Thursday, 26 April 2012
Last weekend was the best weekend ever! My friend Hanna Hillier called me up and asked if I could style a photo shoot for her with this AMAZING model Daniela Braga. Daniela was phenomenal, beautiful, lovely and she has an amazing back catalogue of work; she did Paris fashion week, New York AND she shot a campaign for Givenchy a couple of weeks before the shoot we did!! I was so nervous but I'm really chuffed as the shots actually made it on to the next website. Here are a few of my favourites:
I love how she is wearing my Nikes in thee last shot :)
Despite the language barrier (she is Brazilian) we got along really well, she was so down to earth and probably the most gorgeous person I have ever seen in the flesh.
Then on Sunday I went shopping to Topshop with my dad and his lovely girlfriend, tried on half the shop and got an insane amount of new clothes which I will no doubt be sharing with you in due course. This is what I wore on that little excursion:
Top : Gina Tricot, Jeans : Topshop, Shoes : Underground (My little sister's)
This weekend the much exalted student loan came in - my quality of life has gone through the roof as a result. First thing I did was purchase this beater (as my boyfriend would call it) from Boy London:
I've been wanting one for ages and I like to think one day my future child will thank me for it. By the way, that is now how I'm justifying my clothing and accessories binging. My mum hasn't really got any of her clothes from the 80's and 90's left due to moving country etc. I am always so jealous of my friends amazing vintage wardrobes courtesy of their mothers, so buying copious amounts of interesting clothes is my way of helping out my future daughter with hers.
The beater should be at my house by the time I get back from Newcastle, YEAH BUDDY!!!!
At the moment I'm all the way up in Newcastle for my friends Gabby's boyfriends house night Nocturnal Playground, also I'm told in Newcastle they sell triples behind the bar WTF?? I think tonight might be very messy.
We experienced the delights of Newcastle today at the Metro Centre, I didn't really buy anything because I literally don't need any more clothes after this weekend but it all right, not as god as Westfield London though mind. This is what I wore during the day:
Top/dress : Topshop , Leggings : Black Milk , Boots : Dr Martens , Earrings : Miss Selfridge
I apologise for the weird facial expression, I should really start putting a paper bag over my face haha!
This is what I'm wearing tonight when we go out:
Bodysuit : Miss selfridge , Disco Pants : American apparel , Boots : Jeffrey Campbell
I am absolutely DREADING the coach back to London tomorrow afternoon, seven hours in hungover hell, hopefully it will be empty so I can spread out over a couple of seats. Wish me luck
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Jumper: Topshop (last winter)
Shorts: DIY from a charity shop
T shirt: Gina Tricot
Lipstick: Mac in Velvet Teddy
My dad went on a weekend away to Stockholm with his lovely girlfriend (who I am sure chose my gift) and came back with this really cool t-shirt for me, you can't really tell much from the picture but it has this cool ombre rainbow thing going on , I love it.
This week has been a week of pure procrastination, my exams are only a month away yet I saw it fit to be wondering around Hammersmith and Shepards Bush all day. Me and Hanna (from the Sheet ) trawled through various charity shops and wondered around Westfield all day. Resulting in me only having £20 to live on until Monday :(. But it was all worth it for these bargains :
Shirt : £1.50 Cancer research
Shorts : DIYed from trousers £3.00
I apologise for looking like a complete idiot in this photo.
Dress: Reiss 1971 collection £10 Triad
Now if only I had a pair of these......
And I'll have a killer outfit on my hands.
Just going to have a little moan about Triad (charity shop) by the way....
So I went into triad in Shepards Bush and I found this nice multicoloured 80's print maxi skirt and lo and behold was I delighted to see a price tag of £2 on it. However, on going to the cashier I was told that actually the tag was wrong and it cost £15!!!! FFS, then I realised what had happened was that Triad had gone to cancer research (where the tag was from), seen the skirt was cool, then marked it up from the £2 cancer research charged for it. BEARING IN MIND I am as poor as a church mouse this really pissed me off, although I know Triad is a charity I thought this was a bit cheeky, not only are they stealing money from cancer patients, but they are trying to empty my pockets EVEN MORE. Needless to say I didn't buy the skirt (definitely wasn't worth £15) and took my business elsewhere (Age Concern).
And the Sunday before (please don't ask me why I'm not writing in chronological order) me and Ailbhe went to the food market and vintage fair on Brick Lane. I had some lovely dim sum AND a katsu curry, how greedy am I? There were so much really cheap vintage clothes and things, and the people on the stalls were lovely, including one lady I was very jealous of as she had a beautiful patent leather vintage Moschino belt, purchased from the stall across from her the previous weekend. I managed to grab a few bargains there as well :
Vintage jumpsuit (I made it into a playsuit because the legs were a bit short) £10
Vintage mens shirt ( I cut out the shoulders and I'm going to stud the collar) £5
Vintage ring on the left (I feel in love with it after it didn't fit Ailbhe and her tiny fingers, I still feel quite bad about it :S ) £6
And the nail varnish in this picture is by Models Own Beetlejuice collection in Aqua Violet
So yeah , I am poor but I think my wardrobe is better off for it.
