Pretentious is my middle name.

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Images copyright of 'All Swamped In Flowers'

Shirt -Zara
Skirt- Vintage
Cardigan- ?
Bangle- Present
Ring- Claires
Head Scarf- Vintage
Collar/Necklace- Made by me (DIY)

First of all...HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you all had a great New Year's eve, and wishing you all the best for the New Year! 

Anyhow, I'm in Malvern, which is caressed by marshy green fields and hills, among ice glazed ponds. It's so great to have a change of scene, and moreover the fresh air, compared to London- though I'll always be a town girl at heart. The house is great for photos...CLEAR WHITE WALLS! Plus the surrounding fields will be great for photos/photo shoot; hopefully you'll see them in my next post. So as you can see I made use of the clear walls, to do a long awaited outfit post. I'm not too fond of outfit posts, I feel they lack substance and are for vanities sake. So to add some of that substance, I edited the photos and tried to add an edge with effects. Inspired by the likes of Anna Sui to Miu Miu SS11, combined with the influential Isabella Blow. Then to top it all off, the cultural christmas atmosphere, with winter fairgrounds, full of traditional merry-go-rounds. Trying to express fun, added with sophistication.

 There's no way of putting an outfit together without being inspired, and as always I remind myself the cliche saying 'Fashion is Art', maybe one could call me pretentious. Though Art is to the eyes' beholder, and if done well and sustainable, fashion can be an example too. Note: I believe Fashion is giving meaning to the garments through numerous ways,  but not wearing the latest trends, following the crowd and just taking outfit photos- that is trend. 

Plus I'm thinking of doing a few Article Style posts, just wondering if that would that go down well?
You can Comment or email me with your opinions!

Best wishes for the New Year!

Izzy 



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67 Special Thoughts

  1. your outfit makes me cry its so beautiful.i love it christmasy with a subtly spiky-soft edge.that makes sense in no way but still xx

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  2. love your cardi, top and collar, so cute! you look incredible.

    Vintage Stop at www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. lovely outfit, that necklace is so unique and amazing! Thanks for following (but i think you forgot to click on follow? hehe)
    I'm now a new follower. looking forward to future posts dear xo

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  4. AHHHHH! This outfit is so unique and beautiful! I love the gorgeous skirt with that red cardigan. perfect, Izzy, seriously. Panda xo

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  5. Happy new year :)
    Love your skirt!

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  6. Great sweater Izzy! Love it :D

    Thanks for your comment ;)
    http://vicissitudinilombarde.blogspot.com/2011/01/photos-by-marco-cornelli.html

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  7. Happy New Year!
    Just stumbeled into your blog and I can say it's very cute and gorgeous!
    I love your jacket with its norwegian pattern

    If you like, please visit my blog and follow me!

    Keep your style!
    xoxo Nini

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  8. I find just that you have written!!!!

    nice pics!!!

    xx Marina

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  9. that cardigan is just so gorgeous, it looks so snuggly and warm!!!!

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  10. Lovely outfit! i absolutely love your collar :O

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  11. love how the photos turned out. This is such a great outfit, I love everything about it. And cute necklace! Happy 2011!

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  12. this outfit is amazing, Happy New Year :)

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  13. This outfit is stunning! I love it. :) You seem so unique, and your blog is amazing, I'm definitely following!

    Happy new year.

    www.eccentric-behavior.blogspot.com

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  14. your so pretty, that cardigan is the shit.
    love this outfit

    merry new year

    intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

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  15. I am in love with the second last photo. it's beautiful

    LuvLux
    xxx

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  16. Stunning outfit, I love the photos + the editing really adds to the mood.
    Ooh and your horse necklace is awesome btw.
    x

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  17. Great outfit.. very lovely! and you look fabulous!

    Now I follow you back...

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  18. Love the cardigan! Such a christmassy look! Love the red and black :) Thank you for your lovely comment!

    http://londonscloset.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  19. its really cool how you did the tinting on this photo! I love it :) Thanks for visiting my blog! I am now a new follower :) Love your website!
    Happy New Year, doll!!!

    www.passportsandprada.com

    xoxo
    summer

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  20. Love the DIY necklace! Woudl you like to follow my blog? I will gladly follow you in return :)

    http://www/theafeminada.blogspot.com

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  21. Glad to have found your blog, really love this outfit post (pretty impressive use of the vintage cheerleader skirt)!
    Happy New Year : )

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  22. Oh my! I am now in LOVE with your blog. Your personal style is so incredibly chic, alskdjflaksjdf. Keep up the great work!
    xoxoxo Maddie

