FAQ [Updated: 9/3/12]

Sunday, October 24, 2010


  • What camera do you use? Canon 450D
  • How do you do your hair? Spray it with lots of hairspray and scrunch it with my hands and then make my fringe behave with the straighteners.
  • Which charity shops/area do you shop in? I don't really want to give that information out over the internet.
  • What is your favorite charity shop? The Salvation Army, if we're talking about well known charity shops, however normally my favorite kind of charity shops are local charity shops (not local to me, I just mean they only have one or two stores in an area) because they can't afford to throw the old clothes away.
  • What do you use to bleach your hair blonde? I used to have highlights at the hairdressers, they used L'Oreal bleach. I now I use Live XXL Platinum.
  • How tall are you? I'm 5ft 3
  • What kind of music do you listen to? Marilyn Manson, Korn, Eminem, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold.. but I have Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry on my mp3 too so idk lots of stuff. As long as its not Enrique ahaha
  • What makeup do you use? It changes weekly/ monthly because my skin gets used to my foundation and starts getting oily so I have to keep swapping. Laval Liquid Foundation in Opal, L'Oreal True Match Foundation, L'Oreal Infallible Brush Foundation, Oil of Olay Roll on Foundation (I think they've stopped making this, I can't find it on the website). Rimmel Matte Powder, Liquid Eyeliner from Bodycare, Mascara from Bodycare. Benefit Contour Eyeshadow in brown and then any blusher thats just lying around aha.
  • What hairspray do you use? I've tried quite a few but the only ones that hold my hair in place are Bristows Ultra Hold and Sainsbury's own brand hairspray, and setting lotion but I don't use that often, only if its a special occasion and I'm leaving curlers in my hair while I sleep.
  • What straighteners do you use? Remmingtons
  • Where is your heart wallpaper from? Its not wallpaper, the hearts are stencils. My mom made them and stenciled my room when I was little.
  • Why do you call your Mum, Mom if you're english? Because my mom and grandma hate the word mum, and also I don't know anyone from birmingham who calls their mom "mum". Although I know people that spell it as mum, but no one pronounces it that way.
  • Who takes your photos? I take all my photos myself unless stated otherwise.
  • How do you take your photos?I use a tripod, or stand my camera on anything that is the right height for the photo.
  • How much do you weigh? 7 stone.
  • What hair dye do you use? Stargazer. I've tried Shocking pink, Violet, Plum and Tropical Green so far.
  • What temporary/spray in hair colours have you used? I used to use Colour FX and Wella Shaders and Toners. Colour FX is spray in and washes out when you wash your hair.
  • What did you use to colour your hair green? Food dye
  • Why haven't you answered my question? Because I have a lot of messages, sowwiee >.<
  • When is your birthday? 5th March
  • How did you become so popular on the internet? I'm not entirely sure o_o
  • What is your natural hair like? Its dead flat, kinda looks like its been glued to my head
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VELVET DRESSES

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I just thought I would have a look around the topshop website and I saw the most gorgeous dress of all time, so I had to write a blog post about it! Well ok maybe its not the best dress of all time, that's a bit of an exaggeration but I think my exact words were "Awoahhwahoooo ouhhh.."... Anyway, it reminds me of the chirstmas dress I had when I was little; Navy velvet, which is possibly my favorite fabric at the moment. I wear it all the time and I can't imagine ever getting tired of it. I know I will one day, but then I'll rediscover it again and become the velvet queen and bask in my velvetness whilst servants feed me velvet grapes on a velvet sofa whilst they fan me with velvet fans.

The only thing I dislike about this dress is the fact that it's £95. Why? Seriously, what could it possibly be made of to make it that expensive? This is highstreet not designer, its not even in the topshop designer section, if it was then I'd understand, but its not, and so I'm going in search of some similar dresses for a cheaper price.


















The green dress is from Urban Outffiters, I really love the colour because you don't see many green velvet's around, also its crushed velvet which gives it a really nice texture, and also, its only £45 which may seem like a lot, but compared to topshops £95 I'd say its a good buy.

I like the second dress although the velvet isn't very noticeable, the fibers must not be very long but I love the colour and style! It is also £45!

My favourite out of the three has to be the Navy Velvet dress which I found in a shop on Etsy called 'FlukeStore' which sells vintage items. This dress is $39.99 (etsy works in dollars rather than pounds but it all gets worked out at the till) I love that its so much cheaper than the topshop one even though its very similar, I also love that its vintage, which means it has a story behind it.. which is always something I enjoy as you probably already know. It also looks like it's in excellent condition, only bad thing is that there is only one of them!

Urban Outfitters Green Velvet Dress
Miss Selfridge Plum Velvet Dress
FlukeStore on Etsy Navy Vintage Lace Collar Dresss

Thank you for reading!
Kayla x x x

TOPSHOP STUDENT NIGHTS

Friday, October 8, 2010
I was walking around Topshop yesterday and noticed they had some cardboard boxes with the dates of the next student nights written on. I really regretted not going last year because well, there's a 20% discount! That is, as long as you have a student ID. I'm afraid its only available in the UK, but if your from the UK then why don't you check out when the store near you will be holding their student night here. I noticed a lot of them were a few days ago, so I'm sorry I didn't post this earlier, but I only found out yesterday. Chances are most of you already knew about it and you've all bought lots of 20% cheaper stuff. Now I just need to convince my friend Ellie that shes going to be going to Birmingham with me next week!

Also yesterday I checked out the new Cow Vintage next to Urban Outfitters on Corporation Street. I have to say its a bit more pricey than the warehouse down in digbeth but the clothes and bags in there are really nice. Its a bit more expensive than the other store however its definatly cheaper than Urban Renewal, which I also noticed has been enlarged at UO, I guess that they are trying to compete with Cow.

Also finally, Krispy Kreme have a new Coffee Creme Doughtnut out and it's amazing, so you all have to go buy one and make sure they keep it as a permanent thing.

Thanks for reading x x x

STYLE DIARIES - WORLD FASHION FROM BERLIN TO TOKYO by Simone Werle

Friday, October 1, 2010

Guess what came in the post today guys; a shiny new book! Its called 'Style Diaries World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo' Written by Simone Werle who is also the author of 'Fashionista: A Century of Style Icons'. Supposedly this book contains 50 of the worlds most inspirational fashion bloggers, I’m on page 64 which makes me feel rather special. Tahti Syrjala, Cosette Munch and Shan Shan (some of my favorite lookbookers) are also in there! I noticed one of her other books was being sold in Urban Outfitters, I hope this one will be! It can be purchased here.



On monday me and my friend Lou went shopping, although we didn't go to any charity shops, but I made up for that yesterday when I hopped on a bus and had a really good charity shopping trip where I found lots of lovely stuff, so I'll post about that soon!

Thanks for reading!
- Kayla x x x