Monday, 28 November 2011

GIVEAWAY! - Purple heart shaped silver necklace - CLOSED

I thought I would treat you lovely readers now with Christmas and all coming up. And what better way to do it than with a GIVEAWAY! :)
I am giving away this sterling silver necklace (yes, real silver!) with several thin chains and a purple heart shaped pendant. 

If you would like to enter this giveaway (anyone can enter, wherever you are in the world), all you have to do is to follow my blog Fashion Infatuation with Google friend connect. Please leave a comment saying you have followed me, so that I can keep track.
For extra entries:
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Please add a comment for each thing you have done. The giveaway will close on Tuesday the 13th of December. One lucky winner will be picked randomly, and he/she will hopefully receive the necklace in time for Christmas.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Celebrity hair trends - hair extensions

 Celebrities ouze of glamour and luxury, and on the red carpet they all look like super models with their killer bodies and amazing locks. The trend of hair extensions amongst celebs is huge, and some pull it off better than others. Victoria Beckham's long highlighted brown hair is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks very natural.

So does Lindsay Lohan's long auburn mane. Can I have the number to her hair dresser, please!?

Paris Hilton rocks both a short crop and long curls with the help of great lengths hair extensions, and she knows it! Her extensions, just as Victoria's and Lindsay's, look very natural, and they're probably made out of real human hair.

It's one thing having Hollywood locks, but when is it too much? Miley Cyrus has gone a bit extreme with her extensions, and her hair looks very much like a bird's nest.

You can tell Nicole Richie's extensions aren't real, but they look very plastic! This doesn't look great at all. I really hope she sacked her hair dresser after this fiasco! She looks a thousand times better in a shorter hair style,

But hold on... it gets worse! Hair extensions can look gorgeous, but if you put them in the wrong way, or use cheap low quality material they can look absolutely awful. So be careful! Two celebs who've made a really bad choice when it comes to fake hair is Britney Spears and Axl Rose from Guns'n'Roses. I guess Britney can be excused cause of the fact that she shaved off all her hair a few years ago...

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

My pick of amazing skirts for Winter

In my first ever post on this blog I wrote about how my style has developed since I was a teenager, and I described myself as a "skirt freak". My belief is that you can't have too many skirts.
I bring to you my favourite skirts for Autumn and Winter - patterned, one-coloured and leather skirts. Have a look, and enjoy! :) Which one is your favourite?

My favourite one of the patterned ones is the beige and black stripy puffy skirt. I really like the mustardy one of the one-coloured skirts. Out of the leather skirts I would definitely place the black one with zipper detailed pockets as number one, with the tan skirt with the bow as a close second.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Thick, knitted winter tights

I am already tired of winter, and it's not even here yet...
But one thing I do like about winter is all the warm and cozy clothes you get to wear; chunky cardigans, warm boots, fluffy scarves, and the best thing - thick knitted tights!
I admit - I've got a thing for tights. I might not wear patterned ones very often (although I would like to) but I love wearing coloured ones. My favourite is a pair of thick dark purple tights I bought from M&S last year.
I recently found this tights shop, with the incredible name of Tights Tights Tights - could it be any better?! ;)
I could easily fill shopping bag after shopping bag with their collections. These tights below are my favourite ones of theirs. Note the awesome zebra ones! ;)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Shoe porn - Jimmy Choo

I’m going a bit Carry Bradshaw and am sharing some shoe porn with you. Ever since I wrote my post about cocktail dresses and designer shoes last week I’ve been obsessed with the thought of shoes. I kid you not!
I’ve browsed the collection of Jimmy Choo on the Jimmy Choo Shoes official site. I’ve especially drooled over the Icons collection, which actually includes a shoe which made its debut on Carrie Bradshaw’s feet in an episode of Sex and the City (Marlene). The Icons collection is a comeback of old classics, in new versions.
My favourite Icons shoe is Greta. See a few shoes from the collection below, and let me know which ones are your favourites :)



Unfortunately with Jimmy Choo shoes, and with all designer shoes for that matter, they aren’t very kind to your budget. You can find some slightly less expensive Jimmy Choos at Cruise Fashion though. Have a look!:)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Fancy a cuppa?

