Tuesday, 26 April 2011

It's a fruit thing...and a giveaway thing...

Following from Prada's banana fever I thought I would stay with the tropical theme and feature some other collections with a fruity twist. The more famous would be Stella McCartney's SS11 collection. Big bold lemons, grapefruits and oranges on crisp white tailored pieces and beautiful feminine dresses with thigh high slits.

Slightly more overlooked is the Moschino Cheap and Chic SS11 collection. Their zesty lemon prints have inspired dresses from Primark and New Look (desperately trying to find a link of it) in a 1950s style with sheer floaty midi skirts, tea dresses and the added frill or four.

I'm very much a fan of these fruity prints! Do you think you could trade your colour blocking for a tropical print??

Just want to say sorry for being absent on the blogging front the past few weeks. Things are bit hectic to say the least, coming to the end of my 3rd year of uni and working over time to raise money for my moving out fund.

Meaning i've been a bit slack choosing a winner of my Giveaway....But I have picked! Well random.org has picked number 16.

Beth of Anchor and Roses!
Well done! If you can get back to me by tomorrow (27th), so I can get these Polaroid glasses to you asap!

Thank you to everyone who entered! I loved reading all your comments, and I plan on replying to all of you!

Amelia xo

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The High Street takes on Prada...

Could you have imagined this time last year that Topshop would be selling Banana print leggings? Well that my friends is the doing of Prada. Asos are also jumping on the banana wagon with this cropped tee! Do you think you could get away with the banana leggings AND a colbalt blue stripe tank from Topshop? I challenge you! If not, these striped dresses from ASOS are the next best thing to a Prada outfit.

Miuccia Prada's Banana earrings. Replica's on sale at Punky Pins.

Clashing brights of Orange and Pink and contrasting black stripes are to me the definition of 'colour pop' - A lot of Topshops inspiration for fabric and prints seem to stem from Prada's Spring/Summer 2011! Check out the that Topshop midi bodycon skirt. It's a dead ringer for Prada!

Clashing colours work well, but so do colour blocks! I would try an accessory with a bright coloured trouser to start - or find a bright coloured jumpsuit! This colbalt blue rucksack is a premium leather bag from ASOS, and this orange satchel is on my wishlist from River Island.

Knits from Zara, and embroidery from River Island. Whilst in topshop white creeps in to seperate the stripes!

More Stripey knits from Zara, whilst Topshop Clashes stripes in their own way in a 2 in 1 dress! Asos get the bottle green into their summer stock with a leather satchel (that I want want want!) and a black and orange stripe dress (reminds me a lot of liquorice all sorts!)

Have you noticed the Prada fever taking over the high street? It's been creeping in for weeks now! Do you think you'll be buying into the clashing colours and thick bright stripes? Or even better the Banana print leggings??

If you do be sure to let me know, i'd love to see someone in them!

Amelia xo

PS Don't forget my giveaway for a pair of £85 Polaroid sunglasses!

Monday, 4 April 2011


I did promise I would do a giveaway when I hit 300 followers and now at 313 followers I can finally reveal the beauty! Ta daaaa! The wonderfully kind Laura at Polaroid has let me choose some sunglasses for a blog competition, and I have chosen these pink cat eye frames that are competely on trend for summer!

So one lucky winner will get these beautiful 1950 Marilyn glasses from the Heritage range which retail at £85 (completely jealous of whoever wins!)! Polaroid sunglasses are by far the best sunglasses I own, my eyes feel lovely and safe when I wear them!

Before I get to the nitty gritty rules I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who follows and comments me. I get so excited by a comment so I'm hoping lots of you will enter this giveaway and fuel my little 'yay i got a comment' dance for a week or so!

I'm sure you know how this goes but hey ho...

The Rules:
  1. To be in with a chance of winning the glasses you have to be following Amelia's Fashion Land via blogger, google friend connect, twitter or however you crazy kids do it! - cos i'll have my beady eye on you! :)
  2. A comment on this post with 'enter me' and maybe a little something something nice extra so that i know i'm not being used for free stuff (although not that i'd blame you with this prize!)
  3. Following and Tweeting about the giveaway with @ameliakanaris and http://ameliafashionland.blogspot.com in the tweet will count as an extra entry and I will track it in a spreadsheet, although please note if your twitter is on private and i'm not following you i probably won't see it :( !
All my entries are going to go into a spreadsheet (yay...) and then I will Random.org the winner on the 17th April - just in time for easter!

I hope you love the sunglasses as much as i do!! And if pink is not your colour, you may choose the black ones instead!

Amelia xo

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Primark Summer 2011 Campaign...

A second round of applause is in order for the Primark Summer 2011 Campaign! The Spring one was cute, but the summer one is hot!! Love the location. It's so much more than you would expect from Primark! Although warning luxury lovers, there are some extreme carbon copies within this campaign. Jil Sander's blocked brights. Stella McCartney's Tropical prints, and Marc by Marc Jacobs multi-coloured stripes.

Curve hem shirt £10 in store now, Colour block maxi skirt £16 in store April, Chunky MJ sandal £18 in store May.

Lemon print sundress £9 in store now, Sunglasses £2 in store now.

Striped maxi £23 in store now, Grosgrain wedge £14 in store April, Sunglasses £2 in store now.

Striped jersey midi £11 in store March, Cobolt wedge £20 in store June.

Pocket tee £10 in store May, Trouser £15 in store May, Red wedge £20 in store June, Oversized clutch £6 in store June.

Get me that Marc Jacobs-esque midi dress and chunky wedge immediately!

Are you repping any Primark Summer clothes this year? I've seen the Stripey maxi in store already and it is yum! (by the way can't believe I just said 'repping' - who do i think i am??)!

Hope you loves had a good weekend. Mine involved a Nandos. Which naturally a good weekend makes!