Miss Guided SS14 Press Party, 'I Want Candy'


Hey Guys, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Miss Guided SS14 Press Party yesterday evening. I caught my train at two thirty and headed on a three hour journey to meet Ashleigh. She unfortunately couldn't meet me at the train station so I had to make my own way via the underground. I was really scared as I've never figured it out before especially by myself. But a lovely lady who was sat next to me on the train sneaked a look at my texts and once I got off the train she guided me in the right direction which was very kind of her. The tube was so crowded especially at rush hour however I managed to find Ashleigh on Oxford Street and we tried to find the venue. It was cold and rainy and I couldn't get over how busy it was everyone was constantly bumping into one another, we were half an hour late. It was quite difficult to find down a back alley. Anyway as soon as we walked through into the show space it was a nice open layout and very laid back. I had never been to a press party before so I was expecting something different. The SS14 clothes were colour co-ordinated on rails there were lots of pastels and bright coloured prints, scuba fabrics which I think are a brilliant idea to bring into fashion. Even though sometimes the material can feel cheap and not as smooth as cotton or silk against the skin it still hugs the female body shape and really enhances your natural curves.

The pastel collection caught my eye and I was inspired instantly, I had recently bought a pink silk blouse from H&M in the sale and I am dying for them to bring more pieces into the stores in this kind of style. They remind me of what Lana Del Rey would wear in her American Dream Land, the colour palette was very light and girly, with floral applique and embroideries. It almost felt like night wear, with the white lace slips and silky sport shorts. If night wear comes back into trend I will be over the moon, I've collected old nighties for a while and to be able for it be fashionable is a bonus for me. I pretty much only focussed on this part of the collection because it felt new to me and interesting. I'm a girly girl at heart and can't wait for the spring to arrive. The overall feel to this part of the collection was very Femme Fatale perhaps inspired by the movie Pretty Baby or perhaps even the 60s. For example Lana rocked a low cut silk blouse in her National Anthem music video or perhaps Sydney from American Hustle. Either way the silks were my favourite part of the evening. Ashleigh and I tried some fancy meringues that looked like garlic, but were very yummy and gooey inside. We drank coke from jam jars which I found fascinating. We got our photo taken with an awesome photographer, it was so playful and fun wish we had more time to take loads more photos. 

I managed to meet Kayla Hadlington at last, she was such a doll, I also briefly spoke to Leanne and Amy which was amazing we nattered about Lookbook. Leanne was just as gorgeous as I had imagined in person, flawless hair and style. It was so great to have the opportunity to talk beyond social media platforms and I can't wait for any more events to pop up. Although it was expensive to travel just for an hour and a half its definitely worth meeting these inspirational ladies. We picked up a Miss Guided goody bag pretty quick and headed for the last train home at nine fifteen, I arrived back home at one in the morning, it was such a long day but I had so much fun, thank you Miss Guided

Lots of love,
Charlotte x


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We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams

1. Spot Print Playsuit- MISS SELFRIDGE| Black Felt Fedora- MISS SELFRIDGE| Faux Leather Biker Jacket- MISS SELFRIDGE| White Bowler Bag- H&M| Black Woven Belt- H&M| Brandy Block Heel Boots- MISS SELFRIDGE



Hey everyone here is a brand new outfit bought yesterday from Miss Selfridge Petite section. I was so excited I had to buy it as soon as I saw it. I've mentioned this before but I just love clothes that fit me perfectly it feels so great for your confidence. I am slowly starting to accept how tiny I am it is difficult when our culture is now mainly focussed on curvy girls being sexy, with big bums and boobs. From time to time it can get me down being petite and I can get so insecure. I don't necessarily get jealous of peoples bodies I just tend to get annoyed at myself. But now I am starting to learn its about loving yourself, accepting it and being the best you can be for your self only. Never try to focus on others, or try to satisfy others. Its crazy how destructive our society can be to the female mind and body. I've suffered from anxiety since I almost discovered I was smaller than everyone else and I would just socially shut myself off from the world.  I would question myself if I was healthy enough because I wasn't filling out like the rest of the people in my school. I've always felt alienated and never accepted but its great to think now I have an opportunity to meet other bloggers such as Ash and actually go to my first blogger party at Miss Guided. Our passion is fashion blogging and I wish everyone would focus on things they love and be happy, if only it was that easy...

