Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Elle Shop Girl To Stylist!

Boys and girls, boys and girls.

How are you all?

I have rather lovely news; I've somehow made it into the final 25 of the Elle Shop Girl To Stylist competition! 

How exciting!

I'm not 100% sure what the next step is, and if you need to keep voting for me, but surely it could do no harm?

So this is the link; I would very much appreciate a little love. 

I thought I would show you all some photos that were taken amongst the one above which I submitted for the example of my styling work. 

I told y'all a while ago that all of the "Creative Clique" were asked by Eugene to take part in a project, where we all styled ourselves, in our respective places of work. 

It was basically based on our own street-wear style, and here are a couple of my photos!


Friday, 25 June 2010


Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag
Balmain Bullet Belt
Alexander Wang Boots

Love it don' I

All available from Colette. 


Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Little Beach Trip


Fly away little Liverbird but make sure you come back.

This is for my little Mozzy who is on her jollys at the moment but is back on Sunday. 
Big up. x

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Pure photobooth photos sorry.

High-waisted black maxi-skirt(?) H+M
Black and white vest - H+M

Scouse As You Like - Liverpool Girls.

Liverpool girls.

Where to begin.

From an outsider's perspective, they are a bit of a phenomenon; people can't really grasp what the thinking is behind them and their style, and from a pretty like, not ignorant, but maybe, unknowing view, there is a lot more to your Scouse Chick's style than meets the eye.

Way back when, when I decided to run this series of "Scouse As You Like" posts, (when I had a bit of a deluded idea that I would be able to do one post a week on this subject,) I devised a provisional list of female Scouse style tribes.

These were:

Wannabe Wags
Indie Chicks, and
Old Money.

Out of these styles, it is the Wags who get the most column inches; it is what Liverpool style is known for. 

I think I read in the Daily Express or something that out of all the World Cup Wags our little Coleen and Alex got the "top-ranking" Wags respectively, make of that what you will; these girls have a huge influence over the wardrobes of girls all over the country, as well as the rest of the Wags, obvzies.

I think they are probably the most interesting to talk about, so here goes. 

Literally though, it is like, where do you begin; do you start with the wardrobe? Hair? Make-Up? Day-time dressing? Night-time dressing? 

Maybe to begin with, we should talk about the trends that are reported in the news about us. 

I say us, I'm not your typical Scouse girl, but I am Scouse like. 

Trend 1 - Pyjamas. 
In my eyes, this "trend" is a bit of a dated one, but it still gets dragged up, (similarly to the boys trend of Lacoste tracksuits.)


This was probably first reported about, at least, 12 years ago. 

Now, it's a bit like, GET. OVER. IT. 

Girls were reportedly leaving the house in their pyjamas, and going about their daily routine. 

I think at the time, it was a bit like, do they get out of bed and go straight out, or do they put a clean set on?

In my experience of friends who did this, they would get showered, do their hair and make up and put a fresh pair of pyjamas on. 

I mean, they might be going out in their pyjamas, but they're not mings; they care about the rest of their appearance. 

I by the way, never did this. 

I think my Mum was a bit like, "Lauren, I don't send you to private school to go out wearing pyjamas," and at the end of the day, as much as we deny it, Mums do always know best, and luckily, because of her, I never went out wearing pyjamas. 

Trend 2 - Rollers. 
This trend seemed to pop out of nowhere about two years ago; girls had a new-found-freedom of being able to go and get their hair-did and continue the rest of their day with a head full of rollers, and they embraced that freedom.

Fair enough. 

I think it was Coleen who was spotted going from the hairdressers to the car with her rollers, post curly-blow, and from then on, it was officially acceptable. 

Everyday, in Liverpool, well, more-so towards the weekend, you are guaranteed to see girls with rollers in, ready for her night out.

I've experimented with this once. 

I had my hair done, full head of rollers; smaller ones at the front, thicker ones at the back, y'all know how it goes, and went from my house, to a friend's who lived in town, partly because I needed a bit of volume, but mainly as an experiment, to see how I felt.

I honestly got a bit of a kick out of feeling like a proper Scouse Chick. 

I can see the attraction; girls will get attention from people, good or bad. 

Girls might be a bit envious because they know that the chick with a head full of rollers will have fabulously bouncy hair, and the boys will be intrigued and he might have a little glance over because, well she's got a head full of rollers, ergo, puts the effort in, ergo, potentially fit. 

Trend 3 - Tan.
As much as I've defended, and attempted to justify the above two trends, this one is pretty much out of my control.

It is pretty hard to deny that Liverpool Girls do love to have a bit of colour. 

Be it via sun beds, fake tan, or Marbella, we do most definitely prefer a tan to the pale look.

However we have a contradictory case study here; Nicola Roberts. 

Scouse, yet pale. 

A revolutionary tale of a girl who, after years of aimless fake-tanning, decided to ditch the St. Tropez, and embrace her pale skin. 

Let's be honest; she looks amazing. 

So we like Nicola Roberts. 

I, being a natural red-head, not ginger, (completely different thing; I actually detest that word, it's hard for me to type those letters, but whatevz,) I am blessed with rather freckly skin.

