Monday, 30 July 2012

I JUST WANT TO SAIL AWAY

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CAT EYE SUNGLASSES- URBAN OUTFITTERS
SAILOR TOP- TOPSHOP
CREAM PANTS- MY DAD
BOW BELT(*)- SHE INSIDE
SOCKS- EBAY
LEATHER BOOT HEELS(*)- KOI COUTURE
CREAM CRESTED BLAZER- MY GRANDMOTHER

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't blogged in a while things have been quite rough these past couple of days. I have also found myself being quite hard on myself and looking back on my previous posts and photos I hate how they come across and how they've been put together. I am such a perfectionist I hate to see things I'm doing wrong and normally I will punish myself and be quite low for a few days. I've realised I'm not the typical high street blogger and I dont have perfect manicured nails and sultry hair. I just love to create stories and sometimes art with my fashion and style. I have put so much effort into trying to bring to life these worlds inside my imagination and its been hard work. Sometimes I feel is it really worth it?  ok rant over.

I went to visit my University City where I will be living in september, its quite a flat area but you have to climb up this huge hill to get to my accommodation but there is a lovely sea view. I am so terrified of making new friends I am so socially awkward and I dont get along with girls so well. I find them hard to trust and I'm going to be staying with five of them. I just hope to god they like me and not think I'm some freak. My Dad and I visited the area to get our bearings of where things were, we drove alone the sea front it was quite rainy but I love how misty it made everything, it was so magical I really think it will be such an inspiring place to live.

I bought a few things that day some Vintage Pink Cotton Gloves that I would love to wear with a Pink Quilted Jacket like Lady Penelope. I bought a Shabby Chic Dolly Mug and a Birthday Card yes I know it isn't anyones birthday but I wanted a print of the design without buying a poster that was £10. I used it for my giveaway image HERE. Its so cute don't you think? You can find more pieces with the same design HERE. Other things I bought were, 50 Shades Of Grey, yeah I still haven't read all of it, A Vintage Teacup and Saucer and I got the Large Tissue Paper Flower for free, I really wanted to learn how to make them after seeing them being used in Ingela's Photography. Whilst writing this post I've been listening to Erin's 50s inspired mix on 8tracks HEREAlso I wanted to know would you prefer my photos without the vintage edit or not? In the outfit photos below I've not edited them.

Featured in this week: Polly Bland Interview and Miss Iffa Fav Bloggers.




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VOTE ON CHICTOPIA

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

GIVEAWAY



001.  I thank you all of you for reaching 700 followers. For this I would like to give you the opportunity to win some special prizes. The last giveaway had such a great response with the amount of entries, I thought I definitely have to continue doing them because 1) they are so much fun and 2) it gives me a chance to repay you all back for your support and lovely comments. There will only be ONE winner and its going to be up to pure luck (well a random number generator) that will decide who is going to get all these gifts. 

002. This giveaway was put together as a bit of whats been inspiring me so far this year. For example; you get any choice of film such as Lolita, The Virgin Suicides or Picnic at Hanging Rock, but only one copy. You will receive a Chicwish American Rock t-shirt which I have one myself, I was sent another because mine was damaged but I like it like that it adds more story to the piece, but you can have the brand new one, I choose this top because it brings out the tomboy side to my style, the one I wear when I'm not in front of the camera, a band tee and some shorts, Yes I was raised with three older brothers who were into rock and roll so it does influence my style. You get a 'teen' bracelet from The Laughing Assassin, a lovely lady named Aine hand makes these and they are just so awesome I had to include one! There are some lovely Black and White Lolita Bow Socks, a customised Silver Bug Bracelet, a Great Gatsby inspired head band, a Vintage Purse and a choice of two phone cases by Seyaki, a great swiss lady who sent me them yesterday. 

This is what you could win;


One copy of either, Lolita, Virgin Suicides or Picnic at Hanging Rock. American Guitar Tee- Chicwish. 'Teen' Bracelet - The Laughing Assassin, Black and White Lolita Socks- Peacocks. Customised Silver Bug Bracelet, Great Gatsby Inspired Headband- Urban Outfitters, Vintage Purse- Yumi, Choice of Two Phone Cases by Seyaki.

Wow that sounds good right?

Here are the Rules!-
You must be a follower of my blog and; 
Blog Lovin 
 -Twitter
-Facebook
-You must comment on the post below with your Email address!


