Friday, 30 December 2011

Outfit of the day - Black Sparkles

Hey lovelies!

Been awhile I know! I apologise for being a lazy blogger T_T but I promise I will start getting back into it, with it being one of my New Years resolutions and all!

I thought I would share with you one my favourites outfits that I wore during the festive period. I was keen into keeping it understated with black but with accessories and sparkles in the skirt that made it look very Christmassy?! Also I am wearing my Stylist Pick black shoe boots, I adore them - they look great on and make me loads taller but OMG they hurt to even stand in! Hmm




Shirt - Vintage
Skirt - Topshop
Scarf - Benefit Prowwl promotional
Shoes - Stylist Pick

Heres some more shots of the shoes close up and my make up ^_^




You'll have also noticed that I ombr├ęd my hair! Woo I got it done at the salon as I didn't trust myself to do it, but I loved the way its turned out - it fades from black to brown to blonde! Love love love!

Anyways, hope you liked the outfit and what do you think of the new hair?


Catch up with you guys in the NY 2012 ^_^

Love,



Sheila Elle xxx

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Graduation...

Hey there!

Sorry that I've been MIA for the past couple of weeks but I was busy graduating and then popping off on a holiday to Paris! New post and pictures will follow! So I have now finished a four year degree at Bournemouth University and am a graduate in BA (HONS) Public Relations ^_^

It was a great day overall if not a bit hectic - stayed overnight at a hotel to make sure I wasn't late etc and I was very happy as my two lovely aunties came to visit me especially to attend my graduation, very sentimental and all that jazz!

The graduation ceremony was held at the BIC and was on 11.11.11, what a special date to remember! I loved wearing my cap and gown, felt so grown up and proud haha the overall ceremony was long as it was the whole media school but it was worth it!
Here is a picture of me in my graduation outfit posing to the full!

AND

My aunties in chinese tradition bought me a sanrio graduation plush! I got the cute My Melody toy aww so cute! Check it out..


Until next time,



Sheila Elle xxx

Monday, 7 November 2011

My new ear candy: Ear cuffs

Oh haiiii

As you know I've been loving the glam grunge jewellery as of late and ear cuffs have been a staple of my accessories - they add a certain toughness to an outfit without being too over bearing.



Here are the two ear cuffs that I have been wearing, both from Topshop. They're nothing too out there and crazy but just subtle enough to give off that tough look.

Feather ear cuff from fashion rock jewellery brand Regal Rose this is much more of a statement piece in comparison but would look great if you wanted more a hippie rock look.
Three symbolic ear cuffs from Regal Rose these are more understated and can be more easily worn with outfits, I particularly love the little cross.

So what do you think of ear cuffs? Would you incorporate it into your look to give it a bit of edge?

Speak soon!

Love, Sheila Elle xxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Essex Fashion Week

Hello dolls,

So at the weekend I went to Essex Fashion Week for work with my colleague Lucie, it was an experience to say the least! I had never visited Essex before, nor had Lucie so we were not entirely sure what to expect; now don't get me wrong I do love watching The Only Way is Essex and having a giggle about their lifestyle but I wasn't sure how much of their characters were real etc, turns out they are pretty much exactly like they are portrayed but most of them are so friendly and fun!

Our client Ella-Tino was appearing at the show so we were both excited to see the collection, it was by far the best designer there; the rest of the show did not impress, I don't even know how they can call some of it fashion?! So here are some pictures of the show, courtesy of Ropix Designs.





Some of my favourite looks from the Ella-Tino girls - especially love the printed cover up, beautiful! The styling was great as well, courtesy of Jemma!



 Essex Fashion Week branded cupcake!

 Me in my inlovewithfashion dress with the lovely Lucie!

 Lucie and I with Jemma from Ella-Tino.

A funny car wash we saw on the drive home, haha so funny! How much can you cash in on TOWIE huh? Well overall it wasn't really a fashion show but it was interesting to be there and have fun with Lucie and the girls from Ella-Tino.


All fun and games eh?


Love, Sheila Elle xxx

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My weekend in London...

Hello all,

I thought I would blog about my weekend in London and show you some of the photos I took whilst I was there. So last weekend I paid my best friend a visit in London, since she moved there just over a month ago; I had such a good time although London can be very stressful! Especially on a Saturday when you're trying to do some shopping! Manic is the word and you just get hot and bothered meaning you're just not in the mood!


THE yummiest crepe I had at Cremerie Creperie in South Kenginston! It was banana, peanuts, cream and maple syrup - indulgent or what? The only thing about London is the food temptation, everywhere! I had this crepe at 10pm O_o food outlets just make it too easy for you to eat all the bloody time!



The road which my friend lives on; it is beautiful! Definitely a road you'd aspire to own a flat! She lives in the hospital accommodation but still it looks impressive, makes such a vast difference to some areas in London anyway.

