Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Nightmare Before Christmas Nails

'Everybody seems so happy
Have I possibly gone daffy?
What is this?'

In an attempt to be festive, I painted my nails with Jack Skellington faces. What's This from The Nightmare Before Christmas has to be one of my favourite Christmas songs (along with Fall Out Boy's Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - I'm so cheery). Some people were quite confused when I said I painted them specially for Christmas, but I'm glad others got the reference right away.


Saturday, 8 December 2012

V&A Fashion Festival

I spent today at the V&A helping out with the Fashion Festival. Createvoice has been helping to plan the event for months and it was so amazing to see it all come together. There were so many talks and workshops from fashion journalism to photography. The highlight of the day was seeing Mary Katrantzou in conversation with Sarah Mower from the British Fashion Council. She came across as really lovely and down to earth.

Also apologies for the low quality photos- I forgot my SD card in my camera (because I'm smart like that) so my phone camera had to do for the day.


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Winter Nail Art

Hello everyone! I wanted to do an outfit post today but my brain has been overloaded recently with revision for mock exams, so instead I thought I'd share some nail art and then it's back to the books for me.

The first design are my current nails and I used my new nail striper for the design. Before that I just made do with toothpicks, which is how I did the last two designs. The snowflakes took forever!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

You turn around and you don't know where you've been

Coat - H! By Henry Holland, Shirt - Brick Lane, Skirt - H&M, Shoes - Philippines

I was wandering around central with some friends yesterday. It's nice to just walk around aimlessly sometimes and find things you've never seen before. For instance, we saw this fence that had lights which changed colour which was pretty cool. It wasn't all aimless wandering though, we went at an arcade, had some yummy food in China Town and got some shopping done too. Pretty much my ideal day out!

I went with flats since I guessed we'd be walking quite a bit. You can't really see since they're a bit blurred in the picture, but they have a zebra print that also goes around the sides. I paired my blue shirt with my favourite skirt and threw on my new coat since Winter is finally here. I'm not a huge fan of Winter but I have to say November is awesome, which I'm not just saying because it's my birthday month.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

I'm an artist! Well sort of

Yesterday I helped out with CreateVoice's Friday Late event 'Creativity in the City'. CreateVoice is the V&A museum's youth collective where we take part in workshops and plan events for young people. Last night we had a screen printing workshop, a film project, a silk painting workshop that I helped out with and lots of other things going on. We had our own workshops before the night to learn how to silk paint so we would know what we were doing. And the best part of it was that our work actually got displayed in the museum!

For part of the night we had to stand in front of our work and talk to passers by about it and the events happening. There was a lot of awkward smiling at strangers, and my friend did a much better job than me with talking to people. We did have some interesting conversations though, and there's now a man from South Korea with a video of me speaking terrible Korean on his camera.

It was a fun night but now I'm looking forward to our next event: the Fashion Festival! It's for people aged 16-24 interested in a career in the fashion industry or who just love fashion. You can check out the programme here and we also have a tumblr. There will be talks, workshops, demonstrations and Mary Katrantzou will be there (I think her talk will be ticketed)! If you're in London on the 8th December then it's definitely worth going to.

Monday, 29 October 2012

The Little Black Jacket Exhibition

Yesterday, I caught The Little Black Jacket exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. The idea is simple: taking the timeless Chanel jacket and photographing it on different people. What makes it interesting is seeing the jacket work in so many different ways and the different personalities presented in each photo. All I can say is, after seeing the exhibition, I really hope I can own a little black jacket one day.

Check out the behind the scenes video of the making of the book and the opening party of the exhibition in London. If the exhibition is in your city, I'd definitely recommend going.


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Simple Nail Art

I have a folder of nail art I've done over the years on my computer and I thought I should dig some of them out. These are two of the simpler designs from when I felt like being creative but was too lazy to do anything intricate. It didn't work though, the first design took me so much longer than I expected.
Both of these were inspired by nail art in music videos. The first are like Marina's nails in Primadonna Girl and I saw the second ones in Miss A's Touch.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

At this moment, you mean everything

Jumper - H&M, Skirt - H&M, Shirt(collar seen) - Thailand, Bag - H! by Henry Holland
Finally a picture where I'm outside! Thanks to Charlotte for taking this for me.

I went to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower recently which was amazing! Gotta love Ezra Miller. The only thing is Come On Eileen has been in my head ever since.

Surprisingly it was a really nice autumn evening so I got away with wearing this outfit without freezing. I think I'm starting to develop an obsession with H&M, but some of the pieces in their current collection just have my name written on them! I got this skirt last week and it's my new favourite. I've been trying to hunt down an affordable leather/fake leather skirt for ages so when I found this I almost jumped in the air. I paired it with this black jumper (which is covered in some sort of paint so it's reflecting the street lights) and a collared shirt.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Caped Crusader

Cape - Uniqlo, Jumper - Warehouse, Skirt - Primark

I remember two years ago telling my friends I was going to get a cape for the winter. Almost all of them replied "like a superhero?!" When I said no they were very disappointed.
But two years on and I'm so glad I bought this. I've been seeing capes in magazines recently so I thought it was time to get it out again. Sure it's no superhero cape, but seeing as I have no superpowers or a tonne of money (which is the best superpower - just look at Batman and Iron Man) it will do. And besides, Edna Mode made a good case as to why you shouldn't wear capes when fighting crime.

Also apologies for the low quality pictures, I really need some light and another person to take them for me.

Friday, 5 October 2012


Cardigan - H&M, Shirt - Brick Lane Sunday Market, Skirt - H&M, Necklace - Thailand
I finally found a plain wall in my house that's big enough to be a backdrop! I had to clear away the mess in front of it first to take these pictures. It took a while; the sun buggered off and some flash and editing had to get involved hence the quality of the photos, but I'm still on the plain wall high so I'm happy.

I've decided I need more circle skirts in my life since I only own two, one of them being this trusty blue one which cost me a fiver. They're so girly and I admit I'm still amused by the way they flare out when you spin around.

The title (and colour of my outfit) reminded me of this song by Bigbang. For those who've never heard of them they're a kpop group who happen to be with the same agency as Psy, and if you have no idea who Psy is then...I'm quite impressed actually.


Monday, 24 September 2012

Look #1

Shirt - Brick Lane Sunday Market, Jumper - H&M, Jeans - Uniqlo, Necklace - Forever21

My casual battle gear for school and the horrible weather outside.
I'm starting to be reminded of why I don't like Winter.

Oh and I'm still figuring out this whole blogging thing, so apologies for amateur photography and posts in the meantime!
© Belle in Black and White | All rights reserved.