Thursday, 31 January 2013

Giambattista Valli...

A Parisian designer for you today. I really like this designer's collections especially his couture shows. He uses a lot of texture which I like and his garments are all very sculptured. What do you think?

Spring/Summer 12 Couture



Autumn/Winter 12


Monday, 28 January 2013

Call it what you want...

Just to let you know, I've joined Lookbook (I'm obsessed with the site now!) so if you want to follow me on there feel free to!
I'm so glad it's got warmer (as in no longer freezing) recently. It means I no longer have to wrap up in loads of layers and I only wore one pair of tights today - record! Anyway, I'm wearing my favourite jacket of all time - I've practically lived in it this winter. It's from Vero Moda and was about £60, a real bargain I thought. The top was my Dad's and the skirt I bought on ebay for around about £5. 







Jacket - Vero Moda
top - old
necklace - River Island
skirt - ebay
shoes - ebay

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Make a dress out of a shirt and some tights...

Firstly, I'd like to say thank you to all of the followers and readers of my blog! I recently found out I'd reached 100 GFC followers - something I never thought I'd do when I started out my blog a few months ago - so thank you for the support!
Secondly, today I gave myself a break from homework (this seems to happen alot!) to create this post for you. As you can probably tell from the title, I managed to create a dress out of an old shirt and a pair of tights. The shirt (My Dad's old one), although the pattern and fabric doesn't exactly appeal to me, I used as the base for the dress. I think mixed with another fabric such as the lace I used,  the pattern is toned down a bit and actually looks really good. The white lace tights were too big for me so decided I had to use them for this. 

                          


1. First, I cut off the sleeves from the shirt and made any adjustments needed to the size, length etc.
2. Then I cut the tights. All I had to do was cut off the ends and simply attach this to the sleeves.
3. I then used the left over lace from the waistband of the tights to add to the collar. I like how it's slightly gathered here. 
4. I could also die or bleach the bottom of the shirt If I wanted to add some more colour to it.









What do you think? Will you be trying this? 


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Inspiration...

I'm a regular user of websites such as Pinterest and SocialBliss which I use to collect images that inspire me in some way. I find it a lot easier to have everything in one place where I can organise photos into groups and also find new images. I've got loads and loads stored up and these are just a few of them (hopefully they'll inspire you too!).













You can follow me on Pinterest or SocialBliss.
What do you think of these photos?

Monday, 21 January 2013

Walking in a winter wonderland...

Hello! I hope those of you who have it, are enjoying the snow at the moment and the days off school/work (I've been using the time productively - not). As many other bloggers have done, I decided the snow was the perfect background for my latest outfit shoot. I do love the way the snow looks - it's so pretty! Anyway, I 'm wearing my plain white shirt (everyone needs one of these) that was one of my Dad's, my spike necklace again (it's now my favourite as it makes every outfit better), a skirt I got on eBay (originally from Miss Selfridge, I think I bought it for around £5). I made the cropped jumper myself. I saw the fabric in the shop and couldn't resist it - I just love the print so much! My shoes are a new purchase from ebay (£25). I'm still not sure about them (I think everyone goes through that stage where they're unsure whether they actually like what they bought). I think it's the pointed toes - I'm not used to wearing this shape but I guess I'll get used to them over time!














shoes - ebay
skirt - ebay
necklace - River Island
jumper - homemade

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Zeynep Tosun

Although Zeynep Tosun is another designer I hadn't heard of before today, when I looked up her latest collections I found I actually really liked them and I'm sure you will too! They're all rather unique in their own way and there's just something about them that makes me think 'wow!' when I see them. I've picked out some of my favourites from her collections (you can see the rest here - it's the best website ever!) so you can  see her designs for yourself.
Autumn/Winter 09




Spring/Summer 11




 Autumn/Winter 11




Spring/Summer 12







Autumn/Winter 12




What do you think of this designer?