Monday, 13 June 2011

Animal Prints – Love or Hate?

Here’s a confession: I’m terrified of animal prints.

Shoes by Matthew Williamson
I know, I know, they’re supposed to be extremely in fashion and yes, I can appreciate that they do look good in some cases but… I. Just. Can’t. Wear. Them. In fact I'd even go so far as to say that animal prints are a classic style that's stood the test of time.

That’s not to say I don’t buy animal prints. I do, but unfortunately they sit at the back of my closet patiently waiting for the day I’ll take them out. I don’t know if I’m too scared of the loud patterns or if I just don’t know how to style it.

Bag by Valentino

What do you guys think? Trashy or trendy? If you’re a follower of this trend (and even if you’re not) let me know what you think!

Animal prints on the runway

Red carpet sightings

Saira Bano in 'Padosan' (1968)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Quick Fix: 5-minute Cake-in-a-Mug!

Attention, chocoholics! For those of you whose sweet tooth governs your heart (you know who you are!) we've found a super-quick, no-fuss chocolate cake recipe that's perfect for when you have that uncontrollable craving for some delicious dessert.

  • 4 Tablespoons cake flour
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Mug
  1. Mix flour, sugar and cocoa
  2. Spoon in 1 egg
  3. Pour in milk and oil, and mix well
  4. Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power
  5. Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug
  6. Eat the cake right out of the mug
(Source: Chow Bella Kids

Not a cake lover? Click here for instructions on how to make an omelette in a mug!