Monday, 30 November 2009
Sunday, 29 November 2009
But my fingers would have been grateful for any gloves yesterday- I went out drawing in the freezing cold and never have my fingers hurt more or been such an odd colour. Not good.
My fashion deadline at college is tomorrow, which shall be a relieve and then I've got to work on my Fine Art to hand in on Thursday, after that I may actually get a rest. :)
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Edited by Retro Chick
This weeks Links à la Mode blows away any preconceived ideas of the narcissistic fashion blogger posting endless outfit photos and magazine shoots by covering a huge array of topics. Ranging from Dream Sequins whimsical birthday tea party to High Fashion Girls detailed examination of racism in fashion magazines, these posts demonstrate what we’re capable of and the communities we can build.
Of course, being fashion bloggers there are also some great outfits to be found and our bloggers this week have looked at: movies, from Bollywood to Sci fi; their pyjama drawers; and even their cleaning cupboard in their ceaseless search to bring you fashion inspiration.
As ever there’s many more exciting links on the original forum thread
Links à la Mode : November 26th
- British Style Bloggers – Intrinsically Florrie on British Style Bloggers on how you can support the lovely Luella brand in it’s time of need
- Dream Sequins – The stylish guests at a virtual birthday tea party (Part 2)!!
- Fashion X K8 – The Fashion Blogging community being analoguous to “The Girls” in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof
- FashionHippo – Best Organic Lip Balms: 6 Natural Picks to Nourish Your Pout
- Fete a fete – Guerlain’s Imperial Holiday makeup collection review
- High Fashion Girl – Racism & Fashion
- Idiosyncratic Style – Idiosyncratic Style dares you to re-think the possibilities of Pajamas outside the house
- In Life and In Fashion – How to dress with Bollywood Flair
- Lillys Roses – The new charity tshirts by TV-Star C.F. for the eco label armeangels
- M.I.S.S. – She’s Crafty: DIY First Place Ribbon Accessories
- Mariels Castle – Are we trully free when it comes to our fashion choices?
- Oranges and Apples – What are charity shops for? Thoughts sparked by Mary Portas’ new Save the Children shop
- Prom Mafia – Happy Accident: How to bleach fun designs on your clothes
- Quirky Fashion – Movies that Inspired Fashion
- Retro Chick – Buy Audrey Hepburns Wardrobe
- Shoe Daydreams – Why Knock-offs are Bad for the Soul
- Style on a String – Confessions of an UGG Lover and Wearer (but only indoors!)
- THE COVETED – Coach Holiday : Review & Giveaway!
- The Demoiselles – Wing Tips: Finding a Tailor
- Work Chic – Win a Sondra Roberts SR squared Shopper tote!
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Photo by Jo! =D
I first noticed the crimping trend over at Chanel quite a while ago now, but the trend has certainly set in on the catwalks, espcially with all the 80s nods this AW. So why don't more people do it? It doesn't have to mean big hair, for the above look I just did the front section on each side. And the big hair look is kinda fabulous anyhow. When I first tried it out I was surprised how quickly I could do it, even with a whole head to do- much quicker than curling irons in fact and the effect also lasts so much better than straightening or curls- it's pretty much the same the next day. The perfect look to try out this upcoming party season. =]
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
I admit it looks a bit scary but it's actually quite fabulous. It's an industrial pleater, and when you thread it up you can work some fabric through and it comes out all crinkly!
Monday, 23 November 2009
I must admit to giggling when I found this on my bedroom floor, presumably having slipped out of a magazine.
So do tell ladies, which girl (or her wardrobe) do you see the most of yourself in? Complicated answers are welcome, for example I dress more quirkily like Carrie sometimes (I'm not sure Charlotte would mismatch prints as I do, however much she approves of a nice floral dress) and have the hard working nature of Miranda. =]
Sunday, 22 November 2009
The camellia signature. So lovely and coming in many different forms.
The fabulous range of lipsticks.
Perfect accessories from two tone shoes to scarves.
The tweeds! Very elegant, and I seem to have developed a severe weakness for pink tweed now. This fabulous book, 'Chanel: Collections and Creations by Daniele Bott, is a wonderful volume of all the things I love about Chanel. It makes for very informative reading and the photos are really beautiful. I bought my copy on holiday last year and still love pouring over the pages, I'd deffinitely recommend it to any Chanel fan.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Anyway, I think it's a great idea to make children aware of environmental issues and to get them to recycle and such. My personal favourite is 'put on an extra jumper instead of turning the heating on'. It's too easy to go put the radiator on, when an extra layer will do just as well.
