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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

haooties













Here are some of my current faves of faves; hats, chunky black boots and sunnies.  If you have read my blog before, you must be able to tell that I have a bit of a soft spot when it comes to shoes and accessories (it doesn't help working amongst them everyday either!) and I feel like these above especially, are great for both summer and winter.  Suprisingly, not everything is designer, some of the accessories above can be found on asos and the like.  To see exactly where a particular item can be found, check the actual post on my polyvore here


charlotte xx


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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Over/Under








[Valleygirl playsuit $25 - Thrifted loose white kimono $7 - Fabienne necklace $25 - Topshop shoes $110 - Messy room $ priceless]


I was going to make this post into something completely different but instead it has turned out like this.  Yes, they are blurred and overlapping and overexposed and all sorts of wrong photos - but its intentional, I promise.  Interpret this photoset how you like, but I personally have found some quite strong meaning behind them - let me know what you think I am saying with these photos.

Also special thanks to my white legs for making an appearance ;)



Sunday, 15 September 2013

Handy Jewels

Wanted to show you guys some of my jewelry - these are some of my costume rings.  As you can see they are all quite large and simple settings but I think they can really finish an outfit with just a pop of sparkle or colour


[Sterling silver/smokey quartz ring from Stewart Dawsons and Topaz coloured cocktail ring from Shellshock]



[These two are the same ring but I loved it so much I got both colours - from Aldo shoes]

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Kitty Purry





[Jumper - SES $25, Grey tank - Ice $15, Metallic shorts - Paper Scissors $15, Anklets - Asian shop $5, Juju babe heeled jellies - MrShoes.co.uk $80, Slouch bag - Miles Handbags $50, Spike Necklace - Shellshock (Ponsonby - NZ) $20]

I came across these pictures I had taken a while ago (pre-haircut). I am in love with this jumper as I said in my Haul video and have worn it so much - it is so easy to pull on over pretty much everything.
I think the pop of bright lippy gives this outfit that little something extra (Mac - Lady Danger)

Let me know what you think and if you want to see more outfit posts like these :)


charlotte xx

Monday, 9 September 2013

TUNEZ

I thought I would share with you some music from my current playlist that I have on repeat.  It's getting me all hyped up for summer and wishing I was going home for a kiwi christmas and beach season.


Kangkarussell/Sonnentanz - Sun don't shine

Zion I - Coastin' (ft. K Flay)

Zee Avi - Concrete Wall

Marvin Gaye - Sunny (Mercury edit II)


Rizzle Kicks - Miss Cigarette
These guys are one of favs at the moment, loving all their music - the new album is just as amazing as the first too! Go buy it now!


Please let me know of any other music you guys have been listening to that you think I'll enjoy!  


charlotte xx





Tuesday, 13 August 2013

My Top 10 Beauty Products


Here it is! A new video for ya'll to watch - let me know what you think.  If you want more detail on any products etc, leave me a comment below or on youtube :)

Thanks so much for watching!

charlotte
xx




Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Screw the lightbulb & pat the dog


Tattoo design I have completed for my friend - she wanted something inspired by henna that represented her family and heritage.  Was great to pretend I was Indian for a couple days, I can't wait to visit India and experience the culture for myself one day.


Apologies for lack of posts - I've hardly had any spare time at the moment and am completely booked up with work, college and general living for the next week.  Once I have a day off, I will get more organised and post something a bit more exciting!


charlotte x

Friday, 19 July 2013

Lust list 1


















3 outfits all brimming with items on my most recent lust list.  For the details, check out my polyvore here


charlotte xx



Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Orient Express
























Editorial from Australian Vogue (April 2011) and styled by Meg Gray (I have added some of my own editing).


I love everything about this shoot; the theme, location, hair and makeup, clothing, jewelry, the model - it all works so well.


charlotte 
x





Wednesday, 10 July 2013

My first time...



