Saturday, December 19, 2009

Major Cringe-factor.

OK guys, if you're interested here is a link to a very cringe-worthy video I did for New Look's Style wars in Paris Last week, which also features Selina, Typhaine and Punky B. I'm really quite thankful that it was last week and that I am not part of this Eurostar madness! I wasn't too sure whether to include the video because It's a bit weird and is a first for this blog because it means you guys can finally put a voice to a face. The low camera angle also freaks me out. Haha. Cringe cringe cringe!

The filming itself was crazy, we had to re-shoot many elements of the style wars (lots of running away and then back again) and we literally only had 5 mins to dash off and grab our things. Due to time restraints, the outfit I ended up wearing was the first outfit I tried on. Usually, I am so picky with clothes so it's a strange situation to be in. Having to choose an outfit in 5 mins is completely unnatural and not wholly representative of what we would have chosen in our own shopping time. Would I have really put together an outfit like this? I'm not so sure, but it was a lot of fun to film...embarrassing too with all the Parisian shoppers lurking behind the camera and wondering who we were. Makes me nervous just thinking about it again!


Typhaine did an awesome job and I am so glad I was competing against her! The French are definitely very chic! I personally love French style and cringe a little when I say that the British have the edge over the French, but we both had to say it for a bit of added competition for the cameras! It was funny being involved in the British/French style wars because I would never have said that my style was typically British, seeing as all I do these days is pour over DropSnap or flick through my Japanese magazines...So I'm interested to find out...

What is typical British style to you guys?
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  1. Aw thank you sooo much !!! :)
    OH so FUN to see this video ! You both look great great !! And that must have been soo much fun to film ! :) Love it !

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  2. Winnie, that was so much fun... you did well girl. Now I want a lace top.

    Let me add this, I'm so proud of you girl

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  3. congrats, darling, you did an awesome job! you looked awesome :))
    have a lovely day, xoxo

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  4. Seems so much fun Winnie ! And I love your outfit ! Too bad you didn't win , but it was still a good opportunity :D Thanks for sharing !

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  5. I love new look tv. I have seen it on a few different blogs and now I'm completely addicted. It must have been fun to be on the show and I understand how hard it must to select an outfit in 5 mins, I always think that when I watch the show. When I saw your outfit I was amazed that you selected it in 5mins. I think you did really well. I love the belt and the lace top.

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  6. Hi there-what a fun time for you and a great experience!! British Style to me is dressing how you want and for yourself-Brits can be unique, eccentric and eclectic in fashion and style because they are not afraid to try new things!

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  7. british style to me is all about different stereotypical styles, and people expanding the limits of them. like where i live, its full of indie style and fashion, and indie stores. It's all very unique and perfect in their own little ways.

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  8. Congrats, Honey!

    I guess - TRENCH COAT! haha! :-)

    Please don't forget to enter the brooches giveaways!

    X♡X♡

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  9. Hey there. I hope you're having a good weekend. It's been cold and rainy here. Our internet keeps going out so I did want to leave a comment on your blog. Take care. Have a great week. Cheers!

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  10. your outfit was coool! Id say british style was all about pushing limits...we are so edgy!
    MargieF
    xxx

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  11. British style? Er, welll were just everything reallly. Eccentric, stylish, mad, chic, random! We're just unique!!!!!!!!!!!!! x

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  12. You wuz robbed! Seriously, it's so great you got to be on this, I watch avidly every week and I think you came across well, despite the enforced competitiveness. It must have been tricky to choose an outfit, but I think you did well in combining a lot of elements together (I also really want that top, may have to hunt it down). As for British Style, I think it's a bit mixed up and eclectic and may look a bit odd to other cultures.

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  13. Aww well done - that was fun to watch - I loved the skirt and tights you wore!
    But I also did love the Dress that Tiphanie chose!

    Wello done again :D

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  14. YOU SHOULD HAVE WON! I loved the purple bow belt so much.

    Hmm..what do I think of a UK look..well, I notice guys wearing very arabic scarves that you wouldn't catch my guy friend in. Ever (I could only wish). I think of darker colors. Tights. Not being afraid to mix it up, wearing something that would take you easily into day into night. Gender not being afraid to cross over & of course the little details, too.

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  15. Holy crap, Winnie, you are so cute!

