The '90s are Back!

So it looks like its official: the ‘90s are back with vengeance! It has slowly been coming to the surface for a while now with fashion pieces inspired by the decade trickling into our high street stores, but it wasn’t until the queens of the ‘90s, The Spice Girls, took to the stage at the Olympic Closing Ceremony that I was convinced that this ‘90s resurgence was official.  

Take a look around, it’s almost as if we've been transported back twenty years. No Doubt have reformed, double denim and neon denim are acceptable once again, crop tops aren't just for five-year-old's or ladies of the night any more  and who would have thought that the printed leggings that I was rocking in 1997, would one day be relevant again.

Now I am a child of the ‘90s and don’t get me wrong I loved the decade- The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Clueless, Oasis to name just a few of my great loves but one thing I was never sure about was the fashion. I mean come on, wasn't this the decade that taste forgot? But the Autumn/Winter 2012 catwalks were covered in ‘90s memorabilia from grunge to hip hop street wear and Henry Holland carried this through to his Spring/Summer 2013 show Buzz Kill packed with printed dungarees and a punchy ‘90s soundtrack along with it. And the more I saw people in the street, on catwalks or in magazines rocking ‘90s inspired staples the more I realised that it was, in fact, a pretty great time for fashion (probably minus my printed leggings let’s be honest!)

My greatest fashion must have from the ‘90s has to be grunge inspired pieces. I have realised how effortless and cool this look (when done right!) can be. And as much as I hate to admit it, Miley Cyrus has become the poster kid for bringing back ‘90s grunge a la Kurt Cobain to the mainstream.  She has, over the last few months, been rocking some seriously cool outfits and with her sassy attitude, a stylist (or two) and millions in the bank has nailed this look perfectly.

Take this outfit for instance, Miss Cyrus embodies ‘90s grunge down to the last detail – check out that jewellery!

I've been searching on the high street and found some pretty cool stuff too, that I cannot wait to buy and become a slightly better dressed version of my ‘90s self! Zig-a-zig-ahh!
Flannel shirt from ASOS

Bralet top from Topshop

Dungarees from Urban Outfitters

Vintage denim shorts from ASOS

Boots from H&M

My first LFW experience...

So it has been my dream for a while now to be sitting front row at a Burberry show during London Fashion Week, and this season I was determined not to miss out on all the fashion festivities in London. While it wasn't exactly Burberry and I certainly wasn't sat on the FROW, I have to admit I had the best time ever during my one day visit to LFW.

Arriving in London early I had the usual worries - Will I be under dressed? Will I fit in? Well it turns out pretty much everyone else I spoke to on the day felt the same nerves as me. And it turns out I was under-dressed at all.

I was really surprised at how easy it was just to walk around Somerset House. I guess I was expecting big burly security guards to come and tell me I didn't belong there. And thanks to my friend's trusty press pass we even managed to sneak in to J Brand's Ready-to-Wear buying session. I'm pretty sure we weren't meant to be there, but thanks to a lot of photo taking and gushing over how "utterly fabulous" everything was, nobody took any notice of us.

I truly had the best day ever, and I cannot wait till next year!

The Amazing Miss Stone

There's no doubt about it: Emma Stone is officialy the new 'It' girl around town. With The Amazing Spider Man in cinema's now, and already breaking box-office records, Emma has been jet-setting around the globe promoting the new film.

The actress has looked amazing at every photocall and press event and has donned an array of different outfits. The starlet gives major props to her stylist for her style success, and we have to agree: Emma has given new meaning to the term "minimalist cool."

Opting for sleek silhouettes like the pastel beauty from Pucci and low-key Jason Wu LWD she wore in Rome, she's been able to highlight her youthful charm and assert herself as a fashion force to be reckoned with.

From sexy and sophisticated, to vampy and romantic to simple and chic, the girl has proved she can pull off any style. Because of that, it’s too tough to pick just one favorite look, so here are few highlights from the promotional jaunt that I just can't get enough of.

First off we have a  sweet fit-and-flare Chanel number, for the premiere in Los Angeles. Never a one-note-wonder, Emma added intrigue with a pair of studded Louboutins against an otherwise demure dress.

The actress donned a sleek Elie Saab jumpsuit in London. The plunging sparkly top and bright belt added a sexy touch to the wide-leg trousers, while her straight hair and smokey eyes were the perfect finishing touches.

Andrew Garfield‘s girlfriend was almost unrecognizable in the City of Lights - and I mean that in the best way possible. The embroidered black Gucci gown, wine-stained pout and curly faux bob were all such a departure for the star and it totally worked. More gothic-glam Emma, please!

Continuing to prove that she’s a style chameleon, the Vogue cover girl was fresh and flirty in a white Jason Wu frock with a black belt and drape detailing while in Rome. She finished off the number with Christian Louboutins and natural-looking makeup.

Stone looked pretty in pastels at the Moscow premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man. Her ensemble included a Grecian Jennifer Behr hairpiece, rose gold Dana Rebecca Designs studs, a sky blue Emilio Pucci cocktail dress, matching box clutch and pointy-toe Louboutins.

YOLO? Definately a NO GO!

If you type "what does" in Google, before you’ve had chance to finish the sentence the first thing the automatic search will give you is "what does YOLO mean?" YOLO is one of those words that, if like me, will make you cringe every time you hear it. It actually stands for "You Only Live Once" and was popularised by celebs like Zac Efron and Drake. People who use it attribute it to everything from stealing a car to going to the shop for a pint of milk in your slippers!

"About to go to the pub on a work night, YOLO" or "Got a hole in my sock, YOLO" are both acceptable uses of the annoying acronym. It is ultimately what "Fuck It" used to stand for. It’s been picked up by teeny boppers and wannabe rappers everywhere and seems to be used mainly on the internet, as a way of showing how reckless an individual is; without them actually being reckless at all.

In 2011 teenage heartthrob Zac Efron had tattooed YOLO on his hand and Drake posted a picture of himself looking out of a window across Las Vegas with the caption: "You only live once… YOLO".

And now it seems everybody is at it and is now one of those "popular terms" that completely lose their meaning after being used by so many people at once. There’s nothing wrong with slang, but this isn’t slang, it’s just stupid. No one actually lives twice, not even James Bond – the saying is redundant. The problem a lot of people have with "YOLO" is the way it’s used so flippantly, like the person who’s saying it is some kind of maverick, and by using an abbreviation that has been used a million times previously, we should all really believe that this person is by large some sort of rebel.

At the end of the day, YOLO is just an annoying abbreviation that can be ignored quite easily, but when it’s gone another one probably more embarrassing will take its place. Eventually we’ll be surrounded by pointless acronyms, made popular by egotistical rap stars and Twitter trends. Despite the fight against YOLO-ists, I guess it’s still only a matter of time before River Island print a t-shirt with the word scrawled across it. Oh wait...

It looks as if the only acceptable way of expressing the word YOLO if you aren't a 14-year-old chav, is if you were to say: "YOLO is quite frankly, very stupid," and even then I would be inclined to slap you just a little. That is unless you're Zac Efron, because then you are too beautiful for it to even matter what you have tattooed on that picture perfect body of yours!