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Etsy Store Update: Studded Bow Ties!

10 May

New items have been added to my recently set up Etsy store.. Cool studded bow ties.

Great way to jazz up an outfit with this seasons hottest trend. Available in gold or silver with flat or dome studs. Get yours here!!



Chanel Iman’s Thirst

26 Apr

Chanel Iman has teamed up with Jenna Elizabeth for this sultry short for Bullet Magazine. Chanel Iman plays the role of femme fatale in ‘Thirst’ who seeks sweet revenge on a cheating lover. The eerie soundtrack and dark dim light visual bring out a new side to the often demure model. Starring along side Malcolm Jackson who plays the object of her desire and revenge could more acting roles be on the horizon for Chanel? UK Comp Giveaway [Closed]

21 Apr


Hey guys!

If you haven’t entered this online competition already get going! Only a week left to enter. is a top fashion e-retailer based in Sweden which will now be launching in the UK. To celebrate will be throwing a great launch party which will be a night full of entertainment and freebies. First 300 ladies will receive a pair if Nelly High Heels absolutely FREE!

To see full details on how to enter see earlier post here.

xoxo Launch Party Tix Giveaway! [Now Closed]

16 Apr

PRL has teamed up with top European designer online store to give five lucky readers (plus a friend each) the chance to come down and celebrate the UK launch of at an exclusive venue in Central London May 9th. The event will be a fashion packed night of entertainment to remember and the generous people at will be giving away a free pair of Nelly High Heels to the first 300 people through the doors! sell some of the top designer brands in fashion for both men and women and will be a great addition to those of you who love online shopping.

There are 3 really simple ways to enter this fab competition, just choose below: (Please read the terms & conditions below before entering)

Via Twitter: Follow Pleats Rhymes & Life on Twitter. Then copy & paste the below in a tweet to your followers:

I just entered the @PRL_Blog #HelloNellyUK Launch Party Tix Comp! Enter here: RT

Via Facebook: Like the Pleats Rhymes & Life Facebook page. Then @ Pleats Rhymes & Life with the below (MAKE SURE we are successfully @ replied so your entry is tracked!!)

I just entered the PleatsRhymesAndLife Launch Party Tix Comp!

To enter here: Simply like this post, leave a comment below saying ‘Hey, I’ve entered #HelloNellyUK’ .

Winners will be selected at random from each platform. Feel free to enter via as many ways as you like and tell your friends for a higher chance at getting lucky! Closing date: Friday 27th April 2012 midday.

Terms & Conditions:

– United Kingdom residents ONLY. (Event will be in Central London. Location disclosed to winners.)

– You must be aged 18yrs+

– There are no restrictions to the amount of times you can enter.

– You MUST have completed all relevant stages of entry e.g. Following AND tweeted. These will be checked via the use of hash tags via twitter and @ replies logged on Facebook.

– If you are a winner you will have 3days in which to respond or you may lose out on the tickets so please keep your eyes peeled!

– Closing date Friday 27th April 2012.

Good Luck!



Brand Watch: Activist Eyewear

13 Apr

The greatest thing about the development of social networking is that it’s so much easier to touch base and discover exciting new people and brands. The latest discovery via Twitter has been Eyewear brand Activist Eyewear. Brooklyn crafted and Japan crafted this brand prides itself on authentic influences of the streets that surround them in New York and work alongside high skilled craftsmen to bring its customers cutting edge products.


The unisex products are very thoughtfully produced and each style is produced on a limited run with 718 pieces made in each colour way which is homage to their hometown area code. Once it’s sold out, that’s it! It’s a great concept especially if you are like me and love to key pieces you won’t find every other person on the high street with.

No brand these days is making waves if it isn’t experimenting with some sort of new technology and Activist is no different. The frames of their eyewear is deigned with an innovative design named Split-Fit which is designed to relieve pressure from the temples and ear area which you often get from ill fitting generic frames. The split design is crafted specially to provide comfort and a secure fit.

Activist Eyewear very kindly gave me personalised edition of their SS12 Lookbook and I’ve picked out some of my favourite pieces. (Click on images to enlarge.)


For me the Krieger frame is my number one pick, available as an optical or sunglasses frame and in four colour ways. I love the white and the pop of extreme polarised ActiVIZm lenses. All frames are available in four colour ways and are the perfect way to finish off any SS12 outfit.

Follow Activist Eyewear on Twitter



12 Apr

****UPDATE: Now selling on Etsy NOT eBay****


Everyone has an iPhone nowadays so stand out from the crowd with one of these cool studded iphone cases! Studs are this seasons hottest embellishment and it’s never been easier to stay on trend.
Each case at present is unique and handmade. I am currently selling them via eBay and selling out fast!

Check out the latest cases available for bidding on my eBay page.

There will be more unique iphone cases coming in the next week so if the one you want isn’t there keep an eye out or drop me an email with your request and you will be updated as and when more has been made.

Louis Vuitton Gets Animated

7 Apr

LV present their latest line in belts with a cool Saul Bass inspired short titled “A notch on Louis Vuitton’s Belt”. The minute long film follows the trail of a belt snatching femme fatale and the men who can’t seem to keep hold of their Louis Vuitton belts. The short cleverly advertises the Spring/Summer 2012 belt collection in animated form created by artist Jo Ratcliffe.

Graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass may not be a name you’re familiar with but his handy work is instantly recognisable and can be seen around us in everyday life and in classic movie opening sequences. From designing the Kleenex logo to creating the opening sequence in the original Oceans 11 the work of Saul Bass is as classic as the luxury of Louis Vuitton.

Dr Martens Spitalfields Bespoke Service

1 Apr


Hipsters, Mods, Rockers & all other lovers of Dr Martens will be pleased to hear that they have another chance of standing out from the crowd. Those thoughtful and creative people at Dr Martens will be reopening their bespoke service at the Spitalfields store.

You will now be able to request which type of stitching, eyelets, lining, laces, leather, sole & colour you want your Docs in. So if you’re fed up of those cringe moments you and all your mates turn up in the same floral or metallic Martens, this service will be heaven sent!

Citizens of Farah Competition

27 Mar


I know there must be a lot of great looking people who read this blog and so when I heard about this competition I thought it would be a great opportunity that I couldn’t just keep to myself!

Menswear label Farah vintage have a exciting completion running which will see the winner be the face if their next ad campaign and the chance to assist photographer Gavin Watson!

Farah Vintage blossomed in the 1980s with fashion savvy hipsters within the music scene and has been solid ever since. Today Farah is still rooted in its heritage and great casual fashion. Whether you are a budding photographer, model or just up for something new you can enter the comp simply upload a recent photo if yourself to the Farah Vintage Facebook page wall with ‘I want to hang with Gavin Watson’ in the comment box by April 6th.

Good luck!

J.Lo: Aprils Cover Girl

23 Mar

American Idols leading lady has been putting in work recently. Not only Jennifer Lopez gracing our screens at least two nights a week on the judging panel holding it down for the ladies but she is the cover star of three top fashion magazines this April.


Fighting fit & feisty in V magazines sports issue, ravishing and elegant in red for Vogue and keeping it fun and funky with Glamour magazine. Which J.Lo look is your fave? ..I cant decide.


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