Saturday, 31 March 2012

Burnt Orange

Just got my seasonal free pair of shoes from Office :) (advantages to having a job and missing out on the sunshine) I went for a wedge, because i have decided i want to start wearing higher shoes in the day so i can be tall :) and also thought they would look lovely and summery, they are a beautiful burnt orangey/red colour one of my favourite colours so I am very happy :) alsooo... I have been eyeing up Jeffery Campbell shoes for a while now, they do some in the same gorgeous burnt orange and lots of other lovely colours too, if you have the money or are a better saver than me these are the shoes to get right now! I have put the links below x

For other colours:

Jeffery Campbell's:

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Just for fun

Don't worry you don't need to get used to me posting cringey cliche things like this, but I think i could live by the life quote below, so just for fun, here are a couple silly photos :) x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


So.... I have a group uni project to create a 'fashion film' and yesterday was our first session of filming. I loved it!!!! our theme is a hippie colourful vibe (not surprisingly) Our first location was a paint party in the studio, here a preview of some of the still shots we took...

Monday, 26 March 2012

Going Green

Anyone who knows me well, will completely agree if i said, that i seem to walk around with my eyes closed... my sense of direction is beyond a joke, and I have been known not to have noticed when my entire front room was painted a different colour... Quite contrary when I am trying to be inspired by everything around me! The aim of this shoot was to observantly go around newcastle, taking in and picking up on all the green highlights of the city, it was an interesting task and i was pleased with the outcomes. Since taking the photos, it has definitely made me pay much more attention, to all the pretty little details in life that i was ignorantly walking past!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Lina Tesch

I have been looking through lots more lovely photography and came across Lina Tesch, a young German photographer whose work i immediately loved! she travels pretty much all over the world doing amazing shoots, and she is barely older than me... jealous yet inspired! to look at her website this is her link

Thursday, 22 March 2012

summer ideas

Its a gorgeous day in Newcastle, and according to my Facebook timeline its beautiful in Leeds, Manchester, London and pretty much everywhere else in the world too. Consequently everyone is getting excited for summer! I have mentioned before that I love to travel, getting inspiration for styling and photography... well today the sunshine has persuaded me to book Florida for six weeks this summer. So i think its safe to say, watch this space for lots of exciting posts from the US! here is a really cool video, which was put together by three guys  travelling around the world in just 6 weeks! lets hope my six weeks is as eventful!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Denim look

I love these shorts! i got them in a thrift shop in florida last year, they were originally almost down to my knees and very neat and dorky looking, but with a bit of cutting and freying, I changed them into my perfect shape shorts for me. This is a great idea for old jeans too... my sister recently used bleach and scissors to turn two pairs of old jeans into sexy shorts! The T-shirt i am wearing, I bought at a fashion show as a high neck full sleeved top, I didnt like how covering it was so cut the neck-line and shortened the sleeves. moral- Never throw anything out... just reinvent it! I entered this outfit into Donna Ida's 'denim hunt' competition and have been picked as one of the 12 finalists!! I am in for a chance of winning a pair of their gorgeous jeans up to the value of £200! so pleaseee vote for me just by liking my photo on this link thank you guys xoxox

Friday, 16 March 2012

Trying my hand at Journalism

This is an article I wrote for my Journalism module. I was paired up with a guy in my class and asked to interview and write an article about him, the task proved more difficult than I initially anticipated as my partner was not a big fan of being interviewed at all!! never the less we got there in the end, so I decided I would share it with you on here.

Watch out for the quiet ones

Danny, from Middlesborough, is from an ‘average’ UK family. Mum, Dad- who he describes to be much like himself, and elder sister Sarah. He grew up as an ‘average’ kid with an ambition to be a lorry driver, growing into an ‘average’ teenage boy who enjoyed nothing more then to hang out with his mates. But who is he now? Danny tells me ‘I don't often open up to people. This is a rare glimpse.’ I cant help but hope I am about to open Pandora's box. 

‘Hmmmm, nope, errr not really’ Danny ‘helpfully’ replies, as I interrogate him with question after question. I pause thinking up my next fire round, ‘Do you have any weird habits, have you ever met anyone famous, do you have a favorite type of music?’ The general answer continued as a mumble of a ‘no’, shrug of his shoulders and within seconds he was back texting! So there I was sitting in an awkward silence. Frustrated, I give him a sneaky once over. Danny Eaton; brown haired, pale skinned, a stylish guy, smart clothes, relatively new looking trainers. Aside from his evident blessing for style, he is not your typical chatty and inquisitive fashion communication student. I watched him relaxing into his chair, in a world of his own thoughts. It suddenly dawned on me. I was on my own in this awkward atmosphere! Somehow it figured that I, an overly chatty, confident, and friendly, girly girl, was sat feeling speechless and totally out of my depth with a person whom I had ignorantly labeled as ‘shy’. Clearly there was more to Danny than I had naively assumed. Danny describes himself as “quiet, busy, greedy, thoughtful and polite” giving off the impression of ‘the guy next door.’ I totally agreed with his description. However I knew there was more to be revealed. I had to peel away layer by layer. What was this ‘thoughtful’ mind thinking and what was this chilled out guy ‘busy’ doing? His silence just enhanced my intrigue. Who is Danny Eaton? Not the easiest character to unveil but certainly an interesting one.

