Friday, 21 November 2014

Celebration of Style event

Last weekend a huge fashion event was held in Liverpool across 3 days featuring different talks, exhibitions and a fashion show. I visited the seminars which were part of the Influence of Style event at the Titanic hotel, where big names from the industry gave talks about working in fashion etc. People such as, Justine Mills, the founder of Cricket boutique in Liverpool, Lorraine McCulloch, stylist, buyers from Matalan and a digital expert from Matthew Williamson. The talks were very influential as I had a chance to gain an insight into what a role in the fashion industry is really like and how these people got there. As well as the talks there were little stalls on such as Benefit, free makeovers, Nails inc, manicures, Matalan talent team, Andrew Collinge academy, free hair styles and many more.

Later that night the Cricket Fashion show was held at the Cunard building, the building itself was full of character making it an lovely setting for the show. I actually helped out backstage at the fashion show which was an amazing experience but unfortunately I didn't get to watch the show myself. The clothes that the models were wearing were amazing, everything from Givenchy to Celine, this was probably the closest I'll get to these designers clothing for a long time! At the end of the show, Kelli Leigh performed which we rushed out to watch, and at this point I spotted Rosie Fortescue and Chloe Green on the front row! Overall the show was amazing and it was a fantastic event to celebrate the style in Liverpool, I can't wait for next year!

Olivia x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Camel Tones


Camel by oliviaball featuring a black fedora

The camel coat is a classic and must have garment for every wardrobe, each season it seems to make an appearance proving how timeless it really is. Whether its the classic tailored style, a boyfriend fit or the trench it is worth investing in one. Layer it with a simple all black outfit and you will be set for this Winter.

Olivia x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wearing/ Suit

I dragged this out of the back of my wardrobe the other day and surprisingly it is from Primark. I bought it a few years ago and don't think I've ever worn it. It looks lovely on with a pair of heels or even some flats in the day!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Interrail Diary - Rome

The disappointing trevi fountain!

Our final stop of the trip was Rome, I've wanted to visit Rome for a long time as does everyone! It's such a crazy place, we gave ourselves 4 days here to make the most of the end of the holiday. We stayed in Trastevere which is just outside of the centre, the little Trastevere village itself is such a lovely place and you could easily spend a day here just wondering around all of the little markets, cute shops, cafes and bars.
I planned to see every little bit of Rome, I didn't want to miss anything, like in every place we had visited, however this was very tiring, especially after 3 weeks of non stop walking in the boiling heat. There were a few things that let our time in Rome down, such as the Trevi fountain being closed for renovation, I know its just a fountain but its such a big tourist attraction I was excited to see it! Then the Roman forum was on strike, we still saw lots of ruins anyway, and then I was refused entry to the Vatican because my knee's weren't covered up. Anyway we still made the most of our time here and visited lots of interesting places.
In Rome we basically walked everywhere and found everything ourselves, we stumbled across several church's which you would not expect to be so extravagant when you walk in. We also found lots of nice shops, new areas I didn't know about etc. We also found some nice parks which were completely empty off the beaten track, this was one of my favourite things to do whilst I was away as I got to see places that I hadn't planned and I'll always remember.
Inter-railing was the best holiday I've ever been on due to the amount of new places I visited, I can't wait to re-visit all of them in the future as I'm sure there are things I've missed out on! It was so fast paced and crazy 24-7 but I loved every second of it. I'd definitely extend my time if I go inter-railing again and have longer periods in each place to see much more!