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“Imitation is the highest form of flattery”

We all know that when it comes to fashion, designers all over the world draw inspiration from each other, further exposing amazing pieces of clothing, jewellery and accessories to the fashion moguls of the world. Although some pieces are dramatically changed and adapted into the iconic signatures of each designer and fashion house, some stay very true to their original concept and design. This type of imitation within the fashion industry is completely acceptable is recognised as a smart marketing scheme, making high statement fashion pieces affordable for all different types of people.

Imitation within the fashion industry is absolutely adequate. However, there are many times where copying is not reasonable, making imitation not only annoying but extremely generic and potentially destructive to trends and style. To gain inspiration from someone’s outfit is fine. To completely take their whole look and use it as your own, is not.

At the moment, this form of imitation has been causing me much distress (this is not an overreaction) only for the reason that you cannot go out without looking the same as everyone else. My favourite quote, which is clearly stated at the top of my blog is “People shouldn’t succumb to trend, they should interpret trend”. To put it simply, just because an accessory, type of jacket, pant or shoe is popular or “in style” it doesn’t mean that you should go out of your way to have it. Fashion is all about standing out and expressing who you are through your outfit. It is a way to express your passions, your emotions and your personal outlook on things without having to say a word. Take a printed top as an example; Is the top printed with the name and logo of your favourite band? Or have you bought a Nirvana t-shirt without knowing who Kurt Cobain is? Are you wearing the same pair of jeans as the three other girls (or boys) standing in front of you in the line to the counter while purchasing the leather sleeved cardigan that every Cara, Miranda and Poppy are wearing?

Naturally, I shouldn’t be the person making decisions for you, and if you love those jeans, who am I to stop you from purchasing them? The point is, do not buy them just because everyone else has them. Imitating someone’s style is almost as bad as cutting and pasting your essay and trying to pass it off as your own. Not only is it tacky, but it is also annoying for the people who genuinely love that item of clothing or accessory!

I do not know if it is just me, but I like to go out wearing my favourite outfit, knowing that I put it together and that I was able to choose every piece that I am wearing in order to create the look that I am going for. Individuality is key to making fashion work for you, and succumbing to trend is the perfect way to hide who you are and your singularity.

 

FCUK Elegance

FCUK Elegance

French connection
usa.frenchconnection.com

Guess by marciano
guessbymarciano.guess.com

Tiffany co
tiffany.com

Chanel makeup
nordstrom.com

Chanel
$58 – debenhams.com

Chanel
izzysbeautyshoppe.com

Chanel
nordstrom.com

Christian dior
$72 – johnlewis.com

A song of Ice and style

A song of Ice and style

Beauty Tips – What I recommend!

Hi everyone, here I am going to step you through and introduce you to some of my favourite products as well as my routine.

To begin with, I use KIKO Milano Cleanser & Toner to wash and tone my face. It is a great priced, great quality product. I then use Neutrogena Moisturiser . After the Moisturiser has set into my skin and dried, I use MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Primer as a base for my makeup. Once that has been applied, I add MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Foundation. Make sure to go in-store to get the perfect shade to match your skin tone. Once my foundation is on and blended well, I go straight to my eyes.

For school I just use Mascara from the Sephora Collection in black . It is great value for the price; The size is generous and the results are visible and long lasting. When going out, I use my Sephora Collection Eyeliner, in black. It applies perfectly (I do not normally master the art of eyeliner, but with this product I nail it from the start!) Reminder: Eyeliner is applied before mascara!

When I am going out, I always leave with a statement shade of lipstick. The best lipstick that I can recommend to everyone is Chanel. At $50, the quality, perfect colour and easy application makes it worth every cent! When I want a classy red, I go for the Rouge Allure 104 Passion . It is long lasting and feels smooth and perfect on your lips! (It even lasts through food and drinking, without fading) It is vivid and absolutely perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement with their lips! When I want a playful, more fun and out there look, I always, always turn to the Rouge Allure Velvet 37 L’Exuberante . It is my personal favourite and I find that it suits many, many occasions!

Hint: The best thing to do before applying Lipstick is applying lip liner first. I prefer finding a lipliner that matches my lipstick exactly, Especially if you have eyeshadow contrasting the colour of your eyeliner and/or mascara. I also think that it looks more elegant and sophisticated to have a plain yet bold lip with the liner and lipstick matching.

So there you have it, My favourite products and my daily routine! Hope this helps! xx

Roll like a Rolling Stone

Roll like a Rolling Stone

Burberry shopper
stylebop.com

Metal ring
$8.98 – fashionunion.com

Black belt
$7.47 – newlook.com

Nars cosmetic
sephora.com

Mac cosmetic
nordstrom.com

Mac cosmetic
nordstrom.com

Essie
sleekhair.com

Ready to Avenge

Ready to Avenge

Converse sport shoes
finishline.com

Straw hat
swell.com

Nature Girl body moisturizer
$54 – superette.co.nz

Carmex beauty product
$7.73 – colette.fr

Charlotte russe
charlotterusse.com

Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

Chic Athletique

Chic Athletique

NIKE light weight shoes
$125 – bloomingdales.com

Adidas luggage
$46 – debenhams.com

Classin’ the grunge up!

Classin' the grunge up!

Printed tank
etsy.com

H M short skirt
$6.03 – hm.com

Versace
$215 – vanmildert.com

Susan Caplan Vintage clip on earrings
$500 – harveynichols.com

NARS Cosmetics lip stick
$28 – liberty.co.uk

The perfect makeup products 2013

The perfect makeup products 2013

Model Co lip makeup
$68 – modelco.com.au

Chanel shimmer eyeshadow
$26 – pret-a-beaute.com

Sephora collection
sephora.com

Sephora collection
beautylish.com

How to wear cut out boots 1

How to wear cut out boots 1

Equipment shirt
$235 – eluxe.ca

River island
$69 – riverisland.com

Stretch blazer
modcloth.com

Jane Norman skinny jeans
$46 – janenorman.co.uk

Windsor Smith black booties
$165 – styletread.com.au

Stella mccartney
$985 – veryeickhoff.com

Ice Watch ice watch
nordstrom.com

Banana Republic beaded jewelry
bananarepublic.gap.com

Smashbox
beauty.com

Coltranes by Jeffrey Campbell

Coltranes by Jeffrey Campbell

The Coltrane; My biggest dilemma when I think about trends.
Originating from the Balenciaga Cutout buckled booties, Jeffrey Campbell has interpreted them and made them a fashion icon of the past two seasons. At Balenciaga’s hefty price of $1,275, Jeffrey Cambell has priced them at an affordable $194.95. However, many other brands have made their own adaptation of the Cut out Boot. Brands such as Windsor Smith, Lipstik Shoes, Sportsgirl and many other online stores have taken on the look and varied its prices for affordability. These conniption causing shoes have me trying to decide whether they are becoming a “Hipster Hype” or a genuine style icon for this season. I find that these shoes are able to add instant style to a simple outfit, however they aren’t for everyone. Take some inspiration from our fashion-forward celebrities and use these unique cut out boots to your advantage, no matter your style!

Welcome!

Hi everyone, and welcome to The Fashion Journals! As an aspiring fashion journalist, I am dedicating myself to bring you only the epitome of fashion, style and trends. Don’t get caught up in trends, but don’t let that stop you from wearing what ever you like, for any occasion!

I will be posting the latest and greatest from all different styles and stores, from all around the world!

Feel free to stick around, comment and provide me with feedback, as I aim to make this experience as beneficial for you as I can!