Thursday, 9 July 2009

Hot off the Press... Beth Ditto's collection goes live




I'm not really around, but I had to pop in to give you the heads up. Beth Ditto's collection for Evans is available online now, and in stores when they open!

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Hiatus + Beth for Evans

Sorry for the silence. This summer has proved super hectic with all my other commitments, so I'm afraid the quietness over here will continue for some time... I will have to figure something out at some point, but for now, all I can do is promise that it's not the end... not yet.

I just had to drop by in order to point you towards a preview of Beth Ditto's long-awaited collection for Evans. Deena of Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too! scanned in an interview with Beth from The Sunday Times Style supplement, and it's full of pictures of her upcoming line.

We've waited for a log time to get a glimpse of it so it's pretty exciting that's it's finally here! Head over to Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too! to see the pictures.

I hope you're all having a fabulous and fashionable summer!

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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Look Book - Midas touch



Sometimes even summer days can get a bit grey and drab, and that's when it's best to be creating your own sparkle. Make it like a Bond girl and add some oomph to even the dullest of days with bold gold touches.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Psst... Carmakoma sale now on





Add some instant cool into your wardrobe, with something black and shiny. Save 50% at the Carmakoma sale, now on!

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Addicted to... checks




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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Diva of the Week - Jade


DIVA of the week is a feature that showcases people with an inspirational personal style. DIVA of the week is someone who's not afraid to have fun with clothes and who dresses to please herself, and in doing so, brightens up everyone else's day.


Jade 17
High Point, North Carolina

How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is very eclectic, I always like to mix pieces with one another that you normally wouldn't see in an outfit. I like to go to local thrift stores and find cute skirts or retro blouses, and pair them with items in my closets, or other family members' closets. And I'm something like a sandal FREAK, I just can't get enough of them!

What are you wearing today?
I'm wearing a hot pink cardigan I got from my mother's closet and never gave it back. I have on a tank top I bought from Old Navy. I also have on a skirt from our local thrift store, called Carolina Thrift. The sandal, that you can hardly see, I got from Target.

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If you want to be featured as DIVA of the Week, send a good quality photograph, preferably taken outside, and answers to the questions: 'Name/Age/Location', 'How would you describe your personal style?', and 'What are you wearing today (in the picture)?' to diva [at] divalookbook.com.

P.S. Come and post your wardrobe pictures into the DLB Flickr group!

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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Layla Loves - Purity Cosmetics



What Layla doesn't know about beauty and make-up isn't worth knowing! LaylaLoves is a feature where you can find information on skincare and make-up, and drool over the latest new products. If you have a skincare related question for Layla, direct your emails to layla [at] divalookbook.com.


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In my last post (cast your minds back a bit!) I gave a brief introduction to the wide and wonderful world of mineral makeup. Since then I have been trialing an independent makeup brand called Purity. They do a wide range of foundations, bronzers, blushers and some gorgeous nail varnishes. I had the opportunity to test out their mineral foundation. Here's a quick run down of their products for you lovely divas.






I have found it difficult to stick with mineral foundations in the past, but using Purity's mineral foundations was a doddle. With the lovely finger sponge applicator, the foundation went on fuss-free. It gives great coverage and still allows your face to breathe. I've never been a huge fan of powder foundations, but this one definitely gave me hope and with a promise of no artificial ingredients, these cosmetics really do put a smile on your face.

You can purchase Purity Cosmetics from their website. Its rare to find such a cute website to accompany such gorgeous products. The simple yet professional design really does these products justice. A rare find on most makeup websites, is a guide on how to apply mineral makeup, as many of us (including myself) have got it wrong in the past!

The prices are around what you would expect for mineral makeup, (£12.00 for a foundation) but it really is worth it. The amount of foundation you receive for that price is quite a bit more than most retailers.

Purity is a great brand for those who are 'dipping their toes' into the world of mineral foundation. The products are great and easy to apply.

This is a really gorgeous brand, with a personal touch. And as a bonus, the items that you order from their website come in this gorgeous packaging!

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Sunday, 10 May 2009

SWAKdesign Styling Challenge Winner!



Drum roll please! The votes are in on the SWAKdesign Styling Challenge and the winner, by a good margin, is Tina! Her winning entry can be seen below.


She will receive this gorgeous Opal top in Fuchsia. Congratulations Tina! And thank you to everyone who took part!


