Go-Girl Power

/ 21.11.13 /



Jacket- Zara, Choker- Mum, Necklace-Primark, jumper- Zara, Skirt- River Island, Shoes- Topshop

For about 2 years now I have been obsessed by the lather and PVC trend, coming from a strong gothic heritage. Whether it's Gareth Pugh or even Rick Owens both inevitably featured leather being synonymous with the 'darker' side of fashion. Even designers like McQueen portrayed Elizabethan S&M inspired garments. It is no surprise, my PVC skirt has become my favourite winter garment, being easy to accessorise and adapt. Plus with the 90's luvin' still continuing, check out my newly purchased PVC Buffalo boots - a perfect reflection of  teen angst girl power!! 


p.s I have been working on my own zine, here's a little unedited teaser pic; 

Call Me

/ 14.8.13 /







I'm away currently on a 3 week long tropical exploration- from Dubai to Malaysia to Thailand. The sunshine having radiated into my (of course) strong sensibility, has meant I feel as if I'm living The Beach or perhaps any other flower power lifestyle. Indeed, the 70's have been calling me, as has Call GirlMickael Marcimain’s new 2013 70's drama, however it is not all flowers, peace and love. It is tense, gritty and based on a true story over Sweden's underage prostitution scandal. Perhaps, its a reflection of the hazed over romance of today, with still a strong class divide in Sweden. Less literally, everything is getting a bit grittier at this time of the year with summer coming to an end and the AW13 Punk trends coming through. However, the filmography has the delights and awe of a 70's disco.  (I'll be home on Sunday so expect lots of also pretty tropical updates- if you want to see up to date commentry check out my Instagram). 


Morocco

/ 15.7.13 /






 

Headpiece- Primark and vintage, Dress- M&S, Lace overall- Vintage

With the Asian trend for SS13 going to Morroco seemed to fit in well. Even though it is actually in Africa, its aesthetic appears as a less saturated version of Oreiental visuals- along with the similar blasting heat. I took on this correlation,  by creating a softer version of Asian aesthetics with floaty fabrics, however still layered as seen with the Prada SS13 collection. However, pop-culture always a dominant role. Lana Del Rey yet again is one of the summer anthems, so taking inspiration from the album cover I couldn't help wear a floral head garland, which too feature in t raditional Asian designs. 

Briget'in it back

/ 8.7.13 /


Tunic- Primark, Boots- Thrift store, Glasses- Primark, Hat- Tesco

It's been a long time- to say the least. However, I am back with exactly 5 posts in the running ready to go - so I can at least promise that. So what have I been up to? Well that is to be answered in another post, including photos from Morocco.

However, back to the usual outfit babble. Without the blogging I've still kept on top of the must read Style Bubble, the mandatory Vogue and instincitve trips to Brick Lane, the V& A, etc (and it also seems, being pretentious). The outfit has been inspired by the 1960's monochrome trend, partly because of impossible desire to be like Pauline Stone and Bridget Bardot.  combined with a bit of sports luxe, as seen in the SS13 collections from Jil Sander to Alexander Wang to Marc Jacobs. I am currently a sucker for all things mesh, and black & white (as you will see in the next post).

As for now it's a hello from me, and not goodbye just yet.

bleeding metallics

/ 30.6.12 /
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top- Vintage, hair clips and earrings- primark, shorts-Topshop, shoes- Office, Jacket- Adidas, necklace and socks-? 

We all like a bargain, and some of us will go extra lengths to search for that feel good item. This meant a 1 hour and a half journey in stiletto court shoes- and for all those into gory details, my heels are still bleeding and shoes are currently blood stained. This resulted in a much needed but desired buy- jelly shoes! They were only £24 from Office, and one in such a condition could not resist.

After the agony was treated by the notorious medication of retail therapy, my friend Amy and I trekked to the Vintage Kilo sale; which was held in the also notorious 'up and coming' Hackney. A kilo of any selection of garments costing only £15. I bought £10's worth and outfit posts are to come. The bargain hunts are to continue with a car boot sale tomorrow- it's a treasure chest for us vintage lovers, whether it be kitsch or not!

So you won't have to hunt for posts anymore with lots of fashion orientated events coming up (and finally being FREE of exams).

P.S I got my nose pierced as a celebratory end of exam gift to myself!


Off to the races

/ 27.5.12 /

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sunglasses-Primark,skirt-Primark, top-topshop, shoes-new look.

