Being Ophelia

May 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Honor Clement-Hayes - Oasap

Oh YUM. Oasap sent me a long floaty green maxi skirt and it makes me feel like Ophelia. If you find me floating in a river somewhere, don’t be alarmed. I’m just playing.

Incredibly, this skirt is the perfect length for me. Every single maxi I’ve ever owned has required some clever hitching up or towering heels, as I am about the height of an Ewok. But THIS skirt is obviously designed for tiny little Asian girls, so it’s 100% perfect. Don’t worry if you’re normal though – this is literally brushing the ground on me (I’m five foot one) which is how I like it.

I like that the underskirt is separate from the netting because I often wear sheer skirts over a black mini skirt or gold dress, so it just gives me more options. I quite like the idea of the shiny green bit on its own but I think that may require further experimentation…

This skirt also comes in lilac, which I think would be VRAIMENT beautiful for the summer, and with lots of white and silver in the winter for melancholy moor wandering. With big chunky Dr Martens and a cable knit cardi. Mmmm.

You can see more of how I styled my new skirt on Chictopia.


March 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

It’s another Oasap post! I ordered a black fur coat as my super organised replacement for my beloved leopard, which is beginning to look a liiiittle bit like an old teddy…

I chose the smallest size because I am a tiny pixie person and can be very easily swamped by a fur coat. Unfortunately the sheer volume of this coat still looks a little bit ‘little girl dressing up in her mummy’s clothes’ but we’ll see: if it gets cold enough next winter there’s no telling what I’ll do with it!

My own size issues aside, this is a gorgeous coat. It’s so real-looking that when I opened it I was actually a bit afraid I’d accidentally bought a real dead animal!

It’s not, but it sure feels like it. It’s heavy and SLEEK not fluffy like most fakes. The huge lapels make it look very expensive and it would definitely keep even the chilliest mortal warm. Go check it out.

I wore it with a dress I’ve had for two years but never squeezed into before – the poverty diet’s working a treat!

Oh! And they sent me a little surprise gift – a teeny mouse ring. So cuuuute.


Selling my Soul for Shoes

January 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

As I may have said, I’m now part of the Oasap Fashion Hunter Program. This means something very VERY important indeed. Free shoes.

It’s a moral dilemma for some people: do I blog about stuff just because I got it for free? I don’t have a problem writing about stuff people want to send me; I just won’t LIE. Not even to get readers following links that earn me revenue. No sir, not me.

However, there endeth the high mindedness. I just love shoes, so you’ll have to forgive me selling myself down the river.

My pick from Oasap was a pair of sneakers I’d had my eye on for quite a while. I was particularly taken with the description: “The popular winter snow platform boots with round head, and flat shoe sloes use of the cow tendon to make it wear-resistant”.

Hilarious English aside, they just looked so snug and comfy…I just prayed they actually would be on arrival. I picked a size up (size 5) as the shoes are padded and I found my last pair of Oasap shoes a liiiiittle bit on the tight side.

Oasap shoes review

I got them in black (obv) because I am a big goth and also – very helpfully – there was a nice picture of a nice girl wearing the black version which looked very sweet.

That’s one good thing about Oasap: customer pictures are easy to access and really do help you get a better idea of the item you’re thinking of calling to you from the other side of the world.

On the other hand, you ARE at risk of Blogger’s Brainstorm: the terrible affliction that convinces you that if you just buy this one item, you too will have legs up to your armpits and a New York loft.

Where was I? Ah yes, THE SHOES.

Oasap shoes review

Well for a start they’re not leather, despite the amusing talk of ‘cow tendon’. I didn’t really expect them to be but it is an issue with these kinds of sites as the plastic is often rather poor quality and smells like those awful shops where poor people buy jelly shoes for their package holiday to Ayia Napa.

BUT. I actually like these shoes. Seriously, I really do. You cant go wrong with black sneakers. These are super cute and my favey platform helps me with that whole ‘long legs’ fantasy I harbour pathetically.

Honor wears Oasap platform sneakers

They’re lined with VERY fluffy pink fur which is super snuggly and makes them very comfy indeed. The tongues and backs are covered with a sort of Aztec print which is one of my best loved patterns.

Overall I’m well happy and they look awesome. Buy some!

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