Wednesday, 30 September 2015

One second summer

So this summer I decided to undertake the, surprisingly hard, challenge of taking a one second snapshot of every single one of my days. I wanted to do it because at the start of the summer I was looking ahead to three months of working a full time job in a fast food restaurant with no holidays abroad or exciting trips planned, however I knew that there would be plenty of days where I had a great time. I wanted to remember these moments. Now the actual practicalities of filming just a second of each day is what I found hard, often the activity for the day had ended and everyone left before I even thought to take out my phone to capture it (maybe shows I was actually having an amazing time as I wasn't thinking about my phone). Some days I did enough to capture 5 or 6 different exciting seconds whilst other days I came home from work and ate chocolate in my pyjamas for a couple of hours (hardly video worthy). For these reasons there are a few days in the video that are skipped over as I didn't have a video but I love this video despite that because watching it back it really does show me that it is the little moments that count: the great bath bomb, the laughter whilst playing board games with your friends or the smell of your dad's incredible cooking (soppy alert!). 
I think I might try to start this project again in January and try to capture every single day of 2016 because that would be an awesome memory to keep and who am I kidding I'm a sucker for a memory project (I'm looking at you half finished scrapbooks - we'll see if I can finish this project).

Note: Yes July 5th is a clip of me watching Jayden and Willow Smith at Wireless Festival and yes they were honestly incredible.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

University details: Year two

details: duvet cover & centre cushion from dunelm mill, animal cushions were presents.

I did a post similar to this one last year where I showed you some details from my halls accommodation, well second year has now started and so I've moved into a house with three of my friends. My room is 100% complete yet because I still need a trip to Ikea to get a bedside lamp and some makeup storage but I'm really happy with how it looks at the moment.
Obviously the most exciting part is that for the first time in my life I have a double bed (perfect for falling asleep with my laptop open next to me). I loved the idea of having a grey/mustard yellow theme to my room even though it clashes somewhat with the awful cream/off white walls. I also have the cosiest grey throw at the end of my bed but the room is too small to capture the entire bed.
I also love waking up and seeing this motivational poster on the wall (see above), I would have liked something that matched my bedspread more but it was the only poster I could find that I liked and I just needed to cover the dirty wall marks (really selling student houses to you aren't I).
Overall I think my room has turned out as well as it could have bearing in mind I'm renting a cheap student housing. I really can't wait until I can decorate my own house!

details: candle from primark, serum from kiehls, books are animal farm and N-W.
details: photo strip from urban outfitters, photobooth pictures taken in mesmerist and snooper's paradise.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Bridging the seasons

wearing: dress from new look, cardigan from h&m, hat from miss selfridge, bag from lanzarote.
 The first week or so of September has been somewhat of an Indian summer with temperatures I can get my legs out to. However, I think this has been simply a small make up for a August in which I strolled out of the house with bare legs precisely once and even that outfit was accessorised with a waterproof coat. I took the opportunity of warm-ish weather to wear a this swing dress from New Look (mainly because I know within two weeks I will have to be whipping the tights out to utilise the dress- Britain eh). I love the shape of the dress, especially the mock neckline which seems to be ever increasingly creeping into my A/W15 wardrobe (they just go with everything) so I know I will be getting my money's worth.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

It's sweater weather

wearing: jumper from sainsburys, jeans from topshop, hat from miss selfridge, boots from river island, backpack from lanzarote.
Extremely rainy day = photoshoot in a multi-storey carpark right? August had some of the worst weather for a while so this summer I barely made in into my skirts and shorts and August was all about jumpers (a sad fact about English weather). Having said this though I'm so excited for autumn this year because turtlenecks and mustard yellow and pussybow blouses.
The carpark surprisingly made for a rather good location although we did have to avoid cars driving around the system (fashion is danger though huh?). I'm trying to get a few shoots in with my sister before she goes on a late summer holiday and I go back to Brighton in the next few weeks because having a photographer makes for much easier/better shoots.