COCKTAIL NIGHT!

Cocktail night pending! Since the lockdown has eased I haven’t yet grabbed myself a cocktail but…I have planned an outfit for when the time comes. I cannot tell you how long I have been searching for the perfect straight jean. All I know is, it’s been a LONG search. Trying on jeans has to be the WORST item to haul on and off, I’ve been to countless stores even LEVI’S, but I had no luck. On a whim I ordered these River Island straight denim jeans from ASOS. Finally, I had found a pair that fit the leg well, however the waist was too big. Problem solved with my trusty double-sided red/black Coach belt.

With the jean and belt sorted I knew I wanted a dressy yet classy top. This OhPolly cropped blazer top is an eye-catching piece. The shoulder pads and cropped length combine to give a flattering shape. I love the pristine, crisp white against the casual denim. I matched the red leather belt with the Topshop saddle bag and Too Faced matte red lip. Stradivarius tan braided mules finish the look.

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THE PERFECT GREEN JEAN

The perfect green jean! This outfit is Zara from head-to-toe. Green is a great summer colour; these jeans are a great alternative to the classic blue denim. Green and white is a late-summer must. These jeans are a great item to bag right now, summer will begin to draw out and they’re an ideal more covered option. The white ruched, bardot, cross-over top has an idyllic cropped length to cut in at the waist, which looks super flattering. Accessorised with the canvas grab bag with brown leather edging and brown leather sliders with pearl décor, the classy look is complete.

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JEANS – ZARA

 

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OPTION 1 – ZARA

OPTION 2 – ZARA

OPTION 3 – TOPSHOP

OPTION 4 – TOPSHOP

OPTION 5 – TOPSHOP

 

 

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MADDISON’S JULY

MADDISON’S JULY – MY 21ST BIRTHDAY

This July was a sensational month. Not only did it present my 21st birthday, I also FINALLY found out my final university result. To say I was thoroughly spoilt is an understatement. Gucci is undoubtedly a respected brand, always in my top 5. I was very kindly gifted a Gucci bag, a Gucci matte red lipstick and a Gucci mascara from my parents, as well as a gorgeous white and navy Tommy Hilfiger set. Overwhelmed with happiness, I wept like a baby as I unboxed the dreamy gifts. The packaging, smell and feel of each item is something else; the true meaning of luxury for me is owning something of your dreams, something you never felt you could be lucky enough to own.

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My grandparents presented a breath-taking vintage, delicate Tudor Royal (a sub-brand of Rolex I later discovered) gold watch to me. The tiny watch face combined with the shell strap is beyond charming. As my Ma handed me a tiny gift box I was puzzled, she followed by telling me that my Grandad had gifted her with the watch for her 21st birthday. I share my birthday with my Grandad who was 80 this year. To be given such a vintage, treasured gift I was speechless, it bought a tear to my eye to be in possession of something so special.

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Not only did I receive fabulous Gucci gifts, a vintage treasure and a TV by my brother (SO LUCKY) my close family and friends truly spoilt me with their kindness. I had an intimate gathering with those closest to me. The garden party was a blush pink, bohemian theme with a delectable grazing board. With Covid-19 protection measures in place, I had the most wonderful time. I’m very thankful for everyone in my life.

GRADUATION – FIRST CLASS HONOURS

At 12:07 on the 23rd July shaking with anticipation I received the email from University of Southampton with my final grade. My eyes hurriedly scanned the email looking for the final classification. In disbelief I read: The senate of the University of Southampton is awarding you a FIRST-CLASS HONOURS in BA Hons Fashion Marketing. Of course, I cried! The relief and pride that the hard work, sweat and tears that I’d put into every project had paid off was indescribable. Studying a fashion degree is the most rewarding, yet frightening thing. Although there can be correct and incorrect ‘ideas’ the projects that you present are your personal ideology and creations, therefore when marked, the university is marking your personal opinions. Knowing your ideas are credited and accepted by an academic board is extraordinarily fulfilling. I received my final result with my closest friend from the course who also received a First, which was comforting and made the celebrations doubly exciting.

