Edita wears | Mojito

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Dress: SammyDress, Pumps: New Look, Clutch: Mimi C
Images by Ahmed Fayed

What could be more refreshing than a Mojito (virgin ones totally count too!) in the heat? Inspired by this famous cocktail, I decided it was time for a minty fresh look with an added lemony zest, and by that I mean the yellow pumps in the photos above.

The lady-like elegance of the frock I was wearing from SammyDress was a bit overpowering, it made me feel a bit like Miss Goodie Two Shoes. To add an edge to this look, mint-coloured hair was a must – consider this an equivalent of a sneaky double-shot of rum in your concoction.

How to Make a Mojito

Possibly the freshest tasting cocktail of them all, the classic Mojito always ends up being my cocktail of choice. Though generally bars have cocktail menus the size of War and Peace, there’s something comforting and reassuring about the humble Mojito – even more so than an Old-Fashioned or a Bellini. It’s fail-safe when ordering at the bar, and it’s equally fail-safe when making it at home. YAS! Here’s what we’ll need:

  • 1 and a half of limes, cut into wedges
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 and a half table spoons of brown sugar
  • A handful of ice
  • 65ml of white rum
  • A splash tonic – the less the harder, the more the softer
  • A fresh mint sprig for the garnish

Three Steps to a Perfect Mojito:

  1. Put the limes, mint and sugar into a high glass and mash them up. Doing so will get those lime and mint juices flowing.
  2. Drop the ice and pour the rum to taste.
  3. Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and start sipping!

This cocktail is best enjoyed with friends or loved ones while watching the sun go down. Mint coloured hair is optional, but I’m always up for some company if you’d like to join me.

What’s your favourite cocktail?

In case you missed it, last time I painted myself white.

Edita wears | Summer Snow

Edita in Gamiss, Just Cavalli, Boohoo and Thomas Sabo 1

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Dress: c/o Gamiss, Shoes: Boohoo, Bag: Cavalli, Ring: Thomas Sabo
Images by Tina Muller
White is a colour of a clean slate, a new beginning, tabula rasa.

People paint walls white, write on white sheets of paper and admire the sparkle of white snow flakes in the winter.

These days you probably think of Khaleesi from Game of Thrones or at least those Internet hair tutorials with girls rocking ash blonde locks and an Instagram tan when someone mentions the colour white with the word hair mixed in the same sentence.

I think of myself as a canvas. I am a bit greyed and rusted from life’s not so charming surprises, therefore yearning for a fix, a lick of white paint and this Gamiss dress was exactly that. Light as a snowflake, irreverent as sea foam and haunting as a wandering ghost.

I had a fear that I’d be wiped out rather than whitened out by painting myself white. I got lucky because the accents of gold transformed white into a colour and not a state of mind.

As a canvas, I am fixed. As a human, I am healed.

Previously I painted myself fiery red.

Edita wears | The George Jumpsuit

Edita in George, Adidas, Dolce and Gabbana and Lipsy 2

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Jumpsuit and Backpack: c/o George, Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Shoes: Adidas, Jacket: Lipsy
Images: Ahmed Fayed

It’s that time when September issues are coming out and we’re generally getting ready to reveal our fall looks. It’s also the time when the fashion folk are pencilling in LFW shows into their calendars.

One thing I have learned from attending London Fashion Week is that whatever you do, you must feel comfortable. Of course, there are tons of people there hoping to be the show, but when you are reporting on trends and running from presentation to presentation, you must wear comfortable footwear. Otherwise you’ll end up feeling hangry – there’s little time to grab a bite, so you’ll just hoover whatever is in the goodie bag – and in excruciating pain – even Nikes start hurting after the ninth hour standing or hovering over annoyed fashionistas trying to get a good snap – and that’s not a recipe for a happy style reporter.

George at Asda have approached me asking how would I style their pieces for LFW for under £75 and I simply found the most comfortable jumpsuit in their collection. As someone who will attempt to shoot looks from the most unfortunate of seats (life as a #fblogger is far from lounging in the frow), clothes that promise free movement are key for me.

My other choice was this extremely chic rucksack that will hold all of my LFW essentials in one place. Camera? Check! Phone? Check! Tickets? Here they are. Heels to change into just in case? Absolutely. If you are a showgoer, my tip is to definitely invest in a rucksack, your back will thank you for it. The one I am wearing here is only £16, so my wallet is pretty thankful too.

