Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wrapping Up

Fashion blogger FAIIINT Autumn Winter 2013 wishlist from Jules B - Annette Gortz biker jacket, Marcus Lupfer Jeweled Beanie, Carven Twist Top, Helmut Lang Drape Top, 2nd Day Paneled Jeggings, H by Hudson Suede Boots, Depeche Leather clutch bag, Candice Cooper Antracite Sneakers

Seeing the Autumn/Winter collections hitting the stores is one of my favourite times of the year, as much as I enjoy wearing thin, floaty dresses, loose tank tops & little else (when our weather allows!) there’s no denying I’m an A/W girl at heart. I love to wrap up under layers of thick jersey, wool, leather, suede & faux fur and I think this time of year is when an all black wardrobe really comes into it’s own, with different textures & shades of black piled ontop of one another.

The standout piece here for me is Annette Gortz‘s wool biker jacket. The coated textured wool, the fuzzy interior & the squishy yet structured shape, it’s total perfection & such a great alternative to a standard leather biker. I had never heard of this label before, but after a little research & browsing I found myself falling in love with many of her pieces. This jacket & her square neck top are right at the top of my wishlist.

I’m currently trying to decide between getting the Helmut Lang draped top or the khaki Carven one, both are heavily discounted in the Jules B sale & would be perfect for Autumn. I think I’m swaying more towards the Carven one, because whenever I like something that isn’t black (rarely!) I feel that means I must really like it & it would be a great moody colour to mix in with my black pieces too. Decisions…

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Windswept

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dipped hem dress, Belle's Bejewelled diamond geometric necklace, skin by Finsk cut out wedges, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black outfit, street style, goth.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dipped hem dress, Belle's Bejewelled diamond geometric necklace.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Skin by Finsk cut out wedgesFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dipped hem dress, Belle's Bejewelled diamond geometric necklace, skin by Finsk cut out wedges, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black outfit, street style, goth.

Shooting outfit posts on windy days is one of those things I absolutely hate. We always end up taking hundreds of photos, and just hoping that one turned out nicely. Luckily this time we got a really nice shot, but this was the only one & the others were a sorry mixture of squinty eyes, hair in the air & arms everywhere trying to keep my dress down! The things you don’t see! Many outfits we’ve shot on days like this never even made it to the blog because the photos were so awful, but I’m so glad that this one turned out, as it’s been one of my favourites to throw on recently.

Pieces like this dress from MeeMee are always the most worn items in my closet. Simple, comfortable, but with a little something extra, like the dipped hem here, that adds an extra dash of drama, it’s a hardworking piece that can be just thrown on with no extra thought needed.

It’s the perfect clean backdrop to show off my beautiful Belles Bejewelled pendent too. I had gone off jewellery for a while, preferring tiny, delicate pieces when ever I did wear any, but this necklace is quickly restoring my love for more statement pieces. I love that it’s more of a quiet statement, it blends in with the rest of the outfit and doesn’t overpower it, but it’s unique & interesting, and stands out for that. I’ve already had so many people asking about it & I’m glad to find others also saying it reminded them of an artifact from Tomb Raider, or items from various sci-fi movies too. Nice to know I’m not the only nerd to see these things in it, I can’t lie, it was definitely part of it’s appeal to me!

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Simple

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Reiss black leather Ezra skirt, Topshop charcoal grey tank top, Rick Owens wedges, ASOS studded bangle, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, dark style, texture mix, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Reiss black leather Ezra skirt, Topshop charcoal grey tank top, Rick Owens wedges, ASOS studded bangle, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, dark style, texture mix, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Reiss black leather Ezra skirt, Topshop charcoal grey tank top, Rick Owens wedges, ASOS studded bangle, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, dark style, texture mix, street style.

