Style Q&A with MIC star Jamie Laing!

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This time last week, I had the privilege of interviewing the ever so charming, Mr Jamie Laing. Made in Chelsea star & owner of Candy Kittens, Jamie sure is one busy bee! His appearance at Touchwood, Solihull, for the exclusive stylish student evening, of course, meant signings, selfies and style talk! I was able to interview Jamie, in a little Q&A – in between fan mobbing :p, so if you’re interested in what he had to say in regards to fashion, his candy kitten sweets & more, then see the footage below! – P.s I’d turn your volume up and be prepared for a rather speedy/manic interview!

 

Let me know who your style icon is at the moment. If you went to the evening at Touchwood, did you get snapped with Jamie? Keep an eye out for the latest news and offers from Touchwood and begin to get excited about the commencing Candy Kitten adventures!

Also, thank you to McCann PR team & Touchwood for giving me this opportunity. x

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My love for Wearable Technology

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What I adore about the innovative, forward thinking, wearable technology industry, is that it’s giving Fashion purpose. One that’s other than just for aesthetical reasons. By 2018, the wearable technology market is supposed to be worth £4.9b in revenue, as opposed to the £1.6b, it saw in 2012. Get ready to get techy gals & guys!

Whilst interning at Grabble, I had the opportunity to attend FashTech, an event connecting Fashion and Technology Start-ups, held at London College of Fashion. To me, this unleashed an interest of mine, to a new level. The ambition and motivation, behind not only the Start-up founders eyes and voices, but also of the 350 attendees, was pretty inspiring.

I aided Grabble with networking and the promoting of the site, resulting in new contacts – in terms of users and Designers. All visitors who approached us, complimented the fresh concept the company had too, which, although my role was Intern based, still made me feel pretty proud to be a part of something that could have a very valuable, and unique reputation, in the future of online shopping/technology! (Go grabble gang!)

At the event I was able to see other creative technology concepts that I can see going far, when used and advertised in the most efficient way. One that particularly caught my eye was Bodi.Me, a virtual sizing website/technology enabling consumers to online shop in a much more concise way! During the event, Bodi.Me used a 3D scanner to get all your measurements, however in the comfort of your own home, Bodi.Me allows you to scan your full body, just by you standing in front of a webcam! The results display on the website and can be updated anytime. If like me, you’re sick of visiting one store for your top half and another for your bottom, due to sporting totally different sizes, or, it’s becoming inconvenient to be one size from one retailer and a completely different one from another, Bodi.Me gives you a great insight into the online shops you can buy from, using your exact body measurements, saving your time and money!

Since the event, I’ve been doing a little more research into the true concept of wearable technology and I must say, I am impressed with the finds and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this innovative industry! Online based companies, such as Intel, have worked in collaboration with some of these new concepts and innovators, discussing in visual video format, how wearable technology could affect their fields. After finding this, I have watched every clip and feel that the more awareness spread, like this, can only be a good thing in enabling more and more technology lovers and designers, to get even more creative!

I particularly admire what Designer, Pauline Van Dongen is doing with solar powered clothing. Pauline states “Wearable technology is able to connect different industries that were not connected before”, which is the greatest innovation right there! Fashion is the 2nd biggest polluter, so if the industry can turn that around to create garments in a more sustainable, yet visually appealing way…I think they’re onto a winner! Pauline implements solar powered technology into an item, which, if stood in the sunshine for up to two hours, can in turn charge your mobile phone from 0 to 100%! Impressive right?! See the video here, to see what you think about the idea!

There are so many more designers that I want to acknowledge and almost become a voice for, to spread awareness. As a result, I’d like to choose a favourite of mine every week, and give you lovely readers more of an insight into, not only wearable technology, but garments and accessories that ooze great aesthetically pleasing design. Watch this space style lovers!

If you’d like to see more of a fast and visual way of finding out the concepts and designs i’m loving right now, head over to my Pinterest Board, where I’ll be pinning my fave finds!

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WIWW | Wimbledon Style

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If you’ve been following my latest style collections on Grabble, you will notice my most recent one showcases items I would wear to Wimbledon! With the games kicking off this week, and a huge hype from most retailers regarding inspirational looks, I decided to share with you, my most favourite grabs, from a number of affordable brands!

The Fashion at Wimbledon seems to develop year by year, with each one evolving into something that eludes a little sports luxe feel, combined with a feminine edge. Now, I may not be the biggest sporting fan, but I do understand the concept behind accessorising, according to sporting equipment, and so on!…#sorrynotsorry. *Chuckle*.

Styling up items such as these (see image above), can be as simple, or as complicated and colourful as you wish them to be. For me, I like to keep things simple, with the strike to the eye coming from a statement piece. In this instance, the necklace. This beautiful piece from Warehouse  is not only a delightfully delicate design, but an affordable one too! Priced at just £20, this stunning necklace is the perfect piece when pairing with a more subtle and toned down outfit.

Are you attending Wimbledon this year? Perhaps you’re getting together with friends to watch the games and get dressed up! Whatever the occasion, I’d love to know what your favourite picks are. Show me on Grabble by creating a collection!

Please see further details of other items below, including prices and further retailer info.

Big loves, Hollybobs x

Transparent Clutch | Asos

White Midi Skirt | Lavish Alice

Bell Sleeved Top | The White Pepper

Sandals | Debenhams

 

 

 

 

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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Thanks for reading, Style Lovelies! See below for more info & links.

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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New Youtube Video | The Fashion Tag

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I actually uploaded this video a couple of weeks ago, however for some reason or another, I didn’t think of posting it onto my blog to let all you Fashion style lovelies know about it! It was my first ever video to be uploaded to my new channel ‘hollysi2style’ (except for my intro), so I was a little nervous! Yet in true i2style form, I soon became more comfortable and due to my passions for Fashion, I adored talking about my one true love!

I spoke about a number of Fashion related thangs, from what my signature style is, to which trend I would like to see come back or stay, and of course, all answers are true from the heart and I can’t think of doing anything more enjoyable than being able to talk to you  lovely people in a more personal and visual way!

Since this video, I have uploaded a couple more and would love to know your thoughts! What sort of videos do you love to watch? And who are your go to Youtubers, when needing a little Fashion/Beauty ‘inspo’? I’d love to know. Thank you again, in advance to anyone who has watched, liked, commented and more importantly, SUBSCRIBED so far! I’m ecstatic that even 1 of you wants to watch my early youtube day ramblings 😀 – It honestly means more to me than you will ever know and I can’t wait to do more!

Huge loves, Hollybobs x

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