Every season the ASOS design team do one particular item really, really well. This spring/summer it was distressed jeans (all hail the ripped knee Ridleys), and it looks like their scarves will be hogging the spotlight throughout autumn/winter 2014. Granted, ASOS always have a massive selection of scarves, snoods, collars, wraps and ponchos; but this season the edit is bigger and better than ever!
ASOS currently have three trends in motion – checked prints, preppy classics and glam faux furs. I’ve already managed to waste an entire hour of my life compiling a scarf wish list (who knew such a thing existed?), so to save you from the same fate I’ve put together an edit of the very best designs. Now it’s up to you to pick a favourite. Good luck with that!
I had a hard time deciding what to pack for my adventure in Thailand with PANDORA. My iPhone panicked me by predicting constant thunderstorms in both Bangkok and Koh Samui, so I shoved a bizarre mix of waterproofs, bikinis, beach dresses and jumpsuits into my suitcase – basically hoping I’d covered all bases. But, upon our arrival, we discovered Thailand’s rainy season is actually less dramatic than your average Tuesday afternoon in London. We only got caught in one shower, and my leopard print rain poncho didn’t get a single outing (thankfully – it’s seriously ugly).
Autumn only began a few weeks ago, but I’m already stuck in a style rut, wearing my tried and tested cold weather uniform of rollneck knits, dark skinny jeans and knee-high boots. I guess there’s no need to fix what’s not broken, but a cheeky hit of new-season pizzazz wouldn’t go amiss either, so I’m currently fighting the urge to shop. Moschino Cheap and Chic’s embroidered turtleneck has captured my heart, and I truly believe it would look good with everything in my wardrobe (pyjamas included)!
Over the last two days I’ve been taking part in Westfield’s #barefacedorbold beauty challenge, and today it’s the turn of my final (and favourite) look. It’s been great to try out some new styles, but this is proof you really can’t beat a good bronze eye. It’s quick, easy and never goes out of fashion!
Create the Look: For my base I used By Terry Densiliss Foundation in ‘Fresh Fair’, Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer and a teeny tiny amount of Nars ‘Orgasm’ Blush. Charlotte Tilbury ‘Nude Kate’ Lipstick, made another appearance (it’s one of my favourites), and I then applied a generous helping of MAC’s beautiful ‘All That Glitters’ eyeshadow. To give my eyes some extra definition I smudged a bit of Aerin’s ‘Essential Brown’ Cool Gel Eyeliner across my lash line, and then swept Chanel Volume Mascara through the lashes.
Hopefully you’ve all noticed that Coco’s Tea Party has taken a more personal turn this year, and as a result I’m no longer covering fashion news and cover stars. It’s helped reignite my love for blogging, but today I’m going to break the rules a bit and feature Tina Fey’s US ELLE November cover. Why? Because the styling is frigging fabulous (I love the camel Max Mara coat and personalised Equipment sweater), and for some reason my Tina Fey obsession has reached new heights this month.
Purple eyeshadow is a key beauty trend for Autumn/Winter 2014. At the Burberry Prorsum show models wore a subtle aubergine shade, which was swept across the lids and paired with fresh, dewy skin. I’ve been obsessed with the look ever since, but never quite managed to pluck up enough courage to try it myself. However, with Westfield‘s #barefacedorbold beauty challenge in full swing I knew it was now or never. I had to give it a go.