Monday, 24 June 2013

Links à la Mode June 20th: Hunting in Heels is featured !

My post on Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly and how to sleep in style got picked as one of last week's best 20 blog posts.
I love reading the posts selected every week and I am always excited to be chosen. My main reason for loving the Links a la Mode, is the fact it concentrates on good writing and interest content, which is some times easily lost amoung the outfit posts of moody faces and exotic locations.
It encourages me to be a better writer, especially when I get feedback.
So check out the other links and join ifb, if you haven't already !


The Nostalgia of Summer

It's been a long time since I've edited LaLM, but it's how I began my time as an IFB contributor. It seems appropriate to return during the summer because it's always been the season for nostalgia. It doesn't help that I turn 30 this summer, something I look forward to with a great, child-like enthusiasm. It also makes me think about the last 10 years of my life, where I've gone, and how far I've come. Somewhere in the heart of these posts is a sense of nostalgia they bring out in me. Whether it's the childlike enthusiasm over nails that resemble a sprinkled ice cream cone and reminiscing about my first time watching Breakfast at Tiffany's or thinking about high-school physics with fashion, how I got out of credit card debt, or the changing tide of the blogosphere, I hope these posts stir a bit of nostalgia in you, too. (Or at least inspire you to start rewatching The Nanny on Netflix.) Or, as The In Club asks, maybe we're just too damned nostalgic.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

How to sleep in style: Audrey Hepburn



Men's Tuxedo shirt

Mary Green this is my favourite !

Anyone who puts any effort into looking their best in the morning, knows the feeling of kicking off those heels after a long day/night and reaching straight for those comfy (but probably not so attractive) "house" clothes, or as my boyfriend likes to call them, "chubby" clothes !
"I feel so comfortable with you" is a key phrase, that while suggests the healthy progression of a relationship, also means "I feel so comfortable with you that there is an miniature Amazonian forrest growing on my legs!"

So maybe this too comfortable? Not limited to just nightwear, sweat pants, Ugg boots and even those house slippers with funny teddy's on the front...".if only your blog readers could see you now he says ?!"

I am by no means an earlier riser, and even talking can be prohibited at times. So when I wake up I resemble more of a wild beast (rudely) awoken after hibernation. Dishevelled hair (no where near the elegance of Kate Moss's Bed Head look), traces of yesterday's mascara (yes I know it's a sin beauty bloggers !) and some kind of printed pyjama top with a cuddly animal on it (see essential Christmas gifts, thanks mum !).

When I think of how I would like too look upon waking I immediately think of Audrey Hepburn, as Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffanys. There is a scene in the movie where she is (rudely) waken by a knock at the door. She is wearing a turquoise sleep mask, embellished with gold eyelashes, resembling sleeping eyes. She has tasselled ear plugs and throws on a men's tuxedo shirt, that has been strewn on the floor from the night before.

It should be an easy look to pull off, right ? Well in theory, yes, but the key to Hepburn's look is actually Holly's lifestyle in the movie. Sleep mask see; I have to sleep during the day because I have a fabulous party to attend at night. Ear plugs see; I do not want to be disturbed, as I must get some shut eye to look fabulous for my next outing and the men's shirt, well it's more a case of finders keepers.

However this look is not unachievable as I have found some places selling the sleep mask and ear plugs replicas from the movie. The men's tuxedo shirt is more difficult. You may have to invest in one, as I can't imagine your boyfriend/husband/father/brother/lover being too happy about you floating around in his "good" shirt, after all he probably only has the one !

What are you tips for sleeping/lounging in style ? or are your stylish moments strictly limited to outside the house ?

That's all for now,
Love Dani xx