Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lazy

FAIIINT lazy day outfit wearing OnePiece Lillehammer printed grey & white onesie jumpsuit with Nico Siberian Husky puppy dog.FAIIINT lazy outfit OnePiece onesie, favourite movies

You may have seen my moaning tweets about feeling a little ill yesterday, stuffed up sinuses, migraines & the fact the weather has been miserable & rainy means I’ve spent the last few days feeling sorry for myself at home & so I have no proper outfit to show you today. I thought I’d do something a little different, and I know you guys love Nico, so any excuse to include him – I think he’s trying to do his best ‘blue steel’ face here for you all!

I’d like to pretend that when I’m slobbing around the house it’s in black leggings, jersey dresses & drapey knits (that’s my working from home outfit) but the truth is when I’m feeling rough, or having a day off there is nothing better than cuddling up in a onesie… I actually have a few of them, and this seems to surprise people when I tell them for some reason! I guess they think everything I own is black, even my PJ’s, but the truth is they’re Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Hello Kitty ones, I’m all about comfort when it comes to house wear & I like to give in to my dorky side with it too!

I couldn’t resist the traditional print on this one, it makes me feel like I’m at some snowy lodge, about to layer my ski suit over the top to go out & hit the slopes. The fact it’s thicker than the others I own & is fleece lined means it’s ridiculously warm & snuggly too. It couldn’t have arrived at a better time either, I’m booked in for an enzyme facial peel tomorrow morning, so I’ll be spending a long weekend hiding my face whilst it heals, cuddled up on the sofa with Nico, reading & working my way through a stack of my favourite movies. I’m hoping it will help get my skin back on track, but I honestly don’t know what to expect, so if any of you have experience with them do let me know, I’m a little scared!

Also, if you have any movie recommendations to add to that pile, feel free to leave them in the comments!

PS: Get 20% off at OnePiece with the code 31FAIIINT until the 1st December!

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Black & Gold

FAIIINT wishlist, black & gold. BLK DNM leather jacket, Paige Denim gold jeans, Carven textured skirt, Bjorg Spine Cuff, Pamela Love arrowhead ring, 3.1 Philip Lim knee high boots, Priory of Ten tee, Estelle Dévé gold rings, Felder Felder lily fluff dress, Zoe Lee boots

I’m not sure what it is about this time of year, but around now I always find myself craving more metallic pieces. Maybe it’s the festivities, or because the cold, overcast light makes them look even prettier, or just that they add a little brightness to a dull day. Last year I added a gold foil coated sweater to my wardrobe and wore it practically all winter, aged gold looks so good paired with black & now I have my eye on a nice foil covered pair of jeans too. I love the worn finish this pair from Paige Denim have, a more subtle, grungy way of wearing metallics & I can’t help but think they’ll look even better after a bit of wear & more worn patches start showing through.

Unsurprisingly, another black jacket has popped up on my wishlist, I’m currently trying to justify this beauty from BLK DNM by reasoning that all the leather bikers I own are more roughed up, and that I don’t have a smooth, shiny, polished one like this. I’m not sure if I’ve even convinced myself that’s a good enough reason, and I’m definitely not convincing anyone else either, as they all just roll their eyes at me & my wardrobe stuffed full of near identical black jackets!

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Crow

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Lookbook Store faux fur black longhaired coat, H&M leather look tee, RockLove sacred geometry geo necklace, River Island asymmetric skirt, Rick Owens wedges, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, Game of Thrones crow coat Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Lookbook Store faux fur black longhaired coat, H&M leather look tee, RockLove sacred geometry geo necklace Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Lookbook Store faux fur black longhaired coat, H&M leather look tee, RockLove sacred geometry geo necklace, River Island asymmetric skirt, Rick Owens wedges, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, Game of Thrones crow coatFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Lookbook Store faux fur black longhaired coat, H&M leather look tee, RockLove sacred geometry geo necklace, River Island asymmetric skirt, Rick Owens wedges, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, Game of Thrones crow coat

I’ve wanted a big fluffy faux fur coat to wrap up in over winter for the longest time. I could never quite find what I had in mind, and I even debated making myself one, but then this came along from Lookbook Store. I didn’t want one that looked expensive, or glamorous, but something more disheveled and even a bit tacky. Soft long hair, a little bit scruffy looking & pretty obviously faux, this was exactly what I had in mind.

