Edita wears | Red Venus

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Edita in Zaful, Thomas Sabo, New Look and HM 7

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Dress: c/o Zaful, Sandals: New Look, Ring: c/o Thomas Sabo, Bangles and Earrings: H&M
Images by Ahmed Fayed
I kept reading summer heat survival guides by a number of bloggers and publications. All of them talk about sunscreen, hats and the importance of denim shorts. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pair of cut-offs but in extreme heat, I simply can’t deal with actually feeling clothes on my body. The horrid stickiness, the sudden tightness and the seams that literally start stamping your sweaty, swollen skin the second you sit down. No, no. I will always choose the widest maxi dress out there and they don’t come much wider than this beauty from Zaful. I keep being pleasantly surprised by this brand, its mega low prices and really beautiful pieces. By the way, if you are considering to collaborate with or buy from a cheap retailer, you can read my review on cheap Chinese brands, why they can be good, and why they can be a disaster here. With Zaful, I’ve been mega lucky as the company has shown itself in the best of lights with fast delivery and truly epic dresses. It’s the second time I am collaborating with them and they truly nailed it both times. This allowed me to continue with my completely coloured looks, and this is the third part of the series, possibly the most artistic one. Some images above literally look like dramatic Renaissance paintings.

To add even more drama (you know how I roll – go big or go home) to this red and orange look I decided to wear gold jewellery. My favourite piece is definitely the delicate Thomas Sabo ring from the company’s Fairy Twines collection. I was honoured when this legendary jewellery brand offered to work with me especially because I’ve been obsessing over its bohemian range recently. Thomas Sabo has come such a long way ever since its original launch in 1984 – it now has a whole array of pieces from budget buys to insanely luxurious fine jewellery that I’d need to start saving up for now to be able to afford in 30 years time. Van Cleef, Tiffany, Boucheron – you’ve got company.

And finally, I thought I’d look rebellious as a red head, but I ended up looking like Mona Lisa’s best friend. I’ve never expected such a regal, Renaissance-like result from a can of red hair spray. I wonder what epiphanies the next can of hair spray will bring. If you have any colour requests, let me know.

In case you missed it, last time I wore all blue.

Edita wears | Grecian Blue

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Dress: c/o FashionMia, Heels: Pedro Miralles, Bag: JustFab
Images by Tina Muller
One fine day I woke up and thought to myself : I want to have lavender hair. It was an unexplainable compulsion. I decided to label this desire as some weird capriciousness and get back to my normal life. A few years on and my hair colour adventure has officially gone mad. So much for ignoring my inner voice.

After the colour pink, I moved on to the colour blue. The print on this maxi from FashionMia reminded me of an ancient Greek vase – beautiful, dainty and delicate. It just begged for some matchy-matchy accents, so I thought I’d take the look a few steps further by painting myself completely blue, hair included.

How to get temporary blue hair?

Some of you have asked on Instagram and Snapchat whether I was wearing a wig. This is my actual hair and this was the exact shade of blue that I was keen on for this look. After all, Edie Sedgwick once famously chopped off her locks and sprayed her pixie cut silver, so I thought I’d try spraying my hair blue. It worked! I purchased my blue hair spray from Superdrug here in the UK; if your local beauty store doesn’t have any coloured hair sprays, Amazon should be your next stop.

Without further ado, here are a few tips and tricks I learned from my experience being a bluenette (it’s a word now):
1. If your hair is light or bleached blonde, a darker blue shade may stain your locks and leave a yellow/brassy tint – but it’s nothing a white toner or silver shampoo can’t fix.
2. If you are worried about the product not washing off for the office the next day, you can exhale with ease. The product does wash off easily. Shampoo hair twice if needed.
3. After washing off the coloured hair spray I made sure I deeply conditioned my locks and put hair oil on the ends. It’s a great idea to keep doing that regardless, your hair will thank you for it.
4. Wear an old T-shirt while using coloured hair spray. I miraculously didn’t get any stains on my tee but it doesn’t mean that I won’t next time!
5. Spray your hair in an open space or make sure your doors are open because oh boy that smell is toxic. Thankfully it evaporates quite quickly, so while your hair will delicately smell like the product, it won’t be overpowering or become the topic of anyone’s conversation. After all, our goal is to make people talk about the colour, not the odour.
6. Be adventurous! Coloured hair spray allows you to have fun with wacky colours and forget you’ve done it the next day.

Let me hear those pshhhhh sounds! What colour would you go for?

In case you missed the previous coloured outfit, it was all about the colour pink.

Edita wears | Fascinate Me

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Fascinator, Blazer (similar here): c/o Biba (via House of Fraser), Bag: Chanel, Jeans & Sequin Top: ASOS, Fluffy Sandals: Boohoo
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Fascinators are pretty things.  I can’t imagine an activity more fun than trying on a bunch of headpieces. But are these beautiful masterpieces doomed to come out of our wardrobes only once a year, or worse, once in a lifetime? Are the skeletons in your closet wearing your fascinators more than you? Is there actually a thing called wearing a fascinator casually without looking like a Carrie Bradshaw wannabe? All legitimate questions that needed to be answered.

