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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Grunge…..

ImageI am bloomin’ loving grunge atm. I have given up trying to look cute and pretty because to be honest I just don’t have that kinda face. My obsession with the 90’s and Cara Delevigne proably has a big part to play in this new craze of mine, but sitting watching a true hollywood story today on Johnny Depp today probably pushed me over the edge. Him and Kate Moss were the perfect couple. Both just as carelessly cool as the other.

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I think this suits me because I have a mad cows lick thing on my forehead which means when I wear a middle parting it looks as though I have just rollen out of bed. But hey ho thats what grunge is all about, Minimal effort

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I have actually decided that this is happening, so this sunday i am gonna do some major shopzin, and I get a new grungeified wardrobe. Seriously you will be seeing a female Johnny Depp. Who is by the way, the kind of all things grunge.

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I seriously could not mention the word Grunge without bringing up Johnny Depp. Some may say nirvana but personally I think Johnny Depp was the first. His careless junky sheek style is the definition of amazing. He might not be quite as cool anymore but in his younger years he was more or less a grunge god. But who almost equals his grunge goodness… the one and only Kate Moss.

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Her amazing face and effortless style is an inspiration. I am now in the process of trying to make myself look like the love child of Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne! xoxo

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Hey hope you have taken a bit of inspiration and come back soon to check out my grunge god makeover! 😛

…And I didn’t give a damn

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

Tie Dye….❤

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Since its valentines day and I obviously have nowhere to be, I thought I would introduce you guys to a new craze of mine…Tie Dye! I absolutely love anything that adores this pattern/effect (I ain’t sure which one it is). The only downside is that anything that features it is real expensive. But do not worry because it actually turns out that tie dye is really easy to create. So currently, as you read and I write, my experimental Tie Dye tee is drying out!

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The beauty of tie dye is that it comes in loads of different styles. The most common tends to be swirls, but personally I prefer a more stripy or marbled effect.  You get it on tees, crops, jeans, quilts and basically anything made of fabric. To be honest my parents were big lovers of tie dye, before I even got interested. Maybe it was a form of rebellion not wanting to be like it, I really don’t know. But at least now I have seen the error of my ways and have learned to love it!

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 Forget Steampunk, tie dye is the new fashion craze. Shops such as asos, cow vintage, Topshop, River Island and Dorothy Perkins, all have huge tie dye collections. I have been browsing through them recently and if you are not willing to make it but still want, them I would recommend ASOS and Cow Vintage because their designs are just far brighter and bolder, making them a bit more appropriate for spring.

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So to summarise, I think that tie dye is absolutely amazing and that it is the perfect look for spring. To all the haters…..You must be total fashion delinquents! 😛

Though remember when wearing tie dye less is more. Try and go for tops that are more subtle but quite colourful at the same time. I would personally recommend wearing some sort of tie dye that has white included in it and would definitely avoid anything with too many colours

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So I hope you guys have learned to love tie dye and have a great valentines day. I am personally not a fan of the day, for the simple reason that I believe it is basically a scam worked up by the card companies, which just makes things really akward, and or for some people depressing. But to be honest the whole admirers thing doesn’t really bother me! That’s just my opinion though, have an awesome day! xoxo

Also tomorrow I think I will be showing you guys my crafty fashion creations which have occupied me all this week. So be sure to come back and check them out!

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❤

Songs I am Loving at the Moment: Cute and Quirky

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Here are some cute and quirky songs I am absolutely loving right now….

Love, Save the Empty- Erin McCarley

The Art Of Succinct Compliments- Summertimes End

Father and Daughter- Paul Simon

Snails- The Format

Pony- Erin McCarley

I Would- Justin Bieber

Little Bribes- Death Cab for Cutie

No Scrubs- Glee

Nothing Like Us- Justin Bieber

Kiss You- One Direction

Stay Young, Go Dancing- Death Cab For Cutie

Bubbly- Colbie Caillat

Who Says- Selena Gomez

You are a Tourist- Death Cab for Cutie

Make sure and check out some of these, I especially recommend Little Bribes, because as well as it being a great song it also had the coolest stop motion animation video!

