Posts tagged trend
Posts tagged trend
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!
Once upon a time, some of you may have sneered at the thought of wearing tweed. But this Winter, believe me when I say that a tweed jacket will be the most valued part of your wardrobe.
You may have seen them about, and you may be wondering where you can get your claws on such a coveted item of the Winter season. The answer to that would be Boden.
Boden is a clothing company that has been running since 1991, they have two shops in London, but if your aren’t based around there then fear not, as their stock is also available by mail order.
Tweed jackets have a heritage style about them, and are perfect if you would like to look fashionable, feel warm and above all if you would like to be envied by every other woman in the country who has not yet switched onto the trend and share’s a love of fashion and style.
What kind of tweed jacket you go for depends on what kind of look you want to create - and what will be the most versatile for you.
Tweed fabrics have recently been coveted by designers such as Celine and Channel. So join in with the fashion frenzy and grab yourself a blazer! Tweed has been feared upon by lots of women in the past - but fashion is all about having fun with your style… so please do not be afraid to experiment.
To have a look at Bodens tweed jackets (trust me - your wardrobe will not survive the cold winter months ahead without one) click the link below:
What would you wear a tweed jacket with? Do you think they’ll make a drastic comeback this Winter?
So amongst the glitter t shirts, leather leggings, fur coats and crocheted dresses this season - another trend to be making its way slowly but surely into the lime light is the denim jacket - this time however it comes with a new look that is shearling.
Basically - its fabulous. There isn’t much more to add about it. We all saw shearling collars on leather jackets last season - great if your into the whole aviator / Top Gun look, but this season its a little more subtle and relaxed. I think it looks fashionable and comfortable (who knew those two words would be in a sentence together ;) ).
The one above is from juicy couture and was also seen being worn by Kate Bosworth some time ago.
I unfortunatley do not have the funds. If you can relate to this - then do the same as me and march your little tush’s down to Primark and buy a denim jacket - stop at a fabric shop on the way home to get some shearling… and DO IT YOURSELF.
It may take a while but it will certainly be worth it in the end. In the meantime if you have any suggestions on where to get a slightly more affordable version for my wardrobe - please let me know. You will be saving my fingers from a lot of sewing work.