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Online shopping….

Im a huge fan of online shopping, you could say it was a slight addiction of mine one of these sites , a credit card a cuppa tea and a cinnamon swirl and im all set to shop !

Online shopping is a lot easier than walking round window shopping because you haven’t been paid yet , or when you do get paid the thing you wanted is sold out and your hunting for that last size 8 ! (that i never find …hello size 18 ? )

Apart from the great but usual ASOS, Topshop and Urban outfitters which are easy accesible to me  i have been on the hunt for other shops and one of my friends allways comes to me for “new” online shops, I’ve found so here we go :

Bitching and Junkfood

Not only does the online store  remake vintage garments into something edgy and exciting ( i have the bitchy cross shorts love them !) they have a selection of vintage pieces as well as a weird but wonderful accessories line of head dresses, bracelets and ear cuffs not for the faint hearted mind ! You can find the amazing pieces online at bitching and junk food or urbanoutfitters.com

 

So wanted these shorts !!! sold out : (

NastyGal

One of my favourite shops but it breaks my heart when i see the custom fees !! I do own a beautiful top from here though black knit and all  shredded at the back  ! Any how not only do i love the styling,  models, photographs and website layout there stock is to die for !

I dont know who the model is but she my favourite she has been on asos and catalogs anyone no her name ????

So much choice from Jeffery Campbell shoes , vintage beauties and new brands you can lose hours just browsing !!!

Free People

I havnt oreded anything from this online store yet based in Philadelphia
as i have never finished looking at everything , there is just so much to see and there jewellery and shoes are amazing ! If your after something laid-back and unique its Definitely worth a look !

UNIF

Dont no much about the brand apart from its based in California and thier video look book is making me want to move there asap  ! but it does feature on NastyGal and again more great images !

Well theres just a few online shops to drool at  and just to let you know im setting up my own  : )

Its only through ebay as im not that technical with the whole website designing ! ive got a bunch of old beauties and vintage pieces that need to be cleared out once ive photographed them ill post the link  !

Happy shopping !

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey aged 24, a former jazz singer inspired by the likes of Elvis & Nina Simone not only has she got an amazing voice but im in love with her whole vintage 50s look  cant wait for an album to be released !

Heres Video Games x

 

Spell : Lula magazine x Topshop

Stumbled across this while searching to buy one of my favourite magazines Lula , and i loved it made in 2009, so yh its old but i love it, the music , the clothes and some brilliant shots.

What todays lazy day needs some inspiration  !

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Spring / summer …..

Vintage vest cow Birmingham,   leopard print earrings topshop. Casio watch Ebay

Oh how the winter days are slowly fading away and i am one that cannot wait for the day to leave my house with out a jacket !! Heres a few of my high street and internet favourites that Ive been window shopping in .

Asos has some great spring/summer clothes and they always style the models well and student discount at 20% is even better.

Nasty Gal i adore this shop yet the shipping cripples me some great looks to get some inspiration from though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Outfitters a few summer pieces mainly casual that you can team with shorts instore is better that the website.

Aldo …. the shop that allways has a size 3 left  ! and i can see these shoes lasting me all summer and maybe in my wardrobe by the end of the week !

And last but never least Topshop  florals, silk and fringed im loving it all ! My empty purse is the reason Ive been avoiding the store in my town the last couple of weeks as the window shopping becomes depressing when you see beautiful bikinis and tiny dresses  hitting the shelves and im still wearing a cardigan and a leather jacket to go out the house  !

But ill bide my time till the student money rolls in and i can treat my self and hopefully the sun will keep on shining and warming up!

: D   xx

A late merry christmas a Happy new year !

Im writing in pain ( exstream back ache )and disgust on why it took me so long to blog mainly as time went to quick both christmas and new year is a blur it feels like i got a weekend off work and thats it…

All though i did get most of my christmas presents apart from the Jeffery Campbell boots or the dior compact ….. sold out  story of my life  so far this year…

My christmas day was presents with the kids, lots of food and monopoly , and boxing day i spent the evening visiting the rest of my family in birmingham and going to the lovely italian  restaurant Piccolinos with the other half  and the place is now my favourite restaurant !!! and then spent the eveining opening my loveley presents !!


