29 October 2014

PARTY VAMP - Ft Motel & Bourjois

I was challenged by Motel Rocks to create a party Halloween look using an item from their new range and with select products from Bourjois. I chose this black and gold tinsel two peice. One - I love two peices and two - I love sparkles. I thought that the patterns and colouring in thus two pieces were very reminiscent of Autumn, fire works, starlight, all those things we associate with this time of year. I also love gold when my hair is purple, I think that combo works and in hand. 

With the cosmetics I was given, it would of been insane to NOT do a smokey eye, especially with the vampy halloween look I was going for. I used the silvers on my lids and used the dark grey in the crease of my eye, then with the pencil drew on my bottom lid, and using the smudging brush on the other end of the pencil, well, smudged it. 

The Lipstick is a raspberry shade, which I liked, red would of been cliche and again, this shade compliments my mauve mop. 

I finished the look with a shaggy fur coat and some huge platform boots. 

Two Piece: (use Helenmelonlady for 20% off)
Coat: Romwe

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22 October 2014

Waterfront Way

Sometimes when you walk around your home town, it's hard to see the beauty that sits around you. From doing the same journeys every day, the essence, personality and character of a place can slip away, purely from the feeling of expectance. The beauty of this road I was walking down never occurred to me, usually its in a dark blue haze as I only ever walk down it at 3am after a night out. But these beautiful pink and peachy cottages that line the road brought the beautiful English Heritage to this somewhat lonely street.

I am wearing my new MOM jeans from Topshop - a fit that scared me before, I thought the slouchyness would make me look huge, but in fact I feel great in them. They are a dark but worn grey colour, high waisted with a plait belt. This white striped crop top and again my long line blazer. I accessorised with my new floppy hat and oversized sized tartan scarf. A rose gold Vivienne Westwood orb necklace and my new chunky boots!

What I wore:
Jeans: Topshop
Hat Blazer Scarf Bag: Primark
Boots: Romwe
Necklace: Excel

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Harry Potter Studios Dark Arts OOTD

I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to go the press evening to celebrate the Launch of the Dark Arts add on to the Harry Potter studio tour. I brought my sister Hayley long as she's always wanted to go and we were given a private tour amongst many other vloggers, celebrities and important press folk, of the new attractions at the studio. This was my first ever visit to the studio and I was overwhelmed, excited and shot back 14 years to when I was completely consumed by those magical books.

In keeping with the witch craft and wizardry I thought I'd go a bit black. I wore my long line blazer, which is soon becoming my favourite item of clothing. A gridded short sleeve gradient dress from motel and my pointy TUK creepers - which I haven't actually worn much, but what a fitting event for their debut. The details; a heart choker and my new gorgeous Baia Bag

What I wore: 
Blazer: Primark
Dress: Motel (use code 'helenmelonlady' for 20% off)
Shoes: TUK
Bag: Baia
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19 October 2014

Music Video Shoot

Very Excited news regarding my band Box Of Light. We shot our next music video for our next single that will be released late november. We got our pals from Rockstar to shoot it, as we got transported back in time to the 1970s for a shambolic chat show. Performing as what would be the live band, we acted as though we reeeally didn't want to be at the low budget and poorly organised TV show.

What I wore:
Dress - Missguided
Boots - La Moda
Makeup - Love Moi Makeup

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17 October 2014

Get Ready With me October Addition.

These Autumnal days have casted a mystical shadow over me. October - the month of change, increasing darkness and of course Halloween, I cant help but feel captivated by it.

Previously, purple tones and dramatic shadow has been a difficult one for me, always feeing that I look like I have a black eye. But with practice, I feel like I've nailed it.

Grabbing different shades from a mixture of old palettes, I finally bought one that had all my favourites purples in one place. It is this equisit Sleek Pallette in Vintage Romance. I feel that this palette works well with my newly coloured Mauve hair (bonus) however the gold and corals would also suit those who prefer something a little more subtle. I took inspiration from 90s grunge as always, creating a coloured smokey eye using this shimmering shades. For a cheaper end product, Sleek never fail to impress. I have a range of palettes from cheap - to high end and I must say, these are amazing.

To see it in full watch my video! Thanks for reading

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8 October 2014

Spell Bound with Baia

Baia has been on many bloggers tongues and to my luck I was asked if I would like to design my own!

Hand made from the softest of leathers, these bags are whatever you want them to be. You pick your style, I chose the slouch, an ideal in between bag, lots of space, yet not too imposing, then you pick your colours!

The Slouch has enough space for all the essentials, I can even fit my SLR in there!  I love how it drapes around your waist and the magnetic clasp will sit and shut anywhere on the front. It is a perfect day bag, but also not too large for an evening out. Which to me is great because I'm always forgetting SOMETHING if I do a bag migration.

 I picked the colours, black as always, but then I added this gorgeous deep purple suede lid, finished with a golden branding. The inside is lined with lilac with zip up compartment (for those important small things).

I accompanied this bag with an unintentional witch look. Ripped jeans, an oversized crop, long line blazer, fedora, chunky heels and finished with a golden necklace.

Fedora - Missguided
Top and Blazer - Primark
Jeans - Miss Guided
Shoes -Asos
Bag - Baia

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