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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Dress Like Maria

1. What don’t we kick things off with you telling us about yourself?
Okies, dokies! Kia Ora, Kia Orana. Hiya, I'm Maria, but I preferred to be called Ria *LOL*.
Im European with Maori and Cook Island ethinicity. Im 17 years old and next month I'll be big 18! *giggles*. I'm from the beautiful country of New Zealand and I like listening to songs on the computer while writing. I am tomboyish, someone who writes, quotes,poems/lyrics, creates hairstyles, makes jewellery (repair or re-use broken ones), draws flowers, odds n ends, decorate ppl's name like adding a star,heart.

2. How would you describe your sense of style?
Err I'm really a tomboy styish kinda girl. You would hardly see me wearing a skirt/dress unless it's a special occasion. Haha. But yeah it really depends on what I like to wear. Sometimes I can be girly, so some people can tell I'm a girl, not a guy on A7. I kind of like alot of stuff from pj to ballroom etc.

3. What other websites do you hang out at?
You would find me on Bebo, A7 (obviously) Facebook, Glogster. Just visit my page on Avenue7 for more info.

4. How did you find out about Avenue7? Do you have any ideas on how we can get the ‘Avenue7’ word out more quickly?

I got a random mail from someone about A7 so I thought I'll check it out and yeah that's how it started.Umm oh! My cousin joined here because I added this app on Bebo where I can show off 'my stuff'. so I added the code off A7 where others can see what outfits I created and I made one for my cousin, and a couple of friends, asked them if they like it and they LOVE IT. But I didn't think my cousin would join add her: Georgina T.

5. Tell us a little about what you use Avenue7 for and why?

I love to make clothes I would wear for a certain occasion. Competitions on A7, outfits for friends and families. Because it so creatively fun and you're surprise at who loves your style. LoL and I started out by basing some of my outfits from what I can remember from other sites as well as playing some dress up games.

6. What are your 3 favourite outfits on Avenue7 and why?

1. Western wear! Save a horse, ride a cowboy! LOL! Created By: AndreaLove

I love the western style outfits,esp the idea where Andy adds the cowboy hat with the plaite hairstyle, its so funkylicious!!

2. Avril!! created by SK8WIZARD

I also love punkish girly style and how Jainine duplicates the outfit Avril is really wearing, its totally fab!!

3. LOVE. send me some and i promise ill send u some back :)
by Jill J

I love the idea of creating art with jewellery to say something, because we don't always have to make an outfit, we can just make a statement or say something simple as "Love"
it a creatively and original.

7. What are 3 products you really like from Avenue7 and why?

1. Tribal Fire Rose Earrings


- Tribal Fire Cascade Rose Earrings
- Strawberry Quartz Rose with Fibreoptic Glass and Coral Cascade Drop Earrings with Sterling Silver Stud Fittings

Ria's Comment: I love these earrings because the beautiful earring can be worn to a special occasion like an Pacific Island wedding/bridesmaid or to the beach

2. Vans Mercer


The Mercer skate shoe from Vans is a really nice piece of kit. It has a cool pattern on both sides along with the famous branding stripe and a stitched branding motif on the rear. Made using the classic Blucher construction

£ 39.14

Ria's Comment: I love these shoes specifically beacause i love stars that i see at night and skater shoes has always been my type that i would wear wherever because it's so comfortable and very casual as well.


New Look


£ 8.00

Ria's Comment: Aww I so love any items with colours especially this shirt because you can always match it with something so plain and can be worn for fun occasions such as birthdays or graduation and i also love teardrop shapes so cute, reminds me of colourful rain

8. Lastly, any suggestions for things you would like to see on Avenue7?

I would like to suggest that there can be a few clubs on here coz I would like to have a club where people can send their creative pieces of writing like poems, lyrics, stories that are their own not someone else's

-- Thanks for your time Rebel Ria :) Here are some of her outfits:

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Friday, 24 April 2009

High Street Sale Evans

Hey you shoppers!

Plus size clothing retailers, Evans is currently having a storewide 20% discount.

Hurry! This offer lasts until Monday, 27th April only.

Browse through more Evan's clothing.
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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Dress Like Katie

1.What don’t we kick things off with you telling us about yourself
My name is Katie and I'm from sunny Queensland, Australia, although it's not too sunny at the moment, (its raining lol), which is great because it means the drought is pretty much over. :)
I'm sweet sixteen at the moment, but by the end of the year I'll be 17 and finished with school. So, you could say that this year's goal for me is to find a rockin' formal dress.

2.How would you describe your sense of style?
I'd probably describe my sense of style as weird. It's not "mainstream" as such, but that's because to me, fashion is a form of art. I guess you could say it's feminine with a rock n roll/hippy flare. It sounds odd I know, but I love it. :)

3.What other websites do you hang out at?

Well, at the moment I'm trying to find out exactly what Twitter is, and I still don't understand it. lol.
But I also spend a fair bit of time over at, because I'm a HUGE Fall Out Boy fan.

4.How did you find out about Avenue7? Do you have any ideas on how we can get the ‘Avenue7’ word out more quickly?
I can't entirely remember, but I'm pretty sure I was googling competitions one day, and Avenue7 came up in the search list, so I clicked on it, tried it out, and found that I really liked it.
As for getting the word out, I'm not really sure, perhaps hand out some (I'm sure as soon as I walk away I'll think of something, that always happens, lol.)

