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NE1 Fashion Futures 2015

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Last week saw some major names in fashion flock to the North East to celebrate the regions evolving sense of style. Still slightly tainted by the Geordie Shore image, Newcastle has been fighting back for some time now in an attempt to show that not all who…

Saturday Style

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Although I like to keep an eye on the trends and what’s currently going in and out of fashion my personal style is probably more plain and I’m drawn to classic pieces. This is largely because I’m not made of money and my priorities are…

What’s In My Bag? The 2015 Edition

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The sheer amount of junk I carry around with me on a daily basis is BONKERS. The combined weight of things I’ve decided are so ‘essential’ to everyday life that I’ll risk serious shoulder injury, by lugging them around from point A to point B…

Christmas Consumerism: The December 2014 Edit

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My current Christmas Shopping situation is: Not Good. This year, more than any other year in the history of years, I am the most disorganised and skint person ever. My present buying, card writing, card buying, dinner organising and tree decorating is pretty much all…

Shorts Weather

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I know I’m usually all pathetic and grumpy about the English weather (much like everyone else) but actually this summer we’ve had some pretty good days. It’s been fan-bloody-tastic. Perfect long, blue-sky days for sitting around outside drinking wine for mealtimes, days for setting your…

My New Favourite Things: The S/S14 Edit

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What a week, hey? Looks like I’ve survived though, and I’m obviously glad you all did too or I’d have no one left to chat shit to. Nothing much of interest has happened thus far this week, or in fact last week, aside from work, work ,…

Belsay, Barbour & Bella

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It’s Sunday morning, a morning of blazing sunshine and endless blue skies, and I find myself tearing along country lanes in Northumberland, with Hannah Layford in the passenger seat and my iPhone’s ‘Official Choons’ playlist in full swing. We’re heading for a 10am start at…

I Just #CantHelpMySelfie

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There’s currently an uncomfortably large picture of me in the window of French Connection in Newcastle. It’s not the most attractive picture I’ve ever taken and it’ll be appearing with a few equally massive snaps of other people until next Tuesday I believe. Hundreds of people will have…

My Current Favourite Things: The February 2014 Edit

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A likening to ‘bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens’ seems more appropriate this time with it being FREAKING FREEZING all the sodding time. Screw you February. Seasonal rage aside, my favourite things this month are not all winter themed and depressing, which is nice….

I am So In Fashion. Apparently.

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Who wants to see lots of photos of me from several different angles?!? Yep, I knew you’d be excited. I’ll warn you now that, as always, these pictures are headless to try and claw back some degree of anonymity but if you feel like you’re…

Christmas Consumerism II: The “Oops, I went into Cruise” Edit

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Damn. I was doing so well. Kind of. I’d done my wish list, I’d put my blinkers on, I was relatively content with my decisions. Then my little sister came to stay, bringing with her the newest additions to her collection of designer clobber. Let’s…

Christmas Consumerism: The November 2013 Edit

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I’m starting my Christmas posts a little earlier this year. Call me over-eager but it seems I’ve got a lot going on and thought it might be best to get a bit ahead of myself. Anyhow, the snow is apparently on it’s way, my head is full…

Jack Wills Comes To Town

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Last weekend saw the grand opening of the beautiful new Jack Wills store on Blackett St, in Newcastle. This being only the second store to open in the newly renovated Monument Mall means that we’re yet to see what the Mall as a whole looks…

Updating the Diary Again

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These dark nights are a-creeping back in and the mornings’ sunrises are getting decidedly later. Hello Autumn, you hideously disappointing season, you. I’m back to considering hibernation and will need some new pretty things, and plenty of social engagements, with which to distract myself from the miserable cold…

Givenchy Goes Goth for A/W13

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Oooh Givenchy have launched their new A/W13 collection and it would appear that they’ve gone all gothy. BRILLIANT. I just need an incy wincy lottery win right about now so that I can afford to buy it all. I’ve loved the heat wave we briefly…

