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I currently study and live in Birmingham and am in my second year of university, undertaking a degree in media and communication. I used to blog (about fashion, style, clothes etc.) but for various reasons stopped. However, I now find myself at a point where I have more developed and informed opinions on an array of different things, including the fashion industry. This blog is not going to be photos of outfits and clothes, but my view on a multitude of topics surrounding the fashion industry. Fashion is something that I love but as media undergraduate I want to write articles that avoid the wishy washy adoration so commonly reflected in fashion blogs and magazines. It's interesting to look a little further and dig a littler deeper.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

half put together but not half hearted

Shirt & shorts; Topshop (also worn but not photographed brown buckle Topshop ankle boots & black Burshka faux leather jacket)
For the past few weeks I have been a recluse, however I place all blame on my exams which are, finally, finished now. But now they're actually finished I find myself a bit lost and feel that I should be doing work even though I have none to do. My lack of posts is due to my lack of activity. I didn't want to keep posting internet images of items that took my fancy as I felt it would get a bit boring after a while and so I have wait until now to upload something other than that. I had, so to speak, a formal engangement on Tuesday but felt it wasn't appropriate for me to photograph my outfit. Instead I bring you an outfit I wore last night (Friday) albeit very rushed and half put together. It was outside so I wore a black jacket and some ankle boots to keep me warm and these also helped to make the outfit look a bit more casual as it was an 18th birthday garden party. I also think my makeup made the look quite formal which was another reason why I chose to wear boots. I hate dressing up to go out as I just never know what to wear.
P.S. It was my prom on Thursday night but I'm waiting to get hold of some photos so that post will be up shortly

Monday, 18 June 2012

my new designer love

So, I have developed a new love for Lublu Kira Plastinina, especially her aw12/13 collection. I am quite fussy when it comes to 'higher end' fashion in that I know exactly what I like and don't like, and as a result only ever find a couple of items I really like in one collection. However, after discovering this label I am delighted to say that I have fallen in love with the whole collection! Its the kind of look I find myself drawn to a lot recently; tailored, simple and well put together. What I especially like about this collection is that although it does feature tailoring it does not go overboard with it and turn too androgynous (something I am not a fan of). Now, if only I could generate the funds.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

a solution to my swimwear dilemma

I so desperately wanted to do an outfit post but I've just been moping around my house attempting to do revision and occasionally venturing out to walk Bonzo, so my outfits have definitely not been photo worthy. Instead I thought I'd show you my newest purchase from H&M; this gorgeous turquoise bikini. I actually bought two new bikinis last year, one of which was from H&M, but both didn't fit as well as I'd like. I actually loved the black, tassel H&M bikini I bought last year but I had a bit of a blonde moment in the shop and ended up buying both top and bottom a size too small, only to realise when I unpacked on holiday. My brain obviously doesn't adapt well to European sizes, and this year I made sure to triple check before going to the till. I'd already eyed up this bikini online and despite it being placed directly in front of the door in the Oxford Street store there was an abundance of my size! What I didn't realise before trying it on is that it had these beautiful stones on the ties, which was a nice surprise and makes it look less plain. However, I'd be a bit cautious when buying swimwear from H&M as I have found that they all come up very small, it might just be me but definitely try before you buy as I had to go up several dress sizes. But all in all I think this is a very good bikini and is a must have, especially if you are heavier on the top. Its nice to have a swimsuit that fits, even if it is a size 16.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

a shady spot in the rain

top row; Thierry Lasry, Illesteva, Thierry Lasry, bottom row; Cutler and Gross, Ray Ban, Cutler and Gross
The weather in England recently has had an evident impact on this post, but I have definitely been out in the sun too long if I think I will ever be able to afford any of these sunglasses. No harm in dreaming right? I have been immersed in all things summery over the past week and cannot wait to go on holiday (5 and a half weeks to go) but now I have gotten into the swing of things the weather has taken a turn for the worst. Typical England; its a four day bank holiday weekend and the Queen's jubilee and the forecast is set for heavy rain. Im going to stop talking about the weather now.