Friday, 18 July 2014

CÉLINE SUNGLASSES

I've always wanted a pair of Céline sunnies, and finally thanks to Smart Buy Glasses, I now have some! They're absolutely massive, which I think is mega cool because you can wear them as a statement accessory with really simple outfits… they do all of the work for you! I also like quite simple, minimal shades like this pair of Ray-bans - I guess they create a more classic look. I actually find it quite difficult to find styles that suit me, which is annoying because I wear prescription glasses everyday and picking new frames is a nightmare!



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

NINETIES INFLUENCE

Being a nineties child, (1990 so only just), I always feel a little bit excited when nineties inspired trends come around because I remember them from childhood; oversized shirts, tie-dye, Birkenstock sandals... that entire era was basically a big fashion disaster, but despite the "wrong-ness", some things were just so right, and still influence our outfit choices today!

I was recently sent this fab jumper dress from French Connection and when styling it, because it's so simple, I thought I could try something a bit quirky with a jumper around the waist... a look that I'm still not overly keen on and I cringe at when my Mum does it... but here I think it kinda works!? It helps to break the black up and also brings attention to my waist, which makes the dress far more flattering I think. Just for good measure I wore socks and sandals, a look I've been shamelessly sporting this summer - some mornings I do look in the mirror and think cr%p, I look like an old man on holiday! What are your favourite "ugly" trends?


JUMPER & SANDALS FROM TOPSHOP


Monday, 14 July 2014

AN INSPIRING DAY OUT IN LONDON

I had such a lovely day on Sunday. I was heading over to West London to return some samples any way so whilst out Matt and I decided to make an afternoon of it and go to some free galleries. First we went to The Photographers' Gallery, which I love because they have so many great exhibitions showcasing a mix of both established photographer's work as well as up and coming talent. At the moment they have a fab exhibition on called 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho'. Considered one of Britain's "greatest postwar photographers", Deakin's work is emotive and thought provoking; I particularly enjoyed his documentary style street photographs. He also has a rather lovely archive of fashion photography, which is worth a look!

We then popped upstairs to FRESHFACED+WILDEYED 2014, an annual exhibition that showcases the talent and diversity of emerging photographers from BA and MA courses across the UK. I always find these exhibits quite interesting because the work is so diverse that my thoughts will be really mixed… When we left to head East for the Howard Griffin gallery it started pouring with rain, but luckily I managed to get a quick outfit snap for you before I ended up drenched!









Unfortunately Sunday was the last day of the 'Bob Mazzer - Underground' showcase I went to or I definitely would have suggested paying it a visit! His images, which document real people out and about on the London underground in the 1980s, are inspiring soulful and humorous! "Every day I travelled to King's Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures." - Bob Mazzer.




I left feeling uplifted and inspired! We then went to Spitalfields for lunch, we went to Giraffe in the market and I had a mezze style dish with coconut shrimp on the side… so yummy! Oh, I had a cocktail too of course, a Strawberry Mule, one of my favourites! It was such relaxing day, it's reminded me that I need to get out more often and see more of London as there's so much going on and I've been stuck in a little routine recently yuck routine!! 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

I EAT GLITTER FOR BREAKFAST

Yesterday Matt and I shot some model tests…. as always we tried to cram too much into one day and at times it felt a little hectic, but I do think we got some really good stuff so i'll post some new work on here soon! In the meantime you can follow our adventures on instagram here :)

I was recently sent this super cool t-shirt* from LOVE fashion; I actually took it to glastonbury as I wanted to wear it and shoot it for you guys there, but most days, despite the on off pouring rain, it was boiling hot so I didn't want to wear black. Speaking of Glastonbury, Lookbook kindly featured my experience over on their editorial blog, so feel free to pop over for a look!  Here I've gone for an all black ensemble with PU leather shorts, which I picked up ages ago in the River Island sale, black ankle socks and Dr Martens shoes.


Thursday, 10 July 2014

HOUSE WARMING OUTFITS & LIFE CHANGING DECISIONS

I'm pretty sure I mentioned a while back that I'd moved house, it's great here by the way and I'm having a fabulous time living with wonderful people, so a few weeks ago we had a moving in party with party snacks, (yes, there was cheese and pineapple), punch and music! This is what Harriet and I wore!

On another note, this week I decided to hand my notice in at my current job… it was such a hard decision to make but I'd been thinking about leaving for a while and it had gotten to the point where I wasn't feeling very happy or inspired so something needed to change… change is good! I'm not sure what my next steps are going to be but obviously I'm hoping it will be something exciting; wish me luck!

SKATER SKIRT BY VERY.CO.UK
SHOES FROM DESIRE CLOTHING