No one can say nothing,
Which I guess means they’ll say something,
But I won’t be around.
I’ll be in my tree,
As any child would wanna be.
– “Living in a tree”, Priscilla Ahn
Hola, chiquita bonitas. Welcome to my bedhead. Speaking of hair, after an extraordinarily gruesome dye job (no names named) which caused major damage to my mane, going blonde as originally intended was completely ruled out. Alternative to blonde? Some not-so-harsh dark hair dye to compliment some hair rehabilitation.
Today I’m wearing: sparkly silver blazer from Forever 21 (a few years ago) over a translucent white cardigan that I left in brown fabric dye for roughly 7 minutes, stretch-fit leather pants from Thailand, and some handmade Lita-esque platform boots.
“She grew up in an Indiana town
Had a good-lookin’ mama who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on them Indiana nights”
– Tom Petty, ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’
Earlier this week, I was feeling pretty patriotic. Such unexplainable mood swings often call for outfit changes – hence the flag-like colourblocking combination above.
Blue jumpsuit with heart-shaped pockets (worn unbuttoned and pinned in the back to mimic blue separates), red blazer, white platforms.
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God, I love vintage clothes
. The trouble with vintage is, after the fashion industry went boom with vintage imitation, almost everyone added a 500% increase
on the sales price.
Here at the best fashion blog in the world (;D), that just isn’t acceptable. For that reason, I am offering you a 6-item selection of some of the glorious cheap vintage pieces you can find online!
1. Bright yellow eyelet cardigan, £13.
2. Red sequin top, £13.
3. Royal purple velvet blazer, £16.
4. Pink striped shirt dress, £18.
5. Vintage pointillism dress, £13.
6. Peachy silk blazer with lace, £15.
Well, guys and dolls, since the new layout is taking much, much longer to finish than anticipated (raise my hand if I’m a perfectionist), I thought I’d share something else to entice your eyeballs.
“Grunger, La Belle” is my latest collaboration with the talented and wonderful photographer Eva K Salvi and face to watch/blonde bombshell Hanna Hultberg. Styling, hair and make-up courtesy of yours truly. We were looking to bring affordable, quality fashion to an inspirational and editorial level, steering away from the placticism of blondes. Be sure to enlarge all of the images! I hope you enjoy it.
Dresses by Axparis (1, 2, 3), Marc Cain ‘crown’ (necklace), all other fashion stylist’s own.
Though I mostly post shoe-related things to my shoe blog, I had to show all you Fashion Masters and Fashionistas my latest obsession.
These Buffalo booties/ankle boots from Zalando are essentially perfect. As I don’t exactly tower over people at the five-feet-and-one-inch level, I absolutely adore a skyscraper heel. At the same time, working as a stylist and writer means my days are spent running around like a headless – and hopefully sartorially sound – chicken. Stilettos just aren’t practical. When I saw these babies on discount, I had no chance of leaving the browser empty-handed. The wedge and platform gives me the boost I love while keeping me comfortable. Proof: you don’t need to suffer to pack a stylish punch!
With the ‘comfy mindframe’ engaged, I also basketed these Tamaris heeled sandals with leg shaft (quality product down from £44.95 to £13!), a Korres Mango lip balm (not only the smoothest balm on the market, but a reminder of Thailand!), and coconut bath salts from Lavera (again…Thailand!).
Amazingly, all four items still totalled under £100. I definitely had to stop myself from breaking my set budget; Zalando has a selection of items that many other e-tailer’s don’t seem to invest in. The range was high and the temptation…mighty.