Friday, 27 March 2015

Paris 3/3

Jumper: Carboot Sale
Socks: Primark
Shoes: ASOS

This was our last day in Paris :( and wearing my all time favourite handpainted jeans by Dirty Disco. I actually wore these twice in Paris because I love them SO much (and because I surprisingly didn't take enough clothes). We spent the morning tidying the apartment and packing and then went back to get some more falafel because it's so damn addictive. Then explored Marais even more and had a look back round the vintage shops. The vintage shop next to L'As Du Fallafel called 'Coffeur' is the best one I found all weekend. Small but organised, friendly and cheap!

It's safe to say me and the boyf fell in love with Paris and can't wait to go back again someday!

Hope you enjoyed these Parisian posts :) x

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Paris 2/3

Sunglasses: eBay
Body: Motel Rocks
Trousers: Vintage
Shoes: ASOS

This was probably my favourite day in Paris as it was so beautifully sunny and warm and the most perfect day for sightseeing. We started off walking to Places Des Vosges which was about 10 minutes from where we were staying then we jumped in a taxi to the Arc de Triomphe. I didn't take many photos on my SLR of the main attractions because everyone had scared me before I went about thiefs and scammers haha so I kept it safely in my bag when in busy crowds. We then took a stroll to the Eiffel Tower, grabbed a crepe and an ice cream and sat on a nearby wall lapping up the Vitamin D. After sightseeing we jumped in another cab back to Le Marais and grabbed some Falafel from the famous L'As Du Fallafel (Lenny Kravitz loves it). It's as good as it's hyped up to be that's for sure!

My final Paris post will be up tomorrow! x

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Paris 1/3

Coat: Vintage
Jeans: eBay
Boots: H&M
Bag: Smoke & Mirrors London

Salut! I've just got back from a magical trip to Paris and have 3 blog posts to share with you :D 
I took my boyfriend for his 24th birthday and we stayed in an air b&b apartment in the lovely Le Marais. It was our first experience with Paris and Air b&b and I would definitely recommend both, air b&b is so much cheaper than most parisian hotels! Our apartment couldn't have been better and the whole experience ran really smoothly. 

I didn't take very good outfit photos this day as it was Perry's birthday and we were excited to go out and about and explore (and stuff our face with birthday crepes) but I've included some Instax photos to make the post a little more interesting. You can also see more photos from our trip on my instagram @helibells

This was the gorgeous view of the courtyard from our balcony. The apartment we stayed in was really central in Le Marais and a 10/15 minute taxi ride away from all the other main attractions so it was perfect.
We spent the Sunday exploring the local vintage shops such as Free 'P' Star and the Kilo shop. I was recommended the Free 'P' Star several times but to be honest, it didn't do much for me. It was really overcrowded and most of it wasn't that great vintage. Apparently you can find some gems fighting your way through the euro bins but it was so much effort and I just couldn't be bothered. I did however find a vintage versace crop top for €10 but later discovered there were tiny rust marks all over it :( The Kilo Shop is a lot better and more organised so would recommend that one more but if you have the patience then it's worth checking out the 3 Free P shops in Marais just for the hope of finding something cool. I went back to the shops 3 times during my stay and only managed to find 2 things in total (but I am majorly fussy).

This was my outfit for Perry's birthday evening. I'm wearing all vintage everything and Topshop heels! We went to Le Crazy Horse show so had to be a bit dressy (read below for more about the show)/

So Perry had the choice of either going for a dinner cruise on the River Seine or watching naked ladies dance for his birthday evening and guess what he chose LOL. To be fair I thought the Crazy Horse show would be a little more fun to! If you haven't heard of it before, then you most probably have seen Beyonce's music video Partition which was actually inspired by and filmed at Le Crazy Horse show so you can imagine what sort of vibes were going down here. 

