London Calling...and Lizzie B's on the line. Yes, this weeks Lookbooker of the week goes to the beautiful Lizzie from London. Denim is her best friend, good luck trying to catch L in leggings! A tasty concoction of masculine vintage balanced with a hint of feminine detail, means L is onto a winner, add rock n roll as needed.
"secret love affair with vintage denim. and iced latte."
Q&A NAME: Lizzie Broadway AGE: 16 LOCATION: London MY STYLE IN 3 WORDS: spontaneous, free, at times eccentric FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING: High waist vintage Levi jeans, or fringed black jumpsuit FAVOURITE PLACE: London: Shoreditch. England: Suffolk countryside. I REALLY LOVE: Vintage denim, it gets better with time, and the materials used 40 years ago are amazing quality compared to what jeans are sometimes made of today. I REALLY HATE: leggings. just leggings with anything, other than for running. FASHION ADVICE: with vintage don't settle with falling down hems and holes in jumpers - you'll look a mess.
Well...if it isnt my good old friend, the top-knot. Firstly, Id like to thank you top-knot, you have aided me through many a bad hair day, through bad roots to split ends, through rainy days to rushed mornings. I salute you top- knot.
Secondly, TOP KNOT HAS RETURNED. And fiercer than ever might I add. Seen at all the Fall shows from Marios Schwab to Temperley, this brilliant barnet is here to stay: master it now.
Here we have the double hair knot. What a beaut.
Topshop Unique went for the double whammy this fall...
Even the amazing Diane Kruger got in on the action with a cheeky side knot. Lovely!
Hello beautiful people. This weeks Lookbooker of the Week goes to the marvelous Kyle! Whilst I thought that cardigans were reserved only for the 60+: Kyle is rocking the jumper! The grandad-cool has its limits however: crocs are always a no-no for him (and for everyone else for that matter).
I really do enjoy his take on casual mens tailoring; each outfit seems well thought out, yet effortless. Trés chic.
NAME: Kyle James Jammeson Prosser
LOCATION: Charleston, SC
MY STYLE IN 3 WORDS: Different, Always Changing
FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING: I love cardigans & sweaters.
FAVOURITE PLACE: Definitely downtown, I love shopping and taking pictures there.
I REALLY LOVE: Taking pictures, Photography, Fashion, Etc.
Ok, so sorry to all my followers, haven't posted nearly enough in the last week or so; life has been hectic, hectic, HECTIC! Tomorrow I shall be jetting off to Grecia for a week of sun & relaxation, much needed!
Today I stumbled upon this beaut: VIMTO ICE LOLLY. Double-ewe-tee-eff. I was quite excited as you can see by the magical look on my face. Amongst desperately trying to fit all my clothes under the 20kg luggage limit (damn you British Airways), playing tennis (wimbledon fever) and getting Ed Sheeran's album (LUSH-get it now), I have managed to get all my articles written and 'scheduled' for my absence, for all my lovely followers. I have a few trend articles and 'Lookbooker of the Week' coming up, so watch this space!
So I decided...to do a 'Lookbooker of the Week' feature. Each week I will choose a lookbooker who has caught my attention, not just by the amount of hypes they have received, but by how they have used fashion to showcase their unique personality. This week I have chosen Kat T. Kat has a cool, laid-back vibe to her style, very bohemian chic. I chose her because, despite being a self-confessed 'wallflower', she really expresses personality through her clothes and her philosophy that clothes can be your creative medium to show who you are to the World really relates to me, and probably alot of people.
"My secret is that I'm a complete wallflower...I use fashion to force myself out of my comfort zone and generate a more outgoing side of myself."
Q&A NAME: Kat T. AGE: twenty LOCATION: Massachusetts MY STYLE IN 3 WORDS: strange, casual, quirky FAVOURITE ITEM: my oversized cream open-knit sweater FAVOURITE PLACE: Boston I REALLY LOVE: my fiancée, my cat, and tea I REALLY HATE: closed-mindedness FASHION ADVICE: always ask someone for their opinion on an outfit -- and make sure they're not just nodding along with the stock 'looks great' response, either.
So here's my latest lookbook post. The shirt is the German designer Basler from a charity shop for just £4, awesome! Also, I am totally smitten with this green skirt from River Island; however there is a catch. Upon purchasing said item I slipped it straight on and happily skipped out of my house on my merry way, when, disaster struck. A gust of wind lifted my skirt almost over my head, exposing my spongebob squarepants underwear to some poor, unsuspecting passersby. Not my finest moment. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I warn you, they might not be the sexiest garment, but hell, at least I get to keep my dignity.
So heres one of my favourite charity shop finds for today, the white crop top! How much do you ask? Well a mere 200 of the queens finest pennies I say! Thats a bargain if I ever heard one!Also the skirt is actually a boob-chube, but shh dont tell anyone.The only drawback I find with charity shops is...I smell like granny. I cant exactly describe the scent, it just smells old. Dont fear, I have found the solution. Washing.
I know, I was shocked when I found out too.
I also picked up this super-cool nail polish thing.
Just heard the Arctic Monkeys new album 'Suck it and See'. So far my favourite song is actually 'Suck it and See', its a bit nice. Heres a cheeky exert:
You're rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock, And those other girls are just postmix lemonade.
I like it cos I also enjoy the fruity pop drink dandelion and burdock.
Well thats all for now kids, I have a hot date with my old friend cider. I will be kind and leave you with this golden nugget of wisdom:
One of my favourite trend for this summer, fruit! Yes, our fruit friends have gone up in the world: from their humble market place beginnings to being spotted strutting its stuff around Paris and London. How did these simple creatures reach such dizzy heights? By being sexified* by the worlds top designers, thats how. See above Stella getting zesty and Prada going bananas. (I know this is horribly cheesy, but I couldn't help myself)
*not actually a word.
Don't have a designer budget? Fret not little ones!
The high street did good.
Lemon dress, Primark £9
Very Cherry, H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams £28
I too could not resist the lure of pineapples wearing shades, River Island £19.99
Remember kids: when life gives you lemons, wear the motherfuckers. Delicious.
Hot new Australian designer Louise Hardcastle has become my new fashion love. Her use of simple, clean cut design with a clash of fierce brights, means her AW 11/12 collection (named "My lean, unripened heart") is perfect for the Summer-Autumn transition, and of course brightening up those dull november days I am not exactly excited for. The winning mix of British sophistication and Aussie 'chilled out' vibe, means Louise Hardcastle is set for fashion greatness. Watch this space.
Tigers are very ferocious creatures and thats why i like them.
This blog will be jam-packed with things i like and notice on a day-to-day basis; i used to just jot them down in a notepad but that isnt very 21st century of me and not very cool.
My layout right now is PANTS. Anyone who could advise me on how to make it look any less pants would be rewarded with kind utterances.