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Greetings Dudes,
This Christmas was far better than I had previously forecasted. So was my New Years. My Birthday also beat the odds I had set against it. That will explain this recent absence; I have been positively drunk, happy, exhausted and distracted.

There are some God-awful images that can serve as evidence to prove this miracle. Some far too explicit to post. I would also like to thank and simultaneously blame Beyonce (for the awful combination of all four excuses) for my absence. Just saying. #Drunkinloveallmonth
I even flew to Morocco for my Birthday for a short stint in the sun. Yes I did have a few moments on the beach too, no graining on any wood though. I was on my best behaviour. I will sum up that trip in a few short words: Sun. Sea. Sand. Shisha. Tagine. Haggling. Camel. Chaffing. Bruised. Thighs. Colour. Tan. Tea. Herbs. Spices. Massages. Sauna. Dehydration. Hilarious. Argan Oil. Random. New. Friends. Beyonce. Bikini. Body. Perves. Sexual Harassment.
My previous post saw me creating a Wishlist; I can honestly admit that I had no faith in my nearest and dearest fulfilling such a list – I am a person who goes out forthright and gets what I want, as I rarely receive what I want or what I expect. Not that I get lame gifts – just ‘different’ gifts. Or gifts I am yet to find a use for. Thanks Mum. Without sounding ungrateful of course… So that Wishlist wasn’t a Wishlist after all… Merely a slightly boastful post about all the shit I actually did intend to buy for myself in order of priority.
I also like to get things whilst they are hot – and available in my size! So, whilst being told by such dearest, NOT to purchase anything from my Wishlist until after my birthday – I bloody well missed out on that ASOS Mesh Maxi Dress. Pissed. However – you win some, you lose some. I managed to lose 2KG in weight, gain a new Mr Right and receive all but two of the things off of that list.

Plus my eBay game was indeed on fire and gained myself an off-tha-chain Vintage Leather Borg Flight Jacket. Which I have casually thrown together with just about EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE. ALL THE DAMN TIME.

So here we are:

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  • Jacket, Vintage
  • Jeans, River Island
  • Mesh Top, Silence & Noise
  • Bra, H&M
  • Back Pack, Topshop
  • Boots, Vagabond
  • Earrings, Accessorize
  • Necklace, (Gift, need to enquire source!)

My mother has never been very fashionable, and I would never have wanted to inherit her jeans. Or any other garments for that matter. Albeit, if I did take on my mothers jeans that she could no longer get into, it would have saved me waiting for the Mom Jeans craze to hit the High Street and, in tandem, saved my sister a pretty penny too. River Island Mom Jeans: Let me just take a moment to grieve for my thighs. *sighs*

They incurred a serious level of affliction when I first tried on the original Christmas Gift. In a size 8. Just what was my darling sister thinking? Bless her, I will take it as a compliment – or perhaps an indication that she desires me to further lose weight. My Lord, they did not even go past my knees! So the jeans were kindly exchanged for a size 12 and here I am, snug as a bug in them. They are a little low in the crouch than I would like, but a super-thick denim, so call it air-con… And just who do I think I am wearing double-mesh? Move over double-denim; over it. Some may think that I think I am too cool, wearing a mesh top and cheekily pairing it with a mesh bag too. Pffft. Others will perhaps just think I am a little bit ‘slutty’ and that I have no absolute care for the security of my personal possessions. I guess breasts do serve as a personal possession, so I guess that assumption would be fair.

Speaking of breasts…. Oh-my-life how uncomfortable that bra is! H&M, great on style, but on this one not on quality; the ‘bone’ of the Pin-up Style bra, has dug into and marked up my back … and probably repositioned my ribs. It now looks like I have been auditioning for 12 Years a Slave. Awesome and moving movie by the way. I will now be purchasing the stupidly-priced Victoria’s Secret version of that bra. The one I originally wanted but couldn’t afford and therefore went to H&M for refuge of my pride.

 

That’s all for now, but I will be reviewing other gifts, including the Tom Ford Lipstick!

Can I get a whoop?

 

La Minx

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Ho Ho Ho…

Too early? Blame my eager-beaver crimbo-elf of a colleague who has been burdening my life with the Ultimate Christmas Countdown. Since August.

