I’m Back!! For the Second time!

Finally, I am back (again)! So much has changed since I have last blogged! I was initially thinking of shutting my blog down because I have been away for so long but after reading my stats and seeing how much it is still viewed I realised I just couldn’t give up!

Since all the fashion weeks have been I will  probably do a recap of my favourites soon! So stay Tuned!!!

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To be Continued….∞

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I Need a Little Help From My Friends….❤

I am sincerely disappointed if you did not get the song reference. 😛

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Hello all you amazing people. You may have noticed I am being nicer than normal at the moment and I am not gonna lie, that is for one specific reason. I kinda need your help. Seriously all I ask if for 20 seconds of your life and then you will be my best friend and I will love you for all eternity. Is that not a tempting offer!

I have entered this asos Fashion Finder Competition and it took me ages to create that collage, so I would be ever so grateful if you would be kind enough to click the link below and then press the love heart, (under it on the right hand corner to be exact).

If you do be sure to leave a comment and I am happy to give any of you beautiful people a instagram, twitter or blog shoutout!

http://fashionfinder.asos.com/womens-outfits/soft-and-sweet-313311

^Please Click it Pretty Please With a Cherry On Top!^

P.S I think you may have to register with asos fashion finder to vote, but I am sure all you fashionistas already have an account.

xoxoxoxo

My New Love….❤

Let me introduce you to my new obsession/Dream Bezzie, P’Trique!

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I am probably a bit of a late comer when it comes to P’Trique, but never the less I have discovered what was missing in my life! 😛 OMG this…lady must be the coolest, funniest and most beautiful fashionista out there. I mean you guys think you’re original, well I don’t see your beard and bangs! Bö Ja!

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P’trique is just hysterical, I wish there was some sort of online fashion week commentary done by her! Seriously I would never leave my house. The world of fashion is very professional so P’trique being her funny, fun loving self is just a breath of fresh air. Seriously I would pay could money to sit next to her at a fashion show.

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If you have not checked out this fashionista then I must insist you go now! Go On….What are you waiting for!

P’Trique C’est Chic

My Spring Must Haves!

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Hey Guys sorry again for being such a slacker but clubs and homework have once caught up with me, so I haven’t blogged about anything interesting for donkey’s years….

I have made an effort to do some shopzin though and after seeing what’s in the shops I thought I would share with you some of my favourite styles and must haves.

xoxo 🙂

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Favourite Number One! TIE DYE

You probably already know but I am absolutely loving Tie Dye at the moment and I think with all the bright and bold patterns it is perfect for spring. All the major high street shops like asos, topshop, river island, Urban outfitters and H&M have it, but if you want to be extra awesome  I recommend making your own. it is half the price, great fun and you get major bragging rights! 😛

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House of Holland Tie Dye TEE @ Asos

Favourite Number Two! Cropped Tees

I dunno why but I am absolutely obsessed with cropped tees at the moment. They seem to be great for everything, school, shopping or just lazing around. I love them especially those in Topshop if you guys don’t own one you have to go out and buy one they are awesome! xoxo

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Favourite Number Three! Oversize!

Another thing I am loving this spring and is probably a huge contradiction to what I just said, is oversized tops. I am loving oversized tops and shirts. They look awesome with leggings and are really comfy!

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Favourites Four and Five! Platforms and Backpacks

PLATFORMS: Platform trainers have always been a love of mine but I dunno this spring I just seem to be loving them even more. I have like 5 pairs now and am wearing them constantly. Not only do they make me taller (which is always a bonus) they are just so coo, comfy and go with more or less anything. 🙂

Warning: If you but one pair you will have to but another! 😛

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BACKPACKS: I don’t just mean any kind of backpacks, I mean the cutest kind. Sadly and probably quite stupidly I don’t know there name but you guys will know once you see a pic. They are just so cute and I have one as my school bag. They are perfect for everything and I just have no words to describe my Love!

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Despite living in a place where even though it is spring it is SNOWING I am still loving spring fashion and allthough it is impossible to wear a t-shirt outside without dying of hypothermia, I will make an effort!

What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms. -Kobayashi Issa

My DIY Fashion!

