czwartek, 31 maja 2012

Turn back time: Swimwear through the decades

Despite the fact that it demands very little material, the swimsuit has long been a prominent part of summer fashion. Even during the roaring 1920s, women were daring to show off their figures in the swimsuit trends of the moment. In the 50s, Marilyn Monroe boosted her status as a sex symbol with her beach fashion choices – her iconic white swimsuit look perfectly complementing her famous curves and blonde bombshell hair-do. Fast forward to all the kitsch of the 80s, when the bikini line just kept getting higher and higher. It was a look that certainly required more brutal waxing techniques than ever before! Worn by the stars of classic 80s shows like Miami Vice and the hottest supermodel of the time Elle Macpherson, it was a more risky take on swimwear fashion. The high leg trend continued into the 1990s thanks to the hit US TV series Baywatch. Who can forget those opening sequences featuring Pamela Anderson and the rest of the cast decked out in red?


In a celebration of all that’s great about swimwear, the Resort collection at Very features a diverse range of styles inspired by different eras. However, in addition for 2012, this year’s Very Swimsuits have also been designed with the latest trends in mind. The floral print reigns supreme, but there are also more classic choices perfect for a swim at the gym or relaxation session in the jacuzzi.


sobota, 26 maja 2012

Around the world

Ever since my first foreign trip, I seem to have regularly fantasized about various places I'd be excited to call home one day. All that temporary fascination with faraway towns and cities was always, in a great measure, brought about by movie premieres of the season. No wonder there was the time when I imagined myself pacing the streets of New York like Carrie Bradshaw, or simply tasting a home-made olive oil under the Tuscan sun. Not to mention the unusual Berlin phase, right after I'd developed a serious crush on one of the German film actors... But if I was to take another pick these days, not only would it be free of any cinematographic connotations, but also in perfect keeping with my current sartorial cravings... And in that case, I'm pretty sure Los Angeles and Miami are the only right spots to show off a whopping sequin obsession!

Sequined Top - Dorothy Perkins/ Waxed-Effect Trousers - Zara/ Shoes - Halle Berry for 5th Avenue/ Leather Clutch - Vintage


piątek, 18 maja 2012

Fantasy Shopping: Yellow

In my fashion-dreams, I'm always the kind of girl whose complexion is unconditionally loved by the entire range of bright colours. In reality, though, I'm on the never-ending hunt for at least one shade that won't make me look ridiculous... So could yellow be a right match for me? Fingers crossed!
1. Yellow Cornelli Collar Dress - Miss Selfridge/ 2. XL Clutch - Zara/ 3. HAWLEY Suede Espadrille Wedges - ASOS/ 4. Lemon Daisy Lace Tee - Dorothy Perkins/ 5. Sleeveless Blouse - Oasis/ 6. Bag - H&M/ 7. Linen Dress - Mango/ 8. Drawstring Skirt - Topshop/ 9. Double Breasted Tweed Blazer - Girl.By Band Of Outsiders/ 10. The Legging Neon Yellow - Rag & Bone

piątek, 11 maja 2012

All in a day's work

Pretty unusual of me to post twice in the same week, but I'm just trying to be a good girl as long as it's possible. Clock's ticking and I might soon become a really busy bee, with no time for fashion antics! Good for me, a bit worse for the blog... There's actually one thing I'm trying to figure out at the moment: how do working girls squeeze in some picture shooting in their daily schedule?!

Pants & Belt - Zara/ Necklace - Reserved/ Striped Top - H&M/ Suede Heels - TkMaxx/ Leather Bag - Marta Ponti



poniedziałek, 7 maja 2012

Bits and pieces

It already seems like kind of a monthly tradition for me to showcase things which I find entertaining at the particular time of my life. I know that the whole idea is actually borrowed from other bloggers, but I've come to love it as if it was my own, and usually just can't wait to share with you a brand new batch of not-so-fashion related pictures!

Bright-colored necklace + matching nail polish = just the right amount of colour to spice up all the monochromatic outfits I usually wear...
You've got to excuse me for posting so many blossom pictures, but having been born in May, I've somehow always felt strongly attached to all kind of flowers ... On the other hand, how could anyone remain insensible to the charm of blooming apple trees?!
The shoes! No further explanation needed if you've got a chance to read one of my previous posts...
Classic Vanilla Cupcakes got a bit of summer-ish makeover...The foolproof recipe below!
All night partying must have left this lady quite exhausted... She came back home at six in the morning! I've never meant to become a strict parent, but  if it happens one more time, I'll seriously consider setting a curfew!

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes:

125g unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
a pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature!
Line muffin pans with paper liners. Sift together all of the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, then add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour mixture and mix on low speed only until combined. Fill the cupcake liners to the top. Bake at 180°C for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool before frosting.

Now, I usually stick to my tried & tested Cream Cheese Frosting, but you can follow any recipe that's righ up your alley, or just top them with some freshly whipped cream. As for the final touch, I'm currently all into chocolate dipped strawberries!

wtorek, 1 maja 2012

Good times

I'd be a liar not to admit how utterly privileged I feel to be capable of doing just about anything that comes to my mind in the morning. As dreadful as the excess me-time might be considered throughout the coldest months, upon the spring's arrival, those extra hours per day become nothing but a true blessing. It is now most acceptable to lose yourself in things that fit into anyone's personal category of relaxation. I'm thinking afternoon strolls, meals savored in the comfort of my beautiful garden, and some decent sunbathing... Well, at least up until my long-anticipated internship finally kicks off!

P.S. Skinnies, a printed t-shirt, and some wedges to spice things up... in other words, my own idea of the comfiest outfit ever! What's yours?

Anubis Print Tee - Mango/ Grey Skinny Jeans & Shades - Camaieu/ Parka - New Look/ Wedges - Oysho/ Ring - Kappahl