JAGGER JACKET | 20.10.16



If I'm going to try my hand at some DIY and customise something, I was obviously going to plaster it with a Stones reference, wasn't I? I'd toyed with the idea of writing a lyric on the back or to stick with the classic lick, but went for something completely different that I hadn't seen done before. I'd been thinking of getting some t-shirts made with this logo on the front, but as I'm not a t-shirt designer with her own business, I decided to get some paints out and make my own in jacket form. The jacket was an outfit idea I had come up with for London Fashion Weekend which I attended with my good gal pal Kristina. I always tend to go for an outfit that's true to my style for occasions like these, but also try to incorporate a trend in there too. So as customising your outwear is everywhere at the moment, I decided to give it a go!




Top - Newlook
Shirt - Topman
Trousers - Topshop (similar style)
Shoes - Converse All Star
Jacket - Vintage (customised by myself)
Badges - Primark and vintage
Necklace - True Rocks via Jewel Street*
Rings - Bloody Mary Metal and vintage



I've seen many customised versions of denim this season, the obvious favourite being Gucci and their nature inspired shearling denim jacket. Giving it a go myself was daunting when I first sat down with a needle and thread ready to sew on hundreds of sequins, but after many pricks to the finger I ended up with one killer piece of denim! I'm super happy with the result, even if I am still finding sequins on my floor weeks later. I'm also glad I stayed away from trendy florals and opted for something more 'me' as I've now made a really cool and personal piece that I'll be keeping forever.

I customised it just that little bit extra on the front as it was looking sparse compared to the party going on at the back. I hunted for some pins to use and struck gold in Primark with this enamel set, old costing me a tiny £3 for a set of five. Not all of the ones in the set were to my taste though, so I replaced them with my vintage Playboy and The Rolling Stones badges, which matched perfectly and added more personality to the front. This is a really easy way to make an item more personal or unique. You can find basically whatever you're looking for on a button these days, even the crudest of quotes! I've seen a couple I like on Depop and eBay, but if you're looking for something really cool, then check out Banana Bones' Etsy shop which is filled with edgy pins that will look killer on any leather jacket - you can thank me later!

My main focus is of course my jacket, so I kept everything else quite simple. My crop flared trousers from Topshop make it a more laid-back outfit and are the perfect length with high-top converse. I've also added some pattern in their with my chucks that match my star print shirt because you can never have enough of that print!

I've definitely caught the DIY bug now, I'm finding myself searching for new ways to customise old pieces clothing. I might try my hand at another jacket, maybe going for a leather this time. For now though, my Jagger jacket will be perfect for winter when I'm feeling inspired after listening to Sticky Fingers all morning, which basically means I'll be wearing it all of the time...



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STRIPPED | 13.9.16



It's incredible when something makes you feel good when you're stripped bare in front of a camera without a hint of skin smoothing Photoshop magic and no make-up artist to hand. These earrings make me feel that way, isn't that special? I feel so raw beside these intricate earrings that hang delicately next to me. It's awfully sexy when you can feel beautiful with nothing but the help of a piece of jewellery, although even more sexy with the help of nothing at all.






Earrings - Stephanie Bates via Jewel Street *



Photography by Chloe Upton - Visual Stylist and Photographer | Instagram

In the past few weeks my love of jewellery has grown. Before, I thought it was something that helped me express my identity with my everyday rings from the remarkable people in my life, but now, it means so much more. Yes, it is amazing when you get given a piece from someone you have a love for, but when you can pick a piece yourself and show the real you through it, that's something. You can choose pieces that make you feel many different ways like sexy, beautiful and edgy. These Stephanie Bates earrings are making me feel all kinds of fancy which isn't a feeling I have ever had.

I think it's easy to take jewellery for granted and not appreciate it for what it is. It's a work of wearable art and right now it's making me feel magical and lucky to be able to show off such beautiful craftsmanship with you all. Massive thanks to the wonderful people over at Jewel Street for helping me feel like a queen in all the incredible jewellery you've let me get on my mitts on!



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FLYING KITES | 6.9.16



It's another round of beautiful jewellery (aren't I lucky?!) and this time it's a focus on the wonderful Stephanie Bates and these edgy geometric kite earrings. I often forget that earlobes can look pretty with the help of an earring or two, but these ones are a great reminder. The matte finish on these beauties is subtle against my brassy hair and go great next to a leather jacket. If something goes perfect with leather, I'm all ears.






Kite Hoop Earrings - Stephanie Bates via Jewel Street *
Kite Necklace - Stephanie Bates via Jewel Street *
White Atlantic Salmon Leather Pendant - Marlin Birna via Jewel Street *
Industria Bangle - Mei-Li Rose via Jewel Street *
Leather Vest - Topshop
Top - Urban Outfitters
Shorts - Vintage



Photography by Chloe Upton - Visual Stylist and Photographer - Instagram

You can go the whole hog and pair them with the necklace that matches. I like to mix metals when it comes to my jewellery so I opted for the silver version, as well as this beautiful Marlin Birna pendant that compliments my black kite earrings almost perfectly.