Edita wears | Red Venus

Edita in Zaful, Thomas Sabo, New Look and HM 7

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Dress: c/o Zaful, Sandals: New Look, Ring: c/o Thomas Sabo, Bangles and Earrings: H&M
Images by Ahmed Fayed
I kept reading summer heat survival guides by a number of bloggers and publications. All of them talk about sunscreen, hats and the importance of denim shorts. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pair of cut-offs but in extreme heat, I simply can’t deal with actually feeling clothes on my body. The horrid stickiness, the sudden tightness and the seams that literally start stamping your sweaty, swollen skin the second you sit down. No, no. I will always choose the widest maxi dress out there and they don’t come much wider than this beauty from Zaful. I keep being pleasantly surprised by this brand, its mega low prices and really beautiful pieces. By the way, if you are considering to collaborate with or buy from a cheap retailer, you can read my review on cheap Chinese brands, why they can be good, and why they can be a disaster here. With Zaful, I’ve been mega lucky as the company has shown itself in the best of lights with fast delivery and truly epic dresses. It’s the second time I am collaborating with them and they truly nailed it both times. This allowed me to continue with my completely coloured looks, and this is the third part of the series, possibly the most artistic one. Some images above literally look like dramatic Renaissance paintings.

To add even more drama (you know how I roll – go big or go home) to this red and orange look I decided to wear gold jewellery. My favourite piece is definitely the delicate Thomas Sabo ring from the company’s Fairy Twines collection. I was honoured when this legendary jewellery brand offered to work with me especially because I’ve been obsessing over its bohemian range recently. Thomas Sabo has come such a long way ever since its original launch in 1984 – it now has a whole array of pieces from budget buys to insanely luxurious fine jewellery that I’d need to start saving up for now to be able to afford in 30 years time. Van Cleef, Tiffany, Boucheron – you’ve got company.

And finally, I thought I’d look rebellious as a red head, but I ended up looking like Mona Lisa’s best friend. I’ve never expected such a regal, Renaissance-like result from a can of red hair spray. I wonder what epiphanies the next can of hair spray will bring. If you have any colour requests, let me know.

In case you missed it, last time I wore all blue.

Edita wears | Grecian Blue

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Dress: c/o FashionMia, Heels: Pedro Miralles, Bag: JustFab
Images by Tina Muller
One fine day I woke up and thought to myself : I want to have lavender hair. It was an unexplainable compulsion. I decided to label this desire as some weird capriciousness and get back to my normal life. A few years on and my hair colour adventure has officially gone mad. So much for ignoring my inner voice.

After the colour pink, I moved on to the colour blue. The print on this maxi from FashionMia reminded me of an ancient Greek vase – beautiful, dainty and delicate. It just begged for some matchy-matchy accents, so I thought I’d take the look a few steps further by painting myself completely blue, hair included.

How to get temporary blue hair?

Some of you have asked on Instagram and Snapchat whether I was wearing a wig. This is my actual hair and this was the exact shade of blue that I was keen on for this look. After all, Edie Sedgwick once famously chopped off her locks and sprayed her pixie cut silver, so I thought I’d try spraying my hair blue. It worked! I purchased my blue hair spray from Superdrug here in the UK; if your local beauty store doesn’t have any coloured hair sprays, Amazon should be your next stop.

Without further ado, here are a few tips and tricks I learned from my experience being a bluenette (it’s a word now):
1. If your hair is light or bleached blonde, a darker blue shade may stain your locks and leave a yellow/brassy tint – but it’s nothing a white toner or silver shampoo can’t fix.
2. If you are worried about the product not washing off for the office the next day, you can exhale with ease. The product does wash off easily. Shampoo hair twice if needed.
3. After washing off the coloured hair spray I made sure I deeply conditioned my locks and put hair oil on the ends. It’s a great idea to keep doing that regardless, your hair will thank you for it.
4. Wear an old T-shirt while using coloured hair spray. I miraculously didn’t get any stains on my tee but it doesn’t mean that I won’t next time!
5. Spray your hair in an open space or make sure your doors are open because oh boy that smell is toxic. Thankfully it evaporates quite quickly, so while your hair will delicately smell like the product, it won’t be overpowering or become the topic of anyone’s conversation. After all, our goal is to make people talk about the colour, not the odour.
6. Be adventurous! Coloured hair spray allows you to have fun with wacky colours and forget you’ve done it the next day.

Let me hear those pshhhhh sounds! What colour would you go for?

In case you missed the previous coloured outfit, it was all about the colour pink.