Monday, 27 August 2012

Autumn Equals Equestrian...

Hey guys,

As promised this post is about a huge trend this season - equestrian style. The essential premise of this look is that everything is country chic - but I wouldn't recommend taking a designer blazer to muck out your stables, save it for the dressage!

A few seasons ago Hunter wellingtons and Barbour jackets became incredibly fashionable and coincidently were worn and replicated in many wardrobes and look books. This trend is also very unisex as there is one look that suits all with slight adaptions when it comes to trouser styles (women styles lean towards a jodhpur style while men have a tailored trouser style) and obviously accessories differ.

I have made a collage of the best of the look, enjoy!

Jodhpurs: £22.50

So now everyone can look like a dressage Olympian or a gentleman farmer this season.

LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sunday night reading!

Hey guys,

So I'm just hanging out in my room and today I purchased my first september issue of a magazine and it was (drum roll please) Teen Vogue!

It was an excellent read with lots of tips for how to take the latest trends from the catwalk to the wardrobe and also the interview with Selena Gomez is beautifully shot and written with some lovely casual style images that show chic beach looks and what appears to be a bare faced Selena - a refreshing change to the heavily made up beauty section nearer the back of the magazine. Finally it has some nice back to school/fall fashions that would suit anyone and can slot into any wardrobe with ease.

I also want to show my latest manicure from my lovely mummy - which combines a pop bright pink that would of exploded of any outfit but I managed to tone it down with some pale pink glitter smash as a top coat.

My next post will be show jumping its way to you on Monday but till then,


LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Bucket List 2.0

Hey guys,

Ok so the last time I wrote a bucket list (1.0) I had just broken the 5,000 page view barrier and now I am sitting here and my little blog has now had 11,698 and I thought I had better update it as shockingly I have done one of them already (in part at least)

Here it goes:
  1. This is major one for me. I want to own a Chanel Handbag. I want to save my hard earned money and treasure it. I want to walk into the shop and leave a changed person.
  2. I want to sit at Paris Fashion Week amongst the most respected people in the industry. I want to stand out and watch the shows as a person who sees the art in clothes. The beauty of a fast-paced world.
  3. I want to find the perfect pair of shoes. I want to walk for miles in them. I will treasure them forever.
  4. I want to go to Coco Chanel's apartment. I may pass out. It's one of the once in a lifetime things.
  5. I want to get something from Tiffany's in New York. Looking like Mrs.Hepburn.(as much as possible)
  6. Now 6 is being updated as I will go to Comic Con dressed as Lara Croft because 1,  Padmé Naberrie is hard to get perfect and 2, as luck would have it I predicted that Militarian would be in and it is. Oh and who doesn't want to look like a kick ass woman! 
  7. I want to travel the world and buy every outfit I wear in the country I go to. Leave with no clothes end up with the best styles from everywhere.
  8. I want to go to New York. I have a kind of obsession with the place. I want to be there and be inspired.
  9. I want to see the things that inspire designers. I want to see how the most beautiful of pieces steam from the most beautiful of muses.
  10. I want to go to the places where fashion needs to reach. India and the middle east. I want to make fashion more than labels. I want it to change people's lives. 

Firstly, 1 through to 5 have not changed, still not completed but hey, I am only young. 
6 is updated. 
7, well I bought and wore a sarong in Greece and a beaut scarf in the Himalayas in India so I guess I have made progress. 
8 has not happened yet.
9 is a tough one but I will go to every V&A exhibit until I have had my mind blown, I thought it was bad when I was inspired to write this blog. 
10 is completed in part as I did get to go to India and it was amazing, the last part is a personal goal of this blog and of my life.

 I don't ever really wear designer labels like I would want to but fashion is a huge part of my life. I want everyone who reads my blog to understand that I am just an ordinary girl who isn't draped in designer gear 24/7 but is quiet comfortable turning items of the high street into outfits that can rival a designer collection. 

Anyway, its not about the label on the clothes, its the person you feel like when you are in them. 

That's the message I try to send out by writing this blog. 

Endless luv readers,

LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Friday, 17 August 2012

Thoroughly Militarian Millie!

Hey guys,

So over here in the United Kingdom summer has faded to a humid, murky and often rainy season. The heat is on but it's not the pleasant sun shine but the type of heat that makes even the best treated hair frizzy. Subsequently the bikinis have been slung on the sale pile and autumn trends have arrived.

The trend that has returned this month is one of military styled attire. You take a walk down the great British high street and you will find olive greens and camouflage patterns on all forms of attire and I have selected my favourite pieces from my travels.

