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Courtney Love’s 90s Inspired Nasty Gal Collection ♥

Quirky fashion label Nasty Gal has collaborated with the queen of grunge & my personal style icon, Courtney Love. Nasty Gal’s founder, Sophia Amoruso states “Nasty Gal is not a brand for wallflowers. Courtney is provocative, she’s uninhibited. I would say we’re a provocative brand.”

The collection is called “Love, Courtney” and is made up of eighteen pieces, inspired by Courtney’s kinderwhore style back in the 90’s. Courtney Love was apart of my favourite band of all time, Hole. Her aesthetic had always intrigued me and she has been one of my biggest style inspirations for many years now. I can’t tell you how many Peter Pan collared dresses I own, inspired by Courtney’s style. For me, this collection is a dream come true!

The collection only came out on the 14th of January and many of the items are already sold out.

One of the items that has sold out *cries* is the tiara hair band, which I absolutely adore!

“The starting point was lingerie meets real world’ Courtney explained in an interview on Nasty Gal’s site. ‘We looked at some of my rock-star ’90s stuff and redid that in a more contemporary way.” Courtney explained that they went through her closet and pulled out some really special pieces that she had saved. “I always take vintage and re-adapt it, so I doodled on the original sketches, adding details like handcrafted, romantic, three-dimensional accents.”

The collection consists of some of Love’s signature pieces such as baby doll dresses, silk maxi gowns, strappy lingerie, and sweeping lace kimonos. The campaign model wears ripped fishnets, blood red lipstick and has her hair styled in Courtney’s iconic, messy bed-head look.

There is no doubt that Courtney Love is a style icon. With this Nasty Gal collaboration, posing for YSL and Jeffree Star naming some of his new lip products after some of Love’s biggest hits, it’s safe to say she’s just as influential in the fashion world now, as she was back in the 90’s.

Her music and style have made me who I am today. I used to listen to Live Through This on repeat in my bedroom, running my fingers over the album slip, reading the lyric sheets and desperately wanting to dress like Courtney. Her style and talent has lasted through the years and I still continue to look to her for style inspiration. She most certainly is the girl with the most cake. ♥

You can check out (and sob over) this iconic collection over at NastyGal.com

 

Bad Reputation OOTD

‘I don’t really care if you think I’m strange I ain’t gonna change!’ – Joan Jett

Shoes // Primark

Sunglasses // Pimark

Flower Crown // Primark

Faux Leather Jacket // Romwe

Kurt Cobain Vest Top // Romwe

Faux Leather Trousers // Dunnes Store

xoxo

Steal Her Style: Charli XCX

Charlie XCX is my new style queen. I bow down to her fashion choices!

This woman is a risk taker and fashion is all about having fun, being creative and taking risks. Her playful approach to fashion is invigorating. It is so refreshing to see someone in music today is is so wholeheartedly enjoying discovering their own personal style! Charli XCX is all about living life as if it is one big party. And Hey, you gotta get dressed up for your own party, right?

Her album Sucker embodies that mindset & is fantastic to listen to while getting glammed up!

I love that Charli’s style pays homage to cult classic 90s chick flick films such as Clueless & Jawkbreaker. She wears a lot of teen movie inspired clothing such as fluffy crop tops, cross chokers and shredded tights to name a few. In regards to style inspiration Charlie says, ‘I draw inspiration from pop culture like Wednesday Addams and the Spice Girls, but present it in a raw environment on stage. It’s kind of like baby-cake goth. I’ve always put thought into what I’m wearing, because as an artist it’s really important for the look to translate into your sound.’

To get Charlie XCX’s girly grunge look, try combining colourful crop tops with gothic inspired jewelry. Charli is most inspired by the 90s fashion era, ‘I feel like the ‘90s had the best period for style because it was the best of both worlds like grunge and then Girl Power pop as well’.

Charlie is a shoe fanatic and loves to wear super high platform shoes in bright, solid colours and platforms with funky patterns on them. Her style is also influenced by the London rave scene, where she used to preform at parties when she was a starting out as a musical artist.

