Good ‘n Hood

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[SHOTS BY EBUN ANDU]
WEARING:
NAVY FAUX FUR BUBBLE COAT | MISSGUIDED
HOOD BMW TEE | THE HOOD LAB
HOLLYWOOD THICK BLING DIAMANTE CHOKER | LAMODA
WERKIN’ GIRLS GREY FAUX LEATHER SHOULDER BAG | LAMODA
SHOUT OUT BLACK FAUX SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS | LAMODA

I almost want to start this post off with ‘raindrop, drop top’ because this outfit was channelling all sorts of bad and boujee. Not gonna annoy you with more Migos references though…I’m sure that’s all you’ve been seeing and hearing since December.

But look at this huge choker, even huger fur coat (servin’ them pimp looks) and these slick as hell boots. Migos and Lil Uzi would make an appropriate soundtrack for this post. Featuring The Hood Lab, LAMODA and Missguided…Read More »

STUDENTS X MISSGUIDED: U0B Sample Sale

 [originally posted on the Missguided blog]

Two Fridays ago, Missguided decked the Guild at University of Birmingham with balloons, candyfloss, GIFs and glitter for our first ever sample sale, and yes we mean GIFs and glitter quite literally. Among the many boxes of sample clothes, shoes and accessories, we brought along a GIF photo booth, as well as glitter breakfasts for our early access VIPs. That is, real edible glitter sprinkled into fruity mocktails…as if the event wasn’t Instagrammable enough already!

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Servin’ Snakeskin

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WEARING:
FAUX LEATHER SNAKESKIN BIKER JACKET | MISSGUIDED
GREY HIGH NECK DROP ARMHOLE VEST | MISSGUIDED
STONEWASH BLUE OPEN RIP MOM JEANS | MISSGUIDED
BLACK RING CHOKER | ALDO
BLACK PLATFORM BOOTS

I’ve never really been a huge fan of animal prints – like, leopard skin works for some, but you can leave me out. Don’t get me wrong, it can look great on the right items but for the most part, it makes me think of EastendersBianca

As for snakeskin, I find it more wearable but I can’t say that I’ve bought any major printed items other than the odd clutch or some heels.

Until now, obviously. Missguided came through with this stunning snakeskin biker jacket, and my mind started racing with all the things I could dress it up and down with. I’ll definitely be styling this jacket with a variety of different looks in the future, but this time, I’m servin’ snakeskin in a kind of casual way. Plain vest, mom jeans, choker and platform boots – perfect for a quick meal with the girls or a laidback date.Read More »

MISSGUIDED: HQ & Meeting the Hella Cute Team

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So, in case you haven’t already seen me plaster this information all over my snapchat, insta and twitter, I’m now a student brand ambassador for Missguided! Even as I type this, I’m squealing. It’s crazy to think that I’m now working with such a babein’ brand, one that I’ve been shopping with for over four years.

But I’m not the only one! Five other babes from University of Birmingham make up our Student Ambassador team: Becky, Hanna, Millie, Winnie and Phoebe [pictured above, in order from left to right]. We met for the first time at the start of this week at Missguided’s Manchester-based HQ which is, if you didn’t know, probably ‘the most instagrammable office on the planet’ (in the words of KK!).

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London Town: Views From the Shard, Arty Tees and A-Lines

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[SHOTS BY EBUN ANDU]
WEARING:
6051 III SHIRT | COURTESY OF NEVA HOSKING
PINK CORDOROY A-LINE SKIRT | PRIMARK
ROSE QUARTZ NECKLACE | STALL IN MALAGA
CLASSIC M754 NEW BALANCE IN GREY/OFF-WHITE | OFFICE

A couple of weeks ago, I was doing tourist in London and gawking at every red phone box and any street with rows of white houses. I’m easily impressed by new things, I know. So I was absolutely mind-blown when Ebun bagged us some cheap tickets for The Shard – the number one tallest building in the UK and fourth in Europe. All we needed was Drake’s Views playing in the background as we gazed at London city’s landscape.

It was a lovely few days of culture, creativity and fun. So I guess it was fitting to wear this tee featuring Neva’s beautiful prints and pair it with this cute A-line skirt.

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Must Have: Get [White] Noisy With PUMA x Trapstar Collection

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PUMA have been involved in so many wavy collaborations recently, that it’s a little hard to keep up with them. One minute it’s BAPE, then it’s Rihanna and now it’s West London-based label, Trapstar.

Their initial collab with Trapstar was in late 2015, but this year’s A/W collection is much bigger. This time around, the complete collection is encompassing armoury vests, hoodies and crewnecks to sweatpants and trainers.

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Q&A With a Creative: Meet Ebun

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Ebun Andu: the easy-going, often grey-haired chick who has a thing for architecture, photography and all things FILA. A scroll through her instagram alone betrays these facts. But what’s really interesting is finding out that, yes, she’s a photographer, but she’s completely self-taught.

Besides a love for capturing people, striking structures and buildings also make their way onto her page. Which is hardly surprising, considering she’s an Architecture student at Birmingham City University.

Ebun’s style is laidback with a vintage feel: A-line skirts, circle sunglasses, mom jeans and checked shirts. She’s an absolute babe, so I was happy that I could ask her a few questions…

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Spain Side Sittin’: Mesh and More Monochrome

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WEARING:

BLACK LONG-SLEEVE MESH MIDI DRESS | MISSGUIDED

BLACK TRIANGLE BRA | ASOS

BLACK HIGH-WAISTED PANTS | ASOS

GOLD CIRCLE SUNGLASSES | FROM A VINTAGE SHOP IN AMSTERDAM

ROSE QUARTZ NECKLACE | FROM A JEWERELLY STALL IN MALAGA

TIGER IRON NECKLACE | EBAY

BLACK FISHNET SOCKS | LAMODA

ADIDAS BLACK AND WHITE ADILETTE SLIDES | OFFICE

On Wednesday 6th July at 8.30 PM, my mom and I had just touched down in Malaga, Spain. Before this, it had literally been over five years since I last had a sun-soaked, culture-filled holiday. So this little getaway was well overdue, because my melanin hasn’t been poppin’ for more than a hot minute. Plus seeing what other countries have to offer is good for inspiration – something I’ve been lacking lately.

I also get to comfortably wear this hot ass dress from Missguided. Oh, how I’ve been waiting to put on this baby. So…sun, sea and mesh AKA everything I adore.

But speaking of sun and mesh….

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Minimal & Monochrome

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WEARING:
BLACK TRIANGLE FRONT CLASP BRALET | URBAN OUTFITTERS
DOT STRIPED CULOTTES | PRIMARK
BLACK LEATHER JACKET | FOREVER 21
ANKH CHOKER & EARRINGS | EBAY
BLACK & WHITE SK8-HI VANS | SCHUH

The monochrome trend stems back from the 60’s but it hasn’t ever really left us. Black and white tend to be most people’s go-to colours, after all. They compliment every colour and shade on the wheel but, together, they couldn’t be more striking.

I know that a mostly black outfit isn’t everyone’s initial idea of a summer ensemble. But you can look cool (and literally feel even cooler) if that ‘fit involves a bralet and flowy linen culottes…

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