Monday, 2 December 2013

pleasures [of the guilty variety]

 (in 23 days to be exact)
are we excited?

This week has been pretty hard for me. Making the decision of dropping out of university for has been easily one of the most stressful & hard decisions of my life and I'm fighting a horrific cold eeeek  BUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTT here's some of my favourite things (some of which I'm not proud of)that have kept me smiling through this endless paperwork and snotty tissues:

1. One Direction - Midnight Memories

Harry Styles mmmmmmmm (need I say more?)


Not only is the Bluebird my favourite place in the entire world; the cocktails and food make it the perfect setting for catching up with a friend or a nice night out with the family - NOW, you can go ice-skating there. Wonderful.

3. Michael Bublé's Christmas Album (DELUXE VERSION, of course)

An essential 

4. Party food

Am I the only one who feels like they aren't devouring a thousand millions calories if it's in bite size morsels?

5. Tinder

Combines shamelessly judging people with the chance of meeting a hot man? LOVE



Monday, 25 November 2013


I've been big into tumblr recently. Here's a few of my favourite images at the moment! B x

Saturday, 14 September 2013

catching up

I have no excuse for the lateness of this post.
And how abysmally dreadful it's going to be. 
As I stare at the "content plan" that Beth and I so keenly and hopefully wrote up about a month ago I try to think of all the things I got up to that barred me from holding up my end of the deal with this little corner of the internet. While Beth has legitimately, and quite stressfully, been moving house. I am on the other hand pathologically lazy

But here goes. 
We're back. 

We may not have been posting but we've been interviewing, shooting (pictures, obviously - otherwise this would be a totally different blog) and writing so please please please stay tuned/hang on in there/don't leave us/abandon this little creative outlet because what's set to come is going to be awesome (and that's a promise). 

Love you more than Harry Style's naked and covered in chocolate...
B + F


Monday, 5 August 2013

Music | August Playlist

Here's our August playlist. Let us know what your favourite August songs are!

  • Lullabies - Yuna (Adventure Club Remix)
  • Gold - Bondax
  • The Motion - Drake Feat. Sampha
  • Hold My Liquor - Kanye West
  • Open - Rhye
  • Indecision - Sampha
  • Holy Grail - Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake
  • All I Want - Kodaline

Sunday, 4 August 2013

CRUSH OF THE MONTH: Coastal Cities

With the revival of the boy band at an all time high, it's rare to be able to indulge in a band full of good looking boys who aren't choreographed to a T and aren't dancing to a backing track as opposed to playing their own instruments.

That's why when we stumbled across Coastal Cities we were hooked by the first hook (too easy and too hard to resist). 

Photo by Cecilie Harris  

Coastal Cities are from High Wycombe which, ironically, is not a coastal city (embarrassingly had to Google this...) and consist of Declan, Sean, Lewis, Dan and William. They've recently been nabbed as "utterly brilliant" by The Recommender and we can't help but agree. 

They have an 80's feel without being cheesy and their rough and raw guitar and vocals have a home-grown vibe without sounding too amateurish. I could go on about their releases of Entropic / Nothing Ever Changes but their music really does speak for itself.

Download their two singles here and you'll definitely understand why they're our CRUSH OF THE MONTH (sounds creepier the more I say  it...):
We wish them all the best and can't wait to say "we knew about them ages ago" when their inevitably selling out shows in minutes.

p.s: you can watch their music video for "Nothing Ever Changes" and observe their edgy/chiselled silhouettes and maybe fall in love with them (like we have) here:

Life's a beach

If work experience at an office has taught me one thing, it’s taught me how much I DON’T want to work at an office. Yack.  What could possibly be better than sitting cooped up inside a bleak office staring intently at a computer screen for 9 hours a day? Everything.
As I sat trawling through web pages I couldn’t help but wonder who actually does desire to dedicate such a large proportion of their life into their work? Not even the hefty pay cheque tempts me…not one bit.
It makes me sad that people devote their whole life to their job, putting it aside both their health and their family, and all in the name of money.
I’ve always been one to disagree with the overused quote ‘money can’t buy you happiness’ but I’m coming to realise that it’s actually not all that wrong.
Who cares if you’re earning mega bucks, yet you are working 6am-10pm in an office? Who cares if you can afford a matte black range rover if you have no time to drive it?
Despite it being a bit of a drag, this past week has taught me that all experience is good experience. That’s one other occupation crossed off the list of potential things to fulfil my life with.
Although the uncertainty of what direction I am heading in life is a little disconcerting, it’s also a little exhilarating.
The world is your oyster.
I suppose what I’m trying to say is that life is worth so much more than looming deadlines and high blood pressure tablets. There are so many things to do and so many things to see. Routines are tiresome and manage to make life feel like a chore at times but we really should take some time out to just look at the world and our life and think ‘Damn, this life is pretty sweet.’
Rant over. 

