Tuesday, 28 February 2012

#Fourty/ Denim girl

Alittle cheeky grin for you all loveys!

I have fallen in love with this denim dress today!
I bought this a while ago from a jumble sale for 30p but never wore it.
I finally stylyed this with a simple white shirt underneath and my beloved bolo neck tie and VOILA.
It actually works!
I think when I have styled an outfit that I love, I seem to wear it like this a lot...

I am still running my giveaway until 4th, 5th march?
Well, until next week so keep commenting!
And thank you again all you amazing followers! :)

Lots of love,

Monday, 27 February 2012

#ThirtyNine/Silly photos and looking like an utter fool

Quick outfit post tonight!
I need to learn to post earlier! I have a lot of college work this week, so outfits maybe hit and miss but I have a few D.I.Y's lined up so watch out!

I am also changing my name and blog address. I have decided this before but I really wanna show a new and revamped blog that says who I am and what I do.
I will post about this sooner when I have decided every little detail.

Lots of love,

Saturday, 25 February 2012

100th Follower Giveaway!

1st Prize:

Vintage tapestry bag, feather earrings, cross diamante earrings, 2 pink nail varnishes, deer studs and cameo ring.

Second Prize:

Miso cluster necklace and hoop earrings

Third Prize:

Cross necklace

Hello wonderful bloggers!

I am doing a BIG giveaway to not only say how thankful I am that people read my blog but how I appreciate all the support my regular bloggers give by commenting!
You are all amazing and I wouldn't have got over 100 followers without you all!

I only started this blog a couple months ago and never thought about all the possibilties a blog gives and how friendly and supportive other bloggers are.
I really love the blogger community and I hope my blog will keep going strength by strength and not only inspire others but encourage people to D.I.Y and thrift!
This blog originally started for college as I document my knowledge on pattern cutting, fashion and designers but I wanted to create an independent view aswell by posting my daily outfits, finding my own inspirations and of course D.I.Ying!

I am a person that loves to be creative and have too many things going on at the same time but I want to know what all of you want to see or what YOU love in a blog.

This giveaway is too show how much I adore my followers and to say a HUGE thankyou for all the support!

Please note: All items have NEVER been used.
I have mounted some items on a brown luggage tag for presentation apart from the 'Miso' items which I left on the original packaging.

To win these prizes all you have to do is;

1. Follow this blog.
2. Follow and twitter and tweet 'British Birdie blog is having a vintage giveaway!' and post link of this blog.
3. Like on facebook.

For an additional entry create a small blog post on my giveaway with the link back to this blog.

When done, comment below with your name, email and blog address and say if you have tweeted and followed and done the additional entry.

I shall run this giveaway until the 5th March 2012 so you have plenty of time to enter! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of love,

Friday, 24 February 2012

Update/London Calling

I adore the silouhette that casts off this skeleton. This inspires me with my college brief at the moment which is based on ageism and linked with skeletons.

These clear-cut precise lines create smooth shapes that would be interesting to try by draping on a mannequin with fabric.

Hello lovlies!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile as I have been in London with college and words cannot describe how amazing it was!
On the first day we attended the V&A museum which was in many ways inspiring. The fashion part was closed but we all got to experience different cultures and traditions with areas of sculptures, paintings and beautiful pieces of art.
We spent awhile in there and then ventured to the natural history musuem which I found more influencial than the V&A. There were again so many places to explore but going through history and time made me think and discover new ideas in fashion. From textures to colours there was beyond so many magnificent things to develop into my collections at college and independent projects. I fell in love with the dinosaur exhibition which based on skeletons of the dinosaurs. I find skeletal objects fascinating as they show so many ideas you can use within a garment or accessory. With the texture and shadows they create, ideas can come from the smallest of inspirations.

The second day though, was beyond expections.
We spent half the day outside of Somerset house during LONDON FASHION WEEK.
Outside in the courtyard there were so many stylish people and it was amazing to spend time with people that had so much passion and love for fashion like I do. That day made me realise how much I want to be successful and acheive my dreams.
Having a taste of London fashion week was what kicked me into the reality of how fast pace and how exciting the fashion industry is and I want to experience it so badly!
I had my picture taken SO many times and found out yesterday I am on Italian Vogue's website!
I felt so honoured to be on such a influential and fashionable website as Vogue's. I am still in shock.


Scroll along until you find the gal with the gold dress and bright coloured jacket. ARGH! :)

Being in one of the fashion capitals of the world was so exhilarating, busy and I love the fact that we were always on the move discovering more places that I never knew existed!
This is the life I want to live and I will work so hard to push myself for this now!

These are only a few taster images, I have a few more to upload but I also want to post about a few on the A/W 2012 collections that I personally thought stood out.

Lots of love,

Sunday, 19 February 2012

D.I.Y/ Pamella Love STYLE necklace

Excuse the geeky glasses. I LOVE THEM.

Hello lovlies!

This is a D.I.Y I did a while ago from the beads I bought off ebay. God bless ebay.
The howlite skulls, I wanted for ages and expected them to be larger but I got 10 and made use of them by stacking them together on wire. The gold spikes were off ebay and THESE I wanted BIGGER. I was very disappointed by the size and even checked the measurements. So, be careful with sizes on ebay.
I still used them as they are very subtle and have a glorious golden sheen.

As a jewellery make/designer, this was a simple D.I.Y and I would even say this would be a D.I.Y for any beginners too!


  • Skulls (your choice of colour and size, personally I would go larger for a more statement piece)
  • Gold spikes (LARGER, Everything is better larger!)
  • Gold chain (I used a vintage chain)
  • Gold wire hoops (To link charms to chain)
  • Gold pins (You use these for dangly earrings. These stack the skulls together)
  • Jewellery Pliers

Step one:

1/ Stack all skulls on gold pins (as many as you have or choose to use) and create a loop and link onto chain with pliers.

2/ Use the gold spikes to link in between the skulls and put on chain with the gold wire loops.


This is such an easy D.I.Y and creates a very statement look.

Lots of love,