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Hey Guys, if you have read any of my posts this week, then you may be aware that I have been crafting like all day, everyday. On Monday I bought my supplies and today I have finally completed everything. I hope you guys like what I have done and maybe this will inspire you guys to have fun with your clothes!

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My first project was renovating my vans. I got my first ever pair of vans like a year ago and I wore them more or less everyday, so they got pretty trashed. I had seen ‘galaxy vans’ in shops and I loved them, so when I realised that you could do it yourself I had to give it a try.

To get this effect you will need about 4 different shades of acryliic paint, (I am pretty sure you can’t use any other type), preferably in the colours navy blue, purple, white and pink or baby blue. Sponges are a must and it really helps if you have something which you can copy. Oh yeah I almost forgot, you also need a tooth brush to splatter the pain to give a ‘starry’ effect.

If you really want to give this a try then I recommend going on youtube and watching some tutorials because they really help.

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DIY No.2- Ombre Shorts. These have to be one of my favourite creations, because I have wanted ombre (dip dye) shorts for so long. I made them out of a pair of old, pretty long summer shorts which I never really wore. They turned out really cool and I cannot wait to wear them this spring/summer.

If you are wanting to get this effect on just normal denim shorts them you have to bleach them first, so that they can absorb the dye better. It doesn’t take that long to bleach them, but if you really can’t be bothered then you should use a pair that are light, preferably cream, white, or a light wash denim. Also do not use expensive shorts when doing this because even though it is very easy you do not want to make a mistake and end up ruining them.

When creating ombre shorts you will need, two FABRIC dyes, (I used dylon, Bahama blue & Flamingo pink), two containers/buckets, gloves and a spoon. Also make sure you do it on a protected surface. 🙂Image

Now when you are dying shorts or generally using fabric dye you will probably have a lot left over, so I recommend dying other stuff to avoid waste. I decided to tie dye a cheap t-shirt I bought from Primark (£2.50 OH YEAH) and it turned out so cool. I have actually worn it once and I love it.

I used the same dye as my shorts and a knotting technique to achieve this effect. You will need rubber bands, squirty bottles, a plastic bag and a very helpful youtube video.

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The last thing I did was a bit spontaneous because I hadn’t really planned it, but I am glad i tried it because it has made my platforms look so much cooler. I has seen a pair of ‘speckled’ vans and so I thought I would give it a try. Though putting all those tiny dots is a lot of hard work so I ended up just putting them on the heel and toe, but I still think it looks awesome and adds a pop of colour to an admittedly quite boring pair of shoes.

To do this I didn’t use anything fancy just the end of a paint brush. You again have to use either acryllic or fabric paint, because they are they only which will not wash off. You will also have to be patient and have a lot of concentration, because it can get a bit tedious at times.

I hope you guys like my designs and if you want any advice or help, then be sure to leave a comment or email me. Now remember you don’t have to do what I did and just attempt all these at once. It is perfectly fine if you just want to attempt the one because it is quite time consuming. I would recommend doing these when you are on holiday because, it is not worth the time if you skimp or rush the process.

Have fun with your fashion! xoxo

NY Fashion Week

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Despite the weather New York Fashion Week has begun. There has been some mishaps, for example Micheal Kors turned up in UGGS!, and Marc Jacobs has postponed his show. But life goes on and so has Jason Wu and Carmen Marc Valvo.

ImageJason Wu claims he wanted ‘to bring woman back to the runway’ and this was definitely reflected in his designs. Power dressing was a key feature in his Fall 2013 collection, with black twill and velvet coats, which were detailed with over-sized fur pockets, and peplum. Many beautiful but edgy designs were seen, everything from a strapless snake skin dress to a sheer black lace rain slicker & trench coat. Short coat dresses with exaggerated shoulders and gowns worn with black cigarette trousers were also popular designs featured in Wu’s new Fall 2013 collection. Personally I think it is very sophisticated and classy. It would be a great fashion influence for someone a bit older than me though, because well I ain’t a woman yet! xoxo

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“I was thinking long, lean, moody and dark,”: “Edgar Allan Poe. Creatures of the night. With a little rock ‘n’ roll, too.”- Carmen Marc Valvo

This collection featured some stunning gowns in merlot, ivory and grape, but the majority were in black. He claims that making his pieces in black lets him focus on the ‘structure and detailing, so [he] can make sure each design is different’. A  beautiful black embroidered trench with patent leather squares opened the show, which was then followed by some more glamorous cocktail dresses, lace gowns, leather cut outs and then probably the biggest hit of the night, a gorgeous black embroidered gown with sheer long sleeves, and a bodice, with leather either side of the waist. I personally loved the glamour and detail in this collection, and I hope that there is some sort of sophistication theme running this week, because I am loving it!

