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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Viv's Influences

Vivienne Westwood is greatly influential , and I wanted to know what influenced her S/S13 gold label collection , I read many quotations before deciding which one to use to adorn the picture below with . but this one struck me the most: 
 "I think the greatest single influence on art and the way we see the world  happened at the beginning of the 20th century. Romantic,fairytale,folk,myth interpreted through the eyes of modernity. Influenced :all the musicians, Matisse,Picasso,Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent,you and me"
I can safely say that I am very happy with this picture and I think that it reflects Vivienne herself really very well ( if I do say so myself).I deliberately didn't write over the face of the model because I just love her eye makeup and not because of my inability to use photoshop! 
Oh ,yeah,  and um.....MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Kate
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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Mary , Mary...

I love bold and crazy prints - thats probably why I like Mary Katrantzou's collections sooo much - they always feature a gorgeous , almost tribal print that really grabs your attention.But what I love even more is when you take two amazing prints and wear them together , it just creates a sort of a surreal air of confidence,sophistication and playfulness! 
As well as a collaboration with Topshop , Mary is becoming the designer that everyone is talking about - a genuine it girl , you can almost sense that lingering jealousy of other designers , wishing to be in her position.And yet, I think that the best of Mary's designs are still yet to come , so I will be waiting eagerly to see her latest collection!

Oh and IT'S CHRISTMAAASSSS ( in two days) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry , but I just had to do that!
Kate
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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Pope's got style!

I know what you're thinking - this post is not about The Pope but a different pope all together - Marlena Pope - ever heard of her? She's an ingenious blogger from the states and did I mention she writes for Rookie? I was reading an old-ish article of Marlena's on Rookie on how to make your own fashion collar , she began "Your neck will feel naked after reading this." 
(Picture below from Rookie)
Naturally , feeling inspired I found an old school shirt and followed the suprisingly easy instructions ,  thus creating my very own detachable collar - and I was really very happy with the results,though mine was far less razzle dazzle than any  of the other ones Marlena had made - I just drew a swirling pattern with a black fine liner:
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 I'll probs be attempting this again and next time I'll plan it a bit better by adding  more sequins/beads/ribbon etc. and in general more eye catching!
Kate
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

E.T. has been phoning home for 30 years .....

I can't believe E.T. is 30 years old -  I mean that's way before I was even born , but it was one of my favourite and most memorable childhood films! I only came across this interesting fact when I noticed a programme dedicated to the birthday of the Stephen Spielberg film on itv ,which is due to air later on this evening! Here are a few pics of the birthday boy:





Kate
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Sunday, 9 December 2012

That Christmasy feeling...

 In the words of Bill Nighy's character in Love Actually , Christmas is all around us , and you can't hide from those Christmas songs which just fill you with Christmas spirit , so, I have compiled a bunch of Christmas songs , which I know you'll just love.It includes Christmas classics as well as the cheesiest songs you can find ,so , enjoy!

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues and Kirsty Maccoll

Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes

All I ant for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey

Dominic the Donkey

Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie

Baby,its cold outside - Dean Martin

Rockin' around the Christmas tree - Brenda Lee

Santa Claus - The Crystals

Jingle bell rock 

Let it Snow - Dean Martin

Feeling the Xmas spirit yet?
Kate
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Monday, 3 December 2012

The Name's , Rocha , Simone Rocha.

Simone Rocha may have  a family member entwined to the fashion industry ( ahem!...John Rocha) but she really doesn't need to hide behind his name because she  can stand up on her own two feet with her both sleek and unique designs.She uses varied colours from vibrant canary yellows to sheer white as well as varied textures including PVC , silk and wool. I loved her S/S 2013 collection and the A/W 2012 so I found some of my favourite looks from those collections , just to share with you her beautiful designs!







Watch to find out more about Simone and her musings,  designs and her life in general :
:D


Kate
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Friday, 30 November 2012

"You go Glen Coco!"

