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 BientĂ´t!

We’re all quite mad here, you’ll fit right in

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Is it normal for an 18 year old girl to have an Alice in Wonderland tea party on her own? Because that’s what I did yesterday. And it was great fun.

Ok, so I did actually have a reason for carrying all of this stuff into the woods- mainly for my photography exam next week (see this is how unorganised I am- my exam is next week and I only just started taking photos oops), but I thought I’d share some of the unedited original images with you before I completely ruin them next week with my appalling photoshop skills. Haha!

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To be honest I did get a few weird looks from dog walkers. And that was probably wasn’t just down to the fact that I was taking pictures of cake, but because to get into the mindset of the mad hatter, I thought it would be a fantastic idea to walk around the woods wearing a top hat. I definitely think they should come into fashion- I would totally jump on that trend, haha!

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I went back to the woods again today, and looked equally as insane, but it’s ok. The pictures from today’s adventure will be up very soon!

Ahh it feels good to be back! 🙂

À bientôt!!

Outfit of the day

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(Sorry if this post sounds insane, I spent all day doing photography coursework and I think my brain has melted)

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I feel like i’m neglecting you and i’m sorry. So here is a quick little outfit of the day post so you don’t all forget that I exist.

Recently I’ve started dressing in long skirts- which is pretty rare for me- I dont really own many long skirts (and I feel kind of like I look like a mad cat lady, but oh well it’s always fun to be original!)

So, I went to the woods the other day to hang all of my jewellery in a tree (please just don’t ask), and I felt like it would be the perfect opportunity to take some outfit photos.

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Are you all having a great weekend? I look forward to catching up on all of your blog posts really soon ❤

À bientôt!!

 

Winter Wonderland

So, seeming as college was cancelled yesterday I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to go for a walk and take some pictures of the snow!

In an attempt to keep warm I wore a wooly jumper along with this adorable duck print skirt I bought last week, tights and long woollen socks (and I obviously topped this all off with a coat because I get cold so so easily.) And of course my beloved Hunter Wellies, I love them so much, I literally wear them at any chance I can get haha!IMG_3714 copy IMG_3725 copy IMG_3720 copy IMG_3731

I walked over to the woods, (I spend a lot of my time just walking through the woods, seriously, its like a strange hobby that I have), and I was greeted with the prettiest sights, trees just look so nice in the snow.

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This lake was frozen, and the ducks were walking across it, it was literally the funniest thing I have ever seen, I just stood there laughing to myself (I must have looked insane).IMG_3790IMG_3791 IMG_3792 IMG_3794 IMG_3796

 

Today pretty much all the snow has melted, and everything is back to normal, booo.

I love the snow, everything looks prettier covered with it 😀

Do you guys like winter?

À bientôt!!

Paris

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I thought i’d write a post about my ~kind of~ recent (if you can call October recent) visit to Paris.

So, I was lucky enough to get the chance to spend my eighteenth birthday in Paris. It was a part of France that I had never visited before, and I have always been beyond fascinated with capital cities (although dont get me wrong, I absolutely love the loire valley, where I have spent most of my time in France, but paris is completely different.)

I arrived in Paris late on the day before my birthday after a unnecessarily long journey (can I just say ferries are such a waste of time, planes are the best invention ever). We stayed in a hotel in the business district of Paris- La Defence- and the hotel was fabulous. My room overlooked the River Seine, I could see the Eiffel Tower lit up in the distance and I had wifi in my room- an obvious necessity 😉

Lets just say i could of quite happily lived in that room forever.

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On the morning of my birthday I woke up to this fantastic view. I couldn’t of been any happier- I’m pretty sure I just spent half an hour just drinking tea and staring out of the window.

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After a perfect breakfast of croissants and pain au chocolat (aka the best inventions ever), we left to have the cheesiest touristy day ever- sightseeing. I usually hate anything touristy and prefer to discover places on my own, but my parents had booked a guided tour of Paris and this was actually totally fun- we went to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and ended with a cruise down the River Seine.

