Thursday, 23 September 2010


For a while, I've been debating with myself, as to whether I should write this or not. I decided against it, so you're only going to get the short version.

The blog has come to a halt. Obviously. It will probably stay that way for a while, until I find some reason to continue.

A lot has happened since my last post. A whole lot. I've got my grades, I went on holiday twice, I've made and lost friends, I've met people I have a connection with. My relationship with my parents has somewhat changed, my father has told me many things, of which the majority have made me realise the difference between what I want and what I need. I've gained a soft spot in my heart for particulars, I've managed to bring myself to attend my final year of sixth form. etc.

All of this, with a few other things, has made me change my mind about university. I'm no going. I'm not even interested in fashion or art design anymore. I don't know what I'm going to do, but for now I'm contemplating missionary. But with the route I'm going it'll probably change.

This blog was something I was 'in love' with, something I wanted to do. I was using it as experience of some sort to aid me in my application process and possible interviews at university.

Since my last post, a lot has happened, as I said, but it's come to the point where I no longer want to continue the blog. I apologise to those of you who read and kept up with me, there are probably none of you. whatever. I'm keeping it as a reminder of what 'has been' I won't delete it, but I won't use it.

I don't know what's going on right now, I don't know what I'm doing and I'm learning the art of patience. Which takes skill. S if at a later time I pop back up, onto the blogosphere, it'll be because I know what I'm doing.

Thank you so much.

For a while, you gave me happiness :)

Much love


Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Hey guys, long time no see! :)

- I've been finding it really difficult to find time and space to take outfit pictures. Excuses such as the fact I don't have a decent camera, and the family one is far to complicated and foreign to understand. I'm thinking of investing in a DSLR but finances at the moment are being spent on driving lessons, a car and insurance. So that's really out of the question. There's nowhere around I'd like to use as 'photo space'; apart from outside, which I personally don't particularly like. I'd like a plain white wall, with good natural lighting surrounding it. Which we don't have. But to be completely honest, I can't be bothered, my outfits aren't that interesting, and they're starting to look a bit dated. Due to the fact I have no money, I haven't been shopping in a while.

- I dyed my hair again! Actually I dyed it twice in three days. The box was blonde, but on the side, it showed it would come out light brown on my natural hair colour. I had to re-dye it a bit lighter afterwards because it only showed up on my roots, not my whole head. It still looks lighter on top, but not as bad as before. I'm going to re-dye it before I go back to school, because by then my roots would have come through.

-As I mentioned before, I'm buying a car! WOO! Kinda excited, I had my first lesson yesterday and it went really well. I know buying a car might seem unimportant at the moment, but because I'm trying to pass in as little lessons possible, I need to practice A LOT, so what better way than to buy a car?! Seen as it's too expensive to get insured on my mums car I may as well get my own. I've done a few trips to view cars, majority of, have been a pile of crap. Bar one, it was beautiful! A Ford Ka, luxe version, low mileage not a bump in sight. Then some stupid bidder outbid me on eBay. So now, I'm not allowed to buy a car on eBay, only autotrader. I'm viewing a Silver Ka later today and a Burgundy one tomorrow, so fingers crossed I'll have car by the end of the week!

- I've always has Polyvore, but I forgot about it, and didn't really know how to use it, but today I decided I'd work it out. So I downloaded the clipper thing, so I can upload photos of things from sites that might not register on the site. I also worked out how to put text on it and actually publish it rather than save it as a draft. I used it to create two sets of things I'm lusting after for A/W this year. There's lots of shearling, leather, suede, luxe fabrics, buckles and studs and earthy tones. All in all, I'm quite happy with the outcome, and I'm really starting to LOVE those Suede chunky heels from River Island and the Acorn necklace from asos!

a/w wants
A/W wants

Anyway, enough of what I can't afford!
I'm going to promise you I'll put more effort in with outfit posts and interviews. I have a few lined up, so that's a head start.


Monday, 9 August 2010

Interview 005.

Hey guys :)

I am on fire! These interviews just keep on coming! I hope you're enjoying them? I'd really appreciate feedback, also if anyone has any good questions they'd like to get answered? Send them along too.

Okay, this time, we've got the lovely Daniella from The F Blog. She's a Canadian, living in London, working as a Freelance stylist and blogger. Here's our interview...

How would you describe your style in 5 words?
Eclectic, vintage, black, juxtaposed and free.

What do you mean by juxtaposition?
As in mixing the unexpected; Feminine with masculine, pretty with ugly, etc. I also love doing the same with proportions.

Thats really cool :) What is the most expensive thing you own in your wardrobe?
Hmm, I think my Acne wedges. They cost me an extra $200 to have them shipped to Canada. So shitty!

