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Top Male Style Icons…

March 26, 2015

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I thought it would be fun to mix things up a little and share some male style icons. Every now and then I share snippets of Dave’s outfits – this is something I’d like to do more of, hopefully on our trip to NYC he’ll let me take his picture! I remember when growing up men wore suits all the time, no matter what the occasion. The suave, dapper look gradually gave way to jeans and a t-shirt, and the next thing you know men can wear sarongs (think Beckham) and no one casts a sideways glance. Things have got a bit better since then, as men are now reaping the benefits of embracing fashion and are getting more judged more for their style and fashion sense by their female counterparts. I’ve teamed up with Ladbrokes Casino to find out what women look for in their perfect man – the results might surprise you!

If you were thinking of growing a mun (man-bun) then abandon the project immediately, because I can now reveal that women don’t like those at all. In fact, where us ladies are concerned, a simple short back and sides will see you right. It’s unlikely that any women would consider a quiff or a man bun as being attractive though, as even the classic Elvis flick is no longer liked – it’s just to large a flick! It’s better to be completely bald (think the delightfully British Jason Statham) than sport any of these hairstyles.

As women idolise celebrities for their men to look like, who are the biggest current male style icons?

johnny_depp_38469-why-is-johnny-depp-sickened-by-his-fellow-actorsJohnny Depp

Johnny is probably arguably one of the most sought after men on the planet and will continue to be regarded as a style icon for all ages. The actor, who began his career as a rock musician before being discovered by none other than Nicholas Cage, has a range of looks, but he’s at his undeniable best as when he’s gracing the red carpet in his suit and fedora hats. A fedora hat wearing gent, gets my vote every time!

Beckham-HM-campaign-2015David Beckham

What can you say? David Beckham is the origin of the term ‘metrosexual’ and is also the only man able to wear a sarong without looking pretentious. He also embodies the athletic look, is one of the foremost sporting icons in the world, holds his own in a Calvin Klein advert, and was one of GQ magazine’s best dressed men of 2014 and to top it all off he’s a family man, which just makes us crush harder!

wallpaper_di_david_g_sDavid Gandy

David Gandy has been hailed as the most handsome man in the world. His chiselled features are known the world over and has his very own style guide to educate society’s male population. The model is commonly seen in a suit and tie, but also rocks a woollen jumper like a pro.

benedict-cumberbatch-ice-driving-cBenedict Cumberbatch

If it wasn’t enough to have a designer name, Benedict Cumberbatch is also a sharply dressed gent. Just like his on screen character Sherlock Homes (which I love) suits and waistcoats are part of his fashion staples, and the sophisticated gent of today would do well by copying him. He was named as one of the most stylish men at the Oscars this year.

Harry-StylesHarry Styles

On the other end of the fashion spectrum is 1D star Harry Styles. Rarely a suit in sight, Harry does well with a white T-Shirt and jeans, or a black shirt and fedora hat. He has taken long curly hair to the max, and certainly wears a tattoo well.

Do any of these males top your style icon list and who’s you’re favorite out of these gents?

70’s Starlet…

March 13, 2015

amy_blog_001amy_blog_024amy_blog_031I’m sporting a new hat, I picked this baby up in the Warehouse sale. Burgundy is my favorite colour and at a delightful £15 I couldn’t resist! For its first outing I opted for a little matching outfit – teaming it with my beloved vintage dress, which has the dark burgundy colour running throughout the print. My camel coat is my favorite and seemed natural to wear it, I guess the same could be said for my Tres Chic clutch bag and my loafers, they are all my favorites!

I felt rather 70’s in this ensemble and I was digging it. The 1970’s are back in fashion and this Spring Summer we will be seeing more of it all over the high streets and fashion magazines, I cant wait to rock it! Also I realise I haven’t mentioned that we’re off to New York City at the end of March – Dave and I are so excited! It’ll be our second visit to the city but first time together. Any New Yorkers please share must see places and vintage stores, or if you’ve been before share you’re tips! I can’t wait and I’m super excited to share our adventure with ya’ll but we still have two weeks till we go – which is torture waiting!!!

