Sunday, 8 November 2009

Opportunity Knocks...

Unfortunately, you may have gathered that I did not make it to the Untold Glam Live shows in London. Who believes this industry is not an industry of contacts? "It's not what you know, but who you know?" Unbeknown to myself, I had the opportunity to work backstage but not enough time to make preparations. Is that a worthy excuse to not attend, participate and potentially meet the one who would ultimately take me to a place I dream and strive to be in...? Well, we will never know. Another ship sailed, another opportunity gone, another voyage to seek. Disappointed? Yes. Frustrated? Yes. Given up? Absolutely not!

Looking forward to the reviews of Jimmy Choo at H&M (Even though I have been lucky enough to preview the collection before they reach the stores- courtesy of having contacts) I am overwhelmed with excitement of potentially owning a pair of shoes designed by the infamous "Jimmy Choo." I am already at war with someone who believes they have what it takes to bag a pair of grey suede shoe-boots with a refined Rock Glam look. Exquisite!

A little closer to home, Birmingham that is, I have the pleasure of going to House of Fraser's (Rackhams in my day) Beauty Glamour Event on Tuesday. I am not an expert when it comes to beauty but I am an expert wherever there is discount! 10% off cosmetics and 20% off accessories; you would be a fool to miss out on that!

I like to wear make-up, and I am by no means an expert on application. If my make-up tips are anything to go by then your in for a rough ride. However, I know what not to do to make me look like a cheap drag queen!

Tired as I am, I look forward to what the fashion industry constantly has to offer. Currently studying a Masters in Fashion Media; I am hopeful that I will make the progress I believe I deserve. Highly driven and focused to personal and professional goals, I am far from missing anymore opportunities, and do you know why? Because there will be others. This is just the beginning. Like Bloggers "I am Fashion," who have recently made the decision to call it a day, they were young students, with a passion for fashion on a small budget, but exceeded all odds through commitment and dedication to expressing their inhibitions for the constant evolution of: shoes, bags and clothes, they established a popular blog with loyal readers devastated by their departure. Why? All because they were determined to have their voices heard. I am no different. In fact, none of us are. If you want something, you can and will get it.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Well, my exciting expedition to purchase the ultimate shoe-boot on Tueday was a little disappointing to say the least. In Sunday's Fabulous Magazine, I saw the most "fabulocious" pair of footwear, however as usual, I built myself up for a huge let down. They were a silver metallic croc print shoe-boot, round toe with elasticated fit on either side of the ankle and a criss-cross elastic lace. They were £18 from Matalan. Now to say I was disappointed is to put it lightly. Christmas is coming, and you and I both know it is a time of metallics and sequins, so it is "bag on trend" as [they] say. But nonethless, for someone who is very particular about how they like their shoe-boot to look on their feet then it was beyond disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I did or do (by the time i assess the shoe, i will be able to give you an answer) like or love the shoe...No, no, no. I like the shoe! I just didn't love it! I have an important rule for shoe-boots, and that is, if you do not like any space around the ankle because they are quite slim then try to avoid ankle boots that do not fit the bridge of your ankle. This was the case for me. I am very fussy about how they should look, so if they had fit my foot they way I thought they would then I would be singing a different song right now.

Isn't it funny when you see something in the magazine and then when you go to purchase it it is completely different to how it is presented? The first time I saw them; I was blown away! My intial thoughts were "I am getting those tomorrow." I studied them for that brief moment before my boyfriend's sister took the magazine. I didn't need the picture because my memory is a photographic especially when it comes to footwear. I memorised every detail down to the finest print. But as usual, it did not encapsulate the detail I encapsulated in my head (if there is such a word) Oh, I should also mention that I have this small thing for pointed-toe shoe-boots. Please don't ask me why?...The reason being is that I like things...(Oh goodness me I am struggling here) Ok, there are some things you cannot explain and this is one of them. There is no explanation for people's taste; people like what they like! And that is that I suppose. I am no exception. I have this thing about pointed-toe shoe-boots. I think they make my foot look far more attractive than a round-toe and this is what the boots from Matalan were like. Now, as I said in the previous blog "Thinking out aloud about Fashion" platforms have become, not only a favourite but a preference nowadays, so it ticked the box in that respect, but there was still no point. I tried to convince myself as much as possible but the butterflies weren't flying, and that my friends is when it is right to buy.

