Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Rock with you, all night!

In honour of big brother housemate shabby and the mighty MJ i am testing the masculine hat.
A hat is a protective blanket away from the world when you having a hideous hair day, and this one from H&M is perfect for that. It also adds an edge to an everyday t-shirt, jeans and loafer look.
I was originally on search for a bowler hat, but this one hits all the right spots. And the fact that it looks more like i stole if from my grandads wardrobe is an added bonus.
Next trend to try... hat and geek glasses. Maybe a step too far?

Monday, 27 September 2010

It's whats inside that counts

A close friend of mine recently tweeted that natural beauty wins him over. This is a constant opinion I am hearing from the opposite sex. And part of me totally agrees. How you look is not the bee all and end all, and we’ve heard the saying countless times, it’s what is inside that counts.

Yes natural beauty is what is it about, and this is all good and well if you’ve got that kind of natural confidence. And if you have, bottle it up for me please. But what if you can’t quite get what’s inside out?
It is about feeling the best you possibly can and expressing yourself in the way you want. Because although it is a horrible thought, we are all pre judged. My clothes speak before i do, so i want them to say something interesting.
Apparently men want to strip us of everything we have, and see us for what we are, which I admit is refreshing; that someone can see past all that crazy dressing and believe in you.
Although all this doesn’t stop my bad habits of stacking on the bracelets, necklaces and rings. Because I say, feel the best you can at all times, no matter what it takes.

touch me

 My first attempt at this seasons textures trend.
Buying something you want to touch all the time is risky business. I don't want to end up being someones pet and stroked all day long! Unless of course, I'm Johnny Depp's pet - then that's a completely different matter.
So I've gone for grown up textures, leather look leggings and a suede top.

Suede top - H&M
Leather leggings - Miss Selfridge
Boots- Nine West

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Why i don't dress for men

The essay in Instyle’s October issue is by Emily Dean on why she stopped dressing for men. It made me realise, that I’ve never dressed for men.

There are exceptions to this, like nights out with the girls. Where it is important to feel sexy, it helps you feel confident and ooze the right amount of sex appeal. Enough to get chatting to the guy you’re eyeing up, in order to get your free drink and if you’re lucky, snog of the night.
Fashion is about self expression. Which as Emily Dean’s sister points out to her “is what the problem is with dressing for men, you’re constantly second-guessing someone else’s tastes.”
Some women are ultra feminine and express this with low cut figure hugging dresses. I, on the other hand, am still young and immature and often have masculine tendencies. I’m not saying I burp and fart in public, just that I don’t always sit with my legs crossed and might wear my t-shirt half un-tucked.
The article ends with Emily Dean asking “Why is it that as soon as I stop dressing for men, I start getting genuine interest from men?” Which her friend replies “i think, you’ve just answered your own question.”

This hits the nail on the head as to what my wardrobe is – genuine to who i am, in order to attract genuine interest from the ever confusing opposite sex.
This whole idea of genuine interest might be old fashioned but i believe everyone single or settled should dress genuine to who they are, because it is a well known fact that self-confidence is the most attractive quality in any person.

image from Trend Hunter - Hugo boss ad

Bad guy gone good

According to Company’s September issue nice guys are back, and if Mr Russell Brand can go good, so can I. I’m changing my ways and if i am to become a true geek i need a partner in crime.

Me and my best friend have a saying ‘Fit but shit’. Referring to the brash testosterone fuelled guy who can flirt his way into our lives and pants. But this unpredictable so-called mysterious guy can only last so long until it all becomes tedious and mind numbing. It seems the charm of the bad boy is starting to wear off. Yes i still want the fun, risk taker but also the conservative for the serious times, who isn’t ashamed to show he is capable of caring.
Fashion has gone through a dramatic change and just as the way we shop is changing maybe we should change the way we search for a man. Stop indulging in the £5 Primark dress, save up for the £25 Topshop version – which will last you through all your winter dates, not just the one night stand.
The bad goes as quick as it came, so if i try the good, maybe it’ll last a little longer. I am going to shop for my new man the way i am shopping for my winter wardrobe; finding the one to last. This won’t stop me having risky inappropriate flings along the way because in reality what do you learn from not taking risks.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

My Prince Charming

Will buy me...

HannahZakari.com jewellery was featured in this weeks Stylist magazine. Online browsing of the jewellery left a sweet smile on my face but also a sour frown at the prices. The dainty skull bracelet at £55.
It is a fact that is impossible to come across decent, long-lasting jewellery without the price tag. This is understandable really because if it was cheaper it wouldn't be as 'special' and would be found in Topshop next to all the other Freedom costume jewellery.
Hannah Zakari is a one woman operation owned and run by, Rachael Lamb. Her aim is to promote smaller, independent brands as an alternative to mass produced high street items.
I know who I'd prefer to raid my piggy bank for.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

A new'un


A new find. Bik Bok reminds me of Zara TRF collection. It's young and quirky. It's all about mixing and matching, Most of it isn't really my style, but its a fun collection, and offers a mix of brands.
Now I've overcome my geek glasses fear there is no stopping me, I'm planning on grabbing a bowler hat. Is this a step too far? Bik Bok sell one for just £7.99.So we'll see if i can pluck up the courage...

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Overdose me.


Currently doing a short intern at Entice Communiction PR firm, which specialise in Health, Beauty and Fitness - ever heard of the Power plate or the latest celeb craze, power balance bands? -I'm working on a whole new scope of the PR industry, and seen as it's my first time actually working in the industry, is really exciting. In fact anything new is exciting to me.
However the only down side is i am missing fashion!!
The only daily fix is raiding my housemates wardrobes, and the London Evening Standard's fashion section on my journey home.
So we are hitting Vogue's fashion night out tonight. We have our best brogues on to hit every corner of The fashion Triangle - Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.

This should be enough to indulge in my over needed fashion fix