I'm going to try and make this Instagram post a weekly feature on here (as long as I've taken enough photos to make a post). This is my final week in the UK before I leave for a month in Australia/New Zealand I'm super stressed at the moment trying to finalise assignments and prepare for my month away as best I can - final year definitely wasn't the best time for this trip. However, I'm SO beyond excited to be reunited with my Aunt, Uncle cousin and Godson I've not seen them since they emigrated to New Zealand in September last year :'(
From L-R:
My Christmas Wish List post, my babe of a house mate treating me to a Cadbury's yoghurt to ease the essay pain, cat-sitting Flo, the most delish meal I've made this term, my favourite and now entirely used up Yankee Candle (Sandalwood Vanilla), a picture my best friend drew of me, sending out an obscene amount of internship applications *fingers crossed!*, my other house mate treating me to a Waitrose cupcake - I've been spoilt with treats this week and a post on my Current Favourite Hair Products. Please do comment links below to your (weekly) instagram posts as I love having a snoop and nose at what people have been up to :)


For probably the first time ever I'm actually pretty happy with my hair (although I'd truly love it if it decided to grown 8 inches over night), something I attribute wholly to the products I've been using. I thought I'd share my current favourites with you :) I've been using various Red Ken products for over 18 months now and totally credit both my hair growth and condition to them. Each of their ranges are specially formulated for various types and after flitting between their blonde glam range I've settled on a mixture of their All Soft and Extreme range. All Soft is formulated especially for dry, brittle hair enriched with Keratin, with its interlocking protein network delivering targeted care, sublime conditioning and surface protection. I use the All Soft Conditioner which instantly detangles and helps to leave hair feeling moisturised with intense softness, movement and healthy-looking shine. It retails at £13.40 and can be purchased at quality hairdressing salons and department stores. The Extreme range is fortified for sensitized hair, its ingredients include 18-MEA and ceramide, similar to the All Soft range it helps to deliver targeted care and protection. It's said to reduce breakages by up to 73%. I use the Extreme Shampoo (£11.85) which has to be used twice each wash. Used to cleanses your hair whilst gently fortifying damaged hair and providing a healthy shine. I also use the Extreme Anti-Snap (£19.40), a leave in treatment which provides heat protection, reduces split ends and the friction caused by brushing. I've recently began using their Colour Extend Radiant-10 spray after being sent a sample. It's made from a unique bi-layor which combines a lotion with a spray in order to deliver 10 benefits including nourishment and revival. Although I religiously use the above products and elect not to wash my hair when I can't use them (I've become such a hair snob) Philip Kingsley's Elazticiser - Pre Shampoo Treatment is my all time favourite hair product. It's usually quite expensive (£26.25) to purchase so I always buy some whenever it's available on buyapowa. It's my holy grail, desert island product: the results are instant and my hair just feels incredible after sleeping in it with the Philip Kingsley shower cap on (super sexy). To prolong my blonde colour between trips to the hairdressers I use a silver shampoo, my favourite at the moment is actually one from my hairdressers own brand: Paul Watts Hair called Brilliant Blonde. It removes/neutralises the brassy yellow tones in blonde hair, lightening roots and prolonging colour. However don't leave it on for too long as I accidentally turned my hair white grey when I first used it a couple of years ago - ooops! My favourite ever serums are John Frieda's Original Formula hair serum (£6.29) and the Thermal Protection Formula hair serum (£6.29) (which also protects hair against UV exposure). They basically do what all serums do, remove frizz and create a silky gloss but they're the best two I've used. The best protein spray I've used so far is the Label M one I was given in my Vogue Gift Bag at FNO. It's great at shielding hair from UV rays whilst increasing shine - a really difficult thing to achieve with blonde hair. Please do let me know what you're favourite products are and if there's any you'd recommend. *All the prices included within the post are what I paid for them when I purchased the products from Salons and Department Stores, I will in the future be re-purchasing them online but I personally prefer to be advised on a product (especially when they're significantly more expensive than drug store options).*