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MY TOP 3 GIFTED/PURCHASED ITEMS IN JULY

WHITE LEATHER GUCCI MARMONT BAG

My exquisite white leather GG Marmont small shoulder Gucci bag gifted from my parents. Not only is the colour beyond perfect for my style, the aged gold GG emblem and part aged gold chain strap are stunning details. The bag can also be worn either way; one side presents the iconic Gucci emblem, while the other side has a GG stitched in style for a more relaxed ‘bag’ vibe.

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ROSE QUARTZ COASTERS

The second item is a beautiful gift from my friend Chloe. She sent pictures of my new brass bed to the designer who crafted, two gorgeous Rose quartz coasters with gold leaf and gold edges which match my room. I love them SO much! @Studio19bychloe is a handmade, small business which uses Cruelty Free & Non-toxic Epoxy. A must for your home décor.

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LINK TO @Studio19bychloe INSTAGRAM

BE FEARLESS PLANNER

The third item is this stunning Be Fearless Planner. The minimalist, chic front-page design and coffee-table style caught my eye. The company is family run by a wonderful woman named Laura, who is the sweetest and most encouraging lady. The book is described as a self-empowerment and productivity planner thoughtfully designed to help you be focused, organised and motivated. While I’m actively searching for a job in fashion this piece is impeccable to keep me driven. Pages for monthly, weekly and daily planning, as well as, mindfulness and positivity sections alongside much more; I highly recommend this piece.

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SAINTÉ.CO CANDLES

On my home wish-list is this incredible design by SAINTÉ.CO Their ‘Goddess’ candle is a unique naked style, which comes in a range of colours and some dipped in gold leaf. These handcrafted, candles are so empowering and a striking décor piece. The company also donates ten percent of our total net profit towards helping an orphanage in India every month.

LINK TO PURCHASE SAINTÉ.CO CANDLE

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HIGH-STREET WISH-LIST

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ZARA – CHAIN MULES £49.99|ZARA – GOLD HEELS £29.99|ZARA – TAN MULES £59.99|ZARA – TAN FAN SLEEVE TOP £25.99|ZARA – GEOMETRIC BLOUSE £25.99|ZARA – BRAIDED BAG £29.99|ZARA – ECRU BUTTONED SHORTS £29.99|ZARA – ECRU BUTTONED BLAZER £89.99|ZARA – BOX BAG £69.99|ZARA – FLORAL DRESS £29.99|ZARA – GREEN PAPERBAG SHORTS £19.99|ZARA – WHITE DENIM PLAYSUIT £25.99|ZARA – WHITE PLAYSUIT WITH POCKETS £29.99|ZARA – GREEN BAG £89.99|ZARA – SLINGBACK PUMPS WITH CHAIN £25.99|ZARA – ECRU BAG WITH STUDS £29.99|ZARA – TAN LEATHER CLUTCH £29.99

MANGO – LEATHER BALLET PUMPS £49.99|MANGO – STRAW TOTE BAG £35.99

H&M – COTTON DRESS £34.99|H&M – GREY CARGO PANTS £39.99|H&M – FLOUNCE TAN DRESS £39.99

TOPSHOP – POLKA DOT DRESS £35.00|TOPSHOP – GREEN TROUSERS £35.00

STRADIVARIUS – POLKA DOT SKIRT £12.99

RIVER ISLAND – PINK TOP £30.00

TOPSHOP – PINK BLAZER £59.99

DESIGNER WISH-LIST

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GIVENCHY – BLUE DRESS £1055 | GIVENCHY – CAMEL SKIRT £910

