Monday, 22 August 2011

V Festival Fashion

V festival happened this weekend just gone and from what I am hering on blogs, facebook and twitter it was amazing!
COSMOPOLITAN  and LOOK have tossed up these images of V Festival 2011 Fashion!!

Alexandra Burke

Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil (Loveee the dress... not sure about theose boots in terms of the usual muddy fields and Reading!)
Marvin and Rochelle
Eliza Doolittle (I love this outfit!!)
Mollie King
Mollie King (She wears awesome clothes. I would wear this but teamed up with my Wellies! I have a slight welly obsession I think!)
Ellie Goulding
Dionne Bromfield
 Frankie Sandford
Frankie Sandford
Una Healy
Claire Maguire (I'm not sure how 'practical' this is.. but I love it!)
Fashion Blogger Bip Ling
Daisy Lowe
Myleene Klass
Hannah Tointon Backstage At The Virgin Media Louder Lounge, V Festival 2011
Hannah Tointon
Laura Haddock Backstage At The Virgin Media Louder Lounge, V Festival 2011
Laura Haddock
Olivia Hallinan Backstage At The Virgin Media Louder Lounge, V Festival 2011
Olivia Hallinan
Sophie Powles At V Festival 2011
Sophie Powles
The Hollyoaks Cast At V Festival 2011
Chloe Moretz Backstage At The Virgin Media Louder Lounge, V Festival 2011
Chloe Mortez

I hope any of you that went really enjoyed it!
My posts may stop for a little while now, I'm working tomorrow then I have to pack for Reading and I'm off to Reading on Wednesday.

So if I don't blog before... Enjoy your bank holiday weekend :)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Festival Essentials


Festival Fashion on clothing websites is slighting annoying me.
I love the clothes, I love the 'festival style' but since when is a maxi skirt and wedges appropriate to wear to a muddy, wet, sweaty music festival. Its fine if you're somewhere lovely like Coachella!!

Now I'm no festival expert. My first experience of a festival was at Reading last year. I don't know if anyone was there or remembers but the weather was HORRENDOUS!

Hello mud!!

So I have decided to do a post about my Festival Essentials before I go to Reading next week...

I will be taking these, my trusty unique hand painted wellies. I had very little notice about going to Reading last year and had such little time to prepare. I looked everywhere for a pair of nice fancy wellies but couldn't find any I liked. So I brought a bog standard green pair and painted them myself. These will 100% be coming to Reading with me this year as I did not take them off last year!
  • You want to keep clean... you take baby wipes! I am not going to stand their in my bikini and tip a bottle of water over my head. I will just sit in my tent and keep clean with the ol' baby wipes! plus they leave you smelling pretty nice for a festival.
  • Obviously a tent. Last year we took at £7.99 Tescos Value tent. I have learnt my lesson. During the 24 hour down poor on the first day my tent flooded. We had to take all our stuff back to my house to dry in the tumble dryer.. including sleeping bags! This year we opted for THIS tent. It has a seperate bedroom meaning wellies do not go in there and space for more than just Sam and I to sit if it rains. We are also taking a double airbed with built in pump (good planning by me there!) and a double sleeping bag.
  • A small bag to keep your essentials in! I just ordered THIS one off of ASOS. In this bag I will cram... my small red camera (as in not a huuuge digital SLR one!), an old mobile phone (would die if I lost my iPhone), money (food, drink, souvineers) and a small pack of tissues and some anti bac hand gel (no joke I would die without these life savers for toilet trips!) I am hoping this will all fit...
I'll also be taking a wine box from France... best idea ever! You can't take bottles in.. so 4 bottles of wine in 1 sort or light box great plan! and I have plastic wine glasses.

Clothes wise I will be taking denim shorts, a couple of tshirts, a skirt, tights, leggings, a raincoat (!!!!!!), hoodies, tracksuit bottoms, underwear and as many pairs of socks that will fit!

Is anyone else going to a festival? What are your essentials? Who are you most looking forward to seeing?

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

My friend Dan...

