Friday, 27 January 2017

Irregular Choice Cinderella: Faith In Dreams

irregular choice cinderella faith in dreams shoes
Today I have Faith In Dreams, another pair of Cinderella shoes from the Irregular Choice collection to review. I do have one more after this, though I didn't keep those and then I took the opportunity when I had all five to photograph them together and compare. I took these photos last year after the collection launched, so it was quite nice to familiarise myself with them this week. Faith In Dreams (FID) along with Call Me Cinders (which I reviewed here) and Believe In Magic all came in the same fabric, which was also used as the lining for all styles in this range, along with a small portion of the sole repeating the print. It almost turns the shoes into optical illusions with the outside blending with the inside! FID are a court shoe in the typical IC cortesan shape with wide toe box and bulbous, upturned toe which comes to a point.  It perhaps sounds like an oxymoron, but is a shape synonymous with IC now.  

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

NOTD #1

Seeing as I rarely manage to wear makeup these days, but still enjoy beauty blogging, I thought I should begin documenting my manicures. It's something that in the past year at least, I've tried to regularly maintain (every couple of weeks or so). I'm also training myself to blog something that doesn't involve screeds of writing and tonnes of photos! Surely I can manage a couple of photos and short paragraph? So, these were my nails for New Year. I'd prioritised too many other things (as you do) that by Christmas my nails were all chipped and I didn't have the energy to do anything about it, so although I wasn't going out anywhere, I decided to make them nice for Hogmanay. notd manicure Guerlain La Laque Couleur 903 Nuit Merveilleuse Dior Diorific Vernis 001 Nova

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Irregular Choice: Mermaid Storage Chest

An Irregular Choice themed post today, but not shoes or a bag as you'd expect! Last October, I finally took the plunge and bought one of the amazing giant, shoe box style, storage units from Irregular Choice. I say "finally" because it all started ages ago, when I saw a video doing the rounds, of what looked like a standard Christian Louboutin beige box. However someone walked up to it and lifted the lid up to reveal several shoes inside and a drawer underneath housed even more. It was actually a piece of furniture (the size of a table), designed to hold shoes. It looked absolutely amazing and we all got to thinking how cool it would be if the fabulousness that are IC boxes, were made into something similar. Given how stunning those boxes are, could you just imagine how pretty they would be? A company in Nottingham (Unique Walls) began custom orders and then a while later they became available through IC. This is when I decided that I should really invest in one, after all those months of drooling over them on social media! irregular choice shoe mermaid storage chest

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

DIY Tinsel Shoes Tutorial

diy tinsel shoes
Do not adjust your screens, these are real shoes people! Firstly, happy new year to you all, hope 2017 is a brilliant one! I set myself a little DIY project before Christmas. Well actually as is the usual way, I thought it all out, then left it for weeks and weeks and last minute decided I should do something about it or the moment would be gone until next year. My background is in fashion, so obviously back then I was extremely creative and it's not something I've been able to indulge in since being ill. In an ideal world, I'd sit and sew and design and craft things all day long, but my brain doesn't work the way it used to and I know I'm not physically up to it either. However, I got this thing in my head that I wanted to make tinsel shoes.

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