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Thursday, 23 September 2010

HOW TO ROCK A CORSET

How to choose a corset that’ll rock his world....Read More


Assess your assets.

If you have a smaller bust go for an under bust corset to cinch in your waist and accentuate your bust. For ladies with the larger bust go for an over bust corset that will pull in your waist and lift your boobs give you the maximum cleavage!


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Corset Art Underbust Corset - Steel Boned - £89

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Mio Destino - Velvet over bust Corset - £120


Sizing.

Corsets – especially steel boned corsets- can reduce your waist size by 5 inches so remember to buy your corset at least 2 inches smaller than your real waist size.

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Seduction Colour.

If you’re going for a sexy seductive look choose a darker colour, a deep velevety purple or red will be mysterious and very flattering.

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Ann Summers - £55

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Mio Destino - £175

Coy Colour.

If you want to be cheeky and cute go for a paler colour such as baby pink with a cute feather trim or a dainty bow.

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Ann Summers - £55

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Mio Destino - £275


Performance!

If you’re into burlesque or just want to give a saucy show in the bedroom aim for sparkle encrusted, under bust waist cinchers with sparkling tassels or cover up with a black glittering Dita Von Tease inspired look. Sass and dazzle is key here!

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Mio Destino - £312

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Corset Art - £150


Al fresco.

You may want to wear a corset out for a night on the town. Watch out – you can turn heads in a good way teaming an under bust corset with a blouse and tight black jeans, but wearing an over bust corset, feather boa, tiny skirt and thigh high leather boots are never going is never going to let a night end well. Make sure you keep this look classy! Watch out for overhangs that may slip out during the evening – bring a cardi!

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Bordelle - £189

Team with a white vintage t-shirt!

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Corset Art Satin waist cincher - £75

Fussy?

Some times shops just don’t have what you want. Mio Destino offer a demi-couture service where you can choose your fabric, embellishment and shape – this way you get your perfect personalized corset! If you’re even fussier then visit Hazel at Corset Art. She will fit you and work to your requirements for a reasonable price!




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How to choose a corset that’ll rock his world.


Assess your assets. If you have a smaller bust go for an under bust corset to cinch in your waist and accentuate your bust. For ladies with the larger bust go for an over bust corset that will pull in your waist and lift your boobs give you the maximum cleavage!


Sizing. Corsets – especially steel boned corsets- can reduce your waist size by 5 inches so remember to buy your corset at least 2 inches smaller than your real waist size.


Seduction Colour. If you’re going for a sexy seductive look choose a darker colour, a deep velevety purple or red will be mysterious and very flattering.


Coy Colour. If you want to be cheeky and cute go for a paler colour such as baby pink with a cute feather trim or a dainty bow.


Performance! If you’re into burlesque or just want to give a saucy show in the bedroom aim for sparkle encrusted, under bust waist cinchers with sparkling tassels or cover up with a black glittering Dita Von Tease inspired look. Sass and dazzle is key here!


Al fresco. You may want to wear a corset out for a night on the town. Watch out – you can turn heads in a good way teaming an under bust corset with a blouse and tight black jeans, but wearing an over bust corset, feather boa, tiny skirt and thigh high leather boots are never going is never going to let a night end well. Make sure you keep this look classy! Watch out for overhangs that may slip out during the evening – bring a cardi!


Fussy? Some times shops just don’t have what you want. Mio Destino offer a demi-couture service where you can choose your fabric, embellishment and shape – this way you get your perfect personalized corset! If you’re even fussier then visit Hazel at Corset Art. She will fit you and work to your requirements for a reasonable price!




Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Flip-In Hair - Extensions made easy!


Hair extensions are generally considered a total pain.

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I did a very in detail survey (asked around the office) and 3 out of 5 girls said that extensions are ‘tacky as hell’ unless you’re Jordan and can afford to pay £6k for them. Hair extensions are generally also difficult to put in, covering your hair in clips, Velcro, glue... nightmare.

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Luckily there is hope yet – i have discovered FLIP-IN HAIR. Flip-in hair literally takes 1 minute to put in your hair and less than that to remove.


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A think length of human hair is attached to a nylon wire that fits on top of your head, every pack comes with a comb that you can use to pull your natural hair through from underneath. Because the extensions are made of human hair they can be straighted, curled and dyed with out causing damage!

According to the company’s MD, “we import the hair from China and it is ethically sourced in accordance with government regulations.” – this is a relief as so much human hair is sourced unethically.

See how its done... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRJdv2LjIUM


I wore my set of 20 inch extensions on Thursday night at The Collection – Fashion Week Special.

