Taylor Says Shoes
Black Milk vs. JC
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Wildfox vs. JC
There’s no doubt all women are suckers for glitter. It can take anything from “meh” to wow, and adding a glittered element to your outfit can make it especially special. Here’s some of our favourite glittered pieces. Maybe they’ll inspire you to do your own glitter DIY?
She started as the queen of Myspace, and now she’s a model, designer and blogger. Frequently she’s described as a style icon and trend setter, but sometimes simultaneously described as a fashion disaster. Her style might be controversial, but there’s no doubt she’s a trend setter, with many believing she started the pink hair craze that models such as Charlotte Free have capitalized on, and the flower crown trend, which she was seen wearing long before Lana Del Rey came along.
Her style mixes kitsch and vintage with hints of graph prints, street style and a little dash of japan’s fashion subcultures. Most of the time, surprisingly, it seems to work, giving her a unique constantly changing style that’s difficult to copy. She runs a few fashion brands, including Tokyolux and Coco de Couer, and her vintage brand Lazy Bones.
You can read Audrey’s Blog at Buzznet.
Prepare to dribble and prepare for your wallet to hate you; we’ve gathered some of the most beautiful shoes currently out there, and stuffed all that goodness into one post.
Unknown designer. May be Jasper Conran?
UNIF Hellbound boots
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Invisible shoes, available at Solestruck.
JC Galaxy print shoes
When I think of my favourite fashionistas that patron little boutiques, Etsy stores and handmade fashion, Doe Deere definitely swings to the forefront of my mind! she’s extremely well known in the blogophere, with her Russian doll face and kitsch-y cute style, she’s also the creature of cult make-up brand Lime Crime! She likes to play around with the conventions of fashion, and push the boundaries! It all results ina cute mix of vintage lolita meets rainbow unicorn. Which is a good sense of style indeed in my opinion!
Today there are a number of different styles of storage and wardrobes wirral for the modern bedroom, from neat fold away bags to unusual hanging shoe boxes. Yet with all the choices available how do you make the right one?
Depending on your design and theme will shortlist what styles and colours are right for your room. Simplistic design, with an oriental twist is what is in vogue at the minute and there are many cheap solutions of mirrored and dark wooden furniture to compliment your style.
Women need storage and normally lots of it. Our dilemma in life is we want to display our bargains and buys yet we want our rooms to be neat and organised. One way of doing this is by investing in a decent size wardrobe, preferably fitted and mirrored to create space and reflect light.
In my opinion, your wardrobe must consist of a long rail to hang clothing, be high enough to see things at eye level, be deep enough to store all your shoes and have at least a side cupboard or bottom draw to keep accessories or bags.
Next you need a side cabinet for essential underwear, books to read before bed and to stand a side lamp on for those dark winter nights. It is essential to buy furniture as a package, so that all match in style and colour or to at least choose separates which have a flowing theme. For instance, in a cottage style room, do not team a mirrored wardrobe with a white finished cabinet, you definitely wont win any points for being original!
The heart of any woman’s room of course is the vanity cabinet or wherever she gazes at herself in the mirror to apply her make-up. This section of the room can never be too girly and so should be paid a lot of love and attention too. Perhaps use some pink lights around the rim of the mirror and have perfume bottles on display.
As long as you get the basics right, you can’t go wrong when redesigning your bedroom. Remember choose fitted and similar storage to create a flowing theme through the room
Article by Hazel Miller
As far as i’m concerned in my personal style, if you’re going to even consider dressing up, you should just outright go for it. I’ve never been one for subtlety. What’s the point in buying an amazing dress if you’re going to pair it down with black accessories so you don’t stand out too much? There’s no such thing as too much. If it’s you’re personal style, and if you love it, you should just go for it.
Why shouldn’t we wear gowns in every day formal occasions? Why shouldn’t we wear fascinators and hats and skyscraper heels all the time? I suppose we don’t because of the looks everyone else will give us, but where’s the harm in that really? Real fashion and style is a form of self expression and almost art in it’s own right. No art-form is more personal than one which we adorn ourselves in.
Maybe it’s all got something to do with western culture. In places such as Japan expressing yourself for your style is a lot more socially acceptable it seems, especially with their massive subcultures such as gothic lolita style, Harajuku and Kigurumin, so is the reason we don’t dress to our full potential most of the time because we’re not brave enough to face ridicule in popular society? Western celebrities have certainly been encouraging us though, people such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, but perhaps they aren’t taken seriously themselves or imitated because their style is created to cause controversy.
But it’s not just that, coming from the UK I struggle to find the sort of clothing that I want to wear, the high-street has almost ran any unique clothing lines out of business, I depend heavily on the occasional good design from high-street shops, and a handful of independent boutiques, and if I want something more, I have to pay huge shipping costs from the USA or Asia, which is something my budget doesn’t always stretch to! The only way I could really save money and maintain the style I love is to learn to sew better, but from recent attempts I know I can’t match the quality of more experienced craftspeople.
I guess the general advice people give is to trawl car-boot sales, vintage shops and fairs and charity shops, but with people becoming ever more conscious of fashion it’s getting harder to find a cheap deal, vintage fairs are getting overcrowded and the good stuff is being snapped up quick. I even used to work in a charity shop, and everyone is trained to check for better clothing labels. Designer finds are often sent off to auction sites rather than put in the shop.
My advice? I spent a lot of time buying items from various phases of style in my life, and now a lot don’t suit me, by developing your personal style and knowing what you love and what suits you, you can save yourself a lot of costly mistakes! Use Ebay, Amazon and Etsy to create wishlists of your dream items, then spend some time really considering what items would be good investments and what items you want more than anything else, this way you cut down on impulse buys! Use Polyvore too, it’s a style website that let’s you create collages of outfits; obviously it’s better if you buy items that go together, rather than holding onto a few things that you will never actually be able to style. And finally, if it’s a designer item you’re craving, watch like a hawk for high-street and eBay imitations, they happen often, and cost less than half the price.
Building up a good wardrobe is sadly a long term project! As long as you buy high-quality, you’re going to have some things that will last a life time, especially if you take care of them (don’t neglect things which should be hand-washed or dry-cleaned!), use good sturdy storage and protect from dust, and voila! Your wardrobe will be a vintage masterpiece in fifty years if you’re careful, and you can pass it down to your children, so they can be unique too! (Or joke about how weird you dressed in your day).
Guest Post by Kirstie-Ann Pimbblet from UK alternative fashion blog Petit Papillon De Nuit