Tag Archives: fashion

Autumn Fashion: Bonfire Night

2 Nov

Heading off to a fireworks display next weekend? Then be cosy and fashionable with these lovely, affordable Autumn pieces from some of my favourite online stores.

 

Missguided

Plus 20% off if you use code WARMERS20 at the checkout

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Boohoo

15% off everything (ends midnight tonight) – use code ENJOY at the checkout

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ASOS

25% off selected Winter items

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Disney Villain inspired fashion at George at ASDA

16 Oct

Perhaps it is because Halloween is almost upon us (the only time when it is socially acceptable for you to dress like a ghoul and act like a child), or it might be because according to the retail world, we are now technically in ‘pre-holiday season’, either way George at ASDA have decided to celebrate by collaborating with Graduate Fashion Week to bring customers a collection of Disney Villain inspired dresses.

 

Starting with the first one, which is clearly inspired by the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The floral design on the tulip-cut skirt balances out the masculine collar of the top, adding a touch of femininity to the dress.

Graduate Fashion Week Floral Bottom Disney Villains Dress – £28

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Next we have a Dalmation dress inspired by Cruella De Vil. A mix of smart casual styling and structure makes this a versatile dress that can be worn with boots and a scarf to a coffee date with friends, or dressed up with statement accessories and heels for a glam night on the town.

Graduate Fashion Week Belted Disney Villains Dress – £30

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The final dress in the collection is inspired by the enigmatic Maleficent. This gothic, structured dress is perfect for a grown up Halloween party, and the high-neck and sheer sleeves are practical touch for those chilly Autumn nights.

Graduate Fashion Week Belted Disney Villains Dress – £28

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So whether you’re looking for that perfect Halloween costume or are simply looking for a stylish nod to your favourite childhood characters, give these a whirl. At these reasonably prices, they’re sure to sell out quickly.

If dresses aren’t your thing, you could always go for a Bambi onesie!

Disney Bambi Onesie – £14

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Photography & Modelling: A Glimpse

14 Dec

I did a brief stint as a model a few years back (including competing in the Miss England competition), but more recently my appearances in front of the camera tend to be for my sister Courtney, who is a Wedding and Portrait photographer (you can visit her website here). She is also a keen fashion and newborn photographer, so if you’re looking to get a portfolio done in any capacity, please get in touch.

I keep most of my photos on Facebook, but I thought I’d share some of my favourites on here. All photos are by Courtney Louise Photography unless otherwise stated.

Enjoy, and as always, comments welcome 🙂

Romantic themed shoot

"A Distant Dream"

Mimobot ad campaign

Mimobot ad campaign

Mimobot ad campaign

Outdoor shoot for photography contest

Most recent novel cover, My Soul To Save

Taken in Summer 2007 after winning Miss Lincolnshire

A rare self portrait of the Photographer, Courtney Louise

'60s themed night shoot

Fashion Forward: Ochre-Motive

14 Nov

This winter has seen the comeback of rich, earthy tones to compliment the animal print and fur trends that will see you right through until spring. Here are some of my top Ochre picks from the high street (click on the image to buy):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ochre Textured Rib Pencil Skirt, Miss Selfridge – £26.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ochre Ruched Shoulder Blouse, Dorothy Perkins – £15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTO Ultimate Skinny Jamie Jeans, Topshop – £40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paloma Argyle Pattern Acrylic Knit Pom Pom Hat, Boohoo.com – £12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colourblock Contrast Satchel, ASOS – £21

Missguided.co.uk – Shop the TV Ad

10 Nov

My new favourite online retailer Missguided.co.uk, who pride themselves on “delivering key catwalk looks and celebrity inspired women’s fashion”* at affordable prices, very recently branched out into TV advertising, putting them up there with the big names in affordable fashion with TV presence, such as M&S and H&M. Premiering last night during prime fashion viewing time, in the ad break for season finale of The Only Way Is Essex, the advertising campiagn’s theme of Drop Dead Gorgeous certainly delivered!

You can now find all of the items featured on the TV ad on the website and in the latest More Magazine, grab your copy now and get your mitts on these fashion must-haves pronto, in time for Christmas.

