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(Mc)Queen of Hearts


Hello.. My name is Shay and I’m addicted to Skulls.

Right, so I’m going to come clean.. In my late teens I was, along with the rest of my generation, a Myspace kid (There, I said it!). I had the backcombed hair with the tacky extensions, enough eyeliner around my eyes to put a raccoon to shame, H&M’s skull, heart and crossbones jumpers, skinny jeans and of course, the 56,7564 Myspace friends I had never met to validate my authenticity as a ‘Scenester’. While I’m glad that I came to my senses and left most of those things behind, the one thing I never lost was my love for Skulls. A few weeks ago, I was gifted this gorgeous Alexander McQueen scarf that I have wanted FOREVER and yesterday I decided to take it out for a little spin.


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Alexander McQueen Skull Print Scarf c/o Abimarvel (Buy here!), Black ribbed vest, Miss Selfridge – £12.99 (Old), Acid washed ankle grazer jeans, Topshop Outlet (Old), Studded Leather Jacket, TK MAXX- £35 (Similar here!), Black Microfiber Wedges, Office (Sale) – £10, Tribal cuff & rings, purchased on travels. Skull ring, borrowed.

Yes you read right.. Those shoes cost me a staggering.. £10!! They were in the Office sale down from £70. The studded jacket was my favorite item in my wardrobe all of last season.. You can still find studded leather jackets in almost every high street store but ones that don’t look tacky are hard to come by. I fell in love with this one when I spotted it in my local TK Maxx and am frequently asked where I got it from.

This wasn’t an outfit for a special occasion or anything, just what I was wearing when I was hanging out with a friend.. So we decided to take some photo’s!

Until the next vanity post! Thanks for reading Londonistas!


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The Devil is in the Detail.

As some of you already know, I was fortunate enough to be invited by the glorious Abimarvel to work alongside her on one of her many projects, “The Apartment” during London Fashion Week. Following it’s success last season, I am incredibly excited to be apart of another season since it’s going to be Bigger, Better & completely Blogalicious (Yeah, I really just said that)! I can’t give too much away just yet.. so for now, I’ll update you on an event I went to on Tuesday. Let’s start with what I wore that night.

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On Edge Blazer, NastyGal – £18.63, Jeffrey Campbell Skull Lita, Office – £150, Quilted Flap bag, Chanel – £2,170, American Apparel Disco Pants – £74, Camisole, H&M – £3.99, Skull bracelet – Gift, Cross pendant chain, c/o Claire’s Accessories

 This was the first time I’ve ever worn my Lita’s since receiving them as an early Xmas present at the start of December. Partly because I was waiting for the right outfit but mostly because I just expected them to be uncomfortable. Obviously, any sane person would pick a night requiring minimal physical activity so that one may gently break them in. Not me though.. no, I casually decided to trek to the other side of London in them. But I have to say, they were surprisingly comfortable.. and even if they weren’t, the number of compliments and questions I got about them more then made up for it. I teamed them up with my disco pants, a plain black cami and my new Cobalt coloured blazer. I kept the jewelry light since the shoes made a big enough statement by themselves.

Now, enough about me.. Back to the night. The Apartment collaborated with PushPR to bring a select number of bloggers the #LFWDressUp event. Held at PushPR‘s funky, warehouse-esque office building in East London, the night can only be described as every girls idea of heaven. As you walked in, you were greeted by the gorgeous and friendly faces of the PushPR girls, drinks and a tasty selection of finger foods. And there it was, straight ahead of me.. Utopia. Racks and racks and more racks full of clothes, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Part of the room had been especially set up with clothes from Nelly, Rockport, Sinequanone (to name a few..) for the bloggers to try on and take home to wear during LFW. Amazing right? Check out a few pictures I took of the night.IMG_2811 IMG_2818 IMG_2824 IMG_2823 IMG_2831 IMG_2830 IMG_2827 IMG_2913 IMG_2916 IMG_3003 IMG_3004 IMG_2822 IMG_3044 IMG_3050 IMG_3057IMG_2854

The other really neat thing that PushPR had put together for every one in attendance was a LFW Survival Kit full of all the essentials needed to keep a girl going during the madness that is Fashion Week. I got to take one home along with a few items to rock next week..IMG_3101 IMG_3104 IMG_3112 IMG_3107

All in all, a great night had and what a fantastic way to get everyone in the mood and excited for LFW! I’ll be blogging about the items I picked out next week..

Thanks for reading Londonistas!


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