Wednesday, 9 April 2014

PIGTAILS & BOWS










Last Sunday I spent the morning relaxing and catching up on emails before heading out in the afternoon to help with a friend's lookbook shoot. I wore one of my favourite dresses from Asos, with a collar, a cardigan, and these adorable new bow brogues from Olive and Frank. (You can get them in burgundy too!)

Oh by the way I need a little hair help - I can't decide whether or not to cut my fringe back in… (if you haven't noticed already this is an endless debate I have with myself)… what do you think? Fringe or no fringe?


DRESS FROM ASOS
CARDIGAN FROM TOPSHOP

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

SPARKLES IN SPRING

I was kindly send this delightfully sparkly dress from Lashes of London a while ago, but I've only just gotten around to photographing it. To be honest, I found it a little tricky to style. My usual look is a lot less dressy so I really struggled to pull an outfit together whilst still looking like "me". Last weekend however I had a sudden brain wave and found myself really wanting to wear it…. double sparkles! Here I've worn it with my "signature" collar poking out from underneath and a pair of glittery shoes!












DRESS FROM LASHES OF LONDON
SHOES BY KURT GEIGER 


Be sure to check out the Lashes of London website!

A GIRLY EVENING OUT

A few weeks ago Next held an all day event to show off their latest summer collection. I met Harriet after work and we headed over to the rather lovely Soho hotel, where we were greeted with smiles, cake, sandwiches, bubbly and an exclusive, close-up look at their new range! Some of my favourite bits were the more sporty inspired pieces like below - I think Next do sporty very well actually, and I always enjoy their events!

I also had my hair done and had a larger wave put in… my hair definitely looks better either dead-straight or loosely curled, it looks awful in-between, which unfortunately is how it naturally falls! I'm finding it rather annoying now that it's longer - I never even considered that "frizz" could be a problem…. now my hair is frizzy as soon as I step out of my front door! Does anyone know of any good products to handle this?




After our time with Next, we moved on to Marc Cain's press event, which was being held in their offices down Great Portland street. I'd never actually heard of the brand before Jaclyn told me about them and their UK launch, but at the event they had the most amazing collection of coats! Their shoes were also beautiful; make sure you check out their site here.  


We were treated to very extravagant cocktails, delicious canap├ęs, and we got to try on their latest collection - I did try on an oversized, navy coat that I fell in love with! Not wanting to end the fun there however, Harriet and I then headed over to Bryon for a burger as Harriet had a free food voucher. I literally couldn't move by the end of the evening… I'd maybe had a little too much fun/food for one night! ;)  




Sunday, 6 April 2014

THE BISCUIT PROJECT


I've been wanting to do a still life project for a while. Working with models is great and I love pulling together a team, but I'm always up for a new challenge so on Saturday it was just me, Matt and the biscuits! I hadn't actually planned to photograph biscuits but couldn't get what I originally wanted in time for this weekend so had to improvise… I'm pretty happy with these though; they make me smile :)












Wednesday, 2 April 2014

JUMPER DAY



It's an odd time of year here in the UK - with Summer just around the corner but Spring still seemingly in full swing, the weather is truly unpredictable. Some days the sun is shining and it's far too warm for a coat, but other mornings I still head to work wrapped up in a hat and scarf! I find that one way to get through this awkward time is with a good selection of jumpers, which are easy to throw over an outfit then whip on and off accordingly!


Over the years I've built up quite the collection, but I'm always on the lookout for more. Recently I've noticed an influx of online stores focusing on knitwear - Repeat Cashmere for example sell all things cashmere and have loads of snuggly jumpers to choose from! I tend to get a lot of knitwear from work with my staff allowance and I do love a good rummage in a vintage store at weekends! I found this blue number for £14 about four years ago…. bargain.


HAT FROM TOPMAN
VINTAGE JUMPER
ASOS JEANS
DR MARTENS SHOES