18.05.12 :: Ooh la la! #todayimwearing my darling #Elizabeth @redordeadlondon @TightsPlease Vintage Floral Pattern Backseam Tights #Photos
Today was BUSY to say the least! I’ve been up and down the country with the lovely @gemmasly from @RBH_Agency to visit the @OracleReading shopping centre.. the drive alone from The Midlands is tiring even as a passenger… urgh. Our task today was to take photos for the @SupercutsUK #StyleHunter campaign. We needed to find shots of people with inspirational hair do’s and after legging it around the shopping centre for a good few hours I think we did it! The hair style gallery of my photographs will be up on the SupercutsUK Facebook, www.goodlookscostless.co.ukBlog and also their Flickr page soon… Check out some of my work for their previous Style Hunter galleries too!
We shot around 45-ish portraits today for the Style Hunter task with a short break for a much needed re-fuel @JamiesItalianUK. My RBH Glamourous assistant Gem had a very tasty pasta dish whilst I opted for Jamie’s chilli and tomato bruschetta with a side of crispy chilli squid! Gorgeous! We also shared a bowl of Polenta chips… which were… erm… interesting? Like little chips made out of squares of cous cous-esq material (Polenta).
And so… because I knew that we were going to be running around all day and taking photos sans tripod! I decided that I needed to wear something that I would be cool and comfortable in, free to move around and chase people up escalators, etc.
I opted for a pair of last-year’s @Topshop denim high-waisted hot pants with blue stitched embroidery detail, a simple black Primark body top with low rise back, my Schuh Cabe Leopard Print Lace-up Flatforms from @schuhshoes and my little Turquoise Zip Closure Messenger Handbag, a snip at just £10 from @Mango @Highcross.
Which has just enough space for my iPhone, Keys, Purse and some chewing gum (much needed after our v. garlicky v. tasty Jamie’s Italian lunch…)
At 7:39am I was just about to put on a plain, cheap and nasty (only-pair-that-I-could-find-quickly…) black tights when the doorbell rang… “Oh no!!” I thought - make-up half done. “Gem’s early!!"
But nope! It was the Special Delivery postman with my Next-Day delivery from the amazing @Tightsplease_PR team with a bundle of tights for me to ‘style’. I was like a kid in a sweetshop trying to decide which ones to try first! I opted for their Exclusive Red or Dead - Elizabeth Tights, which have a gorgeous Vintage-esq Floral pattern detail on the calf and a very sexy back seam running down the 50 Denier Sheer Black Leg… delightful! I read that you can wear the seam either down the front or back, but I opted for the back as I thought it added a little cheeky something to my otherwise rather two-toned outfit.
The Elizabeth tights were great, lots of stretch, but not too much so that you find you have ankles like Nora Batty, they felt quite supportive too… I don’t think this is noted as one of their selling points, but actually I felt that the lycra in them worked a treat for creating a smooth silhouette and perfect pins.
I definitely believe that a good pair of tights can really make an outfit!
They also come in cobalt blue and grey! They are usually priced at £12.99 however for the next few days they have been reduced to £10.39 and they also offer Free UK Delivery. Nice!