Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Photography, styling, make-up and hair: me :)
Model: Faye @ Oxygen Models
About: My first attempt at studio photography. To be honest I did not expect it to be so difficult. When you are doing literally EVERYTHING yourself there are so many things to think about - clothes, make-up, hair on top of trying to take half-decent photos! It was stressful to say the least and I have lost count of how many hours of pre and post I have invested into this.
Inspiration for this shoot came from the bingeing on season 1 of Mad Men, which I pretty much gobbled up in one sitting :)
As usual, comment both constructive and positive are welcome. I am still photoshop handicapped so it is all a bit of a stab in the dark. Anyway, hope you like them!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Things have been so hectic lately that all I wanted for the Easter long weekend is to hide out, hibernate and recharge somewhere relatively far away! Bath seemed to fit the bill so I recruited a like minded girlfriend of mine and off we went on a mini-getaway (hence the lack of posts - sorry!). I am feeling very proud of myself for being super healthy and kind to myself over the last couple of days (although I did slack off a bit and didn't get much editing done...uh-oh!)
Good things about Bath:
1. the really cute B&B places... it is all about the B&Bs here, don't even think about staying in a normal hotel! (we stayed at the Oldfields)
2. the Thermae spa - a rooftop pool full of mineral water that is really good for you and a great view of Bath (you can also add on massages and all sorts of extra treatments)
3. cheap and really great food. We enjoyed an amazing seafood dinner at Loch Fyne- oysters, wine, the works for about 30 quid each!
4. things to do apart from chilling in the spa, eating and sleeping - visiting the Fashion Museum. I especially enjoyed the Behind the Scenes exhibit.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
What's better on a Sunday afternoon than a high tea? A high tea in a secret tea room! After moody London weather messed up our plans of opening the picnicking season, S and I were desperately trying to come up with an equally as good of a plan B for a girlie Sunday afternoon. S came up with the idea of high tea at the Soho's Secret Tea Room. Neither of us had been there before so we weren't really sure what to expect but as usual Soho didn't disappoint.A bright, albeit a very intimate (and by intimate i mean tiny which is why you need to book in advance) sun filled room, accessed via a "secret" staircase behind the bar at what would appear to be your average corner pub, oozes shabby chic. The cutest mismatched vintage tea pots, fresh flowers on the tables and vintage looking embroided table cloths create a feeling of nostalgia with a little bit of 1940's romance. The hostess sporting some serious retro eyeliner and a vintage flowery dress, treated us to an afternoon of guiltful yumminess - homemade cupcakes, amazing strawberry lined sponge cake (both S and I kept having "just another tiny bit" until it was well and truly demolished)...Oh and of course I shall not forget the traditional scones (seriously how can you have an afternoon tea without scones?!) and cucumber sandwiches. The Secret selection of teas didn't disappoint either - after agonising over a tough choice between rose buds and jasmine pearl, I settled for jasmine pearl.. and absolutely loved it! Not going to lie, when I came out of there that afternoon my accent had become that tiny little bit more English ;)