It’s oxegen time! and if you haven’t got the full four-day camping ticket you still have some time to grab some things before you go, aswell as some treats for any other festivals still to come!
Here are some fun things I’ve found 🙂
How gorgeous is this rain poncho from irregular choice!? I love the print. The best part about it though, is that it packs away into a little bunny shaped bag!! Click here to see it.
It also comes in a navy sequin print – see below:
Equally is gorgey-porgey I think. Both £48 each at irregularchoice.com –click here
I love this stack of bracelets from ASOS, £10 –click here. However I’ve recently learnt how to make pom poms – they’re really easy! Below are the pom poms I made a few days ago:
In my next post I’ll show you how to make them and try to make a little bracelet out of them. All you’ll need is some wool in the colours you want the pom poms, some cardboard (a cereal packet will do) and a pair of scissors :).
I’m a big fan of face paints for festivals – so much fun. I bought this set last weekend in preparation for Creamfields which I’m going to in August. It’s a bit early, I know, but I love face painting anyway so it doesn’t matter :). A few days ago I took my little sister to see Pirates of the Caribbean, and she decided she’d like to be painted as a witch for the occasion. A bit random, but sure why not I guess! Here she is:
I love this little bandeau/shorts combo! It’ll see you through from beach to festival: throw on over your bikini with sandals for the beach/ add a raincoat, leather fringe bag, a pair of grubby wellies and big shades for festival. £26 from TOPSHOP – click here.
Najavo print socks – so pretty! £8 from URBAN OUTFITTERS – click here.
I was having a bit of a struggle trying to find a cheap rucksack that was big enough to fit all my festival gear in – but small enough to fit the regulations for hand luggage on my flight to liverpool for creamfields. We didn’t book luggage on as it was working out at an extra £30 :/. Thankfully I remembered I have this lovely rucksack I used to use as my school bag 🙂 I got mine from TK MAXX and they often have some nice jansport bags in there.
To the left is another backpack I found on the tk-maxx website – £14.99, which is really cheap compared to some of the other ones I’ve seen. It’s a good size too. Click here.
I bought this glitter palette from URBAN OUTFITTERS yesterday – perfect for adding a bit of glam. It’s in the sale for £4! Click here. Below is some glittery eye makeup inspiration.
I don’t really like the shape of the glitter around this models eyes, I think it’s too panda-like. But the idea of the grungy glittery eye is cool and really easy to do. Also it will look better as it smudges :). This image is from the Vena Cava A/W 2011 catwalk.
How fun is this mohawk hat from RIVER ISLAND!? perfect if your feeling a bit chilly/having a hair crisis. It also comes in black. £24.99 – click here. They also have a very girly indian headdress for £29.99:
pretty, isn’t it :)? Click here.
These Bitching and Junkfood shorts are amazing, but I still thing £60 for a pair of shorts is a bit much – check out my previous post on their launch at URBAN OUTFITTERS last month here. and click here to see the shorts.
Poi (seen above) are super fun – I’m bringing mine to creamfields. See them below:
I got mine from Barcelona – but you can buy them from the internet if you’re interested. Here’s a youtube video of some basic poi spinning :).
That’s all for today folks – hope you enjoyed it + if you have any questions just post on my facebook page!
Every season the amazing clothes that big designers produce is used as inspiration for high street brands. I’ve been doing a bit of hoking around and found some look-a-likes.
By far one of the hottest collections for Spring/Summer 2011 (take a look at my previous post Tutti-Frutti prints, https://belfash.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/tutti-frutti-prints-for-summertime/ for more inspiration!). I loooove these citrus prints, so fresh and summery.
I like the print on this NEW LOOK dress, however I think the shape is a bit uninspiring (a prom dress, really?). With so many amazing new shapes on the catwalk I think NEW LOOK have been lazy with this design.
Image courtesy of http://www.champagneandstilettos.com
I think PRIMARK have done a far superior job in their lemon-print dress. The print is gorgeous and I love the way the top half of the dress is woven diagonally. At £9.00 you have no excuse for not buying it!
The print on this ZARA blouse, £29.99 is a bit too much leaves and butterflies and not enough fruit for my liking. However I’m glad someone had designed something other than a dress from McCartneys inspiration.
Hope you liked this! I’m going to try to do a BELFASH LOOK soon, I can’t at the minute though as I’m all sick with a tummy bug :(. But I’m sure I’ll be better soon. Any suggestions just comment on my facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002252247478.
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At last, the sun is (sometimes) shining and it’s finally acceptable to wear a pair of sunglasses. There are so many great trends this season, your peepers are spoilt for choice!
This summer designers took inspiration from retro shapes such as the ‘cats eye’ and 60’s style round framed glasses :
My favourite Designer sunglasses this season:
Cartoon-y swirls – PRADA
These designers have paved the way for the high street styles this season. Look out tomorrow for my picks of trend #1 – BRIGHT sunglasses! Hope you liked this and as always if you have any suggestions contact me on the facebook page or email me at email@example.com.
