Giveaway: London Retro Glasses from MyOptique

I was recently given the chance to review a pair of London Retro glasses from the range at MyOptique and I have to say, they’re one of my favourite pairs of glasses that I have. I went for the Bakerloo frames, and I think they fit my face quite well. I wouldn’t have chosen these myself, which is why I recommend using the Style Advisor feature on their site.

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I bet you’re now saying “But I can’t afford a new pair of glasses!”. Well, how would you like to win a pair? MyOptique have kindly given me another pair of the winners choice to give away – just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below…

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…and (although it’s not required to enter!), tell me which frames you’re tempted by from the London Retro range at MyOptique? (If I could enter my own giveaway, I’d go for the >Eliza frames!) The giveaway ends at 23.59GMT on Sunday 15th, so you’ve got just under a week to enter.

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Milliners Guild

Being so active on Twitter means I talk to a lot of people, many in Bristol. It never ceases to amaze me how talented the people I know are – one of these Bristol based talented people is Ani Stafford-Townsend. Ani is a milliner who has just opened her own shop in St James’ Arcade, Broadmead and she’s selling her own work as well as some carefully chosen pieces by other designers – there’s hats, fascinators, jewellery and handbags for sale, so if you’re looking for the perfect accessories for a special outfit, you’re sure to find something here!

(I took most of these photos around Hallowe’en because I am an awful blogger these days, so if you visit now, it probably looks quite different!)

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You can see more of the items available for purchase on the Milliners Guild website and you can ask any questions to the @UKMillinerGuild Twitter account.

The reason I’m posting this now is because this Saturday, Ani is organising a pop up Christmas Market in the Arcade which will have lots of lovely gifts for you to buy as Christmas presents for yourself or others – I know that Black Heart Creatives will be there, with some awesome festive pieces (I already have a little shopping list…) so do visit if you are braving Broadmead on a Saturday before Christmas.

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Up, Up, And Away!

A few weeks ago, I was sent a press release about the new Metropolitan collection from London Retro and offered a pair of my own to review. I was undecided which pair to choose, the play-it-safe Eliza, the slightly-different Victoria or the totally-crazy-yet-awesome Babs (Bethany makes them look awesome in this blog post!) so decided to use MyOptique’s StyleAdvisor feature. Basically, you upload a photo of yourself (I used the one from this post which I’ve been using as my profile picture elsewhere) and answer a few questions about your favourite colours, brands, and even what you’d take to a desert island so they get an idea of your style. The three that came back were the Victoria, the Soho and the Bakerloo. I went for the Bakerloo

They came about a week later, in a pretty box…

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…and in the box was a case (and a cleaning cloth, so often forgotten)…

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…and in the case was a pair of glasses (obviously)

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They’re a lot more purple in this photo than in real life, and are just the right size (well, I think so anyway) so I can have the nerdy glasses look, but they’re not crazily oversized on my face. When they arrived at the office, I put them on straight away and wore them all week – you know how sometimes when you get new glasses, and they’re a bit weird for the first few days? Not these.

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This outfit is one that I seem to wear at least once a week at the moment. I bought the top at the Fox+Feather menswear launch in September (which I keep meaning to post about. I blame that other website of mine) – I love it because of the balloons, and the pretty little Peter Pan collar. Balloons are a very Bristolian thing, so this top makes me happy when I wear it. It’s a weird (but amazing) city.

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Top: Sugarhill Boutique* | Jeans: F&F* | Shoes : Primark

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