Westfield Stratford Shopping


My nearest shopping center is the Westfield in Stratford London, which was built as part of the Olympic renovation scheme. It is absolutely massive, there are so many beautiful shops both inside and out and although there is not the luxury department like there is at the Westfield in Shephard’s bush, they do have some great shops for buying small fun family Christmas presents, like H&M, Primark, Zara and TK Max.

As many of you have already guessed, I am a last minute person. I didn’t get my Halloween outfit sorted until after 4pm on the day, I realized I had my final law exam just two days before the exam was to take place and, despite every time saying that I have learnt my lesson, I obviously never do, because I left all my Christmas shopping until the very last minute. Indeed, by the time the 24th came, I was really dreading facing the big crowds knowing that I had such limited time I would probably end up going into endless shops not being able to find the right thing, sweating and more sweating and then buying way too many things for myself…

So I decided to go to the Westfield in Stratford to see what I could get in 4 hours for my parents, my brother & his girlfriend, my sister & her boyfriend and perhaps even a little something for grandma… I ended up doing quite well and I will be sharing with you my Christmas present gift guide (which will now all be in the SALE! Hurray!) and also sharing what I ended up buying 🙂

In the meantime here is the outfit that I wore to Stratford and the type of look that I like wearing when I have to do some power shopping – flat comfortable shoes (uggs or slip-ons), a big over sized coat or jumper, a light cross body purse, so that I don’t freak out every 2 seconds thinking I have lost/left/had stolen/abandoned my bag somewhere.

I hope that you are enjoying your Christmas!

Best wishes,

Abi xxx


Leopard Shoes – DUNE

Black padded clutch – ARMANI JEANS (from FARFETCH)

Black Wool & Silk Coat – JOVIS

Ripped Jeans – VINTAGE

Chunky knit scarf – ASOS



Tie Break Tens


These past few weeks have been amazing, we have been working really hard on some great collaborations that I can’t wait to share with you all. Tomorrow we are off to Paris to shoot some cool looks and to attend some meetings, because although I am still posting about this season’s fashion week, we are already preparing next year’s fashion season where we hope to travel to all 4 main fashion weeks in February.

So amongst all this work it was amazing to be invited last weekend to attend and cover Tie Break Tens, an awesome tennis tournament that was aired on Sky Sports. Some of you may not know this, but I used to play professional tennis and was on the WTA world tennis tour for 4 years and part of starting my blog was to share our travels and adventure of our life on tour. It must therefore come as no surprise that I am a real sports fan so it was really great seeing such an incredible line up of famous players play at one London’s most iconic venues the Royal Albert Hall.

Tie Break Tens is such a great concept that I truly believe it has revolutionised competitive tennis. The whole tournament was to take place on one day, each match would be just 10 points long and the winner would take all, the massive $250,000 dollar prize! I could see that with such high stakes and such a quick victory or defeat that the intensity and the wow factor of the game would be increased but I could never have imaged in my wildest dreams the awesome events that ensued…

The tennis was being played from 6pm until 9pm on the Saturday, which meant that people who work during the week or who can’t take a full day or week off for some serious tennis watching could go too. We arrived early at the beautiful Royal Albert Hall just after 3.30pm to attend Andy Murray, John McEnroe and Kyle Edmund’s pre-match Press conference. We walked down into a very sumptuous green room, filled with match score boards from the previous tournament, Champions Tennis, that saw great veterans compete, with the winner Xavier Malisse earning a wild-card entry into Tie Break Tens to compete for $250,000. There were news channels, other bloggers, massive video cameras and us and we were all invited to sit in the front rows to ask the our questions to the players, two of whom had just come back from Belgium having won the Davis Cup for Britain! I lived streamed some of the press conference on my Snapchat (AbigailRoyston), it was great to hear what the players had to say – Murray hadn’t hit a ball since his massive victory but he had swung a racket in his bedroom at home and Kyle, only 20 years old was still wearing a look of disbelief that he was now amongst the legends.  John McEnroe was as animated as ever, playing some serious phycological games on the young players, knowing that he now had a better advantage without the three long sets that he would otherwise have had to play in order to win.



After taking some photos in the green room we were invited up to the top balcony, into the VIP area to watch the pre-match warm up and to have canapés and champagne. The Lanson Champagne from was to die for, the setting was sublime, giant photos of all the greats adorned the walls, white illuminated rackets and the most beautiful table settings ever with white ivory candelabras. It really felt so special to be able to enjoy tennis in such an elegant setting and the view over the whole hall and the court was fabulous.