The 50's have always been such an iconic and fashionable decade- and especially in the summer. Think of all the lovely swimsuits, quaffed hair and cat eye sunglasses. It's one of those decades where one can feel classy, yet a little bit fun and flirty. Just think of the likes of Anne Baxter to the notorious Marilyn Monroe. For summer I always tend to dress how I feel with reference to pop- culture, rather than trend by trend- though taking into account of the colour palette and fabrics of the season.

You may have noticed the bindi. I've been wearing bindis over the past month, however one thing that I am constantly puzzled by is some people's ignorance to them and fashion. I do understand that some do view them as religious. Though, when Gwen Stefani and the Chanel pre-fall 2012 collection featured them, no one made a loud compliance. Fashion constantly uses religious iconography, sometimes it may just be aesthetically pleasing, though some do dress with symbolism. It may sound pretentious, but after all that's what Chanel did. The collection was meant to highlight the divide between the rich west and the poorer   manufacturing side to our rich indulgences; this being in India. So in a way fashion does use symbolism in dressing, just like religion. 

Bananas

/ 21.5.12 /


 Dres-UniQlo, Shoes-Asos, jumper- Topshop, Necklace- gift, flower- found lying round the house

Wearing neon is always the most fun. I feel like a mix between Carrie Bradshaw and Gwen Stefani- it's fabulous, even though it can drive some people a bit 'bananas'. SS12 is full of sporty aesthetics, so I decided to run into it. However, this was a school look- so it's a bit more boring than usual, hence the editing (normally at school, we wear a brown mud/diarrhea coloured uniform). Plus note the clear pink clutch, it's actually my exam pencil case (hence the highlights and my cute USB stick, etc)- it's quite chic, oui? God knows how I'll cope next year being able to wear my own clothes- I literally cannot wait. Plus it means more outfit posts! (yaaaaaaay!). Anyhow, I could help but add the flower- a bit of 60's and 70's flower power can never go wrong. Especially, in the months of revision when a bit of relaxation is needed-I have had the Zombies on non-stop over the last week. I'm feeling perhaps Wednesday Adams, and a mix of bohemian grunge tomorrow? Oh well, you'll see soon enough. Izzy xo

Aphrodite

/ 16.5.12 /

  
Can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last blogged. Absolutely Awful. So what have I actually been doing? I've been spending the last few weeks of freedom going out with friends, a bit of shopping here and there, and so much more, to the extent my camera has become detached from me. 

However, now it's an exam pack 2 months. The dreaded GCSE's. Currently on study leave day 3, and have had 2 exams already. Weekly exams till June the 20th and counting, the joys of being an English teenager. So with that on mind, it could mean more blogging due to procrastination, or more apologies- let's hope it's the first.

Anyhow, the photos are above are how I've spent the last few weeks-dressing up as a Greek goddess, buying lots of pretty hair accessories (In theme with the tropical trend) and buying more slogan orientated accessories. Plus due to the late blog post, I've reopened the giveaway- till June the 1st. Hopefully that will brighten up your English rained on spirits.

Izzy xo

Cutey Giveaway

/ 18.4.12 /
 
Giveaway with Cutey

Charm bracelets have always been a timeless item, and can accessorise any look in any way- whether you want to be girly and chic making it the statement, or make it one of many items of jewellery being worn to create a grungy aesthetic.On that note statement jewellery, and lots of it, is a big trend currently and for AW12/13; seen in the likes of Chanel's pre-fall collection. So what you waiting for? A chance to win a beautiful  Cutey (good quality) charm bracelet to add to your jewellery ensembles. Plus you readers are even luckier, there are 3 bracelets being given away, so 3 winners!

So to enter, all you have to do is:
1) Follow this blog via google
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The competition closes on the 1st June and good luck!

Procrastination

/ 16.4.12 /

I've been pondering about getting a scaffolding piercing for many years (and a nose piercing, sadly due to parents that has to wait), so yesterday I finally plunged into the bolt (get the pun?). As you can see it looks rather sore, I was like Rudolph the red ear reindeer a few hours before the photo was taken.  Other from that, I've been very busy catching up on last minute revision and work for school. In the mist of procrastination, I came across this lovely video by Walter Pfeiffer and Robbie Spencer’s  for the May issue shoot. It shows the vibrancy and style of many of the flamboyants around in east London, if you want to read more about the protagonists of the video click here.
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