Tuesday, 30 October 2012

What Jodie Wore

What Jodie Wore
So, with tonight being the eve of Halloween I thought it would be rather fitting to do a festive What Jodie Wore...
...I mean who doesn't love a bit of fancy dress?

Each year I like to try and change things up and dress up as something different; as zombie, cat and witch were already crossed off the list I decided to go for something a little more original!
A Gothic Doll!
With this costume it was all about the makeup...
I tried to create a slightly larger, creepy doll eye by drawing the whites of the eye much bigger; I then drew on
lashes and lined the eyes underneath to make them pop! ...the finishing touches were then the huge false lashes to create an even more 'fake' effect.
The next crucial detail was definitely the lips! I started by blocking out the natural lip colour with foundation and then drew on the creepy doll lips in TOPSHOP 'Vamp' lipstick!
The rest of the costume is all about detail!

Velvet Body: TOPSHOP
Black Cardigan: All Saints
Black Tutu: Topshop
Tights: Pretty Polly
Necklace: TOPSHOP
Choker: Clarie's Accessories
Happy Halloween!
much love

Thursday, 25 October 2012

A Little Bit About Me... with #MCRFW

A Little Bit About Me... with #MCRFW

So, as part of being an inflencial blogger for #MCRFW 2013 I was asked to take part in an interview to be featured as a blogger star profile on their "yours fashionably" blog spot. Of course I was honoured to take part!
I must admit... at first I found it a little bizzare having to answer a series of questions that were soley about me; after all I'm so used to doing interviews the other way round!
Anyways... for anyone that wanted to know a little bit more about me; here it it:
Name: Jodie Rosanna Williamson
Age: 23
Occupation: model/stylist/blogger
Hometown: Leigh (nr Manchester)
Current Location: Leigh
How did you get into blogging?After I finished studying Fashion Styling and Image Making at uni in summer last year I felt like I needed to stay as much in touch with fashion as I could; my blog is my way of keeping up to date with what’s going on in the world of fashion and letting others know at the same time. It’s the perfect way for me to display my work.

What can we expect when reading your blog?A witty and truthful account of what I love about fashion today. My blog is very much a diary for me; it allows me to keep an account of my journey in the world of fashion and share it with others.
Top 3 sites you follow and would recommend? 1) Style.com– my favourite site to find out what’s happening in the world of fashion as its happening!
2)Lookbook.nu - the perfect way to find hot new bloggers and see what people are wearing all over the world.
3) Tumblr.com– I love the idea of image sharing; it’s so inspiring and no matter what you want a picture of you are most likely to find it here.
What’s the best thing that has happened to you since you started blogging?Starting writing my blog is probably the best thing I did since finishing uni; it has given me the opportunity to work with some amazing people and style some awesome shoots. However, becoming an influential blogger for MCRFW has most definitely been one of the best high-lights; I’m so honoured to be working with the team and hopefully it’ll lead to some more exciting things in the future.
Who is your style crush? Gwen Stefani! I've always idolised her style and I love the way she always manages to look effortlessly cool. She's not afraid to try new things and most importantly she knows what suits her figure so you'll very rarely see her in anything unflattering.

Who is your favourite designer? Alexander Wang; I have one of his dresses in my wardrobe and it's my all-time favorite! I also really love his Diego Pebbled Leather Bucket Bag and it's right at the top of my shopping list for when I start making the big bucks!

