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What Milly Wore: this week!

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm
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I have been quite busy for me this week!
I have put my 3 what I wore posts, into one big one!

Fist up, On Thursday
Dyed my hair redder, this is what I wore to the hairdressers to get it cut
and about town!

Oversized t-shirt: Vero Moda @ Asos (sale)
Leather Stud Detail Belt: Vintage (Second Hand Rose)
Jeggings: Parisian (Tkmaxx)
Bling Converse: as customised by me!

Then on Friday evening
It was the Lovely Hayley’s leaving do!
We all went out for a lovely meal, and I loved it!

I wore:
Victoriana Leather Jacket: Kate Moss @ Topshop
Nude vintage look dress with pearl collar: Pussycat (House of Frasier)
White Bow Watch: Betsey Johnson
( Also wore high heeled silver brogues from Topshop)


Today:

Love potion No 9 T-shirt: Wildfox Couture
Vintage look kisslock bag: River island
Dark Navy Skinny Jeans: Crafted @ Republic (really want another pair!)

Another pair of chanelesque ballet pumps: Accessorize (last Year)

Toodles

xXx

New Arrival: Muchos Bags

In angel jackson, bag, chanel, handbag, leather, new arrival, quilted, topshop on August 17, 2009 at 8:31 pm
Here are some new arrivals I have acquired over the last week or two!

Yummy Purple Faux Leather Bag
Great size, amazing colour
Topshop sale £20 ish

lovely and quilted
Chanel stylee!

Quilted + Floral = OMG
Love this little across body bag
Chain strap, very Chanel

Topshop Sale again! £16 ish

Last but not least
I now own a real live Angel Jackson Biker Bag!
I have been lusting after one of these for ages
and one came up on EBay and I just had to grab the chance

I LOVE IT

My first ever Designer Bag

Made out of a Vintage leather jacket,
Its so luxurious!

£90 Ebay
RRP between £180-£260

I already want another one
probably the green,
Might ask for it for my birthday, as their website currently has 30%off!

xXx

Lust After: Lips, Lips Lips

In lips, lulu guiness, markus lupfer, topshop on August 14, 2009 at 7:11 pm
Lips
I’m Slightly Lip obsessed at the moment
Trying to get my sticky paws on a lip shaped sofa
You will be the first to know if I manage to!

Also I would give my right arm for a Markus Lupfer jumper

xXx


Visual Sweets: 2

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2009 at 7:16 pm
Here are some pictures of me over the last year or two!
I should really do some more photography soon




xXx

Fashion Fix: Project Rhinestone!

In converse, crystal, fashion fix, kurt geiger, project, rhinestone, swarovski, tacky, trainers on August 12, 2009 at 11:35 am


A Couple of weeks ago,
I discovered, whilst surfing the fashion sites,
The above trainers.

I thought, ‘hey they’re pretty cool, not to everyone’s taste, but I love a bit of tacky sparkle myself!’


Then I saw the price……
are you sitting down
( the answer is probably yes as you are on a computer!)
This particular pink pair
are a snap at just £250!!!
NOT

apparently

These trainers from StarSparkles by Pauline Clifford are all the rage in Hollywood
and worn by the likes of Paris Hilton
who probably got them for free

Luckily their lowtops are a much more reasonably priced £130

OK so I know they are real Converse with real swarovski crystals,
but at that inflated price tag I’m surprised anyone has bought a pair

So I thought to myself, I could probably make a pair of my own,
and make them better!

So that is just what I did!



I started off by purchasing some Hi-top trainers on eBay
This particular pair are Kurt Geiger,
But I did go a bit crazy and buy two pairs by Converse as well, which I shall be transforming at a later date!

I read up on crystals and glue
I purchased some mid range crystals from eBay in bulk,
I thought about real swarovski, but they were pretty expensive, plus I wasn’t sure how well this would work so didn’t want to waste money

TBH I’m pretty impressed with the crystals I got, I didn’t go the cheapest there were,
I made sure I got glass instead of plastic, as they shine better and stand up to the elements more

I also bought some super strong glue (E6000 Glue)
as recommended by one of the crystal sellers on eBay
Its industrial strength


Then I got Started
As these were sequined all over already
I decided to just do the toe-cap rather than a design up the side

I put the glue onto the toe cap, rather than onto the crystal
I then used a cocktail stick with double sided tape on the end to pick up the rhinestone and place it onto the glue


It took me a while to get into the rhythm, but after a bit i got me a little production line going

the glue dries super fast, so it took me a few times to learn to only put enough glue on for say 10 crystals at once, any more than that the glue has a film over it before you can get to it!