 

Here are just a couple of the fabulous Drop Dead Gorgeous pieces featured on the TV ad:

(Click on the images below to be taken to the product page on the Missguided website)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larysa Long Sleeve Jersey Maxi Dress in Wine – £17.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zafira Ponyskin Platform Wedge Boots in Cheetah Print – £35.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rafaela Loop Knit Chunky Cardigan in Rust – £43.99

 

*http://www.missguided.co.uk/about

Top Fashion Buys This Winter: Splurge or Save?

7 Nov

With Christmas just 38 days away (is it too early to countdown?), it’s time to start saving for those presents. But just because you want to splurge on the family this year that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer, or your shopping habits.

I have scoured the online shops for some of this winter’s top fashion buys, providing a ‘Splurge’ option if you have the cash to spend, and a ‘Save’ option if you’d prefer a cheaper alternative and save your pennies for other Christmas buys.

The Polka Dot Dress

SPLURGE:

Sheer panel polka dot shift dress, £190 @KarenMillen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Sasha Polka Dot Mesh Bodycon Dress, £25 @boohoofashion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leopard Print Trousers:

SPLURGE:

Tripp NYC Leopard print skinny trouser, £85 @ASOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Rossa Leopard print leggings, £8.99 @missguided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooded Scarf

SPLURGE:

Mantaray Fairisle Knit Hooded Scarf, £28 @Debenhams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Taylor Sherpa Teddy Hooded Scarf, £12 @boohoofashion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bondage tights

SPLURGE:

Wolford Bongage Tights, £32 @Selfridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Black Strap Around Bondage Tights, £6.99 @girlynightout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape:

SPLURGE:

Jarlo London Brown/ Black Sandra Cape, £87 Lottie’s Attik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Grey Check Cape, £18 @Nextofficial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkly Dress:

SPLURGE:

Lipsy VIP Scallop Beaded Dress, £120 @LipsyLondon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Sequin Shift Dress in Blue, £25 @Matalan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in one pyjamas:

SPLURGE:

Leopard Print All in One, £36 @Topshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Sorbet Jersey All in One, £19 @Verynetwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Knits:

SPLURGE:

Stanley Jasmine Jumper, £65 @Cath_Kidston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

H! by Henry Holland Grey Leopard Print Jumper, £40 @Debenhams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Lace Dress:

SPLURGE:

Black Hi Neck Lace Dress, £75 @WallisFashion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

John Zack Lace Dress, £39.99 @Newlook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faux Fur Coat:

SPLURGE:

ASOS Patchwork Faux Fur Coat, £95 @ASOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE:

Chocolate Faux Fur Jacket, £68 @Nextofficial

‘Vintage Loves’ Boutique Opens in Horncastle

2 Jul

Local entrepreneur and all-round Fashionista, Rachelle Wilson, has taken her passion for Vintage clothing and accessories to the next level by opening a boutique, aptly named ‘Vintage Loves’ in the Horncastle Antiques Centre – Home to some of the most sort after Antique and Vintage items in the country.

Rachelle’s collection is described on the ‘Vintage Loves’ Facebook page as:

**Original handpicked vintage items and accessories for women. You can find our lovely buys at the Horncastle Antiques Centre from July 2nd!

VintageLoves offers you quality vintage clothing and accessories at affordable prices.

Vintage clothing has traditionally been the favourite of creative personalities because it offers an enormously wide range of imaginative styles.**

A whole range of beautiful items were on offer at today’s launch, including everything from fur coats, leather handbags and silk dresses, to jewellery, sewing patterns and lace – All set off with some British bunting for decoration. Have a look for yourself what is currently up for grabs at the boutique (photos included from today’s launch, below):

  

   

   

   

   

You can become a fan of the Vintage Loves Facebook page by clicking on the link.

In addition to selling her Vintage items through the boutique, Rachelle plans to host ‘Vintage Love’ parties as well as opening an online shop. If you live in the Lincoln/ Horncastle area and would like to have a ‘Vintage Loves’ party, please contact Rachelle by email for more information.

Follow @Vintage_Loves on Twitter