As seen on Vogue trends… Grunge Glamour is HOT for this seasons trend! Teaming up a slouchy knit jumper with a silky or flowing maxi skirt is perfect for keeping on trend!
As you ALLL should know.. I am a HUUUGE fan of Rihanna and her Iconic display of styling!! Yet again Rihanna has hit the radio’s with another ‘to be’ Chart topper ‘Whats my name (oh na na)’ Featuring *faints* Drake… yes! i think he is good looking!!
What i Like most about Rihanna in this Video is her fun, Fresh, Funky but feminine look for the music video.. Rocking the latest celeb trend of pointed statement nails *look at picture Below* and winter essentials such as knee-high socks and slouched chunky knits.. Most of all.. that striped blazer is TO DIE FOR!
I put together this outfit so you can get her look at the click of a mouse *GRIN*!! just pair the blazer up with a fitted black vest top and be sure to wear those lovely Aldo boots with some bright orange ankle socks (BANG ON TREND)!
I am more than happy to introduce.. (as if you don’t know him already) South London.. English rapper…
Name: Patrick Okogwu
Age: 22 (so am I *hint*)
H&M are the Queens of collaborations.. but their new collaboration with Moroccan born designer Lanvin and designer Alber Elbaz is the most talked about topic at the moment in fashion.. period!!
Excited? HELLL YEEEAAAA!
The beauty of this collection is it allows us everyday women to wear designer quality clothes without the super price tag on it! I can only IMAGINE the ques that shall stretch across Britain!! *eeek*
I Love the use of bright colours, different textures and Lady GaGa 3D shapes.. The sculpted dresses are literally TO DIE FOR!!
Here are a few outfits i have put together from the new collection:
The military look is one of my favourite looks this season.. so i pulled this look together for someone who wants to pull it of for the office or a on trend day look. this look gives a sharp but feminine ‘smart casual’ look with the see-through shirt without a HUGE price tag on it!
CLARE WATSON EAT YOUR HEART OUT!!
Well, I can easily say these girls hands down are the most stylish girls i have SEEN in Croydon.. er.. YES.. Chav’ central CROYDON!
I can’t even begin to pinpoint what i love about these girls!
but i had to stop and talk to them…
We see a lovely mixture of textures i.e. faux fur, chunky knits and leather… As well as colours; camel, khaki and wine complimented with bold prints..
Not to forget to mention.. my super LOOOVE for vintage… and these girls are cracking out their textured vintage bags with a vengeance!
“You Got PAPP’ED”
Name: Clare Watson
Job: Personal stylist, Stylist
About Clare Watson:
What I love about Clare is the practicality in her demonstrations… We are all HUUUGE lovers of high street fashion and she LOVES styling for real women without that celebrity price tag.
LOOOL.. as if you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Cheryl.. After she GRINS with PRIDE in her new ‘BOOB’ Hairstyle (which everyone is calling ‘minnie mouse *my arse*).. she PARPS on NATIONAL TELEVISION!!..
DON’T LET THE GORGEOUS STYLING FOOL YOU… SHE’S STILL A CHAV’ AT HEART!
(although I still love her!!)
Alisha was my own personal favourite, I share a passion for modelling too, and I felt as though she was representing me when she blasted through week after week with stunning images!
I was gutted that Alisha didn’t win the title of Britain’s Top Model… But I am equally proud that she got so far, Stood her ground, and was always true to herself and was never bitchy, aggressive or someone who portrayed multiple personalities (as we get often in the house).
SHE DONE US PROUD!!
Alisha is definitely one of those models that look just as glamorous in real life like in her pics! I was happy to spot her at the BNTM Live expedition in the Excel Centre, and in my hometown Croydon.
I felt BLESSED that Alisha began to follow me on twitter (probably after all my tweets LOL!!) And now I’m even happier because she agreed to do an interview with me!!
So let’s get to Know a Bit more about the GORGEOUS Alisha!!
Name: Alisha S White
Location: South London
Age: Sweet Sexy 19
Background: I’m British Born in England, My mum and Dad’s Parents are Jamaican and My Grand Daddy is Half Jamaican half Japanese.
What inspired you to be a model?
Modelling is my passion, my drive, my everything if I could marry it I would, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! From the High Heels to the catwalk shows…the Lights everything. I just love everything…
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mother, shes my real “Role Model”. However I adore Tyra Banks, she does a bit of everything from acting to singing. Now she even has her own show, now thats a real women .x. But I also LOVE Elle just as much for giving me a chance!
What are the toughest things a model has to face in the industry?
Being Black not going to lie, you get judged a lot just from the tone of your skin… which pi**ses me off however that’s life. Also people not liking you with no reason what so ever behind it. Another thing is when other models will try and put you down at castings, But my advice is Don’t even listen just go blah blah..blah.. lol!!