Despite there being a strict no present rule in my household this year (we're going on a huge family holiday instead), these are a few of the things I've been lusting after for quite a while. I haven't included many clothing items as because I'm heading to New Zealand I've been buying tees and shorts rather than trousers and leathers. Let me know what you think to my selection :) I do wish someone would totally spoil me with all these lovely things! Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb gift set: John Lewis £79.50 / YSL Lipstick in 111 Rouge Hellios: Selfridges - £23.50 MAC - eye shadow in Kid: MAC - £10.00 / Converse - white: ASOS - £40.00 Clinique - Moisture Surge Extreme Thirst: Clinique - £32.00 / Mulberry - Evelina Satchel in Black: Mulberry Outlet - £147.35 - BARGAIN - someone please buy me this beauty, I've lusted after it for months! ASOS - Amelia Boots with ankle fringing: ASOS - £28 £19.50 / Office - Leather Loafers: Office -£65 Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch - Cheap Smells: £19.95 / ASOS Trousers in Rose Jacquared: ASOS - £40.00 Moschino Love Bangle: ASOS - £80.00 / Yankee Candle Sandalwood Vanilla: ebay - £20.00 P.SIt's the final day of my blog giveaway so do make sure you've entered :)


Top: Blitz Vintage 
Skirt: Oasis

I've had the most boring weekend following my exciting Catwalk to Campus photo shoot on friday. I fly to Australia on saturday and have the most ridiculous amount of work to do before then so I've been shut in my room typing. It's soo cold I've had to put on a hat, scarf and gloves :( This is an outfit I wore the other Wednesday when my boy and I went to see Twilight, I don't know whether I just watched it in an odd mood but I couldn't stop laughing throughout the entire film. I laughed so hard at the CGI baby and Edward and Bella's cringey sex talk that I had stomach pains. I'm totally sans make up in all the photos as I'm so low on all my beauty products I'm only using them when its absolutely necessary - I've been saving for the all the duty free's I'm going through next weekend :D I picked up this intricately embellished top about a month ago from Blitz Vintage in Shoreditch. It's so heavy but lovely, the beading is so perfect it looks like a print from afar. I've become slightly infatuated with vintage garments recently and have picked up an incredible black faux fur coat and a super cute floral skirt. After being in the same tube carriage as two other girls who were wearing the same coat as me I've been swayed into purchasing less mass produced items. Have you picked up any vintage finds recently? Or can you recommend any especially great vintage stores in London? P.S don't forget to enter my giveaway - there's only a day left to go before it closes!


Kindle: Tesco
Pleather case: Ebay

I finally succumbed and purchased a Kindle, after despising them since their release. I love actual books, actually seeing how much you've read rather than a percentage and the cover art. My dream, till this year, was to have an entire shelf of Penguin classics on display when you walked into my (dream) house. However since interning with the publishing house this dream was totally tarnished by how utterly unprofessional and horrendous the team I was working with were. I now have a broad collection of classics but sadly quite a disdain for the publisher. As I'm leaving for a 24 hour flight and a month in Australia/New Zealand a week today I felt this would be the most practical investment, as I'll be able to read all the novels on my reading list for next term and research for my dissertation without lugging bulky and heavy books about. I was really tempted by Tesco's £10 off offer for new customers which I saw through a Martin Lewis (megga babe) email, purchasing it through a cash back website also enabled me to get £5 cash back on my purchase: total bargain or what?! I went for the original 6" Amazon Kindle with wi-fi which I may already be slightly regretting as it doesn't have a back light or touch screen - using the buttons is already annoying me. I've already downloaded Victoria Coren, Caitlin Moran's works (as my Kobo app has totally messed up) and Great Expectations (I'm so excited for the film's release Miss Havisham is one of my all time favourite literary figures and Helena Bonham-Carter is just the most perfect actress to play her), please recommend any other novel's as after having my head in too many academic books I'm quite out the loop.


