Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Wednesday's Playlist


WEDNESDAY'S PLAYLIST 


Man of War - Radiohead

Blue Boy - Mac DeMarco 

Exit Music (for a film) - Radiohead

Hope There's Someone - Antony & The Johnsons 

I'm Outta Time - Oasis


I've recently got back from my lil Scottish road trip and I shall be doing a blog post soon - it was awesome and I'm already planning another Scottish adventure, stay tuned!



Friday, 12 May 2017

Why I stopped caring



WHY I STOPPED CARING

Now, I don't mean why I stopped caring about things that matter like my health, university and my mental wellbeing, don't get me wrong I have before stopped caring about those things, but this is not one of those posts.
I want to talk about why I stopped caring about the things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things. 
If you don't know me I am probably one of those people who is at times quite embarrassing to be around in public. I acknowledge this fact, and do you know what, I'm not embarrassed about it. Sometimes I make inappropriate noises by accident, laugh too loud, wear strange things or just generally act like a total weirdo. I used to care a lot about what people thought it me, it was bloody exhausting and damn right crippling, and it meant that I was never myself. I think you have to go through these stages in your life to realise and understand the refreshing feeling of not giving a damn. Something I laugh to myself when I see people staring and sniggering at my outfit, it's funny seeing people caring way too much about other people than their own lives. 
I think my attitude towards not caring what people think has led me to where I am right now, the most free I have ever felt in my entire life. I don't change myself for people, I don't hold back my personality and don't dwell on other people's opinions as much. 
When I first started this blog about three years ago now (since starting it I have had a complete change and deleted all of my old posts) when doing posts about what I was wearing I used to feel so embarrassed about posing in front of the camera and this was just me in my back garden. Now I shoot my outfits in public with people watching and not giving a damn, because do you know what, I really love fashion, and yes there's a reason I'm taking a photograph of this outfit, it's because I like it and want to share it with others! 
Don't get me wrong on off days I still get nervous about posing in front of a cute door in the middle of a busy street and I know I cannot model for shit and need to stop with the gormless faces but I'm not going to let that stop me from doing what I enjoy.
I would really love to start doing some more posts about, confidence issues, mental health etc. as I think it is so important to talk about, even if no one ever reads it, I find it therapeutic to let out my thoughts and experiences - so stay tuned for more posts like this!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Trip to Berlin


BERLIN

Back in February I visited Berlin with my uni. It was a super fun trip so thought I would share a few things that we did whilst we were there!


DAY ONE:

The first day was a leisurely one, checking out Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate at night.




DAY TWO:

Day two we started off by visiting the Lomography Store, a must see for all photography nerds. We also found our first of many of the Photo-automats that are dotted around the city, so definitely keep an eye out for these! The only colour one in the city is located in East Berlin, by the East Side Gallery, I would recommend scouting out this one!
Later that day we visited Museum Island, the architecture of all of these buildings is incredible, however the galleries weren't my cup of tea, as I much prefer looking at modern art. We got a pass to go in each of the museums there, although I didn't like the art, I did enjoy looking in the extravagant buildings! For lunch nearby I tried my very first Currywurst for lunch, it's a must to try when visiting Berlin!




We then visited an area of Berlin called, Nikolaiviertel. It is really pretty, with lots of pastel coloured buildings and a few little cute shops. It looks as though it has been like this for centuries, however during WW2, its preserved areas were destroyed, and this historical area was re-built and restored to it's historical appearance!










Nikolaiviertel is located very close to Alexanderplatz, which is where we went to next to go up the Radisson Park Inn Hotel. Possibly the best 4 Euros I spent whilst I was in Berlin. So, instead of paying a lot more to go up the TV tower in Berlin, the Park Inn Hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Berlin and allows you to see all over city, WITH the TV tower in the skyline! 






That evening we decided to check out East Berlin's night life. We started at Barbie Deinhoffs, I would highly recommend, the atmosphere in there is great, it's a proper grungy place so if quiet cocktails and being in a smoking free zone is more for you, probably avoid this awesome little bar! After that we ate in Que Pasa, a Mexican restaurant minutes away from Deinhoffs. The food was amazing, and the cocktails were incredibly cheap and really big! We finished the night in Monster Ronson's Ichiban Karaoke Bar, it was really fun, a group of us just booked out a karaoke booth and sung the night away!
I challenge you all to get a Photo Booth photograph whilst drunk, the results had us laughing on the street corner for what felt like hours!




