Thursday, 31 January 2013


This tuesday, which was a particularly miserable day, my housemates and I headed out for an evening of gorgeous italian food and Lincoln in the relatively newly refurbished Electric Cinema on Portobello Road. 

I'm wearing Christies Bowler Hat, Forever21 blue leather jacket, Topshop jumper, Zara shirt, Carvela trainers  and carrying an umbrella (unknown origins!) and Asos oversized clutch.

Our first stop was Saporitalia. A little italian restaurant where all the waitresses/chefs are actually italian, much gesticulation whilst telling us about the specials was enough proof and the food is fantastic. 

The moment we sat down we were given some delicious tomato bruschetta dripping in olive oil .. and a glass of prosecco without any prompting. YUM and a very good start in my books.
 Non of us being capable of making a decision other than we should really have at least one pizza resulted in 3 of us sharing 3 mains, after our antipasti starter. (The other had a "Joey doesn't share food" moment so kept hers to herself.)
The pasta was amazing, the sauces rich and delicious and the pizza from the blazing woodfired pizza 
oven the best pizza I've had in a while. 

In short it was a delicious, perfect meal. New favourite italian ... Check.

linguine al frutti di mare

Ricotta and Walnut Ravioli in a porcini cream. (This one was my favourite I could have eaten 3 plates of it.)

Pappardelle in a porcini cream with truffle shavings.


Feeling satisfied we head to the cinema just down the road. Such a cool place. We had hired two of the beds at the front of the cinema which was fab. We snuggled down into watching Lincoln. Great film Daniel Day Lewis performance in it is breath-taking. If you are planning on going to see Lincoln and I recommend that you do, expect to be emotionally and physically drained afterwards. 

Also if the electric cinema is your chosen destination, Wednesday to Saturday they have freshly baked donuts, which from the whispers I've heard are definitely worth taking into consideration.

Old school sweets, you can also get burgers, cheese boards, the fore-mentioned doughnuts. 

No pull down seats in this cinema, everybody gets an arm chair.

Settling down for the movie ... safe to say the shoes definitely came off! 

Tickets booked for the Great Gastby ... 100%, it would feel wrong to see it any other place!  

Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Valentines day is drawing worryingly close with no plans other than sitting and eating a litre of ice-cream with my housemate, it does bring with it the joy/touture of the Agent provocateur advert, this year featuring Poppy Delevingne. 

Whilst I love the thought of being stuck outside of my house and taking the opportunity to make a unsuspecting chap very uncomfortable by uttering the word Pussy, my vote still goes to Rosie's advert, just unbeatable. 



Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Having all this time on my hands I  have become obsessed with the escapism of Couture fashion week. This is the place where designers can use their creative key to unlock magical creations.

If I could I would wear these clothes everyday of my life.

The gothic midsummer madness from Karl Lagerfeld's exquisite Chanel collection, where peeptoe boots and lace chain-mail esc tights accessorise boxy tailoring and a liberal spreading of bedraggled feathers seem like a unlikely combination for success but a success it is.

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Jumping ahead of myself a few seasons as the fashion world does. Here are a few of my favourite looks from a few designers that, at the moment, I want in my autumnal wardrobe!!! 

From Chloe - I love the dusky sky blue running through the collection.

From Erdem

From Prabal Gurung

 from Phillip Lim

And Finally Alice Temperley