Cipriani Halloween Party – London Phone Box

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I got my inspiration to dress up as a ‘London Telephone Box’ thanks to an early inspiration initiated by a big poster of a London double decker bus that is plastered above my bed. The red color palette idea was decided on but then I didn’t want to be a red bus for Halloween. So I went on to think of other things that are red and decided to become London telephone box. Consulting your creative mind light heartedly and colorfully can somehow put together some exciting creative solutions 😉

How I did it was by looking for a shiny red base (dress), which I religiously searched for on the web and of coarse in the end found it at non other than Asos.com. No surprise there, Asos will happen to have a red patent dress just because. Next I was going to create little phone box windows which I did using aluminum tape and white border tape. The telephone sign (with the correct font) and the Queen’s crown were mandatory.

The headpiece and wire necklace accessorizing was an easy last minute combination of Amazon Prime orders, hot glue, and lots of hair pins and insulators. Schiaparelli created the shoe hat and I today was going to have a red phone projecting whimsically and happily off my head.

We headed to the Halloween Party at Cipriani on 42nd street where Italian Dj Marco Carola was going to take our eardrums on an electrifying musical journey, and he did quite that!

Till next time Halloween

Xoxo

Monz (the Telephone box)

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With Marilyn and Cat-Raccoon Hybrid. www.stilettosandsubstance.com

Queen of Hearts, Queen of the night, Phone Box and Cat-Raccoon Hybrid. www.stilettosandsubstance.com

P.Diddy as King Combs with a Trumpet Entrance.  www.stilettosandsubstance.com

Marco Carola getting innn. www.stilettosandsubstance.com

Fantastic in the moment shot of Queen of Hearts and Queen of the Night.  www.stilettosandsubstance.com

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Photography by Everyone. Editing By Mona Hamid.

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Tie Dye Sunsets and Flatforms

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This week’s outfit post emits an element of childhood nostalgia as I dress for an American style family-embraced poolside barbeque away from the city. With vast amount of grass field to play in, childhood acrobatic jumping aspirations come to mind.

I am wearing a sunset tie dye top with magenta and blue hues from Ted Baker. The Ted baker spring/summer sale was ideal to stock up on fun tops and blouses that always come in handy for everyday work/fun attire. The prints say it all and make it easy to pair with casual solids. I pair it with white jeans– an item of clothing I have not owned for many years. Finding the right pair of white jeans may be a difficult process especially for us curvy types. The stretch factor and thickness of white jeans is critical. They ought to be thick enough to avoid looking like Jeggings, and they must have a good stretch factor to mold into le body shape. I found my perfect pair also at the Ted Baker summer sale. I pair it with my current favorite cloud pendant by Kirsteen Stewart that complements the sunset shirt dreamily.

Last but not least- Flatforms are created so usefully for the purpose of achieving extra height in combination with the comfort factor. Flatforms are an acquired taste and may take some of us a while to accept their existence to then possible invest in a pair and stare at them aimlessly in our wardrobe during outfit building. But once that day comes when you throw them on without the dilemma, a milestone is overcome and suddenly they are cute and make you happy.

Mona Hamid

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Styling, Writing and Editing by Mona Hamid

Outfit Details:-

Sunset Tie Dye Top: Ted Baker, available here.

White Pants: Ted Baker, available here.

Flatforms: Parfois.

Cloud Necklace: Kirsteen Stewart, available here.

Beside The Seaside

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Nothing evokes the carefree childhood memories of summer quite like a day at the beach. Back when we spent our carefree summer afternoons by the sea being sandcastle architects and ice cream connoisseurs, our style choices were the last thing on our minds. As summer quickly comes to a close, channel that youthful nonchalance of yesteryear by sporting a fun childhood inspired ensemble.

Aside from triggering a rush of 90’s nostalgia, denim overalls have made a major fashion comeback this year. The surprisingly versatile and wearable Osh Kosh throwback can be dressed up or down depending on how you choose to style it.

Here, pair of light denim short overalls are paired with a colourful rose print T-shirt for a super-casual take on the trend. To avoid looking too dated, wear this one-piece unbuttoned on one side for an undone and modern feel.

The beauty of a super-casual look like this lies in simplicity and ease. A quirky scissor necklace, a bright pair of square retro shades, and crisp white Adidas sneakers are all that’s needed to top off this carefree summertime beach outfit.

Reem Buhazza

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Photography by Frances Ramirez Editing by Mona Hamid

Styling and Modelling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Location: Nantasket Beach, Hull, Massachusetts.

 

Outfit Details:

1. Rose Print Graphic T-Shirt: Mr GUGU & Mrs GO, available here.

2. Overalls: Topshop, available here.

3. Retro Square Flat Shades: Cynthia Rowley.

4. Pointy Sneakers: Adidas.

5. Scissor Pendant Necklace: SoWa Market, Southend, Boston.