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Clashing Prints: No-Go = Go Ahead

Animal prints with florals or tribal patterns beneath stripes – being experimental creates a relaxed, eclectic vibe which is now less hippy and more high-fashion. A bright printed scarf will jazz up any plain black bikini and a chintzy, pretty-in-pink patterned dress can have serious attitude when you layer it with a contrasting bandanna or scarf-belt and cowboy boots… Celebs like Whitney Port are already taking tips from the catwalk and leading the way. Topshop is especially good at creating bolder pieces.

(Marc by Marc Jacobs)

 

(Whitney Port and Mischa Barton)

Leopard Print HotpantsSky Bright TeeMeadow Print HotpantsTribal Leopard Print ShortsButterfly Silk ScarfAnimal Dress by Love**Tie Dye TeeSpot Bow Back VestCrazy Print Headscarf

(first 7 items Topshop; last two New Look)

x.x M

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The Vintage Tee

The ‘shorts-and-a-tee’ outfit is one of the easiest options in summer – it doesn’t have the blow-up potential of a skirt or dress plus it’s comfy and (dare I say it) practical. The current Urban Outfitters sale makes now a great time to pick up a few quirky / vintage tees to see you through summer…

 (all Urban Outfitters, £9.99)

If you can’t find what you want in the UO sale, here are some alternatives: 

 M x.x

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Max Factor’s Colour Effect Range

Summer makeup is all about crazy-vibrant colours you just can’t wear in winter: festivals allow you to really experiment and show your true colours. Max Factor has stepped up and created a whole new range all about using maximum colour for maximum impact – just for summer 2010: Max Colour Effect.

Max Factor say: “Max Colour Effect is Max Factor’s boldest collection of colours. All shades are strikingly beautiful and offer endless possibilities to push the boundaries and recreate colourful looks everyday.

To be honest, I’m not too fussed about looking strikingly beautiful or pushing boundaries, but by making a statement with your makeup you don’t have to worry about your hair or outfit as much… Perfect festival wear, methinks.

Max Effect Trio Eye Shadows – £6.49

This handy pallet is nice and compact, and comes in 6 combinations including Over the Ocean and Sweet Pink – both pretty self-explanatory names…

Max Effect Lip Gloss – £4.99

The gloss provides a ‘dazzling shine’ and comes in 12 shades – each with their own flavour! Mmm… So we will have a balanced diet this summer. Plus, it has a non-stick formula.

Max Effect Dip-In Eye shadows – £5.99

These powder eyeshadows come with a sponge applicator and are great for adding a splash of colour due to their high pearl and colour pigments.

Max Effect Mini Nail Polishes – £3.49

Long lasting and chip resistant, this nail polish will survive all the horrors we put our hands through every Summer, and anyway, the bottle is small enough to carry round for a quick touch up.

M x.x

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Radio 1’s Big Weekend

The first major British festival of the year – Radio 1 ‘s Big Weekend hit Bangor, North Wales last weekend. Acts included MGMT, Rhianna, Florence and the Machine and Dizzee Rascal… but I’m most interested in their outfits:

Pixie Lott performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010

Over the knee boots and a cropped leather jacket with puffed sleeves? Really, Pixie?  I miss the hair accessories, too, but I quite fancy a pair of those shorts…

Rihanna performing live at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010

A leathery playsuit with a hood and fishnets – this really should not be working. But somehow it is.

Marina & The Diamonds performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010

I love Marina and the Diamonds, but something has gone very bady wrong here. Why does she look like a five year old on halloween?

Florence & The Machine performing live at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010

 Florence stole the show with that cream cape – no doubt about it – but the dress could do more for her figure. Her hair, as usual, is amazing.

Cheryl Cole performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010

Love the glasses, but, for someone with such a great figure, I’m not quite sure why Ms. Cole is wearing an army jacket. However, utility very ‘this season’.

Go to Radio 1’s Big Weekend to see more photos, videos and reviews.

x.x M

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Festival Time

It’s coming round to that time of year again. Yes, it’s almost the beginning of festival season. But whether you’re going to Glastonbury or a little shindig in your Nan’s garden, it is also suitable to look festival-ly.

Here’s are a few snaps from Coachella Festival in California:



So, Festivals are in the horizon, best get some wellies, it ain’t always as sunny as California here in England

Sorry for lack of posts, it’s not always easy when M is stuck in Sicily :/ At least she’s getting some sunshine

O x.x

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