Saturday, 25 December 2010

merry christmas

just a quickie cos i was SO excited about this (even though i am lying in bed with flu, on christmas day)...
i have been PINING over this aqua dress for the past three months when stumbling across it on, but pushed it to the back of my mind as it being £110 i knew neither myself nor my parents would be able to afford to buy it for me. so... come christmas day, i'm merryily opening my presents when i choose to open my god parent's bag....
im still so excited that i own it!!!!!!!!!! ahhh!!

isn't it just amazing??
i think i'll be cracking this number out for new years :).
anyway, im properly dying of this horrible flu so i will draw to a close and post all my FAB presents on in soon.

Monday, 20 December 2010

xmas wish list

cap sleeve pale blue shirt - £25.00
cap sleeve navy blue shirt - £18.00
sluggy pink jumper - £26.00

Anna Lou of London
H Necklace - £10.00

Urban Outfitters
Face Hunter styling book - £14.95
Alexander McQueen book - £19.95
Style Diaries styling book - £16.99
Muti shabby chic frame - £20.00

Monday, 13 December 2010

a new watch (again)

this is my third new watch in the past like 3 months? whoops. If you remember the four colourful Casio watches from asos that i wanted?? i recieved the orange one for my 21st birthday, last month. it hasn't left my wrist! so, with my new found obsession with casios... i bought another one... this time a neon pink one, for a very small £7.00 @ ebay. i'm so chuffed.
what else has been happening?? i drove home from uni yesterday, somehow managed to do the 5 hour journey in 4... i think i must drive a bit too fast. i still need to update with all my beautiful 21st bday pressies. i got some amazing things!
my beautiful boyfriend bought me this lovely blouse from topshop. it looks great with leggings or black skinnys, i also team it up with my brown brogues and gold accessorize watch.
i start back at monsoon today as a christmas temp. so excited to see all my old friends again :) no 75% accessorize discount this time though :'(.
i'm also thinking about starting a university portfolio blog... i really enjoyed the blog we used instead of a sketchbook.
i'll try and post again tomorrow with some more wardrobe updates!
lovelove x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Ice Queen

i thought you guys might be interested in what i've been doing at uni at the moment...
i was given the word "solid" and was told to come up with a trend board which would represent that word in a fashion environment. we were to suggest examples of our expression of the word which a fashion designer could then interpret into a design for a collection.
it has been very, very cold and icy in preston at the moment so i took my slr out and snapped the morning frost. i then thought i could use this frost and manipulate it into a ice queen; lion, the witch and the wardrobe style.
next project i think we're doing perfume packaging.... no idea how that even comes into fashion promotion?? but it sounds like a challenge!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

welcome back

hello everyone, sorry i'm such a failure! i've been really concentrating on my university work recently.
it was a brief set by the british heart foundation to find a new campaign for them. you can find more details on their website. i chose to use my base my project on the famous song by the beach boys, "god only knows". my goooorrrrgeous boyfriend jake modelled for me :) and my lovely flatmate, emma.
here are some of the piccies...

but anyway, we had to use a blog instead of a sketch book so after continuous blogging for two weeks i can safely say, i really bloody miss it! so guess who's back!!! ive found lots of beautiful and exciting things to blog about so keep yo' eyes peeled! and of course, xmas is on the way!! even more exciting things to come!!
im off to london next week, with uni. we've just started a trend project so we've got to snap loads of inspiring pictures for our montage boards. i'll post them if they're good too haha.
anyway, hope you're all lovely and will forgive me for being poo!
oh i saw harry potter today... wasnt too impressed actually. what did everyone else think??

Monday, 18 October 2010

a goodbye to say

rest in peace poppy crick ♥

today was a very sad day. my beautiful sixteen year old black labrador, poppy died this morning in her sleep. she has been suffering with skin cancer for the past two years and decided today she couldn't cope any longer.
she was such a beautiful dog and was like another sister to me. we bought her when i was five, so effectively, we have grown up together. i will always remember the first day she arrived home. my brother, sister and i were told to wait in the lounge whilst mum fetched her from the dining room. within two seconds, we had a tiny labrador puppy, pink belly and all, bounding towards us. she was so energetic and hyper, she pushed me over from my crouching position and began licking my face. i remember being in complete stitches of laughter.
poppy was the most beautiful gift of life and i will always, always remember her. it is such a horrible day for my family and i, and also our friends and family who loved her so much too.
she really did bring joy and fun to everyone with all her little quirks.
i will miss you pops, you're in my heart always.

♥ xxxxxxxx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

yum yum watches

i want these
soooo bad! i can't decide which one to ask for, for my 21st birthday in november! i'm thinking green or blue.... or pink... or orange....
all £20.00 from
oh and...

happy 28th birthday to my brother, matthew!

i've had such a lovely day spending time with my family and eating lots and lots of yummy home cooked food! (FOOOOD!! & not student-y crap!!!) unfortunately messed my order up a bit and therefore his present hasn't arrived. booo :( but here's my beautiful 16 year old labrador, poppy with her party hat on :)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

100th post!!!

so after 5 months of blogging and obsessive shopping...
i have now reached my 100th post!!!
thank you to all of you lovely, lovely people that make this worth while doing! i had no idea i'd find such dedicated followers! thank you all so much for your kind words and words of wisdom, you mean the world to me!!

hannah xxx

oh & i really, really, really, really want this jumpsuit from topshop... it's sixty pounds though...
(please excuse my face. don't really know what happened there!)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

lots of new purchases!