P.S. Tina, can you email me with your address so I can post your prize to you!

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Friday, 8 May 2009

Psst... dp 'Girl's Night In' online exclusive




As an extension to yesterday's in-store event, Dorothy Perkins is offering, in an online exclusive, a 'Girl's Night In' discount of 20% off everything, if you order by midnight today, Friday 8 May.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Diva of the Week - Lilli


DIVA of the week is a feature that showcases people with an inspirational personal style. DIVA of the week is someone who's not afraid to have fun with clothes and who dresses to please herself, and in doing so, brightens up everyone else's day.


Lilli 30
Melbourne, Australia

How would you describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as classic, I guess. I like to wear clothes that reflect a kind of vintage aesthetic - structured shapes and timeless designs. That said, I love having things that you don't see everyone on the street wearing - I buy a lot of clothes and accessories online, especially from Etsy, because you can get custom-made pieces that are unusual one-offs. The plus-size fashion range in Australia is pitiful and I hate that size 16+ Aussie girls are having to wear exactly the same outfits because there's nothing else out there for them. It's actually one of the reasons I started Frocks & Frou Frou (my fashion blog). I read a lot of plus-size fashion blogs, but more often than not they were featuring items from stores that didn't have online shopping or wouldn't ship to Australia - I wanted to help the other non-US plus-size girls find the resources that would allow them to develop their own style outside what the few plus-size retailers in Australia were offering.

What are you wearing today?
I'm wearing a Torrid dress that I bought secondhand from a fellow Fatshionista. It's out there, but I love the psychedelic poppies! The shoes are from ZuShoes. I'm not sure where the bracelet came from - Himself gave it to me about seven years ago!

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If you want to be featured as DIVA of the Week, send a good quality photograph, preferably taken outside, and answers to the questions: 'Name/Age/Location', 'How would you describe your personal style?', and 'What are you wearing today (in the picture)?' to diva [at] divalookbook.com.

P.S. Come and post your wardrobe pictures into the DLB Flickr group!

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Little plastic treasures

I just had to share this cuteness with you. I couldn't resist taking advantage of the discount, which Red Plastic Factory kindly offered DLB readers the other day (hey, I count as a reader as well right? :D).



I got my goodies yesterday (which was super fast!) and I must say that I'm more than pleased. The quality is top notch and the Rib Cage necklace is even more gorgeous in real life than it is in pictures. And just look at the adorable packaging! I for one am one happy customer. :)

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Vote for SWAKdesign styling challenge winner!



That's it! The time is now up on the SWAKdesign Styling Challenge and all the entries are in. Originally I was just going to draw the winner randomly, but I thought it would be more fun all round if I put it up for vote! Here's a reminder of what the challenge was:

'Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create a look for an early summer picnic party. Your Look Book must include one item of clothing from SWAKdesigns, but you can style it with any other items from other sources as you see fit.'

And below are the fabulous entries. Please cast your vote by commenting on this entry with the number of your winning look! You have until Friday 15 May to vote. I will announce the winner next weekend. Thanks to all the girls who took part, and good luck!!
1. Tina



2. Babymama123

  • Purple knit dress (Torrid)
  • Maribelle grey skinny jeans (SWAK)
  • Boyfriend cardigan in grape/pansy (New Look)
  • Purple slingback wedges (Evans)
  • Metal bangles in gold (Old Navy)
  • Mosaic square print scarf in lavender (SWAK)

3. Catrice


  • Printed Cross Body Hobo Bag (Old Navy $12.50)
  • Faux Patent Thong Sandals (Old Navy $19.50)
  • Cheyenne Top (Swak Designs $29.99)
  • Caroline Legging (Swak Designs $20.99)
  • Enamel Capiz Earrings (MyShape.com $23.00)

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Friday, 1 May 2009

Psst... £10 off at DUO



Walk stylishly into summer with some new heels. DUO is currently offering £10 off any of their full price shoes or boots. Just take a look at these gorgeous Liberty leather high heels for example. To claim the offer online, in any of their stores, or over the phone, quote code 'SS10'. Offer ends 13 May.

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My Wardrobe Diary


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Was supposed to be colourful for May Day but it all went a bit blaaack....

Top: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: Tripp
Boots: Evans
Watch: Casio
Bracelet: Topshop
Necklace: Red Direct

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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Addicted to... yellow



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