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Hey Boos’

I am a firm believer in the saying; “Do it once, do it right”. I tend to like to apply this quote just about anywhere to just about anything. Hair, make-up, a task at work (albeit that somehow doing tasks a multitude of times to suit multiple opinions seems to be the option chosen by all but me) relationships and buying clothing, gifts and accessories. You see, it is all to easy to fail, especially if you act in haste.

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My friends know I am the last in and last out. Punctuality is not my middle name. I habitually wait until the last possible minute for anything. However, I seem to have the last laugh because I avoid awkward moments such as: Arriving to a party first out of every invitee and waiting, trying not to look like a loner, trying not to spend all the nights petty cash on ‘waiting time drinks’, trying to avoid that creepy-seedy-looking guy at the bar waiting for you whilst you’re waiting for them. In fact, my time-keeping may be shit, but I never waste time; I have a nose for arriving just when its hot, or buying things at the best possible moment. Black-Friday is my middle name. Also, I do things once. Get things done. Do shit right… right at the last moment but right. So whilst all y’all early birds have too much time for error. I leave no room for it. It is a skill I shall so audaciously declare.

Yes I am that irritating Ebay Bidder that ‘oh-so-happens’ to get in there when there is 4sec to go on the clock. Thats right you silly early bidders whom wrench the price up with your all-too-eager premature ejaculatory selves! One lucky lastminute.com-find I managed to bag was indeed this awesome Leather Borg number. Yes I have posted about it before, but I thought I would brag post about it and another last min find; RiRi’s Talk That Talk Lipstick for Mac. I managed on the day, as I do, to casually rock into Harvey Nic’s London while there were just two left. I bought both. It was 9.32am on the launch day. *Two steps like a boss*.

Haters gone hate right?

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But sometimes I am just plain old fast-assed. I decided, when there was far too much excess month at the end of my paycheck, that I would be quick footed and buy a ‘DUPE’ version of the Vagabond Boot. The Libby Heeled Lace-Up in OFFICE carried a weighty price-tag of £100. Despite knowing that an OFFICE-in-house-resident friend of mine would score me a discount – if I waited until the following month. I was eager-beager and wandered into Topshop, carelessly stumbled across their Astrix Platform Lace-up Boot and somehow, they ended up leaving the store with me for a snippit of the price of the Vagabond’s.

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Topshop’s Astrix Lace-up Boot

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Office’s Vagabond Libby Lace-up Boot

… And after a few weeks of wearing the poorly-crafted-clonks, they ended up leaving me with a snippit of my baby toes intact. I HAVE NEVER HAD A CORN IN MY LIFE! *whimpers*

These boots and the dodgy inside seams, narrow fit and rough faux-leather upper, left my toes hanging onto my feet for dear life! Lordy!

So onto Ebay they went as quickly as I got them in the first place, and onto OFFICE I ventured, in tandem with my bestie-stroke-footwear-hookup …and into my bag went the Vagabonds. At long last.

And this my friends, is why I am not fast-assed.

Buy once, buy right. – Modedelaminx

Thats my quote for life.

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…

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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!

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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*

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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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Hey Dudes

So it’s been a long time; I shouldn’t have left you.. Without a dope beat to step to….
I know; the consistency of this blog really hasn’t been up to scratch.. Neither has the consistency of my life; I’ve been ‘Under The Bridge’, on a ‘Roller Coaster Of Love’ I now have ‘Scar Tissue’ and decided to ‘Give It Away’ here and there…
For all you Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ fans out there – big shout out to you homies!
I recently saw a guy that reminds me of the main squeeze from the band; a superhuman cross between Antony Keidis (when he was sexy and had long tresses) and Taboo from B.E.P (when he also believed in the Samson philosophy) as if they got together, sans-uterus, and made a perfect long-haired love child. I saw this example of perfection at a dance show; dancing (with the most amount of core control.. like EVER) to an XXYYXX track; all side-lit, smoke effect, black attire…808 and Synths kinda suave… *whimpers*
Anyway, I won’t go on about that for much longer – but i will say this; if you ladies were there you too wouldn’t ever feel the same about that XXYYXX song again, you too would have the track ‘About You’ on repeat in the iDock with the hybrid dude in questions’ image as your wallpaper/screensaver – all zoomed in and shit. Trust me. I know that’s a little crazy.. The things we do in the comforts of our bedrooms?… Okay the things I do in the comfort of my bedroom.. Makes me glad the Truman show is not really a reality (see what I did there?) I sure am glad that I do not have hidden cameras in my home, and that I’m not apart of a freaky-fly-on-the-wall documentary. Well as far as I know I’m not…*looks around frantically*.

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So I thought I’d overload you guys with some film references. I’m a retro cult classic kinda gal; I find a lot of my tastes in clothing have derived from nostalgic film memories.. They are usually from the 80s and 90s but can go as far back as the 50s era.. I’m not a person that can watch current movies’ more than once, I seriously have a one-flick-tolerance with anything post 1998… But classics? Oh shit; burnt out the tape in the VHS from the sheer amount of replays of;
The Demolitian Man
Death Becomes Her
Mannequin
BeetleJuice
Splash
Hair Spray

Pretty Woman
Dirty Dancing
House Party
Little shop of Horrors
Feris Bulers Day Out
Coming to America
Police Academy
See no Evil Hear no Evil
Edward Scissorhands
Bebe’s Kids
ShowGirls

Oh I need to stop there. The list is endless; well that’s not true, I’m not a movie whore, only some movies make the final cut (did it again..)
This week; I pulled out my Underground Creepers and new Bitching and Junkfood Dungarees for a tribute to Wesley in The Demolition Man. I had to toss a bit of lace on it for a bit off sass…and the heavy duty Borg-Leather? Oh that baby is a Vintage number from California..