Biba has informed me about their latest collaboration with Vivien Sheriff, a British millinery legend. I got extremely excited because here was my chance to delve deeper into the enigma that was the casual fascinator. Without further ado, I wore it, I experienced it and here is what I found:

1. You don’t have to be at the races to wear one. This Biba fascinator is pretty classic. It wouldn’t look out of place at a wedding, evening party, christening – any formal gathering. But to me, this wasn’t enough. I wanted to go out to dinner wearing it without looking weird. There was no force on Earth that was going to stop me. So I did. I matched it with a pair of boyfriend jeans, a leather golden blazer and a sequin top. This is the secret recipe: Mixing low key with a touch of evening wear. If you balance it right, the fascinator will add individuality to your look.

2. You don’t have to limit yourself to dresses only when planning on wearing a fascinator. You can if you want to – but don’t feel that this is where the fun ends. No, no. We’ve just started. Think outside the box. After all, you’ll need that box once you’re done with the headgear for the day. Jumpsuits can be accompanied by headpieces, as can beautifully-tailored suits, or in my case – denim. To be blunt, if after the party or soirée you are remembered as the “one with the hat”, you didn’t quite nail it. If you are remembered as the “one with impeccable style”, you’ve reached legendary fascinator-wearer status.

3. You do have to feel comfortable and confident when wearing a headpiece. Hats can be delicate as they can be overpowering. You can hide that feeling you get when your high heeled shoes start to hurt or unbutton those jeans after a heavy meal (yes, ladylike), but if you feel even a tad disheartened by your headpiece, there’s no way of hiding that. Thankfully, there’s a remedy to prevent this from happening in the first place. This is fashion: chill, smell the flowers and have fun with your fascinator. There are already too many moments in our lives when we need to be dead serious, this is not one of them. Drink that extra glass of vino, laugh that extra decibel louder – you are in a fabulous headpiece, you CAN. If this doesn’t make you someone else’s #goals, nothing does.

Final thoughts: Inspired to try on a headpiece but are afraid to look ridiculous in it? Then let’s go back to my point about that extra glass of wine. I’m kidding. My genuine advice would be popping down to the nearest millinery or vintage shop and trying on as many headpieces as you can, the kookier, the better. We’re building up your immunity here. If you found one that complements your facial features, we’re in business. If not, simply continue by trying on smaller, more modest pieces. The fascinator that you’ll gravitate towards will almost always be an interpretation of your own personality. Are you an exotic bird of paradise or a classic geometric minimalist? You’ll be surprised how much you find out about yourself from the headpieces you’re naturally drawn to.

Do you wear headpieces casually? Let me know in the comments below.

Edita reports | House Festival With Three UK And Samsung

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Dress: c/o Zaful, Sandals: New Look, Sunglasses: Prada

House Festival

I am a twenty something female living in the UK. I have never been to a music festival before. I certainly dressed as if I was on my way but I have never actually attended one until last week. Three UK and Samsung were kind enough to invite me to tag along to House Festival and see the likes of Kylie Minogue, Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne, John Newman et al. There was a catch: Leave your SLR at home Edita, you’ll be snapping away using the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone, they told me. Mortified, I said no. I am bringing my SLR. Okay, they said. But about that in a little bit.

House Festival was fantastic. It was everything I expected and more: The music, the rides, the food and the festival makeovers were such feel-good activities that even now I smile to myself as I type this. You know how it is with festivals, insert surfer-dude voice: You had to be there, man!

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

I was pretty adamant about the option of having the SLR with me. On the day itself I decided to play by the rules of my host, and I ventured out with the smartphone only, thinking – what’s the worst that could happen? The photos turn out to be bad and I don’t report on the event and just tweet about my disappointment? I could live with that. Thankfully, with the S7 Edge, there actually was no risk. The camera on this phone is something else, people. It is divine. It has in-built Photoshop-like functionalities so that the colours of your photos are automatically more vivid, more vibrant and just full of life. It also comes with camera modes, for instance beauty mode – airbrushed skin at your service – or foodie mode – why not take pics of your meals that leave you salivating time and time again? To quote a meme: Not sure… If Samsung or Pavlov’s experiment… But it works.

The phone itself is any Android lover’s best friend. It’s big, it’s cheerful and it’s a little bit geeky. You can spend absolute days customising your settings and apps. It’s really easy to get hooked on all of its functionalities. The operating system is a bit less straight-forward than the iOS but that’s exactly what Android fans love about it. You can make it totally you as opposed to the sentiment that Apple allows you to only be the Apple version of you. Tech lovers out there, are you with me?

I am not a tech guru, nor am I a tech brand snob. I loved using the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an awesome smartphone with a fantastic camera. However, if you are into all things Apple, this device might seem too rough around the edges for you at first. Be prepared to play around and get used to the Android operating system and you’ll be snapping selfies in beauty mode in no time.

Zaful

Zaful approached me some time ago for a collaboration. I loved the boho vibes of the brand’s premium line and I got hooked on some of the dresses, this being one of them. Easy breezy, casually glam and comfortable to wear, in my heart this number will forever be known as the House Festival dress.

Edita wears | Off My Shoulders

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Top: c/o Sammy Dress, Skirt: Vintage Frank Usher, Shoes: Jasper James Shoreditch, Earrings: H&M
Images by Ahmed Fayed
I’ve dug up my vintage Frank Usher skirt from the abyss of my wardrobe, and matched it with this off-the-shoulder top from Sammy Dress. I expected a boho gypset vibe from this outfit but I ended up looking like Esmeralda who stopped hanging out with the hunchback of Notre Dame to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a goth.

I haven’t done a darker look in a while. I am excited to share this one with you as it comes in a befitting time. Sometimes your own aura darkens until you are ready to face the light again.