Most people now in this fast-paced world are in pursuit of trying to find the most natural, productive and unadulterated way to be human, aiming to cut out stress from their lives. Whether that would be through decluttering the house of superfluous junk, or clearing out your the mind through focused mediation, de-stressing and finding the 'real' seems to be a focus for many people nowadays.
Going to Japan is wonderful- nothing could be more exciting than visiting the country of cherry blossom, anime and sushi. Japan is full of things to do, and will cater to many different people! For the foodies, you have a nation which lives off the most delicious food in the world, with natural flavours enhanced … Continue reading Going to Japan: Essential Information
Technology and fashion have inevitably come together over the last couple of years. As the world of electronics grew more and more focused, certain target groups were outlined- first Apple came out with two versions of the iPhone- the colourful jelly case ‘for the masses’ and the first ‘S’ model, perfectly fitted into a gold, … Continue reading How are Fashion and Technology Collaborating?
The September issues give the fashion world some time to step away from topical issues, political events and awards ceremonies usually interspersed among the issues running up to the main fashion issue. The majority of fashion brands this year moved on from the 60's inspiration onto the 70's, with browns reigning supreme. Remember my review … Continue reading The Key ‘September Issue’ Trend: Embroidery
It's funny how often you can end up using the phrase 'riot of colour'. If there is a spring fashion show, it's going to be plastered across every review and blog post across the Internet. However, using it to describe Notting Hill would be just a simple understatement. The festival is like a warmer, happier … Continue reading Notting Hill Carnival
When it comes to the A/W collections, especially this year, there is one thing which is similar in all and that stands out in a very ominous manner. The truth is, although there are patches of red and blue popping up, most of the collections are, unfortunately, black. With the materials varying from brand to … Continue reading Why are the A/W collections the hardest to create?
Last year I went to Kyoto for a couple of days and even though it was early December, the weather was still very warm and I managed to find this great little Japanese garden nestled among the houses and roads in Kyoto. The garden had a very uniform design, but with the falling leaves on … Continue reading One Autumn Day in Kyoto
If you ever wondered what trends could come back from your childhood, look no further than the summer of 2017. Some of the most daring 90’s fashion trends are coming back in a big way this season and one of these is the mule! The mule is a slip-on shoe, preferably with a slight heel … Continue reading Mules: The Perfect 90’s throwback
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of going to a 'Get into Fashion' event through Go Think Big for an evening with Jo Elvin, the pioneering Editor-in-Chief of Glamour magazine UK. I have been buying and reading Glamour for almost 10 years now, and to see such a loved and admired role model 'in the flesh' was truly wonderful.
While Newcastle may not be known for its food, with this one restaurant, it should be. The last thing I imagined when I came to the county of pies and Newcastle brown beer was that there could be really great food here, including seafood. Unfortunately, England is largely divided when it comes to really good food, with Michelin-starred restaurants like Five Fields mostly based in London. Luckily, with higher rents in the capital, many great restaurants and amazing chefs are taking their business out to the other parts of England.
For the lovers of the fresh witty generation of fashion bloggers, graduates of the top fashion universities, Shini Park of Park & Cube is the pioneer of blogging with a twist. From the emerging shoots of her first few posts (mostly with DIY and inspirations from shows) grew into beautifully edited swanlike images and text which is what attracts so many readers to the London-based blog.
In December, I was lucky enough to visit one of the best chicken yakitori places in the world, and one that is very popular with both locals and fans of fine dining in Japan. The restaurant, Bird Land, is truly a force to be reckoned with!
I have been using Paper 53 now for my illustrations for a couple of years now. I find that although I love the natural look of pen-to-paper calligraphy styles that are then digitalized, Paper 53 gives me a smooth edge to my pen stroke that corrects my handwriting's natural kinks and broken chain links between letters, and my illustrations simply LOOK better than they used to on paper.
Now that April has arrived (yeeey!) it is hight time to start thinking about the month as one to be really productive, especially if you have fallen off the wagon already. What you had set yourself from January, you haven't kept to completely, and you are worried how you will be able to keep to your plans...