What have you got up to since leaving BNTM?
Just pacing myself really, having fun at model parties which you would never have thought you would get a invite to.
I have met so much more people from the industry which is great, I met Rhianna’s stylist I was in complete shock! lol
I have also got a lot of stuff on the cards, However you have to wait and see for that lol everything’s on the shhh shhhh for legal reasons
What advice would you give to model wannabe’s?
Just be yourself!!!!! No matter what!!!!.
Never lose yourself or who you are to please others, but always bear in mind there’s a time and a place for everything.
My Motto is “I always keep it REAL”…why? Because I don’t have a clue how FAKE feels.
Know how to walk in heels otherwise you may struggle doing catwalk.
Be upbeat Fun and out there, people hate a boring person.
But its ok to be shy, SHY IS CUTE!
What’s your reaction to this statement “everyone wants to be a model”?
Everyone does want to be the model, however there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s every girls dream to be glammed up and what have you.
But its goes back to my statement of KEEPING IT REAL!
Do you think any aspect of yourself has changed from leaving BNTM?
I’m a bit more confident… I’m ‘realer’ than before LOL! And I take a lot more time in picking heels now looooool!
*I toooootally get that, shoes = *
Do you have any other talents except being such a good model? lol x
I have a Btec in Performing arts Acting, Singing and Dancing, I got ‘DDM’ in my grad!
I also have a Btec in Business, so I like to class myself as a business women.
*ooooh Alisha.. darliiiing* (queens English accent)
I also have skills in Beauty …
*well you always look stunning!!*
Are there any secret tips you want to share that you were given?
What’s the most expensive fashion item you own?
Erm… a pair of sandal’s from Elle, there ALOTTT OF MONEY and I HAVEN’T even WORN THEM!
Who do you fancy on the celeb scene?
I FANCY… mmmmmm….. 50 CENT, always have for a long while! I like Big guys lol……
Erm… Also a few Guys I’m following on twitter Lol!
*begins to browse through Alisha’s Twitter following list lol*
What’s your perfect night?
OMG…. the highest heels in the world, a sexy freak’em Dress and all my girls a cool car.. Upbeat VENUE! And great music!
(Sounds FUN.. make sure I get an invite LOL!!) *whips my hair back and forth*
Maybe … Ok I’m rubbish at lying Yes I am *Cries*
(THERE HAAAAS TO BE A QUUUUUEEEEE.. you hear that fellas???) *gaaaassssp*
So that’s all.. for now… Make sure you follow Alisha on Twitter, and keep watching out for her..
THIS LADY IS DESTINED TO BLOOOW THE INDUSTRY!!
Alisha Never give up… Keep going.. you have more than it takes to get to the top!
I snapped this one from Alisha’s Twitter account… this girl is GORGEOUS!!
OK… After X Factor Cher Lloyd’s performance.. I was definitely impressed! Her new ‘Snog, Marry and Avoid’ Make over has definitely put her in my hottest girls list!!
Cheryl’s category hairstyles have slowly been turning into the deep red which she dramatically took on after a few weeks of the show.. and Cher Lloyd has finally joint the movement which has now finally put the icing on the cake to makin her into Cheryl’s mini-me.
I have to give HUGE props to one of my stylist icons ‘Grace Goodward’ for doing such a good job with the X Factor finalist outfits.. this is THEEE BEST X Factor styling EVER!! And I think majority of viewers wait in anticipation to see what the contestants are going to perform in.. and without a doubt my breath is ALWAYS taken AWAY! Cher Lloyd looked HOT!! *sizzle noise*
Another one of this years autumn winter trends is ankle socks… you can never have to many of them. and what i REALLY LOVE about this trend is that IF i ever dies.. you can always wear them under some boots lol… or give them as a Christmas gift to the family member who send you jumpers, underwear and socks LOL!! *teheehee*
So make sure you head down to the High street shops or take a click online.. and add these accessories to your AW 2010 wardrobe!!
I remember experimenting with the fish plait when i was a lil’ lass, but now i am glad to see that is one of the big hair trends seen on the runway as well as celebz!!
So i decided to Follow the more CURRENT fish plait trend and post up my ”Tried and Tested’.
I was lucky enough to meet the gorge’ Gemma Cartwright at the BNTMLive Expedition. She gave me a different Veiw of Styling which was less orthodox and more about having fun and bending the rules to suit YOU as an individual! Heres a bit about her:
Name: Gemma Cartwright
Job: Fashion Editor of catwalk queen & Big Girls Browse & Full time Fashionista
Who are Gemma’s style icons?
I wish I was Zooey Deschanel. When I saw her in the same blue H&M dress that I own, I got very over-excited that we’d both spotted the same bargain. I’ve also got a highly predictable Marilyn Monroe obsession and love watching old movies for inspiration. I am a bit of a caricature of myself, really!
