Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Kevin Murphy

While we were at LFW i got the chance to be assistant the the amazing Carl Reeves international session master for Kevin Murphy along with his team at Christian Blankens show. Working with Carl was great picking up a few tips from the experts and learning about the wonderful Kevin Murphy hair products along the way, it was a lovely change as i'm such a Make upy girl.
I even got the chance to cut  one of the models hair with very price pair of scissors what was quite nerve racking, especially because everybody was watching me, christian and film crew. Soo no pressure!!

I received products in the post after being at the show last monday.. i would recommend these products to anyone there amazing. I especially love the Colour Bugs they come in 3 different colours and they are powder (texture of a powdered eyeshadow) and wash straight out. So thank you to Carl & the PR Sara

C/O: Kevin Murphy -
Products; Young Again, Body Builder, Hydrate-Me Wash, Anti, Gravity Spray, Born again & Color Bugs

Keep it Sweet, 
Love L x 


Filming my Documentary...

I spent the morning baking with my lovely grandmother, we made Angel foodcake with homemade blueberry compote and i have to say it was amazing. Angel food cake reminds me of a combination of brioche bread and meringue but its as light as a feather, so i didn't mind having a massive slab.


Keep it sweet, 
Love L x 

True British

This morning i received this beautiful book from Alice Temperley, after being catwalk show last saturday night.

The beautiful True British by Alice Temperley

Keep it Sweet, 
Love L x 

Friday, 24 February 2012

Glossy Box

I received my first Glossy Box this month, being such a beauty geek this is perfect for me. I love trying out new beauty products and hair care so I was really excited when I opened up the pretty pink box to find everything beautifuly wrapped tied with a pink ribbon.
Every month you receive 5 miniatures sometimes full sized products for £12.95 including P&P. The products inside cost double sometimes more all together depending on the brands. 

Inside this month I received
Becca Beach Tint (full size),BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow in Noir, Awapuhi by Paul Mitchell Wild Ginger Treatment Oil and Como Shambhala Invigorate Shower Gel. 

These products can be realistically tried and tested but I haven’t had the chance yet as i've been busy with filming.

Keep It Sweet,
Love L x 

Thursday, 23 February 2012

LFW: Somerset House

Somerset House is the heart of fashion week there tuns of fashionista mulling around its beautiful setting. It was crazy but amazing at the same time from nearly getting knocked over during filming by paparazzi trying to get to Mollie King from the saturdays to getting my photograph taking by bloggers and photographers. 

Embellished Collar: Topshop
Shirt: D&G 
Blazer: Topshop
Trousers: French Connection
Brogues: Churchs
Hand Bag: Giles Deacon

I love the fact that fashion is a leveler in away, it doesn't matter where you come from or what you look like.. Fashion is about style and it doesn't matter if you has high end designer, high street, vintage or a mixture of all three. It brings all different types of people together from the crazy ones to the glamourous ones. 

Keep it Sweet,
Love L x

LFW: Bag of Goodies

Vauxhall Fashion Scout bag of swag:

LFW: Day Two

We are off to Vauxhall Fashion Scout showcase in Covent Garden. To go backstage at the House of Evolution show where I was working along side Nadine Merabi for her first Nadine Merabi Couture show. While Sam and our mamma watched the show I was backstage of the runway making sure the models were perfect.

Heres some photographs from the show…

 Nadine Merabi


Zeynep Tousun

House of Evolution were showcasing three emerging designers Nadine Merabi, Delada, Zeynep Tousun.  

I loved every minute was working backstage it was great fun even though I never a spare minute. Sam was roped in by Nadine to make the final head piece with only 40 minutes before the show, but after the wonder tony & guy hairdressers and i decided it was unsafe due to us not having the proper support we opted for a bit of head armor made from eyelash glue and the silver leaves from the dress.

The show went great and Nadine got amazing feedback and is defiantly one to watch.

Keep it sweet,
Love L x 

LFW: Our Surprise

When we found of our surprise was tickets to see the the Alice Temperley show at One Great George Street in Westminster we couldn't believe it.

