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Pandora - Unforgettable Moments

On Wednesday 28th January 2015 I was invited to Pandora's afternoon tea and pampering at Bumpkin in South Kensington to celebrate the launch of Pandora's new British Heart Foundation charm. Hosted by T.V presenter Laura Whitmore the day was a delight!
The Bumpkin, a quaint little restaurant hidden deep within South Kensington. The upstairs function room had been taken over and turned into a cottage-like scene. The flowers, red roses and peonies filled the room with a delicious scent and at each corner where pamper stations. Nail art, lipstick, champagne, everything a girl could wish for. 
Jacket - Zara
Brooch - Chanel
Skirt - Guru
Top - Maison & Scotch
Shoes - Toga Pulla
Bag- Sandro
Necklace - Daniella Draper
What we ate
-Afternoon tea-
Assorted sandwiches - ham & mustard mayo / smoked salmon, cucumber & dill cream cheese /
egg, watercress & mayo / cheddar cheese, onion & chive.
Assorted cakes - victoria sponge cake / fruit tea biscuits / sultana scones with clotted cream & Bumpkin jams.

What we drank
Moet Champagne
Homemade Lemonade
Lots of tea!
The charm in question, the new 'Love Bonds Openwork Charm' is the official British Heart Foundation charm expertly crafted in sterling silver and decorated with dazzling heart-shaped stones.' Pandora have pledged £50,000 to fight for every heartbeat in 2015, so join the fight, find out the many ways you can at www.bhf.org.uk 


 Over and out,
Little Miss Winney x

YSL Loves Your Lips

Pop water.
Rouge Pur Couture.
The three newcomers to hit the YSL Beauté scene. A nourishing lip oil, a glossy stain and a pure colour lipstick, a perfect combination for this makeup celebration! Team a hip East-London venue, a handful of fashions elite and of course makeup to die for and you get the 'YSL Loves your Lips' party.
The setting - The Old Trueman Brewery on Brick Lane, a converted warehouse was decked up YSL style. Outside the paparazzi waited patiently for the woman of the hour and new face of the YSL Beauté range, Miss Cara Delevigne. Other guests included designer Henry Holland and pop princess Pixie Lott. I attended with my friend and BBC 1xtra presenter Yasmin Evans.
Whilst sipping on cocktails you could make a stop at the YSL beauty bar. A sanctuary armed with five of the top makeup artists in London. Wearing the high-tech Google glasses they receded their transformation taking a before and after shot as well as recording throughout (watch here - http://youtu.be/nEKi2p8jqRo) Yasmin and I (both lipstick lovers) went for the new rouge Pur couture collection. I opted for the 1- Le rouge and Yaz for the 7- Le fuchsia.

Dress- Cos
Shoes - French Connection
Bag- Chloé
Necklace - Darling Boutique
Watch - Larsson & Jennings
Bracelet - Monica Vinader 
Ring - Daniella Draper

What we drank
-Rouge Pur Couture-
Mango vodka shaken with cranberry juice, lime juice and passion fruit syrup.
Passoa and Mandarine Napoléon topped with champagne.
-Pop Water-
Vodka shaken with raspberry jam, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
What we ate
Mushroom truffles
Bite-size bowls of sea bass and garlic potatoes and pork and cabbage.
Vanilla fudge bites, pecan caramel tartlets, chocolate and pistachio brownies and mini summer fruit meringues.
The event was a huge success! After all of the dancing and drinking everyone was singing the praises of Yves Saint Laurent. We left goodie bag in hand with each of the new products. I can't wait to try them all out, review coming soon!

Over and out,
Little Miss Winney x 

Black & Gold

There's something about gold, it fascinates me. I'm not sure why. I think it stems from childhood, the stories of glamorous kings and queens, pots of gold at the end of a rainbow. I'm not sure but something about it still makes it magical to me even now I'm in my 20's. I'm not a huge wearer of jewellery, the pieces I have are all carefully picked and treasured (other than the odd bit of costume jewellery here and there.) I had done quite well with my silver collection having ticked off the main items I'd wanted and finally this Christmas my black and gold phase came to fruition. I had been eyeing the black and gold Larsson&Jennings watch for quite a while having seen it numerous times in Vogue and Glamour magazine (my monthly subscriptions) so I decided to bite the bullet and buy it! It's a stunning watch, simplicity at its best and a real classic. Nothing too fussy, no big dials, just a beautiful time piece. I had never really worn a watch before, I had a little mermaid one when I was ten, it smashed, I was devastated and I think that left me scarred! But now I've finally moved on and purchased the LJ I feel completely naked without it! They have got an amazing collection and have just opened their flagship store in Covent Garden, London. It's a lovely little shop and you can even have a freshly brewed coffee whilst perusing the watches. 

