Friday, 27 January 2012

"You can learn a lot of things from the flowers..."

Spring has sprung! If not in England where it is cold and wet, then it certainly has on the catwalk; Spring/Summer is mainly dominated by powder pastels and soft neuterals, but if you don't want to be a wall flower, then take inspiration from Alexis Mabille's couture collection (above montage).

Colour blocking to the extreme, this couture collection gives striking feminine hues to a woman's office wear. However, if this look is too strong for you, try working floral headpieces and alice bands - channel your in Alice when she falls down into Wonderland and sings with the flowers. More innocent Disney flora than the sinister Tim Burton interpretation. 

Layering and mixing colours is key to making this trend into a micro trend for your hair; you can create your own individual look by buying false flowers from your local market, doing a cut and stick project with an old alice band. 

Go wild like garden flowers and express your inner artist!
Doll love xXx

p.s. If you want to see more of Alexis Mabille's millinery creations, check out my post The Nature of Fashion.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

It's Fashion Intern Barbie!

Hey guys and dolls!

So, here is my exciting news; I'm in my second year of my Fashion Marketing course at Northumbria University, and part of our course is a year out placement module. Since January has started so has my year out! 

I had an interview in early December for a PR agency in London called Blow PR, and I got it!!! XD I will be interning with the company for three months starting tomorrow! Exciting times ahead my dolls as I get to work at London Fashion Week in February. 

Here is the link to Blow PR - check out their extensive client list, many of which are new up and coming talent, as well as shoe wear designer Underground which Rihanna wore on the XFactor this year, and jewellery designer BJORG who I adore!
Look at the beautiful pieces made by BJORG!?! Both are taken from their Odyssey collection.
You can achieve the BJORG look for less with similar jewellery from Topshop in Oxford Circus; I bought a spine cylinder ring from there as a treat after I found out I had got the internship!

I'll keep you posted about how the internship goes this week, as well as the up coming trends this season and my love for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Hope you are all well my dolls.
Doll love xXx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

The ghost of a Doll

Hey guys and dolls!

Where have I been the last three months???
My sincerest apologies to all my blogging friends and avid readers, I know my absence may have been a bit worrying and random. My explanation is that just after my last post I moved back to Newcastle for University and became very ill with my condition :( and on top of that, our coursework load had increased dramatically and it all became too much for me.

BUT, I am well now, back to blogging and life as before! All back to my crazy fashionista self and happy to start 2012 on a high note.

I will be posting some exciting news tomorrow so watch out!

Doll love xXx 

Friday, 2 September 2011

Babes in the Wood

Hello my lovely dolls!

A non fashion related post today; I went to a place in Andover Hampshire near to where my parents live, called the New Forest Wildlife Park where they conserve otters worldwide as well as British and indigenous European wildlife. Even though otters are the main park's passion, their other animals include badgers, four types of deer, wild boar, owls, pine martens, Scottish wildcats, northern lynx, and most recently, a pack of European wolves. 
It was such a nice day to explore the forest and see the animals all bright and cheerful. Above are a bevy of Asian Short Clawed otters, who greeted each person that turned the corner with chattered squeaks and unified scout position postures. Whilst not mistaking visitors for keepers with food, the otters love to play with stones and often 'juggle' with them, carrying their favorite stone around everywhere they go.

The Roe deer that roam around the conservation are some of the most friendly species of deer - there is one particular doe that my mother and I call the 'Mum' deer, as she is a very patient old creature who is always calm and pleasant to each visitor, and has no problem with children stroking her coat. However below is a young male Sika deer whose little antlers can be seen protruding from his head. Bambi springs to mind, even though he was a Roe deer.... the 'Mum' Roe deer is, in my eyes, the living characterization of Bambi's Mum. 
And my favorite shot of the day is of the smallest creature in the park; the harvest mouse! It was nice to see fully grown (little finger size), happy, living and breathing mice - my last brush with a harvest mouse was my rescue of some babies from being a cat's dinner! The full story can be found in my post "Foxy Moments with Mulberry".

Guys and Dolls, tomorrow I am moving back up to Newcastle for University, so I am afraid I won't be able to post until next Friday, as that is when we get our internet installed in the new house :( I shall miss posting and reading all of your blogs! But never fear, as I shall be preparing more posts about A/W trends, styling, and my latest garment purchases.

Don't forget me, and see you next Friday :D
Doll love xXx

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Cheap and Cheerful

Hey guys and dolls!
I've been shopping A LOT since coming home for the summer, trying to build up my wardrobe for not only winter but also for my upcoming fashion placement year. I'm about to embark on my second year at University and I am very excited because our course incorporates placement opportunities into the second and third year modules. Think 'The Devil wears Prada' meets a nervous yet passionate Ginger Doll being thrown into a shark tank of 'Mean Girls' drama... Exciting times ahead XD

So, I need to invest in cheap yet fashionable clothing and accessories to enhance my own style with smart office wear in mind - I want to be the intern that they remember!!!
^ Black lace insert boots: £14.90 Primark ^
It was surprisingly sunny today, therefore I thought I'd wander into my field like garden, and have a fun shoot  with my cheap purchases. Above, is my boot investment for the winter snowy months in Newcastle, as last year we had solid snow on the ground for over a month! I will later buy some proper snow boots, so if anyone knows any good cheapish brands please leave me a comment!!

