Monthly Archives: July 2013

Running

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Nike Free 4.0 v3 anthracite & black running shoes, trainers, ASOS tank top, American Apparel disco leggings. All black running outfit with Nico Siberian Husky dog.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Nike Free Run 4.0 V3 Anthracite, grey, black, monochrome running shoes, trainers.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Nike Free 4.0 v3 anthracite & black running shoes, trainers, ASOS tank top, American Apparel disco leggings. All black running outfit with Nico Siberian Husky dog.Nico from FAIIINT black & white Siberian Husky puppy, dog.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Nike Free 4.0 v3 anthracite & black running shoes, trainers, ASOS tank top, American Apparel disco leggings. All black running outfit with Nico Siberian Husky dog.

Despite never really being the sporty type (no hand-eye coordination!), I’ve recently taken up running with Nico & have surprised myself by how much I’ve been enjoying it. I think I’ve been on a bit of a health kick recently in an attempt to help my body recover & get my skin back to normal too, and I can see the benefits already. After years of being able to slob around, eat what I like & not put on a pound, it seems that unfortunately I’ve finally hit that age where I need to start taking better care of myself.

Before these Nikes arrived I was just using my trusty Converse – I know, what was I thinking?! My poor ankles & knees! Rookie mistake! After the first time testing these out I immediately noticed a huge difference, no aching knees, no sore feet & a much more enjoyable run in general. I chose these half because I loved the monochrome anthracite/black colourway, but also because the ‘barefoot feel’ claims intrigued me. They have a really low profile & the soles are covered in deep cuts, making them super flexible. They feel similar to my Converse in terms of lightness, and they do feel like your not wearing shoes, but with that little extra padding & support to protect your knees & they give you a nice little spring to your stride too. It’s nice to finally add a proper pair of running shoes to my large collection of sneakers too.

Also, yes, I definitely do go running with my makeup on! Since I started wearing makeup at around 14, I’ve been unable to leave the house without ‘my face on’ since. It transformed me from that ugly duckling that could be mistaken for a little boy into someone people called ‘pretty’, it was addictive. No one likes the thought of bumping into people you know when you’re looking less than your best, but it became a full on phobia for me, my family are the only people who ever see me totally barefaced. So whilst I’ll skip the foundation to avoid getting sweaty & gross, my eyes & eyebrows are permanently done, no matter what I’m doing. I even have waterproof for swimming!

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Brute

Brute New York Jewellery, Rings, Earcuff, Silver, Anatomy, Spine, Earring, Spiked, Animalistic, InsectBrute New York Jewellery, Rings, Earcuff, Silver, Anatomy, Spine, Earring, Spiked, Animalistic, Insect

I’m not usually a ring kind of person. I have stubby, square little fingers & inelegant looking hands, and I feel they do rings no justice at all, so I rarely wear them. That doesn’t stop me appreciating their beauty though, and I don’t think I’ve ever been so tempted by a ring as I have by these from New York based Brute.

They’re like insect exoskeletons, like the remains of little alien creatures that have crawled onto fingers & ears. They feel so organic, the way they wrap around ears & arch away from the fingers, you can almost imagine that these things were once alive. The gently oxidized silver adds to this feel, like some long lost treasure that’s been dug up, they perfectly fuse modern & ancient creating otherworldly pieces of wearable art.

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Cold Shoulder

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS cold shoulder shirt dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, Rick Owens wedges, ASOS spiked bangle. All black outfit, goth, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS cold shoulder shirt dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, Rick Owens wedges, ASOS spiked bangle. All black outfit, goth, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS cold shoulder shirt dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, Rick Owens wedges, ASOS spiked bangle. All black outfit, goth, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS cold shoulder shirt dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, Rick Owens wedges, ASOS spiked bangle. All black outfit, goth, street style.