The river cruise was great, because it meant we got to see a lot of the beautiful architecture that makes Paris so special. And it gave me a chance to take a lot of photos.

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After the tour was over, it was time to explore some of Paris’s famous shops and cafe’s. Basically my favourite hobby haha!

First of all we visited a famous department store called Galeries Lafayette. It was huuuuge, there were 7 floors and to look at everything would probably take you all day, at least. But inside it was beautiful. In the cosmetics department, there was a dome ceiling which was decorated and surrounded by colourful balconies looking out from the other levels of the store.

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It was pretty I think all shops should look like that to be honest. If you went to the roof of this store, there was a balconied area that gave an amazing view of the Paris skyline. People were sitting up there on armchairs, drinking champagne and socialising, the perfect life haha!

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A nice part about Paris is that you can see the eiffel tower from almost anywhere in the city. It just made me really happy hah 🙂

The rest of the day was just wandering around Paris. We went for coffee in a cute little cafe, which was lovely, even though it rained pretty much all day.In the evening we visited the Latin quarter to go to a (very small) restaurant. Hands down this was the most atmospheric, lively restaurant i have ever been to.
There was a set menu (very french, onion soup for starters, followed by beef bourguignon, a cheese board and then apple tart for dessert) with unlimited wine included in the cost. Oh and champagne. Ha. Not only was the meal lovely, but there was an accordion and a guitar player walking up and down the restaurant all evening, interacting with the guests. They were hilarious.

The restaurant owners somehow found out it was my birthday, and got the accordion and guitar players to sing happy birthday to me (which the whole restaurant joined in with) AND they brought me cake and (more) champagne. It just made the evening even more unforgettable.

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Paris by night is so beautiful, being know as the city of light, you are in for a real treat when the sun goes down. I really recommend just wandering around with a camera after night fall, you wont regret it.

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(Sorry this photo isn’t exactly sharp, blame the wine haha)

So, the next day I just spent the day wandering around and taking photographs. The best way to explore Paris quickly is to buy a carnet for the metro- meaning you get 10 metro tickets for €12. A few highlights from the day include Nutella Crepes (oh my god the best things ever invented, I would literally marry one if I could), and a trip to the famous Louvre art gallery. Plus a huuuge bonus was that it was much sunnier than the previous day, meaning that we took a lovely walk through the park near the Louvre (most adorable place I have visited in my life).

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Oh, in the evening we went to Montmartre to see the artists. It was so inspiring, I literally was so shocked (and completley jealous) at their ability to draw such realistic drawings of people in less than 10 minutes, just wow. We also went inside the famous cathedral and I (sneakily) took a couple of photos, because it really was unbelievably stunning. We got the chance to see and hear the nuns that live in the cathedral singing too.

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I really had the time of my life, and I am completely and utterly in love with Paris now. If you get the chance, visit- I promise it will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Sorry it took me forever to write this post, and sorry it is so long!

It has snowed about 1cm outside, so obviously there is complete chaos across the country, and college is cancelled tomorrow because england literally just cant cope with the snow. Not that i’m sad about college being cancelled of course! 🙂

I hope you had a good weekend~

À bientôt!!

Nick Knight

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Ok, so it’s insane how much I love this photographer. What’s even more shocking is the fact that my photography teacher initially introduced me to his work, a man who usually suggests really boring photographers that I just cant get excited about no matter how hard I try.

Nick Knight is a British Fashion photographer, and his work is really outstanding. He has shot both editorial and advertising projects for clients including Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, LancĂ´me, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, Swarovski and Yves Saint Laurent. He is also well known for directing Lady Gaga’s music video ‘Born this way’. (And he has the coolest name ever, you cant say that you dont agree ha).

The compositions are fabulous, the dresses are fabulous, I just really love everything about these photos.

You should definitely check out his website  where there are hundreds of examples of his beautiful work- including some non fashion pieces!

Until tomorrow,

À bientôt!!

(I have no idea what happened here I obviously just forgot to press publish last night wow i’m an idiot pfft)