Monthly Archives: February 2013

Marbled

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I know I’ve been whinging about how rubbish the sales have been this year, but after paying ASOS a visit last week I actually ended up getting quite a little haul of things, this Gestuz dress being one of them. I’m a huge fan of the brand & couldn’t pass this up at 70% off, even though I was a little unsure of the tie-dye, marbled print to begin with. It was one of those pieces that as soon as I tried it on I didn’t want to take it off again, it’s super soft, drapes beautifully & the print is much subtler than I originally thought.

I’d been looking for a pair of casual, comfortable, go with anything wedges for the longest time. So, when I went along to the Finsk sample sale before Christmas & saw two perfect pairs, I couldn’t help myself from getting both. You’ve already seen the laced ones, but then I realised I haven’t shown this pair off yet! I love that they are basic enough to work with everything in my wardrobe, but they also have so many subtle little details that quietly make a real statement. The tiny notch in the back of the wedge & the double stud fastening are my favourite parts. Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.

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OS Accessories

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OS is a handcrafted accessories line based in the Philippines using polyurethane to produce hyper realistic reproductions of bones for necklaces, harnesses & rings. The reproductions look & feel like real bone, giving the pieces a raw, almost primitive kind of beauty. Yet, they also feel incredibly modern, thanks to the pristine, milky white colouring that is without the usual blemishes, scars & imperfections you’d find on real bone.

The vertebrae choker is easily my favourite piece & is going straight onto my wishlist. You know how much I love a ‘conversation piece’ & this is definitely one of those, plus I imagine it would look seriously striking against my usual all black. The other pieces are equally as beautiful though, and with my love, borderline obsession for bones & anatomy in general, I get the feeling I may end up amassing a small collection of their pieces…

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#GlobalStyler

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The lovely Rosie from Boohoo got in touch a little while ago asking if I’d like to be part of their blogger campaign for the #Globalstyler competition. I never usually enter competitions, or promote them on here, but the prize for this one is too amazing not to give it a shot & I urge all of you to have a go too!

I picked out this beautiful striped shirt dress to wear & honestly haven’t been able to stop wearing it since it arrived. I used to wear stripes a lot (I blame my Warhol obsession!) so as soon as I saw this I knew it was the perfect excuse to rekindle my love for them. The stripes look as though they’ve been painted on, with wobbly edges instead of being very harsh & graphic, which I love, it makes it feel just a little softer. The asymmetric hem & layers are what really drew me to it though, I’m always a sucker for both, but I think here they work so perfectly with the stripes & make it look much more expensive than the tiny £18 it costs.

Anyway, onto the competition! The prize is an incredible trip of a lifetime to any destination of your choice for you and a friend + spending money too! Anyone from the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the USA can enter & all you need to do is take a photo of yourself wearing Boohoo, with the speech bubble & upload it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Globalstyler.

Click here for all the info, T&C’S & to download the speech bubble. Good luck guys!

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Currently Coveting

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With the mixture of snow, gale force winds & buckets of rain that we’ve had here for the past few days I’ve not been able to shoot an outfit for today, so I thought instead I’d share with you all a couple of the things I’ve currently got my eye on…

As I mentioned in the last post, I’ll always have a soft spot for a good blazer & this one from Helmut Lang is possibly my dream jacket. Satin lapels, slight wrap to the front, cropped back & a nice sharp silhouette, it’s also at 65% off on The Outnet making it a huge steal. As usual though, there are none left in my size & it has left me obsessively searching Google & eBay for any that are still around that I can fit into! I need this jacket!

Another thing I will always love is beautifully draped jersey pieces, I can never have enough of them. The knotted AllSaints dress is the perfect shade of charcoal, in the softest viscose jersey & the heavy draping makes it so much more than just another basic dress. I’m also a little bit obsessed with the draped skirt from Inlovewithfashion, it reminds me of a Helmut Lang one I wanted last year, but I couldn’t find one anywhere in black. This version looks like it’s a slightly heavier jersey, which I actually prefer & is a fraction of the cost too.

I don’t think I even need to mention how much I want all of the accessories, every single one would fit so effortlessly into my wardrobe. The Topshop boots & bag are at the top of the list though. I need more black boots like I need a hole in the head, but the woven texture on these makes them too good to pass up.

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‘New Frontiers’ Marcus Ohlsson

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I have to admit, it’s been a pretty long while since I last picked up Elle magazine, or Vogue, or any of those other big name monthly glossies for that matter. I used to be an addict, every month on the release date I’d run off to the shops to buy a heap of them & then spend the day excitedly pouring over every word & image. Lately I find myself bored with them though, I’d flip through them & get to the end feeling totally unsatisfied, I hadn’t enjoyed reading it at all & so I stopped buying them.

I’m not sure what made me buy the newest issue of Elle, but I’m extremely glad I did. Yes, it’s bloated with adverts making it look deceptively chunky & no Victoria Beckham on the cover is not doing anything for me, but this one editorial made it totally worth it.

It’s so otherwordly it stopped me dead in my tracks. Xiao Wang makes the most stunning ghostly, alien like figure in the shots & the unearthly backdrop in dreamy greyed pastels gives the minimal pieces a beautiful sci-fi edge, taking them to a whole other level for me. I also, surprisingly, hadn’t come across Marcus Ohlsson‘s work before seeing this, but after spending half an hour pouring over his portfolio he’s quickly been added to the mental favourite photographers list.

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