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These are just some of my favourites from the past couple of days , at NY Fashion week, but there are some other great collections that I recommend you go check out. I absolutely love fashion weeks and I am really looking forward to Marc Jacob and Zac Posen’s new collections, so be sure to come back and read all about them!

Vintage Valentines

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After blogging about 20’s fashion yesterday I feel inspired, and because it is that time of year again, I thought may take a look at some vintage valentines day outfits, and write a wee bit about them….xoxo

1920’s

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I know I was blogging about the 20’s yesterday but here is just a little bit of advice on how to give your valentines day a twenties twist! You could wear a beautiful pale pink pleated skirt, or a sequin dusty flapper dress out to dinner. Then accessories your 20’s inspired outfit with a beautiful clutch and/or a cloche hat. I mean why not go 20’s the whole period was about romance and elegance.

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Pleated Skirt @ TopShop

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Pink Flapper Dress @ Frock and Frill

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White Feather Bag/Clutch @ Olga Berg

1940/50’s

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Wear a beautiful 1940’s inspired dress, or a look like Marilyn Munroe this valentines day. The 40’s and 50’s were the age when femininity was re-intoduced to fashion, and when women were back wearing dresses with fitted waists. It was also when they got rid of loose fitting clothes and replaced them with pieces that really accentuated their figures. So if you want to look both beautiful and unique this valentines day, go for a 40’s/50’s inspired look and flaunt your femininity. xoxo

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Red Polka Dot 1940’s Inspired Dress @ Mod Cloth

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 Marilyn Munroe Inspired Dress @ Mod Cloth

1960’s

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 The 1960’s was when mini skirts, false eyelashes and go go boots all became popular, so if you want to look funky this valentines then it is the decade for you. The 60’s was obviously one of my favourite periods for history, so to be honest I think a 60’s inspired outfit or dress would just be perfect. If you a teen or young adult then a mini dress or skirt may be more appropriate, because that’s who the fashion was designed for in the first place. So if you are inspired by the 60’s then I recommend paring a cute red mini dress with a pair of wedges/platforms and and a cute black jacket.

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Sister Jane Geo Embroidered Shift Dress @ ASOS

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Humble Platforms @ ASOS

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Faux Fur Jacket @ ASOS

1980’s

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 Want to be bold and beautiful this valentines day, well an 80’s inspired outfit is for you! Everything from perms to shoulder pads were in style, so to be honest there aren’t really any boundaries. Untidy hair, bralets and spandex mini skirts were also very popular, so if you are going to a party or maybe out clubbing this February 14th the the 80’s are for you You could go for a beautiful red bodycon dress with a blazer (with shoulder pads) and a pair of matching red heels. P.S Don’t forget to curl your hair! 😛

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 Power Shoulders Blazer @ ASOS

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Whistles Slammer Burgandy Sandals @ ASOS

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I hope you found this Vintage Valentines day post interesting and even though I won’t be going out on Valentines day I may just go in my wardrobe and try and find an awesome vintage outfit. Personally I like the 60’s inspiration the most…but well thats just me! xoxo

Have a Great Day When It Comes❤

20’s Inspiration

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With the 1920’s being one of the most fashionable periods in history, it is obviously going to make a comeback in the fashion! The only difference is that its back this year and bigger than ever! Many designers have featured fringe, drop waists, fringe dresses with feathers, beading and shell tops.

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Gucci Spring 2013

But what made the 20’s so fabulous. Personally i think it was the fact that everything revolved around elegance. Clothes weren’t made to accentuate your curves, it was all about being loose, because at that time having a slender and flat chested silhouette was considered beautiful. Most dresses and skirts in the late 20’s rested just above the knee and/or the ankle. Accessories and your clothes were made to match, I mean that in the most literal sense! Short necklaces were worn with short dresses and vice versa with long dresses! Dresses also tended not to have waist lines and they prefered them to hang.

