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  • Autumn-Winter 2014 Trends: Top 9 New Season Trends We Can't Wait To Wear

      London Fashion Week takes place from 12th - 16th September and is undoubtedly one of the most talked about exhibitions in the world. Showcasing the globe’s leading fashion talent and set over five days, the once trade event is now a city wide occasion. With a myriad of designers presenting their new looks, it’s interesting to see certain stylistic trends appearing. Here are our top 9 Autumn Winter 2014 trends!   Backpacks   One of the key fashion trends this year has to be the return of the backpack. Cara Delevingne collab
  • Winter Wonderlands - Three Magical European Christmas Markets

    Is there anything better than wrapping up warm and exploring a Christmas market? It’s your chance to not only get a taste of art and crafts from all over Europe but more importantly, a taste of its FOOD. Having said that, nothing beats the real thing. So, for a real taste of foreign delights, why not pack your bags and head abroad this year? We love winter city breaks here at Butterfly Twists. We get to explore ancient squares, beautiful gardens and more importantly said magical Christmas markets. We do have our favourites although all of E
  • The Best Female Bloggers on the Web

      Whether you're looking for a quick lunchtime read or handy how-to's, check out these sites from the best female bloggers to make your internet time more productive. Goodbye cat videos, hello actual inspiration.   Jillian Owens   Our go-to girl for inspirational vintage revamps, ReFashionista.net is a practical how-to for transforming questionable jumble into chic, wearable numbers. Whether you've been wielding a sewing machine since you picked up your first Crayolas, or are keen to transform that panic-buy of a 'bargain'
  • Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About High Heels

      We love high heels. They lengthen our legs, slim our calves and go with everything from jeans to pencil skirts. Plus, turns out they're a great conversation starter too. Next time your friends are moaning about their feet hurting on a night out, regale them with the following facts you never knew about high heels:   1. High heels were designed for going into battle, and no we don't mean the office. They actually formed part of the uniform for male Persian horseback warriors. The heels fit snugly into the saddle's stirrups so they could
  • Less Grey, More Yay - Our 5 Favourite Things About Winter

      Winter is officially here… and if you ask us, we say it’s a good thing. Okay, we could do without grey skies and infinite downpours but there are plenty of things about winter that we absolutely love. So get ready to get perky with some of our 5 favourite things about winter which are bound to make you smile.   Winter Clothes & Accessories             It could be summer every day but then when would we wear our favourite knitted hats, gloves and scarves? The first signs of winter are a cue to
  • The Best London Fireworks Displays This Bonfire Night 2014

      Bonfire Night is almost upon us, meaning it’s time to 'remember, remember' those winter essentials! The perfect Bonfire Night outfit should keep you warm, dry and comfortable during what could be a long few hours in a London field. Cosy cardigans and chunky knitted scarves are the order of the day along with a waterproof coat if there is a chance of rain. More importantly, don’t forget your rain boots - there’s nothing worse than standing hours outside with wet feet. Luckily we have a pair to match every outfit between our two-ton
  • Pretty, Scary - 5 Halloween Parties In London To Be Seen (Dead) At

      ‘Tis the season to be spooky and, as Halloween creepy-crawls toward us, some of London’s biggest and best party venues are planning all kinds of nocturnal delights. Here are some of the Halloween parties in London at which you might bump into us this 31st October:   Hollywood Forever - Halloween at Egg       North London’s Egg is celebrating Halloween 2014 with a razor sharp selection of house and techno music from DJ’s like German Brigante, Hector Couto and Cuarto. Best of all, the club will be transformed
  • The Five Best TED Talks You Have To See

    TED talks unite some of the world's greatest thinkers for a series of conferences discussing 'technology, education, design'.  There are thousands of 'ideas worth spreading' out there, but a few are guaranteed to blow your mind. Next time you need a little inspiration, here are five best TED talks you have to see:   Elizabeth Gilbert  - Your Elusive Creative Genius   We don't want to be melodramatic, but if you're a writer, artist or creative of any kind, this may just change the entire way you see your work. Author of the best-s
  • Ready To Scare – Fashionable Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Buy On The High Street

    You could go to a costume shop this Halloween, or throw a sheet over your head, but it’s also possible to look frightening and frightfully good in some pieces you’ll find on the high street (and it has the added bonus of not massacring your bed linen. Result!). In readiness for Halloween 2014, we’ve put together four freaky and fashionable Halloween costume ideas, so now you can look bone-chilling and bang-on-trend at the same time.   The Pumpkin   Pumpkins are as ‘Halloween’ as it gets. If you’re hosting a party or heade
  • The World’s Coolest Libraries

    As any devoted bookworm will tell you, there's something magical in the atmosphere of a good library. Whether it's the dusty smell of old books or the quiet hum of a modern city branch, stepping into these rooms stuffed with tall tales and centuries of knowledge takes us somewhere otherworldly. Here are some of the coolest libraries from around the world:   The Liyuan Library, China   In a small village two hours' drive away from the centre of Beijing sits a library surrounded by spectacular mountains. It's shaped as a rectangular block, b

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