LFW Outfit - Day 1

Lace Jacket - Quiz Clothing*, Top - River IslandDenim Skirt - ASOSBag - Fiorelli*, ShoesNew Look, Hat - Bought at Reading Festival (similar here/here), Bracelet - New Look,  Nails - Essie 'Luxedo'

Last weekend London was graced (or burdened) with bi-annual fashion week meaning hundreds of designers, journalists, press and bloggers heading into the city. Fashion Week is something I love but I know a lot do have a few issues with it, take this article for example. More on that another time.

In the queue for Bora Aksu I met the lovely Brodie who I ended up spending a lot of time with at shows and she was able to take these photos of my outfit. The skirt was a sample from Quiz via etailPR, I love the lace detailing and I have never seen anything quite like it before (currently eyeing up the black version). The bag was also gifted to me from Fiorelli and is part of their AW14 collection, it is £85 but definitely feels more expensive than that. 

Over LFW I was able to see lots of shows and presentations such as Eudon Choi, Bora Aksu, Orla Kiely… and I can't wait to share them on here over the next few days.

What do you think of this outfit? How do you feel about fashion week?


Instalife July & August

The past two months have been so busy for me, from attending 4 festivals including Reading to starting an internship at etailPR to going on holiday to Cornwall. Everything seems to have gone by in a blur. I hope the above photos from my instagram give you at little insight into my little world.

Follow me on instagram: @hattiec


Autumn Transition Inspiration

Its that awkward time of year again. Too cold for summer dresses but still too warm for thick coats and wooly hats. After a search on tumblr and interest I have found some outfits which I feel bridge the gap between summer and autumn quite perfectly.


Kevin Aucoin Liquid Airbrush Foundation


A couple weeks ago I headed into my local Space NK with the aim of purchasing NARS Sheer Glow but several demonstrations later I decided on this instead. 

This foundation is medium coverage but you can easily build it up to full on areas that need it. It  is also super pigmented so you need about half of what you would use with a high street foundation. As you would expect with a high end foundation it does last all day (with setting powder) and doesn't look cake on the skin, for something with this much coverage it does give a  very natural finish. 

Although I apply most bases with a brush I do find this works best when warmed up on the back of my hand and applied with my fingers. 

The only downsides I can see to Kevin Aucoin's offering is that it only has 20ml of product compared to the standard 30ml you expect with foundation. It is also fairly expensive at £36, but I suppose that is no more than your average high end foundation and you do get what you pay for.

What is your favourite foundation?


PS. A couple weeks ago I was invited down to BBC Gloucester to do an interview about blogging and yesterday I headed down to the studio to do my interview with David Smith. I think it went okay as I wasn't too nervous. Listen to the interview here and let me know what you think! (skip to 50 minutes in)


Daisy Beach

Shirt - H&M , Skirt - USC, Bikini Top - Topshop

Another outfit that I wore down to the beach in Cornwall with Sophie. Very simple but I like the way the bikini works with the sheer shirt. Will be getting some more 'normal' outfit posts up next week.

In other news, my life is currently being taken over by emailing LFW press contacts which takes me forever. Let me know if you have any tips about doing this or you need any help!