The studio.
The hair and make up for the look I was emulating.
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Today has been super surreal. I participated in a photo shoot for Cosmopolitan Magazine, for their Cosmo to Campus feature. A feature which recreates the high end and couture looks seen on the catwalk with high street garments which are modelled by university students. The stylist Laura and make up artist were such babes I had so much fun shooting with them, and learnt lots of clever make up tricks :) I was able to select my outfit for the shoot, and chose a cute yellow and white drop hem dress which ended up being ridiculously short (I'm so anxious my thighs look gigantic that I've been on the edge of majorly freaking out since the shoot :S). The issue I'll be in isn't out till February but I thought I'd share a few behind the scenes photos with you guys! :) Let me know what you think to my outfit, hair and make up :) Hope you've had a good day, I'm so excited for the weekend :D I'm going out for cocktails with my house mates to celebrate one of their birthday's and hopefully heading to winter wonderland with my boy. Have you got anything excited planned?


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It's been a bloody long time since I last did one of these posts. I'm currently in the middle of preparing for an utterly horrendous 20 minute presentation on Rilke - which has to be amazing as it's what my subsequent 4,000 word assignment will be on *snooze*. To say I'm over this module would be an understatement. I used to genuinely enjoy reading stuff like this but the prospect of discussing his work in relation to Tolstoy at present is making me want to die. I blame this wholly on the fact that I leave for a month's holiday in Australia/New Zealand in just over a week and I'm beyond excited/terrified about baring my un-prepared bikini body.

I've been cramming an awful lot in this month as I'll be out the country for an entire month, I quit my job which felt incredible, with work restrictions lifted I was finally able to visit my best girl in Oxford, celebrate two of my other best friend's 22nd - one of which I got far too drunk at and utterly embarrassed myself, celebrated my boyfriend's 22nd at the Ice Bar, ordered far too many bikinis from ASOS, modelled in my first real photo shoot for my friend's uni project and realised that I really need to re-buy my favourite perfume. It was my first blogging birthday which saw a competition collaboration with Coco Deville.

I've got a lot of horrific work to get done this week but I have the most exciting day on Friday which I can't wait to tell you all about :D What have you been up to so far? It's weird not being remotely excited for Christmas (my fam and I are visiting family who emigrated to NZ instead, so no presents, tree's decorations or dinner for me - although my parents kindly brought me a lovely advent calendar).

#MotelXmas photobooth fun

Selina and I
The entire Motel team - megga babes ♥
My babe Lucyboots
Lucy, Mary and I

Sorry for the poor quality of some of the photos, I'll replace them with the originals once they've been uploaded onto the company's website. Photobooths are such a fun feature to have at a party, providing great entertainment; I felt especially nostalgic dressing up as Minnie Mouse for the photos as she was my childhood idol (see below). I've spent this weekend at home packing for my month's trip to New Zealand, my little dog re-discovered my Minnie Mouse cuddly toy from yearss ago.

#MotelXmas Bloggers Christmas Party

Images courtesy of Motel

On Monday evening I assisted at Motel's #MotelXmas christmas bloggers party. It was such a great event, held at Floripa in Shoreditch, with hair by Lee Stafford, lashes by Eyelure, make-up by My Face Cosmetics, a photobooth (of which I'll do a separate post on) and copious amounts of cocktails and pop chips. It was such fun, although Selina and I were freezing on the door at the start of the night so I look terribly hunchbacked in most of the photos, or super pasty. I leave for a month in New Zealand in two weeks and am ridiculously excited to get a tan! I wore the Verona Bodycon dress with my Topshop black skater skirt over the top as I was having a bit of a fat day. It was so lovely to catch up with my favourite bloggers: Charlene, Lucy, Lauren, Mary, Jemma, Lisa Claire and Elodie and meet some other lovely girls including Lucia who was lucky enough to have her hair done by Lee Stafford himself. If you attended the event do let me know what you received as your gift as there were some very intriguingly wrapped boxes!

Also do remember to enter my competition, only three days to go!


Hope you've all had a lovely weekend, I had a very exhausting but fun one shooting for two magazines (I'll post the photos for one of them later this week :D) and visiting my best friend in Oxford, which was so much fun!

