"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different".. Coco Chanel. I shall live and die by this quote. Be who you want to be, not who someone wants you to be, it honestly is the difference between being happy and not. I aim to blog about fashion and all that surrounds it.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Far from Fashion..

They say dogs have become a fashion statement, whether its guys with a pup to get the attention of the ladies or if it is the ladies themselves with a little pup in a Louis Vuitton bag over the crook of her arm.. However, this isn't that..

Last week a friend asked me a favour, to capture her dogs and their little brothers for christmas canvas' as presents... before thinking into this further I said yes, to be fair, they are pretty cute, they being Louis, Oscar, Alfie and Buddy. For starters I was working with stars, Louis and Oscar inspired their owner to open a tearooms along side her salon in my local home town (Spa Cottage and Louis and Oscars, Billericay) So yesterday I set to the challenge and quickly it came to my why the saying 'never to work with animals or children' is so widely spread. 

As adorable little fluff balls they are, they are so energetic and self determined. We did two shoots due to the boys loosing concentration, but the end result we managed to shoot a good few frames, which in turn Ruth was more than happy. Here's a couple to have a look at.. Enjoy 



Brothers, Alfie & Buddy


Louis, Oscar & Buddy

Cute really.....

B x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Westfields Windows..

Finally I made it down to Westfields at Stratford during my reading week back home. I combined by trip to london with a visit to the V&A Postmodernism exhibition (review to come at a later date!), lunch in a little family run Italian and finally the pitstop to Westfield's itself.  First of all, What a longggg day!

After buying 3 books at the V&A, carrying them for several hours first the first problem, combine that with trying to shop, general half term busyness and then rush hour. It was a rather stressful afternoon.

Anyway, once me and my mum got to Westfields itself, it just got busier.. However, it is huge! As expected. We only spent a little time there due to the lateness in the day and getting home again, however whilst wandering around and taking in the surroundings we came across a magnificent smoothy bar, yum! I cannot remember, for the life of me, what it was called but it was heaving! It was on the 1st floor, roughly in the middle, outside La senza! So that was a refreshing bonus as by this time I needed hydrating to be able to full power shop!

Whilst glancing around the shopping centre I noticed that on the Ground floor that there were several display windows that were hugely lavish. Whether it was huge ten foot masks or a teaparty styled window with mannequins they were beautiful. I didnt manage to get photo's of them all due to the huge swarms of people buzzing past but they were worth a trip to see on there own!!!!


Till next time, 

B x

Monday, 17 October 2011

Mid season

The weathers getting gloomy down on the south coast and it tickled my fancy when I received yet another email announcing, for the 3rd time, that River Island have started their midseason sale. I finally broke under pressure, several times I have looked and tore myself away but over the last few days I managed to establish 3 items that I very much could NOT live without. I don't think I did too bad considering, a blouse, skirt and a jacket all for £65, see below.

It isn't very often you can buy that many things for such good prices... so I keep reassuring myself.

Now I just have to wait for them to come to fill you in on if they really were worth it...
Silly comment, of course they we're worth it!!! 

B x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Sky high Shoulders

Its obvious whats soon to be dominating the scene this season... shoulder power is back, but not quite in the 80's original flare still off towers of padding.  This time, it is to be fair, a little more exaggerated... Just the way we love it.

And to make this even more amazing, my most favourite man has gone and stormed the show with these shoulder stoppers, Mr. Christian Louboutin has gone from spikey soles to shoulders all in one season.
With several styles popping up here and there, it isn't easy to miss out on the beauty of these bags. Another true style of Louboutin, ever outlandish and faithful to his passion. Keep keen and watch out..

B x