As many of you know I adore Halloween. It has to be one of my favourite holidays of the yea, with the crisp air and the yellow and orange saturation of the leaves on the trees. It just sets the perfect scene for an eerie Halloween. For the past 4 or 5 years, I’ve done a Halloween photoshoot and with my siblings. Using them as models and centered a theme around them. However, both are unable to do it this year so I’ve taken it upon myself to do my own photo shoot and YouTube video while in the process. I didn’t have a very hard time to think about who I want to be. I knew from the get-go I’d want to be the male version of Maleficent… Male-ificent. So I’ve got all my bits and pieces and I’m so ready to do an amazing photo shoot and YouTube video for you guys! Here is a sneak peek at what I got up to to find my staff for the outfit and a sneak peek of what I’ll be wearing too….
Outfit 1) The Belted Cape: Using the cape as almost a coat you cinch the cape in at the waist with a belt of choice depending on the colour of the cape. My cape is a dark colour, therefore, I’ve decided to use a black belt to cinch in the cape. Also, my cape has a bit of a monochrome feel to it so underneath I’ve decided to go for a pop of colour to bring the outfit together. My shoes, which are a white tie in with the print on the cape also to bring the whole look together.
Outfit 2) The Over The Shoulder Look: This look is the most casual and easiest of the looks. It’s literally just throwing a cape over the shoulder and over any outfit. However, because my Tartan cape is so bold I went for a very subdued look underneath to compliment the cape. Wearing my black denim dungarees with my new grey knitted jumper and finishing the look with my black Chelsea boots.
Outfit 3) The long-line Formal: By far my favourite outfit of all time. Throwing on my long-line black cape with my smart white shirt. High waisted trousers, deer stag pin cravat (that I made myself) my trusty Fedora-wide brim hat and tying the look together with my Monk strap shoe. Perfect for that formal occasion or if in my case just to stand out of from the crowd. It’s a very monochrome look so you could add a different coloured shirt but I really love monochrome.
Here is my YouTube video on how I style my cape:
So I totally forgot to tell you guys about my photoshoot and how it went. So as you all know I was picked to be the face of my local shopping centre’s fashion show weekend. 9 of us was selected from 100 of applicants to be the face of the billboards for the fashion show weekend. Before the shoot commenced we were taken to Debenhams for the girls and for the 3 remaining guys we were taken to The Body Shop to have our make up done. The girls had a full make-up session and the guys just had a serum put onto our faces to stop us from being shiny and a small amount of concealer to hide any blemishes. After the makeup was done we headed to Toni and Guy where we had our hair done. I was so happy when they said they were going to straighten my hair as it gives me a totally different look! Leaving Toni and Guy they handed us all a goody bag with products that were accustomed to what our hair type was and money off vouchers for the salon. We were all now ready to strut our stuff in front of the camera. We were given 2 outfits each to model. A casual look and a more formal look. My first look I adored (pictured below) They had to swap my jeans as they got my sizes wrong. They thought I had a 34-inch waist when in reality I have a 26-inch waist, so they stylist had to run to Topman to grab me a pair of skinny jeans. But other than that the clothes were amazing. My second outfit was really not to my taste at all. It was a head to toe look of Addidas. Something I most certainly wouldn’t wear. But none the less I rocked it! After the photo shoot was done they treated us all to dinner at House of Fraser. On Friday the 9th, they unveiled our photo shoot snaps. I was unable to attend the show because I did a through the night shift. But my manager at work hauled my down there the day after to make sure I got my photo with myself, So excuse my work uniform!
So while shopping in Manchester with my two best friends I found this grey coat in Topman which I instantly fell in love with. It was a toss-up between this coat and the camel coat I’ve lusted over for at least 3 years. But alas I picked the grey coat and I’m so glad I did. Being from Manchester I kinda knew no one where I live will have this coat. Teaming this coat up with a grey Boohoo roll neck and my new trousers from the women’s section at River Island. The perfect grey combination. Adding my famous hat and new signature boot, the look is complete.