amy_blog_026amy_blog_011amy_blog_034amy_blog_027What I’m wearing –
Dress – Vintage
Hat – Warehouse
Coat – Topshop
Bag – Miss Selfridge
Loafers – & Other Stories

amy_blog_010amy_blog_020amy_blog_003amy_blog_033 Photos – Shooting Dave

Shop Vintage Reflection…

March 8, 2015

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I’ve finally set up a Vintage Reflection Shop – for now I’m using the Depop platform to sell my vintage treasures and hopefully if it goes well perhaps I’ll open an Esty store?! Down load the app (its free) and search for Vintage_Reflection to find me, I’m happy to ship internationally (just message me and I will look how much it’ll cost to ship to your country) or if you’d like to purchase anything via my blog (payment to be made through paypal) just let me know and I can tell you how much the item is and sizes – most things are pretty cheap and under £20, more than happy to do deals if you’re buying more than one item…

Happy shopping!

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dog_skirtdress_05  jumpershirtskirt_03dress_07 scarf_03scarf_04ringsshoes Find me @Depop – Vintage_Reflection for lots more vintage goodies!

Khaki Army…

March 3, 2015

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Here it is, my second youtube video! This weekend I meet up with Katrina & Ashley and headed to East london. To find out what we got up to, you’ll have to watch the video ;-)

Onto my outfit – I treated myself to this pleated midi skirt from Blitz Vintage. I was feeling a tad gothic and dug out this old camouflage print t-shirt, teaming them with my faux leather jacket, unfortunately I had to add tights as it was rather windy! I’m looking forward to no tights weather. At least it was warm-enough to ditch my winter coat – hurrah! I’m getting bored of wearing them and want to dust off all my other jackets!

amy_042amy_048amy_066amy_079amy_056amy_051What I’m wearing –
Skirt – Vintage, Blitz Store
T-shirt – Primark
Beanie Hat, Belt & Boots – Topshop
Necklace c/o Miss Selfridge
Clutch Bag – Miss Selfridge
Jacket – Wallis

amy_077amy_047 amy_073   Photos – Shooting Dave

Black & Gold…

February 23, 2015

black_and_gold_008black_and_gold01 black_and_gold_043One of my Birthday treats was this Vivienne Westwood bracelet – I’m also lucky to have the matching necklace, thank you very much Momma :-) – for it’s first outing I thought I’d keep the outfit simple and went with all black, in-bracing my inner goth. To add a little colour with my camel coat and a hint of print with my leopard silk scarf.

I’m still addicted to my new loafers, although they pinch a little. I forgive them due to their prettiness, don’t you just hate it when shoes pinch! I’m hoping with a couple more wears and the leather will be worn in and super soft.

black_and_gold_035black_and_gold_025What I’m wearing –
Coat, T-shirt, Jeans & Beanie Hat – Topshop
Scarf - Vintage
Bracelet – Vivienne Westwood
Bag - Miss Selfridge

black_and_gold_039black_and_gold02black_and_gold_017black_and_gold_042black_and_gold_010Photos – Shooting Dave

Saturday Street Style…

February 21, 2015

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To pay homage to the start of London Fashion week, I thought I’d share some of my most recent street style illustrations for you to feast upon. Some of these drawings I did for my Beyond Retro feature. I’m looking forward to illustrating some snaps from this seasons catwalk and street style looks!
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A lovely weekend!

February 17, 2015

IMG_7234IMG_7231IMG_7254To help celebrate my Birthday I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with my Father, it was great having him stay and getting to hang out with him. On Saturday we headed into central London for a spot of shopping and to visit a music shop (music shop to keep Father happy, shopping to keep me happy ;-) ). The main reason we were shopping was for my Birthday presents (my Birthday was last Wednesday and you’ll have seen my presents in this post), as I already knew what I wanted the shopping trip was pretty pain-free – nipping into only 3 stores and then heading to Byron burger for lunch. Yum! All in all a great day… For Coco fans you’ll love the picture below, he’s wearing a coat! Too cute!

IMG_7247IMG_7240IMG_7245IMG_7257What I’m wearing –
Hat, Jumper, Dress & Coat -Topshop
Backpack – Urban Outfitters
Loafers – & Other Stories

IMG_7253IMG_7267IMG_7259Photos taken by my Father – Thank you Dad!

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