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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Crown and Glory

Crown and Glory is a hair accessories website set up by the lovely Sophie King in early 2011, the website offers a wide range of bits and bobs for your hair and was set up by Sophie, a Photographic Art graduate when she had the idea of creating hair accessories you wouldn't find on the high-street. Sophie's business is going from strength to strength, now being stocked on many websites and boutiques in the UK, Japan and Dubai. 

I originally found out about Crown and Glory after reading Amy's blog. I loved the flower crown Amy was wearing, so immediately went to check out the website, I now have two products from Crown and Glory and am lusting after a few more. 

I really liked the creativeness to the hair accessories and the fact that if your wearing one of Sophie's products, you're sure to stand out from the crowd! So I contacted Sophie to ask if she would do a short interview and she kindly agreed. 

Here's what Sophie had to say... 

 1.       Can you tell me a bit about Crown and Glory?

Crown and Glory specialises in trend led, handmade hair accessories. Each item is designed and produced here in the UK, with low product runs and wearability in mind to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

2.       What made you decide to start your business?

It was a bit of an accident, really. A hobby that once simply paid for itself, gained some online exposure and now is not only my only source of income but will be employing someone in the very near future. If I think back to this time 2 years ago and you told me Crown and Glory would be where it is today, I never would've believed it!

3. Can you describe your personal style and do you feel it is atoll reflected in the products you sell?

100%, yes. My own personal motto is 'done up like a dog's dinner since 1988' While some days I can be 1970's hippy and other days rainbow unicorn queen, Crown and Glory started because I'd always had a penchant for hair accessories, but at the time, they were such an afterthought to high street jewellery lines - poorly made, lacking in quality design - so I started to make my own. 

4. Does anything in particular inspire you when deciding on items to make and sell on your website?

While I'm inspired by the trends I like, and definitely consider what is available on the high street at that time for girls to wear them with, the final decision comes on whether or not a piece can survive on a night out - and trust me, they take some battering! 

5. Where would you like to see Crown and glory in the next 5 years?

I envisage Crown and Glory to have a studio, full of design and product teams, a PR team, full of fun, laughter and light. Concessions in main high street stores and stocked by the world's best fashion boutiques. The Holy Grail of achievement would be seeing one of my pieces in Vogue magazine.

Huge Black Glitter Bow 

Sky Blue Glitter Heart

These images only show a small selection of what is available so go on check out the Crown and Glory website here there are some some amazing products and it's definitely worth a visit if you're looking for something a little different to jazz up your barnet :-) and if you can resist buying something for yourself, I think  a product from Crown and Glory would make a great Christmas gift. 

*All images featured (apart from my own 2 own images at the top) are from the Crown and Glory website, permission was given to use these images. 

Thank you Sophie :-).  

Until next time. 

Jacqui xx

Saturday, 8 December 2012



I have been seriously busy with uni work and not had time to do anything apart from spend time with my laptop or the Mac labs at uni, due to many deadlines I have literally not been near a shop (mad xmas eve shopping on the cards for me) but anyway on a small, I emphasize on the small, break from uni work, I had a quick browse on ASOS and found a few good things, including the dress I'm wearing today. Now its midi length, my first piece of clothing in this length as I have tried a few midi dresses in the past but have decided against them, as its quite a awkward length and I never really feel like it suits me but anyway when I tried this dress on I did really like it, so think I may be a midi dress convert. The dress is only £28 and is available in 5 colours, I may have to invest in the red one, seeing as the festive period is upon us :-).  

Dress - ASOS
Coat - Topshop
Hat - H&M (old)
Boots - Topshop
Bag - Vintage
Watch - Casio (gift)
Blue Stone Ring - Gift
Organge Stone Ring - LLYMLRS Shop
Silver Bracelet - Gift
Bronze Bracelet - Cheap Monday, Urban Outfitters

Until next time

Jacqui xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

My love for the world's best t-shirt


Just thought I would show you what I wore last night, I was out for my friend, Emma's birthday and took a quick few photos, actually before I got ready, just when I was trying the outfit on, as I knew (as ususal) I would be rushing out the door at the last minute. I've spoke about the world's best t-shirt in a previous post (topshop roll sleeve) well now I have the black one to :-), how exciting! Anyway I got this gold skirt from Marks and Spencers about 2 years ago and just rediscovered it the other day (love when that happens). I really like this skirt but think its quite a pretty style, I thought by adding the black Topshop roll sleeve t-shirt and a statement necklace, gave it a tough edge and made the look a bit more to my style, as I'm not overlay girly in the way I dress.  

