Sunday, 28 February 2010

Bang Bang

The blog's got a new layout :)
Topshop was fun today, until we nearly got kicked out... turns out you're not really allowed to take photos in the shop. I never really thought that was a problem- if anything, they should encourage it. I mean, I'm pretty much advertising them!?
anyway, we got two outfits (there aren't any more because stupid me forgot my memory card)-

The dress in the first one is beautiful, and would be perfect for summer- such a shame I'm poor :(
The second outfit is actually the one I'd be most happy to wear, although it doesn't look fantastic in the photo- we were in the upstairs changing room this time and the lighting wasn't as good, as well as the fact I had forgotten to grab some heels to wear with it, and my bra was showing through the top. oops :S
We also had a good look at the shoes. There were a pair that looked an awful lot like the shoes from Missguided I'm lusting for at the moment-
A pair that veeery closely resembled one of Jeffrey Campbell's designs-Shoe/mirror shot with Rhiannon-
So, overall it was a pretty fun day :)

I also got some amazing lippies to give my look a good kick up the backside. I recently discovered FadeToBlack, and it's inspired me to be a lot more daring with lip colour, so as well as finding my perfect shade of red lippy (seen in the photos), I bought a lilac lip gloss that I still haven't fully tried on yet, a completely nude lipstick to stop my lips drying out from the foundation-on-lips combo, and I also got a lilac incentive to grow my nails.
(my god, this is a long post!)

Finally (I think..), I've been obsessing over this shot from The Sartorialist lately-

I think it's mainly her whole (sorry, can't find a better word) nonchalance at being photographed that sets it off. Well, that and the fluffy hat, anyway! Phew, I should've split this into separate posts really... sorry guys xx

Saturday, 27 February 2010

I Heart Mr. Campbell

Quick post before beddy-byes :)
Ever since these shoes popped up on Modcloth, It seems that more often than not, the shoes on a website that I love are usually by a certain Jeffrey Campbell.
It's not very often that I stick to a certain designer- sure, I love chanel usually but the flowery crocheted ensembles Karl Lagerfield churned out this Spring put me off a bit. The truth is, I never commit to following a designer because they're never really consistant enough (except Chris Kane- we loves him!). However, this new shoe fascination needs to be explored, so I downloaded the lookbook.
Annoyingly, as well as the fact that every page looks flipping gorgeous, I'd also be happy to own any of the shoes shown in it.
Damn, looks like this commitment-phobe may have to settle down one day.

London Nights..

I found the good side to coursework!

(yes, they are actual pages from my art project)
My art teacher does part-time work for topshop here and there (she used to design for them), so in the half term she was in London doing trend research. This, of course, perfectly coincided with me doing my art gcse based on personal style and street style. lucky, innit?!
So she brought me back some fantastic pictures of people on Brick Lane- I was so excited! Fate must've realised I was gonna have a hard time fitting all of my coursework in and gave me an option on my paper to pick fashion. Thank you fate :)
This also means that for an 'inspirational visit', I will be in topshop tomorrow trying on loads of clothes and taking photos to show my personal style- pictures will appear on here, promise! Mind you, it'll be a rare treat because the pictures of my style are actually pictures of my style if i could get rid of all the nasty clothes in my wardrobe, win a million and start again. damn.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


I've really had a longing for these lovely sweet treats lately.. they always bring up memories of school trips where the coach stops off in France, and whilst 70% of the bus are crowding round the generic pick and mix, I head straight to the macaroon counters and buy as many as my sparse amount of euros can afford.

The final image is what I always remember those stalls as- pretty, pastel coloured sweeties stacked end to end in their own neat rows, arranged by colour and handwritten labels- no matter how scummy the hypermarket we're in is, the macaroon counter will always be the same.
The reason for my gushing is that I've finally signed up to a baking site- it was only a matter of time!- and I've found a very promising recipe for plain 'croons. the photo accompanying it looks absolutely beautiful, and although I'm pretty sure mine will look nothing like that i was thinking- what would you have with a nice plate of fresh macaroons? tea? juice? nothing?! hmm... I'm thinking a big mug of earl grey :)

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Snooow :)

So, although I've been complaining about the cold, the snow does give way to photo opportunities. I gave my lace body a try with a cropped jumper, and it's still pretty warm.. surprisingly.
It's nice to know that some of these crazy trends do actually work on normal sized people and that they can work in real life (I'm wearing this to have snacks with my girlies later!)
Also, UK Vogue has launched it's young talent competition this month, offering £1000 and 1 month's paid work experience in their offices. Needless to say, I will very much be entering! I don't expect to win, as The winning entries they've posted as examples seem way above what I could do, but it's worth a try, eh?! Also, even if you're just a finalist you get to have lunch with the Vogue editors and judges, which seems just as good if that's the sort of job you want (for me, it is!). The only problem is once you've won something like that, what the hell do you wear?!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Popovers + Parties (continued)