Despite neglecting my blog lately due to the intense pressures of third year (yes, it's even worse than everyone tells you it will be) and planning for my month trip to New Zealand to visit family in a couple of weeks, I really do enjoy it. I've met some lovely people (including my babe of a housemate) and attended some really cool events. It's weird that a year's passed since I first posted but this has definitely been one of the best and busiest of my life: I've completed fifteen internships, scraped a 2.1, turned twenty-one, visited Paris and commenced my final year at uni.
I therefore thought it'd be lovely to do my first giveaway to celebrate a year of Sarah-Rose Goes... (even if it isn't the most consistent thing).I have collaborated with the popular online fashion store Coco Deville to give you the opportunity to win one of their gorgeous Monsieur Steve tee's. All of the above are available to be won and the lovely Katy from Coco Deville will be selecting one at random for the lucky winner :)

Competition rules:

. You must be following both myself and Coco Deville on:

. our blogs via GFC (Coco Deville)
. Twitter (me) (Coco Deville)
. Facebook (me) (Coco Deville)

. The competition is exclusive to the UK
. One winner, will win a Monsieur Steve tee selected at random by Katy.

Good Luck :) a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition has been extended for an additional week as entrants MUST be following both this and Coco Deville's blog's via GFC, if you have entered without following these blogs, make sure you are following both before the closing date otherwise your entry won't count.


Dress: All Saints *
Leggings: American Apparel
Socks: Topshop
Boots: All Saints *(Rustic Chelsea)

This is possibly one of my all time favourite dresses, it's made from Italian Cloth and has the cutest peter pan collar - a trend I don't seem able to get over. It's currently sold out, soo I'm super, super happy I managed to get it as I'd had my eye on it for weeks and weeks. The only issue with it is that if its worn with tights a static is created which holds the dress up, which isn't ideal if its your work dress and your job involves bending over a lot - literally so many embarrassing instances have occurred I've taken to wearing it with leggings and socks (don't judge me). I used my All Saints uniform to get both this dress and the boots (last season - may be available in the archive section). I'm infatuated with almost everything from this season's collection and cannot wait for my loan to arrive so I can make optimum use of my discount. Have you purchased anything from All Saints recently?


Top: TopshopSkirt: TopshopNecklace: Topshop *Shoes: ASOS
It's been far too long since I last posted an outfit post on here. I've been struggling immensely financially and haven't actually purchased any new clothes since August (I brought a scarf and coat in September as they were essential for warmth and I can easily hide literally any old out underneath - bloody good plan!). My student finance still hasn't arrived, so all of my savings and wages from work have been paying for my flat, oyster card and fruit juice addiction. Hopefully it'll arrive very shortly, although I've had to borrow so much recently that I'm certain it will just go straight back to my lovely boyfriend and parents who've very kindly subbed me recently. Which means the numerous 'I need...' and 'I want...' lists will have to wait until I get chosen for a medical trial. I've established a DIY fashion feature in my University magazine which is going down really well, and forcing me to rethink and reinvent various garments which had previously been relegated to the back of my wardrobe. I'll post all the bits I've done so far on my other blog later today :) These photos were taken by my friend Alex before our club sport session at the SU the other week. The necklace is one of my favourite things at the moment and something I was kindly given by my Co Editor on a shoot we did recently. I've not seen this exact one in store but I've seen ones with black cording which look just as lovely. I'm a few away from 100 followers mile stone and a week away from my blogging birthday so keep checking back for a competition as I've been approached by a very exciting online store!!


Get 30% off Motel Rocks this Halloween weekend when you use the discount code 'sarahrose.


Sorry for going M.I.A for the past month, I'd initially wanted to continue my fashion week posts with the below article from LFW but there were a few issues at the magazine it was for and I didn't want to post it before it was published. I had the opportunity to interview the incredible and iconic Pam Hogg, sit behind Jaime Winstone & Alfie Allen and meet Marky Ramone, Bobby Gillespie, Kate Nash and numerous other influential individuals - read my below article for more deets:

Renowned for her innovative style, creativity and refusal to conform to the mainstream, Pam Hogg is an iconic force to be reckoned with. Her S/S 13 collection presented at Vauxhall Fashion Scout was one of the most anticipated collections of London Fashion Week. Lady Mary Charteris' gave Hogg full creative control over her highly publicised wedding dress and wedding attire seemed to be an unconscious inspiration for Hogg's simply stunning Elizabeth I inspired collection.