NO WAY! $200 on shipping costs? Thats nuts! How about your favourite item in your wardrobe?
I think my vintage Ralph Lauren denim cut-offs. I wear them so much I think they might seriously disintegrate soon. Either those or my vintage motorcycle boots.

Do you ever come across days when you just cannot be bothered?
Not really; I like picking out something different and mixing and matching different things everyday. Plus I usually dress pretty laidback on a day to day basis so it's not a big deal really.

That's good I guess! What sort of thing catches your eye when you're out shopping?
At the moment, anything black and sheer. Also stuff with aztec-y prints. A good pair of denim shorts always catches my eye, I'm always looking for a new pair to diy- mainly because I know my favourite ones are going to fall apart soon.
The things that usually catch my eye are pieces that I know no one else will have- which is why I love shopping at markets and when I go travelling, etc.

Is that what your going to be wearing this summer? Sheer? What else...?
Yes lots of sheer as well as the aforementioned denim cut-offs. I've also been loving playsuits. I'm still trying to find the perfect floral one though... Anything easy and comfortable is what I'm leaning towards for the summer. A denim jacket is always good to have too. I have a vintage Levi's one and it's perfect for summer nights.

Lovely! What were you typically wearing 5 years ago?
Haha umm, I'm not really sure. I think I was in my last year of highschool, I went to a catholic school and I had to wear a uniform...

What was the uniform like? Was there anything you could style nicely and make do with?
Oh, no it was awful. A green and white plaid skirt and a white button down top. We lived for dress down days, which we had once a month!

Man! At least you got dress down days! We get none, ever! If something doesn't suit you do you like to style it on others?
Well I definitely style in a certain way. But of course it has to go with the story... As long as it's something I like (not necessarily something I would wear myself) I will use it. But I usually use clothes that are quite my "style." I think it's important as a stylist to be recognizable but not predictable.

Do you ever want to keep pieces for yourself then?!
Yes all the time! It's hard to give them back sometimes haha! It's usually the shoes... I am obsessed!

Ahh the obsession with shoes! I think every girl has that problem! :) Finally what are the five things you are lusting after at the moment?
Ah! Well I've just returned from Stockholm where I fell in love with the two toned "wedge wood" Minimarket shoes (again, a sucker for shoes, especially wedges). I'm also lusting after a pair of black strappy flat sandals from Whyred- I haven't bought any type of sandal in forever and I really need some! I am also hopelessly searching for the perfect pair of flares/bellbottoms (long live the 70's!!!). And for the last 2 things, any piece of jewelry (especially rings) from Pamela Love and a big black hat... I just can't seem to find the right one!

Thank you ever so much Daniella, it's been a pleasure chatting with you and talking fashion. I hope you find that big black hat and your beloved shorts don't disintegrate whilst you're out!


Hope all is well with you lovely lot?


Wednesday, 4 August 2010


I've got to admit, I've neglected my Chictopia account of late, but the other day I decided to upload my favourite outfit that was scheduled for whilst I was on holiday. I was pleasantly surprised to sign back on today, and find out I'm now on the Style Council and am featured on page 4 of the Style Gallery! When I signed in and saw the amount of comments and chic votes on that one style, I had to double take! I genuinely couldn't believe that was my account.

I also posted it to Lookbook, hype if you like :)

So, the purpose of this post was to thank you, if you use Chictopia and you Chic voted me or commented, I'm utterly grateful. Thank you also to those of you who follow me, if it wasn't for you, I would've given up blogging by now, and that outfit probably wouldn't have come about.


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A summer project?

Hey guys :)

I'm officially back and unpacked from Turkey! I've missed you lot terribly, even though I had scheduled posts, I had a million and one ideas floating around my head for posts influenced by Turkish culture and things. I'm very excited to get working on them and share them with you!

Turkey is such a beautiful country, the scenery is incredible, the food is delicious and the people are so friendly and relaxed, not mentioning they're very tolerant for a Muslim country! I was situated in a place called Ichmeler, a small village in a bay, the locals call it The Old Village, or mimi- Marmaris. We were surrounded by beautiful mountains and greenery, the sea was ridiculously blue, compared to the dull grey of the British coast!

I met some really lovely people, most of whom were men, the women stayed out of view a lot of the time, at home, waiting for their husbands to come home from working the Summer seasons. My family and I, went to Turkey with a bad idea about it, and we were pleasently suprised that, in fact, the men are not lecherous and rude, but very welcoming and friendly!

The difference between British culture and Turkish culture is quite dramatic, when we go to restaurants, we may be guaranteed good food and great presentation, but the waitors just rush around trying to do everything perfectly, whereas the Turkish places may not look incredible, but the food is just as great and the customer service is out of this world! When do we ever experience the waitors asking your name, where you come from and how long you're here? Let alone pulling up a chair and having a genuine conversation with you about things that include our culture, education and what we have planned! I left Turkey feeling as though I made friends, even though I spoke to no one around the pool or on the beach apart from the staff! I even came away with names and email addresses, for facebook!

