Friday, 28 August 2015

'Tell us more about Boho Chic'

I cannot believe this, it's the end of August? Already?! I feel like I have blinked and summer has happened so fast. So I feel like it is time to reminisce on my favourite style of the summer so far, 'boho chic!'

This trend tends seems to make it's way into every summer for the past few years. The term 'boho chic' is a mix of hippie influences and the bohemian style. The trend was particularly associated with model Kate Moss and actress Sienna Miller since the early 1990's. Even before these two fashion icons of our generation, you would think the care-free 1960's would have begun this trend. But no! History shows that even in the mid-to-late 19th century women who were creatives such as painters and poets have been documented wearing relativity bohemian pieces. So this trend really dates back. 

Throughout the years the trend has resurfaced and from time to time can be seen in various disguises and has been modernised to suit the changing market. Take a look at my take on boho chic for the city. It's summery but sophisticated. So perfect for a stroll in central London. However it's not something someone in the 1960's would have associated this with the iconic style.  

So why has boho chic been so popular? 

It encapsulates the care-free and airy vibes that all summer months or holidays should bring. Nowadays, you can even find glamorous evening wear that is classed as boho chic. Check out my dress below from ASOS.

What are your thoughts on Boho Chic, I really want to know to create a great mood board of Boho Chic fashionista opinion (yes it will be a real thing!!)

With love, Notes La Mode. x

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

What do fashion bloggers do?

Creatives, you can look away now. This may seem to be a pretty basic and simple post. However from time to time I always get asked what I actually do. Or what do bloggers do? 
Occasionally people presume we model or are writers. Or we just have have fancy social media accounts. Well we kind of do all those things but there's far more to it than you think. 

To simplify what we do...
  • Bloggers spend a vast amount of time researching information, trends or related topics to their blog style. This could take hours or minutes depending on the post. 
  • Running a blog is 24/7 hobby/career, it takes over your daily life. OR it is your daily life. 
  • We spent a while figuring out what our demographic would like to read. We research to find out what captures your attention and what is enjoyable or an interesting post. We do this by inspecting analytics via Google accounts or monitoring popular topics. 
  • To ensure the highest quality content we work on creating great visual imagery to support our written or video work. This could take half a day collaborating with a photographer or creating your own photos. 
  • And after the photos, comes the editing. Of both written, video or visual work. (1-2 hours.)
  • WE COLLABRATE! (Yay-this is the part I love!)Bloggers promote and advertise brands that we love, to channel the same ethos of our blog. This could be product placement on our social medias, reviews or a sponsorship. 
  • We run on affiliate programs or sponsorship by your interaction with our accounts! 
  • Finally we spent a while mastering the internet, coding websites or make the whole blog a user friendly and interactive experience for our readers. 

Blogging comes in all shapes and forms from fashion to travel to a blog that can help you work out what a mortgage is. Notes La Mode (my blog) is a personal style blog that covers aspects of beauty, travel and fashion. 

I spent some time summing up what bloggers do on Youtube, towards the end of this video you can see some behind the scenes footage of a bloggers on a photo shoot! ENJOY! XX


Thursday, 20 August 2015

The Con and Pro's of wearing high heels often.

Happy Thursday! Being very tiny at 5'3.5 (the point five being very important) I am always wandering around in heels. Whether it's a simple kitten heel to a extreme stiletto, they will definitely be attached to my feet. So I decided to research into the con's and pro's of wearing heels, to face exactly what I am doing to my body. 

  • The pain of wearing heels and moulding your feet to a bending shape, can have long lasting effects on your feet. Arching your feet does not offer the correct support to carry you all day. This leads onto your health, as when you wear high heels - shoes with a heel two inches or higher - your foot slides forward in your shoe, forcing the toes into the unnatural shape of the shoe and redistributing your weight incorrectly. 
  • The long hours of practice to ensure you know how to walk, dance or move in your shoes. 

  • Good body posture! The feeling of wearing heels and appearing taller to others, gives most women confidence.  
  • Great looking legs with more length. Not only this but heels can tense more on your leg muscles creating a great shape. 
  • Good confidence in your style can add to the way you walk. Heels are the perfect to add attention to your outfit and give you the confidence to show off your style. 