You probably guessed what this post is going to be about and if you don't then ....what-really?
After a hilarious P.E lesson in school today , I just can't stop thinking about funny quotes from Mean Girls , it is just the ultimate sleepover film! Anyway, today we had to stand on a box thing in P.E and fall onto a crash mat, whilst shouting a quote from Mean Girls ,  like "Nice wig Janice, what's it made of ?" ..." YOUR MOM'S CHEST HAIR!" which made P.E  particularly funny! I love Mean Girls and I've probably watched it over fifty times like most other teenage girls , I decided to compile a bunch of pictures together to show you some of my favourite quotes and images , which I found on the web so full credit is given to the owners of the pics!








You've got to love Mean Girls-right?
On another note , tomorrow the countdown to Christmas begins for most people around the world , it seems as if the countdown starts earlier every year , what with all the Christmas adverts-have you seen the John Lewis ad , its really cuteeee!And now it sounds like I'm advertising John Lewis .....well...I suppose I sort of am , accidently-ah well , watch the cute vid below:


Kate
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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Halloween Special : part 2

The wait is finally over , here is the epic conclusion to the somewhat delayed Halloween Special!You can finally see my Halloween costume and I know that its late because Christmas is just around the corner and I feel a bit rushed - but hey ho!
OK,first off,here are some pics of me , Niamh ( niamhy moo) and Michelle ( minnie michelle) at a different Halloween party (in different costumes)
WARNING: NIAMH'S COSTUME IS REALLY VERY SCARY , awesome , BUT SCARY!

Below is my partly home made costume, in case you were wondering , I'm  a  Groovy Zombie. My leggings are Primani and so are the neon hair extensions , I made the shirt myself by splashing a whole lot of diluted red paint onto a plain white tee.





Watch out : Niamh the clown is about! Below , It the Clown , otherwise known as Niamh (left) frightened the life out of nearly everyone , after getting her face painted to perfection. It is seriously scary isn't it? And poor little red riding hood , Michelle ( right) , is stood there just wondering whether the clown is actually smiling or not!



And  the results are in....... ( if you don't have a clue what I'm on about then you need to read Halloween Special :part 1 !) Out of the five contestants , you  ,the public , have voted for the winner ,  and remember , the results of this competition could be potentially life changing ( dramatic build up) so, with that the winner , with 33% of the votes is ....
A CLOCKWORK IRIS!

Congratulations to Iris  , the first ever winner of the Halloween special , to be honest , the votes were  very close!
1st ..................Iris
 2nd................Niamh & Michelle
3rd.....................................Jaz & Emily

Kate
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Monday, 19 November 2012

Draw in Light

Drawn in Light is an English fashion label specialising in individual , free hand silk screening techniques and smart yet understated shapes for women - based in London they produce elegant minimalistic pieces which are beautifully diverse.I first heard about Draw in Light through ElleUK , I then discovered their website, which opened my eyes to gorgeous , elegant ,  floaty garments , which I instantly fell in love with.This is the kind of label that gets you excited , you know ,  you can just tell it's going to go somewhere!
The S/S 13 collection is named Noise , featuring silk wrap trousers and white gloss greenhouse dresses, sounds slightly odd , I know , but believe me it is a really amazing collection which is really worth having a look at ( see the full collection at Draw in Light )








There is also a really cool sort of artsy video on their website showing how their skilled workers create each individual garment by silk screening patterns on to delicate fabric. I found it really fascinating and sort of beautiful , I strongly suggest that you watch (follow this link ,because it wouldn't load - why I don't know! )
Just to let you guys know the Halloween part 2 will be coming very very soon and I apologise for the delay , I just get distracted really easy and had to tell you about D.I.L!
Kate
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Friday, 16 November 2012

Chococo

I had to tell you about an amazing gift which I got from my Aunt , it was the best white chocolate I have ever had - literally! And it looked amazing as well , decorated with swirling pink roses and dark green leaves  it is the best white chocolate lolly pop I have ever seen.I believe the brand is known as Chococo ( which I have never heard of ) so ,now , marvel at the dazzling pictures below and also be jealous!