Where do you shop? I always shop in Manchester; it has the perfect mix of vintage, high street and designer shops to get any look needed for your wardrobe. The catwalk to high street turn out is so quick these days that everyone can be on trend; no matter what their budget!
How would you describe your style in 5 words? My style changes all the time; it really depends on my mood and the music I’m listening to at that moment in time. At the moment I’d say it’s: feminine, figure-hugging, 90’s inspired, grunge.
Top 3 favourite pieces of clothing in your wardrobe right now and why? 1) I’ve just started up my own clothing range called Pretty in Punk;it’s a mixture of bleached and tie dyed clothes… I’ve kept one or two pieces for myself and my favourite has to be the ‘Cosmic’ Star Studded crop top!
2) I love classic pieces that never go out of style… at the moment I’m living in a pair of American Apparel washed out denim; high waisted shorts! …they just go with everything!
3) My final favourite piece has to be a camel, fur collar cardigan I bought in Lanzarote 2 years ago… the colours compliment my skin and hair so well and it’s so comfy and warm… it has the power to glam up any outfit whilst keeping a vintage/retro vibe.
What are your top 5 beauty products that live in your handbag and go everywhere with you?
- Vaseline Lip Balm
- Simple Moisturiser
- Max Factor false lash effect mascara
-Eyelure eyelash glue
-L'oreal true match foundation
What are your top beauty secrets?I always recommend using ‘Coconut Oil’ as a moisturiser… its 100% natural so it’s really good for the skin and it always leaves you feeling silky and smooth. (it’s great on the hair too).
For all blondes out there I’d recommend using FUDGE silver shampoo… it banishes any yellow tones and if you keep it on for a few extra minutes it’ll give your hair a subtle lilac tone.
Favourite make up brand and product at the moment? I’m really in love with TOPSHOP makeup at the moment; they have the best nail varnishes… the colours are always on trend and for £5 each they’re great quality!
Describe your everyday makeup look in three words? Natural, simple and bohemian.
What is your guilty pleasure? Eating double chocolate chip fudge cookies and watching Breaking Bad.
What 5 items can you never leave the house without?
-Lip Balm
-Studded Purse
-Mirror (you never know when you might need to touch up your makeup)
Favourite band/singer? Jeramiah Ferrari – a local Manchester reggae, rock/ska band. They’re amazing and everyone should check them out!
Who are you voting to win on XFactor right now? I’m not much of a fan of the XFactor; I’d rather spend my Saturday nights out watching live music! Unsigned bands definitely need more support these days.
Any advice you could give to upcoming bloggers? Be yourself; if any one’s going to read your blog it’ll be because you have a unique and natural style! Oh, and always include plenty of images; the more visual the post the more viewers you’ll get!
Best advice you have ever been given? Always be yourself and follow your dreams; as long as you stay true to yourself anything is possible!
What is your dream job? I’d love a job in fashion! My dream is to eventually have my own business selling my clothing brand and offering out my styling services. I’d love to work with bands; helping them find their own image/style.
Describe Manchester in 3 words? Cosmopolitan, trendy and fashion-forward (could only manage 4 words)
Describe Manchester fashion in 3 words? Street, bohemian and unique.
Twitter: @jodierosanna
Be sure to check out the interview on the #MCRFW blog soon!
much love

Friday, 12 October 2012

#MCRFW 'Star Style Competition'

#MCRFW 'Star Style Competition'
Manchester Fashion Week is on the hunt to find the country's most fashionable men and women...
...and this could be your chance to get the credit for your amazing style that you deserve!
Every month they will be holding a "#MCRFW Star Style" competition whereby people from all over the country can tweet or instagram and pin their best outfits or accessories. Each post recieved will be automatically uploaded on to their 'Star Style' album on faceboook for people to vote for the winner. The person with the most likes each month will recieve an exclusive gift that will change each month with every competition!
To enter this month's star style competition simply dress to impress and tweet/instagram your best OUTFIT to @mcrfashionweek followed by #MCRFW! Get your friends liking the picture for your chance to win an exclusive Lancome prize!
I know I'll be entering...
Crop top: Pretty in Punk
Skirt: Topshop
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Sunglasses: Vintage
Armlet: Vintage
much love

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

#MCRFW 2013

So, I know it's been a while since my last blog post but I have some very exciting news...
I am officially an Influencial Blogger for Manchester Fashion Week 2013!
With this very exciting new role I will be able to keep you all up-to-date with what's happening in the build up to and around Manchester Fashion Week... so if you want to know all the gossip first then be sure to keep reading!
This year's official make up sponsers are the one and only Lancome. Later this month MCRFW will be holding the first official Lancome Make Up Artist School; further info will be released soon via the #MCRFW website and social media sites; facebook/twitter/tumblr.
Each month there will also be the chance to win an exclusive Lancome prize and be featured on the "yours fashionably" blog spot on the MCRFW website. Keep posted for more info on the comp and how you can enter!
Tickets will be on sale sometime in December and Ill let you know once the date has been confirmed...
much love