Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Vintage Glamour

Hey there! wow am I impressed with these photos, courtesy of Levi Maddison :) I went over to go and help Levi a few weeks ago for her Vintage Glamour uni project and these are the results. I was afraid that I wasn't going to be much help with my wind swept hair and tired eyes (I'd been sat through two long lectures) but Levi assured me otherwise the wee sweetheart. Also you don't get to see how tired I am because the pictures have to be manipulated a bit to get that porcelain glow that vintage glamour models seem to radiate, you could practically use them as a torch in the dark.

 Just a small tip for anyone ever looking to have a few lovely pictures taken, either as a group or just by yourself - befriend some photography students! they're always looking for models and if you're extra nice they'll even make sure they get you in the best light. 

Claire x

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Festive finds

Gold Unicorn Clutch Bag - TheWhitePepper // Fluffy Coat - Sheinside // Sparkly Dress - TheWhitePepper
Cut out shoes - Topshop // Ring - Urban Outfitters // Nail Varnish - Topshop

Isn't there just something about this time of year that makes you want to gravitate towards shiny and sparkly things? I put it down to the lack of sunlight, therefore we have to make up for it by reflecting little beams of sunshiney goodness off of ourselves, well it applies for me anyway - and I'm aware that this puts me at great risk of looking like a Christmas tree fairy. I'm okay with that. 

The White Pepper have some brilliant stuff on their website at the moment you should really check out, such as this unicorn clutch bag - Genius! I wonder what its like inside... I'm imagining my lip balm finding a comfortable home inside one of its hooves. 

Also, if like me you've been searching for something fluffy to throw on at a reasonable price, the Sheinside coat is in the sale right now. I'm now aiming to make myself look like a snow-woman too, just to see how many festive character boxes can I tick :) 

Claire x 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Walk like a penguin

Coat - New Look
Striped jumper - Joules
Dress - H&M
Scarf - TK Maxx

Could be something to do with the stripes but I'm feeling rather french in this outfit, you may notice that this is also the grandad coat that I nabbed from the photo shoot - it goes perfect with my whole wardrobe so I'm pretty smitten with my decision to keep a hold of it. You can't really tell from photographs but the texture of this is what really makes it for me, sort of like a very short haired faux fur material which gives it a neat finish, and it doesn't look like it'll ever bobble which is something that can be a real disappointment when it comes to fabric coats, so I'm counting on this one to last me a while. 

A little tip in case you haven't already come across it; shave - yep, shave those bobbly coats to get them to look good as new again, and I've found that does work for a while until you have to do it again, and I'm always wary of doing it to the point where it ruins the appearance and wears the fabric thin. Perhaps I should walk more like a penguin to avoid chafing them to bits... but then again people might just think I'm walking with a swagger and I don't think I'm the type to pull that off. 

Claire x