Urban Dreamscapes

Yesterday I went fabric shopping and met my friend Laura in town for lunch. We stumbled across this garden installation (which I assume was made to advertise dreamscape gardens, cool idea) on the side of the road and decided to take some pictures.

It was interesting to have my picture taken by someone who is an artist but not a photographer, as the images we ended up with are slightly outside the norm for this type of post, but I really like them.

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Photography by Laura Powell

Outfit:

Jacket: MUUBAA

Dress: Miss Selfridge

Leggings: Ebay

Boots: Dr. Martens

Bag: Givenchy

Glasses: H&M

Neckalace: Adorn

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Early summer Wishlist

I’ve started to change up my wardrobe a bit for summer and decided to feature some of the items I’ve had my eye on.

summer wisklist1.Gaby Mercury Half Metal Rim Sunglasses from House of Fraser. Half metal frame sunglasses with smoky gradient lenses, UV protection and only £15!

2. Oversized dress £39.99 by H&M. At first glance, this doesn’t seem like an overly flattering item but I think it could be a useful and versatile piece. its dramatic silhouette could really benefit from some accessories.

3. Natalie Shau “Teardrop” sweatshirt 54.95$ from Live heroes, with I think worked out around £35. I don’t normally go for such obvious prints but I loved the fact that she had recreated the look from the Givenchy AW 15/16 show, in her own signature style. The only downside to buying of this site (which is not the artist’s own) is that the item took around 8 weeks to arrive. I’m not sure if this is always the case but it was for me.

4. Ruby lace applique bralette $122 and thong $77 by For love and lemons. I love wearing sheer shirts and dresses in the summer and detailed bralettes are perfect for wearing underneath them. I love this set because the bottoms also look comfortable and interesting without being too fussy.

5. Andromeda V-neck £158 by Demobaza. I’ve known about this site for a while but never actually bought anything before. I wanted to try out a basic item first to see what I thought of the quality, before investing in a more elaborate piece.

6. Ash Absolute black £159 from Daniel footwear. I love wedge trainers all year round but I wanted to get a new pair for summer as my nike’s are a bit warm. These look perfect as they combine durable leather with breathable mesh and also have a white sole, which makes them look a bit more summery to me.

If you’re thinking that these don’t look all that summery, it’s because it isn’t quite sandals and short shorts weather here in the UK yet. but I’m hoping to do a midsummer wishlist next month with some holiday style stuff.

Let me know if you’re thinking of purchasing any of these items, I’d love to know what you think of them!

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Cherry blossom grunge

Last weekend we had a BBQ in the sun and walked home through the park, under a canopy of cherry blossoms. It was very warm but I’m not quite convinced it’s summer yet so I opted, as usual, for a multi-layered, mostly black outfit.

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Images by Dimitris Mavros

OUTFIT:

Open tunic: Disturbia

Mesh tunic: Eustratia

Harness: Eustratia

Leggings: Y.A.S

Shoes: Nike

Bag: H! by Henry Holland 

Necklace: Richard Ayres

Sunglasses: H&M

 

 

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Wolf Child

On Saturday, I had the chance to enjoy a chilled walk by the reservoir with Ziva before heading into town for cocktails. Ziva loves the water, but we have to be careful not to let her go near the swans as they are scared of her and can get quite aggressive.

I wore my Wolf Child majestic wolf tee and realised the wolf illustration does look a bit like Ziva and features similar facial markings. I was kindly sent this tee by the brand and really enjoyed wearing it, it was really soft and comfortable and the print seems good quality. I love seeing independent brands with strong ethos producing quality items and am always looking for new ones to feature on here.

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Images by Janet Ratchford

Outfit:

Blazer: Karen Millen

T-shirt: Wolf Child

Skirt: Miss Selfridge (similar here)

Boots: Asos

Bag: Givenchy

Necklace: Infinity

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Dark layers for spring

Yesterday I went into town with my mum to choose a new fashion book for my collection.

I wanted something that actually had the potential to inspire me, as well as featuring beautiful imagery. We looked through a variety of book at both Magma and Waterstones and I ended up choosing the Alexander McQueen book that accompanied the V&A exhibition, edited by their senior curator, Claire Wilcox.

On the way back to the car, we spotted a nice, white corredor, ideal for taking outfit pictures in.

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Images by Janet Ratchford

OUTFIT:

Jacket: Christopher Kane for TOPSHOP (no longer available)

Cardigan: H&M (similar)

Shirt-dress H&M (sold out)

Biker leggings H&M

Boots: ASOS

Bag: Givenchy pumpkin bag

Sunglasses H&M

Necklace: B3

The book I chose

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