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Sunday, September 30, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG WAVY MESSY BUN TOP KNOT SHEER WHITE TSHIRT TEE LEATHER BOMBER JACKET MINI SKIRT TIGHTS VINTAGE FENDI CROC BAG TOTE

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WIN AZEALIA BANKS TICKETS WITH ASOS

(skull tee c/o popcouture)


 COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!!!!! 

Hey guys! Follow the instructions on the video and two of you lucky people will win tickets to see Azealia Banks next Wednesday! Also you can check out the totally amazing A/W ASOS range HERE 
and if you're as obsessed with ankle boots as I am, there will defo be something that you love so much you want to puke!

lots of Love and good luck!

Penny xo

READER REQUEST: MARY-KATE | PLAID WRAP DRESS

Saturday, September 29, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MARY KATE MK OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG RAY BAN WAYFARERS SUNGLASSES SCRUNCHIE BURN OUT TEE TSHIRT PLAID TARTAN WRAP DRESS BALENCIAGA SUEDE WEDGE PLATFORM LOAFERS METALLIC VINTAGE SMALL BUCKET BAG

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ps- J.Crew has a 25% off sale that ends tomorrow- get the code + check out all the goodies here.

MKA

Friday, September 28, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG PHOTOSHOOT BROWN BURGUNDY VELVET DANGLING DROP FRINGE EARRINGS CLEAR CHANEL CUFFS PLAID SHIRT SMILES NATURAL BEAUTY
ph: ELLE Greece

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On The Go Near Union Square

The other day I was walking through Union Square when I spotted this gorgeous woman. I rushed through the crowds and finally caught up with her and asked if I could take her photo. We exchanged cards so hopefully you will see a lot more of her very soon!

READER REQUEST: ASHLEY | ROMANTIC LOOK

Thursday, September 27, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ASHLEY OLSEN STYLE FASHION BLOG TUXEDO SHIRT LOW CUT OPEN BLACK FLOWY SILK SKIRT TENDRILS HAIR UP JEWELED HEADPIECE BAND PYTHON SNAKESKIN HEELS PUMPS FLORAL PRINT CLUTCH

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Ilona is Back

I couldn't be more thrilled by the fact that Ilona is back from her three month stay in Provincetown. It was so wonderful catching up and hearing about all of her adventures by the sea. 

MK: 'ELIZABETH AND JAMES' MILITARY CAMO PARKA

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG ELIZABETH AND JAMES Burgundy fur HOODED CAMO MILITARY PARKA RIPPED SKINNY JEANS DENIM
ph: Elizabeth and James Facebook

"MK's keeping warm this Fall in Elizabeth and James Camo Military Parka.
Shop it in-store at Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Harvey Nichols in London."

How to Wear: Autumn/Winter Edition (Military)

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How To Wear Key Pieces:  Camouflage jeans Newlook, White fur hat River Island, Camo print vest Cameo Rose, Khaki shirt New Look, sunglasses Primark Mens)


I was so happy when the guys at vouchercodes.co.uk asked me to take part in an AW How to wear challenge to pick key pieces from the high street based on this season's military trend. I was given a budget of £80 and asked to buy three key pieces from the high street to update any girl's wardrobe for this season.... due to the fact that shopping for clothes is my favourite hobby, I bit their hands off and jumped at the chance to take part.
Finding three key pieces was really hard, mainly due to the fact that  I love ALL things camo, and found myself getting slightly carried away. (I was wearing a camo jacket at the time which lead to some odd stares from fellow shoppers) I styled the items into three key looks including Weekend/casual, workwear and Night out. I decided on a pair of camo jeans, a camo vert, khaki shirt, some sunglasses and a big fury white hat (obviously) Faux fur and spikes lend themselves to the military look, so I would suggest that you drape yourself in both to avoid looking like you're in the TA..... OH and I added some crappy attempt at Camo nailart too.... turns out it's pretty hard.
Look One:
This is how I would wear this look at the weekend. I teamed the Camo jeans with a Primark dip heam tee and added the hat from River Island (any hat that can double up as a cuddly toy is ideal in my eyes) I opted for a massive old cardigan, thick socks and Dr Martens to add to the cosy-ness.
Look Two:
I wanted to include a military look that was camo-free for those people that may find it a bit scary.  This shirt from New Look is amazing for layering up over knitwear and I added my trusty fur collar. The sunglasses are my new favourite thing... They make me look like some kind of dictator which I think adds to the military feel. I added some spikey epaulettes to my dip hem Primark vest to add to the drama.
Look Three: Night out
 At the moment this Leather skirt I got from Topshop a few years ago is my go-to item on a night out. I teamed it with the Camo vest and my jeffrey Campbell spike litas and a hat (due to the unexpected rain)

Hope you enjoyed..... and remember looking like G.I Jane is your idol is no bad thing. Lots of Love Penny xo

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RANDOM: MARY-KATE

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG PLAID OVERSIZED SHIRT CHUNKY RINGS RIPPED SKINNY BLACK DENIM JEANS KSUBI BALENCIAGA BAG SATCHEL RED RAY BAN WAYFARERS BALENCIAGA HARNESS WEDGE BOOTS

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Alice Carey Reflects on Her Mother's Vintage Dress

Each time I get together with Alice Carey, she pulls out the most marvelous pieces of clothing from her wardrobe. Alice has a way with clothes-- she can swiftly turn an old men's suit jacket into the most elegant coat, just by adding a few bakelite buttons and a brooch. This past weekend Alice was dying to show me a dress of her mother's that she brought back from Ireland. Check out her story below and for more of  her writings you can find her book HERE.

 I’ve wanted Ari to photograph me in this dress for a long time.  You see it was my Mother’s, and it’s the only thing of hers that I own.  So a few weeks ago I brought it to New York from Ireland, where she was born.

