Month: April 2015

3 YEAR BLOGGERVERSARY- Recreating my mum’s style

Today, the 27th of April, marks my 3 year anniversary of blogging! For my last 2 bloggerversary posts I tried to do something a bit different in order to mark the occasion. This year I decided to do photoshoot where I tried to recreate some of my mum’s outfits from when she was young and a similar age to me. As well as using my own clothing in the looks I also used clothing or accessories of hers in each one of the 8 outfits that I styled. I wouldn’t necessarily wear all these outfits but it was really fun to try and copy the old photographs. I do apologise for the poor quality of the photographs of my mum but they are old and also had to be scanned into the computer. I hope you enjoy this slightly different style of post and here’s to the future of this blog and many more years of blogging! 🙂

Look 1- Flowy Skirt

Mum: My mum on holiday wearing a white sleeveless top and peach flowy long skirt.

Me: I am wearing a white sleeveless top from Topshop and styled it with my mum’s light pink maternity dress which I made into a skirt. FotorCreated11

Look 2- Teal Satin

Mum: With one her best friends and my dad was cropped out of the picture to her left. She is wearing a white roll neck top with teal satin harem trousers and has accessorized with pearl necklace and earrings.

Me: Since I didn’t have anything similar to either items I swapped round the colours and wore this second-hand teal satin strapless top with white jeans and then added my mum’s pearl necklace and my own pearl earrings. FotorCreated2

Look 3- Casual Stripes

Mum: On holiday standing by a port and her outfit comprises of jeans, striped top, navy cardigan and white plimsolls.

Me: I decided to style my light wash Levi’s jeans with Brandy Melville striped t-shirt and my mum’s navy cardigan. For shoes I slipped on my Office flatform loafers. FotorCreated3

Look 4- Navy and Burgundy

Mum: I have to say this navy 2-piece of my mum’s does look very dated especially seeing how young people dress today but I still think she looks very elegant. She finishes off the look with burgundy hat, gold chocker and navy peep-toe court shoes.

Me: I have styled this navy skater dress from Asos with H&M rose gold chocker, Anthropologie studded burgundy hat and Hobbs studded burgundy brogues. FotorCreated4

Look 5- China Print

Mum: She is wearing a navy cardigan with china print skirt with matching headband and blue sunglasses.

Me: I am wearing the same blue sunglasses of my mum’s with her navy cardigan and H&M china print shorts. FotorCreated5

Look 6- Denim and Florals

Mum: On her hols again my mum is wearing a floral top with denim shorts, black belt, sunglasses and navy slip ons.

Me: I was pretty pleased with this outfit as it is almost identical to my mum’s. I am wearing a floral top from River Island with Monki high-waisted denim shorts, my mum’s belt, Asos sunglasses and Urban Outfitters brogues. FotorCreated6

Look 7- White dress

Mum: Looking very tanned in long white dress worn with white loafers and chunky earrings.

Me: I am wearing a white ribbed skater dress from H&M styled with M&S blush minimalist heels and my mum’s earrings. FotorCreated7

Look 8- Wide leg trousers

Mum: Looking fab in these wide leg trousers, double breasted navy jacket, navy hat, white top and navy peep-toe courts.

Me: I am wearing Topshop wide leg trousers, a white vest from La Redoute, Zara Navy blazer, my mum’s navy hat and M&S blush minimalist heels. FotorCreated8

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Fashion Revolution Day 2015

Hey guys! Last Friday, the 24th of April, was Fashion Revolution day. It is a day which raises awareness about ethical and sustainable fashion and encourages us to ask ourselves “Who made my clothes?” therefore bridging the gap between producer and consumer.

Every Fashion Revolution day lots of events are organised internationally. My sister decided to host an event which took place in Marble Arch, London. The event was called ‘ The People’s Photoshoot’ and it involved 3 steps: Pick, Pose, Post.

Pick: people choose from a selection of postcards addressed to well-known brands

Pose: then they take a photo with one of the postcards

Post: after they are asked to use social media to send it to the brand and ask the brand: “Who made my clothes?”

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The designer jumble sale:

At the same venue in Marble Arch there was also a designer jumble sale with amazing discounted garments. At the sale I also met Susie Bubble, one of the most well-known fashion bloggers, who was doing some styling at the event.

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Some girls were up-cycling garments at the jumble sale

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A model wearing some of the clothing for sale at the designer jumble

Event at The Cube:

Afterwards we also helped set up another event at The Cube in Shoreditch which invited people to cut the labels out of their clothing and stick it on black board or a map corresponding to the country in which it was produced.

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My Outfit (OOTD):

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Top: H&M, Bomber: Miss Selfridge, Skirt: Stradivarius, Shoes: Hobbs, Satchel: The Cambridge Satchel Company, Necklace: &OtherStories, Watch: Olivia Burton, Earrings: Vintage

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Overall I had a really fun day and was honoured to be involved in events organised to promote Fashion Revolution. Unfortunately the fashion industry does have a negative impact on many workers and the environment but Fashion Revolution aims to change the attitude towards buying clothing and that our decision to buy a garment should not only be influenced by the price, style and fit of the end product but also the conditions in which it was made, treatment of the workers and many other ethical and environmental factors. So, do tweet your favourite brands asking them #whomademyclothes and also use the hashtag #FashRev.

OOTD- Blush Pink and Patterned Trousers

Hi guys! Today’s blog post is an OOTD featuring some of my favourite items at the moment! I got this boxy blush pink top from my sister for my birthday from Banana Republic. It’s become one of my wardrobe essentials and I adore the crossover cut-out on the back. I paired this top with these Zara trousers with geometric print- I bought these a few seasons ago but I am obsessed with printed trousers and continue to purchase more and more, adding to my collection. To make the outfit more appropriate for this time of year, I added my navy biker jacket from Gap and to accessorize blush pink minimal heels from M&S and blush stone necklace from &OtherStories. Happy Easter everyone and I hope you like this look- Enjoy!

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