Tag Archive: Uniqlo

Apr 22 2013

My Style: The Kooky Cat

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I like black, I like colour too, but black has to me go-to wardrobe staple, I think it is because in my head it is slimming, and to be honest I need all the help I can get. But to jazz up an all-black look I like to either add bright accessories, normally a bracelet stack, a colour-pop handbag, or in this case a quirky top.

I have already shared my love for Lulu Guinness’ collaboration with Uniqlo a number of times, and I have to say that this second collection is better than the first and it is all to-do with the summer-feeling sleeveless tops. My favourite being the updated Kooky Cat, you might remember the grey t-shirt version last year, well this is the revamped style featuring a cute dotty Peter Pan collar.

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My Style: Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo Kooky Cat top, Uniqlo // Skater skirt, Topshop // Long cardigan, AllSaints // Ankle boots, Topshop // Panda watch, New Look // Glasses, Retro54 // Skinny belt, Primark //

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Have you checked out Lulu Guinness’ latest collaboration for Uniqlo? Which pieces are your favourite?

Apr 16 2013

My Style: When Hudson Met Lulu

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This weekend actually felt like spring, it was sunny, it was warm, and it meant that I could finally wear something that wasn’t layered up – cue the crop jeans, the statement tee and a colourful pair of trainers!!!

A couple of years ago I am not so sure I would have got my ankles out for a pair of jeans, that was because I hadn’t been introduced to the boyfriend style of denim, since I got my Gap pair I have been a little obsessed in finding a pair that was a little longer in length that would be perfect with trainers, and then Jeanography came along and recommend these Hudson Jeans and I think I can safely say they are going to be my spring/summer staple.

As we had friends over this weekend we took full advantage of the sunny weather and took in the sights, shops, and gorgeous parks of St Albans, a market town that I haven’t been to in a while and it is so pretty. As we were doing a bit of walking around I decided to wear my new Onitsuka Tiger trainers, so, so comfortable and I am in love with the gorgeous pink colour, which works so well with blue denim.

To complete my look of first time wears, which wasn’t intentional I just realised while writing this post, was my Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo doll face tee. You may remember I was a big fan of Lulu’s first collaboration with the Japanese fashion brand, I have the Kooky Cat and the original doll face, so when the collection came out earlier this month I couldn’t resist updating my wardrobe with the new style and at under £15 this tee is a bargain.

If the sunny weather keeps up like this I think you will be seeing a lot more of these jeans, these shoes and an array of statement tees!!!

Do you have a go-to sunny Sunday afternoon attire?

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My Style: Hudson Jeans Bacara in Vancouver, Jeanography (c/o) // Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo Doll Face tee, Uniqlo // Panda watch, New Look // Glasses, Retro54 // Bracelets, Marc by Marc Jacob // Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico 66 trainers (c/o) //

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Mar 09 2013

My Style: A Pop Of Colour & A Gorgeous Cambridge Garden

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I have lived in the Cambridge area for just over five years now and for years I have driven past the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens on my way into town and wondered what was behind the magnificent gates, so when my Mum came to stay we decided to do something a little quieter, a bit more relaxed than our tourist day trip to London and take in the scenery of the heritage gardens.

Boasting more than 40 acres – this is one hell of a garden – filled with gorgeous flowers, huge trees, a water lily inspired fountain and a rock garden to envy – as well as one of the most gorgeous collection of cactuses – the only plant I can seem to keep alive!!!

Well as it was a garden I decided to add a pop of colour to my casual look – well it would be rude not to in such a beautiful place wouldn’t it!!! You will have seen this Primark knit before, I am obsessed with the Barbie pink colour as well as the blue fleck that runs through it, which never seems to come in pictures, but that is why I decided to team it with my blue spotty dog scarf I picked up from New Look.

My favourite aspect of this look though has to be all the gorgeous arm candy. I am working my new black and gold flowerball bracelet from Folli Follie, a fairly new brand to me but since I went for afternoon tea at their store last year I have been obsessed with all their pretty jewellery.

I also wore my new bracelets that I bought at Urban Outfitters for the first time – two gold initial bracelets with ‘D’ and ‘P’ in love hearts highlighting mine and my boyfriends first names – I wanted to do ‘DWS’ for my name but they were all out of ‘W’ so I thought a soppy declaration of love would be more fitting!!!

Also at Urban Outfitters my Mum bought me this super cute Gemini friendship bracelet – I love the colours and the charm and it can basically be worn with anything and it was less than £10 – my sort of bracelet.

