24 December 2012

Rainy Market Days

A selection of recent photos from a rainy afternoon. 
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas (& so does the very smiley man below.)


10 December 2012


At the beginning of November I was lucky enough to attend a workshop hosted by the wonderful Alex Cameron. The workshop was great fun and incredibly inspiring. I want to say a big thankyou to Alex for hosting such a brilliant day, as well as Samantha Cooper the talented makeup artist, and not forgetting the two extremely gorgeous models, Yasmin and Jennifer!


28 November 2012

Storyteller & Miskins

When hearing Tim Walker was going to be releasing a new exhibition after 4 years, I could hardly control my excitement. To the point where I'd seen the exhibit secretly before the planned afternoon out, I just couldn't resist. Walker creates a untouchable fantasy world within his shoots. The exhibition really brought the shoots to life. I came face to face with the larger than life creatures and props. This gave me me a sense of the scale his sets would be on. An also the care and expertise that goes on behind the scenes to create and construct the props, in order to bring together these magical shoots. It was truly incredible to see them in the flesh and very inspiring, anyone know where I can find a giant bee?  Somerset House also has to be the perfect space to host this eccentric and spellbinding artwork. I strongly recommend a visit for anyone that know’s of Walker's work or has interest in photography, it will blow your mind.

Tim Walker’s 'Story Teller' exhibition is on in the East Wing at Somerset House until the 27th of January.

After being mesmerised at the exhibition we headed to Mishkins. Set in the heart of the theatre district this little diner, is a real gold mine. The location is gorgeous and the food is extremely tasty. I tried my first corn dog, an now have craving for them just thinking about them. Not to mention the onion rings, which were delicious. 


21 November 2012

Autumnal WInds - Olivia Purvis

Amongst the golden leaves and blustery winds, Olivia and I ran around the fields and woods to capture a true essence of Autumnal fun! It was lovely to finally get to meet the gorgeous Olivia from 'What Olivia Did' if you haven't seen her blog, one I can’t believe you haven’t and second get yourself over there pronto and take a look!  I quizzed Olivia on some blogging trivia, her picks for this autumn/winter and the like. I hope you enjoy our little interview and the photos too of course! I can’t wait to collaborate with this lovely lady again very soon.

How did you get into blogging?
I’d been reading fashion and style blogs for a good few months, and after initially writing a music blog it seemed like a natural progression to start my own and then branch out more into my first true love; fashion (deep huh?)
What inspires you as well as encourages you to continue blogging?
Oh everything and anything- it can be from the music i’ve been listening to, the blogs i’ve been reading, the girl in the street with the amazing outfit on, the food i’ve eaten, films i’ve watched - to eras gone by or new favourite items- the list can go on!


How did it feel winning your award this year at the Cosmo blog awards?
Unreal! It was never something I could possibly have expected, and it still surprises me. I feel so lucky to have the amazing supportive readers that I have.

What are you key pieces for autumn and winter?
Lots of chunky knitwear, a cosy oversized camel coat, some black studded chelsea boots and some chunky novelty socks for good measure.

Which bloggers inspire you?
Oh there are literally so many; theres so many with so many contrasting styles which I love. My favourites are Jazzabelle’s Diary, wishwishwish, shiny thoughts, i want you to know, little bird fashion, thrills and frills, wayward daughter- and oh my goodness so so many! 
What’s your favourite accessory?
Probably my burgundy fedora at the moment! Although I’m rarely seen without my gold chain ‘Love’ necklace.

Who’s style do you admire and why?
So many people! My mum and nan can both put together some amazing outfits, but even my best friend Gemma and boyfriend! In terms of more ‘famous personalities’ I love Alexa Chung, Drew Barrymore, Fearne Cotton, Anna Karina, Audrey Hepburn and lots of lovely sixties sirens!

How would you describe your style?
Something like girlie girl meets tom boy with a bit of child like sixties nostalgia thrown in for good measure.

One item you couldn’t live without?
My trusty black jeans or a good old striped top! Boring but fail safe.

What’s your go-to outfit?
Probably something involving a dirty old pair of jeans, a striped t shirt, boyfriend coat and a slick of lipstick to make me feel less boring- it’s what Grazia describe as a ‘hangover’ outfit haha!

What are you looking forward to in 2013?
A summer holiday! I’m going away next summer to Ibiza which should be lovely and hitting Glastonbury in June which should be fun! Fingers crossed for a full time job too!
Your goals for the year ahead?
To stay happy and healthy, keep blogging and hopefully blag myself a grown up job!
An finally a few behind the scenes photos from the shoot off of instagram.

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