Additional +1 entry!
-Follow CHICWISH on Facebook and  Twitter
-Follow THE LAUGHING ASSASSIN on Facebook and Twitter
-Follow SEYAKI on Facebook and Twitter


If you have done all the following above you will have more of a chance of winning,obviously because you will have more entries.

This Giveaway will end Wednesday 1st August 2012.

The Winner will be emailed the following morning.

Good Luck and if you have any questions please Email me,  charlotteclothier@hotmail.co.uk 

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Monday, 23 July 2012

SIXTIES LOVE CHILD

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PINK ROSE HEAD BAND- EBAY
WHITE DRESS WORN AS A TOP- CHICWISH
DIY SKIRT FROM NIGHT DRESS- 9 CROW STREET
SOCKS- EBAY
SHOES- NEWLOOK

001. We've all seen the 50s and Sixties blooming in this Spring Summers trends I mean it seems to be in fashion all the time but this year there are some strong vibes being channeled through the likes of Designers like Louis Vuitton and artists such as Lana Del Rey, Paloma Faith, Marina and the Diamonds, you've seen Topshop's lookbook for Factory girl and even Tavi Gevison is rocking the beehive over on her Blog. This post was mainly inspired by Dior's New Fragrance Commercial for Addict , if you haven't seen it click here now. Well what better way to join in all the fun by making a Love Den. I bought some heart shaped balloons, confetti and little cupcakes cases in my nearest Garden Centre, they were in the sale so I thought I'd better had buy them.

002. I made this floral skirt from a nightie dress that I got from 9 Crow Street. I just love mixing in nightwear with an every day outfit. The nightie was so long and you can see the top half of it here.
I've been picking wild flowers again, every time the sun shines there are so many Roses to pick. I feel bad but how can you resist. I have a thing for flowers recently, and I've been collecting empty jars, bottles and floral china tea cups to display on my windowsill. Its remarkably relaxing smelling those sweet floral flowers every morning you wake. I went to visit my grandma and we visited our nearest town where I bought some boat shoes in the sale for £10 they are so comfy, I also bought some socks because these were just so Lolita, I got some sweets mmm and we walked along the Canal and stopped at the pub for some lunch. Also I was the Cosmopolitan's VO5 Style Icon last week and had my photo displayed all day, which was so cool I was so happy. Don't forget to check out my Blog Sale!

Todays Playlist:- Paloma Faith, Picking Up The Pieces, Lana Del Rey- Pawn Shop Blues, Grimes- Symphonia IX , Stereo Total, I Love You, Ono.

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

THUMBELINA

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DIY daisy headband
Floral Blue Top- Charity Shop
White Tutu Skirt- IWearSin
Socks- DIY
Shoes- Ebay

Hey guys sorry this is such a long over due blog post mainly because it took me for ever to choose the best photos and to carefully edit them all. I was inspired by the fairytale story of Thumbelina, ever since I watched a documentary on TV about a girl called Amelie who was like the real thing. I also empathised with her, I know I am not that short but throughout my school years I have always been the smallest. I thought I would blog about my size and start to embrace it instead of view it as a negative thing. People always say the best things come in small packages and whilst being short you view the world differently. Everything is so much larger than you but then you are closer to the grass and nature and are able to sneak through forests and peak down rabbit holes.

I felt inspired to really create some magical photos that try to capture the concept of always appreciate the littlest things in life whether they are small people, animals or belongings. Don't forget to take your time to look way up high above the tree tops and study the butterflies and birds gliding through the air. I always lack confidence around people and forever feeling shy and nervous, but the other day I felt I was almost as high as a kite when I visited my University town. It was a new place and for a day I walked around by myself with my head held high noticing peoples faces and sign posts and even the tiny rain drops falling from the sky. Try it sometime its amazing how great it can make you feel! 

I have also received my prize from Chictopia's Competition for the Magic Mirror Contest in which I came second. You can see the blog post here. I received a Rare Benefit Beauty Kit, that I can safely say is the best prize I've ever received, seriously. I love the rose lip stain that I can wear on days when I'm not wearing Red Lipstick, the high beam really enhances my cheekbones and brightens my eyes up, the mascara is the best I've ever tried, and lastly the Pore-fessional Pro Balm hides black heads and pores and makes your skin look so clear and perfect, I can't believe how much I've been using these products recently they are a dream, I can't thank Chictopia enough for allowing me to express my creativity. 


Todays playlist:- Jesca Hoop, Born To

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