My New Favourite Things: The August 2013 Edit

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It’s that time again chaps. I’ve been scouring the internet on your behalf and have… No, I can’t lie to you lot. Not to your cute little virtual faces. I haven’t done any of this selflessly or “on your behalf” at all. Total fibs. I…

Luxurious Leather

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I’m currently absolutely BESOTTED with the Muubaa leather jackets. Dying to own one. Is it too early to start my Christmas list? This year’s list will certainly be featuring some beautiful Muubaa pieces, that’s for sure. Right at the top. Well, maybe second. Bearing in…

My Current Favourite Things: The June 2013 Edit

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It feels like I haven’t done one of these in ages but I can assure you lovely people that this is not because I’ve suddenly begun actually aquiring all the things my heart desires in real life. I still have lists as long as my…

A Naughty Martini Monday: Newcastle Fashion Week Day 3

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You could probably drink me through a straw right now. I have had so many cocktails and glasses of champers over the last few days, in a constant stream from midday ’til midnight, that I have to assume I am mainly made of alcohol at…

Wear Your Sunday Best: An Official NFW Fringe Event

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As I write this I am still feeling the effects of last nights martinis, or ‘Flirtinis’ to be precise. I was lucky enough to receive a press ticket to yesterday’s VIP showing of Wear Your Sunday Best, an official Newcastle Fashion Week fringe event held…

Newcastle Fashion Week 2013 Begins

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Up until (too late) last year I didn’t even know Newcastle had a Fashion Week. Just goes to show that you can live in the heart of this city and still miss it’s hidden depths, sometimes not seeing things that are happening right under your…

Louboutin: Shoes and… Cosmetics?

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It transpires that Christian Louboutin, a man famed for beautiful shoe creations that will eventually break either your bank or your ankle, is this year launching a cosmetic line. Excusez-moi? Has the world gone mad? I honestly don’t know whether to be excited or horrified….

A ‘FABB’ Saturday Afternoon

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I’m not generally one for talking about sarahbosson.com. Except to my ever-patient boyfriend, who sorts out any technical problems I can’t overcome alone. I’m also not normally one to put myself out there, complete with a name badge, and go to an event that means…

My Current Favourite Things: The March 2013 Edit

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Forget raindrops on roses and any sort of feline facial hair clichés. These are a few of my favourite things, the products and items I’m using at the moment and those that are helping me survive March 2013. Lush bath bombs – I finally have…

New Year, New Wish-list: The January 2013 Edit

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I’ve been trying so hard not to go into any shops in town or surf through the bountiful offerings of Net-A-Porter or ASOS, just incase I accidently see something I want need. If I can’t see these things I can’t covet them, and if I’m…

Perfect Packaging

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I’m a total sucker for packaging. I’m not talking a sad bit of bubble wrap and string, I mean luxurious, decadent, gift-wrapped packaging. The kind where you know you spent some serious money on a lovely expensive product and as a bonus you’re getting it…

Christmas Consumerism: The December 2012 Edit

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Well pretties, it’s practically Christmas now. This is it. I can feel it in the air. It feels crap and cold. Especially cold. Not Christmas per say, just winter. Snow and ice get in the way of everything. I’m miserable about the whole situation. It’s…

Wrapping up

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I can only assume that it’s because it’s winter and being cold makes me SO unhappy that I seem to have developed this new problem; I can’t stop buying, looking at and shopping for, coats. (Also Krispy Kremes incidentally, but the less said about that the…

My Latest Obsessions: Autumn 2012 Edition

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Another so-called ‘lazy’ post that becomes essentially a snazzy internet-based wish list. Or a public shopping list. Depending on how you look at it/how rich you think I am. The below delights are all the beautiful (for the most part) things that have caught my…

If The Loub Fits…

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Or not as the case may be. Because they are in fact my sister’s. I adore Louboutins, honest I do, but I have neither the funds nor the heart to spend £1000 on a pair of shoes. I’d never be able to wear them without…

Bringing The Diary Up To Date

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Smythson’s leather goods may have long been a symbol of understated quality, but clear the diary chaps, because the Bond St based brand is undergoing a bit of a make-over… Since 1887 Smythson have been making top-notch leather stationary, favoured by celebrities (Madonna) and royals…

