Tuesday, 30 September 2014

University move in: OTTD

University Move in: OTTD 




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Photographer:Taken Photography
Location:Kensington Palace 
MUA:Lisa Fahey
Playsuit:Style Moi
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Moving into a new area can be an extremely overwhelming experience, fortunately mine couldn't have gone better and has made me ridiculously excited for the upcoming year. My OTTD (out of the day) for that all important day of moving in, is featured above in this set with Taken Photography.  This little red number has been an essential item since it was warmly welcomed into my wardrobe a few weeks ago. 

This rouge playsuit is from Style Moi, this online retailer provides high quality outfits for every day and evening wear. My OTTD is a prime example of the diversity which one of their pieces can offer. On move in day at university I felt comfortable and had movement in the item for packing, organising and lifting my belongings into my new home. Then I ventured into the evenings welcome party, still remaining in the same look. Convenient and comfortable, thank you Style Moi!

This set was shot in Kensington Gardens and the beautiful Palace located by the Orangery. Here I had the honour of meeting the fabulous photographer, Lisa Fahey from Taken Photography who came over all the way from Australia. I have always been a fan of her photography style and creative outlooks, therefore I was so excited to meet her. Lisa is friendly, bubbly and sweet, sharing her stories of travelling and careers! 

What was most special about this day, was the way Lisa choose to shoot. I have never worked in a filmography style but Lisa was able to introduce me too this technique in order to capture my natural pose and looks. I am always one to try new things out and hope to shoot like this again very soon.

Thank you Lisa for a wonderful day and I hope you all have a fab week. 
xxx

Monday, 29 September 2014

All in the details

All in the details 






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Photographer:Taken Photography
Location:Kensington Palace 
Dress: Darling
MUA:Lisa Fahey 
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The first thing that crossed my mind when receiving this little white dress was how beautiful the details were. A pattern so simple yet brought the dress to life. Sometimes smaller details in clothing can make a bigger statement, rather than bright colours or attention grabbing patterns. 

Shift dresses are by far one of the most comfortable styles of dress to wear with no tightening waists, the item will hang from you and swing when walking. I believe movement in a dress is extremely elegant and feminine. Even though shift dresses may not be flattering for all figures, it's a item which most of us have in our wardrobes at one point in our fashion journeys. 

This particular shift dress is from Darling, from first impressions the name signifies luxurious and sweet. Viewing their collections,we can see it is just that. Each item has a certain romance to them and this can be seen within the set with the white shift dress. From a reviewing perspective, this item is of great quality with two layers to ensure the white material was not transparent. This is always a great thing to look out for! 

Hope you all have a great Monday

xxx




Thursday, 25 September 2014

Beach Hut: The Out-takes

The Out-takes 












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Photographer:Robyn Marks
Location: Hythe Sea Front
Boots:Monki
Camera Strap:colibristraps
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Flying the nest from a small seaside town to the capital city. It's been all round overwhelming but I have enjoyed every single minute. Leaving home allows you to find yourself and where you place yourself in a new environment. I have found that my new friends embrace my strong interest in fashion and some of them are also bloggers too! Check out the links below:


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Enjoying my time here at Roehampton University in London makes me reflect on my home town of Hythe and how pretty the area was. Even though the university has a stunning campus and rated one of the most gorgeous uni's having lakes and old mansion buildings, I can't help but miss the seaside setting where I have grown up. 

Taking the memorabilia to my new fancy pad of a dorm room at Roey, I couldn't help but leave behind my film camera. colibristraps  kindly provided me with a beautiful camera strap for my travels, handmade and of great quality. This is a highly recommended product and makes it more personal to me rather than the dusty Pentax strap which my pa had used since the 80's. 

Throughout the series of images above, I have featured my most favourite coat of all. My Boucle baby blue Boyfriend Coat from Fashion Union. This is a exclusive item which I am very thankful for, you will be seeing this product in their new a/w (Autumn/Winter) collection. Thick and cosy is everything to desire in a winter favourite. Plus the beautiful material and fresh colour is a eye catching piece for the high street and travels. 

