Tuesday, 28 September 2010

House fire on Hughenden Road!

In the early hours of Sunday morning I was awoken by a phone call from my friend Hollie. I missed the call but could see flashing blue lights coming from outside my window so I got up and had a look outside. I could see 3 fire engines and tried to see what had happened. It wasn't until a few minutes later that I turned to the right of my window and saw a massive fire coming out of the house 3 doors down. My first thought was to wake up my house mates and get out of the house! But then I realised this was a silly idea as we weren't close enough for it to be a danger for us. After seeing that it was all under control and we would be fine I went back to bed to then be awoken by a fire-woman asking if the couple from the burning house could sit in the living room as the guy was elderly and could hardly stand up with out his walking stick which was in the blaze. The people were a nice (and slightly crazy) Hungarian couple who had been renting the house for nearly 20 years. They seemed to be in shock but also seemed thankful that they both got out alive. After an hour of talking to them in the living room they then went outside to talk to the fireman and were taken by the ambulance. It was a very surreal Sunday morning and made me think that if my house was burning down and I only had time to grab one thing what would it be. It would definitely be my jewellery box as I have things in there that have sentimental value and would be gutted if I lost them.

The house the next day looked scary. All the smoke had risen to the roof making it collapse so the house was just an empty shell. I know it may seem a bit morbid but the house looked kind of cool with its white decorative pillars now turned to black, but also surreal with how you can lose everything within hours.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Cognito charity fashion show.

Yesterday I had some work experience helping out at a charity fashion show. It was for a shop called Cognito which is in Windsor and stock brands including Moschino, Versace, Jenny Packham, Cavalli, Max Mara and Save the Queen. Myself and my friend Gemma Viner arrived at Cognitio around 2.30pm. The models arrived shortly after. The owners of the shop, Alvin and Ingrid styled the models for each section (casual wear, day wear, occasions and evening wear). Once they had their final outfit fully approved it was then up to us to write down a description of this, including the brands and the prices, on a tag to be placed around each outfit's hangers. Once these had all been sorted and hung up in order for each model we then placed them all in protective covers just in time for them to be collected and transferred to The Chapel in Beaumont House Hotel, which is where the catwalk was taking place. When we got to the venue we were briefed on what was what and then all that was needed to do was sit and wait for the catwalk to get started. Once it started we had to make sure each model was dressed as quickly as possible and in position for their next section, this included putting all the correct accessories on and making sure the tags on the outfits were hidden as much as possible. We didn't get to see the catwalk but it seemed to be a success and was all for a good cause, Sebastian's Action Trust. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to the next bit of work experience which comes my way!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Daisy stack rings

I first saw daisy stack rings in cosmopolitan bride magazine around a year ago. As soon as I saw them I wanted them, and for Christmas was bought the 'alpha' which is a single daisy on a silver ring and 'dupion' which is a silver twisted style spacer. Then for my 21st birthday I was bought the 'anise' which is the same as the 'dupion' but gold plated and also the 'queen bee' which is exactly that. I think I may need one more ring to complete it but haven't decided yet which one to get.


Hello. I have finally joined the world of blogging, after much thinking I have decided to call it 'I really like daisies' because I really like daisies. And shoes. And jewellery. And weddings, and planning, and design. Hopefully these will be covered in my new blog.