Friday, 30 August 2013


Welcome to MeetYourMaker. Welcome to Prairie Charms. Welcome to #ProjectBlogger

Having recently just discovered a gem of online accessories in the form of Prairie Charms, I wanted to celebrate my findings by sharing their beautiful products with you, my loyal fashion following... Accessories can make or break any outfit, so after much deliberation of which products to choose to feature in my #ProjectBlogger special post, I opted for the bespoke Tabitha Couture Floral Crown & the hippy inspired Sadia Bracelet. I am sure they will make my outfit, due to their one-off handmade designs. I even received the cutest bow clip which was the free gift for my £10+ order!

The purple perfection of Prairie Charms' packaging makes you feel very special...

Taking my 'doggie' for a walk!
My new Prairie Charms accessories will be joining my lovely lamp on my dressing table!
[Lamp: Next]

I also experimented with the versatility of my new products by wearing my crown as a decorative necklace...creating two looks in one!

Prairie Charms' bespoke florals are the perfect way to effectively brighten up a simple dress...
[Dress: Topshop Petite]

...Or to complement the colours of a vibrant jacket!
[Beaded Bolero: New Look]

My new florals also dress up a casual shirt & jeans look for a morning walk in the park...
[Sleeveless shirt with neon pink trim: Customised by me
[Dip-dyed jeans: Levis]
[Navy & gold belt: Vintage]
[Lilac mock-ostrich bag: Charity Shop find]
[Perspex heeled sandals: M&S]

The ducks showed great interest in my accessories inspired by nature! 
Or maybe it was the way I matched the metallics in my look to make the colours cohesive...

Add colour to your collar!

Accessorise the animals!

Accessorising is all about frivolous fun, which is exactly what Prairie Charms has provided me with on this look book shoot & for future MeetYourMaker looks. They are such a fun-loving brand that specialise in all things girly, floral, quirky & whimsical, but what I appreciate the most is their donations to charity, setting 10% of all proceeds aside for the greater good. [Please check out their website here for more information!] Each product is lovingly handmade & is a quality piece sent to you my the friendliest of teams which leaves you longing for more treasure of theirs! 

Thank you Prairie Charms for the compliment of making me a priviledgedWINNER of #ProjectBlogger! As a massive thank you for all of the support & a gift to all my followers, use the code 'PB50' to get 50% off any purchase! For a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Sunday, 25 August 2013


Occasion: Day-trip to Liverpool...sightseeing, eating & drinking!
Situation: Dressing to be a tourist but looking like a local!

^^Liverpool's eerie but beautiful bombed-out Church^^
...the climbing ivy reaching down to my floral adorned hair...
^^Double Monica Mochachino & carrot cake heaven^^
^^The world famous music bar...says it all in the sign^^

My Outfit Recipe [Let's take it from the top & break it down]...
  • White short-sleeved shirt *featured lace front panel* [Vintage]
  • Black studded leather jacket [Topshop]
  • Pale stone wash denim jeans [Levis]

Accessorize my Life...
  • White floral hair garland *made by me*
  • Burgundy converse 

Playing tourists in always fun, especially when it is in a city so world-renowned as Liverpool is. With the Cavern Quarter supporting everything possible to do with The Beatles & Albert Docks reflecting the city's shipping history, there really is something for everyone. After recently watching the equally well-known Friends TV show from start-to-finish, I discovered that Liverpool is also home to a Central Perk Cafe replica...which definitely needed a visit & a taste test! With American replicas shipped in to re-create the Friend-ly atmosphere, the experience was truly authentic & well worth tracking down for one of their character specialist drinks! Last but not least, a trip to L'pool is never complete without visiting the Cavern Club for a drink & live music under the graffiti decorated brick arches. Setting the rockin' scene to a truly touristic day...

Friday, 23 August 2013


Occasion: Town for a leisurely lunch & drinks in the evening
Situation: Dressing for the imminent possibility of rain, moving from town to drinks in one sleek OOTD...

My Outfit Recipe [Let's take it from the top & break it down]...
  • Cream trench coat mac *classic wardrobe staple* [Zara]
  • Black silk short-sleeved shirt [Vintage]
  • Cream lace skirt [Oxfam]

Accessorize my Life...
  • Gold & black tassel necklace *as featured in previous previous post* [V&A Shop, London]
  • Gold 'A' midi-ring *present from my Man*
  • Black suede platform boots [Office]
Everyone knows the fashion classics & everyone needs them in their wardrobe. Whether it is a vintage original or a reinvention of the traditional style, they will never go out of fashion. Even though I am an avid follower of vintage fashion, by re-vamping & re-using, this trench coat mac from Zara caught my eye through it's simple yet effective details. I invested in it a few years back now, however variations of similar are still in every store, proving that it doesn't follow is a trend!

Thursday, 22 August 2013


Occasion: A quick pit-stop in my hometown of Hastings
Situation: Dressing for a windy walk along the prom!

My Outfit Recipe [Let's take it from the top & break it down]...
  • Monkey pocket vest *Latest buy* *hand-printed organic cotton* [StateSide stall, Camden Lock Market...]
  • Tan sheepskin leather & fleece biker jacket *present from Mum* [Vintage]
  • Black pleated skirt [as in previous post...I had to make do with what I had packed in my tiny backpack!] 

