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Aluna Francis: Fashion Profile

1 Aug

When you hear Aluna Francis sing you are transported into a futuristic daze, chilling with the beat and hearing what she has to say.

Having read my blog yesterday on AlunaGeorge’s debut album, Body Music, on Your Desirables you already know that I’m obsessed with everything this band has to offer.

It doesn’t just stop with the music – Aluna’s personal style is something just as special. I hate the word quirky so will avidly avoid it – Aluna does effortlessly sexy sports chic like no other.

With a lean supermodel body she certainly dresses to work it: short hems, shorts and crops all show off impressively long limbs and a washboard stomach.

Aluna always looks confident and comfy yet super stylish and bang on trend without looking like she’s trying too hard!

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I’ve had a little look around and here’s how you can steal Aluna’s style:

Denim Crop Top – Missguided

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White Crop & Skirt Outfit – Nasty Gal

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Sneakers – Isabel Marant

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Blazers – Nike

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Tassel Bodysuit – Amazon

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Across Body Bag – River Island

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What do you love about Aluna’s style? & have you bought the album yet?!

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Dawn Porter & Chris O’Dowd: Retro Kool

5 Nov

She’s often seen on our TV screens, he’s making quite a name for himself on the big screen and right now they are my newest celebrity obsession! Dawn Porter and Chris O’Dowd married in the summer of this year and fast became my second fave showbiz couple of all time (after Khloé and Lamar of course…).

Dawn is always someone I’ve looked up to (given that she made her name in the biz as a writer and journalist) but she’s always caught my eye at public appearances too. If it’s not her hair-do, it’s her dress, or her boots; everything she wears gives me a serious case of wardrobe-lust! Having got a little insight on ‘Show Me Your Wardrobe’ (addictive new show on Sky Living) I’m now fully committed to finding the perfect vintage piece for my own closet.

A lot of Dawn’s collection she found on Ebay (amaaaazing!) but others she found in shops like Tesco or online! So I thought I’d give it a go.

Discovering some wonderful online vintage clothing stores recently, this one is amongst my faves; www.candysays.co.uk. I have a particular eye for anything inspired by either the 20s or the 60s for a couple of different reasons;

Dresses like this 60s-style shift dress (from candysays.co.uk £55) will create just enough shape to feel comfortable and sexy and you will always find the most gorgeous shades of oranges, pinks, blues and greens to flatter most skin tones and occassions:

http://www.candysays.co.uk/peach-orange-vintage-1960s-psych-go-go-mini-dress-crochet-trim

£65:

http://www.candysays.co.uk/cerise-pink-linen-unworn-vintage-1960s-rembrandt-sheath-dress-daisy-appliques

This turquoise dress is my ultimate find! £75:

http://www.candysays.co.uk/vibrant-turquoise-vintage-1960s-mod-beaded-shift-dress

For that elegant, vintage-Hollywood 20s look I came across www.leluxeclothing.com. This clothing site was actually responsible for some of the outfits worn in recent blockbuster, ‘The Artist’.

Now, although pricey and based in San Francisco, the site gives you plenty of inspiration of what to look for in a 20s dress:

What excites me about wearing vintage is the feeling of uniqueness that comes with the clothing. Dawn described it perfectly on ‘Show Me Your Wardrobe’; “I don’t go to Fashion Week because I don’t want the fashion industry to tell me that what I’m wearing isn’t cool.”

Obsessed with Dawn Porter because:

1) She’s successful in all businesses I aspire to succeed in myself (ahhhh!)

2) She’s Queen Vintage and always looks perf (ahhhhhh!)

3) Her dog is called Potato (LOL)

What about Chris??

I first noticed him in the film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ wayyyy back in 2009 and actually, if I’m honest, found him the best thing about the whole film (it wasn’t a cracker!). But then it wasn’t until Bridesmaids last year that I noticed him again… in his little officer’s suit…

And in his own gawky, Irish way, he became one of my fave actors (some people say I’m far too easily pleased…)

Currently starring in Sky One’s ‘Moone Boy’ (and doing a particuarly fab job of it according to the reviews I’ve read/heard!) and also in new movie ‘The Sapphires’ I think this is one cheeky chappy we won’t me missing anytime soon.

Yay.

What do you think? Seriously cool couple?!

xxPeacexx

Other Photos & Background Info:

http://thedailyedge.thejournal.ie/

http://www.cinemaseries.es/?p=41448

http://en.wikipedia.org

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xxx

Steal Khloe’s X Factor Style

1 Nov

After confirming Mario Lopez and Khloé Kardashian as the new hosts of the US version of the X Factor, the world’s media went crazy for all things KoKo!

‘Khloé Kardashian – Hot Or Not?’

‘Kardashian Facing Backlash For Hosting TALENT Competition’

‘Khloé vs Britney – The New X Factor Style Showdown!’

& so the headlines went on…

But HOORAY… Khloé’s X Factor debut has finally aired and the jury is no longer out on this one! Using her usual quick wit and cute, flirtatious charm, she was a much-needed ratings-boosting SMASH!

Aside from pushing the judges and oozing self-confidence, Khloé also won brownie points in the style stakes; power dressing in a tight-fitting pencil skirt and sheer, detailed blouse, tough-cookie KoKo even brushed off Simon’s playful air-conditioning joke as her left nipple popped through to make it’s own TV debut! Later in the evening Khloé tweeted, “I think I had a little nip action earlier LOL”

Khloe’s outfit had quite the impact on her first day so I thought I needed a similar get-up in my wardrobe, just in case I’m in need of a ‘This-Is-My-Time-To-Shine-Outfit’! Perusing what’s on offer at the moment, here’s my UK high-street version of KoKo’s X Factor ensemble:

This Lace Back Blouse in Plum Crush – Lipsy – £38

Teamed with this bargain of a skirt from Krisp – £20

Completing the look with some Kardashian-Style Shoe Porn like these heeled bad-boys from River Island (currently on sale at Asos.com) – £35

Bag this little outfit and dress to impress just like Khloé!

xx Peace xx

News & Photos:

www.asos.com

www.lipsy.co.uk

www.krisp.co.uk

www.eonline.com

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