Archive | November, 2012

Winter Coats

24 Nov

Everyone needs a coat this winter and now’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a new one! Whether it be a leather biker jacket or a beige trench, I have picked out the coats I like best from the high street and online, but of course there are many more! I especially love the green army-like coat with leather sleeves from Topshop, so Burberry-ish! And the leopard print faux fur coat from Miss Selfridge is unique, very stylish and very very warm! So go on, go shopping and pick a style that’ll suit you!

       

        

        

      

             

Rock Buns

19 Nov

I love food very much so I thought I’d better post something about it on my blog. The thing is, I can’t cook; not at all! Ok, maybe pasta and boil in the bag rice and beans on toast and microwave packages, but nothing else! Well, only if I have a clear, detailed set of instructions. So for all of the foodies out there who can’t cook for toffee, like me, here’s an easy but delicious recipe on how to make rock buns. So go on, show everyone you can do it!

You’ll need:

  • 200 grams self raising flour
  • 25 grams of margarine
  • 75 grams of caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • water
  • 75 grams of chocolate chips

Equipment:

  • a small bowl
  • a big bowl
  • a fork
  • a sieve
  • a jug
  • a tablespoon
  • a baking tray

Recipe:

  • Put the oven on to 180 degrees
  • Put a little bit of oil on the tray
  • Sieve the flour into the big bowl
  • Crack the egg into the small bowl and turn with the fork
  • Put cold water into the jug
  • Put 2 tablespoons of the water into the egg and turn
  • Break the margarine into small pieces with your fingers and put into the big bowl
  • Break everything with your fingers so the flour and margarine look like crumbs
  • Wash your hands
  • Add the sugar
  • Turn with a tablespoon
  • Put the chocolate chips into the bowl and turn
  • Make a hole in the middle and pour about three quarters of the egg inside
  • Turn and add more egg if needed
  • If the fork stays up in the mixture you’ve done it right
  • Pile the mixture onto the tray in little round balls
  • Leave them in the oven for 10-12 minutes untill they are golden brown
  • Take them out and eat

Tip:

If you fancy some dried fruit put 75 grams of these into the mixture instead of chocolate chips. Or if you want to try rock buns as your lunch instead of your dessert, add small pieces of cheese or ham and don’t put the sugar in. Enjoy!

 

 

The Best Books

18 Nov

If you don’t know what to ask for this Christmas, I’d recommend a cool fashion book to put in your stocking. I have picked the best of the bunch for you here and they are all available on Amazon.co.uk for amazingly cheap prices. Firstly, there’s The Little Fashion Dictionary by Christian Dior that will look amazing on your shelf, or The Sartorialist is perfect for fans of thesartorialist.com blog, or Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo is full of fashionistas showing off their styles, or pick  The Teen Vogue Handbook which has everything and anything to do with fashion on its pages. For more stylish books, or if you want to read comments on readers’ favourites, head to goodreads.com.

 

        

         

 

Golden Watches

18 Nov

Who would have thought watches would be in fashion? Yeah, men always wear watches, or perhaps busy women that work in posh offices, but teenage girls and young fashionistas? They’re more likely to wear bracelets than a buy a brand new watch tro wear everywhere. Well now it’s changed because watches have become cool, cooler than you think. The watches I love the most are the gold ones; bright yellow gold or a more subtle rose gold. River Island have wonderful watches and they’re reasonably priced too, but if you want to spend a bit more money for the designer version, go for Michael Kors. Also log on to russhmagazine.com for a chance to win a beautiful Thomas Sabo watch. Good luck!

      

Party Dresses

13 Nov

It’s now time to think of what to wear to all those parties you will be invited to in the weeks coming up to Christmas and New Year, and what more to buy a cool, new party dress! There are four brand new styles that we love: the baroque dress, the sequin dress, the lace dress, and the velvet dress. Which one will you get?