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Meet and Greet – Siobhan from Shopfloorwhore

January 29, 2014

I am very much drawn to colour and texture and as soon as I saw the clothes Siobhan brought to the ASOS Marketplace and Swap Shop event, I knew this was a brand I wanted to know more about. I was very pleased to find that Siobhan is really nice and approachable and was happy to give a few moments of her time to answer a few questions. What a doll! It’s a good thing she did as I am sure some of my readers will go bananas over her clothes… Won’t you just have a look?

1 – When did you start Shopfloorwhore?

Shopfloorwhore started in 2012 and initially began as a headwear label, but last year I designed and produced our first women’s wear collection.
2 – Your designs are really unusual, how do people react to them?

Its a real mixed bag, but the thing with SFW is you either get it or you don’t! If you get it, you love it, and if you don’t well you are missing out 🙂

3 – Who inspires you at the moment?

My girlfriend Tina, she is the coolest babe I know!

4 – If you could dress any of the famous club kids of all time, which one would you pick?

She picked me!! I nearly died of happiness when Princess Julia was spotted at the V & A / Meadham Kirchhoff retrospective in a sequin turban from Shopfloorwhore. Basically I can die happy now 🙂 On the subject of club kids, I have a mini crush on new gen Club Kid Nicky Ottav ( If you don’t know him, check him out, he is a mega babe and someone I would love to work with!

5 – What’s the perfect soundtrack for your clothes?

Bubble gum 90’s pop with some acid house elbow throwers mixed in for good measure.
6 – What is your vision for the future of Shopfloorwhore?

I want SFW to continue to grow and develop, but honestly I don’t know where we will end up, and thats the most exciting part for me.

7 – What can we expect to see happening soon?

Its a really exciting time for Shopfloorwhore, I am headed off on a 3 month tour of Asia at the end of Feb. Hitting Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and Bangkok and meeting some really exciting people – including stockists and buyers that I have been in talks with for some time. It really feels like this is the beginning of the next big chapter.

As well as taking the brand international, I am totally focused on making my new website ( a multi functional, destination. Where as well as buying you enter into a whole other world – one where faux fur and kawaii inspired headwear sits alongside flouro graphics and twisted takes on contemporary imagery. I am obsessed with the power of social media and the fast and furious stream of inspiration it throws up. I want my site to be a moving mood board and outlet for my vision of fun and accessible high fashion.

– Shopfloorwhore is about to go international, and its going to be a mega ride so make sure you stay tuned, you can follow all the lunacy and see SS14 drop over at
#TurbanTakeover #ShopFloorOnTour

Thank you Siobhan for being so nice. I’m sure we’ll be very excited to know what will come of the SFW Asian tour! And now go take a look at the Shopfloorwhore website, you’ll be amazed!


Loafun x Hello The Mushroom giveaway

January 22, 2014

I can’t say no to any potentially interesting and creative project and that’s what I saw when I came across Loafun. The website is the brainchild of a team of enterpreneurs from New Delhi who after seeing a friend decorate and wear his Converse shoes, realized this was an idea with great potential and started working on it a year and a half ago.

The website has grown from offering only a few set designs to allowing users to upload their own artwork and have them hand painted onto the shoes. It’s been on for 6 months and is now also getting active in the retail industry in New Delhi. Currently Loafun offers canvas shoes but will be expanding the collection to leather ballerinas and pumps. Exciting!

The website is extremely easy to use and straightforward. All you have to do is upload your design following the instructions on the page and wait for approval. Once it is approved, it will be hand painted onto the shoes and should reach you in a short period of time. I was surprised at how quickly my shoes were produced, I must say. Watch this fun video, as it does explain everything very clearly.

Loafun would like the world to know about his shoes and idea and that is why they are reaching out to bloggers such as myself, to show the potential of this fantastic idea. You, my dear friends and readers,  will be the ones benefiting from this as I am giving away the Hello the Mushroom shoes to a lucky participant!

The shoes presented are one of a kind and designed by yours truly. They are a UK size 6/ EUR39 and it’s really easy to enter the giveaway, just follow the instructions on Rafflecopter – you can earn two entries entry per action, one per comment. If you perform all the actions, the more chances you will have of winning, so get clicking and good luck! This giveaway will start today the 22nd of January at 12AM and end on 29th of January, 12 AM (London time).

a Rafflecopter giveaway
PS: no payment has been received, the shoes have been provided by Loafun for giveaway purposes. 


Italo Disco!

