UNIVERSITY WORK – BRICOLAGE PROJECT!

Had such fun with my most recent project! With the title of ‘Bricolage’ and the brief to make a piece per-person in a group of 4 and then to style and shoot the pieces to resemble a magazine, we were very excited. I think this is one of my strong points, and if you read my blog, you can see my previous pieces of work where I have used recycled or unexpected materials to create a garment or accessory piece.We were quite pleased with the outcome and were trying to emulate the edginess and grunge styling used in Dazed and Confused… So here are the pictures with the lovely Catherine to model!!

I made this piece – the crown using fake nails!!

Hope you enjoyed!!

Bricolage project presentation!

If you want to see the layout of our magazine pages check out my instagram page!! :

http://instagram.com/p/hx2qZxzPTy/

And here was one of the songs that we listened to while shooting that gave us inspiration!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCTDKLjdok4

Bastille – Of The Night

AMAZING CHARITY SHOP BUY!!

I was so shocked and amazed into silence (which is rare) when I found this BURGUNDY MAXI VELVET DRESS (pause for breath) in a charity shop near my house when I was out Christmas present shopping. YOU KNOW WHAT, IT GETS BETTER. It fits me LIKE A BLOOMIN’ GLOVE. I bought it because it was so beautiful and was £7 thinking that I could easily take it in to fit me but when I got home and tried it on it fitted me better than any other dress that I own. I’m so pleased with this and think that this dress is just my best argument for shopping in charity shops and hey, I donated that money to Cancer Research – fabulous!!!

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Talking of Christmas shopping; I’ve recently visited some amazing Christmas events in London which I do try to go to most years and cannot stop raving about them! The first would be Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park which never fails to disappoint. We had some amazing food including mini Dutch pancakes with cinnamon and apple sauce, an amazing ‘red sausage’ from a European stall which had the most amazing spicy flavours and beautiful and apt mulled wine! The rides and lights were amazing as was every single stall which had a beautiful Christmas/German theme!
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Me (on the right) with my penguin hat and another one ontop and my fellow blogger Jelka! I just had to wear my Christmas jumper and earrings when we went as well!

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This was an amazing rotating bar that they had in the middle of Winter Wonderland! It was so funky!

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The ice skating rink!! Absolutely stunning!!

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A beautiful lantern illuminating every stall!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! xoxo

PORTSMOUTH – GUNWHARF QUAYS BUYS!

Since September I’ve been visiting my boyfriend who is at University in Portsmouth and while I’ve been there I’ve been able to visit the amazing set of shops at Gunwharf Quays. Almost all of the shops there happen to be boutiques which is just amazing. Seeing as I’m a student I can’t always afford the prices at Jack Wills or Ralph Lauren, but I’m managing to spend a good few hours there whenever I go down and finding some great bargains! Last time I was down I spent AGES in Yumi, one of my favourite stores of all time and got this stunning print dress for £10!!
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I’M A DAY OF THE DEAD SKULL!!!

So my friend Rosie asked me to be in her photography work for her as a mermaid, and before she could even finish asking me, I ofcourse said yes! She had some amazing ideas that really reminded me of the painting Ophelia which I saw in the flesh last week end and I was very excited!! She wanted to create a modern, grungy mermaid and had me in my bath with purple dye in the ends of my hair (which looked awesome!!), funky eye make-up, candles and flowers everywhere! It was such a fun shoot especially seeing as we had some Kanye West and The Little Mermaid playing 😀 She then did some crazy editing and drew over my face to create a day of the dead style picture! I love it!