Accessorize my Life...
  • Monkey in pocket! *dressed fabulously in a Marine uniform of course!*

When you a student, living life on the edge but definitely to the full, the simple things in life are increasingly important. Going home for a weekend is a luxury, especially when you have the seaside to retreat to! The air is refreshing & the wind-swept look is compulsory! Making do with the few clothes I squeezed into my backpack, I styled my trusty black midi-skirt with my new & unbelievably cute top I found in Camden the day before. Layered up with my vintage sheepskin leather jacket, the baby monkey was all snug & warm for a stroll along the prom. I just wish I had a pair of these patent white flats I spotted in my local vintage shop to make the monkey dance!...

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Occasion: Weekender in London with the brother
Situation: Dressing for a shop-til'-you drop city experience!

^^Camden cool: a well-earned rest in one of Camden's eclectic bars^^

^^V&A Inspiration^^

^^Taking the Westwood route: Accessorising with top British designers^^

^^My [bargain] London find^^

My Outfit Recipe [Let's take it from the top & break it down]...
  • Coral toned tie-dye top *knotted at hem to create crop-top effect* [Vintage - from Judy's Affordable Vintage Kilo Sale...]
  • Black pleated skirt [Vintage - from same as above]

Accessorize my Life...
  • Black cat-eye sunglasses [Vintage]
  • Lilac & coral coloured Vivienne Westwood drop earrings *21st Birthday present*
  • Gold & black tassel necklace *featured when found, ready to style later* [V&A Shop - £5 down from £15...get it while you can!]

My London look is primarily vintage, aiming to create an experimental yet fashionable look, summing-up London's scene. A weekend in London is always one full-to-the-brim of culture, exploring & of course fashion! An explore around Camden led us to find some treasure troves, abundant of retro shirts ready for a festival & cute vests ready for me! I picked out some colours in my tie-dye through my Westwood orb earrings & the flowing tones through my hair. By choosing this particular skirt, the pleats lengthen my look & the black highlights the tie-dye, creating more of a spontaneous pattern rather than 60s through-back rings of hippiness...

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Occasion: Casual drinks after a working day...
Situation: A quick change out of work-wear into a cool evening outfit

My Outfit Recipe [Let's take it from the top & break it down]...
  • Mint green draped peplum blouse *used to be my Nanny's*
  • Light wash denim jeans [Levis]

Accessorize my Life...
  • Black Cat-eye sunglasses [vintage]
  • Raffia & black patent clutch bag *chairty shop find* [Originally from Mango]
  • Black suede & perspex heeled strappy sandals *shoe pick of the moment* [M&S]

Sean's Outfit Recipe [Let's take it from the top & break it down]...
  • Light denim shirt [Topman]
  • Black skinny jeans [Levis]

Accessorize My Man's Life...
  • Blue suede trainers *retro inspired* [Office shoes]
  • *lamp-post optional*

It is the best feeling knowing your finishing the working day early for once & not heading home for dinner in the dark. So I wanted to make the most of this rare occasion by slipping into a cool outfit for some after-hours drinks with friends. I kept my outfit to complementary pastel tones, toughening the look from not being too sweet by adding darker accessories, nodding to the impending night-time. The loose peplum & asymmetric drape on the vintage blouse my Nanny originally wore, made for light breezes to cool my temperature after a warm working day. Skinny jeans help streamline the billowing blouse, by complementing proportions, leading ones eye to statement heels made to strut in. With Sean also supporting the light look, he combined the denim shade of his shirt with the pop of blue from his trainers to add interest. Again toughened up with the deep tone of his jeans & swept-back quiff, he looks ready to rock'n'roll the night away...T-Bird style!

Sunday, 11 August 2013


I would like to take a moment out of my fashionable accounts of the latest looks & thank my following for being so loyal. Followers are like friends...and friends are like family. I enjoy each of your comments & views, returning the love when possible & spreading fashion through the world wide web.

I would like to give something back to you by introducing you to Inspired magazine. With fashion & beauty in the fore-front of their mind, Inspired truly is Inspiring...

I only recently discovered this little pocket of wonder when I stumbled over their bloggers competition to be a guest blogger for the magazine for a whole month...and how could I turn this opportunity down?! So you heard my story & read my it is time to show your support for my aspiring creative career in the fashion industry. 

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Thursday, 8 August 2013


Occasion: London Collections: Men event at Manchester Northern Quarter's 20/22
Situation: Dressing chic for a fashion event, with an ironic twist of androgyny 

My Outfit Recipe [Let's take it from the top & break it down]...
  • Fringed skull print top *made by me*
  • High-waisted flock cropped trousers *love the geometric pattern detailing* [H&M]

Accessorize my Life...
  • Studded black leather jacket *drape over the shoulder until needed for extra fashion points* [Topshop]
  • Black leather & chrome detailed bag *as featured in last post* [Cow Vintage]
  • Suede black platform boots [Office]

Sean, the Man of MeetYourMaker, picks his selection of the London Collections: Men...

James Long's neon photographic prints & combined textural garments.

Christopher Shannon's monochrome collaged print tees, functional attention to detail & interesting material choices.

Katy Eary's multicoloured digital prints, covering sporty fabrics & luxe tees.

The display of variety that London Collections: Men showcased was truly inspiring. Men are renowned to be the hardest audience to please & this audience was instantly won over. With Harvey Nichols holding this special event, the key focus was on quality & attention to detail, encouraging a hands-on approach through free rum swizzle cocktails, bite-sized ham hock canopes & free-standing rails of garments dripping in desire. With an inviting ping-pong table centring the basement of the Northern Quarter's creative space 20/22, the fashionable males of Manchester gathered to swoon over the preview of the established designer's A/W'13 collections, mentally marking their 'want lists' in their mind. The selection above has even made my list for next pay-day...