Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Sale Buys

I am avoiding the high street because theres nothing that I really need at the moment and nearly everything I had on sale watch wasn't reduced. Despite that I had a little splurge yesterday and bought 3 items

Credit:Miss Selfidge
First up is the Miss Selfridge Leather Jacket for £40.00 from £100  I couldnt resist the price and I really like the khaki colour. I am a bit dubious on the quality. Topshop leather is amazing, I havent tried Miss Selfridge yet so I will wait and see what arrives through my door.

Credit:All Saints
Second up is one item on my wish list an all saints Pirate Cardigan in Linen. I am particularly chauffed with this as the linen colour only went on sale this morning.I tried this cardigan on a few months ago and couldnt justify the price at £65.50  but for £45.50 its worh it. Its made from a silk wool mix so Im expecting quality. I have a lot of bright colours in my wardrobe so a neutral piece like this is perfect to tone things down a little

Credit:All Saints
Third up is this All saints Ditzy skirt. Florals are back  for spring summer 2010. The skirt was priced at £37.50 from £75.00. I really like the construction of the skirt and the detailing within it. I think this will look great with  flats in summer. as well as over tights and boots in winter

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

New Years Resolution No One- Get More Creative with Makeup

I am a MAC junkie but I hardly wear any. So here are pictures of my stash and some of the looks I will try out in 2010

Blusher- I find that it gives you a great healthy glow even if you don't have any other make up on.
Colour on Left is Sunbasque Blush and next to it is Ambering Rose

Eyeshadows Deep Truth, Coppering,Steamy, Bonjours Gris

Barry M dazzle dusts

Mac Smoke signals smokey eyes set and Penny Shade stick

Mac Style Warriors Collection

 Sea Me by MAC this is a mineralize shadow and the colour is beautiful. Its a true electric blue and is very pigmented so a little goes along way Its great for creating smokey eyes or just a flash of colour by lining the lid.

Illamasqua Liquid Metal- The colour is gorgeous its a very rich silver and is perfect for lining and highlighting. I cant wait to use this . Illamasaqua is a new brand and they have Gold and Bronze also in liquid metal and the colour is just amazing. Im going to book my self in for a makeover there so I can try out different colours and more of there products.

Mac Sexy Shenanigans soft mini lustre glasses. The colours are really nice particularly the 4th one it looks like its a really weird colour but on it looks great. Im not a huge lip girl. So having minis are a great way to try different lip looks when I feel like wearing lip make up.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Matthew Williamson Feathers

The feather emblem is Matthew williams most iconic print. It was featured on the catwalk in the Spring 2004 collection

A stunning hand beaded dress

Credits:Stye com

A black version off the feather print

Feather detailing in pink within my skirt from the same collection recently bought from Ebay.
Credit Ebay
A close up on a silk dress 

Not content with only designing beautiful clothing Matthew Williamson turned his hand to createwallpaper for Habitat VIP range. A lot of the prints featured on the catwalk were used for bed linen and wallpaper.

Credit:Rug Company

The feather emblem has been used to create this gorgeous rug from The Rug company.

The peacock emblem featured within the Matthew Williamson for H&M Collection in the detailing on the pink silk blouse.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Petite Princess Tips: How to mend Zips

Maintaining clothes is just as important as buying. After completing my huge clear out it was time to go through the context of the repair bag. In that bag were assorted pieces of black clothing to be re-dyed, trousers to be hemmed and zips to be fixed.

So lets start with the zips. All the zips in this instance had came out from the bottom of the piece of clothing. You can tuck them in but there's a danger of the clothing getting stuck. The solution to this is to sew across the broken piece of the zip resulting in a shortened zip but one that's secure and good as new.

Take your time as you sew across and make the stitches as small as possible to create a neater finish.

The items which I had to be repaired were only minor, however its important to repair a zip ASAP so the damage doesn't worsen. The offending articles were a Topshop Black Corset Playsuit, a Zara black pencil skirt and an Oasis High waisted Pencil skirt.

I for one will definitely check zips on new buys, but all in all I cant complain about the British high street as it has great fashion that is leaps and bounds ahead of most other countries.Three dodgy zips out of the 100s of items in my wardrobe isn't a bad ratio at all

Monday, 7 December 2009

Rowan Studio Issue 14

I ordered Rowan Studio Issue14 today. It was launched in January a lot of the wool and colours used within the collection have been discontinued. I have managed to track some down in Ebay for a really cheap price so thats good news!

I was going to order some rowan ribbon twist however I decided against it as I felt I could get a lot more wear from knitted neutral pieces, which can be worn in Autumn and Spring time.

I love the styling of the collection and in particular the way they have used a petite model and how the lengths and proportions are perfect. The shoe boots are perfect that she's wearing I am on a mission to find them!

1) Coset jumper- This looks really comfortable and great for layering over dresses or tunics.

I have ordered the wool for this pattern and this will be new project for next year.

2) Embrace - I think this is soo pretty, I love the fair isle and patterning on the boarders. I have never knitted anything with a pattern so it will be a new challenge which is always good. I love the fact you can wear it layered and it would look great on its own or with a leather jacket over it.

3) Nestle - This jumper has a hood attached, the colour really appeals to me, It looks snuggly but not too fitted or oversized. Anything thats too oversized on petite girls is a no no. It really signals Alexa Chung to me and i could see her wearing this jumper with jeans and flats.

4) Cosy - Is knitted in a gorgeous caramel colour it has cables on the front which I love doing so this should be a fun knit.Its been paired with wet look leggings and its a very wearable outfit.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Sonia Rykiel for H&M My Picks

Yet another H&M Collection? Yes thats right its Sonia Rykeils turn to add her magic to H&M. The collection is underwear with a few accessories thrown in such as slippers, hairbands and robes.

When it comes to underwear I am a die hard M&S girl so I will be giving the underwear a miss and instead focusing my attention on the dressing gowns. Gowns as well as scarves are my new thing. There comfortable and instantly glamorous.I love nothing more then having a mooch around the house in a gown first thing in the morning or when Im getting ready for a night out.

My first pick is this gown is velvet and was featured in the Ad campaign. I instantly loved it when i saw it. Theres something really sexy and comfortable about it at the same time.

My second pick is this Gorgeous pink and black robe its priced at £40.00 again,

The collection is going to the majority of H&M store so there will be plenty of stock which is great as you can take your time looking and trying on pieces rather then the smash and grab tactic of the usual collections.


Two new scarfs

Here are a few more pics of my new scarfs.First up is the Matthew Williamson Parrot scarf.

Theprint on this is soo pretty. Its very tropical and exotic. The pattern has parrots flowers and a flowering vine. The silk is very sheer the pattern isn't as free flowing as the abstract scarf and looks best when the pattern is clearly showing.

Another view of the scarf

This scarf was bought at a whim but the price was too good to resist I bought if from Ebay for £11.00 including P&P. It is massive and really soft made from organic cotton.The colour is very vibrant and I think it will look great come summertime. I am loving Ebay at the moment its a much more exciting way to buy.