Full to capacity with hundreds left queuing outside and a FROW comprised of a who’s who of Rock and Roll history, from the onset the audience knew it was going to spectacular! I sat behind Jaime Winstone and Alfie Allen and spied Marky Ramone, Jo Wood, Kate Nash, Nick Rhodes, Bobby Gillespie, Nick Cave and Lady Lloyd in attendance.

Entitled "Save Our Souls" - "S.O.S" Pam Hogg's collection was inspired by the apocalypse "the ashes from the flame, the men, the pioneers, the future. That's it." Showcasing a truly unique and inspiring collection that combined metallic silver and neon jumpsuits with beautiful but risqué nurse attire: consider Florence Nightingale in a thong and you’re half way there… Bobby Gillespie, according to Hogg was "dying to get ill to go to a hospital" after watching the show, and who could blame him?! Hogg is very particular about selecting her models that she refers to as "her girls" and it definitely pays off. The models, including Alice Dellal and Lady Mary Charteris, create and maintain the notion of Hogg's inspiration, enhancing each look whilst retaining the essence of a powerful warrior woman that Hogg so effectually maintains each season. Gillespie confirmed that Hogg's "women look powerful and sexy...almost warrior like:"

For a designer who has so achieved so much Hogg still relishes her dedication to her talent, reiterating that she "does everything: I cut and make the whole thing...I'm a recluse, I do this day and night." This refreshing ethic is inspiring as she remains motivated by her further "potential that I'd like to meet." She's genuinely touched by each compliment of her work, irrespective of whether it was from myself or Marky Ramone. The drummer commented, "that was the future" before elaborating that "I told her that I finally saw in the fashion world what's going to happen...her stuff is 10 years ahead of anyone else's I've seen." Pam Hogg is such a Fashion Icon and it was, without a doubt, my favourite show of the season.


Dress (worn as top): French Connection
Skirt: Topshop
Tights: George
Shoes: ASOS
Bag: Ebay

We designated the tickets we had for day three of LFW to the magazine's contributing writers so my co-fashion editor and I could shoot for the second edition of the magazine at Somerset House. The concept was brilliant and our models were incredible - at one point our poor photographer was actually pushed out of the area we were shooting as the girls were surrounded by photographers wanting them for street style bits!

It was an amazing shoot and a brilliant day and those who follow me on instagram (I'm @SarahRoseGoes) will have been able to see a sneak peek of some of the looks.

Today's been very laid back and lovely as my first show is at 5.30 so I've been able to relax and type up show reports - whilst preparing questions for my interview with the legend that is Pam Hogg this evening. I'm also off to an after party which will undoubtedly be brilliant.

Are you at LFW today? I can't believe it's all over tomorrow :( it's been so wonderful!

LONDON FASHION WEEK: DAY 2 - Antipodium and One's to Watch

Top: All Saints
Dress (worn as skirt): Topshop
Boots: All Saints
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co at ASOS

I spent the majority of today at Vauxhaull Fashion Scout watching the One's to Watch show featuring Charlotte Simpson, Hana Cha, Hellen Van Rees and Ming Pin Tien, Antipodium on Mercer Street and Ashley Isham at Goldsmiths Hall.

I was on the front row for both One's to Watch (where their gift bags were an absolute god send. Coconut Water, Berrocca, Compeed Plasters and BB cream amongst numerous other bits are basically LFW's first aid kit)and Antipodium. For the Antipodium show it was wonderful but terribly odd as I was sat next to the Fashion Editor and Assistant at a magazine I interned at earlier on in the year. They were both lovely and friendly but it resulted in the guy next to me asking lots of questions about what I did etc. Pretty awkward when you're sat amongst key fashion editors and your simply representing your university paper. However the Gin and Ginger drinks we were given in the courtyard enabled me to relax a lot more and thoroughly enjoy the most SPECTACULAR SHOW. With a futuristic fembot, hi-tech perfection and construction as the inspiration it was just incredible.

SO wonderful. My favourite show of the day. Charlotte Simpson was a VERY close second. Her collection is so chic and simplistic - and the colours which are base upon the human gustatory system, were utterly beautiful.

I was lucky enough to interview all of the Ones to Watch designers backstage which was such great experience. I'll post a link to my interview it when it's uploaded :) What's been your favourite show of the S/S 13 season so far?
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