My final piece of arm candy is the exquiste and delicate evil eye friendship bracelet from Astley Clarke, which has become my new jewellery brand to lust over – I am obsessed with their ring stacks. This is my first and only piece from the brand, but it sure wont be the last!!!

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As well as striking a pose it was nice to have a wander around this magnificent garden, especially the Winter Garden, filled with burnt oranges, deep reds and gorgeous snow drops. My other favourite spot had to be the lake, seeing the reflections of the trees flickering across the water was so relaxing, and I wanted all the brightly coloured flowers from inside the greenhouse – especially this powderpuff flower.

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My Style: Neon pink jumper, Primark // Top with double collar, Primark // Dark grey skinny jeans, Uniqlo // Kimmi black studded Biker Boots (c/o Tribeca Shoes) // Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Gemini bracelet and the ‘D’ and ‘P’ initial gold bracelets, all Urban Outfitters // Black and rose gold flowerball bracelet and a match and dazzle ring, both from Folli Follie // Blue scarf, New Look // Parka, Barbour // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) // WAH Nails manicure //

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**Pics snapped by my Mum and me and belong to Fashionista Barbie**

Feb 17 2013

My Style: Day Three At London Fashion Week

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Day three and the sun has been shining all day, granted still not that warm, but I don’t mind shivering when it is bright. Once again, another look, another shade of pink – so we’ve had a bright pink jumper, bright pink accessories and today I went for my new Gap blazer which I picked up in the sale last weekend.

Considering a blazer is a wardrobe staple I only seem to have two very ill-fitted ones so I thought it was time to invest for fashion week as you can dress an outfit up or down with one and lots of my friends recommended Gap. When I saw this bright pink beauty I couldn’t resist, even more so when it was £20 off – serious bargain that I am sure to wear all-year round.

As the trim of the blazer is a dark grey I thought it would make the bright pink stand out even more if the rest of my outfit was charcoal grey and black – and I think this is one of my favourite looks for a while.

As you know if you follow me on Twitter I love jeans but like most people I struggle to find styles that fit and look flattering and a number of my followers answered my pleas for help and suggested Uniqlo, a shop I love for t-shirts but have never tried for denim, but I have seriously been missing out.

These dark grey beauties are from the super soft, super stretchy skinny range, and I can assure you they are exactly that, they are just so flattering and for a long time putting skinny jeans on didn’t make me feel instantly fat. Plus they are super long, I have them turned up as wearing with boots today, but in the summer I will actually be able to wear jeans with flats and not feel like I am showing half my leg off!!!

Finishing off my look is my trusty Osprey London bag, this is so perfect for fashion week – classic colour, classic design and fits everything from my iPad, tickets, make-up, chocolate, phone, diary, notepad, pens, etc, etc, in, as well as my Ice-Watch, which sadly has the wrong date on it, my Topshop ankle boots that I am literally wearing to death, and a new statement necklace from New Look.

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My Style: Pink and grey blazer, Gap // Dark grey skinny jeans, Uniqlo // Dark grey t-shirt, Warehouse // Necklace, New Look // Ankle boots, Topshop // Black ‘The Trader’ bag, Osprey London // Pink watch, Ice-Watch // Tiffany’s bracelet // Silver bangle stack, Forever 21 // Scarf tied to bag, New Look // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) //

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**Thanks to Sherin for the piccies – and the sun coming out to make my blazer look even brighter**

Sep 17 2012

LFW SS13: Day 4 – A Barbie Makeover, Mark Fast Goes Ghetto, and I Opt For A Flash Of Pink…Again

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First up Louise Gray at the Topshop venue and Barbie’s latest appearance at London Fashion Week, last year was Sister by Sibling but I was really excited to see the Louise’s three designs inspired by my favourite doll. My excitement for the show did sour slightly with the fact I nearly didn’t get in, sadly I only had a standing ticket and they said it was too crowded to let me in, thankfully I squeezed into the tent as the last minute. It does disappointment me that for a show that was sponsored by Barbie that they didn’t do more to support fashion blogs like mine that love Barbie, come on it is in my blog name!

