Friday, 31 May 2013

Blogger Challenge: Very Clearance

Hello lovelies,
So I stumbled upon the Very Clearance 'Blogger Challenge' where you visit their ebay store, create an outfit, blog about it and then tweet the link. Their is a catch though, the outfit has a max of £50 and it ends on June the 15 and the prize is that you WIN the outfit! So here is my outfit.


Karen Millen Nautilus Pendant In Silver
£29.00


South Caravan Tunic Dress In Print
(size 10) - £17.50



So here is my outfit lovelies, its a gorgeous print dress with a pendant necklace. I really like this pair together and I think it will be really cute paired with black shoe boots like advertised. The outfit is £46.50 altogether.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Introducing ... House Of Halos + Exclusive Interview



Hello lovelies,
Today post is purely about an amazing Scottish designer Arlene Barclay, the owner of House of Halos  who's designs have been worn by the singer/songwriter Emili Sande. I'm really excited for you lovelies, not only to see her designs, but I also because bagged an interview with the designer aswell ?! Here are some of Arlene's pieces from her Chic and Couture portfolio via her website .


I love this piece, it reminds me of 'The Great Gatsby' 





I think you will agree when I say all here pieces are just beautiful and now for the interview!


Why and How did you become a designer ?
I started making jewellery when I was 15 (24 yrs ago) got engaged at 23 and started looking for my own wedding tiara but was disappointed with the calibre of products and designs on offer so I established "angels halos" and spent 15 years making bridal hairpieces.  I decided to close the door on that chapter in my life and launched "House of halos" In march 2012.  I've always dreamt in launching a successful global accessories label and believe House of Halos has the potential to achieve this status.

How did you begin making this collection ? What inspired it ?
Photographers or stylists lately approach me with mood boards so I just get creative but initial designs were what just came naturally to me. I never stop thinking why can I create next. Can never sit at peace, lol.

How long does it take you to design each piece ?
Totally depends the longest to date is the design "Ice" it can take in the regions of 80-120 hours of craft work dependant on size.


Did you always want to become a designer ?
A Churchill dog, "oh yes" lol. I knew at 15 what I wanted to do but just prior to that at 14 my art teacher at academy wouldn't allow me to continue with art as a chosen subject at because he said I wasn't good enough, it didn't stop me and only made me more determined.

What advice do you have to any up-coming or aspiring designers?
Never let anyone put your dreams or ambitions down and never let bad experiences get the better of you, learn from them and use them to your advantage and knowledge. Be prepared for the 'doubt gremlins' as I call them, they sneak into your own mind at times and play games with you but keep working hard and keep believing in what you do.

Is there any celebrity who you would love to wear you pieces ? And if so why ?
Im so blessed as she has already worn it! Emeli is from a suburb from my home town and I'm so so grateful she did. I'd love for Vivienne Westwood to see my work as she is just an utter inspiration in life she and I share many similar interests with helping with planet issues, I'd love to brain storm there one day with her. I want to create "House of Hope" through House of Halos success and House of Hope would help other global charities. .e my "Peace" design line would help charities like "War Child" I've got it all thought out, just need an Investor.

Emili on the right


How did it feel to have Emili Sande wear of your pieces ?
Surreal then, still surreal now. I didn't even realise initially she was wearing it as was so in awe at seeing her perform live, then my friends noticed and I just burst into tears, so grateful and was so happy.

Who are your role models ?
Vivienne Westwood and Will.i.am for the roles they contribute in trying to make other people's lives and situations better. Truly wish Will would also find out about me, I recently approached his "Angel Foundation" as attempted to contact him as I feel if he knew what my long term visions with House of Hope were he'd want to meet and at least hear about them. Anyone know Will's email, lol?


I hope you enjoyed this special post
Until next time 
Lizzie
xxxx


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Jewel Mint Wishlist

Hello lovelies,
So I have known about the company Jewel Mint for such a long time & I should add I absolutely LOVE their pieces. So this post has been waaay overdue. But I have finally got round to it now, that my as-level exams are done today YAY! So I am going to show you gorgeous people not only some pieces that caught my eye but also pieces I know you will love!


Golden Guard Necklace
I love this necklace as it is gorgeous and an outfit that springs to mind is a
 crisp white or sheer coloured shirt with leather or pleather black skirt.


