Thursday, 20 November 2014

Little Viking

For all you lovelies in the St Albans area, if you haven’t already visited the cute vintage shop named Little Viking then I advise you take a trip down to their small shop and courtyard. I love vintage shopping and rummaging for great bargains. Yet, sometimes I find that I can become overwhelmed by large vintage shops where the clothes are not organised or clearly displayed; this makes it hard to find the perfect item. Little Viking is amazing because it’s not too big therefore I feel that you are more likely to find the item for you. They always make sure their clothes are great quality and that they are selling the best vintage clothes out there. Not only is the shop amazing, but so are the people. There is a great vibe about the shop and the owners really care and adore vintage because of this I always have a brilliant shopping experience.

In this post I am featuring my jacket from Little Viking. Ever since I brought it, I can honestly say that I don’t think I have taken it off. It goes with everything and I know that I am even going to wear it in summer to festivals. The jacket can be dressed up for an evening out or made super comfy and casual. In this post I have teamed it with my knee high River Island boots and my vintage leopard print blouse, with my Topshop jumper thrown on top. This creates an effortless but stylish feel because of the contrast of prints and material. To finish off the look I have added my Primark hat; as a hat is always a full stop to any outfit.

Here is a link to the Little Viking Facebook, which also has directions. Take a trip down there and have a look!











Friday, 14 November 2014

Simplistic Style

Recently, I feel as if my style has become more laid back and simplistic. In this outfit of the day, I have chosen a cosy jumper and I am wearing my lace dress from Topshop, as a skirt. This outfit is simple but still dressy enough for an evening meal out. I got the inspiration for this look from a Topshop window; they had also placed a large oversized jumper on the mannequin, with my burgundy dress as a skirt. These dresses seem to be popular amongst me and my friends; you can buy them in many different colours and change them from dressy to casual. I have slicked back my hair and the only jewellery is my rings and hair piece; this emphasis the simplistic style.  









Wednesday, 5 November 2014

St Albans Fashion Week 2014


Last year I blogged and helped out with St Albans Fashion Week, which was an amazing event. Last week I was lucky enough to model for St Albans Fashion Week 2014; it was even bigger, grander and more spectacular than the year before.

This year, St Albans experienced three different catwalks and lots more interesting events. I walked for the Luxe Show which was at the Porsche centre in Hatfield and the remarkable final catwalk at St Albans Cathedral; which is the longest catwalk in Britain. Both events were extremely luxurious and the settings for the catwalks were remarkable. The Luxe Show featured a live band, and small pop-up boutiques from the designers who showcased their incredible items; I wanted to buy everything! However the Cathedral Catwalk will always blow me away. This was the only catwalk last year, therefore I knew what to expect. Nevertheless the atmosphere of walking down that catwalk in a majestic, historical building, with lights reflecting of the marble stone and glass stained windows is breath-taking.

I walked for lots of fabulous designers and retailors. For the Luxe Show I was lucky enough to walk wearing Vivienne Westwood jewellery from Kingshill Jewellery and jewellery designed for Alexander McQueen from Galio. I also wore the most eye-catching, fabulous piece from Stand Out Jewels; the jewellery really is stand-out and could make any simple, black outfit incredible.  I also walked for an online boutique called Elle Belle Attire unfortunately I did not manage to get a picture of myself in the blue jumpsuit, but I do have photos of their looks from the cathedral.

The clothes and jewellery walking up and down the Cathedral Catwalk was to die for and has given me lots of inspiration! I walked for Gladrags, which is a small boutique in St Albans, which is usually known for its brilliant mother-of-the-bride dresses. But when I walked in for my fitting, I couldn’t stop looking at the clothes on the rails. They had amazing leopard print jackets, trousers, skirts and stunning evening wear.


I was scared but thrilled that I was lucky enough to walk first for Hobbs, (no, not the hairdressers!). Hobbs is a clothing shop, which has a great range of clothes for all ages and they showed this on the catwalk. I loved my outfit because it was something I would have defiantly worn myself and the quality of the items where brilliant.

Photography by Blue Feather

The final item of clothing that I wore that week was an awe-inspiring vintage 70’s dress from Little Viking . Little Viking is one of my favourite shops in St Albans, so I was over the moon when I found out I was going to be walking for them. It is a small vintage shop with a little courtyard in the front; it is honestly the cutest shop I have ever seen. I think the reason I love Little Viking  so much is because the people who work there are great and it’s not too big, that all the vintage clothes overwhelm you.




I also enjoyed getting my hair and make up done. I adored how Clipso Hairdressers  in St Albans styled my hair, I wish I could have it like that everyday! 



Photography by Blue Feather

I had the best time last week and it was an invaluable experience. I would personally like to say thank you to Ellie and Vicky for organising a tremendous week, which showcased the incredible style in St Albans and Hertfordshire. Also, thanks to all the lovely models who made the week great fun ! Hopefully I’ll come back from Uni and be there next year; can’t wait.




French Connection 






Little Viking 








Hobbs 



Elle Belle Attire





L.K.Bennett





Gladrags


Oaklands




Photography by Fordtography 

Photography by Fordtography 



For more photos and videos on the amazing week, click on these links:
St Albans Fashion Week - Facebook
Blue Feather
Fordtography
Movies by Mischke - video of the event


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sleeveless Blazer

I love autumn because it means you are able to update your winter wardrobe, and not feel guilty about it because the cold and rain lasts longer than the hot summer. This Autumn/Winter I have invested in lots of new jackets and thick skirts.

For the third year in a row, tartan and checks are a must have pattern! In this outfit I am wearing my new Matalan skirt; it was a great bargain at only £14. As this skirt is monochrome, it means you can wear different colours with it. However it is important not to clash checks with lots of patterns; for an affective look, keep it simple.

A new look that I adore this A/W14 is a sleeveless blazers. The blazer allows you to create an affective look with layers, while not over heating; it is a genius invention. The only problem is they are quite expensive, except for prettylittlething.com which is now selling decently priced ones. However, I wanted to save even more money by creating my very own. I took one of my old blazers that just collects dust in my wardrobe, and I cut of the sleeves.  

Hope you like this look and that I may have helped you save some money. J