Tuesday, 24 April 2012

What to buy for Spring



Clockwise from top left:

I love moustaches right now. I think they are so chic and I don't have anything with a moustache print on.

Peplums are a massive this season and this pink skirt is sophisticated and feminine. 

I love swimsuits with interesting pictures on them. This has a summery tone to it too.

Galaxy print is another big love of mine now. Black Milk do amazing leggings. The only downside is that they come from the other side of the world. 

Neons totally fit in with this summer's chic sportswear. 

Pastels are perfect for summer but you can wear these jeans all year round.

I have an obsession with shorts at the moment. The more tie dye and studs the better. 

Another  moustache beauty. Like the watch, this is something that you will look at everyday. I recently bought a rabbito case but this one is also gorgeous. Although I have an iPhone 3GS in a 4/4s case it still fits pretty well. However, I have to take off the case when I put it on charge and it is sometimes tricky to put it on hold and change the volume etc.

Crosses are huge on the high street at the moment. At first I wasn't sure about the whole trend but I'm sort of feeling it now and these leggings are amazing. 

I love all the bright colours available this season. It adds to the fun summer scene that comes around once every year. 

What to buy for Spring



Clockwise from top left:

I love moustaches right now. I think they are so chic and I don't have anything with a moustache print on.

Peplums are a massive this season and this pink skirt is sophisticated and feminine. 

I love swimsuits with interesting pictures on them. This has a summery tone to it too.

Galaxy print is another big love of mine now. Black Milk do amazing leggings. The only downside is that they come from the other side of the world. 

Neons totally fit in with this summer's chic sportswear. 

Pastels are perfect for summer but you can wear these jeans all year round.

I have an obsession with shorts at the moment. The more tie dye and studs the better. 

Another  moustache beauty. Like the watch, this is something that you will look at everyday. I recently bought a rabbito case but this one is also gorgeous. Although I have an iPhone 3GS in a 4/4s case it still fits pretty well. However, I have to take off the case when I put it on charge and it is sometimes tricky to put it on hold and change the volume etc.

Crosses are huge on the high street at the moment. At first I wasn't sure about the whole trend but I'm sort of feeling it now and these leggings are amazing. 

I love all the bright colours available this season. It adds to the fun summer scene that comes around once every year. 

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012

Image from dualshow.com

Pearls have long been synonymous with Chanel but usually the brand does not pay homage to the luxurious detail's origins. For spring/summer 2012 however, what Karl Lagerfeld aptly labelled "classy mermaids" came floating down the runway. The pearls gracing hair, ears, eyebrows and backs were among a sea of shimmering outfits resembling the sun shining down over a brilliant azure sea. The dampened hair did not appear greasy but rather sophisticated underneath the nautical jewels. It really set off the pale, glittering eye shadow and lip gloss as well as the models' porcelain clear skin. 

Damp hair pulled into a neat chignon is so much more classy than wet hair hanging around the shoulders which exudes an air of laid back fun as opposed to the ladylike elegance of the former. Lagerfeld is celebrated for his creative visions. Each show takes the audience to a whole new world whether they are sitting on the FROW or watching from a laptop screen like I usually do. This season we were escorted in an orderly sophisticated manner towards a world where classy and fabulous mermaids inhabit and gracefully glide through pearl covered areas of glimmering seascape. 

I love the recurring pearl theme at Chanel. Along with boucle jackets, tweed suits and simplistic yet feminine elegance it is the addition that remains from Coco's original visions. I have recently sewn some pearls to a boucle jacket. I will post that process once it is entirely complete. However, I will also experiment with sticking pearls to hair clips for the desirable under water Chanel look. I might also attempt to find some stick on pearls that I can apply to my ear, eyebrow and back a la Chanel.  

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012

Image from dualshow.com

Pearls have long been synonymous with Chanel but usually the brand does not pay homage to the luxurious detail's origins. For spring/summer 2012 however, what Karl Lagerfeld aptly labelled "classy mermaids" came floating down the runway. The pearls gracing hair, ears, eyebrows and backs were among a sea of shimmering outfits resembling the sun shining down over a brilliant azure sea. The dampened hair did not appear greasy but rather sophisticated underneath the nautical jewels. It really set off the pale, glittering eye shadow and lip gloss as well as the models' porcelain clear skin. 

