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Hey Boo’s!

You know that I am a sucker for a good old bit of Plaid right? I don’t think I will ever surpass my love for Tartan. Or a bit of a ‘tarting’ in general  perhaps.

The Numero Uno ‘FashFag’ at the Office, dropped the, “…and… *Snaps fingers and raises eyebrow* the looks a little Alicia Siverstone, Clueless?” In response to my outfit.

Ouch!

Teaches me not to wear brand clothing in the Office where I work. He is the PR Top Dog-Stroke-Top-Bitch… and I’m the newbie. Part and parcel of the pecking order I guess. I should have retorted, “Bitch I’m Fabulous! And its Stacy Dash – Thanks –

But I didn’t. Great witty comebacks never spring to mind in time do they?

I love him really, he is so fierce, and he saunters (literally dips the hips and clicks) around the office as if he can prevent everyone else’s shit from stinking. Ever-fragrant and fabulous, ever-singing and cracking the funniest jokes – and he effortlessly digs at and disses  everyone else in the office. Its like Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police but live and up close. In the end he proclaimed, “Oh and sugar, for the record I LOVE the look. Rockin’ the Plaid, I love a bit of Plaid…” I bet you do, lovely bit of Tart’ on a wee Johnny Scotsman, sans undergarments. Love you too boo.

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  • Levi’s Denim Jacket, Vintage
  • Lace Crop Top, River Island
  • Strapless Bra, Wonderbra
  • Plaid Skirt, American Apparel
  • Maroon Belt, American Apparel
  • Fishnet Tights, Accessorize
  • Pop Socks, Accessorize
  • Buckle Shoe Boots, Office Shoes
  • Studded Holdall, River Island
  • Watch, Diesel

And it doesn’t stop there, anything with a Tartan lining is also something I hopelessly love. So a good old Vintage Harrington Jacket is a wardrobe staple.  A little This Is England 86. Awesome Brit FlickUsually, I team this up with some Skinny Ankle Grazers, but I thought I would glam the look up with some high-waisted shorts. I have worn the crop top again to demonstrate how you can get more out of fashion basics and inserts. I think a Bowling Tee would look cute also, or a Striped Sleeveless number.

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  • Harrington Jacket, Vintage
  • High-Waisted Shorts, American Apparel
  • Hair Clip, American Apparel
  • Brogues, Dr Martens
  • Necklace and Earrings, Accessorize  

I love Vintage Brit Landmarks, Icons and novelty thrifty finds. I’m also a big fan of British Motor Vehicals, like the Mini. My mother had a Mini back in the 90s. Such a cute little car, we were like a family of clowns piling into it. She crashed it into Safeways. She was always a shit driver and I damn the examiner whoever passed her. Nostalgic love for a Mini though, despite the trauma of the 90’s…. so one day – if ever I pass my driving test (I’m sure vehicle-retardation is genetic) I would totally have a little Mini on my wishlist.

So I have also decided to throw a little tutorial into this post, I know that I need to get onto this Video Blogging Band Wagon, but I want to do my first video in October to mark the 1 year anniversary of my blog! So you guys will have to deal with a pictorial for now.

Its all about Ombre lips, yes thats right, put the peroxide down, we are so over the Dip-Dye hair. I’ve always loved ombre lips. However, they weren’t always cool or done very well back in the day. My first memory of this trend was of all the Nigerian women in church: Black Lipliner + Gold Frosted Lipstick. All so effortlessly NOT blended. However, I give credit to trend-setters where credit is due, regardless of the tax I apply for ultimate failure to blend or chose harmonic shades. So I dedicate this pictorial to you Mama Africa.

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Blog Ombre Lip final

1. Prep Lips by exfoliating and moisturising. Lush Cosmetics do a great Sugar Scrub in Bubblegum. I moisturise with Fushi Shea Butter.

2. Line Lips with a Deep Plum Lip Liner, I have gone with Vino from MAC Cosmetics.

3. Fill Outside edges of Lips with a Burgundy or Deep Red or Purple Lipstick, I have opted to go with Diva from MAC Cosmetics.

4. Fill the inner crease of lips with a solid Red, I have chosen RiriWoo from MAC Cosmetics to finish this look.

5. Now Weeeeerk’!

Go Get Em Gals!

Laters

La Minx

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Hey Followers and Friends,

…So The Iron Lady lives no more…

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*Thatcher with her Stylist

In my most humble opinion, Margaret Thatcher was a super stylish kinda chick in her day. Thatcher cared about fashion; often calling on personal stylists to dress her for political events and appearances. Like HRH the Queen, she cared about modesty, the importance of colour, fabric and cuts. She had a staple sense of fashion: simple yet effective. She had her ‘go to’ pieces and an iconic way of outfitting; forever in a midi skirt with matching jacket, not forgetting a handbag in tow, Thatcher reigned supreme. I feel I am too young and inexperienced with politics to discuss her controversial impact on the nation with the policies she enforced whilst at her height in governing the UK etc… Even if I was enlightened slightly with The Iron Lady film and the recent constant bombardment of news media covering her life in full – I still wouldn’t use my blog to air my conclusions. I love being frank with you guys, I use my blog to talk openly about my thoughts and feelings as and when – even slipping the odd overly personal detail (which I am sure you guys love) but there are limits and boundaries – It is a Style Blog after all? So style shall be the prime focus, the focus of this stylish woman in her prime has been the inspiration for my latest outfit!

A Political Affair

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I received this wonderful pullover blouse from Cats Eyes Boutique after my modeling stint on ASOS Marketplace. Its a wonderful gift and very Ode de Thatcher – So I thought I would do this piece justice by pairing it with a prim and proper midi skirt – this one from Topshop is great; its not as thin as the regular mini/tube skirts and the material is a little softer. I purchased my midi two sizes smaller than usual, as I didn’t want any “give” at the bottom. The amazing platform shoes from OFFICE are part of a “Wooded” range they have currently. I think a wooded wedge is so current and a much needed ‘move on’ from the traditional espadrille sole unit. The straps are comfortable, and are buttoned with plenty sizing holes. The gold squared buckle is a nice touch also. These shoes look really expensive, however they are under the £60 marker – thats a lot of shoe for little money, considering the competitor offers are circa £90! The only thing missing from this outfit is a Mulberry Black Bayswater Tote – a quintessentially british designer bag that I just know The Iron Lady would apporve of…

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*Thatchers clothing auctioned for £75k in 2009

Until the next post, for now, I bid you farewell *waves cordially*

La Minx

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