Thursday, 29 March 2012

black, grey & blossom.

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Topshop dress, gift - Vintage shoes, charity shop, £3 - Bag, car boot sale, free - Bracelet, c/o Essential at The Bentall Centre.
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Hello everyone, hasn't the weather been just lovely recently? It's most definitely put a little spring in my step, despite me always being more of an Autumn/Winter girl. It's so darn nice to feature an outfit on the blog which is just black and grey, I've missed sharing my more everyday outfits with you all, though I have just loved showing you a different side to my style through Asos Future Stylist! I just adore this dress, it's the perfect addition to my wardrobe, it's such a flattering shape too. It didn't need much fuss, so I simply teamed it with my favourite bag and vintage shoes, along with a pretty little bracelet. I was gifted with the bracelet whilst attending a blogger event at The Bentall Centre recently, where we were given a little tour around the shopping centre, focusing on specific shops include Crabtree & Evelyn and Oliver Bonas, I had such a lovely time! I always used to visit The Bentall Centre as my college was right nearby, so it was great to visit again to actually find out more about some of my favourite brands. Before I go, I'd just like to say thank-you for all of your wonderful support for my semi-final future stylist look, it would be amazing if you could keep voting daily as I would love to it through to the final! Love, Jazzabelle.

Monday, 26 March 2012

asos future stylist 2012: the semi-final.

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Two years ago when I started this blog (it was my blog's second birthday yesterday! Cor blimey), who knew that I'd not only have the confidence to get my legs out, but also be wearing a ridiculously bright outfit and making it through to the semi-final of Asos Future Stylist? Certainly not me! Thank-you for voting me through to the next round, it means ever so much to me, I'm truly humbled by all of your lovely comments. There wasn't a specific theme for this round, the brief simply was to style a piece from Asos Marketplace, so I selected this sheer blouse from The White Pepper as the starting point for my outfit. I've taken quite a fancy to the peplum trend so decided to team the blouse with this pretty skirt, along with a matching pair of heels and complimenting mustard coat. Plus as I feel that styling is as much about the props at it is the clothes, I couldn't resist adding a balloon as the final touch! Like my previous looks, this outfit is so far out of my comfort zone, so I really do hope you can see how much I have pushed myself in this competition, whilst remaining true to my personal style.
Same as before, Asos have kindly offered the chance for one of you to win a £25 voucher, so all you have to do to be entered is to vote for me here and comment on this post leaving your email address and I'll notify the winner next week! I can't express to you how much I would love to go through to the final, so please vote daily! Thank-you so very much. Love, Jazzabelle.

Monday, 12 March 2012

asos future stylist 2012: sports luxe.

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Why hello, everyone! Long time no speak. I've been pretty darn busy recently hence my lack of posting, because not only have I started my lovely new job at Cath Kidston, I've also been styling a couple of shoots too! I'm sure some of your know already, but I'm currently working as a stylist on an upcoming knitwear book for Quadrille Publishing, which should be released in the Autumn. It's been so fun to have such creative control and work with an amazing team, I can't wait to share some photographs with you! The art director approached me for this job after seeing my feature in Asos magazine last year, so isn't it just funny how things turn out, because now here I am taking part in Asos Future Stylist!
I think you've seen it all now - first bright pink jeans, then clashing patterns and now trainers! What a shock to my usual classic style and neutral colours, cor blimey. My look is quite a simple approach to the sports luxe trend, but I like to think I have mixed the right amount of chic and slouchy to create an interesting outfit. I felt a little self concious wearing such a body con mesh pencil skirt (I have a really arched back which makes my stomach stick out a little), but I think it looks great teamed with a cropped tee, lilac high tops and a matching clutch bagI'm aware that I'm not the 'prettiest' nor the most popular out of the final bloggers, but as I've said before, I really feel that I have fully embraced all of the trends so far and have been incredibly passionate about taking part in this competition. I would just love to go through to the next round and with your support I so hope I can! 
Once again, Asos have kindly offered the chance for one of you to win a £25 voucher, so all you have to do to be entered is to vote for me here and comment on this post leaving your email address! I'll announce the winner next week. Love, Jazzabelle.