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  16. Really, you were so adorable. I thought you did a great job in the video.

    What do I think when I think of brittish style? Definitely, urban. Being in the mid-west we dress for comfort and usually our favorite sports team (the huskers). We are probably what one thinks of as being the last to know what is in fashion. Naturally, I think of folks wearing funky fedoras, leather and lace there, and not being afraid to accent with bright colors.

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  17. Yay you were on style wars too! I loved your outfit :) I chose the first outfit I tried on too!

    You look great! & don't worry my video freaked me out too!

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  18. sorry just read that back and realised in every sentance i said 'too'.... haha! should probably read my comments before posting! xxx

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  19. That looked like it was soo much fun! I had a session a few weeks ago going through the New Look TV videos, and I was really impressed by how much they put into making it. Thanks for showing a backstage view ;)
    It's such a great idea helping UK bloggers meet with the French, hope you had looads of fun :D As for meeee, normal British style would be perfectly represented by stocks of New Look and Topshop, but I do agree with you, it's more edgy than Parisian fashion. I find that French fashion is more chic and too safe almost.

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  20. Aw, just saw the video- you're so cute and I love your accent! I loved the outfit you pulled together! xo, Mel

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  21. You are just a natural!:D:D You've got such a pretty accent!:D:D
    As for British style; to me; it's essentially; Vivienne Westwood, Luella, and C.Kane! And of course; loads of Topshop!

    I just love the way Brits dress; so unique; and daring!

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  22. Oh! It's so wild for me to hear you talk. I loved the video and the outfit you chose (with the time limit too!). Wild competition though; I personally feel comparisons are odious and it's not fair to compare countries...even without our nations we all have individuality.

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  23. I love british style, I adore pringle of scotland, vivienne westwood, but also many chanel peices that mix the british and french style (tweed coats etc)

    xxx

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  24. wunderful video. mh, the typical british style. i would say a little crazy and wild

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  25. great video =)
    it's must be fun! thanks for your greeting to my mom <3

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  26. Typical british style is that there isn't one! It's so eclectic, you can't really pin a label on it, but not in a cliched way it's just because of the varied culture etc. xx

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  27. You did such a fabulous job, Winnie! That would have been so much pressure to pick out an outfit that quickly. I probably would have pulled something really boring like jeans and a tee. I agree with Punky B too- it's so hard to coordinate a lace top like you did (I'm totally using your outfit as inspiration!). You won my vote, Winnie ;)

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  28. Woow. I loved watching this. You were great on it. I was on an episode previously as well, competing again Hannah from London Rose - she was so lovely.

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  29. You are too cute! I loved your outfit, but I agree about the time thing. I could never grab a whole outfit in 5 Minutes!

    xxx

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  30. winnie, you look fantastic, what a great thing to do!

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  31. You look great. I loved the video, so much fun!

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  32. What a lovely video! SOunds like an amazing time you had!

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  33. that's a great achievement for you darling !
    british style to me is very daring and bold . i always think british style is well represented by Topshop :D currently, lots of florals and bodycon stuff i guess :D

    looking fabulous !
    enjoy your last few days of 2009 !
    hope you havent wasted this year for nothing ;)
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    GLISTERS AND BLISTERS. blogspot . com

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  34. i found your blog and i saw your picture, and i was like hmm she looks really familiar. then i scrolled down and i realized i saw you in the new look-paris episode! im sorry you didnt win:( but i loved your outfit. check my blog out at lifeisarunway03.blogspot.com
    x

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  35. so cute, seemed like lots of fun

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  36. lol holy crap winnie. That was so funny and interesting to watch. I liked seeing and hearing you talk! =D I always imagine other bloggers talking the way people in US talk even if I KNOW they are in england or something so the accent is always like, whoooa there's the accent! lol. That being said, I love the lower half of your purple themed outfit. I do sense how awkward it could be haha. I would feel completely AWKWARD in that situation. I think the whole thing of judging who has the better outfit though is so stupid. It's SO subjective. I know it's a friendly little competition but still. I don't like it. lol. Seriously, her outfit is just the typical romantic girly outfit. lol and was the last judge just some random person they picked to choose. Don't mind me I just think getting 3 random people to pick the 'best' outfit is the stupidest thing ever. Other than that though, this was a very endearing video and made me smileeeee. =D

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