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Sunday, 3 May 2015

MAP MY PROM STYLE




Prom season is JUST around the corner and I've picked my favourite prom princesses from the movies to help model my favourite high street prom looks. It's not all about the big dresses nowadays, mix it up with a jumpsuit or add some edge with a biker jacket! So I've got both Sandy and Rizzo in ASOS. I really like the cut out of Rizzo's dress, perfect for some hot stepping on the dance floor with Kenicky right?! As for Sandy, I kept her biker jacket for added sass and put her in this mini bandeau dress, with a cool pop of yellow. I ditched the lycra catsuit. If anyone is ever pulling off a lycra catsuit it's the pink Power Ranger. End off. 

Get Rizzo's dress HERE
Get Sandy's dress HERE




For me, Janis is THE stand out character in Mean Girls. How can you not love a girl who turns up to the senior prom with her best gay friend in matching purple tuxedos?! I've retained Janis' tailored vibes with this stunning Culotte Bandeau Jumpsuit from Warehouse. I like to think these days Janis would have a damn fine Scarlet Johansson style sweeping crop cut and some killer red lipstick....'Let's rock this b##ch!'





Skip ahead and press play on Sixpence None The Richer's 'Kiss Me' for this outfit! She's All That was one of my go to films growing up. It's got dancing, banter, hideous 2000's hair fails and Lil' Kim. The BEST part is when Laney has her big bad ass makeover (they take off her glasses which honestly, I think she looked better with...) and she comes down the stairs while Freddie Prinze Jnr's 'insert jock hero name here' stands and watches. She looks AWESOME. Now this isn't the 'prom' moment in the film , that's later on, but this stunning dark red Structured Lace Dress from TOPSHOP is beauts. You hardly need any accessories as all the lace does the work for you baby! All together now, 'Kissss meeeeeeeeee'


Did you know Romy and Michelle invented post its? Honest truth. While they attend a high school reunion in the film, they do have a flashback prom moment. Cue Cyndi Lauper please. Romy's dress is all about making a statement. It's the perfect Spring/Summer staple for the wedding season and you can still style this up for a night out later in the year! Michelle's dress is simple yet totally over styled with hot pink shoes and potentially the best every alternative to a posh clutch if I have ever seen one. It's blue and fluffy. What's not to like right?! 

Both dresses from River Island. Romy's look is HERE
and Michelle's dress is HERE with her bag HERE

Don't forget you can MAP out not just your prom style, but all your style, in my new interactive fashion journal, MAP MY STYLE









Saturday, 18 April 2015

MAP MY CERSEI STYLE









She is the baddest beotch in Kings Landing. How could I NOT do a style session on Cersei Lannister to celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones?! Now sit back, arch those brows, fill that wine goblet and enjoy...#WinterIsComingBitches

Sunday, 5 April 2015

TRENDS ILLUSTRATED AT MANCHESTER ARNDALE

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Both Images - JASON LOCKE (@LilyKitten1 and @IrenaDWorld


My #OOTD was some pastel realness. This photo was taken at the WAREHOUSE Urban Garden Party held on the same day. The bloggers did their custom tees and then we took them upstairs to enjoy the selfie frame, Toni & Guy hair specialists, new season stock AND cute potted plants you got free with a goodie bag on any purchase over £70. How much do I want to take this selfie frame home? SO BLOODY MUCH.


Next, I was interviewed by L'Oreal from Manchester Confidential. She is such a stunner and a beaut and so lovely to draw! As she's a journalist I went for 'Diana Ross meets Lois Lane' kinda vibe. Check out her write up HERE. Miz Blackett is definitely the kind of girl I could easily have a cocktail or 15 with.




Image Credit - JASON LOCKE

To summarise, the weekend was a big success. Everybody worked mega hard on this event to make it work and I think we totally pulled it off! A big THANK YOU to MayNineteen, Luma Printing, The Refinery and of course, Manchester Arndale for making this happen!!


MAP MY STYLE couldn't be left out of this could it? HELL NO. Thanks Waterstones Arndale for the table promo.


NOW ONTO THE BLOGGERS, here's just a few of the write ups :


Special mentions to Lucy from 'Lightscamerafeathers' wearing her custom #TrendsIllustrated tee and doing a shoot with it the next day! Mermaid and dino combo? WINNING. Read all about it HERE

 ROCK ON HOLLY has sooooo many great photos from it! www.rockonholly.com

It was Laura and Hannah's FIRST ever big blogging events. Go see what they had to say - 


F.B.I SAVVY POST HERE


LIZASLISTS post HERE


You can also WATCH a write up on the event with Elizabeth from Nelly&Noopy :)




(I know not everyone has written posts/vlogged/shot their custom tees yet - when you do give me a shout and I'll add you to this list! )


SO it's a week since 'Trends Illustrated' took place at Manchester Arndale and this is the FIRST time I've had to sit and update this blog! I have never been so busy recently, so if updates are slow, gimme a nudge right?

The Saturday morning was fantastic. I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the bloggers who came to the event. I'm going to keep this post short as I think the bloggers have done fantastic write ups on how they
responded to the event and the custom tees they made

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

16 WAYS TO WEAR AND STYLE YOUR #TRENDSILLUSTRATED CUSTOM TEE


'Trends Illustrated' has been a fantastic project to work on! The event takes place THIS weekend (28th - 29th March) at Manchester Arndale. Spend over £60 on fashion/beauty/accessories and you can claim and CREATE your own custom t-shirt. The YrStore machines have a quick learning curve where you can create any kind of colour or layout you want. A repeat pattern of donuts and unicorns with a yellow background? DONE. I've already tested these machines and think they're fantastic. I've also created a LOT of exclusive illustrations for customers to use, expand, repeat and colour over. THIS IS GONNA BE SO COOL. 

THE TEES - Unisex oversized tee for men and women OR cropped tee for those that dare to bare.
WHEN - This weekend March 28th-29th at Manchester Arndale
WHERE - Located in Exchange Square opposite Next and River Island
WHAT AM I WEARING? I have no clue.
So as someone who does love a printed tee, how about I take you through 16 different ways to style/wear/outfit build these bad boys? Can you think of any others?!









Damn it I know how to work a camera like a BHS catalogue pro.

Also, how about a sneak peek at just SOME of the illustrations for the tees? These are just a tiny selection!


If you want to know more about this weekends #TrendsIllustrated then head over to HERE

Show me your style and post your pics to Instagram and Twitter using #TrendsIllustrated 
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