Friday, October 31, 2014

Behind the Scenes: OML hits The Raveyard

When Halloween comes around the OML team go full force with the fake blood and ghostly make-up! We turned OML HQ into our very own haunted house party covering the place with cobwebs, pumpkins and skulls. Thanks to the lovely people at The Vaults we all headed to the scariest party in London town, The Halloween Raveyard, which is held in the haunted vaults beneath Waterloo station - spooky! Team OML definitely had the freakiest Halloween ever!

Partying into the night in the pitch-black, smokey rooms and finally ending the night in The Dank Parish. The team pulled up a pew as a few of us stepped up to the alter to confess our sins before holding a funeral for our Visual Creative, Lou. 

You know you’ve had a great Halloween when you end the night in a coffin!






Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Culture: Halloween Trick or Treats!

Just incase you didn't know... Halloween is approaching and we can't wait!!  From make-up inspiration to spooky cocktails,  we've listed our favourite things to make your Halloween extra enchanted.

1.  We love this Lady GaGa style skull inspired by Rick Genest makeup.  Youtuber and makeup artist Emma Pickles shows us how to achieve this look...


2. We love this tutorial on how to achieve the Monster's bride by special effects makeup artist Rick Baker.  He manages this look quickly and efficiently using MAC...




3. As we know, everyone loves a Zombie! So of course we've lined up the best tutorial for the job.  Fake blood and zombie bites, this is guaranteed to make you spooktacular! Tutorial by the talented Emma Pickles...
















4. This unique American Horror Story styled Voodoo Doll created by Smashin Beauty is guaranteed to get some screams...






Which look will you choose? We at Oh My Love want to see! Tweet & instagram us your looks @ohmylovelondon

And of course Halloween isn't just for getting dressed up, we all need somewhere to go to debut our scary selves. We've sourced some great recipes to get the party started...

Creepy Cocktails:

Black Widow Shot

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz of Black Vodka,
  • 1/2 oz of chilled Cranberry Juice,
  • 1 chilled Cherry for garnish and Red Sugar Crystals for the rim of the glass.



Instructions:  Fill a small cocktail or shot glass with ice.  Rim the glass with red sugar crystals. Pour cranberry juice over ice, and gently layer black vodka over juice. Garnish with a cherry.

Zombie Slime Shooters Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz Sweet and Sour Mix




For Blood Slim: 3 tablespoons of corn syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of red food colouring

Instructions for Rim of glass: 1. Mix the corn syrup with red food colouring. Then dip the rim of the martini glass into the mixture, and spin the glass to coat it. Finally turn the glass upright and the blood will start to dip, leave aside for setting!

Cocktail Instructions: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, half filled with ice. Then shake well, pour into your martini glass and enjoy!

Bobbin' For Apples Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of Apple Vodka
  • 1 1/4 cup of Apple Schnapps
  • 6 cups of Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Frozen Red Apples
  • 4 Red Apples (Sliced)



Instructions: You'll need a large punchbowl that you can mix the vodka, schnapps and soda in. Float the frozen apples in the punch and set aside the sliced apples for garnish. We also love to add gummy worms and bugs!

To cure your cravings after all those yummy drinks, we've a great recipe for caramel apples; it's a must!

Ingredients (makes 6 apples):

  • 6 Apples
  • 2 tablespoons of Milk
  • 1 (14 oz) package of individually wrapped Caramels, unwrapped 
  • You will also need 6 wooden craft sticks




Instructions: Remove the stem from each apple and place the craft stick into the top.  Also butter a baking tray. Place the caramels and milk into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Once it's finished, stir once and set aside to cool briefly. Roll each apple in the caramel until it's well-coated and place on the baking tray to set.  For better results, place apples in the fridge to set for approximately 25 mins. For that little bit extra add some chocolate, nuts or sprinkles and enjoy!

Happy Halloween Lovers!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oh My Lovers: Blogger Babes

It's no secret, we've got a lot of blogger crushes and some of our favourite girls have been sporting OML in recent weeks.






Sammi from The Beauty Crush rocks our Escapade Azalea playsuit on the red carpet at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.



Bee from I Dress Myself rocks our Shadow Walker Khaki Duster Jacket.


Lydia from Fashion Influx keeps cosy in our shearling PU biker jacket.


Kirsty Doll has styled up our Powder Room Pink Satin Shorts in three different ways over on her blog.




Charlotte Martin dons our Shadow Walker Khaki Duster Jacket.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Culture: Our Top Ten Halloween Films


As we all know Halloween is around the corner and it’s that time of the year to get your pumpkins carved and fake blood out.  From classic slashers to horrible horrors, we’ve listed our top ten Halloween films here for your viewing pleasure...

1.    The Craft












3.     The Birds




4.    Troll 2





5.     Suspiria



6.     Leprechaun






7.    Hocus Pocus






8.     Annabelle













10.  The Exorcist











Friday, October 17, 2014

Inspiration: Frightfully Easy Halloween Looks

Halloween is probably our favourite night out of the year - sweets, dressing up and lots of horror movies, what's not to love?! Actually there is one thing: expensive costumes that we'll never wear again! Instead of wasting our hard earned cash on "proper" costumes, this year we're getting creative with items we love. Here are three costume ideas that are frightfully easy to recreate and are all based around key Oh My Love pieces that you'll actually wanna wear again without the fake blood and menacing looks.

Look One: Vampire Vixen with our leather-look midi dress and a dab of fake blood.


Look Two: Woeful Wednesday with our collar playsuit and tightly braided plaits.


Look Three: Bride's Revenge with our white maxi dress and some dark red roses.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Giveaway: Oh My Love X My Flash Trash

We've made a new BFF!

We just had to team up with My Flash Trash and host the ultimate competition for you and your number one gal pal! We're treating a sassy pair of ladies to win a fabulous day on set for a street style photo-shoot in Shoreditch with photographer Hanna Kristina!

"But, what the hell do we wear?", we hear you say! Don't worry. We've got you and your bestie covered. Not only will our two superstar winners be treated to their very own photo-shoot, but we'll be kitting you out with the hottest O.M.L. garms along with a treasure trove of My Flash Trash treats. You and your mate will both receive an outfit (worth £75) and an armful of accessories from My Flash Trash (worth £75) EACH.

Fancy a day strutting around the streets of East London in front of the camera with your sister from another mister? Just click 'Read More...' and complete the form below to be in with a chance of winning...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ways to Wear: Bodycon Midi Dress


These gorgeous block colour midi dresses are the perfect autumn essential, whatever your style. Whether it's 90s sassy, Kate Moss cool or a classic vampy look, we've got you covered with our three ways to wear.



Look One: Party Girl
Going Out Magenta






Oh My Love Dress / ASOS Choker / Topshop Lipstick / Topshop Heels / ASOS Coat



Look Two: Rock Chick
Khaki Going Out




Topshop Heels / Topshop Rings / Oh My Love Dress / ASOS Sunglasses / Topshop Jacket







Outfit Three: Vampy Chic
Classic Vampy


ASOS Heels / Topshop Lipstick / Oh My Love Dress / ASOS Fur

Monday, October 06, 2014

Oh My Lovers: Pretty Sickly

Bee from Pretty Sickly / I Dress Myself gives us some serious autumn style inspiration in our green duster jacket, pairing it with culottes and vans for a relaxed look that's perfect for October days.


 How would you style it? Get the jacket here and let us know!

Friday, October 03, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Student Roadshow Photo Diary

Last week we drove round the UK in our amazing Oh My Love camper van giving out our tote bags to students. Our whistle-stop tour included Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bristol - here are a few pics from behind the scenes...