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Bristol’s Vintage Fair

Get your diary out and pencil in that all important appointment with the Bristol Vintage Fair. You’re now officially occupied on Saturday the 21st of September! 

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Lou Lou’s vintage fair is the UK’s largest roaming fair and has been ‘Winner of Best Vintage Fair in the UK’. And it’s coming to Bristol!! How exciting. Make sure you get your due dose of the nostalgic past, with the most popular Fashion and Home design trends from the last six decades. 

Vintage inspired looks are so hot right now. With sales in charity shops booming, and Vintage boutiques seeing more and more customers, it is so obvious that Vintage Fashion is standing firm at the forefront of the Fashion world. 

With the streets playing host to the sights of Colour Blocking, Double Denim, A-line midi’s, Pencil Skirts, Flares, Disco Pants, Large Spectacles, and Winkle Pickers, Fashion throughout the decades have re-submerged taking over 2013. Its a beautiful thing to be able see a variety decades all at the same time. 

There’s nothing like a vintage fair to come across some of the earlier and the latest fashion trends. There such a variety out there that any style is capable of finding something to suit it (up).

 

 

Check out the official sites here http://www.facebook.com/events/320003964800123/.

Remember if you love it, you can pull it off!

Cj xx

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#TrendingNow

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There are so many fashion trends all over the place. The Trending Now hashtag is being blasted left, right and center with all the latest and most popular trends. But do you know what’s trending the most, your Individuality.

We can find ourselves so caught up in the latest trends that we lose ourselves, who morals, our values and our style. The most important thing you can own in this booming fashion industry is your own personal style. Your style is you and you are you style. They say that fashion is the outward expression of your inward self.

You wear things to reflect your beliefs and to show how you feel. When you are dressing a certain way that you don’t particularly like, just because everyone else is, you have become overwhelmed with the latest trends and your have abandoned your style.

I’d say fashion is dependent on the individuals ability to pull of the latest trends in keeping with their own personality.

The trend that had slightly alarmed me, putting it nicely, was the beanie aka woolly hat.

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Its the middle of July, the sun is beaming down on this earth with its strongest rays since 1961 and these girls are wearing beanies, as though to keep their head warm? I think it stood out most to me when I saw a girl lifting her beanie, in July, to wipe away the sweat from underneath. With beanies selling from anything between £5 and £610 people were going crazy for this fashion trend. Imho it was a trend seasons too early.

If we follow these kind of trends continuously the hashtag #TrendingNext will be full of people wearing vests in the Winter, Watches that can’t tell the time and onezies on the beach.

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Prixing People

WE INTERRUPT THIS PRINT TO TELL YOU TO #embracethespots! Haha what a #loud #noise. #leopardprint up against a #fuzzytv #screen. #duno what else to call it. #monochrome #contrast. #fashion is about #breakingboundaries #boundaries and #rulesaremadetobebroken. #myskirt #myshirt #mystyle #mystylemonday #beautiful #happymonday #black

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This morning I woke up, took a look at my swag rack and decided to go to my overflowing ‘chesta draws’ for some inspiration instead. I took out this skirt because I wanted to be free from jeans or trousers for a day or two, and then I wondered what I could wear it with. I always wear a solid colour top whenever I have put this on before, but today I was opting for a change.  Most people wouldn’t think to pop two similarish prints together, so I thought I’d have a go and see. And I LOVE it!

Mixing and Matching Prints is #sohotrightnow. This is been known as ‘#Prixing’ of late and again it is so hot and so trending! From the catwalk to the side-walk you will find someone somewhere Prixing.

Take a print or two and put them together to make a LOUD statement.  For those of you who aren’t as comfortable in such a LOUD attire, why not pop a blazer or a cardigan over the top. This way you can still be a prixer but subtly.

Remember if you love it, you can pull it off!

Cj xx

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The Oversized

 

The 'What?'

This oversized, 70s style, floppy hat is a great accomplice in the sun.
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> Paired with some oversized shades, you’re well protected and ready to go. 

 

The 'how?

'how I would reccomend styling this fab    piece.

Looking at accessories and lusting the oversized craze in addition to the oversized floppy hat and the oversized shades, why not add and oversized watch to keep track of all your timely commitments, an oversized (statement) necklace to jazz up any  outfit, and to keep in tack all your daily bits and pieces with and oversized bag.

The 'where?'

This hat is from Asos for £20 
- But for my 'thrifty fashion' month, I found this in 'Traid',
 Hammersmith, London for £8.99

The 'why?'

