Wednesday, 23 December 2015


So a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited down to the Cath Kidston store in Exeter to "snap a selfie" with their very own Modern Vintage Santa Clause! It was an event to get shoppers into the Christmas spirit this year, to be quite honest myself, I haven't been feeling the Christmas spirit this year, probably due to exams... but hey let's not dwell on that depressing subject! 

Anyway, I was greeted by a cheerful Santa in a bespoke Cath Kidston Bramley Sprig suit, now if only every Santa around the world wears such beautiful gown, wouldn't it just be the best! 

I had a little tour around the store and no surprise, my Christmas spirit was alight again as I saw so many wonderful festive ornaments and products! Some adorable little crochet Santa and Mr Snowman on your tree anyone? Or how about some snowman salt & pepper shakers for your festive dining table?

And of course Santa wouldn't be able to complete his annual task without his trusty little elves! Oh how I want to become an elf myself just so I can get my hands on one of those charming outfits. 

If you still have time before Christmas, make sure to pop down to one of your local Cath Kidston store to get your festive spirit on! 

I hope you'll all have a merry Christmas, and a wonderful new year! See you in 2016!!

Mannie x

Saturday, 12 December 2015


skirt from jessica buurman // top from primark // coat from dorothy perkins // boots from h&m

Guess who has just turned twenty a week ago! Or as I call it twenteen because I refuse to believe that I have been alive for two decades already and yet to achieve something astonishing. Jokes aside, I'm very grateful for a happy and healthy life. My twentieth birthday was wonderful, with surprises from my best friends who bought me a beautiful Patisserie Valerie cake, absolutely delicious.

The second year of university has been going well even being overloaded with coursework from the very first day back, but it's all over and done with for now... for now because I still have a few exams in January! I can barely have time off to do some relaxing thing, this photo-shoot was postponed so many times because of work ha. Tis now the Christmas season and I really want to film some festive videos but I'm still struggling to balance my time well...

In this shoot I'm wearing a denim blue a-line skirt. I'm in love with it because it is very well fitting and comfortable. I styled it with a striped knitted halter-neck top and a cocoon black coat! It was freezing during the shoot and I was shivering non-stop when I only had the top on, but hopefully that wasn't too obvious from the photos! 

Thank you to my pal Samuel for snapping these lovely photos, check out his flickr:

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Mannie xx