As lockdown continues we’re all just craving an end date. Although it remains unclear as to when we can meet up with our friends and family again, there’s starting to be light at the end of the tunnel. It’s really important right now to cherish this time with family and find ways to embrace this lockdown; my amazing tutor at university was incredibly encouraging and recommended online courses. If you’ve had an interest in something for a long time, now is the time to exercise it.
I adore creating my monthly post; my wish-lists and song, film and book recommendations visually present of all the things I love. Designer clothing has beautiful quality and uniqueness, while high-street clothing is accessible and can be truly as delectable as designer. My exclusive Quarantini…The Minx is not one to be missed, I will be making a tutorial on my Instagram over the weekend; perfect for gin and pink fizz lovers. Take a scroll into my world of beautiful wants and wishes for a piece of glitz and glamour in a world of cloud! Try your best to remain positive and happy. Enjoy…
1. HOUSE OF MADDISON MAY SNEAK PEAK!
1. POLO DATE-NIGHT
2. SATIN SAGE
3. VILLANELLE VIBES – SEASON 1
2. MADDISON’S FOUR WAYS TO STAY POSITIVE IN THIS UNCERTAIN TIME!
3. MY QUARANTINI – THE MINX
2 X ICED LIME
30ml POMEGRANETE JUICE
TOP UP WITH PINK FIZZ
4. DESIGNER WISH-LIST
A.W.A.K.E MODE – DECONSTRUCTED ONE-SHOULDER TOP £430
BALENCIAGA – CLOUD XL SILVER CLUTCH WITH STRAP £825/PINK TWISTED PLEATED DRESS £2,690/GREEN DYNASTY DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET £2,490/RED HOURGLASS SMALL TOP HANDLE BAG £1,150
BOTTEGA VENETA – TAN KNOTTED CLUTCH BAG £1,420
GALVAN – NUDE CROPPED SIENNA DRESS £595
GANNI – 65 BOW TIE SANDALS £245
GUCCI – ARLI SMALL SHOULDER BAG £1,340/SWIMSUIT WITH GUCCI STRAWBERRY £300/WOOL SILK SHORT BELTED JUMPSUIT £2,210/GG MARMONT MINI BACKPACK £865
JOSEPH – LOGO-PRINT RUFFLED TRENCH COAT £975
LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ – NICOLE RUFFLE-HEM MIDI SKIRT £490
LOEWE – CONTRAST-TRIM OVERSIZED SATIN SHIRT £775
LULU GUINNESS – STRAW BLANCHE BASKET BAG £245
MAISON MARGIELA – GLAM SLAM BAG £1,345
SAINT LAURENT – OPYUM ANKLE STRAP SANDALS £987
SILVIA TCHERASSI – SAMPUESANA RED BOW-DETAILED WRAP DRESS £600
SIMONE ROCHA – RUFFLED BLOUSE £334/BEAD-EMBELLISHED OVAL CLUTCH £495/SIMONE ROCHA EMBELLISHED 60MM PUMPS £664
STAUD – GAE TIE-WAIST SHORTS £190
ZIMMERMAN – POLKA DOT BATWING SILK MIDI £630/WAVELENGTH BOILERSUIT £895
5. HIGH STREET WISH-LIST
& OTHER STORIES – DUSTY PINK VOLUMINOUS WRAP MIDI DRESS £120/BEIGE KIMONO WRAP MINI DRESS £75/GREEN LINEN RUFFLE BLOUSE £55
ANTHROPOLOGIE MIISTA PAULA SEA SHELL SLIDES £115/VEGA BEADED-HANDLE BAG £50/CLARE V TRAY LE FREAK C’EST CHIC £20
ASOS – FOLD OVER CLUTCH IN WHITE STRAW £14
H&M – CREAM SPOTTED DRESS £19.99/BOW SLIDES £17.99/CROC PRINT SLIDERS £12.99/WIDE STRIPE TROUSERS £29.99
RIVER ISLAND – CORAL RUCHED SLEEVE TIE BLAZER £55
TOPSHOP – GREEN POPLIN SMOCK MINI DRESS £26.10/SAGE GRAB BAG £20/NUTMEG PINK FLARE HEELS £22/SAGE TIGER PRINT SATIN PYJAMAS £32/PINK SHIRRED SHORT SLEEVED TOP £14.99/OLIVE WIDE LEG TROUSERS £29
ZARA – GREEN RUFFLED POPLIN DRESS £49.99/GREEN PLEATED DRESS £15.99/SAGE BASKET BAG WITH RHINESTONE £39.99/FLAT LEATHER SANDALS WITH PEARLS £29.99/PINK SOFT LEATHER PUMPS £19.99/BUCKLED CROSS-BODY BAG £19.99/LEATHER SANDALS £69.99/RAFFIA BASKET BAG £29.99/SAGE STRETCH TOP £25.99/CROP TOP WITH ORGANZA BOW £19.99
6. BOOK, FILM & SONG OF THE MONTH
THE UNDOMESTIC GODESS by Sophie Kinsella