This time last year I had just got back from a few weeks of touring round north east America and south east Canada (New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago). I did this with a company called CONTIKI. I recomend anyone considering any form of traveling/holiday should check out Contiki - you book on to the tour and pretty much everything is sorted for you, from the hotels, some meals and the travel between cities (all this is included in the price). I am the most organised person in the world and the idea of 'proper' travelling and turning up in a country with no where to stay makes me feel ill! So yeah check out Contiki - my tour was North by North East if you were wondering.

 Canadian flag on the Thousand Island boat tour (somewhere between Quebec and Montreal.. and yes it is where the dressing is from!!!)

So back to the original point. Whilst on the tour my brother (who I was traveling with) and I met some absolutely amazing people. We formed a real close group of friends. 3 boys from England and 1 from Australia.

 This is the only picture I could find of all of us!
Ed, Dan, Stu, Big Canada Bear, Me, Ben, Matt

Recently us English folk decided to meet up for a Contiki Reunion. Unfortunatly our Aussie friend Dan couldn't make it... no surprises there! So as a tribute to Dan and show that we still love him we took a photo of him with us and he went everywhere. So here is some of Dans day out in London...

So thats Dans day out!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011



I'm back from France!!!
I had a lovely time, I lay in the sun a lot, ate lots of cheese and drank lots of Rose!

 veiw from mine and sams bedroom
 sam and me by the pool
top: ASOS
skirt: ASOS
flip flops: Primark
 Sam and me on the balcony
top: Zara
shorts: Bank
 Before we went out for dinner
dress: Apricot @ New Look
shoes: Primark
 A lake we went to on the day the weather was rubbish!
 Me lunging at the Gorge Du Verdon
top: boyfs from Next
shorts: Topshop
shoes: Primark
sunglasses: Matalan

 This snail was right at the bottom of the Gorge!
 Griffon Vulture in flight (my boyfriend loves birds - I learnt a lot!!!)
 One day I will explain to you my love of people lunging..

 This is an actual wild Griffon Vulture - It hit Sam round the head with it's wing because his dad tried to feed it ham!

There's a couple of outfit photos in there and some nice scenery. Its an absolutely beautiful place, especially the Gorge Du Verdon.

Lottie x

Monday, 15 August 2011

The Look Show AW11...

I realise in this blog post I have used a lot of exclaimation marks.. this is not because I am angry, it's because I am very excited!

This time last year I knew very little about the fashion blogging community. Facebook was about as far as my internet knowledge went! Then somehow I stumbled across a few fashion blogs and my interest grew. I started to follow a number of blogs and find more and more everyday. I thought I could do this, I'll admit since starting this blog I have given up on a few occasions because my life has got in the way, but now I've got into the swing of things getting an opportunity like going to The Look Show would be AMAZING!!!!
I absolutely love writing my blog, I don't really pay attention to the stats of how many people have visited and where they come from because I just blog because I like to blog, but I read and respond to every comment and always check out my followers blogs.

Unlike a lot of the bloggers that I follow I don't have any background in fashion, I've not done a textiles or graphics qualification, I don't know much about the fashion industry, my blog is based purely on clothes that I like, style that I like and my daily ramblings! I don't think that this affects my ability to have a 'fashion blog' it just means that I am constantly learning new things about the industry, about design and about the world of blogging.

As a new blogger I would love the chance to blog from The Look Show and would love to encourage others to start their fashion blogs, because I'm proof... anyone can do it!

I think having the opportunity to meet likeminded bloggers, see real fashion displayed in a way that is different to what I am used to seeing would just be awesome. It would also test my ability and give me the chance to blog about something that people are really intersted in.

I really hope my entries not too late! My holiday has got in the way of a lot of things this year!

Lottie x

p.s I will blog about my holiday sometime soon, I have a couple of things to do first, like get back to work and pick up my new car!!!

Thursday, 4 August 2011


I am currently sunning myself somewhere in the South of France so I thought I would share with you a collection of Frenchy images. All from







Au Revior!