Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Today`s outfit: Military Green and Red Lips


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(Seashells vintage faux fur jacket, Topshop military shirt, random pussy bow tie, vintage Levi`s denim shorts, Next boots)

I`ve been wearing this faux fur jacket A LOT recently. Every time I buy something that I truly like I tend to fixate  on it and wear endlessly till it literally breaks. However, the weather is starting to get really bad so I MIGHT just have to let this one go for awhile. 

Do you have any clothing pieces you always wear?

Alina Anghel.xx
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Monday, 30 January 2012

Obsessed: IRO spring/summer 2012 lookbook

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Photos: IRO

I love when I find a lookbook that has not only the perfect clothing pieces but also the perfect styling. I`ll be keeping my eye open this summer for colourful printed shorts, leather vests, and printed mini dresses. Oh and some kick ass ankle boots.

Alina Anghel.xx
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Friday, 27 January 2012

___________Today`s outfit: The skull top__________

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(Seashells Vintage faux fur jacket, H&M skull top, River Island jeans, Asos ankle boots, Asos & vintage bracelets)

Nothing better than a big faux fur and a skull top to say "DO NOT mess with me today or you`ll end up like the guy on my t-shirt". In college I used to get so excited every time I saw any garment with a skull on it (I had issues, don`t judge) that I would quickly grab it and run with it to the checkout because in my mind, everyone wanted that piece of clothing and I had to hurry before anyone else took it!. Needless to say that those pieces were the ones that always ended up in sale because no one bought them...But who cares? more for me! :)

Alina Anghel.xx
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Thursday, 26 January 2012

__Photo editing tips for fashion bloggers: Basic Programms__

I`ve been getting a lot of questions of how I edit the photos on my blog and since I know how much I struggled myself with photo editing, I thought I`ll share the tips I`ve learned so far. I started with 0 knowledge and I`m still learning everyday new things, so these tips are especially useful for those kinda in the same category as me. Professionals will probably slap themselves over the forehead and think "how can someone not know THAT??!".

The two main programs that I use for editing are Photoshop CS5 and my current favourite, Photoshop Lightroom 3.

With Photoshop I found two very easy plugins that let you try different effects on your photos with just one click: the onOne software and the Color Efex Pro 3.0.

onOne software:

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Both offer hundreds of amazing effects and are definitely a great solution for those who do not want to bother staying hours editing.

Anyway, as I`ve mentioned before, my current favourite tool at the moment for photo editing is Lightroom.
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When I first opened it my initial thought was "Oh my God, I`ll never be able to use this one!!". But once you get the hang of it, it`s very easy to use because, unlike Photoshop, you have everything you need for photo editing in just one place.

There are many other softwares around there but I think Photoshop and Lightroom are probably the most popular among fashion bloggers.

Another place where I usually find some great free effects for download is deviantART. Basically, you just need to type in the search box "photoshop actions" and you`ll get tons of wonderful effects screaming to get downloaded on your computer (that`s unless I`m starting to hear voices).

Next time I`ll be showing you some of the specific effects I`ve been using on my photos, and if you have any questions or if you like any photo on the blog and you`re wondering how the hell it was edited, feel free to ask.

Alina Anghel.xx
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Sunday, 22 January 2012

____Today`s outfit: ATSA (Anonymous Tv Show Addicts)____

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(Ebay hoodie, Seashells Vintage trench coat & shoes, vintage Levi`s denim shorts)

Just started watching 3 new amazing tv shows: "Bored to Death", "Sherlock", and "Revenge". Well, these 3 are new among the other 30 tv shows I`ve been watching till now. All are highly addictive and if you have no social life like me, I warmly recommend them.
Probably I`ll be the one inventing the ATSA (Anonymous Tv Show Addicts) and also the first member.

Alina Anghel.xx
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Saturday, 21 January 2012

_________Today`s outfit: The Pussy Bow Blouse________

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(Ebay pussy bow blouse, Topshop black jeans, Next ankle boots)

My final term at Uni has started this week. I can`t believe 3 years have passed so fast. It seems like yesterday I landed by myself in London with 3 huge bags, having absolutely no idea which direction I should take from there on.
It wasn`t always easy being by myself in a foreign country. Actually most of the time it was hard, but I`m glad I didn`t give up and if I was given the opportunity once more I would do it the same.

Alina Anghel.xx
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Friday, 13 January 2012

______Today`s outfit: Taking the tiger for a walk______

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(Seashells Vintage faux fur & tiger head top, H&M skirt)

Had a really nice evening yesterday, staying in bed and eating a full box of baklawa while watching "Johnny English Reborn". Rowan Atkinson is one of those actors that you know he`s gonna make you laugh no matter what movie he`s playing in.
Have a great weekend!

Alina Anghel.xx
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