Friday, 4 September 2015

R O Y A L T Y | Release Review

Last week brought a new Royalty collection to the Plaza - I thought for a little before deciding to write a review seeing as I'm not a SS or Royalty member so I cannot buy anything, but I decided I'd quite like a record of the release on the blog, so here it is! The homepage ad is alright, although nothing that blows me away, so lets just get onto the store:
Now in comparison to the floors of gowns we've had in  the past, I feel like this set of clothing falls a little flat. There are definitely a couple of nice pieces but quite a few things just don't seem to fit into a Royalty only collection.
I love that the pieces are a lot more wearable than previous gown collections from the store, and the High Waist Pants are a perfect example of that, in matching those I do think the Black Lace Blouse has some great potential, although getting around those sleeves could be a challenge! There is a little glitz and glam in the collection, so it doesn't disappoint for the people who enjoy that, the Golden Lace Dress is the answer for that. And for the 'mes' of the world, the White Lace Dress brings the white clothing to the collection!
To me the accessories really didn't bring it for this collection. I didn't particularly think the bags were that well made or great for a Royalty collection. The shoes are pretty average, but nothing is making me want to buy them (or think about buying them when I'm Royalty) I'm afraid!
Prices range from 5 to 28SD's, with pretty much all bar a few under 20SD's, which I'm pretty impressed with. That seems a little cheaper than past releases, but for the quality I'd agree they were the right prices for the items.

So no Styled Outfits at the current moment in time, but what would I buy and style if I could? Well definitely the High Waist Pants and the White Lace Dress, but I'd also definitely consider the Red Bow Blouse and the Long Zebra Dress too^

Finally a quick feature - alicebest98 styling the High Waist Pants, I love them with this Saint Laurent Zebra Lapel Jacket!

What do you guys think of this release? Let me know in comments!

Beauty Snaps

Papercut


Two Tone Vest - Fallen Angel
Mermaids Dress - IT Girls
Ruffled Neckline Blouse - PPQ
Killah Spiked Bangle - Killah
Rubbens Bag - Rio
YSL Punk Boots - Saint Laurent Paris Tribute

xxo
Bottega

Thursday, 3 September 2015

M I N I M A L I S M | Release Review

Now it's not often I'll post a decor store Release Review, but I just love this one and couldn't help it! The homepage ad drew me in completely, the Mediterranean feel is perfect and I think it's because I live in a cold and rainy country that I like the sea this colour^ Anyways, enough rambling, lets look at the store: 
This store just has such a high-fashion feel to it immediately upon viewing. And there are so many items squashed in there, lots of seating along with large and small decor pieces for your suite. And the good thing is that they all look great together like this and also on their own - so you don't have to buy everything and you can combine pieces easily in your suite with what you already own.
I love the metallic feel to the collection, the gold style is very 'in' right now in terms of decor and we get that in most of the items available - I particularly love the 24 Carat Table and think with the right pieces this could be a fab center piece to a room. And the smaller accessory pieces, like the Bright Modern Bouquet, the Exclusive Gold Pillow (only 145SCs), the Modern White Lillies and the Stacked Vogue Magazine could be easy pieces to work into many different styles of rooms. My favourite piece however is the Twisted Leg Armchair which I purchased immediately because it's an easy minimal piece to style, plus I love the twisting metal decoration on the leg, which gives it a unique touch.
Prices range from 6 to 30SD's, however it's just the interior background that costs 30 - the rest of the items are below 20SD's. In considering coin prices, there's just the aforementioned Pillow which is in coins, so it isn't necessarily the most accessible collection for everyone.

I'll be the first person to admit that I have no decor skills whatsoever, but I did manage to put the items I purchased to good use in my suite - this space has been sitting with just the window for such a long time so I'm glad to have done a little something more interesting there!
So even the most inept person can make something of it! You should all give some of the pieces a try^

Sheer delicate

Adoring this look from MeLolitka! It's such a creative way to wear the Audrey Dress from Callie's Picks - totally perfect with this D&G top with it's sheer and delicate details. Silver and cream accessories finish off the look, and a great way to wear the Ariana Box Clutch (yes I'm still wishing I could have had it!). The LE hat fits in with the rest of the look with great flare too^

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Mellow

Hello everyone, how was your wednesday?

I was not sure of this look, but thought it'd be good to post it anyhow, so I can know your opinion:



Sleek Summer Shades - Fever
Trash Bag Top - Tingeling Halloween Couture
Faux Fox Fur Scarf - Subcouture
Furry Coat - Miss Sixty
Striped Bianca Trousers - Inspired by Balmain
YSL Bowler Bag- YSL Tribute
Black Americana Platforms - LE

xxo
Bottega