Monday, 23 May 2011

My weekend away.

This weekend myself and 3 of my friends went to the Lake District to stay in a little Lodge called Dickens Lodge. It was fully equipped with a hot tub on the front and set in a beautiful park with lovely views...not that we saw much of the countryside as we spent all of our time drinking wine, cocktails and beer in the hot tub and then recovering the day after! It was lovely to not have to do anything and now that my degree is done, celebrating is my new hobby!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Friday, 22 April 2011


I am currently impressed by Wallis and their new 1923 range which features original designs and prints from the Wallis design archives. The dresses are so feminine with a vintage essence and I could quite easily see myself wearing one of these over the Summer. My favourite is the bottom right one as the colours are so bold and the shape is extremely flattering.

I may even treat myself when all of my Uni work is finally done!

Thursday, 31 March 2011

I like...

...this shoot on the Urban Outfitters website. It's taken by Viktor Vauthier (ultra cool name) using a 35mm film camera and some ridiculously good looking models.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Vintage Burberry.

Charity shops are amazing and today I was not let down! I came across a Burberry trench coat for FIVE POUNDS! Bargain! It is wayyy too big for me so it is currently selling on ebay - this link will take you straight to the page on ebay if you're interested in buying. I also bought some other items for my second klub shoot, and of course some more things for my wardrobe...with money I don't have.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Monday. Monday. Monday.

Over the weekend I received some lovely dresses which I had won on ebay and I thought I'd show one off today. I have gone mid-length mad, as I love how this trend is so flattering to ladies with a little extra weight. The mid-length has such a retro vibe but has been updated with sheer material and romantic colours. This one has little caramel coloured leaves all over it and I know that I can dress it up at night or down in the day.

What does everybody else think of mid-length? Loving it as much as me? or sticking to the mini?! I'll be posting more outfit posts later in the week...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Frames. Frames. Frames.

I am currently lost in a world I call klub. I am living, breathing and thinking klub at the moment. I have just bought some amazing frames off ebay which are going to be perfect for my final exhibition piece. I want to portray the visual experience as one which focuses on looking through a shop window. Although the brand is online, you still see the brand and its concept through a window so I am taking my initial inspiration of Fred Butler and adapting this to a not so literal way - if that makes sense. The picture frames will have different depths and images in each one. The fact that these frames need restoring is perfect. I just hope my idea and sketches of it can be pulled off! FINGERS CROSSED!

I am home next week and I plan on taking some outfit shots to post as I haven't done it in aaaaages.

Friday, 11 March 2011

klub...CHECK IT OUT.

My Major Project's blog is now online with a first post! It has taken me a while but I am in the process of putting a mock up site together so am starting the blog now. please follow or sign up to it...I'm still not too sure how wordpress works. The site is so have a look for some sneak preview shoot images. Whilst I'm here have a look at some of my inspiration at the moment...

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


I've launched a new blog today with its own domain name for my Final Major Project brand. As I've probably stated before, I'm launching a a new menswear label which is only available online. I wanted my own domain name for the blog which would link through from the website - a. To look more professional and b. So the blog could be linked to from the indesign pages of my website. It's VERY basic at the moment and has no photos/posts etc... BUT is a working progress so feel free to follow it at this early stage and show it to any male bloggers you may know. When my shoot is done next week I will be adding photos and customizing it more, so the horrible template photo isn't visible anymore. Here is the link to the blog -

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Fuji Instax 100

I bought a new polaroid instant camera off ebay and it's maaassssive. I like going backwards with my camera technology. My digital nikon slr is amazing but I love film cameras and now have an old polaroid camera, a diana mini, lomo fisheye and this Fuji instax camera. The polaroids are more of a rectangular shape so when I have some film and do my shoot next week, I'll post theme here to show you the result. Here's a is almost bigger than my head!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Berry Pleats.

An outfit post. I'm thinking of wearing this for LFW. I love this berry colour and the length of this skirt.