Yes, that is a mudbath... and it stank like rotten eggs

- Anyway, now that I'm back, tanned and have shared with you some of our antics over the past two weeks, I wanted to tell you I've come back with a clear head and lots of ideas. I have a few projects planned for me, and some for you.

My first has only just come about, I saw this image on somebody elses blog, (I can't remember which one for the life of me!) and was instantly inspired by it.

Then I saw this Topshop A/W one, whilst browsing the interwebz, and thought it must be fate!

So my plan is to venture out into the cold (compared to highs of 45degrees, this is Winter) and purchase some black chiffon, and make a floaty maxi dress! Hopefully I can do this before next Wednesday, when I go away again, and then I can get right onto making it when I come back.

Like in the first image, I'd team it with a black body or slip underneath to save my dignity, add some gold chains and my Topshop wedges and I'll be on my way :)

Hope you are all well!


Monday, 2 August 2010

Knock me down, I'll get right back up again, come back stronger than a powered up Pac-man

If this post is posted correctly on the 2nd of August... I shall me home tomorrow! YAY!

Shorts: Vintage Levi 501's, Top: DIY job, Scarf: Some Cypriot place, Boots; Boutique, Rings: Primark, Bag: H&M.

HEADER: Oh My God- Lily Allen ft. Mark Ronson... Remember this beaut!?

I hope this holiday has done me some good, tanned, freckled and fat. CHECK.

See you in the near future readers!


Friday, 23 July 2010

Choose faith over head + heart

Skirt: Misfit, Top: H&M, Socks: River Island, Shoes: Topshop, Necklace: asos, Headscarf: Primark?, Bag: Vintage.

"I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do, about you now"

-Wonderwall Oasis


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Another summer's day

... Has come and gone away.

Aloha from Turkey guys! Well, as I write this, I'm sitting in my slob-clothes, with a fat jumper on, a Milka bar (for Happy Cows) and a cuppa... at home, in SUNNY England! I've scheduled this for like 4 days later, I COULD SO BE DEAD RIGHT NOW, OR LIKE FRYING IN THE SUN, UNASHAMED! Sounds like me to be honest.

Top: LELASULLY creations by Misfit, Skirt: Primark, UH-MAZINGSHOES: Toppers.

I got my shoes. JS.


Saturday, 10 July 2010

July 10th 1993

I was born this day, 17 years ago :)
Happy Birthday to me!
I am finally allowed to drive, so be aware on the roads guys!

I am so loved, and I am so happy. My wonderful family are amazing to me, putting up with me for 17 years, growing up as a nutcase child, turning into a hormonal, snappy teenager. My friends are amazing, and I'm honoured to be associated with them. My phone keeps beeping with texts and facebook alerts with people wishing be a happy birthday. I love that birthdays are a worldwide recognised thing, and for that one day per year, no one wants to be rude to you.

My beautiful muma got me a years Vogue subscription and as a keepsake, a July 1993 edition of Vogue

It smells so old and dusty, and it's in perfect condition!

I love you all, I really do, you've made me so much more confident in myself, just by following me :)


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Interview 004.

FINALLY I've gotten round to editing and posting another interview. Seriously sorry for the delay guys, I apologise!

This lovely lady, is UH-mazing. She has impeccable taste and owns and runs her own vintage store! CHECK IT HERE!

01. What is your most worn and favourite item in your wardrobe?
My YSL turquoise ring. My favourite pieces of clothing are always constantly changing but i've been obsessed with this ring ever since i got it - i can never take it off because it goes with absolutely everything!

02. What is your least worn item in your wardrobe?
The crazy prom dresses i have collected over the years. I've always love the over top, avant garde designs but they're so outrageous i never have anywhere to wear them.

03. What is the most expensive item you own?
My alexander wang diego bucket bag. I decided to spoil myself when i received the news that my business was now a full registered company.

04. Does your mood affect your choice of clothing or purchase?
Oh yes, in every way. My outfits always reflect my mood so you can usually tell how i am feeling that day. Pastels, neutral tones and lace usually mean i'm feeling feminine and carefree. I always have fun with what i'm wearing so no matter what you'll always see a lovely print or mix of colours in my outfit.

05. Does the music/playlist you're currently listening to affect what you wear on a daily basis?
Sometimes. I don't usually have the time to listen to music as i always get distracted with it on when i'm working so the only chance i get is in my car and i'm already dressed by that time!

