Tuesday, 26 October 2010

D.I.Y.D.S. shorts


Leather shorts, Suede shorts, Denim shorts etc...
After having recurrent dreams about short varieties, I took it as a sign that I needed all 3 types of shorts ASAP.

But with only £20 (enough money for half a short), I needed to come up with a creative way of turning half a short into three.

This meant a visit to my trusty friends Ebay and Cow Manchester (vintage shop).

But after a difficult day scouring the vintage shops of Manchester's Northern Quarter, I returned with £15 and a belly full of snacks.

Luckily, yet again, Ebay saved the day and the evening ended with the prospect of leather and suede trousers on the way and £7 leftover. Bargain!

Here is the equation for what happened next:

All that is left to do is stitch the hems on them and they are ready to wear. Totally cannot wait to wear either of these. The fit of the suede pair is to die for.

The plan is to try to recreate looks like these...

Wish me luck!




Friday, 15 October 2010

My Blue Heaven

After days of constant working, decided to go out and this is what i wore.

Shirt/Primark, Leggings/Primark, Wedges/Next

Lola xx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Rare Weekend Getaway

So last weekend, my boyfriend's family invited me to come along with them on a weekend trip to Center parcs. For those who don't know, this is like a holiday village in a secluded forest outside Penrith, England. It was so beautiful especially as i got a break from computers and TV for 3 days. I am now paying for it with the mountain of work i have!
On the saturday, I had a relaxing 3 hours in a spa. They had different sauna treatments from around the world including polonese and japanese. As the weekend was based around different activites, i spent the weekend in slacks and jeans.
However, on saturday night i did get to dress up and this is what i wore:

Shirt/COW Vintage, Skirt/H&M, Shoes/Primark

Picture was taken by my boyf sister who looked very pretty as well.

Lola xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Shambles of a Finale...

Live Finales and Modelling seems to be a bad combination and it seems like Tyra is the only person in the Next Top Model franchise to realise this

Last week saw Australia's Next Top Model's Host, Sarah Murdoch, announce the wrong winner which must have been devastating to Kelsey, the official runner-up.I do not understand how the crew could have made a debacle of such a simple task in the age of Eurovision, Xfactor, Pop Idol etc.

However this week's finale was ony a slight improvement. Although cast and crew of BNTM (Britain's Next Top Model) managed to succeed in announcing the correct winner, the 90 minute finale was brain numbing.

The judges seemed to have a vocabulary of ten words between them and the presenter Dave Berry asked the most uncreative questions of 'How do you feel' and 'Are you nervous' which he later apologised for.

The highlight of the show was Julien Macdonald and his new hair cut, who seemed to have had a personality transplant since the show was filmed. His tone changed from 'Alisha you look like a man in drag' to praising her throughout the finale. I personally believe he was sipping on more than H2O that night.

Apart from that saving fact, the finale was a let down considering how much of an improvement this season was from the previous ones. I hope to see Elle Macpherson hosting the show next season as she and her connections were the reason this was the best season yet.

Here are a few shots of the winner, Tiffany Pisani, who in my opinion deserved the prize. Its a shame that winners from these shows are more likely to make the cover of Nuts than Vogue.

The final photo with George Lamb is by far my favourite. And if you missed the clip of the Australia's Next Top Model finale, here it is for your viewing pleasure.


Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Its Been So Long!

We've been off the blogosphere for quite abit now, a whole month! Profound apologies all round. We have been very busy being back in University with work work work. 3rd year is a very important year for us and it has been hard adjusting and juggling all our commitments. But now, we are back for good!

Last week, i celebrated my 21st birthday! I had a lovely birthday dinner at the Renaissance hotel in Manchester. It was beautiful. Good food and the company of all my lovely friends. My dress for the night was a birthday present from Fikki and my other flatmates from H&M. Unfortunately as I was a stress head all night trying to organise the day, i did not take a proper picture of myself in the dress. So here's a picture that I thought encapsulates the beauty of the dress.

My birthday was cake filled even though i don't like cake (wierd i know) but i loved looking at the pretty cakes. These are the cakes i had made for me. The first was made by a cake shop in Manchester. I had to travel out of my way to pick it up but it was worth it. The 2nd was made my friend, Laura as a lovely surprise.

Also a BIG thank you to StylishedForever and Through My Aiz for the blog awards! You guys are amazing. Do check out their beautiful blogs :)

Lola xx
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