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  23. love your outfit..
    happy new year dear ;D
    X
    http://monicakosasih.blogspot.com/

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  24. Oh my God I really like your outfit. Honestly. I just linked you in my blog. Hope you can check it out :)

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  25. BEAUTIFUL COLLAR...& necklace! it´s awesome...again, can´t find words

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  26. What a gorgeous outfit post. Definitely had substance! ;) But there is so much to this outfit - I love the necklace collar thing, very innovative - that the added prose is just blog bliss. Perfect post!
    As for fashion as art. I am compliance with your opinion, sauf one bit. Instead of calling following trends etc 'style'... I would more say 'trendy', as that is the thing to do 'of the moment' so to speak. Style has more substance than that, I think? But agreement on what fashion is... Wish my explanation sounded a little more like yours on Fashion Wizards ;)
    Yes please for article!
    UO x
    http://unionolivia.blogspot.com/

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  27. in lvoe with that cardigan!

    great blog - following!

    looks like we have a lot in common! check out my blog if you'd like hon, you might like it :)

    xx

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  28. Ooh wow! These photos are amazing!! Did u take them on your macbook or camera? Just out of interest...:)

    Btw, I have a shimmery vintage cheerleader skirt (a tad like yours with blue parts too). However, I can never find an appropriate function to wear it to. -______-

    CAT x

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  29. Love this outfit ! Great blog !

    x

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  30. i absolutely love this cardigan!

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  31. wow, so in love with your collar and the neckless! well done!

    xx, Sabinna und David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  32. I adore that cardigan- especially the collar. How lovely! Hope you had a wonderful new years! :)

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  33. thank-you for the comment :]
    ooh you will soon hehe..
    i love your outfit x

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  34. so much gorgeous stuff here! the necklace and cardie are adorable and i'd love to see a tutorial for the collar :) x

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  35. That necklace rocks.

    Following your blog now, hope youll like to follow mine too : )

    www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

    <3 Stephanie

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  36. I'm in love with this post and this outfit. I'm following your blog, please follow mine back //www.caarolinep.blogspot.com

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  37. Happy New Year! And I can't decide whether that skirt or that necklace is cooler :P Following!

    http://www.seren-dip-a-tea.blogspot.com/ Please follow me :D

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  38. i love your jumper and horse-necklace!
    kiss from prague XX
    nina

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  39. just found your blog. it looks amaZIng. following for sure.
    love this outfit.
    happy new year dear

    x

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  40. realy cool look!
    thank you for passing by and leaving your sweet comment! hop e to see you soon!

    ciao ciao from rome
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  41. Love the cardi and the collar.
    It's so cute.

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  42. Happy new year to you too, and the article style posts sounds like a great idea, i say go for it :) & i love that cardi your wearing :D


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  43. love the red! and that great cardi!!
    feel free to follow xo

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  44. beautiful outfit, i am now following, i love your blog!

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  45. wow what great pictures! i love the red colour that has sort of taken over :) and that horse necklace!!

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    The Flower Girl

    X

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  46. Totes cute, love your pics !

    xxx S

    http://oldgoldlove.blogspot.com/

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  47. Love the cardigan! :)

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  48. your outfit is so incredibly cute!! i love it! :)

    x

    nrahrahrah.blogspot.com

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  49. I love this outfit!! Its very vintage and kinda preppy.

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    xxx

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  50. thatt cardigan is beautifull

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    xxx

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  51. this outfit is beyond cute -- the cardigan and collar go very well together

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  52. oh wow such a cute style!!
    your blog is so great!!

    Kenza xxx

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  53. Great skirt! Love the red and white combo :)

    LizAnn
    VPV Intern
    http://www.shopVPV.com

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  54. This reminds me of going to a fair with cotton candy and ferris wheels and little kids running all around, just as the sun goes down and some firscrackers fill the soundscape. Beautiful pictures.

    xx Vanessa

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  55. loooove how you edit your pictures in such a unique way :) i'm following, maybe you can check mine..

    xx
    Cati
    http://lefashionfactory.blogspot.com/

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  56. So I am here ! Ich love this cardigan !! It looks so nice .

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  57. love your sweatshirt!thank u for follow!*

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  58. i love the cardigan you're wearing so much!:))

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  59. I AM IN LOVE WITH THE HANDMADE NECKLACE! DO YOU SELL THESE? AMAZING!

    I AM A FOLLOWER, FOLLOW ME TOO! DIARYOFAKING.BLOGSPOT.COM

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