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. ^_^

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