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You may remember that a few weeks back I posted about a new blog I was about to make:
KNIT that TREND…
Well guess what - its finally here!!
Click the attached URL to see the fabulous knitting blog (if I do say so myself) that keeps the ‘granny stigma’ away from knitting!!
Recent posts include Elle magazine & HOUSE OF HOLLAND - If you want to know what they have to do with knitting you’ll just have to click the URL to find out!
Remember to follow the blog as I will be posting every week day from now on - with exciting news, posts, knitting patterns & free giveaways! So click the link - and get your needles at the ready!
I wont sit here and lie (woulda,coulda, possibly shoulda - but the inner GAGA in me loves them!) These ladies, are the definition of sexy shoes - *basking with my new found lipstick feminism*
First things first, sorry for being a bad blogger - I haven’t had a chance to blog in a couple of days - so I’m going to make it up to you today with a slight blogging overload.
Basically Ive been researching trends, and there are quite a few micro trends that take my fancy right now. Unfortunately for me I just don’t have the funds to invest in all of them - so ill blog about them instead!
First things first -This is why I have chosen to blog about the following micro trends:
You may have noticed that these are all animal related micro trends - why? Well because animals are apparently where its at this season.
Yay for animal farm I guess.
So here’s the deal: none of the outfits from below add up to any more than £100… unless you include the indulgence of shoes - if you’d like further info on any of the prices etc. then feel free to give me a little mail. Enjoy.
If you ask me fashion is all about having fun. So with the dalmatian print (above) add a Disney print tank top (in season)to lighten up the uber glam mood. team it with leather look leggings (or trousers), a denim jacket and a bright coloured faux fur stole over the collar - very in vogue I promise. The secret to this look?! Keep it simple and stick to dalmatian print, but that doesn’t mean you cant use lots of it… go crazy and let the animal inside loose.
I found that the best place to shop leopard print this season is Warehouse- don’t be put off by the prices, because you are paying for quality here… and leopard print is a micro trend that’s always on the radar.
To get the look right without risking looking a bit like someone off the cast of a chavvy soap opera *cough* Eastenders *cough* then make sure you mix the intensity of the print: by this I mean have some fine lepoard print on your coat, and a larger version or a totally different version of the print on your accessories - just keep it simple by sticking to the same colour.
No last but not at all least, we have the Bambi look. This one has been favoured by celebs such as Donatella Versace and our British sweetheart Cheryl Cole.
Rather than joining the flock of sheep however, wear this look with a twist by wearing a printed Bambi t shirt / sweater rather than a Bambi print dress. It looks funkier, and you’ll be rocking a trend rather than simply joining in on one.
Team it with some tweed shorts (and tights - since we are after all nearly in December dears) and a faux fur Gillette so finish off the Bambi vibe. If its a little too plain for your liking then add a little colour with a fabulous shade of hot pink lipstick (make sure its matt - not gloss, and you’ll be right on trend this season) BRAVO.
So there we have it, a few micro trends right from our British high street to keep you looking uber fash.
I know I probably say this in every post - but remember fashion is all about having fun - so dont be too shy to experiment with your look.
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Before I start this post I would just like to point out that I KNOW I keep rambling on and on about glitter, metallics, sequin etc. - but the reason is purely because texture (including all of these shiny sparkly things) is in fashion this season BIG TIME.
If like me, you love fashion but cannot afford to by a new wardrobe every time a new trend comes by, then you’ll love this.
It involves my two favourite things (that most girls should like - no matter what style your into)… lipstick and glitter.Capiche? That’s it.
Just take a look at these photos I found on a search across some uber fashionable blogs on tumblr:
What a great way to blow a kiss huh? Beats lip balm any day!
If reds a little to plain Jane for you then opt for a fun girlish colour like pink!
This one is definitely my favourite. Colourful. Glittery. Fashionable. Fun.
You like?! I thought you would.
Anyway on to the point… here’s how to achieve the look:
Master the look by practising first, and experiment with different colours: think cerise pink and orange. You may also want to very lightly layer / dab a clear gloss over the finished look to stop the glitter wearing off during the day and night.
Another alternative would be to mix real glitter with clear lip gloss. (edible glitter would leak dye through the gloss whereas real glitter will simply mix in) Then paint it over your red lips to create the finished look.
If you’d like to give it a try with edible glitter then you can find a great selection of colours here:
Good luck. And remember - fashion is all about experimenting… so go crazy girls!
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So we all know that metallics are in fashion right? (You better be nodding your head) - but what we all may not know is how to carry it off as part of our everyday look. *Surprise surprise* in some offices, it is in fact inappropriate to wear shiny silver trousers.
ABOVE: MODELS at the JASON WU show last year rocking some ‘golden locks’.So here is a little idea to get you thinking outside the box when it comes to all things gold and silver this season.It began as a micro trend last year - but this winter, its certainly back to make an impact.
How to get the Look:
You can add this trend to all sorts of hair styles, all you literally need to do is to paint it on - no hair dye, just a bit of gel and glitter.