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Another thing I love about the 20’s is that, because most dresses were made at home, everything was original. No girl would have the same dinner dress as her neighbour, EVERYTHING WAS JUST SO UNIQUE, and I love that! Imagine knowing that all your clothes were one off’s and that no matter who you met no one would share your wardrobe! xoxo

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Arguably the biggest fashion trend in the 20’s was the Cloche hat. It was invented by Caroline Reboux in 1908, but the design never really became popular until the 1920’s. These hats became so popular that they were shaping hairstyles. Styles such as the Eton Crop, which was short and slicked down, became popular simply because it showcased the hats shape. They were worn with almost every outfit and i think that if you tried to find a fashion photo from the 20’s that didn’t include someone wearing one, you would have a difficult job at hand. If you hadn’t noticed, cloche hats seemed to be very popular last year and were seen all over the high street! I personally loved them!

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 One of the main 1920’s inspirations, this year is bridal wear. It seems that everyone is bringing out beautiful white 20’s inspired gowns, which everyone woman and girl on the planet seems to be falling in love with. Personally I think that because normal twenties fashion was so elegant, that the bridal wear is just at another level and it is beautiful. The sequin detail, with the stunning material and accessories, is just heaven for an elegance lover like me!

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Don’t get me wrong i know that twenties fashion isn’s the easiest and definitely not a very practical style to be walking about town in. But do not fear, i have written a little guide to help you add a little 20’s spice to what ever you are wearing…

Freedom- The 20’s was a time where women were no longer oppressed, so it saw a new wave of fashion that allowed moment, for example pleated skirts and silk. Also lower neck lines and shorter skirts became apparent. Though be aware things like mini-dresses/skirts didn’t come around till the 60’s so stay long and classy.

Masculinity- Women started wearing there hair short and waistlines and corsets disappeared as ladies became more empowered and confident.

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 Coco Chanel who was inevitably the woman of the age,  was one of the first designers to include things like trousers in her designs, and one of the first women to cut her hair short and throw away corsets. Elegance, luxury and simplicity were a trademark of her style and in her own way, she helped greatly in the freedom of female fashion.

‘A girl should be two things; classy and fabulous.’

‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’

-Coco Chanel

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I hope you guys found this post interesting, and I know i didn’t do anything about men’s fashion in the twenties, but I just feel that it was more a time of female power. I also personally love 1920’s fashion, because I think the elegance and beauty in it was just stunning and like I said about 1940’s fashion I just find it hard to imagine people looking so perfect. Fashion just seemed so important back then and I definitely agree that is was one of the most if not the, most fashionable decade in history. xoxo

‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different’ – Coco Chanel

London Fashion Week!

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London Fashion week starts in 12 days! I can’t wait! I really, really want to go but it isn’t easy when you are school. 😦 Never mind I will still be reading up on it everyday, so not all is lost!

All new to well known and loved designers are going to be previewing there A/W 2013 collections! I am especially looking forward to Freya Dalsjö and Fyodor Golan!

Also if you are a blogger who can make it then you can apply for fast track registration right here- https://secure.eventadv.com/BFC/login.aspx?reg=1

You can thank me later…xoxo

Rachel Berry

ImageHey guys, can we just take a minute to recognize how amazing the ‘old’ Rachel’s style was, and pray that the glee stylists will bring it back. Her unique geek meets chic style is amazing in my opinion and i have definitely taken inspiration from it. The ‘new’ Rachel’s style, is just a little too grown up and to be fair just isn’t as quirky and cool!

Here is a little Rachel Berry inspired outfit I put together myself…

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Since I have never seen her wearing trousers, I thought it best to mix it up and try a cute floral white lace dress, blazer and her signature knee-high socks. For my hair I just pinned her my hair back because sadly I do not have bangs, but I put in a cute bow (which I made) to complete the look.

IMG_0986I made sure I was matching, because of course, it is Rachel Berry I am taking inspiration from! Luckly my über cute blazer came with that amazing flower and polka dot lining, so with that touch of colour I paired it up with a pair of the prettiest pink pumps.

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Till Tomoz My Chics……xoxo