Also where would life be without accessories: 

See details of the items in this look here

So if you want to rock a look circa Miss Lara Croft like I do, then I will see you on the high street 
(or if we are camouflaged we won't see each other! lol)


LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Late Post - Sorry guys! (Ascot Style)

Hey guys,

This post was supposed to be written in June but because of exams I have only just found it.

This post is shows my take on what should of been worn to Ascot this year. If you saw in my past post (Summertime!) I did not under stand why the fashion police were apparently in force this year when they let people with bird cages stacked on top of their heads in. So although this was prepared a month ago, this is my notes for what to wear next year ladies!

Basically the key is to pick a trend and head suitably demure, this season was ideal with pastel proving very on trend. When I create an outfit I choose a main piece and build around it with options, so for the outfit below I went for a sparkly vintage dress in cream and then adorned it with gold to add metallics and another complimentary pastel shade to create a tonal effect. Also I added in a watch, essential for time keeping if you want to watch a particular race, but also adds a glamour that makes you independent too. 

Coast Hatinator Check site for price
Charlotte Olympia Raffia Shoes £574.00 - (a platform to keep your dress out of the mud!)
Bertie Dancing Shoes Check site for price

I hope these notes help you prepare for next years races or they could even work for weddings (just lean away from white so as to not upset the bride!)


LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Fifty Years Missing You...♥

Hey Guys and Dolls,

This post is my way of remembering a legend, Miss Marilyn Monroe.

Today is 50 years since she was taken from Earth and I can't help but think how she would of looked glamorous in her old age were she still with us now. However to still feel her presence is a blessing we are not allowed but instead we get to remember her as the beautiful icon that glistened and shone to the whole world.

The blonde bombshell, the icon, the superstar - all good descriptions and all correct. She was the woman every woman wanted to be and was certainly a male pin-up and it was her fame that catapulted her and at the same time bought her heartbreak.

When it came to fashion there can be no faulting her. Her iconic dresses that were designed by William Travilla, at her height of her fame, are true marvels especially the gold pleated dress that caused a censorship stir, just after that followed by the white dress and the subway vent in The Seven Year Itch and finally of course the iconic pink dress draped in diamonds and that large bow in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
When she wasn't pursing her lips in that pose and smiling with that blonde hair curled at a photo shoot for a movie or at an event, there are the simple photos such as her in the Mexican wrap cardigan contemplating the world by the beach, showing that even at her most natural, she radiated beauty from within.

She was an intelligent lady fully aware of what she needed to do to become an icon. She rose to the top from Norma Jean to Marilyn Monroe in 36 short years. Her personal life was one of a troubling nature but to the public she was held on a pedestal. In the recent NBC series Smash there was a song that Karen sings as she plays Marilyn and if you get a moment then check it out as I believe it sums up the highlights of Marilyn's life as if it's her words to us.

Marilyn, this is my personal bit to you directly. I want you to know that you are a star and even though you are not with us, it's been 50 years and the world loves you just as much. The hardships you had in your life are inspiring to me and the fact you were so successful is a tribute to you. The more I learn about you the more I wish I could of met you or at least been able to see you in the flesh. For what you did for women with curves, fashion will never forget you and also thank you for all the outfits that you made iconic. I will always be inspired by you. I am a true fan.
Marilyn, rest in peace,

Luv you guys too,

LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Backflip in style and sparkle!

Hey guys,

So as the Olympic gymnastic team final finished last night with the hot team GB men finishing 3rd and the beautiful team GB ladies did an amazing 6th place. Congrats from me to the winners of every part of the Olympics so far it's incredible to watch such determined athletes achieve their dreams.

Although I have talked about the uniforms before in general - this post aims to show off something that caught me and my mums eye while watching last nights event at the games: the amazing leotards of the women gymnasts.

Considering the huge flexibility required to be a gymnast, the outfits follow suit but they also show some personality and sophistication, while also showing the nations flag colour scheme. Particular highlights included:
  • Of course I am a Team GB supporter and the lions mane logo is shown in sparkling red or deep blue on the metallic leotards of the gymnasts.
  • I also wanted to highlight the Team USA gymnasts who both a starry purple leotard in qualification and as well had a ornate red sparkly leotard that sparkled as brightly as the ladies smiles as they won team gold.

All in all the ladies looked so incredible and the amazing team work that they showed on the whole world through competing together is a skill we should all take from this event and the games.


LDN Teenage Fashionista xx♥