Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Denim & Leather


 Top: Charity shop, Jacket: Levis via Carboot, Socks: ASOS, Shoes: ASOS, Fake Tattoos: c/o  INKU


Right now I'm in a very bizarre position trying to type this, my laptop has a loose connection, so the screen turns off unless it's nearly closed - fun times. I'm hopefully going to be buying a new laptop soon, so I will be blogging more.

A few weeks ago I applied to be part of  Access All ASOS,  it's a scheme where die hard fans of ASOS  get to be closer to the company, I thought it sounded amazing and couldn't wait to apply. This morning I received an email saying that I had been selected, and that parcel was on it's way (very MI6). I couldn't believe I had been chosen! The parcel arrived and inside I found the most thoughtful note and little gifts ever (head over to my instagram to see)

Also, don't worry I haven't been getting tattoo'd under-age, I was very kindly sent them by INKU!


Rose xo


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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Aquascutumn Pea Coat

Coat: Aquascutum via Charity shop, Velvet top: Charity Shop, Skirt: Charity Shop, Tights: Topshop, Shoes Carvela Kurt Geiger gifted from Harrods.

First of all I want to apologise for the crap quality of these photos, the light suddenly disappeared from my garden and then it started to spit. So sorry the photos are hurried and bitty, but I'm just going to pass them off as 'vintage' or 'retro' to match my the theme of my coat. 

I picked this coat up in a charity shop for £5! I thought I'd try my luck, and ask the lady at the desk if I could go up stairs to where they sort everything out, she said yes! But as long as I didn't tell anyone (so shhh!) 
 Not going to lie, I felt like Kanye West of the charity shops, visiting the VIP section was awesome! There was so much stuff strewn about the place, hundreds of bags in sorting areas and one old man at a desk, slowly filtering through it all. My coat was the first thing I saw, it was on a rail with a load of other stuff that that had been deemed too old to sell. Well when I saw it, I knew instantly that it was Aquascutum, because of the style, pattern and quality. I like the way this coat fits, not everybody does and I've had many people tell me that I look like an old woman wearing it, I don't care as it's the warmest coat I've ever owned, not a slither of wind gets through this bad boy. 

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Scalloped Berries


Flower Crown: DIY , Shirt: ASOS, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Dr Martens, Socks: ?, Necklace: H&M Jumper:
Carboot 

I have been working on my sketch books, trying to get the last bits and bobs done so they are all up to scratch for tomorrow, where they will be looked at by my fashion tutor. It's so weird how much more work you get when you go into college or sixth form, everyone said that it would be, I just didn't realise how much more.  I haven't watched any TV in the past month because I get home at 7, eat and then work on my fashion projects until 10/11 and by that time I'm usually half asleep so the work I produce isn't the best. I do enjoy college, it's just keeping up with the work can be tricky. I don't want to stop blogging either, I've just got to find better ways of managing my time! Thank fully this week off has been just what I needed to catch up on all my work.

Rose xo 

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Saturday, 5 October 2013

DIY Halloween Flower Crown + Costume Ideas

 I love Halloween, it's like Christmas for people who love DIY and dressing up, its an excuse to cover yourself in fake blood and freak your Mum out. Here I have a little DIY showing you how to make a gothic flower crown and some other little ideas for Halloween on a budget.

What you will need:
2 wire flower stalks with flowers on them (I got mine from dunelm)
Wire Cutters
Headband


I already had this headband from Primark for £1, I thought the iridescent gems would add a nice touch to the flower crown.

 1: wrap the wire stalk around the headband, starting from the base of the headband and wrapping around the band.

2: Once you have gone all the way round, snip the ends with the wire cutters, and then repeat the process with the second stalk.

3: Easy! You should end up with something that looks a little like this.
 
I went into Poundland today because I fancied some chocolate (btw they have some really nice green and blacks choccy in at the moment!) and I stumbled upon there fantastic Halloween section. I found these cool spider, battery powered fairy lights and thought they would look really cool in a Halloween costume. They come in all kinds of shapes too! You could put them round your neck as an interesting necklace or you could cut out pieces of a t-shirt and thread them though to make it look like you have spiders crawling up you.

 I then found some spray blood! Spraying fake blood on is such a good idea because you could make it look so much more realistic!
I hope you found this post useful, Rose xo

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

SHARK ATTACK

Shirt: Asos, Jumper: Grandmothers crafty work, Pinafore: Miss Selfridge, Scarf: Carboot, Boots: Dr Martens, Socks: DIY.

 If I achieve nothing else today, at least I can go to bed knowing how to make a gif. 
I have a week off from college at the moment because I was on a 4 week probationary period, just so my college can check that I wasn't going to drop out, turns out I have lost a considerable amount of work and haven't done enough in my sketch books. I have spent most of yesterday and today frantically shoving stuff in my sketch books, whilst trying to figure out what I've done with my work. I'll have to hermitise (is that a word? It is now.)  my self until the end of the week too finish it all, ah well at least I'm not revising hydro carbons.
Rose xo
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