Edita wears | Popcorn

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 5

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 7

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 6

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 8

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 10

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Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 13

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 4

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 11

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 3

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 2

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 9

Edita in George, Zara, Karen Millen, Glasses Shop, HM 12

Skirt: Karen Millen, Jumper: George, Boots: H&M, Coat: Zara, Glasses: c/o GlassesShop.com
Images by Ahmed Fayed
The first look of 2017 simply had to POP. I chose huge glasses online from Glasses Shop with a red motif along with a Karen Millen wool skirt that I have been wearing for years. I needed an eye-catching jumper to bring the two reds closer together. What can pop more than a huge, in-your-face popcorn cartoon appliqué? I can almost hear the popping sound, and smell the buttery, salty goodness. 🍿

But what foods can be fashion statements and which ones probably would never make it on to any list other than a menu? Let’s explore.

Tasty and Trendy 🍰:

  • Bananas. Absolutely true. Who can forget the Prada earrings we all wanted (ahem, still want) the moment they appeared on the catwalk?
  • Strawberry cheesecake. Or any cheesecake. If anyone ever says they aren’t that keen on wearing a jumper with a cheesecake on it, they are telling a malicious lie.
  • French Fries. Hello Moschino bags and phone cases!
  • Lemons, oranges and limes. Hello freshness, hello zest, hello summer.
  • Chocolate spread. A top or jumper with a big, juicy jar of Nutella? That almost makes January a bearable month.

Tasty But You Won’t Want To Wear It 🍜:

  • Crisps. So good for munching, not that appealing when you imagine them on a tee.
  • Haggis. Some love it, some hate it. No one wants a T-shirt.
  • Ginger. Chop it up and pop it into a stew or curry and we’re friends. It just doesn’t have that fashion je ne sais quoi when you picture it on an item of clothing.
  • Lasagne. It’s SO good. As a print on a hoodie? SO bad.
  • Soup. I just consulted my crystal ball. I can assure you, soup won’t be breaking into fashion any time soon.

Do you agree? Let me know what food prints or accessories you’ve worn.

If you are keen on a pair of massive glasses yourself, feel free to use the code GSHOT50 to get 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded).

Edita wears | Winter Boho

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 10

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 7

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 9

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 6

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 8

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 4

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 3

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Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 5

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Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 20

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 18

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 16

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 22

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 11

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 15

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 23

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 13

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 12

Edita in Modanisa, Vero Milano, Toga, Jord and ChloBo 14

Dress: Modanisa, Vest: Vero Milano, Boots: Toga, Hamsa Bracelet: c/o ChloBo, Watch: c/o Jord Watches
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Back to my folkloric roots, this outfit is a warm embrace while being surrounded by the cold December air.

It’s interesting to realise that my hair looks both modern and medieval. This just goes to show that braids will forever be a good idea.

It’s the little details that bring this look to life: the folk florals, the red fur vest, the silver and gold plated bracelet with an adorable hamsa charm from ChloBo and of course the deep burgundy wood watch from Jord Watches.

Wood in design – much like braids within the hair styling world – is having a renaissance. Move over the questionable 70s chunks, sleek wooden accessories are slowly becoming the new pieces to lust over.

Jord Watches has definitely remastered the material and made me a fan of their uniquely irresistible watch line. With wood especially, there’s always a risk that the piece may end up looking clunky, toy-like and not serious at all. However, the brand avoided this by developing an advanced watch face that makes me feel like Chronos himself every time I glance to see what time it is.

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Edita reports | Boohoo Christmas Party 2016

Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 4

Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 8

Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 2

Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 6

Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 5

Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 9

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Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 1

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Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 12

Edita at Boohoo Christmas Party 2016 10

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A few of us gathered to attend the Boohoo Christmas party 2016. It was all about glitter, glamour and girl power. We danced, we partied and we wore Boohoo.

There was so much catching up to do among us bloggers. We talked about what we adored about blogging, and what changes we noticed in the industry.

