2013 - StephLeaMead

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Berry - OOTD

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Christmas Berry - OOTD

Black Bowler hat - Topshop
Leather jacket - Bench
Dress - Topshop
Messenger bag - River Island
Alphabetights - House of Holland
Watch - Limit
Brogue Boots - River Island
Make up - Lipstick in 'Inhibition' - Topshop
Base - 17 Blemish Balm BB Cream in 'Light'
Mascara - Wild Mega Volume by MaxFactor
Eyeshadow - 'Darkness' by 17

FOUR DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS, WOO! It took me a super long time to get into the Christmas spirit this year, as now I'm older with more responsibilities I can't just kick back and have fun, but I finally feel like I can after breaking up from college!

This OOTD was taken in Centre MK shopping centre in Milton Keynes whilst my family and I were running around like crazy people doing last minute shopping. Before spending all of our money on presents and indulging in a McDonalds feast, we paid a visit to Father Christmas at the shopping centres gorgeous Christmas Wonderland. It looked absolutely incredible, with festive stalls, a vintage carousel, snow white themed train ride, and of course, Santas Grotto! (Which looked more like a sparkly castle, much to my delight, ahem...) I went into see Santa with my two younger siblings, Jessica and Charlotte, who both received lovely presents, then we had a photograph taken to put on my parents mantlepiece along with all the forever growing collection of awkward portraits, cringe, haha.

The lipstick which I'm wearing is 'Inhibition' and is from Topshops very own make up collection. I've never tried their lipsticks before, and was quite skeptical, but after testing it out I adore it! It doesn't dry my lips out like other lipsticks have done so, and you can easily build the colour up to your preference, which I love! It's a matte lipstick, and feels lovely and creamy to apply, and actually smells delicious strangely haha. I definitely reccomend Topshops lipstick if you haven't tried it so far, it's great and I'll definitely be purchasing some more!

These photographs were all obviously taken courtesy of my fab boyfriend Karl, and you can view his portfolio on Facebook here! --> https://www.facebook.com/KarlSmartsPhotography

As usual, any blog requests just comment on anyone of my social media platforms, or if you just want to chat I'd love to talk to you! Have a fabulous week lovelies, and of course, an amazing Christmas! :)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Streets not Dead

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Streets not Dead

Lace shirt - My mums wardrobe!
Bowler hat - Topshop
Leather skater skirt - River Island
Green vest - Topshop
Tights - House of Holland
Floral brogues - Forever 21
Leather messenger bag - River Island
Spike and floral bracelet - Miss Selfridge


Another outfit of the day!
I wear my House of Holland tights way too much, and have even invested in some sparkly laced letter tights too. It's literally all you see me wearing recently, but I just love them too much. For £12 I'm not too impressed, as similar to normal tights, they inevitably still acquire holes, and ladder at every tug, but for a unique pair of tights, they're great!

This ootd was taken whilst; me, my partner and a few friends ventured out into town on a boring unproductive Sunday. We just looked round a few shops in the town centre, and walked around catching up with each other, as we don't get to hang around an awful lot now.

My boyfriend is a photographer, and is always looking to widen his photography portfolio so I tend to be his on hand model quite regularly. It means great pictures for my blog, so I'm not complaining, haha!
Karl wanted to interpret photographers Sally Manns style into his own work, so started shooting his work in a similar style to hers. We went up to the top of the town centres car park and messed around to see what awesome pictures he could capture. Here's the final outcome, which his photography lecturers loved!
Link to his Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/KarlSmartsPhotography
The floor absolutely stunk of urine, but alas... All in the name of art, right? ...

I still feel very new to this whole blogging thing, and I never really know what to blog about apart from OOTDs and Lookbooks. Comment on one of my social media platforms, and let me know what you'd love to see being blogged about. I'd like to do something different from the usual thing you'd expect to see on fashion blogs, so I'm down for anything you guys suggest!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a fabulous week! :)

Friday, 13 September 2013

OOTD - Photoshoot with Karl Smart!

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OOTD - Photoshoot with Karl Smart!

Chiffon shirt with floral embroided collar - H&M
Sheer dip-hem maxi skirt with laced underskirt hem - River island
Pink maxi skirt (seen in bottom image) - New Look
Leather and wooden platform heels - New Look
Black and gold studded belt - River Island
Black beaded and metal necklace - Topshop
Rings - Miss Selfridge, River Island, H&M

Ooh, it's my very first post and I've decided to start it all off with an outfit of the day!
Today me and Karl Smart set off into the village in order to find a great location for his photography set titled 'Pandora's Box'. We ended up shooting in Kingsthorpe Villages graveyard in Northampton as it suited the theme of the photograph we set out to capture.
I modeled in this image twice, once as an angel and secondly a demonic spirit!

I really love this outfit, as it's quite easy to wear with the black and white, and you can easily make it very casual or throw on a blazer and heels for a formal occasion.
On hot days it's great, as the sheer chiffon material doesn't make you a sweaty-betty! (haha)
Whilst I love dressing up like this, I really cannot wait for the winter months so I can get all snuggly in an over-sized jumper in front of the fire with a cup of tea.
Before the winter months though, we have London Fashion Week to look forward to! (I'll be posting about it throughout the week) I'm already loving SS14 collections from Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein.

If you haven't seen Karls amazing photography, I've linked it in the caption in his image below. Enjoy!
Karl Smart's final image! Go check out his Photography Facebook page here

*All editing and photography credits go to Karl Smart at Karl Smarts Photography