Hold the freaking phone; I WEARING A BEANIE AND JOGGERS.
Probably quite a departure from the perpetual rotation of dresses you all have seen me in until this point, the reason for said beanie and joggers is a good’un! Recently, Westfield Stratford City invited me to pick a blogger friend and style her completely out of her comfort zone. For giggles, the selected blogger would also have to deal with my total control freak stylist nature and get me into something I wouldn’t typically wear, as well.
I couldn’t think of anyone better than my lovely friend and blogger Miss Hannah Rose. With model looks and a 90s Grunge Barbie fashion sense, she is a stylist’s dream. Prim pastels, retro florals and skyscraper heels were on the attack. Check out Hannah’s look (and Hannah’s blog!), below.
For my own look I believe we took five thousand laps of Westfield Stratford before we bought a single thing (‘sup, difficult customer). Eventually deciding to do oversized sportswear (the antithesis of my typically tailored wardrobe), I kind of adore the final look. I mean, she got me smiling…IN A BEANIE. Mad props.
What I Wore:
Pink formal joggers from Topshop
Pink beanie from Topshop (similar here)
Strappy nude heels from Forever 21 (similar here)
Oversized white tee with embellishment from Primark (for serious)
We all know how I feel about my coffee*. The coffee experience, in general, takes on a whole different identity to many of my liquid vices (I don’t often have ‘a water experience’ or a ‘green tea experience’). When I found out that Carte Noire were looking to bring that experience to life in one of my favourite shopping haunts, Westfield Stratford, I was fast on my heels to check it out.
Lasting until April 18th, Carte Noire have taken over one of Westfield’s shop windows to – in their words – ‘recreate the intensity found inside every tin of Carte Noire Instinct’. Using a live camera feed, cutting-edge motion tracking technology, cinematic visuals and sound effects, the window will transform shoppers’ surroundings and allow them to savour the intensity of the moment (with some extraordinary results). The installation event includes free coffee samples of Instinct (honestly the only instant coffee I choose drink, thanks to a smart Wholebean blend with finely milled coffee beans), vouchers for future purchases, and lots of social share-ability (see: @CarteNoireUK #savourthemoment and facebook.com/CarteNoireUK!)
Looking forward to your caffeinated tweets, guys and dolls.
*For those who don’t…that feeling is MANIC HAPPINESS.
Last night I headed East (!) to Westfield Stratford to celebrate the launch of Magnum’s new pop-up shop alongside model and TV presenter Kelly Brook.
Launching today, the Magnum London store at Westfield Stratford City will be open for seven weeks and give guests the options to create your own Magnum. If you’re daring, test the delicious marshmallow, salt, and popping candy concoction on white chocolate (don’t worry, there are plenty of “normal” flavours)! Visitors can also indulge in cocktails, desserts, and test out Magnum’s “Pleasure Pod”.
The Pleasure Pod – seen below – is the world’s first bio-responsive food installation and has been designed by neuroscientists for the past six months. The sensory environment uses skin tension, facial expression, deglutition (aka swallowing) and heartbeat data to capture your unique responses to the intense pleasure hit we receive when chowing down on a Magnum Infinity. I suggest you pop down and try it yourself, as there are stunningly unique visual animations projecting throughout your experience!
Kelly Brook – Get The Look:
YSL Tribute leather sandals
Alexander McQueen flared wool-felt dress
Alexander McQueen leather waist belt