Above is my first attempt at a youtube video, there's definitely a lot of improvements to be done (aka learning how to properly edit :S) but it was pretty fun to make.  This is just a trial to see how it goes but I am keen to make beauty and fashion vids - leave me any suggestions, requests and feedback in the comments plz!


charlotte x


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Accessories Haul







(Le Specs sunnies - $20 | Lovisa black necklace - $7 | Miles leather bag - $55 | Lovisa purple necklace - $7 | Sportsgirl belt - $6)


These are some goodies I have picked up so far and all on SALE - isn't that a magical word?!  I'm particularly in love with the neon pink shades and even though it's the middle of winter, Sydney has been putting on a sunshine show this week!


charlotte
xx

Thursday, 20 June 2013

More Mor plz

Apologies for my hiatus - I promise there has been an extremely good reason and I am going to try very hard to get back into the swing of blogging regularly.  My excuse is (drumroll please)...  I have crossed the ditch to relocate to Sydney! Yaaaay!  Why you may ask - I discovered FBI Fashion College sometime last year and it slowly crept (more like speedily sprinted) to the front of my mind as to what I wanted to do.  So, I saved, quit my job and flew over without even being accepted yet but good news, I have been and had my first class today.

DJs has a massive sale on at the moment and I picked up a Mor body lotion as I couldn't resist the scent.  I ended up choosing Lychee Flower and it is so devine as well as super moisturising. I ended up choosing the body lotion as it was the biggest bottle so I felt I could justify it (not too sure how I could justify anything considering I'm on the job hunt...).



Today I also tried the perfume and was pleasantly surprised, it lasted all day so when I AM employed it may just be on my list to purchase when I need a pick me up! All I can say is "I NEED MOR!" (always appreciate a pun - I never said it was a good one).


charlotte 
xx





Thursday, 23 May 2013

Camera play


My camera died on me the other day so I've got a new point and shoot while I save for a DSLR.  Went away for the weekend and these were the results of some camera play - no editing, just purely the camera which I am quite pleased with!  It picks up the colours amazingly and is quite nice quality for how cheap it was!









Friday, 3 May 2013

What's in my bag?


This tag has been going for a while now, but I always love to see what others carry around with them in their handbags.  My bag above was $90 from a boutique in Whitianga (Coromandel Peninsula).

Below is what I deem "necessary"


1. My easy, on-the-go lip products: Maybelline Baby Lips Glow in "Mixed Berry", Chapstick in "Strawberry" and Za Plumper Lips in 09 "Sunset Glow" (This feels so great, quite sheer for a lipstick but definitely more pigment than a gloss.  A really good shade too, sort of a soft peach which is great to layer over a lip pencil for denser colour - and only about $16 NZ!)

2. My new Moisture Mist Translucent Pressed Powder and Manicare Retractible Powder Brush - both are great for travelling touch ups, nothing worse than shiny skin.  I use Medium Beige in the powder - unfortunately there are very limited colour choices in this product)

3. My purse - I actually picked this up while I was in Gisbourne for Rhythm & Vines (a new years festival) a couple of years ago.  It was from a Turkish store and only about $8.  It's lasted really well and still going strong considering I sometimes carry my phone and keys inside it too.

4. My keys - Again, I picked up the keyring in Gisbourne but this time from an American Indian store.  

5.  My phone - A Samsung Galaxy 2, still going strong but I think it will be time for an update soon.  Black sparkly case was from Bond & Bond but you can probably still get them online.


What do you think of what I carry with me?  Is there anything else I'm missing?

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PS - I have just had my wisdom teeth out, hence the painkillers pictured above!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Mag teases

I am forever being inspired by images from magazines.  Instead of keeping the entire magazine, I have taken to tearing pictures out that I find interesting and beautiful to put them in a kind of "inspiration folder" after I have scanned them all.

Here are a few I have edited further (credit at the bottom of the post - sorry i don't know what magazines many have come from!)







Edit 1: Prada accessories ad; Edit 2: Editorial from Fashion Quarterly(?!); Edit 3: Flora by Gucci ad; Edit 4: Editorial from Madison (?); Edit 5: Beauty edit from Madison?; Edit 6: Chanel ad

Get inspired! Go!





Sunday, 31 March 2013

Hobby 1 - drawing

I have decided to share with you some of my art/design that I have been working on recently.  I was at university studying graphic design but decided that's not what I want to actually do so now it is just a hobby.  Check it out and let me know what you think!


drawing for my friends 21st (Annie & me)


birthday card for another friends 21st (Hayley Reber - reebz is her nickname)


And this last one is of me & Melissa who jetted off to London last week to live! (Not finished yet)


Feedback is very welcome! And requests as well!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

First off, I'm Charlotte - a 20 year old New Zealander.  I love fashion, art and books.  I'm about to embark on the most exciting journey of my life so far and this is how I am going to record it.  I will update you with anything new or interesting going on around me as we go, and believe me, there are going to be some huge developments shortly!



Take a peek through my goggles and discover my world.


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