Outfit dei giorni – Milano Edizione.

Outfit of the Days – Milan Edition. Hey guys! So I recently visited Milan on a uni trip; well as I study fashion it’s a pretty ideal place to go, right? We took a fashion tour of the city, visited the new conceptual design facility in the city, shopped our little feet off and met … Continue reading

Daxon VIP Bloggers

Hi guys, got a great opportunity for all you bloggers (and Christmas shoppers) out there!

Over at Daxon, they are looking to reward the UK’s finest fashion bloggers who love and live for fashion by offering the chance to become part of their exclusive blogger network. You will be rewarded with a £50 voucher from Amazon or Threadless just for joining! How good is that? Put it towards your xmas shopping or a little festive treat for yourself…

Its easy as pumpkin pie, just:

1. Add the Daxon Blogger network badge to your sidebar by grabbing the code from http://blog.daxon.co.uk/daxons-vip-fashion-bloggers/
2. Write a post about the opportunity. Be sure to include this link http://www.daxon.co.uk
3. Then, let them know you have completed these steps by emailing us katy@mediayeti.co.uk

Simple as that. Plus, by having  the badge on your site, you are eligible for more freebies from future campaigns.

Daxon are part of Redcats, which is the 3rd largest home shopping organisation in the world. They specialise in top quality clothing, for all occasions, to give you effortless style. Their mission statement is: “We aim to find the perfect fit for you. We don’t believe in compromise when it comes to fashion.” 

Right, off you pop and get to it! Why not leave a comment telling us what you would buy with your voucher?

See you all soon xxx

Introducing: Mallzee

Hey everyone! Been a long time since my last post and I’ve missed you all! Today though, I have a little treat for you, a sneak peak at a new concept in online shopping and social media – Mallzee.

Mallzee is all about creating a new and exciting online shopping experience.

The concept is simple: with Mallzee you pick your favourite stores and brands and create your own online shopping mall. The site then finds items available in your chosen stores that you might like, and asks you to score them to get a better idea of your tastes. It can then recommend products to you from all your favourite destinations.

To make shopping online as social as it is in real life, Mallzee allows you to shop with friends. They can browse what you’ve added, add stuff to ‘Your Wardrobe’ for you to check out later (I love this idea as I usually end up with armfuls of stuff I want my friends to try on in shops)  and help you make any tricky decisions via a voting platform.

Plus, to make Mallzee extra special you get paid whenever you or your friends shop via  Mallzee. You can then use this money to shop with our partners or donate it to charity. There are over 200 great stores already signed up, including Urban Outfitters and Office and the latest partners include AllSaints, Miss Selfridge and Diesel…with many more to follow.

Here’s a little message from Mallzee HQ:

“Our awesome team is hard at work creating Mallzee and we’ll be live later this year. In the meantime please sign up for an exclusive prelaunch invite, invite your friends and keep an eye on our blog, Facebook and Twitter for some wicked chat and competitions.”

Mallzee was recently selected as one of the best start up concepts in Europe  by Google and The Next Web. They also recently won an award for the progress they’re making with the shopping revolution from Entrepreneurial Sprark. All that before they’ve even launched? I see great things from them in the future…

Join up now to receive an exclusive prelaunch invite and be the first to use Mallzee later this year. Plus, help spread the word and get the chance to win great prizes. Here’s all the details you need!

Website: Mallzee.com

Search Facebook for ‘Mallzee’

Twitter: @MallzeeHQ

Help spread the #shoppingrevolution!

Let me know what you think of Mallzee in the comments, any ideas or suggestions will be passed on to the team.

Non-scary neon

Neon was a big trend this summer, and though we may all be focused on tapestry and baroque for winter, neon – if done right – will always give you a high fashion edge. Here is my pick of the best of the high street and some tips on how to style them.

Lace paneled Zara blouse.

First up, this blouse from Zara is super chic and the perfect shade of greenish yellow. It is quite sheer, but due to the layered panels, looks best worn with a nude bra underneath as a cami or vest would interrupt the lines of the cut. This blouse may seem slightly scary (BRIGHT! LACE! SHEER!) but it really doesn’t make you look too sallow as long as you get the make up right. Bit of bronzer and a bright clashing lip and you’re good to go.

Layer a matching necklace for a subtle way to accessorize.

Jewellery can be tricky to get right with this trend, so I suggest layering a matching necklace – here an H&M beaded necklace doubled under the collar of the blouse. A big cocktail ring is an alternative as the hands are far enough away from the main body and therefore the rest of the outfit to work  no matter the style. Bottom half wise; navy tailored trousers or dark denim would nail this look depending how casual you’d like to be.

Be brave and clash your neons!

Be brave and take a cue from the celebs and try clashing different colours of neon. This soft knit jersey from H&M mimics the round neckline of the blouse and will really lift your complexion. If you aren’t sure, pick two different shades of the same colour, – so a paler pastel yellow alongside the bright blouse.

Pink H&M dress.

A simple yet stunning dress.

Neon tends to work best when kept fairly plain, so no patterns or embellishments or you risk looking like a 90s reject! This flared, silky dress from H&M is so pretty on, very striking and flattering. This item is almost impossible to style wrong, a pair of simple black heels, chunky wedges or ankle boots would all look great providing you pull the look together with complimentary accessories and hair.