I've got photos of the under 18's night (I'm the chunky brunette lurking at the back!)And how fabulous do my friends look?!
I'm not dressed too 'fashun', mainly because the whole point of this blog is to follow me building my 'fashun' wardrobe, so this is pretty near the beginning when all I've got is my LBD :)
That's all for today- sorry about the short post xx

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Popovers and Parties

After reading Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere's post about popovers, I was excited to try them out, until I saw that you needed special flour and a popover tin-things that are probably only sold in America or in specialist shops.
Today, however, I had a sudden yearning for some and since I couldn't find any I was happy with, I adapted my own recipe from this one for cheese and herb popovers.

Check out these bad boys!

Recipe here.

Also, I was out at an under 18's night in town last night, and about 4hrs of dancing coupled with 5 inch heels means that I can only manage to shuffle around today, and I have well and truly learnt my lesson (next time, they'll only be 4 inches)!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Fashion Week

I bought into my own little bit of consumerism today-

Friday, 12 February 2010

Rest In Peace.

"On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family.

Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."

In my opinion, Mcqueen was the essence of true british designers, and was never afraid to take risks as all genius' are.
Rest in peace, Lee Mcqueen.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Topshop Radio

I promised myself when I made this blog that I wouldn't make any posts about Topshop, since I buy way too many things from there, and it could quite easily get boring, but on my what? 5th entry I'm breaking that promise.

"There's nothing we love more than a good playlist! So, in the name of having a good sing-a-long and a good old dance, we're introducing Topshop Radio- the perfect way to get our instore vibe from the comfort of your own home."

So, Topshop radio, yay or nay? I personally love it, the music's edgy and new but not too weird or distracting like some of the artsy faff most chains use to seem more 'yewneek'. If it's a yay from you, then you can find it here.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Cheap online shops

Oh. My. Goodness.
I'm one of those infuriating people who can't see why anyone would pay £1000 for a dress, so I was in heaven when I discovered Missguided today. One of my favourite shops to find are the ones that, from the outside, look incredibly tacky and cheap so they keep other fashion-folk away, but if you're brave enough to step inside and push past the trash, you find some real gems, like these;

For £27 no less! and this;

for £14. This makes me very happy :)

And I know the designer-folk'll be like "aagh how can you buy high street?! it'll disintegrate in a few weeks!!!" but, to be quite frank, I don't really do anything that wears clothes out at all. I just walk around school, sit in lessons and every so often get a splash of paint on them sooo...

Friday, 5 February 2010

Inescapable Rain!

Ok, so I was at first really excited about this winter, especially as we got snow (and lots of it!) and I completely regress whenever there's snow around and jump on beds, roll about in it etc. But now we've had the snow, we've had christmas and we've had the new year, what's left? Just the rainy bit in between Winter and spring where everyone gets depressed and 15/16 year olds around the country start to realise that their exams are closer than they think... me being one of them.
I've been really, seriously missing warmth lately, and I've never really missed it before- that probably reveals something deep and psychological about myself, or it's probably just because I've become so much closer with my friends lately and I want to go outside- badly. I've had a massive chocolate binge today to try and cheer myself up, but I can't carry around Asda's rice crispy chocolate all the time- can you lot think of any good cheer-up-tricks out there?

Thursday, 4 February 2010


Not sure if you yanks know about this, since you're lucky enough to have no school uniform but it's just been announced that we have an own clothes day next friday at school- yay! i get really excited about these mainly because it gives me a chance to show the school that I'm not a boy after a disastrously short haircut that earned me the name 'manbeast' for all of years 8 and 9... yeeaahh....
So, I was wondering; does anyone else hold this much importance in own clothes days, and how long before the day can you plan your outfit without seeming too vain and crazy?

Also, I've got a lookbook account now, so although most of my outfit posts will appear on here in future, there might be some extras on there if you fancy a look.
Of course, that is, when I actually manage an outfit post... :S
That is all <3

Monday, 1 February 2010

Creature Fear

Every fashion obsessed person like myself that I know seems to have a photo wall, so naturally I wanted to get in on the crowd. Unfortunately, I'm the youngest in our family and so have the smallest bedroom in the house- the only rooms smaller than it are the bathroom and the airing cupboard!
However, I had to have a go, so here is my pathetic attempt;

Starring roles in this spectacular display of collage (sarcasm) are Sasha Pivovarova (see left), Emma Watson, Kate Moss and Georgia Jagger- my four very favourite ladies in fashion <3