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If you follow me on social media you’ll know I’ve just come back from a few days in Berlin! Berlin is a place that’s never really intrigued me – until I discovered the Bikini Hotel. tranquil19

The Bikini Hotel is in the top 100 design hotels in the world. It is jungle themed and one side of the hotel is actually complete glass so you can get a full view of the Berlin Zoo which also just happens to be in the hotel’s back garden pretty much!

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The hotel is full of quirky little features including your own bicycles in your room to ride around the city in, hammocks, electronic bathtubs with an in-tub sound system and insightful books scattered around the hotel and your room in case you fancy a read with titles such as ‘How to be an Elegant Gentleman’.  Not to mention the elevator having the soundtrack of David Bowie along with electronic artwork moving around the walls. IMG_2941tranquil14tranquil8tranquil13tranquilOur room was an XL Urban Room. Which meant it was facing the city. The main feature point was the extreme, grey URBAN bathroom with the HUGE electronic bathtub gracing the middle of the room. Unfortunately we made such a mess in our room (my boyfriend doesn’t seem to grasp the concept that clothes can go in a wardrobe….not the floor haha) – I didn’t think it was best to photograph it so I photographed another room for y’all. Everything is the same as our room except our bathroom was a hell of a lot funkier haha!tranquil5tranquil3tranquil4tranquil6tranquil1One of the main features of the hotel is the infamous Monkey Bar. People come from all over and queue for a loooong time to get into the popular bar – one of the perks of being a hotel guest is that you gain instant access with your keycard. Smooth. The bar faces the Berlin Zoo and is honestly the best atmosphere I’ve ever witnessed. tranquil18IMG_2984tranquil20tranqul21This is the hotel ground floor BTW. OMG!tranquil16And little features like this didn’t go amiss… tranqul11IMG_2954tranquil9tranquil15 Our stay overall was so fun. This hotel is full of so many amenities that you don’t want to step outside! The staff was ever so tentative and nothing was ever too much to ask.
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Oh and did I mention the hotel has it’s very own shopping centre… with the CHICEST stores that stock designers such as Moschino, Comme Des Garcons, Vans and many more. tranqulil12

I also did this shoot whilst in Berlin…

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We also ventured to Mitte and I found my dream store where you could make your own jewellery. The beads and accessories were to-die-for kitsch and featured every sort of charm you could ever wish for from life-like miniature cats to mini records with Michael Jacksons face on it. This is the necklace I made. I also got a bracelet but I’m piecing it together myself as I thought it would be fun… I clearly like to make life difficult.

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I should say Berlin was a success!…xo

 

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Here is my last instalment of my self styled shoot – there’s 3 looks on this page by ultra talented photographers Faby&Carlo and makeup by Kristina Theodoris. Details of the outfits are noted.20160216-6920160216-7720160216-7420160216-75Skirt by Moka London (Kitsch & Honey PR), Top by Prada (vintage from my mum!), Boots by Gucci, Feather bracelet by Zara.
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Hello my blog babes’! So excited to share this shoot with you styled completely by ME.

In the past I’ve had some amazing stylists assist me on shoots – mainly because I was so busy working, I didn’t have time to ‘pull’ the clothes myself. However, now things are a bit more laid back for my and I’m the director of MY OWN career – I love nothing more than styling my shoots. It makes you feel so much more of a ‘use’ rather than just being the product of a photo. And of course -there’s nothing more important than feeling comfortable and how could you not when you’re styling yourself? That being said – I’ve recently been asked to style some pretty cool people (those I cannot name!). If I wasn’t so busy with my own career then I would totally love to do that. 20160216-04

Anyway, here is my most recent shoot with the incredible Faby & Carlo. I love working with these two, they capture every moment so tastefully as well as being the most incredibly kindest people I’ve ever met in my life. And of course a shoot with me would not be complete without the makeup maverick Kristina Theo! Kristina created my makeup looks and James Tarquin was on hair. Stay tuned for the next instalment of photos by this great team next week!
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One thing i’m loving at the moment is the concept of long/fancy dresses with the casual/flat shoe. Nothing works better – especially a bright shoe. It makes the dress that little bit less ‘serious’.20160216-2120160216-2620160216-28

Hair inspo from the 80’s baby!

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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.

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TALENT AND HOUSE DECOR GOALS MUCH?! 

 

 

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Hope you’ve all been enjoying my new app and/or my new membership feature! For those that had issues downloading – there was A LOT of traffic on the night of the launch, if you try now it will be sure to work just fine for you.

Anyway, the other day I filmed a new cover for you all. It should be released shortly but I thought I’d share some pictures that were shot on the day by the talented  Callum Mills. And as this is a fashion blog – obvi I’m going to tell you where all the clothes are from that I’m wearing! P.S. I not cannot leave the house without tying a neck scarf/bandanna round my neck.

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Jacket – Goldie, Belt – Moschino, Neck Scarf – Beyond Retro

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The day has finally come! I have been working on transforming my successful blog into an app since August and you can NOW download it https://appsto.re/gb/49Mu_.i

Happy to announce I am the first EVER UK fashion blogger to turn my blog into an app. Not only can you access my blog with major ease – my blog will always just be there on your home screen BUT there are brand new features such as a flashy membership section. You can sign up for a special membership which allows you to access locked features such as ‘Makeup Tutorials’, ‘Betsy’s Secret Diary’ (where I talk about personal experiences and issues you may also be facing as well as advice), and the ‘Playlist of The Month’ section where an exclusive music cover will be posted monthly especially for members.  All these sections will be updated monthly along with other exciting features to come. At just £1.50 PM you can have your very own membership and access these features. You can also access the membership on a computer/any device.