T-shirt, Boots, Necklace - Topshop
Skirt - M&S
Socks - ASOS 

Hope you're all having a nice weekend.

Jacqui xx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

It's a boys world...well for today anyway!

Today is a post with a difference, a boys opinion on fashion, I liked the idea of having a boys perspective on fashion and I had the perfect boy in mind, Mr Adam Coats, my friend Rachel’s boyfriend. Before I even met Adam I noticed his unusual style through looking at photos on Facebook of him and Rachel or just seeing him around. Now I have met Adam and can report that not only is he rocking it in the style stakes but he's a really nice, genuine boy, so I decided to ask him a few questions on his personal style and fashion in general.

1. How would you describe your style? 

Its hard to describe my style but I'd say a mixture between casual and street wear

2. Does anything in particular influence the way you dress? 

Yeah a lot of different things influence the way I dress, I go on different blogs and websites every day! Hypebeast and The Daily Street are two of my favourite blogs along with other clothing sites own blog pages! I just love to know 
about any new brands coming on the scene. 

3.Any particular designers you like?

My wardrobe is full of a different range of brands I've always had Ralph Lauren as a favourite brand of mine! Just now I'm really into Stussy, their 
products are always really fresh!! Recently I've made a few purchases 
from new brands like KNOWN and MKI, they are a new British brands just on the 
But a good thing I always remember is " it's not what u wear it's 
how you wear it! " As for footwear I have a huge range of trainers 
from Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Diadora, Puma, Vans and 
Converse! I also love Clarks Originals for a bit more of a sharp look. 
I think I have a bit of a footwear addiction!

4. Where do you shop for your clothes?  

I mostly use websites, my favourites include End clothing, Oipolloi, Urban industry, Urban Outfitters, Hypebeast, Crooked Tongues and Size? I also like to 
use Asos and Asos Marketplace for some vintage pickups! 

5. Do you think the way you dress has evolved over the years or have you always tried to be a bit different? 

I think it has evolved over the years but I definitely always tried to be different. Whether it be searching for hours for that rare pair of Adidas trainers or paying more than my weeks wage for a certain jacket or outfit. 

6. If you were to work in the fashion industry...what type of job 
would interest you? 

I would love to be a buyer for a shop and work with clothes everyday because clothing and especially trainers are a real passion of mine. Then maybe even own and run my own clothing label or shop!

I really like the way Adam “thinks out the box” and doesn't want to look the same as every other boy, he makes the way he dresses look effortless and cool. Adam was kind enough to let me use some photos of him, just so you could have a look at his style. 

Jacket - Stussy
Shirt - Ralph Lauran
Jeans - Cheap Monday
Trainers - Nike woven chukka

Hat - Carhartt
T-shirt - Known
Jacket - MKI
Chinos -Lee
Trainers - Nike air max 90

Hope you enjoyed that wee interview.

Thank you Adam :-).

Another interview coming soon...who with? I'm keeping that to myself for now.   

Jacqui xx 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Collarless coat


So I’m really into khaki green at the moment and keep finding myself drawn towards items of clothing in this colour, so thought I would use this post to show you my khaki green Topshop coat. I got this coat at the Oxford Street store back in October and it immediately caught my eye as I think it’s quite different, especially as it’s collarless, unusual for a coat. I didn't have a chance to try it on but got a size 12, the usual size I would buy in a coat but when I tried it on, it was HUGE, I think another person could have fitted in beside me. I ended up returning the coat and ordered a size 6 from the website, as you can see it’s still big but I think the overall style of it is meant to be really baggy. It's not that thick but still quite warm and if it’s really cold I just wear a hoody or cosy jumper underneath.

I have a few exciting posts coming up in the next few weeks, that's all I'm saying for now though, it’s a secret. Keep following me to find out :-).

Jacqui xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Heeeyy hey,

Just a quick post today,ok, ok I know its not Monday, as was my aim for the next time to do a post but unfortunately I was struck down by the deadly sickness bug, which is going around and although I still don't feel great, I'm soldiering on due to the amount of uni work weighing me down. Anyway enough of feeling sorry for myself, I just wanted to bring your attention to my new sidebar,which is the picture of the lady with the "bloglovin" sign on her head. You can sign up to bloglovin,so that you can follow my blog and other blogs  you like, then its so easy just to pop on to your bloglovin account and you have a list of the blogs you enjoy reading and can just click on them and be taken straight to the blog.

So if you enjoy reading my blog, then please follow me through blogloving, just click on the lady and you can sign right up, only takes a minute. Thank you :)

I will try to blog tomorrow, Thursday is my new aim, seeing as Monday was rudely taken from me.

Jacqui xx