In my last post I looked at Diane Von Furtsenburg, Givenchy and L.A.M.B’s printed creations for Spring/Summer 2011, and although they are beautiful most of us can’t afford designer :P. So in this post I’m looking at affordable ways to wear this seasons print-trend.
Snake print headband, £6.99 RIVER ISLAND. Festival bag, £20 from ASOS.com. Elephant print TOMS from SCHUH.co.uk (soooo cute! I love elephants.)
Teaming printed leggings and accessories with a fun, laid back t-shirt is a perfect look for daytime. You could also dress up the leggings with a pair of wedges and some tribal jewellery.
Aztec print top, £16 and printed skirt £34.99 both from TOPSHOP. Black wedge sandals £90 from FLY London at SCHUH.co.uk. Woven navajo backpack £46 from URBANOUTFITTERS.co.uk. Printed headband, £3.99 from NEW LOOK.
I really like this as an outfit, I would wear it for daytime but you could dress it up by wearing a black lace top like this one from ASOS.com:
Hope this post was helpful and inspiring etc! Went on a stylespot today and found some lovely lookin’ peeps so watch out for the ‘you’ve been BELFASHED #3’ post tomorrow.
Prints are still going strong but after the animal print take-over last year, we’re ready for a change.
Diane Von Furtsenburg, New York Spring fashion week 2011. Image from http://www.harpersbazaar.com.
Diane Von Furtsenburg mixed up stylised spot prints on a sexy silhouette – this is a very wearable outfit as the print doesn’t swamp the model’s body. The balance between flesh and print is just right and the belted waist pulls the whole look together.
Givenchy’s look harder to pull off but the black and white graphic-y tribal print would look great in a different shape.
L.A.M.B. Spring 2011. Image from http://www.harpersbazaar.com
Gwen Stefani’s label L.A.M.B. featured bright, crisscrossing primary colours against tartan and white. I love the way the primary colours are slightly off – the red is more of a burgundy, the yellow is a mustard shade and the blue is a bright cobalt. Stefani looks great! Love her hair and red lippy.
I hope everyone had a nice Easter! Although I still haven’t been able to celebrate it yet 😛 (read previous post.) Watch out tomorrow for some prints on the high street. Any ideas or suggestions? let me know!
This season, Carmen Miranda inspired prints exploded on to the Catwalk (don’t know who Carmen Miranda is? I didn’t either until I typed her name into google images –http://tinyurl.com/43f5nt3 – ‘ohhh yeaaah that fruit-head lady!’)
Banana print was featured in PRADA’s 2011 spring/summer show (if you can’t tell already, I love PRADA.)
I came across a fashion illustration blog called www.gattobravo-miao.com, it’s so cute check it out. Here’s their interpretation of PRADA’s fruit prints:
Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer collection featured zesty citrus fruits.
Fruit print is now on the high-street (: – here’s a few I like.
Banana print T-shirt, £18.00 from ASOS.com and lemon print prom dress, £29.99 from NEW LOOK.
Banana print shorts, £12.00 from TOPSHOP.
Lemon ‘fruit post’ earrings (they also come in apple and strawberry!), £6.50, URBAN OUTFITTERS. Banana earrings, £6.00, TOPSHOP.
Hope you liked these tutti-frutti treats. Watch out for my next post!
Okay so I’ve given you the designer stripes for this season – now I’m going to look at the things we can actually afford!
This pencil skirt is soo cute and can be dressed up or down. Love the colours – £25.00. The yellow stripy top is a bargain at just £6.00.
Lovely jubbly, stripy dress is £29.00 – also comes in Petite. Vertical Stripe t-shirt £22.50.
T-shirt £28.00, Skirt £25.00 and tights £10.00.
and heres one for the boys
nautical stripe t-shirt £30.00 also from Urban Outfitters.
Hope you like these stripy delights! If you think I’m missing anything or you have any ideas/ requests for posts give me a shout on facebook :). Nuala xo
Stripes were all over the catwalk this season – but not just your plain old breton stripe. This spring the classic pattern has got a re-vamp, and I love it!
Inspiration #1 PRADA
Inspiration #2 JIL SANDER
Inspiration #3 MOSCHINO
Inspiration # 4 SONIA RYKIEL
OHHH I’m drooling. Look out tomorrow for my favourite stripes on the highstreet this season! Hope you like my inspiration (:!
Images sourced from http://www.elle.com
Thanks to designers such as Gucci and Jil Sander’s S/S 2011 collections you can throw on as many bright colours as you like this Summer.
Jil Sanders carried this trend through to menswear fashion as well so get your colours on boys!
For the colour-shy you can add a little flash with some bright accessories –
These orange beauties are £22 from TOPSHOP.com (link below):
Happy colour-blocking! Nuala xo
Images Sourced from google images, topshop.com, glamitycalamity.com and ivogue.com.
Flares, palazzo pants and midi skirts are IN for this summer. Here are two of my favourites from ASOS.com and TOPSHOP.co.uk respectively:
Will I see anyone braving this new trend when I’m style spotting in Belfast this week? Watch this space..
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