my obsession with shopping continues and whilst i wave goodbye to my (lack of) student loan, i post you all my beauties! my favourites are definitely my two charity shop bags, i'm soo happy i bought the black one. i was umming and ahhing but now, i literally couldnt even imagine my life without it!! and the tapestry one.... ♥ it goes so well with my tapestry shoes that i bought a few months ago from office. its like a match made in heaven! my brown tapered trousers were also an amazing buy. they're so comfy and are so warm, so they were definitely a practical winter buy!
the two velvet bodycon skirts were from primark and priced at a ridiculous £5.00 each. they are pretty much exactly the same as the ones topshop were selling last year (of which i wanted them sooo bad). they were priced at a horrendous £28.00, so i think i am the winner here!
if you remember a few months back i was obsessing over the monsoon kids coat with the fur collar?? well hey presto! it literally came back into stock the day i was leaving monsoon, so managed to swipe that up at the crazy amount of £32.50! i do miss my discount card! and all my monsoon girls :( and finally, my mahoosive fur coat, bought from a bournemouth charity shop for 15 whole english pounds. quite possibly my favouritest thing ever. though i do need longer hair cos it makes my head look really small, but i still love it anyway! ♥
the velvet jumper and my blouse were from a tiny boutique called pop boutique, in affleck's palace in manchester. i love them both and they look fab with my vintage high waisted levi's shorts.
i have spent toooo much money in the past few weeks, but you know... i love clothes. a little too much!

black velvet bodycon skirt - £5.00, primark
red velvet bodycon skirt - £5.00, primark
brown check tapered trousers - £42.00, topshop
floral velvert jumper - £18.00, pop boutique
velvet leaf cardigan - £4.20, charity shop
grey sluggy jumper - £20.00, topshop
shirt blouse - £14.00, pop boutique
brown fur collared coat - £32.50, monsoon kids
fur coat - £15.00, charity shop
black patent bag - £12.99, charity shop
tapestry bag - £14.99, oxfam boutique

Monday, 4 October 2010

a MASSIVE apology to give!

i am sooooo sorry everybody!! these past three and a half weeks have been too mental for words. two weeks worth of freshers events... settling in, sorting out room and general objects for kitchen, and well pretty much being drunk constantly! BUT, i actually have had two WHOLE seconds to sit down and write to all of you lovely people! that's if you haven't abandoned meee!
anyways, as i promised here are the pictures from my lovely new room!

what can i fill you guys in on?? i had my first hand-in today!! we were placed into pairs and told to promote our partner with a product which best describes them. i was so pleased with mine and my tutors seemed to really like it too! i created a new barbie which described my partner sam. all the accessories were her favouritest things in the whole world. it was so fun to make haha.
i've also applied to be course rep, so that should be fun! we start our styling project tomorrow and apparently its an amazing brief, so i literally can't wait to start it! i seriously love it so much up here! i've made so many amazing new friends and everyone's so nice. plus, drinks are soooo cheap!! i'm off to assembly tonight where drinks are 75 PENCE!! and then to preston rocks, which is preston's indie night, where drinks are a pound. god damn, it's amazing up here!!!
fresher's was amazing. highlights included super sunday, where we dressed up like superheros. me and my flat mates went as teenage mutant ninja turtles, and i was nominated as best dressed! :D didn't win, some guy with a colander on his head did :/ & a hundred pounds worth of alcohol :'( booo hooo!
damnn good night! this post is quite boring and i have so many more to catch up on. i've bought sooooo much since the last post!! so i shall leave this one here and start the next fashiony one!
love love xxxxxxxx

Friday, 10 September 2010

byebye london!! i'm a northern lass now!
i move into my little crummy flat tomorrow!!! so i have a very long and very boring 5 hour drive to my new abode! i'm currently making bunting (instead of checking i've actually got everything) for my new room; which if you remember i was supposed to aaages ago! i've found some more cute fabrics so its going to look lovely :) i can't wait to decorate it all and make it mine!! i'll post some pictures up of my flat when i get the opportunity! you can also check how grimey and grey my bathroom. i specifically said (to myself) at the interview that i really hoped i didn't end up in those flats... and hey presto! sod's law really. oh well, it's away from london and away from my crappy past! new things, new people, new part of the country!
third freshers week.... bring it on!!
will post you the pictures of it tomorrow, all supposing internet is in and what not.
if not, speak to you all in a few days!!
i just wanted to say as well actually, that it really does mean alot to me that you are all commenting and making this blog actually worthwhile. i really, really appreciate all of you beautiful people :)

Hannah Crick BA(hons) Fashion Promotion & Styling

Thursday, 9 September 2010

say whaat?

will someone PLEASE tell me what the hell these are about?!
£28.00 for some wolf ears....?
is topshop actually being serious?
this is definitely a trend i really don't understand.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

made lots and lots of cupcakes!!

mmmmmmm cupcakes :)
it's my flat mate's 21st birthday on tuesday & we're having a little get together so i've made lots of cupcakes. trouble is... didn't think timings through and they're probably going to be all hard and gross by the time it comes round to eating them!! i get too excited about making cupcakes haha! so now i'm going to have to freeze them and wait to decorate them :( but i plan to do them in all pastel colours and make them all pretty. i've got some pretty sprinkles and cadbury buttons :)
i made plain sponge ones and i found a malteasers recipe! they look so yummy, i can't wait to eat them! nom nom nom!
here are the recipes:

Monday, 6 September 2010

summer with my fisheye ♥