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As a cheeky treat I bought my sister and I tickets to the Saturday event of London Fashion Weekend and we loved every minute of our girly and glamorous day.
The venue was Somerset House in London and we headed there for 1.30pm. I have to admit, even just the building looked lush let alone all the fashionistas that were there- pink lights filled the arch way ceilings as you walked through the entrance. It was v.cute.
What I wore:
What my sis wore:
The first thing we did was of course SHOP. There so many little pop-up shops for independent boutiques, designers and creatives. There was jewlerry, denim, Levis, fur, coats, hats, steam pressers, Maybelline, Toni & Guy hair salon, OH and you can’t forget the Bueno lounge of massages and free choc. We couldn’t resist grabbing a freebie white Bueno- yummy!
After our shopping spree and trying on and awing over lots of beautiful jewlerry and clothes we went off to watch the catwalk of Julien Macdonald’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. WOW. So much sparkle! The garments definitely dazzled me- I just wanted to rip the outfits of the models, well no not quite rip they were way to perfect to ruin, but just gently and sneakily steal them.
The amazing Julien Macdonald was the designer of the striking and dazzling dresses Ellie Goulding has worn on X-factor and to the Brit Awards just last week. Aren’t they just fab?!
Not only did we see the live catwalks but we got to attend fashion event talks in the Vodafone Live Lounge too.
The first talk was with the winner of Women In the Making, which is a competition for women who are creatives and designers who are looking to start/or have opened their own business. The winner of the competition receives money to support their business and make it grow, OH and they get to be mentored by famous female fashion designers, chefs, models and inspirations. Very very cool.
The last talk we went to was with the amazing fashion journalist Hillary Alexander OBE. It was so interesting hearing her experience of starting out in journalism years ago when everyone was writing on typewriters compared to today’s generation of everybody tweeting wherever they go. She told us all about her favorite catwalks, designers who inspire her, and about her life as a fashion journalist. That lady has had one very cool life.
Before we left we just had to have the #CanonFashion experience! These were the images taken to create a 3D video picture that was emailed to us looking like my sister and I were flying cheerleaders. We loved it!
Overall we had such a lush day, I’d definitely go back again- just look at my goodie bag! Inside our Julien Macdonald tote we grabbed Elle magazine, a Kinder Bueno, a Muller light yogurt and just because I was on Vodafone I got a red nail varnish for free. Not too bad eh?!
So everyone says ‘food is the key to a man’s heart’ and for my boyfriend I think that is definitely the case.
I know how much he loves cookies so I thought as an extra treat to go with his valentines gifts I would make love heart cookies with a personal touch of the love heart sweets-style.
They are so easy to make and I think they are very cute!
175g plain flour
100g chilled butter
85g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
Icing tubes (colors of your choice)
Icing sugar mixed with water
Put the flour, butter, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk in a food processor. Dribble in 1 tbsp water and blitz until the mixture comes together to form a dough. Tip onto a work surface and knead briefly to bring together. Make sure you put flour on the surface otherwise things may get pretty sticky! Then wrap in cling film and chill for 20 mins.
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin. If you have a heart cutter to stamp out heart shapes that’s great! But if not you can just as easily make your own heart shapes by cutting them out with a knife. Make as many hearts as you want from the dough of sizes you would like. Put the hearts on 2 baking trays and bake for 12 mins, swapping the trays over halfway through, until pale golden and crisp. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Once the cookies have completely cooled it’s time to get decorating! I used the theme of Love Heart sweets to decide how to top my cookies. Firstly pour icing sugar into a bowl to fill about half of it and then gradually add water until it is a thick consistency and a very white color. Then spread this on each cookie to give it a white background. I chose pink and purple sparkly icing tubes for writing and drawing a heart outline of my cookies- you can choose whatever you like. I copied the Love Heart sweets and iced the cookies with phrases such as ‘I ❤ U’, ‘Hug me’, ‘Kiss me’ etc. But you can write whatever you like!
And there you have it your own personalised Love Heart cookies, perfect for Valentines!