It's ridiculously expensive to go and get an actual seat but we bought the under 26 tickets with a glass of champers for €50 euros each which was the cheapest option but meant we had to sit on the stalls at the bar all night (slightly uncomfortable and we were only 1 of 2 couples who were sat here so we felt like cheapskates haha). Everyone else had their own little booths and buckets of champagne. A little tip if you choose the under 26 option like we did, DON'T order a drink at the bar! They are mindblowingly expensive at €25 for one vodka. We went thirsty lol! But anyway aside from the feeling a bit cheap and dehydrated, the show was AMAZING! It's basically lots of beautiful naked (except for the vajayjay) dancing scenes with really cool lighting effects and music. Would definitely recommend going! If it's good enough for Beyonce..

I will be posting my next outfit and more about my trip in tomorrow's blog post! Hope you've enjoyed this one :) x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunglasses: Unif
Faux Fur: Select

Yayyy a new outfit post! I really suck at doing them lately, I just wear the same sort of outfits all the time so not sure if they will be much interest to you guys. I'm going to Paris next weekend for my boyfriend's birthday so I will make sure I do lots of blog photos there :D 
Does anyone have any recommendations for Paris by the way? It's our first time going! I want to find lots of yummy vegetarian cafes/restaurants to eat and cheap vintage places to shop. 

I always notice how bad I am at rolling my sleeves up evenly when I do blog posts hahaha! How cute is this vintage jacket from We are Cow?! So perfect for spring and the perfect match with the coral vintage trousers from Bird on a Wire

If any of you guys are contemplating buying these shoes from ASOS, DO IT! They are the comfiest little dream boats and so easy to walk in. I haven't stopped wearing them since I got them. I just wipe them down with baking soda wipes (miracle wipes by the way) when they get dirty but I plan to paint them multi coloured whenever they get too bad!

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend :) x

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Sassy World Spring Lookbook

Excited to reveal Sassy World's new spring lookbook shot and styled by me! Lots of colour and sass, as to be expected :D Also really digging the pom pom plaits I did on Beth (just stick a grip through a pom pom and grip into the plait). Hope you like it! The clothes in the lookbook will be for sale on Sassy World tomorrow at 7pm <3

Photography + Styling by me
Models: Megan Rhodes + Beth Fray
Assistant: Jack Clements

Friday, 6 March 2015

Nike x Confetti Crowd Campaign

Hey guys! I have some megaaa exciting news in today's blog post. As you may know, I am part of a new blogger girl gang called Confetti Crowd with some of my favourite colourful babes. We only launched a few months ago and have had so many fun collaborations already but last week we shot our first HUGE campaign with the sport gods NIKE. Now I'm not much of a sporty spice but even I know this is pretty maje! Nike asked us to shoot their Look of the City collection, a footwear and t-shirt collection which are linked to Paris, London, Shanghai, Milan, Tokyo and New York. My trainers and matching tee represent Tokyo! 

I was quite nervous because it's such a big campaign and a little out of my comfort zone, being that I don't normally wear sporty stuff outside of the gym but I love how we've sassed it all up and loveeee all the girl power vibes right here! Also, how amazing are our colourful/glittery/pimped out hair braids by Keash braids?! 

Anyways, I hope you enjoy our Nike lookbook and if you fancy any of the items in the images I've linked to them under each of my individual looks <3 


Coat: Vintage from Sassy World
Leggings: Nike
Socks: H&M

Sunglasses: eBay
Trousers: Vintage

Pom Pom Earrings: Lulutrixabelle
Faux Fur: Select

Sunday, 22 February 2015

London Fashion Week AW15: My Outfits

Jacket: Charity Shop
Top: Charity Shop originally ASOS
Boots: Vintage & Customised
Bag: Smoke & Mirrors London

Top: Motel Rocks
Socks: H&M
Shoes: ASOS

I've just got back from a crazy few days at London Fashion Week and I've never been so grateful to see my cats before in my life. It was so cute spending time with my Confetti Crowd ladies every day but Fashion Week is so tiring and I hardly even go to many shows so I don't have much justification for being a zombie lol :/ February LFW is never as good as September because of the weather and this season was overall pretty weird.

Anyway I didn't take many outfit photos for some reason so I've just bunged them into one post! Hope you like them <3 I will be posting the few street style pics I took on Sassy World tomorrow so keep an eye out here.