DIY: Metallic Cap Toe Heels

3 Jun

If you couldn’t tell this week has been all about footwear and the final installment of the #FootwearFetish week of posts i’ve found a cool DIY project for you.

Check out this short video by Fab Sugar TV showing a simple way to customise your shoes to get one of hottest footwear trends for Spring/Summer 12, metallic cap toe heels. If your not a fan if heels you can do this with flats too. If you are on a budget dig out an old pair of pointed shoes and get creative!

YSL: Jungle Fever Footwear

2 Jun

It seems no fashion house is complete without a cool casual footwear collection and YSL is no different. This season French luxury fashion label Yves Saint Laurent has launched a capsule collection of fierce footwear. Trainers are no longer seen as the footwear for sports or urban street styling.

YSL offers a bold jungle inspired range from snake skin imitation high tops to cheetah fur textured slip ons these pieces will allow you to add a bit of casual chic to almost any outfit whether you want to dress down a suit or dress up your basic Nike trackies. In keeping with one of the biggest SS12 trends ‘Tropical’ and taking it in a masculine direction I predict these will be a hit.

Dr Martens x Lovebox Competition

30 May

If trainers aren’t quite your thing don’t worry I’ve got another little footwear gem for you…

 

Dr Martens are giving away VIP tickets to Lovebox. And they want bloggers to email photos of their festival outfits teamed with Dr Martens to firstandforever@drmartens.com for a chance to win. (Deadline 11th June.) Pretty simple hey.

 

Check out http://www.facebook.com/drmartens to see the entrants and winners!

Dionne Bromfield Flaunting It

19 May

Dionne Bromfield God Daughter to the late Amy Winehouse has recently feature in Flaunt Magazine. Her look is a far cry from the cutesy dresses and bouncy hair she arrived on the scene with and she’s rocking it well. Speaking on being bullied to her relationship with Amy, Dionne is showing Flaunt magazine just what her young soul is bringing to the UK music scene. Read full article here.

Locked And Loaded!

18 May

Lately I’ve been having major dilemmas. I’ll find an AMAZING item of clothing that is very unlikely to be found on every other girl around town and 9 times out of10 its an international brand so the shipping is almost as expensive as the thing I want to buy. Argh!

These Machine Gun Stockings by Singapore based brand The Cult Label are a breath of fresh air since everyone and their mother started wearing the Henry Holland style stocking tights. Edgy and original.

I don’t usually share these cool finds with friends until I’ve bought it and worn it but this is unfortunately sold out (however a similar version is now available) and on top of that the ‘nude’ shade of the actual stockings could look really wrong on my brown skin tone so don’t want to risk it. But heck I can’t keep these to myself they are just too much!! I need these in my life somehow..fingers crossed they will be stocked in a light denier black or no doubt some brand will knock them off (most likely be Top Shop lol)

This is the first i’ve seen from The Cult Label and trawling through the stock I want or like every other thing. Definitely the place to cop a few things to jazz up your wardrobe and make a change from the usual UK high street finds.

What do you think of these.. Yay or Nay?!

#HelloNellyUK!

18 May

Regular readers of PRL would’ve seen the recent competition I had to win tickets to the Nelly UK launch party and last week I joined the lucky comp winners from here and various other sources to mingle with press and fashion bloggers from around the UK for a great night of cocktails, fashion & entertainment.


The highlight of the event was that Nelly was kindly giving away a free pair of shoes to the first 300 ladies though the door and so as you can imagine the queues began early. I arrived at 6.30 and joined the bloggers queue and slowly but surely worked my way in and grabbed a Nelly ribbon to get me some shoes!

 

 The venue was the beautiful Aqua which is a restaurant bar by day and there were plenty of drinks flowing immediately. Apart from drinking there was a plenty to do. Have your nails painted, get your photo taken in the photo booth with the some cool accessories or browse the fabulous clothing and footwear brands such as AX Paris and Cuba shoes that lined the rooms.


The VIP room that hosted the shoes we were able to pick from was bustling with eager ladies picking out their favourite three pairs of shoes out of loads nestling in glass cases around the room to enter into the Nelly booking system. There wasn’t opportunity to try on shoes for obvious reasons, I just hope i’ve picked the right size as i’m an annoying ‘inbetweener’ size. But anyhow the wait long queue to select shoes was eased with entertainment from pole dancers and sushi.

Over all it was a great night of socialising and goodies. I can’t wait for one of my studded lovelies to arrive! A great way to say #HelloNellyUK. Check out some of the pictures of the night and don’t forget to check out Nelly the next time you indulge in some online shopping.

Nail Art: Insipred by Nail Porn

11 May

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!!

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PRLs Street Peeps

30 Apr

While at the Nail Porn x Tommy Guns Salon press launch this was the perfect time to seek out another candidate for my PRLs Street Peeps section and I chose fellow Nail Porn trainee Kat who sported a cool icy blonde/pink hair colour and an original style.

Nail Porn x Tommy Guns Salon Press Launch

30 Apr

Last Tuesday saw the launch of the amazing new Tommy Guns salon in Regent St situated on the lower ground floor of newly opened Superdry. Teaming up with the Tommy Guns salon is a team of super nail artists, Nail Porn headed by Sophy Robson.

The press event was bursting at the seams as the turn out was amazing. Champagne and canapés floated around as nail artists, hair stylists and beauticians handed out complimentary services. Alongside the Tommy Guns grooming salon there will be nail art from Nail Porn and eyelash, brow and hair services. I having started training with Nail Porn was excited to see the next step of the Nail Porn empire take off. The evening was jammed packed with press, bloggers, fashionistas and celebs keen to see the hottest addition to Regent St. The salon has a theatre/museum feel with the art deco theme a world away from the Superdry store you walk through and that’s what makes it all the more amazing as you enter.

Nail Porn and Sophy Robson may be names some of you are not too familiar with but her influence and been wide spread and very influential. Having helped push out the classic square tip nail in favour of the ‘claw’ and painted nails for the likes of Henry Holland and Kanye West at London & Paris Fashion Week this salon is a great step in getting the brand out to the mainstream notoriety.

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Sophy Robson creator of Nail Porn has created a special menu for the salon which features an array of cool and original designs. If you are a lover of nail art like myself make sure you drop by to the salon and get your nails porned!

Sophy Robson founder of Nail Porn

You can find the new Nail Porn salon at: Lower Ground Floor 103/113 Regent St, London, W1B 4HL

Also follow Nail Porn via: Twitter & Tumblr for the latest.

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