Thursday, 28 February 2013

My First OOTD

So I've been wanting to blog about my chosen OOTD's for quite some time now, but I think it's rather obvious that I quite like a bit of procrastination! 
But without any further a due, here is my first OOTD. 

Last Wednesday I got up an dressed ready to go to my lecture, but surprise, surprise, in the last minute I decided that it wasn't actually all that important. However, I do suffer from an irrational fear of wasting a perfectly good outfit on a bad day. That Wednesday was not going to be that day! So, I made my way into city & made a quick trip into both MAC and Lush. Hauls for these beauty buys will soon be on there way, hold tight.

Quite a warm day, I opted for a light bit of layering. The layering of a shirt under a tee rather than a jumper  means you're still warm but not quite as restricted and means less bulkiness.

It can sometimes be quite hard to create an outfit that not only looks good but is comfy too. This look was perfect for just that as jeans are almost every ones' go-to, easy to wear and comfort item, but I think that the rips in the denim add more texture to the outfit rather than just simple indigo denim.
I love me a good accessory and it's only natural that I have key items that I choose to literally live in. Both belt and necklace are one of those. Though a mere basic black belt, the gold buckle is another simple way to add detail to an outfit. As is the gold rope chain; heavy and more a tarnished shade, it's perfect for the grungy look.
My bag? I literally love it and use it for almost every outfit ever!
And my hat? As I mentioned in the afore fashion haul blog, the neon trend is one of favourites for coming spring/summer and I thought it a nice way to inject some colour into my outfit. 
Shirt - H&M
Tee - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - M&S (Ripped by myself)
Earrings & Necklace- Topshop
(All Old)
Pleather Jacket  & Bag - H&M £29.99
Boots - Topshop £70
Hat - ASOS £7
Belt - Primark £2?

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Street Style #1 | TrendTV

So, as you may or may not know, I am 1/3 of the trio that make up the new and upcoming YouTube Fashion Vlog team that is TrendTv.
That's me, to the right, for those who mightn't know!

So, two weeks ago we conducted our first official street style vlog on the mean fashion streets of Nottingham. And as hoped, we bumped into some bad ass fashionistas who were rocking, twirking and interperating trends in their own unique ways! 

Did we love it? YES! So much fun! Cannot wait until we get onto filming the next one.
Some people took a bit of persuading, some quieter and some bolder than others, but that aside, more people than expected were willing to entertain us and spare but 2 moments of their time.

It's awesome when you find people who are willing to indulge in the details of their outfits and fashion choices. It merely emphasises how unique each person is. I know this is going to sound soppy, but it's just beautiful! It really is! #Cheeseoverdose!

If you'd like to take a cheeky peek, I've pasted the link above, or you can click here.

Press play, comment and share. We're doing this for you!

Fashion Haul

So I've long been meaning to do a fashion haul for quite some time now and today is the day that I finally got around to it. Talk about procrastination right! My bad!
But anyhoo, here are the items that I am going to feature... (I also decided to photograph them on my washing line. Why? I don't know, I just thought it would be a bit different. Like it? Leave me a comment!)

As mentioned in my afore post about the COW student lock in, I bought two pairs of some lovely vintage high waisted jeans. Since then I've literally lived in the Lee pair simply because I love the fit. The Levis pair however, I've not had a chance to wear yet but I'm hoping to wear them later this week with the very popular TopShop burgundy high neck crop top and leather jacket. Seen as the weather has picked up I figured I may as well make the most of it!

I wear these rolled up just above the ankle. Perfect with  my worn to death converse or 90's style boots, they're  very versatile and so comfy. Also, the high waisted and sucked in waist makes it great to tuck jumpers and t-shirts into on lazy days.

My light washed out grey Levis are slightly larger at the waist but as I love me a good belt, I find little problems with them once they're cinched in.

The colour of these jeans are my favourite part about them and despite them being slightly too big, is probably the sole reason why I bought them. 
I'm most likely to wear them the same way that I wear my \Lee's.

I've also indulged in the purchasing of two new hats! One snap-back and one beanie. I was getting fed up of having bad hair days, gym days and simply lazy days but not having a way to cover my hair so I made an investment.

I'd wanted a snap-back for quite a few years at least, but had never seen any that I truly loved. Then I came across a small London lifestyle brand called Underated.
I love me some leopard print, so when I found this cheeky number there was no question about it.
They've some really nice and unique pieces on the website, reasonably priced and the quality is really good.
Just click the link above or click here if you'd like to check them out. 

 I absolutely love the neon on this beanie! Only £7 from ASOS there was no question about it! The neon trend is one that I am sure to be buying into this coming spring summer.
After it majorly dominated the SS13 catwalks, it's sure to, and has already started to, dominate the highstreet. 

I'm trying to find as many possible ways to work neons into my wardrobe without looking like a teletubby and thought this hat was a great place to start.

