Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tribute...


Oscar de la Renta
(1932 - 2014)


"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."

"You have to walk like you have three men walking behind you."

"The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness."

"When I started, the woman went to the store to buy a dress. She saw it in pink and red, and then remembered that the husband, who is probably going to pay for the dress, loves it in pink. So she buys the pink. Today, the same woman goes to the store and remembers the husband likes pink, and she buys the red."

"I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops."

Some favourite looks...


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Monday, 20 October 2014

In The Kitchen 10...


Something quick and easy...

Mustard Chicken + Lemon Cous Cous

I rustled up some chicken and cous cous this evening and decided to share the recipe with you. Unfortunately I didn't take step by step pictures, but it is a simple and easy meal, so the recipe should suffice. 

For the Chicken I used...

2 Chicken Fillet
4 tbs Wholegrain Mustard
3 tbs Chilli Flakes
1 tbs Garlic Powder
2 Maggi Cubes
1 tbs Mixed Italian Herb

For the Cous Cous I used...

4 tbs Cous Cous
Oil (a few drops)
Salt (Literally a pinch!)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Chilli Flakes
Courgette
Fresh Lemon Juice

What to do....

Wash the chicken thoroughly with water and lemon juice, then marinade the chicken using the wholegrain mustard and the other seasonings. Either leave the chicken to marinade overnight or for a couple of hours. Once the chicken has marinated, cook the chicken in a griddle pan. I don't actually remember how long I cooked the chicken for, but you can cook it however you like as long as you don't overcook it. I made incisions in the chicken whilst it was cooking to check if it was ready. 

Now onto the cous cous! Soak the cous cous in a bowl of hot water and a tiny amount of oil, and cover it till its ready. The water should be just above the cous cous, ance once its ready it should be light and fluffy. As soon as the chicken has cooked, remove it from the griddle pan and add the courgettes until it has cooked/ grilled, this takes roughly about 3-5 minutes. Add the cous cous along with the extra seasoning and lemon juice; the extra seasoning is needed as cous cous is very bland.

And there you have it! A tasty, simple and healthy meal!





Enjoy!




Monday, 13 October 2014

Inspiration Of The Week 13/10/2014...


ROSE GOLD BIKE


WHEN YOU ARE THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL, 
YOU'LL NOTICE YOUR BLESSINGS MORE.


FASHION INSPIRATION
HERMES SPRING 2015 READY TO WEAR


FALL FASHION INSPIRATION
GREY


SIMPLE LUNCH/ DINNER INSPIRATION
CHINESE BROCCOLI BEEF NOODLE STIR FRY





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.