When I met you in the restaurant, you could tell I was no debutante...

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Pinkie Pie

I've been growing out my blue hair for about 18 months which has progressed from a full head of luscious mermaid hair to a grown out natural colour with blue ends, kind of the opposite of dip dying. My natural hair came through & it turns out that after years of colouring my hair, I now have natural brown hair compared to the fair mousy blond that used to be there. I am also quite impressed to report that at the grand age of 40, I still have no grey hair! Whoop! I'm winning!

What are you gonna do with your hair next?? I hear this on a daily bases. People got so used to me changing my hair that they became quite confused when I grew out my crazy colour and just let things grow naturally, with no bleach or colours. I was enjoying this new found 'I'm just letting it grow out' answer, I also like to keep people on their toes. Whilst they are trying to guess my next hair style, I actually don't have a clue what I'm going to do with my hair next, it just kinda happens. There is never a plan......

How did I get to the decision of a pink fringe with a natural bob and then a hidden undercut with a tramline style pattern shaved in?? I have no idea but it happened like this......
I chose loads of images on pinterest ranging from very short and shaved bowl cuts, bobs, coloured fringes on long hair and a few undercuts chucked in. I knew I wanted a big change but I still wanted to be able to put my hair up, so the very short hair styles were substituted for the undercut. I needed to get rid of my frazzled bleached ends (the last of my grown out blue) and I had planned to colour my fringe a while back so this was deffo on the cards. I chose pink for the fringe and my great hair stylist buddy (who would like to remain nameless, lets just call her VM ) chose which pink, I let her make these types of decisions as, a) she has good taste b) I trust her &
c) I'm either being lazy or indecisive....VM then pulled the top of my hair up into a topknot to see how short we could go leaving enough hair for an updo then she shaved the undercut in and cut the hair (what will become the bob cut) to the shortest possible length. The pink went on after the bleach and the tramlines were just something VM added for fun. Voila! New hair! I proper love it!! It's still really versatile so I can style it up No Debutante stylee, here's a few styles I've tried out so far, there will be plenty more where these came from for sure! Thanks VM!!



 Topknot with  patterned tramlined undercut
 Half updo
 The Bob
 Topknot with pink Fringe

All clothing by That Thing, Neat Frontage, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Tezla, The White Pepper & Reebok Classics.

Photography and styling by No Debutante

 
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ND xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Typical Freaks

No Debutante is currently obsessed with Typical Freaks. The London based fashion dynamic designer duo, Seun Ade-Onojobi & Sonia Xiao collaborated whilst at fashion college in London to sell customised footwear & jewellery before moving on to focus on their shared interests with print & colour to create a full on fashion brand of bold & beautiful garments mixing colour and print with unique cutting techniques.Its punk, its colourful, its fun & its street style cool....

The bold and street art inspired hand painted prints are made individually, giving each item created it's own bespoke look. I love the way the prints are layered over one another in different colours and shapes, creating textured effects on the oversized cuts and different fabrics used to create Typical Freaks signature style. This brings together their influences from the customising & upcycling scene through to the bespoke, high fashion label that they have now become.

Typical Freaks have just shown their latest Spring Summer 2017 collection at London Fashion Week & are currently in the running to becoming the winners of the Asos Fashion Discovery Competition, in my opinion they have already been discovered with features in the Vogue UK online catwalk previews, surely they have already won?

No Debutante loves a streetstyle brand with bright colours, great prints & unique styling....If you wanna be seen, be seen in Typical Freaks!


Spring Summer 2017 











 Autumn Winter 2016



  
All images sourced from typicalfreaks.com & vogue.com

All clothing by Typical Freaks


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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Loose Fit

My most popular instagram outfits usually contain one item of clothing that everyone seems to love......my loose fit, oversized shirts from Lazy Oaf. I (so far) have three of these eighties inspired beauties, they are exactly as my Mum wore in the eighties except for one small change, the buttons do all the way up, during the eighties a fashionista might have the shirt left open at the neck (or in fact the top three button were never added in the first place) my Mum would have worn her graphic printed and bright coloured shirts with the collar up and more often then not, paired with baggy jeans or trousers. I love everything about the eighties version except the collar. I like my collar buttoned all the way up, unless I'm wearing the shirt undone of course, but the collar will remain flat!! This is why the Lazy Oaf shirt is perfect, long, loose and buttons to the top!