All you need to do is get your hands on some coloured gel - what colour totally depends on the colour you want the glitter in your hair to be, so if you want gold get some gold hair gel, if you want to be daring get some red… I’m sure you understand.
Your then going to need to get some matching glitter that you can mix into the gel and sprinkle on top… so again the colour of the glitter you want totally depends on the your personal colour preference.
You then need to style your hair - shove it up in a top knot, tie it in a plait… the choices are endless.
Mix in some glitter with the gel, and then paint it onto your styled hair wherever you want it.
Sprinkle on some more glitter over the top of the gel to get the finished look.
Although Jason Wu used coloured gel - I personally think it would look just as good, if not better with clear gel… and multicoloured glitter?!
So I saw this on my friends blog the other day. Its cute, its true and even if it wasnt - it looks pretty. BRAVO.
So first things first:I absolutely lovedthis outfit as soon as I saw it… all hail Rihanna.
For those of you who dont know me personally - you should know that I am slightly obsessed with all things Rihanna. She is a musical genius, fashion icon, a role model for all success aspiring young women out there - okay so enough of the praise. Anyway, even if I wasn’t a
fan major fan, I would still have to bow down and give the girl a round of applause for this ensemble!
She was seen wearing it earlier this month leaving an exclusive club in London. Okay, I personally wouldn’t wear this to a club, but it would make such an amazing outfit to match a bitter breeze on a cold winters day.
I. WILL. HAVE. THIS. OUTFIT. BY. DECEMBER. - enough said.
Rihanna’s new album Talk That Talkwill be out on November 12th 2011! - Yes I AM overly excited. And YES I AM overly excited to see what stage outfits her new album brings with it!
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Now before you judge - read the whole post.
Why would you judge?
Quite possibly because I feel as if I sound a little like Cruella De’ Vil when I say that recently I like dalmatians. I like dalmatians… for their spots!
Don’t worry - I’m not going to go on an evil kid - napping session of all dalmatians. Thankfully - my recent obsession with dalmatian print hasn’t quite yet gone that far (I don’t really think it ever will! - no need to call the R.S.P.C.A)
But what I have been looking at is dalmatian nail art. It first came to my notice while I was floating around Topshop looking at all the lovelly things that are out of my price range until payday.
It looks like this:
(Photograph taken from http://www.glitzngrime.com/2011/08/dalmation-print-nails.html) Brilliant aren’t they.
I have decided I like them so much that I am going to try and achieve this look myself. And from what I can imagine my nails to look like after - I am quite excited.
I know there is no solid fact here to go on guys… but just bare with me for a second or two.
The professionals at Topshop most probably use some sort of nail art equipment that I unfortunately do not have the funds to consume. HOWEVER - I do have the funds (£3.99 that is) to get my hands on BARRY M’S CRACKLE NAIL EFFECT nail polish in black. (HIP HIP HOORAY)
Why so happy you ask? Well the fact that I can get my hands on this means I will be able to get this look nailed down on a budget.
Nailed down* - see what I did there?… okay, sorry - less of the crappy jokes.
This is how:
1/ I shall find a white nail polish. In a world where I have endless funds - it would be Nails Inc. or Models Own - but lets face it… that is not the world I live in - so whatever I can find at Superdrug or Boots will have to do!
Anyway - once I have found the right one, I plan to paint all my nails white.
2/ After the white layers has dried properly, I will paint over each one with a layer of BARRY M’S CRACKLE EFFECT NAIL POLISH.
The best thing is that you dont have to be brilliant at painting nail varnish onto your nails to get this right - you just paint it on as you usually would, and let it do all the work.
When Ive finally managed to do this, which should be at some point tomorrow, I will post a little photograph with thorough directions - considering it all does go to plan!
Wish me luck!
Have you had a go at Dalmatian print nails? Feel free to post a photo if you’d like to share!
Its a Monday morning and I am surprisingly a lot happier than I usually am this early on in the week. Why? Well I’m pretty sure its because I have finally finished my HENRY HOLLAND STYLE SNOOD!
*Round of applause please*
So above is a photo of what the real HENRY HOLLAND WINTER ACCESSORY looks like, and below is a photo of what MY version looks like:
I like it QUITE a lot. The differences are that firstly - HENRY HOLLANDS VERSION is a scarf… my version is a SNOOD. Secondly, that whilst his is probably machine made - mine is all hand crocheted. BRAVO.
Now this post is’nt all about me bragging about my snood and making you all dislike me a little… instead it is a BLOG GIVE AWAY.
If YOU would like to WIN this Henry Holland Fall 2011 STYLE snood, then all you have to do, is follow my blog - and reblog any post that originates from my blog.
1/ Follow my blog.
2/ Reblog a post from my blog - it can be this one, or any other.
You have until the next coming Monday ( 17th October 2011 ) to enter, and I shall get in touch with the winner by Midday Tuesday 18th of October.
Just because I thought it kind of goes with all this chilly weather. I kind of like it. Okay so that’s a lie… I really like it.