Fashion interview with Rosie Fortescue!

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I was recently approached by the magnificent McCann PR team, and given the rather opulent opportunity to interview Made in Chelsea star, Rosie Fortescue, and Joseph Massie; a five-time Chelsea Flower show, award winning Floral Artist! The interviews were to take place in my hometown of Solihull, for the purpose of launching Touchwood’s Spring Summer Fashion Season, (Solihull’s go to Shopping Centre), and one of Joseph’s latest Floral creations!

Focussing more on ‘horti-couture’, rather than horticulture, Joseph Massie hand made one of the most divine fresh Floral gowns, for Rosie to unveil! The detailing, the colours and the whole composition of the piece was brilliantly breathtaking…and I can’t believe that I also got to interview the Man behind the vision.

Being an avid Fashion Blogger and fellow creative, I have always been a fan of Rosie Fortescue’s Blog, ‘atfashionforte‘, and her overall style, as seen on reality show, Made in Chelsea. So, when I had the opportunity to speak with her, about all things Fashion, I was in my element! We shared our interest for mixing up High Street & Designer items, styling the Floral trend and genuinely got very excited about an exclusive Clothing & Nail line, that Rosie will be launching in the near future! i2style readers, you’re hearing this first! (I know, I feel privileged too!). Sharing an additional love for Beauty, I couldn’t help but throw in a couple of questions regarding Rosie’s go-to products, to pair with this Season’s fab Floral trend.

See the video posted below, to find out more and make sure you’re subscribed to my Youtube Channel to be the first to be notified of my commencing interview with Joseph & more!

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 I’d like to thank McCann, Touchwood, Rosie and Joseph for this inspiring insight into Fashion, Florals and Shopping fun! Make sure you check out Touchwood’s latest trends and offers too, and let me know what floral items you’re loving this Spring, Summer!

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Styling my Katy Perry Prism Necklace

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Hello Guys & Gals, it’s that time again, where the classically, cool Claire’s brings excitement to shop floors, for yet another Spring, Summer Season! With the launch of the recent Katy Perry Prism Collection, I was quick to pick up a piece and style it up. I was drawn to this beautiful gold and gum metal statement necklace, that features the rather appropriate ROAR wording and other Katy Perry Prism symbols! The necklace itself, sits really well and literally goes with everything.

I have worn this piece almost everyday, to work, in my recent catch up Vlog, on nights out…and now, within this photoshoot for the purpose of this post! It’s such a versatile piece that you really can wear with anything. Being a fan of the ol’ Monochrome look, I chose to pair this beauty, with a chic black little number and a statement makeup look & bag. I thought the colours would work well with all pieces, focussing on specs of mustard and canary yellow, deep shades of purple and of course, black. These colours suit my type of skin tone, if put together delicately, and i’m sure so many others CAN all rock this too!

I’m waiting for a rather special and sassy occasion to wear this outfit, although wearing it around my garden makes me feel more than satisfied, that I’ve got the most out of an outfit :p. Have you been wearing similar pieces this season? If so, what are they? The Katy Perry Prism Collection, as a whole, is fun, on trend and most importantly affordable. For such an iconic and inspirational Lady, she sure has succeeded creating…well, just that! After being a fan of Claire’s since I was a child, I’m so pleased its been able to aid me in all my Accessory needs, right the way through into Adulthood and I genuinly look forward to continuing this beautiful shopping journey with them in the future!

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Necklace | Claire’s | Katy Perry Prism Collection

Floral Head Crown | Wild Flower Crowns

Top | Miss Selfridge

Skirt | Topshop

Bag | TK Maxx

Shoes | Cavalli | Kurt Geiger

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SS14 | Pretty in pastel

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It isn’t often I wear a hue of blue, but today I dared to be different, well…sort of! This seasons pastel trend is huge, consequently, my interest in rocking an item of clothing, evoking this magnificent pastel tone, has rapidly grown throughout the past couple of months. I have had this pastel Blue coloured full length playsuit, just sitting in my wardrobe for almost a year now and was a lovely little find from Asos. I knew the structure of the outfit was enough to make a statement on its own, so I was quite pleased that the colour was so delicate, which I thought was very wearable.

In this post, I wanted to prove that paired with a paler complexion, it most certainly can be worn all year round. Most peoples perceptions of pastel colours, is one that is seen to suit more of a tanned skin tone. However, with some complimentary makeup, hair and accessories, anyone can wear it!

I hope to do many more Spring, Summer 2014 trend/outfit posts within the next coming weeks, so do let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see me post/style up. I have really enjoyed creating this post for you style lovers, and look forward to making the most of the more perhaps un-loved items with my wardrobe, as I know there are some treasures in there, I just have to delve rather deep :).

What are your favourite pastel colours? Leave me links, i’d love to see your outfits too.

