Photo: Just Jared
Today the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards are upon us and if you do not know TheBambooDistrict.com is a finalist for their Best Designed Blog Award! The awards are being held at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane London and too be honest I have no idea what to expect. I was taking a peek through twitter and looking at the awards hastags and it seems that a lot of the nominees are going all out with their outfits...uhoh. However, considering I am probably about 10 years older than the average person there and I am coming from work I am not stressed about going over the top with my look today. I have opted for an old Bamboo tie dye fringe t shirt and some high waist slacks. If I do end up winning...let's just hope I do not do a Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars!
This Bank Holiday weekend the lovely people of Benjart Clothing will be back at Wembley Retail Park with their Pop Up Store. I was there at the last sale in April, helping out and taking photos and it was such a success that shoppers have another opportunity to come and cop some pieces in person, instead of the usual way via their online store. New releases will be available and some sale items too so COME ON DOWN!!!
Visit their website for full info.
Scribbles by Me, Photos via Pinterest
I do love to eat. London is the best place to find any type of cuisine and it is top nosh too. Burgers, Thai, Lobster and Roasts... you name it, I've probably shoved it in my mouth. However im finding that with the persistent winter vibe wafting in the air, my lack of motivation for outdoor activity, then paired with my nom nom nomming of everything has inevitably led to some pudge around the ol' tummy. In the past when London experienced real, consistent summers, I really enjoyed eating salads, even boring ones. Now, when I find that I really need to eat more raw veggies and fruits then anything else... it's actually quite difficult! I think I have the eating version of S.A.D (Seasonal Affected Disorder), Winter = stodge, Summer = health. How else can I explain it. Anyway, today when I was carrying out my usual Pinterest perusal it presented me with quite a few tasty looking, and healthy food options which I am hopefully going to try soon. They too were so pretty I thought I would share them with you lovely folk aswell!
Do you have any recipes that are healthy and yummy that you think I should try?
Clockwise: Butternut Squash/ Asparagus/ Chickpeas/ Beetroot (Click on Photo for Recipes)
Video and Photo viaRefinery29
There is no doubt whatsoever when it concerns my adoration of this woman's music and style presence. Solange Knowles has teamed up with cool trend led site Refinery29 to create this video of her donning her amazing outfits, showcasing the cute haunts of South Brooklyn all to the soundtrack of her own song "Locked in the Closets". This video will make you like her even more and for me, to add to my outfit love for her...her freakin home looks envious too. The Queen of prints and colour! Ugh. She. Is. Perfect.
Photos by Oliver Stalmans via FGR
Elle Vietnam's May cover story is Japanese inspired! Model Tian Yi is a beauty wearing beautiful designs by Prada, Dries van Noten, Dior and Thakoon all chosen by stylist Anna Katsanis. I have seen a few Geisha inspired shoots over the years and this is one of the best. The looks do not look costumey, and the post processing is perfect to match the mood. Plus it showcases a beautiful red lip, and that is always a good thing.
After a month of umming and hmmming I finally decided to go for the chop! No, not the whole shebang, just my fringe. I have had a fringe for a long time before but this past year I decided to grow it out, in the hopes of doing more 50s starlet style hair, which rarely ever happened. That said I brought fringey back, and it was a great excuse to pop in to Windle and Moodie a hair salon in Covent Garden. If you are looking for a new salon and in the London area why not try this one, I used to work here too! It's an amazing place with great stylists. I went to see the lovely Sergio as he cut me the most perfect fringe back in 2009, it was a Betty Page super sharp number and as that was the fringe I wanted back, I knew he was the man for the job. Everyone at the salon is good but if you were to see Sergio you are in good hands! A familiar backstage at fashion week shows, and the proud stylist of Magazine front cover looks like Issue 6 of Oh Comely magazine he will leave you with a style you love. Seriously, go see him.
Check out some of Sergio's work on his website
Here is part two of my Edinburgh Photoset. The days we were there were full of wandering the streets. We had tea and cakes in Leith, and Whiskey on the Royal Mile. There was a Scottish Music and Arts Festival on while we were out there called Tradfest and caught a show on the Saturday night. We saw some Fiddlers (my fave were a duo called Hal and Nikolaj, they were fantastic) and a weird random trio of Scottish and Danish fusion dancers, Art is Art I suppose. The final day we took a tour of the underground streets of Edinburgh, as years ago they literally built more of the city on top of old Closes. Edinburgh is a gem and I recommend people to visit if they haven't, actually the whole of Scotland looks like a beauty so why not try and discover it all!
Pics via Pinterest Search 'Pointed White Heels'
Spring...Summer! It's here!!! Yey! To mark this beautiful turn of seasonality I recently purchased some white pointed sling back heels from BHS. I have a friends and family discount there and I thought, what the hey, I am going to get these. The day I tried them on I was wearing some acid wash blue skinny jeans and a cute blue sweater tucked in and the shoes pulled the outfit together perfectly, I just needed to snap them up. Alexander Wang made this type of shoe a must have last year and I can see why. They are pretty and chic, and funky too! I think the era of white stiletto heels being reserved for the stereotypical Essex party girl are over, with many fashionistas on the interwebs rocking them hard. As mentioned previously I like to wear them with a light hues skinny jean but these shoes would be equally adorable with any lengths skirt and shorts. The only downfall...I am always weary of not making them dirty!
My white pointed heeled sling backs are from BHS, you can get them or in other colours here online!
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Urban heart + Island soul.
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