ten receipts

goodbye for now,

These are my last hours in Luton, helping my aunt. It was so much fun while it lasted. I went to town and Primark for the last time yesterday, and watched G.I. Joe: Rise of the cobra. That movie left me speechless, I cannot wait for the sequel! It's about 12:30 p.m. here, so that means I'm leaving in half an hour to the airport. I can't make my fashion post I planned to make, so I'll try to make it once I get back to the States.

True facts:
- I ended up with eight Primark bags in the end
- I have ten Primark receipts

Baha, I thought it was funny how many times I really did go to Primark.

from the ramblings of a teenage vogue-er,
and the stylings of an undefined designer.


six days, five bags


Hello world! Onlysix more days in the beloved Luton, it's really a sad thing. I'm so accustomed to everything, especially the time zone :) But school starts in eighteen days, and I've already got five Primark bags! I found some other great stores, Topshop, Blue Star, Accessorize, but Primark has to be the best. Baha, so I've finally got our fashion editions for today, curtesy of fashionweekdaily.com . I saw so many posts that I loved, I had to have all of them :D

© Patrick McMullan

Kanye West has long been outspoken about his plan to break into the fashion business. This summer, rumors have abounded that the musician was working as a lowly intern at the Gap. “He’s not my intern!” laughed Gap designer Patrick Robinson this morning, as he launched his 1969 Premium Jeans Collection. “He’s a friend of mine, and he just likes to see what we do. I tell him, if he wants people to take him seriously in fashion, they have to see blood first! They have to see the blood and the sweat, to see that he really wants it–but he definitely has the capability.” Chic Report had to know: does Robinson really think West might one day make the switch from singing to sewing? “I keep telling him he should stick to music,” he said. “I’d do it! I’d sell out Madison Square Garden!”

© Getty Images

Hollywood’s finest came out for the annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s installation luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel to basically butter up journalists from Australia and Russia for the winter (January’s Golden Globes are approaching, after all!). Evan Rachel Wood stood out in her breezy Gucci dress.

Our favorite September cover so far? None other than the one found on Seventeen’s subscription copies. The magazine is turning 65 this month, and to appropriately toast, editor Ann Shoket and publisher Jayne Jamison trotted out an archival cover wrap from the September 1944 issue. (The coverline? “Young fashions & beauty, movies & music, ideas & people.”) There may be a lesson here…

Other than, say, Robert Pattinson, the Chic Report award for most meticulously documented summer is looking like it’s going to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Photo op in Portofino with Eva Mendes, check. Party with Jennifer Lopez and Naomi Campbell in Capri, check. Now, pictures are popping up (figure 1, 2) of the D&G duo frolicking in Italy’s Aeolian Islands with Giovanna Battaglia and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld. All this is making Chic wonder: could there be a pap on the Dolce & Gabbana payroll?

Special thanks to Patrick McMullen and Getty images, for your wonderful photography :) Alright, I've got to go to town soon, bye!

from the ramblings of a teenage vogue-er,
and the stylings of an undefined designer.


knickers and football

fellow americans,

For those of you who pay close attention you'll realize that a few things are changing around here. Maybe the brits are changing me, but I've found the need to change stuff bit by bit. Like, the font for example. Veranda was getting annoying :)

On to the main event, I've finally stopped being lazy and uploaded and edited my pictures. I mean, a good designer doesn't procrastinate right? And I want to be the best designer possible, so let's get to work :)

Here's the "Scarp Sunday" from last week. I limited all the photos down to these two, and my ELLE top! What do you think?

This weeks Scrap, a white ruffle top, four-buttoned pencilskirt, black scarf for a bow around the collar, and finally I got a new bag! It's gorgeous I know ;) The only problem I have with this scrap is the middle picture, it was a model-esque pose meant to show off my sandals, but it got cut off!

My personal favorite. It's a plain outfit really, but I still love it. Forget the name of the brown jacket (With a paper clip to hold it the way I like it!) denim jumper, and my nameless (is it Atmosphere? Hmm, I dunno!) black bag.