For this outfit show case I did it with my lovely friend Tom again. Enjoy…
So it’s that time of the month again where I show all you lovely followers out there what I’ve been buying this month. I have to say this month I have definitely got myself Autumn and Winter ready! I’ve also added a sneak peek at a piece of my Halloween costume for my Fashion Halloween photoshoot I want to do.
So a few months ago I started to use an App called Feels and it’s the most amazing app ever! If you love fashion and you love showcasing your fashion, interacting with other people who love fashion and potentially being model scouted. Then this app is for you… here is my app review for the app. (This is not a sponsored review)
So at the moment ASOS is running a voting poll on what coats people like most for Winter. It’s between a classic leather jacket, this season’s must have overcoat and the timeless Parka. Which coat will get your vote? head over to ASOS to check the vote out! (All pictures from ASOS)
The Leather Jacket
Since getting my leather jacket, I can see why people have been swayed with a leather jacket. A leather jacket can keep you warm but have the edge to other coats. It has the fashion value but also the hard rock element that sometimes is hard to pull off. For a long time, I didn’t think I could pull a leather jacket off because I didn’t have that element of hard rock to my styling. But when I saw the sale in Topman and found one for £22 I thought I might as well give it a go. I proved to myself that just because I have a baby face doesn’t mean I can’t pull off a leather jacket. Styled right it can look fierce on anyone.
I love an oversized coat, they look effective and will always keep you warm. It’s a big trend this season to have an oversized coat to add another layer to the layering palette. I love overcoats I have my eyes on two, but I’m saving them for when I receive my £250 spending spree that I won with the modeling for my local town centre. I love how effortlessly smart an overcoat looks too. Add it to any outfit and it instantly makes the outfit look smarter and cleaner. With the defined edges and clean-cut lapels, it’s definitely a winner in my heart.
The parka coat for me has never really been something that I’ve ever had. I’ve always felt its way too casual for my style. I like my coats to have structure and complement my outfit. However with the fur around the hood I find this the most thing that attracts me to the coat. I’ve always wished that they would implement that onto an overcoat to make it stand out more. As much as some people love them I’m not a lover of the Parka.
With Autumn well and truly here, it’s time to dig out the Autumn and Winter clothes. While shopping in Merry Hill, Dudley I found these amazing Denim dungarees that are girls yes from Topshop which I knew had my name written all over it. I’ve been looking for the perfect black denim dungarees for a year or two now. However, I nearly didn’t get them because of buying a size too big and also not looking at the label as it was a maternity dungarees! So I took it back and purchased a size 8 and made sure it wasn’t a maternity dungarees this time. Across the way was a beautiful red roll neck which I knew would go perfectly with the dungarees. Finishing the whole look with New Look men’s Chelsea Boots perfect for the winter months ahead and my Wide brim fedora for H&M. So I’ve done an outfit showcase for this look but will need to upload as soon as I come back from work later today.
With the British summer now fading away every so quickly I thought it was time to dig out my Autumn and Winter clothes. From my previous post about camel and how big it is this season, I thought I’d purchased a few extra items that were my favourite colour for the next few months. Starting with the camel trousers from ASOS, a pair of trousers I can easily dress up or dress down, layering up with my famous white eBay roll neck and adding that extra layer with my real Topman leather jacket add a camel wide brim fedora from ASOS and some fur lined boots which are also from ASOS and the look is complete and ready for those cold days and evenings.
Lately, there has been a lot of emphasis on the 70’s which by looking on my previous post is here to stay into Autumn and Winter. So I thought I’d jump on the bang wagon and style my own 70’s piece. I found this amazing denim boiler suit on Forever 21 in the women’s section and I had to have it. It’s a lightweight denim so perfect for summer but also perfect to layer up for those cold Autumn and Winter months ahead. For this look, I styled it ready for the Autumn and Winter months by adding a roll neck underneath to give the layering effect.