Denim on Denim, Again

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Jeans: Topshop Joni | Top: Topshop | Jacket: Vintage (similar) | Trainers: New Balance | Bag: Topshop (old) 

Admittedly I probably should have posted sooner but juggling two jobs isn't easy guys, just sayin'. Double denim again eh I hear you say, and yes, because you can't really count Joni's as denim can you? They're stretched to pieces now and I've finally invested in a brand spanking new pair of black skinnies to avoid wearing these to the see-through stage and when they're more wrinkly than skinny. This was my attire when we went to the London Food Festival - hence the large (and super heavy) bag. We met Michel Roux Junior which left us all in a flurry which then lead to excessive chocolate buying before we were ushered out of the festival (overstaying your welcome is always acceptable when there's a load of free food on offer). 

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Inspiration: Olivia Bee

Saturday, 28 June 2014

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I stumbled upon the world of Olivia Bee when reading an article in iD about her upcoming exhibition which is sadly, only in New York. There's a certain note of romanticism and a whimsical teenage dreams feel endorsed in each photo. The 19 year old Portland born photographer encourages looking back and taking photos to aid nostalgia and romantic (not necessarily of the valentines day sort) memories and moments. Each image might not be of precise perfection with set up lighting and immaculate make up, but they'll allow you to gaze, perhaps initiating personal nostalgia, or just thinking "yes, that looked like fun". I don't know about you but Bee's collection makes me want to brush off the dust on my film camera and start snapping at every day moments.

You can follow Olivia on her blog and instagram, and her portfolio is over here which is definitely worth a look.

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

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Dress: Topshop | Shoes: Topshop (similar here)  | Sunglasses: Tatler (similar here)

Wearing a dress does not come easily to me, there's too much potential for embarrassment and risky leg positioning when sitting. However when a friend wore this sleek little number on a night out, I couldn't help but race in the next day and conjured up 100 different reasons why I needed it to satisfy my guilty insides (anyone else do this?). I'm pretty sure I've already got my price per wear sorted as it seems to be the smart-when-it-needs-to-be-but-casual-when-it-needs-to-be dress. Its basic shape makes it perfect for layering and easy to pair with heels or trainers, whichever more suitable. The cut out back adds that point of interest and the high neck hides the relevant amount of skin; legs or chest if you know what I'm saying..? 

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