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I think this is the post everybody has been waiting for on ‘It’s Thursday Tho?’.  Am I right?

The day HAS ARRIVED – I have my very OWN collection available to buy on www.betsybluefashion.com

This is NOT merch. These are genuine items that I have designed with every type of girl in mind. You don’t have to be a fan of mine to purchase these clothes. These are designed for EVERYONE. The theme of the line is cowboy/western inspired. There are tracksuits with guns ‘n’ roses graphics, lace t-shirt dresses with edgy prints, mesh bodysuits, lace up party dresses and jumpsuits, star print gym wear, star print dresses, lace bardot tops and cool AF cut out tee’s with slogans such as ‘A Cowboy Stole My Heart’. There’s also HANDBAGS with the cutest cowboy boot charms! _t5c1045_v2

A LOT of hard work has been put into this collection; with my filming schedule it was hard but I was determined to release before Christmas. So there’s no excuse to not treat yourselves to some gorgeous outfits for all the Christmas festivities and parties that approach. Or even whack some of the items on your Christmas lists or buy for your friends and family! They are guaranteed to adore. Each package comes with a custom postcard.

Here are some photos of the LINE!

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We shot the edgy campaign shoot on a real LIFE Western village outside London (FUN FACT: Johnny Depp filmed ‘Finding Neverland’ there!). A massive shoutout to our incredible hair and makeup team Charlie Wilkinson and Abby Rose and Tomo Kembery on the camera!_t5c0897_t5c1137_v2_t5c1195_t5c1267_t5c0742Follow the brand new instagram page for my brand at: @betsybluefashion

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being invited to view the Arcadia AW collections.  Arcadia run Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, to name a few. I was obviously particularly excited to sneak a preview of the Topshop collection and I was NOT disappointed – however, Miss Selfridge delivered an incredible collection and Dorothy Perkins particularly surprised me. The only bad news is that we have to wait for aaaaages until these incred designs hit the stores!

TOPSHOPIMG_1784topshopIMG_1789IMG_1788Alot of the pieces from Topshop’s AW collection seems to theme around ‘pretty punk’. Grungy but still feminine and a LOT of pink. I absolutely love the sheer jumper with the bra underneath and all the writing over the pieces. I have always loved painted text on clothing.
IMG_1799topshop1Every now and then, Topshop release a KILLER pair of leather trousers. GRAB them whilst they are there otherwise you will definitely regret it.
topshop3I am absolutely loving the Carrie Bradshaw style shirt with the bralette over the top! Also another big trend that I’m seeing is the casual hoodie underneath a structured trench coat.
IMG_1808IMG_1809Massive vintage vibes! RED LEATHER, high waisted trousers with 70’s style belts… oh my.
IMG_1807IMG_1802IMG_1797So the dress above and below are definitely going to be in my wardrobe as soon as I can get my hands on them. I am absolutely in LOVE.
IMG_1810IMG_1814Fur bomber jacket… NEXT LEVELS. 
IMG_1813IMG_1815And finally, I’m going to end the Topshop collection with this period style dress. I have not stopped thinking about it since it first caught my eye. It is so elegant and the choker absolutely makes it.

miss selfridgearcadia1Miss Selfridge has certainly delivered. With a clear theme of either floral or B&W chic the items are creative and drop dead gorrrrgeous. P.S. I NEED THE BEIGE SANDALS BELOW. 
missselfridgemissselfridge2missselfridge1IMG_1749This coat absolutely screams 90’s/early 2000’s Miss Selfridge… I’m pretty certain they stocked this coat back then as it’s very familiar, maybe my mum had it or something… but I need it.
missselfridge5Love the cropped element of this leopard print fur coat!
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arcadiamissselfridge3IMG_1772These shoes are also my favourite from the day.. the shirts below I’m absolutely loving too. CHIC AF.
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dpIMG_1765Dorothy Perkins has COMPLETELY upped their game. With a whole new team of designers, I predict a whole new audience purchasing their clothes including myself. These Miu Miu inspired shoes stole the show from their collection and so did their other booties. IMG_1767IMG_1769Following Fendi’s lead – DP has also done a range of handbags with collectable/different style straps.
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On Friday evening Casey and I ventured to the coast for our one night holiday at No.5 The Lawn! Being so busy these days – we don’t actually have time to hop on a plane and jet off but this was just as good. If you want to book this yourself, the details are at the bottom of the post. lawn7We were pleasantly greeted by the lovely owners Jude and Mark who showed us to the incredible hideaway. I knew it would be nice but I had no idea it would be as cool as it was. There was an immediate feeling of zen and relaxation with the airy colours and bright open space. If you have me on snapchat (add me by the way! betsyblue) I was definitely showing off as I posted videos popping champagne (kindly given to us by the owners) in my robe in the incredible surroundings. Jude had even put out snacks ready for us too. Everything you need to relax and have a good time is there waiting for you!lawn1lawn2lawn3No.5 The Lawn is actually in Hastings but you could be anywhere in the world as it’s so tucked away and private.lawn17

