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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Today`s Outfit: Chinatown

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Photos by Diana Pascu
(Seashells Vintage trench coat, vintage green short sleeve jumper, Stylenanda off-white skinny trousers)

To be honest I`m not exactly sure what I was photographing in the last few photos in Chinatown because I kept getting distracted by all the amazing smells coming from restaurants and supermarkets. We probably took around 10 photos and then agreed that`s more than enough and ran into the first restaurant we found to stuff our bellies. And since you know my obsession with Hong Kong, as for now Chinatown has become one of my favourite places in London.

Alina Anghel.xx
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Today`s Outfit: St. Paul Cathedral

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Photos by Diana Pascu
(Seashells Vintage trench coat, Topshop military shirt & black skinny jeans)

Last weekend one of my best friends came over from Manchester so we spent all Saturday walking around London and mostly getting lost. We took these photos on the bridge from Tate Modern Art Museum to St. Paul Cathedral. I must admit that some of the pieces in Tate were a bit too "modern" for me. Every time I found a chair I was confused if it was an actual chair to sit on or another of the pieces exhibited. 
In the last two photos you can see the Cathedral which we didn`t really get a chance to visit inside because we were too hungry and desperate to find a place to eat. I`m pretty sure God would disapprove of this so I guess my place in heaven has been rebooked for someone else. 

Alina Anghel.xx


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Monday, 24 September 2012

The CHANEL 2.55 Handbag

From the initial introduction of the iconic Chanel 2.55 bag in 1955 till today, Chanel handbags are one of the most sought after luxury accessories. For women everywhere the Chanel brand is synonym with class and style, which probably is why it`s one of the most reoccurring wished items in Santa`s letters. The Chanel 2.55 model is one of the most recognizable bags in the world and has been constantly reinvented in different colours and fabrics. It is said that Coco Chanel was inspired in the design of the bag by the quilted coats worn by horse racers. The chain strap was also one of the most revolutionary additions of that time because women were mostly holding their bags in their hands. And Coco Chanel being the practical woman that she was, realized that it`s quite difficult to juggle your bag with the champagne, appetizers, and the mandatory cigar. I know, first world problem! So one more reason to thank Ms. Chanel for her designs! 
 The original 2.55 bag had a flat lock also known as the “Mademoiselle Lock”, a singular chain, and was made of jersey and leather. The versions we see today in stores are mostly the ones reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld in the 80s. He added the double C lock and also the leather thread in the chain strap. When someone asks you to give an example of a timeless piece in fashion (and yes, being stopped on the street and asked by a random stranger this question is highly possible), the Chanel handbag is probably one of the first things that come into your mind (or at least in my mind). I think what makes them so attractive is the high attention to detail paid to each and every single piece as well as its versatility. Whether you choose to pair it with ripped-off jeans and a t-shirt or with an evening gown, this classic handbag immediately adds a touch of luxury to your outfit. 
And now I`ll leave you with some vintage photos of the Chanel 2.55.
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Alina Anghel.xx
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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Today`s Outfit: The Peter Pan Collar

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(Seashells Vintage black blazer, Ebay Korean boutique polka dot blouse, Yesstyle crochet shorts)

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Today`s Outfit: The Shaper Jeans

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(New Look Shaper Jeans, vintage pink cropped top, Seashells Vintage black blazer, Urban Outfitters cage heels)

From the massive picture of my bum you`ve probably already guessed that the jeans are the central item of this outfit.  New Look has launched a new range of jeans that are designed to perfectly fit all shapes and sizes while still keeping a modern design. The ones I`m wearing here are the Superskinny Shaper Jeans in Midnight Blue but you can choose on their website from a variety of styles and colours.

Alina Anghel.xx

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Monday, 17 September 2012

Today`s Outfit: Maroon

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(Ebay wine red bodycon dress, Ebay Korean boutique wine red leather skirt, Next knee high boots)

I didn`t really get a chance to take many outfit photos last week and I kept getting messages from people asking me if I`m dead. As you can see I`m still alive thank you very much, and hopefully I`ll be able to post more often this week.
Anyway, for my outfit today as you can see I went all the way maroon: maroon top, skirt, and nails. And probably if I had maroon shoes I would have added them as well to this look. Maybe I should put them on my shopping list?


Alina Anghel.xx
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Today`s Outfit: The Military Skirt

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(Glamorous white peplum top, H&M military skirt, Urban Outfitters heels)

The military trend is back in fashion this fall. I`m still sobbing after my amazing camouflage jacket I thought I`ll never wear again and left it back in Romania. At least I did bring this army skirt that I`ve probably only worn once since I bought it. Hopefully, it will now see the daylight more often.

Alina Anghel.xx

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