Monthly Archives: September 2011

Outfit: Berry Beautiful for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Berry Beautiful Outfit

Berry Beautiful OutfitBerry Beautiful Outfitdress: ASOS

It was love at first sight. Who couldn’t be seduced by that beautiful berry colour, the intricate lacing, the delicate balance between girly and sexy?

This outfit was chosen to show my support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which begins tomorrow (October). My Godma was affected by this so it’s an important issue for me. Show your support¬†by posting an all-pink outfit during October and I’ll link to all of them in this post ūüôā

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The Shoe Galleries at Selfridges

Shoes Galleries at Selfridges

Shoes Galleries at Selfridges

Shoe Galleries at Selfridges

Shoe Galleries at Selfridges

source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/, http://www.selfridges.com/

It’s like Alice fell through the rabbit hole all over again. London girls everywhere arrived in Wonderland with the opening of the amazing Shoe Galleries at Selfridges¬†last year, and they’re now one year old. I¬†still haven’t been but now I’ve moved to London, the minute I get some time I’ll be going to check it out. There are over 5,000 pairs of shoes from 120 brands, including Tory Burch, Roger Vivier, Stuart Weitzman, Office, River Island and All Saints, so it’s not just designer gear.

Below are some of my favourite boots for winter showcasing at the Galleries, featuring Kurt Geiger, Charlotte Olympia,  Alexander McQueen, Alexandre Birman, Givenchy and Beau Coops:

Shoe Galleries Boots Selection

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I Want it Wednesday – Balenciaga Bags

Balenciaga Blue Fluo Lizard Neon HandbagBalenciaga Black Buffalo Ancre HandbagBalenciaga Blue Royal Calfskin Papier Handbag

source: http://www.balenciaga.co.uk/

Balenciaga bags¬†are very high on my ‘when I’m rich I’ll buy this’ list. A girl can dream. They are such practical but beautiful things, and I like their colour palettes. I’m a sucker for blue and black bags, so these three are my current favourites.

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Outfit: Wild Thing

Wild Thing Outfit

Wild Thing OutfitWild Thing Outfit

dress: Forever 21, waistcoat: ASOS, leggings: ASOS, shoes: Urban Outfitters, necklace (worn as bracelet): Bulgari

Well this post was timely. Fur waistcoat in the middle of the one week this year that is actually hot ūüėČ ! Anyway, this outfit is something that can take me from day to night, which is something I love as I’m often out all day and I don’t want to get chilly when it gets dark. This faux fur waistcoat is great as it’s warm but not too stuffy or hot, and I like having my arms unstifled by thick sleeves. As for the Urban Outfitters shoes, well they are killers! I definitely won’t be wearing them often, but I love securing the straps over leggings – a little trick to make your legs look longer, along with the massive heel of course!

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Dress Up a Plain Top – Statement Necklaces and Scarves

Pilgrim NecklaceTim Ryan Scarf

Statement Necklaces and Scarves

Nicole Fahri NecklaceWe Are Owls Scarf

sources: http://www.asos.com/, http://www.nicolefarhi.com/, http://www.net-a-porter.com/

I love a basic tee or strap top, but it can get a bit boring, so sometimes I dress mine up with statement necklaces and scarves. It gives some texture and detail to an otherwise plain outfit, and it’s such an easy look to wear. Above are some of my favourite statement neck looks. The designers are in order from top: Pilgrim, Tim Ryan, Nicole Fahri, We Are Owls.

I now want to move on to try statement earrings, having seen some amazing ones on¬†ASOS that the models are rocking, but I’m afraid my teeny ears won’t be able to cope with their weight!

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Digital Styling with Polyvore

Green notes, a dash of oriental and boxy shapesGreen notes, a dash of oriental and boxy shapes - items

Callum’s mega-busy with all sorts of stuff lately so I’m still waiting on him to edit the outfit photos and London Fashion Weekend coverage he’s done. I’m happy with the pics as they are but they’re going up on this blog under his name so he needs to be¬†completely¬†satisfied with them.