06. What music do you like? Singers, bands, genres etc?
Florence and the machine, the kooks, white lies, friendly fires, phoenix - i'm very fortunate to be surrounded by all kinds of creative folk so new music is always being played in my house.

07. Who are your style inspirations and why?
I really admire the japanese street style because even though it's crazy and over the top they still look immaculate. They have absolutely no fear in what they wear, there are no rules - just to wear whatever you feel like and that is truly inspirational to me.

08. Do you remember what you were wearing/sporting 5 years ago?
A lot of bad choices! I was still in high school and would wear low cut tops and plastic bangles. I was still wearing vintage but on a much smaller scale.

09. How about 10?
I was actually a very active child so i was more of a tom boy when i was younger and would only wear shorts. Weird right?

10. How would you describe your style in 5 words?
cheap, chic, careless, eclectic and versatile.

11. Are there times you just want to sit at home in your crappiest clothes? If so, what are they?
Of course. I love fashion but when you're at home you still have to be comfortable. I never get out of my pjamas unless i have to so i'm usually in a pair of pj shorts and an oversized fluffy jumper.

12. What is your opinion on vintage?
It's really hard for me to put into words how i feel about vintage. It offers you so much creative freedom and inspiration that it really is a different world of fashion. What other place can offer you decades of styles, trends, designs and history in one small store? Vintage is not a trend, it's a way of living. Vintage is consuming - it's completely addictive and will sweep you off your feet.

13. Where do you find inspiration? What is inspiring you at the moment?
I draw inspiration from all over the place but mainly fashion blogs. At the moment i am loving christiric and her new take on mixing vintage with her modern edgy pieces. She's refreshing and fierce.

14. Finally, what are the 5 things you are lusting after at the moment?
A miu miu leopard coat and patent loafer platforms, JC lita platforms, dsquared bone heels and the perfect fedora hat.

Thank you very much Nicole for your time and answers! I'm sure many people will enjoy the interview as much as I did :)


I've got a few more interviews to post before I go away, so keep your eyes peeled lovelies!


Monday, 5 July 2010


Okay, since becoming best friends, with my best friends, they have somewhat damaged my innocent thinking. I have an wicked sense of humour, I enjoy laughing at sexual innuendos and I no longer feel bad when someone trips and falls flat on their face. I've developed the brain of a hormonal, high-testosterone, sexually frustrated guy.

My point is, I just JIZZED at the sight of these shoes. It is not a case of want, lust or must have. IT IS A SERIOUS CASE OF NEED.

Oh um GUYS, good time to mention my birthday is on Saturday :) Just saying...



This editorial is just mesmerising.
So flaming mesmerising, I don't know where I got it from. If it's yours, lemme know!


Monday, 28 June 2010

What do I do with that growing pile of magazines?

Christopher Coppers seems to have found something to do with them! I personally think they look amazing. But I wouldn't know what to do with them after that... Would you frame them, or hang them, or make another growing pile simultaneously, and then end up throwing them away?
What would you guys do?


"Only the crumbliest, flakiest

chocolate, tastes like chocolate never tasted before"

This advert, is mind blowing. I literally stopped in my tracks and was mesmerised by how beautiful that dress is.

Cadbury Flake, the iconic British chocolate brand long famed for its Flake Girls enjoying sensual, indulgent moments of pleasure, is launching a new TV campaign, which will air Tuesday 8thJune, 8.30pm on Channel 4. Taking three weeks to create with 200 metres of fabric, the yellow dress becomes an analogy for the beautiful folds of the Flake chocolate itself. As the model spins slowly, the ruffles of her yellow dress swirl around her and delicately envelop her. Created by Fallon and esteemed Director Baillie Walsh, most famous for his stunning cinematic imagery in films such as "Flashbacks of a Fool" with Daniel Craig and the critically acclaimed Oasis documentary, "Lord don't slow me down", the subject of his lens is undoubtedly the sensational dress produced by Couture Designer Anthony Price and donned by ethereal Russian Model Yulia Lobova.
(from PercyGreen17)


Friday, 25 June 2010

The much awaited first day of summer finally arrives

White top: Internaccional, Nude cardigan: Matalan, Denim cutoffs: Vintage Levi 501's, Headscarf: Vintage, Bag: Local boutique, Necklace: Matalan, Watch: Vintage, Sandals: New Look.

I wore this to go to The Essex University on Thursday, as it was forecast; it was a glorious day! FINALLY the sun has got its hat on!

My best friend saw the headscarf, gave me a weird look, and laughed. She thought it was a joke turban. Paha.

Anyway, guys, I have got the AWESOMEST interviews lined up. Some VERY big, well known bloggers have agreed to let me interview them, and I was kind of starstruck when I was emailing them! To keep you on your toes, I probably won't post the next one until Sunday evening, because I need to edit it and do a planned outfit post.