Charli’s makeup go-to makeup look is usually a red or pink bold lip and sultry eyes. She brings out her brown eyes by using gold and metallic eye shadow’s to really make her beautiful eyes pop, her brows are always defined and on fleek , come on I had to say it!. She sometimes experiments with colourful eye shadow’s to add a some more playfulness to her look (as if she needs too!)

If there is anything I’ve learned from Charli XCX, it is that life is too short to care about what other people think about your fashion choices. Style is personal and it’s influenced by a lot of different mediums of art and life. Experimenting with your style is so much fun and taking influence from your favorite style era’s is a great way to discover who you are and what you like to wear. Fashion allows us to show the world who are are and who we want to be and Charli XCX gets that.

Valentines Day OOTD

‘You give me that kind of something, want it all the time, need it everyday‘ – Arianna Grande

Shoes // Primark

Sunglasses // Pimark

Flower Crown // Primark

Heart Shaped Bag // H&M

Striped Peplum Top // H&M

Chunky Chain Necklace // H&M

Faux Leather Trousers // Dunnes Stores

 

 

Whedon Fashion Week #7 Willow

Oh, I don’t get wild. Wild on me equals spaz. “

Willow Rosenberg, the scoobies secret weapon and in my opinion, one bad ass chick. In season one of Buffy The Vampire Slayer we saw Willow as a babbling computer nerd with a love for reading and all things Xander. She was coy and sweet and we all wanted her as our best friend. My favorite thing about Willow’s character is that she was the underdog of the scoobies at the beginning but over the course of the seven seasons we got to seen her grow into this insanely powerful and self assured woman. Willow’s story inspires me and I am sure many other people out there. She showed us that people who seem “together” all the time can sometimes lose their way too, with her addiction to magic and the loss of the love of her life Tara, Willow spiraled down a dark path but made it out the other side thanks to her strong bond with the scoobies and her deep inner strength.

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 “Hard to believe such a hot mama-yama came from humble, geek-infested roots!”

Over the years her fashion style has evolved with her, really telling the story of her journey to self confidence and self acceptance. We saw her graduate from her childish dungarees into figure hugging trousers and body complimenting  sweaters and tops. When Willow started college she cut her hair short and rocked a pretty trendy bob, wore shorter skirts and experimented with her look more. She broke the rules too! Usually red heads avoid wearing the colour red but not Willow, in fact it was one of her staple colours! She wore a lot of red coloured necklaces and chokers too, chokers where a staple accessory for Willow. Her make up was kept natural most of the time, she usually had on a shimmery gold coloured eye shadow and opted for a red lip colour on occasion.

I can relate to Willow on many levels, on a emotional level I can understand how she felt struggling to find herself and feeling like she never fit in. I think over the years Willow decided it was okay to be herself and she just let go of feeling forced to be “cool” or trendy and that is something I think most of us can relate to on a personal level. Willow represents ever one of us who felt weird or different in school and grew up to feel much more self assured in later years and that is why I dedicated this final post to her, Willow proves that being cool is not about wearing the latest trends or the most expensive clothing, it is about confidence and the journey you take to get to a place of true self acceptance.

Anya: I swear, I am just trying to find my necklace. 
Willow: Well, did you try looking inside the sofa in hell? “

I hope you enjoyed reading these Whedon Fashion Week posts! They where a lot of  fun to write and I will use any excuse to combine my love for sci-fi, fantasy and fashion. ^_~

Whedon Fashion Week #2 Faith


“Five by five”

When I was younger I remember seeing Faith Lehane on my television screen and thinking “I want to be her”. Her whole persona gave off this bad ass rock ‘n’ roll vibe and it showed in her outfit choices. When I think of Faith I think of leather jackets, heavy boots and a no nonsense “fuck you” attitude to go with it. Biker chick chic with a feminine twist.faith fashion

Make up wise she usually opted for a clear lip gloss and subtle eye shadows but sometimes added a little edge to her look with some black eyeliner and ruby red lips. She usually had her nails painted black and wore simple accessories. Out of all the whedonverse women I relate to Faith’s style the most. Her look was always minimal yet stylish and she incorporated her tom-boy and girly side to create a look that was tough but feminine at the same time.