30/10/2011

DESIGNER INSPIRED #13





Thanks for everyone who has got in touch; I currently have a lot items on my list. If you want me to have a go at finding an item for you please get in touch via Formspring and I'd be happy to help! Please keep in mind that i won't be able to find everything you suggest, there are certain limits and eBay that even i can't get around!

Also, I love seeing what you’ve bought from my find so please let me know if you’ve blogged about it!

The satchel bag also has a UK seller, you can find it here!

28/10/2011

PRODUCT REVIEW - MODELS OWN





Slate Green / Juicy Jules / Vintage Pink

My absolute favourite Models Own polishes! What are yours?

26/10/2011

GUEST POST - PEARLS, LACE & RUFFLES



Dee from Pearls, lace & Ruffles has one of those pretty blogs. Her writing and photography is simply beautiful and you can tell layout is important to her which is why i love reading her blog. She also finds some real gems on etsy which is why i've asked her to find some fab items for you!

this pretty pink blouse


this mood lifting print


this
set of charming antique bottles


this vintage crochet purse with pearl clasp


this mid century yellow telephone


this distressed shabby book shelf


this pearl and yellow rose headband


this wonderful little personalized ring


this set of vanilla heart shaped soaps



I recommend you all check out Dees blog if you haven't already!

24/10/2011

WHAT I WORE



Lookbook | Chictopia
Cardigan: Dorthy Perkins |Top: Zara
Shoes/Shorts/Tights/Hat: Primark

In aprox 60 hours time I’ll be coming home and will not be leaving for a long long long time. I have nothing else to say apart from that.

22/10/2011

PRODUCT REVIEW - HD BROWS


Ok, so I’m going to go straight in to this and say honestly I hate my eyebrows. Well, one mainly. It’s the bane of my life and it makes me feel self-conscious and I hate it. I’ve tried loads of different things and for this year I’ve been using the ELF eye brow kit which seemed to be kinda sorting it out. It made me feel a bit better for a little while anyway. I know, it sounds so stupid but when you have that one little thing it just bugs you always find yourself drawn to it and it just never looks right.

But moving on… last month I think it was, or the month before I received my Glossybox as usual and this eye brow kit came in it. I was really intrigued to find out what it was all about and if it was any good. So after over a month of using this product it’s safe to say It’s my new favourite item in my vanity.

The colour payoff is amazing and they have a great consistency. They’re really easy to mix together depending what sort of look you’re wanting, I personally love the bottom left one. The wear is lasting and you need very little product to produce natural results. Even though I got this in my Glossybox, I would happily pay for it again separately. I’m really pleased with this palette and I’m feeling a lot happier about my dodgy eyebrow(s)!


21/10/2011

FRIDAYS FACE



Ok, so it’s not todays face. This was taken on the way home from The Look Show last month. But I I never posted it, so here it is!


20/10/2011

BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT - BE FRASSY

Very rarely will I find a blog that makes me want to read back as far as I can without taking a break, but this is exactly what what happened a few months ago when I came across Audrey @ Be Frassy. Her style is incredible, her wardrobe has everything you could ever imagine and to top it off she’s one of those genuinely nice girls who will make an effort to talk to you. After totally fan girling over getting an email from Audrey last month I asked if she’d mind answering some questions about herself/blogging. She emailed me back within an hour and this is what she had to say….


How old are? Where are you? What’s your day job?
I'm 22 years old. I'm a nomadic American girl who runs around Europe, I grew up in Spain, went to uni in England and now I live in Paris. I don't have a "job" at the moment. I'm working as a freelance fashion writer and photographer in Paris- which involves doing a lot of tedious work but hey, its money! My blog and online shop take up most of my time: it’s very much a full-time occupation. Since graduating from University and moving to Paris, I'm still getting settled but I've got big plans in motion for Frassy and Frassy Rags. Including my t-shirt collection, which I am so excited about: I'm a sucker for goofy tees!




How long have you been blogging for? Why did you start blogging?
I've been blogging for about 3 years now (jesus!) I've always adored clothes and wanted to study fashion, but was convinced to pursue something more "traditional" (boooo!) and so off I went to Durham University; a lovely town filled with pretentious girls I could in no way relate to. They mocked me for wearing hats and colourful fur jackets, and so in reaction, I started Frassy- where I could share what I loved with other fashion-followers but also inspire girls to wear whatever they wanted regardless of what other people thought!


