Life has been a whirlwind recently! I thought i’d update you on some of the lovely things i’ve been keeping myself busy with.

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I’ve been making plenty of paper dresses (it’s got to the point where I never want to fold paper ever again)….

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How have you all been? And HAPPY OCTOBER!! 🙂

A Bientôt!

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Hi everyone.

First of all, I am so so sorry that I disappeared for a few days, I have been crazy busy with college work- I swear all of my deadlines are next week aah. Plus, I have an interview soon where they require 32 pieces of work along with your portfolio, so gah life has been hectic.

I thought I share with you some of the stuff that has been making my life so busy this week. Recently I have been focusing on studies of hands, and how they change with age. I’m the kind of person that is completely useless at painting, I love drawing and pen and ink is literally my favourite medium when it comes to art 🙂

Babies hands are really fun to draw, I adore their cute little chubby fingers and the little dimples on their knuckles.

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Babies hands are really fun to draw, I adore their cute little chubby fingers and the little dimples on their knuckles.

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I like drawing hands so that the lines of the palm can be seen too, because to be honest I suck at shading areas that dont have much detail, I work better when there are lines and folds to expand from.

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This is actually a transcription of Henry Moore’s “The Artist’s Hand III”. You should definitely take a look at the original because it is unbelievable and I honestly dont do it any justice here.

Haha ok, once again, so sorry that I disappeared, I hope it wont happen again too soon.

I’ll upload this weeks style inspiration tomorrow 😀

À bientôt!! ❤

Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist

Now, I’m sure you all know Scott Schuman, otherwise known as The Sartorialist

As a fashion photographer/ blogger, I have to say he is one of my biggest inspirations at the moment. His images are effortless, always capturing the individuality of the persons clothing, as well as managing to capture a hint of their personality and attitude too.

I bought one of his books a couple of months back, and it has literally lived on my desk ever since. I love every single one of the images, and along with Scott’s quirky stories behind the photographs it makes a lovely addition to any fashion lovers book collection- its something that you can dip into again and again.

So my lovelies, I thought I’d show you a few of my favourites.

And of course, Garance, Scott’s girlfriend, and my favourite blogger of all time:

Scott Schuman’s work is unbelievably gorgeous, and his blog is one of those places where you can spend hours before you get bored, so if you’ve never heard of him I sincerely suggest you check out The Sartorialist .

Check out Garance’s blog too, she is so great and I am totally jealous of her life. You will love her, honestly.

À bientôt!!

(wow, two posts in one night- i’m on a roll!)

Flowers

Today I thought I’d just share a few recent photos i’ve taken with you.

Literally everything i’m working on at college at the moment has something to do with flowers. I honestly dont even know why or how this has happened. I’m thinking maybe I just have this unconscious obsession with flowers that makes me include them in my ideas for everything haha!

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Black and white photography is kind of my baby at the moment, I really like the different effect you can get from a photo just by taking away the colour. I also prefer close macro shots compared to full length ones.

I have so so many images of flowers saved on my laptop, if anyone were to look at my files i’m pretty sure that they would assume I was a florist. Maybe I will share some more of the photo’s i’ve taken with you sooooon 🙂

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend~

À bientôt!!

Etsy Etsy Etsy

Ok, so anyone that knows me also knows that I am completely obsessed with Etsy.

I can spend hours on that website, and before you think wow Holly, stop it, then you might actually keep your money for a change- this is actually without buying a single thing (that is what I call willpower my friends). I just love looking at people’s creations, and all the handmade things on there makes it an extremely inspiring place to be.

So, today I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite sellers, and some things that I simply wish I could have.

First of all, we have Dan- Ah Kim‘s shop. Here we find a beautiful collection of illustrations available for sale, and I just love them. I am always extremely jealous of anyone that can draw illustrations, because any time I try to draw anything cartoon like, I always end up with a drawing that looks like something a 5 year old did. Sigh.

Anyway, my favourite ones at the moment are these, just because I love the colour, the style, everything.

Right, next I have something that no gadget obsessed girl can resist. Cute phone cases.

I have to admit, I have a huuuuuge weakness when it comes to phone cases, I’ve even got a section of one of the drawers in my bedroom dedicated to them!

Blossom in May  sells some of the most adorable sleeves out there, and they will custom make a case to fit the size of your phone. I purchased one of these cute things for my beloved samsung galaxy s2, and it fits a treat. Inside they even put a lovely velvety type fabric which is great because it actually cleans your phone screen as you slide it in and out of the case. Perfect ha!!! 🙂

And finally, I have found a seller that sells some of the cutest dresses i’ve seen on etsy. They are unbelievably lovely, and although they are well out of my price range, I always have fun looking at them and gaining inspiration and ideas for things I could add to my (overflowing) wardrobe.

Frances Baker sells handmade, eco friendly clothing that is, to me, extremely stylish. I’m someone that just cant resist girly dresses, and anything that looks even slightly vintage is perfect in my opinion.

I love the photo’s here too, natural poses and the sunny countryside make me beyond happy haha!

I could go on forever really, but I’ll leave here.

Are any of you obsessed with etsy, or am I alone in my weird ways?  I actually am planning on starting my very own etsy shop soon, so look forward to it haha!!!

À bientôt!!

The jewellery of Husam el Odeh

Today I have been doing some reading of a wonderful book I received for christmas, Fashion Jewellery: Catwalk and Couture by Maia Adams . Its a great book which explores many different jewellery designers and their work, and I definitely recommend that you check it out if you have a chance 🙂

Personally, I have always loved jewellery, sculptural or more conventional pieces- I find it all fascinating. I’m specialising in jewellery design in my sculpture class at college at the moment, and i’m loving every minute of it.

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So, whilst flicking through this book, I landed on a page of Husam el Odeh’s work, and it instantly captured my attention.

Odeh, originally from Germany, moved to London to study Fashion Jewellery at Middlesex university. His work focuses around “the re-imagining of everyday objects in relation to the human body”, and I think his pieces are stunning.

He has collaborated with other designers to create jewellery-like chain dresses, shoes, and recently has even started designing sunglasses. And the good news is if any of you wanted to get your hands on his jewellery, some pieces of his recent collections have been pretty affordable, ranging from £100-£800.

These photos are just a few examples of my favourite pieces of his work, but you should definitely take a look at his website, there are some really beautiful things on there. 🙂

Ok that’s it for today!

À bientôt!!