Thursday, 16 September 2010

Facebook Page

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Biba is Back!

The iconic Biba hits the House of Frazer in Belfast's Victoria Square tonight from 7 o'clock. Unfortunately I have prior commitments so I cannot make it but for all those lucky people going have fun and take a look at the jewellery section. I have already got my eye on a ring I have seen in one of the previews.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Every Woman Should Own an Orange Pair of Shoes

Autumn is nearly upon us and it is time to reach for those closed-toe stilettos for dodging the puddles on your way to work. However if like me and you don't own that many autumn friendly shoes it might involve making a quick run to the shops to nab what's in stock. Although a recent trip to a local supermarket taught me, this doesn't necessarily mean you have to break the bank to do so.

During the summer months we tend to ignore our closed-toe friends in favour of their sparkly sandals and wedges rivals but in truth they haven't gone away they are still sitting in their shelves in all their summer-y colours which means come the end-of-summer-sales there are plenty hiding on the rails. Many chose to ignore them due to their brightness saying 'you can't wear yellow shoes in winter'. I disagree and when I came across these gorgeous suede orange stilettos for £5 I had to have them even if they were slightly too big (just means I have to walk slower round the puddles).
Fashion may have season colour rules but style does not so if you want to wear black in Summer and pink in Winter I say go for it!

Elle J'adore and the City

Regular readers of fashion Revival and friends of mine will know that my love life has been anything but smooth over the last year and a half. And for this elle j'adore and the city I thought I would make it a bit more personal as to be honest I now realise I have done EVERYTHING you are NOT supposed to do after a broken-heart and I want to prevent others from making the same mistakes I have made.
The following our lessons I have learnt with dealing with a broken heart....

1. Most importantly, you CANNOT be friends with your ex because there is always one person who cares more and you'll only end up getting hurt.
2. It is not wise to reply to your ex's drunken texts at 3 O'clock in the morning because as they say 'curiosity KILLED the cat' and well you will be extremely tired and grumpy the next morning in work.
3. Do not date someone else who knows your ex, it will just give you more reasons to mention their name and well it is kind of the rebound of rebounds.
4. Do not be guilt tripped by friends to accept his friend request on your new facebook account because he is on their lists. You do not want to hear about how he is currently drunk at 4 O'clock in the morning and wants some female 'attention'.
5. Never go round to his house for a cup of tea and a chat when you are stressing out and looking for support. Truth is he might have other things in mind and if you end up kissing you will only regret it later.
6. NEVER try any form of dating in a vulnerable state it will only make you generalise all men as the same (only being after one thing).
7. And finally, DO listen to your friends' advice but acknowledge that no relationship is perfect and no one has all the answers.
I apologise for being so glum in this post, I do acknowledge that every relationship is different and I applaud the people who can make things work but personally I thought I could and now I know I could not and cannot. However there are a few things I have been told by friends and family that I still disagree with now and to end on a positive note there are two points that I believe should be remembered religiously after a break-up which are....
1. NEVER deny your feelings. If you did/still do love the other person do not deny it even to them. Love is not something to be ashamed about, it is just their misfortune if they do not feel the same back.
2. It is OKAY to be single for a long period of time. It is not an other-half that makes you but you yourself and being single gives you more opportunity to discover the inner you. And if it takes you another 3 or even 30 years to do that, the only person it should matter to is you alone.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Educating Vintage

New posts at Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Channeling my inner Chanel...

I am sorry that I have been neglecting this blog of late, in favour of Educating Vintage but I think it is important that I get the word out as it is a completely different blog to Fashion Revival in the message it is portraying. However I am not giving up on my first ever blog and you should plan to expect a lot more posts over the next few days including another instalment of Elle j'adore in the city as with everything in a 22 year-old's life, matters of the heart are very complicated.
Also expect a lot of pictures up soon as more than ever I have found myself getting snap happy finding inspiration from the unlikely of places. Although until then, here are a few photos of my Dorothy Perkins 'sale' ballet pumps - bought for those times when heels just wont do (yes, I fear I may be getting old even acknowledging their is such a time). Though my home will always be in a pair of five-inchs!
P.S. I am loving the UK September covers this year.

Friday, 23 July 2010

NEW BLOG: Educating vintage...

I have not written in a while due to thinking how to put a new project of mine into words. It is called educating vintage and you can check it out at I would love to know what you think, please become a follower and feel free to get in touch. Thank you