Fashion Illustrations by Tiffany La Belle

Thanks to the crazy world of social media I recently became in contact with the super talented artist and illustrator Tiffany La Belle based in Australia. I have always been fascinated with illustrations that I see on Instagram and envious of how they can draw and Tiffany is no exception.

With a background in interior architecture she is inspired by beauty, woman, fashion, movies and even cities. Having visited New York twice, lived in Sydney and now Melbourne she captures all of the key features of each city within her illustrations in a fashionable way. Along with prints you can also purchase fashionable cushions and beach towels.
 
Tiffany has dedicated her recent illustration collections to the movie - Breakfast at Tiffany's, Champagne, the prestigious jewellers Tiffany and Co plus cities and fashion. Below are just some of my favourite illustrations (too many beautiful prints to choose from)!


This Parisian inspired illustration shows the gateway to Paris with the iconic Eiffel tower. This is my favourite of all the prints and would compliment my current Paris theme going on in my lounge.




 
This print is inspired by the main character Holly Golightly in the brilliant movie Breakfast at Tiffany's played by the beautiful Audrey Hepburn of course.



 
For those whose favourite film is Breakfast at Tiffany's and those with a love of Tiffany and Co jewellery this is the print for you! One word sums its up - FABULOUS.



Audrey Hepburn was one of Hollywood's most fashionable icons and can be seen here in the iconic wide brimmed hat with a silk bow she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's along with the black rimmed sunglasses of course. When I think of Audrey I imagine this picture.
 
 
 
Having been to New York myself twice I fell in love with the city and want to go back soon! This 4th of July print celebrates America's independence you can see the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom.
 


This print is from the Champagne Darling Collection which is designed for ladies that love Champagne. This is a truly stunning piece for any fashionista's wall.


Look out for Tiffany's paintings coming soon to her website which will be primarily in acrylics but also using metallic paints .


Which is your favourite print? Let me know in the comments.
 
Liz x

Stratford Upon Avon Food Festival 2016

This weekend my hometown of Stratford Upon Avon hosted their very own food festival in the town centre having attended last year I was very eager to try the food and ciders on offer and find that it was bigger and better than last year. The food event included chef demonstrations with celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli leading, cookery workshops, local produce, live music, food trails and lots of businesses based in and around Stratford Upon Avon selling their quality food and drink products. Greek, Italian, Spanish plenty to tantalise your taste buds!

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Although a three day event I only attended Saturday and the sun was shining bringing LOTS of people and their cute doggies into Stratford. Starting at Henley street near Shakespeare's house me and the boyfriend came across the BBQ Train (literally) selling my boyfriends favourite food - MEAT! He treated himself to some delicious ribs in BBQ sauce.




Further down there was another meat stall called Wild Game Meat who also have a website selling different types of sausages, hams and salami and if you're a fan of Spanish paella there were plenty of stalls to choose from too!




The stall that impressed us the most was a lady selling GLUTEN FREE cheesecake something me and the boyfriend have never seen in Stratford before with him being coeliac. I though the name of the company was amazing too "When its scone its gone" and I hope to see more gluten free stalls next year. We had a massive slice of blueberry, casiss and elderflower to share for a reasonable £4 I can't put into words how delicious it was.



Afterwards we wondered towards the river me being distracted by the massive pimms teapot and the cider bar but also more FOOD! Including barry the butcher who makes the best hot dogs in town and one of my favourite restaurants carluccios with all the mushrooms you could think of plus italian pasta, focaccia and arancini balls.






Did you attend the food festival? Let me know in the comments.

Liz x

Autumn Trends on a Budget

Autumn is my favourite fashion season but when buying autumn clothes I like to shop on a budget and wait for the sales so I thought I would share my top picks with you guys. There is nothing more annoying then paying full price for something then 2 weeks later it's half that price!

For Autumn there are some key trends that stick out including velvet which I have a love hate relationship with I love the way it looks but hate the way it feels! Anyway velvet was seen all over the streets of London fashion week and was in trend last year if I remember right so if you have velvet clothes in your wardrobe right now get wearing!

Suede is another fashion trend that seems to always come back in the Autumn and I love it! Whether it be a western jacket or suede boots there is so much choice online at the moment.

