CARA FOR MULBERRY

Mulberry seem to be in the headlines a lot lately.  Emma Hill has announced her departure from the brand after a very successful design period and now we've been treated to the images for the FW13 campaign featuring none other than (surprise surprise) Cara Delevigne.  Would there be such widespread talk over the new campaign if it didn't feature Cara?  Probably not, but it does.  Team that with the winning combination of photographer Tim Walker and director Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and you have yourself a stunning ethereal countryside influenced campaign.







OLSENS X BIK BOK

How super exciting is this?  An Olsen high street collaboration... could anything be more genius?  Everyone wants to be the third Olsen twin (if you say you don't you're lying) but trying to put together your own version of their totally individual style doesn't always work out, just how do they do it?!  Next best thing, high street collab.  My only qualm is that Bik Bok only ships to Norway and Sweden, nnnnooooo how can you do this to us?!  Let's all get on our knees and say a little prayer that they will introduce international shipping asap.  Light bulb, can you say Olsens for H&M?  Anyone from H&M reading this... make it happen!







NUTELLA YOGHURT BROWNIES

Often in my home I'm called upon to 'whip up something sweet' when there's nothing in the house.  My family seem to believe that I'm some sort of cake fairy that can create something marvelous in a matter of minutes with no forewarning or planning.  It's not that easy.  Being a baker means i usually have to hand most of the main ingredients to make something sweet, however there are times when I've simply run out.  A prime example was this past weekend when everyone was cheering for brownies but I had no butter (who ever has no butter?!) and it was too late to visit the shop.  This called for a substitute so I resorted to Nutella Yoghurt brownies (no butter, no egg) which are delicious in their own right.











Ingredients:

200 gm Nutella
1 cup AP Flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup low fat yoghurt
1/3 cup oil, I used sun flower oil
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup dry toasted chopped hazelnuts
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp instant coffee powder 
a pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a square pan with greaseproof papr. Heat Nutella in a microwave safe bowl till it is runny in consistency (about 2 mins).

2. Sift all the dry ingredients.

3. In a jug, whisk oil, milk, yogurt, vanilla and sugar. Add this to the Nutella and stir. Pour it into the dry ingredient mixture and stir till well incorporated.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake it at 180C for 15 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

5. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before taking them out. Slice and serve them warm.





WILDFOX PRE FALL

Another dreamy collection from Wildfox.  They seem to hit the nail on the head every time.  This collection screams lazy days down by the river with beautiful floral embroidered sweaters, cosmic prints that make me think of clear starry summer night skies and plenty of bagginess which we all know is totally my thing.  How major is the rolled up sweats, slouchy tee combo?  Will probably buy that complete outfit, find a stream and roam around barefoot like a hippy child.