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Monday, 26 August 2013

baby in our wildest moments;
[oh so chic.]

Well hi, beautiful!

Have you ever seen an outfit somewhere - in a magazine, on tumblr, on a blog, on a website - and wondered where you could find something like it? Perhaps the items aren't listed, or perhaps they're too expensive - but you still want to achieve the same look at an affordable price? (Let's face it - who doesn't?)

Trust me, I get this ALL the time. Even in magazines, where occasionally the products they feature are just samples and are never actually run, or are old stock and have already sold out - but problem is, you've already fallen head over heels in love. 

I know you hear me ladies; there's nothing more frustrating, right? So I'm dedicating one blog post a week to finding an affordable take on a chic and stylish outfit found from any variety of mediums.

It will either be an outfit I have come across and liked (but been unable to purchase for the aforementioned reasons); OR (and here's the really exciting part, bloggies) you can send me requests to seek out for pennies rather than pounds.

Sound fun? That's what I thought too.

I will do the first few, and if you like what you see, feel free to send me in a requested outfit!


1. Origami Skorts (original from photo)
2. KATZ2 Cut-out Boots (original from photo)

[Where it feasible (and not astronomically expensive) I'll list the ACTUAL item if it's still in stock/I can find it!]

What sort of outfits are you lusting after as we move to AW'13?

ex oh ex oh,

Amant de la mode

Sunday, 21 April 2013

please don't say you love me


So here is my most recent YouTube offering for you all! For any of you that have Prom coming up soon, this is a make-up look perfect for the occasion -
natural smokey eyes and showstopping 'ombre' red lips.

I decided to take a break from posting videos this weekend to see if my views build up at all by next week - my most recent videos have been averaging around 50-100 views each and moving increeeedibly slowly, so thought I'd leave it a short while to take a breather rather than just keep adding to the pile!

Apart from that though, I'll be posting new videos to here every Sunday, so stay tuned :)

Hope you've all had a fabulous weekend!

ex oh ex oh

Amant de la mode

Saturday, 20 April 2013

it's time to begin, isn't it?

Happy day, beautiful.

And believe me, you are beautiful.

I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking a lot about beauty, and our perception of it. How people see others and more importantly, how they see themselves. I don’t think 99% of girls realise how truly beautiful they are. 

I’m not talking external, small-waist-long-legs-blonde-hair-and-blue-eyes beauty. I’m talking about being yourself, and that being truly beautiful, inside and out.

So there’s something I want you to do, go to the mirror, right now - with make-up, without make-up - and look at yourself. I mean really look at yourself. Drink it in, because this is YOU.

Stop worrying about your hair, it fits you just right. The scars on your body are precious, symbols of your journey, where you may have fallen, but are now standing here in front of me.  When you smile, there’s this wonderful sparkle in your eye. Your hands are perfect and unique. You have a good heart and you conquer every day no matter what it throws it at you. 

I don’t care if you’re over-weight or under-weight, or average, whether you have large or small breasts, whether you are tall or short, or the colour of your skin, or if you have acne or crooked teeth, or one eye is smaller than the other. I don’t care that you have a little pooch on your tummy, or that you have wrinkles under your eyes, I don’t care if you have large hips, or big feet, and you shouldn’t care either, because as long as these body parts are a part of you, they are beautiful.

There are three very important words that every girl should learn and MEAN: I. love. myself.

While you’re there, for what may be the first time, properly looking at yourself in the mirror - who you are; who you have become; and who you continue to grow to be - say these words to yourself. Repeat them if you have to until they sink in. No matter what anyone says, no matter what society deems ‘pretty’ – you are more than that. No girl should ever be confined to a 5 letter word. 

You will be: ‘pretty’ intelligent, ‘pretty’ amazing, ‘pretty’ funny, ‘pretty’ incredible, but you will never be merely ‘pretty’. You are BEAUTIFUL.

As someone who knows exactly how it feels to think you’re not ‘pretty’, to feel like you’re not what the magazines say you should be, to feel like you’re not quite good enough, I think sometimes we all need to read words like these. 

Someone loves you just as you are, at this very moment. So love yourself. Know what you are.  
Know what I see when I look at you.

ex oh ex oh,

Amant de la mode