not much of a trendster or a fashionista in the rarest form, i’m pretty content wearing jeans and a hoodie most days. i can’t just ‘roll out of bed, throw on whatever i...Read More →
not much of a trendster or a fashionista in the rarest form, i’m pretty content wearing jeans and a hoodie most days. i can’t just ‘roll out of bed, throw on whatever i see first’ and look like i walked straight out of a vogue editorial. i decided to throw caution to the wind last thursday though and don some serious spring/summer trends. mixed prints? check. denim jacket? check. wooden clogs? check. ready to take on the world? check check check. british weather has decided to go all winter on our sorry bootys and as a result i had to bust out my opaques. i swore weeks ago (when the sun was shining feverishly) that i would not subject my pins to such entrapment until the autumn – sadly with temperatures getting ominously close to freezing that wasn’t an option. i was totally unaware at the time that my miu miu inspired zara dress has developed a bit of a cult following in the blogger world. toni of the fashion cloud has put together a great post on all the people she’s seen wearing it. honestly, i look at a lot of blogs – how did i not notice this?
photos by (in order of appearance): shini of park & cube, toni of the fashion cloud & jill of street style london. wearing: zara cat print dress, gap denim jacket, jigsaw striped top, turquise bracelet from egypt, moheda toffeln clogs, alexander mcqueen bag, chanel blue satin nail polish. oh, and i’m talking to the lovely iris of london fashion diary – but more on her, and the other bloggers i met at the sketchbook pop up shop, later.
i’ve had a few e-mails from people asking how to get hold of these moheda toffeln clogs. as they aren’t the most conventional or widespread of clogs i thought i’d give a little run down on how to find them. i ordered mine from the manufacturers original site to avoid paying any marked up fees. start by going to the moheda toffeln website. you can chose from a range of styles or just go straight to my pair. pick how many pairs you want (antal), your size (storlek), and add them to your basket (Lagg till krogen). when you are ready to purchase click onto till kassan. the only part that might get confusing is at the checkout where you can select ‘Privatperson samt Foretag, Leverans till Ultamingingsstalle.’ this just means that you are going to have it shipped the cheapest way possible. this is what i selected and once my order was processed i received it after just a few days and we didn’t even have to pay any shipping fees. if you’ve got any questions just let me know or use google translate. i seriously love these little clogs. they are super comfy and were really easy to walk in even when wearing them with tights. they don’t slip or rub and i haven’t even fallen – despite the cobblestone roads over here. plus, if you aren’t sure about spending a lot of money to buy into the clog trend and want something that is quite traditional i would definitely recommend this pair.
p.s. the price converts to 26 GBP which is a total bargain.
double denim: most commentators are saying that in order to wear it you’ve got to mix your shades. pair your darkest hues with more faded ones to ensure your look tilts more towards chic 2010 than early noughties pop star gone wrong. while this is the dominant voice emerging from the fashion world that’s not what dolce, henry, jeremy and sienna put down the runway. they opted for identical shades worn without fear or hesitation. vogue knows, it’s all about head to toe in the same shade. while we’re at it, we might as well throw off all measures of conventionality… red and pink? suddenly looking very chic.
Emearld wears: vintage levis jacket, topshop jeans, jigsaw sunglasses, chloe bag.
Topshop’s new makeup line has officially launched here in the UK and to help you discover which colours and products to go for they have launched a virtual makeover site. It is hilarious, so easy to use, and actually works quite well. All you have to do is upload a standard boring photo of yourself without any makeup and then you can test out all their items. They even have a selection of ’1 click looks’ that you can try out that feature makeup trends used on their models. As you can see by my examples… they are probably best left to the photo shoots. Proceed with caution: this is one serious tool for time wasting, but it is so fun! I am loving all their lipstick colours!
what do you think? which face of the style crusader do you prefer?
just want to send out a very big thank you to everyone that rocked up to the Sketchbook Popup Shop yesterday for the getting started discussion jill and i hosted on blogging. it was really quite inspiring to meet other people who are trying to establish themselves and find their place in this weird and wonderful blogosphere. it was also such a treat to get to get to check out the pop up shop again. they have a new exhibition up and, if you haven’t been already, you really should try to make it over. i can’t recommend it enough.