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BEING HARASSED FOR MY HAIR COLOUR!? UGHHHH!

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

 

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.

FOTD: GLOOMSDAY

Today I decided to match my make up with the weather. GLOOMY! haha.

The weather here is really gloomy and I have been feeling a little glum but decided that if I am going to be stuck inside I might as well try out some new looks. I used a Black Lipstick by Barry M and a single eyeshadow by Catrice called Carmourflage.
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Grunge Inspired OOTD

 

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Casual Gothic Inspired OOTD

Today I am wearing a black vampire inspired t-shirt from pennys/primark I got it for the bargain price of €3! My black jeans are from Pull & Bear, they cost me approx €17 and my boots are from Aldo, I have had them for years & they cost €120.

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This is the type of outfit I would wear on a normal day, lougning about! I really like t-shirts with illustrations on them, I wear a lot of black (as you can probably tell!) and an illustrated tee can add some pop to a casual outfit. I prefer to wear heavier boots in the winter to keep warm. I actually used to hate the boots I am wearing in this picture but they grew on me over time and are now one of my wardrobe staples.

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