Monday, 31 December 2012

Hydrangea Heels

Well technically hydrangea wedges, but aren't they pretty? I was looking for a pair of light or nude shoes to wear with summer dresses but when I saw these I stopped looking. Never thought I would choose a coloured pair but these are actually very versatile.

I love hydrangeas, they're like an entire bouquet in a single bloom. When I was a child they made the perfect pretend wedding bouquets. I've found many people don't like them because they seem too "granny",  I think they're gorgeous.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Rose Tinted Double Exposures

These are some double exposure photographs that I produced for Rose Magazine with my lovely model Rebecca (who has gorgeous natural red hair which I am so envious of). I'm really pleased with how they turned out which is partly due to the fact we managed to capture brilliant afternoon sunshine. This added a romantic and dreamy atmosphere to the images making Rebecca look very angelic with a backlit glow. The styling  was a combination of both our wardrobes. We ended up using black & white patterned garments which added more interest without being too busy.

I titled the spread "transparent memories" and it is about beautiful yet fleeting moments in time. In a way the flowers convey this idea, as I always see them as a metaphor for life. Being something so precious yet transient,.reminding us that each second must be treasured and appreciated for it's beauty.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Madame Lolina

I just adore these illustrations from Madame Lolina. She is inspired by celebrities but transforms them through drawing to suit her personal style. I like the soft pastel effect of her work and how they include peonies and birds (two of my favourite things).

Pushing Daisies

I've just finished watching my favourite television show ever for the 3rd time (at least). It's a pity that Pushing Daisies only lasted two seasons before a writer's strike forced it's end. It is such a quirky, fun-filled show about a pie maker who can wake the dead, but only for one minute or  something else in proximity has to die. Using this skill he helps solve murders with inspector Emerson Cod and one day he discovers his childhood sweetheart which adds a darling love story to the show.
Charlotte Charles a.k.a. Chuck plays an amazing leading lady and I must confess I have a style crush on this character and all her brightly coloured 50's and 60's inspired clothing. Makes me wish I suited wearing vibrant yellows, reds and greens, Although I have a very similar red lace dress as pictured in the cover of season 2 (the final image), only my dress doesn't have an a-line skirt but is more fitted with a pencil shape.
Also Kristen Chenoweth's character is called Olive Snook which is the name of my late grandmother. There really isn't anything else like this show created by Brian Fuller, if you haven't seen it already it's a must watch.