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Shoes: I Got Inked With Converse And Schuh

A few weeks ago I was invited down to the Oxford Street Schuh store to customise my very own pair of Converse, which might I add are my very first pair ever, crazy right I have so been missing out as they are so comfortable.

As part of the Converse Represents campaign, Schuh’s windows were transformed into a pop-up creative studio, which allowed customers that had bought a pair of Converse to either get them studded, inked or laced up.

I was invited to test out the service and oh my what choice there was, so much so that they had to have iPads on hand to showcase all the crazy designs you could have inked on your Converse – everything from Union Jack flags to iconic London Routemasters, to animals, floral patterns and basically everything in between.

I went for the classic black high tops as I really wanted to stick to a classic minimal look. There were some people who were going crazy and studding the whole shoe, but I decided to keep mine simple and went for small round silver studs that mirrored the lace holes, a star stud in the Converse logo and of course I had to get statement laces, more purple than pink but they sadly didn’t have neon pink. One last touch that I couldn’t resist was getting my blog name inked on my heels. So as well as having my own personalised nail varnish I also now have my very own Fashionista Barbie Converse and I love them.

The Converse customisation lab is all packed up, which is a shame as honestly it was so much fun designing my own, but don’t worry if you missed out as there are so many YouTube videos out there to inspired you and help you do your own DIY customisation. I am actually thinking of buying a white pair and having a go myself,  all I need to do is pick up studs, funky laces and a fabric pen!!!

Shopping: The Superheroes Edition

Batman and Spider-Man have not only taken blockbuster success this summer at the cinema, but it seems that fashion has taken note and been inspired, as comic book and pop art-inspired pieces have started hitting the shops.

For me it all began with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s stunning pre-fall 2012 collection filled with graphic prints, including that incredible Break Up PVC pouch that has caught ever fashion editor’s attention. From there Lazy Oaf designed a batman collection, Zoe Karssen added some bat-appeal to her t-shirts, and even the king of fun jumpers Markus Lupfer added comic book lingo to his uber-cool signature sparkles, and it seems everyone has produced a cat ear headband in honour of our favourite female superhero/villian, Catwoman.

There are so many cool comic book pieces that it was hard to choose just 15, but I have brought you my favourites below:

1. Lazy Oaf x Batman – Crop Shirt In Bat Print, £60 at ASOS

2. Zoe Karssen – Heavenly Pink Bat Tee, £60 at Donna Ida

3. 3.1 Phillip Lim – The Break Up PVC and Leather pouch, £345 at Net-a-Porter.com

4. Lulu Guinness – Black Kooky Cat Lily Tote, £50

5. 3.1 Phillip Lim – Ka-Pow T-Shirt, £160 at Matches

6. ASOS Cat Ears Lace Headband, £8

7. Markus Lupfer – Ka-Pow! Sequin Jumper, £300 at My-Wardrobe.com

8. Maison Michel – Yoko Embellished Cat Ears Headband, £660 at Net-a-Porter.com

9. Model’s Own WAH Nail Wraps Pow, £7

10. ASOS – Cat Face Jumper, £32

11. Markus Lupfer – Black Cat Sequin Jumper, £299 at My-Wardrobe.com

12. Lazy Oaf Batman Backpack, £55 at ASOS

13. ASOS Premium Spider Jewel & Spike Necklace, was £50 now £37.50

14. Wonder Woman Converse, £50 exclusive to Schuh

15. ZAP Embroidered Comic Headband, £15 at Etsy.com

What do you think of the Superhero trend – will you be working any of the pieces above? I think the ASOS cat jumper might have to be my first purchase – so cute and very similar to the Markus Lupfer one.

[Main pic: Lazy Oaf]

Shopping: All About The Scallop Detailing

Like with pleating there is something feminine and delicate about scalloped detailing that gives clothing an instant summer boost for me. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Jill Stuart, Missoni and DvF have used scalloped detailing in recent years, but one collection that always makes me think of scallop hems has to be Chloé’s spring/summer 2009 collection. British designer Hannah MacGibbon created a gorgeous feminine line that even now keeps on influencing the high-streets summer offerings, and even Kate Bosworth as spotted reviving her Chloé SS09 shorts recently.

I don’t know why but scalloped hems are perfect for making a plain tee or shorts look fun and interesting, plus it gives any look a girlie vibe without being too girlie if you know what I mean. Whether it’s on dresses, separates, or accessories the high street is full of great options and I have picked out my favourites.

1. Warehouse Scalloped Edge Dress, £17 was £25 – I have this beauty and it is super flatter, comfortable and such a great price.

2. Miss Selfridge Scalloped Detail Denim Dress, £18 was £36

3. ASOS Textured Pencil Dress with Scalloped Edge, £27 was £45

4. Three Floor Swoon Scallop Dress, £78

1. River Island Black Cover Block Vest, £25

2. Topshop Co-ord Scallop Edge Shorts, £36

3. Oasis Scallop Denim Skirt, £25 was £40

4. ASOS Shirt With Scalloped Collar£25

1. Lulu Guinness Navy Perforated Leather Scalloped Small Wanda, £175

2. See by Chloé Scalloped Flats, £148 at Farfetch

3. Topshop Leather Scallop Cross Body Bag, £32

4. Pieces Ninel Skinny Belt, £7 at ASOS

5. Schuh Cameo Polka Dot Bow Striped Flats, £24

So what do you think – will you be rocking a scallop hemline this summer? If you do, my advice is to only work one piece of scallop per look.

[Top pics: Style.com]

My Style: Working My New Nike Kicks From Schuh

At the weekend it seems Cambridge was one of the few places to actually resemble summer, it was sunny, very sunny in fact, and actually warm, I even burnt a little, which was unexpected. I had friends staying for the weekend so we took in the sights of Cambridge, which meant a lot of walking, so I decided that I had to work my new Nike Delta high tops that I bought from Schuh.

This weekend was their first outing, I bought them about three weeks ago, but I had been worried that I wasn’t cool enough to pull them off, but once I had them on my feet I didn’t care they as they are so comfortable. I know everyone is about wedge trainers, which I love, but I just love that the classic high top shape.

I paired my beauties with their coral swoosh and laces with the casual vibe of my favourite navy cotton shirt dress from H&M, which for £7.99 is one of my go-to dresses at the weekend as it is so comfortable, not too tight, not too baggy, it’s perfect. I paired it with my rose belt that I bought months ago in the Dorothy Perkins sale, I love the pale blue against the navy and black and I love that it pops nicely against the pink.

I have a little scarf obsession lately, New Look seems to have a lot of cool designs and this zebra print is one of my favourites at the moment, I love the pale pink colour as it generally means I can get it to work with anything, while it still has the quirky vibe of the zebras.

Finishing off my look are my trusty CK shades, I love these beauties, plus my rather large, very bright Ice-Watch, and the tiniest bag I own my cross-body bag that I bought from Debenhams last year, it basically fits my Blackberry, purse and car keys and that’s it!!!

So what do you think – do you like my kicks?

My Style: Nike Delta high tops, £60 from Schuh; H&M dress; Primark cardigan and leggings; F*** Me I’m Famous Ice-Watch (c/o); Bag from Debenhams; CK sunglasses; and New Look zebra-print scarf.