I am normally quiet apprehensive when buying shoes from Primark, because the quality and durability can sometimes be questionable, but as you can see, I have made an exception. They are very sturdy and fit well; stylish lace design, yet practical.  
^ Brown leather ribbon brogues: Sale £10 New Look ^
My bargain of the year are these pair of leather brogues! I thought I'd checkout the shoe sale rack in a bid to pass some time whilst my best friend was deciding on a pair of jeans, when I stuck gold. I have been searching for some brown brogues for awhile, so I was thrilled to find these real leather shoes at more than half the price! Originally £40, these £10 sale brogues are simply brimming with brown brilliance. 
^ Brown bird print chiffon shirt: £22.99 New Look ^
 I also spotted this gorgeous chiffon shirt whilst exploring the racks in New Look; light fabric, corporate style shirt with a twist, artistic bird print oozing with this Autumns Heritage trend potential - I just had to buy it!

How are you preparing your wardrobe for this Autumn/Winter?
Are you inspired by the catwalk trends, or are thinking of comfort and practicality?
Doll love xXx

Friday, 26 August 2011

Colour Me *Blue*

Hey guys and dolls :)

I have recently joined Twitter, and been having fun writing random tweets and adding all my favorite shops, brands, and friends. I also thought it would be a good way of keeping up with trends, blogs, and fashion news. It is quite an addiction I must admit! However, I was very surprised at the number of fashion competitions and product giveaways advertised on Twitter. So I thought I'd go in for a few!

I was following the official Dainty Doll UK twitter page when I came across the fun competition of fictitiously renaming the brand; I called it Porcelain Promise. As I am one of those people who NEVER wins anything, so I was overjoyed to learn that I was among the lucky few that won a product from the Dainty Doll collection! 
The above eyeshadow is called Copacabana 004. 
The eyeshadow is powdery yet creamy, and it can be worn lightly for an understated look or it can be layered to give an intense wow factor to your eyes. I myself, wear Dainty Doll's pink eyeshadow 'Teach Me Tiger', and I love it! The coverage is great and it stays consistent throughout the day.
A lot of you know that Nicola Roberts is my fashion idol; I buy the products from her makeup range and I am loving her solo music career, so winning a prize created by my favorite ginger doll, made me ecstatic! The Dainty Doll range was originally exclusive to Harrods, but now it is available in store at Boots!!! This Doll is a very happy bunny!
I hope you liked this short post!
You can follow me on Twitter if you wish, to receive updates of my blog posts and witness my general crazy tweets; GingerDollSazz
Doll love xXx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Hey guys and dolls!
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post, it really made me smile XD I'm very excited for Autumn!

A mini trend which is dominating the accessory market is Navajo tusks - no animals were harmed in the making of this post! So, I present to you designer Isabel Marant's 2011 Fall collection, based on Native American Navajo culture with a sportswear denim twist. A very exciting collection indeed, which incorporates fringing with oversized jumpers, embroidery, and wooly coats to keep you warm this Autumn/Winter.
Isabel Marant Tusk necklace 
Look at that fringing... Amongst the swishing tassels and monochromatic drama, a simple statement necklace stands out giving added texture and elegance to a chic disheveled look. The Topshop necklace below would make a perfect companion to a slouchy jumper or oversized tee; it combines the fringing element by staggering multiple black tusks around the bejeweled collar. The more I look at this necklace, the more I wish I could allow myself to spend the priced amount - sad jewelry lust times!
Chain and Tusk collar necklace: Topshop £28
However, I discovered this white tusk beauty at H&M for around £3.99! Bargain buy of the week... well my previous post had many bargain buys, but in this tusk trend, I think £3.99 pretty much wins the bargain award. H&M also have this necklace with a black tusk and silver chain; the chain length reaches my belly button, which is perfect for a stylish unkempt Navajo ensemble! 
The above picture is from Cynthia Rowley 's Resort collection 2012 that introduces a larger thicker tusk necklace on a more chic simplistic look, which will be perfect for this coming Spring. I also did a review on Cynthia Rowley's collection in my "hold me, wrap me up, unfold me......" post, so check it out if you wish :)

Hope you all enjoyed this post and are craving for some tusk-tastic accessory action! 
Oooo, I have a mission for you all; what do you think of this Aztec print oversized cardigan? I'm thinking of buying it as it is very Navajo comfy chic XD
Doll love xXx