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What Are You Wearing?

Back to Bristol for week 8 of What Are You Wearing, where we meet David, a truly suave gent.

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David

Name: David
Age: 23
Day Job: Engineering Technician in the Royal Navy
Music I’m Listening To: Architects, Your Demise, A Day To Remember
Favourite Film: Django Unchained
Favourite Magazine: Urban Cyclist
Hobbies: exercise, cycling, gigs and making sweet treats (used to be a patisserie chef!)
What Are You Wearing: Coat from Gap, shirt from Next, up-cycled shorts originally trousers from All Saints (that ripped when I fell over whilst running for a train!), trainers are Adidas.

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David

What Are You Wearing-David


The Django Unchained Trailer

Thanks again to Miss Sarah Jackson for her urban photography skills!

What have you enjoyed wearing this week, and why?

For the love of Blog!

I’ve taken some time out from blogging recently. As well as juggling the day to day stuff, I felt that I needed to get my thoughts in order. Something that has helped me greatly was having a fun girls night, with Sam and Sarah, and starting a book of inspiration. A sketchbook of collages, made from an old Klimt book (I love his work), that contains things I have found inspiring from magazines, catalogues, fashion edits and much more. Below is a selection of pages from the first chapter. Collages and snippets from The White Stuff Catalogue, Mollie Makes, ASOS Catalogue, Company Magazine, Top Shop Catalogue, Glamour Magazine, In Style, Marie Clare and Cosmo.

Hope you find it inspiring to…

Make It Snappy

Make It Snappy

Gustav Klimt Book Sketchbook

Gustav Klimt Book Sketchbook

Welcome

Welcome

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

Rules Are For Fools

Rules Are For Fools

Guiding Spirits

Guiding Spirits

The Vicar Hat

The Vicar Hat

Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

Notes

Notes

What inspires you and why?

What Are You Wearing?

For week 7 (and 8) of ‘What Are You Wearing’ we’ll be over in Bristol, the cultural capital of the South-West. Let me introduce the supremely stylish, Sam.

What Are You Wearing - Sam

What Are You Wearing – Sam

Name: Sam
Age: 22
Day Job: Marketing Executive and Brownie Pack Leader
Music I’m Listening To: Cee Lo Green
Favourite Film: Milk.. about the gay rights movement in the 70’s – really moving and visually stunning.
Favourite Book: Memoirs of a Geisha (because it’s beautiful!), just started reading The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler (and I’m really enjoying it)
Favourite Blog: Bright.Bazaar (for homes and colour), Half Baked (for baking!) and Hello It’s Valentine (for fashion)
Favourite Magazine: Company – High Street Edit (I really hope they bring out a spring and summer edition… it is so inspirational!)
What Are You Wearing: blouse from Monsoon Fusion (a sale bargain that I had been watching for ages!), shorts from Zara, belt from H&M, jacket from Top Shop, shoes are Forever 21 and lipstick is Mac Lady Danger

What Are You Wearing - Sam

What Are You Wearing – Sam

What Are You Wearing - Sam

What Are You Wearing – Sam

What Are You Wearing - Sam

What Are You Wearing – Sam

What Are You Wearing - Sam

What Are You Wearing – Sam


Memoirs of a Geisha cover


A still image from NYTimes article on Milk


CeeLo Green Featuring Lauriana Mae – Only You [Official Video]

You can meet Sam over at Running by the Book, where she shares her world – running, fitness, travel, history – and so much more.

Merci beaucoup to Miss Sarah Jackson for her urban photography skills!

What have you enjoyed wearing this week, and why?

Handmade by Non

I am so happy to welcome my best friend to her regular guest spot – Handmade by Non – in which Non shares with us all things crafty and beautiful from her handmade, stylish world…over to you, Non! XxX

“Hi my name is Rhiannon, Non for short… today I’ll share with you a recent up-cycled jumper, using some leather scraps left over from a recent project”

Pre-sewing

Pre sewing. This jumper was a bit boxy and shapeless to start with.

Post jumper makeover

Post jumper makeover

Cutting to fit

Cutting to fit

Use correct needle

I ensured I used a blunt ended needle and thick thread to sew the jumper together. I used a finer, sharp needle and thread suitable for leather, to sew on the patches.

Sewing on leather shoulder patch

Sewing on leather shoulder patch

Sewing on leather pocket

Sewing on leather pocket

Embellishments

I added buttons and beads to the pocket for extra embellishment.

Post jumper makeover

Post jumper makeover

Ta-da! Hope you enjoyed our first Handmade by Non post… I really love how Non’s jumper turned out! There is much potential for up-cycling your wardrobe.

What have you enjoyed altering? Share your top embellishment tips, below.

What Are You Wearing?

