Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Recent times.

Hello to my blog's number one fan (my Mum) and anyone who happens to stumble across this post.

I've had a little blogging hiatus or maybe it's been more of a blogger's block. I've been thinking a lot about what I want my blog to focus on and I definitely want it to contain a lot more of my own photography. These photos below are from my trusty iphone but I'll be using my Canon a lot more, especially when I have a little training from a friend. 

The first couple of photos are taken when I went for a wonderful walk in the pouring rain and loud thunderstorm that shook my little village. I love walking in the rain when I'm all wrapped up and to make things even better, there was a glorious sunset as a backdrop. 

My Uncle took my Mum and I out to a beautiful restaurant on my favourite street - Hope Street. The photo doesn't do it complete justice but it overlooks charming Georgian terrace houses and cobbled streets.

Sometimes it's difficult to completely relax, but gardening really helps me chill out and seeing it flourish over the space of a year has been amazing.

My beautiful pink lupin.

Finally, I went to a really cool African music concert in a park not far from my house. The music was incredible, everybody was there to have a good time and I got to try authentic Jamaican food - saltfish and ackee! I didn't take any photos unfortunately but I managed a little instagram video which I've posted below. PS - if you're on Instagram, it'd be great if you checked mine out - sophie_rossetti

Thanks for reading x

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Met Gala 2014 Fashion Illustrations by Katie Rodgers

Instead of posting photographs from the Met Gala 2014, which I'm sure any fashionista has already seen, and as I'm a huge fan of fashion illustration, I decided to dedicate the post to the most beautiful sketches drawn by fashion illustrator Katie Rodgers. The gowns were a tribute to Charles James, an American designer honoured in the new exhibition at the Met. 

I was shocked when I found out that Rodgers' drawings were each created in only ten minutes, using watercolours and embellished with rhinestones.  

Dita Von Teese cuts a killer silhoutte in Zac Posen

Karolina Kurkova's sculptural Marchesa

Sarah Jessica Parker's Oscar de la Renta gown was a modern take on James' famous petal dress, and was Rodgers' favorite of the night.

Blake Lively in Gucci. This dress was one of my favourites from the night.
Emmy Rossum's floral Carolina Herrera.

Sarah Silverman in Zac Posen

Solange in a bright Phillip Lim dress.

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta.

Toni Garrn stepped out in a mermaid-shaped Topshop gown.

 Anna Wintour, the organiser of the Met Gala (centre).

Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors.

Suki Waterhouse in a Burberry design

The colours in this illustration are magical.

I hope you love these drawings as much as I do.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Fashion, music and art.

On Saturday night, I hit the town to watch a few bands and let my hair down. It was one of those nights where I really felt like dressing up so I decided to wear some of my new beauties.

Top: Asos (similar)
Skirt: I'm in love with this skirt, especially the colour and the fit. It's one of those pieces that I can't get enough of and have to stop myself from wearing it all the time. Asos (similar) - I've also bought this one.
Boots: Stylistpick (last season)

We then went to an art gallery which was hosting a night of live performances and visual arts. I was right at the back and it was difficult to see the band but they sounded amazing and I love the fact that they projected a video of gorgeous images onto the wall behind them. So even though I couldn't see much of the band themselves I was absorbed by the beautiful sunsets and birds flying around behind them.

After the amazing bands finished we headed to a new bar. What really made the bar special were the stunning neon signs and artwork scattered throughout the building. I think neon can really make a boring space pop and would love to have my own piece one day.

Fashion, music and art. My perfect kinda night.

I hope you're all having a wonderful week.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Spring accessories

Despite the fact that the wind and rain is battering my window and it's pitch black outside, according to Google, spring officially began last week. Around this time of year, I start to look around for new pieces for my spring/summer wardrobe. It at least gives me hope that the sun will start appearing pretty soon! 

As you can see, pastel hues really appeal to me and look beautiful in the sunshine. 

Top left: I love this lilac lacy top from Miss Selfridge. It will look great teamed with skinny jeans and heels.

Top right: This cross body bag in lime sorbet is so beautiful. It's from Reiss and at £159 it's not cheap but the quality is always amazing and it will last for many years.

Bottom left: Jewellery is also high on my agenda to purchase. I want a few colourful pieces and that's why I love this bracelet from Asos. The semi precious stone is the prettiest colour and the bangle is gold plated so I'm definitely willing to pay £38 for this little gem.

Bottom left: Last but not least are these divine heels from Brantano. The pastel pink colour will be perfect for the summer weather and will look great teamed with a summer dress. The embellished toe strap also adds glamour and they are an absolute steal at only £40! 

I hope this pieces provide you with a little inspiration and you enjoy shopping for your spring wardrobe as much as I do!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum Review

Winter is an absolute nuisance when it comes to my skin -  the central heating and cold weather play havoc with it. I tried moisturising my skin morning, noon and night but it wasn't doing the trick. Recently, I was sent a serum by Escentual to try in between cleansing and moisturising my face.  I was excited to use the Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum.