Sunday, 13 December 2009

Clothes Show Live

Pink Faux Fur Scarf

Men's Faux Fur Trousers

The Pac man hat

As the lights went up and the crowd started to roar, it hit me that I was at one of the biggest fashion events for aspiring fashionista's like me... Clothes show live. And yes, walking in a line beside my sister and two cousins holding the card board bags we were greeted with at the door, screamed Sex And The City in so many ways. Before I had time to flick back my (cropped) Carrie Bradshaw curls the show had started. Opened with Gok Wan, Dave Berry and one of my style icons, Fearne Cotton, the christmas themed show began ranging from high fashion garments to sexy christmas gear. Key pieces mirrored the high street furry craze with huge spiked faux fur scarves and bags. The men infact had huge furry trousers to match which could be a potential trend for 2010...? Funky multi coloured prints were modelled in a robotic style mirroring their structured shape. And knitted versions of the Pac man space hat made big by Giles Deacon were modelled. Now despite looking like an astronaut, the Pac man hat is really the warmest solution for winter and one that I've realised I have to invest in... when I find one...
Sadly, after an hour the show came to a close but we spent another 6 hours shopping in the arena! The zones were huge, too much to get around but WE MANAGED. When it comes to shopping, we always manage. There was high street, vintage and designer clothes, shoes and accesories all at reasonable prices. I literally felt like I had been let loose in a candy shop, it was heaven. Well... admittedly it was pain fighting through the crowds of hungry women to get a good buy but my hot purchases said otherwise. I got loads of stunning jewelery pieces from a company named Bling Asia, a thick knit beige (blue rim) cardigan (the new love in my life) from a stall named Upper 5th - which some of their lines have been launched in Topshop so it may be available in store. I also got a black fringed side bag - pictures are still to come. On the whole it was a great day, models were scouted, at 5 ft 2 I was less fortunate though this new year seems promising, I've got a good feeling about the invention of the 12 inch heel. And with Clothes Show coming to London this year I am ecstatic because the less money spent on travel, means more shopping for me. I like.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Lipsy baby


So this picture was taken on the day of my birthday which was fun fun fun! It's weird because being a person who loves wearing bright colours, on two party occasions now I've been in black from head to toe. It's not because it's a safe option, it's just because it's hot. Despite the colour usually being associated with funerals and goths it also carries a classiness which has drawn me to it! I added a hint of colour wearing my red lipstick. I was indeed a lipstick virgin, with the fear of looking like I was playing dress ups in my mums room, but it was a look that had to be done (and one that may just be a 'keeper'). My whole look was mainly inspired by Rihanna because I just love her style and the daring looks that she portrays. Here I am wearin a Lipsy lace shoulder pad top which i purchased from ASOS, I absolutley love the lace look because the thing with lace is that it's sexy but suitable. Quote of the week: Sam Loves Lipsy.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Geek sheek...

Jumper from H&M, Boots from New Look
(Excuse the background, Ionly noticed after )

So finally I've got myself a pair of 'Geek sheeks' (as I call them) and if i'm honest I'm quite late on to the trend, but better late than never I guess. And my reason? Only a few can pull them off really. I mean, on Pixie Geldof and Alexa Chung, the look is too hot but on me... no comment. Who would've thought that geeks would be the style icons of 2009? Who knows, next year it could be our grandparents...

I haven't actually worn my Geek Sheeks out yet as they are what some would call 'fake', I however, call them 'customised' as I purchased them at an exclusive place named, Cineworld before watching The Final Destination 3D, then punched out the 3D lenses and just like that, it was a hot purchase. If it weren't for 'Real D' being printed on the side, they'd be wearable but you know, it's something i'll have to take up with the cinema's supplier. The real things though, can be purchased in Topshop and Newlook as well as Specsavers and with the trend still out there, why not go get some...!