Whats been the absolute highlight of blogging so far?
I guess initially (and this sounds so shallow) it was the free clothes, the LFW invites and parties: hey, I was a poor student stuck in a boring little town, it was great! But as I've matured, blogging has taught me so much, and I proud to say I've made a business out of "Frassy". I love all the girls that click on to my blog, take time out of their days to show me support- it means the absolute world! And, some of my very best friends I've met through the blogging world. But in terms of an "absolute" highlight, there has been so many! Starting a blog was the best thing I've done to date, and has proved much more profitable than my degree in English Literature. Blogging can be a business- so don't forget that girls! You can make money from blogging!




How many hours a week do you spend on your blog?
A lot of hours go into my blog, I'm completely OCD. Between emails, photos, the shop- I spend at least 5 or 6 hours a day on Frassy. But now, my workload has been relieved a little, as I have two very lovely interns- we drink starbucks all day and they help me. Its such fun! Saying that, both my websites are being re-designed right now, and for someone who doesn't know anything about HTML, my poor web designer is about to kill himself! haha.


Who takes your photographs?
Paris is brimming with photography talent and so I've been working with various people since I've been here. Right now, an awesome Australian chick called Anastasia takes all my photos. She comes over, we gossip as I get dressed and then we go running through the streets of Paris. For those of you who want good quality photos, get in touch with some Photography Schools: there are so many cool photography kids who just want to practice! I pay my girl, just because she's over all the time! And since my boyfriend lives in London, I can't pester him to snap away!




I know a lot of my readers get embarrassed about taking photos outside (even I do sometimes!) Do you ever find it embarrassing? Can you offer any advice?
I know this feeling, in fact while I was up in Durham- its such a small town, I was mortified to pose and jump around in the streets. But I got over it. I make such an ass out of myself on a weekly basis! Just pretend no one else is around- and try to have fun: you're wearing cute clothes so celebrate the clothes! And if anyone stares, its only because they are either curious or LOVE what you're wearing! haha




How would you describe your signature style in 3 words?
Vintage, Sporadic, Colourful.




Is there anyone who influences your style?
Fellow bloggers are my primary source of influence, I read a lot of blogs and I guess I sort of take components of their style and mix it all up into what I like to wear. I also loveee Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Baba- probably my two most faithful fashion inspirations!


Can you offer any style tips to my readers?
Be Yourself, be confident and wear what YOU want! In a world full of clones, its sooo important to stay true yourself and be unique! I know it can be hard to be confident enough to do so, and all girls have their doubts, but fashion fluctuates on a string of whims and fancies, so indulge yours! Oh, and don't be afraid to buy cheap clothes: charity shops, vintage markets etc: you can get so much out of these sorts of places for a LOT less money! Its not how much you pay for an item of clothing, its how you wear it!




What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?
Oooh my favourite piece changes on a daily basis: but right now, my mini orange Chanel bag my boyfriend bought me this summer!




What’s the oldest item in your wardrobe which still gets worn?
I bought a navy, gold buttoned blazer in a Charity Shop 4 years ago for 1 pound. I still wear it all the time!


Which designer has inspired your for A/W? Prada! I LOVE all the beautiful furs and those scalloped sheer dresses! Wish I could afford them!


What on you’re A/W shopping list?? Clothing in muted cosy colours such as burgundy, honey, maroon & teal. An emerald green mohair fur coat, Balenciaga Boots, Metallic Gold accessories. Dark orange platform heels, a red leather jacket, leopard print knee-high socks, a polka dot pillbox hat and lots of fun nail foils!


Are there any key pieces we should be looking out for? Buy a colourful fur: purple, green, blood red! You can wear it all winter long with skinny jeans and boots!




What’s your favourite high-street store? I like H&M alot- I think if you look hard enough you can find some remarkably on-trend pieces. Topshop shoes make me swoon but ASOS takes the fashion cake for me: I spend so much money on that website!


Designer or high-street? Even if I could afford to wear solely Designer, I wouldn't. Purely because the high-street has so much to offer. When it comes to clothes, I'd rather buy lots of cheaper pieces than have a few expensive garments. I don't think I'm old enough to start buying clothes that will "last forever". Most of my clothes are high-street, vintage and inexpensive: and then I'll splurge on expensive shoes, bags and jewellery, but only when I can!




If you had £1000 would you spend it on one item or try and buy as much as you can?
On as a much as I could. Imagine spending 1000 pounds on asos.com?! Oh my god, that would be so much fun!


What’s your all time favourite outfi?
Hard Question! Right now, it would be red skinny jeans, a black tank and my gold metallic jacket.




And finally, block brights, animal print or black?
Even harder question! I can't choose one; so instead a combination of block brights and animal print!





I recommend you all check out Audreys blog if you haven't already!
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