In The Home of a Royal


Royal bedroom

“The Bed Chamber”

Hey Everyone,

I have been (and still am) totally obsessed with Royals recently. I mean, just check my Tumblr! (So just be prepared to see Street Meets Style blow up with Royalty.)

And When I say Royals, I don’t mean the Royal Family, as lovely as they may be.

No. When I say Royals, I mean Royal fashion, Royal decor, etiquette…. Princesses!

Every time I say to my family that I want to be a Princess, they say one of two things. 1. “Aren’t you too old to be a Princess?!?!?!” 2. You are a Princess.

My answer to the first one is No! No I’m not too old to be a Princess. Wasn’t Princess Diana a Princess? Wasn’t Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries a Princess? Wasn’t Grace Kelly a Princess??

I know they were referring to little 1o year old girls wearing huge pink fairy dresses and toy tiaras (not dissing them at all!) But the truth is, I wasn’t talking about Fairies. I was talking about Royal Princesses.

With Royalty comes the bedroom. The Royal bedroom.

I have been scouring the internet for beautiful bedroom decorations and themes to implement in my room, and nothing has come close to the beauty of the Royal Chambers. They were all just to good not to be shared.

Here are some of my favourite images of rooms that I am going to incorporate a few things in to my own ‘unroyal room’.

From Nadine

(Click all the images to go to the link)

Asos Stylist: Meet Gamze


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Part 3

Asos asked three of their personal stylists – Rachel Mae, Isabella and Gamze to give us answers to some of our top fashion dilemmas, so let’s introduce the last stylist for this series, Number 3.

Hi, I’m Gamze. Follow me on Twitter for glam daily style advice and  new-in updates from my edit.

Asos: I am looking for a winter coat that goes well with jeans but also can look nice with a dress and tights. I’d like to avoid black as I always get a black winter coat.

Gamze: I like the car coat in grey colour!

Image 1 of ASOS Car Coat(Click here to shop this coat)

 

This is a gorgeous piece and I’d recommend you go up a size in that style as it’s quite fitted around the arms. That’s what I do as I love wearing big chunky knitwear And If I decide to wear a t-shirt – it still looks good as the oversized look is currently trending But it will never look as oversized as a cocoon coat so don’t worry!

 

This Camel Pea Coat is another great choice that you should wear in a size up:

Image 1 of ASOS Pea Coat In Double Breast

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With the cocoon options I would stick to your size as they come up a lot bigger, this one with the faux fur collar is gorgeous. Image 1 of ASOS Coat In Cocoon Fit With Faux Fur CollarClick here to shop this coat)

 

Also, if you don’t mind trying black than I’d recommend this ASOS White coat which is textured so not at all dull.

Image 1 of ASOS WHITE Textured Coat with Funnel Neck

(Click here to shop this coat)

You can follow a stylist for fashion advice tailored to you, or chat 1-2-1 with a personal shopper now. Stylist chat is online 3-8pm Sunday-Thursday and Friday 11-4pm.

If you want to learn more about the personal stylists you can find them all here: www.asos.com/discover/personal-stylist

You can also follow Gamze here: http://www.asos.com/Personal-Stylist/Gamze-Gul

I want to personally thank Asos for helping me with this series and for Gamze, Isabella and Rachel Mae.

I hope that you enjoyed this series.

For all those who missed one, click here for part 1 and here for part 2.

From Nadine

Walk Like A Zebra


Walk Like A Zebra

Boohoo flat top
boohoo.com

Yohji yamamoto coat
$3,290 – farfetch.com

Balmain pleated skirt
$8,395 – montaignemarket.com

Giuseppe Zanotti pumps
$790 – giuseppezanottidesign.com

Vans sneaker
$87 – asos.com

Palila leather ipad case
$97 – boticca.com

Holiday decoration
treetopia.com

Design 55 zebra home decor
$180 – design55online.co.uk

My Musical Journey


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The Whole Story

As promised I am going to share with you the full story of my musical journey. I can only end the post by saying where it is I hope to be in the future because this is going to be the rest of my life.

What I am sharing with you is the beginning of my whole story. I will still be posting a lot about fashion as you will read in my story, but I will have a huge focus on music when it comes to my career.

I hope that you enjoy this post, share it and feel encouraged and inspired.

Let’s get started..

Nadine always had a huge passion for music and started off singing in her school choir. This led on to singing lessons and guitar lessons.

“My next door neighbor had a piano, and when they moved houses they gifted my family the piano as they couldn’t take it with them when they moved. I then began taking piano lessons but didn’t know that that was what I wanted to do until I composed my first song.”At age 12 Nadine composed her first piano piece called My Pink Zebra and that was the beginning of it all.”

Nadine then began composing her own piano pieces. After 2 years of constantly playing the same melodies, Nadine had the idea of writing lyrics to them.

“I stopped piano lessons after maybe just a few months because my teacher wasn’t teaching me how to read and I just didn’t want to go on. I really wanted to learn, but it was just the process of having to go to lessons and practicing everyday. I really regretted that decision though.
We moved house after that time and had to leave our piano behind so my dad bought a keyboard. Every day after school I would come home and start playing things I made up. I just wanted to create. I didn’t know that I was actually writing a song at the time.
I had to teach myself how to play the keyboard as I didn’t get far in my lessons, so I didn’t really know anything.
I taught myself chords and began working from that. I ended up creating a few short melodies.
I played the same short tunes to almost every single piano style that was on the keyboard. All those different sounds and textures. After a while I just started to write some lyrics to it and I created Walk In The Light. That was my first song that had lyrics. “After Walk In The Light came Tear Stained Friends, J.O.Y. and Walk In The Glory (To name but a few).”
She first sang her songs at her home in front of all her family.
“I was soo nervous and shaky as no one in my family knew that I was into music let alone sing, song write etc. I sang with my cousin and everyone was silent. I sang J.O.Y. and Walk In The Light, and those two became very popular within my family.
I decided that it was time for me to find someone to sing with as I was still shy of singing by myself.
To read the rest of my story, visit nadinehamiltonmusic now.

My New Muse: Fly By Ludovico Einaudi


A Classic

I couldn’t be more in love with this song. I heard a sometime last year and fell in love with it, but it didn’t take on much meaning until a few days ago.

It has now become something that is quite personal to me especially when I decided that I was going to follow my heart and pursue music as a full time career.

I had been putting off the idea of studying music for many years now because of fear of what people would think of me and that certain people didn’t think I was going to make it in that industry.

I think I might do a separate blog post about my musical journey, but the long and short of it is that once I decided to stick with my heart, life became so much BRIGHTER!

Songs I had once loved now flooded back to me with new meaning and full of life. My heart sang and my face smiled.

I’m definitely excited about the future now.

The point to all this is that you should follow your dreams and don’t let ANYONE stop you! If you want it, you will find a way.

So, I hope that you enjoy this song that means so much to me. It makes me think that I can do anything if I put my mind to it. Remember

I can do all things through Christ which strengths me.

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

From Nadine