Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WHITE WASHED

shirt from vateno // jumper from charity shop // shorts from jessica buurman // grey pork pie from topshop // shoes from dresslink

Is it awful that I've been feeling a bit of a post-exam blues? My last exam was over exactly four weeks ago and I feel like I now have too much time on my hands. Definitely not complaining, but it's just quite odd to know that I don't have to constantly revise and do past papers. Strangely I still feel a sense of guilt though whilst I was watching the CBS drama Elementary, an American version of Sherlock Holmes with a female Watson, pretty good. Maybe the sense of guilt is triggered by the fact that I feel like I should be educating myself every second, just maybe.

Two weeks ago I've had a photo session with my friend Eddie, I've had such a fun time and the lovely weather made it even better. It was a nice to have Eddie being a director too because I never know what pose to make or where to look, a professional experience! We managed to shoot all four of my somewhat "British inspired" outfits and this is the first one that I want to share with you guys!!

Eddie's links (You know you wanna click it yeah): 
https://www.fb.com/eddierollinsphoto

You can hype this look on the sidebar ->
Mannie x

Saturday, 7 June 2014

BAGS OF LOVE - Blooming Marvellous Design Contest

Hello dearies, it sure has been a while! Just like most of the other people my age, I've been working hard for my exams! I swear that's all I ever go on about in my blog posts.. exams, exams, and more exams. Ha! 

Well nonetheless, I found a little bit of time to enter the Blooming Marvellous Design Contest hosted by Bags of Love. With floral pattern being the print of the season, the contest brief is to design your very own all over printed t-shirt.


This contest is open until the 9th June 2014 and there will be a total of 5 winners who will get to win some lovely prizes! For more information on the contest, please click here.

Anyway, I began by snapping a couple of photograph of the beautiful orchid that my mother has taken very well care of. By placing it in front of a plain wall it allows me to remove the background with ease.


Then I just played around with the hue, saturation and arrange it with symmetry on Photoshop and finally, I uploaded the final print on the Bags of Love website and entered it into the contest!

I hope you liked this post and let me know if you're entering the contest too!! :)

Love, 
Mannie x

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

NEUTRAL ELEPHANT

  sunglasses, necklace and shorts from jessica buurman // shirt from romwe // jacket from dresslink // sandals from dressale

Rarely do I wear tan colour, I have always been avoiding such particular shade because I feel like it washes out my skin colour. But I was feeling "adventurous" so I decided to overcome my fear and rock this tan parka. The material is really thin so I think it'll be suitable on summer nights when it gets a bit windy! I'm loving my new statement necklace, it has beads for the elephant's eyes! Also, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and got my hands on a pair of skorts that have been seen on so many fashion bloggers. It's so sleek and clean looking I don't know why I took so long!

I feel like I should apologies for the lack of posts lately. Exams are fast approaching, in fact, I have 3 exams down already, but still 8 more to go! That's actually considered as quite a large amount for a-level... why did I put so much on myself ?! Good luck to everyone else who are also taking exams/finals right now!!

As always, you can hype this look on the side bar! ->

Love,
Mannie x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

SPRING'14 FASHION LOOKBOOK


Yep, that's right. I've made a lookbook video featuring some of the pieces I've shown in my previous haul! Hope you guys like it hehe! 

Love,
Mannie x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

SPRING '14 FASHION HAUL


So it is spring and I may or may not have gone and got myself hella lot of new clothes for this season. I will have a spring lookbook coming up so stay tune for that! :)

Love,
Mannie x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN CATS

 top and leggings from romwe // jacket from urban outfitters // platform boots from storenvy

How freaking cool/weird is this snow white and the seven cats top?! I knew I had to have it so now it is in my possession mwahaha. Definitely a statement piece and eye-catching top as well as it being a conversation starter! I like how it's a baggy top so that I can wear it with a pair of leggings and my bottoms are covered ha. 

I've been really enjoying writing blog posts lately, it's sort of relaxing and it feels great to let my voice out. At the moment I'm going through this phase of jealousy. I hate to admit it. I've always thought of myself as a bigger person, and my friends think so too, but at times I just can't help but envy of what others have achieve and especially when they have a clear goal of what they want to become. Maybe I'll find myself a direction sometime soon, maybe.

Love,
Mannie x

Friday, 11 April 2014

PROM SEASON PICKS: DRESSES (Part 1)

The prom season is fast approaching and oh my, it has been nearly two whole years since I have had my prom! I still remember frantically searching for the perfect dress and suitable accessories to go with it. Unlike America, us Brits only have one prom at the end of our senior school, so we had to make the most out of it!

To help you girls out a little, I have picked out a few prom dresses from dressv.com that would be lovely for your big night!

Pink Dress     //     White Dress

These two are the classic elegant dresses that I've picked out, I think pink and white are such gentle colours that instantly makes anyone look ladylike! I especially love the addition of the trail of roses on the pink dress as well as the golden satin ribbon bow on the right that adds a little something to the dresses. 

Black Dress     //     Blue Dress

There is something about those two dresses above that is old-fashion-like. I love the high neck of the black dress as it reminds me of the traditional neck collar of the Chinese clothing - qipao. This black dress is fully lined with a built in bra so it's very comfy to wear for the long night ahead! It is finished off with some beautiful floral embroidery on sheer fabric as well as beading embellishments. On the other hand, the blue dress on the right is more plain compared to the black one as it doesn't have any embellishments at all. However, the nature of the satin emits a slight sheen which is enough already. The full ruffles of the dress reminds me of the rockabilly era which I really like.


This final one caught my eyes when I was browsing through their dress gallery, it looks very luxurious and unique, and the colour of the dress - consists of greens, emeralds, blues definitely reminds me of a mermaid's tail! The dress has a boat neckline but the sweetheart neckline created by the thousands of sequences is also clearly visible as there is mesh material on the upper chest area. I think anyone would look absolutely amazing in this dress and I would love to capture the moment when they twirl in this!

Lastly, I'll leave you with a little tip: If you're buying your dress online, make sure you double check that you have all the correct measurements before purchasing it!

Hope you like my selection of dresses! Visit http://www.dressv.com/cocktail-dresses-2014-c103450/ for more dresses :)

Love,
Mannie x