Saturday, 20 December 2014

Meadham Kirchhoff Inspired DIY Shoes

Jacket: Love Label
Sunglasses: Vintage
T-shirt: Clio Peppiatt
Jeans: ASOS
Bag & Earrings: eBay
Socks: H&M
Shoes: Irregular Choice & DIY




As you can probably tell by today's outfit post I am currently obsessing over anything and everything pink <3 It's like the older I get the more I want to dress like a toddler! There's so much I could talk about with this outfit but I'm gonna get straight to the point- THE SHOES. So I've been in love with the Meadham Kirchhoff x Nicholas Kirkwood shoe collection since they graced the catwalk a couple of years ago. But let's face it, a self employed girl running a fairly new business is never gonna be able to afford those bad boys! I do feel a bit bad about being a copycat but I just love them so damn much.

I've been really flattered that people have actually asked me to make them some shoes like these but if I'm totally honest it's a bit of a bodge job when you look up close hahaha.  So I thought I would just quickly run over how I did it incase anyone else wanted to try the DIY for themselves. I apologise that I don't have any visuals for this DIY but I literally only made them quickly for a lookbook.

I had an advantage because I already had my Irregular Choice Toffee Splatter platforms that were already rocking the MK vibes so I only had to make a few customisations. I did however originally start working on a pair of plain flatforms so I can talk you through how to rework some flatforms instead.

You need:

  • Lots of glitter in whatever colour(s) you like- also preferably quite a thick grain of glitter.
  • Craft glue (bought from Fabric Land)
  • Bowl for mixing glue and glitter
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruffle trim (bought this one from Fabric Land)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Marabou or faux fur pom poms (bought the marabou from a cheapy £1 shop)
  • A pair of shoes you don't mind experimenting on!


So the most time consuming part of the DIY is the glitter side of it which is why I gave up on the flatforms and just customised my IC platforms instead as I didn't have much time. You need to do several layers of glitter and let them dry in between. First, cover the bottoms of the shoes and anywhere else you don't want to get glittery with masking tape. Then mix up a concoction of glitter and craft glue in a bowl and then paint the flatforms until it's all completely covered. The glue will be white whilst it's wet but will be completely clear once dry. 

Once the glitter is dry, apply another coat and keep repeating this until you're happy with the thickness of glitter. Seal the final coat with just plain craft glue to stop glitter from falling off as much.

The next step for me was to apply the ruffle trim and this was really easy. All you need is a hot glue gun and glue sticks. I started at the back of the shoe then worked my way around gradually glueing the ruffle trim all the way around the shoe then finishing it where I started at the back of the shoe.

The final touch of the shoe is the fluffy pom poms. Mine are literally just marabou trims just wrapped around the shoe with no actual fastening as I wanted to wear them with and without but you could secure yours with a hot glue gun :D VOILA! 

I hope this mini tutorial made sense without any pics, let me know if you try it :)







Wednesday, 17 December 2014





Faux Fur Jacket: Bitching & Junkfood
Sunglasses: Quay Australia
Bell Bottoms: Rokoko via ASOS
Platforms: ASOS

Some of my favourite ensembles are massively 70s themed and today's outfit feels so Glam Rock. How AMAZING are these colourful chevron bell bottoms?! They were only £28 which I think is pretty cheap considering they are usually so hard to find in the UK. These ones are sold out now but there are a couple of other styles by Rokoko left on ASOS here. They are ridiculously soft and comfy too!

I won this Bitching & Junkfood jacket in a giveaway last year and it's easily one of my fave faux furs as it's the perfect length for teaming with all my high waisted bottoms <3


Friday, 12 December 2014

Confetti Crowd: Pretty Little Thing







Here we have Confetti Crowd's second group blog post- I promise I won't post everyone as I know it will get repetitive but I am just overexcited right now :D

We are all wearing head to toe ankle Pretty Little Thing and you can find my hot pink suit here. I teamed my outfit with an old ASOS cow print collar and I borrowed Lulu's AMAZING Jeffrey Campbell rainbow flatforms which I have been trying to hunt down for yearsssss! You can keep up with us Confetti Crowd gals over on our instagram and twitter: @confetticrowd We have lots of exciting stuff in the pipeline! 



Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Confetti Crowd




Shaggy Jacket: Nasty Gal
Two Piece: Vintage Louis Feraud
Boots: ASOS

SO excited to announce Confetti Crowd has officially launched YAY :D You can check out our group blog here. These are our images from our first ever blog post where we all wore an outfit that represented our individual styles so obviously I went for colourful and fluffy! Each week we will be posting group outfit posts and there will be more content posted in between too :D

The whole Confetti Crowd concept belongs to the beautiful Heidi as she wanted to do a collaborative blog with girls who have more unique styles and we all get along amazingly so it's an absolute dream. I have so much fun whenever we are together and I can't wait to see what our future holds <3 

Check out our behind the scenes video too!


Friday, 5 December 2014






Coat: Vintage & Customised with my King Sophie's World sequin patch
Dress: Meadham Kirchhoff x Topshop
Boots: ASOS

This is my absolute fave dress of all time, I would quite happily be buried in it. I am still so glad I bought it because it's my go to dress when I can't find anything else to wear when I go out and if you work out the cost per wear it's probably worked out pretty cheap (still justifying spending over £100 on a dress a year on). 

How amazing is this fluffy reversible clutch? My fave side is the plum teddy bear style faux fur as I like to match it to my lipstick. Bird on a Wire's new accessories collection is a dream for all fellow fluffy lovers, you can check it here. 

I'm not sure my Sassy World sequin patch has ever been on my blog before? But I had it custom made by the extremely talented Sophie from King Sophies World before I launched Sassy World and I have to say I would really really recommend Sophie to anyone, she is fabulous and is the original sequin patch creator for fun and bold patches. I will cherish mine forever and ever <3

So in my last outfit post I mentioned I had something really exciting going on and I can now finally say that I am going to be a part of a new sassy blogger group called Confetti Crowd with my favourite bloggers and super lovely ladies, Lulutrixabelle, Heidi, Cheyenne and Tigerlilly. It launches on Monday so keep an eye out on our instagram @confetticrowd for updates on the website! It's going to be one big colourful sassy website with lots of joint outfit posts, I am SO excited about it :D






Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Duvet Days x Sassy World Lookbook

Here we have another Lookbook I directed and styled for Sassy World, I love how pink and sparkly it is! I'm really excited about this new brand Duvet Days I'm stocking it's all about being fun and sassy yet sustainable. Emma, the lovely lady behind the brand, creates one off two pieces from vintage duvets! I chose from Emma's duvet selection what I thought would suit Sassy World and picked the most colourful and cute prints of course :)

Hope you like the lookbook! All the two pieces in the shoot are one offs and will be up for grabs this Sunday at 7pm on Sassy World.

Photographer: Maximilian Hetherington
Stylist & Set Design: Me
Model: Payge Dumbleton








Thursday, 27 November 2014

Jacket: Bitching & Junkfood
Trousers: Vintage
Boots: ASOS




Finally a new outfit post! My first ever blog post as a 23 year old and I also have new hair :D it looks much lighter in these photos than in real life but I kinda love it. 

The lovely ladies over at Bird on a Wire Vintage sent me over this gorge zebra shirt (one of my fave prints for A/W) and I couldn't wait to clash it with some printed bottoms. I also can't stop wearing these cute pink glitter boots from ASOS, they're surprisingly comfortable. Although I don't like that they look like they've lost shape from the front :( 

I have some SUPER exciting news coming so so soon but I can't say anything yet, keep an eye out on my instagram (@helibells) over the weekend and you may find out! EEEEKK :D x