31.8.11

Identity Crisis

Today's outfit was a bit of a mish mash... I had a bit of an over-excited morning as another of the articles I wrote for The Times on my work experience was published today! Woop! It was a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how Me & Zena make jewellery. I so enjoyed the process of meeting and chatting to interviewing Zena and then picking out the comments that would be most interesting for Young Times readers. And to have it published is ridiculously rewarding. Very surreal to be on my hands and knees at work today, tidying up after crazed shoppers treating the place like a car boot sale whilst knowing my little article is in the paper... "Do your own tidying, swines!! For you are in the presence of the most influential writer the UK fitting room has ever seen". Haha, I kid! But you get the picture... I definitely love this writing lark and need to get published again ASAP! I feel like a journo junkie.  


(Me & Zena emailed me today and told me to make sure I let y'all know you can use the code at the end of the article too! 20% off!

So yes, it was a mad scramble to get dressed before work this morning... I couldn't decide between slutty goth (lippy and leopard leggings) and granny chic (vintage boots, chunky knit) so I chucked it all together and ran out the door hoping for the best! Notice Roxy's cat kennel in the background? Haha!



Posing for a quick air-smooch with my loyal photographer...


Ma lipz. I used my 17 Hot Chilli lipstick, which is a reddy orange colour (obvz). Not for the faint-hearted but available here if you're a badass. Can't tell if I applied it wonkily or my mouth is lopsided. Both?


One more thing, I must tell you this hilarious thing my mum texted me today. I was joking with her about my name being misspelt in the article (there's an 'I' in Royston-Claire!) and she replied this: 

I was once spelling my surname to someone and said 
"I've got an 'I' in the middle... like a Cyclops". 

Hahaha! If I can cling onto my immaturity until my fifties as she has done so brilliantly, I'll be one happy lady!

Spk sn,

xo

52 comments:

  1. Your mom needs to get herself a blog asap! Congrats again on the article! x

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  2. Awesome! You're doing so well, and you really deserve it. I can see you going far, Gem! Also, that cardigan looks sooo cosy xxx

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  3. Oooh I love this cardigan, gorgeous colour. And your mum sounds funny!
    Congrats on the article xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  4. Well done! Just read it, it's a brilliant article, Gem x

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  5. Your mum sounds amazing! I love mums :)
    Congrats on the article, and I lovelovelove your cardi!

    xo

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  6. My mum bought that cardigan the other day - you've just reminded me that I need to pinch it off her! x

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  7. Congrats on getting the article published! Mums always have the best one-liners.

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  8. Nice work Gem! Love the lippy too. And if you can't pull off Granny goth/slut I don't know who can ;o)

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  9. Nice one the article. I like your outfit and omg I was gonna buy hot chilli too cause I 'm a badass lol.

    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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  10. Awww congratulations on being published. Outfit is so gorgeous and I am going to have to buy that lipstick now!

    http://wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com/

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  11. Congratulations on another awesome piece being published!

    The outfit looks fab. Love the goth-granny chic. The lip colour is lovely. Orangey based lipsticks are my weakness right now.

    x x

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  12. I rather like this mash up, excellent granny cardi! :)

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  13. Congratulations! :)
    I love your outfit.. I've never seen leopard print leggings look so good before. The lipstick is lovely too :) x

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  14. Congratulations! Love this lipstick, it looks amazing on you x

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  15. So happy for you, sweetie! Your siren red lip color is smashing!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  16. Congrats on the article, another amazing achievement! x

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  17. Haha your mum´s text put a grin on my face, very much needed and appreciated today:) Also I loooove the outfit. Looks so laid back:) And the lippy´s lovely too x

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  18. hurrah for article, you are awesome.

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  19. Love your jumper, congrats on the article... you guys are really cute together

    www.converseandchords.blogspot.com

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  20. Congratulations again! You are on fire!
    :)
    x

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  21. Slutty goth & granny chic are deffs 2 of my fave looks :p haha ...love the maroon cardi/leopard legging combo, looks fab :)) Xx

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  22. I really love that colour of cardi, so Autumny (if that's a word) :) x

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  23. Love that burgundy colour on you, paired with well with those leggings too!

    Well done on the article! Looks great!

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  24. Love the colour of your cardigan! Enjoyed your article yesterday, I was looking at some Me & Zena jewellery at a little shop in Glasgow the other day! x

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  25. Loving the article - nice work!

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  26. Congrats lady. Your mum sounds like a legend.xxx

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  27. Congratulations on the article!
    I have that lipstick and love it even if it is offensively bright. x

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  28. perfecto outfit! i love the leggings but i don't think i could pull them off as well as you do!
    i need to start wearing lipstick a bit more
    Ooo exciting times, LOLZ see what i did there exciting times, young times..yeh I'll stop now haha! but yay for the article! well done
    xx

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  29. Congrats on the article! :) Also your mum sounds awesome hahaha xx

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  30. Alex reminds me a little of Christian Bale... x

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  31. Aw it's nice to see a picture of you and Alex :)

    Congratulations on getting published again! You're a proper journalist now... more than one article isn't just lucky it's talent.

    I love the outfit too, it looks very coordinated, even if it wasn't intended.

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  32. Great article Gemma! Congratulations :)
    And your outfit is fab, as is the lipstick.

    Rosie x

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  33. Ah Well done Gemma, that's so good- you must be so proud of yourself:P hahaa, lovely outfit, I wish I could get away with these leggings. I may have to try some on:)

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  34. I love orange lipsticks <3
    And it looks perfect on you, with your black hair!
    -Nico-

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  35. Well done on getting published! And for an interview with me & zena, how brilliant!

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  36. The mish mash outfit works perfectly! May have to get my grubby mitts on that lippie too! And congrats on getting another article published!

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  37. I love the lippy! And the look totally works.

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  38. I looooooooove your outfit! xxx

    http://abby-lee.blogspot.com/

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  39. want that cardi:)!
    LO
    www.lamaepa.blogspot.com

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  40. Love that cardi. I toyed with what might be its sister knit in Topshop today, but in a mustard colour. I am pondering how I can sneak it home without my boyfriend spying it. Maybe tomorrow...

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  41. I adore me and Zena, they have the prettiest jewels. I got a ring from them a little while ago and havent had it off since, such a great buy! Congrats on the article thats so amazing! Well done!

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  42. Congrats on the article m'dear! Love your cardigan btw, the colour is just beautiful.
    x

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  43. Go you! that is so great Gem you should be so proud of yourself :) and can i just say you inspired me today to wear red lippy so thank you :) you look beautiful as always i am loving the leopard print well done sweetie you are going to go far :) xx

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  44. congrats on another article! & you really look lovely in your pictures.

    xoxo.

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  45. Gorgeous outfit and the mum quote at the end make me chuckle x x

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  46. LAAVVV the lipstick colour!

    xxx


    http://christinecocochanel.blogspot.com/

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  47. I love love love your leggings! And so many congratulations on all your Superstar Media Lady achievements [insert corny "YOU GO GURL" type messages here] :)

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  48. congrats on the article! this lippie is gorgeous! x

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  49. Well Done you!

    I love the leopard print leggings! Bought myself a pair after seeing this :)

    bootiful blog by the way!

    http://acupofrosielee.blogspot.com/

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