Top & Mules: c/o Quiz Clothing; Bag: Pierre Cardin, Skirt: Boohoo, Glasses: c/o GlassesShop.com, Watch: Daniel Wellington, Bracelet: Thomas Sabo
Images by Tina Muller
I remember wearing similar eyeglasses
when I was nine. As soon as I was thirteen or so, I looked back at these glasses with sheer horror – how could I wear THOSE? GlassesShop approached me saying, hey Edita, give a new pair of glasses online
or prescription sunglasses a go. Curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to go back to my life as a nine year old and get these beautiful gold framed glasses. I ordered my specs along with my prescription, sat tight and waited for them to arrive.
My boyfriend opened the box and cracked up asking whether I got glasses for my grandma. This forced me to very theatrically put them on, proving him completely wrong. I looked dainty, elegant and delicate in them.
My outfit of course added to this ladylike appearance – and finally it’s not just about dresses . I can’t stop raving about this body top from Quiz Clothing. It fits beautifully and makes me feel as if I am wearing the most intricate piece of couture – hell, I am wearing it as I am typing up this blog post, I am glued to it.
Looking completely dainty is not what I am about. There had to be a twist. These metallic mules brought just that to the look, a bit of a trendy edge. Again, I used to wear mules all day everyday when I was nine. I didn’t mean for this look to end up extremely nostalgic. I am not sure I’ve ever grown up. I guess subconsciously and in my heart, I am still nine.
UPDATE: Keen on some new frames yourself? Use the code GSHOT50 for 50% off for all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses only throughout GlassesShop, with the exception of sales frames.
Have you ever been to the races? I have, but never to Epsom Downs. Until now. Thanks to the lovely folks at ChiChi London, I had the chance to experience the grandeur of being a guest at the races! 🐎
One of the most wonderful things at the races is always the style. Surrounded by beauty and glamour, I felt I was transported to a different world. If only I could stay here forever!
I was so fortunate to meet fellow blogger babes Lydia, Lottie and Gabriele. The girls MADE my day. Despite me being late, distressed and in just generally in a state better known as a hot mess, they embraced me, befriended me and we all had such an amazing time. Honestly, virtual hugs and tons of love to these stunners – check out their Instagrams for heaps of inspiration.
What to Wear to Royal Ascot or Epsom Downs Derby Races? 👗🐎👠
- Depending on what races you’re off to, each event has its own rules and guidelines. While Ascot is a tad stricter, Epsom Downs is generally much more relaxed.
- What you can and can’t wear also depends on the area you are based in. The guidelines get stricter if your tickets are for the pricier areas and enclosures, and more liberal if your ticket is to the Grandstand.
- Be mindful that while a fascinator is perfect for the Epsom Downs Derby, in some areas at Royal Ascot, a fascinator has to be a certain diameter or not allowed at all, and a hat may be required instead.
- While strapless dresses may be permitted on some Grandstand areas, it’s generally best to wear slightly more demure dresses. A tailored ladies’ suit is also allowed at Epsom. Nothing strapless is permitted at Ascot.
- Leave short dresses for club nights. Though it may not specifically say in some guidelines, but wearing something short and tight just doesn’t look right. There’s a time and place for club dresses – and that is at a club, not at the races.
- To get detailed information, familiarise yourself with what the Epsom Downs dress code looks like, and how to dress for Royal Ascot, depending on your ticket.
Don’t be discouraged by these rules! See them as a fun thing to interpret. For example, I wore a kokoshnik to Ascot last year, and the frilliest of dresses to Epsom Downs as you can see above – both outfits played by the rules perfectly.
I’ve had the best time! Thank you so much ChiChi London and Brand Nation for having me join you! I am hooked and can’t wait for next year! Who knows, I might place a cheeky bet! 💰
Hair, hair, hair. I’ve had it pink, I’ve had it blue, I’ve had it mint, and any other hue. Poetry aside – I’ve been lucky enough to be part of L’Oréal’s Colourful Hair campaign.
The new product is all about semi-permanent hair dye in some pretty cool colours. From blue to icy silver, the spectrum is quite wide!
My hair stylist and colourist were flown in to take care of my tresses all the way from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The duo were spectacular. My hair needed a bit of lighting to get an ashier tone, followed by a splat of peekaboo semi-permanent dye.
In case you are thinking that my hair is thick, let me assure you it is not. It is quite thin – but there is SO much of it, giving it the illusion of thickness. Lucky me, huh? No! This means that the most basic of styles takes ages to do, and even when I finish curling or styling, it’s best to layer on hair product. My hair usually stays put for the first five minutes followed by a dramatic fall into… Nothingness. As if it was never styled by anyone. Just flat, straight hair. This is what happens if your hair is thin and mega dense – it gets super heavy.
If this agony sounds familiar, here are a few heavy hair care tips:
- 💆 Don’t wash your hair every day. Every other day will work perfectly – not more than that! Shampooing too often dries out the scalp and blow drying too often dries out hair lengths and ends. Befriend a dry shampoo brand immediately.
- 😴 Wash your hair before sleep. Spray on the heat protector and just pre-blow dry it. This will result in less damage and more manageable tresses in the morning.
- 🙆 Once a fortnight sleep in a hair mask or oil. Wash off in the morning. Doing so boosts radiance and makes hair feel lighter. I go for almond hair oil and slap it on before I get my Zzz. And I do mean slap it on, loads of it.
- 💁 Brush it upside down. Heavy hair = flat head. I also blow dry my hair upside down for extra volume. This usually follows by tons of freeze-hold hairspray.
The L’Oréal Professional team knew exactly what it meant to have heavy hair. Yes, I was the last model to leave the shoot. My head hurt, my neck hurt, my jaw hurt (yawn, yawn, yawn all day long). But seeing that bounce in my hair with every step I made after the finishing touches were made, and how it made me feel – it was all #worthit.
Thanks for having me, team L’Oréal!
Dress: Zaful, Boots: Quiz Clothing, Bag: LaBante London
Images: Jess Bullen
I hear that mustard yellow is not a colour for everyone. Fine, on certain skin tones it can look overpowering and make some complexions look bland and lifeless. But I fail to see how a lick of red lipstick can’t help. As many poisons can be cures if used wisely, so can mustard yellow.
Mix this joyous colour with velvet fabric for instance. Plush and majestic, velvet can add to the richness of the hue, completely transforming your outfit and the way you feel about yourself. I don’t know about you, but I feel like a king and queen combined every time I wear velvet. I also feel like it’s all eyes on me when mustard yellow is incorporated into my look. This darkened daffodil hue brings joy to me and a transforms me into a spectacle for the rest. Everybody wins.
But yellow is not only great on velvet! Leather, chiffon, denim – it’s truly fabulous on a plethora of fabrics and styles. Don’t think it’s not a hue for you. In fact, don’t ever think something is not for you. It all is for you. After all, it’s time we all felt like we’re the king and queen combined.
Jumpsuit: Gamiss, Necklace: c/o Hanna Altmann, Shoes: Pedro Miralles
Images by Ahmed Fayed
A rusty shade of orange 🍊 is probably not the first colour you think of when you hear the word “spring”. However, I am certain that nothing looks more spring-like than this jumpsuit. Romantic, feminine and floral, it’s the perfect look to welcome the month of May.
The jumpsuit is emphasised by this spectacular necklace by Swedish designer Hanna Altmann. I had the pleasure of wearing a turquoise version too. What I have learned about it is that it’s an amazing accessory whatever the colour. Hint – it comes in every shade you can imagine. 🌈