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Death Becomes Her

Now I would have loved loved loved to have been confident enough to pull this cage-body chain off with only a bra underneath.. But I’m not quite ready for that yet. Instead, I chucked it over this dry, boxy Topshop number; the split and the grey marl colour saved this dress from being awful. Putting statement bling on a plain t-shirt dress = winning!
This is a tribute to the effortlessly sexy lady in Death Becomes Her.. Damn..she was hot.
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House Party was a seriously Dope film… Dope for music; a nice introduction to New Jack Swing. Dope for Dance; had me up in my Living Room doing all of the routines. Dope for fashion; I wasn’t a cool kid way back then, I destroyed most family photos of me in shit cardigans and shell suits… but now, I love everything uncool that my parents put me in… I love it so much that I practically bought back everything I once put into the clothes bank. Not because Rhianna has made it cool again; just because, in the last five years, I’ve grown to appreciate the generous cuts, crazy graphics and shit materials everything back then was processed in. Found this wonderful Italian Angora Cardigan in a nice little Vintage shop up my road, haggled the price down and have been grinning like a Cheshire Cat ever since.

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Tribute to Baby….

Last up for this post is a number I pinched from my ex’s mothers wardrobe…Vintage, madonna cones and baby coral? Had to be mine… I’ve owned it for over a year but whip it out when I can! She is a real cutie… In reference to Baby in Dirty Dancing… Perfect for spring, worn with boots, sandals or dressy shoes, I’ve gone for geek-sweet socks-and-shoe combo…Always adored a ruffly sock or two (well a pair, preferably a matching pair). I used to get all inappropriately aroused at the dance studio bit….You know the bit I mean.

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So I used to strut around my room, trying to copy the sexy moves, all touching up my body and flicking my hair, until my dad barged in asking if I wanted a cup of warmed milk…He just stood there, looking really hacked off, and a little disturbed. I was eleven. Hey, I’m sure the classification was wrong? I blame the BBFC. Now that I’m all grown up, I still dance like a hooker to the same bit, minus dads’ presence, but still with the addition of a cup of warm milk of course…

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  • Denim Levis Jacket, Levis
  • Baby Doll Cortchet Dress, Vintage
  • Earrings, Accessorize
  • Tights, Marks & Spencers
  • Socks,Topshop
  • Palest Purple Nail Colour, Superdry
  • Suede Shoes, OFFICE

I’m so looking forward to continuing this cult film ode in my next few posts.. I’ve already got some of the outfits laid out waiting to shoot!

Keep your eyes peeled homies…

Until then,
La Minx
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Good Evening Bloggettes and Followers…

Happy Snow Day!

At long last the snow is here – mind you, I hate snow. Not because I’m all “bah humbug” or anything, just because it’s a nuisance. Snow usually means, someone like me is unfortunate enough to slip a disk wearing inappropriate shoes on an ungritted path. Snow usually means, someone like me, having to dodge the streets of Hackney at the sight of school children welding giant (stone-filled) snow balls. Snow usually means delays to public transport, when someone like me actually has somewhere important to go. What snow doesn’t always mean, is a SNOW DAY, where everything is closed and no-one can get to work; that’s what snow meant a few years back for London Town. Sadly, my roads are gritted just enough to permit the (smooth enough) running of public transport, but not quite gritted enough to stop me from slipping right onto my arse.

Now, since the sad passing of my Deena & Ozzy Platform Shoes (I wore her right down to a regular shoe height), I have been long looking for an apt replacement. Much to my dismay, I could never find a platform with a nice enough shoe attached, or a shoe with a decent enough platform, that wasn’t a garish colour or a lurid PU fabric. Luckily enough, just last week I found a pair from OFFICE in the sale, probably because they are pretty ugly, but I think they are pretty ugly, in a pretty kinda way. You know, the way stiletto nails are “pretty” ugly when they are less Ursula from little mermaid, and more Rhianna, Hackney Weekender? Yip.
What is great about these Moon Boots, is that they pivot me high enough from the ground, so that I look as if I’m hover-walking on ice/snow/sludge!

Here are my Snow/Moon/Space Boots:
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What’s more is that they are surprisingly comfortable! Clunky shoes all the way…

Over the course of Christmas and my Birthday, I have been bestowed with some AWESOME shoes and bags, Watch this space for blog post about these little numbers this week!
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Trainers, Adidas (Sleek Series)

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Boots, River Island

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Weekender Tote, River Island

Sorry, but this bag is off the chain!!! I’ve been waiting a whole six months to get it, and finally my sister has put me out of my misery! (Thanks Rose)

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Doctors Bag, Urban Outfitters

Had this little number since the start of November but its only just come out of the closet – it’s crazy-lush and I can’t wait to talk about it next!

Thats all for now folks, Y’all take care now in the snow… I’m off to snuggle up with a nice cup of cocoa that my Papi-Bear has made for me. 🙂

Laters,

La Minx

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