Friday, 25 April 2014

Evening Attire

I was really inspired by Jessica Albas look for the MTV Movie awards that took place recently, so subconcioulsy I think I had this in mind when putting together the perfect outfit for an evening out.
As you know simplicity is my best friend so I never like to fuss or have too many things going on in one look. 
I opted for a very clean silhouette and complementary accessories.  The orange brocade skirt is a lovely colour against sun kissed or warm skin tones, really perfect for the warmer months ahead. To balance the look out on the top half I opted for a silky spaghetti strap camisole; which I would wear tucked into the skirt to give a cleaner line. On the feet I went for something a little more luxurious and thought these Sophia Webster sandals would go together nicely without being too matchy with the rest of the look, which is one of my pet hates. 
To pull the look together I used this tropical print clutch, which again is a trend we saw a lot of on the catwalk especially for the mens shows as well as the womens, it definitely works well giving this look the element of fun. 
The only piece of jewellery I included was this gold printed bracelet, very modern and edgy and like the other pieces complimentary of the entire outfit. 

What do yo wear for an evening out? Is there a particular style yo opt for? 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wish List: High Street Edit

Current wish list across the high street includes the 7 products listed above. Im now moving away from my winter wardrobe and looking for inspiration to bring me into spring/summer. I've opted for a lighter colour palette, and thinner fabrics, keeping in mind that I live in England where the weather can be slightly unpredictable, it's important that I have a variety of options that can cater for this. 
The pieces I've chosen are really simple, totally customisable which is important to me, and can be worn in many different ways with other items, so I will be definitely getting my moneys worth from each piece. 
I consider these items staples, easy to wear everyday necessities which is so important to have before you start buying into trends, which if you do straight away can leave you with the classic syndrome of having 'nothing to wear'. 
The fabrics I've chosen are all jersey which is great for curvy figures, and as I have big boobs the V-neck shape in the T-shirts are a perfect compliment to that. 
I've included a pair of trainers which is what I seem to live in lately when I'm on the go and want to be comfortable, and are a really modern design, again with colours that I know will compliment loads of my outfits choices. 
Ballerina flats, and a classic black bag are timeless items that work every year and for any season. I love to update the styles that I choose for this a couple times during the year, just to keep things fresh and modern. 

What's on you current wish lists? 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A closer look into what I do: Wilted Blossoms

Photo: Chloe Bowman
Stylist: Amanda Brown
MUA: Daisy Harris
Hair: Tomo

I thought it would be great to share some of the work that I've completed throughout the years. You may or may not be aware, but I come from a background in fashion design and after graduating from my studies went into the field of styling, and its what I continue to do today. Its an area which I really enjoy being in, and above is an editorial that I styled for the premiere issue of Coco Bride Magazine. I was, and still am really happy with the outcome of this spread, mainly because it reminds me of the disney princess movies I watched as a child; defiantly one of my favs!

Over the next coming months I'll be going through abit of a transition and will be updating my portfolio to fit in with more of who I am today, and also express visually more of what I am capable of producing.  I'll be documenting everything on my blog so please look forward to that as well as sharing with you guys work I've completed and still love from the past. As creative people its easy to diminish and not give ourselves credit of all the things weve've accomplished thus far, as we're so consumed with what comes next, and what the future has in store. I really think its important we take time to just breathe and appreciate everything that we have achieved in this present time, however still looking forward to tomorrows adventures. Everyday I'm realising its important to have a balance of both to be a happier person, as without the appreciation for our achievements, we can be lost puppies always searching for something that we 'feel' is missing, but when we look close we realise that we have a lot to be grateful for. 

What are your passions? What are your greatest accomplishment ? 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Kylie Jenner

The youngest member of the Kardashian clan has really started to bloom and come into her own style and identity. Taking inspiration from older sister Kim Kardashian, this look is really on trend with whats been circulating amongst the social scene, and really displays a level of maturity and sophistication that resembles those within the high fashion industry. 
This is by far one of my favourite looks that the reality TV star has worn recently, it's a really simple look, however put together immaculately.
Above I show you how to get the look at affordable prices, readily available within the high street. 

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5. Shoes   

What do you think of Kylie's looks recently? Which Kardashian style to you most admire? 

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Take My Breathe Away: Alexa Meade

'Self Portrait'

I am beyond excited to share this amazing artist Alexa Meade that I stumbled upon whilst spending endless hours on the internet. Her work is ' Breath Taking' ! I couldn't believe that what I was actually looking at was real people, and not a 2D painting. You see what Alexa skilfully does is paints over the surface of live models and objects into backgrounds, breaking down key intricate features and details. She then photographs her work and as a result what we are left with are phenomenal 2D looking paintings, where her objects and backgrounds merge to become one surface…. I am speechless!

As a LA native her work as been exhibited at numerous places such as National Portrait Gallery in Washington, the Postmasters Gallery in New York, and the Saatchi Gallery in London. 

Her work causes you to pause and look a little closer, as her ability to execute her art is almost a trick of the mind, and a thought provoking brilliance. 

Please do check her work out, you are sure to be stunned! 

Images curtsey of: 
Who are your favourite artists, and why? 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

VOGUE 1961

I love to look back at old magazine issues for inspiration and understand where the styles we wear today originate from. During the 60's life started to become more relaxed and with it brought about the revolution in social norms in clothing.  
I love this VOGUE  cover mainly because of its ease, simplicity and care free attitude. The cover is not crowded with everything that the issue is about, and instead is concluded to 4 easy bullet points. Styling is simple yet affective warm and inviting. 
With how fast fashion moves today, and the rise in social media sometimes its refreshing to just keep things simple, so when I look at this issue I'm reminded that less is sometimes more. 

What are your best past times? And where do you look for inspiration? 


Friday, 18 April 2014

Shoes glorious shoessss

Espadrilles have become a popular shoe option for many years now, but for some reason I feel like I've just fell in love with them, its my new obsession; and it seems to be that way for many of you too. 

Espadrilles originate from the Pyrenees and are distinguished for its sole which is moulded to look like rope. It's a perfect spring/summer option as we step away from sneakers and boots, but aren't quite ready to bring out the skimpy sandals. 
Above I have listed my top 3 high street versions, which work great with almost any outfit. Personally, my typical look for these would be a light denim wash boyfriend jean with a  rolled up hem, and a thin white cotton T-shirt for a very casual everyday look. 

Other than these 3 beauties I have such a crush on the Chanel version which are absolutely to die for, defiantly worth the look at if you want a more luxurious feel. 

What are your go to shoes at the moment? And what do you wear with your Espadrilles?