Two frustrating weeks after our initial interview and my mystery was still no further uncovered. I did not foresee that in this modern world of technological portholes, contacting Danny would turn out to be such a problem. Oh the naivety! My phone number request- shot down, ‘Facebook’ request- declined,‘Google’ stalk- miserable fail. I began to worry! Beginning to feel like a psycho stalker Ex, I did what any desperate girl would do... I tried yet another approach and casually asked for his email address. If you’ve ever sat staring at your phone for hours waiting for some guy to reply, you will know the anticipation that I felt that week. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t that I had some surging mad crush on my new intriguing study. But as a typical ‘want what you can’t have girl.’ It doesn’t matter the context; be it a crush, the chocolate bar when you're dieting, or getting the quiet guy to talk... if you cant have it you want it more! So when I refreshed my email for the sixth time that morning, to find not just a reply, but a six page response! You can only imagine my delight formal and polite, yet appropriately casual, I have never appreciated hotmail so much in my life

I sat down with a hot chocolate and indulged in piecing together my mystery. The first piece of my puzzle quickly fell into place as Danny began to justify his self description ‘busy’. Four days a week, In order to be on time for his sales assistant job at ‘size?’ shoe shop, Danny gets up at 5am! Clearly driven by something, Danny reveals his first obsession. shoes. An obsession he tells me, driven from a young age ‘At school you were disliked for “uncool trainers” and it’s just stuck with me. I don’t like to wear a pair of shoes more then four times... So I have about 50 pairs’. Although I found this totally excessive- even to my clothes hoarding standards, you can’t help but like a guy with a passion. Danny went on to tell me about his love of bikes, be it fixing them, riding them, anything! It was clear he was a man of many passions!

Delving further into my questionnaire, I was pleased to discover that there was a lot more than met the eye with Danny Eaton. Take it from a single but fussy girl, when it comes to ‘uni boys’ a full time degree and a part time job, tend to be a plateful enough! However for Danny, his studies and job were not the only important things on his mind. Danny has a girlfriend ‘April.’ They have been together for an impressive four years, and now share a small flat in Newcastle city centre. Excited at my new discovery, I attempt my bit of girly gossiping, unfortunately only for him to describe her as ‘short tempered and moody’ I couldn’t help but laugh. Typically an unromantic ‘lad’. However he went on and his soft side showed ‘she is funny, caring and very generous’. It was clear Danny is besotted by her. The two have even recently bought their own kitten, ‘Socks’. I have to say, I was both surprised and impressed by the level of commitment shown from a guy, whom I had deemed as totally laid back.
The biggest surprise was Danny’s ambitious dream for his blog to be a success. Having a quick nosey, it was imminently evident that his dream was not as far fetched as most aspiring bloggers. Danny’s blog covers everything “From Fashion To Food. Raw Denim To Raw Fish”. A few scrolls down the pages, and I noticed the advertising for a brand ‘SET’. Danny tells me, this is his own brand, which he has set up with a friend! A bit of cyber research later, and it was clear to see that the duo are establishing themselves well, managing to sell simplistic logo caps for up to £40!

Taken aback by Danny’s talents and passions. I felt like I had uncovered a dark horse. The irony was he didn’t need discovering. His work was evidently already kicking off. Danny Eaton; hardworking, driven, passionate, focused and very much your average nice guy! I would not be surprised to hear his name in the future. An evident lesson; watch out for the quiet ones!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


When I started my fashion communication degree, I was completely confused about my favorite area of fashion... Buying? PR? Marketing? Journalism? Design? Events? too many options! However in heindseight, i have always loved photography, so why not stick with it!? I decided its time to be decisive and concentrate... I would lovee a job styling or creative directing shoots, I really ought to spend a LOT more time practicing, so this is a note to myself, to get my ass in gear and take advantage of my gorgeous friends and my surroundings, stop putting things of and get creative! This is a shoot of mine that I took in Newcastle.

'life is like photography, we develop from the negatives'