Sunday, 12 March 2017

Tobi Clothing.







Yesterday evening as the sun was going down I did a shoot with my lovely and talented housemate to capture some new looks. All pieces (excluding the Slowdive shirt and the accessories from ASOS) are from Tobi Clothing, an online design label based in Los Angeles. Their site is definitely a go-to for both street-wear and party-wear, the shipping was fast and the pieces were of high quality. As a fashion-based social media influencer I come across a lot of different clothing from online affordable stores and Tobi has by far been topping my list. The make and quality of the fabric being used is impeccable, with the pieces feeling far more expensive than they actually are. Tobi gets a 10/10 from me. I will definitely be going back to their store in the near future. 
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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Update and 2016 Wrap Up.


A lot has happened in the past few months. I completed my Masters Degree, got a high distinction for my dissertation and a distinction average overall which has definitely been one of the proudest moments of my life thus far. I remember questioning whether or not I would even be accepted into a Masters so to find myself at the finish line having worked so hard and seeing it all pay off was extraordinary. It was definitely a lesson in not questioning myself too much and just going for the things I want. I've certainly found my passion and to see how far i've come from where I was two years ago where I felt incredibly lost post-Bachelors Degree leaves me with a sigh of relief and a sense of accomplishment I didn't think I would reach so quickly (albeit with high levels of stress, a lacking sleep schedule and a lot of nights in studying instead of seeing friends). Studying my Masters taught me so much about myself. I learnt how to do public speaking and loved it (I even considered continuing my studies to become a lecturer) but decided that working in new media and content creation was 100% what I wanted and it felt nice to have a sense of direction. Now that my Masters has finished I have been lucky enough to find myself assisting Marquee Studios with their new Influencer and Youtuber event Beautify (they also run the well known Youtuber event Amplify if you thought it sounded familar). In two days I will be running a workshop in front of 250 people which is the largest crowd i've ever spoken to and i'm both excited and a little nervous. 2016 has been a really big year and to be honest, i'm pretty happy to see it end in only a few weeks. 

In more basic news, the past couple of months have seen a lot of changes in my hair. I decided once and for all to strip my hair of its permanent black hair dye (which i've been doing for years and years) and lighten it a couple of shades to a deep chocolate brown. Little did I know this would take over two months and 12 hours in the hairdressers but thankfully it is all done. Not only that but I spontaneously gave my hair the chop one day, possibly from the relief of having completed such a monumental 18 month task or perhaps because I just needed to do something cathartic for myself. Whatever it was i'm really glad I did so. There's something very refreshing about changing up your hair, even if it is only a minor change.

I'm not one for New Years resolutions but if I were to have one it would be to continue creating, to read more and to stop putting off writing. Writing used to be an incredibly powerful tool for me in that it allowed me to make sense of my thoughts. I haven't done so for what feels like at least a year now so my goal for next year is to try and write a few times a week. I also want to pick up my camera again and start shooting. It feels weird to have lost such a big part of my identity that I held so close when I was younger. The bottom line is, I want and need to keep creating regularly. 2016 has been a massive year for me, but i'm so excited to see what 2017 has in store.


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The Greatest Bag I'll Ever Own.



Shoes and bag both from ASOS.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

17/9/16


Dress - PYLO
Jacket - Unknown
Belt - ASOS
Boots - Nine West
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August 2016.


It's official. I have 9 weeks left of my Masters and i'm in the busiest time of my life thus far. I'm writing my thesis, I have many assessments and as much as it's stressful, I know i'm going to miss studying the second I leave. Honestly, if education were free i'd probably never stop going to university. Because i'm currently writing my thesis and finishing off at uni I won't be posting all too much. However i'm keeping up my Instagram and will be posting more looks on here like i've done with this post. Just a nice little update on the clothes i've been wearing and what i've been enjoying. Obviously monochrome is still what I gravitate towards and probably always will be.

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and I am so pleased. My street smells like Jasmine and now so does my bedroom after sneaking some from the overhanging neighbour's tree. I hope you all have a lovely September. 

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Monday, 8 August 2016

August Update.


I was recently sent two exciting packages from Evil Twin The Label and PYLO USA and decided to do a quick little shoot in the rain. I've been falling back into wearing all black recently, perhaps it's the weather or perhaps it's just my natural inclination. I never feel more 'me' when I am wearing all black and white and for a while I think I thought it only appropriate to try and wear colour, as though maybe it was some kind of rite of passage or was necessary in order to see where my true tastes lie. Having done so over the past few years and having found some coloured pieces I really like, I still always find myself drawn towards the neutral shades like black, grey and white. There's something really refreshing about being able to scan a clothing store and knowing exactly which products you will head towards.

Whether or not I will continue to try playing around with colour, the process of 'playing around' in general has helped me to only further narrow down my tastes and experience what feels best on my own body. It all sounds so serious, but i've had a blast. I'm incredibly blessed to be in the position I am in, which allows me to test and style different pieces of clothing and accessories from all over the world. I encourage everyone who is a little bit confused about their own personal style or who is experiencing one of those 'everything looks terrible on me' ruts to try things they never would dream of trying on. There's no harm in piling together a collection of different styles, colours, prints and cuts  in a clothing store to see what works best on your body and what feels 'right.' Fashion and styling should always first and foremost be about having fun and being creative.


Helix Bra // PYLO USA
Vapour Mesh Top // Evil Twin The Label
Leather Jacket // Unknown
Joni Jeans // Topshop
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Liquid Lipstick Collection.


Those who know me well (or follow me on Instagram for that matter) know that I am an avid fan of liquid lipsticks. There's something incredibly enjoyable about seeking out new colours, trying new formulas and being able to create new eye makeup looks to match the lip. Applying my makeup in the morning is one of those beautifully relaxing and therapeutic moments. I am a big fan of dark berry red lips and warm, orangey-based nudes. Next on my list, a true blue-based red, oranges for spring/summer and the newest trend on the beauty scene; a metallic liquid lipstick.

Swatches from top to bottom: Colourpop 'Limbo', Colourpop 'Rooch', Colourpop 'Avenue', Limcrime 'Wicked', Colourpop 'Tulle', Colourpop 'Beeper', Sportsgirl 'Vertigo', Nyx 'Abu Dhabi', Jeffree Star 'Celebrity Skin', Nyx 'London', Sportsgirl 'Sandstorm'. 
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