Eh, I know this post was kinda dry. Gossip and fashion updates as soon as I can, promise!

from the ramblings of a teenage vogue-er,

and the stylings of an undefined designer.


berries and cream


Hey guys. Sorry I've been MIA, but I've been so busy doing things for my aunt that I really had no time to update. Which in turns means that I missed SS again, I took the pics but sadly don't have any time to upload anytime soon. Maybe later. But, today I did want to do something new, I'll call it "New life, another bag", where you get an inside peek into my bag (the ONLY one I brought with me here). Here's NLAB #1:

First, Secret Platnium deodarant, vasline, chapstick, Cheetah print raybans, yellow and green raybans, "Back in Black an A-list novel by Zoey Dean", LG Shine (my Aunt's, I'm using it while I'm here), Samsung MP3 player, Starburst Fruit Chews (UK version), a pen,and my plain brown bag (which used to be a hand bang until I took off the hand part and replaced it with what's supposed to be a belt/bow thingy for one of my skirts).

Now for some exciting news, a while back (as in the 28th of July) I got the August copy of Elle. Now, if you've gotten the edition you know it's amazing and you also know what it comes with:
Ah, I know! The UK version of Elle came with an exclusive Paul & Joe summer vest in one of four colours, I was lucky enough to get the gray/light blue. I wore it this Sunday to church, but like I said I can't upload the pictures today.

And more today, I finally went shopping! At Primark none the less, the place is amazing. It's stocked with wonderful buys, and I cannot wait to go back. Now, what exactly did I buy? Atmosphere leggings (jean colored), Denim Co. acid wash shorts, a sand colored Atmosphere cardigan, gray Atmosphere slip ons and six pairs of sheer knee high tights! All for under £20, it was beautiful.

Well girls, and maybe the occasional guy I've got to go now, What I like about you's on!

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


Ciggies and Smoke


Hello everyone, from Luton! I'm sorry I had no chance to update, I've just found the time to even sit down! In the land of the beloved cigarettes, it seems as though the coveted fad are leggings, I know, it was shoking to me too! Everywhere I turn, I see leggings: leggings and shorts, leggings and dresses, and my personal fave, leggings and cardigans. It's great thqt I brought my pair, but I'm sure I would look bomb without it also :)
I'm sorry, but no pictures today, this was only a quick update. I'll show you all of my gorge artwork of pics later on!

I'm so happy my jetlag has passed, now I can really enjoy my fish & chips...er- chicken & chips I should say. I absolutely hate fish, haha. Alright, time for me to go!

Pip pip cheerio!

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


Luton Ladies


I don't think I told any of you guys this, but today I am going to London! Well, Luton which is a town right next to London. Right now it's about 12:21 in Maryland, and I'm heading to the airport at six, plane is leaving at nine! It's going to be a long time, I know. I really hope I can update the blog there, I'm supposed to be helping my aunt because she's having another baby! I can't wait, and if there's an available computer, then I can still do my fashion/gossip updates. But, if I can't I will certainly get you guys updated after the 20th, when I get back. Well, I've got to finish packing!

Love you all,

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


Back and badder than ever


Warning: This may be my longest post, ever. But there won't be a boring moment!
I have decided to do another feature, one of the many I hope, on polyvore.com again! Yaaay, so (drumroll please) let's start the show!

With the help of my friend on polyvore, Elliott (http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=877851), I was able to pick some of the best sets, I've ever seen. Of course, her friends, and friends of her friends. (Which she has a lot of for just joining two weeks ago) Their sets are awesome, and I of course had to feature some of hers! I tried to pick different types, and unique types. It was obviously hard to limit them down. Let the "sets" do the talking!

