Posts Tagged ‘studs’

Trend & Save

December 5, 2012

The Sci-fi space mini trend. Although set to still be a hit in A/W extended from the summer of this year, but one that I personally think will never out run some of the other trends we’ll see this fall, it’s still a kooky little number for every cyberdog fan to sink their laser vision pupils into.
With Black Milk kicking off the star trek love affair this summer it’s now finally made its way subtly into this year’s shoe department of designer wear with vibrant greens and two-tone metallics being a key look for this trend. But don’t worry high street haulers CJG’s got you covered.
CJG aka Chloe Jade Green and Topshop’s top gal has returned with her new range of skyscraper shoes all with the now signature mint green louboutinesk heel, and this ones set to rival the designer devils as well as conquer the stud, snake and green tone trends to ensure you skip into 2013 on top.

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1) YSL Mirrored-heel metallic pumps: £765: YSL via Net-a-porter
2) CJG Stud Venom Courts: £130: CJG via Topshop

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Fashionology

December 3, 2012

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Picture it. You go out, buy the perfect ring that will change the way people view you and your hands forever, you wear it a few times and then -BOOM- those green and brassy tones appear and your back to square one. It’s always the high street way. From this constant source of annoyance I am now a firm believer that silver is the way forward, its in fashion, it never wears away and compared to the high street jewellery prices at the moment (Topshop being one of the biggest offenders) sometimes their only a tad more expensive for the lighter pieces, and if there’s any store that will convert you to this charming metallic investment its fashionology.

A Brand taking todays gothic ring trend as well as all other areas of jewelry into its Netherlands stride from 2009 has been Fashionology. Foundered by Rachel Duister and starting from a passion for jewellery with originality whilst also having personal issues finding accessories to match her own style, Rachel started creating her own in her apartment whilst studying art.

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1) Silver Lapis Lazuli Ring: £44.61 2) Silver Cross Ring II: £36.50
3) Silver Feather Ring: £28.39

Her range has taken the blogosphere and stylists around the world by storm and now employ’s an army of fashionologists in her Rotterdam studio to produce and sell the nature and multi-cultured inspired stone adorned, patterned and alternative designs, along with monochrome illustrations dotted around the site to capture the brand by the very sleek Sanne de wild.

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1) Silver Square Ethnic Ring: £101.39 2) Silver Raven Skull Ring: £81.11 3) Silver Double Skull Ring: £101.39

Having grasped hold of the market here in the UK, been recognised and nominated by Elle.nl for the ‘Best Modeshop’ in 2010, and extending their range to a mens section, I wonder if there’s any height fashionology will struggle to reach.

This is definitely a brand to get your mitts on this winter fall. (excuse the pun)

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October 25, 2012

Yes.. yes.. ok regular readers, I KNOW this week were meant to hopping on the pic & tunes bandwagon.. AND YES.. we do see ALOT of shoes on here, too many at times.. But because my shoe needs are a must on this section of the web these particular ones HAVE to be blogged about as they depict everything I’ve ever wanted (and trust me, you want) from a boot.. ever.. And, as fashionably sad as it is.. they’re so nice, they make me sick every time I look at them, and if you’re a guy reading this post.. the kind of illness one would have as a football follower standing in their home teams dressing room amongst all their favorite players.
My fashion brain and I have always longed for the days of skipping down the middle of a snow flurried christmas light infused Oxford Street in a dalmatian print coat, wet look leggings and a pair of boots only dreams were made of seen in all of my fantasies.. and when I say fantasies.. these boots are like ones never to have been made, the sort of stuff someone thinks up in their head and never talks about whilst swallowing a deeply buried desperation in the inevitable case that if hopes rises fashion feelings could get hurt. Well this dream, MY DREAM, happened. And I’m still wondering how I’ve never encountered these heart palpitators before.

