Sunday, 12 September 2010


This week I discovered and I'm already addicted!! For those of you that don't know, Fashiolista is website where users can share their fashion finds from nearly any online shop with other users using a browser add-in button. You can then search other users' finds to gain fashion inspiration, learn about other peoples styles and discover the best fashion buys without having to search all over the internet. As well as sharing your own finds, you can "love" items other people have found which are then added to your profile. You can also follow your favourite users and go directly to their finds from your profile and vice versa.

You can view my profile here or by using the side bar on your right! I'm addicted even after one week and have already racked up 100 'loves', 23 'finds', 20 'following' and 7 'follows'. If you have an account add me :-) If not, definitely take a look!

Here are some of my favourite finds of the week:

Modcloth dress via fashiolista

Modcloth necklace via fashiolista

Are you addicted yet? ;-)

Little Rachael xxxxxx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Another day, another blog design.

In my super-busy post-holiday back-to-work frenzy, I haven't managed to find much time at all to blog this week! I've finally managed to find a lull in activities and spent the last few hours updating the blog layout! What do you think?! I'm still not sure about the background image... it isn't one of my own, just one off the blogger choices, but I quite liked it a first... I'm not quite sure if it goes with the new banner though?!

That banner was a MASSIVE achievement for me today, haha, as I finally worked out how to create images with transparent backgrounds. I could have kicked myself for not knowing it was as simple as the file format I was using.. I seem to default to JPG which, I'm sure most of you have known for AGES, doesn't support transparent backgrounds. I then moved on to GIF - quickly realising it could handle transparent images but not semi-transparent. I really wanted to be able to give that "filter" effect with a definite colour but so you could still see the background behind. It was at this point that I have now been introduced to PNG - a file format I have to admit, I have never used before in my life. I realise this is probably something you all know already and is therefore very boring and mundane! haha, sorry about that.

Annyyywayyy... do you like?! The blog frame is now wide enough to display photos the way I wanted, which was the main motivation behind changing the layout in the first place (that and I get bored easily!). I'm relatively happy with it overall!

Now, enough about that - lets inject just a little bit of vintage into this post -and with that, I present to you the Prince of Wales! If you haven't already seen this article for Sky News, give it a read here. Mr Windsor may be a bit of a fuddy duddy, but his heart, I feel, is always in the right place.

As a send off till next time, here are a few inspirational images to cast your eyes over....

Doris Raymond's GORGEOUS LA Store

vintage fashion photography

Ziegfield photograph of Dolores Costello

How have all your weekends been?

Little Rachael xxx