03 January, 2016

☆★☆Goodbye 2015...hello 2016!☆★☆

In 2015 I did more photo-shoots in 2015 than any other year; became little more fearless; experimented with fashion, make-up and hair than ever before and developed my personal style. I have met and worked with wonderful photographers, designers, and creatives which all of which I want to thank and I can't wait to do even more creative projects in 2016. I wanted to share some highlights from last year's photo-shoots, fashion, hair and make-up looks from 2015 and some upcoming features!

Some of photo-shoots from 2015 featuring some of my favourite brands and stores: Style Icons Closet, Lindy Bop, Banned Apparel, H&M, Glorious Clothing Glasgow, Zara, New Look, Cyber Glasgow and Primark. All styling, hair and make-up by me, photography by Kaizi Photography and Darius Z Glasgow shot on location in various landmarks around the city. My favourite locations this year were at Glasgow Necropolis and Pollock Park with the outstanding victorian gothic and the utterly magical victorian gardens which was shot in mid summer so everything was in full bloom there so it was absolutely wonderful. My favourtie dress has got to be the beautiful vintage inspired strapless dress by Style Icons Closet. Check out their wonderful store for the dress I'm wearing below and an array of other beautiful dresses, accessories and clothes.

My brooch and costume jellewery obsessions definitely going to continue to grow within 2016 and I plan to source even more retro inspired brands to share with you all. There has been an explosion of excellent jewellery designers from all parts of the world so there has never been a better time to start collecting.  I'm loving Erstwilder collector items, they are so beautifully packaged and the quality is superb. My amazing friends got me my very first Erstwilder brooch for my birthday, its a pretty poodle which I can't wait to wear! I absolutely adorable Miss Polly’s Lucite, she makes the sweetest retro inspired designs which I'll be featuring in the coming months. Above are some very small highlights of my brooch collection featuring lots of vintage pieces, Viva La Lux and Erstwilder, Runaway Fox.

Here are some highlights of my 2015 everyday style. I've found a way of incorporating my love of vintage style into work looks and it's going to be even better in 2016...! I wore a lot of vintage last year but I have stocked on more vintage reproduction for 2016 as I find the sizing better when you're smaller as I never have much success with finding vintage lately in smaller sizes so I need to do research on where to find an array of vintage sizes and I'll share it with you all. I plan to log every look for the whole year which I've started, it helps to look back on your style too. I clearly need to expand my belt collection even from these highlights, haha!  I'll be featuring lots more vintage and vintage inspired fashion throughout 2016 and working with more wonderful folks I can't wait! Back to healthy eating and gym next for me as I've been so indulgent this Christmas. You'll see below some of the brands coming to The Chic Guide in the next few months!

This year I wore whole lot of lipstick, more than ever. I rarely go out without red or Plum lipstick on so its high time to invest and experiment on The Chic Guide. I cannot wait to purchase some Besame lipstick and Melt Cosmetics I'll keep you posted! I'm also taking the time to practice and creating vintage hair styles so I can share tips and tricks to help keep a record to share with everyone. Above are some make-up looks throughout the year. I'm really loving pin-curls and sponge rollers for authentic vintage styles, they work so well and it's definitely something I would advise anyone to practice if you want to create more authentic look and it's really simple with some practice. I've kept the length of my hair relatively short as I cut it in early summer and that makes it much easier for vintage styling too. I don't know whether to let my bangs grow out, what do you think?

I'm really inspired to be more creative than ever and blogging more than ever so I'm looking forward to sharing fashion, finds, lots of vintage, beauty and art with everyone. I'll be featuring the above brands in the coming months, lots of pretty pieces to shoot in and lots more so stay tuned and visit The Chic Guide on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Bloglovin, Google+  for the latest updates and please like, follow and share. Happy New Year and I hope it's an amazing year for you and thank you for following throughout 2015; very much appreciated, much love and enjoy 2016 xxx

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