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When Was The Last Time You Took a Breath?

Somewhere, once upon a time, amidst the flowery part of the internet, I once upon a time stumbled across this quote and happened to save it to my iPad. If you follow me on Instagram @flea143 you will have already seen it; but if you haven’t here it is again.


Tomorrow I have 2 weeks and 2 days until I move onto a new chapter in my life. I am excited for the new venture but petrified and sad to be saying goodbye to the past 5 years…. Which has been the majority of my ‘adult’ life. Work – who would of thought it would ever mean so much in my life? Haha. Teenage me is laughing at me right now. Sometimes, I really hate being a “grown up”. #thistooshallpass #breathe

I can’t remember when I came across this message or why I decided to save it, but I believe past me was looking after future me. I was going through photos the other day, it hit me, like a ton of bricks. It’s a simple mantra, and holds so true to a turbulent time in my life right now. I think, in its own little way that it brought me some peace of mind.

So, the moral of the story is to not let yourself forget to breathe.

x flea143


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It’s a Girl Thing

 Hi Poutlings

I don’t really have much to say… what a SHOCKER. I thought I’d share some ‘pick-me ups’ from around the web because I currently feel like this… FEELINGS

So here goes nothing…men

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So, smile dammit.

Happy Choose-day! ❤

x missfitz

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#DIY Bobby Pin Chevron Hair Style

Hiya Poutlings

Let’s be honest, sometimes the simplest ideas are the most inspiring, like this creative bobby pin placement paired with a side-bun. the V shapes remind me of birds in flight, lending a whimsical edge to the classic shape of an offset twist.


I saw this image on Pintrest and thought it was wow.
It will be a simple #DIY hair style to pull off!

Styles that are heavily weighed on the side can appear unbalanced, but the constrasting colour and interesting shape of this pin placement equalize the emphasis created by the dynamic knot.


Apply protective thickening lotion roots to ends and add defrizz serum to tips.


Pull hair back from the face and secure into a low ponytail. Wrap ends up and around, creating a loose, twisted bun. Secure with bobby pins.


Using a contrasting colour of bobby pins to make a row of chevrons. Black pins are a good choice for blondes; silver would be better for darker hair colours. Slide one pin in on a diagonal, then a second pin throigh the first the create a stabe v shape. Repeat uptil the desired pattern is created.

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Designer Nuptials

Hiya Poutlings!

As requested by one of our readers who is a bride to be, who would love to see what glorious dresses designers wore to their own wedding ceremonies…

I thought that our other readers may also be suprised to see what some of fashions’s biggest names wore when they exchanged vows!

Diane von Furstenberg

in her own designs

Diane von Furstenberg married Barry Diller at City Hall in New York City on 2 February 2001

Victoria Beckham

in Vera Wang

Victoria Beckham married David Beckham at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland on 4 July 1999

Vera Wang

in her own designs

Vera Wang married Arthur Vecker at the Hotel Pierre in New York City on 22 June, 1989

Georgina Chapman

in Marchesa

Georgina Chapman married Harvey Weinstein in Connecticut on 15 December 2007

Carolina Herrera

in her own designs

Carolina Herrera married Reinaldo Herrera in Caracas in 1968

Donna Karan

in her own designs

Donna Karan married Stephan Weiss on 11 September 1983 in Hewlett, New York

Michael Kors

Michael married Lance LePere in Southampton on 16 August 2011.

Rachel Zoe

in Isaac Mizrahi

Rachel Zoe married Rodger Berman at the Rainbow Room in New York City in 1997

Nanette Lepore

in a Salvation Army dress

Nanette Lepore married Robert Savage in Youngstown, Ohio

Monique Lhuillier

in Ron LoVece

Monique married Tom Bugbee in Los Angeles on 20 May, 1995

Stacey Bendet

Stacey married Eric Eisner in Anguilla on 1 June 2008

David Neville of Rag & Bone

married Gucci Westman in Cordes-sur-Ciel, France during 2006

Kate Spade

in Cynthia Rowley

Kate married Andy Spade in New York City on 16 December 1995

Calvin Klein

Calvin married Kelly Rector in Rome on 26 September 1986

Jill Stuart

in Christian Lacroix

Jill married Ronald Curtis in New York City on 21 April 1987

Cynthia Rowley

in her own design

Cynthia married Bill Powers on 17 September 2005 at Peter Beards Montauk home

I hope this post was inspiration for all brides to be…


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Style Watch : Daphne Guinness

Heya Poutlings!

You may remember some time last year I posted about Daphne Guiness & MAC were set to team up. Well, they did for Winter 2011 and as you can only imagine it was a huge success.

Daphne Guinness & MAC Collaboration

This collection is a window into my imagination.”

I seem to be featuring a lot of British fashion of late in my Style Watch posts, but with the Olympics being in full swing in Britain, why not? You might see some patrism in my posts for my homeland. We shall see.

I found myself thinking the other day ‘who encapsulates the perfect mix of past, present and future in fashion today?’. Surely, Daphne Guinness has to be the answer.

Daphne Guinness at Black Art Auction hosted by Alexander Mcqueen 2004

She is known for hating the use of the word eccentric in relation to her dress sense, I’m going to instead use ‘directional‘. There is absolutely no hint of madness behind her seemingly chaotic ensambles, show such a passion for art forms using the body to portray ideals and ideas.

Daphne Guinness is renown for wearing “night walker” shoes

Sometimes her choices for dressing seem as dark and mysterious as the beer her father invented, her choices are always thought provoking and philosophical. It’s not suprise that her mother was a muse to photography legend Man Ray and Salvador Dali or that her long time openly-secret lover is French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy.

Daphne Guinness with her late friend Isabella Blow

She is known by everyone in the fashion industry, her most likeminded companions have tragically ended their lives. In 2007 her close friend Isabella Blow, who was famous for her love of imaginative headwear, committed suicide. Soon after, Daphne created the Isabella Blow Foundation, in the hopes to bring about awareness of mental health issues.This year in June Daphne auctioned 102 items from her wardrobe at Chrisites to raise money for the cause.

Atending the Daphne Guinness Fashion Exhibit last year, standing in front of the 'Daphne Guinness in Water' portrait

Many of the items which were auctioned happened to be pieces from her other best friend, Alexander McQueen who also committed suicide three yeaars after Isabella Blow, in 2010. His dreamlike creations, often with troubling or literary themes have been a constant inspiration to Daphne and she has worn some of his most challenging and progessive designs with the upmost ease and grace.

There are certain items which are always worn by Daphne. She loves mixing and matching coloured or patterned contact lenses, super skinny trousers, unusually structured dresses and armour jewellery. When she desires any of the above and cannot find what she’s looking for, she often designs things herself to fufil her passion for aesthics and image.

Last year she gave a chilling performance, lying on a stone effigy for 2 hours wearing a silver body suit that was made for her by her late friend, Alexander McQueen and a Contra Mundra platinum diamond glove designed by herself and Shaun Leane. Then Tom Ford leaned in to kiss her – as a respectful mourner would honour a dead loved one – and she and he shared a small smile.

Isn’t she something else? I love her!


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