Monthly Archives: December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Fashion Merry Christmas

source: http://lyssahumana.tumblr.com/

I’m writing this post in my Christmas pyjamas and long red socks with baubles on, which can only mean one thing – it’s Christmas! I’m so excited about opening our little bundle of presents, having a big fat roast dinner (pigs in blankets ftw) and then sitting around with the family watching children’s films and eating lots of chocolate. I hope you all have a fantastic day and here’s a big Merry Christmas from me and Callum at girlinthelens! See you in the New Year 🙂

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Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

Wildfox SS12 Lookbook

source (and more pictures): http://www.fashionising.com/pictures/s–Wildfox-SS-12-look-book-12962-2.html

I am so in love with this modern, bohemian take on the Wild Wild West. Wildfox have always had that urban, casual cool with a rocky edge, so it’s great to see it translate into this sort of setting, and that they can work with girly, peachy colours too. it’s one of the best lookbooks I’ve seen for SS12. Bring on summer.

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I Want it Wednesday – Silver Dresses

Silver foil batwing dress

Silver cut sleeve dress

source: http://www.nastygal.com/

Most people want sequins and silver for parties, but to be honest I love the idea of silver dresses in the daytime. With an oversized jumper or man-cardi they’re the epitome of casual, easy sexiness with a boyish vibe (a la Rumi of Fashiontoast – who else?). It’s the kind of thing that works for places like New York though, I’m not sure the streets of London would appreciate my subverted eveningwear and people might mistake me for a hooker. BUT it’s still a cool look and I wanna rock it out sometime in the warmer months.

These three dresses are from Nasty Gal. Not sure where to find other silver dresses – let me know if you know a good place. I really need to stop featuring Nasty Gal or people are gonna think they pay me (they don’t), but their styling is just too good.

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Pink Leather Gillet and Buckle Shoes

Karolina Kurkova Elle France December 11

source: http://www.fashionising.com/

The title of this post says it all, really. I love this leather gillet – not often you see one in blush pink, and it’s rare that such a colour can look so cool, tough and modern. These Balenciaga buckle boots are also totally awesome. Brown and black is a difficult combination to get right but these boots are a testament to how good they can be together when done right.

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Christmas Gifts For Him

Christmas Gifts For Him

In order from the top down (and left to right within a row):

Topman Palladium Brown Hi Nylon Boots

Urban Outfitters Pac-Man Wall Decals

ASOS Black Wrap Around Leather Watch

Urban Outfitters Lomography La Sardinia Flash Camera

Ted Baker Tapeon Belt

Ted Baker Sentral Weekend Bag

Topman Skull Ring

I posted earlier about Christmas gifts for women, and now here’s a few picks for the men. Obviously this list is really skewed by my own sense of style, but some of these items are great for guys of any age, like the Ted Baker belt (my dad would love this). I know the Lomo camera and Pac-Man wall decals aren’t exactly fashion items, they they are so cool I had to put them in the list! The Lomo camera is perfect for a boyfriend or friend who’s into photography, and as a Lomo fan myself, I can say they’re nifty little cameras that are a lot of fun for a break from SLRs. As for the Pac-Man wall decals, well, I’m a sucker for anything that references games, especially retro ones.

I’m pretty excited for Christmas now as all my presents are bought, and it’s the last weekend before I head home and celebrate with the family 🙂 hope you’re all getting geared up for your Christmas holidays too!

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I Want it Wednesday – Reiss Women’s Jillie Navy Faux Fur Jacket

Reiss Women's Jillie Navy Faux Fur Jacket

source: Reiss 

Just the one item this week, as it’s a knockout. I’ve been searching for a blue faux fur jacket or coat ever since seeing one in the Topshop AW11 party collection. I love the ombre striped effect on this Reiss jacket, which is pretty standard but seems elevated with the coloured faux fur, almost neon. I think the blue would look amazing against black leather trousers and a low-neck white tank top. Not really sure how I’d feel about pairing it with more colourful offerings though. Even though colour blocking is pretty trendy right now, I think it might be a bit too much.

Ps. Sorry for the late post, I was just so busy yesterday and forgot!

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Outfit: Love is in the Air

Anniversary 'love is in the air' outfit

Anniversary 'love is in the air' outfit

Anniversary 'love is in the air' outfit

jumper: Illustrated People, skirt: Topshop, coat: Zara, boots: Schuh, bag: French Connection, headband: Accessorize, scarf: French Connection

A bit of a cute look here, as it was mine and Callum’s 7th anniversary, and if you can’t dress cutely on your anniversary then when can you? We went to Cheltenham for a night to celebrate, and driving there and back through all this lovely countryside was really nice, so we stopped off at a few places to take some pictures and soak up the green.

I love this little Topshop skirt with love hearts on it. It’s really girly though so I always wear it with things like this military-style coat, bootsquilted bag, oversized jumper and heavy-duty scarf. We bought the panda headband in Cheltenham as I was looking for a headband to keep my ears warm and Callum seems to think anything panda-related looks cute on me!

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Christmas Gifts For Her

Christ Gifts For Her

In order from the top down (and left to right within a row):

French Connection Juines Platform Heels

Links of London bracelets

Skagen Women’s Rose Gold Stretch Mesh Band Watch

Esprit Multicolored Bauble Necklace

Accessorize 70s Resin Chandelier Earrings

Benefit I’m Glam Therefore I Am Kit

MAC Tartan Tale Eyeshadow

Rebecca Minkoff Mac Cluth

Even though I’m still not feeling very Christmassy (I blame work – it’s my first year working full time over Christmas!), I thought it’s about time I do a couple of Christmas gift guides – one for presents for the women in your life, and one for the boys. Of course it’s fashion and beauty focused, and really this ‘for her’ one is more of a ‘for me (dear boyfriend please see this list)’! But this is my pick of some great fashion and beauty presents that any girl is sure to love, whether it’s your blogger friend, best friend, female colleague, mum or even grandma. Hey, they’re stylish ladies too!

If I had to pick my favourite item from all the above it would have to be the Rebecca Minkoff clutch, the most perfect little bag I’ve seen lately. Though it’s a bit on the pricey side, it’d be a worthwhile investment. For smaller budgets, I’d go for the gorgeous Skagen rose gold watch. That watch would literally go with anything, and it’d be lovely with an engraving for a more personal gift.

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Illamasqua Giveaway Winner

A little post just to announce the winner of my Illamasqua lipstick giveaway! Randomizer has spoken, and the lucky winner is …

Faye from The Fashion Harvest

‘ i love to wear bright pinks like this with acid wash denim and band tees. i think it adds girliness with edginess to an outfit like this.’

Congratulations! You’ve won this beautiful Illamsqua lipstick (Corrupt shade). Sorry to all those who entered and didn’t win, but not to worry, I’ve got a few more giveaways coming up for you to get lucky with 🙂

Illamasqua Lipstick - Corrupt

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Sebastian Kim and Sigrid Agren for NumEro #129 (Dec11)

Sigrid Agren Numero 129

Sigrid Agren Numero 129

Sigrid Agren Numero 129

Sigrid Agren Numero 129

source and more pictures: http://www.fashionising.com/

This editorial is so beautiful I had to share. I love the eerie intensity of the light flares and blurs, and the ethereal, almost ghostly quality of the photographs. And even though you can’t see it in detail, I want the dress in the first picture from the dark sexiness of the picture and the gorgeous curve of her hip against the silhouette of the hand. Stunning.

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