Thursday, 24 May 2012

Today I'm wearing... Delicious doughnuts

After many an inbox message on asking how I achieved my nerd-upstyle in the previous post, I felt I had to write on how to wear the ballerina/doughnut bun!  This voluminous bun-style should perch atop of your head although I quite like the lower and side version too.  It's chic, stylish and easy!  Perfect for a bad hair-day or just a lazy one.  The best part is that this chignon style is no longer limited to the thick-haired elite, the lucky ones.  Thanks to the invention of the sponge doughnut (Eureka!) anybody can get this look.  And just in case you were wondering, everybody's doing it...

Kate Beckinsale
Carey Underwood opts for the lower version
Spring/Summer '12


This hairstyle can be cute and quirky...

Or epitomize sophisticated, understated beauty...

So this is how you do it.
Step 1:  Tie your hair in a tight, high pony-tail

Step 2: Pick a doughnut... any doughnut

Step 3:  Pull your ponytail through the sponge

Step 4: Pull your hair tightly around the doughnut

Step 5: Tuck your hair under the doughnut and secure

And there you have it!

Add a hair band or other accessories

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Today I'm wearing... Making A Spectacle

Trend alert!  It’s the revenge of the nerds!  Now is the time to express your inner geek and embrace the trend for thick-framed, square, 'nerd' glasses.  More fashion accessory than they are practical necessity, these specs play on some 1960s nostalgia thanks to some of their iconic ambassadors...

The likes of Alexa Chung and other celebs have made this retro look into a bit of a fashion statement.  Who said nerds can't be cool..?

My favourite style-icon
Alexa for Pepe

Celeb geek style

Boys at the big-names festivals

The Olsen way

Olivia Palermo

Make this look quirky, chic and a little sexy with funky up-dos and messy buns, skinny denims and ankle-grazer trousers, button-up blouses, cardigans and brogues for a tom-boy and not-so innocent play on the trend. 

Today I'm wearing... Specs: Jai Kudo, Blouse: Dorothy Perkins, Skinny denims: Topshop, Brogues: Mr Price