Unfortunately , the very same white chocolate lolly , affectionately known as Chococo has now been eaten and he will never return to be marvelled at again....sorry I couldn't resist!
Kate
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The clash

I love it when vibrant colours are teamed with a just as bold clashing print.A fair few weeks ago I bought a shirt from Bijou Vintage and I'm just in love with it. It's sort of prada-esque : the bright cubic and spherical patterns.I also recently purchased an orange heritage style jacket from t.kmaxx , its just so edgy and I can't help but love the tartan lining ! When these two powers of awesome come together they create the perfect clash (well I think that it does anyway !)









 And just because you knew I would....The Clash! :D



Kate
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Friday, 9 November 2012

#hashtags

Hashtags are overused and over rated: #FACT....No , but , seriously people are actually using them in real life - IN A CONVERSATION WITH A REAL PERSON ( something that I will probably never understand) A person is not a computer keyboard or twitter itself, so just stop this madness now!!!

Yeah, that little rant was a bit pointless because I occasionally find the use of a "hashtag" in a conversation quite hilarious :D 
 What am I on about please?

Kate
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Temple Run

A couple of days ago my Mum discovered Temple Run and she has become addicted - like seriously, its actually kinda scary ( she's playing it right now , as we speak!) It's not like my Mum is some sort of technology enthusiast or something -  that's why it came as a shock to me - but hey , this is a modern world ( we don't need no one to tell us what is right and wrong) .....Yep , you guessed it here is "Modern World" by The Jam - I just love breaking out into song!



I have a confession to make, it is not just my Mum who has an obsession with Temple \Run .... Admittedly , I too suffer from Temple Run addiction! It's not even a new game - ugh! What is wrong with me?Anyway , don't forget there is still time to vote for the Halloween special  ( anyone can vote! And if you really want to you can vote anonymously on the post below)
Kate 
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Friday, 2 November 2012

Halloween Special : Part 1

Apologies for the delay with this post but the business of half term and Halloween night itself  was just ridiculous! So , now , prepare to be amazed by the very first annual Halloween Special : Part 1!
Here are some of my awesome friends wearing their awesome Halloween costumes  -from a Witch disguised as Minnie Mouse to Little Dead Riding Hood ! Choose your favourite costume  then  you can comment below ( which will count as a vote) and the winner will be revealed in part 2 , next week!



First off is Niamh , wearing a cow print baby grow with carefully applied white make up with black splodges.Can you guess what she is yet? Yep , that's right a cow ( that's not a insult by the way-just her costume!)
When I asked her why she should win she answered :
 "I  left my house in a giant baby grow ... and it was freezing outside - can you beat that?"        
Niamhy -moo!

Next up , Iris , with a twist on the classic horror film, A Clockwork Orange.She is wearing a black bowler hat , skinny jeans and a military style jacket , her make up consists of lashings of kohl liner and black mascara on her right eye only , of course.
Iris said :
" My costume is a take on one of the most iconic horror films ever! Vote for me!"
A Clockwork Iris

Michelle is wearing a black and purple dress with really cute Minnie Mouse ears , to receive a slightly more detailed explanation  about her costume see her quote below:
"I should win because I'm a Witch disguised as Minnie Mouse. And I love Minnie mouse!"
Minnie Michelle

AHHHHH!It's a vampire!!!....oh wait ....its Emily! Here , Emily wears a black cape with fangs  accompanied with a thick coating of spooky face paint , Little Miss Dracula said:
"It took me an hour and a half to get ready ... its gonna take me for ever to get this  make up off!"
Count Emily

 Last but not least it's Jazmin , she wears a red velvet cloak and glitter blood on her forehead.She's Little Dead Riding Hood ( see what I did there - har har!)
Jaz said:
"...because I have sparkly blood on my forehead!"
Little Dead Riding Hood


So you're probably wondering where my outfit is , well , you'll just have to wait until part 2 ... which is coming next week!
Get voting  ( in the comment box below) for either  : 

  • Niamhy-moo 
  • A Clockwork Iris
  • Minnie Michelle
  • Count Emily
  • Little Dead Riding Hood ( Jaz )
Kate
xxx