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The Big Red Bow.

Posted on: 16 March 2010

I love these flats that I 'just had to buy' after a painful first day walking around the cobbles of LFW a few weeks ago. They are a combination of things I love, bows and the colour red. I don't actually wear red as much as I'd like and I usually stick to accessories. I do, however, keep dropping hints to my 12 yr old sister to knit me a red scarf, before her obsession with knitting comes to an end and she moves on to things like make up (she's growing up too fast!). I've always been on the lookout for a really good red lipstick. Red is a tricky shade though and I would always go for a pillar box red over orange hues any day.
Bow and Lace
Lace Top, Vest, Belt (New Look) Skirt and tights (Oasis) Shoes (TopShop)
Big Bow
Rings (Accessorize, Alexander McQueen and Topshop) Nail Polish, Unnamed Beigey pink shade (Models Own)
Big Bow2
I'm kind of surprised how much of my outfit is from New Look. I've got to hand it to them, before I rarely went to New Look and if I did, it was only ever for their shoes. They've really impressed me lately and I've made sure to pop into the store to see what's new. Plus, compared to a lot of other brands, they've been fantastic with their blogger outreach.
I know I've been posting a lot of random pictures these days but hey, it keeps me inspired especially when I've got a crazy amount of uni work to do and outfit posts aren't always priority. Anyway, this Green Tea has been helping me through the workload. My dad replenished our dwindling supplies of Green tea which was a gift from when my relatives last visited. Japanese Green tea is a favourite in my house and this brand made me smile! I mean, check out the description, so cute and I definitely need to take heed of the recommendation and bring it along to a picnic! I'm sure a mass picnic with student friends post coursework deadlines would be easy enough to organise!
Greenteapicnic
Finally, I forgot to post this beauty scan with my last Vivi post. This is the gorgeous Wantanabe Chikako who unlike the majority of the models in Vivi, is full Japanese. The coloured contact lenses, wigs and make up really do make her look as if she's half Japanese. I scanned this in because it was nice to see her before the make up and then post make up. She's stunning either way...but It would be nice to see her a little more au naturale one day!
Chikako
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Magazines like Vivi always make me want to dye my hair a lighter shade. However the memories of roots and streaky hair from when I used to dye it when I was about 15 still haunts me. I can't bring myself to do it again. I should buy a wig like the Vivi girls haha. Isn't it strange to think that in Japan, wigs are so normal?

58 comments:

  1. I love the red bow and the red shoes... you are so pretty.

    I love Japanese green tea too. xoxo

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  2. Aww you look so cute! I love the dashes of red!

    P.S, what's your full name/do you have facebook?

    Catherine

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  3. The flats are so cool.

    New Look is such a staple for bargain pieces from the sale rack and of course for Gold by Giles Deacon. I also miss the cheapie hair accessories.

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  4. that bow is totally amazing.
    i love how it matches the shoes.
    great outfit!<3

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  5. Cutest outfit ever! New York makes me say that word a lot, but it's well deserved in this case. New Look has definitely stepped up their game, really like the dresses with the cut out heart back and the skater styles.

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  6. It's not a boob bow or a butt bow, but it will do ;-)

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  7. I am in love with your skirt!

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  8. gorgeous look- I love-love-love big bows :) that mcqueen ring is awesome!
    have a sweet day, xoxo

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  9. Hi there-the red really makes your outfit, the belt and shoes are lovely, as is your top and skirt!!

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  10. I love all the red. That bow is pretty fantastic! I agree about New Look. They've really impressed me lately and I love how good they are with bloggers.

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  11. Love the pops of red in your outfit! You really are the cutest :)

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  12. Ohh Winnie that outfit is really adorable ! Love love it ! Nice belt and shoes . How I wish we have New Look here .

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  13. OMG remind me of Chloe! Haha! Great find, Winnie!

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  14. I still have some blisters from LFW and black toe nail from last sept LOL, I'll never heels again....never again.

    Cute red bow belt :D

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  15. How do I love that belt? Let me count the ways ...

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  16. Wow, amazing red bows! Don't dye your hair, it's lovely and looks so healthy and shiny. Bleaching it will only make it look dry.

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  17. I love that bright red bow belt!

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  18. Ooh, I've got the same shoes but in black. I don't really like wearing them though, as I think they make my calves look big. Love the Vivi editorial! Japanese magazines always put way too much on each page, but it never comes off as clutter, just more things to look at!

