Everyone’s going wild for leopard print …..

…………This is the coat that really started it! Worn by Jackie Onassis in 1962 designed by Oleg Cassini, before this, leopard print (real leopard fur (YUK!)) was worn by women as fashion in the decadent days of the 1920s through to the 1950s, usually by actresses and the very wealthy, but it was Jackie O in this coat that made mainstream women in the 60s hunt down their own copies of this coat, usually in faux fur.

Leopard Print is timeless and never really goes out of style & it demands attention
you can still pack a punch with leopard accessories if you don’t want to go full on with a coat, however I think you’ll be surprised how many outfits this will compliment, either the stylish smart Parisian look or go for the rock chic edgy look like Kate Moss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…….even I’m at it! I do LOVE a bit of leopard print

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……It just so has it that Desdemona Style has found you the perfect jacket, gorgeous double breasted, large 70s style lapels, looks just as fabulous smart as it does casual, I’ve styled it up here for you in a flat shot with vintage denim flared jeans, some tan leather ankle boots, a black felt floppy hat, a vintage 70s suede & fur bag (also for sale!) and a silver & turquoise necklace

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You can find the jacket in our eBay store now, no fighting ladies!
Click here to view the jacket

and for a bit of fun……..

…….Men can rock Leopard print too!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a more serious note, please make sure your leopard fur is faux or vintage I DO NOT condone the fur industry, it makes my blood boil and I WILL come after you like this…

Thanks for reading, bye for now  xx

The Rochester Flea, and the fashion forward shoppers you have to watch

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On Saturday I set up shop at The Rochester Flea, the rain held off thankfully for the sellers outside, however we were indoors, with a fantastic pitch (Thanks to the gorgeous Tracy)
And what a great day it was, catching up with some old friends and meeting some new, The Rochester Flea has a great buzz full of creative minds & fashionistas with a real friendly atmosphere
We were selling mainly vintage & quality fashion clothing, vintage & bohemian jewellery and handbags, which seemed to go down really well.
I’d just like to say a huge Thank You to everyone you came along and shopped or browsed at Desdemona Style & Vintage, after all these years I still get such a thrill seeing someone walk away looking really pleased with their new purchase, or just to think I’ve helped them find that little sum’n sum’n they’ve been searching for.

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Shoppers

Here is the fabulous Zara Carpenter in some of her jewellery she bought from us at the weekend
Zara really is one to watch as she has fantastic style and is an amazing “Maker of beautiful things”  Zaras hats would of given Isabella Blow a run for her money!

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……..and here is one of Zaras’ sculptures, Persephone, made using gathered and found objects (silk flowers, birds wings, insects) isn’t it just the most beautiful thing you ever did see?!

You can see all what Zara has to offer on her website www.zaracarpenter.com
Another beautiful lady I met was Kathy Keefe, I’d like to say our very own Advanced Style fashionista but I’m sure she’s too young for that!  Check Kathy out with her Frida Kahlo hair…

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Kathy is a great artist with paintings of Frida and she paints her own SHOES!!! I couldn’t get the shoes in the photo I took Saturday so I’ve stolen a photo from her Facebook page (hope you don’t mind Kathy)

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I can not wait to see some of her fantastic work in the flesh. so inspirational.

you can check her Facebook page out here Kathy Keefe Originals

I’m looking forward to doing the Rochester Flea again, I will be sure to let you know when I am.
If you fancy popping by yourself then here’s the dates….
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Right, that’s me done, Thanks for reading, I’m off to sort through my shoes and see which ones I can ruin by trying to paint them!
Ta Ta for now xxx

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Tips and Tricks on getting the perfect jeans to flatter your bum !

When shopping for Jeans one thing most women don’t look out for is the back POCKETS

The shape, size, width, height etc of the back pockets can completely change the shape & size of your butt
Here’s Desdemonas tips on getting the most bum-flattering Jeans

OK so you have a Flat / Small Butt & you want to emphasize

You are not the only one celebs like Victoria Beckham, Taylor Swift & Gwyneth Paltrow also have weenie butts

 

Victoria Beckham is the first to say she has a flat butt and started her own range of jeans (VB Rocks for Rock & Republic in 2004) because of this.

To emphasize a small butt pick jeans with Flap back pockets, embellished pockets, buttons on the pockets, high pockets to lift the butt, Make sure the bottom of back pockets never sit lower than the butt cheek, or you will be in danger of a droopy look

Flaps / Buttons / Stitching / Wide belt buckles all good for creating that bubble butt

Stay away from high waisted garments as they will just stretch out and flatten your butt further, instead opt for a well fitting lower waist jean to “squash” the butt as such

See how the height of the waist can make a huge difference

Now for you Big Bottomed girls (That as Freddie Mercury sang “you make the rocking world go round”) so you want to make it appear smaller, Now, I’m all for a big bum! But as any stylist will tell you “its all about proportions” so this is great for you juicy pear shape girls.

