Saturday, 28 May 2011

28th May 2011

Sorry for the lack on posting this week, I've been so stressed and finding it hard to find time!

I'm posting quickly to say that I've reached my limit on Flickr (I didn't even know that there was a limit!) so I'm carrying on posting 365 to my tumblr instead (:
I'm really enjoying posting 365 and hope I complete it!

Oh and on thursday, I finally went to see my nan's new 8 week old, pedigree kitten!

Isn't she the cutest thing?! Her name is Milly and I love rubbing her tummy ^.^

Anyway, I don't want this post to be completely useless so here are some good reads;

Kiddo lunch by Bleubird

by The Dainty Squid

Mini Zine tutorial
by a beautiful mess

Shop update by the girl and boy

Hope you're all having a good weekend (: xo

Saturday, 21 May 2011

what i wore/new hair

20th May 2011


Beatles dress - H&M (bought in a large size to act as a dress ha)
White shirt - M&S
Leather leggings - Top Shop
Skull scarf - Peacocks
Head band - Primark (i know D: I hate Primark but I love sunflowers!)
Peace necklace - seller from ebay
Rings - from a small stall in my hometown
Leopard print ballet pumps - Top Shop

and blue hair...

Yes, haha. Well, that wasn't supposed to happen! I really wanted to experiment with my hair and bought purple and blue. What I was hoping for was to mix purple and conditioner together to create a pastel colour, and then have bright blue tips, like dip dye. The pastel purple worked... at the roots! It didn't take to the rest of the hair and I don't know why haha
So I just put the blue on top of the parts that didn't dye from the purple and this is what happened.
I actually quite like it, it didn't come out too bad for a mistake! I have no idea what my granddad would say haha.

I have a lot of work to catch up on this weekend, so not having too much wild fun! I'm looking forward to the end of this academic year.

Do you guys have any plans for the weekend? xoDay 5

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


Here (:

Yesterday was my friend's birthday! We had pizza and watched movies and ate home made birthday cake! It was sooo yummy!

I need to show you guys my dress for the summer fashion show! It's just the tester though, we make it out of cheap fabric first, then fit it to the model, then alter it on the final fabric. It's hard work but when I saw it fitted on her, I was so excited and couldn't believe I made it! It's called The Bone Dress... oooo! I'll take a photo next week.

Also next week, I'll be getting the professional photos back from our photo shoot today. We had photographs taken of our Chinese Festival dresses on the dancers and photos with them. It was a long day today but I came home to my Bon Iver albums in the post! I had a few of their songs for ages on iTunes but I am a sucker for the physical thing. I love owning CD's.

Tomorrow I'm meeting up with friends for Nando's, an old, old friend for coffee and a long catch up and seeing my friends new home! So exciting (:

Any personal projects lately from you? xo

Friday, 13 May 2011

Chinese Festival

Remember the dress I told you about that we had to design and make from scratch in 4 weeks for a Chinese Festival!? Well, here it is!

Photo's by Claire Summers
Dance choreographed and performed by Catarina Lau

This is the finished dress in action! I'm so proud of the garment, we (me and Sophie) made it in 3 days! We worked really hard and were up so late finishing the details.
The fabric is cotton poplin and it's a gorgeous pastel blue colour with a tiny, pretty floral pattern in white. The tutu underneath is white and the bottom of the fabric we shaped into petals. We sewn the collar on the front (on purpose! FASHION! haha) for a structured piece.
The dance was beautiful! It was very contemporary and contrasted the dress.
I really, really enjoyed this project. It was an amazing learning curve for me and my friend Sophie. It was difficult but it was an amazing experience for future projects that may come my way.
Cat was lovely to work with and I hope she goes far with her beautiful dancing (:

Also, thank you to Jake who travelled an hour and half to see this with me then travel back another hour and half, despite being in a lot of pain with tooth ache and ulcers! Commitment or what!? haha I'm very grateful (:

I was going to post this in the week but my account has been down for ages! I haven't been able to post in days, it's been highly frustrating! Hope it won't go again. Is this happening to anybody else?

This weekend is busy! I'm dressing as Ramona Flowers (Jake as Scott Pilgrim) on saturday for Kayley's birthday party! haha and then I'm taking part in Race for Life on sunday! I can't wait, I love doing things like this! and I've always wanted to have a fancy dress partner!

I'm excited!

What are you doing this weekend? (:

Love every single one of you! xo

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Things I love | ASOS special!

Not going to lie, I have never been a huge fan of ASOS, but today, I've found some amazing things! (that I can't buy) :D
So here I give to you, my top 10 loves on ASOS at the moment; that you guys should totally buy ;)

I would love to wear this to a festival, the whole outfit in fact! Not just the waistcoat!

I'm a HUGE fan of crop tops.

THIS is so adorable! I love kitties!

My favourite colour is yellow! This is peeerfect!


I adore oversize clothing and this is just perfection with lace and white shoes!

The detail on this t-shirt is divine! I love the shape of the sleeves too!

This headband is so delicate and feminine. CUTE!

Animals are the cutest! Foxes kissing! *swoon!*

Socks and sandles are so sweet! (On women. Men... beware!)

Today has been very manic! I've been working flat out for about 9 hours with my partner trying to finish this costume for the Chinese Festival on saturday! I'm very nervous but so excited and can't wait to see our dress on stage! All of our hard work will be so worth it!

Are you guys and gals working on any projects at the moment?

Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow, good night! xo