So whilst I’m waiting on those here’s some digital styling I did on Polyvore recently. This is what I’d wear if I was far more stylish than I actually am! The outfit was inspired by green notes, a dash of oriental and boxy shapes.

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Karlie Kloss Naked (Almost) for Mario Testino in Allure

Karlie Kloss Nude Allure Mario TestinoKarlie Kloss Nude Allure Mario Testino Karlie Kloss Nude Allure Mario Testino source: http://fashionista.com/ (see more pictures from the shoot here)

Complaints galore about these gorgeous pictures of Karlie Kloss partially nude, shot by Mario Testino for Allure.

Oh get over it people. Such drama over nothing! She’s 19 – a legal adult – and she’s perfectly covered up. Not like many under-19 year olds I see on TV shows and whatnot. It’s a beautiful shoot. Very tasteful and in no way controversial as far as I’m concerned.

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The Jumper

The jumperThe Jumper - Jewellery Details

jumper: French Connection, necklaces: Bulgari, Forever 21, Massimo Dutti

A few weeks ago I did a post about the perfect t-shirt. Well say hello to the jumper that goes with everything. This was a steal from French Connection during their summer sale – probably one of my favourite sales out of all the shops. I find it difficult to trawl through loads of jumbled clothing racks (er, sorry Topshop!), and so tend to do my sale shopping online, but FCUK sales are always well organised. This jumper was another one of those ‘got-to-have-it’ moments. The mix of silk, wool and cotton has given the fabric a really luxurious, soft-knit feel without being itchy or shapeless. The colour is great too – a deep, almost brownish charcoal-grey that looks great against bright jewellery like these necklaces. It’s such an amazing piece, I have to force myself not to wear it all the time!

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On THOSE T-shirts *Cough Topman Cough*

Topman I'm Sorry T-ShirtTop Man What Breed is She T-Shirtsource: http://www.topman.com

Just wanted to add my two cents to the debate that’s surrounding these Topman t-shirts – recently withdrawn from sale of course. I’m not really going to talk about the second one. It’s mildly funny and I don’t really take issue with it, especially when you consider how there are equally derogatory t-shirts about men in a number of high street stores. I can see how it was ‘a bit of a laugh’. But as for the first one, the ‘I’m Sorry’ tee, now that is just totally appalling.

A Topman spokesperson on Facebook apologised¬†for the offence it has caused, claiming that ‘these T-shirts were meant to be light-hearted and carried no serious meaning’. Now, I like to think I’ve got a good sense of humour but what stops the t-shirt from being light hearted is the choice of excuses. ‘I hate you’? ‘You provoked me’? There are dark sentiments in these excuses. They hint at anger. They are scarily ambiguous. Even if this t-shirt makes no direct link to violence, it’s implicated in the words. Worn on a t-shirt, the excuses become glamorised, normalised.¬†And let’s not even go into its implicated stance on youth drinking culture in Britain today.

I have no problem with fashion being offensive. It is, after all, an expression of the wearers personality, beliefs and opinions, and not everyone’s going to agree with what people have to say. But if you’re going to wear something¬†controversial I’d rather you had something important to say – some message behind the fabric (or meat, a la Lady Gaga). There is no message behind this t-shirt. What’s its purpose? In fact, if there is any message behind it it’s that these sorts of excuses are ok. And no, Topman, they’re really not.

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I Want it Wednesday – La Mer Cuff Watches

La Mer WatchLa Mer WatchLa Mer Watch

source: http://www.lamercollections.com/

TOO AWESOMTASTICAL! I came across these watches years ago, but I’m still crazy about them. That’s a good sign – I try and wait on things before buying them. The bigger the price tag, the longer the wait! I am a huge fan of leather cuffs, and so having a watch and cuff in one is like jewellery heaven for me.

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