I also treated myself to some new boots. I think I'm addicted to buying new boots.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Its been a while.

Again I am back to my rubbish ways with my last post being exactly a month ago but I am in the process of trying to pass my degree so blogging goes to the bottom of my list. Anyhow I've been researching researching researching this week and have found some images which I have used as inspiration. I'm currently developing my major project which involves hypothetically launching a menswear online label called Klub. It's going to be a visual label, with an interactive site and I'm trying to develop a way of displaying the garments on the site without using the dreaded white mannequin or random people in front a white background. These are images which I have pulled from the internet over this past week...

Some of them aren't particularly high res but you get the picture of the route I'm trying to take. I love the idea of a window frame and looking through this could be something which my final exhibition piece takes into account.

Oh and I'm going to the Burberry Prosum show at London Fashion Week on Monday courtesy of my Uni...something good had to come out of going to Huddersfield! - so I'll be uploading phone pics of this next week (hopefully!)

Monday, 17 January 2011

I have just bought...

A kimono jacket from Topshop. I'm not supposed to be buying much but I got staff discount so it isn't too much. Also I am sick of ordering dresses etc off the internet and finding they don't fit when they arrive so this is a very safe bet. I know it will look fine and I can wear with high waisted shorts and heels for a night out or in the day to uni. Also I am liking kimonos at the moment and this won't be the last one I will be buying!

Friday, 14 January 2011

The Art of Procrastination

I'm putting off my work. Again. Here is an outfit post as I haven't posted one for aaaages.

...and there are my mustard boots in better quality.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


I need to start bringing my camera to Uni so I can take pictures whilst I'm here and blog. These pictures are taken with an App on my iphone called Hipstamatic and it allows you to take pictures in a kind of polaroid format and switch between lenses/flashes and film. The first image is of a lovely purse I bought today in the best thing about Huddersfield - Magic Vintage. It's a tartan design and is big enough for all the rubbish I throw in my purse. I had my ASOS delivery today - the cream dress pictured in my ASOS post, Henry Holland suspender tights and some black boots. I've been on the hunt for boots for ages and these are not the perfect ones but they're good for real leather and £24 is a bargain. They're sat alongside my Office mustard brogue boots which are my favourites. I just need to wear them more. The last image is of my most recent obsession - not drying my hair properly and putting it up in a high bun which makes me happy as I don't have to spend time doing my hair. Plus it has just been bleached more so is pretty dry. I love the effect these images have.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

This year I will...

...Take more photos with my many different cameras. I also want to start using disposable cameras on nights out etc... as I love the effect they give and my hand held digital camera is pretty poor. It was actually Company magazine this month which has inspired me to get my cameras out more as they have a feature on three different photographers who are of course ultra-cool and have worked alongside Rankin and work for Lomography. Have a look at Elizabeth Angela Johnson's blog. Gorgeous shots. Brilliant inspiration. Click here.

Monday, 10 January 2011

I hate to admit but...

...I quite like Fearne Cotton's outfit in this picture. I'm not 100% on the hat but I love how the colours match and she is wearing the same boots as I have but in a grey colour. Mine are mustard, although at first I was a bit iffy on the colour, they do actually go with most of my wardrobe. I'll include them in an outfit post in the near future.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

ASOS styling.

I've just been drawn into the ASOS sale and as much I am trying to resist, my shopping bag already has 3 items in. All pretty cheap, but at a time when my bank isn't in the best state, I shouldn't be looking at all! Ahh well. I've noticed the styling on some of the outfits and to be honest thats what has made me look at the items even further. It's a breath of fresh air when you compare these images to the lifeless mannequin shots which Topshop uses. The bobble hat look is my favourite and I intend to be wearing my bobble hat a lot more (even if my Dad does say I look like Wheres Wally).

I currently have the cream button up shirt dress in the basket - at £16 it's a bit of a bargain!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year.

I've always wanted a pair of sparkly NYE glasses...