30 September 2013

F&F at Tesco A/W13

FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
FashionFake, F&F, Florence & Fred, F&F Tesco, Clothing at Tesco, AW13 fashion, denima fashion, boyfriend jeans
faux leather t-shirt* F&F // boyfriend jeans* F&F // two tone skinny heels* F&F // watch* F&F // necklace* Celliana

There’s a preconceived image about clothing that comes from a supermarket brands, such as F&F at Tesco, and I am ridiculously guilty of being one of these people who make snap judgments on things without having any idea or research – but we can all learn from the past and aim towards being better humans, right?
So, I was royally proved wrong by the previously mentioned F&F, when I received an e-mail where they told me about the new denim collection inspired by the Saint Laurent collection which was showcased at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. Clearly, the brand is making huge steps to position itself away from the frumpy image many younger people have and they've even landed a feature in Vogue! Have a read of it here; it’s a very interesting piece on the collections makeover.
I was very keen and excited to check out their new collection, and the hyped up denim pieces (especially the boyfriend jeans which have been featured in a variety of magazines) and funnily that evening a friend of mine told me he couldn't believe how well the new F&F TV ad was presented – it seemed more designer than high street (check it out here).
I couldn't believe the pieces and the prices when I logged onto the Clothing at Tesco website – the boyfriend jeans proved all that were promised with a price tag of just £15! And I finally found something that I wanted for months: a plain, leather style t-shirt. That didn't cost me a bomb. I decided that I wanted to create a laid back but still glamorous outfit with the boyfriend jeans and leather T, so I glammed it up with a pair of unbelievable heels which visually elongate the legs whilst being comfortable, and finished the outfit with a classic and stylish watch.
You guys be the judge of what the outfit looks like, but I’m really impressed with their new collection and the amount of work that’s going into this makeover. I can’t believe how comfy the jeans are – and with such a low price tag! F&F is definitely creeping up the style ranks and I can’t wait for their next campaign to come out - this brand is one to watch.

Share:

27 September 2013

Ciate Nail Polish in 'Mistress' Review

Ciate nail polish, Ciate "Mistress" polish, Ciate nail polish review, beauty review, beauty blog
Ciate nail polish, Ciate "Mistress" polish, FashionFake, Ciate nail polish review, beauty review, beauty blog
Ciate nail polish, Ciate "Mistress" polish, FashionFake, Ciate nail polish review, beauty review, beauty blog

Most girls I know have been on the lookout for the perfect shade of red nail polish to match their skin tone. A good red polish is a multi-seasonal, glamorous and timeless polish - and I think I've found the perfect shade straight from Ciate.

I have had many red polishes which were OK, but I never found a shade that I thought was chic and bright. I actually got this polish in a past Glossybox, and fell in love with the red. A lot of polishes have quite dark undertones which suit the colder seasons best, whilst brighter shades can sometimes look cheap.

After looking at more Ciate polishes, I came across the "Colour Picker" on the website - a little tool that helps you see what their colours look like on different skin tones. I had a lot of fun playing with different shades of polish on different shades of skin! It's worth having a look at and comparing what colours look good on you - as silly as this may sound, you will find that different shades of colours suit your skin tone better.


Share:

25 September 2013

Autumn Winter Hat Trend: Beanies

autumn trends, autumn winter hat trends, beanie hats, fashion beanie hats, fashion blog, style blog, FashionFake, American Apparel Neon Beanie
autumn trends, autumn winter hat trends, beanie hats, fashion beanie hats, fashion blog, style blog, FashionFake, American Apparel Neon Beanie
autumn trends, autumn winter hat trends, beanie hats, fashion beanie hats, fashion blog, style blog, FashionFake, American Apparel Neon Beanie
neon beanie American Apparel // gold detail beanie ASOS (similar here) // cable knit beanie ASOS (similar here)

The months are getting colder and the need for attractive yet warm headwear is becoming more apparent, so I've decided to share with you my favourite picks of one of the seasons trends: the beanie. Beanies have been around for a number of years, I remember my first grey beanie from Topshop! Now they come in a variety of styles and colours suited to any fashion preference, and are a fashion staple as well as an item of comfort and warmth AND a bad hair day cover up.

I've chosen  the hyped American Apparel neon beanie because I am experimenting with colour pop this winter, and I think this beanie will look amazing with black skinny jeans, black relaxed mac and mid heeled ankle boots. Black with bright colour pops is an updated fashion classic, and easy to wear.

