How-To Thursday

How to Survive the Easter Holidays

Just DIY it. 

Yet another holiday is emerging giving us time to sleep in, eat good food and spend time with our families. Although this sounds amazing, (and it is) there are always difficulties during the holidays. Time to start preparing, here are some tips for a better Easter Holiday! 

1. Mother-in-law Problems: buy her the “Coco Shell” necklace from the Bomb Shell Collection. 
2. Too much food: drink 0.5L of water before every meal. 
3. Avoiding Diabetes Chocolate Eggs: tell yourself its rabbit poop.
4. Waking up early in the morning: life is work, deal with it. 
5. Ideal Easter Snack: Carrots for the easter bunny, and wine for Jesus.

This is assuming you're not doing the cooking, now THAT is another story.
Happy Easter (almost) to you all! 



Preparing for Summer

"Blue birds can’t see the color blue!"

You might feel done, you might be sick and tired, but don’t give up yet! Mr.Sun is finally starting to show off his thick muscle rays of light, I for one couldn’t be more excited. Summer is finally (or barely?) close enough for it to be socially acceptable to start planning your summer holiday, book cheap flights and shop for the perfect cocktail outfit! After statistical analyzation or flipping through Vogue, I’m placing my bet on BLUE as the it-colour. Why do you ask? Well, I'm really digging blue right now, it just feels right. Bellow you’ll find a list of how to make your summer more blue!

BLUE JEWELLERY: Patricia Nicolás, Art Deco Blue tear Eye with Stones
BLUE KITCHENWARE: Alessi, Parrot Sommelier Corkscrew
BLUE FRAGRANCE: Elie Saab, Le Perfum de Toilette Resort Collection
BLUE SHADES: House of Holland, Brow Beater Blue 
BLUE STONE: Aura Quartz Geode
BLUE HEAD-WEAR: Marc Jacobs FW08
BLUE MAKE-UP: Joey Tribbiani's ichiban, lipstick for men.
BLUE DESIGNER GOODS: DvF spring collection 2015
BLUE INSPIRATION: Valentino & Miu Miu 
BLUE IPHONE CLOTHING: Markus Lupfer Iphone Case Banana Print
BLUE STICKER: Anya Hindmarch, Metallic textured leather adhesive sticker

DON'T act blue, THINK blue! 
 I'll leave you with a fun fact, “blue birds can’t see the colour blue”, such a pity since the blue bird is the animal kingdoms version of Beyonce (crazy fabulous). It’s like Ryan Gosling believing he's the elephant man when he looks in the mirror. 


Girl Power with Clara Courel!

Dress Up and Childish Fun 

Projects, Treasures, Bomb Shell, and Dress-up

“I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.” - Spock

Clara lives in an art gallery she calls her apartment, in Madrid. She was curious to see my new collection Bomb Shell, and discuss future projects so I left with a trunk full of jewellery and headed her way. I showed her my pieces from For Your Eyes Only and Bomb Shell, she bought a few pieces, one of them which she will wear to an appearance tonight at the AD party!

The fashionista has an impressive CV including, former fashion news editor for ELLE, currently the MBFW Madrid correspondent, writes for  periodico La Razon, and is an all-round fashion writer, but she's not the fashion diva, or business woman you might be imagining. No, she has the charming flair of an innocent girl, making her a pleasure to hang about. Her child-like love for life, and energy is intoxicating - you're ensured a blast with her!

( I am wearing a Loewe bag, Jimmy Choo boots, blouse from Zara and leggings from American Apparel, and my new Bombshell Crab earrings)

But let's focus on what's really important, Clara's apartment. Her boyfriend  and friend of mine Hugo Portuondo owns the art gallery Portuondo with his brother Diego in 90-92 Pimlico Road, London hence the art gallery vibe in the couple's apartment, and the walls are covered in art pieces, and photographs taken by Hugo's brother, Diego.

Every corner has a different theme with the most wonderful treasures from dolls (one of them a Chanel doll, with the same outfit as me!), to souvenirs and art pieces.

One of my favourite items was a framed picture of planet of the apes. Don't you just love the unorthodox idea of that? 

