Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Fashion . Music . Fun

What?    Off Beat live featuring the Shoreditch Fashion Show 

Where?  Hoxton Docks, London

When?   Saturday, 27th of April 2013






Last saturday, I went a little bit further east, leaving behind central London. I had the pleasure to attend the 2013 Shoreditch Fashion Show at Hoxton Docks. 

It was definitely an amazing combination of pop-ups, live music, fashion and art! The designers creations were really unique and quirky, too good to be true.

The Fashion Show was produced by the Vivid Fashion Group, and showcased for the first time cutting edge and unique designs from Britain's best young and emerging designers from the world's top fashion colleges. We also had the pleasure to listen to Deaf Havana, Life in Film, The Thirst, amongst others.

And now I will leave you with some photos of the event...







































[At the end, Me with two members of the band: This devastated Fan]

Sunday, 28 April 2013

New Trends - New Season



You know as they say, new trends come with new seasons. The weather is finally getting a little bit warmer here in London and it looks like Spring. We have already seen the fashion shows, and as always the designers left us with a wide range of options. However, the time came for us to pick the best Spring/Summer 2013 Trends and to add some new pieces to our closet!


Crop Crop Crop


[Primark, Asos, Topshop, Zara]


Short and classy is the new way to go. We saw this on the runways, from Alexander McQueen to Chanel. Thinking short on the top or on the bottom is definitely in.



Flower Power 


[Zara, Bangkok Market]


The truth is that flowers are no longer only for hippies. Embrace the flower patterns and the vibrant colors, because they will make you pop this spring and summer.


Monochrome


[Primark, Asos, Zara]


If you think black&white is boring, then think again please! The monochrome is here to stay, simple and classy is always the way to go.  The minimalist trend was all over the runways from Marc Jacobs to Gucci.


Neon


[Zara, H&M, Miss Selfridge]


Adding a lot of color to our closet is a must during spring and summer. The vibrant neon is still in and Proenza Schouler made it very clear.


Oriental





The Geisha times are back! And if you enter a Zara store this season you might think you have just traveled to Asia. This trend was all over the runways, Prada, Etro, Hermes, you name and it's there. Unfortunately I don't have any Asian inspired items on my closet yet, so I leave you with some Zara.




I'm only featuring my favorite trends for this season, but if you are interested on the whole package go and read the trends dictionary here.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Oh No! More Chocolate AGAIN

This Friday and after a long walk on Oxford Street I became inspired to bake something again. However, this time I baked something completely different, that I had never done before.

Triple Chocolate Cookies

I decided to add this Chocolate Cookies recipe to my baking repertoire. I have to say that I can't really follow a recipe until the end, so I had to give my own twist to this existing recipe here.


Ingredients:


  • 200gr of salted butter softened
  • 100gr of brown sugar
  • 200gr of caster sugar
  • 1 cold egg
  • 75gr of cocoa powder
  • 275gr of self-raising flour
  • 2tbsp of instant coffee
  • 1 bar of lindt excellence intense orange dark chocolate
  • 1 bar of 74% plain dark chocolate 
  •  shredded almonds for decoration

How to:


  1. Preheat oven to 200ยบ C
  2. Combine flour and chocolate powder in a bowl. Whisk well; then set aside
  3. In a bowl cream the softened butter and the 2 types of sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy
  4. Add the cold egg to the previous mixture and whisk
  5. Sift the dry ingredients and mix until just combined 
  6. Add the 2tbsp of instant coffee (it boots the chocolate flavor)
  7. Throw in the chocolate bars broken down into squares
  8. Line two trays with baking paper
  9. Scoop the mixture into 12 hand-full size balls, placing them far apart on the tray
  10. Add the shredded almonds on top
  11. Pop in the preheated oven for 10 minutes ONLY
  12. Leave them to cool for around 30 minutes and enjoy!


The final Result...

As far as baked cookies are concerned, it doesn't get much better than homemade chocolate cookies --- gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside! This ones are amazing to eat as a pudding or with a cup of tea as a snack.  Make sure to take them out of the oven after 10 minutes, they will look uncooked but don't worry it will all be perfect after 30 minutes.

These are without a doubt my new favorite desert!



Sunday, 21 April 2013

Chocolate - Chocolate - Chocolate




I decided to bake for the first time since I have been in London, and this was the final result...

A delicious chocolate cake!

Simple and really easy to do:

- 6 eggs
- 200gr caster sugar
- 250gr of dark chocolate
- 50gr self-raising flour
- 150gr of salted butter 
- 1 table spoon of Instant coffee









This is an old family recipe, it isn't difficult nor time consuming and makes everyone happy!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Friday, 19 April 2013

The STYLE Word




This is a post about new beginnings! I have just started my course at the London College of Style and the very first day was more than perfect!

Mood-boards, editorials, celebrities, blogs, colors, fashion, homework...  AMAZING!

This is definitely an exciting project in my life and I can't wait to see what's next! 

Stay tuned, I'm sure you won't regret it..

Soundtrack for the day:


P.S- Meeting Prince Cassius was lovely, he is the cutest person ever. BTW he liked my photo on instagram (so exciting)!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...