Saturday, August 20, 2016

35mm film: the Easton Walled Gardens

On our way to Lincoln we made a quick stop to the Easton Walled Gardens. It has to be one of the prettiest places I've seen in the UK! It was so lovely to explore more of the countryside rather than a city. We made a post about this place recently but once we got our film pictures developed we had to share them. Taken on our Canon A1 with 35mm fujifilm, the pictures perfectly capture the serene beauty of the place.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Reasons why you should invest in a film camera

A few years ago, I decided to buy myself a film camera. At the time, I had been using my digital camera (a Sony Cybershot) for several years, but I was curious to see what it was like to shoot on film. I have to admit, one of the reasons I desired one was based purely on aesthetic, a film camera just looks cool, chic and above all different. It isn't solely an incredible piece of machinery, but an accessory that can complement any look.

Additionally, manual cameras have a very historical and personal feel to them. In this age of mass consumption, few things are made to last, however there are film cameras several decades old that are still fully functional today. Ask your parents and grandparents, and they just might have one somewhere! It's quite strange to think I'm using an objet of incredible engineering that is probably a lot older than myself. They are very sturdily built so it does weigh heavily that your average little camera. That being said, it will no doubt last a long time if you take care of it.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

3 days in London - shot on film

Neil's Yard, Covent Garden
Spending a few hours wandering around Covent Garden, an evening at the theater, a day meeting up old friends in Notting Hill & Carnaby Street and meeting fellow blogger Andini from Adventures of an anglophile. We had such a lovely time in London, and it definitely made me a lot less nervous about moving back in September. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

The floral blouse

As soon as I picked up this floral print blouse in Zara, I knew it would be mine. I wore it with some high-waisted black denim shorts from ASOS (tall section), giving me a bit of an adventure-ready vibe. The print is a little faded, a mix of yellow, pink and green tones- it sends me right back to my childhood, to the old fashioned wallpaper and sofas in my grandparent's house. It's a great blouse for a summer look. I also think it would make a perfect transitional piece into autumn, as it would look great paired with the classic black skinnies or a pleated skirt (I'm looking forward to ditching the almost-too-tight shorts for something more comfortable I must say).
I was hoping to shoot more outfit pictures during our time off in the summer, but we've been staying busy with our family and friends, and most of the time we just don't get the opportunity to run off and shoot some outfit pictures. We'll definitely get back on track within the next week or so though!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Red Dress

I bought this dress in Canada late last year. I had been away from home for over 4 months, and wanted to wear something special for Christmas Day. In the end I only wore the dress for an hour or so before changing into my onesie, to better accommodate the annual xmas food baby. 

There is something so timeless about a red dress. It's classy, stylish and a wardrobe staple piece. Remember the one Peggy Carter (played by the incredible Hayley Atwell) wore in Captain America The First Avenger? The woman in the red dress in The Matrix?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Visiting La Rochelle

La Rochelle
I always enjoy visiting La Rochelle and capturing it's charm on camera. Located in the south west area of France, it's a year-round tourist hot spot. It's always filled with people whenever I visit, living only an hour away I feel like I should visit more often. It's most famous for it's restaurants, you can eat at a different restaurant every night for a year! That being said, I've only ever been to two of them, one of them is an incredible Thai restaurant in the heart of the town.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

The v-neck body suit

You always feel your most confident self when you're wearing something physically comfortable and something you feel great in. However, sometimes you have to suffer for fashion and deal with the pain of walking in uncomfortable heels or tops that are so tight under the arms you just grit your teeth and fight the urge to rip your top off. For today's outfit, I had to re-adjust the front of the top before every. single. picture. 

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