Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Style: Day-to-Night Nails

J picks out the day to night shades that she is lusting over at the moment

Nails that are appropriate for business meetings as well as late night cocktails can be a tricky balance. Thankfully I've been collecting inspiration for just this reason for a few weeks now, see below for some seriously tempting nail looks.

Keeping things simple with a bold all over nail colour is a classic way of brightening your daily wardrobe. Also, if they chip you can easily fix this without ruining your whole manicure!

In no particular order, here's my day-to-night nail wish list:

Nails Inc: Bruton Mews

Essie: the whole of the Greige Collection

OPI: Incognito in Sausalito

What's on your beauty wish list?

J x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Style: Ellie Lines

R~A~J~E and Ellie Lines

A couple of weeks ago we headed to the studio, model and beautiful dresses in tow. We were off to shoot a few pieces from Ellie Line's collection 

We were drawn to the bright and bold aesthetic of Ellie Lines. Girly, colourful, playful and full of movement the dresses we chose to shoot were made for a summers day spent wandering between your tent and main stage. Ellie cites Slim Aarons as the inspiration behind her SS15 collection and you can certainly see that in her use of colour and 'think happy' touches. 

I love dresses. Full stop. They are the best thing to have in your wardrobe because you can just put on a dress and roll out the door. That little number you were wearing during the day, easily transforms into one who wants to dance the night away." 

"Each collection focuses on 100% silk in my exclusive prints. This is very much a luxury British brand and quality is very important to me, which is why each one has been made in London with lots of love and care." 

"Pulling together my knowledge of how a really great dress works with inspiration from the past, I’ve created a collection of timeless dresses that will always be your friend.”

That's a wrap - thanks to Ellie Lines for the beautiful designs. 

R x

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Thought: Reintroducing R~A~J~E

What is R~A~J~E?

Emily Coles | Roanna Price | Abbie Price | Joey Instone

R~A~J~E is four driven and talented women who launched a designer apparel label - R~A~J~E. After launch these same women put their heads together and formed a plan to go on to become something much bigger, more forward thinking and much more ambitious. A year later we are fully fledged business women, dealing with VC's, MVPs and a whole host of other intimidating letters. 

We are lucky to have a loyal and engaged audience, but we have been a touch mysterious about who we are and where we're going. Until we relaunch our e-commerce platform some of the mystery will remain, but allow us to be clear about who we are.

We blog, Instagram and Tweet as our four selves and we work together as R~A~J~E. We are leaning in, together, hoping to change the shape of women in business for the future. 

You've journeyed with us so far, walk along with us a while longer - I promise we will take you far.

R x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Thought: Blogs in Brief

A sunny, free weekend means more reason to lounge a little longer

I've had one of those weeks where you reach the end, look down in awe at your body impressed at how it's managed to survive. In short, I'm exhausted but thankfully a quiet weekend with few plans means I can laze and lounge around. 

I'm hoping I'm not the only one planning on enjoying a slow weekend and so I've collected a few articles for us all to sit back, relax and read. 

This Guardian piece on creating bright rooms for Spring has inspired me to spruce up my interior.

I didn't know a simple tray could be so versatile until reading this Cupcakes and Cashmere piece.

Bangs and a Bun has always been one of my favourite bloggers and is now also my favourite instructor at Boom Cycle . Come along at 7.30am on Thursday to find out why! Anyway, her piece on running the London marathon is a perfect example of how great her attitude is. 

Happy reading R~A~J~E'rs

R x