Friday, 11 March 2011

Alphaville

Wednesday
shoes - topshop
skirt - h&m
t-shirt - zara
cardigan - red herring

On Wednesday I was feeling really down in the morning. I went for a run but I just felt terrible - tired legs, running nose, absolutely no stamina at all. It was the second bad run on the go - I was getting worried about losing track of my training. I was in dire need of being cheered up before going into work for my late shift at 1! So I had a quick browse on some blogs and Anna had posted about this wonderful lookbook, Alphaville, from an indie New Zealand designer, Papercup. It was love at first sight! The boufanted hair, the scalloped hemlines and of course that colour combination of red & yellow. 

AV 1

AV 9

AV 2 (1)

AV 6

Lookbook by Papercup via Muchlove Anna

So I bounced back from my bad run, showered and dolled myself up in my best red & yellow ensemble. It has kept me quite cheery through a bad day actually. The colour yellow always cheers me up. 

34 comments:

  1. I kick myself every time I see you wearing that skirt, it's gorgeous. I love the lookbook, very cheery!
    Well done for keeping up with your run, apparently it gets better (I wouldn't know, I haven't ran since I was about 10!).

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  2. Gosh, I just love all this colours in this outfit! And that bright and fantastic lookbook is filled with so many inspirational looks, too. Love the yellow, especially!

    x

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  3. You've channelled the inspiration perfectly, seeing such colourful looks cheers me up :)

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  4. Great outfit. I have a bit of an unhealthy addiction to mustard clothes/tights/jewellery/shoes/everything...
    x
    http://parmavioletnails.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the colour combination :)
    & your shoes are beautiful!! x

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  6. Oh I like that lookbook a lot. It's very you!

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  7. what an awesome lookbook and I LOVE your outfit x

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  8. You did a great job of recreating the look. I wore a blose to work today and I felt very official and librarian like :) xxx

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  9. I love it! You're right, it really is a cheery colour!

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  10. oh, this is one of the best oufits i've seen you in. you look lovely! the shade of your shoes and top are beautiful, the most perfect shade of yellow i think, almost mustard.

    it's lovely when something little can cheer you up? of course it doesn't always work but when a picture, cup of tea or book changes your mood it really is great. i hope your next run goes a bit better! :)

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  11. :O that thrid picture of the red dress! its so adorable :) x

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  12. Gorgeous look book, love the colours. They translate really well to your outfit, you look great! X

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  13. Oh I hope you're feeling a bit better now lovely! Bad moods probably aren't the best for a run in all honesty (: Mustard yellow is one of my favourite colours at the moment, it looks perfect paired with red and navy! Your outfit is just gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend Helen! xxxx

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  14. Good for you! I like your updo here :)

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  15. i reeeeal love this pop colouring set.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  16. Aww those pics are a great source of inspiration and I love how you've pulled together your own version, it looks great x

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  17. This is a lovely outfit i really like it so much so i did a little sketch

    http://whimsicallyrandom.blogspot.com/2011/03/fashion-sketches.html

    hope you like it :)

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  18. Those outfits are adorable- lots of lovely bright colours. I like your take on them :) Don't worry about losing stamina- I've been jogging for years and I still feel like giving up mid-jog some days. But then other days I'll feel full of energy and manage to run my usual jogging route with ease. It just depends how you're feeling... and it helps to have someone else to jog with to keep you on track! ;)

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  19. I LOVE the red and yellow combo. Cute

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  20. Love the red and yellow colour combo, you look great!
    Whenever I'm feeling down I pop on my yellow coat from Next and it is impossible to feel sad anymore!
    Beth @ Baking and Brogues
    xx

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  21. That lookbook is gorgeous! Great color combinations. Thanks for sharing. And I hope you feel better!

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  22. that collection is SO you! you look beautiful :) the skirt is perfect. hope you have a lovely weekend xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful cookbook, thank you for sharing! Your outfit is perfectly in keeping with the colours too!

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  24. Lovely outfits!

    I really like your skirt, I visit H&M quite a lot but I've never seen it in stores! You're lucky :)

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  25. Love this outfit, especially the shoes and skirt!

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  26. Love the colours in your outfit and shoes are amazing!

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  27. I've never heard of Papercup before, but they're definitely being added to my favorites now!

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  28. I'm so sorry you had a bad run, but isn't it amazing how dolling up in pretty bright colors can affect your mood? You look so cheery and lovely! And here's hoping your next run is awesome!

    Leia

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  29. I have those shoes! I love them so much :)

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  30. lovely bright colours! love your polkadot skirt.

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  31. Wow so lovely outfit!!
    I love all the photos :) nice blog :) i'm gonna visit it again :)

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  32. Love the fact your top matches your shoes. I am a sucker for matchiness!
    What gorgeous clothes in that lookbook. I dont think I could pick a favourite!
    Sophie
    x

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