Forest Photoshoot

Hey guys, sorry I didn't do a post yesterday, but I hope this makes up for it! My friend Lauren does photography and we went on a little adventure in Epping forest (which is next to where I live) and she took some pics. I asked her to do some for my blog, so here you go, dont say I dont spoil you :)

Brown Cardigan - France
Grey Sleeveless Cardigan - H&M
Dress - Topshop boutique
Necklace - Primark
Stockings - Primark
Dr Martens - eBay
Jane Shilton Bag - eBay

And guys, please take part in my [fashion competition], its got a really great prize but I wanted to keep it a secret! I've only got about 12 entries so far, but seeing as over half of you have fashion blogs its a bit disappointing! Click on the link in the sidebar or scroll down for the comp, please take part, the more entries, the more fun! I'm choosing 6 finalists in about a week or so and then putting them to the vote, so hurry and get your entries in!

Also hey to all my new followers! If you have a blog let me know about it in the comments section so I can check it out! Charlie ♥

Boy's clothes


I went into Primark looking for some comfy oversized stuff, and found these babies! I've been wearing my ex boyfriends tracksuit bottoms and hoody for a while and they are so cush but it felt a bit weird...so i'm glad I got round to this! I used to shop for my ex's presents in Primark (he never knew the difference and I was a pikey haha) and its all really cheap and really comfy! This is a huge upside to being a boy methinks. So I got this oversized maroon college jumper and grey rugby cardigan;

Maroon Jumper - Primark
Vest - Topshop
Cardigan - Primark
Shorts - River Island

I am aware my eyes look weird...the red eye removal on my photo editing software makes you actually create another eyeball to stick over your own...this is the closest to normal I could get!
And yes, another blog layout! Last time I promise! I'm pleased with this one, its come a long way since my crappy grey background with my mug as the header haha :) Tell me what you think!

Charlie ♥

London's 'Koko's' club

This is from a little while ago which is why I look a bit different but I liked this outfit :) I was wearing my brogues but forgot to take a pic with them in it. If you don't live in London/haven't heard of Kokos night club its a pretty edgy place in Camden, which is why i'm dressed down and I wore flats. Its so incredible, its one of my favourite clubs ever. Here's some pics I found of it as I didnt take many good ones (speaking of bad pictures, someone can explain to me why all these pictures are purple LOL)

Its a refurbished theatre, its SO amazing, you can go everywhere, in the boxes and on the different floors, and each floor has a bar where the seats used to be! On Fridays its mainly live bands and then afterwards they place really good indie dance music :)

If you havent entered the fashion competition in the post below this one DO IT NOW! Especially if you have a blog where you post outfits, it won't take you two seconds! :)

Charlie ♥

Fashion Competition (Now closed)

To celebrate 150 followers, instead of just a boring old giveaway i've decided to have a fashion competition :) I know I said I would announce this next week but as I hit 150 followers I thought I would go ahead and do it today!

So heres the brief, and its so simple, you can all join in if you want!

Basically you just have to submit your favourite outfit. It could be as a photo of you wearing your favourite outfit, or you can draw your own invention, or you can assemble your perfect outfit using pictures from shops, i.e. Topshop online. Examples of what you can do are shown below (I dont own the centre image)

It doesnt have to be something you're wearing now, it can be from summer, winter, a holiday, nights out, whatever! As long as you look good :) Feel free to submit more than one photo or to make a collage. All the entries will be featured on the blog, and once they're in i'll choose four finalists and then leave it to a vote until theres one winner.
Once you have your outfit, you can either:

1. Send it to me by email at vampires-and-cardigans@hotmail.co.uk
2. Put it on your blog and link me to it by leaving a comment on this post.

Soo good luck! The winner will get an interview featured on the blog aswell as a special prize...and I haven't chosen a prize yet, but i'm going to Topshop at the weekend...!
DEADLINE IS THE 8TH MAY 2010!

Outfit Post & Giveaway Winners

Sorrry about shitty camera alert - I broke mine while using one of my home-made tripods (A wash basket on a swivvelly desk chair) so this is my dads...its so lammeee :( Ah well.

I look like such a gimp LOL was in a strange mood, but I love this new vest top :) WHY I seem to be buying American flag branded items when i'm British is still unknown...

Vest top - Topshop

Shorts - Topshop

Boots - eBay

Cardigan - Primark

Sunglasses - Portobello Market

So down to the bit you actually wanna read, the winners!