My favourite feature was actually the pool. It was more like a giant bath as it was hot and had insane waterfall/jacuzzi features. I’m still wrinkly as I spent so much time in there. My other favourite feature was the cinema screen that magically comes out of the ceiling! The entertainment system includes thousands of movies as well and of course there’s an audio system which plays your music all through the house. Frank Ocean seemed to fit the scene for our stay as we played it through the pool.lawn15

The kitchen was cute as ever – not that we cooked in it of course. Pizza was indeed ordered! haha.lawn4lawn5You can slightly see the other hot tub on the patio outside the window!lawn10lawn9The bathroom featured a steamer in the shower!lawn12lawn11The artwork was on point…lawn13

Obviously I enjoyed my evening at No.5 The Lawn but my morning was just as good. We had the most amazing full english breakfast with fresh bread and iced coffee delivered to us at 10:30am on the dot. The night before, you choose from the extensive breakfast menu and write down the time you would like your breakfast. It was DELICIOUS.lawn16  If you want to book – contact Jude directly: 07982845407 but DON’T forget to say that Betsy-Blue recommended you!

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I have been waiting SO long to give you all this post! Here’s the story – my lovely friend ( and coolest person ever) AND mega successful stylist Vix Adams had her bag hand-painted with this insane, wacky, Miley design (haha). It was love at first sight and I needed my Louis bag painted ASAP. I’d been having visions of cowboy illustrations (WAY BEFORE THE JEREMY SCOTT MOSCHINO SHOW MAY I ADD) and knew that’s what I wanted on there. Anyway, Vix hooked me up with the miraculously talented Charlie Sman who painted the incredible design on to my beloved Louis Vuitton bag. AND I HAVE NO REGRETS! This is her website where you can check out her many talents and illustrations. http://charliesman.com – if you want a cool print on a leather jacket, an illustration on your trainers or a special design you want on your handbag then get in touch with her! With Charlie’s quirky ideas and incredibly talented hand – she will paint anything on anything for you! I’ve attached photos of her other work as well as my bag!

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Other examples of Charlie’s work which I LOVE 

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These are just a couple of Charlie’s illustrations – my favourite is Anna Wintour, I NEED it in my home!
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Not only are Charlie’s illustrations to-die-for but her home is also SO KITSCH chic! I just had to take some snaps.

IMG_0873IMG_0862Donatella painted by Charlie herself!IMG_0869IMG_0871IMG_0865How the magic happens…IMG_0886

TALENT AND HOUSE DECOR GOALS MUCH?! 

 

 

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Summer is approaching .. (well actually… Spring comes first – but lets just skip that part (even though i do love the easter bunny) and let’s pretend that the sun is on it’s way!). Summer for me represents one prominent thing in fashion… prints. What print is gonna be the big one this year? I’ve started early! 

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Love this matching set. I’ve always been a fan of matchy pieces and this comes with a difference! The long, split, skirt and loose, tie up crop top is sexy yet cool. Super boho and perfect for a holiday/festival! I’d buy this now and keep it in your closet until the sun shows it’s face – this style won’t be available for long! Even if you wanted to wear it now, you could definitely pull it off with some cowboy boots, an ovesized denim jacket and a trilby hat.

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This cloud playsuit may look like some funky lingerie/PJ set but it is indeed outerwear. And I think it is ADORABLE. SO unique and could definitely see myself wearing this with some boho jewellery, a long coat/jacket and a cool hat like the style above. Has a very festival vibe to it. I cannot WAIT to wear this!
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“NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!” We hear this every single year… this year lets actually do it however! Inspired by the Spice Girls and all their completely different style personalities –  I’ve set up some lookbooks showcasing different looks you can go for this year, flick through and see who you fancy being in 2016! You can click on the looks in the book and purchase the items straight away. Style Transformation has never been so easy!

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Here’s my last series of photographs by Stacey Clarke.

Makeup as always by Kristina Theodoris and Hair as always by Charlie Wilkinson! haha. Hope you’ve enjoyed.
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Here’s a treat for you all! Myself and fellow band-mate Parisa have just teamed up with Depop to sell bits and bobs from our wardrobe. My account launches today (user search – @Betsy_OTY) and you’ll be able to purchase everything from my polaroid camera to my legendary Moschino phone case. And obviously theres tonnes of clothing that has indeed been featured on this blog as well as A LOT of brand new clothes still with tags. If you haven’t heard of Depop before – it’s an APP that you download straight to your phone which allows you to buy and sell clothes, makeup, furniture and pretty much anything – as long as it’s chic! Basically the Victoria Beckham version of Ebay. We are doing a special collab with the wonderful people at Depop. I’ve shared some preview pictures of random items that are on my page however not everything will be on my page all at once so keep checking back for new items but in the mean time – happy shopping!IMG_7761IMG_7763IMG_7760 copyIMG_7764