Monday, 31 January 2011

DIY: The High Slit Maxi Skirt

I promised you all another DIY (ageees ago) and well... here's the result of one. It was a bit rushed as I made the skirt the night before the shoot and the pictures I took of the process were well and truly awful but I hope you all like it.


New Finds...

4 Finger Ring - Topshop // Armour Ring - Topshop // Purse - New Look


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Biker Jacket addict

Whilst other's deemed the Burberry S/S 2011 collection as "too young" I looked at it and couldn't help but think of just how 'me' it was.

You see, I have a thing for biker jackets and I'm putting it down to the fact that my grandfather was a biker as I can't find any other reason for my leather obsession.
I'm only showing you four of the jackets, but I do in fact have more as when ever I see a nice one I convince myself that I just have to buy it.

My latest purchase is the blush coloured perforated leather and suede jacket. I am in love with it, however, I haven't worn it yet as I am trying to get the most out of my wax jacket for a while seeing as it's relatively new.


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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Behind The Scenes...

I must confess, I haven't looked at a single collection from Menswear Fashion Week which is a first for me. I've been mad busy lately and you will find out in due time why (I hate it when people tease like that, but I don't want to give everything away at once). Considering how rubbish a blogger I am when I'm not busy, it's no surprise that now that I've got a little on my plate I'm struggling with juggling.

Here's a sneak peek of a photoshoot I organised and styled earlier this week...

As soon as the images are edited I'll post them up.



Friday, 14 January 2011

Erm... My Graduate Collection

Sorry for the unimaginative title.

I promised to post my graduate collection as soon as it was finished, but in all honesty, when it was all over and done with, I was sick of the sight of it and put it to the back of my mind like a really bad date. I’m not going to get too into it, but I drifted from the original direction I wanted to go in because as a fashion student sometimes you feel you have to compromise your designs to suit others and my final collection ended up looking different to how I imagined it to, but hey, that’s the creative process.

I remember throughout my years at uni, I always wondered if my graduate collection was going to be a career defining one as, say, that of Christopher Kane or William Tempest (clearly it wasn’t) and since graduating, I’ve gone from not wanting to ever see another sewing machine to trying to “find” myself then falling deeply in love with fashion all over again.

I didn’t feel confident with showing my collection on my blog-why? I don’t know. I’m very critical of my work, and if I feel like I could do better, I want to go away and perfect it. However, some good things have come off the back of my collection meaning you guys will be seeing parts of it anyways, so I guessed I might as well share it with you guys.

I’m currently in the process of making another collection so stay tuned for that as well.

(P.s. I didn’t pull a Tom Ford and intentionally put off showing you guys the pictures.)

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Hello Ms Kelly

I really didn't know how I would turn these pictures of Kelly Rowland modelling for photographer Rob Ector into a post, but I just couldn't help but post them up. I don't know what she's been eating or drinking but she's looks fabulous. Now hurry up and put out an album that will match the attitude your giving me Ms Kelly.

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Editorial: Vogue Germany 'Winter Spiele'

Publication: Vogue Germany
Photographer: Greg Kadel
Model: Maryna Linchuk
Stylist: Nicola Knels & Lynn Schmidt

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Monday, 3 January 2011

Strut Mode: Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2011

Editorial: Le Rendez-Vouz

Publication: Arise Magazine
Models: Ajak & Ataui Deng
Photographer: John-Paul Pietrus
Stylist: Sabrina Henry

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year readers! I know my blogging pattern has been a bit sporadic over the last 3/4 months, but I'm going to try to get into a routine this year. My lack of posting was down to me being busy (some of the time), an infected laptop (most of the time) and a sheer lack of motivation.

Around this time last year I made "Style Resolutions" and to my surprise, I managed to stick to 3 of them; the 3 being making sure sure my nails were always done, wearing more heels, and adding more colour to my wardrobe. I could still work on them i.e. wear heels at least once or twice a week, and I think I will (work on my resolutions that is).

I've been Tumblring away my hair, beauty and style inspirations, and when I find myself stuck in a style rut I look at my archive for inspiration/a boost. So until I move onto a different look, here are just some of the images that are inspiring my style...

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I'm so over jeans at the moment, and I only wear them now if it's really cold outside, or if I can't find a decent pair of leggings to wear. I am into leggings still and high waisted trousers-High waisted leggings are a bonus. I'm loving Bridget Bardot hair, longline tanks and corselette-esque dresses as well as preppy clothes and thigh high socks.

I came across this image of Lindsay Lohan earlier on. As much as I wish they'd lock her up and throw away the key for her flagrant disregard of the law, her outfit choices are so on point she deserves to get some bly. She makes me want to get all dressed up and go no where.
I never did do those 'What I wore today' posts I said I would...

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