So recently I got the most awkward tan. Initially I didn't think I could tan
 because I am really dark skinned already and I guess I have just never noticed any signs of tanning before. It happened when, I was woken up by my mini sister, she  asked me to go and watch her school assembly (she's five and fabulous) and since it was the first time I was back in town, since the last time, I though why not spend some quality time with the family. So I got up, got dressed and got out, to put it simply. When I arrived at my sister's school the teacher told me the assembly was not on that day, it was the following week on Friday. So having dropped her off at school for the day I was really   lost for ideas on what I could do unplanned and so early that day. I decided to head home and pack up some things for a morning in the park. 

When I arrived I scouted out a shady area where I could set up shop. For a few moments this was okay, it was nice and warm but not too hot. Having been there about half an hour I began to feel really warm, like the rays of the sun was piercing into the pores of my skin. I was no longer in the shade, the sun had moved and the shade had reduced. I was on my laptop and it begun to get extremely hot. So I decided to move. I got back into the shade and half an hour later... the same thing. After this I decided, for the sake of my beloved laptop, to put the thing away. I took out a book, laid on my back and begun reading. Obviously I had my shades on, because it was almost vital to have them under such bright and hot sun light. 

WP_20130708_014A while later my mum called to find out where I had gotten to and she said she would come and meet me. When she arrived, she commented on how prepared for a 'picnic' I was. When I took  off my glasses to ... Well I don't remember why I took them off, but it did. She commented on my tan. She told me I had a large patch of lighter skin around my eyes, which were probably from the glasses. I couldn't believe it. 

I thought how stupid I looked, and I remember I was meeting a friend later that day, a friend I had not seen in over a year. When I did finally met her I kept my sun glasses on the whole time. Until she suggested going to eat some where, and typically it would be somewhere dimly lit, Nandos. I had to take them off, I had no choice. 
So this is 'why' I decided to invest in a wide brimmed floppy hat, because that way I would  have complete shady protection for my face from the sun. The rest of my body can blacken away until the sun goes away.

The first day I got it, I shoved it on my head, I didn't really bother matching and pairing  it with my outfit. Simply because I hadn't planned on obtaining the perfect buy so soon.     Luckily, it went well. And typical of London I got comments and compliments left right and   center.I love my oversized hat. Cj xx


 

 

 

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My Vintage Chanel Sling backs

Going way back with this chic pair of vintage Chanel sling-backs.

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" Wait did I just hear that right?
'Vintage',
'Chanel'
& 'Sling-backs'
all in the same sentence.
My oh my, what a lucky girl.
"

These beauties are exclusive to the world of heels, you won't find them on many feet today. The pointed toe is representative of the 1950s when winkle-picker (pointed toed) heels were all the rage. The black toe cap on the cream body screams 'stylish, classy and sophisticated'.

This style of shoe is being replicated in the modern day shoe designs, the winkle-picker style (pointed toe), although now less sharp, is making a sharp re-entry and the contrasting toe cap, well, they are standing out on many toes in the high street. However, the modern copies will never meet the classic standards of this vintage pair of Chanel sling-backs.

Triumphing over the fashion world since 1913 Chanel is a name that will never die. As for the classic style, 2013 gets to share the creme de la creme that started a hundred years ago. 
As they say, 'history repeats itself', the classic style of Chanel is prevalent everywhere, and Chanel is still pioneering through the decades.

Sling-backs are begin slung back onto the shelves and web pages of a variety of designers; from next to Christian Louboutins. The Winkle-picker style is being picked, plucked and preped to be renovated for their residency in 2013. And well, the contrast toe is continuing its contrasting classic legacy.CJ xx
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The Beginning; of my fashion story

WP_20130418_002Fashion is all about style. “Give me any old thing and see what I do with it” are the words of a true fashionista! You can style one piece in very many ways; an individual can have many styles too. Most people tend to stick to a fashion genre, the genre in which they are most comfortable with. There is nothing wrong with this, but I believe fashion is all about breaking boundaries and feeling temporarily uncomfortable.

With this page in the month of July I want you to follow my fashion story. As I am a student, transitioning from my second year to my third year, learning to drive and paying rent, with a one day a week job, I will be focusing on fashion for less. I will be trying out a range of fashion genres and with my thrifty finds I endeavour to highlight the best buys at a low price.

Jump into my instructors car with me and enjoy the ride.

C, Jazz.

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