Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Ivana Helsinki at Topshop

Ivana Helsinki at Topshop1 ( UK) by Gwendoline Curl

I really love all the items I've seen online, I want all of them! Practically the cardigan would be a wise investment as I really really need a better black cardigan, my current one is not even that black anymore and very boring!

I'm sure they're going to sell out so quickly so I need to make a decision soonish!!

Monday, 13 October 2008


You know what I'm reeeeeaaallly tired of ?
This bloody skirt...

Hiked up and secured with a vintage looking plaited belt + long cardigan and plimsolls.....YAWN. People are so content to look like each other, like men and their stupid plaid shirts.

Sorry but I am just really bored of this look. I go to Art school and live in Brighton so it's practically impossible for me to go through a day without seeing this type of thing.

I will make a positive post soon as an antidote to this with new items that i'm actually excited about but I just keep getting more depressed as I can't buy anything.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Busy Busy....

I've been back at Uni for just under 2 weeks and the work is already piling on. I'm in my final year so I can already feel the stress levels rising!

I haven't had time to read or look at fashion sites/magazines etc so I'm feeling pretty uninspired. Plus I am very poor as I'm on my budget so looking at clothes is a little painful!

Hopefully things will change soon!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

A tale of two Dresses!

My planned day of immense amounts of drawing has all been a dress!

Yes, the coveted Oasis dress arrived this morning and I tried it on a few times and was generally quite happy with it. I then settled down to work.....but I thought it was only right that I double check the dress was perfect before putting it in my wardrobe...

This is where the problem started. The Zip. It just kept getting stuck! It had been a bit tricky this morning but now it just refused to budge. I took it off and tried it, it did up fine as long as it was pulled at the right angle, however the angle with which I needed to pull it to do it up just made the zip get completely stuck with or without me in it!

So I debated, I could get a nice sturdy zip put in it but that would cost quite a bit and I was only buying this because I was getting it at a bargain price. I realised maybe it just wasn't right for me. I very very rarely wear strapless dresses and I did feel a bit WAGed up in it, it was short and left my shoulders and back bare.

In the end the dress was returned. I am closing the book on this bloody dress!

However all is not lost. I trotted up to Topshop and bought the Miu Miu-esque dress. I tried it on again, (again the zip was a little sticky but nowhere near as bad as the oasis one and I unzipped and zipped it about 10 times to check it was ok!) and thought it was still great, short yes but the high neckline and collar make it demure. I also think I could wear this dress in the day as well as for evenings out.

I'm going to try and keep the dress stored in my wardrobe until the rush has died down on it, then I will bring it out in its full glory!

P.S High street sizing charts are useless, the size of the dress was significantly smaller than their size chart states it should be, was ok for me as I thought the dress would be a bit too big, but anyway. No more on the dress. Ever.