Oxford Fashion Week Dress Up LiveFriday at the Ashmolean!


Friday night was the big night! The Ashmolean was taken over by Oxford Fashion Week for a night filled with fashion delights, from catwalks to workshops, from exhibitions to showcases. Let me take you on a quick tour of the event with my photos!

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Outfit of the Night: 30th September

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days! I’ve been really busy working on the Oxford Fashion Week Dress Up Live Friday event, so in addition to staying up til 1 all week writing and managing their blog, Friday itself was pretty manic, and since then I’ve been sorting and uploading photos of the event, and doing some post-event coverage. I’ll be posting here about the evening tomorrow.

Anyway, I’m back now, and finally have the energy to post for myself rather than for OFW, so lets start with what I wore on the night…

Specifications were all-black, with a small flash of colour, and fashionable. Now, since I’m currently staying at Boyfriend’s, I only had a small selection of my clothes with me, and nothing that suited those specs, so that meant new clothes! I love what I ended up with, but together it’s a rather interesting look…P1010894



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Foodies Festival Snaps and a Tasty Haul

Something a little bit different for you today – a little more of a lifestyle post than usual.

As part of the promotion for Dress Up Live Friday , Boyfriend and I spent Monday afternoon at the Foodies Festival in Oxford, taking pictures of all the cool stylish people there and soaking up the sun and the awesome atmosphere. We had so much fun, what with the great weather, lovely tasters, free drinks and general loveliness of everyone there.


This lovely guy made us the snazziest G&Ts – mine was strawberry and black pepper, which was so awesome!


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Lovely Boyfriend’s Lush Haul

I had some very exciting news about a job over the weekend, which means I’m temporarily back in Oxford!

I’m going to be working with Oxford Fashion Week on the Ashmolean’s Dress Up LiveFriday evening – I’ll be telling you a bit more about that in the next couple of days, but I’m super excited to be involved, and ever so proud of my little blog for helping me to get the job. In the meantime, check out their blog to keep up to date:

Apparently, lovely Boyfriend is also proud of me, and I arrived back at his house, laden with suitcases, to find a little pile of Lush presents as a congratulations – what a sweetie 🙂 So what did he get?



A Rosie gift set, and a big chunk of Miranda soap! The perfect pick of old favourites for someone as rose obsessed as me, and something new that I’ve never tried before.

DSCF2566Miranda is a very pretty soap – a creamy pale green with bright fruity chunks set in it. It also smells incredible, with exotic fruits like kiwi and bergamot, but with something beautifully floral (probably the ylang ylang) that keeps it from smelling too much like a fruit salad, and just a touch of creaminess to make this feel really luxurious. I can’t wait to jump in the shower with this – I think it’ll be perfect to combat that I-don’t-want-to-wake-up morning feeling.


I think Rosie might be my perfect Lush gift set, in as much as I could ever choose one! Inside this pretty box is a selection of beautiful rose products:

  • Rose Queen bath bomb
  • Rose Jam bubbleroon
  • Amandopondo bubble bar
  • Ro’s Argan body conditioner

All of these are well-established favourites of mine (I might have gone a bit mad and ordered half a litre of the limited edition Rose Jam shower gel, I love the scent that much) and they all work wonderfully together to create a rosy paradise in your bathroom!


This is such a thoughtful present – I can see lots of thank-you cake getting made in the next couple of weeks!

What would be your dream Lush present?

Asha x