So theres one first prize winner and two runners up. I wrote out all the entries on a list (there was almost 100!) and then used some random number generator on Google to pick the winners. I was going to do screen shots but I forgot, I'll just have to Scouts promise I did it fairly! :)

So the 1st runner up, who wins a Alexander McQueen style scarf in grey is...Lisa Drives a Van from Fashionation and Beauty

The second runner up who wins an Alexander McQueen style scarf in white is...Claire of Sitting Pretty

The winner of the River Island purse, floral scarf and Rose clip belt is...Katie of RayBans and Suntans

Congrats to the winners! Please email me your addresses and i'll send off your prizes to you!
And I don't know if I mentioned this in the post but if any of your are international I'm still willing to post so don't worry :)

If you didn't win, then stick around, because next week I will be announcing a fashion competition with an awesome prize!

Love love love xx

Photoshoot, Outfit Post and Wishlist

Well first of all I'll start with this photoshoot pic...the concept was the theme of 'dolls' and apart from the annoyingness that I now have a tan, and this would have looked amazing when I was pale, I think they turned out pretty good. I decided to enter it in a competition by [Annabella], and you guys should really check it out. Click [here] to have a look at the competition.

This is my chicken Saffron, who was walking by as I was taking pics so I dragged her in them :) I didn't want to just do an outfit post with this cause I'm wearing a similar outfit to before which is a bit boring :)

Grandad Jumper - Vintage
Wayfarers - Portobello Market
Stockings - Primark
Cowboy boots - Vintage
Bag - Topshop

Annnndddd finally, this months wishlist :) It makes me depressed just looking at them, I am way to poor to be browsing Topshop :(
And I'm desperate for some mock-hold ups, but they're about £20 and I know I'm going to tear them after like one day...is it worth it?
Theyre all very pastel and summery, I've really embraced the pastels trend which I wasn't expecting as I'm generally quite a bright person :)
Giveaway winners announced on Sunday! :) ♥

Grandad Jumper

Arghhh I have work in 15 minutes!! I'm so bad, why do I leave my updates so late? Whhyyyyy :(

Well anywho I need to get you guys back on side after being gone a week, so I did some special pics outside - I'm going to try to do this more often, as its the only way I get a reasonable quality from my camera and it was fun :) But I feel like a weirdo self-timing my camera in my backgarden so I wait till everyones gone and I sneak out LOL :)

Grandad Jumper - Vintage
Horse Skirt - Topshop
Wayfarers - Portobello Market
Dr Martens - eBay
Bag - Charity shop

New layout is done, I promise I won't be messing around with it anymore apart from little things in the sidebar etc. Ummmm what else is there...Giveaway results this week, plus a fashion competition to celebrate 100 followers (even though it was like a week ago and I'm still not done with my 50 follower giveaway, but I did promise!) So dont go anywheree!



Oooo and before I forget, I wanted to tell you guys I was asked to become an Aussie Angel! Its majorly in part to my gorgeous friend Hannah of London Rose who recommended my blog to them :) Thank you sweetie! So I look forward to the famous events i've heard so much about, and meeting all the bloggers I love in person!

Lovelovelove
Charlie ♥

"Life isnt about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself"

I saw that on a poster while I was in Egypt. It was totally random, not an advertisement or anything, someone had just printed it off in black and white and stuck it around the town, it really made me smile :) Anywaayyyy, back to fashion, and i'm finally back from my hol! I promise I'll reveal the contest winners, I worked out two awesome runner-up prizes, so check back this week to find out!

Dont you loveeeeeeee my new shoesies? They're amazing vintage Dr Martens I got on eBay for £42. I have a feeling they will be featured a lot more in the future :)

Scarf - Alexander McQueen circa eBay

White Top - Topshop

Dr Martens - eBay

Jeans - Topshop

Sunglasses - Portobello Market

Sorry its not a particularly exciting haul, just got these beauties in the post and wanted to show them off! :) Oh and theres a new layout as I fancied a change, but i'm still playing about with it, so sorry if everything goes a bit crazy if your looking at the page in the next week!

Off on holiday tomorrow! And Giveaway announcement!

Hey chickies, I'm sorry if you're looking for the blog giveaway winners, but thats not what i'm announcing. APRIL FOOLS. HAHA...that was so poor, but its the only joke i've made all day, very dissapointed in myself this year if i'm honest.

After a bit of thought i've decided to wait until after I get back next Friday to decide the winners, as by then I will have picked up a few decent runner up prizes and not winging it at the last minute. By any means I would have had to wait until after I got back to send them, so your not missing anything :)
As I'm away that will mean that there will be no posts for the next week, but I'll still be able to hopefully read emails and Formspring questions, so keep sending them in! And I'll take lots of outfit photos in Egypt in preperation for the long-awaited British summer :) So look forward to that! I can't wait to relax and forget...its been an incredibly stressful few days, with pets getting ill, coursework troubles and missing all my friends coming home from Uni :(

Anyway, I hope you all have a good Easter/Spring Break/Half term, whether your going away or not. Cyaaaaaaaa! ♥♥♥




(If you haven't entered the giveaway already, click the pic in the sidebar or scroll down a few posts below this one!)