Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wanderlust season

'Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world'
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Location: South East Coast England
Photographer: Robyn Marks
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This time of year, travelling is always the main thing on my mind. Twenty Fourteen has been wonderful so far with trips to Copenhagen, Wales, Greece and Italy so far. 
My most recent adventure led me to the party, summer sun destination of Malia Crete. As soon as I stepped back on home soil, I ventured to the beach. Immediate holiday blues!

The South East was incredible weather wise. 
As a result I was able to lounge around on the stones in my Urban Outfitters Crop top which fits perfectly and does not make you feel too over-exposed, this was paired with my Angel-eye Fashion maxi skirt. The grey patterns and wavy length of the skirt created bohemian tones which I love in the summertime heat. 

Where have you been travelling too? 
Share with me via instagram, lookbook or right here.

xx


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

take me anywhere

'Take me anywhere'
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Location: Holland Park London
Photographer: Cansu O
Play-suit: Desire Clothing
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Today was exceptionally hot for a normal summers day in London. After wandering, thifting and exploring, London parks are the best place to hang with pals and r-e-l-a-x. Having exposed myself to the sun all month with holidays and sunny Sundays, I thought a well needed cover up would be good. I selected my Desire Clothing play-suit, which covers shoulders, arms and all areas which may have been UV effected. 
By having the netting (as seen in photos) this still allowed me to breath in the summer heat, if buying summers outfits it's always handy to look out for items with this special feature. As is it more than likely you will be able to wear them through seasons. 
What I loved about the pastel pink play-suit is that you could style it in two ways, baggy or with a tightened waist. Being petite, tightened waists are always the more flattering option! However if you've got the height, you've got the option. 
I accessorised this item with a flower crown and my Office Uk shoes, to create more of the summers look, this also added vintage tones to the entire look and made this more personal to me. 

Hope you're all enjoying the sun! 

x


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

It's that ancient love

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Location: English Seaside town
Photographer: Robyn Marks
Co-ord set: Front Row Shop
All personal styling & MUA
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Recently travelling has been on the agenda and this would explain the lack of posting, although I'm home for a few weeks and manage to catch up with Robyn. Robyn's exceptionally talented and was around our little seaside town after a whole year at King's Uni. I couldn't contain my excitement when she brought along her pa's old city bike. So we adventured around.

To all you locals, Hoo-raaaay for the weather! Arriving back from Malia Crete with the girls and returning back to the heat was so delightful. Particularly today was prime time for the heat, so I slipped into a co-ord set from the Front Row Shop, light, breezy and cotton. A perfect combination for busy scheduled day! 

I'm a sucker for comfort and I picked out this matching set due to the shape. Within summer months I prefer baggy clothing as it's easy to move in and light. Looking closer at the detailing of the shorts and top, the embroidery allows air into the clothing with beautiful holes lining and creating a gorgeous shape. Personally I adored this as it's a non-high-street shape at the moment! 

High five Front Row!

x




Tuesday, 8 July 2014

'to party and venture.'


'To party & venture.' 









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Location: English Countryside
Photographer: Robyn Marks
MUA: myself
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Friday, 20 June 2014

Wake me up on the weekend

Wake me up on the weekend

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Wandering the streets of London with a vintage twist. We all have those shopping days and we ask ourselves. 'What on earth should I wear?'I normally turn to mattes and blacks. As it's understated and easy to change in/out of! However this little pink number works extremely well in the midday, city heat. 

As you'll know, I am a huge fan of film photography and a tiny vintage twist. So with the beautiful provided Neon, Pink dress from  Love Red Label, this worked perfectly bringing me back to the bold 80's. Paired with my favourite London Retro sunnies, the cat eyes just added to the vintage tones of the styling. No huge patterns, just understated designs with bold colourings.
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Location: London City
Photographer: Cansu O
Neon pink Dress:  Love Red Label

Just a quick little post for this evening, however there are so many exciting opportunities on the horizon and I cannot wait to share. 

I have just launched my Twitter account after attending the #style blog awards with Company Magazine! You can follow me on 

@noteslamode

And I shall keep updated with you too. 

xxx

Adventure is always out there

Adventure is always out there 
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One of the most exciting times of year and something I hope everyone will be attending this summer, festivals! Not only music but food, local and fashion. 

So I have released a favourite and fun look which can be easily achieved by all! Unfortunately this year I have no planned events for festivals but as always one will pop up in the agenda within my travels.

 Firstly, focus on your hair. Messy and wavy, aim for that ultimate beach and non-caring look. For this, with those for flat hair, you can tight curl the underneath layer which will add volume, or simply curly random parts which throughout the day will unfold into waves. Adding to the look is the neutralised tones in your make-up. I use my clinique nude tone palette (featured in that beauty post.) They add earthy colourings and also can be messed up with dancing, without too much notice and still look great.  
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Location: Hyde Park
Photographer: Cansu O
Clothing: Fashion Union
Festival Head-Band: Rock'n'rose
MUA: Myself and Cansu
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I love matching my black, floaty dress giving a dream like feeling with my gold capped boots and matching bowler hat for a more modern edge, all items were from fashion union! They have a desirable selection. The length of the dress add extra warmth and movement which is ideal for festive, summer activities to the breeze in the evenings. 

Adding a matching effect, my feather festival head-band from Rock'N'Rose, complimented well with some extra fun. I was delighted on it's arrival as it's so beautiful designed and created! All products can easily be found within this post using the links above, both have a great selection if you are looking for festival related items or if this is simply your personal style!

So recently i've attended Company Magazine's Style Blog Awards in Association with Miss Guided, it was a perfect evening of parting on the roof tops. From Missguided's new summer collection, bars, DJ sets and complimentary food. Unfortunately I cannot attend their new, music event on the 25th due to being out of the country. But Company Magazine knows how to throw a party so if you are interested, you can purchase tickets here: 


Here are a few photographs from the amazing evening!





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Was so lovely to meet so many wonderful bloggers and talent! Fell in love with the arty side of the event too, from temporary tattoos and henna from Seekers of Sun!

xxx


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A pom prom

Pom Prom
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 The classic and cliché night for a teen... Prom. Hyped up all year, on dresses, suites and location. Within my sixth form there are so many diverse styles so deciding on a prom theme was very hard for the organizers. 

So instead we decided to advertise the theme as classic prom with a unique twist, of wear what YOU like as long as it's appropriate for a prom. This ensured everyone would attend and all individuals felt comfortable in expressing themselves in their own way. 

For me, this resulted in pure colours such as white and creams. I had to be careful not to go overboard in-case of looking extremely wedding like. So this bohemian styled Jarlo London dress worked perfectly being simple but with embroidered, detailed lace. Which will draw attention to more flattering and a smaller area by hugging in my waist. 
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I ventured to Hyde Park to display my prom look to you guys, as I felt this captured the relaxed feel to the dress. I'm not the kinda girl who likes classic, princess dresses nor massive gowns. I love understated therefore decided to shoot without heels and  only simplistic jewellery...my sea-water pearls. 

Another asset to the whole, natural and free prom look was my make-up. My personal style leads me to love classic make up. With inspiration from Audrey Hepburn's iconic dark eyes and rouge lips. These simply highlighted the areas which I would like others to focus on. By having this bold, classic look my hair was curled in a natural, wind swept style to overall create chilled tones. (Hair tutorial posts coming soon.)
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Location: Hyde Park
Photography: Cansu O
Dress: Jarlo London
MUA: Myself & Cansu
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I am super excited about Prom and cannot wait to see you all looks and inspirations for the big night!

xxx