Saturday, 28 July 2012

London 2012: Olympic Nail Art


Want to show your Olympic or team GB spirit after the stellar opeing ceremony in London last night? Well grab your nail pens, ladies and get creative with some 2012 Olympic nails. From the iconic Olympic Rings to representing your team spirit with your countries flag to displaying Olympic activities and even famous London landmarks, say it with your manicure!

These are the designs that I'm loving and are being sported not only by spectators but by the Olympians themselves. So get behind your team and show your patriotism with some killer nail art!







What Olympic nail art will you be trying?

Cx

Monday, 23 July 2012

Carina100 Interior Design and Style - Home Sweet Home


While this post isn't very fashion, it's most definitely showing another passion of mine - interior design and style. I've always loved decorating and from popstar posters and homemade, glitter-encrusted trinkets in my childhood room to an entire photo collage wall at my uni halls, I always have to make myself at home.

When we bought our flat this time last year, I was thrilled to have my own dream house to decorate, paint and put our own stamp on. I tweeted a few pics here and there showing my new digs, a Victorian purpose built flat in East London, and lots of people wanted to see more (Reena, this post's for you especially!).

I took the pictures when we were thinking of renting out the flat for the Olympics (but decided against it), so now you get these pictures of the flat looking it's very best, sadly it doesn't look like this everyday.

And of course Dolly has to make an appearance as it wouldn't feel like home without her. So here's a trip through the keyhole into my pad - make yourself at home!





Cx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Meet the new Mulberry in town, Bryn


Will I ever meet a Mulberry bag I don't love? Doubt it. I feel hard for the Mulberry Neely two years ago and the latest edition to the Mulberry family has got my handbag addiction going crazy. World, meet Bryn. 

Based on the iconic men's bag, the Brynmore, this vintage inspired bag has loads of Mulberry heritage features and Bryn has the same signature details as it's male counter, including the triple Postman's Lock and raw-edged binding.


It's already been gracing the arms of Keira Knightley and Alexa Chung and the Bryn is available in 4 colours and 2 sizes, and I personally love the 'Flame' and 'Petrol' colours and the larger size bag, but I'm not fussy, any will do!

If you want to drool over these beauties too, check them out at Mulberry.


Cx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Lana Del Rey for H&M

Lana Dele Rey Campaign H&M

I've been trying to avoid jumping on the Lana Del Rey style-bandwagon, and besides featuring her red carpet triumph in Westwood at the 2012 BRIT Awards, I haven't featured her very much on carina100. But all that changed today when I saw these sneak peek pics from the AW H&M campaign, showcasing Lana Del Rey as the new face of the brand.

With a stunning, sultry set of images that have a distinct candy-coloured, beehive retro feel, I'm really excited about the collaboration and the AW H&M collection. Lana seems a great fit for H&M, and I'm a huge H&M fan, with most of my wardrobe coming from the Swedish fast fashion power house. That pink angora sweater has my name all over it!

What do you think of the Lana Del Rey H&M collaboration? Excited to see more or so over it?

Cx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Carina100 Summer Sale Top Picks



Everybody wants to be a cat, and everyone loves a good sale bargain. There's nothing quite like the euphoric high that comes with finding a killer sale item, whether it's something you've had your eye on for an age and it's now 80% off and in your size or something you didn't even know you wanted but hell, it's a steal and is too good to pass up.

But to find the sale gems, you have to first look through a lot of sale tat. I'm making sure you can go straight to the good stuff with my top summer sale picks. You can thank me later, but now go get a bargain!





What's been your most amazing sale find?

Cx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Emma Stone has it covered!


When it comes to magazine covers this Summer, Emma Stone has them, well, covered! I've been a long-time fan of Emma Stone on the red carpet and even though I'm totally team red head when it comes to Miss Stone, these overs featuring her Spider-man blonde hair look pretty awesome.

The New York Magazine cover has to be my favourite as it shows off her personality and isn't just 'another' pretty pose on a front cover. Having said that, I love the yellow feather dress on the Elle cover even though it could have looked more Big Bird than couture!

Emma has also been wowing on the Spider-man promo tour red carpet, with her Elie Saab sleek black jumpsuit being a personal highlight. Having just seen Spider-man you can also see why she looks so happy and confident. Her on screen chemistry with new love interest Andrew Garfield is sizzling. No need for 50 shades in her life, quite clearly.



Which one is your favourite Emma Stone cover?

Cx

Monday, 2 July 2012

Farfetch.com - Shop The World's Best Boutiques


Who doesn't want access to the world's best boutiques, the kind of stores that only serious jet-setters with a intricate knowledge of the best shopping destinations in the world usually have the chance to go to? In come farfetch.com, a global collection of the world's chicest, edgiest and down-right coolest stores, all on one super-stylish retail site.
Farfetch.com is an online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques globally. We handpick our boutique partners for their forward-thinking taste and unique viewpoint on fashion. You can shop from any boutique within our network and have your order delivered to your door direct from the boutique itself.
The boutiques we work with are a carefully chosen collection of the most respected and loved fashion emporiums, like L'Eclaireur in Paris; b Store, Beyond the Valley and Feathers in London; Henrik Vibskov's The-V-Store and Paristexas in Copenhagen, Tessabit in Como, Anastasia and Amercian Rag in California and Capitol in Charlotte. Each of them has a very individual and distinctive buying style. They may buy from emerging and niche labels or more luxurious and established designer names, but all the brands are bought with care and real skill. We don't partner with just any boutique, only the very best.  

Not only does farfetch.com offer you the latest trends, style advice and leading editorial content covering everything design, from architecture, music and, of course, fashion, they're a real community who want you to join in the fashion conversation.

There are over 1000 labels, from big name designers to niche, home-spun start-up designers for men and women. The background info and images from the boutiques gives you a real sense of where you're buying from and may be the closest you get to visiting WOK @ Triple Major in Beijing, China!

Here are some items I'm in love with from farfetch.com, but pretty sure I could have found many, many more things to add to my shopping bag!




Click here to shop all designer clothes from farfetch.com.

Cx

 *This post is in partnership with farfetch.com, but all content is mine and all product has been chosen by me (cause I like it!)*