After two flutes of champagne and unlimited canapés, we were accompanied by the awesome Tie Break Tens team to our seats. One by one Annabella Croft announced the players, Tim Henman, Xavier Malisse, Andy Murray, John McEnroe, Kyle Edmund and David Ferrer…I couldn’t have been more excited about the line up and seeing so many great players, essentially playing 10 match points and all in one day! I was living any tennis fans dream and the matches hadn’t even begun!

The tournament was structure was the following, the players made up two groups, group A and B and each player in the group had to play the other two in his group, so the first phase was a round robin and then much like the football world cup, the winner of Group A would then qualify and play the runner up of Group B and then the winner of Group B would quality and play the runner up of Group A. The winners would then play for the massive prize and the other two would battle it out for 3rd and 4th place. The veterans were put into one group and so the first match of the day was Tim Henman vs. John McEnroe, a match that was an absolute joy to watch and which Tim, after much crowd pleasing by John McEnroe, ultimately won. The short points meant that every match was unpredictable, John McEnroe just missed out on a place in the semi’s after loosing a 7-1 lead against Xavier Malisse 7-10, and of course having lost in the first round against Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund then made his way into the final to face him again having beaten the winner of the veteran group. The players were on great form laughing and joking with the crowd despite the high stakes, which made the whole event so much fun!

In a massive twist of fate, Kyle Edmund having lost easily to Andy Murray in the first round, ended up playing amazingly well in the final and won, thus doubling the total of his career prize money in a day! We were called down to view the prize giving ceremony from the reporters box and then, after Kyle received his prize, we went on court with Londongramer to watch vloggers Oakelfish and George Benson try to return Andy Murray’s serves. And I did say try…

After the match we had drinks and ate some amazing food with the players. I was meant to interview Tim Henman but due to scheduling difficulties this was put on hold, but I did get a few cheeky  photos for Andy Murray, when we discussed our time at the Open in Barcelona and caught up on some of the good friends that we have in common. Peruvian Charles, you know who I am talking about 😉 Andy was so nice, incredibly gracious in defeat, an incredible star and great role model who has raised over $50,000 with Andy’s Aces to help children in danger.

So here are some of the photos and videos from this amazing day with the most amazing team from Tie Break Tens. It was truly a privilege to cover such an incredible event, especially as one of the reasons why I started My Girls On Tour was to share my travel adventures and stories from my time playing the world tennis tour – hence the name My Girls On Tour!

Hope you like the photos of Tie Break Tens and I wanted to ask all you tennis fans out there, if you could pick one player from the history of tennis to join Tie Break Tens who would you pick and why…Can you imagine Roger Federrer vs. Nadal with the winner playing DJokovic all in one day! Mind blowing I know!

Happy Monday everybody, below is my full video of the event! 🙂









Winter Wonderland with Farfetch

imageIt’s getting pretty cold over here in London and it still hasn’t snowed, but since the beginning of December things have started to feel and look super festive thanks to all the beautiful Christmas lights and  Christmas markets that have sprung up over town.

 I was really excited when Eleasha, a lovely new friend of mine and founder of Duchess of Fashion, invited me to join Farfetch and some of London’s coolest fashion bloggers at Winter Wonderland, a giant fair set up in Hyde Park with rides, the most amazing wooden winter villages, shops and of course mulled wine, waffles and hot chocolate stands.

This really was the best way to start off the Christmas period not least because I truly love Farfetch. All of you fashionistas definitely need to check them out if you haven’t done so already, because they are literally revolutionising the way people shop for designer items.  They bring together hundreds of the world’s best independent designer boutiques, so you can shop and fine some of the most beautiful pieces all in one place, making it so much easier to find great looks at the best prices. Sounds pretty good to me! 😉

The day was so much fun, I met some lovely lovely fashionistas who’s blog are absolutely amazing, including Vikki the founder of Style and Minimalism, Camila Carril, Ellie Adams who vblogs & blogs at TheEllenexdoor and Sarah Monaco from I Bleed Fashion. We had so much fun walking around, taking pictures of Minions, drinking hot chocolate, freezing our socks off in the beautiful Magic Ice Kingdom, getting a little freaked out in the giant fairest wheel when the carriage started swinging in the wind and of course skating and in my case evil laughing at the poor people crawling round, holding on to the side of the rink, trying not to fall over on the ice. Awesome times! And awesome squad gaols for that matter…*Taylor Swift you ain’t got nothing on us! HA!

