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The year that was 2015!

I don't know about you, but I've never been more excited for the new year!  Before we say goodbye to 2015, let's take a look back at the most memorable events.
Celebrity break ups dominated the media, from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, to Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson/Joe Jonas.  That was just the start.  There was clearly something in the water!  We did, however, welcome a new royal, little Princess Charlotte.
This year was the year of Gigi Hadid.  Gigi dominated the runways, magazines, social media, Joe Jonas' heart and was named a part of Vogue's Fashion Brat Pack alongside Justin Bieber.  Justin Bieber was back in 2015 and ready to show what he was made of!  He kicked off his year with an infamous Calvin Klein underwear campaign and invited every one of his celebrity buds to help him drop his new single What Do You Mean?  The countdown sent social media into a frenzy and his new album Purpose didn't disappoint.  Selena Gomez also returned looking amazing as ever.  She dropped her new album Revival and even performed at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Then there's One Direction...  Those boys certainly sent fans a little crazy!  Zayn decided to leave the group and ended things with Perrie, Louis broke up with Elenor, and then announced he was expecting a child. Liam also broke up with Sophia. They then announced they were going on a break at the end of year, and dropped their fifth album Made in the AM.  Well, at least Harry, didn't cut his hair!
What about Taylor Swift?  She kicked off the year with her 1989 World Tour (yes, now the fifth time I've seen her), and redefined the meaning of #squadgoals.  Taylor Swift invited celebrities to join her on stage during her World Tour and also premiered her new single Bad Blood at the Billboard Music Awards featuring her whole squad.  
This year saw one of the biggest collaborations, H&M and Balmain.  It sold out, how quickly?  Drake's Hotline Bling, sent memes into overload, whilst Bruce Jenner completed his transition into Caitlyn Jenner.  Beyoncé covered this year's September Vogue issue, whilst Kayne announced he wants to run for President.  The 50 Shades of Grey movie was finally released, whilst Game of Thrones killed off Jon Snow.. or did they?  And we finally learned who on earth 'A' was on Pretty Little Liars, I mean finally! 
Here's to another year, welcome 2016!

Gigi Hadid for Vogue UK January 2016

Gigi Hadid for Vogue UK January 2016

Merry Christmas!

            Merry Christmas from my family to yours!   

Christmas Wish List: Kate Spade New York Gift Box Clutch

It's kind of crazy to believe, that tomorrow, is finally Christmas.  I think I've found the perfect item to finish my Christmas wish list with... Kate Spade New York's Gift Box clutch!  Who wouldn't want to receive this?  The clutch is available via the Kate Spade website and Shopbop.

Christmas Wish List: Dior 'State of Gold' Christmas Collection

 Dior's 'State of Gold' Christmas Collection is a must for the festive season!  Each year Dior re-vamp their collection, creating the most stunning gold pieces.  You can pick up the collection from Sephora, Nordstrom, Selfridges, Harrods, David Jones and Myer. 

Christmas Wish List: Yuzefi London 'Halton' Bag

 I'm always on the hunt for new designers.  I recently discovered British based bag label, Yuzefi London.  Since then, it's remained permanently on my wish list!  Their 'Halton' bag has been seen on Made in Chelsea's Sophie Hermann.  The collection is available via the Yuzefi London  website.  
Image Sophie Hermann

Christmas Wish List: Elizabeth and James Jewelry

When it comes to jewelry, I can't help but love a little from Elizabeth and James.  I feel as though I'm constantly wanting to add pieces to my collection.  I mean who can resist a piece created from everyone's favourite fashion twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen?!  The pieces are available from Shopbop, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nichols, Revolve, Nordstrom and The Outnet.

