Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Stylish Ski Wear

 I think that we can all agree that, much as we love Bridget, none of us want to look like this on the slopes. And while it's unlikely that we'll ever manage to emulate this...

....without looking like a bit of a twat, we can always try...

1. Columbia Seamless Top - Sweaty Betty - £45  
2. Onesie - OnePiece - £139
3. Skis - Atomic from Snow + Rock - £475
4. Moon Boots - Barts - £69.99
5. Hat - French Connection - £12.50
6. Socks - Topshop - £10
7. Gloves - Tesco - £4 
8. Helmet - Snow + Rock - £99.99 
9. Jacket - Canada Goose - reduced from £377 to £191
10.  Jumper - Topshop


Saturday, 1 December 2012

My own font...

So about a month or so ago I entered a competition run by Pan Macmillan to promote a book called the The Missing Ink by Philip Hensher.

The competition involved sending in a sample of your handwriting (via Twitter) with the winners having their handwriting turned into a font. It turned out that the hours of handwriting lessons at the age of 13 paid off and I now have a nifty font of my own which is very exciting. So here it is: 

E-mail me (lucybowes89{at} if you would like me to use the font.


Sunday, 7 October 2012

A/W Wish Lists (Part 1)

To add a little variety on the wish list front I've enlisted the help of my friends to do what our degrees and those long hours in the library taught us to do so well....
L x

1. Dress ~ French Connection ~ £160
2. Coat ~ Topshop ~  £98
3. Nail Polish ~ YSL ~ £18.00
4. Boots ~ Kurt Geiger ~ £150
5. Earrings ~ Elizabeth Jewellery ~ Silver Pebble Earrings £12.50 
6. Bag ~ Dooney and Bourke ~ $445

Sunday, 9 September 2012

When God Was a Rabbit...

 This is a book about a brother and a sister. 

It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything inbetween. 

More than anything it's a book about love in all its forms.

I know that this book came out a while ago and so I'm a little behind on my love for it (I've got a lot of catching up to do now that my reading list isn't solely restricted to VERY IMPORTANT BOOKS) but if you haven't read this then read it. It's hard to describe exactly what the plot of this book encompasses but it's heartbreakingly beautiful. It's funny (like laugh out loud funny) but achingly sad (it will make you cry). It follows the lives of Elly and her brother Joe from the late 1960's all the way through to 2001, it involves a rabbit called God and is now, quite possibly, one of my favourite books. Ever. 

The cover design is also amazing and done by one of my favourite artists and designers Ami Smithson at Cabin London.


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Indian Summer


I know, after the latest British weather disaster that was the Bank Holiday weekend, the prospect of an Indian Summer may seem somewhat of a joke. I have however heard it on the grapevine (well...  just from my dad) that things are set to improve in September....  I also haven't been on my summer holiday yet (going to Turkey on Saturday), so as far as I'm concerned, summer remains. I know the shops are now filled with A/W stuff and excitement over knit wear does threaten to weaken my resolve to cling onto the last of the summer.... but pastel colours, crop tops, Fleetwood Mac, Peroni and FroYo, all of which seem to epitomise the summer so far, are staying for the time being.

Polka Dot Dress ~ MissGuided ~ £22.99
Jeans ~ Topshop ~ £15
Moroccan Lanterns ~ Rigby and Mac ~ £6.95 - £15.95
Underwear ~ Topshop ~ £29.00
Nail Varnish - Chanel 
Bronzing Pearls ~ The Body Shop ~ £13
Red Lace Dress ~ Topshop ~ £45
Still trying to find where the shoes are from... will update if I do.


Best. frozen. yoghurt. ever.  (partly because it's just so much fun to say)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Lorenzo Aguis

I've just discovered the work of photographer Lorenzo Aguis, who is probably most well known for the images he took for the 1996 British classic 'Trainspotting'. A combination of both the A-list of Mario Testino and the English whimsicality of Tim Walker his work is both beautiful and humorous. LOVIN' IT. 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

July Wishlist...

1. Dress | Jolie Moi | £15
2. Nail Polish | Essie | Cascade Cool | £7.99 | Available at Boots
3. Bag | LK Bennett | Was £325, now £195
4. Perfume | Elie Saab | From £35 | Available at Boots
5. Foundation | YSL | £28 | Available at Boots


Thursday, 12 July 2012

Guide to Rome

L x

End of Uni resolutions...

Print by James Joyce available at Print Club London here.