For our day out I was pretty sure it was going to be cold so I wore a long khaki green coat, thick scarf and green lace up heels, that I have worn so many times they are now not only stylish but also comfortable, even though they didn’t look it. Eleasha made me laugh when she coined the phrase “fashion before reason” in reference to my look…Yes, that’s me haha fashion before reason! I wore my favourite Farfetch accessory, the Michael Kors  ‘Jet Set Traveller’ shoulder bag, that I chose because I thought that it would be perfect for winter, for chic little outings and for adding a little bit of colour to my winter outfits.

I shared a lot of my day on my Snapchat (Abigail Royston) but unfortunately because I didn’t save it (a lesson I never seem to learn), it has now gone, but I did do two video edits with the app Tipit and luckily I do have some awesome photos of our day taken by Preston Photography, that are way better anyway that the snaps that I took anyway 🙂 I loved seeing London in the glistening sun from high above in the fairest wheel with Vikki and Ellie and the magic ice kingdom was beautiful beyond words, with the most incredible ice statues carved into ogres, fairies, castle walls, thrones and wildlife. Stepping in was like going through the wardrobe in Narnia.  I never usually go on rides or go into fun houses when go to fairs because I am scarred of rollercoasters and I think that showing any interest in doing things will encourage people to push me onto one of those insane drop machines or those star shaped wheels that make people fly, so doing those fun things, off the beaten track and away from the churros and candy floss stands, made the day extra special.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week too, thank you for your lovely comments.

Abi xxx

Photos by Preston Photography


Michael Kors ‘Jet Set Traveller’ should bag – FARFETCH

Khaki Wool Coat – COS

Green Lace up Heels – ZARA

Ripped Flares – LOIS

Green & Blue Scarf – ZARA




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London Look


I absolutely love travelling and soon we will be jetting off to a super fabulous location, but as some of you have seen from my posts and Instagram, for the last couple of months I have spent a lot of my time in London working on lots of different collaborations, going to some super fun events and also going to lots of meetings! The weather is getting colder and all I can think about are bright green palm trees and beautiful beaches but things in London are so exciting and busy at the moment that I haven’t been able to leave the big smog.

So in homage to this super cool city, to the red phone boxes and the red buses, I decided to wear a fabulous black and red London Look to the Pop Pr Press day, that took place after London Fashion Week. The main focus of the look was a thick rib knit jumper with shoulder pads and gold buttons, that creates a really fierce Grace Jones 80’s style silhouette. I bought the jumper from a vintage store along Brick Lane and I am super pleased to have got it for just 20 pounds, especially as so many people have commented on it and have even thought it to be Versace. For me the piece created by the Italian designer Eleonora Scarmucci is so just special which is why I wore a black roll neck underneath and high waisted black jeans, to not only draw attention to it, but also to help with silhouette shape the top creates.

So here are some pictures that we shot of the look, close to my house in East London. I will be sharing some of my favourite designer’s from the Pop Pr Press Day tomorrow as well as some pics of the goodie bags and my amazing time with Revlon Professional, so make sure you stay tuned 🙂

In the meantime I wanted to ask, if you could create a London Look what would you wear? What city are you spending a lot of time in at the moment and what looks do you think represent that place? Let me know,

Happy Tuesday everybody! Abi xxx






Glitter Creepers – LONDON REBEL


Cashmere Black Roll-Neck – MASSIMO DUTTI


Pastels in Notting Hill

This weekend we decided to go to one of my favorite and iconic places in London, the setting to one of my most favorite films, to the place with the house with the blue door, where everything and anything is sold of the burrow…Yes you guessed it! Portebello Road and Notting Hill ❤

Now that it looks as if my parent’s London base will be finished within a couple of weeks, my Mum sat me down and ran through the items that they are going to be taking with them to kit their flat out. The good news is that we getting rid of the two seats that my boyfriend found in the bin… but the bad news is that along with the seats they need pretty much EVERYTHING else too. Negotiations over the cream toaster and kettle set have been hard fought and I regret to say that as I haven’t contributed financially to anything contested, my arguments over ownership have been running thin at the best of times… So, so far I have only managed to secured the dishwasher, an old microwave, the washing machine, Grandma’s toaster, the existing fridge, a mended hoover and a chair. Now that I am soon going to be presented with a few tough choices like whether to sacrifice buying a table and opt instead of sofa and a tray, or whether to blow the lot on a plasma TV & a cocktail shaker… I thought that I would go to Notting Hill and check out if I could bag any antique bargains at Portebello Road Market…

Although it was a very sunny day, the air was pretty crisp, so I decided to wear a down feathered jacket from DKNY, which I particularly like as it has a shinny exterior which glistens the colors of the rainbow when the sun hits it. I added a thick wool scarf from Primark that has been great to wrap round to keep warm and wore dark blue jeans and high-top Vans sneakers, that are comfortable, keep my feet warm and who’s white flash add a trendy casual street style look. I am enjoying wearing darker clothes this season and big thick knits and large scarves make great statement pieces and are definitely in this season.

