‘bit’ imagine a door wedge and you have the size it was. It was HUGE. The worrying thing is I managed to finish it! Yummy.

Hope you are all well,

Gemma xxx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Good to be home

Home sweet home.

So this weekend I decided to take a spontaneous trip back to sunny Saffron Walden. It is so lovely to be back in the country, it makes a change from the busy streets of Southampton.  My Saturday has consisted of Starbucks, yummy food and the market. I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing day. I caught up with my lovely friend. Then me, my Mum, Nan and Sister were all ladies who lunch.

I also had a couple of cheeky charity shop purchases, including a lovely Twiggy book for a mere £2.50. I just adore an afternoon of scouring through the charity shops to spot a bargain.
All in all I have had a fabulous day. Hope you have too J

Gemma xxx