21st Century Pin-up

Last weekend unfortunately  I couldn’t attend a photo shoot organised by Rouge PR. The bloggers invited had to style a look based around the theme ‘21st Century pin-up‘.  I do love a retro or vintage inspired look, so I did get thinking how I would have interpreted it.


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We took these photos in one of my favorite little spots to go with Eva.  It is in Leatherhead, Surrey near where I live and is home to a beautiful little swan family.   There is never anyone here, so is a perfect place to take outfit photos.

All the photos of me are taken by my mother (the rest by me with the 50mm f1.8 lens).  In fact I really need to praise my mother on her increasingly wonderful photo taking skills.  When I first asked her to take photos for me just over a year ago for Memoir Mode, she didn’t even know where the shutter release button was.

how to wear floral jeans

How to wear floral jeans – maybe start by taking the lens cap out of your back pocket!

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I am wearing:

Glitter wedges by Cheryl Cole for Stylist Pick*
Floral Jeans from Primark
Basket box clutch bag from Primark
Very old tee from River Island
Cream large square sunglasses from Dorothy Perkins*

In the past I have always walked into Primark and walked straight back out again and to be honest I still cannot stomach the majority of it.  Not because I think I am too good for it, I like a bargain like the next person, but because the quality of the fabric can be really shocking.  I have bought from Primark in the past, worn it washed it and thrown it away.  That is wasteful in my eyes.  I would rather pay a little more for something,  have less things and keep that item a lot longer.

Just like this t-shirt I am wearing from River Island.  I think it is actually the oldest (not including vintage) item I have in my wardrobe and has never lost its colour or shape and doesn’t feel like shit to wear.

Saying that, I have been really impressed with my last couple of trips into Primark.  I purchased a pair of the most comfortable leather sandals, these glitter sandals that I posted on instagram and of course the floral jeans I am wearing above.  I am so impressed with them, even the bloke sighed and asked how much I had spent this time when I showed them to him!  They are ankle grazers but I turned them up slightly as it felt more ‘pin-up‘ and I am not sure if it is just me, but I think your legs look longer if skinnies are half way up your calf?

On the topic of low priced clothing items, Eva is wearing a top and leggings from the F&F Tesco range.  Luke actually picked this and we spotted a few sweet items for her when we were grocery shopping.  Unfortunately I can’t find these items on the website to link to, but they should be in store, it wasn’t long ago.

I am absolutely crazy over these sparkly glitter wedges from Stylist Pick.  A lot of people weren’t sure about them who I showed them too, but I think they are so pretty and super comfy.  They are also available in chocolate and blue and recently added to the Sale priced down from £119.85 to £59.

  28 comments for “21st Century Pin-up

  1. Mel
    1 July, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I love your style !!!! xxx

    • memoirmode
      1 July, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks Mel 😀 x

  2. 1 July, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Love the colours on the outfit!
    Please visit my blog if you like: evangelinas.devote.se

    • memoirmode
      1 July, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Evangelina, glad you like the photos. Of course I will check out your blog xx

  3. 2 July, 2012 at 9:10 am

    These photos are amazing, so beautiful. And your girl is just gorgeous!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

    • memoirmode
      2 July, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Aww thanks Mary 🙂 xx

  4. Sky
    2 July, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Hi memoirmode,

    Super love your outfit! The kid is cool too!
    I might be buying one like that, ehehehe. LOVE LOVE LOVE your pose and the pictures are superb beautiful!

    Sky 🙂

    • memoirmode
      3 July, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Thank you 🙂 I didn’t buy Eva though, the stalk brought her to me 😉 x

  5. Amy
    2 July, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Such lovely photos. I love the one of you and Eva! x

    • memoirmode
      2 July, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks Amy. Thats my fav and one that is unposed, they always come out the best 🙂 x

  6. 3 July, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Hi, Kylie!
    Great photos.
    I enjoyed browsing in your blog.
    http://www.blog-anapaulaxavier.com
    Ana, from Brazil! *;*
    xoxo

    • memoirmode
      3 July, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Thank you for your kind comment, glad you enjoyed reading memoir mode xx

  7. AJ
    4 July, 2012 at 9:58 am

    love those floral print jeans. So hawt!!

    http://myafricancloset.wordpress.com

    • memoirmode
      4 July, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Awww thanks chick. I did wonder if it was possible for me to be, everyone on lookbook said ‘adorable’ or ‘cute’ HA

  8. 6 July, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    These photos are adorable!!!!

    • memoirmode
      9 July, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Natalie 🙂 x

  9. 9 July, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Your blog is awesome and I love your style x x

    • memoirmode
      9 July, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Aw thank you 😀 xx

  10. 9 July, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Wonderful outift! I really like pin ups so this is right up my alley 😉
    You look gorgeous (both of you) xx

    • memoirmode
      12 July, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Aw thanks Vanessa 🙂 xx

  11. 9 July, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Shame about the photo shoot! The Pin up style really suits you! You little girl is looking amazing! I share the same feeling about primark but sometimes you can find thing from primark that don’t look like primark 😉

    • memoirmode
      12 July, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Very rarely, but I think I struck gold this time 😉 Thanks you 🙂 x

  12. 11 July, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    loving everything! I use to do the same with the camera lens cover… I’ll be more carefull 😉

    ciao!
    Chiara

    • memoirmode
      12 July, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      So annoying, its all I can see in my photos, maybe I should of photoshopped it out hehe x

  13. 15 July, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I keep seeing more and more amazing Primark stuff on other blogs, I haven’t been forever but maybe it’s time!

    I always leave the lens cap in my pocket too – I’ve lost SO many! Your Mum really is amazing 🙂

    • memoirmode
      16 July, 2012 at 12:09 am

      I am the worst for lens caps, most of my lenses have marks on too, so stupid! I will pass on your compliments 😉 x

  14. 15 July, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    WAAA those capris are dang adorable! You have such lovely photos 🙂

    • memoirmode
      16 July, 2012 at 12:09 am

      Aw thank you 🙂 xx

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