I couldn't resist adding some gold to the mix with this Mei-Li Rose bracelet. I go all out with my metal clashing, mainly because I can't decide what colour to go for, but mostly because it's boring sticking to the rules sometimes. It's fun to clash a little and wear all the pieces you love in one go, for some it might be a serious faux pas but I'm sticking to what I love!

I'm really into the quirky shapes of all of these pieces. It's fun mixing shapes (not just for the dance floor) and finding jewellery that's a little more unique. If you're more into subtlety though, have a browse through Mei-Li Rose and her dainty pieces online, because although she uses a variety of eccentric shapes through her work, she also has some simple bars and bangles that are just lovely.



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SOME GIRLS | 1.9.16



It's a mighty rare occasion when I've got a pair of trainers on my feet, although I do have to make an exception for Converse, Vans or these stupidly cool Supergas. I never thought I'd be that into Superga but when they're covered in The Rolling Stones licks I had to change my mind rather quickly. Not only do I love these shoes because of what they have on them, but they also give me all the feels from when I went to see Exhibitionism in London a few months back. After strolling around the gallery with a heavy heart and every Stones song possible stuck in my head, we came across a large room which contained so much memorabilia I could have spent my entire wages here. These shoes were one of the many items available to buy, but, at the time, I had zero pence to my name. Having them on my brain for weeks afterwards, I then found them online and thankfully I had some money to spare! So, now I'm here with a pair of sneakers that make me feel funny inside and happen to look fucking killer too.






Top - Truly Madly Deeply via Urban Outfitters
Jacket - M&S
Flares - Topshop
Trainers - Superga via Daniel Footwear
Sunglasses - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - True Rocks via Jewel Street
Rings - Bloody Mary Metal and vintage





I've gone for the popular option with my shirt because as you're probably aware, everyone has it. But that's OK because girls are great, obviously, so I don't mind that most ladies own one, we've got to get the girl power out there after all! I have mixed it up with some ribbed flares though which just so happen to be the chillest pair of bottoms I have ever owned, it feels like I'm wearing pyjamas and what's not to love about that? It makes a change from tough denim that isn't at all kind to my bottom half.

This is slowly becoming my regular 'day off' attire that works wonders when drinking coffee and brunching as they do have a very stretchy waist band, and I certainly need that when I'm being a greedy slob off the clock. I think we all have that outfit we go back to when all we want to do is be comfortable, and that doesn't necessarily have to be unattractive or dull. Make it fun with a slogan tee and some out-there trainers, maybe add a pair of Lolita sunglasses while you're at it! No one has to know these pants are the comfiest things in the world!



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ROCKER JEWELS | 23.8.16



I recently did some shooting with my pal Chloe Upton who works for a dreamy company called Jewel Street, also known as 'the uk's no.1 designer jewellery website', super fancy! Jewel Street are a company that withhold a complete range of jewellery from across the globe in locations like Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia to name a few, pretty impressive don't you think? Their site is a portal of beautiful accessories that I long to own, I often have dozens of necklaces and rings that hang about on my body but nothing quite as exquisite as these. I've always said that jewellery is personal and the fact I've come across True Rocks excites me to no end. A lot of the time it's hard to walk into a shop and find a piece that isn't covered in diamonds in the shape of a butterfly (yeah, not my thing!), so finding a brand that creates the ultimate rocker pendants is music to my ears.





Shirt - Topman (similar)
Shorts - Depop unbranded
Hat - H&M
Belt - Primark
Large Deep Purple Enamel and Rose Gold Pill Pendant - True Rocks via Jewel Street
Large Yellow Gold Safety Pin Pendant - True Rocks via Jewel Street (similar)
Portobello Yellow Gold Rose Cut Diamond Star Starry Night Earrings - London Road Jewellery via Jewel Street




Photography by Chloe Upton - Visual Stylist and Photographer - Instagram

I look at their collection and envision inspiration taken from ladies like Alison Mosshart and Kelly Osborne. I could picture Alison swooshing her hair back and forth while the safety pin pendant swings carelessly from her neck, or Kelly making her all black outfits look even edgier with a gold guitar pick. It's a brand that I'm on board with and am dying to get a collection going, starting with the two necklaces I'm wearing. The first being my deep purple and rose gold pill pendant, which comes in various other colours like a beautiful emerald green or even solid metals. It's hard to decide which I like best so I'll take them all, cheers! Secondly, we have the large safety pin in yellow gold that you can buy in smaller sizes and also colours. These two pieces make a statement on their own and even more so together, if I lived in a pit of money I would have at least four dangling from my neck at all times.

As well as being spoilt rotten by being able to wear some of True Rocks unique pieces, I also had the pleasure of making my ear lobes look pretty with a pair of London Road earrings. It makes me feel dizzy when I think of having 9 carat gold and diamond encrusted stars in my ears but it was a magical experience that makes me want to start earning big time money so I can spend it all on pricey jewels. I agree when people say it's worth spending a great deal of money on your jewellery, I own a hefty amount of Bloody Mary Metal so I definitely need to expand my horizons with some other great brands that we have at our fingertips on websites like Jewel Street.



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