From The Archive: 2016

The year of travel- from Aus to Africa- as well as some of my favourite ever photos, I hope 2016 brings a small dose of wanderlust (and fashion inspiration if not)!


Books I Love By Inspiring Women

So, it occurred to me that it’s been a bit of a sweet while since I sat down and talked you through some of the books I’ve been loving at the moment. After rummaging next to my bedside table and seeing what I’d finished recently- I realised that most of them were books by some of the women I most admire (and who are doing amazing things) online. With them all being a mix between style, beauty, and life- it’s been amazing seeing so many awesome ladies translate their online skills into something tangible and IRL- and I couldn’t love these reads any more if I tried…

Bloom – Estée Lalonde

I think I’ve waxed lyrical enough about Estee’s beautiful book, but in case you’ve missed any of my fangirl tweets or public displays of affection for her and her debut book- here’s another to add to your collection. With her book being a combination of memoir and guide to all things style, life and travel (as well as touching on some of life’s more delicate subjects)- it’s one of the most well written, insightful and beautiful books I’ve read recently. With it making me laugh, cry and nod along more excitedly than being asked if I want to order a Domino’s- Estée has written something truly beautiful, and even if you’re not familiar with her YouTube channel I seriously recommend you giving it a look in.

Pretty Iconic – Sali Hughes

After falling in love with Sali’s first book, Pretty Honest, and having adored her writing from her endless column inches over the last few years I was so excited to finally have my copy of her latest book, Pretty Iconic arrive. Not only is it an encyclopedia of magical beauty products that have changed the world and face of beauty- but her writing is some of the most encapsulating and her knowledge of beauty is absolutely mid blowing. She is a total goddess and this book is a total must have- for beauty novices and experts alike.

My Name Is Girl – Nina Cosford

Ever since meeting Nina at a GIRLS event (she has worked with Lena Dunham to illustrate the series), I was completely infatuated by her
beautiful illustrations and playful style. After picking up ‘My Name is Girl’– I’ve become even more so in love with her. Highlighting the trials and tribulations in a twenty-something millennials life (e.g bra shopping, body hang ups, nights out and celebrating your girl gang)- this book is a hugely accurate (and pretty hilarious) look at the workings of the female mind and something I love flicking through to make me smile.

Ctrl Atl Delete – Emma Gannon

Emma, Emma, Emma. Despite having read this book a couple of months ago now- I don’t think it’s ever had any airtime over on the blog so I thought I’d tell you a little bit about one of my favourite books of 2016- and why you need it in your life. In short, if any of the following are websites you’re familiar with- this is a book you’ll probably love: MySpace, MSN, omegle, Facebook circa ’10 and misc. dating apps. But saying that, Ctrl Alt Delete is about far more than MSN usernames and using Paint (yup, that wonderful programme). It’s a book about friendships, growing up with the internet and everything in between. Emma has such a special way with words (which you’ll already know if you follow her on Twitter) and I’m already excited for her next book- as 140 character fixes after this magical read just ain’t enough.

The New Garconne – Navaz Batliwalla

If there’s one person suited to writing a book about being a modern gentlewoman, and celebrating todays stylish, inspiring and successful women- it’s my friend Navaz. Having written her blog Disney Roller Girl for the last several years (a hub for all the insider style and news)- Navaz is one of the most well informed, inspiring and clued up women in fashion. With ‘The New Garconne: How To Be A Modern Gentlewoman’ including everything from interviews with the incredible Caroline Issa and Bella Freud, to style tips and wardrobe heroes- it’s a complete guide to everything about being a gentlewoman in the twenty-first century and a hugely inspiring read.


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