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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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Fedora and pleated maxi skirt

Going for lunch at my parents’ house gave me a fun opportunity to walk the dogs in a maxi skirt and heels, which certainly amused the other dog-walkers we passed on the way. Luckily my Dr. martens heeled boots have a sturdy and can withstand a bit of gravel and mud.

This was also my first time trying out my new Armani exchange jacket. This is quite different to the styles I usually wear but I wanted to add a spring jacket to my wardrobe that wasn’t a blazer or made of leather and I think I quite like it.
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Jacket: Armani Exchange

Fedora: Asos

Skirt: Ebay

Boots: Dr. Martens

Necklace: Richard Ayres

Top: Topshop

Images by Richard Ayres Photography 

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All black casual style

The weather has finally started to brighten up a bit and last weekend, I was able to take Ziva for a little walk without having to change into waterproofs!

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Photography by Richard Ayres

sheer batwing top: Eustratia

Sunglasses: Balmain (currently sold out)

Harness bra: Nichole de Carle

Crystal necklace: Infinity

Feather necklace: Richard Ayres

belt: Asos (similar)

Jeans: Next (similar here)

Boots: Dr. Martens 

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Manchester house

On Saturday we went to Manchester house for afternoon tea and cocktails.

They seem to serve a lot of classic treats with an interesting twist which really works for me and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Definitely one of my favourite places in Manchester.

The Manchester sky was sporting its trademark grey colour and I decided to take some pictures by the large windows on the 12th floor.

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Blazer: Karen Millen

Tunic: Topshop

Necklace: Richard Ayres

Earrings: Wildfox

Trousers: Eustratia

Clutch: H&M

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

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Qoive Magazine Feature

Last month I had the pleasure of being contacted by Qoive magazine “Fashion magazine by fashion bloggers”, to contribute some images and quotes for their inaugural issue, fashion blogger feature.

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Fashion illustrations of the featured bloggers by Purushu Arie were featured next to their quotes.

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This was mine, based on an image by Richard Ayres.

 

It was interesting to be featured alongside all these other bloggers, because it gave me the opportunity read through their quotes and gain an insight into their style and views.

I particularly like that they made an effort to feature bloggers whose style differed from the norm.

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I also love the cover illustration based on Shini Park of Park & cube.

 

On the second page of my feature, they mentioned by label, Eustratia and added a quote for my website and the full version of the image my illustration was based on, from the Vanguard collection lookbook.

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I loved being involved in this project and hope to have more similar opportunities in future.

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