Monday, 29 October 2012

Song of the Week

As well as sharing my favourite fashion finds with you through this blog, I am now starting a "Song of the Week" feature every Monday! This is "The Lumineers" single "Ho Hey" which is quite folky and feel good, make you want to tap your feet music. If you have any suggestions for next weeks song tweet me @DanieBann or comment below!
Much love
Danie B

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Halloween glamour

This week has been ridiculously hectic. I still haven't recovered from my trip to London at the weekend with the English Department, which was amazing by the way! My next post will be featuring the trip! Anyway, this post might look slightly odd without some form of explanation, but last night was the first Halloween party of the year- so for the night I became Cleopatra the Egyptian Queen!
If you would like to try this look as your own Halloween costume I used-
white dress from Pull and Bear
gold collar necklace and earrings- Topshop
gladiator sandals- New Look
head piece- borrowed from a friend but you could easily use some gold necklaces secured with hairpins
Apply primer (Lancome La Base) and foundation (Lancome 24 hour wear number 2) and blusher to define cheekbones (Lancome).
Cover the eyelid with gold eyeshadow (Barry M Dazzle Dust)
Apply liquid eyeliner all around the eye making it as thick as you like, coming to a flick in both corner of the eyes. Apply blue shadow (Front Cover) to the outside of the eyes.
Apply dark lipstick (no.7)
Just remember that Cleopatra is the Queen of glamour so don't hold back and be fierce!
Happy Halloween!
Much love
Danie B

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

music is to the ears as louboutins are to the feet!

Fashion, art, music- they are all part of the creative process. Digressing slightly from my normal posts, I really want to share with you the musicians that are influencing my life at the moment, with a little bit about their style thrown in!
This is Ben Howard- there are literally no words to describe. His album Every Kingdom is flawless and his alternative sound is enchanting. Everyone groans when they get in my car as I have played it so much, but the lyrics are beautiful and "Black Flies" inspired me to write a piece of prose that I am going to push in everywhere very soon!
Matt Corby. Singer songwriter from down under, a very sexy austrailian at that! He won Idol out there and has gone from strengh to strength ever since. With his soulful growling voice and tormented lyrics, I could listen to him all day- in fact I'm going to see him in Novemeber! He has a very dishevelled but sexy style that echoes spontaneity and warm shores. YouTube "Brother", you won't regret it!
Mumford and Sons. I love their new album "Babel"! The drum beat and folky rhythm make me want to throw my hands up in the air and start a riot! haha Their style is very quirky and a little bit teddy boy almost? I'm going to see them too!! I sadly missed out on Ben Howard tickets :(
So now you have a little insight to my musical preferences! I have some exciting things lined up, a few interviews and posts for brands and Belfast Fashion Week is this friday and then I'm jetting off to London for the weekend! Photos will follow I promise ;)
Much love
Danie B

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Chelsea style

Series 4 of Made in Chelsea is imminent, only 4 days to go!!! One of the most stylish programmes on TV, inspiration and entertainment all at once! Here is a style file on some of my favourites...
Millie Mackintosh. Heir to Quality Street (you wouldn't think it by looking at her!), drama queen, girlfriend to Professor Green, legs up to her eyeballs and owner of the cutest dog I have ever seen, Herby! Her style is full on glamour, but done in a very sophisticated way.
Rosie Fortescue- this girl is cool personified. Very much leather, cutting edge pieces and pioneered the Chelsea Boot. Queen bitch and always the one to have the gossip- she is controversial and I love it. I have been told I'm very like her.... ;) haha
Oh I love Binky!! She is cheeky, funny and dirtiest mind you will come across! Her style is quite laid back but still sexy, and I love her beauty blog. She never fails to make me giggle!
I love Chelsea style, and I'm counting down the days until it is back! I'm also heading to London in a week, but more to come on that!!
Much love
Danie B

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

black and blue

Topshop skirt and peplum top, H&M blazer, New Look heels, the earrings were a gift and the bag was found lurking in my wardrobe.
This little outfit was for a night out last week. This peplum top is recent purchase, I realise I am a tad late to jump on the peplum bandwagon, but they are really flattering and can be dressed down with jeans so well worth the money. I've got the dancing bug now and just want to go out again! Meanwhile the pressure is mounting with schoolwork, suffering from a few knockbacks and Andre Gide is really getting me down! The only cure? An episode of The Great British Bake-Off and something full of carbs and sugar, mmmmm. Oh what an exciting life I lead!
Much love
Danie B