Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mislead

Fashion Blogger FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, ASOS Dipped Hem Dress, Topshop Studded Belt, Topshop Boots, AllSaints Silver Necklace, Balenciaga City Bag. Gothic, goth, dark fashion, all black, street style.Fashion Blogger FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, ASOS Dipped Hem Dress, AllSaints Silver Necklace.Fashion Blogger FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, ASOS Dipped Hem Dress, Topshop Studded Belt, Topshop Boots, AllSaints Silver Necklace, Balenciaga City Bag. Gothic, goth, dark fashion, all black, street style.Fashion Blogger FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, ASOS Dipped Hem Dress, Topshop Studded Belt, Topshop Boots, AllSaints Silver Necklace, Balenciaga City Bag. Gothic, goth, dark fashion, all black, street style.

Sorry for yet another weather related moan, but I really wish it would decide what it’s doing. I left the house in this beautiful, floaty new ASOS dress thinking it would be the perfect day for it’s first outing, but I was so wrong! It was lucky I’d grabbed my jacket before leaving as no sooner had we got outside, the clouds rolled in & it became cold, wet & miserable again. This outfit feels like it belongs in September, not almost Summer…

On a good note, looking at these photos I feel like my hair has finally grown to a length I’m really happy with & is in so much better condition too. Sorry for the gratuitous hair shot up there, but seriously, check out the first outfit post I did & how short it was!

I’d been going to the same, expensive, city center hairdressers for years & they always chopped my layers super short because my hair was ‘thick & heavy’ & needed ‘shaping’. I just went along with it, thinking they knew best. Then a little while ago I got back in touch with an old friend, who’s now a hairdresser, and she encouraged me to grow it all out. I was skeptical at first, and it seemed to be at an awkward in-between stage for months, which made me even more convinced that it was better shorter. I considered numerous times asking for the layers to be cut short again because it looked a mess, but now I see just how right she was. It’s virtually all one length now & yeah, it is thick & heavy, it takes ages to blowdry & gives me a headache from the weight if I wear it up for too long, but I think it’s worth it.

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Black Summer

Fashion blogger FAIIINT dark summer style wishlist outfit. Topshop snake print textured dress, Kurt Geiger buckle heels, Issue 1.3 bra, Allsaints tank top bird & leather wrap skirt, COS double wrap belt, Le Specs Halfmoon magic,

This week the continuing bad weather has put a stop to all outfit posts we had planned, so I thought I’d put together a wishlist of things I wish I was wearing instead…

My favourite summer staple is a nice, soft, loose fitting tank top. I have heaps of them already, but I’m always adding more to my collection, so I shall definitely be getting this eagle print one from AllSaints. Their tees are always so beautifully soft, they feel like ones you’ve been wearing in for years & the placement of the black on black print is perfect. I can’t get enough of this split leather skirt either, I can’t believe I don’t already own a leather skirt, I think that needs to be remedied imediately!

One thing I really need more of though are some nice bras for under all of my loose tanks. You know, the kind that add something to your outfit when you see them peeking out the side? Why are they so hard to find? I always prefer simple triangle styles for this, I don’t know why, but they seem less fussy & try hard. This lace version from Issue 1.3 is exactly what I’ve been searching for, so simple, but the lace & studded band help to make it feel like it’s supposed to be on show when you catch a glimpse of it under a loose top.

Summer means new sunglasses too, even if they look practically identical to all of my other pairs, I can never resist a good cateye! I fell in love with Aussie brand Le Specs when I got a pair of their ‘Runaways’ & was so impressed with the quality for the very reasonable price. It’s fair to say I’ve fallen head over heels for their ‘Halfmoon Magic’ style. There is a beautiful clear taupe colourway with rose mirrored lenses too, which I am pretty tempted by, but I think I’ll end up getting the black, as usual!

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Ruched

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing AllSaints Sleeveless Shirt, River Island Draped Asymmetric Skirt, Skin by Finsk Wedge Sandals, Topshop Studded Belt, ASOS Spiked Bangle, Balenciaga City bag. All black, dark, gothic, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing AllSaints Sleeveless Shirt, River Island Draped Asymmetric Skirt, Skin by Finsk Wedge Sandals, Topshop Studded Belt, ASOS Spiked Bangle, Balenciaga City bag. All black, dark, gothic, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing AllSaints Sleeveless Shirt, River Island Draped Asymmetric Skirt, Skin by Finsk Wedge Sandals, Topshop Studded Belt, ASOS Spiked Bangle, Balenciaga City bag. All black, dark, gothic, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing AllSaints Sleeveless Shirt, River Island Draped Asymmetric Skirt, Skin by Finsk Wedge Sandals, Topshop Studded Belt, ASOS Spiked Bangle, Balenciaga City bag. All black, dark, gothic, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing AllSaints Sleeveless Shirt, River Island Draped Asymmetric Skirt, Skin by Finsk Wedge Sandals, Topshop Studded Belt, ASOS Spiked Bangle, Balenciaga City bag. All black, dark, gothic, street style.

