Beauty Review: Chanel & Benefit

So how's everybody Easter weekend going so far?! Firstly I'm going to apologise for the quality of my photographs that will be on my next few posts. I stupidly let my sister take my Canon SLR with her to NZ. She is staying for a year. Why did I do it? I really do not know....but anyway i'm going to try and source a cheaper alternative, but in the meantime these will have to do. It really is a pet hate of mine not being able to see blog images clearly, but whatcha gona' do? Sisterly love ey!? I thought I'd do a quick post to share my new beauty goodies with you guys. I received these for my birthday and I was oh so happy!

Chanel Rouge Allure in 95 Enjouee. So beautiful! From the packaging and wrapping to the case. It is so chic and instead of a standard twist the gold holder clicks in and out of a black glossy chamber. Ahh perfection! The colour is also wonderful and perfect for the summer, especially since I booked my first holiday! Sissi in Greece will fall in love with this colour just as I did.

I also received this cute smokey eyes palette from benefit. I am yet to even try this out but it is just so cute and includes a brow shaper, filler and tweezers. Amazing!! It's a great little thing to carry around with me as there is also little highlights of pink and cream for a softer day to day look.

Is there a beauty product you've fallen in love with? Please leave your comments and links.

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New Buys.

Happy Easter to you all! How's everybody's weekend so far?! I've got a few things planned and I'm currently back in Manchester enjoying family time. I've mainly spent the last week buying new bits of clothing for the days ahead and I thought I'd share with you my new buys, so take a look below!

I bought 2 lovely tops, one from COS and one from &other stories, i also bought some trousers from H&M and shoes from Primark. Boy have I given some money to Hennes & Mauritz this week.

I bought the lime top from COS for £39. I think this is quite steep for a tshirt style top, but it is made in some lovely silk fabric that has a slight metallic look to it. The black tee from &other stories has a white mesh stripe running through which is a more relaxed way to wear the Monochrome trend. The geo print trousers are an absolute bargain for £14.99 from the wonder that is H&M. A pop of colour in the form of cobalt blue is just what I needed right now! And the shoes, oh the shoes!! I've been looking for a pair of heeled sandals for so long and I was stunned to find these baby's in Primark for just £12.

What do you guys think of these? Have you bought anything wonderful lately? Please leave your comments and links!

X Jessie


OOTD#2- JW Anderson x Topshop

So how has everybody's week been? I must say I have had a really stressful week, so much going on at work with Trend Presentations and Designer Meetings in addition I've been trying to get fit! Such a hard life I know. Anyway I've been trying to record my day to day outfits to share with all you lovely people and here is my latest. I went shopping today and although the snow is out in full force and I would really liked to off wrapped up indoors, I couldn't help but put on one of my favourite tee's. I bought this wonderful quilted paisley top from the JW Anderson x Topshop Collection and I must say it's been one of my favourite purchases this year. Its a great buy- on trend and it can literally be worn in so many ways! What do you think of it?

Today I paired it with my faithful leather skirt from Topshop and a cute cropped white shirt that I bought last summer from Forever 21. Although the weather is dreadful I'm kind of trying to get in the Spring spirit and so I added a Pop of colour with a lovely yellow leather clutch bag from Jasper Conran at Debenhams.

Leather Skirt- Topshop
White Shirt- Forever 21
Paisley Top- JWAnderson x Topshop 
Yellow Clutch Bag- Jasper Conran at Debenhams
Black Stud Ankle Boots- Zara
Silver Watch- Michael Kors

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Global Kids Fashion Week!

So like so many of us do, today I was reading Grazia on my lunch hour and I was absolutely besotted as soon as I saw the words. Global Kids Fashion Week. I mean how adorable?! I know that we shouldn't be putting so much pressure on kids and youth today in terms of body image etc, but I really could not help looking at the pictures and thinking oh my god, how CUTE?!

The event was sponsored by established brands such as Paul Smith Junior, Chloe, Tommy Hilfiger, Junior Gaultier, Diesel, Little Marc Jacobs & so many more. Although the week was centered around new fashion from around the world there was also entertainment, activities and fundraising that included both the children and their parents. 

Sponsored by AlexandAlexa.com the fashion shows were infused with dancing, laughing and even balloons, whilst still having a high degree of professionalism. Overall it seemed like a great few days that has given brands the opportunity to build up there exposure on Kidswear and its status as a ever expanding industry.  

 Kenzo & Anne Kurris

Paul Smith Junior & Little Marc Jacobs

Roberto Cavalli  & Chloe 

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X jessie 


Eeeek! First OOTD Post!

Hello you lot! How was everybody's weekend? It was my birthday and I spent it back home with my amazing boyfriend and wonderful family, in rainy Manchester, PERFECT! So as you all know I'm new to the blogging world, but I'm loving doing it and I've found it really interesting seeing what you other guys are wearing on a daily basis, a la I'd thought I'd share with you what I'm wearing too! I am kind of nervous about this, but here's my first post with an outfit I wore for a casual day back at home.

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Beanie Hat- Urban Outfitters
Longline Silk Top- COS
Skinny Pippa Jeans- Topshop
Statement Necklace- Primark
Silver Watch- Michael Kors
Trainers- New Balance
Bracelets- Michael Kors, Thomas Sabo & Maria Clay


& Other Stories

& Other Stories is the latest brand to come from Swedish retail giants Hennes & Mauritz. With other brands such as COS, H&M, Monki and Cheap Monday already taking the high street by storm I was super excited to see what else they could possibly reveal. Living in London really has so many positives and when I heard the new & Other Stories store would be opening on the one and only regent street I could not be more pleased!! Only a few minutes walk from work and surrounded by its sister stores...BONUS! Stores in Berlin & Copenhagen also launched simultaneously, how cool is that?!