7/17TatTat::Oh, Honey
7/17TatTat::Oh, Honey by Eℓℓiott. featuring Vans shoes

7/17MP::Hello? by Eℓℓiott. featuring Calypso

Andi: Girls Day Out (GMF)
Andi: Girls Day Out (GMF) by You Call Me Quiet But I'm A Riot on Polyvore.com

What makes it fabulous?
What makes it fabulous? by ✮BANG BANG, Here I Go Again✮ featuring Miss Selfridge bracelets

Mani Pedis at Mirandas [GMF]
Mani Pedis at Mirandas [GMF] by ✮BANG BANG, Here I Go Again✮ on Polyvore.com

New Auditon for Mercedes De la Rosa [TA]
New Auditon for Mercedes De la Rosa [TA] by ✮BANG BANG, Here I Go Again✮ featuring Chanel clutches

MP - Matisse Palais, Here I Come!
MP - Matisse Palais, Here I Come! by c'est miriam♥ featuring Juicy Couture accessories

teenagers scare the living shit outta me - MP
teenagers scare the living shit outta me - MP by Shake Your Hips and Do The Twist on Polyvore.com

"I get very nervous when I think someone is falling in love with me. Every time I have a "romance" I'm so nervous I bring the whole office with me. That's usually about five or six people. They all come to pick me up and then we go to pick her up. Love me
"I get very nervous when I think someone is falling in love with me. Every time I have a "romance" I'm so nervous I bring the whole office with me. That's usually about five or six people. They all come to pick me up and then we go to pick her up. Love me by The Fashion Freak featuring Yves Saint Laurent bags

You broke my heart, but as the French say, "C'est la vie".
You broke my heart, but as the French say, "C'est la vie". by ℓiσn.&.the.ℓαмb ♥ [c'est la vie] on Polyvore.com

&& You Don't Know Me ♥;
&& You Don't Know Me ♥; by ℓiσn.&.the.ℓαмb ♥ [c'est la vie] on Polyvore.com

LAT - Think I'm really fallin' for his smile.
LAT - Think I'm really fallin' for his smile. by karaelizabeth♥ featuring Vanessa Bruno tops

You and only you
You and only you by Eℓℓiott. on Polyvore.com

MPMeet Chloe Simmons
MPMeet Chloe Simmons by Eℓℓiott. featuring Valentino bags

7/16T3F::Do not accept any less
7/16T3F::Do not accept any less by Eℓℓiott. featuring Anthropologie

7/11T3F::Dirty Rich
7/11T3F::Dirty Rich by Eℓℓiott. featuring Antik Batik

Four; The night's away
Four; The night's away by Eℓℓiott. featuring Vanessa Bruno tops

Tryout [HBFO]
Tryout [HBFO] by arkasha featuring Miss Selfridge

Lunch with Yvette (BAI)
Lunch with Yvette (BAI) by ♥sunkssedcaligrl♥™ featuring Splendid

Hepburn Boarding School tryout
Hepburn Boarding School tryout by ♥sunkssedcaligrl♥™ featuring Marc Jacobs bags

Well Hello Sister (BAI)
Well Hello Sister (BAI) by ♥sunkssedcaligrl♥™ featuring James Perse

And of course some of my recent sets.
Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


Reach for the Gold


So, I have more reports from Chic! I haven't been giving out the most credit to the places I've been getting my reports from. But, I promise I will now ;)

Fashion Week Daily - Chic Report: "A gold lamé shorts suit sounds like something that should strike fear in the hearts of even the bravest chicettes–but somehow, between the genius Phillip Lim and the adorable Rachel Bilson, the actress pulls it off with aplomb. Share your secret with Chic, s’il vous plait!"
I'm sure we'd all love for her to spill.

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am



Fellow Stoners,

You girls and your minds! No, I do not mean the illegal substance, I mean the ab-fab role model for gap-toothed ladies [like myself] and gorgeous model Lara Stone. Newest in "Chic Report" from Fashion Week Daily.

"Chic has been hopelessly obsessed with Lara Stone for the last three seasons, and we're pleased to see her off-runway and on the cover of a major fashion book. Stone's latest appearance in the August W is stunning in more ways than one. Despite the fact that this Dutch beauty has already graced many covers--most memorably the February issue of French Vogue, which was essentially devoted to her--it's rare that a model earns this honor in the States, where celebs are usually tapped to movie issues on the newsstand. But it's clear that Stone is her own special sales force--she's currently appearing in ads for SDquared2."

