Things that inspire us.
In a new series of blogs, we will share with you the wonderful events and happenings across the country that we often happen upon.
Today, we cannot stop thinking about the balletic version of Rapunzel at the Sadler’s Wells theatre in Angel, London and is written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Best-known for her cascading hair and entrapment within a tall tower, Rapunzel’s story is told by Lesley Sharp and shows the darker beauty of this classic tale – from the parents forced to give up their child and the Witch who takes her from them, to the Prince who comes to her rescue. This colourful and enchanting production is directed and choreographed by Liv Lorent, with captivating music by Murray Gold (Doctor Who) and beautiful costumes by Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones).
This must-see show will be held on 29 Mar 2013 – 30 Mar 2013, at Sadler’s Wells and is also playing at Oxford Playhouse Friday 5 & Saturday 6 April.
We all love shopping, right? It’s the perfect chance to blow off some steam, indulge yourself and find that must-have product. Well, for the unicorns shopping isn’t always the idyllic past time we hoped- when it comes to buying the right beauty products, shopping can be a minefield!
You’ve been sucked in by the latest ad of Eva Longoria lounging around, looking perfectly gorgeous all thanks to her new-formula mascara. You trustingly hand over your £15, hopeful that this will be THE ONE. But no, you’re less Eva, more Egor.
This is why beauty blogs are so important – just as our blog of the week, milkteef, goes to prove. Emma has been blogging since 2010, racking up a number of accolades, including being Highly Commended as ‘Best Established Beauty Blog’ in Cosmo’s 2012 Blog Awards.
But the awards aren’t what attract us to milkteef, it’s Emma’s honest and reliable beauty reviews. Lets face it, beauty products are expensive. You really are making an investment with whatever you choose.
A product getting the milkteef stamp of approval gives you confidence in what your picking up from the beauty counter.
So we’d like to send a big thank you to Emma for always pointing us in the right direction when it comes to what we put on our faces!
Which beauty blogs do you read for product reviews? If you haven’t checked milkteef out already, read it here.
Are you a fan of Emma’s blog?
At Wonsuponatime, one of our favourite parts of fashion blog stalking is losing an hour, (or two…), looking through outfit posts. They’re the perfect place to find some inspiration to shake up your look or check out what the latest trends actually look like on – let’s face it, only the bravest dared disco pants when they made their debut, so our unicorns spent A LOT of time checking out how bloggers made them work before slipping on a glitzy pair.
One of favourite go-to outfit post gurus is the very lovely, LLYMLRS a.k.a. Lily Melrose. Blogging since 2009, Lily’s blog is perfect place for the ‘everyday fashion conscious girl on the street’, focusing on stylish, high street pieces.
Lily’s own style is cool and classic, but always with a bit of a twist. See one our all time fave Lily looks right here - a paisley leather jacket? YES, yes please.
The oh so chic Lily is our style crush this week, but what about you? Which blogger shoots your favourite outfit posts?
Here at Wonsuponatime, we love fashion with an edge – so it’s easy to see why we have fallen in love with Kingdom of Style. The regal style guide of Queen Marie and Queen Michelle, the blog is the perfect channel for the bona fide fashion obsessives to share their inspirations and any unique fashion finds.
The style queens look for inspiration from everywhere and anywhere – from adverts to old photos, street style and films – the bloggers have a penchant for the alternative , making their posts always an interesting read and the perfect source if you’re looking for something with a quirky and at times dark edge.
Michelle describes her personal style as ‘unpredictable, mixed-up and a bit rock and roll’, which is in fact exactly how we would sum up Kingdom of Style – and is the reason why we are always excited for the next post to be published!
All hail the style queens! We love Kingdom of Style, but what do you think? If you haven’t already, make sure you check the blog out here.
Another week means another blog to obsess over! This week we have been catching up with the beautiful Lily Pebbles, author of fashion, beauty and London lifestyle blog ‘What I Heart Today’.
Lily created WIHT 3 years ago, posting solely as a lifestyle blogger. As the blog blossomed the content changed, shaping around Miss Pebbles’ passions – namely fashion, beauty and London town. If you’re looking for honest beauty reviews, stylish outfit posts and a dash of LDN lifestyle, then look no further!
Featured as Grazia Daily’s blogger of the week and shortlisted at the Marie Claire blog awards,Lily has (rightly so) experienced great success, as well as the perks that go along with it! Invites to events, exclusive launches and previews of the latest products are all part of the package for top bloggers, but as Lily says, only come along after a lot of hard work.
Lily is always honest and open and has become our go-to girl for style inspiration.
We love WIHT, how about you? Make sure you check out Lily’s blog here.
We have been following the dreamy blog of Red Brick Lipstick, with its whimsical way of talking and looking at the world. It’s written by the lovely Lily, who is also a very talented photographer and at just 17, she makes us wish we had been that cool as a teenager.
Of particular note is Lily’s wonderful way of writing – it is truly like dropping down the rabbit hole to a wonderful sugary wonderland. And if you’re ever looking for new music to listen to, or inspire you, Lily creates the most gorgeous soundtracks to her life.
Insights into Lily’s life make you escape your own for a while, which is one of the joys of any blog, but especially this one. She can often be found giving you a sneakpeek into her desk, her favourite films and anything else that takes her fancy, and just for the briefest of moments, it is wonderful to forget your own.
Read Lily’s blog here, if you have not discovered it already.
The big love day is coming and here at Wonsuponatime, we have been excited since just before Christmas. After all, most fairytales were built on love were they not?
To celebrate our Valentine’s jewellery range, and to decide what we will be wearing, we came up with the perfect ‘date night’ outfit. Red dress? Check. Gorgeous heels and bag? Check. And heart key necklace to complete the outfit? Check!
Happy February Wonsuponatime-ers! We’re officially in the month of lurrrvee, so what could be more fitting then sharing another blog that we are well and truly in love with? This week, we’ve been obsessed with Zoella, a ridiculously popular beauty blog with an outstanding, dedicated following.
Written by the very talented Zoe, the blog started in 2009 focusing purely on beauty. As the years have passed, the blog’s content, (as well as it’s following), has really expanded, now encompassing fashion and lifestyle. Zoe, who is BFF with fellow beauty writer, Sprinkle of Glitter a.k.a. Louise, shares some great tips for fledgling bloggers as well as posting regular personal posts, (check out 25 Facts About Me – how could you not want to be buds with Zoe? Disney and cupcakes!).
We love Zoe’s blog and her personal style, she’s definitely our perfect Valentine.
P.S Speaking of Valentine’s, have you seen our collection of hand-picked gifts? Have a peek here.
In this week’s Blogs We Love post, we’d like to introduce you to ‘The Littlest Things‘. We discovered the lovely blog after having the pleasure of meeting it’s author, Sophie, at last week’s London Blogger Meetup, (organised by ‘The Londoner‘ a.k.a. Rosie Thomas at restaurant, BSoho- n.b. the pizza there is amazing!).
Sophie who is originally from Australia, began writing the blog in 2010. At the time, she was still travelling between Oz and the UK – giving her a totally unique perspective as she could share her inspirations from opposite sides of the world! Moving to the UK, Sophie is a lover of the two big F’s – Fashion and Food – both of which are beautifully documented in a flurry of photos on her blog.
One of our favourite features has to be the list of ‘ The Littlest Things’ that make Sophie happy – they certainly put a smile on our face when we were reading through. Sophie’s ethos is that ‘ the best things in life are also the smallest’ – taking a look around the Wonsuponatime collections, we’d have to agree!