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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Real People. Real Style #2

Hi guys! How the week is turning out to be a great one for all of you.

It's the second episode of my new feature 'Real People. Real Style' and there is absolutely no shortage of stylish fashionistas out there. So here goes:

Flairtoremember - She describes her style as "Glam rocking & rolling 50’s housewife with a 70’s free spirit". She's so fashionable that I had to just close my eyes to pick photos...i just couldn't decide. Click here to go to her blog

Powderblue - definitely my favourite and a little similar to my own style. As with mine, I can't really box it into any category but I'd say its mostly contemporary. Ooh and look! Layered Necklaces too - fabulous.

Cigarettes - This fashionista loves thrifting, street style, clothes, shoes, all things frilly. She's quite into dresses and here style is very pretty and ladylike. Definitely check out her blog for daily inspirations, her current obsessions, photographs, thrift finds, daily outfits etc.

I also took a few pictures from:

Okey dokey...I'll leave you to breathe in all this inspiration (well i hope you get something out of it anyway)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Long and Layered

My new favourite thing is buying accessories: long and quirky necklaces, cocktail rings and cute hair clips. I think really great pieces of jewelery can complete an outfit perfectly. The presence of too much jewelery has always been a no no for me but lately I find myself loving layered necklaces. I'm suddenly recycling old and forgotten pieces - piling a bunch of those with recent buys. I like the results!

Here's some inspiration...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman 1925 - 2008

Beloved actor and humanitarian - my all time favourite actor died of Cancer on the 26th of September. I know he was 83 but I can't help but feel incredibly sad. No words can express.
Rest in peace ole blue eyes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Investing in the 50s

Whistles open-back full skirt dress - £150!

Very feminine with it's nipped-in waist and full skirt - Its got me thinking of ideas for Christmas festivities already. Maybe it will be on sale by then :-)

Brilliant Weblog Award

I have been awarded this by

Thank you very much darling.

This award is for blogs whose content and design are brilliant as well as creative. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogosphere.

Here are the rules to follow:

1. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back

2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.

3. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’

4. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).

5. And then pass it on!

I am passing this award to -

Tigerbites - For the sophistication in which she blogs about fashion. She knows what she's talking about. - are you allowed to tag the person who tagged you? lol! I love her blog for being very unique; incorporating music and peotry to tell her stories. She's not a bad singer either.

Swankheights - My newest discovery. Brimming full of inspiration and very cute style.

Shopliquorice - Supporting African fashion and designers as well as everything else.

others I regularly follow:

Mahalo Fashion



Fashion Chalet

Monday, September 22, 2008

It has arrived!!

I've been fighting the temptation to get a new bag since April but I finally gave in. My brand new Melia Bianco convertible bag is perfect! I was turned on to this designer by Tigerbites in onw of her posts on fabulous handbags.

I'd originally planned to get one of the bright colours but chickened out and got black. I can't seem to get out of that habit.

You like?

P.S. I've updated my music blog.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Real people. Real style.

Hello! How's everyone doing? Off to a busy start this week but I won't let that stop me from blogging again... I've made a vow to be more frequent.

Anyway. I though it would be fun to start a new feature on my blog. REAL PEOPLE. REAL STYLE. lol! Not that celebs aren't real too. There are so many people out who are so stylish and creative without the help of a personal stylist...unless you count Vogue and Elle as stylists.

So I'd like to introduce:
FashionFleurette - She describes her style as quirky, funky, chic, classic, trendsetter, eclectic, fun, whimsical, foreign at get the picture! She is also an unsigned model so if anyone knows some important peeps in the fashion business, then spread the word please. As if that wasn't enough she often creates and wears her own designs about talent! Loving the Chanel 2.55. Click here to check out more from FashionFleurette.

Swankheights - I love this girl's sense of style. It's edgy and sophisticated. I'm totally in love with those lace tights and the geeky/retro glasses. Check out her blog @ for more fabulous looks.

Melonade - This gal loves vintage dresses, interesting shoes and is a fan of less accessories when it comes to her outfits. I think her style is very elegant and I love these pictures because they are so timeless... I bet she could still wear those clothes in 20 years. For more, click here.

Lydia - Very cute and girly. She describes her style as retro and can you guess what her favourite item of clothing is? Yep - Dresses! I adore the floral prints and bows. Check out her blog.

So what do you guys think?

P.S. Click photos to enlarge

Friday, September 12, 2008

Something for the weekend: Celebs at Fashion Week Special

Since everyone is covering New York Fashion Week, I thought I'd feature what the celebs wore to the various shows and parties during the week.
Liking the geek chic - looks like Kanye West and John Legend share fashion tips. I like the see-through plaid shirt Diane Krueger is wearing.

Simply gorgeous! I love these bright, fun and girlie looks.

Eva Mendes and Halle Berry look stunning and sexy in plunging necklines and figure hugging outfits at the Calvin Klein party. Joy Bryant opts for a slightly laid back look in a simple dress with some embellishment.

Victoria Beckham debuts her fashion line and a new Audrey Hepburn inspired pixie cut.

Leighton Meester wore a Julie Haus bright pink chiffon dress at the designer's show. She later turned up at DVF in a ruffle dress. I really like the menswear-inspired look she wore to host the party for designer Kira Plastinina later in the week.

