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Coffin on Cake PR | SS16 | Press Day
Having gone to their SS14 Press day when I was at uni, I was super excited to have seen Coffin on Cake PR hold an SS16 press day last year. Knowing they manage some amazing brands, I couldn't wait to go along to see what they had in store for this year's spring attire.
Surfdome always have amazing lines, full of bright colours, thin materials and bold prints which are perfect for the Spring/Summer months. with stripes looking hot this upcoming warm seasons, many of their pieces, especially their co-ord's, are certainly on my wishlist!
Saucony Originals have a range of brightly colours trainers which just seem so retro. I love them!
Teamed with a black jean or with shorts, this range of colour pop footwear is sure to get you noticed this summer.
Quba Sails actually use reclaimed canvas sailcloth to create their pieces. This press day showed both homewear and outerwear in the SS16 collection. How cute are these stools! They also had a range of nautically inspired sailing jackets for men and women, which are custom handmade-to-order.
We've all heard of the brand OBEY. These prints are top of my home decor wish list, and their range of women's clothing is even better! With their range of tees and slogan jumpers, they've got a piece for every type of weather the UK can throw at us. They've even got a super cute range of swimwear to look forward to. The jewellery and pins on show were also stunning!
These are so pretty and would look amazing with contrasting socks and jean shorts; a real summer must have! CAT have come up with some floral, bright designs for this spring/summer and teamed them with coloured laces to complete the look.
Quicksilver and Roxy have always been a favourite of mine, even as a young child, I loved their brand. Their surf/beach wear is always so colourful and bright! Their use of palm tree and flower patterns and thick neoprene material are perfect for long summers on the sand. It just makes me want to learn to surf so I can wear these cute pieces!
They also have a range of active wear that fits in with the bright and colourful theme and would make working out a pleasure and a catwalk! I mean, just look at the patterns on those leggings! *in loveee*
These were my favourite things growing up.. Jelly shoes! Oh how I loved my purple sparkly heeled pair! They were my life. I'd wear them come rain or shine! I'm so happy the trend was brought back last year and that so many different style are emerging. JuJu Jellies have dominated this trend by introducing a wide range of colours, styles, and collaborating with other designers to bring you even more choice this summer. I mean, look at that baby range! Adorable. I know I want one in every colour, shape and style!
Quay Australia were back for another year of style with their wide range of sunnies. I can't wait to grab my self a pair! Featured in numerous magazines and worn my multiple a-list celebs, I've definitely got my eye on those cat eye ones. Although I am partial to an aviator or two..
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My Chocolate | Chocolate Making Workshop | Islington
On our tables were examples of the different stages of chocolate; from the cocoa bean to cocoa butter that's extracted as well as pieces of chocolate of different strengths. These were either super bitter and gross or creamy and yummy! There were also loads of marshmallows.. which I couldn't help but snack on!
Learning the history of the cocoa bean, the process and going through the different qualities you can find in the shops, we learnt what brands to stay away from if we only want to eat the highest quality.
The first bit of chocolate making we got to do involved three bowls of delicious liquid chocolate; milk, white and dark. Pure, rich, creamy chocolate with incredible flavour, melted into creamy goodness was put in front of my widening eyes.. dangerous.
Our task was to make a giant chocolate button.. out of whatever was on the table. My Chocolate had everything ready; chocolate curls, flakes, sprinkles, nuts, coconut, marshmallows and the three chocolate flavours.. I was in heaven!
I initially did a nice design with dark and milk chocolate, but then I went a bit choco-mad and just kept layering it on. Topped off with white chocolate flakes, this was honestly the best button I have ever tasted .. not to toot my own horn or anything..
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Blogosphere Magazine | Issue 7 Launch | Hoxton
Back in November I took my friend Emily to the Blogosphere magazine launch for their newest issue... issue 7, featuring Samantha Maria.
Having been so fortunate as to work with the magazine for our BloggersXmas party in December, we can't emphasise enough how great this magazine is. Jam-packed front to back with amazing articles by talented bloggers from across the UK, shedding light on different issues, events and such like.
Arriving at Hoxton Overground Station, I was quick to get the map out to navigate our way to this venue.. tucked away in a side street under a bridge arch, Motel did't take long to find. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a red carpet and some welcoming, friendly faces. With as much wine on offer as you could drink, my friend Emily and I grabbed a glass and started to look around.
This was the first time I'd really seen the magazine up close. It really was high quality and felt similar to the likes of Vogue with its thick gsm and weighty feel. A real bloggers mag! I was even more surprised at the level of content that it had, with bloggers with followings both big and small and a well known blogger as the main feature. The celebrated blogger of Issue 7's face was prominent and stunning, adding yet another high end vibe to the print.
We were lucky enough to give bloggers the chance to read Issue 3, starring Fleur de Force, by adding them to our goody bags for BloggersXmas.
We met some lovely people at this event, including Claire Eastham from We're All Mad Here and has a feature on Mental Health within issue 7.
Flicking through copies of past issues featuring bloggers and vloggers like Essie Button, Liberty London Girl, Louis Cole, Thatcher Joe (Joe Sugg) and Marcus Butler, we noticed the venue had gotten quite a bit busier and louder, so decided to mingle some more. Introducing ourselves to fellow bloggers, editorial staff, and even Samantha Maria herself! We actually managed to talk to the photographer behind Issue 7's cover and learnt of his experiences as a photographer and how he got that cover shot. He gave us a few pointers on photography and we continued to mooch around, drinking wine and meeting new people.
They even had a photobooth at the event, which we couldn't help but take advantage of!
Getting invited to an event like this was a real privilege and I'm so glad to have gone! We each took a copy of Issue 7 home to read and then add to our coffee tables ;) Samantha is so down to earth and lovely, it was so great to meet her!
Did you go to the launch event? What do you think of the Blogosphere magazine?