We all have been blogging for quite a while – and here are some changes we’ve witnessed:

  • Some massive brands are not as massive anymore. I won’t say which ones we’ve mentioned, but the conversation included me saying: “Oh yeah, I remember now – is that still even going?”
  • Some massive bloggers are not as massive anymore. I remember a number of girls cooing at the sight of a big blogger back in the day, but a lot of them seem to have moved on and have either become smaller or stopped blogging altogether.
  • It has become more important to seem to be partying on Instagram, than actually partying. I am sometimes guilty of this: I go to an event, I photograph it and I am off to the next.
  • Blogger coverage is slowly becoming more popular than press coverage. I don’t hear questions such as “oh what press did you get”, it’s more about “blogger X is on the guest list and she is massive for our brand”. Certain magazines are not happy about it – you know who I mean.
  • While some bloggers are the warmest, most wonderful people ever, some may come across as cold. I keep seeing this point mentioned everywhere. Think about it this way, whatever party you go to, from a random house party to the biggest VIP gala on the planet, you will get a mixture of temperaments. Unfortunately we can’t all be Jennifer Lawrence. I don’t think it’s fair to say that this community is cold and pompous only because they amassed a large following. Some are, some aren’t.

Edita wears | Thigh High

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 5

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 4

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 9

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 6

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Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 7

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 3

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Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 8

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 11

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 10

Edita in Madame Rage, SheIn, HM, Chanel and Abbott & Mosley 13

Dress: c/o Madam Rage, Coat: Shein, Boots: H&M, Bag: Chanel, Watch: c/o Abbott & Mosley
Images: Ahmed Fayed
Lord knows I wish I had a boyish figure, especially when it comes to my legs. I thought if I worked out, my thunder thighs would miraculously transform into elegant, Twiggy-esque pins. Instead I got the Britney thigh muscles and I felt utterly disappointed with my body. And I do understand that most people would kill for Britney muscles.

So my thigh journey continued. I lost a lot of weight and started looking skeletal, minus the thighs. They still thundered on, no matter how ridiculously small I turned myself into.

So I started option number 3 – 50s A line skirts and maxi skirts. I figured as long as no one can see my gross thighs, who can prove they are as bad as they are in my mirror? It’s like if you partied with the Kardashians, and didn’t snap a selfie with them – did it really happen?

Of course, sticking with option number 3 was starting to get hard in summer months and it made me feel extremely self-conscious. Any brand that approached me to model or blog for them would get radio silence from me as I was petrified they’d ask me to wear something above the knee. I still remembered the chills I’d get at the thought of that.

This all of course started at a single comment that perhaps I shouldn’t wear that skirt and that “if I worked harder on my legs, one day I could allow myself to try a mini skirt”. Don’t get me wrong – this comment is all I still hear in my head as I look at the images above. All I can see are thunder thighs and how my legs are awful compared to someone else’s. Anyone else’s, for that matter.

We all see our selves in different ways. Had I not mentioned what’s going on in my head, I doubt anyone would notice my legs or even think to comment on them.

So what has pushed me over the edge and drove me to face my fear of going for such a scandalously thigh revealing look? Being annoyed at myself that I had become a victim of a comment, of someone’s view, of someone’s dislike of my body part for 27 years. It had to end one day, right?

Wrong. A step like this is winning the battle – but the war still rages on. I’ve learned to be better to myself and distance myself from constant self criticism. Waking up everyday and feeling nothing but fixated on how disappointed I feel about my appearance is not a good way to start a morning. So this is what I started doing to boost my self esteem:

  • I stopped buying clothes that are too big for me. They made me feel smaller. Do I need to feel smaller? Nope. I need to feel comfortable. If not that, then just fabulous.
  • I stopped being fixated on my thunder thighs. This was really hard. But the second I let them be, I started feeling free. I suddenly remembered why I loved fashion and outfit creation.
  • I switched my mindset. So what that someone doesn’t like something in me? Do I have to follow suit and dislike myself? Of course not. Plus, I am surrounded by people who have zero problems with my legs. Or any other body part.
  • I faced my fear. Although I still have to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to be where I want to be in terms of feeling self-conscious, it was a step in the right direction. A few more mini skirts or daisy dukes – and perhaps I will get there.
  • I focused on happiness. Spending time with my boyfriend, friends and eating carbs made me happy. So I did just that, and I still do.

A massive shoutout to Abbott & Mosley. This brand brought that luxury feel to relatively affordable watches. Marble faces, beautiful leather straps and rose gold dials all made this particular watch true Instagram candy, not to mention lust-worthy accessories.

While I have your attention, a wink to Madam Rage, who sent me this dress. It inspired me to stand up and face my fears and self-consciousness. If that’s not a good dress, I don’t know what is.