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Orange was once described as ‘the colour of insanity’ – Vincent Van Gogh

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From the Catwalk, to the High Street, crushing on Orange, seems to be what SS14 is all about! There is a striking, statement like quality, behind a person wearing Orange this season and it seems to be one of those colours, that’s becoming more and more wearable. Personally, I enjoy a hint of a hue…due to my preferred monotone wardrobe domination, and find Orange to be one of my favourites! Whether it be accessorising, with a great pair of heels, a statement clutch, or just a flash of the colour upon an item of Jewellery; when paired with something of a more neutral tone, it can be terrifically versatile, and rather brilliant when needing to dress up or down an outfit.

I have even began to feel more drawn towards Orange hued makeup, as of late, with lipstick being a firm favourite, of course! With the wonders of ‘pinned’ images, floating around peoples Pinterest pages and Blogs, I have become rather eager to start up my own little image collection, however one that is to be showcased upon another area of the world wide web, and focussing firmly upon Fashion.

You may, or may not have noticed, my recent Tweets, sharing my Fashion collections from Grabble.com. Grabble is a refreshing new social platform, that enables users to not only ‘grab’ some of their most wanted Fashion items, to make awesome collection boards, but to also shop! Yes, you read right. Shop. Grabble go’ers can grab from any Fashion website, anywhere, or alternatively grab from other peoples profiles, to discover items that you may not have before! The impact it is having upon Bloggers, Brands and general online site lovers, is already proving to be rather exciting! And, as a start up Company, I am rather impressed.

As a result, one of the themes I wanted to display on Grabble, was my crush on Orange! I have discovered more items than I imagined on there, and chose my favourites to showcase within one of my collections. I also aim to be buying from here once my next pay day commences.

I recently read that Orange was once described by Vincent van Gogh, as being ‘the colour of insanity’. Now, if that doesn’t say something of a statement quality, then I don’t know what does! I am very excited about this vibrant and rather infectious colour trend, and do believe that for me, will be one of the greatest accent colours, of the season, and perhaps even moving forward into Fall!

Has Orange been a favourite for you this season? If not, what colour has been? I’d love to know!

My time at Vogue Festival 2014

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I had an exciting email a while ago, informing me of this years line up, at the Vogue Festival, situated in the Southbank Centre, London. It was needless to say that I was raring to go, and asked Sophie if she’d be interested in accompanying me, to this exciting and inspirational event.

British Vogue is one of those renowned Magazines, in which oozes elegance, femininity and intelligence, let alone great style! It’s a Magazine that I have enjoyed collecting since I was a little lady, and always found myself being fascinated by the gripping and glamorous content. When we arrived at Vogue Festival, I found myself wanting to act like a child in a sweet shop…in other words, I was rather excited to say the least.

I had purchased a ticket for the Sunday, 4pm Fashion masterclass. Little did I know, this ‘class’ was to be one the best classes I had ever been a part of! Industry experts offering their up most professional and kind advice, regarding working in Fashion, was truly breathtaking, especially with a line up such as Lisa Armstrong, fashion editor of The Telegraph; Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen; Daniel Marks, director of The Communications Store; Alexandra Shulman, editor of Vogue; and Louise Wilson, course director at Central Saint Martins!

The event was hosted along side Harrods, and showcased some of the mot fabulous hair and makeup advice and tutorials, a cinema, a catwalk, a champagne and cupcake bar, a Burberry Photo Booth and more! I managed to explore and get some great footage of all these going ons, before I entered the Masterclass. I even got a snap by the huge Vogue cover wall! During the masterclass, I scribbled down endless quotations, notes and tips that the experts had given us, and I’m not kidding when I say that I truly feel that I soaked it all up. I felt inspired, motivated and enraptured by their professionalism and passion for the industry.

Being a Fashion Graduate myself, I understand the importance of gaining the necessary experience, most Fashion companies require, when applying for further Internships or jobs. And, the experts reassured me that hard work does pay off and people do notice you, even if you’re not the most fabulously dressed in the building or know the most people. The industry is sometimes given a stigma that you have to live up to this ‘Fashionista’ role, in which is seen as having a rather ‘bitchy’ and negative approach towards work and people, which is the complete opposite of myself. It’s great to know that by being humble, exceptionally hard working and learning from each experience you find yourself being a part of, is far more appealing the previous!

I have been told on a number of occasions that you have to be tremendously tough to be in this industry, however I know in myself that by being pleasant and by showing your self worth, (even if you aren’t the loudest in the office), that, that’s ok too! After hearing about the experts past experience, what they’ve learn’t over the years and how to continue in the working world of Fashion, I feel like an element of confidence has been exploded back into me, as I can sometimes be unsure about the future, no matter how hard I seem to be working. So, since then I have decided to apply for a brand new job, within a role & company, which I truly believe in.

I would be moving cities, again, taking a rather big risk, with the knowledge that I already am a little on the ‘skint’ side. But, it could be the best decision i’ve ever made! I felt like I should just go for it, and like the experts said, to show my worth and to not be worried about just trying, as you never know where the next opportunity is going to come from, if at all!

I filmed my day at Vogue Festival, which you can view on my new Youtube channel, (just click here or see below), and I also managed to interview some rather beautifully dressed ladies, from outside of the event! A little chic street style vlog, if you will! If you’d like anymore information on the event or you attended, what was your favourite part? And, what did you learn, if you attended a similar masterclass? I’d love to know!

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