The sun was shining and the rows of pastel colored Victoria Houses were so beautiful and really deserve their iconic status. It felt as if behind each facade, Hugh Grant could of been there ready to pop out to his library. It was really busy, full of tourists so probably not the best place to buy furniture, but they did have some very cute floral tea cups which were really pretty. The vintage clothes boutiques were all really unique too and one of my favourite market stalls had second hand very bright color hats. There was such a great buzz, it was truly a magical afternoon.So here are some of my pictures from our shopping day!

Some of my recommendations are 202 on Westbourne Grove, West London’s most stylish shopping street. It is an interior and fashion shop with lunch combination.  I love this place. It’s always buzzing and a very nice street to hang out in the weekend too. Don’t let the queue put you off! They are usually able to sit you down within a short amount of time. And it’s definitely worth the wait! the Churchill Arms on Kensington Church Street if you’ve done some shopping at High Street Kensington and feel like a beer in a traditional pub. Its got such a quirky exterior with hanging baskets, flowers and Union Jack flags and it’s where Churchill himself used to come for a quick “couple” of drinks. Another cool place is Bodo’s Schloss in South Kensington which is cool apres-ski bar, restaurant serving Austrian food like wiener schnitzel and beef goulash and club, under one ski hut kind of roof. They’ve gone pretty wild with their ski theme with the waiters wearing leiderhosen, alpine furniture everywhere and instead of mountain views, Tv screens with videos of people yodelling and skiing down the slopes.

So here are some of the pictures from our outing and of my outfit! ❤ Let me know what you think, Abi xxx













High Top Sneakers – VANS

Stone encrusted bracelet and necklace – ZEADES

Dark Blue Jeans – GUESS

Rainbow Reflector Jacket – DKNY

Thick Wool Scarf – PRIMARK

Pssssst…Are you looking for the famous Notting Hill blue door to William Thacker’s flat? Well it is at 280 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11 and a few minutes walk away is Hugh Grant’s travel book shop on 142 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11

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Liberty London


A few weeks ago we spent a couple of days filming in central London. Now I don’t tend to go too often to Oxford Circus, but it is a great place to go Sale shopping and our afternoon was surprisingly really fun. After trawling through racks and racks of clothes, we decided to go to Liberty’s, a very unique British department store housed in a Tudor revival building on Regent’s Street, constructed from the timbers of two ships: HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan. This is a place where the famous fashion blogger’s come to take pictures of the beautiful flowers outside this building’s unique facade, but it is also the perfect place for fashionista’s to find new styles, designers and unique garments.

Indeed, Liberty’s third floor’s central atrium is home to the Liberty Haberdashery department and is dedicated to the Liberty Art Fabrics collection, which introduces new designs and reused updated prints each season. Indeed, ever since it’s opening in 1875, when the shop began by selling ornaments, fabric and objets d’art from Japan and the East and then in 1884 when it introduced the costume department into the Regent Street store, creating in-house apparel to challenge the fashions of Paris, Liberty’s has been a fashion trailblazer and pioneer. Strong relationships were then built up in the 1890s with many English designers, many of whom including Archibald Knox, practised the artistic styles known as Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau. In this way Liberty helped develop Art Nouveau through his encouragement of such designers and the company became associated with this new style, to the extent that in Italy, Art Nouveau became known as the Stile Liberty, after the London shop.

If you are a designer it may be of interest to know, that every year, Liberty’s has a “Best of British Open Call Day” that you can register to go to, where you can pitch your designs directly to the store buyers. Every year they will choose the garments and products that they feel would fit with their brand and which they think will be of interest to their customers and they will then sell them in their store! Their webpage states that they are always on the lookout for undiscovered talent so maybe in 2015 you should have a go 😉





The Christmas lights were still up in town and it was just so nice walking around. It was a bit cold though, so we decided to be a bit extravagant and go to the Dorchester for a Gingerbread Man cocktail, which I highly recommend for a perfect girlie day out in town! For our outing I decided to wear a cute embossed jumper with pink roses that my boyfriend brought back from Spain and which is really feminine and bright, with an elegant white shirt, ripped jeans and a sprinkle of glitter in the shape of some London Rebel lace up creepers. To add some detail to the look, I added some gold and turquoise accessories that brought out the color of the leaves in the jumper. In the second outfit I am wearing all black everything, which is what I wore for filming, with rips in my knees and a backwards cap, but I will feature that look in another post coming soon 😀







Cream Coat – ZARA

Rose embellished jumper – LEFTIES

Ripped Jeans – PRIMARK

Glitter Creepers – LONDON REBEL

Gold and Turquoise Rings – PRIMARK

Turquoise triangle earrings – LEFTIES


PS: We have two new videos now up on my Youtube Channel “Abigail Royston” about my time at fashion week and giving some tips as to how you could go too!