ALSO GUYS I'M SO FLIPPIN' EXCITED. I'm going to the Clothes Show on Sunday with one of my best friends! He went last year, but I didn't, so I have no idea what to expect! I'm thinking of wearing my maxi skirt and sandals at the moment, but that could all change, as could the weather.

Hope your all having a lovely day! :)


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Why I am here

As a warning, this post is going to be all text; I just wanted to put out there the story behind me finding my passion. So if you skip the post, due to the fact there are no images or interviews available, that's fine, but if you continue to read on, I'm endlessly grateful.

Ever since I was a child I was interested in clothes; rummaging in the dressing up box, draping my mothers’ clothes on my tiny frame and prancing about to The Spice Girls with red lipstick on and a huge smile on my face. But I don't really have the best story. I was someone who couldn't be bothered- ever. I gave up swimming and started eating. I didn't get fat, no, but I was what you would call a curvy size 12 at the age of 15. I decided against fashion for myself but still loved styling others, I became best friends with my leggings, joggers and jumpers, and I wore no makeup and did nothing with my hair. I hated myself, and hated showing others what I was. My vice is bread, always has been and always will be, that made me bloated all the time, because I gorged and binged on bread and butter. I grew tired of shopping and getting changed and unchanged, walking around highroads and shopping centres being unable to find a single item of 'fashionable' clothing that fitted and suited me properly. Make no mistake about it, I was better off than others, I wasn't fat, but being stuck in a rut and feeling fat inside can do a lot of damage too. Nothing did fit me and nothing suited me. I had a womanly figure and still do, what high street shop like Topshop caters for a teenager with big bust, a big bum and a tiny waist? If you find one, let me know, I'm still looking. I apologise mum if you read this, but I was a bitch to go shopping with, constantly going on about how fat I was and how nothing ever suited me. Now I know why mum likes to shop alone!
One day, after coming home from school I stopped at the newsagents at the bottom of my road. I bought 'Look' magazine and a Kit Kat chunky, (another vice) and went home. I was reading Look, my weekly bible, when the corner of a page caught my eye. It was about a young American blogger who was taking the blogging scene by storm with her outrageous clothes and highly feminist views. That girl was Tavi.
I googled her blog and spend the rest of the night reading every single entry Tavi ever wrote, from her first post to her most recent. My eyes hurt but I carried on, she was intriguing, something about her sarcasm and wit blew me away. Yes, her sense of style was incredible too, but her writing style and the content in her posts that wasn't full of air, grabbed me by the feet, stood me up, and shook me. Telling me I needed to find out more. I googled her again, this time her full name, and read various articles written about or with her. She was captivating. I felt perverted, adoring an almost teenager. But then I realised it didn't matter about age. She had passion and it inspired me.
A few months later, I stumbled upon Frassy, another blogger. Again I spent the evening pouring over her posts from beginning to end, front to back and side to side, I clicked all the links and visited every site she recommended. She too was captivating.
I pondered and wondered and thought about and slept on it and turned the idea over in my head. I wanted to do it, but I didn't quite know why? I still hadn't worked out what had hit me. It was a pointing finger, pointing directly to me, and I realised. They just didn't care.
They didn't care about what other people thought about them, about what they wore, about what they said and it was addictive. I wanted to have that affect on people.
I signed up to Blogger, created account and got nowhere in six months. But I'm getting there now.
I'm still the person who thinks she's fat, I've come to like my body, I don't love it and I am the first to admit that. There are days when I hate my body, and go back to my old ways and wear my trusty joggers, but now; I try. I don't care anymore, I shop with my best friends and I look at things they don't like, I disagree with them over what’s in fashion. I don't do 'fashion' or 'trends' anymore, I do 'style'. I'm not perfect, no one is, and I'm still learning. I still am a bitch to shop with, because I've yet to find a shop that caters to my shape, but I make things work, I've found shapes and textures I love, fabrics and patterns I hate. I don't doubt my ability to dress well, but I don't feed it, I never criticise others, because they could be struggling with their body like I was. Instead I find something to compliment them on, whether it's their makeup that day, or a ring they're wearing or the bag they've got slung over their shoulder.
I wanted to change my whole self, change how I looked, how I felt literally and mentally, I wanted to get a job and start spending money on clothes I actually liked to wear. I wanted to think about how I could style certain items of clothing not what my next meal would be.
I wondered about how I could improve my blog, I didn't want to be just another number to the increasingly huge amount of fashion bloggers out there, I want to make a difference, get noticed and be fresh! The outfit posts weren't working because I had no camera, no job, and no money for decent clothes. So I decided on interviews, along with outfit posts when I get the time to do them. I interview bloggers who have influenced me and have affected me somehow or maybe just inspire. But I enjoy it and I hope my readers do too!
I shop now, and everything I see, I think of ways to make it work. I enjoy shopping and even though I still may terror over changing and unchanging, I experience it with arms open, head first. I discovered vintage, charity shops and markets, and have found the shapes from then suit me far better than what Topshop or Primark have to offer.
I still love food, there are days I still hate my body and I don't have a job but I'm learning.
I've found my foot in fashion.