So here is the first shoe done!
I liked the way it turned out, I used 3 different sizes of crystals, so i could get better coverage and less gaps,
it also made it look less uniform so it wasn’t in rows which I liked.


This is the finished Product!
I LOVE them soo tacky and bad that they are GOOD!

I’m now leaving them to dry for at least 72 hours,
as recommended by someone on eBay

and if they stay on well,
I shall be making many more pairs,
maybe even customise trainers for friends for Christmas

I’m also thinking of selling some on eBay!

Overall I spend about 3 hours on them
and spent £25 including the shoes and crystals
and I have stacks of crystals spare

so that’s what I’ve been up to recently!
I shall show you if I do some more!

xXx

p.s, new picture!

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What Milly Wore: Sunday Sun

In all saints, etsy, Faith, headphones, jeggings, leather, leggings, topshop, what milly wore on August 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Heyloo
What I wore today!
the sun was out, yay

although I have to say I’m more of a winter girl
the sun was nice as a change from rain

Oversized Sunglasses: Asos (sale £4 ish)

Mirrored Deer/Fawn Necklace: Untamed Menagerie @ Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5777943

Pink Headphones: SkullCandy (present from the boy!)
Fall Of Man T-shirt: All Saints
Bleach Denim Look Leggings : Miss Guided (Identical To Topshop Pair)
Leather Foldover Bag: Topshop (as worn on wednesday!)
Multicolour Snakeskin Zip-up Sandals: Faith

Night night

xXx

Visual Sweets: 1

In black and white, colour, fashion, photography, portrait, visual sweets on August 9, 2009 at 8:14 pm
Here is the first, Hopefully of many
of my Visual Sweets Posts

Just images and photos I’ve found that inspire me

yum yum visual sweets!




xXx

What Milly Wore: new clothes and sunny day

In jeggings, leggings, office, river island, topshop, what milly wore, Zara on August 5, 2009 at 6:57 pm

This is what I wore today,
I wasn’t doing anything special, I just had new clothes I wanted to test out

Sunglasses: River Island
Oversized Butterfly T-shirt: Zara (£5.99 SALE)
Black Jean Leggings (jeggings) : Zara
Leather Foldover Bag: Topshop
Gold Gladiator Sandals: Office (last years)

I LOVE ZARA
It’s my favourite shop ever,
I love it more than topshop
But i never get to go because there isn’t one that close,
But The lovely Mandy took me shopping in Solihull after the Clark’s course yesterday

xXx

What Milly ( and Tashy) Wore: Lucys Birthday

In EBay, geek, marc jacobs, new look, peacocks, skull, tarina tarantino, topshop, what milly wore on August 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Have been uber busy recently Clark’s course and all
but I did have time to go to the Lovely Lucy’s birthday pre party
This is what I wore:

Gery Plaited Headband: New Look (£1)!!
Geek Glasses: Topshop
Black Skull Necklace: Tarina Tarantino
Plain Black Scoop Neck T-shirt: New Look
Black and White Skull Dress: Topshop (New Arrival last week, should be a nightie!)
Bow Bracelet: H&M
Black Guitar Watch: Marc Jacobs (my prize possession!)
Heart Shaped Bag: EBay ( from china, very like topshops version)
Stirrup leggings: Topshop
Chanel Style Pumps: Peacocks (Uber Comfy)

This is the Lovely Tashy,
Shes super tall, and likes to wear heels to top it off!

Her dress is from Republic ( I think)
It looks gorgeous on her, and I’m loving black lace myself atm

and pearls, you can never go wrong with pearls!

This is just to prove how tall the Tashy is, and how erm… short I am!
Its ridiculous, and fab at the same time!

xXx

What Milly Wore: Feeling Geeky

In american apparel, geek chic, lace, skull, tarina tarantino, topshop, what milly wore on August 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Today’s look was kinda geek chic!

I actually loved today’s outfit

It consisted of:

Bow Hairband: H&M Kids

Geek Glasses: Topshop (omg I love them)

Skull Necklace: Tarina Tarantino

Grey Cardi: American Apparel (old and Cozy)

Nude Lace Dress: Topshop ( New this week!)

Leather Frill Belt: Warehouse

Bleached Skinny Jeans: River Island

T-Bar Kiddy Shoes: Kickers

that’s all,
must remember to do a new arrivals soon!

xXx