Fashion Weekend in Canary Wharf


It’s passed midnight here in London and my car hasn’t turned into a pumpkin and my dress hasn’t disappeared into a puff of fairy dust, but… some magic has been happening here these last few hours… in that my very own YouTube Channel is now finally up and running!!!

I am super excited to show you my very first video, one that we shot last weekend when we were staying in the heart of Canary Wharf, one of the most important financial districts in the world, courtesy of Rated Apartments!I am going to try to post more high quality videos of my travels and my outfits on my channel as per today, so make sure you subscribe or check it out, because I really think that that way I will be able to share my trips and adventures with you in a more personal and fun way!  ❤

You can subscribe here: MY GIRLS ON TOUR YOUTUBE

Last weekend was really busy as we were filming a secret fashion project in the capital.  I hope to be able to tell you about soon, but at the moment I can’t, so I thought that it would be nice to share with you some of my outfits for the shoot and a bit about our time in this super luxurious apartment in this amazing district of London!

We arrived with all our bags full of outfits and accessories, cameras and make-up bags. We were greeted by the concierge in a beautiful lobby, which had such a beautiful Christmas tree and our reception, thanks to Rated Apartments, was just so easy and hassle free. When we entered out flat it was just amazing, we had a beautiful bedroom which was really nicely decorated, a balcony with views and a kitchen/living room with plasma TV and everything we could need…and all for us!!! I couldn’t believe it! There were shops just next to our apartment, so on our first evening we cooked dinner and just relaxed, ready for the busy day which we had ahead of us.

We had a great time walking around Canary Wharf, going shopping in the many boutiques in the mall, eating in Carluccio’s and thinking about the fashion project that we were doing the following day. So here are just a few photos of when we arrived, but I am afraid that the rest of the guided tour and sneak peak into my mini-hotel wardrobe is in the video 😉

I would definitely consider RatedApartments a reliable accommodation provider around the globe and stay with them when I go abroad, to places that I am less familiar with. They bring travelers and accommodation providers together and as they have over 3,000 listings all over the world, including Paris, New York and London, I would definitely love to stay with them again.  Really I can not recommend them enough, they have the perfect apartments for if you are intending on staying in London for either a holiday or a business trip.

I hope you will enjoy our first video and stay tuned…We have more magic to come 😉

Abi xxx

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Rental Apartments


Cream Coat – ZARA

Over-sized Sweater – H&M

Black Glitter Shoes – LONDON REBEL

Black Ripped Jeans – PRIMARK


Invite To White Picket Frock Fashion Party

Cafe Kaizen



At Cafe Kaizen

17 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HU

Hello Fabulous Fashionistas,

I hope you have had a good start to the week?! If not, don’t worry only four more days to go and then we have a fabulous party for you to go to this weekend! 🙂

I am super excited to tell you that My Girls On Tour have teamed up with the beautiful boutique dress store White Picket Frock to invite you all to a night of VIP partying at the beautiful Cafe Kaizen in Mayfair.

As some of you will know already, Cafe Kaizen was where Kate Moss with Rita Ora went out last Saturday for Halloween dressed as Cara Delevigne:


We will have a VIP table with free drinks for all of you who come. You will get to meet the founder of White Picket Frock herself and talk dresses, fashion and business start-ups (and of course party the night away!)

  I really think that you will love Cafe Kaizen’s bohemian arty vibe. Dress code is smart/chic and a touch of bohemian is encouraged 🙂

If you and your friends want to come and join me and my girls for some drinks, then don’t forget to subscribe to My Girls On Tour and RSVP YES to abigailroyston@gmail.com so that I can give you the guestlist name to say at the door 🙂 I really hope you can come and hope to see you there 

Abi xox

PS: Entrance to Cafe Kaizen is subject to club regulations, policy and dress code! Also there may be a £20 charge at the door for guys and possibly for late comers/girls but usually girls do get in for free 😉

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