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Mustard and Green

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Steve Miller Band – The Joker
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Urban Outfitters mustard cardigan, vintage blouse, gifted my name necklace personalised necklace, handmade skirt, vintage belt, bag c/o Chicwish, Betts wedges 

Hi there! It’s been a while since i’ve posted.. four days to be exact :) Well what has changed? Well firstly, you may have realised that my blog header has just gone through a fabulous makeover. Do you like my new illustrated image? It’s by the lovely Ester who resides in Europe and is a fantastic artist. She offered to draw me a personalised header for my blog and i just had to give it a go. I gave her a few details, asking for scallop circles, leaves, birds and nature and pops of brown and she came back with this amazing piece of art, drawn with graphite and derwent pencils. How talented is she? Thankyou, Ester!
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Next! I’ve been getting a lot of emails/messages asking two very common questions. “Where’s that galaxy skirt from?” and “How did you do the levitation photos?” Ok! I am going to answer them here, in case i accidentally read an email or message and forget to click reply (for some reason i sometimes have a tendency to reply in my head and then forget to actually reply). Firstly, the galaxy skirt was from Romwe and it is unfortunately out of stock and not being restocked. However! Romwe does still have i believe maxi skirts (?), t-shirts and asymmetrical hemmed dresses with the same print, just search ‘star print’ in the search bar and they should pop up. In terms of how the levitation photos were taken, no i am not a contortionist, the photos were created via two photo layers. First you take a photo of the background with your tripod, then you put a stool/table/something to help you levitate into the frame and use it to create your pose. And then you pop them on your computer and layer them on top of each other and erase the stool to get your final image :) I learnt this online and it’s quite easy to do! If anyone does attempt it i’d love to see your shots!

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A few weeks ago i was contacted by Andrea of Betts Shoes with a lovely offer to participate in their ’5 Ways to Wear’ project. The idea was to show five different ways to style a shoe and i chose a beautiful cork platform wedge called Sunrise, new to the Spring/Summer ’11 collection to complete my project!

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It was indeed a challenge thinking up five outfits in one go to show all the looks but i definitely had tonnes of fun putting together the different looks. Being a Spring/Summer shoe, i did find it somewhat difficult to take the photos on a cold 14 degree day, hence the sock use :P I guess i feel sympathetic for models when they shoot swimwear shots in the middle of winter! Anyway you can see the feature up here on the Betts Blog. I’m actually a big fan of this shoe so when it really does become Spring, you may see me donning this pair a lot. They’re actually really comfy.
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My outfit from above is obviously one of the looks from my Betts feature, it’s one of my favourite ones and i hope you enjoy it too! I would just also like to say that semester two of university started yesterday and i am inundated with assignments already, mainly because topics are always released at the start of the semester and i feel like i should be getting started on them too. Also, i made a million handmade hair accessories over the break so you will be seeing those popping up soon on my Etsy!
Enjoy your week everyone, i think i’ve rambled on enough!