Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Am-ail-zing (beware of bad pun)

   Sorry I've been really boring and haven't posted anything in ages but with GCSE's in a few months things are starting to get pretty hectic! However I had to share this video with you I found on the Topshop blog, Insideout. Its an awesome new idea to spice up your nails for summer which basically involves throwing a few drops of your favourite nail varnish colours into a bowl of water, letting the different colours swirl into one another, dipping your nail beneath the varnish, leaving it to settle and then taking it out the water. This creates a beautiful, marble-like pop colour effect. Sound complicated? Not what so ever. Just go and grab a bowl of water, your favourite nail varnishes and a bit of tissue. Watch the video for the walkthrough, good luck! xoxo

Friday, 11 March 2011

A fashion underworld

OMG I can only imagine the tension that built before the start of this show. Whoever the set designer is should get like an award or something because this is incredible. It almost looks like the world has come to an end but Karl shows that there is still beauty even amongst devastation.  As Coco once said "fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Its not just about the clothes, fashion can be seen anywhere even amongst what can look like 
nothing. To me the set of a show is almost as important as the collection as it says what the clothes represent and the ideas behind them at the same time making the show more memorable.

 My favourite items of the A/W 11 have to be the two little coloured blazers as they are just classic and the boots in the third picture. Oh the idea of owning Chanel boots.. well we can dream.  P.S make the pictures bigger by clicking on them as they look so much better blown up! xoxo

A few looks that really stood out to me...

Emma Roberts was by far my best dressed guest of the night. This Chanel dress looks beautiful on her. The fresh icy blue really contrasts with the black coal covered surrounding, only making her stand out more in all that amazing-ness. However she was totally flirting with my boyfriend Chace Crawford (or soon to be/imaginary boyfriend). I even read that at a different event recently her dress accidentally became a little revealing so he went and got her some special tape off his female friend to save the day. Pfft never done that for me Chace... ;) 

Most images from http://www.garancedore.fr/

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


Should I or shouldn't I? Yeah what the hell! After my GCSE's I'm totally dying the ends of my hair pink ( as probably isn't all that appropriate for school ;) ). Summer of no work, no pressure, why not go for some quirky hair just to spice things up. My prediction for the guide to festival fashion this year is definitely kaleidoscope hair colours, just booked my ticket for V festival so I know I'll be sporting it. Cant wait to go pink! do you dare to Dip Dye?

Bleach hair salon has recently hit the basement store of Topshop Oxford street and is part of Wah nails in Dalston. It was started up by Sam Teasdale and Alex Brownsell, London's coolest colourists. Their amazing revolution in dying hair has now gained a cult following from the likes of Pixie Geldof, Louise Gray, Beth Ditto and M.I.A. If you are normally confined to honey highlights then be bold and go for a "Blue Lagoon", "Cheeky Vimto" or a gothic cross stencil! If crayola colours are to bright they'll even dye your hair grey! 

The trend has already been spotted on the catwalks of Vivienne Westwood and Giles. The ever more popular model Charlotte Free has swept tons of catwalks over fashion week, with her highlighter bright, pink dip dyed hair.
Set the trend, go bright! xoxo

Charlotte Free for Vivienne Westood Red Lable A/W 11

 Dree Hemingway for Giles S/S 11