5.Tell us a little about what you use Avenue7 for and why?
I generally use Avenue7 as inspiration for my art projects. I must say, it gives me some awesome ideas. :)

6.What are your 3 favourite outfits on Avenue7 and why?

I love a lot of CandyLoca's outfits, but this one is so unique. I think it's amazing! :)

Lara B also has a lot of great outfits too, but I think this one is especially my favourite, because it's grunge, yet pretty. Very original. :)

I would definitely say Megaan's outfits are works of art. They're all astonishing. :)

7. What are 3 products you really like from Avenue7?

1. Irregular Choice Cortesan Robot Ankle Strap

Irregular Choice

Intergalactic interplanetary awesomeness in the shape of these new courts from Irregular Choice! Sci-fi fabric upper with a touch fastening ankle strap adorned with a rambunctious robot! Sky high heel height of 10.5cm to bring you closer to the stars

£ 63.61

Katie's Comments:
These shoes are extraordinarily cute, and would look best with a plain coloured top (black would be best) paired with denim skinny jeans. It's best to keep the rest of the outfit simple when the shoes are so extravagent. :)

2. Black Belted Dress


Cotton jersey sleeveless dress with an elasticated belt at waist witn gold clasp. 96% Viscose,4% Elastane. Machine washable.

£ 40.00

Katie's Comments: In my opinion a black dress is the best item of clothing one can have, because it can be accessorized differently everytime, and of course, no one notices, when you repeat it as an outfit.

3. Polka dot reversible bikini top size L


- Reversible patterned bikini top by Odille
- Polka dot print
- Bow feature to front

£ 4.99

Katie's Comments: Vintage! Who can resist vintage togs, they're are probably the one of the most coolest things ever. Just recently I found an amazing 1950's pair of togs in dark blue, very "pin-up" style, very awesome, and for only $20 so I definitely recommend checking out any vintage shops because you're sure to get a bargain for something that looks great and is individual compared everyone else, who is probably wearing a miniskirt and midriff shirt from Supre. I'm definitely a big fan of the oldies but goodies.

8.Lastly, any suggestions for things you would like to see on Avenue7?

On Avenue7 I would like to be able to select items by colour, and perhaps see some fashion templates so we can design clothes ourselves to then upload them onto Avenue7.

Thanks for your time Katie! Here are some of our favourite outfits made by Katie:

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Thursday, 9 April 2009

Dress Like Alexa Chung: New Look's Interview With Alexa Chung

Stripe Belted Tunic

- Stripe belted tunic with ribbed hem, short sleeves and neckline

Fringe & Stud Bag

- Tiered fringe and stud shoulder bag with stud embellishment and zipped middle

As the face of New Look, Alexa Chung has hand-picked her favourite fashion gems. An easy task for TV's reigning queen of cool.

What's your style secret Alexa?

"I think it's important to wear what suits you and not just what people are wearing in magazines. I've got a very short body and really long legs, so high-waisted jeans look rubbish on me. So I wear high-waisted hotpants instead..."

Striped Hoody

- Soft touch two way stripe hoody with front pockets and ribbed hem and cuffs

Stripe Shorts

- Jersey style stripe shorts with draw string waist

What's your staple look?
"Everyone always thinks that I dress like a geek, but I think I look quite cool!"

Are you a shopoholic?
"I do spend a lot of time clothes shopping. Yeah I've got a problem!"

Do you get free designer goodies?

"Yes it's amazing, but lots of it is unwearable, so I give it away"

All-in-one Dress

- Pleated lantern style dress with striped jersey top Length - Above the knee

What are your tips for spring?

"I don't really plan ahead like that and think, 'Ooh I know that harem pants are in.' I want some skin-tight dungarees though..."

What do you wear at home?

"I change outfits a lot. My old flatmates would be like, 'Really? Again?' My clothes are always strewn around the flat, so I'm always finding things again and going 'Ooh that's cool!"

What do you do on a rare day off?

"I might go for tea and cake with friends or have a wander around the photography section at Waterstones. I'm not that famous so no one bothers me – and if they do they're always really lovely!"

Crinkled Hotpants

- Stud embellished Belt
- Crinkled detail
- Rolled up bottoms
- Front and back pockets

Leather Pocket Jacket

- Limited Edition
- Popper pocket front
- Popper buttoned shoulder tabs
- Zipped middle
- Contrasting satin lining

Basic Vest Top

- Scoop Neck
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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Dress Like Kylie Minogue

Celebrity fashion tends to be made up of a mixture of various top designers but Prada always seems to shine through, as a particular favourite of a lot of big stars. Kylie Minogue, the pocket sized singer, loves Prada and is frequently seen around town wearing a Prada item. A great standby for Kylie is the Prada Visor sunglasses that she loves to wear when out and about. These sunglasses are an easy way to hide from the world in the hope of not being recognised while out shopping. Although this does not appear to be achievable for Kylie, it should work for the rest of us, particularly if what we want to hide is not ourselves but the bags under our eyes from a late night out. Kylie is also extremely fond of Prada shoes, which are stylish and original, without being over the top. The appeal of Prada to celebrities is the fact that the designs avoid brash colours, creating an impression of serenity, calm, grace and minimalism. For anyone worried that they may over do the fashion statement, they are in safe hands with Prada clothing.

Here are some outfits made by A7ers in the style of Kylie:

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