Casually planking

And the crazy pic at the end...
Zara jeans and waistcoat, myMO shirt, Topshop boots and earrings, D&G watch, Asos ring

That was a fun shoot today! Ok, it's always fun but today it was even crazier :D We borrowed a super cool lens from our university which makes the background so beautifully blurry! You can see the effect in the first picture. So happy I finally got to experiment with that lens :D

To the outfit: It is an autumn version of this one here I wore in the summer. It's very different, although it has the same main elements; the Zara jeans and waistcoat.

Also, I wore a silver eyeshadow which makes my eyes look so different! Kinda small and weird. I don't know - maybe it's just me haha. I was even wearing mascara! Maybe I should have used an eyeliner??

Speaking of makeup - be sure to enter my giveaway here to win a Body Shop makeup box worth £65.50. I'd enter if I wouldn't already have it ;-)

Have a great leap year day :D Hahaha

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Giveaway: Body Shop Makeup (Now Closed)

To celebrate my blog's first birthday, I decided to organize my first ever giveaway!
The prize is one Body Shop makeup box, which contains one the following:

Lipstick no. 53 in brilliant red
Lipstick no. 56 in soft beige
Eyeshadow shimmer cube palette (includes four shades; indigo blue, starlight silver, snow white and midnight black)
Super volume mascara
Bronzing powder in the shade light matte
Bronzing powder brush

The sizes are normal ones, as you would find them in the shop. Only the mascara is a sample size. All of the makeup is worth £65.50, so make sure you enter!

The giveaway will run for a week and will end on Midnight 6th of March (GMT). To participate, you must follow this blog via Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin and leave a comment with your email address so I can get in touch with you. The winner will be chosen using random.org. Everyone can enter, so spread the word and tell your friends!

Good luck to all of you!!
(P.S.: I have the makeup box thrice, so obviously didn't open and photograph the makeup which I'm giving away ;-) )

Monday afternoon fun

 
Hahaha, just wanted to share this with you guys! That's how I work my bag...

See the full outfit here.
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LFW Day 5

On the last day of the womenswear shows, presentations and installations, Rohmir was the first on my list.
There was a broad range of fabrics, cuts and colours. Soft lace and sheer materials met black leathers which were covered in gold zips and squares. Contrasting with the heavy leathers, there where colourful cardigans and knits to balance out the collection.
My next and last show for this season (or rather next) was Leutton Postle. The brand, which is run by Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle, had their debut collection in September 2011.
The designers make use of unusual textures and opulent patterns to create extraordinary garments and especially knits. Their attention to detail is present throughout the whole collection - from the main garments to the accessories such as bags and masks.
That was my personal LFW coverage. You can read about the other four days here, here, here and here. Let's see what September will be like!
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Shoe Friday #38

This pair of shoes is a great exmaple of a classic black loafer everyone should have in their wardrobe. The shoe will match with all your outfits but stand out with it's metallic cut-out heel. Looking cool and feeling comfortable at the same time is something everyone should aim for.

Get the Alexander Wang loafers here.

photos via net-a-porter.com, collage by me
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LFW Day 4 + Blogaversary

Monday was my fourth day at London Fashion Week. This time I attended only two shows which I didn't mind - at the end of LFW you start to feel exhausted from the whole running around with two to three bags filled with a camera, waterbottles, goodies and other heavy stuff.
The first show I attended was Prose, designed by German girl Miriam Lehle. For her collection she used weaved leather which resulted looking like light feathers. To complete the natural aspect of the garments she chose natural colours such as brick orange and mud brown.
I really looked forward to see Anna Popovich's collection. After a while, I finally found the location for the show. The graffiti-filled Old Vic Tunnels couldn't be a bigger contrast to the delicate collection.
The colour palette, music and collars (especially the one you see directly below) reminded me of the innocence in Alice in Wonderland.
To spice things up a bit, Anna injected bolder colours such as ruby red and sapphire blue but kept the same fabric to keep the garments similar.
That was my fourth day at LFW. Tomorrow I'll post my report of the last day, so look out for that (and the Shoe Friday of course ;-) ).

Also, today is the first anniversary of my blog! This was the first post on here. I remember being very excited about having my own space online and joining all the other bloggers. One year on and blogging seems very natural to me; it has become like brushing my teeth, a necessary habit. I'm still crazy about everything weird and colourful and it seems that you're too! Thank you for reading and enjoying the blog. It's great that I can share my observations and ideas with you. Thank you for being here since the beginning and thank you to my new readers!

There will be a little surprise for you in the next couple of days ;-)

xxx Emily
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LFW Day 3

My third day of LFW started with House of Evolution's show which represented three designers; Delada, Zeynep Tosun and Nadine Merabi.
Delada stuck to classic cuts and shapes but enriched the collection with sheer fabrics and satin parts in garments such as collars and sleeves.
Zeynep Tosun's first look was super cool! The big red leather rucksack made it for me. At the end there was a silver backpack worn with a shearing coat. All in all the collection is perfect for the strong female globetrotter; details of each part of the world were included - from the hair style and silver elephant necklaces and red twig pattern to the ultimate rucksack where she can stuff all her souvenirs into.
I think Sandra from 5inchandup would like some pieces of the collection. I remember this post in the early days of her blog where she wore a huge ASOS rucksack.
Nadine Merabi was a complete difference from the previous collection. It was all about eveningwear with beautiful details such as a neckholder which replaces a necklace, and feathers, soft glitter and embroidery shaped like leaves.
Two bags I snapped before the next presentation.
The Raffaele Ascione presentation was really good. I loved the modern clean cuts in basic colours combined with different shapes and structures of lace. And those peplum trousers are just awesome; they remind me of Alexander Wang's fall 2010 cut-off leggings which were wider at the ankle (not that they really look similar...).
My last show of the day was Pam Hogg. The designs weare really interesting and inspired by the Wild West (the collection was called Wildlife) and brought to the present with metallic, sheer and bondage elements. I especially liked the pink glitter dress you can see below. Pam Hogg's collection was more about experimentation rather than wearability although you could say that about most of her designs.
Today I have two shows to attend in the evening. Speak to you then!
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