Sounds like you're living a good life Lara, keep it Stoned!

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


Fashion lovers,

Hey girlies, or guy-lies? Today is Sunday, so you know that means "Scrap Sunday", a new feature I just started last week. It's when I showcase my wonderful Church & Stay at home outfits. Today, I wasn't feeling as extravagant as I usually do. I have no clue why...so the showcase isn't as long as last week. What do you think of it?

Have you noticied yet that I am not a heels person?
Well, if you have you are very observant.
I don't know why I just can't bring myself to where 'em.
Maybe it's because I'm already model tall, & my legs are long enough.
Hmmm, well all I know is that my ballet flats look gross in this pic.
Time for a shopping trip!

I have to admit, this is not one of my best outfits.

I feel really lazy today, but I had to do "Scrap Sunday".

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


The face of Dior


It's official, Jessica Stam has been named the official face of Dior since yesterday. Maybe it's because of her naturally young looking beauty, or any other reasons...? The jury is still out on that decision.

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am

Preggo Preformances?

Small bellies,

Or at least I hope so! I'm thinking the new thing this season is preforming pregnant. I remember at last years BET awards that one lady [MIA?] preformed with rappers T.I., Jay-Z, and Kanye West when she was only like a month away from popping the seed! She obiously really wanted to preform! So, here's another gal, devoted to her work, check it out:

"Jennifer Hudson showed off her growing baby bump as she preformed onstage during Micheal Jackson's memorial service yesterday.

The mom-to-be delivered a powerful preformance of Jackson's 1993 hit, "Will you Be There," alongside with a choir at the Los Angeles event.

The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-winning actress, who is about eight months along in her first pregnancy, is engaged to former reality TV star David Otunga.

Hudson, 27, who became engaged to aspiring pro-wrestler in September, has remained mum about her upcoming wedding."

Aww, can't wait for the wedding!

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


I've finally come out

Not out the closet you freaky gals(:

No, I'm totally straight. I've finally come out and will burst my flavour to the world! I'm going to start calling this "Scrap Sunday," I'll post photogs of my wonderful sunday outfits! Including church &nd stay at home. I know that you're thinking already, "Oh good God, 'Sunday Outfits'? What does that include, long skirts and a conservative hat?" Actually no, you'd be surprised what I wear to church, but sadly I can't explain. I'll let the pics do all of that for you!

fab right? haha, I bet you can't wait for me to model it!

must haves:

silly mee!

Now, for my stay at home:

So, whadya think? COMMENT(:
Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am

Megan Not

Gossip Girls,

Hate Megan Fox for stealing the heart of our Shiah? Then you are going to love this:

"Megan Fox's hotness may have most of the nation's male population frothing at the mouth, but her former director Michael Bay rolls his eyes at the budding actress.

Fox blasted the "Transformers" director for relying on special effects rather than acting in the two “Transformers” films in an interview with "Entertainment Weekly." But Bay is unimpressed.

"She says some very ridiculous things because she's 23 years old, and she still has a lot of growing up to do," the 44-year-old Bay told the Wall Street Journal. "You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think, 'Okay Megan, you can do whatever you want.'

"But is Fox biting the hand that feeds her? In addition to “Transformers” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” Bay’s directing credits include “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and “The Rock.”

"Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in 'Transformers,'" said Bay, citing Nicolas Cage, Will Smith and Ben Affleck as other actors who have shot to stardom after starring in his films. "I like to think that I've had some luck in building actors' careers with my films."

Even I have to admit, that was a little harsh, but everyone deserves a little constructive critizism. Besides, rumour is she's a total b-.

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am


New Craze

All designers,

Attenion people! There's a new internet craze going around. Heard of polyvore.com? Well, if you haven't you should really go check it out. You get to express so many emotions on there, and I think it's really cool. It's kind of like a collage site, you put so many types of clothings, accessories, shoes, etc. together then viola! You have a "set". Check it out, and check out my account (click on header).

bad woman

and last but not least, my first one!

Everything is more than a picture.
the one &nd only,
D. Am