Saturday, 30 July 2011
Anyways, a while ago the lovely people at So Feminine set me the challenge of creating an outfit with £50 pocket money. I had been on a clothes buying ban (bar a lovely skirt from Topshop that accidentally made it's way into my wardrobe...) since Christmas, but I can never turn down a challenge or an excuse to shopping!
The outfit I got is quite simple it consists of a reddy/orange sleeveless shirt from H&M which was £7.99, a gorgeous suede skirt from Warehouse (which is actually a size six and is supposed to be worn at the hips...) which was £20 in the sale and the most gorgeous tan, leather boots from Urban Outfitters for a wonderful £10! I also picked up the classic staple of 120 denier tights from Topshop which I think were £8, so that makes nearly £50 plus a little bit extra which I spent on cake and wine, a good choice I think you'll agree. By the way, my nail varnish is Me Me Me.
What do you think of my outfit? What's your favourite piece?
Friday, 29 July 2011
My favourite image by far is the first one, I love the composition, the hairy elegance and the different textures playing on one another. I thought I'd get bored of the hair design pretty quickly but it's still going strong in my books!
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
I started at with the pink as it looked the yummiest but when I put it on I was quite disappointed as it was really thin, but after a couple of coats it was looking top notch and matches my new MAC lipstick beautifully! I was far more impressed with the other colours though, they came out in Love Heart-esque tones with a matte finish with just one coat. At £14.99 for four, the price isn't bad either!
I wanted to do a nail tutorial but alas I have no time so unfortunately there's just a couple of photos of me looking silly.
What's your favourite colour of nail varnish?
Ooh, also, I've just put loads of things up on Ebay for mere pennies so have a look and help me get down to just one wardrobe so my boyfriend doesn't disown me...
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
For more images and info, visit his Deviant Art profile, his official website seems to have turned into an Architecture website...
p.s. I start my new job today, wish me luck!
Friday, 22 July 2011
These images by Tierney Gearon for Fader magazine just confirmed it even more. Plus, I want her hair so I can drape it over hedges... More Jenny please!
p.s. I might start doing Photo Friday every Friday as an excuse to look at pretty pictures, what do you think?
p.p.s. I got a proper grown up job yesterday, I'm so excited!
Thursday, 21 July 2011
These images are from the S/S 2012 collection by Sca Ulven, a Norwegian design duo made up of Sara C Andersson and Marte Ulven, and I love every one. Each piece has a timeless and effortless beauty to it with a clearly Scandinavian aesthetic.
Make sure you have a look at their website and their blog for all the latest news.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
I'm excited to move to Manchester, get a proper job, get back into blogging properly and begin a new chapter as Mat said. Now I just need to put all of that into practice...
Monday, 18 July 2011
To be honest, I just want to lie in a pile of gorgeous glittery shoes...
For more info and to look at the collection, visit the Miu Miu website. Prepare to fall in love if you haven't already.
Monday, 11 July 2011
1. Black Belted Full Skirt Dress from Freemans.com £49 - The perfect dress for changing between Summer and Winter, plus it can be changed to whatever style you feel like by changing the belt!
2. Lilac Full Skirt Dress from Closet £40 - I love a dress that hides all my lumps and bumps so with sleeves and a full skirt, it's perfect for my fat days.
3. Black Tailored Bodycon Dress from Great Plains £33 - This one lives up to the Power Dressing title a bit more but it looks stretchy and comfortable as well which is always nice.
4. Pleated Cream Dress from Vero Moda £49 - A super cute yet still professional dress that I'm a little bit in love with...
5. Two in One Pencil Dress from Vero Moda £40 - More of a classic 'work' outfit without the fear of your shirt popping out of your skirt...
6. Black V Neck Cross Over Dress from Freemans.com £49 - Classic shape, colour and always flattering!
If you have any other suggestions for dressing for the real World without losing your own style, let me know. This week is full of meetings, interviews and Graduation so I'm seeing it as the first week of being a 'proper' grown up, wish me luck!
Sunday, 10 July 2011
I love the structure and shapes to his collection as well as the fusion of clothing and furniture construction. The unfinished edges and wooden structures remind me of embroidery hoops whereas the linear patterns hark back to optical illusions.
See his incredible online portfolio here.
p.s. I'm in London for a couple of days next week so if anyone wants to meet up, get in touch!
Friday, 8 July 2011
There all manner of odd collaborations in the World (I'm still waiting for Henry Holland Henry Hoovers to be honest...) but I'm always a little wary of when car companies team up with fashion brands, however the recent collaboration between Gucci and Fiat caught my eye. To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Gucci and the 150th Anniversary of Italy's unification, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini customised her very own car.
Fiat are no strangers to the fashion World, at the star studded launch event for this little slice of fashiony motor goodness The Telegraph caught up with French Vogue editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt to see her feelings on the car, Gucci and driving in general, see the video interview here. Fiat also sponsored designer Allegra Hicks' fashion show back in 2006 as well as giving her her very own little customised car covered in blue flowers, which you can see here.
To compliment the car, you obviously need to be looking pretty damn hot so I picked out some looks from the Gucci A/W 2011 collection that (if you have a spare £10,000 or so...) you can recreate for both colour ways of the car.
Firstly the white one...
This gorgeous blue belted jumpsuit would suit the white version of the car perfectly, the soft blue tones would match the white, green and red featured within the car whilst the pure silk fabric would mean little to no creasing when you're driving around the streets of Italy! Pair it with the beautiful bamboo handled handbag and you've got yourself the perfect outfit.
The black version...
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