Friday, 20 August 2010


For this post, I have gathered various bits of inspiration from a range of sources. My main sources were Victorian dolls (kinda creepy, I know) and Russia,  then I gave the outfits a twist using my own personal style. Now I have been looking at the new trends for Autumn/Winter 2010 and thought that I should put some looks together resembiling a few.

I will explain how the inspirations are reflected in each outfit as we go along. So now let's go see my view on this years winter wardrobe......

This is my look that is for the cool girl. Y'know the ones, the girls who just ooze effortless coolness. Now how does this resemble dolls, and Russia, you may ask? Let me explain; The dress has got the lacey, and frilly details that Victorian dolls are famous for. However it has been brought up-to-date by keeping the cut modern and young looking.(Remember were going for vintage, not I'm wearing my granny's clothes) The shoes are brogue lace-ups; these look like Victorian boots. (See where this is going now..) Now the Hat (Ahhh I do love this hat!) is I think you'll agree very russian looking. The blazer is a boyfriend cut, and keeps the whole thing youthful, and the earrings finish the look off.

Personal touches you might want include could be; Red lipstick, geekchic glasses, or a ladylike bag (another big trend)
You can buy these clothes from.....

The blazer is from , as are the slip and hat. The shoes and earrings are from

This is my look for the girl who wants to look like doll. But in a good way of course :) The palette for this look, is in complete contrast to the previous. This one has got pale, pastel colours very alike to dolls, whilst the other was warmer, richer, basically more russian colours! Again the dress has got a lace detail, and vintage feel. But is a simple shift, so looks more modern. I'm loving a good fur coat at the moment, and they are a trend for this autumn/winter. The coat this year is probably the avitor, but personally I don't like, so I'm sticking with the fur trend! The necklace is just a classic cameo, it will never date, and is very victorian. And the shoes have an essence, because of the tie up style.

Personal touches; Luminous skin and Ice Queen makeup is big news this winter - make the most of it! The blow out (the hair trend this winter) would look fab, especially if you curl the ends of your hair, and finally if you like, add a ladylike bag.

The dress, necklace and coat are from, the shoe are from



This look is for the more girls who like abit of rock'n'roll. I don't know why but I could see someone who likes the Beetles in this outfit lool. The palette has gone back to Russia, and there is another Russian-inspired fur coat to add to the mix. This one is shorter and has a really cool collar, and is leopard print. All these accents make me think rock'n'roll. The dress is grittier looking lace dress, and the boots are actual Vicotrian boots, so look abit more tough and hard. The brooch pinned to the jacket would look really cool, and is really ellaborate and vintage looking. I think this outift has the attitude to pull it off.

Personal Touches; With this one its really entirely up to you, just go with it. I'm sure that whoever wears this outfit would have a really cool vibe to go with it, so I have complete confidence that this outfit is gonna stay cool ;)

The coat is for the designer busy-bodies (thats me out then) and is from Mulberry, the dress is from, the shoes are from Urban Outfitters, and the brooch is from Avalaya.

I hope you liked this post, and could see where I'm coming from! :)
Stay safe, and have fun!
Until next time,
Fashion Junkie