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House of Fraser Style Challenge

Written by Helen Hackwell on Tuesday, 04 September 2012.

House of Fraser Dress Up Jacket Necklace Dress Tights Bag Sunglasses Shoes

Never one to do anything by halves, when I saw a blog post from House of Fraser asking bloggers to pull together a key look for next season, I sensed a challenge afoot. Rather than simply listing the items, I saw an opportunity to be a little bit more creative.

After some quick brainstorming I decided to create a paper doll that I could style with my favourite items from House of Fraser. I have fond memories of paper dolls as my first foray into the world of fashion. Long before I was sewing clothes for Barbie and Sindy, I was carefully cutting out outfits to style my flimsy friends.

So what better way to create some fashion nostalgia than turning several great buys into clothes for a (very stylish) paper doll?

Iโ€™ve gone for a winter sunshine look; teaming a Whistles leather jacket with Wolford opaques, a French Connection dress, fabulous Miu Miu sunglasses, a beaded necklace from Mint Velvet, suede ankle boots from Steve Madden and a new season Biba bag.

Here she is wearing her outfit; I think youโ€™ll agree this is one chic paper doll.

Dolly Dressed

Should you wish to download my doll to use as a negotiating tool for convincing your boyfriend/partner/spouse that new season clothes are vital as they can successfully make a paper doll look good, then you can by clicking here.

I knew an A-Level in Art would benefit me one day...

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