Sunday, 29 March 2015

Behind the Curtain | Photography

What with doing a photography A level and also just having an obsession with bringing my camera with me wherever I go, I end up taking a lot of photos. And because it's something I really enjoy and have a strong interest in, I really wanted to start sharing some of my favourite photos I've taken, old and new, here on my blog. So expect to see some long photo posts from now on, starting with these that I took backstage at a local pantomime earlier this year. I loved taking these because, with the over the top costumes, you come across a lot of odd situations that make perfect photo opportunities. I edited this set of photos to greyscale because I love how much more dramatic they seem, and let's be honest, black and white always looks more professional. Also I just want to point out that I do know these people and did have permission, so I'm not as much of a creeper as you might have otherwise thought!
Anyway I hope you like them! 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

March Playlist

I thought that instead of typing up my playlist as usual, this month I would try embedding it from Spotify. To me this seems to be a much better way for me to share the music I've been loving with you, but I would of course love to hear what you think in the comments!

Mother's Day | Present Idea

Oops I left this in my drafts a bit long and it's very late notice now, but I thought I might as well post it anyway.

I went to Homebase for the first time the other day, and as I wandered round, I was on the lookout for a small present for my mum that could be easily transported in hand luggage (harder than it sounds). I was just about to leave empty handed when I came across this hanging sign, which is only little, and on the cheap side at just under £4, but I love how relatable it is. I'm pretty sure everyone thinks their family are mad as hatters despite how normal they may seem to the rest of the world, so I love that it could very easily sit in any mum's house and yet still feel very personal. As for the candle, well, that's actually for me... #selfish. But I thought along with the sign, they'd actually make a nice little gift recommendation. My family have never been that big on mother's and father's day, so this might not seem like much of an impressive present to you, but I think it could be a cute way just to show a bit of appreciation on mother's day.

Saturday, 14 March 2015


quilted sweatshirt - H&M
black leggings - New Look
coin necklace - H&M

Friday, 13 March 2015

i-D magazine | Rihanna Apreciation

This post doesn't have much substance to it but I just felt I had to share my love somehow. I recently brought the i-D magazine music edition, admittedly with the sole reason being the incredible photo of Rihanna on the cover. Inside though, along with some more amazing photos of her (even if her hair does slightly resemble that of 'crazy eyes' from oitnb), the whole magazine is actually a pretty good read. I love the simple layout, the photography throughout is incredible, and finding out about new up and coming artists is one of my favourite things to do. I couldn't ask for more really.

Like I said in my Leibster Award post, I have had a bit of a Rihanna obsession developing over the past couple of months and once you've seen these photos, I'm sure you will too. All I can say really is congratulations to Rihanna on her face.


Whilst we're on the subject, can we all appreciate how perfect this Elle photoshoot from December is

Prom/Graduation Dress Inspiration

March may well seem too early for this post, but I've noticed recently that people are actually starting to think about, or even starting to buy, their outfits for upcoming Proms or Graduations.
Unfortunately I have no reason whatsoever to buy a fancy new dress, so I thought a blog post would be the perfect excuse to have a little browse on the internet and admire pretty clothes. 
When I was looking for my prom dress in 2013, I actually found it really difficult to find anything I was that keen on or that was even prom appropriate, and ended up in a dress that I did like, but wasn't over the moon about. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that there is a lot more choice around nowadays so I thought it would be nice to gather some of my favourites and put them all in one convenient place for those of you with an event coming up in the near future. 
Many of these dresses are from Asos, which I would definitely recommend for any kind of occasion dress, because they just have such a huge collection that is constantly being added to, and also free delivery and returns, which makes the possibility of it not fitting a lot less daunting.
I appreciate that some of the dresses I've chosen are very expensive, but they were just too pretty not to include! I tried to pick out a range of styles and colours here so hopefully there's something for everyone.

Pastels | Florals
prom 1


Sparkle | Shimmer

prom 2



prom 3


Colour | Brights
prom 4