AW14 Date Night Lust List!

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Hello style lovers! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend so far.

With the weather transitioning from rays to rain, this season doesn’t have to be dull and dreary, like some people may associate with September onwards, especially within the wardrobe department! For me, this season is all about sparkle, snuggles and sass! With the exciting lead up to events such as Bonfire night, Christmas and New Year, one popular occasion I often think is perfect to plan around this time of year, is date night!

For us long term relationshipers’ – ‘date night’ occurs on the rather rare occasion, and for those newbie couples, it can’t happen enough! Either way, whoever you are (even if you’re an independent woman & fancy some new outfit inspiration for your night out with the gals), I have the cutest date night lust list, right here, on i2style! I recently participated in a fashion blogger photoshoot for a fab company called Gemini…and let me tell you, there was some serious lusting going on behind those rails! Both their online site and stunning store, located in the sophisticated little town of Stratford Upon Avon, is home to a number of wearable and on trend brands. Ones such as French Connection, Sandwich Clothing, Hobbs and more, it really is a place for everyone!

After our divine day at the shoot, (photos to follow soon), I decided to have a real good look at some of the items, I may have missed in store, by going online. After looking through just a few of the brands they stock, I was already finding myself creating an imaginary lust list, and thought the items would be perfect for a date, day or night! As a result I thought what better way of expressing my love for some of the garments, than with this very blog post, so you all can too, get a little outfit inspo.

I chose to share these more softer, cool toned pastel items, due to their feminine prints, cuts and over all look. They would all work well together, with the added option of a pair of tights or leggings, if the frost decided to bite more than we’d perhaps like! The boots seemed to give the outfit a subtle, yet sexy, statement look too – without over powering it.

Let me know your thoughts on the items shown above, and what your favourite items are from the site. Perhaps you could create your own lust list too, and don’t forget to send me and Gemini the link, as we’d love to see!

Big loves, as always, Hollybobs x

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OZ-1 | Wearable Tech Designer Spotlight

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If you’ve read my previous post, regarding my love for the wearable technology industry, you will know that researching for up and coming Designers within this creative field, is going to be something i’ll be focussing on, further into the future. I’ve been pinning my favourite concepts for a while now, and my latest pin is what gave me the inspiration for this very post.

I came across a pin, that displayed a wearable technology item in video format. Once the short video came to an end, I found myself wanting to find out more, immediately. This item is something of a statement, fashionable quality, combined with an every day ‘scent’ solution! Intrigued? Then read on…

A product design student from Singapore, named Wei Kiat Law, was one of 2013’s Electrolux’s, Design Lab finalists. He came up with the clever creation of integrating refined technology and design to make OZ-1! To understand the OZ-1 a little better, just picture this scenario for a moment: It’s Monday, you’re feeling fresh (ish) from a lazy Sunday pamper evening, you’re at work and had the most productive morning. You planned your attire down to a T, due to the important meetings you have in the afternoon, then, BAM! It hits you. The stench of someone else’s cigarette smoke, on your lunch break, seeps into your freshly washed cashmere cardigan and you’re worried your not going to appear, or smell for that matter, quite the tip top way, you had envisioned!

Providing you’ve worn your OZ-1, over or under your collar, its combined functions of trapping chemicals, such as tar, (produced by a burning cigarette) and its air purifying technology, aka, using an ozone generator and HEPA filters…your favourite garments may have been saved, including the air you’ve been breathing in. Using aroma therapy, this divine little device also distresses your environment, enabling a more calmer and collected you!

If that hasn’t impressed you enough, here’s the bit I like! The OZ-1 design concept, shows that it is delicate enough to be hidden, yet features an unusual and unique outlook appearance, enabling that fabulous fashionista, to flaunt what some may think is a striking, statement accessory item! The user can also change up the look of the piece and give it a more personalised finish, by changing the cover design!

Ofcourse there are questions surrounding this design, including how much air it really filters, etc, however for a young student, with such innovative ideas, I’d say he’s come up with quite an impressive concept, and all these elements can be developed and refined, if he was to take this further. People like this, feed and inspire my creative mind, and I cannot wait to find more designers to feature and showcase, upon my blog!

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If you’ve impressed by this idea, or know of another design concept that you think i’d like, please share in the comments below, or alternatively contact me via the links shown below!

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Styling my Katy Perry Prism Necklace

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Hello Guys & Gals, it’s that time again, where the classically, cool Claire’s brings excitement to shop floors, for yet another Spring, Summer Season! With the launch of the recent Katy Perry Prism Collection, I was quick to pick up a piece and style it up. I was drawn to this beautiful gold and gum metal statement necklace, that features the rather appropriate ROAR wording and other Katy Perry Prism symbols! The necklace itself, sits really well and literally goes with everything.

