Slash

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing FAIIINT asymmetric slash one sleeve jersey dress, Kurt Geiger lace up Saturn suede boots, Balenciaga City bag, A Weathered Penny brass rings. All black everything street style summer goth outfit. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing A Weathered Penny brass rings. Outfit details. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing A Weathered Penny brass rings. Outfit details. FAIIINT Kurt Geiger lace up pointed suede 'Saturn' boots. Details. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing FAIIINT asymmetric slash one sleeve jersey dress, Kurt Geiger lace up Saturn suede boots, Balenciaga City bag, A Weathered Penny brass rings. All black everything street style summer goth outfit. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing FAIIINT asymmetric slash one sleeve jersey dress, Balenciaga City bag, A Weathered Penny brass rings. All black everything street style summer goth outfit.

There’s nothing nicer than when a stranger stops you to ask where something you’re wearing is from, but it’s even more awesome when that something is one of your own pieces and you can tell them it’s from your own line and how much they’ve made your day! It always seems to happen when I wear this ‘Slash’ dress, hopefully that means it lives up to my aim when I designed it, that was for a dress that was nice and casual but with a little edge and personality too.

This beautiful set of brass rings are from A Weathered Penny and they’re currently offering you guys 20% off with the code ‘FAIIINT’ for two weeks! I love the way brass ages so beautifully and can be given a nice dark patina or buffed to look almost like gold, so I’m a bit of a sucker for brass jewellery, as soon as I saw these rings I knew I needed them. They’re a great selection of shapes that works well worn together like here, or individually like I’ve been wearing the arrow one on my little finger and as a midi ring a lot lately.

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Hyper Japan 2015

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It’s that time of year again, the one and only time colourful, pastel & pretty things are allowed on this blog – Hyper Japan! I headed down for the Sunday session of the UK’s largest Japanese cultural event with my cousin Demi, for a day filled with fashion, cosplay, culture, shopping and lots of good food.

I have a secret soft spot for anything kawaii and Hyper Japan is absolutely filled with it! I feel like it’s taken over more and more each year that I’ve been, and this year you could barely move without bumping into a girl in her best lolita, fairy kei or decora outfit. I really love nothing more than seeing others going all out on their look, even if it’s not my personal style, it’s still something I can appreciate and admire. I’m obviously a big advocate of doing a particular look head to toe myself, I think if you’re going to choose a certain style like this you should do it almost obsessively, and of course here that’s exactly what you see, with a huge chunk of the visitors proudly walking around showing off their best outfits or cosplays. It’s so nice to see and I think it creates such a fun, inspiring atmosphere too.

There’s also still a nice proportion of stalls dedicated to more traditional and cultural things, from travel and food to traditional dress and homewears. I always have to be steered away from the Doki Tablewear stall, otherwise I’d just buy all of their beautifully organic hand decorated pottery and it’s become a bit of a tradition to stop by Third Window Films and ask them to recommend me a heap of DVDs. I’m a huge cinephile, and I love foreign cinema especially Asian, so I’m always looking for new ones to check out and every year these guys always seem to get the recommendations so spot on, plus at £5 each, I’ll happily buy a pile!

Unfortunately we didn’t get to see too many of the live acts this time around. This year the festival had been moved to The o2, and though it seemed like a great venue for it initially, I have to admit it felt very disjointed and as a result much smaller and less immersive than previous years. With all the different areas we couldn’t find where some acts were, or hadn’t left enough time to get there. We caught a little of Honey Spice‘s live set on the way to find the maid cafe, they were super energetic with their carefully choreographed routines and the crowd absolutely loved them. The best thing about this venue was that the live acts were in an actual club venue, not a pop up stage, which gave a much better and more enjoyable atmosphere. I’m still a bit gutted we didn’t manage to see any of the others here. We also caught the Cosparade, and as usual everyone had gone to incredible effort for their cosplays. My favourites were Franky & Nico Robin from One Piece (maybe a little biased!), and the insanely amazing Tooth Fairy from Rise of The Guardians, I can’t begin to imagine how long this one took to make, even the wings opened and closed with the push of a button!

I managed to resist the cuteness of the fluffy alpacassos this year, and I just came home with a stack of DVDs, plus lots of sweets and food! We had such a fun day, and I say this every year, but I’d highly recommend it to anyone interested in Japanese culture, fashion or just as an interesting day out, it’s like nothing else you’ll see or do here in London that’s for sure! I’m hoping to check out the Christmas market for the first time too this year, so there may be more pastels and cute overload around here sooner rather than later!

