Monday, 28 October 2013

Not too long, not too short

I'm notoriously unadventurous and lazy with my hair, but I have always envied those that can pull of a full fringe and I was ready to take the plunge! I wanted to cut out the dip dye and so my hair is much shorter than I'm used to. I've also been absolutely in love with Alexa Chung's style, so she has to be my main inspiration for this look. It could drive me insane before long, and its going to take a bit of work to maintain some volume in my flat hair. But I have to say, the Vo5 'Plump it up' mousse used today has worked wonders (with an upside down blow dry ;)). The heat defense aspect is ideal and the fragrance left is pleasantly subtle.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Aztec and acid wash

Cardigan: New Look, Jeans: H&M, Flats: TOMS, Top: Primark, Necklace: Dorothy Perkins.
I haven't been a huge Aztec print fan, but this cardigan really caught me eye. Perfectly slouchy and wonderfully comfortable for autumn. Easy to wear with the neutral colour and I chose to pair it with my all time favourite flats, lazy jeans and a simple tank top. The jeans could do with being a little more fitted to it balance out, but unfortunately my legs just don't fit in them! Gold always comes up a storm during winter (and rightly so), a low hanging heart pendant necklace fits well and gold nails to match.
Haven't been awfully well this month, so I'm really happy to finally be getting a blog post up :) My hair has also been a bit of a pain, so a slicked back bun was the best option ;) Here's to a better November x
Nail varnish: BarryM Gold foil nail effects

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

With attention to style

Baiboon Arunpreechachai and Nino Wongchaiseree by Nat Prakobsantisuk for Vogue Thailand
Stylist Jirat Subpisankul

Something about stereotypically girly features with a boyish edge and black finishing touches, just draws you in. Subpisankul's use of a dress with sheer black with velvet heart details is just divine. It screams 'valentines' without the tackiness. Seductively modest ;) a beautiful juxta-position.

INTERVIEW October 2013

Karlie Kloss by Gregory Harris for Interview
Stylist Elin Svahn

The choice of model for this shoot has to be the best part. Kloss is so elegant in lace and ruffles, yet her disheveled bob and 'bare' makeup brings together the whole feel of a runaway princess. With the addition of the forbidden socks and sandals to give the appearance of carelessness. But on closer inspection the balance of light and dark aspects shows just how much thought has gone into this.

Frida Gustavsson by Steven Pan for Flair Magazine #6
Fall Flair 2013

Frida Gustavsson by Steven Pan for Flair Magazine #6
Stylist Sissy Vian

With the contrast of an embellished split skirt, an oversized jumper and hair I can only wish I was brave enough to try. This first ensemble by Vian is so deliciously rebellious, something that will forever appeal to the inner individualist.
Then, the second, a mash up of floral, leather/studs and fishnets. Whilst the models positioning suggests innocence, Vian has highlighted the influence of just a few punk characteristics to completely change the overall picture.
The dark eye makeup and hints of colour throughout 'Fall Flair', evokes a collective feel to an otherwise continuously contrasting and disjointed theme.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hard to deal with

Shirt: H&M, Top: Next, Skirt: New Look, Boots: Topshop, Necklace: New look, Nail varnish: Topshop in Chase.
More awkward "I don't know what to do" posing :)
Lace is always an easy, feminine, but not overly girly option. Its sure to be big again this winter. I picked this up in the New Look Christmas sale a couple of year ago, and even though its not a favourite of mine, its perfect to pair with denim. It can also be easily dressed up or dressed down according to the occasion and since I was just popping out, lazy boots and a shirt it was.
Just a teeny tiny bit of purple left in my hair now, can't wait to get it cut!