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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

How to wear the bow tie

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School Preppy- Crisp white shirt, crochet shorts and a colourful jumper to keep it young and playful. Oxford shoes or loafers are a must!
Business Preppy- For a more mature look I`ve chosen to keep it black and white. I`m wearing shorts here but it can also look great with a flare skirt or smart trousers.
Office Casual- A more relaxed look with black jeans and a blouse with romantic details.
Romantic- Attach a bow tie to a shirt and throw over a pretty dress. For an even more girly effect add some cute ankle socks.
Urban Chic- This outfit is mostly inspired by the off duty style of models at fashion weeks. Faux fur or leather jacket, cute blouse or loose jumper, the mandatory vintage piece (in this case the Levi`s), booties, and a red lip to top it off.

Alina Anghel.xx

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Today`s outfit: The Little Things


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(silk scarf from Hong Kong, Seashells Vintage trench coat, River Island jeans, Converse trainers)

Here`s a quote from one of my favourite philosophers: 

"It is more fun to talk with someone that doesn`t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" -Winnie The Pooh

Hahah, I always loved Winnie The Pooh. Although he`s a children`s character his quotes are relevant even for adults. Sometimes you just have to remember to enjoy the simple things in life and stop acting so mature all the time. Because everyone knows grown-ups are boring.

Alina Anghel.xx

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Video: My Makeup I - Red Lips & Hair Bun

Some of you have asked me how I did my makeup and hair in the last few posts and since your wish is my command, here it is the video!
I forgot to change my camera settings while shooting so it gets a bit blurry at times but it`s my first makeup video EVER so have mercy on me hahah.



Alina Anghel.xx
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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Trends that matter: The Bra Top

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The bra top has appeared in almost all spring summer `12 ready-to-wear collections. And although I think a bra top paired with shorts or a lace pencil skirt can be an amazing look for the summer holiday, the thought of having to crunch some abs makes me a bit reluctant to this new trend. Plus it will also mean staying away from Ben & Jerry`s Caramel Chew Chew which will NEVER happen.


What do you think? Will you be giving a go to the bra top this summer?

Alina Anghel.xx
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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Today`s outfit: The Leopard Print Jeans


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(Seashells Vintage faux fur coat & shoes, H&M stripes top, New Look leopard print jeans)

I`m becoming quite an expert now in finding the best product at the cheapest price *tap on the back*. I wanted a pair of leopard skinny jeans ever since I kept seeing the Current Elliott jeans in every magazine and street style photo. However their price is way over my student budget so after I stopped throwing coins in every puddle I saw hoping it`s a lucky one, I started searching for a more affordable substitute. I got this pair from New Look but there are tons of other options out there. God bless the fast fashion trend, the high street shops, and Ebay! Amen!

Alina Anghel.xx

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Today`s outfit: The Silk Dress


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(Seashells Vintage trench coat, thrifted silk dress, random shirt, Asos Ames ankle boots)

I`ve only posted the last photo because I feel I look like I`ve just been caught with the hand in the cookie jar and now I`m waiting patiently for my punishment.

I found this lovely silk dress a while back in a charity shop for like £8 (!!!) but never got the chance to wear it. These photos don`t actually do it justice, it has a fantastic electric blue colour and the fabric looks like new. Who had it before obviously took good care of it. So whoever you are, thank you!

Alina Anghel.xx

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Monday, 20 February 2012

Today`s outfit: Slicked Back


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(Accessorize headband, bf white shirt, random vest, Seashells Vintage blazer, Yesstyle crochet shorts, Next boots)

I`m having a major slight obsession with bow ties...don`t act like you haven`t noticed, I know you did! I`m saying this to the 4 people that read my blog...my friend, me and my bf. Oh wait, that`s just 3. And my bf is reading only because I threaten him with my singing, and actually I`m not sure my friend still reads my blog either...hmm...Anyway, what I was trying to say is that I feel like those obsessive psycho lovers that lock their loved ones in a room and throw the key so they`ll never get out (for the record, if you`re doing that I don`t think it`s legal).

I wear them all the time and I`m preparing to order new ones so better get used to it! Bow ties aren`t going anywhere damn it! :)

Alina Anghel.xx

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Today`s outfit: Valentine`s Day


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(Seashells Vintage faux fur jacket & trench coat, Accessorize headband, Topshop jeans, Asos ankle boots)

Happy Valentine`s Day everyone! I promised you yesterday on Facebook a really cheesy outfit so here it is! Single or not, I think it`s a great day to celebrate anyone that you care about, although we should do that every day of the year and not just once.

In high school my best friend and I were both singles and our usual reaction when we saw couples holding hands and giving love confessions to each other was "EWWW, so lame!" and then simulate putting our finger down the throat to vomit hahah. So we decided that we were being discriminated for being single and made our own Valentine`s Day tradition. We started exchanging silly gifts, sharing chocolate cakes, writing funny love notes that made some of our class mates become slightly uncomfortable and suspicious hahah. But it was a lot of fun, it definitely made the day so much better, and I advise anyone to do the same either with their boyfriend/girlfriend, either with their best friend.

So to continue our tradition and stop myself from writing a Jane Austen novel, I dedicate this post to my friend Diana!! 

Alina Anghel.xx
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Monday, 13 February 2012

Today`s outfit: The Hair Bun


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(Accessorize headband, Miss Selfridge leather jacket, Topshop leopard print mini dress, bf shirt, Next knee high boots)

One of the downsides of having a guy as a photographer instead of a girl friend is that guys never tell you when something is wrong with your outfit! I have so many photos where my zip is undone, eyeshadow smudged all over my face, bird poo on my shoulder and never did he bothered to tell me. The only time I find out is at night when I transfer all the photos on my computer. And when I ask him "Why didn`t you tell me I have bird poo on my shoulder?? I have walked like this all day!", his only reply is: "How should I know? I thought maybe that`s the new fashion trend!"....
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 "No, bird poo on clothes is NOT THE NEW FASHION TREND!!" 

Alina Anghel.xx

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