A Dandies Approach to Festival Fashion!

A Dandies Approach to Festival Fashion!

Getting festival ready... We are now officially in the thick of the Festival Season! Oh the festival, the emblem of summer, synonymous with denim shorts, spent in vain without Hunter wellies and not a summer at all if you're not attending at least one! Well, truth be told in my twenty nine years of living I must have lived only a handful of summers, because I am far from what the likes of Glastonbury and V-Fest goers would call a 'Festival Goer'. In fact, I'm not. I just happen to wander along to the odd festival the occasional summer, and I am delighted to say that this is one of those summers. Indeed, on Friday I will be attending Wireless Festival at the Olympic Village park and as you would imagine, the ensemble preparation has begun. My stylish thoughts have led me to the conclusion that festival fashion can be easily imitated; firstly it's functional, so common sense and practicality, before aesthetic,...
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Is Your iPhone Looking Fabulous?

  We would once be considered on trend and stylish just by the mere fact of owning the latest lifestyle gadget, be it the latest MP3 player, tablet, mobile phone, e-reader  and so on and so forth. These little technological devices were once a worthy testament to our fashion savoir faire - particularly any device designed by Apple and predominantly the iPhone - because everyone needs a phone and any fashionista knows it needs to be an iPhone. Such a staple have these little pieces of technology become and so dear to us they are, that we are no longer merely protecting our iPhones in functional cases, we're embellishing and adorning them like we embellish and adorn ourselves. I think of my Biba iPhone case as an investment, with massive cost per wear value, like a statement coat, a belt or pair of sunglasses. And like anything that has massive cost per wear, the iPhone embellishment offers big fashion kudos. Admittedly, embellishing...
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Be On Trend, Dress for the Season and Keep Warm…

...in this cold British Spring 2013... The weather is said to be the most disengaging topic of conversations ever. It's definitely the most thoughtless and uninspiring of conversations, ideal for filling silences and the perfect small talk with people you don't really care about, but where fashion is concerned the weather is a big deal. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter; if there's one thing that fashion is dependent upon for its success it's these four elements.The seasons are indeed what keep the fashion wheel spinning and in turn keep us fashionistas from going crazy, because let's face it, we fashionistas depend upon change. In the winter we sit at our desks at work fantasising about balmy summer evenings after a day in the office spent on roof top bars overlooking the capital adorned in the latest spring summer trends, with Tom Ford sunglasses perched on our noses and polished toenails peeping out of strappy sandals. Once summer eventually turns to autumn we romantacise...
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Inspired by the Fashion Spirit of the London Olympics 2012

The perfect way to adorn oneself in the spirit of the London 2012 Summer Olympics... Inspired by the Olympic Rings... by ayeshadandizette featuring Floor length skirt farfetch.com Tory burch wedge £185 - shopbop.com Leaf jewelry £6.42 - nbcuniversalstore.com Chanel watch £5,370 - watchesonnet.com Marc by Marc Jacobs rubber jewelry £27 - my-wardrobe.com Skull jewelry £200 - cultstatus.com.au Panacea hardware jewelry £15 - cusp.com Mango resin jewelry £18 - placedestendances.com Be charmed, stay inspired...x ...
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Inspired by my Marrakech Wardrobe!

Inspired by my Marrakech Wardrobe, the SS2012 trends, Carrie Bradshaw  and the Sex and the City 2 wardrobe... Up until three or four blog posts ago I had been slightly reluctant to post photos of myself on Charms of a Dandizette - I suppose because this blog isn't really about what I look like. Having said that, as well as being concerned about fashion,  Charms of a Dandizette is also about my personal style. So, I thought my next Marrakech inspired post, this one,  should be about my wardrobe approach to my week in the Moroccan city. I set myself a little fashion task for my trip, which was to implement as many of the season's trends into my holiday wardrobe as financially, physically and tastefully possible. So neatly packed away in my powder pink Marrakech suitcase was a white Broderie Anglaise top, of course inspired by Marc Jacobs' sweetly designed spring summer 2012 Louis Vuitton collection. Bravely I purchased three bra-lets, borrowed from...
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Spring Bling! – Prada’s Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Looking through the spring summer 2012 ad campaigns this week, I noticed one particular trend - there seems to be a whole lot of shimmering, glimmering spring time bling featured in many of the designer's campaigns. Being a complete devotee of beautiful blinging pieces, the more extravagant the better, I instantly fell in love with Prada's spring summer 2012 ad campaign - which is pretty telling, considering I am not usually bowled over by a Prada collections (barring the shoes of course), the way I am by Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs or Lanvin. So, I thought I'd pull out the most blinging fashion ad campaigns of the season...starting with Prada! Prada's Spring Summer 2012 Fashion ad campaign was shot by Steven Meisel and features fashion models Natasha Poly, Ymre Stiekema, Katryn Kruger, Meghan Collison, Elise Crombez, and Guinevere van Seenus. These brilliantly dressed women hanging out in the gas station looking super ridiculous and fabulously frivolous is exactly why I ADORE fashion!  I am...
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Winter Sale Shopping – Essentials

Winter Wardrobe Addendum So...we near Christmas time slowly but surely and the sales are even closer on our heels. If you haven’t completed your winter wardrobe just yet, then the sales are the best time to make your wardrobe addendums. Don’t waste time buying anonymous garments unless you really need them. Polo necks, black t-shirts and vests can always be bought for less than £10 in shops like Zara, Hennes and Primark. There’s no point wasting sale shopping money on garments that remain relatively cheap throughout the season and aren’t making much of a statement. Look out for garments that might be considered a ‘Trend Piece’ that could possibly disappear this time next year. Gucci RTW- a/w 09/10 Sequined embellished garb, Blazers, Leggings and Evening tops - I always refrain from having too much going on on the upper part of my body – particularly in shiny, light reflecting materials, which can risk making you look like a sparkling elephant. I would look...
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I Heart Winter 09 – Deadly Serious Fashion

  Marc Jacobs RTW a/w09 We finally say goodbye to Sicilia and summer holidays. Summer was all about being FABULOUS, this winter it's all about being SHARP. The sharper the better equipped you are for this season's approach to fashion, which i can only translate as 'Dressing to Kill!' It's time to get seriously fashion once again and right now, fashion is deadly serious! In my Reccessionista Chic entry I advised fashionistas to stick to black for winter and although I wear black regardless, I was so thrilled when doing my catwalk research to find my favourite designers of the a/w 09/10 had dressed their models head to toe in black. Black often is considered safe and boring, but true fashionistas will know the impact of black; sharp, timeless and instantly sexy, even if it is just a black t-shirt and black jeans – I love it! For this season the only accessory you’ll need for your black outfit is lots and lots of sex...
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