Monday, 14 September 2009


Double breasted blazer from Asos, Dress from Newlook, Belt from Miss Selfridge, Denim shorts from H&M

I'm back. It's been a while due to me being caught up in the summer holidays, which was fun. Shopping was a highlight as always. Me and my cousin checked out a shopping centre in Essex which was excellent, they had a variety of all my favourite shops so I was not complaining :D. This is me rocking the monochrome look with some cute denim shorts that I purchased on my shopping trip from H&M. Tiny shorts have somehow become my staple piece, something about the comfort and effortless look that they portray has got me going. The sudden feeling to embrace my legs has come about and what better time than just before Winter? In the image above I am also rocking the last blazer that I think I'm going to buy. The trend has just taken over, and more importantly taken over my 6th form common room! It's a hot look though, so I'm not suprised, but I'm looking forward to the next big piece of outerwear winter's got to offer.

Strangely I'm looking forward to winter, putting the cold weather aside, what is going to be on trend is what intrest me most. Boots-wise, I'm excited. I think I'll need to invest in a pair of thigh high ones, and these suede tassle ankle ones that I saw the other day in River Island, they were too cute. My friend looks forward to winter because she can wear whatever she wants underneath and it can be hidden by her coat. As lazy as that is, it's true :D but then you get those days that you will go coatless and freeze, just to show off a hot outfit... or is that just me? For now though, I'm trying to enjoy whats left of summer although I don't quite remember it coming. hmm..

Monday, 15 June 2009

Fashionb-elle by Sam

Fashion is the one. It can either scream or whisper a person’s personality though no matter what, it says something about you and that’s why I love it. I aspire to be in the field because it’s creative. There’s no boundaries, no rules, just fun and that’s the way it should be right? An outfit always looks hot as long as the person wearing it knows it, because once they know, others believe it.

My names Sam and I’m 17 years old. I created this blog to show fashion through my eyes and for people to hopefully like and give me their views on my perception and the clothes featured… that and I thought it would be fun. And through my eyes? fashion is only sweet when it’s affordable, and as nice as designer clothes are, Primark has got me a long way in life. Topshop and Primark are my number one shops amongst others. Yeah, the prices are varied, but that mix results in an ‘on point’ dress sense. After shopping it’s easy to throw out the old to make room for the new but that’s not the case for me because when an outfit gets old, I modify it/customise it and just like that, it’s a new unique addition to my wardrobe. Cos to be totally real, it’s the recession out here so you can’t just be throwing out clothes all willy nilly. But don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to shop.

My style is quite varied and in three words I would describe it as fun, cute and diverse. I don’t have a specific look I go for, I just buy what I think looks good really, like, I say, whatever clothes shout out my name even though my friends think I’m kinda weird for saying that, but what I mean is, you know when something’s you. I tend to like things that define the waist so right now skinny waist belts are like uniform for me lol. I wear a lot of cute mini dresses and tunics (usually with leggings). But then love funky printed tees and that whole retro look. As well as that I like wearing cultural clothes, now known as tribal print, as my sister makes and designs dresses in that specialised area. She makes me loads of dresses and with them all being free I can’t resist! I enjoy experimenting with clothes that I wouldn’t wear at first glance, if even a top is 3 sizes bigger than me, once rocked with a cinched waist belt, it’s a hot purchase. Those things there are what fashion is to me, making something out of nothing…

Colour 4 me

Ted baker London bag from Asos, Tunic from Topshop, Mustard Cardigan from H&M, Leapord print belt and leggings from Primark, Sandals and Multicoloured headband from Dorothy Perkins

This was taken before I went to Graduate fashion week on Thursday, which was amazing by the way. It was really inspirational and from that it was clear to me why there’s so much competition to get into fashion designing because the talent out there is mad. Fashion journalism is still where I wanna be though.

In this outfit a woman asked to take a picture of me to put in her portfolio because her main theme was colour. I felt like a star :) . I’m in love wit the boho look this summer which is why I wore the multicoloured headband. I went for the whole colour clash to stand out and to channel my excitement of the day. The red Ted Baker bag finished the look. It’s one of my favourite purchases 4 now.

Tribal Man

Dress- Recycled mens top, Suede belt from Primark

My Baby's (from River Island)
The dress above is my brother’s old top that was sent for him from Sierra Leone. I decided to put a waist belt with it and yay! A cute dress for me! Tribal print is very on trend at the moment but being originally from Sierra Leone, it’s nothing new to me and I think it’s a hot look, especially for the summer season. Whether it be with gladiators or platforms like the ones I’m wearing here, it’s an effortless look which always brightens up the ensemble. I like.