The pop up Chanel counter in Harrods. Looked great like sweet shop inspired with big jars full of Chanel beauty products! Beautiful...

Typical tourist photo of the Victoria and Albert Museum - look how lovely the weather was on Saturday, gorgeous ^_^
Wearing my ear cuff - from Topshop. Wearing my princess bambi green apple - the left eye looks a funny colour due to lighting.




Enjoying my Pinkberry frozen yoghurt - I went for the chocolate flavour with brownies and granola topping, it was really nice, indulgent but not as bad for you as ice cream! Above is a picture of my bestest girl Lucy! She went for the coconut flavour with raspberries and granola.
 Yum cha at China Town - beef with hor fun (rice noodle), har gau (prawn dumplings), lor bat go (turnip paste), fried squid and char siu bau! :)

 Covent Garden.
Plain assam bubble tea at my new favourite bubble tea outlet in London - Bubbleology! Very cool concept, the place is like a lab with all the test tubes, lava lamps and scientific bubble tea equations on the wall! The staff even wear white lab coats haha

Even though I live in the UK and have been to London numerous times, its so big and theres so many places to go that I always kind of feel like a tourist when I'm there. Have you been to any of these places? What do you think or recommend?

Love Sheila Elle xxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Winter coat and outfit of the day...

Oh hai!

So it is fully into Winter now in the UK! It is dark when I finish work and so cold, therefore time for a new winter coat..Topshop had 20% off for students, and sadly I am no longer a student but I couldn't help trying my luck and showing my expired card - it worked so I'm glad I got the extra off! This is the coat I picked up...



Topshop Diamond Tweed Velvet Tie Coat

I love it, it has cropped 3/4 length sleeves and is double breasted with delicate gold buttons which makes it look more luxurious. The standout feature is the velvet tie around the neck, it adds fine detail to coat making it look girly, glamorous and cute. The style reminds me of the girls of the upper east side, aka Blair Waldorf and Jenny Humphries in season 1!

 I have teamed the coat with tights, frilly cream ankle socks and chunky heeled shoes - felt very stylish and cute in this outfit.





Oversized shirt - Miso at Republic
Leopard print bow - Primark
Ear cuff - Topshop

My outfit of the day, also testing out new effects on my camera!

What do you think of my new coat? And what coat will you be styling this winter?

Love, Coco Elle x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Twinkle twinkle little star...

Hi lovelies,

I wanted to blog about a useless hobby that I have been doing since I was a little girl, origami stars! Or paper stars to some, I find it very therapeutic and because they make such cute pretty little stars it generally makes me happy! Sad I am, I know -_-

A few pictures of a previous batch of stars that I made and put into a pretty display heart shaped bottle :-) paper stars make great decoration and gifts too! You have to use thick paper, I usually use good quality wrapping paper but you can also buy strips of paper to specifically make these stars. The size of the stars depend on the width thickness of the paper strips, the thinner in width the small the stars.

The next pictures will show you step by step how to make these pretty paper stars:

Step 1: Start off with a long strip of thick paper/thin card (using decorated/coloured paper makes pretty stars)

Step 2: Fold a knot on one side of the strip and press down

Step 3: Fold over the small flap of paper into the knot

Step 4: Start on the other end of the strip and start folding it into the knot, it should look like this when you're done

Step 5: Place fingers on each corner of the star and pinch into the star puffs up. Do this for each corner of the star.


The finished product! Ta daaaa look how pretty and cute that is? It is so simple to make too!

What do you think of these origami stars? If you have a go making them, let me see the results. ^_^

Love,
Sheila Elle x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Glam grunge jewellery..

Oh hai!

It has been lovely weather in the UK for the past week, a long promised Indian summer finally did arrive! I have been keeping my style more simple as of late, due to the fact that I am rocking the accessories full out this season - I have been loving the glam grunge jewellery trend, the look toughens up girly outfits and gives it that little bit more edge.

I have also bought myself a DSLR! So excited, I'm starting to get into photography as a hobby so expect better quality pictures and maybe posts with just photography images - bear with me though, I am just a beginner :)




My favourite rings I'm currently wearing on a daily basis and cross bracelet; the glam grunge look focuses heavily on crosses, skulls, wings, statement necklaces etc

Bunny 'bright eyes' ring - Me and Zena
Layered spiral ring - Topshop
Winged ring - Seren Boutique (Cardiff)
Double Chain ring - Topshop
Cross bracelet - Topshop






Double cross long necklace - Topshop
Make up -
Foundation - Dr Jart Black Label BB Cream
Eyeshadow - Models own, White Pearl
Eyelashes - Diamond Lash - Glamorous eye
Lipstick - MAC Lady Gaga Viva Glam II



Testing out new camera with my cousin and an essential cam whore mirror picture! ^_^

What do you think of the glam grunge trend? Will you be incorporating it in your style this A/W?

Ciao, Sheila Elle x