Friday, 11 July 2014

Your Lipstick Stain is a Work of Art.

Playsuit: Asos Curve. Hair Flower: Primark. Converse: Kurt Geiger. Satchel: Zatchels. Lipstick: Mac, Lady Danger.

I finally feel like I've gotten my blogging mojo back and I couldn't be happier in that respect! So here I am with another outfit post featuring an oldie but a goodie, I utterly love this playsuit but for some reason it only ever used to come out in the winter when I could wear it with tights but I've decided enough is enough and this summer I'm going to try and get more wear out of my playsuits sans tights! This last week I've been helping my old high school with their performance of Grease and I spent a whole say in a vest top with my arms out and nothing bad happened, so with this in mind I'm going try and get more flesh out (tastefully of course!) 

I decided to go a little retro with a matte red lip, which is my lesser worn Lady Danger, I prefer this for sunny days as it's brighter than my staple Ruby Woo. the newest edition to this which I only got a week ago is this amazing satchel from Zatchels, I'll hopefully do a proper post on this soon but I just couldn't wait to show you! I actually visited their factory and head office in Leicester last year and I've been obsessed ever since after seeing how much goes into making them! So when they had the huge flash sale last week I decided to make an investment. My dad was actually nice enough to (massively) help me out with this so I could have the back straps added. I can't wait to pair this with all my circle skirts and pretty dresses! I also went with my fab red converse to tie all the look together.
Apologies about the dire state of my hair! It needs cutting desperately and I'm itching for a change but after my traumatic fringe trim experience of November 2013... I've been avoiding the hairdressers like the plague!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Currently Coveting - Scarlett & Jo.

Hello! I've decided that now summer is here and I've got some more time on my hands it's time to start on my to do list for things I wanted to add to my blog and having more features was one of them! So I'm starting with the fabulous Scarlett & Jo and the items above are pieces which was on sale now on It was difficult to narrow it down to just 4 items as I love pretty must everything they release! A firm favourite being the Jersey tea dresses, Scarlett & Jo were kind enough to send me one quite some time ago and due to a whole number of things (which thankfully are now behind me) I never got chance to show you all on here, this said piece is no longer for sale in the print I own but I can confirm they are one of the most comfortable dresses ever, suitable for all manner of occasions and perfect for every day wear. 

One piece I haven't had chance to try on from this wonderful brand is there prom skirts or two in one dresses. These are garments which would work perfectly with my own personal style and vintage aesthetic and my favourite skirts to wear are one with elastic waistbands like the one above, they're always comfortable and stay where they are supposed to, no twisting around during the day! Also don't get me started on the neckline of the dress it is my ultimate DREAM! I'm really favouring this style at the moment as it's got such a fabulous old classic Hollywood feel and I know the style of neck suits virtually anyone! Now for me the jumpsuit would be a bit of fun, unfortunately at towering only about 5'2 I generally can't pull them off without looking I've shrunk while wearing them but the print and style of this is just calling my name! With a plain kimono and wedges for a night out or a cropped denim jackets and converse it would just be the perfect summer look either way! 

Don't forget you can pick up Scarlett & Jo at Evans.
You can also find them on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and more!

I hope you enjoy my upcoming Currently Coveting brand features in the future (I know my editing skills above are less to be desired but I'm still sorting out my software so I can improve them!) and do let me know which is your favourite Scarlett & Jo piece!

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Fashion Show - My First Year Final Collection!

 Elly my lovely friend and myself.

 Bolero and Dress made by me! Bag: Vintage. Socks: Primark. Shoes: c/o Simply Be.

 Poncho and Dress made by Me! Socks: Primark. Belt: Asos Curve. Shoes: c/o Simply Be.

 THE PERFECT SHOES: c/o Simply Be.

As you may have read in my previous post here. I've recently just finished my first year of my foundation degree in fashion design and it ended with our fashion show! And these photographs above are of my final collection for this year which was to create 2 full outfits, of course we had sketchbooks and themes etc which we had to develop. Mine originally started with the film "An Education" (which by the way is brilliant, do go watch it!) then I looked into late 50s early 60s furnishing as back then when you got something new it just went in with the old instead of redecorating a whole room, which is where my mixture of colours/prints/pattern all came into their own. What I truly love about these is that this mass of pattern and colour isn't readily available in plus size fashion on the high street and it is really eye catching and I got a lot of compliments from people watching etc. 

I styled the garments with some of my own accessories such as my cat eye glasses, hair flowers and vintage bag and I just picked up the socks from primark for about £1.50. Now this is the time I give Simply Be a HUGE THANK YOU for sending me these utterly dreamy shoes which were the perfect finishing touch to my final collection! I wanted myself and my model to be all matching so my collection flowed well together and as we both have wider feet finding matching shoes that both fitted us  and we felt comfortable in was beginning to make me worry (I know I'm a perfectionist when it comes to the finishing touches with styling) and this is when Simply Be came to my rescue and I can't thank them enough as I'm so happy how my collection looked over all.

Any feedback of what you thought would be really apprieciated and I'd love to know what you'd like to see next design/creation wise!