Monday, 26 November 2012

Perfect In Print

Hello! I hope you are all well and feeling the excitement of the festive season! Christmas is definitely in the air and working in retail, I am already noticing the crowds of anxious shoppers filling the shopping centres! I do have a few festive treats planned for future posts but today i'm going to be looking at prints - one of my most favourite things in fashion! Check out my new printed trousers and the inspiration for this post!

Primark (would you believe)  - bought for £5!! Yes, a rare find and on sale! Ideal for my student budget. They are very similar to the Zara trousers I see in my work. Printed trousers like these add a bit of character to your outfit and can be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe. I've added a skinny black belt here and my Topshop cross necklace for a laidback look - perfect for a shopping trip! For a night out I would wear them with my white long sleeved blouse and heels. Below is another pair of printed trousers i own. These ones are probably the most comfiest trousers I have and still look fab!

They were bought from River Island for about £12. The print is a quirky floral pattern. Again, can be dressed up or dressed down but here I'm matching them with some knitwear and converses for a more casual look.

Tartan is amongst my all time favourite prints! Perhaps it's a cultural thing, being scottish or maybe it's simply because it is a classic that will always be worn in some way! At the moment tartan/checked shirts are everywhere. There is a definite adrogyny about the look and i'm going to show you how it works for males and females. I bought my boyfriend a great Tartan shirt for his birthday recently.

Zara Man - £25.99. Craig wears it with his skinny jeans and  blue brogues. Can be worn under a jumper or with a blazer for a smarter look.

It appears the trend is popular amongst different ages as well as genders and my younger sister  bought her own checked tartan shirt this week.
Internacionale - £14.99.  Tammi wears it with red skinny jeans and red lipstick. How beautiful is she by the way! You can find some great printed pieces out there and if tartan's not your thing I guarantee there is a print out there for you! Happy shopping! Look out for my next post soon.
KG x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Vintage Fair

This week is reading week for uni, so no lectures or classes! This means lots of catching up on coursework and not much time for anything else. It's been a week since my last post so I have decided to take a little break and let you see what i got up to last week. The town centre of Aberdeen was busy and bustling with the arrival of the international market at the weekend. A regular occurence here, yet I always feel excitement from the buzz of cultural diversity. Walking from one end of the market to the next makes me feel like i'm in a different city!

Last weekend I also attended a vintage fair! I had been looking forward to this for a while so on the day I was a very excited bunny! I went with my mama and my little sisters, so a bit of a girly, family day out. Planning ahead I knew i'd be doing a lot of walking around so decided to go for a quite natural and comfortable outfit. I wore my white knitted tunic with leggings and my white converse style high tops. I added a touch of character with my aztec print cardigan and fabulous fur collar (taken and re used from my jane norman blazer!)
The fair was right up my street and I enjoyed seeing all the stalls and having a good rummage! Lots of furs and dresses, as well as bags and quirky accessories. Even teasets and jewellery and a yummy vintage popcorn machine! Pretty much something for everyone! I could have very easily got carried away and bought everything!..but I am trying to save, so therefore behaved! My sister kindly helped me get lots of photos on the day to share with you.
There was a make up artist there too and my mum volunteered me for a free vintage makeover by Rachael Ashcroft. I got my eyes done all smokey and retro. I loved it and just so happened to be going out that night too - bonus!
So yeah, I basically had a great day and can't wait for the next one! I will definitely be spending heaps next time! Last week we also carried out our second photo shoot for uni. It was a vintage themed shoot so seems appropriate to mention it here. I even did the make up for the stunning Hannah below. It was 1920's elegance, flapper dresses and headpieces. I'll leave you with a few shots I took on set.

Have a great weekend! Much Love
KG x