Bomber jackets are an eighties staple that can be worn casual in the day with jeans or glam up your bomber jacket for the evening with wide leg trousers and heeled boots. I particularly love the floral patterns.

Add a little fun and drama into everyday dressing with pretty ruffles and frills tucked in skirts or with jeans. This was also a big trend for Summer and seen at New York Fashion Week. 


These are my top picks from the high street for Autumn

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90s Dungarees

I remember when I was a kid and my mom used to dress me in dungarees and never would I have thought nearly 20 years later I would be wearing them again... 

This 90s trend has been seen on the likes of Alexa Chung and Gigi Hadid these are fast becoming the go to trend for Autumn and I can see why they have a boyish comfy fit and look really cool! 

The key to pulling them off is picking the right fit for your body shape obviously being under 5ft2 myself I have to shop petite lengths in denim because otherwise they would be miles to long for me. Another style tip is choosing the right top to wear underneath as you don't want to blend in with the colour of your dungarees.

Some people go for the stipey tee underneath or one side of the dungarees hanging over for a more distressed look and if you want to show off your killer heels then go for cropped dungarees. For AW16 it's on trend to wear a long sleeved roll neck underneath - mustard is my favourite colour!

For this particular weekend outfit I styled my new Dorothy Perkins petite denim dungarees which I bought for the bargain price of £10 in the sale (now sold out similar here) with a powder pink off the shoulder tee £7.99 from H&M. My wardrobe is bursting with off the shoulder tops another huge trend for 2016.










I accessorised my denim dungarees with a hair bow from New Look and floral ankle flats from La Redoute.

These photos were taken by my photography friend Hannah check out her Facebook page here

Do you love the 90s dungarees trend?

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The Pashley Picnic 2016

If you were in Stratford Upon Avon over the weekend you may have noticed over 100 cyclists riding on Pashley bikes and dressed in vintage attire including me! This cycling event happens every year in Stratford (see my post from last year here) but with a different route, this year was extra special because it was their 90th Birthday!

Pashley owners and their plus ones were invited for a 2 day spectacular with a performance of Much Ado About Nothing by the Handlebars on the Saturday evening and then on the Sunday everyone was rearing to go for the 10 mile bike ride with two stops at Shakespeare's house and at the pub in Welford then a picnic back by the river avon.




On the clothing side Pashley riders did not disappoint there were men in British flag suits and plus fours and ladies in 1950's dresses and florals. I myself love getting dressed up and opted for a spotty 1920's style shirt dress from blue vanilla (£16), frilly socks (£3) and bow headband (£3) from New Look and ankle boots from Daisy Street. Plus not forgetting my pink poppy bike I borrowed for the day with its wicker basket and bell.







After the bike ride everyone gathered in the marquee by the river for food by Higgidy, champagne,pass the parcel and musical entertainment. The atmosphere was amazing everyone enjoying themselves even the cute dogs!




Thankyou to Pashley for inviting me along and if you own a Pashley bike and would love to attend next year keep an eye out on the Pashley website it's a lovely day with lovely people.

What did you get up to the weekend?

Liz x

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Personalised Jewellery with Aspire Style

I found out recently that I had been chosen by Aspire Style as one of their brand reps, having known the brand a while as they have a store in my hometown of stratford upon avon I was very excited about this new collaboration. Aspire Style mainly sell vintage inspired clothing, accessories, shoes, jewellery and gifts but their exciting new venture is personalised jewellery in house including beautiful necklaces, bracelets and charms.

I chose the Personalised Silver Disc charm suede bracelet (£15) with my name engraved in a trendy rose gold hue this colour is everywhere at the moment and the bracelet itself is so dainty and cute to wear with an array of outfits. At a reasonable price point the jewellery would be perfect for christmas gifts yes I said the word CHRISTMAS.





I had just the outfit in mind to style with this rose gold bracelet:

 La Redoute pink culottes (£10)

H&M Floral Cami Top (£4) sold out

New Look lace up heeled sandals (£12)

River Island Sunglasses










These amazing photo's were taken by my photography friend Hannah who is also based in Stratford Upon Avon check out her Facebook page here and the backdrop was in my pretty hometown can I live in one of these houses please?!

Aspire Style have nicely offered my lovely followers a 10% discount code 'Liz' off everything and this is active until the 31/10/16.

Have you shopped with Aspire Style before?

Liz x

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