DAY THREE:

Day three, we visited the Museum of Photography, for all you photography nerds out there, I would recommend this place, especially if you are a Helmut Newton fan, there is an amazing permanent collection there.



For lunch we went to Rosenburger, in the Brunnenstra├če district. Incredible burgers and really cheap too! This area is also worth a look around, with lots of really lovely shops 
and a few vintage places!







Another one for the photography nerd, Foto Impex, is a film photography shop, stocking all of your analogue needs, with a great selection of film!
We then went to go and visit the East Side Gallery, the longest section of the Berlin Wall. I found it very eerie to walk along, and would recommend visiting whilst in Berlin. If you're not all to familiar with the history behind it, I would recommend reading up before you go!
At night we went up inside the Reichstag. It is free but you have to book on the morning you want to visit, as you need tickets to enter. 



DAY FOUR: 

On the last day we visited the Memorial to the murdered Jews in Europe and the Hamburger-Bahnhof museum containing modern art as we didn't have too long on our last day we didn't want to cram too much in!


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Howard Moon.





HOWARD MOON.

I call this my Howard Moon outfit as my friend always says I remind her of him when I wear it. I don't mind that though, I'm totally embracing the fact that he is a style icon. 
It's kind of been my go to comfy outfit that I know will keep me warm over winter, layering is the way to go I have found out. I never used to be one for layering clothes, but this winter I have really got into it!
I'm hoping to do my next post on Berlin, which is where this outfit is shot, stay tuned for what I got up to on my Berlin trip!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A lil catch up


A LIL CATCH UP

I'm feeling like a little catch up is in order as over the last few weeks I have been mega busy and yet again  have neglected blogging! 
Our exhibition went down amazing, so many people came to our opening night and I'm just super proud of our little group for putting on a cracking show! Now that that is out of the way I am now working towards making a hand made book as part of my uni course, which I am really excited about and may even do a tutorial blog post if things don't get too hectic again!
Since I last blogged I have been to some exciting places that I would love to share, including my trip to Berlin, so once I am back in the swing of things I am going to start putting out blog posts about my wee travels!
One final little update, I have started to make summer travel plans and this year I am going on a Scottish road trip, I am ridiculously excited as during our trip we are going to be staying in a woodland hut in the middle of the Cairngorms! If anyone has any recommendations for that particular area please do let me know, we would love to explore as much as possible! 


Friday, 10 February 2017

Day trip in Lacock, Wiltshire




DAY TRIP IN LACOCK, WILTSHIRE

A couple of weeks ago I went to go and stay with friends in Wiltshire. Whilst we were there we went to a little National Trust Village called, Lacock. It is such a gorgeous little place, with plenty of cute little shops and places to stay and eat. The weather was perfect when we visited, so lovely and bright and sunny. Also there is Lacock Abbey, where they filmed some Harry Potter scenes, however we didn't visit there this time. I plan to get a National Trust pass and visit lots of different places, so I'm waiting till then to visit! 
For all of you fellow photography nerds out there, Lacock is also where William Henry Fox-Talbot lived and created the very first photographic negative of his home in Lacock Abbey!
Don't take my word for how beautiful it is though, go and discover it for yourself, apparently in the summer all of the residents there have homemade produce stalls, so I would love to go back in the summer!



















Friday, 3 February 2017

Always in colour.




ALWAYS IN COLOUR

Hello everyone! Here's an outfit shot in Lacock, Wiltshire. 
I'm going to put up a blog post soon on visiting Wilshire and Bath. 
I am so in love with these dungarees I got for Christmas, they are ridiculously comfy and just so easy to just throw and go! 
In other news me and a group of students are putting on a Photography exhibition at The Photo Parlour in Nottingham from the 13th-18th February. It's pretty exciting but I'm a little bit stressed about getting everything done in time! Anyone who lives near Nottingham and would like to come along we have an opening night on the 13th with free drinks!