One final item, last but not least, is a simple LBD from ASOS.
It was hard to get a good picture of this dress that really captured its shape as it looks so much better on than merely hung, so I've linked the webpage both above and below and I've also included the image from the ASOS website as well. 
At only £18 it's such a bargain. Very versatile, it can be dressed up or down and made to suit every and any fashion mood. Perfect!
It's pretty ideal for those days when you want something loose fitting and comfy to wear, with a shape that still manages to flatter and add interest.

That's my haul guys! Enjoy, comment, browse and maybe even bye!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Cow Student LockIn | TrendTv

So Wednesday just passed, Saadiya, Gavina and myself took a little trip down to Cow for their late night Student LockIn event. Offering 15% discount and some free beverages we were sure not to pass the opportunity up! And as you can see in the video, I was sure not to pass on the free drinks! haha

So, click here, Cow Student LockIn | TrendTv, watch the video & then subscribe to TrendTvNottingham.

Gavina and I did make a few cheeky little purchases and so I will be uploading a mini haul of my buys very soon! Also, I'm still very concious of the way that I come across on camera, so I'm still trying to perfect the way I present, mainly by trying not to sound so nerdy and stop moving around so much! But please, all suggestions and comments are welcome, either drop one on down below or leave a comment on the TrendTv channel!
So keep it locked if you'd like to see my new vintage buys!
 Or if for some reason you decide not to click the link above, have a go at this one here!
Or if you just fancy being awkward, Copy and paste the link below!
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Click! Click! Click! Cow Student LockIn | TrendTv

Sunday, 3 February 2013


A cheeky, not so little purchase that I made in Italy was a beautifully crafted, genuine Italian leather satchel. I believe I may be developing a relationship that is coming very close to obsession with this bag as I seem to be matching my outifts to the bag. Not my bag to my outifits! 

 The smell of this bag is beautiful! Like a field of slaughtered cows, this item reeks of genuine leather! My friends Hannah, Chanice and I were out shopping on the Friday afternoon in Italy, when we accidentally stumbled upon a man with a stall full of leather. Selling the same bag for 165 euros, I was very weary of handing a stall holder so much money!

It was on the last day that we came across Pitti's answer to a South London market, only it was full of genuine quality crafted goods! With great perseverance I was able to nab this bad boy up for almost half the price at 95 euros! DREAM! 

Although the leather is rather rigid now in its early days, the more I use it, the more supple it will become. It also grows in value with age! Imagine! I'd say I'd pass it down to my children, but I'm not sure how much I'll value their lives at yet! aha!

And unto us a child was born. They called it, TrendTV!

So today, Feburary 3rd 2013, TrendTv Nottingham uploaded their first ever vlog! 

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Saadiya, Gavina and I have embarked upon a new street style journey, through which we hope to bring you some of the latest fashion trends and outfits from the streets of Nottingham.
This was my first ever attempt at video blogging and was so unaware as to how awkward I come off on camera! haha! But I will definitely be practising! Also, I look ill/dead/vile as I didn't realise how obviously the camera would depict my unbrushed hair and poorly make-up applied face! But I'm learning from my rooky mistakes so please go easy on me! 
We're hoping to deliver posts at least once per week so, check out our first video and stay tuned for more!
Like I said, it's both mine and Saadiya's first time in front of camera, so don't judge!

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Pitti Filati.

So last week I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the beautiful Italian town of Pitti! It was as pat of my university course and enabled us the opportunity to visit the reputable and well know textile and knitwear trade show, Pitti Filati. 

These are a few images from the main entrance of the show. Because pretty much everything was obviously written in Italian, I didn't quite understand the relationship between knitwear and books. But despite my confusion, I decided to take pictures anyway as I was still able to appreciate the creativity. I particularly loved the way they had suspended all the books from the ceiling.

 More in line with the main focus of the show, here are a few images of some of my favourite trend displays. 

LED trees were used to create an almost enchanting scene, presenting the pale and pastel hues predicted for future knitwear trends.
My favourite of them all, the 'Fiesta'  room engaged its visitors with  a carnival like scene, playing upbeat festival music and videos of  Southern American, African and foreign cultures in celebration. The candy skull embroided smock top stood out to me. The strong detail and the bold clashing colours  make for a truly distinctive design. I'm currently trying to figure out how I can get one!

These cushions made from foam were made to replicate wire. I love the fact that through the use of only one fabric, they were able to create something that can look so harsh in aesthetic, yet be so comfortable  to touch. The contrasts in colours, sharp tones and textures is also really interesting.

I just though this was cool! haha! It reminds me of bedroom drawer set overflowing with clothes. I'm not sure if this is what they were aiming for though, but it's almost as if this was their prediction of what the S/S13 consumers bedroom is likely to look like.