Inspired By: Stylish Thoughts…

Inspired By: Stylish Thoughts…

I've been thinking about style a lot of lately, possibly because I have been shopping excessively and going out at just as much - requiring the styling of many new ensembles for many different events, locations and situations. When I studied fashion two years ago I was lucky enough to truly discover exactly what it is exactly that beguiles me about fashion. Beyond the delight I find in dressing and dressing up, what I am so curious about and so deeply intrigued by is simple...it's style. STYLE! That simple one syllable word that has such a weighty significance in terms of self expression. We all know the famous fashion quote 'Fashion fades, style is eternal...' But do we truly know how to define it? We know it when we see it -'That's stylish, she's stylish, he's got style etc.' We all generally tend to have a universal understanding of who and what is stylish, hence why the world covets and henceforth...
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Inspired by: Being Over Shopped or Under Paid!

  Sometimes you really do just have to see the silver lining...or gold in my case! So here's my story... This month I have been fluttering within the realm of social media more so than usual. This of course is fun! It's great to see what's out there, I love to be inspired and it's important to invest into the blogosphere, as I treasure it so dearly. Au contraire to what internet phobes and pre-historic anti social media characters might say...there really is some good stuff out there and so inspired have I been that much of this months fashion purchases have been enthused  by fellow bloggers. Most of my social media travels are concerned with fashion and style and I flit between blogs, Polyvore and Pinterest. On my journeys I discover new styling ideas and new looks that I want to try out...I pin them to my  Pinterest board, I blog about them on Charms of a Dandizette and then I look through...
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Oh to be in Fashion…An Ode to the Sheer Black Black Dress

...and just sheer black... Admittedly, those of us that not only follow fashion, but enjoy documenting it by fashioning our bodies with adornment that demonstrates our understanding and ability to keep up with the trends, take a self indulgent pleasure when something, someone or some item confirms our fashion savvy-ness. Admit it! We love it! Moments have occurred pretty frequently for me of recently. Naturally I am going to down play my self praise and my excitement for such moments, because that's the tasteful thing to do. But I was particularly excited when I saw that the peplum was making a huge comeback this season...before I had even been aware of such a trend I had purchased myself a wonderful black peplum pencil skirt from Zara, in fact I wore it to my Christmas party. I take pleasure in watching Zoey Deschanel singing and prancing around like a crazy person in the opening sequence of New Girl in a red skater dress that...
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Perfume Adverts 2010 – The Pungent Smell of too much Perfume

How do you sell a smell? It is a shame for me to admit that in the times of financial hardship the first charm I will compromise is perfume. I came into the wonderful world of scent particularly late in life. When my friend used to display her empty perfume bottles on a glass shelf as though they were trophies and always ask for a new perfume for Christmas and birthdays I was far more concerned with shoes and jewellery.  This never meant however that I would go about town smelling of soap - in fact quite the contrary - I smelt like a woman of great taste and elegance. I  was lucky enough to have my mother who owns or has once owned all the perfumes a connoisseur of smell should own, Elizabeth Arden Red Door, Yves Saint Laurent Opium, Christian Dior Poison, Chanel No 5, Chanel Allure and her now signature smell Bulgari Amethyste - her perfume collection inevitably became my perfume collection. I have never been...
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Mini Skirts and The Mini Show

Mini Skirts and The Mini Show

 When Mary Quant named the ever rising skirt after her favourite car, the mini, no doubt she had foreseen the ambiguity of the term ‘mini’, in mini skirt. It wouldn’t have been absurd to assume that no matter how short the mini skirt rises, it will always have reference to it’s length or lack thereof, as opposed to this actual region of the female body. Low and behold, once yet again, followers of fashion have thrown caution to the wind and out with it has gone their dignity and in coming, the bandeau skirt (I prefer to call it the spandex skirt, it sounds more offensive). The bandeau skirt, just to be clear, should not be worn by women twenty one and over with; wide hips, a pronounced bum, a saggy bum, shapely thighs, cellulite, ample belly, bow legs or those lucky enough to possess a womanly shape. Imagine lycra stretched across the bottoms of the likes of Jenny Lo...
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Cupcaking Crazy

Cupcaking Crazy

I needn't head to the Hummingbird cafe to know I would take an instant disliking to it, it is not the Hummingbird cafe so much that irks me, more so I would say it's women that talk about cupcakes as though they have special powers, an ability to change the world or eradicate famine in East Africa - the women who have bought into this Suzy Homemaker cupcakeing affair and the whole designer cupcake phenomena. Of course, I would proudly hold my hands up and say that my love affair with shoes is somewhat uncontrollable and would no doubt irritate a more sensible woman and any heterosexual man. But, I've always loved shoes, whether they be from Gucci or Miu Miu, Aldo or Office and anywhere in between – a sexy shoe is just a sexy shoe, it isn't necessary that gimmicks be employed to remind me of my love for them. Vivienne Westwood most certainly couldn't trick me into thinking that full grown women...
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