The ASOS embellished beanie caught my eye straight away - I love the luxe sports trend and I want to wear more elements of the trend this season. This is a good beanie to glam up a day outfit or match with high waited jeans, T-shirt and sky scraping heels on a night out. It's a cute, warm beanie hat with a little attitude!

My last pick is a toned down cream cable knit boyfriend beanie. For cosy Bonfire nights, sitting by the fire, walking the dog in the countryside this beanie is an ideal companion to winter floral dresses, tough boots and fur lined parkas. It really just makes you want to get away for a week (or two) and rest in a forest cabin with an open fire, cheese board and a nice bottle of whatever tickles your fancy...

I think beanies are a versatile trend and will be around for years to come, with many designers jumping on the beanie trend bandwagon and prices ranging from £3-£200. They're easy to wear and keep your head warm - and if anything like me, you'll know the value of keeping warm in the winter whilst trying to look relatively fashionable!

What is your favourite winter hat trend? I'm looking forward to embracing more Autumn Winter headwear trends, I'll be sure to share the more successful ones (and funnier ones) on FashionFake with you!



Share:

21 September 2013

Monochrome Leather

street style, FashionFake, fashion blog, monochrome trend, LookBook, leather skirt, Topshop skirt, leather Topshop skirt
street style, FashionFake, fashion blog, monochrome trend, LookBook, leather skirt, Topshop skirt, leather Topshop skirt
street style, FashionFake, fashion blog, monochrome trend, LookBook, leather skirt, Topshop skirt, leather Topshop skirt
street style, FashionFake, fashion blog, monochrome trend, LookBook, leather skirt, Topshop skirt, leather Topshop skirt
street style, FashionFake, fashion blog, monochrome trend, LookBook, leather skirt, Topshop skirt, leather Topshop skirt
blazer H&M // t-shirt Topshop // leather skirt Topshop // suede boots Topshop (similar here// sunglasses Primark // collar Rock n Rose

Two of the biggest trends hitting stores this Autumn and Winter are monochrome and leather. I have already started sharing my obsession with the leather trend on FashionFake in my previous style post where I showed you that leather really doesn't have to be tough - in fact, it can be very feminine.

This outfit combines two of the hottest trends in a versatile outfit which can take you from a busy day at the office to relaxed cocktails, and we all know that sometimes there's just no opportunity to change! I chose to pair this A-line leather skirt from Topshop with a plain T and an off white blazer for a little bit of contrast, and it looks equally as great with a pair of thin black tights (if you're after some check out Primark for bargain multipacks).


Share:

20 September 2013

Wonsuponatime At London Fashion Week


London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Jessica de Lotz, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Jessica de Lotz, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Jessica de Lotz, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, peacock jewellery, peacock earrings, Annabell Lucilla, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Annabell Lucilla, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Yasmin Everley, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Yasmin Everley, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Momo Cretura, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Momo Cretura, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW, Momo Cretura, FashionFake, jewellery
London Fashion Week SS14, Wonsuponatime, LFW

I had a lot of fun last Saturday popping in to the Fashion Monitor Style Lounge at The Mayfair Hotel to visit the Wonsuponatime girls and take a peek at some of their current collections. I have always loved how quirky the jewellery is, and the fairytale concept of the store, but seeing the pieces in real life really makes you appreciate the intricate designs.  

Showcasing a range of their currently designers, I picked some of my favourite pieces to share with you guys so lets start from the top of the photographs: the first collection I viewed was by Jessica de Lotz. The collection is made up of interlocking friendship rings, wax seal bracelets and necklaces with the concept of old school romance and love letters. Jessica is such a stylish girl, it was great meeting her and chatting to her about some of the pieces - I loved the wax seal rings. And I found out the taxidermy squirrel is her creation too!

Moving on to the next collection which caught my eye because of the delicate and such detailed peacock earrings by Annabell Lucilla. They are stunning from the first look, but getting up close to the earrings you really get to see all the small details which contribute to the end feel of vintage glamour. I chatted to the lovely Annabell about the pieces and she told me she drew the peacocks herself and then transferred that into the end product, which is how they got all their tiny details. The other piece which caught my eye was the timeless oriental hoop ring which looks great worn on its own, or paired with other gold rings for those who are styling glamorous punk looks this year.

One of my favourite pieces was by wonderful Yasmin Everley from her collection of insect accessories "blurring the boundaries between eerie and charming": the spider beetle ring. Made with a chunky precious stone, this beauty will look amazing with any party dress, and will add glamour to a plain T-shirt, skinny jeans and ballet flats look. The whole collection is just stunning - the spider ring came a close second to the beetle cocktail ring!

