Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Inspired by the Great Gatsby

Inspired by the Great Gatsby

A trend inspired by the new adaptation of the movie 'The Great Gatsby'. 
A trend that is difficult to pull off in the 21st Century but a trend no less, celebrities are currently drawing ideas from the '20s...

why not give it a go?


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Festival looks

Festival look 1

As it is coming up to the festival season, I thought I would do a couple of looks that will give you ideas of what to wear with any type of festival whether it is in a different country or in the UK. 
This look above is perfect for English weather, i find that a good pair of wellies and a backpack is essential for the UK.
The tribal print on both the earrings and top add a kind of indie look that is different on trend.
Keep visiting our blog for more on festivals....

- Isis

Friday, 10 May 2013

Best breakfasts on the go....

Ever found you've woken up late and have no time to make breakfast?

As breakfast is the most important meal of the need a brekkie on the go!!

This is a very good thing to buy! For all Porridge lovers, you can easily put hot water in it, wait a few minutes and bring a spoon with you...don't worry you won't look stupid!! People looking at you would wish they had had your idea!!!

Bananas or Banana chips are very good for you, rich in potassium - they are the perfect hangover cure if you have one. If you are just running late, they will provide you energy until the next time you are able to eat. 

Cereal Bars are our best friends!! They are good for running late because you can just grab it and still run out of the door!!


A sexy, sophisticated look

A sexy, sophisticated look

absolutely in love with this look!! this jacket is beautiful and totally expensive!!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Storage ideas....

Storage ideas for makeup!!

Makeup is so annoying sometimes, at some points I have it all scattered everywhere and others I have it so organised that I can't even access all my makeup. 

It is difficult when you are living on campus in University especially when you first move in as you don't really know what your new home for the next year will look like and you don't really know what to prepare for.

I recommend buying things as you go along, in order to get the best out of your place. 

So, I came across Ikea when I was home for christmas and may I just say, Ikea is great for students, they have so many different, inexpensive things especially for us. 

You must realise that half your makeup, you are not going to be able to take, because it just will not fit. This divider is the key to my organisation and trust me it was hard work to find something like this...

So what do you think? I managed to fit in jewellery, nail varnishes and beauty tools. Trust me, it was hard to part with the rest of my makeup but you have to.
In case you are wondering why i have thread, this is used for threading which i highly recommend.
 It does not do to have messy eyebrows lool

- Monique

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Top 5 Fashion Trends for Spring 2013

What they are and how to wear them...

Fall 2013 Fashion Collections are now available, 
so its time to start thinking about what look we want to have
 and get prepared for Spring!!

1. Stripes and Checkerboard Prints


To achieve this look, wear a striped or checkered dress, if you don't want to go so bold, add an item that is stripy. 
This enables you to follow the trend but in a subtle way.

Tip: For Spring its all about combinations so for this why not try and layer stripe on stripe?  

 2. Crop tops

This new trend is a look that breaks up the outfit in the middle, shops tend to sell tops that show the above the bellybutton, so why not try it?
Bearing in mind, if you have an athletic/boyish shape, this will be perfect on you, separating your top and bottom half, creating a slight curvy shape.

Tip: For the perfect look match it with a high waisted short or skater skirt!

3. Florals
Spring is the season for florals! 
So go ahead and buy tops/dresses/bottoms with bold floral prints!

Tip: For floral addicts... try mix and match this floral look, this will give you the bold statement you may be looking for or if not, why not go full floral? 

4. Ruffles

Over-sized ruffles are this year really fashionable, they make a strong statement that enables you to stand out!

 5. White Shoes

 A Must Have for this year!!

White shoes, and especially heels are definitely THE fashion trend for 2013. With it being neutral, you can wear it with everything you like!  
PLUS it is very hard to go wrong with a beautiful pair that can last a long time.

 Tip: For a perfect look combine it with a colorful/striped or patterned look!

- Angela

A day travelling...

We have had a very late spring/summer in the UK that I have often doubted whether i would be able to go out without a jacket this year. 

Luckily, as the summer holidays approach in the UK, the sun has been shining more often which is surprisingly rare, and is making us all happy! 

However, it is clear to see that many people are not going full out with the summer clothes. Maybe because, as everyone who lives in the UK knows and has experienced,

 Not to keep your hopes up with our weather!