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I love this new red cut-out dress I ordered from ASOS. At £12.50 I just could not resist buying it straight away and it’s petite so it’s the perfect length for a shortie like me! I’m normally always wearing LBD’s whenever I go out but I decided to have a change and choose a brighter and bolder colour that would also looks nice against my blonde hair. (I get really worried sometimes that being blonde only looks nice with certain coloured clothes).
Here is the outfit I put together- perfect for a night out to bars and clubs. Now that I have a lush outfit sorted, I have an excuse to get out and experience the night life in my new home- London.
I am addicted to statement necklaces so most of my outfits tend to involve one! I chose my Topshop black and gold necklace to match nicely with the bold red. This necklace was such a great purchase- It’s great to wear over a collared shirt at work, a chunky jumper for a casual day out and to glam up a dress for the evening.
Whenever I go out I will always bring a clutch bag with me, just to hold the essential phone, I.D and money. I chose this Primark cream clutch to brighten up the outfit and with the gold-plaited buckle it matches perfectly with my necklace. This cream clutch gives the outfit an all-season approval- great for the summer and for the winter.
A couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of black heels for £20 at New Look, what a bargain! Chunky heels and wedges are my favourite style of shoe and I was desperate to find a new pair of black ones because they are timeless through every season and always look good with any colour outfit. These ones from New Look are very comfy and at a very attractive price!
For the single ladies who are hitting the town for Valentines- this red dress would be be a great outfit to stand out in the crowd, grab one on ASOS now for just £12.50 in the sale! Quick quick!
I hope you like my #AsSeenOnMe outfit!
Love Leeanna xx
The talented designer Sophie Hulme, well-known for her creation of the structured and metal-adorned bag, has made a big hit on the ‘to take to New York Fashion Week checklist’.
Global fashionistas ascending on the Big Apple have only one handbag label paired to their side and that’s the British handbag guru’s collection of clutches and classics.
The cream clutch is gorgeous for any season of the year!
Famous faces love the simplistic bags for the no-branding design mantra and the shape that won’t date.
Alice Eve’s black Sophie classic looks fab with her gorgeous white smock dress.
For those of you who love the look but would love it more if the price was a bit sweeter….
At a more attractive sophie-inspired £25 this boxy lock bag also looks great with the gold-plaque effect hardware.
Don’t you just want one?!
Love Leeanna xxx
So let’s all just chill out and have a cosy night in. No rain, no trains, no hassle.
This is exactly what I need tonight to help me relax after the hectic few days of rushing about, catching buses that won’t finish their routes, queuing in the rain and walking long distances in the cold and darkness.
Time for Ted, a milky coffee and some bedtime reading of Look magazine. You cannot resist picking up a mag with Queen Bey as the gorgeous cover star! Ted is one of my favorite films and I just had to watch it because it never fails to make me laugh!
Oh and it’s definitely time to get into your comfy pj bottoms and cosy slipper socks!
Let’s hope with the tube strikes over tomorrow the weekend ends the week on a high note!
Love Leeanna xxx
Today a manicure is exactly what I need after such a manic day living in London with the tube strikes.
With all the lovey doveyness going around, getting excited for valentines plans and choosing cute his and her gifts, I decided to paint my nails RED.
I love red nail varnish especially in the colder seasons because it will always add some bright colour to a more dull winter wardrobe of coats and jumpers.
What colour is your mid-week manicure?
Love Leeanna xx
When I knew I was moving to London I was dead scared that I would completely loose motivation to exercise because I thought joining any gym in London would be way way way too expensive.
Fortunately at £19.99 a month a fitforless gym was only a five minute walk from my home, and with FREE unlimited classes! So I was very happy to join up!
I do miss the classes I did back at my gym in Romsey because I would go with my sister or friends but I have found a class to do almost every night after work to keep me fit in London too.
Catching the tube does do the trick for exercise though! Walking up and down (sometimes over 200) flights of stairs should definitely tone my legs up by the end of the year.
Anyways I am loving my fitness timetable:
Tuesday- Legs, bums and tums
Wednesday- Box fit
Friday- Body pump
How do you guys excercise?
Love Leeanna x