Clash with a clutch.

Re-enforcing how great clashing neon can look, a splash of yellow with this New Look clutch really lifts the whole look. Keep it chic with nude shoes.

Neons don’t have to be highlighter bright.

There are many different shades of neon available, though this seems to be a little known fact! These short shorts from Zara are a boucle texture, have frayed hems and studs so would seem to break the ‘keep it plain’ rule, however as they are a paler shade, they have a more modern vibe. Wear with a neutral chunky knit or plain white tee.

There are tons of neon nail shades available.

If you really don’t want to try a full on look just yet, dip your toe (literally) into the pool with neon nails. The Barry M and 17 colours are just a few of my collection but there are many other alternatives available in practically every colour under the sun! Barry M are probably best for on-trend shades and have a great intensity though you maybe need a few coats.

Here’s a small gallery of the celebs working the neon trend for inspiration…

Why not show off your best neon looks in the comments?

 

New York Fashion Week – The Trends (with bonus Marchesa!)

Hey guys! I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been abroad and then I moved into my new flat, so I’m sure you can forgive me. The neon post I promised approximately forever ago will be up tomorrow, but tonight I thought I’d get the New York Fashion Week post up and running before we jet off to London, and see what all the cool kids are showing. Now I actually LOVE New York as a fashion capital. London may be cool, Milan dramatic and Paris breathtaking but New York always has a restrained, clean, somewhat wearable vibe and sometimes, that’s a nice break from all the Lady Gaga-esque shenanigans.

The pics are all in the one gallery for ease and speed, but the main themes that came through from the big shows were:

  • Black and White
  • Pattern
  • Sheers
  • Crop tops

So nothing new there, we’ve been seeing these looks for a few seasons now; but that’s what Spring/Summer is all about, refining and emphasising the trends that work whilst subtly dropping those that have become tired. Autumn/Winter is for drama and conceptual design (think D&G’s ode to Sicily this year).

There are a few random shots thrown in the gallery, unusual colours, drop waists, sparkles and some just plain pretty, even if they don’t quite slot in with the main trends.

Also included for you to drool over is Marchesa‘s latest offering. They never really go with the trends, they stick to what they do best,  feathers, froof, fantasy. Amen, sister.

Enjoy! Share your favourites in the comments…

Culture Crush: Pari Dukovic’s Fashion Month Portfolio

This is a breathtaking look at the past season’s fashion month. Photographer Pari Dukovic has such a distinct and intense style and he even manages to make Kritsen Stewart (Boo! Hiss!) look elegant and innocent…wow, right?

Click through to The Cut’s site to have a look…

http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/08/pari-dukovics-fashion-month-portfolio.html#

This is my favourite image, taken at the Dior show in Paris. What’s yours?

 

Coming up…Non Scary Neon.

Neon doesn’t have to be left in the 80s, I’ll show you how to update any wardrobe in my favourite trend OTM (Of The Moment doncha know?).

Customised Leather Jacket

I was commissioned recently to customise one of my BFF’s leather biker jackets. She’s had it a while and we discussed whether or not she should keep it during a  recent wardrobe clear-out. (More on that in a post later, keep an eye out!) It’s really a gorgeous jacket – real leather, great cut and classic design so it was decided I would use my mad fashion skill to update it and give it a unique edge.

The studs are gold pyramid in 3mm an 5mm sizes from a specialist leather craft company. If you’re going to try this at home, I’d always recommend paying a bit more for 4 prong studs as they are much more sturdy and secure. Use a leather awl to get a nice clean pierce for the prongs to go through.

This look is a bit more art deco and looks a lot cleaner and more subtle than a lot of the ‘rock n roll’ looks out there just now, which is ideal if you want the garment to have longevity and lasting style appeal. No Village People tribute acts for this friendship!

Here’s a picture I got Kirsten to snap for me showing the jacket styled with her usual threads and I honestly think it looks great! As soon as my thumbs recover, I’m starting work on my own…

The stud detailing isn’t too overwhelming and suits Kirsten’s girly but grown up style.

Remember to let me know what you think and share your own customising tips and triumphs in the comments!

Uncool, ladies. Uncool.

Good Girls Gone Bad Wrong

WARNING

This article happens to focus solely on female celebrity behaviour – this is not to say that the chaps don’t and haven’t behaved just as undesirably, but coming from a gal to a majority of gal readers –we can do better than this right?

P.s I’m going to try not to get too Judgey Judgerson here cause that really isn’t cool.

Amanda Bynes’ most recent performances sadly have not been in fun teen rom-coms; but played out on the streets – and cells -of L.A.