‘Samantha thrives under pressure. A high-powered London lawyer, all she can concentrate on is taking the next step in her career; eating, sleeping, seeing friends – even taking a breath – will have to wait.
But just when she’s about to get everything she has ever wanted, Samantha makes a mistake. A fifty-million-pound, career-destroying mistake. Unable to face the consequences, she does the unimaginable and runs away…
Catching the first train she can, she finds herself in the countryside, outside a beautiful grand house. Mistaken for another woman, she falls into a new job as the family’s housekeeper.
Disaster ensues. In a blink, her life has shifted from writing briefs to washing them – and she has no idea how to work the washing machine. Let alone the oven. A former master of the takeaway menu, she’s now expected to whip up fine cuisine.
But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way. Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha’s old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?’
This book was truly unputdownable, I adored it. The constant ups and downs fashion a hilarious and tragic, yet loveable novel. I resonated with Sam’s fake it till you make it demeanour. I laughed out loud and shed a tear, I absolutely recommend this.
ALADDIN LIVE ACTION REMAKE
If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must. Aladdin was a favourite of mine growing up, I idolised the Arabian clothing, architecture and music. The live-action remake undoubtedly tops the original. A sea of turquoise, terracotta and gold enthrals your eyes, while the overriding spirit and verve captivate the audience. Will Smith’s performance as the genie is outrageously hilarious, while Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud paid homage to the animated characters. With the current zeitgeist of angst and distress, engrossing ourselves in beautiful films that provide escapism and relaxation is essential. The recognisable tunes and exquisitely picturesque visuals make a film that is not to be missed!
Play Date by Melanie Martinez
Now if you’re as obsessed with TikTok as I am, especially the trending video of heartthrob Timothée Chalamet having a boogie then you will know this song. The tune by Melanie Martinez was released back in 2015 and much like many of the TikTok trending songs it is so catchy. The captivating tune has a dream state vibe that I’m totally here for!
7. MADDISON’S ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH
A MORNING RUN
My ultimate favourite exercise is a Spin class, I adore the spin bike and the way I feel after a class; refreshed, de-stressed and pumped full of endorphins. Unfortunately, due to lockdown I am unable to spin. As an alternative I have started running. Lockdown is an incredibly weird concept, nobody would’ve believed this would be our reality if we were told a year ago. I haven’t left my village since I returned from university in mid-March, I hadn’t left my house for 2 weeks and quite frankly I was going slightly mad. My mindset is usually incredibly positive, and I thrive off of hard work however, even the most resilient of us can get low in this circumstance. My brother and I started running at the beginning of April and although initially it was tough I have grown to look forward to my venture out for half an hour. I clear my head, feel as free as I possibly can and return feeling rejuvenated, cheerier and breathless. If you’re feeling claustrophobic or downhearted, then I endorse a walk or jog to re-ignite your spark.