Autumn is just around the corner and to be honest I’m quite glad. I’m excited to get my hands on some of the beautiful new season pieces I’ve been taunted with for the past few months in lookbooks, but also I’ll be glad to be able to actually get dressed weather appropriately in the mornings. There’s nothing worse than seeing a bright, summery day outside, putting on a dress & little else only to find yourself freezing without a jacket come the afternoon. Bloody British weather! As you’ve probably spotted I’ve taken to wearing tights with everything to try and outsmart it. Not that it worked on this day, I left the house cursing myself for wearing tights & a leather skirt because it was so hot, then found myself shivering at the bus stop, praying for the bus to hurry up just a few hours later! Bring on Autumn.

I just couldn’t wait to wear this beautiful new skirt from Reiss though, it’s the most buttery soft piece of leather I have ever laid my hands on & it fits like a dream. The cut & length make it pretty much perfect in my eyes too, making it feel smart & even quite casual, when dressed down like this, steering it away from the overly sexy, too tight or too short trap so many of them fall into. Everyone should own at least one perfect leather skirt, and now I finally have another to replace the hole in my wardrobe the last one left in it’s wake. I know I’m going to wear this to death, just like the last one, so expect to be seeing a lot of it!

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Birthdays & lately

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Today is my 25th birthday, a quarter of a century old, and I think you could say I’m having a bit of a quarter life crisis! In my mind when I was younger, 25 seemed so old. I imagined that by now I’d be married, have a stable income, have settled into a career, have my own house & have become a proper grown up. I can’t say I have even one of those things right now, but in a way I’m glad, I don’t feel I’m ready for them yet & I don’t want to settle down either, I feel like I’m just getting started & still have so much more exploring & figuring out to do before all of that. I have plenty of years ahead of me to be a proper grown up, so I intend to be selfish, immature, reckless & have a little fun for at least a couple more yet!

I’m working someway towards the career at the moment, though I think the stable income, house & other things will be a while off yet. But they can wait, I’d rather take the leap of faith & follow my heart now, whilst I still can, than get a ‘normal’ job that pays well & always wonder what if. It’s terrifying & exciting me all at the same time. I’m being quite secretive about it all at the moment, as I don’t want to shout about it prematurely, before everything is in place & sorted, but I’m hoping all will be able to be revealed soon! I’m excited to share it with you guys!

I recently did an interview with the lovely Jantine over at Bleaq on my 6 favourite artists & designers too – check it out here. If you love dark art, then you really should pay Bleaq a visit, Jantine always finds the most beautiful works & I never fail to leave inspired. Just a warning though, you may lose yourself there for quite a few hours!

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Woven

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS Cateye sunglasses, Links of London white friendship bracelet,  Whistles cord bracelet, ASOS Spiked bangle, Topshop asymmetric topFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS Cateye sunglasses, Links of London white friendship bracelet, Whistles cord bracelet, ASOS Spiked bangle, Topshop asymmetric top & snake print jeans, lace up boots, Balanciaga cityFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS Cateye sunglasses, Links of London white friendship bracelet,  Whistles cord bracelet, ASOS Spiked bangle, Topshop asymmetric top & snake print jeans

I’ve been feeling kind of knackered lately, like I could spend the whole day sleeping & still feel like I needed more in order to recharge. I’ve got a lot going on at the moment & I’m sure it’s my mind over-thinking things, as it always does…

Whenever I feel like this I always find myself throwing on super simple, casual outfits, those fail safe combinations that I know just work & are comfortable and easy at the same time. Plus of course huge black sunglasses to hide my tired eyes! I can’t shut up about these new ones from ASOS, but I can now add yet another reason to why they are so awesome, the lenses are really pitch black & so perfect for covering up my dark circles!

I’ve been wearing less & less jewellery recently, but I love the addition of a simple stack of bracelets to casual outfits like this. I’ve been wearing this little combination of 3 to death recently, it reminds me of being at school, when my arms used to be full of festival wristbands, friendship bracelets & charms, but a little more grown up. I’m especially loving the simplicity of Links of London‘s take on the classic friendship bracelet. Sterling silver bars, handwoven thread & muted colours (though there are also some in bright colours & fun, more traditional patterns too), they feel modern & grown up, but still give me that sense of nostalgia too.

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