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Undercover Exposé ~ Let’s pillow talk & throw in a little more…

July 30, 2016
BIBA CUSHIONS

I’m slightly obsessive about throws and cushions, they can transform the most basic of beds into one which is luxurious and inviting, and are perfect for adding a splash or colour and comfort to an area which may be lacking. Don’t get me wrong less in more as they say and I believe they can be over done. I don’t want to plump my life away by reshuffling the cushions, or want ten minutes of de-cushioning before bedtime as that’s really not sexy, so…

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The Byrd House ~ Bohemian Hideout

June 27, 2016
BOHO DAYBED

I set myself a challenging garden project this year, to completely overhaul a forgotten space at the end of our garden and turn it into a peaceful bohemian hideaway perfect for chilling out. I’ve always wanted a private garden but being joined to my neighbours it seemed a bit of a pipe dream. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good chirp over the garden fence but sometimes it’s nice to know if you fancy a little time to yourself, or want to…

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Places & Spaces Sunday Ramblings

Undercover in Gotham & Getting Batty at Hatty’s

June 5, 2016
THE GOTHAM HOTEL MANCHESTER

I love meeting up with my girlfriends in Manchester, I’ve known them since I arrived here as a 20 something and from then they became my partners in crime, so we share a few secrets between us. We also enjoy reminding each other of what we used to get up to every now and again just for a chuckle, and most importantly to keep each other grounded. This Sunday we all met at Panama Hatty’s and indulged in something hot and spicy and…

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A Bedroom Fit For A Glamour Puss

October 5, 2016
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A bedroom for a Glamour Puss is more than just a bedroom, it’s her private boudoir and place where she resides for a touch of luxury, an exuberant amount of me time and for the excessive dipping and layering of sweet scented body lotion. It’s not a place for sharing with the boy, it’s all about the girl, which makes this room so much more than the decor. Yes ‘Glamour Puss’ girls, you know who you are and exactly where I’m coming from? Kelly Hoppen…

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Superstar Style

The Retro Songbird ~ Lana Del Rey

September 2, 2016
REY LIPGLOSS

Lana Del Rey ~ Superstar Style A Lana Del Rey only comes along once in a blue moon, although her dress style has elements which are borrowed from the past, a real mix of 50’s, 60’s and the 70’s, her music is clearly her own unique style. Another superstar who invented a stage name for her glamorous singer, songwriter, artist persona, originally Elizabeth Woolridge Grant would not quite have hit the spot would it? Oh yes that reminds me of another Byrd, well it’s also a…

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Dress Code

Spy Wear ~ Dress Like A Femme Fatale

August 29, 2016
SPY WALKING

The Night Owl Black is definitely the new black when it comes to being undercover, and spy wear is the new evening wear. The whole black ensemble is necessary for blending into the night and for lurking in dark doorways. A little spy tip is to make sure there’s some lycra content, as elasticity is essential when shimmying up and down those drainpipes and when gaining false entry. It must be said though, we female spies do require a good pair of killer heeled boots to play our…

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T-shirt Confessions ~ I have a shoe thing…

August 28, 2016
BOW DOWN & HEEL

I confess I’m just crazy about shoes… It’s inbuilt, I’ve been tottering around in my mum’s high heels since I was knee high to a grasshopper.  It got slightly worse when I was a teen as I would sneakily slip on her fake fur coat as well when she was at work, which looked awesome with sling back stiletto’s by the way. What can I say, I’m just a dress up diva, or could it be a wannabe burlesque dancer without even realising it.  Whatever it was,…

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Biker ‘Bryd’ Chic ~ Leather & Vintage

August 28, 2016
MUTT MONGREL MOTORCYCLE

Biker Chic I never ever thought I’d be thinking I’d need a few biker essentials or be considering my Biker ‘Byrd’ Chic, but it seems it’s landed on me without me even asking for it. My hubby has been going through a mid life crisis, shhhh don’t tell him but it’s pretty obvious, he’s bought himself a Mutt Mongrel Motorcycle after much deliberation and watching clips of Steve McQueen in the Great Escape, and is now in the process of learning…

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Superstar Style

The Pop Art Punk ~ Is being a ‘Blondie’ better?

August 27, 2016
DEBBIE LIP ART

Debbie Harry ~ Superstar Style Debbie Harry was the ultimate punk bad girl during the 1970’s and 80’s as the lead singer of the new wave punk band Blondie. She stated her look was all her own making and more impulsive due to the lack of cash in the early band days living in NY, from her self cut and dyed hair to up-cycled inventive garments. Although she is undoubtedly pretty perfect to look at she didn’t mind an imperfect appearance which stuck two…

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The Queen Of Drama ~ Grace Jones

August 24, 2016
GRACE LIP CIGGIE ART

Grace Jones ~ Superstar Style Grace Jones a musician, songwriter, singer, and model with huge success in the 80’s, was dramatic and flamboyant in every way and even rather scary. Her stunning angular looks, long limbs, and incredible toned physique where shown off on many an album and fashion magazine cover, such as Elle and Vogue. She’s known for her sharp razor cut hair, unique designer headwear, straight forwardness, and most of all for being naked whenever possible. Grace Jones was a…

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Unique Chic ~ Superstar Style

August 22, 2016
SADE ADU

Very rarely do you find individuals who have their own unique style and sense of self. It may be they considered special for their outstanding or unusual beauty, their vintage dress sense or inventiveness to make their own style, or their talent as an artist, actor, musician, writer, or even all of the above. Here’s a few I feel personally radiate that certain “je ne sais quoi?” Marylyn Monroe Monroe’s look was created for the silver screen and she even changed her…

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T-shirt Confessions ~ I can be a grouch…

August 20, 2016
LIL'MISS GROUCH

I confess I can be a bit of a grouch… Obviously everyone can be a bit grumpy and moody it’s only human, it’s just that my moods tends to land on someone when they’re not quite expecting it, I know it’s unfair and I tend to feel painfully guilty after it’s happened. I can see the shock on their faces that the normally Little Miss Sunshine, obliging and very polite me has become Angry Bird, turning green and popped her usually very tight…

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Miss Byr D’Lite ~ Byrd’s Burlesque Alter Ego

August 14, 2016
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After blurbing on about being obsessed about shoes in a previous post, tottering around in my mum’s high heels since I was knee high to a grasshopper and secretly slipping into her so lovely and fluffy fake fur coat when she wasn’t looking, it occurred to me that I’ve always been a closet exhibitionist. Studying fashion for me was probably the most logical route to take, otherwise I’d most likely be shaking my toosh only covered by a feather fan and with the stage name Miss Byr…

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