Never mind I say and move on the to the next desire. Isn't it funny that we desire the things we want more than we need? Could it be sub consciously we know that we will secure the things we need at some point but the things we want is far more challenging therefore more inviting and more exciting?

Right, I find it difficult to close if I don't have relating topic. I know, hopefully I will be in London attending Glam Live at Earls Court on Friday so I will have lots to share. Now I need to think about what I am going to wear; it is natural!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Thinking out aloud about Fashion!

I cannot believe it! I have my own blog to talk about nothing but fashion. Well, that is my intention. This is so exciting! I am not sure where to begin because I am sure others are far more advanced in blogging and twittering would know exactly where to begin, so it is nothing new to them but for someone who is not quite computer-savvy, then it is a big deal.

I know it must be boring to hear so many people who absolutely "adore fashion" or "fashion is my passion" and then start to cry to secure that vote; the explosion of reality TV programmes have paved the way for that! But, for me "fashion is my passion!" (No tears) Right, unlike most young beeny-boppers who are so sure of themselves nowadays in terms of what they want to do with their lives, it was slightly different in my time (which wasn't too long ago if anyone is wondering.) It has taken me a long time to discover what interests me the most and then to take action, which I have done and doing.

I think the best place to start is my own personal style and fashions I like. Unfortunately, I am not that confident to wear "whatever I like" because I feel like it, but I do have my own ideals about what women should wear. You are probably thinking what happened to the "why?" I don't quite have an answer for that; I just know. I am sorry if the men feel left out but I am not an expert on men's fashions! And if I were to go by how my boyfriend has dressed over years, I will never know. You have to admit that the female form is far more interesting and intriguing than the male form.

Back to my original point about my personal style and fashions (whoever decides to follow my blog you have to get used to me moving from on issue to another. I talk so much that I loose my trail of thought like a politician.) I am very big on dressing for your shape, wearing clothes which compliment your figure to the maximum, and in some instances, creating illusions. I think that is what I enjoy the most about fashion; creating the illusion that you have something, when you don't or it is not to your satisfaction. There is so much fun involved with experimentation.

Back to me again, I have small hips and my bottom is just none existent! So I love volume! I love big skirts! I love skirts with alot of material in them that would create the illusion that I have big hips and in turn a big bottom. From viewing the Fashion related TV programmes like Gok Wan's "How To Look Good Naked" Trinny and Susannah "What Not To Wear," who have all become house hold names for emphasising that, which it something I had the painful and expensive journey of discovering by myself about what looks good on me and what doesn't. I am also a fan of fashions that don't quite look right and for that reason it does! It is very difficult to put into words but that is the best way of explaining it.

I cannot stress enough the importance of footwear. That is my speciality! Heels, Heels, and more Heels. They will transform any look. I swear by it. It does not necessarily mean that you have to wear 10 inch heels but just anything that elevates you will, no matter how small will make a difference. If you can, the higher the better. As once said,"It is the price [you] pay for vanity." I am so looking forward to the H&M/Choo on the 14th November, I have already decided which pair of shoes I want. I will be at war if I do not get the pair I have seen. I am not stupid! I am not going to describe them in anyway so you will just have to wait and hear. If you haven't picked up on it, but I am a fan of Jimmy Choo (not that I own a pair) but I am in love with Christian Louboutin. His footwear is like a Wispa bar! Ssshh! (not that I own a pair of those either! lol)

How do you end your blog? I just reviewed my first note and it is soo long. Even I would get bored at reading all of it and I haven't even shared everything I wanted to. Ok, I will be back! I am off to find a pair of shoe-boots I saw in yesterday's News of the Worlds "Fabulous Magazine" because they are fabulocious!! Only when I find them will I share how they make me feel. See ya!