Damp hair pulled into a neat chignon is so much more classy than wet hair hanging around the shoulders which exudes an air of laid back fun as opposed to the ladylike elegance of the former. Lagerfeld is celebrated for his creative visions. Each show takes the audience to a whole new world whether they are sitting on the FROW or watching from a laptop screen like I usually do. This season we were escorted in an orderly sophisticated manner towards a world where classy and fabulous mermaids inhabit and gracefully glide through pearl covered areas of glimmering seascape. 

I love the recurring pearl theme at Chanel. Along with boucle jackets, tweed suits and simplistic yet feminine elegance it is the addition that remains from Coco's original visions. I have recently sewn some pearls to a boucle jacket. I will post that process once it is entirely complete. However, I will also experiment with sticking pearls to hair clips for the desirable under water Chanel look. I might also attempt to find some stick on pearls that I can apply to my ear, eyebrow and back a la Chanel.  

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Orange and Tangerine



This freshly squeezed duo popped back on the catwalk this season after last summer’s eye-poppingly zesty extravaganza. If you are tired of the palest pastel washes and want something more eye catching them orange and tangerine are the way forward. Orange poured onto the beauty scene with surprisingly sophisticated orange eye shadows and coral lipsticks.  Accessories are hot on the flaming orange trail with sunglasses, cuffs and handbags dressing themselves in the brightest pops of these gorgeous colours.

The neon appeal correlates with this summer’s sportswear trend that has in turn sprung from the return of the Olympics which now has less than one hundred days to go. Try tangerine tapered trousers with a loose fitting silky top with a baseball jacket and perhaps even a cap for an outgoing look that is not for the fainthearted. However, for something more feminine try an orange or tangerine dress that can be dressed with killer heels or cute flats. Lace adds a pretty detail to the stand-out colour. For work wear or something more conservative wearing a tangerine accessory can really set off an otherwise plain outfit.

At this time of year the Oompa Loompa’s seem to appear in the masses; at least at school they seem to! Orange and tangerine legs are not such a great look but a healthy bronzed glow is ever lusted for. I recommend St Tropez Gradual Tan for a trustworthy, non-orange shade that will compliment orange clothing, accessories and makeup.

To give your skin a more natural glow, try making this orange smoothie. It will make a great snack or could be served with an orange summer salad. Just take one cup of orange juice, two medium scoops of ice cream, one and a half teaspoons of sugar, one cup of yogurt and one cup of milk. Simply blend the ingredients on high for about one and a half minutes, pour into cups and chill in the fridge for ten minutes then remove your wonderful beverage; best served with a slice of orange sliced into the centre and popped onto the side of the glass.    

For chic summer reads try A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, The Orange Girl byJostein Gaarder and Blood Orange by Sam Lleellyn. For trendy hotels and destinations where you can read these books in a relaxed hotel room take a look at The Orange in London, Orange Hotel in Rome or TheOrange Hotel in Bangalore.

On the catwalk Hermes, Alexander Wang and Matthew Williamson experimented with head to toe orange looks whilst New Look, Next and Miss Selfridge take the reins on the high street. This shirt dress from New Look is especially fabulous. The high street tends to offer softer coral shades but brighter tangerines can be found.

This is the trend perfectly complements a summer sunset backdrop but will look just as stunning walking down a local high street. This is the trend that bursts with flavour but remains subtle if you want it to. This is the trend that it feels great to be wearing this summer. 


Recipe from cooks.com.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Mirror Mirror


Dress like a Princess

Valentino
Nina Ricci
Louis Vuitton
What do you think of the Princess trend?
How would you wear it?
Have you seen Mirror Mirror or Once Upon a Time?
Do you like Snow White? 
Please leave a comment below.

Image Sources
Fanpop.com
Flickeringscreen.wordpress.com
Movieclips.com
Mymodernmet.com
Geekygirlslovescifi.blogspot.com
Style.com
Channel5.com


Wednesday, 4 April 2012