Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Royal Wedding: Part 1

So Friday 29th is the big day, the day where Prince William will marry Catherine Middelton in which is sure to be the wedding of the decade (well actually, Mark and Lauren's TOWIE wedding is sure to be pretty special and a possible rival to Wills and Kate...). The couple became engaged on a holiday to Kenya in October 2010, ever since then they are everywhere, whether its in the news or on a china plate. Following the engagement, Kate has also become some what of a style icon, with the blue wrap Issa dress she wore on the announcement of the engagement selling out in Harvey Nichols with in hours of the image going viral!

Kates style evolution
 from safe and conservative to chic and elegant...

In 2002 Kate first caught Wills eye in a see-through 'dress' (if that's really what you want to call it) at a charity fashion show at their university St. Andrews. In 2005 she sports more of a cowboy look at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, nice hat Kate...
In 2006, at Laura Parka Bowles' wedding, Kate shows her more elegant side. At the races in 2007, Kate opts for a tweed blue coat and a beret, not her most fashion forward look...
At the annual Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival, Kate looks lovely in a blue mac and in 2008, Kate looks like royalty in a beautiful coral floor length Issa dress at the Boodles Boxing Ball.      
In 2010 Kate rocks another regal Issa dress at a wedding and in October 2010, for the announcement of her engagement Kate wore another dress from her much-loved Issa.
Following her engagement, Kate cements herself as a style icon in December stepping out in this gorgeous Temperley dress for her first official event with her new fiance and in 2011 she was supporting British fashion in a Burberry coat.

I love occasions such as this, which unite Britain, (and the rest of the world for that matter, the USA seems to be particularly excited) thousands will attend street parties, marvel at the precession and many will watch the action on big screens in Hyde Park.
And while we ponder over whether our invite was lost in the post, others have the trickier task of finding an outfit suitable for a royal wedding!

My guide on how to look royally fabulous!

1) The Outfit:
The trick is to look smart and elegant, but still with a fashionable edge. Here are some pieces guaranteed to do that:
Yellow dress: Miss Selfridge, £42  | Strappy heels: Christian Louboutin £695 | Rose Clutch: Love Moschino, £116 | Crop jacket: Topshop, £58 | Skirt: Azzedine Alaia, £1,996 | Blue pencil skirt: Dian von Furstenburg, £185 | White jacket: Isabel Marant Etien, £505 | Pink dress: Topshop, £50 | Purple dress: Issa, £392.17 | Embelished clutch: Miss Selfridge, £28 | Wide rim hat: River Island, £20 | Coral lock bag: Topshop, £25 | Blue heels: Christian Louboutin, £495 | Satin shirt: 3.1 Philip Lim, £510

2) The Hair:
Pretty up-do's or soft waves and curls are the way to to wedding guest hair. Fascinators are also a great way to look like one of the royals! ASOS has a great selection of fascinators.

3) The Make-up:
Make-up should be soft, nothing too heavy, think nudes and pinks for lips and cheeks; and for the eyes, go for light eye liner.
Blusher, MAC | Nude lipstick, YSL | Coral nail polish, Chanel | Eye shadow palet, Lancome | Liquid eye liner, MAC | Pink nail polish, O.P.I | Blusher, Lancome | Pink lipstick, Chanel

Well there you go, now you're already to find your own prince!

Lyric used in blog title from Shaggy - Geenie

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Going down the rabbit hole

I have been trying to stay focused and revise this week for those dreaded exams in the summer, but how could I stay in my room with a load of books when the weather was so amazing on the bank holiday weekend? 
In our typical Greek way, we ended up with the BBQ out and all the family round for a fabulous (and very loud) day with great food and drink in the beautiful sunshine and I finally had a valid reason to get those sandals and a summer dress on!
     I made the most of the sunshine on bank holiday Monday and had my lovely sister hopping (get it?) around our garden in a rabbit mask for a shoot for my photography assignment of mystery and imagination. This has been my favourite shoot so far, and I think my most effective, because it seems so strange to see an animal with human characteristics, let alone a human body, and I love the confusing feeling I get from looking at them. 
Let me know what you think...

Lyric used in blog title: Adam Lambert - Down The Rabbit Hole

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Coachella 2011: Celebs and Festival Fashion

Festival season kicked off in the US this week with the Coachella Music Festival, so the magazines are filled with pages of our favourite celebs looking awesome in their festival gear.

Diane Kruger, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth and Katy Perry at 2011 Coachella Festival

Festival fashion is all about looking care-free, but still stylish and dressing for rain or shine (what with our unpredictable English weather)!
I've already booked my ticket to the Reading Festival and Wireless Festival this summer, and I cant wait to rock some awesome outfits!

I've found some fabulous pieces that should definitely be part of anyones festival wardrobe!
Left to Right. Row 1: Satchel: Proenza Schouler, £1,575 | Lace back tee: Miss Selfridge, £28 | Retro sunglasses: Reiss, £34 | Bow headband: Topshop, £7 | Tassel sandals: ASOS, £40 | Tassel belt: Gucci, £550. Row 2: Trilby hat: Topshop, £25 | Floral shorts: Topshop, £32 | Printed tee: Wildfox, £68 | Necklace: All Saints, £65 | Fringed waistcoat: Topshop, £46. Row 3: Playsuit: Theory, £260 | Feather earrings: ASOS, £10 | Cropped denim jacket: Topshop, £40 | Pink sunglasses: Jack Wills, £69 | Floral dress: Topshop, £39. Row 4: USA shorts: Topshop, £35 | Wellies: Hunter, £140 | Fringed bag: Miss Selfridge, £25 | Bracelet: Reiss, £25 | Lace-up sandals: All Saints, £120. Row 5: Tassel moccasin: Debenhams, £50 | Round retro sunglasses:, £280 | Rose garland: Topshop, £17 | Side-tie tee: New Look, £7 | Pac-a-parka: Topshop, £30

Title song lyric used from Tell Your Mama Come - Black Eyed Peas

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Online Must See: Jelly Button Jewellery

I was doing some online shopping with my sister the other day, and we stumbled across this fantastic jewellery website:
Jelly Button Jewellery sells wonderfully quirky pieces, perfect to make any outfit that little bit more different and unique. They use a "variety of charms, buttons, toy pieces, clay or basically anything I find that I think will look good hanging from your neck. I like to make cute and  quirky pieces that show off your fun side."

Some of my favourite pieces:

I strongly suggest that you take a look at thier website, all of the stuff is fantastic. I cant wait for my package to arrive!

Title song lyric used from Aaron Carter - Ain't That Cute 

Friday, 1 April 2011

Why must I always play the clown...

Earlier this month I blogged about my school photography project of Mystery and Imagination. Now I am looking at childhood nightmares and as a kid I was terrified of clowns, so here is my representaion of that childhood fear:

Title song lyric used from Mr Hudson - To Late, To Late
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