Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Ten Reasons To Love Turtlenecks!

~Hey Everyone!

I think it's fair to say that its cold outside here in England and with Leeds reaching lows of -2 so far, it's been a great excuse to bring out my warm and snug turtleneck!

So, I thought I'd dedicate a post to the the Top Ten things I love about them!


  1. The come in all shapes and sizes and fit any body type! I'm talking, chunky, slim fit, cropped, dress form, long sleeved , short sleeves or even no sleeves at all!
  2. They are great for layering up, especially if it's mild enough not to wear a coat but cold enough to feel a breeze
  3. They can be dressed up for a day in the office or an evening out, but still comfy enough to lounge about in at home!
  4. They are excellent crumb catchers!
  5. Turtlenecks look really good with chunky or delicate necklaces, so it's really up to your taste how you accessorize them!
  6. They keep your neck warm without having to wear a scarf (win win if you ask me!)
  7. The colour range that can be found in the shops currently, is great! There are so many amazing colours, prints and textures to choose from, it's hard not to love them! 
  8. The rolls at the neck are great for holding surprise sweets, pens or other small objects in... unless yours has pockets, which you can go ahead and use! haha
  9. Picking fluff off of the sleeves and body is a great pastime when dealing with awkward situations...
  10. And... You can only really wear them when it's colder, so make the most of it now! (Unless you live in England like me, where it's pretty much socially acceptable to wear them in July....)

 Turtlenecks in their natural habitat... Modelled by Ashley and Myself

What's your winter essential?

~Colette













© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

So Long November...

~Hey Everyone!

It's been a hectic month to say the least! I had my first major deadline of the year last week and have mini projects building up on a daily basis, but in true Co-Ge style, I am powering through, trying my best!
Because of my absence at the beginning of November, I thought I'd do a recap of the month instead, thinking about all the great things November brings and the season that we're currently in! So here we go...

November Loves...

  • Free Zumba classes at the #MyGirls studio in Leeds Adidas store!
  • Celebrating my dad and my youngest sister's birthday, and feeling really old in the process!
  • Wearing loads of cosy jumpers in an attempt to rebuff the cold winds up north!
  • Getting a Pre-Christmas hair cut ( Bye split ends!)
  • Eating yummy Trek Berry Protein bars, as my pre or post workout snack (They are seriously good!)
  • Finding Vaseline's new edition lip tin on a random trip to the market
  • Celebrating my Church's 10th birthday at Ellen Road!!
  • Handing in my first major project of the year and loving the work in the process! (Printed Textiles is no joke guys!)
  • Only 3 weeks until I get to see my family again for Christmas!
  • And finally, Watching House on Netflix....From series 1 (Goodbye Christmas Holidays...)


Hope you all have had an amazing November, and as we get stuck into frosty December, what are you looking forward to?

~Colette












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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Made By Co-Ge X AFiNC Designs

~Hey Everyone!

I'm super excited to share with you the creative talents of Metruth Kaselampo!

Designer/founder of AFiNC Designs and personal friend, she has an eclectic collection of bow ties and pocket squares, that fuse together perfectly the essence of African design and contemporary accessories.

I was lucky enough to be gifted one of her gorgeous 'Auburn Butterfly' bow ties, which finished off perfectly,  the preppy look I was going for this Sunday!

Have a check below at my mini photoshoot, and to find out more, you can find her blog HERE!




~Colette














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Thursday, 9 October 2014

October Says...

~Hey Everyone!

The month of October is upon us, and with it has come thunder, rain and some neon pink pompom earrings ! (Who knew?) I'm really excited for this month in particular, as my calendar starts to fill with uni work, friend catch ups and Made By Co-Ge related projects! Have a look below to see what i'm loving!

October Loves

  • Wearing all black and snuggly jumpers
  • My amazing AFiNC Designs Bow Tie! Gifted by the lovely Metruth (more on her later this week!)
  • Collabs and working with some really cool vintage clothing stores and gifted musicians
  • Powering on, early in the gym, despite the warmth of my bed in the morning!
  • My awesome studio area and being surrounded by inspiring people to match

The Original MBCG Pom-poms!


What are you looking forward to/ loving this October?

~Colette













© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Made By Co-Ge Turns 2!

~Hey Everyone!

This is a rather humble birthday post where I just want to express, my joy and gratitude towards all of you loyal readers and followers, for supporting my blog in the past and supporting where I'm taking it in the future!


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After the madness of the first few weeks, since moving back to Leeds, there should be some calm where I can begin to show you things I've slowly been working on and introduce the newest elements of the blog!

Looking forward to this next year with you all!

~Colette

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

September Says...

~Hey Everyone!

It seems like ages since I wrote a post on here last! I feel that it's always important to make sure content on here has meaning and isn't just posted for ratings or posting sake. This summer I've had a lot of reflecting to do, in terms of life choices, future goals, ambitions and which direction I hope to take the blog in the next year. Juggling these things in particular has been harder for me this summer than any other and so for the minimal postings, I apologise!

I wanted to do a post today though, on the things this month that I am looking forward to and have enjoyed so far. I find that looking at the whole journey ahead can be daunting and sometimes causes me to run away from the big plan altogether. So, I'm looking at life with a fresh perspective and taking manageable chunks month by month, so that I can look back and see how far I've come without even realising! 

September Loves

  • Seeing all my friends again after a loooooong summer
  • Getting stuck into my uni project based on Identity in Hair
  • Wearing my autumnal coloured pompom earrings and taking them to the next level
  • Collaborating with like minded fashion-orientated individuals
  • MBCG Blog turning 2 on Wednesday!
  • Allowing the Blog to kick off this year with a BANG!

What has everyone else enjoyed/looking forward to this September?

~Colette













© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

The Pom-Pom Game : Summer Brights

~Hey Everyone!

I'm in the middle of a collaboration right now, which is involving some filming and a photo shoot with my pom pom earrings, but I thought I'd drop a few or my favourite shots for ya! 
Every time I seem to be in London the weather is always funky! Apart from on the day I did this shoot... haha not to worry, I think the shots came out pretty spectacularly, inside, anyhow!

Modelling for us is the fabtastic Charlene, hailing from the Gold Coast, Australia! Model potential 100%...











And with even more colours coming soon!! 

Credits to Courtnee for being an amazing photographer, stylist and all round creative soul!

~Colette










© Made by Co-Ge 2014