The store is everything you would expect, cool Swedish styling, simplicity and lots of white. This is something that has made me fall in love with everything Scandinavian  So inside its clean and cool and you can buy every possible item you would want as a fashion conscious woman. There's beauty, Skin Care, Shoes, RTW, Jewellery and even some wonderfully chic Lingerie.

The & Other Stories is precisely fashion lead. Bags that look like they have been carefully mastered by a french designer and clothing that looks like a tailor has been working all night. Designs vary from masculine boyfriend coats & tees to feminine dresses. The diversity of the styling in stores means it is perfect for your day to night wardrobe. Prices are a little higher than your average high street retailer, but many items come in a little cheaper than sister store COS, but with the same characteristics, which means it's great if your looking for the style with out the price tag.

All Images from www.stories.com

really loved this store and I know that I'll be making it a regular place to stop on my weekly shopping trip to central London! Take a look at some images that have been taken from their SS13 Lookbook. All items are available now to buy online here.

X jessie



My love for french fashion houses has never been something I have denied, but if you know me you'll also know about my love for the wonderful Celine. From my early days of exploring the world of fashion and fashion houses, something about Celine instantly stood out to me. The elegance and confidence of a woman wearing Celine is something I truly admire. I am in love with the clean cut silhouette and the brilliant tailoring we see season after season.

This season we saw mixes of white, grey marl, pastel pink & black as the basis for the AW13 colour palette. Below the knee tailored skirts with structured tshirts and fur clutches makes this Celine collection oh so yummy!! Laundry Bag Checks were enlarged onto tailored oversized coats and funnel neck sweaters, to create a warm humble feeling.

Something quite special happened this season, It was like the old Celine mixing with the more contemporary and I absolutely loved it!!! Do you have a favourite designer? What do you love about them? Please comment and let me know!

All Images from www.style.com 

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SO mother's day is coming up and I really both this and fathers day, as I love spoiling my parents jut to say thank you for everything. I have no idea where I would be right now without my wonderful mama and papa. I always struggle with presents for mama, I always want to get her something extra special or even just something not majorly expensive, but something I know she wouldn't spend money on herself. She has more important things to spend money on ya' know!! I've put together a few ideas on little presents that would be perfect for this great day!

1. Illamasqua Nail Duo- £24 www.illamasqua.com 
2. Clarins Regenerate Extra Firming Cream- £48 www.clarins.com
3. Chanel No5- £67 www.selfridges.com
4. Zara Hobo Bag- £29 www.zara.com 
5. Michael Kors Bead Bracelet- £59 www.selfridges.com

How special is your mother and what will you be treating her too?

X jessie


WIWT: What I Want Today!

Hello! So it's the beginning of the month, we've all just been paid and have a few sneaky things we want to buy! Wanting so many thins, all the time can take it's toll on your bank. Sooo....I decided the best way to work out what I really wanted was to show you guys my top items each month- the things i'll be looking at buying, or maybe wishing I could buy depending on the price tag! Is there a staple piece you're wanting to get your hand on this month? Or are you saving your pennies for something extra special?

Let me know your thoughts, comments & ideas and I hope you enjoy my What I Want Today: March!

X jessie

1. Mawi Statement Necklace £351- www.mawi.co.uk
2. Topshop Unique Chiffon Overlay Skirt £85- www.topshop.com
3. Topshop HANNA Flatforms £32- www.topshop.com
4. ASOS Jacquard Shift Dress £45- www.ASOS.com
5. Whistles Leather Backpack £275- www.whistles.co.uk
6. Love Label Perspex Heel Sandal £45- www.very.co.uk 



Geometric patterns and panelling in luxurious leather in the form of tailored coats and knee length skirts makes this seasons collection one of my favourite from the Spanish fashion house. The detailing on each look  is brilliant and the collection works together so well. Again we see pops of colour in the form of bright orange and blue- wonderful.

X jessie

All Images From www.style.com 


Milan Fashion Week Round Up!

Etro AW13

Veronica Etro is wonderfully brilliant and this season was no exception. A Kaleidoscopic backdrop was the setting for her AW13 show. Beautifully constructed garments with patterns that resemble cathedrals in contrast to leather patchwork biker jackets and trousers created a bit of rock n roll to usually chic label.

Sportmax AW13

Blew again once again by Sportmax this season. Planning my winter wardrobe so far in advance seems such a crime, when we haven't even seen summer, but looking at sportmax i know why i do it. Chic silhouettes and tailoring alongside intricately detailed sheer dresses, with a splash of cobalt blue- the colour we have seen so much of over the past few weeks means i'm hoping winter will hurry up so I can get my hands on some of these beauties. Take a look at my favourite looks below!

Jil Sander AW13

Jil Sanders fall show echoed elegance, with a modern twist. Classic over the knee skirts were paired with panelled jackets and tops that were nipped in at the waist to add femininity to the boyish shapes. Coats were perfectly oversized as to not overshadow the small frame of the sleek haired models. Metallic accessories in the form of puritan shoes and oversized clutches finished of each look perfectly. The blue flippy skirt and orange oversized coat are on my wish list for AW13- what's on yours?