Blogger Interview! The Girl in the Check Scarf.

This is the first of many (i hope) interviews, with my favorite bloggers from around the blogosphere. And i couldnt think of a better way to start, than with Justine from The Girl in the Check Scarf.Β  ( You guys have to check her out she is so lovely and her blog is a delight to read.

How long have you been blogging and where did the name The Girl In The Checked Scarf come from?
I started blogging in late November of last year. I love it! The name of the blog came from me really loving Burberry and wanting a real Burberry Check Scarf. I visit Manhattan allot and I loved seeing chic people wearing Burberry. So it seemed fitting that the name of the blog would resemble my dream of myself, one day being a chic Fashion Industry pro in a Check Scarf.

What would you say is your favorite item in your wardrobe?
That’s a tough one! I really love pearls so I might just say Pearls. But for a piece in my wardrobe, I would say a grey black and white color block dress I got from Forever 21. The second I saw it I knew it was the most perfect thing in the world for me.
What would be the first thing you would buy if you where given a million dollars?
Mulberry’s ‘Alexa’ bag in Oak. I want it so bad!

Who is your favorite designer?
I really loved Alexander McQueen. He had such an amazing mind and it was so hard to see him go. I actually cried. Right now, I would say Pheobe Philo. The work she has done for Celine is just beautiful.
If you could spend a day with anyone in fashion, who would it be?
Christopher Bailey of Burberry! I love what he has done with Burberry. I love reading his interviewe’s and hearing what he has to say. Also, Alexa Chung. Just because I would love to try on everything in her closet.

What are your essential fashion reads?
As far as magazines go,I’m really loving Harpers Bazaar and W and Australian Vogue. For websites, I love (because I can’t afford a WWD magazine subscription!), NY mag’s ‘The Cut’ and I am also really loving Garance Dore and Vanessa Jackman right now.
Do you have any DIY secrets to share?
If you see something designer that like, just go for it! I also look atΒ It’s got some great DIY ideas.

Where in the world do you most want to travel to?
Paris! It’s looks so lovely.

Which UK stores to you wish you could have in the US?
More Topshops! I love them but I think we only have one in NY.

Hope you guys enjoyed it!
Love Philli
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Sunny Mondays…

Some photos I took myself!

This is the sign that will be flying by our tent at latitude, if your goingΒ  and you spot it, drop by and say hi, we shall have ribena in plastic champage glasses to offer you πŸ™‚

Hat and Dress- H&M (these will be making their way into my rucksack for Latitude i think)

Belt- vintage from a charity shop.

And on the subject of charity shops. i love them. My sister and I went shopping yesterday and bought sososo much. We have discovered that the best charity shops to go to are the ones where the little old ladies work. We found a Davidoff Bag for Β£6.99, looked it up on the internet, it was worth $1500. no joke.

Hope everyone had a sunny monday πŸ™‚

Love Philli


P.S. I may have gone a little overboard on the photo edititing…. Dont blame me… blame piknic πŸ™‚

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I am where I am.

Whilst trying desperately trying (and failing) to find somewhere to go do some fashion design work experience or an internship, that wont cost me a bomb to get to, and that will accept a 16 year old that designs and makes clothes from bed sheets. Sometimes i feel so frustrated to live in York, to me it just seems like the middle of nowhere. Nothing seems to happen here. All the cool stuff is in London.

But then I thought again, York is an beautiful historic city, its small, but still has a really good selection of high street shops, such as a massive Topshop, some lovely boutiques and some amazing vintage shops. Plus it is the site of the British Style Bloggers meet up this August, which I am very exited to attend.

And becuase i want you guys to know how cool I am, its also on the east coast mainline, meaning that a shopping trip to London is only 2 hours away.

I can do big citys when i go to uni.

Be happy with what you’ve got πŸ™‚

Love Philli


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I know I’ve already done a post about her, but i was flicking through my old copy’s of Harper Bazaar the other day and I stumbled across this editorial. Wow. She can just wear anything and look amazing. There are more amazing photos from this shoot, but I couldn’t find any good quality ones.

Love Philli


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Dusk Rising is now on Twitter

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Summer kind of wonderful…

Summer. For me it beings in three weeks, I will have finished my exams, and right about now I will be at my house getting ready for prom with my best friends. It’ll be amazing, whilst it wont be the fancy affair most T.V. programmes have lead to me believe that US high schools have, I’m going to enjoy dancing in the school hall where we have spend the last 5 years, making fun of the D.J. who probably doesn’t know what good music is and drinking orange juice from a plastic cup. But then comes the goodnessknowshowmany weeks of freedom, before starting all a fresh at a new school in September to do the IB.

If anyone read my post about Florence and the Machine a little while back, I mentioned that I was going to Latitude festival. That’s right I’m packing my wellies and my waterproof and heading all the way to Suffolk from Yorkshire, via about 4 or 5 trains.

This picture is just… wow. It just looks so amazing, being part of that atmosphere, singing along at the top of my voice having an awesome time with my friends. The main reason we are going to Latitude rather than the local Leeds Fest, is 1, we would rather our tents weren’t burnt down and 2. we love folk/alternative music such as Mumord and Sons, Joshua Radin, Darwin Deeze to name a few, and it has the best comedy/arts/theatre/dance/cabaret of any U.K. festival.

So time for a little summer inspiration?

Whats your favorite thing about summer?

Love Philli


P.S. If you can guess what T.V. show I borrowed this title from, bonus points and extra love for you πŸ™‚

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I don’t think there is much I can say about this, it pretty much speaks for its self. But if i had to describe it in 3 words, I would say Elegant, stylish and classic.

You’ve got to love YSL.

Love Philli


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