Fashion for women in their 30s and the stars who inspire our wardrobes

I’m not sure if it happens to all women when they hit their 30s, but I have to admit that I do find myself bewildered in the light of many of the new fashions that come out on the high street. I have that real sense of dread that perhaps a woman of my age, almost 33, should perhaps shy away from the 6 inch platformed shoes (be ridiculous on me anyway, it would make me 6ft 3.5 inches tall… I’d bang my head on a cloud!) or the teeny tiny mini skirts that I would have loved when I […]

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Fashion Trends for 2012

In my previous post I mentioned that I’d found a tutorial for making my own designer printed jeans and lo and behold, this morning an email drops into my inbox from New Look, telling me what the latest fashion trends are, what’s on that list… that’s right Printed Jeans. They also have on that list, Peplums, Lace, Stripey Shorts and Peter Pan Collars, all of which I have seen tutorials for making your own. The only thing I’m not 100% sure of is the Peplums, I don’t really like anything that might make my hips look bigger than they are, […]

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Design your own Clothes, Bulgari Inspired Printed Jeans

It just so happens that I’ve had a massive clear out of my wardrobe this week to take my surplus/unworn items to the local charity shop when I came across a pair of black Mango jeans that I haven’t worn in ages, it seems like fate that I also happened upon a great site P.S.-IMadethis.com that gives instruction on how to make your own Printed Jeans inspired by Bulgari’s Serpenti Collection. All I need to get is some sponges and fabric paint and I’ll be the proud owner of some new designer looking jeans! Just need to find out where to get […]

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DIY Designer Clothes

  Now that I’ve been thinking about making or upcycling my clothes, I’ve been doing a lot more research into making “designer style” clothes.  I have NEVER been one to spend a lot of money on items of clothing, especially designer price tags, so this seems like a great way of keeping on trend when it comes to having a few items in the wardrobe that I can whip out for a special occasion or to glam up a usually dull outfit! Like I have found with recipe hunting, there are way too many things that I want to do right […]

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DIY Fashion for Beginners

  I am now trawling through the internet looking for fabulous (easy) ways to start my adventures in DIY Fashion.  As the weather is heating up here, it’s hard to look at anything that’s warm, but I have to remember that I am going to be back in the UK in the summer so need some special items for meeting up with the girls. So I’m narrowing it down to key pieces that I can accessories with (saves on the packing, I’m all about travelling light). I found this fantastic tutorial for making a scarf kilt, minimal kit required and […]

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Redesign or Upcycle old clothes

I have been loving Pintrest and looking at all the fantastic recycling people do with clothes, furniture, accessories etc. There have been many, many times when I have got something from ebay etc and it’s arrived and it’s too big, far too short, or just doesn’t suit my shape and I tend to just give it away, but now I’m seriously thinking about taking my scissors to some items and making them into something I actually like and that I know without a doubt no one else will be wearing either!  My own fashion designer. So I’ve decided to start […]

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