So I had the watch, next up was a bracelet. I had looked in a few shops and mentioned a few brands to my mum who was asking about potential Christmas presents. I think I mentioned how much I loved Monica Vinader jewellery once in a fleeting conversation. I swear she never misses a trick because on Christmas Day as I opened my presents, there it was!!!!!! The Monica Vinader Fiji bracelet, gold with black thread wrapped in Monica Vinaders gorgeous packaging. It was a complete surprise, I was really happy and it goes perfect with my watch. Each of the Fiji bracelets come with a different colour thread, all having different meanings : Black = Energy. Also as a part of the Monica Vinader service you can engrave your jewellery in store. So as soon as I arrived back in London I popped into their Bond Street store and it was done there and then!
So there we are, my current black and gold moment is down to these two gorgeous pieces. Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect necklace! Suggestions welcome!

Over and out,
Little Miss Winney x

The 72nd Golden Globes Awards

A Sunday night in Los Angeles, the first big night on the Hollywood a-lister calendar. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards. The night that sets not only the trends but opens our eyes to which actors are the ones to watch for the award season. The stars outdid themselves this year, draped in designers such as Gucci, Chanel and Miu Miu. I've picked my stand-outs of the evening (it was tough!) dresses that made me smile from ear to ear, but also made me green with envy. Take a look and pick your favourite!

-Amal Alamuddin-
Ah, everything about this sleek Dior gown screams Old Hollywood glamour and I adore it! The white opera gloves the diamond drop earrings, everything just fits perfectly together. A* to Mrs George Clooney.

-Dakota Johnson-
Looking chic and cool wearing this Chanel haute-couture dress. Simple accessories and flowing hair keeps this striking look stay fresh and youthful.

-Anna kendrick-
It's a princess dress! This red and nude beaded number by Monique Lhullie sets Anna apart from the rest looking so regal!

-Julia Goldani Telles- 
Wow. So this is my absolute favourite dress of the night! I'm in love with this stunning Carmen Marc valvo gown.  The colour, the cut, everything is perfect. Snaps all round!

Over and out,
Little Miss Winney x


So I took the plunge and got the chop!
A whole 7 inches cut off my hair and I love it! I went for a long bob, stylish yet low maintenance (just how I like it.) Being inspired by Olivia Palermo's gorgeous mane I decided it was time and went along to Stephen's Hair Salon back home in Grimsby and let my stylist (and the only person allowed to touch my hair) Stephen Campbell work his magic! He didn't disappoint (he never does) I am over the moon with the final result, it's exactly what I needed to put a spring in my step for the new year!

Inspo - Olivia Palermo

 Over and out,
Little Miss Winney x

A year in Review - 2014

2014. The year I put aside my fears and decided to start this blog. I had wanted to write about my fashion musings for quite some time but had always pushed it to the back of my mind. In April whilst working on the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at London's Barbican Centre I decided, why not? And so from my tiny apartment in North London I started typing and I haven't looked back since! Here are a few of my favourite outfits from 2014.

Top - House of Fraser
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Next
Watch - Larsson & Jennings

Scarf (worn as cape) - Urban Outfitters
Top - H&M
Belt - Vintage
Jeans - Twist & Tango
Bag - DKNY
Ring - Pilgrim

Leather Jacket - Topshop
Dress - Mink Pink

Playsuit - H&M
Sunnies - Roxy

Dress - H&M
Shoes - Marks and Spencer
Specs - Gok Wan

Dress - Boutique by Jaeger
Tights - Primark
Watch - Larsson & Jennings

Bikini - River Island
Flip-flops - Ipanema
Sunnies - Roxy

Dress - Jarlo London
Ring - Daniella Draper

Swimsuit - Primark
Throw over - H&M
Sunnies - Roxy
Bracelet - Pilgrim

Over and out,
Little Miss Winney x