"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different".. Coco Chanel. I shall live and die by this quote. Be who you want to be, not who someone wants you to be, it honestly is the difference between being happy and not. I aim to blog about fashion and all that surrounds it.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Online Shopper

One of my friends emailed me earlier today asking me to give a hand with helping get a outfit together as she is going out next week for drinks with a small group of friends.. Of course I willing accepted. Got all my little details, i.e., how much she was willing to spend, what kind of style and who was going and where. I got what I needed and let my fingers hit the keyboard googling away.

I love the girl to pieces but her love for girly style is not existent... The day I saw her in a dress at prom.. I took as many photo's of possible and she looked absolutely gorgeous! So anyway... I tried to keep it close to her own style but added a few little extra's to "spice it up" as it was! I created little mood boards to showcase a full outfit, although there may have been items in her own wardrobe she could mix in to keep the cost down.

Out Fit One....

As I know my friend likes to keep her wardrobe quite neutral and a little more masculine, I went for some simple little additions that would brighten up the outfit. I thought I may have been a little ambitious with the green blouse and yellow peep toes but I thought there was no harm starting big and toning it down!

As I thought, my friend wanted 'a little more casual and simple colours'. So I started to hunt about again and came up with two more options...

Next up, I muted down the colours but kept one burst. In the second, the bright bag which I absolutely adore. The simple black trousers and lightweight lace detail back blouse. I wanted to keep heels involved in the outfit due to it being a evening drink in a bar/club. I thought it was essential, along with the use of black, always a popular and safe colour to fall back on.

Finally a pieced together what I thought would be the best and favoured option. I knew she'd recently been admiring maroon skinny jeans so I thought it best to include this in one option. With a lower heel option, maroon skinnies, and button up chiffon shirt option with a cami underneath for modesty. 
As predicted, the third was favoured and my work was done! 

Take care :)


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Destination: Wardrobe Domination..

So as you may know from a previous post or two I am currently interning and doing my bit in the ACTUAL world of fashion. So much has been going on that it's only a few days each week but still, I am loving it. And to help raise the profile of E-Closet, which, fingers crossed, this week the website will be launching, I am uploading one of the many blogs I have been writing for the company..

So here it is.. Enjoy!!

I am probably the worst culprit to write such a post to you all, hoarder should be my middle name. I find it impossible and positively crazy at the thought of throwing items out. To me it’s like when I go shopping and the sales are on, it makes me mad, to see how the clothes are thrown around and thumbed over so easily.    But, in recent weeks I have come to the conclusion that these sometimes-negative atmospheres are actually best to take control of and start again!

It’s a cycle of happiness this way. Buy, wear, sort, sell... Buy! Who could ask for a better way to treat clothes, renewing their home and replenishing our fetishes. Win, Win situation I think.

First of all, we take it slowly as to not overwhelm ourselves and back out of this mini declutter marathon. So, grab a cup of tea, bin bag and a stall. Now. Open the doors to Narnia...

1. Begin sifting through the rails or draws and looking for things that make you stop and ask yourself “Where did that come from?”, “I forgot I had this”, “What was I thinking?”. These are signs of a definite time to go item. 2. Next step, is it worthy of a new home? If so place it in a little neat pile on your bed. 3. Or is it totally unworthy? A little shabby, thread bear, then chuck it straight in that bin bag and don’t look back.  OR! There is a third option, can it be up-cycled? Chop the sleeves off, add some beautiful buttons, open your mind and allow in other possibilities. Now create a third pile or place it with the first... the re-sellers.

Us at E-Closet will accept all things in good condition. It is all beautiful to us and we want to help you close that blustery Narnia and create our own, controlled walk in fashion portal, helping re-house those once loved items.

Take it slowly if you need to, and like me, cannot part with a lot in one big sweep. Break it down over a few days, do it just before going to bed or first thing in the morning. Make it a regular occurrence.  Make a date in your diary for a ‘once a month clear out’. Keeping on top of it all will make your life a lot easier and hopefully bring you in a little extra money, what more could you ask for.

So go and sort tonight! Take them first steps to a cleaner, lighter and brighter wardrobe allowing you to see your clothes again for the first time and chuck away those ones that are no longer loved by you. They deserve better after all.

Good luck, we look forward to opening our arms to your items!

 So keep your eye's peeled and start hunting through your wardrobes as E-Closet is coming your way guys n girls!!

B x

Saturday, 7 July 2012

The torch hit Essex...

It's not very fashion related, and I won't try to make it but today the Olympic Torch came on home soil to me and it was amazing!
Yes the white, near see-through tracks suits were lovely and all but the fact police men were high fiving the crowd as they drove past on their motor bikes and the old fashion bus used by Lloyds Tsb and the crazy little red mini kind of stole the show. I've never seem so many people in England unite and be so friendly to complete random people.

It was amazing, woman on the roof to a old barn, flags, pints, camera men running... It really was a amazing sight. Not forgetting the flame itself of course!

Just this one time, I shall let my fashion writing slip.

Summer 2012... The London Olympics. Roll on the 27th!!!!!