Happy Listening…xoxo

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

Statement Sunglasses

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It doesn’t matter what kind of weather it is this spring, just get your sunglasses out and look cool. When I talk about sunglasses I don’t mean any ordinary black ray-bans, I am talking about bold, bright and beautiful sunnies. So make a statement this spring with your eyewear!

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They were seen on every runway, so if you don’t agree with their amazingness then take it up with Anna Sui, Phillip Lim and Diane Von Furstenberg. Anna Dello Russo is another of many designers who have created beautiul pieces which, some people are calling OTT. So I  say to these people claiming that they are too much, that Lady Gaga is not the only person, on this planet who can pull them off, ordinary people are allowed to look awesome as well!

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So guys join me in begining to collect statement sunnies, for this up and coming spring/summer season. If you love them as much as I do, then who cares what the haters think, being bold is what fashion is all about!

Why be a sheep, when you can be a Lion! xoxo

Beauty Haul and Favourites

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These past weekends, I have admittedly been buying a bit more beauty bits and bobs than I probably need…. 😛 But that has came to good use because, one I am looking fine, and two I can share with you my favourite and probably some of this past months best beauty products. Enjoy! xoxo

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These are my favourite beauty products, and tools from January 2013! I won’t be going into detail with all of them, because well It will take to long, but I will give you a wee bit of info on them! The powder brush you can see is from Sarah Ashton’s, 7 piece brush set and it is amazing. I got the brush set in a sale so of course it was a steal, plus the brush gives you great coverage and is extremely soft and gentle on the skin, so it is a must.

The small pot is M&S’ new collection lip balm and I have fallen in love with it. Admittedly it is a bit expensive but, it smells, feels, looks, and works amazing so I would definitely say it is well worth the money.

Soap & Glory’s thick and fast mascara is one of my absolute favourites. It actually makes it look as though you are wearing false lashes and it is so light and not clumpy at all.

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Revelon Photo Ready Primer- This has to my favourite thing i have bought so far this year! It works a dream and makes my face look silky smooth and gives my foundation and powder great coverage. Another amazing thing about this product is that, you can wear it on its own without foundation and your skin still looks beautiful. It is also far healthier for your skin and pores, so I would definitely recommend!

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l’Oreal Paris Elvive 48H’ Anti-Frizz Serum- I just got his Frizz Serum recently but it seems to be working a treat and is great value for money. I think there is a deal on where it is about £3.20 and it works just as well as the more expensive products on the market. I have a huge problem with frizz and this seems to be the only thing that works, so make sure if you are a sufferer to check it out!

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Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets- Seriously guys there pads are miracles. No more looking sweaty after P.E these amazing little things just make the oil disappear, so you can continue looking fabulous! I don’t know if they sell the Kleenex ones in America, but I do know that there is a Clean & Clear version available in the USA, so all my friends of the world, buy them and save yourself from a sweaty face! xoxo

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Revelon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick- I got this revelon creme eyeshadow, a little while ago after I saw MacBarbie07 feature it in one of her videos and I am in love. You get them in loads of different color’s and i am definitely going to get more. It is an easy effective way to get smoky eyes and the eyes shadow lasts so long you probably won’t have to top it up all day!

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Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Concealer- I know, I know that collection 2000 is not the best of brands, but this concealer is so good! My friend recommended it to me because, I have very fair skin and most concealers are just too orange. It comes in all different shades and is not to runny or thick, so it is just a great concealer and amazing value for money.

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No7 Essentially Natural Foundation- The No7 skin test is a must, because let’s be honest who wants an orange face! My foundation matches my skin tone perfectly and  gives a beautiful natural finish. For a liquid foundation it is super lightweight and just amazing, so I recommend it as high as I can!

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I hope you guys found this interesting and if you need any more information on the products I have featured leave a comment or email me!

MoyaSoya…xoxo