Friday, 29 March 2013

labels are for soup tins

I’ve never personally felt the pressure to listen to the right music, dress the right way or to go to the “coolest” places to project an image of myself. Recently, however, I was asked if I could be photographed for street style in a magazine - which will forever (for obvious reasons that will become clear) - remain unnamed.

Standing in the middle of Convent Garden with the blistering wind and an immaculately dressed intern - photographer in tow - the pressure may or may not have got to me. I answered the first questions with ease; Freya Rosedale, Seventeen, London – easy right!? The dream of having my name written on glossy magazine paper (whatever the circumstances) was coming true.“So, Freya, how would YOU describe YOUR style?”  This should have been the easiest question and I should have replied: “well Sophie - in your perfect Phillip Lim Coat, Ferragamo shoes (that are obviously borrowed from mummy) and beautifully highlighted blonde wavey of hair - I would describe my style as…”

… but I was stumped. Suddenly all I could think about were the people who would see the magazine and see “I kinda just choose things I like” and them criticizing me. Echoes of “who is this girl and WHY does she think she can say SHE’S minimalistic when she’s wearing THAT?!” rang through my head. I felt the pressure that I had before been so proud I hadn’t experienced before. But being me, what only can be described as “word vomit” of the projectile kind, came out of my mouth.

“I don’t really know if I’m honest, this is a really awkward question, I like clothes I sorta just wear what I like if you get what I mean? I mean like if I see something I’ll buy it wouldn’t really say I could describe my style and label it or me errmmmm…”. Sophie, who will furthermore be known as: Spawn of Satan, then got out her Parker pen of pain and drew a large cross over where she was writing my details and whispered to her henchman, who had miraculously sprouted a hunch as my dreams fell apart around me: “just scratch her, SHE’S OBVIOUSLY JUST HAVING A GOOD CLOTHES DAY.”

Not only was I offended but - it’s all I’ve thought about since that day. It’s not that I’m only bitter about having my mainstream glossy magazine debut but instead it’s really emphasized to me how much pressure we as a generation are under to be labelled. So many people are so precise and picky over what they wear, how they dress, what they listen to, whom they’re friends with and where they want to be seen. It’s the biggest clichĂ© but I just wish people would care less about what other people think. 

With this is mind it wasn’t the question and what I thought people would think of my answer that disallowed me to be articulate. Other people are easily able to answer it (and on closer inspection of the magazine I was due to take center stage; in Grace from Surrey described her style as “alternative with a hint of preppy” - WELL DONE GRACE, WELL freaking DONE) but it was how I didn’t actually have the answer. I can’t describe my style because I don’t have one. I honestly do just wear what I want to, listen what I want to and hang out with who I want to so UP YOURS SPAWN OF SATAN.

Embarrassingly so, this has just been a ramble of my thoughts, ideas and how I’m so angry at today’s society (even though worrying is my number one hobby). I leave you with a quote from my best home girl Carrie Bradshaw:
"One thing you have to remember about labels - they only matter if you let them stick.”

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Wishlist //

Clutch - Alexander Wang Dress - Topshop Bra - Monki Boots - Kurt Geiger Sunglasses - Karen Walker
Here are a few of the items I'm wanting for the Spring season. The outfit has a very Parisian/English feel to it with the nautical stripe dress toughened up by the boots. Maybe I need to wait for the Sun to come out...

Saturday, 5 January 2013


First posts are one with much speculation. Nobody wants to sound too awkward, too distant or like they're trying too hard. So doing this with a friend takes away the underlying stress from writing on the internet to the unknown. However if anybody read the conversation behind what to write in this daunting 'first post', they'd think we're writing about the cure for cancer, it's being thought about so deeply and carefully. Rewind or fast-forward to that stressful time of writing your personal statement, choosing only the best words to create the best impression possible...the 'first post' is a similar task. We must impress.

So you're probably wondering who the keyboard warriors behind this exceptionally long introduction are? Well we're your pretty average students, thriving to be a part of the fashion industry alongside completing countless essays and meeting creeping deadlines. This blog will act as a creative output where we throw our ideas in, photographs, street-style, outfit posts and name it, it will probably make an appearance at some point or another.

If you've made it this far, we commend you and there's not much more to say other than see you next time...we hope.

Beth + Freya