Unsurprisingly, every time I wear it I get a handful of people shouting Game of Thrones references at me. Luckily though, it’s one of my favourite shows & so it makes me more happy than annoyed, to be honest I actually quite like swooshing around in it, feeling like Jon Snow, it definitely makes doing my errands a little more interesting! It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time either, it’s turned bitterly cold now, but cuddling up in this feels like a warm, fluffy hug & makes it so much easier to brave the outdoors.

I mentioned a little while ago that I’d gone off jewellery & that I haven’t been wearing much at all recently, well, that was until my new geo collar arrived from RockLove. I’ve worn this almost every day since it arrived, it sits perfectly in between being simple, dainty even & a more statement piece, plus you know I’m a sucker for anything geometric. I’m already trying to work out which piece to get next, as I want pretty much the whole of the Sacred Geometry collection, and the awesome Viking cuffs too!

PS: The 2nd Birthday Giveaway ends tonight! If you haven’t done so yet, go here to be in with the chance of winning a faux fur snood & a custom maxi skirt!

PPS: Sorry for the (even more than usual) scowl here, my face is all puffed up from swollen sinuses!

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2nd Birthday Giveaway Winner!

First of all, I just wanted to thank everyone who entered the 2nd birthday giveaway & for all of the lovely comments on that post too, I so enjoyed reading them & it’s so nice to know that so many of you have stuck around for almost the entire 2 years! It means a lot that you continue to come back & read what I have to say, and for all of your support too. I don’t think I can even put into words how much I truly appreciate it.

I wish I could give you all a little something as a thankyou, but obviously that’s not possible, so I decided to do the next best thing & randomly pick two winners, instead of just the one – it is the 2nd birthday after all! The first number chosen through random.org will win the skirt & the snood, and the second number will win a snood!

I am thinking of making this a bit of an annual birthday tradition, so that over time lots of you will be able to win a custom piece, seeing as it had such a good response!
 

First…

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Second…

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I will be contacting you both through email to arrange everything later today, congratulations again girls!

PS: I’ve had a lot of people asking about the snood & if they could buy one since I posted the giveaway photos. I’ve decided to offer a few as custom, made to order pieces for £30 + shipping, so if you would like one yourself drop me an email at steph@faiiint.com with the colour you’d like (pretty much any colour is possible) & I will get back to you.

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Amy Judd

Amy Judd Artist Oil Paintings, surrealism, birds, wings, feathers, women, nude, faceless portraits.Amy Judd Artist Oil Paintings, surrealism, birds, wings, feathers, women, nude, faceless portraits.Amy Judd Artist Oil Paintings, surrealism, birds, wings, feathers, women, nude, faceless portraits.Amy Judd Artist Oil Paintings, surrealism, birds, wings, feathers, women, nude, faceless portraits.

British born Amy Judd creates elegant, feminine pieces inspired by traditional folklore & mythology, exploring the enchanting relationship between women & nature, as told through these age old tales.

Clusters of wings & feathers emerge from female forms, enveloping their bodies and concealing their faces like a feathery armour, but these are not frail, delicate creatures. Her work effortlessly combines both softness, and strength. Subjects are painted with hazy brush strokes, soft colours and delicate little details but they have a carefree, feminine strength to their poses, grabbing & holding your attention immediately. Just as a birds fragile wing conceals it’s hidden power of flight, of freedom, these pieces seem to speak of the inner strength in every women behind the softness.

There is definitely a touch of surrealism about her pieces too, and they remind me a lot of Magritte‘s work, in both the technique, with it’s soft focus realism & the subjects, their obscured faces & the copious use of birds as symbolism. They also have the same dream like feel to his pieces, blurring the lines in a subtly unsettling way between the dream world & our reality.

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