Thursday, 25 September 2014

A token of thanks

My last post was dedicated to covering Freya De Fleur's worthwhile Charity Blogger Event which if you haven't yet managed to read please show your support and do so here.
Freya Bromley hostess to the event was kind enough to gift all her guests with some great goody bags which included some lovely pieces. There were everything from make-up brushes to sweets and tea. To my delight there was also a gorgeous chunky ring from Ottoman Hands, a brand with stunning bohemian styled jewellery that really focus on beautiful precious stones. 
Besides such nice complementaries I was also gifted some stunning earring from the lovely people at Ottoman Hands personally. It was quite the surprise when the ladies from the brand's stall came over and past me a tiny black satchel labelled 'Give Me More'. I thought I had won a prize or that they were handing them out to everyone but apparently not! It still gets me all smiley and shy when people show kindness and generosity when it comes to my humble small blog but it never goes without gratitude so I'd like to say a big thank you ladies!
If you haven't yet heard of Ottoman Hands make sure to check them out here as I was drooling over their colourful jewellery pieces all night - and having worn the earrings a few times now I can vouch for their quality and prettiness myself! As someone who doesn't wear earrings too often I actually looked forward to putting these in my ears as they were light and very comfortable, unlike so many other stoned droplets that I own. It is always nice when you receive compliments too and I've had countless comments on how beautiful the colour is and where they were from. So, I will be pulling these out of the jewellery box quite often...
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Frey De Fleur Charity Blogger Event

Photos 1, 3 and 5 by Ignite Images

Just in time for the midweek hump, Wednesday 17th September saw a gathering of bloggers, press, brands and celebrities congregate for the discussion of a worthy cause: fashion conscious blogging. And I was lucky enough to be included on the guest list.

The event held in the loft of the bustling Jam Tree in Chelsea was hosted by blogger Freya Bromley from Frey De Fleur, who's reasoning for the night was a very personal one. You see the conscious blogging initiative isn't some frivolous coin of phrase that just sounds good - to Freya who is leading the motion, it is all down to raising the awareness of charities for it is one in particular, The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity which has been there for her, her family and her brother after his cancer diagnosis. 

During the event Freya took to a speech were she described how much the charity has helped her whilst struggling with being apart from her brother at Univeristy and how it had also considerably helped her brother too in many worthwhile ways. From simply being there to talk to when feeling low to providing care. So the £600 raised on the night will certainly go far in aiding many other families.

Freya also discussed that as digital influences bloggers can be highly influential in terms of shoes, bags and makeup but maybe now it is time to use our voices for more than that... How amazing would it be to have the power to use our own slice of the internet to raise awareness about good causes like The Rainbow Children's Charity - or any other charity that you hold close to your heart. I know I've been through things in life where charities have played a big part in helping to keep families supported and cared for. 

Freya herself has dedicated a whole section of her blog to charity fuelled blogging and plans to hold two annual events a year where people can get together and collaborate on ideas to help spread the word. This is one example of how crowd sourcing and blogging can be a very positive thing for the younger generation. Instead of fixating of twitter trolling, Instagram jealousy and blogging blues something like conscious blogging allows for us to think about more than ourselves and our own opinions and wants. 

I think it's an admirable mission and of course wherever I can I'll be happy to help and I will start to look beyond my normal realms of interest and start thinking seriously about charitable content too for Give Me More. It doesn't have to be something you do every week - but if you shed light on even one great cause that you genuinely feel passionate about then that could have an incredible domino effect online and hopefully get more and more people talking charity too. 

So, get Involved, spread the word and better still get helping out at your local charity - spend a day volunteering, give that big issue man your daily Starbucks spend, sign up for a charity run or even start your own event to raise funds. Just seize the opportunity for good now! Together it could lead to something amazing...
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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A Day To Remember...

What a truly magical day... congratulations Alicea and Richard

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wind in my hair

At the weekend my partner came to visit me in London. We ended up staying in a hotel in Hammersmith and roamed the area to get to know it better, as it is where I work and where soon I'll also be living. We went for food in Friday at a cute restaurant called Lola and Simon where they sold delicious pasta! After the working week it was lovely to enjoy a big glass of wine and practically fall into bed.
Saturday was so hot in London so I wanted wear something light and airy so opted for this silky navy dress from H&M paired with statement floral necklace to bring a bit of summery colour to the look. We started the day of with breakfast at a really cute Australian urban cafe that sold yummy confectionary. Afterwards the day consisted of wandering the streets nearby, enjoying a bit of shopping and of course more eating! Which was Lebanese in the Duke of York square. FYI I love aubergine!
Sunday was equally if not more wonderful. We went to Grosvenor Park where I meet bloggers Lily and Vivianna at their picnic meet-up! This was such a treat for beauty fanatic me. If you watch her latest blog here you'll spot me in the red river island dress towards the end. After we finished the day off with sushi which is a very different cuisine to my Mums normal Sunday roast.
Saturday I'll be a braidsmaid for my cousins wedding so will most certainly have photographs to share about that day soon. But to keep in the loop early make sure to check my social media platforms because I'll be sure to share a picture or two! Until next time.
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