As if she didn’t already have enough problems, girlfriend really needs to learn to blend her foundation…

On April 6th, Amanda was arrested and charged with a DUI after an incident involving a police car at 3am. Oh honey, I’m not sure it matters how vehemently your father denies that you drink or how heartfelt his claims are that you were “upset and emotional” No matter how you spin it, a 3am DUI is as telling as a wrist full of those little paper nightclub wristbands. ‘Upset’ and ‘Emotional’ (to paraphrase that scene from The Princess Bride) don’t, I think, mean what you think they mean. They are not really excuses for crashing your car or going to rehab or stumbling about flashing your crotch ahem Lindsay Lohan: I’ll get to you later…and so it seems that recently there seems to have been an influx of formerly talented and well-regarded starlets having very public falls from grace. Or rather very public tumbles-out-of-clubs-in-the-early-hours-of-the-mornings from grace. Which makes me wonder: do any of us actually believe that wild, drunken party behaviour is cool anymore?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no square. I have a rep; with my family especially; of being a party-girl. “Going out again?” They say. “Where are you out to this time?” They ask. “What time will you eventually get in, if at all?”My mum wonders. But that doesn’t mean I behave like a Jersey Shore cast member whilst I’m out there.

The one and only time I have been out of control drunk, it didn’t feel wild and exciting and cool. It felt scary and daunting and the next day, I was ashamed. I won’t go into details but it did involve falling on my backside inches from a moving vehicle, begging someone to call an ambulance/my mum whilst grasping the toilet for dear life, some random boy dressing up as a doctor and coming in to ‘help’ me and the sister of my then roommate taking out my hair extension and sleeping in the bed next to me and my basin.

And see; even whilst arguing against the issue, I tried to make that embarrassing little explanation sound funny and witty for the entertainment of others. What is up with that?

Or is that just it? We don’t actually think behaving like stereotypical frat boys and sorority gals is all that cool, but we expect others do?

Rihannahas recently been inundating the world with wildly inappropriate, attention seeking tweets and oh-so-cool Intsagram pics. Whether the world cares or not. One snap featured a nip-slip. Oh Rihanna, you naughty girl. Sigh.  The theme of many more pictures posed in swimwear, underwear or BETTER YET – topless is getting a bit tired now is it not? Another photo uploaded while the singer was partying at Coachella appeared to show her rolling a joint whilst perched atop her body-guard’s shoulders.

It really looks like Parmesan, but that would just be weird.

I’m sure she isn’t the only young women out to enjoy herself, show off her enviable body and get a little appreciation but some will argue that she is a prominent one in the public eye. Our little Good Girl Gone Bad has just been named as one of Time Magazine’s most influential people. Wait, what? Well, I suppose a bad influence can still be considered influential, right? Interestingly though, I disagree that famous people need to modify their behaviour completely to be a role-model. I believe it’s up to parents to teach their children what’s acceptable and decent and help guide their opinions of what’s admirable.  For me, the recent Rihanna stuff is more about her own self-esteem and self-image and that’s what seems more troubling. One of the tweets from her account around this time stated:

“I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else”.

If you have to TELL people how crazy you are; chances are you probably aren’t all that cray-cray after all. And generally, people don’t like to be told what to think of you, it’s nice to discover an opinion of someone yourself.

But does she care? I’m guessing not so much based on one of her latest tweets directed at MTV:

“@MTV Yikes…. @rihanna ran out of fucks to give”

Yikes indeed.

Now, getting back to Lindsay Lohan a.k.a the old Amanda Bynes. She seemed to be getting herself back on track. Off probation, getting REAL jobs, being a glorious red-head again…and that was cool. But recent turn of events has seen her caught lying about not being in a nightclub where she is accused of assaulting a woman and in danger of losing her big chance in the Elizabeth Taylor Lifetime movie due to her questionable face filling fixation. The Lifetime role recently wrapped but not without the usual catalogue of problems associated with La Lohan. Late to set, unprepared, another car crash, more lying to cops, being rude to co-stars…does anyone truly look up to this girl anymore? I’d be concerned if they did. Her next role is slated to be in semi-pornographic film The Canyons. Tasteful art house flick this ain’t! We won’t even go into her latest ‘photo-shoot’ with Terry Richardson in a hotel room where she plays around with a gun, sticking it in her mouth as you do. It’s all just too tacky and sad for words.

When I said ‘glorious’ obviously I meant cheap and balding…

I am not ashamed to admit my girl-crush list is made up of generally wholesome, well-mannered, well dressed young ladies. Keira Knightley, Kate Middleton, Zooey Deschanel, Rachel Bilson…OK, so Lana Del Rey may be the exception that proves the rule, but a made-up name and fetish for aging rock-stars is hardly Bonnie of Bonnie and Clyde territory is it? (Although she didpull of that snazzy beret rater well…)

Cute

Cuter

Cutest!

I for one am proud to admit that I always wear underwear, I have never tried illegal substances, I respect myself and others around me and I intend to keep it that way. But I’m still a pretty cool chick.

(Oh God, did I really just say ‘chick’….?)

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Being good AND bad Sandy from Grease all at once.

(Apologies, this was taken in my parent’s room as mine was too messy. How embarrassing.)

Today I wore…

Denim jacket – vintage children’s wear

Shirt – New Look

Rubber leggings – Rare at ASOS

Ballet flats -Topshop

Bandana – homemade using Remnant King’s fabric

Haircut – trimmed myself in a panic a few days ago. Long story but I kinda like it…

Lipstick – Dior Addict

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