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Clones N Clowns by Aimee Wood

Pardon my French

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For those of you following me on Twitter, you may have noticed I have been tweeting a bus company recently… Weird, right ?! Not that weird. IDBUS is a coach company offering a new link between London and Paris… Now you get me 😉 I travel between England and France at least once a month, for business or personal reasons. I love travelling between these two awesome cities but I have to admit it’s a pricey lifestyle. Well, was. IDBUS offers prices I used to dream of – starting at £45 a trip. I know you can get Eurtostar tickets at around that price when you book months in advance but how cool is it to be able to book a last minute trip to Paris with no extra cost ?! Super cool ! The prices go up to £60 max and don’t change at the last minute (which is a major advantage on the Eurostar service whose prices increase MASSIVELY as you get closer your travelling date). The travel time is 8 hours which indeed is quite a bit longer than the Eurostar but you can do it over night which to me seems fair when you’re young, broke and eager to travel…! Sooooo, have I tried it ? Yep ! I took my first night bus the day before yesterday to come to Paris. I paid £100 return for a week-end – which is a bargain considering I booked it two days before so it was the kind of sudden decision I love – the affordable type ! I got the train at 10PM from London Victoria and was in Paris by 7AM the next morning. To be honest I didn’t get that much sleep but that’s mostly to do with the fact I was on the Internet all night – yes there is free Wifi on the coach ! However the seats are comfortable and lie back so I did get a few hours in before we arrived in the South East of Paris, at Bercy station. To cross the tunnel, the bus simply drives onto a train and you hardly notice anything is happening. Sooooo², besides the fact I’m super stoked about my new savings, why am I telling you about it ?! A/ Because this is a blog and bloggers go on about daily experiences they can’t fit in a tweet but consider the world should know about, B/ Because I think you and your mate need a spontaneous shopping spree (that’s because we all need a spontaneous shopping spree at all times) and C/ Because luckily for you and your mate, IDBUS are running a competition named Pardon my French offering you the chance to win 2 return tickets to make that spree come true ! All you have to do is try your best at saying a French tongue twister… I think the guy below did pretty well 😉 Click “read more” for more details ! Let me know if any of you post a video to take part – I’d love to see you try your best French accent and promise to vote for you (especially if you’ve been voting for me by clicking on the blue button in the sidebar…ahem !) – Bonne chance !

Pardon my French

Lookbook : The devil wears alpaca

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Well it has been another wet day in London, but seeing as we sussed the raincoat dilemma yesterday, I had a lovely walk around the city for St George’s day. Still needing a map you may notice – this place is HUGE ! Encore une journée de pluie, mais comme nous avons résolu le dilemme de l’anorak hier, j’ai quand même passé une super journée à me balader dans Londres au nom de Saint Georges ! Comme vous pouvez le voir, j’ai encore besoin d’un plan (vive le Guide du Routard !) – cette ville est IMMENSE ! – Trench by H&M (2011) – Sweater / Pull by Kookaï (it’s even nicer without a trench covering it up !) – Snuggly alpaca hat / Bonnet en alpaga bought in Peru – Neutral tote / Cabas The Clever Baggers (ready to be DIYed !) – Glasses (prescription) / Lunettes de vue by Ralph Lauren – Earrings / Boucles d’oreilles by Louche @ Joy – Lipstick / Rouge à Lèvres #140 KISS ME by Rimmel – Neon Nailpolish / Vernis à ongles fluo by American Apparel And this is the song I’ve been singing to myself all day ! / Et voilà ce que j’ai chantonnée toute la journée ! “I’m just a little bit caught in the middle…” xx – – – – – –

Lookbook : The devil wears alpaca

Event : London’s Sustainable Fashion Conference

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Today I am attending a conference at the University of the Arts, London, named From Awareness to Action. The talks will be on the subject of sustainable fashion and I’m looking forward to lots of learning and hopefully some networking. Responsable Fashion is a tricky subject, especially as we seem to be seeing things go in the opposite direction : Zara’s 14 collections a year definitely don’t encourage sustainability ! Practicing DIY and being creative with fashion is definitely a good start to becoming fashionably responsible and I hope this blog helps those of you who are interested in sustainable fashion to find alternatives to constant retail therapy whilst feeding your love for clothes ! Seeing how quickly H&M sold out of most of their new Conscious Collection, it seems people are more and more interested in shopping green. Good news : ) I know this isn’t the kind of thing I usually talk about on here but for those of you who are interested, this is a great video produced by EJF – one of the speakers taking part in today’s conference. The true cost of cotton If you are in London and are interested in this conference, it is today at 6:30. Click here for more info. xx

Event : London’s Sustainable Fashion Conference

ANDY

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What do Mister Potato Head, Bow Peep and Buzz Lightyear all have in common ? They all have ANDY written on the bottom of their foot ! And just take a look at what I found in a lost vintage store in Camden… His denim jacket ! I feel like part of the family : ) xx For further information on how to live a Hollywood lifestyle, keep reading ! CNC on Facebook : 

ANDY