Lazy Oaf have been a favourite label of mine for about three years but have actually been (self confessed) 'Keeping It Weird since 2001'. The cut of my favourite Lazy Oaf shirt(s) is loose and actually oversized, it does what it says on the tin. I'm tall and athletic, with a very long body so I expect things to be oversized when they say they are. Lazy Oaf never let me down. The prints are bold, contemporary and sometimes a little controversial, with slogans and comical images or in contrast quite minimal leaving the colour and the cut to do all the work. Mixing streetwear styling with Kawaii cute pastel shades, cuts and frills with the gawky, teenage poses, pouts and frowns of the Lazy Oaf models, they are a brand and have everything covered.....
















All shirts by Lazy Oaf

Photography and styling (images 1-6) by No Debutante
Images  7 - 14 sourced from Lazyoaf.com
 

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ND xx



Monday, 19 September 2016

GYPSY SPORT

Gypsy Sport pretty much describes my summer style. I have dubbed (or rather hashtagged) this side of my style as boho or Dolly Sports. Its sports wear mixed with sheer fabrics and boho influences. A pair of Adidas tracksuit bottoms worn under a sheer slip dress or sports socks and sliders worn with a tasselled kimono, crop top and retro style sports shorts. I love the juxtaposition of the pretty festival boho garments and dolly smocks worn with street-styled up sportswear. I am well aware, it's a look that will upset some people but I just adore it. This look may be a bit extreme for some but I am already a massive fan. Pretty dresses and cute sports wear? What's not to like here?

Imagine my joy when I discovered Gypsy Sport the brand, which happens to be a New York label by the club kid designer Rio Uribe who mixes sheers and slip dresses with sportswear, redesigning sports wear street styles, creating an androgynous & edgy unisex collection with models dressed in glitter make up, sportswear, slip dresses embellished with fringed tassells and frills, in oversized cuts and bright colours. Gypsy Sport are ridiculously unique and have stepped way out of the fashion comfort box, it's proper No Debutante fuelled styling, I wanna join the Gypsy Sport tribe!











All images sourced from vogue.com

All clothing from Gypsy Sport Spring Summer 2017

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Festival Fash Dash

Packing outfits for a two day (non stay) festival in London with rain but hot weather forecast boggles the brain. In the UK you have to juggle sunglasses, umbrellas, a warm top, a coat (or no coat?)  just to go to work, as you have no idea what the weather will be like on an hourly bases...So imagine trying to pack for UK festivals? Wellies, raincoats, sunnies, shorts, crop tops....what shall I bloody take???
My situation was a slightly different one this time around as I was staying at my friend Julia's flat in Dulwich, a cab ride to the OnBlackheath Festival, so I didn't need to take absolutely everything each day! But my case that I travelled to London with did hold absolutely everything that I could possibly fit in it, including the bloody wellies that I never had to wear. Luckily I was in good company as my other friends who were joining me 'The Rach(a)els' are also big packers and bring as much as they can too. We were equipped for any situation fashionista stylee....

Today's outfits and photos follow me from my bedroom trying on festival outfit possibilities to, my chosen outfits and moments from the weekend. I am happy with my chosen outfits and had packed correctly covering all bases from the light rain but warm Saturday to the gloriously sunny Sunday, I have not laughed so much in ages. Great friends and sunshine, just what I needed!

 The night before....
New Pink wellies and matching Butchi & Gosmos Bumbag (randomly co-ordinating)
The chosen outfit featuring my new Adidas tracksuit bottoms and Metallic sheer slip dress both from Urban Outfitters
 Festival essentials.......Glitter make-up and Zedhead pom-pom earrings
 

 Day 2 - Boho sports in a kimono, That Thing crop and Adidas everything else











More Glitter and Tezla earrings
 











The Weston Girls in shorts and oversized shirts














 


Homeward Bound with Fruity Lazy Oaf shirt and Tezla Melon earrings     




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ND xx

 






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