Not like, overwhelmingly freckly, but like, in my eyes, quite a nice amount. 

I like my fake tan. I'm not going to lie. 

Not pure, OTT, but I do like apply fake tan every other day. 

And like I keep trying to reiterate, I'm not your typical Scouse chick. 

I'm not into pale and freckly; not a good look for me. 

So anyway, kinda digressed a bit there, not sure where I was going with that. 

Anyway, so I just asked my BFF, what is it about fake-tan, why do we feel the need to use it? 

She goes, "It's boss."

Not exactly the inspiring answer I was after, yet, indirectly, pretty clever, with boss being the operative word. 

I feel like I haven't covered too much ground here; but in-between-other-things, it's taken me like an hour and a half. 

I'm not going to include any pictures because the ones in the press don't do girls justice, it would be nice to get some street-style photos of these girls. 


I'll add more to this, but for now, I got stuff to do yo. 

Much love. 

P.S If you are in Liverpool today, get yourself to Africa Oye, a lovely little festival in Sefton Park. 



Friday, 18 June 2010


Hiya Guys.

I've got a feeling this might be a bit of a wordy post, and y'all know I'm not into that.

About six months ago, somebody said to me, why don't you turn your Blog address into a .com, to make it look more professional.

To begin with, I was a bit like, well who am I to be a .com, it's just a little Blog; in the Blogosphere, I am a nobody.

I wasn't sure if it would make me look like I thought that I was something more than I'm not.


Basically I actually got to thinking about losing the blogspot and turning into a semi-fully-fledged (not probably actually possible) .com

I've been thinking and thinking, and I've made the conscious decision to buy the domain,

(If you have just clicked on the link, you will see that it isn't available yet - I'm not the geek I thought I was, I may know what HTML stands for when the question comes up in the pub quiz, but when CNAMES and Domain CNS' start getting thrown at me, I have to bail.)

So pretty soon, when one of my Blogger friends decides to help a sister out, will be semi-obsolete; the link will still work but you will automatically be re-directed through to

I've changed the website address, because I guess it makes more sense, but I will be sad to wave goodbye to LSB, which by the way is the name of a street in Liverpool, which I used to go past on the 80A bus route, and I always wanted to use it for something, with it tying in with McBride.

So yeah guys, that's all.

Not an overly exciting post, but the Blog was missing words so here's enough for now.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Not that I'm glamourising smoking..

But I'd like some of these, just to put on a bookshelf or something.


Sunday, 13 June 2010

Pink Shirt/Blue Jeans

Don't know why I wrote the colours as the post title, given the pictures are in B+W.

Yeah, that's right, I just abbreviated.

The Vans are black and white tiny check, I got them from Cheshire Oaks about three years ago for like, 15snides.

Gotta love outlets. 


Rain on my parade.

What's going on guys?

Things have been pretty quiet on the IRONIC FASHION front of recent times; I've got the usual excuse of having other work to do. 

I've been grafting at every single job under the sun over the past few weeks; you name it, I've probably done it.

Sadly, the Blog, which happens to be the main thing I care about, has been left to go stale.

I'm going to try and revive it over the next few days, starting...


Today the rain came.

It poured.

For hours.

The good thing about the rain?

I get to whip my adidas cagoule out.

(I've just realised I love how geeky the word cagoule is.)

I bought it some four years ago during my first year of university, from a little vintage sportswear store in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

It's weird but when I wear it, I feel like it kind of gives me a bit of a Manc, mad-for-it attitude, so it's important not to wear it for a long time, otherwise I'd lose my roots, youknow?

We've had some good times; It comes with me to Creamfields, I've slept in it after a bit of an impromtu road-trip to Leeds, and generally, it literally has had my back whenever the rain has come out to play.

I love this little cagoule, even though the material kind of makes you feel like you are wearing a bin bag.

Sorry about the pure emo/myspace picture; I'm not a massive fan of doing my own proper outfit posts.

What are your wet-weather-gear fashion must haves?


Monday, 7 June 2010

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


Technically, with it being June, it's summer, even though the weather isn't really backing this up.

Anyway, I've denied my conscious decision that I made not to exercise, by well, exercising.

I decided I had to do something cardio-related that isn't just shopping.

That's right, I've joined the gym.

What's even more surprising is that I am loving it.

I have been going most mornings when it's at its quietest, and had my first personal training session yesterday morning, which I am now absolutely killing from.

Anywayz, as I am running on the treadmill, or on that boss little steppy-up machine, sweating like an out-of-breath-meff, the one thing that keeps me going is the pictures of the amazing girls that Switch from everythingyoulovetohate posts.

Now a lot of our little Blogging clique, i.e Jack at and Adam at have been, to use the most crude term possible, sh'gging the sh't out of this website, and I can smugly say I found it first.


I've been trying so hard not to use this website so much; but the photos are incredible and just want to repost them on the Blog.

So here are a few of my inspirations taken from the website; these are the chicks I want to look like.




Amazing, right? 

I mean, I know in an honest world I could never get a rig like the chick above, but it's always motivational to have a goal in mind isn't it. 

Have a lovely day guys,

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