This outfit is pretty much a mixture of old favourites. You’ve heard me raving about this River Island skirt too many times already, I wear this Topshop belt constantly & I’ve had this AllSaints shirt dress for years now. When I brought the dress I remember wondering if I’d actually get much wear out of it, but now I don’t know what I’d do without it! Isn’t it funny how a total impulse buy can become one of those things you go back to year after year. It’s a little on the short side, so its strictly leggings or thick tights only as a dress, but I think it works just as well tucked in as a top. It always reminds me how much I love this gauzy cotton lawn as a fabric too.

These Finsk wedges are slowly starting to give my Rick Owens ones a run for their money in terms of comfort. The leather is very thick & stiff on these, which I love for the architectural quality it gives them, but it meant they rubbed a little in the beginning. They’re feeling more comfortable each time I wear them though & the height makes them such perfect everyday shoes.

How perfect is my new ASOS bangle too? A super skinny gold band with a little spike at either end, it’s exactly the type of understated accessory I’ve been after for a while. Plus, it’s solid brass too, so it’ll stay nice & gold with no flaking, peeling or discolouration. I don’t know why other stores don’t make use of brass for their jewellery too. It’s such a good, cheap, alternative to gold & is so much better than the plated base metals you can buy for similar prices that only last a few wears.

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‘Elena’ Umberto Barone

Umberto Barone for Bambi Magazine XIII, graphic novel comic book style fashion editorial, black & white, femme fatale, film noirUmberto Barone for Bambi Magazine XIII, graphic novel comic book style fashion editorial, black & white, femme fatale, film noirUmberto Barone for Bambi Magazine XIII, graphic novel comic book style fashion editorial, black & white, femme fatale, film noir

I came across this editorial a few weeks ago whilst checking out the latest issue of one of my favourite online magazines, Bambi. Their editorials always kind of blow me away, but this one really grabbed me, perhaps for quite obvious (nerdy) reasons.

The beautifully stark black & white photography paired with the sharp, geometric backgrounds & the femme fatale styling make the whole thing look like it came straight out of a neo-noir style graphic novel. Sort of a high fashion take on Sin City. What’s not to love? It makes me want to dress like this every day & want almost everything featured, but especially the black jackets. Oh, and the harness, the thigh high boots, that amazing paneled skirt… I’m even craving a short, sharp black bob…

Also, if you’ve never checked out Bambi Magazine you really ought to. It features some of the most beautiful editorials & has such a strong personality too, they describe it as ‘Sex, Couture and Rock an’ Roll‘ & every editorial is just dripping with it. So, if you liked this one, it pretty much a guarantee you’ll enjoy the others too. Plus, you can browse the current issue, in full, along with all of the previous ones online at your pleasure. Great for when you need a hit of inspiration.

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Dipped

Fashion Blogger FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dip hem dress from MeeMee, H&M Knotted Belt, ASOS & Angie Gooderham bangles, Rick Owens wedges, balenciaga city, street style all blackFashion Blogger FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dip hem dress from MeeMee, H&M Knotted Belt, ASOS & Angie Gooderham banglesFashion Blogger FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dip hem dress from MeeMee, H&M Knotted Belt, ASOS & Angie Gooderham bangles, Rick Owens wedges, balenciaga city, street style all black

I’m finding myself really drawn towards simpler shapes at the moment. I’m not sure if it’s because the weather is finally warming up & it’s nice to just be able to throw a simple dress on or if it’s more of a reflection on where I am at the moment. I seem to be cutting a lot of the unnecessary fuss out of my life, and maybe my clothing choices are subconsciously echoing this?

This Glamorous dress from MeeMee is a perfect example of this, a simple shift dress, but the dipped hem gives it just enough detail to keep it interesting. Here I’ve worn it belted with this super old H&M belt that I recently re-discovered & now can’t stop wearing, but I’m looking forward to wearing it even more simply when it gets really warm (fingers crossed!) – on its own, loose & unbelted with just a pair of flat sandals.

I’m sure you must be sick of these Rick Owens wedges by now too, I think I’ve worn them for the past 4 posts? But the fact is, now my toes aren’t getting frostbite from wearing them, they are my comfiest shoes & it’s getting all too easy to just throw them on. I actually can’t think of another pair that have been a better investment than these, they have been worth every single penny. I really should get around to getting another pair soon…

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