Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Christmas!

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Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you've all had a fun time!
I've been at Sam's mums house (Sam is my boyfriend for those of you who don't know me). I've ate and drank enough to last me a long time! Plus there's more to come with my family visiting over the next few days, before on the 30th we head down to Devon for 4days in a cottage with 16more friends!
I'm off to sleep now before an early start! Plus I wanted to test blogging by phone!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Photos for Motel Vintage & Asos Marketplace

So earlier on in the year we launched Motel Vintage on to our Motel website - It was really exciting to finally get it on as the Motel Vintage range has always done so well in our Bristol shop and our Topshop concession stand in Oxford Circus.
Since Asos have just launched their new Marketplace - We thought we'd submit some snaps to them and see what they thought about us trading on there too! It's a great selling platform to reach more girls who are after that vintage inspired look without having to rummage through a thrift store!
Here are a few sneak peaks of the pics we did with local photographer Lora English...



We won't know till after new year, but will be another exciting step if it all goes ahead!

New Iphone App

I have a new I-Phone app that I love....


Did my family visit home to Nottingham for Christmas this weekend. It was a case of ramming in as much as I could in a short space of time. Managed to see everyone though and I ate A LOT!
I feel this Christmas is going to be full of indulgence!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Asos meal & mild insanity...

Tuesday night me and Jo went to London for a meal with Asos.
If you know me... you know I take a while to get ready.. and normally end up being a little late, however, me and Jo thought we were running late - only to find out we were actually an hour early! So we popped off for a casual glass of wine while we waited for our boss!
Then headed off to Wild Honey for a lovely 3 course meal.. with what appeared to be bottomless wine glasses!!

I think i speak for everyone in my office when i say this lovely pop up fair in millenium square Bristol.. is becoming slightly annoying! It looks nice, but boy does that 1 minute song gets on your nerves! Its all we can hear all day in our office! I can' even imagine how the people who run this fair must feel - day in and out listening to that track repeating. Gemma in the office said it felt like she had a little monkey in her head slowly sending her crazy... I couldn't of put it better myself!!

On another annoying note... my computer!! I know i thought it was cool to have a laptop i could fit in my handbag and take everywhere... but seriously!! Its slow.. I can't click on anyhing as it goes off the tiny screen and my 't' is sticky and won't always press down! Arrrggh i wish i had enough ££ for another laptop!! It's taken me like 40minutes for this tiny blog post!

Back home again to Nottingham this weekend for a pit stop family and friends,money, money... I wish i had more of you....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas is creeping...

The Christmas tree is up and the first few presents are under... Were getting more and more festive!!!

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Been to Plymouth sat - sun to visit Sams aunt. We were spoiled!
Had an amazing Italian meal out on the Saturday - I literally had to best mushroom gnocchi that I have ever had! It was in this rich paprika sauce! Mmm! Plus I got to wear out my Jones and Jones coat!
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Bodice - Motel
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - clothes show
Jacket - vintage
Necklace - vintage

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Camel Coat Crew...


Camel coat crew
Coming down your cul-de-sac
Creeping down your corridor
And cutting up your curtains

Friday, December 3, 2010

Motelrocks does the Clothes show - End of Day 1

I think this will be pretty much my only update during the clothes show... I'm not entirely sure why I'm blogging instead of sleeping when I'm so physically drained. Hey Ho! I'm sat in bed and hopefully soon I'll drift off into a deep sleep, to wake refreshed and ready to go kick some Clothes Show ASS!
I so easily forgot how draining the Clothes show was - I'm half the shell of a person I was this morning... and it's only day 1! It wasn't even busy!
Dust allergy's yesterday as well knocked me!
There's some photos above of the stand as we were setting up yesterday - I haven't had time to take more since. I haven't looked round yet but below is a couple of picture I took when walking back from the ladies yesterday... one of the Oxfam vintage stalls and also a sewing area where you can get involved - making your own dresses or altering! A pretty sweet idea I thought!

That's all for now... I'm going to go pass out....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 & me at the Clothes Show


Tomorrow I'll be driving down to Birmingham to go do the set up day for the Motel stand at the Birmingham Clothes Show Live.
Did my first one last year... while it was enjoyable, it was damn hard work! So I have mixed emotions about this year! I think Its easy to forget how hard it was!

I've booked me and the girls into apartments in Birmingham city centre this year, so should nice and chilled with lots of wine, film and TV time!

If you're going to the clothes show - swing by and say hello!! x

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brimble Le Need's !!

My good friend, collegue and fellow blogger Jo has featured a few piccys of me in her lovely blog... you can check it out...HERE - BRIMBLE'S WORLD (a world of all things Brimble).

Only thing is... she missed one vital piece out of my style.. and that's all my scruffy clothes layered on at home so I can stay toasty!!


Is anyone else cold...?!

oohhh new shoes...!?



Both purchased from Solestruck !!
I now have my work party outfit sorted!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Camel Coat Love...

Last week Kelly told us her winter essential was her Camel coat... Seems she's alone...

All photos have been taken from Face Hunter

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Diane Arbus



Diane Arbus


Wish I'd seen this before Halloween...


Sushi & Haircuts...

I love eating loads at Yo sushi... I'm sure it's not the best sushi place in the world to eat at... but I've only been 3 times and I love being able to eat smaller amounts of lots of different dishes! NOT TO SELF must try more Sushi places..

I've been known to save my boyfriend Sam from haircut costs over the last couple of years... but once in a while my house mate Claire requests a cut and so, last Tuesday, before she departed for Bali, I gave her a brand new barnet!

It's been over a year since I've been talking about dyeing my hair orange or peach and I still haven't had the balls to do it, Kelly at work did a few photos for me so I got an idea...

Right now I'm in the process of finding cheap food recipes to feed us for the week - after killing the bank account yesterday... I need to take it steady! Whoopsie!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cosy home..

I have always wanted a cosy home... a place where I can come back to and curl up and relax! I don't know if it's the same for everyone, but where ever my home is and what ever I do.. it never seems as cosy as say it would at my mums house? So I'm on a continual quest to 'cosy up' my house.
Sadly my sofa is not the most cosy and gets cold in the winter.. so I decided to throw over my house mates crochet throw and I found some amazing (well I think so) cushions from Primark for £6 each! I was pretty impressed and I think it made the room seem warmer.



I tried to Christmas shop today - but ended up spending more on me.. whoops, I think I've managed to empty the bank account in 2 days - That's why I hate monthly pay.. I have no self control.
My current Topshop wish list... which I plan on getting next week when Sam gives me his rent money :-D and wearing to the Motel Christmas party - teamed with my vivienne westwood skirt I think!