What are Gemma’s pet fashion hates?
Forced ‘quirkiness’ – that Lucky Magazine thing of putting together two items that really don’t go, just to ‘mix it up’. Sometimes it works (particularly on young student hipsters) but 90% of the time it screams ‘trying too hard’. I also hate Crocs, embroidered denim and exposed midriffs.
Gemma’s big style secret!
Trust your instincts. And your mother. And learn to sew!
When styling, one of the basics is working out what body shape you or the person you’re styling (client) is. This basic information will help you find the right look that will bring the best out of you or your client.
So what are the different body shapes?
*puts on Wayne’s world costume & bows down*
“we’re not worthy…. we’re not wooooorthy”
I Present to you.. My Inspiration… Grace Woodward, one of the TOP stylists Britain has to offer. She has worked with the likes of La Roux, Duffy, Emilia Fox, Florence and the Machine, Pharrell Williams and MANY MANY MORE.. She has been a contributing stylist and creative director for the Sunday Times Style and worked with style bibles Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Nylon.
Her career began as Head of Press at Agent Provocateur and has progressed over the last six years into styling, writing and creative direction leading to the launch of Grace Woodward Creative in 2008.
She is also a Stylist for Xfactor and holds responsibility for the BREATHTAKING outfits we have been seeing while we have been glued to our T.V. Screens over the weekends.
She oozes talent.. and is SUCH A HUGE inspiration For me!
Her work was recognised by The Clothes Show and the British Fashion Council, who awarded her with the inaugural Fashion Stylist of the Year in 2009. Also In 2006 she was made Creative Director of Italian label Petra
As a further string to her bow, for both new and established fashion brands and designers, Grace is in high demand to create and direct events, catwalk shows, marketing campaigns, look books, advertising campaigns and provides trend prediction and consultancy.
*ok.. here is my que to DIE* LOL!!
Whenever i Wear my Geek glasses.. i have to quote “I’m Pulling a Woodward today”…
Grace Woodward quotes:
“My mother could not get me out of her high heels”…
“Top Style tip?….Leopard Print obviously”
Look at the rest of her portfolio on: http://www.gracewoodwardcreative.com/index.php
Featured in this weeks ‘Look Magazine’ is the HOT Miu Miu Sequin bag..
Look magazine featured this bag in Electric blue but i am also loving the gothic black *looks back @ pic*.
Sequins and embellishment bags are one of this seasons important trends..
whether you snap up a piece which is inspired by this item or you have the cash to flash and buy the real thing…
*shopaholic language* “BUY! BUY! BUY!”
GEEK to tha’ SHEEEEEK!
I spotted this lady who goes by the name of Mireille Lumumba!
The room was half pitch black.. i promise… but i could spot style in the dark deep pits of the blue lagoon… LOL!
This girl stood out for me! every piece she wore made a Pure statement. Her outfit SCREAMED vintage and her suede wedges were bang on trend.. i couldnt help but compliment her hair which reminded me soooo much of one of the biggest fashionistas ‘Arieta Mujay’… seems like you have a mini me clone Arieta.. *spooky* and I thought the Tan colour of her tailored shorts worked lovely with her skin tone!
I HAAAD TO BLOG THIS AND SHOW YOU GUYS!
“You Got PAPP’ED”
also check her out and other fashionistas i have papp’ed on the ‘you got papp’ed page!
Check out her new single ‘only girl (in the world)’ where she is not even wearing… but HOLDING a Marchesa Strapless Organza Fall 2010 gown!! *SCREEEEAAAMS*
not many people can wear the hell out of a dress by not putting your body in it…. but Ri Ri can…. *grins*
Her Runway has never looked so clear… KEEP IT COMING Rihanna… WE LOVE IT!!
I guess its down to taste… but i would love to see what you think..
Glam up any outfit with a hint of lace.. whether its the punk, girly girl or the diva chiq look you are going for
it simple, clean & chiq! and easy to inject this trend into your wardrobe on accessories such as belts and scarfs.
These are a few items which have caught my eye..
Lace Jacket – Miss Selfridge (£38.00)
Embellished Lace Skirt – River Island (£39.99)
Frill Lace Top – boohoo.com (£15.00)
Lace Dress – Miss Selfridge (£50.00)
Lace Shoes – Office (£20.00)
Skinny Lace Belt – ASOS.com (£6.00)
Vintage Lace Necklace – Emma Cassi (£80.00)
Lace Cluster Ring – Miss Selfridge (£7.00)
Lace Gloves – River Island (£6.99)
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams
In fashion terms… the statement pout is nothing to be ‘tense’ about!!
Apart from being bang on trend it gives you that lovely Angelina pout that we all want!!
*pouts and seductively squints eyes*
The key is to find your perfect shade of rouuuge.. and get pouting!
(Photo taken from oasis exclusive magazine ‘O Collections’)