Her walk-in closet is just as fabulous as the rest of her apartment. It was like waling into a high fashion boutique, mixed with a Halloween costume store. Looking though her closet I felt like a 9 years old drooling over a pink princess dress. Except I'm not 9 anymore, and it wasn't a pink princess dress, but a pair of Jimmy Choo's! Clara truly is one of the most nice and kind people I've met, and I'm not only saying this because I got to borrow the shoes for the photo shoot. Thank you Clara!

A fun fact I learned about her, is that she loves Spock. Yes, Spock as in Startreck. A trekkie at heart, she has a special corner for her Startreck memorabilia, including a Spock doll, Spock costume and a framed picture of none other than Spock. Unfortunately Leonard Nemoy, who played Spock, passed away the 15th of February this year, a great loss for all man and vulcans (Startreck joke).

Thank you Clara for your hospitality, you're the best treasure in your apartment! 

Live Long and Prosper, Clara!

NEW PROJECT Coming soon: Courel Game.




HOW-TO:  Make it to the Street Style Section in Vogue


The Street Style section is definitely one of my favourite sections, you know the one where photographers take photos of "normal" people looking VERY stylish. I wonder if they left their wardrobe thinking, "I'm going to be in the Street Style section today". Here are some tips if your life mission is to be in the Street Style section: 

1)    Be born tall unless you’re Miroslava Duma (she can do no wrong).

2)    Wear an EXTRAVAGANT accessory. Wear a tea-cup (yes, a real one) on your head, or a piece from my collection Bomb Shell

3)    Spend your years salary on a trending piece. The disadvantage of this, is that you will be broke, will only wear it once, and will be featured with 20 other street savy individuals on half a page. A solution to this is wearing a piece from my BOMB SHELL collection. 

4)    Actually GO to the Fashion Week of your country, they’re not gonna show up at your door to take a picture. (Although I’m sure they should!) 

5)    Photobomb someone famous. Make use of your social media SKILLS and stalk ANNA WINTOUR or  RIHANNA  … I know people that they do that and they win!

6)    Get a funky haircut, Lolita Sun glasses or wear a hat. You have to think outside the box, somewhere along a Britney bald buzzcut, or Daft Punk helmet.

That's all the advice I've got! If this doesn't work, wear (or rather don't wear) whatever Taylor Swift is wearing (or not wearing), you'll end up in Street Style for sure! 

I don't know if i've mentioned it before, but my new collection BOMB SHELL has just been released and I am so excited!! If you've got a spare minute, check it out! 

I am wearing vintage boots that I bought at Beyond Retro , American Apparel skirt , Topshop top, hat by Liberty UK.



LOOK of the day 2.15

I am wearing American Apparel jeans and T-shirt, Zara coat, Chanel boots, Braccialini bag and hat from Liberty UK. 


Winter is Officially Over!

I'm DONE With Winter. 
Deal with it. 
Peace Out. 

Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day and cold February is over! It was a great ride, but I’m ready for the gloomiest time of year to be over! Shouldn’t it be by now? There are no more gifts to give, no more cheat days, fireworks, full chocolate boxes, or ski get aways, which means that spring is up next. Although the season of winter is unfortunately still present in March, I have decided to flip the page and welcome Spring. Also, I would like to take the time to encourage Spring dances, as opposed to rain dances, although I am aware that the two are linked.

Let me take you on a journey. Imagine white sandy beaches, the sound of waves, and birds blocking the sun as you're tanning on the beach. You might even be sipping a mojito, or piña colada. Can you hear hakuna-matata in the background? Good. Unfortunately it's March, and this image is not going to become reality for another few months. To make us all feel more optimistic about the present, I would like to introduce my very new, summer-y marine inspired collection, “Bomb Shell”, full of fish, shells and crab kisses, to encourage you, and the climate to get on with the only present I’m comfortable with, Spring/Summer ‘15. 

Save the Date: Spring 2015 officially starts on Friday, 20th March

Check out my new collection to become the absolute B O M B S H E L L 

Crab kisses from all of us, to all of you!