Hope everyone is enjoying their week.

xxxx





Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Exploring London


Exploring London









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Photographer:Katya Brigitte
Location:Kensington Gardens
Top:USC
Shorts: Urban Outfitters
Coat:USC
Shoes:Office
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Freshers is coming to a close for university students at Roehampton, this week has been incredible turning new faces into great friends, parties and welcome talks. Personally a highlight of this week is where the university is located, being South West of London and only 25/30 minutes from central and the iconic locations. 

Fortunately Katya (Photographer) does not live too far from campus so we can work together as much as possible. Within this set we explored the South Kensington end of the gardens which join to Hyde Park. Where we discovered this beautiful indoor building which reminded us of a abandoned house due to it's wear and open areas. The natural light poured through allowing us to capture my OTTD supplied by USC

Paring my urban outfitters shorts with my black USC tee, this creates a casual summer look. However during the transition to Autumn, the nights get colder so it's great to have on hand a jacket. Personally I love boyfriend coats, they provide comfort being baggy and warmth which is everything you would desire in a jacket. 

Nude tones  for jackets have trended in this season and have been spotted on the runways. However ensure that you buy a complimentary colour to suit your own skin tones, as for paler people this may enhance your lighter colourings. USC's nude toned boyfriend jacket is medium therefore perfect for anyone with similar skin tones to myself, as this can make you look a little more tanned than in reality. 

Hope you are enjoying your week!

xxx








Monday, 22 September 2014

Freshers Outfit No.1

Freshers thinking NO.1





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Photographer:Robyn Marks
Dress:Style Moi
Jacket: Burberry London
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It's Freshers week for many across the country! I have just started my first week at Roehampton University in London, my oh my do I love it. This week has been absolutely incredible and I have never felt more comfortable in a new environment. Throughout the coming weeks I shall be posting a vast amount on my new time here in the South West region. For now, I will take a few steps back.

Previous to freshers week, the girls of Roehampton took to Facebook and created a 'Roehampton Freshers Outfits' page. This allowed us newbies to share information on what we were all individually planning on wearing or worries into what we should be wearing. As most girls, I was delighted to discover this page and read what each person had to say. 

Pre planning outfits and the brainstorm sessions began, this chat triggered my thinking into each night and what items to pack for my new home on campus. One dress which is featured in the images above was an essential item. This is from Style Moi an online retailer! The cut of the dress is what draws me to this piece, with an open back and front. This may seem very daring, but the length and material of the dress ensures a classy and elegant look. The item came to great use during this week on one of the biggest nights with my new university. 

Have you started freshers? I would love to know about your new experiences and fashion thoughts on the week! 

xxx

Welcome to Autumn!

Welcoming Autumn





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Photographer:Robyn Marks
Location: Seaside town in England
Boots: Zara 13' Collection
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The season of warm colours is rapidly approaching. We have so much to look forward too, cold days with hot coco, films and the extra layers of scarf's and jackets. But shockingly the English weather has once again surprised us! All you Brits will agree with me that  the September weather has treated us extremely well. 

The set of images above have captured one of my OTTD's from the beginning of Autumn(outfit of the day.) I love wearing this particular piece due to the warms tones and detailed patterns of the dress. This statement item is from Angel Eye Fashion  and can be paired with simplistic items such as my black Zara Boots and Matte Chanel lipstick. 

With any detailed pattern and statement piece, simple items can compliment the item well and these will ensure you are not over-doing your look. However if you are confident in experimenting try out using different shades and textures in lipstick. For example if your dress has orangey red tones, a matching shade of lippy will make this colour pop from your outfit! 

Hope you all have had a great September so far! 

xxx




Friday, 5 September 2014

OTTD: wandering


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Photographer:Robyn Marks
Location: Seaside Town
Boots: Zara 13' winter collection
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