28 February 2011

Monday Madness - Week 5

The series started with a bang with these interesting looking heels from Topshop in Week 1.


ASOS disappointed us with this fringed number in Week 2.


Miss Selfridge was prepping us for Halloween a good few months too early for Week 3.

And naughty nautical got on my wick in Week 4!


It's Week 5 and as I know you girls love a bit of fashion, I thought I'd ask you to take the lead. Have you found something truly terrible whilst internet shopping recently? Still have a photo of that outfit you wish you never wore?

If the answer's yes or you think you could find something for a future Monday Madness, email me at claire.waterworth(at)hotmail.com or tweet me @cwaterworth and describe it, send me the link or write me a mini blogpost which I'll be sure to include!

Claire x

23 February 2011

NOTD: Bedazzling Blue


As it's half-term, I've been able to spend time painting my nails in the evenings, without having to worry too much about things to do for the next day and nail polish rules at school. GEEEEEEK. Today, I went for Navy by BarryM. It's a gorgeous metallic dark blue on its own but I felt like something extra so I added a layer of glitter polish (Kaleidoscope by Wet N Wild). I know it's not very summery, but let's be honest, neither's the weather right now! What do you think? Do you ever layer different nail polishes?

21 February 2011

Monday Madness - Week 4

I must admit, this isn't exactly fashion madness but it's something I would be glad to see the back of - and asap!


Excuse me ASOS but no more naughty nautical thank you very much. It makes a rather unwelcome appearance in almost every Spring and Summer.


Peace, however, can keep on coming! I love this simply cord bracelet. At £6 each, I know which one I'd prefer....

What do think of nautical trends? Have you had enough of them or are you a fan?

20 February 2011

Spring into Spring/Summer 2011

Spring is just within our grasp. Ironically, the top dogs of the fashion world (bloggers, journalists and designers alike) are currently immersed in the catwalk shows for Autumn/Winter 2011 so they're already one season ahead. I don't know about you lovely people, but although I am intrigued to know what has been and will be hitting the catwalk this week, right now I'm more focused on hitting the shops and getting my Spring/Summer wardrobe together!

I'm sure you've all been seeing Spring/Summer campaigns left, right and centre but, as The Fashion Freak, I feel duty-bound to give you a quick round up of the S/S 2011 trends and designers that caught my eye.

This season, there isn't a particular trend to follow as such. Admittedly it is not a 'no-trend trend' situation like we were faced with not long ago, but it seems the fashion industry is reminding us that fashion really isn't a one way street. This season's offerings seem incredibly, dare I say, fun!

One designer that stood out for me was Raf Simons for Jil Sander. Bright, eye-catching and oversized. Floor length neons, billowing skirts and bold floral dresses. I loved the big skirts and quirky floral, whilst the plain white and black tops helped tone down the blindingly-bright neons!

Unfortunately, I wasn't keen on the ruffles on the tops of some of the trousers as, although fun, they reminded me slightly of a clown's costume. Also, I didn't quite understand the bags - leather sacs and carrier bags. Can anyone enlighten me? Answers on a postcard... (or in the comments below!).

Prada also went for bright blocks of colour as well as equally bright stripes. I loved the black and pink skirt and matching clutch but that was about all I loved. I even spotted one look which resembled hospital scrubs.


If weird, wacky and wonderful isn't your thing then worry not. Calvin Klein, Chloe and 3.1 Phillip Lim all went for the clean, minimalist look. CK returned to some of the beige-y camel tones from A/W 2010 and although Franicisco Costa (of CK) has always been known for minimalism this was probably his most minimalistic yet. The long tulle skirts from Chloe conveyed a sense of innocence, looked beautiful and draped on the models' bodies so well. 3.1 Phillip Lim, like CK and Chloe, also went for browns and nudes but sky blues also made an appearance from time to time.

(Left to right: Calvin Klein, Chloe, 3.1 Phillip Lim)
ALL PHOTOS BY IMAXTREE

Bright and bold. Pale and flowing. Tight and striped. Think of a combination and you'll probably find it somewhere this Spring/Summer.

As Spring unfolds, I'll be writing some blog posts on specific trends and will be searching high and low for high-street and designer items that fit these trends to give you all some ideas!

What do you think of the Spring/Summer trends and designers? What/who are your favourites? Comment below or tweet me @cwaterworth - I'd love to know!

14 February 2011

Monday Madness - Week 3


Not feeling this one...

