Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas 2011

I haven't done a post in absolutely ages; which gives me an easy idea for my 2012 New Year's Resolution, which will lead to AT LEAST once a week!! Here are a few photos of Christmas; it has been mostly lazy days and no homework completed.
[The dining room; personally I think it looks a bit like a John Lewis advert!]
[A few gingerbread biscuits I made and decorated with my little brother- I especially like the purply train on the right hand side]
['It was on a starry night' nails; Accessorize 'Idol', little purple glitter sprinkle polish bought on holiday, Barry M base and top coat]
[A few glass baubles (L-R) The White Company, Mark Howard and can't remember!!]
[A few decorations on the tree]
[Presents: A few tops from All Saints]
[The MOST amazing record bag; I've wanted one for aaaaaaaaaaages that I saw from Moschino but it was from long ago, and would cost too much either way]
[Silver Skull Candle and silver beaded peter pan collar necklace (both topshop)]
[L-R 17 Crackle Top Coat in Gold Glitter, Violent Lips in Red Glitterati, Pip Studio Makeup Bag, Fairy Dust Glitter, Accessorize Gold Apple Keyring, Cath Kidston bus pass holder]
[Skull ring at earrings]
[Urban Decay loose pigment in Protest, Pocket Rocket Lipglosses in Julio and Jesse, Urban Bride, Asos Racoon Tail from Asos]
[Dalmation Print Onesie from Topshop]
[Dalmation print Coat from Topshop- I got it early to wear it out!]
[Christmas Eve outfit next to the tree & fake snow on the windows :D: Zara Velvet Dress, Emilio Cavallini Fairisle tights, Steve Madden heels]

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

London Fashion Weekend A/W 2011

Here are a few photos from my recent trip to London to attend LFWE on Saturday 24th September. I had a great day; I got my picture taken for the Elle Street Style, but unfortunately did not get shortlisted for the website :(, as well as a few other blogs :). After picking up a few things, we (my mother and I) had some spare time, so we walked up to Covent Garden for a bit of lunch. I'll definitely going back in February!

Absolutely loved the design on this t-shirt from Bolongoro Trevor, but unfortunately the colour was slightly unflattering :(

Absolutely gorgeous hair tutorials and accessories!

I love the little birds and cakes, quite expensive though :(

New for this season- a vintage section

Very All Saints-like decor for a jewellery stand

Where I bought my amazing sunglasses (shown below)

A pretty retro-style bar

Some swan-inspired cocktail rings

A very pretty dress from Reem

What I wore

Friday, 30 September 2011

Lust after... Topshop!

Looking around the Topshop Website, I am craving sooooooooooo many things! The winter clothing has arrived; my mental Christmas wish list is already a gazillion pages long! Here are some a large selection of these beauties:

KARYSS Velvet Lace Up Shoes

Leopard Print Heart Tank Top

New York Print Tank Top

Skull Ring

Grey Marl Free Spirit Burnout Crop Vest

Dark Denim Flag Print Hotpants

Goth Girl Drop Back Tee

Black Feather Print Tank Top

Sunday, 28 August 2011

What I'm Wearing... (28.08.2011)

Keeping it nice and simple and clean with a dress of my mum's as it was sunny in the morning, but trying to make it a bit more fresh and young with a splash of colour.

Earrings- A Handmade Market in Warsaw
Dress- Vintage, Mother's
Shoes- Topshop

Saturday, 27 August 2011

What I'm wearing... (27.08.11)

Just some pictures of what I'm wearing today; the family is coming round so I thought I'd wear something a bit girly and summery, even though it did pour down with rain a few times- it was a good job that I changed into my pink Hunter wellington boots when walking the dog!

Dress- Rare @ Topshop
Wedges- Topshop
Corsage Bracelet- Mikey @ House Of Fraser
Rose Garland- Camden Lock Market

What I'm Wearing... (26.08.11)

Fascinator- Zara
Cream Jumper- DKNY
Faux Leather Gilet- Zara
Skirt- Zara
Bag- Vintage, my mum's
Biker Boots- Luca Stefani

Just a casual day; walked the dog but changed into wellies as it was raining all morning :(

Thursday, 25 August 2011

O, Jeff!

After finding out that Office stocked Jeffrey Campbell shoes yesterday following my trip to London, I embarked on a mission. Selfridges only seemed to stock the Pewter Glitter (shown below); although they are pretty, I do not think that I would get very much use out of them, so I decided to look online. Much to my disappointment, the only other Lita's stocked were in black leather- slightly boring for my taste, and sold out anyway.

I dared to look across the pond at My favourites are the 'Stars and Stripes', which I think would look so striking with a simple black t-shirt and denim shorts, but it's a shame that they are made from fabric and not leather.

Also, I really like the 'Red Glitter', and the 'Black Velvet'; Jeff.... take the hint and make a Red Velvet-I'd buy them immediately!

The 'Black White Lita Fur' have been on my wish list for a while, however after my mum ever so kindly bought me a pair of shoes of the same texture from Topshop yesterday, I think I need to dream about something slightly different...

UPDATE: found this website ( - American, again); however they seem to sell some Sam Edelmen-esque Litas that have tickled my fancy!

Could I have asked for anything else more heavenly?


bigbenbigapplegirl <3

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

What I'm Wearing...

Red Felt Hat
Black Gilet/Vest: Zara
White Linen Dress- Calvin Klein Jeans
Leather Bag- Vintage
Black Suede Sesame Boots- KG by Kurt Geiger

Had a lovely day in London, did a little bit of shopping and enjoyed a lovely Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Milkshake with a Milk Praline Cookie at Ben's Cookies on Carnaby Street; then walking back to Regent street I saw this lovely lonely little telephone box and thought it matched my hat! :)

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Cosmic Love

I've always been fascinated with the night sky, so when Christopher Kane's Galaxy print collection was released a couple of years back, I fell in love. The silk satin fabric makes a beautiful canvas for such a breath taking image.

These Black Milk Green Galaxy leggings are also a winner; they won't match as many t-shirts as the conventional black- which everyone seems to posess at present-, however I think that the pattern is more unique and stunning than the other colours available on the website. On the other hand, I find it a shame that these are leggings and not tights, as I think that they would look better with open and low-rise shoes, yet conversely could not be paired with just a t-shirt/

 I have found the next best option: a customized cotton t-shirt, I'm assuming with spray paint, available for £14.00 here. The style of the t-shirt would be very flattering, with the scoop neck and slightly rolled up short sleeves, pairing it with black jeans, military boots and a masculine fedora would be very rock and roll effortless chic. I just wish it would come in a variety of colours too!

bigbenbigapplegirl <3

Keyboard Crazy!

Searching the web for a beautiful owl bag I saw while browsing through LookBook, I was directed to the Kate Spade website. After scrolling down past lots and lots of 'Granny bags', I came across this beautiful little clutch.

Since I have been playing the piano for about 7 years, I instantly fell in love; the 'Recital Farrah'would be the perfect accessory paired with a 50's style LBD and some suede black heels for a concert/competition, although the price tag of $375 isn't too attractive, you get what you pay for: a pretty dotty lining, 14K gold plated hardware and some pockets that would fit change, a mobile phone, keys and items of makeup.

Just a little inspirational picture to finish....


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