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A fabulous weekend in London

September 15, 2013

I have to say that I’m still feeling the effects of attending the Blogcademy event in London last weekend. I have TONS of new ideas and I think I would need 3 more blogs (a a lot more free time too) to be able to put them all online! Hmmmm…..

Anyway, I haven’t shown the photos I took that weekend of London and of what I wore, as I know most of my readers like to see them outfits! So here are the sights and some of my clobber.

I arrived in London on Friday night and stayed at the Umi hotel in Bayswater. I had booked a single room for the night as I figured that would suffice to rest my bones after the trip down and after the blogging sessions. The hotel wasn’t fancy but it had all the basics I needed and was comfortable enough. I even got to watch a bit of telly before falling asleep!

I didn’t take a lot of photos in town that day as I managed to arrive late and was in a rush to get to the venue.

I nicked this photo from Nicole from A Life Less Beige, as I don’t have any of me on that day! With me on the photo are Tina of I Love Lotta and Sara from Under the Vintage Veil. I was wearing a Primark cardigan, Topshop wire and rhinestones cat ears, the skirt I bought from TK Maxx, for a song. I love it because it has a somewhat vintage feel to it, although it isn’t – the pattern has some sort of tropical landscape. The t-shirt I was wearing is from Pull and Bear and it’s got a maneki neko on it.

The next day I left the hotel and dragged my suitcase through the Underground system. I had by then learned a better way to get to the studio where we had the class. That taught me that you can’t always trust Google Maps directions!!!

As always, you can find some cool street art, particularly in Shoreditch where I spent the last weekend!


Of course, I had to use these as a backdrop for an outfit photo! The building looked super cool and I wish I had more places like this around where I live.

What I wore on Sunday: Ears – Crown and Glory, Necklace – Head Full of Feathers (both from the Blogcademy goody bag), Jacket – H&M, Dress – Monki, Bag – Ahacahcum Muchacha, Glitter trainers – Springfield.

The Gerkin, in the magical hour. The photo can’t convey the beauty of the colours of that moment.

I also thought I’d share some Robert Indiana love with you.Hope you enjoyed it! I’m sharing this post with the ladies at Ariane’s Blog Hop.



Meet and Greet – Sophie from Crown and Glory

June 7, 2013

Crown and Glory have such beautiful accessories, that I keep seeing every now and then around the interwebs. If you are looking for that special glittery bow for your hair, look no further! The fact that this is a small company offering original handmade products that has grown so much over the last few years, made me want to find out more about the person behind it – Sophie King. I shot her an email and was very pleased that she agreed to respond to a few questions. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Image by Samantha Meglioli for Dazey Magazine

1 – When and how did you start making accessories. Was it something you’ve always liked doing or was it a somewhat recent discovery?

I fell into it a bit really – while I’ve always been in arts based education, Crown and Glory began as a hobby during university – my final year of my degree was slow and I wanted an escape, to be able to produce something just because I liked it – like I said, I’d always worn things in my hair and at the time, hair accessories were an ill thought, vague addition to high street jewellery lines or ridiculously overpriced.
2- Where do you draw inspiration from?

Cliched and contrived it may be, but my inspirations are from a vast array of sources – street style, high fashion, couture – people, stylists and designers who aren’t afraid to be a little different and have a lot of fun.

3- How does it feel to be your own boss and making a living out of something you are passionate about?

Satisfying, thrilling, terrifying and thought provoking all at once – sometimes it doesn’t feel real!
4 – Any advice for people who would like to take the working from home step?

Do it before it becomes too late! Who wants to wake up 30 years from now and think ‘what if’?
5 – What are your plans for the brand in the future?

Celebrity collaborations, breaking the US market and expanding the team.

Thank you Sophie for your time and kindness. If you’d like to know more about Crown and Glory, you can do so on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I also recommend following the blog, Sophie’s adventures are really cool and her business related posts are extremely insightful.