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What´s Alexandra Waring Closing Down

Thursday, 10 April 2014

It´s with a heavy heart this week that I´m telling you about the closing down of What´s Alexandra Waring.
After much deliberation and soul searching I´ve decided that the time has come to move to pastures green and to persue a new avenue with my blogging skills. 
Although fashion is a topic close to my heart, it´s not my only passion and I´ve come to realise that if I´m to take myself seriously in my future career, that I need to expand my portfolio into other areas.
However, when one door closes, another opens. So it´s my pleasure to announce the launch of a new super-blog that I´ll be releasing next month (May 2014). 
It will be an integrated e-zine debating topics surrounding culture and how our interests define us through this medium. Topics will include, but are not limited to: art, design, photography, fashion & music
I will be looking for contributors in the coming weeks, so if you are interested in being part of this new project, please email: info@matcultmag.com.
Equally, if you´re simply interested in the project, sign up to our newsletter here.

Thank you all so much for your support of this blog, all your kind comments and help along the way. I also have a lot to thank the blogging network for. I know this won´t be the end of era, but the start of a new one.
Please stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


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You Ain't Nothing But A Hound dog

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Jumper- Zara
Skirt- Rokit
Bag- New Look
Shoes- A New Shop
Necklace- Primark
Rings- eBay

So I sort of fell off the face of the planet in late February- apologies! I had a busy few weeks including my 21st birthday, my boyfriend came over from Italy and I had to prep for my move to Medellin, Colombia! Don't forget to check out my year abroad blog here.

Anyway, this week I'm channelling monochrome clashed textures and prints for a sweet AW13 vibe, whilst we still have the British seasonal weather upon us. I love this jumper I got in the Zara sale- with its bat wing feature and chunky knit texture, its perfect on its own or paired with a high neck polo jumper in neutral colours. I put it with this fab dogs-tooth/ houndstooth skirt from Rokit, Brick Lane. I went in there for the first time a few weeks ago and was blown away by the pricing of items in there: so so sound! By keeping the look relatively 'oversized', it keeps it bang on trend for the upcoming season too.



This coin necklace is an absolute fave of mine- not to mention a great bargain from Primark for just £5?!




Keep accessories minimal with simple rings and a fab oversized look to tie the outfit together....

Hope you're all having a great March, wherever you may be!

I'm currently on my year abroad in Medellin, Colombia. If you'd like to keep up with my travels then follow my year abroad blog here... 
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Snow Designs Snowballs!

Sunday, 9 February 2014


This week I've been back in my all-time favourite shop, Snow Designs of Stamford, UK; an interior design shop that I featured on the blog a few months ago before I went to Russia. Catch up on the craze here.

I wanted to feature Snow again as they've recently just expanded their shop with another two floors of gorgeous interior gems. Thanks to the expansion, they now have even more room to showcase some wonderful new design talent from in and around the UK.

I've included some things I overheard from customers as they walked around the shop. Look out for the #OverheardAtSnow hashtag!


[#OverheardAtSnow: "Are you the designer?"
"No, I wish! Just a blogger. How do you like the re-design?
Oh, it's fantastic- they have such an eye here! I just want to rip out my whole house and start again."]


One of my favourite things about the shop is their incredible taxidermy; this is Twinkle, the polar bear. She's a 1930's vintage piece and the only one in the UK! What a statement to have on your wall!

[#OverheardAtSnow: "It's incredible and terrible at the same time. It's amazing! The sort of thing you'd buy to keep young children away from the house!"]


[#OverheardAtSnow: *giggles* "Look mum, it's a parrot!"
"And what a wonderful parrot it is..."]


I spied one of my old favourites now lining the stairways of the new extension- Jerry Wesley Photography. Wesley creates high contrast shots with an outdoor theme, playing on texture, shades and stark monochromes. He also offers one-to-one tuition for budding photographers! Check him out here.


I was even lucky enough to meet Caroline of Two Turtle Doves, a freehand embroidery designer. I'd noticed some beautifully intricate yet simple artwork around the shop (especially this cute deer one on the bottom left) and so Camilla, owner of Snow, took me upstairs to meet her! You can email her here or go in store to order commissions.


Camilla also showed me digital print artist, Adele Katie Irwin who designs her own prints for framing, scarves and cushions. These velvet ones were so individual, I had to take a snap!


These prints caught my eye, by Well Street Studios (the genius behind the totally glam Snow Designs logo!). Run by Sarah Hatherill, she offers a personalised frame service- simply buy the frame kit in store, send off your slip in the pre-paid envelope describing the special person and she will design and send you the printed version ready to place in the frame - Job done!


Finally, I couldn't help myself and so wondered downstairs to the lower level to see the new stock of clothes. This jacket grabbed my attention instantly and I loved the contrast of the neon jumper behind the check cut out. Prices are so so reasonable in there as well, so it's definitely worth checking out!

[#OverheardAtSnow: "I hope you're buying that jacket, young lady!"] (And I certainly did!)

You can follow Snow on the social media platforms below:

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