Saturday, 19 June 2010


CENSORED: Look away now if you have an empty purse and don't like temptation!

(Everything Topshop)

I should get a ban on online shops. I genuinely get all depressed after online 'window' shopping for things I can't even buy! I need a ban, some parental block or something.

This morning was VERY productive. I stayed with my bestests last night and we were abrubtly woken at 7.30, leaving at 8.30am to go to and set up our Car boot sale! YUM! (NOTICE sarcasm) None of us thought twice about bringing jumpers or coats... because it was a glorious morning. But how that changed! Within an hour I was wearing a BRIGHT blue knitted poncho thing over my outfit, just to keep warm. My dignity literally, happily leaped out of the window in spite of keeping toasty. Chic! It then got worse and I ended up sporting an ankle length camel coloured 'felt' coat over the top of the blue fluffy thing (think; cookie monster style) Attractive.

But, on the brighter side, we're 80 squids up, I scored a gorgeous pocket watch, which was infact, my grandads and mine for the taking anyway, silver cross earrings and cross necklace, 2 first edition Enid Blyton books, a stamp collection and a vintage bag! YAY! I'm sure the bag will be making its debut soon :)

Hope all is well elsewhere!


Saturday, 12 June 2010

Interview 003.

LLYMLRS and I had a lovely breezy email-interview! With me finding out about her hidden 'emo' and 'scene-kid' past and why she hates joggers!

What would you say someone who stereotypes, would say your style is? Stereotypically of course ;)
I don’t know really. Someone said the other day that I had a "Really kooky" sense of style. I wouldn't really say that, but I don't wear vintage or just wear black/white/grey, I don't exactly do studs, big chunky wedges or power dressing, I'm not girly and I'm really not that into designer labels. I'm just a really eclectic mix of everything that I like; I think I just mainly wear what ever catches my eye. Stereotypically speaking though... I’d say I dressed like a hipster 90% of the time. Although I really don't like the idea of labelling myself because I'm probably totally wrong!

haha just stereotypically :) Okay, rather than define one or two style icons, who inspires you style-wise?
I’m mainly inspired by what other people wear, real people on the streets rather than celebs! Especially when I see how people on the street put together outfits. I find going to the big cities such an inspiration because you get such a wide range of different people with different styles. I'm normally inspired by prints and patterns, and the way certain colours look together. That is probably the artist inside me coming out in the way I dress!

Awwh, that's cool. You're into Typography right? Does that influence any part of you're style?
I wouldn't say typography does, but pattern, colour and prints really do. I guess it’s the graphic designer in me that loves all the colour and patterns! I have a real passion for art and I think the way I dress is an extension of that!

So do people on your course dress similarly to you, if not, with the same concepts?
Not at all! I wear clothes so different from the people on my course! Most of them just dress really casually and comfortably where as I would wear whatever took my fancy that morning, anything from a velvet dress to a pair of shoe boots! I always dress the way I do no matter what I'm doing! To the gym I wear leggings and an oversized topshop tee! My friends were shocked I said I would never in a million years wear joggers to uni!

Oh I loathe joggers so much! They stress me out and make me look like a mess!
What is you most treasured item of clothing or accessory in your wardrobe?

I really hate them! To be honest I'd never wear them at home so I don't understand how people can wear them at university, comfort does not equal chic!
It would have to be my leopard print moccasins! They are my all time favourite shoes and I bought them for £2 from Primark. I'm wearing them right now actually even though they are practically coming away from the sole! If I ever saw them in Primark again I'd probably buy 10 more pairs! They are just so comfortable and easy to wear!

Couldn't you get them resoled? Does your taste in music affect your style?
I don't know, It did a lot when I was younger. I used to be a massive emo, with big scene hair and skinny jeans and whatnot. Although I was pretty young so it may have just been because I wanted to be "cool, alternative and different" But it was a bit of a fail looking back!

haha no way! What kind of music do you listen to? Bands, singers, genres?
I listen too all types of music, Id say my favourite bands are The Strokes or Weezer. But I’m also a massive At The Drive in and The Moldy Peaches fan, Then again I love most of the music played in radio 1, I'm always in my car so its always on so I find myself singing along to all the most obscure and poppy songs! I listen to my guilty music pleasures a lot like Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes and Panic at the Disco. They remind me of the old days when I was a little scene kid, But I just love it, my spotify playlist is so embarrassing!