Lots of love,
Charlotte x

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We live in Cities you'll never see on the screen

Perfect Picture Dress- SUGAR HILL BOUTIQUE*| Red Satchel- Vintage| Boots- New Look| Earrings- ASOS| Blazer- H&M

Hey everyone, here are a few photos taken in the city centre, can you remember when I was so nervous about taking photos in public and here I am now posing away haha. I am getting other people to take my photos now as its so much easier and quicker to tell them what I want. It gives them practice too, my friend Ffion is a third year Photo Journalism student and she bought a new lens. I like working with other people, there are so many places in town that make good backdrops for street style photos.  Also it looks more realistic and interesting.  The weather is still rubbish its miserable and dark I can't wait for Summer I shall be taking so many photos in the City. I'm either going to buy one myself or just ask people to take my photo its something I'm trying to decide. Anyway this Camera Dress is from Sugar Hill Boutique a lovely little store based in Brighton. I chose this dress because I thought it was such a cute print, and I love the colour. I contrasted it with red lips and nails. I really need to buy some new hair extensions that suit the colour of my hair, does anyone know anyone who sends samples for review? The shop in my town are so expensive and they are synthetic.

Lots of love,
Charlotte x

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#OOTD / Swansea Street Style


Tweed Blazer- H&M| Burgundy Trousers- TOPSHOP| Chelsea Boots- NEWLOOK| Vintage Scarf- Grandmother| White Blouse- H&M| Bag- Vintage

Hey everyone, this post is going to be a bit of a long post but it shows you guys what I've been up to. 
I teamed up with Photographer Ffion Peters and we Style scouted Swansea Streets for Trendy People. I've always wanted to have the chance to do this especially in a Town. Ever since I came remember being featured in a few Fashion Magazines in 2012, I knew how excited and flattering it can be. I've also have this deep rooted need to help people in what ever way I can. If its by giving them style advice tips or even complimenting them and making them see the positives within themselves. I believe its so important to talk to other people about style and fashion and what inspires you, what drives you, whether it being a nostalgic vintage era or even modern or urban trends, its great to keep the fashion cycle flowing. I can't believe how much confidence Swansea has given me with regards to making my dreams start to actually become reality. To be able to have the chance to work for Swansea Life Magazine was a great opportunity to get these ideas and dreams rolling. To care about what you wear and how you wear it, or should I say how you carry yourself, is one of the things that stood out for Ffion and I whilst selecting this lovely bunch. Whether it being a good posture, smile or the amount of thought put into their outfits, they definitely shined in the midst rainy Welsh Weather. 

Lastly Ffion managed to capture a few blog photos for me to post, and her new lens which creates that blurred background effect which is something I've been longer for. Its made me want to go out and buy one, the photos are much stronger with just something easily created by a lens. Even though a new one costs about £150 it would be worth it. When I  knew I was taking photos today I tried to look quite fashionable yet sophisticated as I think if your asking people to be featured in a Fashion Magazine they will look at what your wearing and how you present yourself. If you dressed scruffy they wouldn't take you seriously. So I wore my Tweed Blazer from H&M and a vintage scarf from my Grandmother tied around my neck.

Lots of Love,
Charlotte x

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Weeks inspiration: Leanne's Blog Post, certainly something to think about.

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 (Lauren Pitson)
Photography by Ffion Peters
Lauren captured us as her luscious long hair blew in the wind past Topshop. We had to stop her quickly to take a snap of that gorgeous red tartan dress that flattered her dark locks and pale completion.  I love her vintage school girl style and her black dr martens really brought the edge to the outfit.


