Tag Archive: Schuh

Aug 22 2012

Shoes: I Got Inked With Converse And Schuh

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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!!!Converse3 Shoes: I Got Inked With Converse And Schuh %tagConverse4 Shoes: I Got Inked With Converse And Schuh %tagConverse2 Shoes: I Got Inked With Converse And Schuh %tag

Jul 30 2012

Shopping: The Superheroes Edition

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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:

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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]

Jun 19 2012

Shopping: All About The Scallop Detailing

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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.

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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

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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

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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]

May 16 2012

My Style: Working My New Nike Kicks From Schuh

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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.

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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?

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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.

Jan 31 2012

Winter Warmer: My Favourite Lands’ End Duffle Coat

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With the weather on the turn again I thought I would share my new favourite coat from Lands’ End. Well actually it isn’t that new, I got it before Christmas, but the weather just hasn’t really been cold enough to wear it so I am pleased that the winter freeze has finally arrived. These pictures were taken last week in Cambridge, such a gorgeous town for a walk after brunch I love going down to the river and it was nice to do my style posts, while out and about.

Let me tell you more about my amazing coat, not only is it my first ever duffle I know I must have been an unloved child, it is super warm, which is needed as I am constantly cold, I am completely in love with the navy blue shade and it has tons of pockets. It is also one of the most comfortable coats I have worn in a long time, a great length both in the body and the arms, and most of all I love the choice of poppers, toggles and zipper – I know I am that sad!!!

Last year’s winter coat I was constantly loosing a button off my River Island military-inspired coat, and in turn was super disappointed, but this Lands’ End duffle is a classic that will stand the test of time, not only in style but also quality it is made to such a high standard.

This is a coat that I have to keep on a hanger to keep its shape and when spring finally arrives it will be packaged up to protect for next winter.

Do you have a winter coat that you bring out year-after-year?

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Wearing: Wool duffle coat from Lands’ End, G-Star Raw 3301 jeans, and a New Look bird-print scarf.

Jan 11 2012

Trend Alert: Sneakers Hot Property For 2012

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Sneakers, hi-tops or trainers, whatever you want to call these casual flats you are going to see a lot more of them this year. Designers including Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Chloe and Miu Miu have introduced them into their sports luxe inspired collections with sparkling results that have led to very long waiting lists. Don’t get me wrong I love a statement heel but sometimes a comfortable flat is just what you’re after, if you are fed up with brogues and ballet pumps then I suggest you try out an old-school sneaker!!

1. Miu Miu, Patent-leather high-top sneakers, £325, Net-a-Porter.com

2. Converse, Rainbow print hi trainers, £43, Schuh

3. adidas, Midiru court mid ii trainers, £60, Schuh

4. Ash, Cool wedge coral suede trainer, £139, Ashfootwear.co.uk

5. Chloé, Suede, leather and ayers high-top sneakers, £365, Net-a-Porter.com

6. Lanvin, Diamond-print canvas and leather high-top sneakers, £430, Net-a-Porter.com

7. Michael Michael Kors, Black MK City High Top, £110, My-Wardrobe.com

8. Isabel Marant, Willow High-Top Sneakers come in Beige Noir and Black Blue, they are currently out of stock everywhere, but I hear that they are hitting stores again in February.

9. Be&D, Big City Sneaker, £85, Beandd.com

What to wear with your sneakers with? Well why not team with a chunky sweater dress or with your skinny jeans and a statement blouse, or why not add a sport-luxe vibe to your maxi skirt or dress. Seriously there are so many possibilities.

Still unsure, well it seems that hi-tops are the latest celebrity ‘It’ shoe with the likes of Alicia Keys, Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway spotted in the covetable Isabel Marant styles. For the more affordable price I love the Ash copies – they come in a number of colourways but these red ones really stand out – also the hidden wedge means that you still get the height!!!

Dec 07 2011

Hot Picks: These Boots Are Made For Walking

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I am a boot hoarder, I think when it comes to footwear I fall head over heels for boots more than any other style, so I thought it only right to share my love with everyone. I have put together my top eight boots that I am lusting over at the moment, quite a mixture of funky, practical and my favourites being super comfie!!

1. Mou Eskimo suede boots, £280, Net-a-Porter

I have recently been introduced to this amazing brand, full blog post to come soon I promise, and these anthracite suede boots will keep your warm this winter with their sheepskin lining. I also love the contrasting stitching. The most expensive of my picks but definitely worth the investment.

2. EMU Australia Illura boots, £250, EMU Australia

I have been an EMU Australia convert for many years now, what I love about this mid-calf style other than the gorgeous mushroom colour has to be the belt and sheepskin detailing, which allows the style to be worn up or folded down. As well as it being stylish, unlike other sheepskin boots EMU are water-resistant.

3. Dr Martens Aries boots, £200, Dr Marten

A re-working of the 1460 classic in a beautiful grey suede leather boot that is lined with wool shearling. I know, you get the edgy vibe of wearing Dr Martens, while still staying toasty warm. LOVE!!

4. Cheryl Cole for StylistPick T.L.C boots, £79.90, StylistPick

Just launched this week Chezza’s debut footwear collection is something special and one of my favourites has to be these slouchy ankle boots with faux sheepskin lining and a duffle toggle.

5. Red or Dead Celeste boots, £130, Schuh

One of my favourite features is Shop Her Style, so I thought only fitting to include a boot that has recently been picked up by a celebrity and these boots were bought by Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. These work as both practical come on who doesn’t need a pair of black knee-high boots, and also fashionable with its vintage detailing of the stacked heel and leather tassels.

6. Medwinds Niza Knee Highs, £110, Medwinds

Classic knee highs never go out of fashion and these are beauties, I especially love the contrasting stacked heel and the price – such great value.

7. Aldo Barrarito, £200, Aldo

Want a designer boot at a more affordable price? Well the Christian Cota for Aldo collection is edgy and fashionable. My favourite has to be these knee-high leather boots, which do double duty as a trendy urban boots. As well as having a soft and cosy shearling lining – they also have a removable ankle cover – but that is the best bit for me. They also come in black but I just loved the brown.

8. Senso Jay Glitter Boot, £145, Doll Boutique

I couldn’t do a my top boots without including a glittery number or without one of my favourite Australian brands. I think these are perfect for the festive season, while still being comfortable as they only have a mid heel – also the harness feature I think allows these to be worn during the day as well.

Which one is your favourite?

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