22 October 2014

Harry Potter Studios Dark Arts OOTD

I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to go the press evening to celebrate the Launch of the Dark Arts add on to the Harry Potter studio tour. I brought my sister Hayley long as she's always wanted to go and we were given a private tour amongst many other vloggers, celebrities and important press folk, of the new attractions at the studio. This was my first ever visit to the studio and I was overwhelmed, excited and shot back 14 years to when I was completely consumed by those magical books.

In keeping with the witch craft and wizardry I thought I'd go a bit black. I wore my long line blazer, which is soon becoming my favourite item of clothing. A gridded short sleeve gradient dress from motel and my pointy TUK creepers - which I haven't actually worn much, but what a fitting event for their debut. The details; a heart choker and my new gorgeous Baia Bag

What I wore: 
Blazer: Primark
Dress: Motel (use code 'helenmelonlady' for 20% off)
Shoes: TUK
Bag: Baia
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19 October 2014

Music Video Shoot

Very Excited news regarding my band Box Of Light. We shot our next music video for our next single that will be released late november. We got our pals from Rockstar to shoot it, as we got transported back in time to the 1970s for a shambolic chat show. Performing as what would be the live band, we acted as though we reeeally didn't want to be at the low budget and poorly organised TV show.

What I wore:
Dress - Missguided
Boots - La Moda
Makeup - Love Moi Makeup


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17 October 2014

Get Ready With me October Addition.

These Autumnal days have casted a mystical shadow over me. October - the month of change, increasing darkness and of course Halloween, I cant help but feel captivated by it.

Previously, purple tones and dramatic shadow has been a difficult one for me, always feeing that I look like I have a black eye. But with practice, I feel like I've nailed it.

Grabbing different shades from a mixture of old palettes, I finally bought one that had all my favourites purples in one place. It is this equisit Sleek Pallette in Vintage Romance. I feel that this palette works well with my newly coloured Mauve hair (bonus) however the gold and corals would also suit those who prefer something a little more subtle. I took inspiration from 90s grunge as always, creating a coloured smokey eye using this shimmering shades. For a cheaper end product, Sleek never fail to impress. I have a range of palettes from cheap - to high end and I must say, these are amazing.

To see it in full watch my video! Thanks for reading

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8 October 2014

Spell Bound with Baia

Baia has been on many bloggers tongues and to my luck I was asked if I would like to design my own!

Hand made from the softest of leathers, these bags are whatever you want them to be. You pick your style, I chose the slouch, an ideal in between bag, lots of space, yet not too imposing, then you pick your colours!

The Slouch has enough space for all the essentials, I can even fit my SLR in there!  I love how it drapes around your waist and the magnetic clasp will sit and shut anywhere on the front. It is a perfect day bag, but also not too large for an evening out. Which to me is great because I'm always forgetting SOMETHING if I do a bag migration.

 I picked the colours, black as always, but then I added this gorgeous deep purple suede lid, finished with a golden branding. The inside is lined with lilac with zip up compartment (for those important small things).

I accompanied this bag with an unintentional witch look. Ripped jeans, an oversized crop, long line blazer, fedora, chunky heels and finished with a golden necklace.


Fedora - Missguided
Top and Blazer - Primark
Jeans - Miss Guided
Shoes -Asos
Bag - Baia

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30 September 2014

Heartlands - OOTD




Part two of my previous post was my outfit, I was so happy with it, I felt like it needed its own dedicated post.

I love this mystical witch style. I layers of dress and my long sleeved chiffon cardigan/ kimono made me feel gracious. I love the dark tones contrasting with my hair.

Agin, if you know me by now I really have embraced the 90s grunge and I really felt I was in The Craft this day.

Cardigan - H&M
Belt - Primark
Shoes - Office

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28 September 2014

Heartlands


Part two of our venture to the south, we played heartlands festival. After staying in a Travelodge after the Tiki bar show we awoke to the rolling hills of the Cornish country side and set fourth for the next show. With time to spare we found a small town called Redruth - which seemed to be having a traditional celebration of some sort, so we thought it only be rude if we didn't join in.
I don't know about the Pasties, but this man was gooorgeous.
After consuming a relatively decent amount of pasties, we left and 5 minutes later we were at our destination, an old mine. We played alongside gang of Four, Boomtown rats, UB40 amongst many others. The crowd were great and so many people that had never heard of us came to compliment us after the show. So happy!

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