Flats (1 inch or less)
Pros: They’re comfortable, stylish and easier on the feet than higher heels.
Cons: Most don’t offer arch support, and the feet often have to work to keep the shoes on.
Kitten heels (1.5 to 2 inches)
Pros: They build muscle in the calves, make legs appear longer, and are easier to walk in than higher heels.
Cons: They can cause problems from corns to back pain. They don’t supply the same glamour that higher heels do.
High heels (2.5 to 4 inches)
Pros: They build muscle in the calves, make legs appear longer and the body leaner. 
Cons: They can be painful to wear, and are sometimes difficult to walk in. They can cause many foot problems, such as hammertoes and bunions, and back pain.

Extreme (over 4 inches)
Pros: They build muscle in the calves, make legs appear longer and the body leaner. They also tend to make the backside more noticeable (although this could also be a con!).
Cons: They put huge pressure on the feet—seven times your body weight—are very difficult to walk in and can cause foot problems and back pain.


Hope you have all had a fab Thursday! xxx


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

FOLLOW ME: South of France


Lakes, sun and relaxation. South of France has a magical and charming atmosphere, this is one of my favourite family holiday destinations. It was perfect to create my very first 'follow me' holiday vlog and incorporate my summer essentials. Let me know what you all think of this mix up... thought I would try something a little different! xxx


JULY 2015

July. I have had a very strange month so far with my social circle out of London and spread across Europe all back home with their families or travelling. The beginning of the summer holidays and the jumble of what, where and when to do things. For the last few years I've always been lucky to 'bag' plans in advance or have a idea of the year. But it's quite refreshing being in London, where the next week could bring a completely different to what you expected. 

While searching for weekday part-time work, now studying is through until late September(yay for students!) I have been shooting and collaborating with some of my favourite brands and photographers. It's been lovely to have some time out to figure out exactly what it is to do. How has July been for you? 


Friday, 17 July 2015

Home is where the heart is

However old or wherever I travel in the world, home will always be the most comfortable and relaxing place of them all. And no, I do not live on a beach like in these photos, but it's pretty close this location. I always think you matter how far you travel, your routes, dreams and memories trace back to that one special place. 
My interest for the fashion industry began when I lived in a this small seaside town. I always craved the cosmopolitan lifestyle in London and never-resting city life. Now having that daily routine, the peaceful, countryside breaks are a luxury. It's ironic how when you live somewhere, 'the grass is always greener on the other side.' 
Although what has travelled back with me from London is my developing style. Simplicity goes much further. CHIC HANGERS LONDON* is one of my new favourite brands, their collections are elegant and feminine, I have been so lucky to be feature one of their items! A particular dress that I felt encompassed my style and the ethos of Notes La Mode was this simple, satin dress. With definitely a party in the back with the new summer trend, with a cross over back. I paired this with my RIVER ISLAND HAT + SHOES that I bought for my holidays. 

What is your ultimate summer OOTD and where are you originally from?

Let me know in the comments <3 xxx


Thursday, 16 July 2015

How to be bold in beige

Brought to us by sophisticated fashion trends and signature luxury brands. Beige and cream the colour of chloe, Burberry and Prada. 
These brands have stylists and some of the world's most talented designers to create unique and draw-dropping outfits. Runway products. Unique and quirky. 
So, how do you make beige items that are beautiful and understated, a head turning outfit? How do you style beiges and browns but not create a boring look?
These simple three styling tips with Megz Fashion products should help you be on your way to be an ultimate street style sensation. 

1. SHAPING. Use your outfits to shape a flattering figure, look into high quality brands like Megz Fashion who are a feminine clothing brand. Here you will find outfits of many styles to suit you. What fits well, will look good. 
2. LAYERS. Do not be afraid to layer your clothes. WE love texture and details. Beige can be plain, but layered with other similar colours and materials. Have a look at how I styled my look above. My overcoat and dress have related features however the collar and pockets of the jacket is a pinnacle point of the look with black leather.  
3. HAIRSTYLE AND MAKEUP. To be able to create a great outfit, it is not just the clothing that adds interest. Other contributors such as your choice in hairstyle and makeup. Now you can decide if you best suited to a casual, messy look or chic and smart. As always I pick wavy beach hair, tanned and natural makeup. But you can be bold in beige in your most comfortable and unique way too. 


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