Since outfit posts will be few and far between until the boy gets out to North Carolina (one week and counting!) I thought now would be the perfect time to finally do that long promised FAQ post...
*How would you describe your style?
Un-committed. I find it hard to stick to any one style. I love trying new things and get inspired by magazines, street stye and other blogs all the time so I'm always changing it up. I do have a penchant for anything studded, leather, patent or leopard!
*What are you wardrobe staples?
Leather jacket, skinny jeans and good t.shirt. I wear my Miu Miu shoes (both loafers and heels) a lot.
*Most expensive item in your closet?
My Chanel bag.
*Most wanted item?
I'm on the look out for a small vintage Chanel bag. Preferably in red.
It changes every season but Alexander Wang has loads of stuff that I want/need.
*Do you prefer highstreet or designer?
Both! With vintage mixed in :)
*How much do you spend on clothes?
Depends on the month and what I'm up to. I'm not afraid to splurge on items that I feel will last and bring a lot to my wardrobe. For example my Miu Miu shoes. They were expensive but I wear them LOTS and they go with everything! My Chanel bag will be with me forever and it will only get better with age!
*What are your favorite places to shop in London?
My absolute favorite shop is Liberty. I could (and often do) spend all day in there. It's filled with lots of gorgeous things and is less stressful then Selfridges. I always have time for TopShop in Oxford circus. I like to go at 10am midweek. It's always quiet and they have more stock :)
*What are your favorite place to shop in LA?
I like LF on Robertson for casual everyday items and I love Decades on melrose for special vintage. The vintage market on the corner of Melrose and Fairfax is also really good. I get all my vintage levi shorts from there.
I have three that I love. Chanel 'Beige', Frederic Malle 'Lipstick Rose' and Chloe 'Love'.
*Are you sponsored by any brands?
No. Several brands give me items to wear on the blog but I only wear items that I actually like and really want to wear. If I've been given something for free I will alway put "courtesy of..." If I'm sent something and I love it then of course I say so.
*Which camera do you use?
The boy takes the majority of the blog pictures using a Canon 5D. I edit all pictures in iPhoto.
*Which blogs do you read?
I adore Andy's Style Scrapbook and Sabrina's afterDRK. Other favorite's include Fade to Black and Made By Girl. I follow around 50 blogs.
*Why don't you update everyday?
Because I have a job! If I'm not filming then I'm auditioning or preparing for auditions. Ring My Bell is my baby and I love doing it but acting pays my bills :)
*How did you become an actress?
I always knew what I wanted to do and I followed through. I went to acting and drama classes as a teenager and eventually went to the only free performing arts school in England,The BRIT school. I attended open auditions and got a job from one of them which in turn got me an agent.
I always believed in the need to train fully as an actor so when I was old enough I auditioned for several drama schools and was lucky enough to get into RADA. I go out on auditions every week.
*Will there be anymore episodes of 'The Beautiful Life'?
*How tall are you?
*Do you smoke?
No. And I never will.
*Which ethnicity are you?
I am mixed raced. My father is half Swiss, half Nigerian, born in England and my mother is English.
*How do you maintain your figure?
I go to Bikram yoga 2-3 times a week and I eat healthily for most of the week. I always let myself have one day where I eat whatever I like and that's usually a burger and fries.... or pizza... or bagels..... or apple pie.... mmmmmmm
*How do you get loose waves/curls in your hair?
I use a ghd straightening iron and this video on the ghd website here shows exactly what I do.
*Which hair extensions to you use?
I use a 'full head' set of clip in extensions so that I don't have to commit to them for too long and they are less damaging on my own hair. I usually buy my extensions from Head Kandy and have mostly been very happy with them... although the last set were not up to their usual standard so I may have to find a new place.