A snappy one


A snappy outfit post from the weekend, my first one in summer whites. Wearing Hugo Boss lace top and 3.1 Phillip Lim oversized pants, with a set of bakelite, diamond and ruby bangles from my jewellery collection, Marvgem Jewellery, which you can find on facebook. Can't wait for sundresses! 


In the clear


Clear clutches, possibly the cutest SS13 addiction. Add neon to it and you have perfection. Loving this one by Juicy Couture in neon yellow and pink. And for the really indulgent types I will suggest none other than Charlotte Olympia - you can never have too many spiders in your closet! 

Dear current and future redheads


As one of the few redheads standing, I occasionally get questions about my hair colour, whether the change was smooth and if it's worth the trouble. I am going to be honest with you, turning red was the most difficult, time consuming beauty related thing I've ever done. As a natural brunnette who went blond almost overnight in middle school I guess I was always very prone to change. In fact I believe I've done it all; brown, blond, highlights, short, long, fringe, bangs, you name it. Needless to say half of it was a disaster, but it's always worth experimenting, right? If you are seriously considering it, there's 3 things you should do:

1: Decide
When my mom first suggested I would make a good redhead I laughed. But blond wasn't working for me anymore so I thought I'd give it a shot for a few months (I'm nearing my two year anniversary so it's safe to say that plan sank). The first thing you should be deciding is what you consider to be the right shade of red (there's Cheryl Cole and there's Rihanna, but unless you are an established pop star I would suggest laying off Rihanna red). I knew I wanted coppery hair, something in the TTH area, cause it looked brilliant, yet less artificial. But most of all, make sure this is what you want, cause once you go red there's no heading back! 

2: Persist
So now we've got the colour of our dreams, let's go put it on our heads! I'm afraid it doesn't really work that way. If memory serves right on my first attempt I came out with fuschia roots and brown ends while blond bits were showing through all over underneath (gave my friends some good laughs, you're welcome guys). What I'm trying to say is that for copper to stick I had to have my hair dyed and redyed a gazillion times (sigh). 

3: Maintain
I can't begin to explain how high maintenance red hair is. For one thing you'll have to throw away all of the products you've been using and replace them with colour boosters. This is my favourite collection of hair products:
Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Freeze Treatment mask, which  is the best for restoring coloured hair.
L'Oreal Mythic Oil Colour Glow, a customised blend with linseed and cranberry, which protects colour from fading.
L'Oreal Pro-Keratin Refill Creme, for people like me who can't live without their straightening iron and
Redken Color Extend Radiant-10, a multi-benefitting nourishing cream for every day use.


Hope this helped! Let me know how you take care of your hair!


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Pool Glam


One last look from my time at the beach house last week. It still was a bit too chilly for a dip so I thought I'd take advantage of the pool for a shoot instead. Turns out water is the most brilliant natural filter so I'm glad I did! Scroll down to see what I'm getting at!

Somehow I'm always on the lookout for the perfect jumpsuit, always close to finding it, but never quite there. That was until I got my hands on this one by Max Mara, the definition of sports luxe and as comfy as it gets. Unfortunately I can't find it on the web, but I'm sure you can still scout it in a store. Pair with a wide rimmed hat and strappy heels for a glam look or with a baseball cap and sneakers for a sporty one-how versatile!

Country home 101


I've always had a weak spot for decor and interior design. It's very much like styling, in that it requires the same high form of creativity and originality in choosing the best things and arranging them in the best possible way. "Dressing" a house is not different from dressing a person and it requires just as much selectiveness - nobody likes a cluttered home! 

I've thought of starting a new category, dedicated to decor, and what would be a better way to commence this than with some photos from my own country home. We've put this house together from scratch with my mom and we were since the beginning set on filling it with one of a kind things from all over the world. Of course this meant among other things having to spend hours at flee markets in every possible country and  missing flights due to the walking sticks not making the relentless security checks, but we feel the final result was worth it. Below you will find some photos from the living room area. Let me know what you think of this new category and stay tuned for more! 



Seagulls on the shore


Seagull printed shorts, what more appropriate for a warm weekend by the sea! I love the calm and quite of such settings, they just give you a carte blanche to go crazy during shooting. Indie insisted on being photographed in a matching skirt- who looks better in red? 

Horsepower


During my time in the country last week I had the chance to finally take some photos wearing this beautiful Diksi gown. The local stables became the perfect place for the shoot, I just loved how the dress looked against the white and black horses. The intricate lace on the dress meant I had to go for earrings, and these Taara earrings became the perfect fit - together they gave such a royal feeling! Hope you like it!

Don't forget to enter HERE for a chance to win an Alexander McQueen scarf!

Alexander McQueen scarf giveaway!



Not Your Average Style Fix has recently turned 1 year old! Starting a fashion blog was for me both a challenge and an opportunity and frankly I had no idea how far I'd come. Working for this blog made me realise where my loyalties truly lied and what my dreams for the future are. One thing is for sure, I wouldn't have managed anything without my lovely readers, to whom I am very grateful. That's why I'm organising a small giveaway competition for all you guys who read this blog. 

Here you have the opportunity to win this dark red, silk-shiffon, iconic Alexander McQueen scarf. Needless to say it goes with everything and everyone should own at least one! 

This giveaway is open internationally and there are two steps to taking part:

1) Follow Not Your Average Style Fix on Bloglovin to keep up with my future posts!

2) Then, leave me a comment below or send me a message with your email address

The winner will be contacted by emai! So stay tuned and share it with your friends!

Good luck to you all and thank you for everything!

Much love!



Me against the world


I'm not that big on rap music, but I found this Tupac top in London a couple weeks ago and thought it would be perfect for summer, over swimsuits and such. But then I got my hands on this destroyed denim vest from Chicnova and since I happen to be around palm trees this weekend I couldn't resist wearing them together and rolling my back on the grass until I had to fight tooth and nail against the mosquitos, which still managed to make dinner out of me. If you can't wait for summer, I suggest hop on the first plane and spend a weekend at a place where it actually is summer! 

Have a great great weekend!

Checkers


Checkers and mixed geometrical prints in a 60s framework couldn't be any bigger this season. If you think back to a SS13 trend report I put together a couple months ago, you'll remember my account on 60s fashion, advocated first and foremost by non other than Louis Vuitton. As expected, highstreet was eventually bound to follow through (case in point). 

Undoubtedly, my version is much less ladylike than Louis Vuitton intended, for one thing I don't remember seeing any pants on the catwalk. Starting from there I thought oxfords and bowling hat would be an interesting twist to the mid-heel and headbow sported at the show. So?

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