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LFW SS15 | Day 2 Snapshots

Markus Lupfer SS15 Bumpkin Betty

LFW SS15 Day 2 video round up

LFW has today come to a close for another season, and I have to say I ended it on a total high spending the day with some great people and having plenty of LOL’s. No rest for the weary of course as tomorrow I’m launching into an exhibition of a different type and spending the next two days covering London Design Festival for another client, all before flying to Portugal on Friday morning for some much needed R&R –…

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Fashion Weeks · Snapshots

LFW SS15 | Day 1 Snapshots (+ a video!)

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LFW SS15 Day 1 (My video round up!)

Day 1 at fashion week is always met with a mix of nerves, anticipation and excitement for me. No matter the amount of seasons I’ve been in attendance, I still always worry about how things will pan out as that Friday approaches. I know it’s going to be busy, tiring, exhilarating and infuriating all at once and as much as I tell myself not to stress, not to worry and not to over think it all, I simply can’t…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #021

Top UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blogs

I might be a midst the fashion week madness right now, but that’s no reason why your blog reading should be interrupted. Here’s my six favourite links from this week, enjoy!

1. Lucy’s colourful bedroom is simply adorable (and proof that living in rented accommodation shouldn’t stop you making your mark) – Shiny Thoughts

2. I always love Sara’s street style pics from Fashion Week, and her shots capturing Alexa are incredible (making me really want to go to NYFW sometime too!) – Collage Vintage

3. I’ve been loving Emily’s series on things she’s learned since turning…

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One Thing of the Week… LFW Begins

LFW SS15 Begins

LFW SS15 Begins…

Happy Friday folks! Apologies there’s not one of my usual Friday ‘Five Things’ posts today but as you may have already heard, London Fashion Week has officially kicked off this morning and things are a little hectic around these parts. For the next few days I’ll be taking in the shows, presentations and events for this season and writing some thoughts on SS15 over on Most Wanted (where I’m a regular fashion contributor) so head over there if you want to hear more.

If you do…

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Watch LFW SS15 LIVE!

LFW SS15 Live Shows

Just because you’re not pounding the Somerset House cobbles in ridiculous heels, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the London Fashion Week action. Stay up to date with every look from every designer right here on BB from Friday through to Tuesday! The video above will automatically update to show the latest catwalk shows from LFW SS15 LIVE as they happen (so that means you’re privy to everything from celeb spots to front row arguments). And the best part? You don’t even need to get out of bed!

Here’s the schedule – enjoy!

Friday 12th September

10am…

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Recipes

Pink Macarons (GBBO Link Up Week 6)

How to Make Macarons

Bonjour mon amies! Comment allez- vous?When it comes to treats the French really do know how it’s done. I mean I’ve personally never met a patisserie I didn’t like, have you? So when I heard this week’s GBBO challenge was focused on European delicacies, there was only one country I wanted to venture to.I bought up the relevant ingredients and set about transporting myself to a little cafe on a Parisian street where I’d sit and watch the world go by while drinking cafe au lait and munching on a…

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Snapshots

Cambridge Photo Diary

Cambridge photo diary

1oam…

Our train is booked for 10.30am yet at 10am I find myself still faffing about  under a sea of clothes trying to decide what to wear (story of my life). As the minutes tick by I seem to be getting more and more irate with myself. I want to wear my new JOY co-ord so that I can photograph it in a pretty setting, yet the weather outside is grey and gloomy so I’m worrying bare legs may be a mistake. Maybe I need a jumper in…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #020

Weekend Reading, Bumpkin Betty

Happy weekend! Have a read through these six links, which have been some of my faves this week!

1. Gorgeous wedding photos from Vicki, it’s such a treat to get a insight into her big day (and doesn’t she look adorable?) – Magpie Girl

2. Siobhan’s thoughts on turning thirty was so lovely to read (especially as I’m nearing the milestone myself) – Bless the Weather

3. Another great post on how blogging has changed and the stresses it puts upon us (I must write my take soon) – Buckets and Spades

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Musings

Fashion And…

Elie Saab Couture

Lately I’ve been worrying that my knowledge of fashion is waning. Since a young age, it’s always been my passion, interest and the thing that gets me most excited. But you know what they say – never turn your hobby into work as you won’t enjoy it anymore – well I guess in a way that’s what happened.When I worked full time in fashion PR it was my job to know the trends inside out, to know exactly what designer brands were doing at any given time, to keep up to date with the competitor brands of my clients and to…

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Outfits

Cambridge Colleges

Top Uk lifestyle blog, Bumpkin Betty

This week my Facebook wall has been awash with ‘first day at big school’ pictures from the little ones of friends and relatives, and soon many eager students will be embarking on the start of their University adventure and leaving home for the first time.

And me? Well I came to the rather frightening realisation the other day that it’s been 11 years since I was in that position myself and 7 years since I officially finished my education. 11 years! I started university more than a decade ago – now that’s scary.

I can still remember the feeling…

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Recipes

Mini Blueberry Pies (GBBO Link Up Week 5)

Blueberry pies recipe, Bumpkin Betty

Even though the humble fruit pie may be a bit of a cop out on my part, when it came to pastry week it was all I wanted to bake. Perhaps it was all that pinning of August inspiration and hearty food, perhaps it was just because I had all the ingredients readily available in the cupboard or perhaps it was because yet again I can’t bring myself to stray away from my sweet tooth. Whatever the reason, I abandoned my thoughts of a savoury meat pie in favour of a delicious shortcrust blueberry one instead.

I’m a bit of a dab…

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Top Tips

A Lazy Girls Guide To… 24 hours in Bath

1 night in Bath

After getting a few emails from about how helpful you found my guides to NYC, I’ve decided to switch up my Lazy Girls Guide’s a little and start creating more of a regular feature, with easy to follow tips for travelling, living and generally getting through life’s adventures in the simplest fashion. Despite the title, these guides are not so much about being lazy as they are about being smart.

When I travel I always consult friends, blogs and simple guides rather than travel agents, brochures and adverts. When I visit a new destination and need to find accommodation…

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