I went for a messy beehive and split the extensions between a messy flowing section and added the other section to the up do.

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Here is a photo of my hair in exactly the same style a week before but with out the extensions- its a huge difference!

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I was very lucky to get a set in my colour as my hair is hideously over bleached. Before putting the hair in I chopped a few layers into them with a pair of thinning scissors so that the legths would blend.

These really are an amazing addition to any party girls outfit. They are so comfortable and easy to wear and remove, no hassle and no fuss!

TO find your nearest stockist go to : http://www.flipinhair.co.uk/stockists.htm

The longest set retails at around £120 – well worth the money as these can be worn over and over again with out replacement when other strip extensions become tatty quickly. For your money you get a free consultation, styling and fitting and the hair pieces come in 33 shades and varying lengths. It’s a winner!

For more information please email jemima@fashioncapital.co.uk



Saturday, 18 September 2010

LFW 18th September 2010 - Aminaka Wilmont

Acid wash floral prints in soft shades of navy, grey moving into off-whites, pinks and green. The catwalk was scattered with with blue petals and these were featured as applique ruffles covering tank tops and shoes, also acting as trims.
Jersey like slinky material was artfully draped and twisted and layering of fabrics and the acid prints were beautiful. Dresses were asymmetric and body con - many draped skirts reached the calves with splits to the thigh and others loitered seductively higher. This collection ticks every box, easily transferring to the high street. Cant wait!


Image by Andy Espin

LFW 18th September 2010 - Betty Jackson

The 80’s are over guys, its all about the 70’s.


Big sunglasses, gentle curls, and lots of beige. Laser cut, mesh leather made a huge appearance with accessories in black and white, shoes that made a statement were low wedge strappy sandals. These were teamed with beige ankle socks.
The colour palette began in muted stone shades making up soft shapeless shifts and frayed, tasselled knit. This morped into summer brights, solf silk dresses and high waisted cigarette trousers. Vintage style patterns were rife in swimwear as well as outerwear. Light summer garments were teamed with big round brightly coloured sunglasses - all this 70‘s style was broken up with spangling jewel coloured bibs and necklaces. Towards the end of the collection the colours returned to muted greys and blacks and feathers trimmed jackets and trousers.
Over all this collection was blast from the past, modernised and gorgeous.





TRIP! Strappy sandals and a leather laser cut bag clashed tragically half way through the show - as the bag strap got tangled in a models legs, around a shoe strap which presently broke and had the model plunging towards the floor, the remainder of the outfit was lopsidedly but determinely limped down the catwalk as a rumble of hushed murmours rolled around the auditorium. It was a crying shame to see this happen to such a brave pretty girl!!

Skinny bitch ;)


Jemima Daisy

Friday, 17 September 2010

London Fashion Week Day 1

The day begins with the usual introduction from BFC chairman Harold Tillman, welcoming the fashionistas to the prestigious 6 day event. This year the layout has been changed again, for the better! The press room is bigger and further away while the coveted photographers lounge space is tucked away from prying wi-fi seeking eyes. The wi-fi as always is temperamental, swinging between average and hopelessly slow.
This year LFW is teaming up with On/Off at the Bloomsbury Square as well as Vauxhall Fashion Scoutt at the Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden and a new addition is the Sony with Music Moves Fashion. This is based on the terrace of Somerset house and featured various unknown artists searching for the spot light. Apparently this is just some light entertainment for us lazy journos because fashion just isn’t enough for us. What ever, Sony! What ever!

There is the usual mix of important press and self important hangers on in over the top outfits even Jodie Marsh would think twice about. The MAC booking roster is full, Toni and Guy is full and the wait for a free cup of coffee at peak time is around 15 minutes - for filter coffee. Seriously?
Fashion wise, already there have been some fantastic fashionistas spotted - Lady Gaga fantatics with big black replica sunglasses and Gareth Pugh wannabes covered in safety pins and tatty leather. Its fair to say the men make more effort than the girls these days - the men have obviously thought deeply about their totally trendy outfits that set off their ridiculous trendy haircuts. I think us ladies are way past caring, I myself have opted for a grey jersey skirt (cant beat H&M basics…£2.99? that’s what I call clever shopping) a darker grey v-neck, unladdered tights (for now), my favourite fur coat and my favourite cosy boots - by cosy I mean Dc Martens, of course. The first fashion weeks I worked were a test of ‘how good do I look today’ as entering the location trend hunters armed with SLRs jump on the most fashion forward attendees. Needless to say, today this was not me.

Shows this morning so far were Paul Costello, Maria Grachvogel and Prophetik….