My little brother and below me with my lovely Marc Jacobs necklace..

I night out with people from work followed by my sisters birthday which was the 2nd of january … my photos from new years are on my dads laptop but that was another family affair …

My little sisters 3rd birthday which included dance off on the wii  ! loved it !

My bag from camden market when i went to london which i now wear everywere !

And a new fur hat ! as my last one was stolen …. dam it !

But yes its a New year and my resolutions are as followed ….

1. Cancel the gym membership ! Cheaper to do it at home

2.Clean out my wardrobe and sell my old beauties

3.Sort out my work …and set up my website !

4.Plan at least 2 holidays

5.Save …Save….Save

Lets 2011 be a good year !!!

xx

I love you magazine !!

If you know me that you know im not a book reading kinda girl i get bored easily but throw me a European fashion magazine with a quirky name and im all over it …they become precious books to me and id rather spend hours scanning the images in or photocopying them  then cut them up for my sketchbook ! Sometimes if im feeling nice i let my friends look at them for inspiration too but since ive moved home for the summer my precious collection has been put in the garage … : (

So when  i was Paris i couldn’t help but walk into a little magazine shop and a magazine called i love you made my eyes light up ,

It is filled with fashion photography, quotes and some amazing still life photography and with the name fitting in with my romantic trip to Paris i was sold …i have issue no 4 but ive researched the magazine and i love what ive found…

The full cover superwomen issue

I though the lipstick kisses where tights but its body art !!!!

Alot of the images are spread over a double page … i love it !

I love you is the printed blog of  Christiane Bördner’s based in berlin the magazine is inspired by her blog and is solely for women … It´s a womens point of view on women.

Ive read over the website and love the interviews with Christiane Bördner and love some of the comments made….

“No, honestly, there is nothing more beautiful for me than photography on paper, in a book, on the wall. My heart beats for magazines, photography, and I love paper…”  ( new york times interview.)

“Deep in my heart I am a feminist but I don’t see a reason why I need to express this in flat shoes and compete with men, when there are the greatest highest heels out there and we all look so hot in them…” (themostcake.co.uk)

And she’s a fan of Mad Men even more reason to love her and this amazing blog !!

“The first time I saw Mad Men the TV Show I was so inspired by Joan as a woman; she is so much woman. I love her character, her body, the way she is dressed… we will do a whole issue about her as homage, coming out in November. She once said to her colleague Peggy: “If you want to be taken seriously, stop dressing like a little girl” – this could be a subtitle of the magazine. ” ( Themostcake.co.uk)

Im buying that issue ! …. the only thing i hate is that i didnt know about this magazine sooner and the no.1 and 3 are sold out !!!!

From issue 2.

And here is the magazines manifesto

WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL
WOMEN ARE SEXY
WOMEN ARE CLEVER AND INTELLIGENT
LIFE IS CHANGE. CHANGE IS GOOD.
FASHION IS THE DISPLAY OF CHANGE
LIFE IS IRREGULAR.
LIFE HAPPENS QUICKLY,
BUT NOT ALWAYS.
TODAY’S COMMUNICATION GETS FASTER
TODAY’S COMMUNICATION GETS
MORE PERSONAL.
FASHION HAPPENS EVERY MORNING.
THIS (MAGAZINE) IS TO HELP YOU
STAY INSPIRED.
…IS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED AND LOVE YOU(RSELF)

Go check the site and the Facebook page if your a creative women you need to read this  !! x

My little Paris story

Well Where do i begin …. The coach trip was terrible and my experience with the Euro tunnel wasnt the most glamorous way to travel but it got us there and seeing that sun on the other side made me smile.

