Monday, 27 December 2010

Mulberry Alexa = Skint.

I went shopping today. And my what a shopping trip it was. I came home with a MULBERRY ALEXA oversized bag. It speaks for itself...

Monday, 13 December 2010

Please can I have....

Not only is it Christmas in 12 days but it is my Birthday on the 22nd. I love being a Christmas baby as everyone is festive and looking forward to Christmas so my Birthday is usually one big party. Anyhow I hoope I'm getting this for one of them. It is a skull friendship bracelet from Links of London. I'm not a Pandora girl so this will be the new piece for my fast growing Silver collection. (Picture quality is rubbish. Sorry!)

I'm off to York for the night on my Birthday so I will be snapping away as I haven't taken my camera out with me for a while. And it is my Christmas doo this weekend so my new dress will be put up here. I was going to post an outfit post today but my camera died just as I got it on the tripod and I have no idea where my charger is. Back to being a good blogger soon with good un-pixelated images to see!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


I've gone for the whole grown out highlight look today. Luckily my little sister has just qualified as a hairdresser so I get my locks tamed free of charge. After 4 long and cold hours in the hairdressers this is the result. A pose on photo booth was needed!

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Remember a good few weeks ago when I first mentioned my magazine project for Uni? Well here it is. It has the concept of each issue being related to a different novel and this first edition is Frankenstein. It's a bit weird and definitely not your Look/Vogue/Grazia. Have a look at some of the photos below. I couldn't upload my pdf version of Book so you'll have to make do with these images of various pages!

...your very own Frankenstein mask!

Bearing in mind there are just over 70 pages in there you have only seen a small part of it but I guess these are the pages I love the most. Hope you like!

Are we the last living souls?

Not posted in aaages. The title of this post is related to the weather and also the song I was listening to at the time of writing this post - Gorillaz. Everything seems so much quieter and eerie when it has snowed and all I want to do is stay in bed with a brew, hot water bottle and a stack of DVDs. However, uni and the fact my body clock now gets me up at stoopid o clock means that I am up and getting square eyes from Indesign. Anywayyy, Topshop make-up has finally made its way into my make-up bag and its lovely. The lipsticks are by far the best I've ever bought - including Benefits Rouge lippie. Here are the colours I'm currently wearing - red in the day/night and the darker red for evening only!

I've also been ebaying and Topshopping. The striped dress is an ebay find and will be hemmed soon - or kept the same depending on how it looks - and the brown and black numbers are both Topshop. The black one is planned in for my Christmas schedule and I'm planning a grunge attack with it and the brown one has already been worn out and I love it. I'm not usually a Topshop whore but I am this month!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Getting me through some Uni work tonight is......


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Eleanor Franks.

Our magazine, Book, asked illustrator Eleanor Franks to produce an illustration for a chapter of Frankenstein, which we could have in the magazine. Eleanor has just recently graduated from Manchester Met Uni and her work is just lovely. Her website has just recently been set up and soon you will be able to buy direct from there or visit her little shop in Manchester.

This is the illustration Eleanor produced for Book...

Here it is from the pages of Book...

Take a peek at Eleanor's etsy shop.
And her website here.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hi Doll.

The second photo shoot which we had planned to do for Book, was a shoot revolving around dolls. Our features editor, Natalie, mentioned that her Mum makes dolls so we asked to look at a few. They are amazing and all made from environmentally friendly materials. Natalie made them out to look like vodoo dolls or something off the Bride of Chucky, but they are so beautiful and original. I want all of them!

The dolls are perfect for Book as we didn't want to do two model shoots which would look very similar. To use the dolls also fit into the Frankenstein issue as they aren't alive and have been made to look like humans. We plan to name each doll after a famous model and lay the shoot into the magazine as a 'best of' different designers. They aren't for sale as of yet, as the price and name of the dolls is still being decided but as soon as Natalie has any more info I'll post it here so you can buy your own doll!

The photography was done by myself and Jenna (Creative Director) did the styling of the shoot.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Lauren Moffat.

I was attempting to find inspiration for my Final Major Project idea development and came across this New York based designer on Style Bubble. I have never heard of her or seen her collections but my are they lovely.

The images aren't the best but you can still see her cutesy styles and texture driven pieces. I want. No wait. NEED that bobble hat and the swing coat at the bottom. Go here for her website.


It's all go with Uni work and working all weekend too so I am a rubbish blogger once again. I am going to bring my tripod up to Uni with me so I can try and post some outfits but to be honest, I'll probably forget and end up never posting an outfit again! Anyway I've been writing an article for our magazine - Book - and it is based on a reeeally cool illustrator called Niky Roehreke. Here she is...

The website is pretty good

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

May I shoot you?

Yesterday was our photo shoot day for our Magazine - Book. We are basically in the process of producing a magazine called 'Book' which is a microniche magazine aimed at an audience of creatives, both nationally and internationally. The concept of the magazine is that each issue will be based on a book - hence the name 'Book'! We needed a first issue which will visually make an impact on those saturated shelves so our first issue is based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Think eerie, spooky and gothic with a little bit of horror thrown in.

Our group were really pleased with the outcome of the shoot and we achieved the wanted eerie look to go with the magazine theme. I did the photography and think that these will be amazing for a portfolio. I still want to do some shoots with the use of professional lighting - as I'm not too good with that - so we have a studio shoot planned with some dolls which we are featuring in the magazine. The good thing about using dolls is that we don't have to give them orders, we just place them and snap! I will show these images when they are done. Hope you all like the shoot as much as I do!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Back to being rubbish.

Hello again to my few followers and apologies for not posting in the last forever! I am back at Uni now and it's all go. I have a magazine project to complete in the next 6 weeks which has just been approved today in a Dragon's Den type presentation so we are going ahead with our Magazine. I will be updating you all with the photo shoots, visuals, features and illustrations we will be using for the magazine as I think you will all love it.

Whilst I'm being a Uni geek, have a look at this photographer called Ellen Rogers. Her photography is beautiful and she never uses digital cameras just film and a dark room. I love her antique take on photography and wish I had the resources to produce some Ellen Rogers style photography.

Click here to go to her amazing website.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Post overload but nice shoes.

So as I'm usually working alllll the time and don't have time for regular spread out posts, I'm going to overload my blog with Saturday posts! I have had a shoe splurge in the past few weeks (since pay day) and have bought two new pairs to last me for Autumn/Winter - that's the plan anyway. The first pair are a shoe boot clog type thing (great description!) from and are from Love Label. I love how chunky they are and they will really add to an outfit.

The next pair are from where I work and will go nicely with Winter dresses and woolly tights in the coming months. They are so comfy and I can't wait to wear them again and again.

Packing = barf.

I hate packing and this weekend I have two things to pack for - Uni and my holiday to Portugal. So I'm attempting to start today and get it all done so I can move into my flat tomorrow and leave for Portugal on Monday morning. I just need the motivation to start rifling through my packed wardrobe.

Help please!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Me&Yu shoot.

At the weekend I did a photo shoot for Me&Yu at Southport beach. The pictures will be used for promotional items and on the website. Luckily at the time we went to Southport the sun had gone in and it had a more wintery feel rather than beaming sunshine. Here are some of my favourites...

Go to to buy these lovely new pieces.