I have worn this piece almost everyday, to work, in my recent catch up Vlog, on nights out…and now, within this photoshoot for the purpose of this post! It’s such a versatile piece that you really can wear with anything. Being a fan of the ol’ Monochrome look, I chose to pair this beauty, with a chic black little number and a statement makeup look & bag. I thought the colours would work well with all pieces, focussing on specs of mustard and canary yellow, deep shades of purple and of course, black. These colours suit my type of skin tone, if put together delicately, and i’m sure so many others CAN all rock this too!

I’m waiting for a rather special and sassy occasion to wear this outfit, although wearing it around my garden makes me feel more than satisfied, that I’ve got the most out of an outfit :p. Have you been wearing similar pieces this season? If so, what are they? The Katy Perry Prism Collection, as a whole, is fun, on trend and most importantly affordable. For such an iconic and inspirational Lady, she sure has succeeded creating…well, just that! After being a fan of Claire’s since I was a child, I’m so pleased its been able to aid me in all my Accessory needs, right the way through into Adulthood and I genuinly look forward to continuing this beautiful shopping journey with them in the future!

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Thanks for reading, Style Lovelies! See below for more info & links.

Necklace | Claire’s | Katy Perry Prism Collection

Floral Head Crown | Wild Flower Crowns

Top | Miss Selfridge

Skirt | Topshop

Bag | TK Maxx

Shoes | Cavalli | Kurt Geiger

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Introducing Rosalina Nacken | Luxury lusting!

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With Valentines Day commencing shortly and a number of luxurious items catching my eye, I wanted to bring the new Rosalina Nacken collection to your attention! If you’ve read my recent luxury Christmas lust list, or watched my recent Youtube Video, where I took part in ‘The Fashion Tag’, then you will certainly know how much of a fan I am of high quality, statement, accessory items! Within ‘The Fashion Tag’, I actually stated how Phillip Lim was my current favourite designer, in regards to his heavenly designed handbags…yet I may very well have just found myself a new one.

Rosalina Nacken is a new discovery of mine, and a quickly ranking favourite! Rosalina specialises in luxury Italian leather handbags with combined tablet pouches, named The ‘Shelle Classica’ & ‘The Shelle Futura’ – ‘A two in one elegant solution’. Perfect for your everyday needs, these beautifully handcrafted bags, ooze Italian couture, which, lets face it, would excite any Fashion enthusiast! I would adore something so practical, as an addition to my everyday working outfit. It’s sleek, chic and sophisticated look gives it that professional feel, which would not only impress visually, but would make my organisational necessities much more of a joy to sort out!

Personally, with an on the go, day to day working life, I couldn’t think of anything better than carrying around with me something so aesthetically and practically functional. I find myself struggling on a daily basis, whilst attempting to fit in my much needed iPad/life, as well as my diary, various other means of technology, and of course, my little makeup bag! I dislike purchasing bulky bags & really need something easy and exceptionally organised, where I can quickly pull out an item with ease and efficiency, so, something like this is sure to be my number 1 item on my next luxury lust list.

Rosalina’s website is also a pleasure to navigate around. With background stories about her passions behind the innovative design, a link to her online store and a full description & video showcasing her exquisite, enriching and inspirational ‘movement’ idea, plus more…Rosalina quotes – “Move your life and life will move with you”. To me, this evokes a clear, intelligent and simplistic idea about the forever changing environment, which many professionals and on the go Ladies will know all about! Consequently, I am sure this new concept of Fashion and function will excite and intrigue, and has certainly caught my eye!

Do make sure you keep an eye out for my up & coming Valentines lust list, where this will be sure to show, and if you’re aware of any new designers, which you have found to ooze qualities of innovation, yet still acknowledging todays Fashionable needs and styles, let me know, I’d love to see them.

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New Youtube Video | My Favourite Statement Jewellery!

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My love for Jewelley is never ending, and especially statement Jewellery! I have an ever growing collection of necklaces first and foremost, so for my latest Youtube video, I wanted to show you just some of my high street favourites. As you can see, jewellery like features within my clothing items also have a place in my heart, hence my bejewelled shouldered top (a recent Sale purchase from River Island – £15) – what a bargain!

Click here to view my Youtube video! If you have any favourite statement pieces within your wardrobe or jewellery box, I’d love to see them, so leave a comment, subscribe and show me your faves! I also lust over many jewellery items and images over on Pinterest, so make sure you check them out if you love them as much as me :) & pin away style lovelies!!!

What video would you like to see next? I’m still new to this Youtube world ya’know…X