haha, I'm sure it's not that bad! Going back to the past; when you were a 'scene' kid what exactly was your dress code?
Oh gosh! Skinny jeans, too much leopard print and a hoody! I used to have loads of t-shirts from threadless and all those MySpace clothing companies that used to be cool! I used to wear bandannas in my hair and those really obnoxious bows! I used to run my own MySpace jewellery company actually, which I used to rake in about £300 a month with! I used to sell those plastic diamond, knuckle duster and skeleton hand necklaces! My hair was black and blonde, although it was also black and red for ages, it was backcombed so much and I had extensions from the age of about 14 till I was 18! For the first time in my life my hairs actually real!! I had really dark racoon eyes and wore crazy false lashes! I used to wear fake piercings till I actually got real ones (double Madonna, lip, nose x 2, 28mm stretched ears!) I don’t regret any of the scene-ey periods, I look back and laugh really, but when I was younger it was really the cool thing and was the "in" thing!

Do you miss that period or are you happy where you are now?
In a way I suppose I do miss it, not the awful dressing but those days of being 14-15-16 were the best time of my life! No worries about anything! I do prefer the way I dress now, hopefully I won’t look back and think OMG WHAT WAS I WEARING! My mum always says that she looks back and cringes at her teenage photos! I guess it’s inevitable as fashion changes your feeling towards what you used to wear change too!!

haha fair enough! Okay, umm, what would you pair with pink leopard print skinnies a la Ferne Cotton?
Id wear a grey oversized vest, a really chunky cable knit cardigan, A big chunky circle scarf, Raybans and some really nice platformed strappy sandals, Like the ASOS Randals. Maybe even nice brown bag to soften the look a bit, In my dreams it would be a Mulberry Alexa, But I'd settle for a cheaper alternative! I’d also throw on a selection of my favourite rings, and I'd be good to go!

Very nice! :) And finally, what are the five things you're lusting after now?
Right now I would really love a white and black stripy cropped blazer, a lacy white a line dress with 3/4 length sleeves, a forever 21 sideways cross ring, a pair of brown or black gladiator sandals and an Alexander Wang black coco duffle handbag!


Thank you very much Lily, It was an absolute pleasure interviewing you, and maybe one day we could do it again!

Next interview is in the owrks, and I have a few more lined up, so stay tuned guys! I'd love to hear feedback, and constructive critisism, so drop me an email ( or a comment, or even tweet me, I'd love to hear from you lovely lot.

Tarrah chicas and chicos :)


Lemon Chicken

Hello lovelies :)
I'm super sorry about the slow-ish posting, I don't really have an excuse, but maybe the fact I've been wearing nothing of interest has something to do with it! I don't mean leggings and an old Vans tee, because sure enough, I'd blatantly post that; I mean I've been living in pyjamas recently which I'm sure you don't want to see!
I wore this on Wednesday night, when my family and I went out for a Chinese meal for my dads birthday, and as I'm trying my very hardest to be healthy, I had lemon chicken and boiled rice, instead of chow mein and pancakes and peaking duck and all the extras!

I went shopping today with my mama and sister, I got some yummy bits I'll be posting soon, OBVIOUSLY! I invested in more rings YAY and gave in to this gorgeous circular cage thingy necklace, which is ridiculously hard to explain...

Anyway enjoy the World Cup, I bet you're all too busy cooped up on the sofa with your Seasonal England tee on with your family and friends, waiting anxiously for England to score to bother reading my post! haha



Topshop Lookbook

These are my favourites form their newest collections :)

I love the styling especially all the layering! I think layering always works best in the British summer! What with the undecisive weather, you can take off and add layers suiting the warmth, and with light jersey fabrics, that are breezy but almost thermal, layering always works :)


Sunday, 6 June 2010

Interview 002.

Apologies, Lily Melrose from LLYMLRS has been busy with university deadlines, so has been unable to finish the interview as of yet, but I've got a different blogger interview below for you lot!


Second time around the lovely Madeleine from wekilledCOUTURE has let me ask her about her style, fashion inspirations and music!

What would you say your style is in 5 words?
My style in 5 words would be
mildly eccentric, erratic, moody, me.

What is your most treasured item of clothing or accessory in your wardrobe?
Thats such a hard question... probably my SS10 Miu Mius or my Prada fairy bag from SS08

Oh gosh, your Miu Mius are gorgeous! What is your most worn piece in your wardrobe?
Probably this simple denim shift dress I have that I can wear with anything, never fails me if I just need to get dressed and go.

Are there days when you just have to 'get dressed and go'? How long do you spend getting ready?
Sometimes if I have appointments or if im just going out to run errands I just need to throw something on and go, normally it's not that often... I only take about 10minutes to get ready, but it depends on how much time I have, sometimes I can take 5 if I'm rushing!