 


Spring/Summer 2011 offers acid brights, busy prints and minimalistic camel/beige tones, just to name a few. So why the deary black batwing number Miss Selfridge? All you'd need is the blood sucking vampire fangs and you'd be ready for Halloween!

13 February 2011

10% off at Bijoux Devine


Got your eye on any necklaces in this photo, in my earlier post? Or has something has taken your fancy on the website? If so, make sure you use the special code FASHIONFREAKFEB, the lovely Anne Marie has created for you all, to get 10% any orders at Bijoux Devine before February 28th!

You simply need to add it after logging into PayPal on the site.

Happy shopping!

Simply 'Devine'...

I recently came across the fabulous jewellery company that is Bijoux Devine. Unfortunately, when it comes to online jewellery companies, we are either faced with astoundingly beautiful items with equally astounding price tags, or cheap tacky plastic stuff that looks like it's worth less than the P+P.

However, with Bijoux Devine, this was not the case. From the photos, the necklaces seem to be very well made, and fabulously designed, whilst the prices are quite reasonable. Not far off the cost of a necklace in somewhere like Topshop. Here are a few of my favourites:

 Large Brass Octopus Charm Necklace - £16.50

Incredibly quirky and possibly my favourite of all the necklaces.

Brass Cut-Out Diamond Charm Necklace - £14.00

I love how simple this is. This is probably my joint fave with Mr Octopus above...

Brass Guardian Wing - From £22.00

This caught my eye straight away.

Large Human Skull Charm Necklace - From £22.00



Weird but very very cool. Would add a great twist to an outfit.

Although I like silver jewellery, I prefer the dark, bronze necklaces on the website as they look quirkier and, to me, have a more vintage/antique feel. UK P+P is only £2.50 so it won't be long before I whip out my card and make my order! 


The website is here and you can follow them on Twitter @, you guessed it, bijouxdevine. Oh and if you like their jewellery as much as I do, go and like their Facebook page too.

If you've got your eye on any necklaces in this post or something has taken your fancy on the website, make sure you use the special code FASHIONFREAKFEB, the lovely Anne Marie has created for you all, to get 10% any orders before February 28th!

I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. I AM JUST UNBELIEVEABLY IN LOVE WITH THESE NECKLACES.

NOTD: Shattering Sunday

Today I used No7 Stay Perfect polish in 'Milan' again and used 'Black Shatter' from the OPI Katy Perry collection. I've used the OPI polish a few times now and it amazes me everytime! I love the effect it gives and it also dries very quickly, which is helpful, especially if you are painting your nails in a rush but still want to make them look special.

What do you think of 'Black Shatter'? Do you like it or do you prefer Barry M's offerings?

7 February 2011

Monday Madness - Week 2

ASOS, you have disappointed me. I know fringing is in this year, but there's fringing and then there's FRINGING! Also, I seem to remember something like this (perhaps with some extra sexy neon beads) making an appearance in my wardrobe when I was about 7... Plus, I'm not loving the high neck and cheap looking print either.

(Image sourced from ASOS.com)

If you want to drool over some more photos, click here.

4 February 2011

Look fancy in floral

Soon the dreary winter weather will begin to fade away and hopefully we will have a nice bit of sun and warmth. I think we all know the next few months aren't exactly going to be bikini-worthy but who says we can't get our floral gear out in preparation for summer?

I love this sundress from New Look and it's not too bright so, teamed with black tights, a cute cardi and maybe some brown brogues, it would be a great dress to wear as your wardrobe makes it's transition from winter to spring.

Image sourced from newlook.com

At £11.99, it's surprisingly inexpensive so you better head off to New Look pronto. Just make sure you leave one for me!

1 February 2011

100 followers and Batiste giveaway winner

Woo! I've reached 100 followers on here! Thank you to everyone that follows me on here and Twitter etc - it really does mean a lot. When I reach 150 or perhaps 200 followers, I'm thinking about doing another giveaway (but much bigger than the little Batiste one!). So tell please your friends, or tweet, or blog about me and me ol' blog; the sooner I get more followers, the sooner the giveaway!

Talking of giveaways, the winner of the little Batiste 'Tones' one is.....

.....Lola Rose of In a perfect beauty world! Well done! Please email me at claire.waterworth@hotmail.com with your full name and address so that I can get your can of Batiste packed up and off in the post to you asap!

Claire xxx
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