Christmas Wish List: Edie Parker Clutch

Everyone needs the perfect clutch for the holiday season.  I'm currently obsessing over Edie Parker clutches!  From celebrities, to fashion's elite, Edie Parker clutches are certainly dominating.  What's so great about them, is that you can customise your very own clutch... colour, text, font and hardware.  Who can forget Taylor Swift's customised Bad Blood clutch?  The clutches are available from the Edie Parker  website, Farfetch, Shopbop, Neiman Marcus and Net-a-Porter
Thought it would be fun to customise my own too! 

Christmas Wish List: Chiara Ferragni Flats

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas, without a little sparkle!  Look no further than Chiara Ferragni's (The Blonde Salad) sparkle flats.  The 'flirting' eyelashes are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.  The flats are available via the Chiara Ferragni  website, Farfetch, Shopbop and Luisaviaroma.

Christmas Wish List: FARFETCH.COM Discover App

 For today's Christmas Wish List, I've collaborated with  Thanks to Farfetch's new and improved Discover App, I've created my wish list, #Farfetchfind.  The new and improved App, provides a fancy, fashion forward, on the go, shopping experience.  When first opening the app, you are greeted with fashion images gliding across your screen. Instantly, you feel invited to see more!  On the home page, different tabs with images appear and slide, enabling you to quickly and effortlessly pick a section.  Want to look at bags?... Slide and click the tab with a bag image.  What if you're looking for a new pair of Charlotte Olympia pumps?.. Okay maybe that's just me.. Well right at the top of the screen you can easily search Charlotte Olympia (or any other designer) and every item appears.  Scrolling through your favourite designer has never been easier.  I love the fact that the images are large, making it easy to see every detail. The wish list button is right there too - press the star and it's added!
If you're anything like me, you're scrolling your favourite websites everyday.  The most important part, is the 'New Arrivals' section.  On the app's home screen, the new arrivals, are right there along with the edits and editor's picks.
Once you're ready to purchase, the checkout is effortless.  Before you know it, your products are delivered.
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Christmas Wish List: Taylor Morris Eyewear: Invidia Pink

For today's Christmas wish list item, we're heading to Chelsea!  Made in Chelsea's, Hugo Taylor, is one half behind the Taylor Morris Eyewear duo.  I absolutely love everything about Taylor Morris Eyewear.  All you have to do is take a look at these Invidia Pink Oversized sunglasses!  The eyewear is available via the Taylor Morris website and Harvey Nichols.
Image Daily Avenue

Christmas Wish List: Victoria's Secret

I'll never forgot the first time I walked into my very first Victoria's Secret store,whilst visiting New York.  It was like entering a completely different world, of all things pretty, sparkling and PINK!  You couldn't help but buy it all!  So of course, my Christmas wish list, had to include pieces from Victoria's Secret.  All pieces are available via the Victoria's Secret website.

Christmas Wish List: Balenciaga Bow Bracelet

Balenciaga Bows.. Because Christmas isn't Christmas, without a gift and a massive bow!  The Balenciaga bows are available in silver, gold and rose gold, and you can grab your very own from Barneys New York, Balenciaga, Net-a-Porter and Parlour X.
Image Barneys New York

Christmas Wish List: Burberry Beauty Festive Gold Collection

There's nothing I love more than a limited edition collection.  Leave it to Burberry to create a limited edition gold collection for the festive season.  I literally want every piece!  The collection available via Sephora Australia, Net-a-Porter, the Burberry  website, Nordstrom  and David Jones

Christmas Wish List: Olivia Burton London Watches

I am obsessed with Olivia Burton London Watches, so I must add them to my Christmas list!  I already have a lilac one, but, I feel like you can never have too many Olivia Burton watches.  The watches are available via the Olivia Burton website, ASOS and Topshop.

Christmas Wish List: Poppy Delevingne x Aquazzura

With less than two weeks till Christmas, I thought I'd share a few of my favourites!  I'm kicking off in true style with the latest Poppy Delevingne x Aquazzura collaboration.  The collection is currently available at Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion, Shopbop, Forward, My Theresa, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Which one will you pick?