Archive for October, 2010

Hallowe’en

Ran into American Apparel the other night and said ‘I need a black dress that’ll make me look like one of Robert Palmer’s backing singers.’ It’s testament to the sales guy’s professionalism that he managed to refrain from answering ‘It’ll take more than a dress, love.’  

Here’s the end result. Warning – when it comes to the dark eyes/red lips combo there’s a very fine line between sophisticated (start of night) and Robert Smith (end of night).  

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Happy Hallowe’en!

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Dress: American Apparel

Not on the high street

Most of my stuff comes from the high street. But, encouraged by bloggers such as the wonderful Vintage Vixen (who sources amazing things for bargain prices), I’ve become more open to clothes shopping in other places - eBay, charity shops, car boot sales etc. 

This dress is an eBay purchase that I got for just £3. I really like it and feel quite confident that I won’t see anyone else wearing the exact same thing. 

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A few months ago I wouldn’t have felt all that comfortable wearing something second hand. Vix, you’ve changed my mind (and my bank manager loves you already!).

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DKNY perfume giveaway

Another day, another perfume giveaway! To celebrate the 5th birthday of their Be Delicious perfume, DKNY have given me a bottle of eau de toilette and a make-up bag as a giveaway prize.

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To enter, just leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.

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PS DKNY are also running a Facebook competition with an even better prize - a trip to New York.

Giveaway closes midnight 30/10/10. A winner will be drawn at random using Random.org .

Balenciaga perfume winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the Balenciaga perfume giveaway. The 2 winners, drawn using Random.org, are Nicola from Sweethearts Hold Hands and  Maddie from 30 Something Skellum. Congratulations – I’ll email you both to find out your postal addresses.

Look out for another perfume giveaway coming up in, ooooh, about 5 minutes…!

Leather coat

Wallis recently sent me their AW10 lookbook and what caught my eye was this tan leather coat:

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The thing is, leather coats will be forever associated in my mind with ‘TV’s loveable rogue’ Alfie Moon, who’s rarely seen without his long black leather number (shown to stunning effect in this charming photo):

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What do you think of leather coats – OK on girls or dodgy as?

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Matchy matchy

Forgive me my fashion sins! I know it’s wrong but I just couldn’t resist matching this sparkly pink jumper with shiny pink brogues:

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Hopefully you’ll let me off, seeing as it’s the weekend and all. Have a good one!

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Jumper: Topshop / Shorts: New Look / Brogues: Schuh

Katie Wood postgrad collection

I’ve been meaning to post about this for weeks. A while back I went along to the postgraduate degree show at Edinburgh College of Art and was really impressed with Katie Wood’s collection.

I really liked the elegant shapes and the mix of delicate colours and metallics. These were my favourites:

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Katie Wood, Fashion MA, ECA

You can find out more about Katie here.

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