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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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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Vanguard concept shoot

The Vanguard concept shoot images are here! I have been waiting for the full set to be completed before posting these as it was my favourite project so far this year and I wanted to show it off in full.

The team that help me bring this idea to life did an excellent job and they deserve every credit. Shooting on location can be challenging, especially when alternating between different settings and working with animals.

Photography, retouching, model direction: Toria Brightside

Models: Amber and Hazel @VAUHAUS and myself.

Make up: Laura Wilson

Hair and styling: me

The jewellery for the collection was made by Richard Ayres, who was also dog-handler at the shoot.

Special thanks to our driver Ben, who also looked after the dogs while we were shooting.

Extra special thanks to Eustratia and Vauhaus interns Lindsay and Lauren who facilitated and carried, set of smoke bombs and ran around holding them to get the right effect, fixed and pressed garments and helped out with the images.

We also really appreciate Barney’s owners bringing him down for the shoot.

The garments are available for sale, here.

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We shot this over three different locations and by the time we got to the last one, we only had 5 minutes of daylight left but we managed to make it work and the images in the last set are some of my favourites.

The harness cami has so far emerged as the best-seller from this range and can be purchased with 20% off till midday on Wednesday.
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Christmas day outfit

 

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Jumper: Nutshell

Tunic: Topshop

Leggings: Coco & Max

Shoes: Missguided

Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Rings: Elemental Luxury

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My dad has adopted the Christmas jumper “thing” recently and insisted we all had to wear one on Christmas day. Luckily, I did manage to find the least disgusting one available and style it with some other amazing items I got around the same time.

Christmas day was pretty busy, as is to be expected, and I didn’t have time to take pictures so I re-wore the outfit at the end of a different shoot to show you.

The only pictures I took on the actual day are these:

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I wore more jewellery on actual Christmas day as it’s tradition for me to wear everything that I get as a gift. More of this kind of thing on my instagram.

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You can see how much bigger Odin looks in the image above compared to this one!

FullSizeRenderMy wonderful intern, Lindsay also bought me an instax for Christmas, which has reinforced my need to document all events with an instant photo.

                     *In loving memory of my perfect puppy, Odin.*

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A change in circumstance.

Around the time that my laptop broke and I stopped writing here regularly, I also lost my childhood dog of 18 years, Scamper, who I have previously featured in an outfit post, here.

It wasn’t possible for me not to have a dog in my life and I was very lucky to find my dream dog, in need of a new home.

Screen Shot 2014-12-14 at 17.24.18This is Charlie, the fluffy wolf.

Then one day we met a beautiful female that looked a bit like him and decided he could do with a play mate.

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This is Ziva, her name means brilliance or brightness in Hebrew but it seems she didn’t get such a great start in life.

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As cute as these guys are, they are also a lot of work and I have had to make changes to my schedule in order to offer them everything that they need and my blog has ended up suffering.

From the new year, I will be introducing a new program and finalising the layout changes I started in the summer and I’m really looking forward to getting back on track.

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