We were incredibly lucky to be given the tickets for Temperley as the place was packed, the clothes and venue was beautiful.

I want the whole collection and loving the fur cossack hats.

Keep it Sweet,
Love L x

LFW: Day One

Day one of our Fashion Adventure and Filming!

In the morning we had hair and make trials for Nadine Merabi at Hairs Hairdressers on Kings road, it has to be one of the coolest hairdressers with a built in bar and dj at night and the decor is amazing along with Sophie Robson nails.
Then it was off to house of evolution offices for an afternoon of fittings and fun..

Model: Naomi, Me and Nadine

Outfit of the day: horrible photography i apologise.

Boots: Topshop
   Maxi Skirt: River Island  
Belt: Missoni  
Top: Zara 
Necklace: Lulu Guinness

Keep it Sweet, 
Love L x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Golden Ticket

The day has arrived...

London Fashion Week is here, words can't describe how excited i am. Sam and I are lucky enough to be given such a rare opportunity as the tickets are like the ones from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! We also have a surprise but we no clue to what it is actually going to be.

After along day of prep & filming we have arrived in london and found out we are staying in the beautiful
The Kensington Hotel in Queens Gate.
So now to get some dinner and beauty sleep for the long day ahead of us tomorrow.

Love L xx 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Kitten has Taste

Found this beautiful kitten Ebony asleep in my The Kooples garment bag!

Keep it Sweet,
Love L x 

Monday, 13 February 2012

Love Is Sweet as Cupcake

Happy Valentines Day

I baked up some of my delicious cupcakes with valentines in mind: i also made Champagne Chocolate dipped Strawberry.

Creme Brulee

Chocolate Cherry 

Keep it Sweet

Love L x 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Ultimate Burger

Saturday night in Sam  and she decided to cook one of our favourite comfort foods. This burger’s not for the faint hearted as it’s a total carnivores dream, hence the name The Ultimate Burger.

Burger: A Lean chunk of meat, Bacon, Cheese, Red current jelly, caramelized onion with some healthy greens.

Keep it Sweet.
Love L x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

An Sweet Introduction

Hey Sweeties,

I thought I’d start my first post off with a wee introduction about my life and me so far.

So here it goes...

Fashion and Baking (cooking in general) have always been my two passions in life. They're the two things I’ve always managed to do due despite being diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva or F.O.P at the age of 3 years old. FOP is a rare condition where bone forms in muscles and other soft tissue in the body creating a second skeleton. Hopefully, in the next few years a cure will be discovered, currently there are 700 confirmed cases of FOP worldwide.

My condition is a part of me but I’ll never let it define who I am, because it makes me unique. I think you should never judge a book by its cover, as underneath we are all the same.
I have always loved fashion from a young age and I was taught by my glamorous grandmother to use fashion as a way to express myself and put an instant smile on my face. Whether it’s a beautiful dress or a vintage cocktail ring - In the words of Coco Chanel “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
I’ve been given an amazing opportunity this week... I’m off to LFW (London Fashion Week for the none fashionistas) with my beautiful mamma, Ciona, and sister, Sam, next weekend. LFW is somewhere I’ve always dreamed of going to and my dream has finally come true. But now the major panic of planning outfits and making around 100 lists (I love a good list) has begun!!!

You should check out Sam's Blog

Cooking is in my blood as most of my Mamma’s side of the family are either great foodies, cooks or bakers; and thankfully it’s something that comes easily to me - whether it be Lobster Thermidor or Crème Brule Cupcakes. I love how cooking someone’s favourite dish can instantly make them feel better, or put a smile on their face.
My maternal grandparents were great entertainers, throwing 2 to 3 dinner parties a week for everyone from their best friends, to The Ambassador of the Seychelles. The dinner table was always beautifully set, usually with mountains of seafood due to the fact they owned a shell fish factory. Growing up at my mother and grandmothers side watching them cooking has made me appreciate great quality food and enabled me to cook from scratch.
I have never been afraid to try any food once, as they say you can’t knock it until you try it!

                                       My Fairy Floss Cupcakes adorned with Glitter

Keep it Sweet,
Love L x