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Blush

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Dorothy Perkins Blush pink suede leather jacket, black camisole and skirt, Head Over Heels by Dune cut out heels. Day to night work wear dressing, street style. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Head Over Heels by Dune black cut out sandal heels. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Dorothy Perkins Blush pink nude suede leather jacket. Street style outfit details. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Dorothy Perkins Blush pink suede leather jacket, black camisole and skirt, Head Over Heels by Dune cut out heels, Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Day to night work wear dressing, street style.

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, that is a blush pink jacket on my blog! Isn’t it beautiful though? I have a little rule that if I really fall in love with a piece that’s not black then it means I must really like it, so I’m allowed to get it. As you can probably tell, this rarely happens, as I usually think of non-black things more in the mindset of ‘Oh, beautiful! That would look amazing on someone else’, but this one I fell for.

Dorothy Perkins recently asked me to style up my ideal summer work wear outfit, and I’m definitely a Day To Night kind of dresser, simplicity is key for me and I’m often too busy for the fuss of outfit changes. Though I’m self employed and work from home, I still like to make an effort with how I dress and try to avoid the trap of working in my PJ’s, as tempting as that may be! I feel like getting dressed properly puts me in the right mindset for the day, and of course I rarely know exactly how my day is going to play out in advance either. I rely on staple pieces that are comfortable and can be dressed up or down with small additions to make sure that I’m ready for whatever the day brings.

A simple camisole and pencil skirt is a classic, it’s light and easy in the heat, it looks smart enough for day wear and meetings, but then switching jewellery for something a little more statement instantly dresses it up and makes it more evening appropriate. My hero piece for day to night dressing will always be a great leather jacket though, it’s perfect for throwing over outfits like this to give a more casual vibe during the daytime and yet it won’t look out of place at a bar either. A lightweight one like this is ideal for fuss free layering in the hot summer months and staying one step ahead of the unpredictable British weather.

Dorothy Perkins have created a fun little quiz to determine your own work wear personality, are you ‘Day to Night’ like me or are you more ‘You Mean Business’? Play along here. You can also see all of the work wear personalities along with the perfect pieces for each look in their Summer work wear feature.

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Sale Picks

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I want to say I’ve been good with the sale spending so far, but that would be a lie. I was doing well until I got the email from Shoeaholics for their annual £39 and under sale and I might have then gone a bit nuts and ordered quite a few pairs, these Vince Camuto double zip boots included. It would be daft to say no when they’re £29 plus 15% discount though right? That’s practically stealing! The lure of a huge discount almost made me buy this Pamela Love double ring set with beautiful cosmic lapis too, but sadly it’s nowhere near my size and thankfully sense kicked in!

French Connection’s sale is fast becoming one of my favourites to check out, as a brand that for a long time I’d considered not very me it still surprises me to find so many great pieces whilst browsing. Everything I’ve brought from here in the past few years has been beautiful quality and materials, and the sales always have some absolute steals too. I’ve currently got my eye on this super slick crepe tux jacket & perfectly draped dress.

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WatchPro Hot 100

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On Wednesday evening I headed down to the stunning The Roof Gardens in Kensington with one of my oldest friends Nat for the WatchPro Hot 100 party, celebrating the individuals and teams that have made outstanding contributions to their businesses and the British watch industry over the past 12 months.

The location could not have been more beautiful, or perfect for the occasion, situated 100ft above Kensington Highstreet, it’s like a little slice of Spain in the middle of central London, especially on a warm summers day like this. Filled to the brim with colourful flowers and Mediterranean trees, we relaxed on outdoor sofas sipping prosecco and red wine, whilst Spanish guitar played in the background, and completely forgot we were above all the hustle & bustle of London just down on the street below. We could have stayed there all night!

Swarovski were the principal partner of the night and had a wonderful display of their latest Autumn Winter collection of watches, draped from branches and enclosed in birdcages like rare birds, adding their signature sparkle to the whole room. I like my watches quite chunky and statement, so I was immediately drawn to the bold bracelet watches and ones with heavy leather straps, like their classic Octea range. Mondaine were also showcasing their ‘Helvetica 1′ smart watch, keeping it luxe & eschewing the temptation to make it look like a gadget, this looks like a regular watch but cleverly collects data through hidden technology in the case and transmits it back via smartphone. I love tech, and classic design so the all black version was obviously calling my name.

We had such a fun evening, and we genuinely didn’t want to have to go to get our rides home, especially as they started playing classic Whitney just as we were leaving and we couldn’t resist one last dance! I’ll leave you with a GIF, because all good parties should have a photobooth & when they do it’s guaranteed we’ll spend almost all night in there!
 
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