Wow! That is certainly quick! What does a thrown on outfit consist of? Heels?
Normally it's just the first thing I grab off my floor and whatever shoes I see first that would work. Somehow I pull it together.

What is your view and opinion on vintage?
I love vintage, but I'm less likely to buy vintage if it's not a designer vintage piece. Vintage couture is true love though.

What sort of vintage couture do you own? Are they special pieces?
I only own a vintage yohji yamamoto tuxedo coat at the moment, but I plan on purchasing a vintage couture garment soon, just trying to decide on the right one!

The one from a previous post? Its awesome! Any ideas as to what it will be? A dress?
Yep, I love it.
And yes I have my eyes on a vintage 1950s Christian Dior gown, or an 80's Lanvin, But a Chanel suit wouldn't be far behind!

Lovely! :) Who are your style inspirations? Rather than say your style icons... who inspires you?
Luxirare first and foremost, Anna Dello Russo, Freja Beha Erichson, Karmen Pedaru.. there are so many because my style changes and evolves so much.

I love Freja Beha! If you're listening to certain music/playlists, does it affect your choice of outfit?
Not as much as my surroundings or images I have been looking at that aren't even fashion related. I take inspiration from everything.

Is there anything that you find yourself finding inspiration from time and time again? Like certain images/scenery?
I find a lot of inspiration in winter, the cold; dead trees, Old fashioned photography. But honestly it really depends on my mood at the time. Some things I wouldn't find inspiring one day could be what inspires me the next.

Do your friends dress similarly to you or are they used to your sense of style now?
Haha no they don't dress similarly, I think they like the way I dress but they just wouldn't do it themselves.

Do they ever comment on things that you choose to wear?
I think the thing people comment on most is the leather and the fur. Other than that, normally my close friends are very positive.

:) Thats cool that they support you! How about your parents?
I'm an only child, so our family is very very close. My parents are my best friends in some respects. They are the most supportive people I have in my life. I was raised to believe in hard work, and this means I pay for clothes, shoes... Anything I want but don't need!

You're very lucky to have supportive friends and family! What music do you listen to? Bands/singers/genres...
My music taste is as erratic as my fashhion. I listen to everything from classical to hardcore. Again it depends on my mood. I will go from listening to Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga.

Do you ever want to just chill out in joggers and a baggy top?
Haha I suppose I get my "chill out" time when I'm on my way to yoga, I will wear trackpants and a hoodie over my yoga clothes. But other than that - no... not really. I never wear joggers outside of physical education class and I only wear shirts to bed in summer!

So there's never a time you just can't be bothered!? haha wow!
No, even if we are just going to the produce market, I will always make an effort - To me it doesn't seem like effort though, just something I do. I'm just used to it.

Does your mood ever affect your choice of outfit or purchase? Same with people you're with when you shop?
Oh yes, although I have gotten better at controlling myself when I'm in the mood to spend but don't really want anything... And I prefer to shop alone actually (probably because I do nearly all of it from my computer chair) But my outfits definitely change depending on my mood.

Seen as youre the expert! What online sites would you recommend and for what specifically? Best place for jewellery, clothes, couture, shoes etc?
For designer wear there are no other choices for me than yoox, luisaviaroma and net-a-porter, But if I want designers a bit closer to home I can't go past frockshop. One day I will have to do a huge list because there are so many tiny european online boutiques I have found. Jewelery I would say bonadrag because of their huge collection of pamela love. Vintage Couture without a doubt would be firstdibs and the frocks and shoes would be farfetch or one of the other above.

Finally, what are te 5 things you're lusting after at the moment?
On the back of my mind are those Nina Ricci heel-less shoes... A monkey fur coat, black crocodile Hermes Birkin, a YSL Le Smoking jacket and pantsuit and one of the McQueen (RIP) graphic print dresses.


Thank you Madeleine for answering all my questons! It was a pleasure, and I hope my followers and you followers enjoy reading our interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing you!

Hopefully up next will definately be an interview with LLYMLRS!


Friday, 4 June 2010

Remember Now

A short film by Karl Largerfield

This film made me fall in love with Chanel all over again! The pieces are so versatile and well, my favourite models are featured in it :)


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Green with envy


Jacket: Dad's army parka, Tshirt: Dads, Beads: Primark, Leggings: H&M, Boots: Local boutique.

I've been lazing about all day in this... minus the beads, reading blogs I didn't know existed. It's been quite nice actually! I'm wearing orange lipstick too, and I adore it. Infact it's my new obsession.

I really need to do some more revising for my last exams next week, but scrounging around the internet and drinking tea, listening to new found music, seems so much more appetising!


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