Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Hello Sailor





Black and white stripy tee, £7 from Gap

Dark blue tulip skirt, £11 from Primark

Belt, £1 from Oxfam

Battered gold leather ballet flats, £10 from Office

Gold ship and compass necklace, £2.50 from Accessorize

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Inspiration 1

Doesn't Lily Cole look almost ballerina-esque in her layers of pastel chiffon?

I love looking into other people's jewellery boxes, as each piece is special and precious to the owner in its own particular way.

Karen Elson was stunning as a doll in this British Vogue editorial.


This is detailing from one of my dream dresses - clocks and armoires are embroidered along the hem.

I simply adore the skirt that this girl is wearing, captured by Facehunter.

I can't remember where I found this picture, but I love her cloud-like hair and embellished headband.

This peacock brooch has been attached to a chain to create a unique and stunning necklace.

Sasha Pivovarova exudes ethereal prettiness in my favourite British Vogue story ever. I have been hunting for vintage fabric to create a Union Jack blazer like she wears for over a year now, with no success. If anyone has any tips, let me know!

Such a delicate take on eye-makeup - pale pink feathers and a dusting of glittery shadow make for a match made in heaven.

This old military jacket was a wonderful ebay find, but prices were far too high for me when I discovered it!

I can only dream of owning a genuine beaded flapper dress one day.............

Monday, 29 December 2008

Feathers

Today I made a headband using some old pheasant feathers from a long-forgotten craft project. It's definitely not perfect, but I love the quirk that it gives to otherwise plain outfits.

Tan linen sack dress, £10 from Oasis
Pheasant feather headband, made by me

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Rose





Fuchsia dress, £12 from Primark

Ribbed cardi, £11 from Topshop

Damson tights, 75p Christian Dior from Oxfam

Pale pink leather flats, £9 from Carvela

Heart necklace, £1 from Oasis

Dark pink cocktail ring, 1€ from Etam

Beaded bracelets, all made by me

Friday, 31 October 2008

L'Arbre des Rêves

Autumn is here and the trees have shed their leaves. Now, if only something else was to grow in their place...


Black quilted and studded, £3.99 from a Hospice shop

Tan leather and suede, 5p from a jumble sale

Velvet, metal and PVC glittery, £2 fom a Hospice shop

Silk sequined 1920s, 20p from a car boot sale

Leather polka dot, 75p from an Oxfam

Petit point, £2 from an RSPCA shop

Gold quilted, £2.99 from a Save The Children shop

Black leather, 5p from a jumble sale

Tan leather mini satchel, £1 from a Hospice shop

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Mon Cahier

For the past couple of months, I have used a sketchbook as a store of my fashion inspiration. The pages reflect my ideal style, and I use the book as a guide to see how far I have traversed in achieving this. Photographs, pieces of magazines and newspapers, sketches, buttons, ribbon, certain words, lace and beads, they all congregate here in these collages.
The book acts as a gentle nudge, reminding me of how I would like to dress, with little regard to any current trends or fads. I have even purchased a few of the items featured......












Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Madeline










Collages from net-a-porter.com
Black leather heels, £10 New Look
Thread bangle, 20 cents Maison Du Monde
Cotton blouse, £7 Tesco (haha)
Two-tone flats, £13 TK Maxx
Sterling silver "Paris" bracelet, £3.75 from a charity shop
Quilted leather bag, £3.99 from a charity shop