 (Marc Roach)
Photography by Ffion Peters
Marc caught our attention when he walked fashionably into Topman. We admired the carefree attitude of Marc and the way he matches colours and details in his outfit. For example the camel timberland style boots contrasted so well with the yellow hues in his checked shirt. The quirky details such as the white socks showing, vintage green shades and the leopard print backpack made this style very unique in Swansea.

(Shazia Khan)
Photography by Ffion Peters
We saw this beautiful lady from a far and had to get a quick snap immediately. The sun shone down on her and illuminated her smile which is most important to every outfit. We loved Shazia's cosy green trench coat and it contrasted well with her brown chelsea boots and leopard scarf. This colour pallet complimented her gorgeous skin tone.

 (Linda Benaiad)
Photography by Ffion Peters
For ages we were in admiring Linda's perfect wintery outfit and just had to take a shot before she got away. Her thick knitted fishmen jumper and blue jeans combo made her outfit look cosy and warm. Her camel trench jacket and black victorian style boots finished off this outfits relaxed feel. It was also brilliant to capture a french girl in Swansea!



(Rhys Gudgeon)
Rhys styled this brilliant modern mixed vintage outfit, with an old style tan satchel and old dr marten style boots. Yet again the trench coat even wins the hearts of Swansea's guys.


(Murbarak)
We spotted Murbarak outside Costa, casually chilling with his black ray ban styled sunglasses, we inspired by their laid back attitude whilst sipping coffee. What I admire about Murbarak's style is his bright colour choice, the light coloured trousers compliment his skin tone, and the contrasted blue puffy jacket with the salmon jumper really brightens up the city. He stood out amongst the mens fashion as he braved this summery choices in the midst of winter, whilst other men resort to darker shades of navy and reds. 


(Hamad)
Hamad was a friend of Mubaraks, both casually sat outside Costa Coffee. He displays his chilled attitude with his brown slippers, although perhaps worn they surprisingly seem to go with his outfit. Hamad's grey jumper flatters his skin tone and his winter coat choice of a Lacoste puffer jacket really brings the laid back outfit together.

 (Lily Chen)
Photography by Ffion Peters
We saw Lily walk out of Zara and fell in love with her style. Her oversized cardigan and stone grey jumper radiated warmth on a such a cold day. We admired her bravery to wear those cute black bow loafers with no socks, her black leggings bring length and elongate her height which is matched well with the oversized cardigan style.

(Lucie Kurinova)
This Czech beauty blew us away with her Faux Fur Gilet, we had spotted a few Ladies wearing them around the City but Lucie stood out for us. Her bubbly energy radiated through her style and its captured in her smile. We admired her bravery to wear quirky Green Trousers that contrasts with the colours in her illustrated T-Shirt choice. The details  of her outfit such as the Tanned Studded Boots to even her Sumo Bun hairstyle really made this outfit unique. 

 (James Barker)
Photography by Ffion Peters
One of our Eldest Street Style choices of the day but James's basic yet trendy style stood out. His Grey Fisherman Knit Jumper and Black turned up Trousers made a Vintage yet modern twist to his outfit. His Shoe choice was something we picked up on straight away, a few Men around Swansea had great choice of outfit but their Footwear let them down. However James's plain yet stylish Footwear brings this outfit together and he tailors it off beautifully with a Vibrant Blue Fred Perry Jacket.


 (Kate Lloyd)
Photography by Ffion Peters
Kate's monotone coloured outfit choice had a formal yet sophisticated style to it. We loved her high waisted black skirt that complimented her shape and her statement necklace layered underneath her white collared blouse. Her oversized tanned bag is a must being a busy university student.



(Yannick Buka)
Photography by Ffion Peters
Lastly Yannick fashionably carried his style towards Zara as he went to spoil her gorgeous son. We waited around for him and managed to capture his outfit. Yannick had a cool yet sporty feel to his look, his Gilet and trainers added these elements and it broke up the denim on denim combo which sometimes can either be a yay or nay. But he manages it to rock it with his aviator shades and black v neck style tee.

Photo of Ffion Peters taken by me :)
Photography by Ffion Peters

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CHARLOTTE CLOTHIER

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