Fashion Friday - Get Your Creep On!


Firstly I asked the owner of The Creep Store to give me a written piece about herself and oh my god I love this clothing company even more after reading this!

"Started in February 2014, but it's the product of two years of planning!
The collective is based on the idea of making really fun, different cult fashion pieces. The whole basis of it's name comes from the fact that I was the weird creepy girl at school who obsessed over really obscure art, cut up all my clothes and pinned them together with safety pins and thought that stacked eyeshadows upto my eyebrows was totally fine.
And to an extent, I totally believe that everyone has a little bit of weird, we all go through that phase, so this is a celebration of that!

At the moment, the whole thing is run by myself and my cat. Although its slowly expanding to include a bunch of amazing creatives from local stylists to photographers, to really help further the whole brand and maintain it's "independent collective" spirit. I work with an amazing friend who helps me design the pattern pieces and from there I cut, sew, embroider, package and send everything from my little studio. The whole handmade aspect is really integral to the company, so 99% of the things you can buy have been handmade, from the labels to the appliqu├ęs.

A lot of inspiration for collections are drawn from past experiences whether that's from spending time in Japan with Lolita's, to being a total punk in Camden. I'm a huge supporter of women empowering other women, especially in this industry. So I think the fashion inspo's for TCS range from artists such as Bei Badgirl and Aya Takano to riot grrrl icons such as Kathleen Hanna.We listen to A LOT of music in the studio, basically anyone from Mos Def to Goat. So that inspires a lot of what we do too. Plus we're kind of obsessed with movie girl gangs, so obviously we we've watched Clueless and Mean Girls til the DVD has broken, but we've got framed photos of Winona Ryder in Heathers, Momoko & Ichiko from Kamikaze Girls, and Fairuza Balk in The Craft, all hanging on the wall!”

What I LOVE about TCS is there’s no holding back. I’m a strong believer in self expression. To hear anyone say ‘Oh I’d love to wear that but it wouldn’t suit me’ is a real shame. NO! I never ever say that, I see something I like I wear it. If people stare at you embrace it! Embrace individuality, embrace your own style, and don’t pay attention to those who give you negative vibes because I bet they’re secretly thinking “I wish I had the balls to wear that”.


This clothing company do what they like and follow no rules. These clothes are so diverse the options on how to style them can be as basic or fun as you like and you’ll still be turning heads however you like mix and match!

This Cult Gal battle jacket is definitely one of my most favourite items on TCS site!

 
I had a little play about styling it with clothes I already owned and pretty much 80% of my wardrobe went with this jacket, but I just put the three outfits together for now. Any others I put together in the future will be posted on all of mine and wonderland clothing social media for you!
I styled each outfit with my white platform trainers as a lot of you have been asking me what to wear them with. I personally think you can wear them with pretty much anything!

First outfit:
Black tshirt crop top from Missguided
Black PVC skirt from ASOS
White platform heels from YRU



Second outfit:
Flamingo Sun dress in Petite from ASOS
White platform heels from YRU


Oversized “Home is where the bra isn’t tshirt from Shopjeen
Shorts cut up mum jeans from vintage shop unknown.
White platform heels from YRU
Bed Throw: Wonderland Clothing


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Helping Look After Your Face Overnight!


Winter really takes a toll on our skin. It cracks, flakes and chaps as we are met by cold and windy weather. I have always had an issue with dry skin in the area surrounding my lips, and I have been trying to find some natural ways to help cure this. I never seem to have time (or remember) to do anything for this in the morning, so overnight tricks are always what I try to look for. It’s so easy to apply something at night, and then wake up to results. Here is what we found! 

Lemon + Almond Oil 

(here and here)

This is one of my favourites because it helps get rid of something we all hate — dark under eye circles! Combine fresh lemon juice with a few drops of almond oil and mix together. Apply the mixture underneath your eyes before you go to bed to wake up feeling fresh without those annoying dark circles!

Tomato + Honey Paste

(here and here)

Cut up a slice of tomato and mix it with a little bit of honey. Once a thick paste forms, apply this on your face before you go to bed. (If you have white sheets, you may want to lay a towel down on your pillow to prevent any staining.)  Tomatoes contain high levels of vitamins and minerals that are great for the face. Wash the paste off in the morning when you wake, and you will have fresh, glowing skin throughout the day!

Oats + Honey Mask 


(here and here)



This mask is great for moisturising dry skin and very convenient since honey and oats are quite common in the kitchen. The two ingredients are safe for all skin types, and the oats will act to soothe rough skin. Mix together equal parts of honey and oats until a thick paste has formed. Apply evenly to the face while gently scrubbing in a circular motion. Wash off in the morning for smooth, moisturised skin!

Coconut Oil + Tea Tree Oil

(here and here)

When these two oils are combined, it produces a serum that will help reduce redness in rashes and acne. The antiseptic properties will help to treat and prevent blemishes that appear on the face. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil to a spoonful of coconut oil and combine until a clear serum has formed. Spread evenly on the face before bed and wash off in the morning!

enjoy!




Gratituesday 117 - Cosy Nights and Big Plans

Another week down, how are we all? It's been a more quiet week at Wonderland HQ and Autumn is well and truly settling in - clocks go forward this week don't they? Time for nights in, fireworks, Christmas markets, Halloween etc! I do love this time of year! So lets get our gratitude on shall we?


 Fluffy pens, I think a fluffy pen makes everyone’s desk better!


 Fresh flowers - amazing for any office space or bedroom!


 THIS CAT!


 Statement Bracelets


 OH Marshall.


Sparkly Sloth!



 Really hope Amanda gets the help she needs, but this is actually so true.


Yes - you! 



 This is genius!


 I find this hilarious.


I adore these

Little Things...

  Getting very over excited at the idea of sandwich choices Doing a work out with Mama B - HILARIOUS Finding kindered spirits Emailing other small business owners - HEY NATASHA! and sharing tricks and tips Lovely customers Learning constantly Getting very excited over new stock coming in Planning lunch dates with creative beauties to plot new adventures Emailing people in the office silly pictures when you are sat next to each other Making cheesy playlists chats in the post office Pixie's new Tattoos cute emails cutting out negative people sunday lunches out Autumn sunshine Best friends (always) Stalking pretty boys online 'fry me a river' Hairspiration! 

 What is making you dizzy with excitement and ecstatic with joy?

Macro Monday 130!

Hey guys, apologies for the lack of Macro Monday last week! Unfortunately I totally forgot to schedule a post and we were in meetings all day! Anyway have a bumper edition! Lets get out funny bone on shall we? 


 lol


 Have you watched Orange Is The New Black? is you, you understand!

 Lol



 This would be me.


 So true.


So annoying!










Pure genius.



 He really does!


BFF



lol



 Neigh


I don't think I would have done!