GANNI – DOT MINI-DRESS £245 | GANNI – WHITE SHIRT £125 | GANNI – POLKA DOT MIDI DRESS £255

STELLA MCCARTNEY – GREY TROUSERS £480

TED BAKER – SCARF SANDALS £85

PHAEDO – CRINKLE SHIRT £1200

HUISAN ZHANG – WHITE FEATHER DRESS £1695

ALL SAINTS – PINSTRIPE BLAZER £99

CARVELA – TAN MULES £129

ANINE BING – GREY SWEATSHIRT £150

LAVISH ALICE – WHITE BLAZER £75

BY FAR – GREEN BAG £480

IBEN – CREAM TRENCH COAT £390

MEDEA – TAN TOTE £435

SAMSOE & SAMSOE – LEATHER MINI-DRESS £210

CASA RAKI – CREAM FRILL DRESS £385

MARKUS LUPFER – LIPS SWEATSHIRT £225

ROSANTICA – CARD BAG £435

EUGENIA KIM – STRAW HAT £430

MADDISON’S FAVOURITE APP/FILM/SONG OF JULY

PINTEREST – APP

This month for me has been so full-on in the best way. However, it hasn’t left much time for me to read. This month I am recommending my favourite app instead of a book. My favourite app this month is Pinterest; I spend every morning scrolling down the ‘For You’ feed to ignite my creativity and motivation. I regularly post my favourite finds on my Instagram stories to share a glimpse of happiness with my followers. If you’re ever feeling a bit drab or unmotivated just 10 minutes on this app is the best medicine.

DJANGO – FILM

Django Unchained is a KILLER film. The mixture of empowerment contrasted against the reality of the slave-trade leaves you educated and shocked by the Tarantino classic. IMDB plot description: In 1858, a bounty hunter named Schultz seeks out a slave named Django and buys him because he needs him to find some men he is looking for. After finding them, Django wants to find his wife, Broomhilda, who along with him were sold separately by his former owner for trying to escape. Schultz offers to help him if he chooses to stay with him and be his partner. Eventually they learn that she was sold to a plantation in Mississippi. Knowing they can’t just go in and say they want her, they come up with a plan so that the owner will welcome them into his home and they can find a way. YOU MUST WATCH IT.

MAGIC – SONG

Magic by Pilot is a vintage BOP. I heard this song on the credits of a film and I forgot how much I love this tune. An ultimate feel-good song.

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MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO: HouseOfMaddison|Get To Know Me!

Welcome to my first YouTube Video – Get To Know Me! I’ve been running my Fashion Blog House Of Maddison since 2016 and have decided to branch out into videos. Please Subscribe, like & comment if you enjoyed this content!
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GREEN + WHITE = SUMMER DREAM

Green and white is an absolute all-time favourite of mine. Having green eyes, when I wear green it accentuates the colour, especially in the summer. Satin midi skirts are a killer item to have in your wardrobe, this sage colouring is perfect to couple with lighter colours. I paired the skirt with an ASOS white bandeau with a darling sage polka-dot pattern. The mix of a satin skirt with a pretty top creates casual outfit, ideal for a beach trip or a spot of shopping. I styled my H&M white cotton sliders with bow detail with the flattering skirt and top combo. I absolutely adore straw hats, especially this ASOS bow-tie style. The oversized size and bow detailing finish the dreamy look.

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SKIRT – ASOS

BANDEU – ASOS

HAT – ASOS

SLIDERS – H&M (SOLD OUT)

 

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OPTION 1 – ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

OPTION 2 – H&M

OPTION 3 – NEW LOOK

OPTION 4 – & OTHER STORIES

 

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SUMMER PINK FLORAL

Have you ever seen pink POP so much?! This playful pink floral co-ord sourced from ASOS is an EYE-CATCHER to say the least. My style is largely dressy and this co-ord is definitely within this category. This skirt and top combo is spectacular as it can be dressed up or dressed down to suit any occasion; here I styled the look down with my off-white Converse chunky GORTEX boots. The frilled skirt and top hem emphasises the feminine vibe. Simply accessorised with my Kate Spade gold cuff the look is complete. This co-ord requires little extras due to the intense, beautiful print.

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TOP – ASOS

SKIRT – ASOS

 

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OPTION 2 – ASOS

OPTION 3 – ASOS

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FLORALS

Florals are hot this summer. This ASOS playsuit is not playing it safe. The bright green colouring contrasts greatly against the soft floral pattern, which I love! The fit of the playsuit is perfect; the wide leg, V neckline and balloon sleeve style combine for a unique fit. I paired the playsuit with Gucci-style ASOS gem sandals. These sandals are a MUST this summer, the gem embellishment is so stylish.

The second floral item is this ASOS floral maxi dress. The pink florals on the green satin dress scream summer. I’ve always adored a green/pink combo. The maxi length, modest neckline and seam décor create the perfect tea dress style. I paired the dress with off-white Primark sandals for a dressy style.