Now for something truly weird and wonderful: when the Wonsuponatime girls first introduced me to this collection, they also told me the reactions of previous viewers has been very varied and I would love to know what you guys think on these pieces by Momo Cretura: the hanging mouse pendant and the gold chained bear pendant. I find these pieces beautiful because they are scary and almost uncomfortable, yet so beautiful and delicate! It's one of those pieces that you'll notice someone wearing and go "That's a really pretty necklace! Oh, hang on..." but get to appreciate the concept. I like them, what do you think?

It was really a great experience to come and see all the jewellery, thank you to the lovely Sarah and Emily for inviting me over! I have picked several pieces that I've got my eye on, and for anyone who likes timeless and different designs, check out the designers mentioned in this post, as well as the Wonsuponatime website!


Share:

16 September 2013

How To Style a Faux Leather Dress

FashionFake, leather dress, leather trend, Topshop bowler hat, dog print shirt, fashion blog UK, street style, ombre hair
FashionFake, leather dress, leather trend, Topshop bowler hat, dog print shirt, fashion blog UK, street style, ombre hair
FashionFake, leather dress, leather trend, Topshop bowler hat, dog print shirt, fashion blog UK, street style, ombre hair
FashionFake, leather dress, leather trend, Topshop bowler hat, dog print shirt, fashion blog UK, street style, ombre hair
FashionFake, leather dress, leather trend, Topshop bowler hat, dog print shirt, fashion blog UK, street style, ombre hair
FashionFake, leather dress, leather trend, Topshop bowler hat, dog print shirt, fashion blog UK, street style, ombre hair
faux leather dress H&M // print shirt Primark // bowler hat Topshop

Leather is a key trend for A/W13 and has been paired with the elements of another key trend - punk. But leather doesn't have to be rough and tough so if your style is more feminine and girly, don't be put off by leather! You can still join in the fashion gang by wearing elements of the leather trend, or by picking skater skirts and dresses.

I bough this dress last year in H&M, but I have seen many similar styles on the high street (especially River Island). It's such a versatile style - you can wear it during the day with a shirt, ankle socks and boots, or a sweater over the top of the dress so it's just the skater style skirt that shows, or with a t-shirt and layered jewelry chains; wear it out with black opaque tights, chain necklaces and black heels to elongate the legs.


Share:

13 September 2013

Glam Grunge A/W '13

FashionFake, street style, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style blog, style blogger, Topshop, Topshop dress, shirt dress style ideas
FashionFake, street style, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style blog, style blogger, Topshop, Topshop dress, shirt dress style ideas
FashionFake, street style, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style blog, style blogger, Topshop, Topshop dress, shirt dress style ideas
FashionFake, street style, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style blog, style blogger, Topshop, Topshop dress, shirt dress style ideas
FashionFake, street style, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style blog, style blogger, Topshop, Topshop dress, shirt dress style ideas
FashionFake, Topshop, ear cuff, street style, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style blog, style blogger, Topshop, Topshop dress, shirt dress style ideasFashionFake, street style, footwear, fashion blog, fashion blogger, style blog, style blogger, Topshop, Topshop dress, shirt dress style ideas
shirt dress Topshop Boutique // applique collar Topshop // clutch bag Zara // shoes Topshop // ear cuff Topshop // sunglasses Firmoo*

One of the trends which has been strongly highlighted this A/W is the punk/grunge trend. Every season we see touches of the trend whether it's to toughed up a floral dress, featured as motifs on tees worn with skinny jeans or jewellery like skull rings, knuckledusters and chokers. But this autumn, I'm looking forward to glamourising the grunge look by adding crisp white shirts to skinny faux leather trousers, jewelled collars to otherwise corporate outfits and wearing footwear that isn't afraid of anything.

I bought this Topshop shirt dress a while ago, and only wore it a couple of times because I felt I wasn't giving it the edge it needed, I felt that it wasn't getting the attention it deserved. So it stayed lonely in the back of my wardrobe until I accidentally paired it with this jewelled layered collar. Suddenly, the whole outfit fit together - all I needed was to add the toughened up boots and the look was ready.

This look hits the key elements of A/W '13 trends with grunge leather, elements of glam grunge and a timeless buy which is the shirt dress. This item is structured which makes it more niche in the sense of style, but a shirt dress is easy to wear all seasons with the right accessories: in the summer, this shirt dress looks equally great with chunky sandals, a belt to tuck in your waist, a statement necklace and oversized Nicole Richie-esque shades.


Share:
© Dalry Rose Blog | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig