Trust Vs Happiness

We all experience betrayal in life but it makes us grow and teaches us not to trust so easily rather then to never trust again. Its OK to be afraid of trusting someone but its not OK to be bitter and decide to never give them a chance, you are only stopping yourself from growing and moving forward!

Z x

Toujouri at Fashion Forward

A great collection should be like a great outfit, it should have clear direction and an element that draws it all together and Lama El-Moatassem did that perfectly. The designer often draws on her Palestinian heritage and this collection beautifully showcased the traditional art of Palestinian cross stitch embroidery and various motifs that symbolize women’s social status and regional origins. Her collection told a story, the faded pastels represented the spring of hope and spirit of what is left of an art-form passed through generations.

Despite infusing a sense of tradition and identity, Toujouri very much appeals to the modern woman. The silk organza and crepe de chine were constructed through fabric bonding enabling some pieces to be reversible and double coloured. I loved the contrast of the yellow and blue motifs on the cream fabric. The way the dresses fell and the movement of the capes was beautiful. The elegance of the midi length dresses and the way the sequins dazzled in the light was stunning. I managed to get a sneaky close up backstage so you can see the detail.

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Can’t wait for the next collection!

The Emperor 1688 at Fashion Forward

I was really excited for The Emperor 1688’s collection titled Brideshead Re-visited after Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel. They always have such beautifully made clean cut suits but It’s also the great story behind the brand. These three dashing brothers all went off to London to study Fashion and Design and collaborated to create this amazing brand – you automatically just love them!

As soon as the show began I could totally see the collection featured at A Made In Chelsea garden party. The sharp tailoring and summery prints and colours were very reminiscent of the aristocracy during the early 1930’s and I loved the very British schoolboy swag. A few of the shorts seemed a little ill fitted which was a shame (maybe just a casting error) but overall I loved the collection and that fresh sense of revival of summer and refinery that it packaged so well.

The materials the boys choose are always so elegant, bold and beautiful. Italian silk celebrated with elaborate prints and blazers constructed with traditional English and Scottish spun wools. The women’s-wear was spot on too, all very ready to wear and oozed all the appeal of androgyny while still remaining sexy with the sheer shirts and floral and frill detail.

Maybelline Beauty Box

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A big thank you to Maybelline for my box of goodies! I have now tried and tested them all and I have to say I loved every item. The 14 hour Superstay lipstick in shade 065 Ravishing Rouge is a beautiful deep red that has a lot of staying power. The mascara is really volumising and defining and I loved the texture of the gel liner and the brush that comes with it is a great shape and size. You can use the brush on its side for a thin line or flat for a thicker eyeliner.

There was a really nice array of colours available in the color show nail laquer, they were great at first but sadly chipped within a day so you would have to use them with a really good top coat.

I would definitely re-purchase the eyeliner and have always been a fan of their lipsticks, I have many of the colour sensation range but really like the new 14hr more matte colours.

London Fashion Week

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On the 19th September I went to London Fashion Week at Somerset house. I love attending Fashion events and this was so last minute I didn’t really get time to get an outfit together so I woke up bright and early and began viewing my options. My mum had this beautiful red vintage coat probably from when she was my age but it still looked brand new! I decided that would be my statement piece and I think monochrome really makes red pop so thats what I went with. I even managed to match one of my nails to my dress haha and then just finished off with some nice chunky jewellery.

I arrived at 11am and was supposed to watch the PPQ runway show however they cancelled it which was annoying 😦 they gave me tickets to a “Trends Show” instead which was pretty good so I was back in good spirits. As it was the end of fashion week they put together a show of the most popular trends, Pretty In Pink, Back to Nature, Victorian and Mixing Prints. My favourite was the brown ombre textured jumpsuit, I want it!!

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While watching the show, you could charge your phone under your seat! I love how they took all the bloggers and journalists into consideration, they even had phone charging stations all over the event which was sponsored by Vodafone.

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Somerset house had been transformed into a 2 storey shoppers paradise, labels such as Vivienne Westwood, Gucci and Prada were available at up to 50% off and they had some beautiful boutiques. The jewellery was stunning and I loved some of the hat and accessory boutiques. Of course I had the best time in the shoe and bag department, I was lucky enough to bump into Mo Helmi while I was admiring his sparkly creations. He recently opened a concession in Dubai Mall’s Shoe District and he really has some amazing pieces.

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I got lots of goodies which you can read about in the beauty section so I’ll finish with my highlight which was the talk by a few members of the Elle Team, it was inspiring and uplifting and they were so young and had already worked at all the biggest fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harpers Bazaar! I got involved in the Q&A session and got to the bottom of  a few things, mapping out my next route in life as I write lol. I absolutely loved Antonia O’Briens satin get-up, she was at the top of my best dressed list, it was unusual and simple and classy which are 3 ingredients for a great outfit.

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I finished with a divine massage and chocolate bars in the Kinder Bueno lounge,definitely another highlight!

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It was a great day out filled with things I love, you can read reviews of my new Maybelline makeup, Label M hair products and Beauty in treats on the beauty page!