I am fashion crazy; I love everything about the industry and the clothes. I literally live for fashion, (no exaggeration; my money always seems to go on clothes, shoes, handbags or accessories....!!). I admire individuality and the fearless; I adore to people watch and see admire other peoples styles and I gain lots of inspiration from that. I see fashion as an art form; a way to express yourself and be creative. To me, clothes are not something you just wear - they are part of you and your personality. It's important to cultivate your own style, something that lets the world know that this is how you are! Fashion is for everyone, we can all develop our own signature style and I hope The Chic Guide will help you and others to be more creative and bold!
Remember - Fashion should always be fun, no matter what age, size or shape you are; so be adventurous, try something that you never would or thought you would or could wear, be yourself and most importantly be FABULOUS and CHIC!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
|Birdie Dress in Black|
Sale Price £74.25
|The Beverly Hills Coat|
Deadly is the Female opened their boutique and website in late 2008. Their vision was "...to create a stylish space filled with everything feminine, glamorous flirty and fun both on line and in store" Based in Somerset UK, their speciality is 40's and 50's old Hollywood style glamour and this store is all about harnessing your inner glamour vintage goddess; they sale everything one needs to create any vintage inspired look. From clothes, shoes, accessories, make-up, handbags, even the lingerie! Every element has been thought of by the Deadly is the Female, which makes for a very happy shopping experience indeed!
|Sheba Dress by Stop Staring|
What also makes this store stand out, is the fact that they have models of all sizes, when I read all about the store I was struck by how they stated that "curves should be celebrated and shown off not smothered and regretted " throughout their website you will actually see a curvy women modelling their clothes, no matter what size or shape you are, you can be assured that you will find something to suit your shape. The attention to detail and the awareness of the shoppers needs is what makes this store great.
|Dulcie Dress in Red|
I've just shown some of my personal favourites from the Deadly is the Female website but believe me they have lots more wonderful vintage inspired finds! As Deadly is the Female's states it aims "...to be a full experience in glamour and femininity" and as a customer you really do feel completely catered for, so go visit Deadly is the Female now and indulge you inner femme fatale before Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
At no. 3 is Colour/Print Clashing which was major in 2011 and you're sure to see more of it in 2012! Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Taylor, Reed Krakoff, Moschino, Prada and many more designers all featured elements in their latest collections for Spring/Summer 2012 but this look is great for winter too and adds an instant touch of sun to the dull months ahead! Don't be afraid to team up prints that you think would not ordinarily work together, be bold and bright! This dress by Victoria Beckham is a personal favourite for it versatility and of course the print is oh so cute too. This type of dress would look amazing also worn with thick black tights and your favourite heels or ankle boots. Remember that this look is meant to be fun, it's almost like you get to be a kid again wearing such brightly coloured fun and bold prints, so don't hold back!
However, if you this look seems too bright and full-on for you, then try some graphic print or bold colour tights or clashing your shoes and handbag or accessories boldly like SJP who is the queen of clashing, there so many ways to add a catwalk edge to your look the key is to always wear what you feel comfortable in and you'll look good and carry it well, you can still be on trend, without being too bold with a few key pieces.
You don't need a massive budget either, there are so many create pieces on the high street here are some my favourites for recreating this look Warehouse, Topshop, River Island, Oasis, Urban Outfitters, and on-line. Check out: Agnes and Lola they have some fantastic items and they also have a great sale on the at the moment as well! Also check out: House of Fraser who also have many fab items sale, what I particularly love about House of Fraser is the fact that you can find loads of great brands available from one site. Frock and Frill also have a gorgeous range of clothing, as well it worth visiting Full Circle, they have a really great contemporary range, have fun!