 I just wanted to share with you this lovely little tea cup necklace that I won in Natbees Fashion's giveaway. It's super cute! Thank you! She did the giveaway in collaboration with designer Misty Aurora, who's collection you can see here and here. Misty Aurora makes all sorts of pretty pieces of jewellery, such as earrings made out of fabric buttons, etc. I sure wouldn't mind having a pair of them :)
Keep an eye out for a giveaway of my own. It'll come soon ;)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Plectrum - Shop opening event in Leeds

Me and blogger friend Laura from TopStyleAdvice were invited to a shop opening event in Leeds last week. The shop was Plectrum, which is a menswear collection from Ben Sherman, and it's located in Thornton's arcade in Leeds city center. It is also in collaboration with the clothes shop HIP, which is right next to it. Plectrum is a very modern collection of menswear, and the style of the clothes is truly unique. I would call it something like "urban lumberjack" as a lot of the items are made of very rough or thick material, and the classic checked patterns show up on several of the items.

When walking around in the store it was kind of like walking in someone's wardrobe. Not because of the lack of space, but because there was pretty much only one of each item presented on the shelves and hangers. I quite liked the look of that - it looked very posh - but I can imagine it being a little bit annoying for a man to shop there since the staff would have to run up 2 floors to get the right size for every item he wanted to try on.

The event itself was unfortunately not that exciting. I had expected there to be a little fashion show of the new collection, or some kind of entertainment or presentation - but it was just about standing about and mingle for 2.5 hours. The cocktails were delicious though, and the bartender was a chirpy lad that entertained us as much as he could - but too bad we only got 2 drinks each. I really wanted to go to the after party at Sky Lounge, but I just couldn't bring myself to wait around that long. Here are some pictures from the event...

Monday, 7 November 2011

Cocktail time

Cocktail dresses
Is it just me, or are there more parties in general during the autumn and winter? While the summer is all about casual bbq get-togethers in the garden or in the parks, autumn and winter is more about the glamorous and dressy cocktail parties.

The secret behind dressing right for a cocktail party is to think "elegant and sophisticated".
Think classic beauties like the 1950's actresses Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.
Go for a dress that is classic, timeless and versatile. You can of course choose one with a modern twist or an unusual detail. The thing about cocktail dresses is that you should be able to wear the same dress to more than one party but still pull it off as different styles, as you match it with different accessories. Therefore, choose very carefully when buying a cocktail dress. It should be flattering, confident-boosting and easy to match. Patterns can be tricky, so go for a safe choice and buy a one coloured dress. Dark ones are always a safe choice as they go with pretty much everything. Black, royal blue, dark purple, grey... But lighter ones can be great if you want to lighten up your surroundings. Why not choose a creamy or a beige goldy satin dress to look a bit goddess-like, or a bright red if you are daring enough and want to stand out from the crowd. After all, everyone should have tried the "the lady in red" style at least once in their life.

Designer shoes
The perfect match with a classic cocktail dress is a pair of stylish designer shoes. If you've decided to go for a very neutral dress, match it with a pair of sparkly or bold coloured shoes. Every girl should own at least one pair of designer shoes - shoes that she can cherish and treat with great respect. Designer shoes are so well designed that they feel feather light on your feet, and you feel like you're walking on clouds - but only the top designer shoes can make you feel like this, so decide carefully before you invest. Some of the greatest shoe designers there are, are of course Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo.
Classic Beauty
Here is the recipe to becoming a classic beauty:
  • 1*cocktail dress
  • 1*pair of designer shoes
  • A handful of glamorous jewellery
  • Dramatic makeup
  • 1*elegant hairstyle