I have noticed a lot of colour in what people are wearing, few midriffs on show although leggings continue to be a must-have in our wardrobes this year. 
Monochrome is in this spring/summer but I have not seen many people following this trend. The people that do follow this trend are subtly wearing this but as it is only May, I have yet to see this trend in the UK. 
What are people wearing where you are? Let us know...we'd love to find out!

With summer continuing on like this, our best bet is to get the remaining trend of maxi skirts and dresses out, a pair of sunglasses and you're good to go! 

Today, it was time for me to go back to university after a long holiday at home.

I wore a pair of leggings (Zara), leather jacket (Primark), Office City Bag (Zara), top and sunglasses (Forever 21) and a pair of black flats (Primark).

What do you think of my subtle take on monochrome? bearing in mind my top has blue lines on it....

- Monique

oh why, oh why...

Sighted: Madonna at the met gala

Sultra posted on their facebook page a status about Madonna at the met gala 2013.

picture from e-online

What is this? Madonna may be Queen of Pop but seriously?? In my opinion, this outfit is over the top and even the black wig is just awful....however, it is clear to see that this outfit is intended to gain as much publicity as possible and well done, Madonna, you have achieved it. 

According to E news, this outfit was Givenchy Haute Coutour by Riccardo Tisci who according to Vogue tends to add a gothic twist to his designs for the Givenchy label which explains a lot. 

Meanwhile, People magazine reports that Blake Lively was among the best dressed (wearing Gucci) at the gala but who wouldn't expect that? :)

- Monique

Friday, 3 May 2013

Shoes, shoes, shoes

We both have a BIG love for shoes…Recently, Tasha’s favourite shoes are Jeffrey Campbell lookalikes and she absolutely loves them!!
//shoes from ebay //discopants from American Apparel

I tried them on and I love them too, I expected them to be uber uncomfortable but they are actually alright…In my opinion they take a little while to get used to but…

hey that’s what us girls have to do with every new, wonderful pair of shoes that we can’t live without..... men will Never understand loool....

My favourites tend to be wedges and I will be soon hunting for the perfect summer pair or pairs lol.

I have noticed a pair in New Look, what do you think? 
//New Look

- Monique

Extra, Extra...Read All About It....

So.....Mila Kunis has been named sexiest woman in the world by FHM. 

FHM have done a countdown of the reasons why she is considered a number 1, jumping straight from a number 9 in 2012. 
inc. her smile, laugh, teeth, eyes...enough to make us all depressed....

Who agrees that she should have the title?
 I certainly do, she is a stunning woman, so lucky her :)

According to E News, Rihanna is placed 2nd with Michelle Keegan at 4th.
Rihanna is a beautiful girl but in my opinion, Michelle Keegan should be placed at 2nd.

And it turns out that Kaley Cuoco (Penny from The Big Bang Theory) has jumped straight in the top ten. To be honest, I'm surprised Raj didn't make it on there with his female charm... ;)

We all gotta love a bit of Big Bang.....

Meanwhile, the world goes on and I have yet to watch Iron Man 3 in the cinema, will let you know what i think of it....

Love you all,


Fashion through the ages…

We have come so far...

From the different ways we accentuated our bodies, the ways we follow the next trend and the ways that fashion has truly adapted to practicality or just all round style icons of the modern era.  

A recent visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum was so awesome that I just had to show you guys....

(This dress is in the style of French fashion, possibly 18th Century)

If you look closely at the detail of this dress, you see the extent of the embroidery and work that was put into the skirts of this dress. 
Underneath the dress, a woman would wear a wire cage that would have weighed a TON.

Just goes to show, there is no such thing of beauty without pain.

The beautiful silk is portrayed in this painting in such a way that you can see the way it sits, flowing like water on her body.

A few more pictures are displayed below....

This dress was truly beautiful, an early creation
by the designer Christian Dior completely contrasts with his designs today. 

And of course, I just had to include this, one of the many treasures that the museum holds... this necklace is such a beautiful piece that I would love to own but can you imagine the difficulty when moving your neck?

I recommend you all to visit the fashion section at the museum, it truly has some amazing finds...

Love you all,

- Monique 

All pictures used in this post are from the Victoria and Albert Museum and taken by me.