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  19. I am extremely jealous of your shoes, they're so cute! I know what you mean about New Look, I never used to go in there but they've had loads of lovely new stock recently and your day in Paris looked amazing! That model is beautiful, I know what you mean about all the make up and hair though! x

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  20. what a cute outfit, I really liked the colour palette and those tights!
    I know, right! I used to read a manga, Paradise Kiss (it's quite famous) and one of the characters wore wigs (usually pink) all the time! She was so cute. I told everyone I would wear a pink wig to my first day of college so everyone would think I dyed my hair pink, but then I forgot :(

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  21. Love the bow details and pops of red!

    Don't forget to stop by my blogs!
    http://dreamingchiffon.blogspot.com
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  22. dye your hair, go for it!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  23. You have a really sweet blog!
    Love the bow belt,
    ++ the green tea = yummy...
    hahah.
    Panda x

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  24. love that red bow!

    Missy
    Enter my Olivia Rubin giveaway:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  25. You look so cute! I'm looking for a shoes like yours. Well, I think that you look great in dark hair, I wish I had one like you. Unfortunately the color of my hair originally is simply brown which I don't really like so I dye them to red but they become more and more damaged :<

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  26. Hiya poppet, thought you might like this post: http://whatrhymeswithrosie.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/day-to-day-and-the-au-the/

    it's an oldie from when I first moved to France.

    I went shopping today. Bad. Primark have some super cute floral vests you'd love, kind of like the dresses Republic/Miso have been doing for a while.

    xxx

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  27. very cool shoes. Love the bow..so much and it is the prefect red. Yes, red is so tricky. Interesting about the wigs..and yet the nude-like lippy..which I love.

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  28. Really cute look, darling W!
    Love the lace top!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  29. I think you would look cute with some highlights/lowlights - maybe in the summer :)

    Loving the pops of red today also.

    CC xXx

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  30. Great outfit! I really love your lace top. xx

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  31. When I read where your outfit was from I thought exactly the same thing about New Look - I never used to go in either and now I pop in all the time!
    I love your belt/shoes combo - red really suits you!

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  32. Wow those shoes are sooo unique ! Like I've never seen anything like it before ! Love them, and u matched them reaaal well ! :)

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  33. lol wigs are so normal hahahaahahaha.

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  34. haha yes. vivi girls are cute. i like seeing them in wigs of various styles.

    love your style here, Winnie. the lace top is pretty, and the tights really rocked the overall look! you look cute, too. great hair!

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  35. Oh cute, I love those shoes! I saw some similar blue ones in the summer and have regretted not buying them ever since. I am a major New Look fan these days, I think they've really upped their game to try and compete with places like Topshop and H&M.

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  36. The red bow and the shoes are amazing! Hmm, I reme,ber about a year ago I started to knit this massive sort of thingymajig as a hobby and I started to get really good at it one day I lost the knitting needles and that was that, ah well.

    I have never tried Green Tea must do so soon.

    From Dolly
    XX
    http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com/

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  37. awww i love the red box
    it's a nice patent red too
    and yes i know what you mean, whenever i look through them jp mags, i always want to dye my hair a light brown but i worry i might end up looking like a monster lol

    styledummie.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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  38. I loveeee those gorgeous red shoes! & the black lace top :)
    you look amazing as always

    LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    xx

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  39. Love, love the tights Winnie. Can you get green tea by the bottle, liter, like we can here in Japan?

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  40. Your shoes and belt are sooo awesome! Love them with the black lace too. I really want to try a wig (a blue one) in a bob, but yeah, I would feel really weird wearing a wig. Maybe just for nights out on the town?

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  41. Love the belt, shoes & ring :)
    Cute outfit!

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  42. I didn't realize wigs were so popular in Japan!

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  43. love the big red bow, gorgeous!

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://fashion-train.blogspot.com

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  44. ahhhhhhh winn! i am commenting!! hehe, just had to agree with what you said about new look - they always used to be a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, as they just seemed to offer a chepaper alternative for the latest trends - but i really think they offer some really good lines now!! and the concessions they stock are also always intereting to look through :) xxx

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  45. Oh my gosh.. I love everything about your outfit. It's so perfect. :)

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  46. oh my, the flats is adorable. I would be in the same mode as you, 'just had to buy' if i saw it.

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  47. This outfit is super cute!
    I love your belt and shoes. <3

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  48. Those shoes are super cute. I like both shades or red but I usually wear true reds at night and orange based ones during the day (chanel coromandel <3).
    I wish all the Japanese models didn't wear colored contacts. It makes the makeup look so different :(

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  49. craving the red belt and red shoes!
    cute one ;) nice outfit,sweety

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  50. the flats look super cute on you :)

    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  51. love the dashes of red in your outfit!!!

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  52. Super cute bows!!!

    BTW I have tagged you in a post that I just started.... http://bit.ly/d8kuou

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  53. I really love how the red belt sort of breaks the outfit but works amazingly in it.

    xx

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