MENSWEAR COLLABORATION WITH &BLANC

&Blanc Collaboration, Photography by Joshua Peroti 

&Blanc Collaboration, Photography by Joshua Peroti 

&Blanc Collaboration, Photography by Joshua Peroti 

Hey guys, I'm back! After taking a 2 month break out of blogging, I have a lot of things lined up, VogueWonders is changing! For the past few weeks I have been working on new ideas and changing the theme of this blog. I will slowly be moving to a fully menswear/unisex blog, also touching down on the music scene in which you can view by clicking on the 'discover' tab!

To start off this new venture, here's a collaboration with &BLANC, an independent Nottingham based brand.

&BLANC stock a range of fashion brands such as Alpha IndustriesÉtudesHan KjøbenhavnHappy SocksKarim MaherLibertine - Libertine, and Wood Wood.  In this collab I'm wearing a gorgeous Denim Jacket by Han Kjøbenhavn.

This is an absolute staple piece for your wardrobe, the details and quality on the jacket is amazing featuring a removable Velcro white 'V' detailing, branded button fasting, and not to mention the cut on this is perfect, fitting to your body shape.

I simply styled this with Dr Martens; Denim and Cherry Dr Martens is always a winner, such a good combo, I chose to layer this by wearing a white net vest top and an oversized a longline grey shirt from ZARA. This was completed with straight leg trousers also from ZARA.

Check out &BlANC over on Instagram @andblancfashion/ and their online store at https://andblancfashion.com/ 

If you’re around Nottingham, visiting the store is a must!

9 Kings Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2AE, United Kingdom

Thanks, Arooj xo

 

 

Bouclème Review | Hair Care Routine

So, I get many tweets asking what products I use for my hair and how I get it how it is, today at last I’m finally doing a blog post on my hair routine! In all honestly, I don’t use much product on my hair as it already is naturally curly, I usually just twist it into a bun at night and open it in the morning so curls are tighter and my hair has more volume.

However, recently I’ve been using some amazing hair products by Boucleme. if you haven’t already heard of this brand they are a British haircare brand founded by Michele Scott-Lynch. Boucleme work closely with a leading chemist and specialist pefurmer based in the South West of England to create their nutrient rich formulations.

I have only been using these products for just over a week now and I am absolutely in love! This is lierally a god sent. No joke. In the past I have found my hair to be quite dry and very knotty sometimes, since using Boucleme my curls feel a lot softer, lighter and even look healthier. There is so much more volume and I feel a lot more happier with how it is! – Now I’m just going to keep growing and growing it until I’m like Rapunzel….I can keep dreaming! I get my hair like this in 3 simple steps, here’s how it goes: 

1) Curl Cleanser

After applying shampoo, I simply apply a generous amount of Curl Cleanser to my fingertips and massage vigorously into scalp starting at the front and working my way down to the nape and then the sides. Speaking to Michelle she recommended I apply more to the length of my hair and loosely de-tangle as I do it. After doing that I rinse thoroughly continuing to massage my scalp whilst rinsing to ensure any dead skin cells and product are rinsed away. Using this feels amazing, you can literally feel the refreshment and moisture from the inside!

2. Curl Conditionor

I then move on to the Curl Conditioner, again applying a generous amount to the wet hair brushing my fingers through ensuring there are no knots. While I rise the conditioner off, I scrunch my hair up towards head to prevent water weighing down my loose curls. Using the curl conditior is so different to other conditioners I have used in the past. It makes my hair feel so milky and so full of moister, you can literally feel the natural ingredients in there, which includes virgin coconut, argan oil and aloe vera leaf, all this restores the needed  moisture and brings that shine back! 

3. Curl Defining Gel

Finally last but not least, the last step is to apply the curl defining gel to the wet hair. I simply pour a small amount into my palms and glide over the canopy of my hair, to get more volume and more curls I tip my head forward and apply more product underneath and scrunch my hair as I do it. To get the girls stronger I hold each section for 15 – 20 seconds.

Unlike other gels, Boucleme's curl defining gel is not sticky, it contains so much moisture and is so smooth, my curls look so soft after use! Once I use the gel, I wrap my  hair and twist it into a towel for 20 mins, ensuring my curls have that extra tight hold.

If you’re a curly head, Boucleme’s products are something I would definitely recommend! Its for all curl types, I can promise you won’t be disappointed! it really does deliver healthy, beautiful and defined curls. The products are available to buy on http://www.boucleme.co.uk/collections/all / You can also follow @Boucleme on twitter to keep up with their updates.

Hope you liked it!

Arooj x