Golden Trinket Necklace
This is such an amazing combo as you have two necklaces in one,
what more can a girl ask for eh?!


Small Crystal Bib with Turquoise Cord
This piece reminds me so much of something that Daisy from the 'The Great Gatsby'
would wear as it is so extravagant and beautiful.




Take Flight Necklace
This is such a cute piece that I can definitely imagine wearing this 
on a casual day with  jeans, t-shirt and a leather jacket.


Golden Origami Crane Necklace

This necklace is so dainty but a really simple way to spice up a  plain white tee.

Rouge Golden Bangle
This is such so cute bangle to stack on a night out !




Arctic Blush Watch

Upton Gold Watch

And aren't these watches just gorgeous! I couldn't decide which I loved
 more so I spoiled you with both. The 1st  & the 2nd watch.

I hope you enjoyed reading my Jewel Mint Wishlist.
Until next time lovelies.
Lizzie
xxxx

Friday, 10 May 2013

My Interview With Natalie From Tally Tiger

Hello lovelies,
So today I have a special surprise for you, I have an interview with the lovely Natalie, the owner and creator of Tally Tiger. I was really excited to share with you guys this company as they not only have really cute pieces but their affordable too.

How did you start Tally Tiger and why ?
I started Tally Tiger because I wanted to do something that I enjoyed. I love accessories and I think that they can really make or break an outfit. Aswell as this, I've always loved the thought of owning an online store. So, Tally Tiger was born. I created it single handedly and that's something that I'm extremely proud of. 

How did you come up with your really unique and amazing name 'Tally Tiger' ?
The name was created by putting my nickname (Tally) and my pet rabbit's name (Tigerlily) together. Creating 'Tally Tiger'. I love the name so much. I think it's pretty unique and I'm glad it means something to me, too. 


Did you always want to be a online retailer? Have you ever thought of branching out with a pop-up store or an actual shop ?
When I first came up with the idea of selling fashion accessories, it was just my first thought to do it online. I love the idea that my shop is always open. No matter what the weather is like, or what time it is, you can always visit us. I have definately thought about the idea of opening a store and it's 100% something I would love to do in the future.


You specialize in Jewellery. Would you or have you ever thought about extending into clothes aswell ?
Definitely! I have plans to introduce clothing to our product range in the near future!


What is next for Tally Tiger?
Exciting stuff! We're getting lots of new items in stock over the next few weeks. Aswell as some gorgeous handbags! 


Do you have any advice/tips for aspiring online retailers? 
Write a list! I really didn't know how much work would go into opening an online store and when I finally got started, it was hard to keep up with what needed done. Writing lists every now and again really helps you stay on top of things. And of course, have fun with it! Make sure you enjoy what you do. 


Here are a few of Tally Tiger's favourite pieces!


 'Multi Bubble Necklace' which retails for £8.00



'Skull and Crown Scarf' which retails for £4.00


Tally Tiger is a company that is run in Edinburgh,Scotland with shipping worldwide for £3 and 1st class delivery for £1 and their offering you lovelies 10% OFF with the code 'TENOFFTALLY'. And all orders over £20  get FREE UK DELIVERY ! 

Here are Tally Tiger's links so get following, shopping etc.
Our website is www.tallytiger.co.uk
Our twitter is www.twitter.com/tally_tiger
Our facebook is www.facebook.com/tallytigerboutique
Our instagram is @tally_tiger 




Thank you so much for reading lovelies
Until next time
Lizzie
xxxx



Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sporty Meets Smart OOTD

Bonjour les amis,
Today was a humid and I decided to pair my sporty Topshop baseball jacket (that I wore in the morning) with my gorgeous light weight red peplum top from Missguided, Dorothy Perkins trouser, H&M shoes and my Calvin Klein silver bracelet.





Thanks for reading lovelies.
Until next time
Lizzie
xxxx

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Butterfly, Birds and Hearts OOTD

Hello lovelies,
So the weather in London was quite nice yesterday and I was in a dress mood- as I have been wearing them quite alot this week. Also my sister bought me this dress from New Look on thursday and I thought why not wear it ! It's a lovely summery print dress and so versatile to make it smart/casual with just a black blazer and a bucket bag or very casual with black leggings (as the dress is quite thin) and white sandals.

 Here is the print close up






I hope you enjoyed this post lovelies.
Thank you for reading
Lizzie
xxxx