20 October, 2009

Unlocking The Looks

Right right right, 2009 may nearly be over, but the fashion most certainly is not! I have compiled a list of the key clothing looks to look for Autumn & Winter 2009/2010 for you.

Military clothing.

Leather. (jacket from Zara)

One shouldered dresses & tops.


Chunky knitwear.

Capes, capelets & cloaks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Over-the-knee & thigh-high boots.

See-through clothing.

Colours to use: 'Warm Olive', Cream, Grey or 'Iron', Red, Blue (preferably a navy shade), purple and a sort of dusty rose pink.
In other news, I made a good chicken dish today :)

19 October, 2009

I Believe It's Called Boho

This is something I have been pondering for quite some time now... what exactly is bohemian? I was mainly thinking in terms of interior design initially but it came to my attention that the boho style is more of a culture than just a design, it includes a way of life: the dress, the house, the lifestyle. After researching tips and types of furniture typically found in a Shabby Chic abode, I also came across tips for dressing boho - which of course is not entirely new to the fashion industry... a return to florals and florr length gowns with strappy straps and a bit of cleavage has been back for a while now!

A shabby chic house will usually have wooden furniture that have...yes you've guessed it - a shabby look. Parts of the wood colour will be faded and some completely eroded. It seems to be a growing phenomenon for interior design and I am falling in love with it completely!

On the other hand, the furniture does not necessarily have to be so much eroded. They can have the same elegance in shape and feel but the colour remains in tact and more likely to be in ivory, cream and white.

In terms of clutter, I would say make it colourful! Having colourful, happy accessories will brighten up the otherwise monotone (but still cute and chic) furniture. I feel that Shabby chic interiors usually reflect a creative personality i.e. sewing, drawing, fashion etc. The bohemian  style is quite refined in detail with lots of curves and intricate floral patterns and dainty in proportions, so decorations should also be dainty. They do not necessarily have to be curvy and intricately woven or handmade, I happen to think that balancing out the curvatious nature of the furniture with some choice squared decór works quite nicely.

18 October, 2009

The Art of Cultivation

I thought I would christen my virginal blog with my own splash of photography! The majority of the photos are heavily photoshopped as was my style when I created them, but some are not - and thankfully might I add - because I do like a bit of naturalness in pictures, particularly portrait style photographs.

These photos were created for the purpose of the 2 year A level course for Photography and the core criterea for each piece is fashion (+ any of the required elements e.g. star signs). Hope you like! =)