Celebs with larger butts are Kim Kardashian J-Lo & Kelly Clarkson

Now you girls need the opposite as before mentioned for small butts, Avoid any unwanted bulk, avoid small back pockets the smaller the pockets the bigger your butt will appear. You need big wide pockets that sit lower on the butt cheeks and the closer the pockets are together the better, as that draws the width in.

ALL WRONG!

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Much better

Another little trick is the shape of the Back Yoke (which is the row of stitching between the waistband and the pockets) this can completely change the shape of your butt by illusion

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The Butt Optical Illusion

Choose an inverted arc yoke to create volume and a V yoke to minimize volume, a straight yoke is only really flattering on a top heavy body shape as it widens the hips.

Last tip! Never buy jeans with no back pockets, they do not flatter any body shape, and need abolishing !

Hope this has given you ladies a tip or two when buying your next Autumn/Winter jeans
Thanks for reading

Any enquiries feel free to comment below or contact me at  desdemona.style@hotmail.com
Hayley xxx

A Bit About: Jeremy Scott

You may know Jeremy Scott for his recent work as Creative Director at Moschino like his McDonalds & Sponge Bob Square pants designs, which have been splattered all over the fashion blogs, heres a quick reminder..

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Before he became C.D of Moschino, Jeremy Scott (Born in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S) studied Fashion Design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2004 Jeremy designed the futuristic flight attendant costume worn by Britney Spears in her ‘Toxic‘ video and in 2011 he designed the denim two piece worn by Rihanna in her ‘We Found Love‘ video

Then in February of this year he designed 4 costumes for Katy Perrys’ half time performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX
Katy Perry Superbowl 1  If you would like to read about the 4 outfots in more depth, then its all here for you on   www.redcarpet-fashionawrds.com  ♚

I liked his collaboration with the French luxe brand Longchamp, where by he injected his unusual iconic style into the classic Le Pilage tote bag.
The ghouls bags where a favorite with celebs, stylists and fashion bloggers the world over.
Personally I like the Postcard bags

In 2008 Jeremy Scott Collaborated with Adidas, the most famous piece in this collab was his wingtop trainers worn by Nicki Minaj & Cara Delevingne,  (Love her! Nutter!)
There was some controversy over some of his designs, which I believe ended his relationship with Adidas, so there will be no more 😦
However, Desdemona style is auctioning off a (very rare) Jeremy Scott x Adidas piece
its his Superstar Peplum jacket as worn by Gwen Stefani (another one I love! she is so inspiring, and I may have had a small girl crush on her since my indie days in the 90s)
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to view this item click HERE

I hope you have enjoyed reading my piece on Jeremy Scott, what do you think of his designs?
I would definitely wear that red dress Rihanna has on above
Thanks for reading….
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Desdemona has some gems this week….. Hobbs workwear / 50s crochet bag / Ness tartan jacket

You lucky ladies!!!
Desdemona’s been hard at work finding you the best Vintage and Stylish gems
check these out
Up for auction this week is this wonderful Hobbs of London Navy 2 piece suit made in the finest English wool
‘Smart but feminine with a 1940s feel’
Hobbs is a big hit with the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) she always looks smart and stylish in Hobbs
Kate looking amazing in Hobbs
Then there’s this vintage 1950s Crochet Hand bag in a cappuccino shade with Lucite handle
the perfect Autumn bag to go with those coats for that retro look
Last but not least is this Ness of Scotland light brown and pink tweed tartan wool jacket
looks just as fab over a tea dress as it does with your riding boots or wellies for that quintessential British look
And we post WORLDWIDE, what could be better than that?!
you sit back, relax with your cuppa and let Desdemona show you some beautiful pieces
if you see anything you like well the links are there for you to bid
if you would like to get in touch, comment below, tweet us , or email
misshayleyrockz@hotmail.com
thanks for looking ladies!
xx
UPDATE:  now all sold! follow us for more….
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Nina Garcia’s Little Black Book of Style -Quote- Confidence

I’m just going to share with you this paragraph (or two) from Nina Garcia’s book, The Little Black Book of Style
I always think confidence is key…. so here you are……
 
“When a beautiful woman walks into a room, I may glance up for a moment, but I soon return to my entree or my conversation or the desert menu. Let’s be honest: beauty is not all that interesting (and certainly not more interesting than the desert menu). 
But when a confident woman walks into a room, it is entrancing. I’ll watch as she moves with poise and self-possession. She is not usually the one in the plain black dress. She is the one in the interesting shirt and the vintage skirt, and I immediately want to know where she got them. 
And she may not be the most stunningly gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen, but she has a way about her that can make her one of the most intriguing.
Confidence is captivating, it is powerful, and it does not fade – and that is endlessly more interesting than beauty.”
 
And they say fashion is “silly” and “worthless”
not only does it bring revenue into the UK, with British style and designers selling all over the world, (the British fashion industry worth over 21bn a year)
But if you wear clothes that can make you feel confident, you will have a positive attitude, if you have a positive attitude, it WILL change your life
(That’s where stylists come in) 
ISBN: 978-0-06-123490-3
Thanks for stopping by! Tweet this if you like what you read 🙂 XXX

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