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

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Get Ready With Me: Company Magazine style awards


Get Ready With Me: Company Magazine Style Awards!

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On the 18th June Company Magazine is holding there famous Style Blog Awards in Association with Miss Guided. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for me, to get Notes La Mode short-listed under 'Best Personal Style Newcomer.' 

Now it's time to Get Ready for the glamorous event and I was honoured to be sent a lovely parcel in the post containing Miss guided's Occasion dress and heels. As you'll known my posts normally contain simple photos and text, but I am extremely excited to share a short film with you going through the little steps of getting ready. It was extremely fun filming and it's pretty obvious I had not a clue what to do but with practice you should be seeing more little fashion films!



All images and film produced by Robyn Marks.

To Begin here is a no make up selfie and a finished make over. I never wear a huge amount of make up on a daily basis and like to keep to classic looks, with dark eyes and red lips.  
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Products: Clinique skin
          Dior Lipstick
Dress and Shoes: Miss Guided
Photographer: Robyn Marks

I am one for the classic look, with natural colourings and make-up. Therefore I love the cat eye, flick style and red plump lips. Clinique always offers the natural eye shadows (product seen in video above.) The palette shown offers a variety of shades that all skin colourings can use and it lasts forever! 

I always begin my cosmetics with starting with a base for the skin, cheekbones, eyebrows then moving to the features which need more detail such as eyes and lips. This has become my routine and I find this easier, once you've found you're order, you will find you won't spend that long applying. Mine roughly takes me ten minutes in the mornings! 

Robyn (photographer) and I are great fans of the classic retro looks and after all the serious video takes and photo shots we  began to play about and have'a laff. We found a few images from pinterest which inspired these selection of images below, you can see the inspiration here

It's always good to be able to not take yourself seriously. 
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So, Company Magazines event is less than a week away! EPPP. I am sooo excited, and I hope to see you there at the Oval in London. 

You can even buy tickets now to the event from the official website or WIN entry: 
click here to enter

Looking forward to meeting all the other bloggers, stylists and more!

See you there
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