Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Whilst scanning SheerLuxe.com I found myself linked to Black White Denim, an amazing retailer specializing in contemporary designer pieces. I came into contact with these on the point of all points sneakers by Italian footwear label Forfex, created by Designer Giovanni Forbice and worn by the likes of style icon Rihanna. 

In a bid to top up and build on my ‘casual’ shoe collection I knew I had to invest in these or I would regret it later. White shoes are everything. And these hi-tops featuring leather studded inserts are a mix between simple vs. flamboyant, which is the perfect kind of combination to make a style statement.

Think I’ll team them up with the ASOS acidwash boyfriend jean (once I can get my hands on a pair – bane of my life stalking the ASOS site to see if they’re in stock in my size!) or some jersey joggers and a plain crop top to channel an effortless rebel-chick look, whilst completely sneaking in the whole sportswear – urban-casual fashion trend that has intersected my AW12 wardrobe this season.

Note of the week: There is no better way to cheer yourself up than splashing out on a new pair of shoes. Shoes buy happiness people!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


 Left: Topshop/Right: Urban Outfitters

Since discovering the black loafers in a previous post below, my fugly shoe empire has been expanding ever since. Many people loathe loafers but I for one have fell head over heels for the masculine footwear trend which I believe is a staple item in any shoe collection. I spotted these white preppy loafers in Topshop and had to invest in them as my new S/S shoe, they are so femininely masculine which will look perfect with this seasons pastel and neon colour palette. I'm all for details on shoes, and Urban Outfitters got it spot on this time with a subtle boy meets girl finishing on the black flats with the cute heart detailing. 

What's your choice of shoe this Spring Summer?

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


 A few weeks back my Fashion Marketing class had the opportunity to work with stylist Jennifer Anyan who gave us the task of creating a look with a classic white shirt. My group decided to focus on manipulating the shape of the shirt to create something entirely new whilst keeping everything else simplistic. I liked the idea of changing the masculine silhouette of the shirt into something a little more feminine. How would you wear a white shirt?

Thursday, 8 September 2011


Just been trying out some nails for the transition into Autumn where I've rolled together few of my must try nail trends. I conjured up a camel colour for the nude nail trend, mixing up a few old nail polishes to get a colour that would suit my skin tone (if you want to be economical and create a brand new colour with polishes you already have then refer to this post here). A tip is to use a shade that doesn't match your skin tone, so go with one that's lighter or darker otherwise you'll end up with mannequin looking hands! 

A newcomer nail trend is the new french manicure that is the subtle oval v shape which I love and previously blogged about. It definitely elongates your nails, so if you have shorter nails then you should definitely give this a go. Talking about manicures, the moon manicure has been quite a hit this year. It has been seen on Christian Dior advertisement campaigns to Chanel catwalks, so I decided to do the Lorraine Stanick odd ring finger thing and do a half moon using a chunky glitter. This was a bit tricky so my tip to keep the moon shapes looking sharp would be to use a nail art pen to outline the shape and then fill it in. And my thumbs got treated by the polish pattern graphics trend with ropes using this seasons gold and brown metallic colours.

It would be rude not to show you my new favourite addition to my wardrobe. I can't leave without sharing this fringe sleeve detailed body-con dress which I have been searching for in different Topshop stores for literally the past 2 months. I was elated when I spotted it on the rails whilst shopping when I was staying at my boyfriends, and it was just my luck since it was the last in my size. Just had a quick peek on Topshop and it's now in the sale so nab it whilst you can girls! Might do a haul post showing what I've bought recently, what do you reckon?  

PS. sorry about the awful quality of my pictures recently. It's so annoying that I've had to take them on my Macbook since I have no camera battery.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


When there are grey skies and piercing rain outside your window, this depressing time of the year calls for nail painting time. I decided to grow my nails since taking off my Acrylics and spruce them up after I've been wearing the same fruit salad colour over and over for the last two weeks ('cause it was the only colour I purchased whilst staying at my boyfriends house) felt like I was living the dream only having one nail polish. And may I just add it was just my luck that it was the worst nail polish I've ever bought, the brush itself is awful and the application was uneven, looked lumpy and chipped after a day and a half - wasn't even worth the mere £1.79 I paid, sorry Collection 2000 lovers. 

Here's my fashionable version of the made over classic French Manicure (bar the odd one if you can spot it!). If you're sick of the staple white tip but still want classy and chic nails that are easy to do then try painting a subtle v shape down the edge of the nail as opposed to going the whole way around the nail. To make this less of a challenge you can do this with a nail art brush or pen which I've seen Models Own have recently brought out in Superdrug/Boots. I was debating whether to go all out and go crazy but decided on a muted pink with a black tip to keep them versatile and have an understated feel but you could experiment using the new seasons A/W shades - from metallics, sea blues to earthy hues. A nude colour with a red tip would look fab for the transition into Autumn.

Saturday, 13 August 2011


After about a year of debating and convincing myself that I would start blogging again, I finally found the motivation and decided to make the return back since I've deprived myself of following some amazing blogs. In doing so I have rediscovered my love for blogging and will actively post now and then - without any empty promises this time! This is just a quick post where I'd like to thank all those who have welcomed me back and look forward to seeing some new faces. Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/lisadrivesavan xxx

Friday, 5 August 2011


/Dress  thrifted/Scarf  ralph lauren/Shoes  office/Rings  asos h&m wallis/

Yes, these may not be your cup of tea but these shoes have literally been stuck on my feet since the moment I got them for my birthday from Office. I love how they bring an element of smartness to casual outfits and have the versatility to complete more formal looks. An amazing take on the loafer! I can literally wear them with anything and there is no doubt that they will be my shoe of choice next week on my work placement - but there is one problem of planning what to wear as I've never worked in an office before. What would you suggest, bearing in mind that I may be sitting in on meetings as well as being on the computer?

If you didn't already know, Office have the most amazing sale on at the moment with an extra 20% off selected shoes which you should check out and take advantage of. I definitely have my eye on a number of shoes but need to restrain myself from buying any more shoes since you'd probably think I've lost my mind if you saw my collection of shoes. And on the subject of shoes, I hope you all put your feet up and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


With a similar concept to the Sleek Makeup pout paint I mixed up China Glaze in Aqua Baby and MUA at Superdrug shade 18 to create a lighter turquoise candy colour that suits my skin tone a little more than the original China Glaze colour. This is a really quick and simple way of creating a new nail polish that makes the most out of what you already have, without costing you a penny. It definitely saves you the disappointment of going out and spending money on a new bottle that turns out to look completely different on and has a poor colour pay off. You could even transform any colours you don't like so they don't go to waste. To create pastel colours that are perfect for the Summer in contrast with a tan you will need to add white to your chosen colour. All you need is a spare nail polish bottle, just clean out an old nail polish bottle by using a small amount of nail varnish remover and shaking it up and just repeat this a few times. Let me know if you try it out!