Back in Exeter for week 6, we meet Cara, an artist, designer maker, quirky minded soul and true beauty!

What Are You Wearing Cara

What Are You Wearing – Cara


Name: Cara
Age: 29
Day Job: Artist
Music I’m Listening To: Modest Mouse
Favourite Book: I’ve recently read and really enjoyed The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
What Are You Wearing: Amber necklace (a gift from my Mum), antique fish brooch (market stall find), Ralph Lauren glasses, jeans from H&M, blue jumper (thrift shop find), yellow jumper from Primark, cow head carnival prop (made by friends), Chinon camera bag as hand bag and boots from my sister

What Are You Wearing Cara

What Are You Wearing – Cara

What Are You Wearing Cara

What Are You Wearing – Cara

What Are You Wearing Cara

What Are You Wearing – Cara

Click the image to hear The Moon and Antarctica full album by Modest Mouse

Click the image to hear The Moon and Antarctica full album by Modest Mouse

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Quote from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Thumbnails from Modest Mouse ‘King Rat’ video


Modest Mouse ‘King Rat’ video

What have you enjoyed wearing this week, and why?

Clothes Swap Bath!

Swap your way to a new wardrobe!

A couple of weeks ago I attended Clothes Swap Bath! – a social night with a real sense of community that’s also good for your carbon footprint! This months event was held at the Green Park Tavern; I got a new coat and a bag of swag! All you need to do is clear out your wardrobe (no amount of clothes too big or too small) and come along… what could be better than free clothes, great company and booze!

Thank you so much to Ruby and Squid for keeping this wonderful tradition going, without these two super organised ladies there would be no Clothes Swap Bath! as we know it! 🙂

Look at this treasure…

Layne's new coat

Layne’s new coat

Hurrah for clothes!

Hurrah for clothes!

We love clothes swap

We love clothes swap

Ruby red dress

Ruby red dress

Ray of sunshine

Ray of sunshine

Oooh new shoes...

Oooh new shoes…

Belle lace

Belle lace

Squid's lovely new bag

Squid’s lovely new bag

Aztec treasure belt

Aztec treasure belt

Vintage daydream

Vintage daydream

Muchos gracias to Rhiannon for her vintage photography skills!

Join our Clothes Swap community by leaving a comment below, with your Facebook name, and I’ll add you to the group.

What Are You Wearing?

The next couple of ‘What Are You Wearing’ interviews will feature the beautiful people of Exeter. Taking us into week 5, let me introduce Sophie.. a chic Devonian lass!

What Are You Wearing-Sophie

What Are You Wearing-Sophie


What Are You Wearing-Sophie

What Are You Wearing-Sophie


Name: Sophie
Age: 27
Day Job: Managing Director
Music I’m Listening To: ‘Scream & Shout’ by will.i.am feat Britney Spears, Bob Marley
Favourite Book: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ by Mark Haddon
Favourite Movie: Football Factory
What Are You Wearing: Faux fur coat from Lipsy London, leggings from New Look, top from Next and boots from Dorothy Perkins.
click on the image to hear some Bob Marley (picture by Hope Chahine)

click on the image to hear ‘Redemption Song by Bob Marley (picture by Hope Chahine)

What have you enjoyed wearing this week, and why?

Layne’s Thursday Wish List

Layne's Thursday Wish List

Hmm.. thinking about a lunchtime shopping spree. There’s still a chill in the air here in Bath but the brighter evenings have got me out of my winter blues. Time for a mid-winter wardrobe revamp! 🙂

1. Crossley Collegiate USB Turntable

2. Bowknot Detailing Black Trilby

3. Orla Kiely Long Sleeve Jumpsuit in Silk Crepe

4. Double Pocket Old School Satchel

5. Geisha Bento Box

6. Multi-Colour Sequined Skirt

7. Serena Sequin Sleeve Military Jacket

8. H by Hudson – Horrigan Bordeaux Red Suede

What do you think of these dazzlers?

What Are You Wearing?

Week four of ‘What Are You Wearing’ introduces Gracie, a fellow blogger and photographer. Check out Gracie’s edgy photography at holeymacaroni.tumblr.com

What Are You Wearing - Gracie

What Are You Wearing – Gracie

What Are You Wearing - Gracie

What Are You Wearing – Gracie


Name: Gracie
Age: 17
Day Job: Studying A-Levels
Pets: Neddy & Stanley (2 Daxons) and three chickens
Music I’m Listening To: Aluna George
Favourite Book: Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
What Are You Wearing: Yves Saint-Laurent shirt (thrift shop find), leggings from a vintage market, Step Dad’s trainers and headband from Primark.

Dylan Thomas – Under Milk Wood (1/12) by poetictouch

What have you enjoyed wearing this week, and why?