I love pull tab bags because I think they look fashionable, arty and chic all at the same time. I like them so much that I had my crafty mom make me a bag and this is why I know they are a lot of work. You have to first collect all the pull tabs (about 250 cans of coke or beer for the clutch) then you essentially embroider them on to the bag, which is a lot of work. Bottletop has collaborated with (RED) to make these super cute bags.
‘Bottletop are a luxury accessories brand Founded by Cameron Saul ( son of Roger Saul founder of Mulberry) and Oliver Wayman. The brand has an ethical ethos as all bags are handmade in Brazil from recycled ring pulls and they are made by local women empowering women in developing countries to have livelihoods.’
I really can’t resist when brands work with charities and give back to the community its like an incentive for me to shop! In this case its Bono’s charity Red Rush you know (RED). Come on, recycling, empowering women and getting a stylish bag? Also the prices are very decent considering all the work that goes into them. The clutch bag at the top (which I have been eyeing) goes for £65. What do you think about these?
Here are some pictures of me in Mallorca. They are kind of funny because, as I said, I hate modeling and its super hard to get my boyfriend to take pictures because he’s not excited about it AT ALL. Anyway this was my go-to bathing suit, I feel so super sixties in it (except for the fact that it reminds me of baywatch) but regardless I love it ( even though I’m currently on “vacation excess weight” and eating everything within sight and feeling like a “fat cheesball”…my invention thank you). I guess the point of this post is that the beach was awesome, the sun even more awesome and I didn’t feel like a fat cow in the bathing suit! Oh how I miss the beach!
I am wearing: Shirt: c/o American Apparel, Shorts: DIY, Bathing suit: c/o American apparel, Hat: Asos, Shoes Primark, Glasses: Gucci (old model)
During LFW, one the biggest trends on the streets was red lipstick and for some reason I got an “idee fixee” of putting red lipstick on. Luckily the lovely people at Mac were there to do our lipstick (which btw takes longer than you would think to do it properly.) So here is what I learned!
1) Decide whether you want a deep sultry red (classic) or a bright bold red (trendy). According to my make-up artist I should use a coral-red (something with orange in it) but you should go into a store and ask or try on something you like if you are not sure. I opted for something a bit bold but still classic -Mac “Lady Danger”
2) Use a primer to soften your lips. Alternatively use a towel and dip it in warm water and scrub the dead skin off your lips then throw on some chapstick.
3)Dab some concealer on your lips to make them “blank”
4) Use a lip Liner in the same or similar color as your lipstick and outline your lips then fill them in.
5) Fill them in with your lipstick and tada!!!