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This months ‘membership’ posts include my daily makeup routine on the ‘Makeup Tutorial’ section. In ‘Betsy’s Secret Diary’ I’ve written a book about my true experience of the X Factor where I spill juicy gossip and share all of my never-before-seen behind the scenes videos. And a cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ is in ‘Playlist of The Month’.

 

Hope to see you all as members! xo

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So, I’m going to be completely honest – this blog would be boring if I pretended everything was perfect all the time BUT I was a LITTLE disappointed at some of the outfit decisions this year at the Golden Globes. These gorgeous ladies just didn’t seem flaunt it as much as usual in my opinion – I felt like a lot of the celebs played it super safe… maybe they’re still feeling a little lazy from Christmas. However – there were some pleasant decisions that gave me dress envy! By the way – there will be NO worst dressed list – I may be stylishly honest but I DO NOT pit women against other women. ‘Worst dressed lists’ need to be abolished from every magazine and online publication. 

These are my top 3!

Coincidentally, my favourite outfits this year are ALL in the pink palette! Maybe I’m feeling some kinda girly way but I just feel like these ladies actually made a real statement and took some risks.goldenglobestop3Kate Hudson, Cate Blanchett, Kate Bosworth

 Kate Hudson got it all out and played a tough game in a VERY nude Michael Kor’s number – this colour is SO hard to pull off as it has the capability of completely drowning you out – especially as a white girl. And she manages to pull it off without having a major orange spray tan. People tend to over-compensate on the tan when wearing nude numbers like this in order to stand out. Cate Blanchett blew me away in this 1920’s style, PINK PINK PINK (the best pink i’ve ever seen actually) Givenchy Haute Couture frock. This dress is absolutely beautiful, full of detail and looks like it costs a million dollars. Definitely the most couture of the Golden Globes. And Kate Bosworth was another one of my firm favourites in this Dolce&Gabanna floor length gown. It fits her like a glove and compliments her tiny frame. The structure of the dress is incredible along with the jewel finish. I would kill for this dress. She looks absolutely on point – I don’t know how anyone would’t love this dress!

The Neutral Palette Gang!

These ladies didn’t quite make my top 3 but I still appreciated these beautiful looks. I’m a massive fan of Rosie HW and as usual, she slays in this vintage style, Atelier Versace dress. It is truly tasteful. I appreciate her neat hair and makeup choice that lets the dress do the talking. I’m not particularly familiar with Brie Larson but I think her Calvin Klein dress is stunning and extremely flattering – I do however feel like her she should have done an up-do hair wise. A slick ponytail or bun would have given her a bit of edge with such a form-fitting dress. Floor length, glittering gowns have the danger of looking ‘prom day’ without the right hair and makeup. Rooney Mara also impressed me with her fragile, detailed, Alexander Mcqueen frock. I love the vintage-rag doll look that she’s gone for. Her vampy hair and makeup compliment the dress like a treat.

Brie Larson, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Rooney Mara

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Admittedly, I have a little crush on Lily James. Even though she did beat me to the role of Cinderella – But we’ll forgive her as she seems like a really cool girl. I think this white Marchesa gown looks perfect on her – still keeping to her fairytale theme but she looks sexy at the same time with the sheerness of the gown and her smokey makeup. Good choice girl!
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The Red Ladies

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UNTIL NEXT YEAR!! 

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Here’s a blog post with a difference! A couple of nights a go myself and hair and makeup artist’s Charlie Wilkinson and Abbi-Rose decided to have a girly day and create a a super cool look for you guys to check out. Being so busy there’s hardly any time to experiment but I’m so glad we did as I LOVE this look and you guys  can totally achieve this yourself. I’ve listed the full products used for both my hair and makeup and a description of how to do it. EDITOFCHARLIEABBY

Here’s how Charlie styled my hair in this awesome TWISTY style giving it that ‘faux cornrow look’:

‘Simply using Schwarzkopf Beach Salt spray I took random sections of the hair and twisted it into a loose dread and took other sections and twisted two stands of hair into a spiral .. spraying the product from the root to the ends to give a grunge textured look’
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This season is ALL about colours… ditch the dark smokey eyes and go for a red or pink smokey.. don’t be afraid! I’m even using blue mascara at the moment and I LOVE it.

Abbi-Rose used these exact makeup products:

Radical Moisturiser, brightening lumi serum by Terry Cellularose, Laura Mercier moisturising foundation, YSL touché éclat under the eyes, Mac studio fix powder, Anastasia Beverley Hills contour palette, lashes by ‘lashes in a box’ no.16, Kyrolan shimmering interferenz eye shadow palette, Kryolan variety eye shadow compact, Benefit Hoola bronzer, Mac Hodgepodge lipliner, Mac Viva Glam 3 lipstick, Laura Mercier faux lash mascara in black, Anastasia Beverley Hills brow pomade and pencil.

Check out these hair and makeup goddess’ instagrams!

@hair_by_charlie

@abbirosemakeup