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Friday, 15 March 2013

This Week the Mice have Mostly Been...

Another week's zoomed by and it's Friday again! Woo hoo!

But it's not just any Friday, it's Red Nose Day Friday! For anyone who isn't sure what that is, we're talking British charity, Comic Relief's, main fundraising day of the year - a great way to raise money for some fantastic causes while having lots of fun. 

The perennial dilemma for any fashion lover is of course how to look chic while rocking a giant, plastic red nose...

Us Mice have always been partial to a little Red Nose Action and we're not too shy to say that we always carry them off pretty well...


It's not easy though, we admit. For anyone lacking a red tartan shirt, a pair of cream tights or a shiny red hairband, panic not, here's Lara Stone to show you that there's still hope for looking hot...
Of course being a Dutch supermodel helps... So if you'd rather dodge the face accessories altogether, you could go the fashionista route and wear your nose on your sleeve, with one of Stella McCartney's awesome limited edition t-shirts, available from TK Maxx or online via the Red Nose Day Shop. The adult version starts from just £9.99 and the mini version, for kids starts at just £6.99. 

The toughest decision is which to opt for... Will you go for The Beatles tee like Cameron and Alexa, or the Tommy Cooper tee like Eddie and David...


Or you could go for the Kate tee like umm... Kate...


Even Rihanna's got in on the act in a pretty much sold out Marilyn version, although predictably Ri-Ri's a little more naked than the other celeb models...

 

Sadly the T-shirts are only available in the UK, but for anyone everywhere else wanting a piece of the Red Nose Day giving with a little fashion edge, then David Gandy's Blue Steel Appeal is for you... An ebay fashion auction with some awesome lots ranging from handbags to couture. There's also an array of once in a lifetime fashion experiences to be snapped up, from the sublime - a Vogue cover shoot with David Gandy (bidding's currently at £1,320) - to the ridiculous - dogwalking with Yasmin and Simon Le Bon (currently more expensive than getting up close with David at £1,650) - to the downright dangerous - a chance to meet Naomi Campbell (currently a bargainous £560 but we'd recommend that you leave mobile phones and anything else hurlable at home...)! There's only a couple more days to bid on the Blue Steel Appeal items so make sure that you get in there quick!

But, it really doesn't matter what you do, just make sure you get involved!

In other news, it's been another busy week in the world of the Mice so without further ado, here's our quick round-up! This week the Mice have mostly been... 

Blowing our new season budget on the brand new VAMA Style Cruise Collection. If you haven't heard of VAMA Style yet, let us introduce you to our latest fashion crush! Designed by Australian ex-Hong Konger, Kaitie Manani, VAMA is a line of beautiful, bright pieces from silk playsuits to swishy maxis and perfect shift dresses. This is the perfect label to fill your suitcase with for your Easter break...


This week, every Hong Kong stylista's fav boutique, Polkadot, hosted a VAMA sip and shop event where you could browse the whole of the new VAMA Cruise Collection while sipping a glass of champagne and bagging style tips from Kaitie and Polkadot owner, Jamie Wenker

I immediately fell head over heels with the peach sherbert coloured Lou Lou dress which Kaitie just happened to be wearing...! Feeling a little single white female, I headed over to the till where my credit card was very pleased to discover my little fashion fix was just HK$880 - bargain! Even better, my purchase was wrapped in Polkadot's gorgeous dotty tissue and popped into a matching dotty VAMA Style tote - possibly the most gorgeous beach bag ever!

If you missed out this week, don't panic! Polkadot are stocking the full range throughout the weekend so all you need to do is set aside a couple of hours before Sunday night for a little bit of VAMA indulgence. And while you're there, it would be wrong not to shop some of the other amazing labels that Jamie currently has in stock from eight5two jewellery to up and coming designers like Darling and Esley

And non-Hong Kongers, don't despair, even you snowbound little English lot can shop the new VAMA collection via the super-shoppable website and it's free worldwide shipping! Hooray! Ready, steady... SHOP!

Sparking up and blissing out with our new candle obsession, True Grace. Given our abundance of candle blogging, from our round-up of our winter favs to the lowdown on a brilliant Diptyque blogger event, we probably don't need to tell you that we're a bit wax and wick obsessed! Guaranteed to have you feeling cosy and snug in seconds, we also love that our scented candles have Mice HQ smelling delicious 24/7.  


We were introduced to True Grace at Christmas when Mini Mouse and I were coincidentally given the very same Moroccan Rose True Grace candle by two different people! After falling in love at first light, we did a bit of digging and discovered that True Grace is more than just a pretty face, this British brand has honesty and integrity at its core using naturally derived ingredients from renewable sources and packaging each lovely candle in a recyclable pot and box. Tick, tick, tick! Add to that that each candle is made lovingly by hand in the brand's Wiltshire workshop and you have our latest, greatest love in wax form! 

There's a mind-boggling range of beautiful scents including all the traditional favourites like Fig and Lavender to more unusual fragrances like Library, Bonfire and Vine Tomato. The candles also fall at the more affordable end of the luxury candle spectrum at just £24 for a standard candle. It's now mid-March and I've been eeking my Christmas present out until now so I think it's about time I got myself a replacement - Hello Friday Candle Shopping!

So that's it for another week! We'll leave you to your Friday with one of our favourite moments from Red Nose Days gone by... the Spice Girls v. the Sugar Lumps...


Happy Weekend!
x
The Mice

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