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But enough about that, back to the collection, I love how Louise Gray brings the fun to fashion. I love the energy and attitude of Louise’s shows, the soundtrack was incredible, and I loved the graffiti, doodles, and newsprint-esq prints on the shift dresses and tailored pieces. What stood out the most, other than the fab three Barbie-inspired pieces had to be the accessories – everything from the mirror-effect headgear, designed by milliner, Stephen Jones, to the Tatty Devine made jewellery, and the make-up was crazy finishing touch with cartoon crown’s pencilled over the top of the eyebrows and matte orange lips.

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From Bedford Square I then stupidly along with Alex and Briony jumped on the press bus to Burberry, the furthest London Fashion Week venue, for some reason this fashion week I have been making some very rookie mistakes. To be honest though I kind of enjoy my bus trip through London!

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Every day there has been something different at The Apartment today was Forever 21’s turn, they brought the specially curated Abi Marvel collection, which you must look out for in the Oxford Circus store, plus stacks of jewellery, sweets and their new shoe collections.

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Then thanks to Get Taxi I got to Mark Fast in plenty of time. Mark Fast is always an intriguing show, whether it is to see the plus-size models or to see what else he can craft in knit, or to see who is on the front row – last season it was Kanye West, sadly we all had to make do with Kelly Brooke who is doing the rounds this LFW.

To the soundtrack of Salt n Pepper, Mark Fast’s ‘Broke’ collection sent down model after model all sporting the same afro hairstyle and hip hop swagger. Of course there was lots of figure-hugging knitwear, micro skirts, and lots and lots of fringing. Obviously Mark Fast is saying if it isn’t broken don’t fix it!!!

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My final stop of the day was the Handpicked Media suite to see the Ted Baker girlies, I love their autumn/winter 2012 collection so it was lovely to take a peak at my favourite pieces, but what I loved most was the Hunger Games-inspired display – very Katniss with the bow and arrow!!!

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To my look, well I went for a girlie vibe today as Barbie was in town, so I decided to team my Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo tee with my pleated black skirt, new Topshop boots, which simply go with everything, and I couldn’t resist a flash of pink with my Cambridge Satchel Company bag.

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My Style: Next pleated skirt; Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo t-shirt; New Look skinny neon pink belt; Black embellished cardigan; Topshop boots; and Cambridge Satchel Company bag.

What was your highlight of Day 4 at London Fashion Week?

Apr 21 2012

My Style: A Rainy Day Calls For Lulu Guinness

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What a miserable week we’ve had with the weather, not only has it really meant trawling round the press days soggy, but it has also played havoc with my wardrobe and what to wear. Well today, even though it is raining, again, I decided to cheer myself up by wearing one of my new Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo t-shirts.

I wasn’t quick enough to buy online, there are only three styles left, but I did find that the Oxford Street store had one of each of the designs I wanted, the Kooky Cat tee that I am wearing, and my favourite the Doll Face, plus they were only £12.90 each down from £14.99. So if you love the collection I suggest you get searching for your favourite style before they sell out.

I am a sucker for graphic/printed t-shirts, I seem to team them with everything jeans, maxi skirts, over dresses, and this look is generally my favourite working with my go-to jersey H&M skirt. Basically this is just a comfortable casual look, perfectly for lounging about the house, running errands, and generally relaxing away the weekend.

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My Style: Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo kooky cat tee; H&M skirt; New Look cardigan; Primark leggings; and New Look boots.

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I can’t wait to wear my Doll Face tee soon, this is one of my favourite designs from Lulu Guinness, I am still dreaming about the clutch I saw at the press day a few weeks back.

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Have you bought anything from the Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo collection?

Apr 10 2012

Shopping: Uniqlo Launches Barbie Collection

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It seem like months ago I was tweeting that Uniqlo Japan were selling cool Barbie t-shirts as part of their UT collection, and this week they launched in the UK. It is a fun collection of graphic t-shirts, some with cute peter pan collars, others just with Barbie written all over them, but my favourites have to be the slogan tees with: ‘Why can’t all men be like Ken?’, ‘It’s all about the hair’, ‘Power to the pump’, and ‘So many shoes, so little time’.

It is one cute collection and at only £14.90 a t-shirt I think I might need to buy a few, and here are my top three.

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Barbie white tee with shoe print and peter pan collar detailing, £14.90.

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Grey Barbie t-shirt with peter pan collar detailing and the slogan ‘Style icons come and go. Well, some of them’, £14.90.

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And last but not least, I love this natural Barbie t-shirt with ‘Honestly, Queen for the day just wasn’t enough for me’, how adorable is the tiara detailing, £14.90.

With more than 20 in the collection, which one will you choose?

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