Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Curvy 10 | Fashion Hayley


Name: Hayley Hughes

Blog name: Fashion Hayley

Location: Melbourne

1.  What is your biggest tip for shopping for curves?
Ignore the size on the label. I have things in my wardrobe that range from a size 12 through to a size 20, its about making it work for your body. For example yesterday I bought a dress by one of my favourite Australian designers, Alice McCALL and they only make up to a size 12, but because of the cut of the dress and the stretch fabric when I tried it on it looked like it was made for me. This is the dress 

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2. Are there any styles/cuts that you would like to see being produced by plus size designers that you have trouble finding in your size?
I love the skater style shape but not the fabrics that style of dress comes in in plus sizes. I would like to see more prints in silks or chiffons and other non stretch fabrics in plus size clothing. 


"Here I am wearing my Topshop Kaboom pencil skirt I found on the last chance rack at Sydney's Topshop sitting all on its own. I just had to try it on even though the label said size 12 and voilĂ , it fit like a glove. I teamed it with my City Chic neon yellow peplum top that I just love. Also wearing Melissa red flatforms, Fashiondacci tote and Shop With Romi headband. Full outfit details in this blog post"


3. What are your top 3 stores to create a fabulous head to toe look?
I am a big ASOS fan, but at this stage who isn't? I am lucky as I fit into both their straight sizes and can also wear Curve (depending on the cut) so it really has the most options for me. In Australia I love City Chic, especially recently with their really on trend cuts and prints. I also am a big lover of vintage and can be found at weekend markets or Savers on the regular.

4. What are your current most loved colour combinations?
Pink, pink and more pink!
5. Are there any trends you would like to see either revisited,  revamped or can forsee being a big thing in 13/14  for plus fashion?
I am a big print lover, would love to see more tartan, florals and polkadots.
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"I love bright colours so when I saw this bright pink floral shift dress pop up in ASOS Curve I had to have it. I teamed it with my Lady Petrova floral headband, handmade Symantha Rose resin necklace and my H&M x Martin Maison Margiela Candy Clutch. Full outfit details can be found in this blog post"

6. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would it be?
Tokyo. This answer never changes and never will, after living there for a year in 2007 I never miss an opportunity to return and see all my wonderful amazing friends. The fashion on the streets of Tokyo continues to inspire me daily, no where in the world compares to Harajuku and its crazy style, at least not to me. 
7. Describe your dream home?
My dream home is a home with my husband and my sister. My husband for obvious reasons as I married the bloke, but my sister is the best housemate you could ask for and I love living with her. So you could say I am in my dream home right now as I just moved back to Melbourne from Sydney with my husband and am sharing an amazing house in Fitzroy with my sister. We are still unpacking but the house has amazing bones. The combined kitchen, dining and living space has a great industrial vibe with its exposed cinder block walls and wooden beams. We have beautiful French doors overlooking the large courtyard and the bathroom has an antique claw foot bath and shower and it looks onto the courtyard, its like being in a resort, our own private oasis. 
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"An instagram snap of my new house, I love this space so much!"
9.  What are your goals for 2013?
This year my goal is to settle back into life in Melbourne and continue to work on a big secret side project which should be revealed next year. I'm also planning a 3 month stint in Tokyo around September and a trip to Bali as well.
10. Give us either your favourite recipe or beauty tip?
Nail art is a great and fun way to express yourself, whether you go down the diy route or to a salon (My top pick is Clara H Nails in Melbourne some wicked nail are will make you feel happy every time you catch a glimpse.

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"Super Kawaii nail art by Clara H Nails"

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