Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Thanks to Scott at the Toni & Guy Academy for hooking me up with a sick cut and colour! Never been this blonde before, but love it, totally rocking those Korean band boy vibes! I legit got called sir the other day by a postman, laughed my little bum off I did :'D
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Here are three ideas for timeless timepieces you can buy for that special someone in your life. Or, of course, you can always treat yourself. Make sure you take care of a purchase like this with watch insurance.
Watch trends for him:
A. The Minimalist Choice – Longines Master Collection L2.722.214.171.124
A dress watch that is sleek, sophisticated and designed to effortlessly mimic the design sensibilities of the 1940’s era with its crocodile strap details, this is a beautiful example of a minimalist timepiece. The Longines Master Collection 38mm has a 21 jewel automatic movement and is water resistant to 30m with a 38mm sapphire glass case. This is a watch that has as much sensibility as it does dress appeal. The silver elements contrast with the brown strap, creating a watch great for winter formal occasions like the office party. Priced at an affordable £2,200 and up, visit the Longines site for more information.
B. The Diver’s Choice – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black
While this watch will not suit everyone’s budget, it’s a beautiful piece of engineering that will be appreciated by anyone who dives. It’s new for October 2016 too, so you’ll be one of the few sporting such a beautiful design. It’s a bold, all-black watch that can take on 600 metre dives thanks to its ceramic construction. Inspired by the dark side of the moon, these watches are out of this world when it comes to durability and technical achievement. However, with prices starting from £7,000, this is for serious divers only.
C. The Trendy Luxury Choice – Breitling Navitimer in blue
Breitling is synonymous with quality, and nothing has changed over the years. However, many watch trends in 2016 seem to have prized blue faces – with little surprise, as blue is a versatile colour that matches virtually any outfit. The Navitimer men’s watch is a delightful instrument that looks absolutely spell-binding on any man’s wrist. It captures attention immediately and is a favoured timepiece for pilots and aeronautical experts alike. The mechanical chronograph is crafted in Breitling’s workshop and is a true technical marvel. Available from £5,999.
Watch trends for her:
D. The Minimalist Choice – Montblanc Tradition The Montblanc
Tradition is a masterpiece in 36mm. It’s a simplistic piece that features a classic guilloche dial with Roman numerals and a small date function. Uncluttered and unassuming, but engineered to offer the finest level of quality. The watch also has 30 metres of water resistance and comes with a beautiful strap. While it’s unisex, this is a piece that will suit a businesswomen looking for a clean, elegant dress watch. Prices start at £930.
E. The Diver’s Choice – Oris Diving
Oris Diving watches perfectly capture the sleek trends of 2017, with a bold black face on a sturdy metallic strap. Built for diving first and foremost, the watch offers 300 metres of water resistance and is engineered specifically to fit a women’s wrists. The model has an immaculate display with a sapphire crystal watch face. Swiss-made movement completes the watch – a truly dependable diving model that does not compromise on quality.
F. The Trendy Luxury Model – Chanel Boy.Friend
In the fashion world, Chanel reigns supreme. One of the most instantly recognisable, sought-after brands on the planet, Chanel speaks of quality in a way many watches can never hope to. This Boy.Friend model features a diamond bezel and a sleek black strap that complements the simplistic face. It’s a modern watch for a modern woman – but is adorned with the type of luxury you’d expect from a fashion leader. Prices start from £3,200 for the non-diamond version and £5,700 for the one pictured.
Sleek, sophisticated and low-key is the name of the game for 2017. Even if you don’t have the money to afford these luxury brands, learning from the styles and features they offer can guarantee you make a good purchase on whatever brand you choose.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
I decided recently that I wanted another 'look' to add to my repertoire, I generally look like a skater or hippie these days, but never very smart. I don't know, could you call this smart with a leather jacket and pumps? Let me know! I'm not too sure how I feel about these trousers. They look...
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
A few more shots from the shoot I did a little while ago :) Skatergirls ftw! <3 This is where I got my trusty R3's and my wheels are Cruise 62mm 78A's, can't remember the bearings, I got them ages ago. I know I haven't blogged in a while, sorry! (I'm pretty active on instagram though @kokoluxe) I've been super busy with my awesome new life in Manchester :D Best place I've ever lived! Got a few things to blog though, so I'll update y'all soon! Thanks for sticking with me lovely people of the interwebs! x
Friday, 2 September 2016
Free gin you say? Well why not :P I was thinking about going to the Yin before Gin class at The Wonder Inn anyway (The most magical place in Manchester!) I love Yin yoga and am partial to a G&T every now and again, so when Etched Drinks got in touch, how could I refuse!...
Thursday, 18 August 2016
T-post is the world’s first wearable magazine. Basically, it’s a never ending volume, with one story illustrated per T-shirt, or issue as they like to call it. They have subscribers ranging from Jay-Z and Banksy to your average Joe, spread out over 53 countries and have been called ”Awesome” by Time Magazine and ”Reinventing the magazine” By The Wall Street Journal.
I got the XL and cut that shizz up to make a tank top, I also cut out the tag and made it reversible, wearing it inside out and back to front, because the actual article is rad and printed on the inside! It also comes in a wicked A4 cardboard folder with a boy on the front lol x
Monday, 8 August 2016
How beautiful is this dress, perfect hippie vibes :) And again, I got the dress in a size Large, because Asian sizing... lol. The fabric is soft too. Tom did a great job at capturing me being all floaty and ethereal in a patch of tall grass in a random park in Manchester...
Monday, 1 August 2016
I have wanted to do a shoot in my skates for the longest time, so I finally made it happen with my trusty photographer Tom and I'm so in love with these shots, they pretty much perfectly represent my skater girl side :D I'm hoping to join the Manchester derby team since I can't get to the Cheshire Hellcats anymore, but they only have fresh meat intakes occasionally, so I'm still waitiiiiing...
Thursday, 28 July 2016
I styled this dress two ways and this is the more elegant of the two, paired down with just a few pieces of jewellery (which I never take off). The dress is by Superdry from House of Fraser and is only £19.99 in the sale. It's knitted, so it's super stretchy and super comfortable, and as the fabric is a bit thicker than normal, it is also quite flattering :)
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Chesterfield fabric sofa: Robinsons of England | Floor lamp: Ikea | Bonsai trees: Ikea | Gold foil mandala print: Etsy | Palm print cushion: Etsy | Bulb string lights: Laura Ashley | Candle: Cocolux (lol)
All the pretty! I love this cream sofa paired with the copper floor lamp and bold palm print cushion. The mandala print is stunning and the bulb string lights add a contemporary twist. A pair of bonsai trees and gold candle complete the look, a simple but beautiful room.