Aww...Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are just too cute, I love her purple dress. Hiedi Klum launches her Jean collection but what catches my eyes are those shoes!

Ooh I love Jessica's edgy outfit.

Okay I admit I've been lazy today. Will post something more juicy later.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The T-shirt never looked so good

We all have days when we really can't be bothered to get all dressed up and there are some of us who have a phobia for being seen in public looking less than gorgeous and put-together.

Natalie Portman illustrates that a t-shirt and jeans does not have to equal compromising on looking hot.

Gone are the days when T-shirts were just plain boring. Here are a few that have caught my attention....

Go retro in this Psychedelic Dove Peace Tee, $12.80 from Forever 21. It's 100% cotton and features a dove with peace symbol graphic print.

For the Eco-friendly types out there, Ascension makes T-shirts from organic cotton which have been manufactured solely using renewable green energy generated from wind and solar power in fairly traded factories. Even the inks are environmentally friendly too! I love this Geo Tee, £19 - 10% of profits go to the life association charity, to provide clean water. housing and education for children in India. Guilt-free spending :-)
Pair this Layered Girl T-shirt from DKNY (£40) with blue flared jeans to create a 70s look.

House of Holland has a range of really unique and interesting graphic T-shirts. You'll have to pay big bucks for it ....this logo Tee comes in at a whopping £70.

This Elephant Tee (£60) by Lauren Moshi is definitely my favourite. I like the long length and loose fit and I'm smitten with the black and white elephant design. I'm thinking...skinny jeans tucked into black fringed boots. I wonder if they do sales discounts :-)

Show off your playful side in Paul by Paul Smith's Polka dot bow t-shirt, £76. ASOS has similar tees that are more budget friendly. This would look good tucked in to a plain skirt.

If basic tees are more your thing, check out Dorothy Perkins for a variety of colours and cuts. I love this Cherry crew neck t-shirt (£5).

Brandy - Right Here (Departed)

Check out the video for Brandy's comeback single 'Right here (Departed). I'm still deciding whether I like the song or not but I have a a feeling it will be a grower. Actor Cory Hardrict (also Tia Mowry's husband) is easy on the eye too :-)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Autumn on the high street: Hot Buys

With the changes in weather comes the new fashion season. All the high-street retailers are launching their Autumn collections so I'm giving you a little preview of what's hot (well...what i think is hot-lol)

Topshop is in my opinion the most eclectic high street retailer in the UK. There is bound to be something in there for everyone - their flagship is more like a department store!

My favourite piece from their autumn range has got to be this 'frill wool belted coat' @£75. I just adore that rich purple (bang on trend) and the frills also makes this a solid purchase. I hate autumn/winter season, not just because of the cold, but because every great ensemble ends up being covered up with a coat - it totally sucks the fun out of dressing up. A coat like this will make winter a lot more bearable.


This retailer is one of my personal favourites and good value for money - unlike primark! With H&M you get cheap prices for clothes that don't have quality compromised. At primark (whose prices have been creeping up in case anyone hadn't noticed!) you buy a dress for £10, wash it three times and you're done. Add £3 more and go to H&M and you'll get at least a year's wear out of it.

These jeans are so cool and not bad at £29.99. I'm getting really sick of skinny jeans. They look nice and they make dressing-down so easy but they can be so uncomfortable and restricting. For those who aren't too keen on this 'boyfriend jean' trend, I just bought a pair of 70s inspired wide legged 'Bette' jeans from topshop. They are slightly high-waisted, fitted at the waist and have a tailored wide leg...much smarter looking. As always, the key to wearing wide legged bottoms is to wear fitted tops and jackets to contrast.

This skirt of from H&M's recycled wool collection and it's priced at £34.99. It's very contemporary and look great with waist belts, feminine blouses and bright tanks (I'm thinking purples and mustard colours). Something for the work wardrobe.

I hardly buy clothes from this store simply because I'm too long limbed for them. Seriously, they cater for a wide range of sizes but nothing is ever long enough.

That's why I love handbags. One size fits all. I really like this Chanel inspired, quilted black bag with chic gold straps - its screams chic city girl. I love it even more because it's 'inspired' not 'copied'. I'm really hoping it will still be in stock when I can afford it, it's £20 but I have other spending priorities right now that do not include buying clothes and accessories.


My new favourite trend....the two-in-one. I am so impressed with these two-in-one dresses from Wallis. They have a total of five 2-in-1 dresses in their Autumn collection. I makes getting up for work so much easier! No more re-adjusting.

This frill print option is £40 and is old-fashioned, skirt suit glamour with minimal effort. Very sexy too.
Prefer grey and checked? This is so elegant. Oooh, I can imagine power-lunching in this number...and in my dreams I would have a classic black croc Birkin on my arm too.

Good ol' M&S. They have been trying hard to break out of that granny image. I think they're range has vastly improved over the years.

I really like this stylish shift dress (£65). It's a modern classic and lace is everywhere for autumn. Keep the look elegant with a pair of simple heels.

Browsing through the next website, I couldn't help but notice their great collection of accessories!
Patent zip clutch bag (also in berry) £12 - I want it, I need it! It's simply divine!

Black Square ring £3.50
Black Plastic Bangle £8
Purple Opaque Sheen tights £5
That's it for today. More to come shortly.