Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Always On My Case!

What's the one thing you have on you all day, everyday, but rarely think of truly matching it to your style? Your phone! So when caseable contacted me about reviewing one of their hand-crafted cases for laptops, iPads, Kindles and phones - all made from recycled materials in Brookyln, NY - I said yes straight away!

You can completely customize your own case for any of your gadgets: choose from absolutely loads of style and colour combinations on their site, www.caseable.com, including artist collaborations or upload your very own image to create the perfect cover. Then you can add text or design tools to get a couture fit for your any of your gadgets.

I obviously chose a picture of a glitter ball as my iPhone cover (what else?!), and it was no-brain-easy to create and arrived really quickly. This would be a fab present for the person who has everything or a gadget lover, so why not pimp your gadgets with your face, a glitter ball or a funny picture of a cat wearing sunglasses? Just some suggestions!

What would you put on your case? The lovely people at caseable have also given me a 15% off code for all of you if you fancy creating your own case. Just enter carina15 at the checkout (valid until 8th May).


Monday, 15 April 2013

Australia Fashion Week Summer 2013: Street Style

Australia Fashion Week is fast becoming a must-watch event in the global fashion week schedule. As the likes of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and seriously stylish bloggers sit up and take note of the established and emerging Australian design talent, they're also lapping up the amazing street style on show at Australia Fashion Week Summer 2013.

Last year Beach Tomato Editor, Kirsty Hathaway, headed down under and reviewed MBFWA for Carina100 and got me hooked on Australian street style. This year I've been keeping an eye on the latest looks from outside the coolest shows (from London sadly, not Australia) and have fallen pretty hard for the couture meets streetwear/beachwear approach that the Australian style pack have been showcasing.

The global trends for summer, like monochrome, bold stripes (see how I'm wearing bold stripes), head to toe colour and de-constructed tailoring, are all here but mixed up with beach hair, sporty accessories, killer sunglasses and a seriously laid back vibe.

What's your favourite look? I'm loving the bold stripes!


By Carina Sullivan

Images: Getty.com, Vogue Australia and Harper's Bazaar Australia

Friday, 12 April 2013

Cover Girls: My Favourite Magazine Covers May 2013

While the weather may not be the sunny spring we're all hoping for, magazine covers for May 2013 are heating up and flashing the flesh. I've rounded up some of my favourite cover girls from magazines worldwide to give us all a glimmer of sun (and hope) for warmer weather style.

One of my favourite covers will come as no surprise to regular readers, as Taylor Swift steals my heart with her stripped back cover for Wonderland. Wearing hardly any make-up, the shoot has a Twiggy-esque 60s feel and I'm completely in love with the strawberry blonde hair.

Another stripped back cover girl is Beyonce for Vogue. I love the breton stripe crop top mixed with a sequin pencil skirt, made even better with the no-make-up make-up and relaxed hair. Christina Hendricks is back (woot woot!) thanks to the return of Mad Men and and this cover for Canadian magazine Flare is gorgeous, especially the sunflower yellow dress. I'm not always a huge Hayden fan, but this cover for Glamour is poolside perfection - want, want, WANT that outfit.

What's your favourite spring cover?


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Wednesday Wishlist: Topshop Pushlock Bag

I spotted this bag when I was in Topshop last week and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Although I'm on a self-imposed bag buying ban, I really, *really* want this tomato red pushlock bag. And it's only £35, so it's definitely on my Wednesday wishlist now.

To buy or not to buy?