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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Shop Designer Deals!

I wrote a lovely article about shopping for designer deals.

WITH designer fashion becoming more and more accessible on the high street it’s hard to know where to shop to keep up with the trends.
Designer styles copied countless times and thrown out in bulk on the high street can look and feel cheap.
However, there is hope. There really is nothing better than splurging on a designer piece that is timeless and makes you feel a million dollars – plus when a friend asks where your dress is from saying ‘McQueen’ feels so much better than saying ‘Primark’.
So, where do we get these pieces without burning a MASSIVE hole in your pocket and having to eat baked beans for the rest of the month (don’t be ashamed, we have all been there)?
Splash Out at the Outnet.com
The Outnet is NOT for the faint hearted – we are talking serious designers and serious deals.
Here you will find a range of fabulous high end designers at a fraction of the price – but that fraction is still often a month’s wages.
The range of designer’s stocked here is vast and the occasional sales can result in incredible bargains on pieces by designers such as Balmain, McQueen, Westwood, Erdem, Gucci, Valentino.... the list is endless.
Not to mention the ‘cheaper’ designers and concession lines such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and T by Alexander Wang.
Not to rush you, but there is a massive clearance sale online now. Be still my beating debit card.
By the same company that runs Net-A-Porter the pieces are genuine and the customer service excellent. Net-A-Porter also run sales – grab a deal there now.


Friday, 12 July 2013

Guava Collection




Held at the Tom Glow jewellery boutique in the centre of Lisbon, Guava showcased their latest designs.

Womens shoes in bold jewel colours with structured striking heels stood out in the collection.


The mens shoes are functional, slick and very stylish – following the brands design ideals. There were also biscuits in the shape of shoes which, of course, was very exciting for me.



Thursday, 11 July 2013

‘Just A Showroom’ visit


I went to hang out with Ines from ‘The Beauty and The Best’ at her showroom in Lisbon. Firstly, after a rather refreshing ‘healthy’ energy drink from ‘XS’ Ines showed me to a rather jazzy looking machine. This vintage machine shone UV light onto my face while Ines peeped through a window to check out the damage. Oh dear.  Sun damage, dry patches, greasy patches, dirt... basically another little note that I should cleanse, tone and moisturise.

I should also stop: drinking wine instead of water, sleeping in my make up and taking my make up with the beauty equivalent of bleach (fairy liquid, dried out baby wipes, soap, just water and rubbing...).
Recommended to me was the Basics range from Artistry – gentle cleansers that will slowly wash away all that crap, and a toner to tighten it all back up again. Not to mention a moisturiser with an SPF to ward off any more sun damage – the constant use of such a product is the BEST anti aging defence.






So after I was done with that little machine we moved on to another one. I’m not quite sure how it works and the shock of the answer blew away my memory of the information I inputted.
The machine told me that my body is aging 20 years fast. Yes. The machine thought I was 42, and so does my body.



It’s got to be said, I am a fox for 42!



Lots of Love


Jemima x

Nuno Gama – Showroom Visit


Last week I popped in to the Nuno Gama store in Lisbon to say hello, and see the collection on the shop floor – recognising the iconic styles from the catwalk shows last season. 



Someone is a lucky boy!



How fab are these?



The shop is currently decorated in the style of the street festival of St. Anthony and looks absolutely fabulous.



Drinking in the street with Nuno: 


Cheeky Designer Wannabes - Eureka Shoes – Lisbon



If you are looking for a well made shoe with a designer edge, head to Eureka. The styles bear strong similarities to high end designers such as Prada and Lanvin – for a fraction of the price- plus they are currently running a summer sale!
I popped in last week to check out some of the styles!




I thought these were super cute in a 'bling swag mum' kind of way...



Find out more on their website:  http://www.eurekashoes.com/pt/