So I am now kinda in the spirit of things – not that I should be. Somehow I have still managed to spend more than I wanted to on gifting. Blame my ever-expanding family. My siblings need to stop procreating – at least for a few months. I intended to be the ultimate scrooge and use my perfectly good excuse of saving for a mortgage to curb my spending, and justify the lumps of coal my nieces and nephews would have found in their little stockings hanging by the open fire. I couldn’t bring myself to do it, their wee little chubby-cherub faces… So like last year (when my excuse was saving for a wedding) I have given in. Only little gifts, but still somehow my account is back in the red. Bah Humbug.

My AC really needs to get back to Black. I love all things black, this is a well known fact. I have an appetite for Gothic things; leather, lace, spikes, patent, mesh, velvet…. BDSM… Its a stark contrast to the all-white Catholic ideologies I was raised with. I was going to wear a white wedding dress though – give me that much credit. I dunno, maybe this dark affair is a rebellion? I’ve tried to wear a bit more colour over the years, but recently i’ve found myself happily plunged back into the abyss – where I am most at peace.

It doesn’t help that all I listen to lately is Trap Music – All Black Everything. Finally, people are beginning to understand that just about everything is better in Noir!

So here is my very alternative Wishlist. Oh Santa baby!

December13 wishlist

  • 1. Mom Jeans, River Island
  • 2. Leather Basebal Jersey, Vintage
  • 3. Patent Mesh Bag, Topshop
  • 4. Leather Snake Print Shoe, OFFICE SHOES
  • 5. True Coral Lipstick, Tom Ford
  • 6. Suede Fringe Duffle Bag, Topshop
  • 7. Quilted Bralette, Topshop
  • 8. Mesh High Waist Knicker, Topshop
  • 9. Mesh Maxi Dress, Asos
  • 10. Leather Biker Jacket, Whistles
  • 11. Metal Ankle Strap Leather Court, Zara

Note how nearly everything is see-through, now i’ve dropped a few pounds (more than a few but I figured I would be modest ya know) I seem to have absolutely no shame or hesitation in wearing openly BDSM numbers in public. I am so grateful fashion has made a nosedive into filth – I have been yearning to display my freaky bits for oh-so long.

All these wonderful things are available to buy this season.

I am trying my very hardest not to purchase them right now, considering T’is the season for giving and all that. However, my birthday is just around the corner so I guess I can get away with a few “To…me, From… me” purchases next paycheck….

Laters,

La Minx

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Hey Bloggettes, Friends and Followers

Black. Cats. Velvet. Those are a few of my favorite things. No need for diamonds and rubies, just throw me something with a feline friend on it, and I’m pretty much yours. Fact.

When I came across this awesome Vintage Black Velvet/Mesh Dress on Ebay about a year ago, I knew it had to be mine. Forget paying out the arse in custom fees due to the American based seller, I needed this foxy number in my wardrobe quick-sharp. The quality of velvet is amazing, and the mesh paneling on the chest and back allows any diva to, “get {their} sexy on.” However, when it finally arrived, it sadly spent the summer hanging out with the other “Ebayers” on the rail, waiting to debut… As soon as AW12 dropped – I was like BANG! All backless bra and shizzle.

Then a few months ago, I was mooching about in Stratford Westfields (as you do) and wandered aimlessly into River Island, no intention to buy anything, just trying to kill time really… and then I saw her, Miss Pussy Galore, hanging out next to some average looking Sweat Tops, waiting to be (wo)man handled and that. I marched straight up to her, picked up the baggiest size and took her straight to the till. This little number was going home with me tonight. I watched the cashier running it through the till; eagle eyes, making sure he carefully folded her into the bag – no slapdash maneuvers please mate – this ones special. I knew she’d fit right in with my other kitty memorabilia, and I knew she’d make great friends with THAT Velvet Number, teamed with a Leather Bomber and my Cat Bowler Hat. Winning, definitely winning.

