Thursday, 28 February 2013

Moroccan Restaurant

Bat Winged Dress Forever 21 Chiffon Kimono Topshop

Hello there! Doo you recognise me? Yup, I'm having a break from extensions at the mo ;)
I really like having my hair in a high top knot bun when I have my natural hair out... So yeah. 
Anyhoo, at the weekend besides undoing my braids, I met up with some friends from college and we went to a Moroccan restaurant. It was my first time having a Moroccan meal, like I've had bits and pieces but never a whole meal! I really liked the atmosphere and the food but we missed the belly dancers which kinda sucked, but hopefully we'll get to see them next time! 
OOo and my mac lipstick is in the shade Rebel, I really like dark lipsticks at the moment but I want darker!! I recently bought a lip pencil in the shade Current which I have tried out a few times and really like. One more thing, I found out the shade of my other lipstick in my "18 years 18 years" post ~ Russian Red :)
Hope you have a loverlee day! xo

Monday, 25 February 2013

F&B's Pancakes Rock!

Crop Top Topshop Blazer Topshop Skirt Asos Hat Borrowed Necklace Turkey and Jamaica 

Hello there! I was experimenting and trying to be "arty" with my camera since I still do not know how to use it properly! I went to Frankie and Bennys with my friend Vicki the other week and I had breakfast after a morning lesson for the first time ever, IT WAS SO GOOOOD!! 
We both had pancakes with bacon and I'm not a big fan of bacon but it was seriously really nice! Vicki  has just started a food blog so it would be awesome if you could check it out!
Hope you have a loverlee day, speak soon! xo

Sunday, 24 February 2013

China Town

Coat H&M Dungarees Ebay Mens Shirt Asos Tights Primark 

Hello there! I went to London the other week with college to get inspiration for my new textiles project. As I'm obsessed with all things oriental me and my friend took a sneaky trip to China Town in Central London.
I'm finding men's clothing more appealing to women's at the moment, I haven't been on any shopping trips but from what I've seen lately, I really like the prints in men's clothing (the size can be a problem) especially in shirts and sweatshirts.
Hope you have a loverlee day, speak soon! :] xo

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

LFW ~ Felder Felder

15-19 of February is London Fashion Week! Aka one of thee most exciting weeks of the year for me!
Watching shows steam live I think will motivate me to get some DIY done ready for A/W 2013!
I watched Felder Felder stream live and I really enjoyed this collection so I wanted to share this with you!
The master minds behind the A/W2013 collection are Annette Felder and Daniela Felder (they're twins).

Annette Felder and Daniela Felder
The Felder sisters are from Germany “but London is our home”. The twin sisters studied at Central St Martins and then started their own label in 2006. Funnily enough I have a interview for Central St Martins tomorrow to hopefully study there next year, wish me luck!

What I like the most about this collection is the range of textures used. Especially with the use snake print, I think that is my favourite statement piece, the whole collection is very wearable and elegant, I don't think it's one of those collections where people would hesitate to wear it because I don't feel as though it is difficult to "pull off"(in a good way ahaha). What are your thoughts on this collection? And have there been other labels that have caught your eye yet?
Have a loverlee day, speak soon! xo

Saturday, 16 February 2013

18 years 18 years

Hello there! I'm finally getting round to uploading these posts (finally), in other news I turned 18 the other day. I thought why not share some pictures with ya'll!

Kimono Topshop Crushed Velvet Dress Ebay

Me and my friends from school went to TGI Fridays! If you've never been before I really recommend it. The food, cocktails and just fun atmosphere is so cool and I always enjoy myself whenever I go.
I decided to wear make-up and since I usually don't, I thought why not? My lipstick is mac I can't remember exactly what shade (I'll find out later) but it does stay on pretty well to say I do not have a lip primer. Apart from that I'm wearing the usual stuffs like eye liner, blush and powder... Oh and gold eye shadow (I don't wear foundation).
Have a loverlee day, speak soon xo

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

DIY Valentines Day Hello Kitty Cupcakes

Hello there!! Happy valentines day! I've been absolutely addicted to anime and I will find any excuse to not do homework and just sit for hours on end watching episode after episode! Anyways my point is, in this anime called 'Acchi Kocchi' I finished watching, on valentines day everyone made something to give to people they knew and there were three categories in which you handed out little gifts. . .
1. Romance
3. Friendship
This valentines day I decided to make hello kitty cupcakes! Very Harajuku I know :)
I made 24 so here's what you'll need!
200g of self raising flour
200g of sugar
200g of butter
4 eggs
1/2 tea spoon of baking powder
First pre heat the oven!!!
Hello kitty edible stickers (Ebay) or anything else you like to decorate with!
Icing suger (If you want to)

For my cupcakes I bought butter, flour, eggs, sugar, icing sugar, vanilla extract, gel food colour, Hello Kitty edible stickers and pretty cake cases!
You're gonna need, weighing scales, a sieve, a big spoon, two bowls and if you cheat like me and electric whisk (however a normal manual one works just as well!)

After weighing the ingredients, sift the flour into a big bowl.

Add all of the other ingredients to the flour!

Wisk away!! Put half the cupcake batter in a different bowl ready to add colour.

After the colours have been mixed with the gel food colouring, place cupcake cases into the cupcake tray and evenly put the batter into the cases. 

Decorate with your choice of icing I went with butter icing and hello kitty edible stickers.

I decided to make a mixed icing coloured one, she's so cute!!
It's soo late right now but I wanted to get this up for valentines day because there's no point posting it the day after!!! So sorry if it seems a little rushed :(
I hope you all have a loverlee valentines day, I hope my friends will like these cupcakes and I'm praying that they actually taste good! Let me know what you're doing for valentines day! I want to make a post on how well my cupcakes were with my friends so be on the look out for that one!
Be sure to send your love to everyone you do! Family, friends, loved ones and maybe even that special person! 
I shall speak to you very very soon,
Lots and lots of love,
Taya xoxox

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Instagram x




Hello there! I thought it would be cool to doo a instagram post! This is just a quick overview of a few of my more recent photos, ranging from my love for all things Japanese, Eliza and my recent Birthday! OOTD coming sooon :) be sure to follow me if you like what you seee! (username: tayafrancis)
As always hope you have a loverlee day :) 
T x

Sunday, 3 February 2013

The lucky eye

 Jumper Dress and Coat H&M Tights Henry Holland Tie Dye Sock DIY

Hello there! I really don't know what was wrong with me, like I left the house wearing one sock and only realised when I was taking blog pictures hahaha! So... How have you been? I have finished my exams now *Happy Dance* so I feel like a great weight has been lifted and I'm finally free!! This will also mean there'll be a lot more posting from me and I can't wait to try out so many new things this year! It is also coming up to my bloggerversary (see what I did there?) this March and to say thank you for all f the support from you guys (because you are pretty awesome) I would really like to give back, so be sure to be on the look out for a give away soon!
Hope you have a loverlee day :)