Posted on: Sunday, 13 April 2014
Posted on: Monday, 7 April 2014
Received a rather lovely box of goodies once I got back from uni sent to me by Wool and the Gang; it felt like christmas all over again! I bought (or I should say my darling mother bought) a couple of knitting patterns, some 'shiny happy cotton' in nude pink, some jersey 'mix tape' yarn in cinder black & sahara dust and a DIY knit kit to make a rather pretty and delicate Gigi bra. I was rather chuffed with my haul and found that I got a few added extras including stickers, needles and cute little pin brooches which I am rather tempted to stab through to my hand bag.
I would be lying if I said that these yarns and patterns were cheap; they certainly are a much more luxury brand when it comes to the art of knitting but the quality of product can't be overlooked. The patterns are easy enough to follow (even if they are printed on folded pieces of paper so ridiculously small that they will almost definitely get lost amongst the midst of my bedroom) and I love the fact that they actually design wearable garments rather than the usual boring drab you see in haberdashery shops across the country.
Considering I have never knitted a garment before I was rather chuffed with the outcome of my knit kit; I have a love for all things lingerie related so my new Gigi bra is a perfect addition to my wardrobe and the fact that I made it myself makes it all the more adorable. It took me a day and a half to create and although it didn't turn out as pictured (i'd like to say the changes in stitch design were intentional but really they were just me misreading the pattern) I actually prefer the mixed textures and variety in my version. If you are just starting off on your knitting adventures, or even if you are a super pro, I'd recommend this knit kit to all, plus you get to pick your colour. (I'm still shocked I didn't go for white or black).
As for the rest of my life I'm currently working hard on coursework although I am currently on my holidays, I've been sent some pretty gifts from The Ragged Priest and Lily Lulu fashion (style posts coming soon) and one of my instagram pics is going to be used in Look magazine so life is pretty sweet at the moment.
Three good things that have happened this week;
1. I finally finished my edits of the beautiful Charlie Barker and Roxanne Johns in collaboration with hair and make up artists Katy Short. Be sure to check all these lovely ladies out if you don't already know who they are. I will follow up this post with some of my favourite shots.
2. Last Thursday I attended the Lily Lulu Fashion charity event for Cancer Research. Not only did I get plenty of freebies including some overly decorated cupcakes (that looked more like works of art not edible fancies) & some sparkly lilac nail polish but I was also given the chance to list my three favourite pieces from their newest ranges with the prospect of being sent one or more in the post. I've pinned my hopes on a metallic silver bodycon dress with full length sleeves and which holds a certain air of cyber space meets modern minimalist. I've got my fingers and toes crossed that I might just get one.
3. Today has been a day of positivity. I won a super awesome silver pleated skater skirt from The Ragged Priest (this love of metallic things seems to be a running theme) on instagram, had some fun burning pieces of paper with incense sticks and just generally feel, well, awesome. I'm not 100% sure where all these positive vibes have originated from but I'm certainly not complaining. I have decided to dedicate an hour each evening to blog posting/online networking so you can expect more things here soon. I'm determined to make this blog thing work.
Posted on: Saturday, 15 March 2014
Posted on: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
The days are getting tougher and the work load keeps on growing. I've been to London, Nottingham, Berlin & continued my life in Manchester and I've started my final major project. I have a contributing writing job for a major online fashion platform and have upcoming photoshoots in the making.
So life is busy.
Here's an edit from my most recent shoot with Charlie Barker and Katy Short. Full upload of images coming soon.