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Erm, Mister Timberlake… Sexy Back is ready and waiting…

Before I leave you, I need to review some YSL bits and bobs that have made it into the Vanity Case. As I mentioned in my earlier post: Loving Me Over and Over Again, the Le Tient Touche Eclat Foundation from YSL is amazing. Its a really lovely consistency, sheer coverage making it wearable daily, without feeling “over done”. I prep my skin with Smash Box Photo Finish Primer – its oil free and is basically poly filler for the skin – craters be gone! I’ve added two new YSL babies to the case – Touche Eclat Radiant Touch (highlighter – eye-bags be gone) – now available in darker shades at long last, and Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils in good old Black. Its a good quality Mascara; really good, plump worthy brush and its not too thick or thin. I love it but not as much as Giorgio Armani’s Eyes To Kill Mascara. That is the ultimate Mascara.

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On my face I’ve used the YSL Foundation in three shades for contouring and highlighting; B70, BD70 and B90. Main base being BD70. There are some great Foundation Routines available on Youtube. One of my favorites is the Beauty By JJ Channel. I don’t always highlight and contour but I thought I’d give it a bash and I really liked the result. Most days, I just use a Blusher to add depth and warmth, Raizen by MAC is a really good choice if you have a similar complexion to me; its a matt powder finish, so works well with foundation routines, I’ve used it as a blusher in tandem with the foundation here. I also love Moon Beam by Benefit – its a great highlighter with an iridescent sheen. For my brows, I’ve used MAC‘s Eyebrow Stylo in both Spiked and Stud, mixing the two shades gave me the perfect brown brow. To clean up, I have actually used the YSL Radiant Touch (shade no. 6), I’ve also used it under my eyes and along the ridge of my nose. The YSL Mascara has separated my lashes nicely and plumped them up – I have really fine short and curly lashes, so it exaggerates them perfectly. I haven’t quite yet got the hang of applying Faux Lashes on myself just yet, I’m still practicing, but I’m “Hella Scared”, of getting glue in my eye. Yeah, you may laugh but I’ve had numerous eye mishaps – hence the scar in my left eye. To finish, I’ve had a quick dust and blot of MAC‘s Blot Powder in Deep Dark to set my foundation and give me a nice matt finish, a quick sweep from the tube of MAC‘s Rebel Lipstick and Bob’s my Uncle!

Go on, get your sexy on…

Love and Kisses,

La Minx

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Hey!

So we are almost half-way through 2013… I’m not sure how we have managed already to get five months into the year. The months have gone by so very quickly. This makes me feel a tad uneasy. I feel like my life is hurtling through time at 1000mph. Too fast. However, the speed gives me some relief; in all honesty I can not wait for this year to be over. 2013 has sucked for me thus far but I’m faithful in thinking that life can only get better from here? *Cue Drakes “Started From The Bottom” Track*. If Drake’s music is not to your taste try “The Only Way Is Up“, by Yazz and the Plastic Population instead. Either way, I’m sure you guys are with me on the poetic thought that when your down at the lowest level, with nowhere lower to go – upwards is the only option. Speaking of Hip-Hop and Popular 80s-90s music – Fashion has been rather pimped-up and thugged-out as of late – as you know I love this era being the latest inspiration for clothing design and that – but I think retailers (and teeny boppers) are still going overkill on it; the high-street now looks like Fat Joe choked up on a Big Mac and threw up all over Oxford Street. Huff. One of the reasons that I’m up sh*t creek without a paddle is the fact that I’m almost flat broke… I’m at present on a career break and to be honest, what I thought would be a liberating sabbatical experience is really a dire styling disaster. I can’t buy nada! To make things worse, my appetite for new “garmz” has suddenly inflated; Poetic Justice?

So I created a WISHLIST for May 2013; literally a collage of all the stuff I really wish I could afford.

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So have fun clicking on my favourites and spending your hard earned cash and that… (hating much?) These picks are perfect for festival season. I am IN LOVE with the Lazy Oaf Cat Leggings – being a mad cat lady and all.. and the Judgement Day Print Sweater from Mr Gugu & Miss Go is overly DOPE. You guys know how I feel about “see through” garments – so simply yet sexy – Motel have punked up the uber-feminine summer Baby Doll with black transparent mesh. I’m thinking nipple coverings, sans bra a la Iggy Azalea? Work, Work, Work ,Work, Working on my….

Good luck getting your mits on that limited edition Rhianna “RiRiWoo” Lipstick at MAC. OMG its lush – might have to just be added to my lipstick collection *breaks into piggy bank for small change*.