Still counting down the days till the student loan comes in, I got the date wrong and it's actually the 23rd wahhh! I'm going up to Newcastle next week for my friend Gabby's boyfriends house night called Nocturnal Playground, going to see those Futureboogie guys again, Lukas and Christophe AGAIN. Will be getting plenty of shopping done whilst up there, these are just a few things on my wish list :
- Stripy bodysuit - £20 www.lavishalice.co.uk
- Cross bodysuit - £22 Miss Selfridge
- Flamingo jumper - £19.99 www.missguided.co.uk
- Polo neck bodysuit - £25 River Island
- Wedges -] £60 www.asos.com
- Tartan bralet - £12 Newlook
- Peace leggings - £12 www.lavishalice.co.uk
I have all that to look forward to, now to get started on the revision and listening to Soul Clap too loud..... lets pray I pass the year.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
A bunch of stuff I'm sure we all want : Black Milk x Jeffrey Campbell, Vivienne Westwood galaxy accessories and bracelet clutches
I think I may be the poorest I have been for a very long time, going to top- up my oyster card is touch and go.. yeah THAT poor.
Jeffrey Campbell + Black Milk
- Back off - bone machine
- Night lita - rainbow galaxy
- Damsel - rainbow galaxy
- Damsel - sick of men
- Damsel - bone machine
- Lita Fab - sick of men
I was browsing the Black Milk site the other day, not buying anything due to extreme poorness when I came across these bad boys. Available for pre order at Solestruck, all of these gorgeous boots are guaranteed to be a sell out, my favourites are the Night lita rainbow galaxies mmmmmm...
On a similar note : Vivienne Westwood Galaxy S/S12
I NEED the shoulder bag with the chunky chain in my life, just the right amount of ghetto bling x nebula = sexy.
Today I became aware of Werelse x mango touch (1). Those wedges and that bag and that cuff, OH MY GOODNESS. I love the up market bondage feel of the pieces, those wedges are lucky they are already sold out because I don't know what I'd do to them, paired with a black oversized t shirt dress and chunky gold chain necklace and you have yourself a look. The clutch with the chain bracelet inspired me to go on a hunt for more like it, (2) and (3) are both from Zara, I know this trend has come up a few times in the last few years (Kors/Gucci/Cavalli) but this dark, minimal take appeals to me a lot more than the more embellished designs I've previously seen.
On a far less glamorous note, this is what I wore today :
p.s I couldn't be arsed to brush/straighten my hair, this is what you get TA DA
Where is it from?
Lipstick : Mac - freckletone
Tank top : Topshop (via eBay)
Skirt : Hanna's (charity shop and shortened)
Necklace : Anne Maries (I promise I'll give it back next week )
Belt : ASOS
I was at Hanna's last night going through her amazing wardrobe and I found this skirt, she has more clothes than God. I love this print it is so bright, tropical and combined with my new 'smile' belt makes for a lovely sunny day outfit, shame it was raining ha! I'm not sure if I'm feeling the grey tank/big boobs combo, but hey I was at my dads and didn't have any other t shirts clean.
It's only a short amount of time till student loan day, I CAN'T WAIT!
As soon as that money hits my account I will be hitting the Pimlico and Hammersmith charity shops hard so watch this space
8 days to go
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
The past week has been the best I have had in ages, although it has rendered me completely skint.. no I mean dirt poor. I got to go home to Bristol for the first time since January (seems like eternity), got to attend my first Shapes, was pretty good and
best of all it's a night put on by some of my nearest and dearest friends. Loads of amazing people
Above : Me and Anne Marie drunking it up - Check out her nails SO GOOD!
Despite being of questionable sobriety all night I managed to catch lots of what was going on , I especially enjoyed Pardon my French and of course the Lovely Fuz, threw a lot of SHAPES Definately check this night out if you are in the West Country soon, the Actual DJ Jazzy Jeff is heading up the next night look here.
YES THE ACTUAL JAZZY JEFF
But now I'm back in London and back to work, which may I add is going terribly. Being a shot girl is so hard, I'm not pushy enough for sales, the kind of people who tend go to the clubs I work in are vile, I really don't like men or the women who are bitchy to me because they think I'm hitting on their scum-bag boyfriends GET A LIFE! The things I do for money hmmmm...
Sorry rant over.
Anyway because of my lack of work I have had to reinvent stuff I already have
like this American Apparel tank DIY with safety pins:
Pretty self explanatory really, so easy and I LOVE it. Also cracking out the purple lipstick lately has have a great reaction, in the above photo, I'm wearing Revlon - Va Va Violet.
But anyway today I went to the doctors and decided to dress up seeing as I haven't emerged from my room for 24 hours after Fabric the other night. I don't even know half of what went on, all I
know is Christian , If you are out there HEEEY MAAAN!
I love how the tie dye came out in these shorts, pastels are sick ! I wore the oversized sheer shirt to offset the tightness of the shorts/ attempting some kind of volume like the current trend (I naturally gravitate to tight clothes), I did spend the whole day pulling these out of my bum - however I still looked good n'est-ce pas?
Where Is It From ?
Shirt : H&M
Shorts : Charity Shop £2.50 DIY cut and dyed
Boots : Dr Martens
Cross Necklace: Topshop
Quartz chain necklace : Borrowed from Anne Marie , thanks man :)
As I insist every year, I only received Kinder Easter Eggs thanks to my lovely father.
Why isn't everything made of Kinder?
Why isn't everything made of Kinder?
Hope you had a lovely Easter
Monday, 2 April 2012
Sorry guys gonna be a short one.
Today I received some lovely studs in the post that I ordered off eBay last week. They were supposed to be to stud my friends clothes.... but I couldn't resist studdifying my denim jacket.
So I always make shit and don't post a tutorial, this time I thought I would (even though this is unbelievably easy to do)!
You will need:
Studs (I used 0.5 inch ones) - lots like 50
Pointy little pliers
and a denim jacket
The pickys tell you what to do
Although some of them are a bit unclear, feel free to ask if you're not sure :)