December 30, 2013

I made these a while ago but it was a shame not to publish them. The outfit was inspired by this 80’s music style, called italo disco. I love dancing to it and the videos are usually extremely amusing. I just love 80’s synth pop so it’s only fitting that I like these. Plus, I remember a lot of them from when I was a kid. this I’m sure also contributes.

What I wore: Dress -retro 80’s, via Frocktasia, Headband – Primark, Earrings – gift from Ariane, Tights – H&M, Shoes – Office, via Ebay.

Here are some Italo Disco songs,  for your enjoyment. Are you ready for NYE yet?


Rainbow Club Shoes

December 2, 2013

Last week I was invited by Rainbow Club to attend an event in London, to design a pair of shoes for my Alter Ego. Rainbow Club specializes in bridal shoes and accessories and now have available The Colour Studio, where you can have any pair of shoes from their selection dyed to the colour of your choice. That got me intrigued.

The best Christmas tree in the whole world has shoes all over it.

We were all given a Colour Studio apron so we wouldn’t get our own clothes dirty and were invited to check out the embellishments available for our shoe.

After that we had to pick a colour (or colours), which had to be mixed especially. I picked a dark red as I already had an idea of who I wanted my Alter Ego to be.

After trying the colour on a bit of satin I decided it was good and proceeded to decorate my allocated shoe.

There was a competition for the best 3 shoes. I didn’t win but nevertheless I had a lot of fun! I enjoy trying out new things and this was a really good experience.

I also got to meet Diane Hassall, who is the head of design for the brand and learned that she has 25 years experience in the industry, which is quite respectable, I would say. I will be interviewing Di about her career and experience at a later date so stay tuned!

We called these rabbit tails as that’s what they looked like. I have no idea what they are called in reality. They were used to paint the shoe, after dipping it in the dye.

Here is the end result. Have you guessed who my Alter Ego is? Her name is Gigi and she is a flapper, partying away in the New York speakeasies during Prohibition. She likes to dance, drink bootleg booze and listen to Cole Porter.

I also got to pick a pair of shoes to bring home with me and I chose what I call Barbie shoes – pink and sparkly! They are the Desario model, dyed in light pink. I can’t wait to get an opportunity to wear them!

This is what I wore for the day: Turban – Lomography shop in Lisbon, Boyfriend Cardigan – Zara Lefties (outlet in Portugal), Stripy T-shirt – Zara, Cocktail Ring – Matalan, Black Velvet Dress – Thrifted in Florida ($1!), Lips Belt – Zara (on sale), Tights – Primark, Boots – Beau Coups (via Ebay)

Bonus: the Christmas lights at Regent Street in London.

I hope you enjoyed this, I know I did. I am joining the party over at The Style Crone for another Hat Attack as well as Patti’s Visible Monday!

Edit: Also added to Pick Me Up at Spy Girl! Get sharing!



Night at the Bowling Alley

October 11, 2013

Last week my friend David was visiting as he always does every 3 months (he works for the same company in Lisbon and has to come in regularly for meetings) and I thought we should do something different. As I’ve only been bowling once before, it could be a fun experience. I was right and we both had a great time at Tenpin in Grantham.

We went in, bought a few games, got our special bowling shoes and after a few Big Lebowski jokes – talking like Jesus, the John Turturro character and pretending to polish our bowling balls – we got to play. As we are no pros, we played it with the barriers up so that makes it easier – at least the chances of actually hitting something are higher.

Strike! (I wish)

Picking a bowling ball for me is really easy – being petite (the nice way of saying I’m a hobbit) means I can’t lift the heavier ones, not to mention throwing them down the bowling alley.

We were very well treated by the staff, who were extremely nice and courteous. We even got the manager to explain the rules of scoring, about which we were very confused!

Outfit details: Braided Headband – H&M, Angora Cropped Cardigan – H&M (via Ebay), Dress – Target (from one of my Florida expeditions), Shoes – Irregular Choice, Bowling Ball – Tenpin’s own.

After 3 games of bowling we decided we still wanted to have more fun and played Dance Dance Revolution. For those who have no idea what it is, I’ll explain: You have a screen and a panel on the floor with “sensitive” tiles (they feel you stomping on them , the poor things). You have to listen to the music and follow the cues given on the screen of which tiles you should be stepping on. We danced to Billy Ocean and Duran Duran as they seemed to be the most mellow songs on there. Being totally unfit and inexperienced, we figured it would be the safest choice. Nonetheless we had a laugh playing it and I can tell you it was a proper workout. I’m not surprised that some of my friends use their home versions to do some cardio exercising. I can tell you it’s a lot more fun than the gym! Maybe I should get myself one too…

Do you go bowling often? How about Dance Dance Revolution, have you tried it yourself?