Thursday, 25 September 2014

Designer Love: Jean-Pierre Braganza...


ARCHITECTONIC
SS15

In the words of the designer, "Rough and dark but bewitching in elegance." 
The Jean-Pierre Braganza show was one of the shows where I loved every single look. I loved everything about the pieces from the colour palette to the engine prints and cut.











LFW SS15 FAVOURITES...


I've finally got around to sharing some of my favourite LFW runway looks. I got tickets to the Bora Aksu, Christopher Raeburn, Fyodor Golan and Jean-Pierre Braganza shows, and fell in love with their collection.

Bora Aksu 

The collection is so pretty and is very ladylike. It is filled with soft colours, lace and sheer material.


Fyodor Golan 

The Fyodor Golan was amazing, I absolutely loved the location which was The Vaults. The collection was very colourful and fun. 


Christopher Raeburn

The collection called ASCENT "explores the lightness and freedom of flight". It is a great mix of style and sustainability. I love the variety in the materials and textures. 



Barbara Casasola

I really love the looks below from Barbara Casasola, it is definitely something that I would wear. I love the simplicity of the looks and the colour palette.


Erdem

I've always been a big fan of Erdem, and have done a few posts on the designer. I cannot get over their SS15 collection! The botanical theme ran throughout the collection, with a colour palette of mostly green and brown. 


Holly Fulton  

I love every single look from Holly Fulton,  
from the 60s vibe, to the monochrome and the patterns.






Wednesday, 17 September 2014

In The Kitchen 9...


GRANOLA

I haven't done a food post in awhile, but hopefully I will be doing more of them as I have some recipes in mind. As I am adopting a healthier lifestyle and going back to uni soon, I am looking for inspiration for quick and healthy snacks and meals. I'll also be able to save money in the process. Believe me, you do not want to know how much I spend on food and coffee in a week!

I used...



3 1/2 Cups of Porridge Oats/ Rolled Oats 
(I believe that there are the same thing here in the UK.)

1/2 a Cup of Honey

1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Mixed Dried Fruit and Nuts and Sliced Almonds
(I didn't measure how much I used, you can add as much as you want. I used the Tropical Mix from Tesco which contained Coconut Flakes, Papaya, Bananas and raisins.)

1 Cup of Butter
(Personally, I think a low salt/ light butter is better and healthier.)

To start off, I put all the dry ingredients, (the oats, dried fruits and nuts), into a bowl. I melted the butter along with the honey and vanilla extract on the gas for about 2 minutes; I put the gas on high to speed up the process. Once the butter had melted, I poured it into the dry ingredients and simply mixed them together.






After mixing all the ingredients together, I transferred it into a lined roasting pan, and used the spatula to create an even layer. I put it in the oven till it had "browned" well, roughly around 10 -15 minutes at a gas mark of 180 C, (356 F).  

Before...



After!



Once it has cooled down, store the Granola in an air tight container to keep it fresh. 

You can eat it with milk, yogurt or just by itself. I paired mine with the some vanilla fat free yogurt.






Why buy something you can make eh?

Take care!