Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Budget Bottega


Following my recent post on Bottega Veneta's fall collection and its delightful beetle accessories, I was inspired to get all bugged out, with insect jewellery and iridescent fabrics reminiscent of beetle wings. I pretty much had the jewellery covered, as I own quite a few pieces of insect jewellery (the pièce de résistance of my collection being a Victorian beetle who I first introduced over a year ago in this post.)
Clothing wise, I was pretty limited with just a pewter vest and sheer blue blouse. The 'bag' however makes up for a rather lacklustre outfit, and has been on my mind since I blogged about Bottega Veneta, as it's green/blue chequered iridescence is certainly similar to one of the bags in the collection. I say bag, but it is actually a Clinique toiletries case, which I added a chain to. My mum is a bit of a Clinique hoarder, and has a closet full of the little bags you get with special purchases. This one was always my favourite, I can't believe how long it took me to turn it in a usable bag.




My nails are a shimmery mint green, however have unfortunately photographed a baby blue shade.














For my eye make-up, I used various shades of glittery blue/green/black. I was struggling to photograph the sparkly products with much clarity, but quickly realised the unfocussed shots were rather pretty with their splodges of colour. Some of the shots below look like deep space, which is always fun.

















13 comments:

Lecon de vetement said...

This bag is absolutely fabulous!!!

Dial V for Vintage said...

Indeed, that bag is so pretty, it complements your outfit perfectly! Now I'm curious about the eye shadows, perhaps they're Barry M Dazzle Dusts?

Marie said...

Your brooch is so beautiful!!
I love your blog and your style.

Lecon de vetement said...

I just mentioned you as one of my fashion inspirations here: http://fashionforestry.blogspot.com/2010/09/fashion-love-by-fashion-forestry.html

It would be really cool if you commented on my Facebook, and post a little bio about yourself, I think my readers would be really interested and I want to spread the word about you.

here is my facebook fan page link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fashion-Forestry/161175173899354

cant wait to hear your bios!
I will post the most original in an edit on my blog ;)

Isabel said...

Oooh, the colour of your blouse/nails is simply lovely!

TOPCOAT said...

Love your sheer top! xx

http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be down... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at houseofharps.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
Peter

la recessionista said...

I love this whole outfit !

Julia mode said...

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Julia mode said...

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Julia mode said...

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