The weather was lovely But the hotel was basic …(don’t stay in an Ibis hotel if you go there … that’s all im saying,) but yes our first evening me and the other half went for a walk round and i felt so free… just strolling round Paris …yh i nearly got run over couple times but it was so refreshing to be somewhere new !

Everyone has told me before paris was dirty … well they obviously don’t realise there in Birmingham ! because i thought it was so beautiful the architecture of the apartments above all the bistros and bars are stunning with there balconies and french window shutters .. i was sold … i will live there one day !

But yes we went and saw the Effiel Tower and went down by the river and on the evening was taken to the latin quarter which was full of places to eat.. it took us ages to find somewhere but when we did it was worth it ! Food amazing i tipped quite a lot too . I think the only time i moaned was in the hotel in the morning for breakfast there was no tea left ! i know its so typically English but i always start the morning with a cuppa tea !

We did go to a great bistro where i had a black tea and it was lovely … only in Paris though soon as i got home i was like ” stick the kettle on babes and i want milk please !!”

The whole time i was constantly sidetracked by little gift shops even though most of them was the same i loved the trinkets ! Much to my boyfriends annoyance who was on a hunt for Colette ( Frances Selfridge’s ) the one shop he wanted to go to ! but seems as we was in the most “romantic city in the world ” i bit my tongue and even though we got lost , getting lost in somewhere you have never been like Paris is a great adventure.

One of the most beautiful sites i seen was a Just married couple sitting at a bistro i couldn’t tell you where because we were lost but it made me stand still and just stare , she was still in her wedding dress and it was an amazing dress so beautiful and strange at the same time … because no one batted an eyelid ?? Like it was normal ? maybe it was a photo shoot or something i dont know but another thing that surprised me was the children … they all looked they were born To model like given a contract for Gap when they left the hospital ??.. the little boys where so handsome and the girls where such little ladies and you saw no groups of kids or trouble makers it was like everyone just knew how to be civilised such a change from the UK ! .Another thing was everyone was on a cute bicycle or scooter!

I must admit the people there gave me some strange looks maybe its how i dressed ? a man even scared me to death , giving me a look as if i was a ghost and then chanting something !! very strange ??? But a waitress did compliment me on my Vivienne Westwood boots which made me smile .

This a view from the Tour Montparnasse the tallest building in paris and the perfect photo opportunity ! Unless your camera’s dead …. yes it happened typical ! so yes this is an iPhone picture but the views with my own eyes where amazing withe the telescope i swear i could see people s curtains in their cute apartments !

And yes we did eventually find Colette ! on our last day we were dropped into the north of Paris, which from what a tour guide told us is very Parisian and is known for its light-fingered thieves and tricksters. We was given an hour untill we returned to the coach for the journey home and rather than visit to the Sacre- Coeur unlike everyone else we took a quick snap and went running Past the Moulin Rouge in search of a cab to head for Colette !!

And it was an amazing store the boyfriend got his wish and some new trainers and i got some trinkets for the new apartment , we had a quick stop at Marc Jacobs and a cute french supermarket to pick up some snacks . Then began the race to get back to the coach before we was left stranded with no cases.. ( not that i would have minded …) And that’s when the romance ended the cab dropped us at the top of the Sacre- Coeur and its a long stair case down filled with pick pockets trying to sell you key rings or tie string round your finger telling you your beautiful … Suddenly i was mobbed ( slight exaggeration but there was loads of them ) my boyfriend was way ahead and my arms were filled with bags …and yes i admit i hit a gypsy lady with them as she tried to sell me something or tell me my future ! The boyfriend stepped in but i have still never rushed so much in my life only for the coach to be waiting for us, And then the long journey back home began.

But other than that … it was an amazing trip ! and we’ve started planning our next visit in April this time by plane and a nice hotel… you learn from experiences and this was a great one at that !!! All i can say that Paris is a beautiful , dignified, and romantic city and i cant wait to go back !

See you next year Paris

FIN
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