So this weekend, I travelled across to Lincoln to shoot for Red Carpet Ready – the largest dress specialist in the country! When I say these dresses are amazing – I don’t mean just cute dresses that you see each day. These dresses are next level! Stunning gowns in every design and colour-way you can imagine. Many are encrusted with beautiful gems and beading and intricate detail.
I arrived around midnight to my hotel after attending an event and got myself showered and settled ready for an early start. I met one of the other models Hayley for a quick breakfast and then we travelled to the location – MY GOODNESS. We certainly didn’t expect the location we arrived at!
The lovely Tina and Simon Grantham (friends of the owner of RCR) had loaned their beautiful home for the day to shoot in. The whole house was exquisite – crushed velvet, white marble, grand chandeliers, beautiful textured walls, stunning flower displays – it was literally the dream home. Not to mention the Bentley and Ferrari on the drive!
Just a taster of the beautiful home.
We created some group shots where we all wore different styles but in the same colour scheme, and we also had some individual shots and were let loose around the house to get some selfies and videos! The purpose of the shoot was to advertise the AMAZING dresses Kirsty has got in for the 2018 prom season – not to mention the gowns for balls, pageants and the cutest NYE cocktail dresses!
There’s so many images coming but I’ll attach a few I got from the day. I did not want to take them off! PS keep scrolling RIGHT down to the bottom to see the highlight of the day that I promise you’ll love!
Okay so as promised – the highlight of the day…..
If you know me, you know I’m a huge dog lover and the Granthams have a GORGEOUS French Bull Dog called Blue! He kept escaping from the garden so the team were constantly running round trying to catch up (turns out he’s allowed out and doesn’t run away haha) but he also stole a load of sausage rolls which made me love him even more!
So on our lunch break… I went missing… they found me crouched down in the kitchen giving him all the love!
Look how much he’s enjoying it!
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Here’s a little list of FAV items to inspire you…
Everyone’s favourite Mean Girls quote. On a phone case. Love. Every single one of these cushions. I could not resist these! They will be glued to my face in Marbella. Plus they’re mirrored so I can secretly people watch and get away with it. This turquoise ring and the double necklace below are my ideal jewellery pieces.
Splash the sass with this mermaid vibing phone case. Cutest little bangle to match my rose gold sunnies. Marble is everywhere right now, stay on point and classy with this MAC case.
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Ann Summers ‘Willa’, MAC Lipstick in ‘Chilli’ (scroll for more images)
I’m a sucker for buying cute underwear. I have drawers and drawers full of every variety and colour.
One of my favourite stores at the moment is Ann Summers. I always used to think it was full of OTT numbers that don’t suit my style at all, but I’ve realised in the last few months that they actually have some really sweet designs that are girly and pretty. One of these is the Willa that I picked up in Red this week (it also comes in black). I really wish they did a white or cream version of this because I think it would be gorgeous!
Sometimes, thick winter jumpers and coats can leave you feeling a little frumpy so I love wearing delicate bra’s underneath my huge chunky knitted jumpers. Even though it’s only you that knows it’s there, I kinda like that.
One of the things about the Willa bra is that it’s almost a fashion piece rather than a bra, similar to the Ayra bra I picked up from A.S not long ago. I wore the Ayra with a black top so the lace neck-tie was visible and got so many compliments (you can find the images on my Instagram @heliemac1). I feel you could style the Willa as part of an outfit also, it would be amazing on holiday with a good tan.
Styled with a white wrap-around skirt.
Perfect teamed with a chunky knit and a matching red lip.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will forever be one of my all-time favourite supermodels. She is such a natural beauty and oozes elegance and femininity.
“The concept behind my new collection is luxurious, feminine smoothing lingerie. These pieces are are using the softest microfibres, they’re ultra smooth and slinky, with French designed lace and silk trims to add a touch of luxury. The clever multiway straps on each bra means you can wear them with many different outfits. Create a perfectly smooth silhouette.” Rosie.
I was browsing M&S yesterday when my friend and I noticed the Rosie for Autograph collection, with its delicate silks and lace and subtle dusky tones mixed with beautiful florals. I picked up three bra’s which you won’t believe we’re just £3.99 each reduced from £25! Here’s the ones I chose:
I love this delicate silk and lace non-padded balcony. It remains feminine and pretty, despite the glam black lace trim.
This dusky pink garment is the same as the one above, but in a girly soft pink which makes it all the more girly and pretty.
The final bra I picked up was this duck egg blue plunge with a subtle white print and Rosie’s signature lace.
The collection seems to be a small fit with the ones I’ve tried, so take a few sizes into the changing rooms and see what fits best. Rosie wasn’t wrong when she said these are very smoothing and slinky. They’re by no means push-up but they drape over your skin beautifully and feel so feminine. I’d definitely recommend running down to your local M&S store to see if you can grab any bargains, but I’d be equally as happy personally to purchase at full price.
On a final note – Rosie retweeted me! ❤
I’m quite late to post tonight since I’ve been really busy studying for my final exams. Two weeks tomorrow and I will be freeeeee! I can then concentrate on my modelling and get myself prepared for Miss Scuba UK.
Tonight I went out with my family for my nephews 8th birthday so I wanted something really casual but still quite pretty. Thankfully my Missguided order arrived today so I stuck on a new top and my trusty Zara jeans with a pair of pointed courts.
Skinny Jeans: Zara
I have wanted a top like this for ages so jumped at the chance when I saw this on Missguided with 25% student discount! I fell in love with the wrap detail and the long draping back.
I love anything in this sort of nude/pinky shade. The long sleeves are great for this time of year when it’s too warm to wear a coat, and too cold not to.
I finished the look with a delicate opal pendent, gold Michael Kors watch, natural makeup and bouncy curls.
I’m so looking forward to finishing my degree now, I’m definitely going to reward myself with some retail therapy. Can anyone recommend some sweet online boutiques?
One more day until the weekend…..