Monday, 21 April 2014

An Intimate Evening With Jean Paul Gaultier

Last week Tuesday, I went along with one of my good friends to spend the evening with the amazing, Jean Paul Gaultier. To celebrate the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition currently being shown at the barbican, they were holding an intimate on-stage discussion with king of the catwalk and vogue editor Suzy Menkes, and my friend had managed to score us a pair of tickets. (Yay!)

As the sun was shining and I had a delightful spring in my step, I decided to wear my pink jumpsuit. I did not get to take any pictures on the night, but I remembered I had these pictures taken a few weeks ago so figured I would include them in this blog post. 

Jumpsuit: Topshop, Shoes: Aldo (old), Sunglasses: Ebay, Necklace: H&M
                                                    Photos taken by Burd_boy

So, back to the evening, right.  Ok, so Jean Paul Gaultier was welcomed to the stage with a huge applause from the diverse audience. We spent the next 45 minutes listening in awe, as Gaultier  spoke about coming out to his parents, Madonna, John Galliano and tales of his career to date. He remained incredibly enthusiastic as he told each story, and it was like you could feel the room had been infected by his passion. When asked how he managed to remain motivated in an industry that is as tough as fashion, he replied saying that it is his passion that has helped him remain enthusiastic and driven for all these years. He then went on to say something that seriously made me stomach go all funny: 

 "....I know that with nothing I can do something … If you have passion, nothing is impossible. If you are obsessed by something and you want to do it, you will find a solution to do it … "

 This was met by approval by many members of the audience (including myself), who 'mmmmm' in agreement.

All in all the evening was fantastically inspiring and left you wanting to immediately book your ticket to see the exhibition.

In a few weeks time, my friend and I are going to see the Exhibition: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The sidewalk to the Catwalk. I will of course write a review on here.

Has anyone already been to see the exhibition? Are you planning on going to see it? I would  love to know!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a great one, indulging in all things chocolate and spending time with friends and family. I gave up chocolate for lent, so come Sunday morning I quite shamefully had chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I always find Easter a good time for a little bit of  self-reflecting. One thing I realised is that my diet isn't as good as it should be, and with summer approaching, plus just a need for a whole lifestyle revamp, I am really going to put more effort into eating right.

A few months ago I was freelancing at a rather cool company called LN-CC, I became a little obsessed with a lovely organic food store called Harvest E8. Based just a few minutes from Dalston Kingsland, and right round the corner from my office, I was pretty much in the store every morning (hello, organic porridge), afternoon (sweet potato falafel salad lunch), and then on my way home (gluten free banana loaf). If you are ever around Dalston, I recommend paying this store a visit.

All pictures courtesy of HarvestE8 website

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Street Style Swagger

I always get asked by people to sum up my style and I answer by saying that my style is a reflection of my personality; playful, quirky and unpredictable. I like to take a trend and spin it on its head by giving it what I call a 'Sheena twist'. I happily love playing with colour, texture and print and creating mix and mashups that probably shouldn't work, but do. More importantly, I never leave my house without the most important accessory; CONFIDENCE!!!

This brings me on to my look in this post. I picked up this glitzy jacket at a vintage sale last year. I rumbled through one of the bargain boxes (I love a good ol' vintage rummage) at the sale and I was happy when I discovered this beauty. It has stand - out written all over it, don't you think? Oh, did I mention that it was only £1? 

It is a great thrown on jacket, so I threw it on over a black, strappy chiffon dress and a pair of black and white aztec boots, not forgetting a bright pink pout (Sheena standard).


Jacket: Vintage, Dress: H&M similar, (old)

Photos taken by the oh-so stylish  Burd_boy
As spring has finally sprung, I am super excited to put away all things winter (goodbye, chunky knitwear and heavy faux fur coats) and dig out all things spring (hello, lightweight knitwear, strappy, print dresses, and lots and lots of colour; bright and pastels). I have a few events and fun stuff coming up this month, and I am back to blogging more regularly, so be sure to keep an eye on the blog and the social media accounts, Twitter and Instagram and Facebook

Numero Uno Style-spiration

You should all know by now that Solange Knowles is my number one style-crush.  For me she puts the S in style, due to her confidence and the playful way that she clashes prints, embraces all things colourful and flirts with different types of textures, not forgetting that she always has on a fierce pair of shoes. Of course the 'fro also has a starring role, but she works the box braids just as well.

Below is my latest swoon fest.( It's been a while to be fair). So sit back, relax and join me in some serious Solange style swoooooninggg!!!

Happy Sunday!