Speaking of Hello Kitty, I'm planning a HK tea party for my 18th. =D I'm also dying my hair (sections only) pink(!), which I've been planning for years but now I'm at a college that shouldn't expel me for it. I'm sure Blair Waldorf and Charlotte York would not approve but it'll be fun and the appointment's booked, I'm going for a Rachel McAdams look if anyone remembers when she went partially pale pink.
Now I am very sleepy and ought to be thinking about getting to bed. Lots of work to do towards my coursework projects in the coming week.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
I do rather like her top here- with it's colour palette and metallic sheen it is very aw09.
She also created this lovely outfit on Shmotter, which is a new website to me, but seems to have a similar use to Polyvore- time to explore it I think.
firstname.lastname@example.org You can also email me with your Polyvore and Shmotter collages. Non- bloggers are most welcome to join in too. =]
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
I would wear a pastel coloured floral dress (Topshop), but as it is November I put it with some opaque tights (M&S) and a snuggly cardigan (Zara). The pearls are not actual necklaces but strands of beads I've bought for my fashion project! Very Luella ss09, which is my coursework inspiration so all is good. Speaking of which don't forget to look at all the Save Luella related posts to see how you can help support my favourite brand.
You can also join in the tea party I believe, just go and drop Dream Sequins an email. See you by the cupcakes.
Sunday, 15 November 2009
This brooch was bought at the same recent Dorothy Perkins spree as my cream snood, as were the gloves for that matter. I like lace, I like pearls and I like pink so there wasn't that much room to go wrong really! An absolute bargain at £2.40, plus it has a clip on the back too so it can be put on lapels or even in my hair! The headband is a few months old from Oasis, another bargain I do believe.
First are her (very pretty I must say) Luella shorts. I do love that floral fabric and she's put it together with such a nice combination of pastel colours- such a mixture of textures too.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
The first (so soft and warm!) is from Dorothy Perkins, I saw a different colour in the window and was drawn in. They also had it in purple and grey which were both very nice too.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
This first look is from the ever-so-nice Pearl of Fashion Pearls of Wisdom. Her Luella clown top is somewhat sad at the recent news. (but what lovely shoes she has!!)
This is from the mysterious 'E' who's a regular commenter of the blog (thank you!) but doesn't have a blog of her own. Her ditsy floral print dress makes me think of Luella ss08.
If you want to join in and support the fabulous Luella Bartley, pose in your Luella pieces or something Luella inspired and send your photos to email@example.com Non- bloggers like my lovely reader 'E' are most welcome to join in too. =]
If you really love Luella, I've put together some ways to help the brand over at British Style Bloggers: http://ukstylebloggers.onsugar.com/6201645
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Show your support for the fabulous Luella Bartley by posing in your Luella pieces or something Luella inspired. :) Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall feature them here on the blog! Non- bloggers are most welcome to join in too. Show the world how much you love Luella and that fashion just wouldn't be the same without her. =D
FYI: my scarf is Luella ss09, and the headpiece is Johnny Loves Rosie but seems somewhat Luella ss09 inspired. The rest is black, enough said: Zara coat and New Look shoes.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Not all Glamour content is tailored to me but the British version does have exceptionally good styling (I haven't really read the other versions and they could well have too! But I know the British one does). A few months ago there was the most lovely editorial- just about every look had some ss09 Luella in it. A lovely concoction or candy coloured tweeds and florals. Bliss.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
I like the way you can bring out the different colours in it depending on what you put it with.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Sock (there is another one too!) and shoe (again there is a pair, I hope the other one does not feel lonely at not being photographed)- Topshop
Leggings- New Look
Or if you watch It Takes Two you may have been inspired by certain guests (Craig here's looking at you) to put sparkly crystals on- pretty.
Even those dancing on Strictly Come Dancing tonight had them on their bedazzling outfits. Speaking of which I liked Ola's dress, and I LOVE the swing jive! My very favourite style of dance to do. =D I adore the jive and 40s music, so it's a very good combination.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Let's hope one of them makes the cover!
I'll be back to normal posts tomorrow. See the links to all of my coverage of the shoot at the bottom of this post. =]
Vogue covershoot: Day 2: The cover shot!
Vogue covershoot: Day 2
Oooh exciting: Vogue shoot Part SIX
Oooh exciting: Vogue shoot Part FIVE
Oooh exciting: Vogue shoot Part FOUR
Oooh exciting: Vogue shoot Part THREE
Oooh exciting: Vogue shoot. Part TWO
Oooh exciting: Vogue shoot