The buttery yellow Irish linen, made even more buttery from the sun as I examine it here on the bed, hasn’t faded.  The Deco styling echoes the 1920s and made me think of the Empire State Building.  And on closer inspection, it appears to be handmade with the exception of the help of a sewing machine for belt hooks, two snazzy ‘V’ darts running from bust to waist and repeated down from the shoulders.  Also two similar lines from waist to just above the hem that must have given kick room to show off shoes – perhaps brown and white spectators.  Everything else seems to be hand sewn.

It’s just a dress. Yes.  Worth several hundred dollars in a Vintage store today.  Yet, I’m left with thinking, who was that young woman (younger than I am now) who made this dress?  I don’t know.  My Mother died when I was barely out of my teens.  When I was a child, one didn’t ask about the past.  It would have been rude.  So the young woman who made that dress, wasn’t the mother I knew who worked as a maid for the rich.  And so the memories I’m left with are those of her clothes, always bought at the great New York department stores – Bonwits, Bergdorfs, Altmans, Tailored Women.  On sale of course.  Then again, wearing a Hattie Carnegie to Mass no one knew the difference but she and I.   

ELIZABETH: AFTER 'LIVE WITH KELLY + MICHAEL' | INTERVIEW VIDEO

Monday, September 24, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ELIZABETH LIZZIE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG AFTER THE LIVE WITH KELLY MICHAEL INTERVIEW VIDEO TURTLENECK SWEATER STRIPE MIDI PENCIL SKIRT OSTRICH TAN BROWN OXFORDS SHINY WAVY HAIR SMILE RINGS LIBERAL ARTS 1
OLSENS ANONYMOUS ELIZABETH LIZZIE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG AFTER THE LIVE WITH KELLY MICHAEL INTERVIEW VIDEO TURTLENECK SWEATER STRIPE MIDI PENCIL SKIRT OSTRICH TAN BROWN OXFORDS SHINY WAVY HAIR SMILE RINGS LIBERAL ARTS 2


ph: Zimbio + Just Jared

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Near Central Park

This absolutely charming lady was sitting on a bench on the edge of Central Park when I asked if I could photograph her. I was struck by her wonderful curls, eye makeup, and bright red lipstick and nails. She reminded me of my grandmother and all of her friends--woman who didn't leave the house without doing there hair and putting on their makeup. Even when my grandmother wasn't dressed up, she had to have her hair done, put on a  little bit of lipstick and a spray of her favorite carnation perfume.

MKA: POSING WITH NEIMAN MARCUS' KEN DOWNING

Sunday, September 23, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MKA MARY KATE ASHLEY OLSEN KEN DOWNING NEIMAN MARCUS GREEN TRENCH COAT JACKET LEATHER PANTS LEGGINGS OVERSIZED BLACK HOODED COAT BUNS FASHION WEEK ELIZABETH AND JAMES THE ROW
ph: Neiman Marcus / Instagram

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ELIZABETH: PREMIERE OF SPIKE LEE'S 'RED HOOK SUMMER'

Friday, September 21, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS ELIZABETH LIZZIE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG FLORALPRINT DRESS FLOWY LEATHER MOTO VEST GILET LOOSE HAIR ANKLE BOOTS GREY GRAY SOCKS SPIKE LEE RED HOOK SUMMER PREMIERE
ph: DailyMail UK

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Advanced Style Documentary Stills


Lina has been working hard editing the footage for our film, which we hope to finish in the upcoming months. She sent me these wonderful stills from the documentary to share with everyone. For more updates on our progress follow us on Facebook and check out the links below!

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The brightest hour of my darkest day

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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(Dress c/o Rare London, belt vintage, cardigan H&M, bracelet c/o Rat&Boa, cage ring Ebay, boots Dr martens, spike headband Topshop)

This week has been a bit of a roller coaster and once again, Im busy with work so I do apologise if I get even worse with the frequency of posts! A few weeks ago the guys at Rare got in touch and let me pick a dress from their new collections...... to be honest, I was spoilt for choice but I opted for this cut and sew lace number. It's ideal for winter layered up with chunky knitwear or just wear it on it's own, depending on how much of this Arctic weather you can stand. If you're a student you also get 20% off at the moment for a limited time (you lucky devils) and if youre not a student you get £10 off when you spend £60 so, yeah worth a look! Also this week, I received the absolute Holy grail of "The bracelet world" in the form of this spikey cuff from Rat&Boa. This beyond amazing clothing and jewellery line is run by my two beautiful friends Steph and Val and their vision is out of this world. They're on facebook so you guys should defo check the links to see their phenominal stuff :) They sent me the cuff to wear to the Cosmo Blog awards, but I just couldn't resist.

.... Oh and as I mentioned in my last post, Im on track to getting my hair Iceberg white, it should be done in a few weeks when all the colour evens out and then I can totally look like that really attractive older lady on the M&S ad SEE HERE (life goal met)


Lots of love, Penny xo


Twitter: @penelopesarah


RANDOM: ASHLEY

OLSENS ANONYMOUS BLOG BASIC LONG SLEEVE TEE TSHIRT THE ROW LEATHER MINI SKIRT FRINGE METALLIC CLUTCH PATTERN PRINT TIGHTS  CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELS BUN

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"Elegance Is Always in Style." Joyce Carpati

 
Here are some shots of Joyce outside our hotel in Los Angeles.

READER REQUEST: MARY-KATE | VINTAGE TEE + HEELS

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

OLSENS ANONYMOUS MK MARY KATE OLSEN FASHION STYLE BLOG  VINTAGE BAND ROCK TEE CUT OFF DENIM JEAN SHORTS PATENT STRAPPY HEEL SANDALS WAVU HAIR DUFFLE BAG RINGS

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