One of my favourite things I’ve brought recently is this shirt dress from ASOS. We all know I have a bit of a thing for shirts & shirt dresses in particular, but I have been wearing this one non stop since it arrived. The cut out shoulder details make it perfect for warm days like today, letting some much needed cool air in. The best thing though, is the lovely crinkly crepe fabric it’s made from. I hate ironing, and anything that says ‘I’m supposed to be wrinkly, so don’t bother’ has me sold instantly. It’s just gone in the sale for a tiny price too, I’m seriously considering buying a back up.

As you can see the weather is finally warming up, Summer seems to have appeared overnight & today I would definitely be wearing this without the tights. I just hope it lasts & doesn’t disappear as quickly as it arrived. Nico however, is not enjoying it quite so much. He has mostly been moping around in the shade looking all hot & bothered. He’s also decided to blow his coat again, which means all of my black summer dresses are now covered in white dog hair, lint rollers are my new best friend. Why didn’t I choose a black dog?!

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Deceptive

Fashion Blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Barneys Originals draped leather jacket tied up, ASOS maxi dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, AllSaints silver choker necklace. All black outfit, gothic, street style.Fashion Blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Barneys Originals draped leather jacket tied up, ASOS maxi dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, AllSaints silver choker necklace. All black outfit, gothic, street style.Fashion Blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Barneys Originals draped leather jacket tied up, ASOS maxi dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, AllSaints silver choker necklace. All black outfit, gothic, street style.Fashion Blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Barneys Originals draped leather jacket tied up, ASOS maxi dress, Bracher Emden Classic structured tote, AllSaints silver choker necklace. All black outfit, gothic, street style.

I think my face in these photos says all you need to know about my thoughts on the weather at the moment, totally unimpressed. I don’t even like being out in the sun all that much, which I think is pretty obvious, but even I’m feeling depressed by the lack of even a glimmer of summer. I mean, I’m wearing a leather jacket in July! Come on now.

At least the rain held off for me to finally shoot my newest love, this structured tote from Bracher Emden though. I’m warning you now, you will be seeing a lot of this bag, I’ve used it everyday since it arrived. It’s nice to have an alternative day bag to my usual slouchy Balenciaga, especially one so totally different, I never realized before what a difference a bag can make to an outfit. Where my Balenciaga would have given this outfit a more casual, laidback vibe, this one gives it a smarter edge.

After we shot this we happened to walk past the Disney store & saw a bunch of Finding Nemo toys in their bargain bin, my excuse was that I was looking for my friends little girl, but when I spotted a lone Sparky from Frankenweenie for £4, I had to get him for myself. We had a good laugh afterwards about how much of a token ‘goth girl’ I looked, swathed in black with this frankenstein dog teddy sticking out of my handbag! If you haven’t seen the movie, and are a fan of Disney or Tim Burton, I would totally recommend it. If you’re a dog person, you will definitely cry, alot, though!

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A Fresh New Look

FAIIINT New Layout

You might have noticed things are looking a little different around here & this new layout has been so long overdue. I never expected blogging to be something I’d actually keep up for this long, so the first layout was pretty rushed & it was mostly a case of it’ll do for now. I promised myself I’d redo the layout for the blogs 1st birthday, but that came & went and I never found the time to do it. So, with nothing more exciting planned this weekend I decided to finally get to work on something a little more fitting.

It’s not drastically different, I just wanted something a little cleaner, more graphic & something that better fitted with the aesthetics of the blog. I seriously contemplated going for a black background (à la Le 21ème – swoon), but decided lighter was more user friendly when there’s text to be read. The most noticeable change however, other than a generally cleaner look, is obviously the huge images. Ollie’s photography is such a massive part of this blog and I felt like it wasn’t being shown off to it’s full potential in that tiny column before, so here they take center stage.

I hope you guys like it as much as I do. If you have any comments or suggestions (good or bad!) on how it all looks, I would love to hear your opinions. But especially if somethings not working right, or looks squiffy on your end, then please do let me know so I can get it fixed! I’m sure there’s a few little things I’ve missed, but hopefully everything else is in good working order!

PS: That photo up there was taken by me, not Ollie, I think he better watch out – I’m learning! Hah!

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