God Save McQueen

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Everybody loves Alexander McQueen. Yes even you. Even those who reject the very idea of looking the slightest bit goth. You love McQueen too. You might not want to sell your cat to buy the beautiful Wool-blend Intarsia dress (I would) but I bet you’d…

Bags of Style

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I have a small but perfectly functional bag collection. I’m not actually a girl who has a secret wardrobe behind a bookshelf, jammed with hundreds of bags. Partially by choice and, I’ll not lie to you, partially because I can’t afford to make unlimited purchases…

Suited to a Tee

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Everywhere I look at the minute I’m surrounded by these great simplistic t-shirt designs by Dutch design dynamic Zoe Karssen. A fairly new team, (est. 2010) founded by Zoe & Quince Karssen, this label is fast becoming one of the most covetable and comfortable design…

My New Favourite Things (Summer/Autumn 12 Edit)

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This might seem like a lazy excuse for a blog post but it’s really just a mish-mash of all the lovely things that have caught my eye this season, and some for the coming A/W 12 collections. So pay attention friends, family, groupies and lovers….

Challenged By My Chanel

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It’s the old Style Over Substance dilemma again. I’m so disappointed to find that my favourite CC Chanel studs have lost another stone. Barely a few months after the first one was replaced. Even worse it means a trek down to Manchester on my own,…

Dubai: Desert, Diamonds and Decadence

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I returned yesterday, to the dreary and rainy UK, from hot and heady Dubai; A land not for the faint of heart, or empty of pocket. I’d been to visit my little sister who works for Emirates and lives over there when she’s not flitting…

Royal Blue

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I’m not the worlds biggest fan of colours. Bright colours and pastel colours especially. I just don’t feel comfortable in a big bright colourful colour, swanning around like a rainbow, pretending I’m a pink person, an orange person or, heaven forbid, a yellow person. I’m…

In The Closet

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I often find myself thinking about how much I would love to just empty my wardrobe and start again. Just bag it all up and give it all to charity. Starting with the lingerie, natch. Clearly I’d need some sort of government funding to be…

The L.B.D

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The Little Black Dress is one fashion must-have that will never go out of style. It’s rare to find an occasion that this classic wardrobe staple isn’t suitable for. I’m not the bravest when it comes to wearing bold colours so I know I rely…

Street Style

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I love my car. There, I’ve said it. I may not be the most obvious person to take vehicle advice from. In fact I wouldn’t recommend taking vehicle advice from me at all. But I do love my car. I’ve driven other cars of course,…

Studs & Glamour: The Grown-Up Goth

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There’s a part of me, a part I sometimes bury quite deep, that has a certain fondness for the things I loved as a teenager. Obviously I will not be shredding my clothes to pin them back together again with a packet of safety pins…

What’s In My Bag? The 2012 Edition

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“What’s in my bag?” – I see these bandied around all over the ‘blogosphere’ and really quite like the idea so I thought I’d give it a go. Also I’d be fibbing a bit if I didn’t confess that I simply LOVE snooping through other…

Style Over Substance Again.

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Why do all the good iPhone covers seem to deteriorate almost immediately? Is it too much to ask to have a designer phone cover that is stylish and hard-wearing? I have now had three iPhone covers for my 4S since getting it and none of…

I Consume, Therefore I Am…

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The consumerist in me has really been awakened this past year, for whatever reason. And I like her. At one time I might’ve mocked this new found consumerism and deemed it frivolous and silly, but I’ve decided to embrace it. To the detriment of my…

The Glossiest Time Of The Month.

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Do you subscribe to Glossybox yet? No? Why on earth not?? What’s not to like? It’s like receiving tiny, posh, gift-wrapped surprise Christmas presents from yourself every month. At a mere £10 which, to be totally honest, is an amount I sometimes spend by accident…

Manchester: A trip of good service and bad.

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So I’ve just come back from a night in Manchester. I had some errands to run while down there, but primarily it was a way to see my sister as she had a 24 hour layover in Manchester, the first time she’d been in the…