red white blue outfit

“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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Vogue Cover

Vogue Cover: Click to enlarge!

For the first time since starting Fashion Spot, I am presenting my take on something other than an ad. This time? A Vogue magazine cover.

While Vogue is the Fashion Bible, there are a few things I would love to see on their covers:

  • Text reduction: “59 Ways To Wear Platforms While Having The Best Sex…EVER” just doesn’t entice anymore. If I am buying a magazine, I am primarily driven by image quality; nonsensical text blocks truly turn me off. A ‘table of contents‘ could be on the back cover to cater to the content-driven.
  • Iconography: Love live the day of memorable covers. In the recreation of the Marilyn Monroe image I’ve created, the concentration is solely on fashion and beauty. Vogue’s content decides what the latest fashion and trends are – the casing should reflect as such.
  • ‘Normal’ Models: I’m not going to get all Zooey Deschanel just yet, but when compiling a magazine with this much influence, I can only imagine involving relatable models – like your Friendly Neighborhood Fashion Blogger above – would be very well received. After all, we are the industry.
  • Don’t forget: enter to win your dream shoe collection here!

    Shoe Competition
    Coming up to a year of blogging, I felt it was time to give a little back to my ever-glorious online family in the form of a never-before-seen competition! Nothing felt more appropriate than a shoe giveaway; everyone wants free shoes, right?

    Prizes:

    Five pairs of shoes tailored to your personal style!

    That’s right, whether you’re always ultra-femme in flats or have a penchant for patent platforms and studs, I am using my stylist expertise to compile a dream shoe collection for one lucky subscriber. It could be you!

    Competition Rules:

    + Subscribe to Lela London’s Mailing List (you can do so by filling out this form).
    + After subscribing, you will be sent to a page where you can fill out your shoe size and shoe style! Anything goes – be as detailed and creative as you wish, this is how I will be choosing your dream shoe collection!
    + Two extra entries will be given for liking Lela London on Facebook and following Lela London on Twitter!
    + Competition entries will be accepted until 29th May, 2011.
    + Open worldwide.

    Make sure to get permission from the parentals if you’re under their roof, and good luck!

    This competition is now closed! To be the first notified of future competitions, join the mailing list, and become a fan on Facebook and Twitter!

    Vogue Hellas Bregje Heinen
    Oh, Vogue Hellas, you have done all of us little fashion bugs well for May. This Thanassis Krikis-photographed cover of their latest issue is incredibly striking. Bregje Heinen should only don yellow from here on out (and flats, please? You have me reaching for my platforms!)


    Next to the return of flat platforms, the feather earring comeback is set to be one of the biggest trends this Summer. What is sure to flood the Glastonbury fashion scene, this is a trend that anyone with pierced ears can indulge in. Whether they are long and worn as extensions or short and colour-sensational, the trend is super affordable and easy to DIY. I suggest you find a craft store and load up on earring hooks, glitter threads, dye, beads, and all the faux feathers that you wish. Be sure to tweet me your results!