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PLAYSUIT – ASOS

HAT – ASOS

SANDALS – ASOS

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OPTION 1 – ASOS

OPTION 2 – ASOS

OPTION 3 – ASOS

OPTION 4 – ASOS

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DRESS – ASOS

SHOES – PRIMARK

 

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OPTION 1 – ZARA

OPTION 2 – ZARA

OPTION 3 – H&M

OPTION 4 – H&M

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NEWMARKET JULY FESTIVAL LADIES DAY 2020 – I MADE THE TOP 10 BEST DRESSED!

This 2020 the Newmarket July Festival Ladies Day Style-Awards was held virtually via Instagram. Seeing the Style Awards advertised via the Velvet Mag website I knew I would definitely be entering. What a great way to encourage people to get dress-up and stay-in in the current climate! I absolutely adore styling for the races as it’s a prestigious event, which requires a sophisticated arrangement.

This year I selected an attractive white and blush pink colour scheme. Never Fully Dressed is one of my favourite go-to websites for a show-stopping number. I selected their White Leo Textured Dress. The fluted sleeves panelled modest length and high neck combine for a flawless style. The embroidered texture adds flair to the graceful piece. I’m incredibly lucky to have a talented creative Mumma who kindly crafted the hat from scratch! The blush pink hat matches identically to the blush pink satin ASOS heel with ankle strap. ONCE AGAIN, my Mumma’s incredible vintage accessories have been inherited by me; this time in the form of a sage satin, embroidered bag. The pastel bag with grab handle is a darling, quaint addition to the modern outfit.

Entering my look to the Style Awards via my House Of Maddison Instagram for a bit of fun, I was delighted to be placed in the top 10 Best Dressed. I was delighted to have been posted on both the Velvet Mag Instagram and Website. Next year I cannot wait to attend Ladies Day in person. I’ve started planning my outfit already!

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DRESS – NEVER FULLY DRESSED

SHOES – ASOS (SIMILAR)

HAT – HOMEMADE

BAG – VINTAGE

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TO THE BEACH…

Once again (FINALLY), the dreary British skies are on vacation! But, who knows how long it will last… With a golden forecast ahead for my 21st birthday week and living in Norfolk, the beaches are calling. A beach trip calls for comfortable, cool clothing and this is my favourite Summer piece right now! The white ASOS shirred bralet is the cutest and sassiest summer staple in my wardrobe for 2020. The top matches incredibly with denim, but also paired with white it would look dreamy. Denim and white is a summer classic, an absolute all-time favourite of mine, the outcome is always so classy – matchless! The simplicity of this outfit is spiced up by the bow style front and bow-tie straps. The denim short/white bralet combo requires a brown leather slider. The Stradivarius padded brown sliders are a key 2020 item, so stylish and simple. Throwing on a statement pair of crystal and gold earrings, my Kate Spade cuff and the leather bracelet I bought from Florence last year are the sweetest details, finishing the look.

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TOP – ASOS

SHORTS – ZARA

SLIDERS – ASOS

 

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OPTION 1 – ZARA

OPTION 2 – ZARA

OPTION 3 – ZARA

OPTION 4 – ZARA

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MISS METALLIC

This look is quite far from my generic style, but I LOVE IT! The fresh zing of metallic combined with the off-white creates an unflawed cool vibe. The H&M off-white turn-up culottes are a traditional foundation for a typical ‘Maddison’ outfit, however this time I played it out of the box… Throwing on a H&M extreme-crop metallic silver shirt, silver Stradivarius brogues and my Mumma’s vintage silver Guess chain belt, the look transformed from a generic elegant outfit, to a showstopper! Changing up my usual curls I threw my hair back in a relaxed ponytail. I’ve rocked metallic trouser or shoe many-a-time, but the metallic shirt was a new one! The metallic shirt is PERFECT for a festival or summer party (safely of-course). In short, I’ve fallen in love with silver!

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TOP – H&M

 

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OPTION 1 – MONSOON

OPTION 2 – ASOS

OPTION 3 – ASOS

OPTION 4 – ASOS

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