1) Peplum ankle leather boots in tan: £554: Casadei
2) PARTON METALLIC TRIM BOOTS: £120: Topshop

The Casadei Peplum ankle boot combine a smooth round feminine toe, with the PERFECT amount of height from a chunky mary jane heel, black and almond pinky tone alongside one another in a vertical block print alongside a sophisticated chain detail to make any Chanel addict swoon towards this brand. These ladies, are a thing of true beauty, so beautiful that the expansion of the chain cup toe shoe now stretches across all the footwear styles.

But so long as my bank balance remains in the harsh state that it’s in and boots stay a much-needed item for this winter.. a £554 price tag is not going help me. So unfortunately these will have to stay well and truly scribbled down on my fashion hit list and this pair of similar style (but sadly not detail) Topshop black boots with gold edges and studs, although lovely, will have to do for the fore-sigh-able future. Talk about first world problems.

Oh and just on an out note, sorry for my not-so-weekly weekly postings to you all.. My second brain aka my boyfriend highlighted to me my lack of regular posting and booted me into completing my many drafts so you can thank him for this (another reason why I love him so -bleurgh-) Check back for another interesting blog article very soon!

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Trend & Save

September 11, 2012

A spiked, studded and all round Osbourne goth chic is a real vibe right now and a great way to accessorise your outfit with textures and pattern without having to majorly compromise the rest of your outfit. Bloggers everywhere have been jumping on this trend of mixing feminine floral’s with fiery spikes to create those ultimate contrasting looks.. and the best part about it is it can be snapped up on the simplest of budgets. One of my favourites has to be the statement making spiked headband, and below is my top 3 selection of affordable cranium crowns to jump headfirst into this trend with.

1) ASOS Spike Pearl & Crystal Headband: £12: ASOS
2) SPIKE SECTION ALICEBAND: £12.50: Topshop
3) Silver spike head-dress: £3.49: Ebay

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Radio silence

September 8, 2012

With all the hustle and bustle of the world as we know it, on top all the new and exciting things that take you by surprise and creep into your life.. you find that other things can get a little side tracked and before you know it you become MIA.
So although there hasn’t been the usual movement of long articles, outfit posts and mid-week treasures on here lately, I just wanted to drop by with a selection of snaps of what I’ve found/bought/been to lately via my Instagram @thoughtsofashell to excuse my absence, and that.. I’m still here don’t forget about me!!
I have a quite a few new outfits and articles I want to share with you so keep checking back as they’ll be up soon!

1. Concrete carving – Semper Amemus: “May we love forever” 2. Fampbells – via ebay 3. Maybelline crystal pink 040 pop stick 4. Ping Pong! 5. Skittles gin with 2 favourites 6. Orbit at dusk 7. The Paralympics!! 8. Melissa Jelly shoes via Williams and Griffins

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Violetta E.

March 7, 2011

MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR Apologies are in order for my lack of blogging, its been too long and according to wordpress its been a whole month can you believe!

Due to third year university commitments and demanding work load (which will be posted when I receive the all clear) I haven’t been able to stop moving to sit and blog for you guys so I’m terribly sorry but I’m sure this little fashion post will revamp you tired blog wondering eyes :)

If you’re a fashion lover then you would have definitely heard of LookBook, which me and a few friends are a part of.. and within the last month (if I had written this post when I said I was going to it would have been a hotter LookBook topic) you would have met our crazy LookBook top leader and amazing photographer Violetta E.

You don’t have to be an avid fashion fan to realise how much talent this girl seems to ooze just from having a shutter at the end of her fingertip and a few ideas in hand, this girl has a fantastic eye for photography and a beautiful edgy style included! (and one of the main reasons I recently purchased a pair of DM’s)

Her use of countless interesting locations, accessories, editing and camera angles really push her grungy fashion photography to the top, and compared to the usual stream of thoughtless repetitive photography its nice to see somebody fashion orientated doing something strikingly different on LookBook for a change.

You can view her Lookbook page here: http://lookbook.nu/user/79093-Violetta-E
Or to view all her photography plus her additional signature stop motions after every post click here to view her blog: http://vi0lettae.blogspot.com/

I will be back for more posting later, enjoy! xx