Love and Kisses,

La Minx

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Hey Friends,

Hope you are all well?
It seems Spring has finally made a much welcomed appearance in old London Town – about freaking time! 
So I have come to the timely end of my “One Flick Kinda Chick” post, if you haven’t yet read the first two installments scroll down or click “previous” on the tab above this post. I really have enjoyed using Cult Classic movies as the stimuli to my outfits this month. It gave me an excuse to wear what most dare not, put a hoochy frock or two on, and have a bit of role play in my life. I enjoyed embodying all those crazy and outlandish characters – I also enjoyed the public reactions, the pervy ones less so. I still maintain my theory that everything was better in the 80’s and 90’s; films, fashion, music, travel costs, holiday fees and tax rates. However it appears that I’m not the only one reaching for that nostalgic wardrobe number every now and then. The high-street are killing it; every mannequin has a stupid beanie hat and string vest on. Chunky boots and batty-riding-fanny-skimming shorts on. Killing my damn vibe. Good job I like to skip through eras, I’m kinda over this whole – 1994: Lil’ Kim-when-she-used-to-date-Biggie look. Every chick aged 17-28 now looks the same: Beanie Hat – Check. Varsity Jacket – Check. High Waisted Denim Shorts – Check. Slogan-Bearing Oversized Tee – Check. Ali-G Chaps Chain – Check. Dr Martens – Check. I’m done. Over it. Roll on the next trend please?

So here’s what this weeks wardrobe had instore…

Edward Scissor Hands

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I am in love with this dress. Although I am not a fan of anything too feminine, this studded (…and very ‘boobie’), faux-leather number from the Oh My Love Concession at Topshop is pretty awesome! As much as I love the idea of an all in one leather jumpsuit affair – I’m not a fan of uber-sweaty glandular areas. Fact.

I’m loving up-cycling and reinventing bits and bobs, like the bag chain being used as a belt, as well as the leather bolo-tie rope as a choker. I also saved £25 on achieving the Scissor Hands Stiletto nails by buying acrylic falsies on Ebay, then filing and painting them myself! Winning!

Hair Spray

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  • Dress, Louche at Joy
  • Belt, Accessorize
  • Tights Walford
  • Wedge Shoes, OFFICE 

I adore 1950’s hair do’s… so much so that I have perfected many-a-style! I promise to show you guys and dolls how its done on the next few beauty posts. Just need to fix my tripod! This matching dress and shoe combo is very Rockabilly. In summer I may dare to wear this dress without tights, perhaps with an open toe tan shoe? With a banana heel. Gotta love a banana heel! The dress is a little short however, a lot of Marylyn moments… *note to self do not wear a thong with this dress*

Show Girls

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Ooooh how this outfit is verging on HOOOOOOOCHIE!

The double layering of Vintage Jackets, Tights and the addition of a Scarf hopefully illustrates to the public that I have some sense of modesty… well at least I hope so. If it helps your judgement, I did purposefully pull the Knitwear down a bit to showcase (my bosom) the epically embellished Bralette…. I swear! I also ‘upcycled’ my American Apparel Easy Jeans; as you loyal readers know, I have had them a few years now…. I have made them last as long as possible; re-dying them, re-hemming them, putting elastic in the waist (when I got a little tubby at Christmas), and sewing back on the button (that popped off due to over-eating at Christmas). However, the little slit in the leg soon transformed into something somewhat resembling what the almighty Hulk-could-have-done-it hole… that sadly couldn’t be patched back up. I blame all the drop-down-low-like-a-hoe dancing I was doing. Don’t judge me. So out the scissors came and “walla” there you have it, denim shorts. Winning. Winning indeed damn it.

In other news, I had my first modeling gig last week for a lush Vintage Boutique called Cats Eyes at Asos MarketPlace! Check out my little stint and all of the rare gems the Boutique has to offer! I also appeared in a feature film being directed by one of my best friends, she is in a group called Boadicea Ladies and she also has her own agency by the name of FreeYourStyle Collective; she makes some awesome short films with her sister! Check out “The Sohawon Sisters” on YouTube. I promise its a great watch!

Until next week homies!

Better believe it took me double the usual time to type this post with these damn Stiletto foolish nails! Where’s the acetone at?

Laters,

La Minx

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