Sunday, 4 December 2016

God's Own Junkyard

On Friday the 18th we met up with the lovely Andini at God's Own Junkyard, a small warehouse filled with hundreds of vintage neon lights located in Walthamstow. Hanging on the walls, from the ceiling or even piled up in a corner, every inch of the quirky place is covered in lights. As you can imagine, it is a very aesthetically pleasing place to be! Each neon sign differs in shape, size and color, together creating a mesmerizing atmosphere which is both enticing & dreamlike, as if you were in a film. There are also numerous film props throughout, including a tea pot from Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland!


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Brick Wall

It's been a while since we put both our outfits in a single post! The reason we haven't been doing it so much recently is to ensure that have enough content to post on a regular basis! I've been saying this forever now but I promise we will start using a tripod so we're both in the frame. 
After wandering around the neighborhood for a new quiet backdrop, we decided on this brick wall. It's one of the things I love the most about London, the old brick houses & buildings that have so much character.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Palm house - Kew Gardens

Eloise, Summer and I recently visited the magical Kew Gardens. Situated in West London, the Botanical Gardens park is easily accessible by tube, and well worth a visit. The park itself is huge: we only managed to cover half of it during our time there, well worth the £8 entry fee. We spent hours exploring the Gardens, the different conservatories and attractions, the hidden paths and isolated gardens overflowing with a huge variety of trees, plants and flowers. 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Houndstooth Print Culottes

 Blogging in November is challenging. Here I stand, wearing a sheer blouse, the cold brisk air numbing my fingers and nose, the only thought running through my head is how much I'm going to enjoy that cup of tea once we've finished! I only wore this outfit for the shoot and haven't been out in it properly yet, but luckily I have a few ideas of how to layer the different pieces to fight the cold. Tights under the culottes, socks over the tights, a long sleeve top or thin jumper beneath the blouse. 

Winter wardrobes tend to be of a darker color palette. Blacks and grays usually dominate mine, however this year I've added a few lighter colors to brighten up the gloomy days. Mustard colored blouses, burgundy jumpers and dusty pink bodysuits (not to mention cute bright fluffy socks, life's too short for plain ones). 


Monday, 21 November 2016

Thoughts on Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

On the 18th of November, we spontaneously went to see Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them at the Odeon in Leicester Square. We didn't expect to get tickets at the very cinema it premiered at, let alone on the opening day! I'm a *huge* Harry Potter fan, like most of my generation I grew up with the Wizarding World: it shaped my childhood and even my teenage years. Since the last Harry Potter book & final film, I have visited the Warner Bros Studio Tour on numerous occasions, and was even lucky enough to visit the incredible Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Needless to say it's still a huge part of my life, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Fantastic Beasts is more than a film about incredible creatures and magic. The main topic of the film is that of acceptance. Accepting who you are, who your friends are. Embracing it. Being kind to one another, friends, strangers and no-majs alike. It's a commentary on social & political issues that easily mirror our own. Most importantly, it's about tolerance, bigotry and fear which are the very foundation of the story.


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Waterlily House in Kew Gardens

Every now and then, we come across a place that is so beautiful & peaceful that a for a short while our minds simply switch off, so we can fully appreciate the beauty surrounding us. Places that appear to have come from Narnia or a fantasy world so distant we can barely believe it's real. 
After a politically eventful year full of fear and uncertainty, it's nice to know there are places like this that exist, untainted by the viscous hatred that continues to bury it's claws in our world.  Places where all people are welcome, where we can come together and admire earths beauty & wonders.


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The green biker jacket

Well this has been a god awful year hasn't it?! I tend to avoid discussing any political issues on here, sticking instead to twitter or Instagram- but when something so huge (and disturbing) happens which will no doubt affect countries worldwide I don't like to stay silent. As the future leaders of our countries we have to get involved and educate ourselves, otherwise we'll never move forward. For all those at risk in America (women, immigrants, LGBTQ+ community, disabled people, people of colour, Muslims) I hope you stay safe, that you know this dangerous ideology will never win. I felt the need to share this on here as I know I have American readers, they have to know that we (I think I speak for the huge majority of the young people in the UK and Europe here) do not share the horrific ideals of a fascist, racist and misogynistic pig. 
As useless at it seems, we have to get back on with our lives and focus what we can do, being good and kind to others, fighting for what is right and continuing to do what we love and enjoy.

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