 Right, so I've been totally rubbish about blogging recently but to be fair in the last month or so I've finished my finals, graduated, been to Italy (twice), drunk ALOT of wine, eaten far too much, stripped down to my underwear at a formal dinner (it's tradition!?) and basically had the most incredible time celebrating the last of uni with my friends. I have now moved to London, joined the gym (we'll see how long that lasts...), have an internship starting next week and am trying to find a weekend job to fund my visits to Topshop (which are now, devastatingly, not cushioned by my student discount). Basically I'm faced with the slightly disturbing reality of having to grow up*....
I am, however going to try and do this a bit more regularly, so watch this space!
(*a bit)



This song sums up the last does Fun's 'We are Young'.

L x

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Revision 101

 Also getting me through my exams is 'We Are Young' by Fun feat. Janelle Monae
2 weeks tomorrow and I'm done!!! Yeahhh baby. 






Monday, 7 May 2012


Massive apologies for lack of posts. drowning in finals revision. Will try and get a post up early this week.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Guest Post: S/S Trend, Yellow

This week I have an amazing guest post from Brennan, so enjoy and check out her blog Wayward Girl here.
Yes, it's true, Tangerine Tango is the official Pantone color of 2012, but that doesn't mean it has to be my fave. Don't get me wrong, I love me some bright orange, and any fashionista that dares to pull it off. However, my adoration for sunny orange hues, has nothing against how obsessed I am with the new yellow fad.
[via wp divas]

 Mustard and marigold were all over the runways across the world for Spring 2012 RTW and it's one of the few colors whose palette can easily transition from Spring to Fall. 
 Marigold is one of my favorite hues for this spring and summer. It's perfect for any sundress or day at the park. Pair it with other pastels like baby blue and some summery wedges like the ones above, and you'll be set for any lazy summer day.
This spring and fall you're free to rock every shade of the yellow-rainbow. Whether you want to sport Hi-liter neon statement wedges or a chunky tribal necklace, yellow gives the perfect pop to any outfit and occasion. My favorites are the fringey, mustard earrings; they remind me of the color of all my grandmother's 1970's discount living room furniture.

....In a good way. 

How much yellow are you prepared to rock this summer and fall? Let Lucy know and leave her lovely comments!

Happy fashionizing!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Independent Fashion Bloggers Weekly Round-Up

Spring Style Inspiration

Edited by: Wendy of Show Me Chic

Spring’s warmer temperatures seem to melt the winter blahs away, causing a rebirth. Have you experienced a reawakening with your wardrobe? Whether it’s incorporating new colors like pastels and neons, or wearing lighter fabrics and breaking out wedge sandals, your closet is probably undergoing major changes right now. You’ve had all winter to daydream about warm weather trends. Start wearing them! This week’s links will give you style inspiration, practical how-to’s, and a few thoughts to ponder.


If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Weekend activities....


Major major love for the new Aspinal of London Molly Satchel (named after their new ambassador the GORGEOUS Molly King from the Saturdays - the one who went out with David Ghandi and is now rumoured to be preeeettty close to Prince Harry.... JEL MUCH). Also loving MissGuided at the moment (where the black dress above is from). Out this week in the cinema is the much awaited Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, featuring a fantastic British cast of Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristen Scott Thomas - looks incredible! 
Apologies for brevity and lack of content - currently drowning in essay and revision. Whoop! 

Friday, 13 April 2012

More Spring Inspiration..

correction.. I NEED THESE SHOES to get through my exams
Buy them from MissGuided (more to follow on them soon!)
L x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Spotify Play Button

Spotify have launched a new play button app (see more here) which means you can embed playlists into blogs and other social media. Exciting non? This is my favourite album of the moment by Ben Howard:


David Hockney at the RA

The RA
One of the most talked about exhibitions of the year so far has been David Hockney’s “A Bigger Picture” at the RA. I have to admit, I haven’t ever paid much attention to Hockney, put off slightly by the school art departments almost religious rapture when it came to his work – I think he had been relegated to the pile of disliked artists such as Miro and Picasso (yes, I said it, I don’t like Picasso) but I have certainly seen his work in a new and more interesting light.

I love the impressionists, and you can definitely see the influence of these artists (especially Monet) in his work. Taking the themes of transience and repetition Hockney focuses on a certain scenes - mostly taken from the Yorkshire countryside - returning endlessly to the same point to capture the alterations of light throughout the seasons. His composition and perspective are insane and the sheer size the paintings contribute to the amazing sense of atmosphere that the exhibition creates.

One of the reasons it has got so many people talking is the series of ipad drawings – they are surprisingly good, though better viewed from a distance. Up close you can see that they are computer generated, but the tools the ipad offers definitely suits his style of work. Although there are certain paintings which would certainly remain in the 'dislike/Picasso category' I have definitely had to re-assess his overall categorisation and I look forward to seeing what he will come up with next.  The exhibition has unfortunately finished but there are some great videos and pictures available on the RA website.

Some of my favourites!