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Ones To Watch: Rufflee SS/14 ‘Funfair’ Drops Today.

April 23, 2014

There’s something really quite special about happening upon an emerging designer – to watch their line grow and flourish from a fledgling into something majorly exciting seemingly overnight – and my latest little treasure trove comes in the guise of Rufflee. This bold new Manchester designer focuses predominantly on kaleidoscopic prints and clean cut wardrobe staples, with a twist. Recently showcased at the London Bloggers Fashion Week ’14 and Manchester Fashion Week ’14, I truly predict great things for this guy – and will definitely be snapping up a few pieces for myself from his latest collection: ‘Funfair’, which drops on April 23rd and can be found here.

Here are some of my favourite picks from the collection, taken from a recent show at Manchester Fashion Week:

Cape and Skirt Co-ord – £28 and £32 respectively

If you’re not acquainted with the terms ‘co-ord’ or ‘separates’ yet this season, I’m slightly worried for you. Once a mythical creature confined to the depths of the nineties and beyond, now a huge storm for SS/14 and found with its own category on the likes of Topshop, Missguided and ASOS, the co-ordinates are here, and they’re here to stay. Most high street labels have taken the route of matchy-matchy t-shirts and bottoms, or straight-up jackets, but Rufflee takes pride of place for being the creator of the first cape co-ord I’ve set eyes on this season. Pair with summertime bare legs (and girl, you don’t need that fake tan), white cleated platforms and fishnet socks to be horrendously on trend this season. If you don’t fancy baring your midriff, a lace camisole will do the trick.

Cotton Candy T-shirt – £36

With the pastel hues of this easy breezy t-shirt, you can insert this right into your SS/14 wardrobe – alongside jelly sandals/holographic clutches/endless cleated footwear/pastel heaven. A perfect way to get a unique print away from the samey-samey racks of high street stores – team with a clashing print for a real fashion blogger feel.

rufflee-manchester-fashion-week-rollercoaster-shirtRollercoaster T-Shirt – £36

If the onslaught of girly pinks is getting a little too much for you this season, you can always cool it down a little with this pale blue number. Throw on some ripped knee skinny jeans and some heeled ankle boots for a twist on the infamous ‘off-duty model’ look – Starbucks cup optional.

Check out the other pieces and get following on your preferred social media channels – this guy’s going to go far!

Website: Rufflee.co.uk

Twitter: TweetRufflee

Instagram: InstaRufflee

On The Move: London for LCM.

January 4, 2014

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Just thought I’d post a little update on what’s going down with me at the moment – managed to tear myself away from the schedule my adorable new Filofax keeps screaming at me. A week or so ago, I saw a post from Camilla Hunt of WJ London looking for LCM and LFW (London Collections: Men/London Fashion Week, for any non-fashion folk) contributors to cover the fashion shows – so I dropped her over my CV and some blog links, with a touch of subconscious begging and pleading. A couple of days ago, to my surprise, Camilla contacted me again to inform me that I’d been selected as one of the contributors – I’ll try and refrain from doing a smug hair flick.

So, my current state is revolving around fervent fearful outfit-planning and nervous carrot stick nibbling. Neither of which are going particularly well – I’m just staring at my suitcase with dismay. Last time I went to London for a fashion event, I dressed like an utter pillock, so one can only hope the gods of fashion shine down on the creative side of my brain tonight.

I will be posting links to my features but, if you want to keep on the ball with what myself and the team are getting up to – bookmark WJ’s fashion page. 

There’s a whole host of other shiz going on with me right now too – I’m rushed off my pathetically small feet. I’ve got to finish copy for a website for Monday, write a blog post for my new Social Media intern post at Neon Rose, start a huge new copywriting project, write a Literature essay for the 13th and oh, clean my new nipple piercing. There ain’t no rest for the wicked…

Liverpool Fashion Live Event!

October 20, 2012

After an absolutely terrible week, I finally decided to get out of my sorry state of bed-sulking and get back out there – to Liverpool Fashion Live at the Pan America bar at the Albert Docks on Thursday. Brilliant idea! The event was created by two businesswomen from Liverpool, Ruth and Caz, who had grown tired of the pretentiousness of fashion events and decided to host their own where the attributes of everyday people were appreciated. The catwalks showed models from ages 14 to 80, all shapes and sizes – as a celebration of all kinds of beauty…

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London Fashion Week – OOTD

September 16, 2012

So the other day I ended up at London Fashion Week to watch the Timur Kim show, completely randomly, but there’ll be another post about that shortly – where you can read all about it. I went with two other lovely fashion/beauty bloggers, who you can find here: (PS. click the names for blog links!)

Here are a couple of pictures of my outfit that day which, may I add, I ran around New Look frantically purchasing the day before I left for London (I only found I was going about 16 hours before we set off!):

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LOOK Magazine Competition – #StyleSearch!

August 8, 2012

If you’re one of those girls who can just throw an outfit together and have it look like every detail has been slaved over by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, you may want to enter this competition. LOOK Magazine are currently offering the girls with the quirkiest style who upload a picture onto here, a chance to style a model on the LOOK Show catwalk! If that wasn’t enough, check out the other prizes you’d win (taken from the LOOK website)…

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Posting in the Office. Whilst wishing I was watching The Office.

January 11, 2012

Accessing any interesting websites on the Internet whilst at work is risky business. A bit like stealing the last chocolate from the box, or having sex in a public place – except the gratification is nowhere near matched, unfortunately. Recently, I’ve been doing the odd few days a week where my boyfriend’s mum works; gathering a bit of cash during my holidays from university. This aspect is brilliant but, alas, the work I’m ‘set’ isn’t exactly enthralling or all that time-consuming, meaning that I have a ridiculous amount of spare time to kill during the day…

Here’s a list of websites to keep you going during your ‘working’ day:

  • www.reddit.com/r/askreddit – plethora of random questions, more often than not, hilarious
  • www.reddit.com/r/sex – similar to the first, gives insight into how hopeless guys are and how secretly horny us ladies are
  • www.reddit.com/r/twoxchromosones – page where women talk about women things
  • www.reddit.com/r/indiefolk – if you’re lucky enough to be able to listen to music at work
  • www.look.co.uk – website that corresponds to the UK magazine (my favourite magazine)
  • www.cosmopolitan.com or uk – I prefer .com, strangely
  • www.wordpress.com – perfect time to write away

What websites do you frequent when you’re bored?


Ebony. 25. Manchester.
Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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