Monday, 30 August 2010

Red Dress

Yesterday was my grandma's 70th Birthday. She had a very nice dinner party at the Hyatt Regency hotel in central London. It was so much fun. Plenty Champagne and beautiful food. Although i was asked for my ID which annoyed me quite abit. I guess the fact i was sitting at the grandchildrens' table consisting of 13 people with an age range of 1 - 20. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful night with the amazing company of my family, some of whom i had not seen for awhile.

My dress is from River Island. Really fell in love with this dress as soon as i tried it on. I love how the extra sleeved arm falls and the colour was so beautiful i had to make my mum get it buy it.

Took this picture right at the very end. Flowers were from the table centre piece. They are so beautiful. Couldn't let them be throw away.

My favourite dish was the main. Herb Marinated Halibut with Saffron Mussel Broth. Yum. Now if only i could recreate this.

Earlier this month, we were given this award by Amandita at Done n Done. Do visit her blog, she has amazing make up designs. Been meaning to say thank you and give the award to five more beautiful bloggers.

Rules for this award:
State 5 facts about yourself and award 5 others

1) I love MGM musicals from the 40's and 50's. When im uspet or bored i just put one of my dvds on. My favourite actor being Gene Kelly. He was just an amazing dancer and too talented.

2) I lived in Nigeria for 14 years and had a 3 year stint in a Nigerian Boarding school. Lets just say it wasn't fun.
3) If i had my own show, the theme song would be Earth, Wind and Fire - September.
4) I hate cereal, its disgusting.
5)I've been wearing glasses for 11 years and recently made the decision to wear contacts after a failed attempt 5 years ago.

1) I have an obsession with, mussels, squid, prawns, octopus, eel....You name it and put it in front of my face, it will be gone in a heartbeat!
2) Sometimes I think I am a shit human being because I can't ride a bike, drive a car (failed my test), climb a tree, swim or roller-blade/skate. To be honest the only thing I can do is walk because running is a bit of a chore.
3) I cried when The Hills ended and refuse to watch the shitty city. I still wonder whether any of it was ever real(!)
4) I have an obsession with buying lamps when I go on holiday to a foreign land.
5) Up until I was 13 I hated school and now I actually do not want to leave uni. I'm thinking of new ways to stay in education for longer!

Giving the award to:
For their gorgeous taste. check them out at well.

P.S. Thanks to the recent followers. Will be answering comments and going through all your wonderful blogs :)

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Jewelled Pork....

I saw images of this shoot from the September issue of Vogue Russia and had to write a post on it. I am not sure whether I like or hate the concept. I suppose I find it interesting because of the artsy perspective but question the taste level of the client/photographer/people behind the concept.

What do you think? Artsy or Trashy?

My overall judgement is definitely: Trashy!


Friday, 27 August 2010

1 site, 2 shoes, 3 pounds...

'My name is Fikki and I'm an eBay addict!'

These are the words that constantly lie in the back of my mind as I spend hours searching the site for unique pieces to add to my wardrobe.

Ebay and I have been companions for over 4 years now and the journey has not been without its ups and downs. The most memorable of these downs included a 6 month ban from the site (no questions, please) and 20 email conversation with customer support. However besides these minor hiccups (most of which were self inflicted), eBay had been a loyal support system to my ever growing wardrobe.

I have been working non-stop for the past two months and as a result, I have had very little time to physically hit the shops. I don't know how I would have survived without eBay by my side. The site is perfect for anything and everything, from classic vintage pieces to this season's latest high street offers.

I have been looking for the perfect 'Manchester autumn proof' wedged shoe and thanks to ebay I found it for an awesome £2. I spent days watching this item and even had to take a long toilet break from work so that I could watch the moment when these shoes would finally be mine. Once the bid was over I noticed that the seller had another pair of shoes on sale so I bought those too for £1.


Selling The Sixties

I know im very very late on this but recently I have been watching Mad Men from season 1. I had been meaning to watch it but never had the time. I have to say it is an amazing show and is now up there as one of my favourite dramas. Makes me want to drop all my career plans and become an ad (wo)man.

Whats striking about the show overall is the fashion. Not since Sex and the City has a show captured my attention for its fashion. For me the character that caught my attention the most was Betty Draper (January Jones). They present her as having this facade of perfection and this shows in what she wears. Its all about full skirts and cool but striking colours. Its got this Grace Kelly feel to it :)


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I Think I Like It

Decided to make use of my granddad's garden today to take some pictures of this skirt.

It is actually a dress from primark. It was all abit too much and and the fit was just wrong so I modified it into a skirt. I was quite surprised i loved the length on this as im not used to wearing any skirts at this length. the last time i did, i was hiking it up constantly.

Shoes/New Look, Vest/Primark

Lola xx

Friday, 20 August 2010

I Put Some New Shoes On

Been searching for some very simple wedged pumps since seeing them in Dorothy Perkins and Aldo. Finally got these on Tuesday. They are from New Look and cost £20. Sweet!

Lola xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

When I grow up, I want to....


This dream sits alongside my dream to become a surgeon, a wedding/events planner, boutique owner...
I recently rediscovered my love for baking and since the trend of this decade is cupcakes, I have spent the last few weeks baking a selection of flavours that will one day be on sale in my this space...

These are the chocolate cupcakes I made:

My August/September wishlist:
Icing nozzles
Edible glitter
Turquoise trousers
Wedged ankle boots


Monday, 16 August 2010

Back in Manchester...but only for the weekend

Last Thursday, Lola and I both decided to head up North for the weekend. However neither of us knew that the other would be there. So there was a moment of surprise when we saw each other and we thought it would be a great opportunity to take some shots for the blog.

The top I am wearing is in fact a dress which I purchased from Mango. For some reason, I tend to wear a lot of my dresses as tops too. The shorts are vintage and the boots are my staple 'I am in rainy Manchester' boots. As usual, it rained a lot during that weekend so I was happy I decided to take them with me.

The last couple of weeks have been very uneventful. In my case, it has mainly involved me working during the day and surfing ebay at night. As a result, our blog posting has declined and hopefully once uni starts again, we will have something to blog about.

So Ciao for now....

Lola - Skirt/Zara, Top/Retro Rehab, Shoes/Primark


Saturday, 7 August 2010

"I Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth..."

As the whole world probably knows, Naomi Campbell was in court this week to appear as a witness in the case against Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. Although I have a keen interest in global politics, I couldn't help but focus on Naomi's beauty rather than her words.

The 40 year old model, who looks better than most women in their twenties, strutted into the witness stand in a cream modern Jacky O. inspired ensemble with killer heels to match. There are few women in the world that can make a fashion statement whilst testifying in front of the world's highest court and Campbell did not disappoint on this front. The retro up-do was an impressive nod to Prada's A/W1O catwalk show.

It is a shame that the content of her testimony was not as impressive as the outfit. Its lack of conclusiveness left me wondering whether a combination of hairspray fumes and a tight hair-weave meant that Miss Campbell couldn't give a good enough testimony that could put Mr Taylor behind bars for life (child soldiers....he makes me sick!)

Ps...the necklace she was wearing has the Turkish symbol for luck on it. Just an interesting fact I thought you might want to know.

Monday, 2 August 2010


I've been meaning to visit this charity shop right next to my house that caught my eye and finally got the chance to do so. bought some tailored shorts, skinny trousers and a quilted jacket for 4 pounds! Yay for cheap, beautiful clothes.

Sweater & Vest Top - Topshop, Skirt - H&M, Shoes - Primark

Lola xx
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