Friday, 30 July 2010

Tea Time

In this months issue of ASOS Magazine, I couldn't help but feel that the advertisements within the pages were far more exciting. This advertisement stood out for me straight away, once I saw the Vintage tea cup, laced with an antique styled bow brooch I felt instantly drawn. The contrast of high colours from the juicy strawberries, floral patterns and chocolate cake against the glossy white boarder of the page made it very attractive and exciting to the eye.

I love how the decorative brooch, watches and necklace is just unnaturally blended within the summer tea time themed objects and food, which in turn makes it desirable and gives you that 'I've got to have it now!' feeling.

I'm keeping watch (get it) on the Vintage style camera watch necklace pendent on the bottom right, as the price and timing of its release is not shown. It's quirky which I like, and I'm not one to accessorize majorly, so it will be nice to have this one piece! I suppose eating some strawberries and chocolate cake will keep me going for now!


Whilst spring cleaning yesterday, I was rooting through old cleaning products and came across this old carpet cleaning bottle. I couldn't help but laugh at the lady and interesting name, she looked so dated, must be from the early 90's. Ironically though, there I was wearing my leggings and baggy jumper and was not far off her outfit! Then the laughter soon stopped!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Gatwick Runway Models

One trend I’ve never followed is dressing up before a plane flight. It could be your ticket to getting bumped up to first class, but I favour something comfy that I can usually nod off in! Unfortunately that usually means my hair is scraped back too, which totally backfired when I saw a competition booth at Gatwick Airport, shortly before a girly holiday to Corfu.

Amist my whispy hair, and au naturel make up, I summoned myself to enter the competition in this photobooth anyway. You had to be over 5ft 8, and lets face it I enjoy anything that celebrates height!

The picture was not that great, but somehow I managed to be given an opportunity for casting at Storm Model Management. If you don’t know it, it’s pretty much the big cheese of the modelling agencies, most famously starting Kate Moss’ career.

So yes, I was very nervous rolling up in my Topshop tunic and black heels for the day of reckoning in London. Upon entering I filled out a form asking every question possible, from waist and bust measurements to my skills of snorkelling and cycling. After some spontaneous snaps from Storm against their office wall, I waited patiently on the sofa, with a feast sprawled out in front of me. Ironically, all the food was either chocolate, covered in chocolate or sprinkled with chocolate. I resisted somehow.

After a friendly chat with the team, I learnt more about the competition, including boot camp with Jade Parfitt, and the final catwalk with Lily Cole. I had to await my fate at home, I got the news this morning that I didn’t make it to the final 10 or something like that, but I really enjoyed the experience. Honest!

Now I’m just a bit gutted that I wont be able to see Gatwick Fashion Week that inspired the competition and the winning model in action!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Flapper Girl

Do you ever get the feeling you were meant to be born in a different decade?

Saturday, 10 July 2010

A blog about a clog...

So its mid July, soaring temperatures and blinding sunshine, yet I can't help but think forward to the trends of the Autumn already. I’ve stumbled at hints of the new items I can tell I will be dribbling over, but I’ve also noticed a few trends in the footwear department that I cant help but feel ecstatic over, or merely disappointed.

The most popular talking point of Paris Fashion Week was the infamous Clogs. Now, to most this word would conjure up images of Dutch paraphernalia, complete with braces and platted hair, but I can assure you these clogs were one pair of shoes I loved as a child, and felt at the time completely unrelated to its origin.

I can still picture the wood heel, and navy blue leather and large buckle, but if only I knew whereabouts they were purchased. I'd like to think they were the real deal but it could of easily been some impulse buy from a traditional Dutch shoe shop like Clarks.

Back to the point, these Clogs are getting the Chanel treatment to be the newest style to have. Add 5 inch heels to the basic Clog, plus feminine d├ęcor and you shall have yourself your own snippet of the past, but meets future.

Chanel Spring Summer 10

On the Topshop website they are even providing a sneak peak into their Autumn/Winter wardrobe, and there found was the dreaded Loafer shoe. I think I’m going to need a lot of encouragement to enjoy this trend again, as it just reminds me of the tacky school shoes I once had.

Although I do enjoy how both stable flat shoes of the 90s have been transformed into daring heels of the tennies!