SHOWING LOVE FOR CAMBRIDGE

With such uncharacteristically gorgeous weather here in the UK over the past few days, (although as I write this I can see some angry clouds looming) I decided to go for a walk around my hometown, Cambridge, and take some photos. Whenever I’m in Cambridge I mainly head straight to Zara-H&M-Costa-Topshop-AllSaints-Boots-MAC and then probably head home (after one more peep in Zara, just one more) but this time I decided to actually stop and look around me.
I see these buildings all the time and yet I don’t actually see them. Cambridge is, in actual fact, a really beautiful place and I thought I would share some photos here.

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MY SPRING/SUMMER WISHLIST

Summer is here (although the grey clouds and low temperatures here in England suggest otherwise) which means it’s time to revamp our Winter wardrobes – If you live in most other countries you would’ve done this months ago, but this is the land where Spring and Autumn do not exist; the months simply seem to have no definition. Below are my top picks for Spring and Summer – I am absolutely loving the new collection from & Other Stories, I want every single piece!

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MEETING SUE KREITZMAN

I am currently studying Fashion Journalism at uni and we were recently given an assignment to make a 3-minute film on anything we wanted. A first this idea seemed daunting as it meant actually thinking of something to create the film on, being given such a broad subject can actually be harder than you first think… As a group, we decided to create our film around TV chef and artist Sue Kreitzman, who was also one of the stars from the hugely successful Channel 4 documentary “Fabulous Fashionistas”, whose colourful aesthetic and equally as bright personality made our film a joy to create. There is a link at the bottom of this post for you to view the film!

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We met Sue at her exhibition in Cult Mountain, Bethnal Green just before she was due to go back to New York, to talk to her about her life, her work and her philosophies. She is such a wonderful character and it is a joy to have worked with her. Below are photos from around the gallery, which is unfortunately no longer exhibiting Sue’s work.

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Here is the link to view the film, let us know what you think, we would love your feedback!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uhu37qalfghw79h/Group11_Sue.mov

MY INSTAWEEK

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Top row: [left] The Eiffel Tower, one of my most favourite photos ever! [middle] Saw this quote, made me laugh. Basically the story of my life. [right] My Dad’s birthday cake with sparklers, woo!
Middle row: [left] Doing uni work on the train home [middle] Saw Beyonce at The O2 Arena last week! She was unbelievably good [right] Because what’s a week on Instagram without a selfie?
Bottom row: [left] Saw this Chow Chow, it’s cute, I want it [middle] My pass for Blogger’s Fashion Week! [right] Spring has sprung in the UK!

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…

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So Christmas is almost upon us and with only 5 days to go until the 25th, it’s fair to say the world has gone cray cray for Christmas. I always love decorating the house for this time of year, we always go fairy light crazy! Just sitting here now in my dining room I can see three sets of fairy lights in different places, which I love. I can’t get enough fairy light action. Here are some festive decorations from around my house…

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The simplicity of fairy lights somehow bring me so much joy, simple pleasures satisfy a simple mind? (I hope not!) And if I had my way we’d have the house covered in white twinkles on the outside too, but I guess I’ll have to wait until I have my own place to live to satisfy that fairy light craving! Here, however, are a couple of Christmas decorations from houses in my area.

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I am jealous of anybody who has beautiful lights up outside their homes!

CALM AFTER THE STORM

With my whole day of lectures and seminar cancelled due to INSANE weather conditions, I decided to wander around the park in Epsom today with my new camera and my new cape (blog post coming later on that gem). Probably looked a bit like the kidnapper in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in all black errthang with a cape and a camera. But let’s not dwell on my suspiciously weirdo-like attire and focus on the main point of why I was strolling trekking through my local park. Because of the ridiculous and rather obnoxious storms of yesterday, I was unable to go out and take photos of the Autumnal scenery of Epsom. Okay, I’m making it sound a lot more fluffy that it is. It’s a park with some trees and a pond and ducks, K? K.

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ISABEL MARANT FOR H&M: SNEAK PREVIEW!

H&M have collaborated with many amazing figures in the fashion world over the past 8 or so years and their latest project is in conjunction with the style maven that is Isabel Marant. Everybody’s go-to girl for practical, stylish, Parisian-chic clothing has collaborated with H&M for a new collection due out in November and earlier this week H&M teased us all with a preview of the upcoming collection.

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What we will get from this collection is anyone’s guess but be sure that it’ll greatly reflect Marant’s style ethos from her runway collections. Wedged trainers? Tassle boots? Cropped moto leather trousers? Stylish knits? Who knows, but as H&M’s most anticipated collaboration yet, I certainly can’t wait to see what Ms Marant brings to the table with H&M! November 14th brings us the official launch of the line, with both womenswear AND menswear, along with shoes and accessories.

ELLE’S NEW LOOK

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I received my March 2013 issue of British ELLE and was pleasantly surprised by it’s new look! Usually when a magazine changes it’s format, I’m left feeling lost and uncomfortable, being the magazine obsessive that I am, I get comfortable with how the magazine flows. But this change took me by surprise at how accessible, fresh and now it is. Laden with #hashtags, this very 2013, very twitter/tumblr version of ELLE is an innovative way of presenting a magazine. Editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy explains in her editor’s letter:

We’ve made your favourite monthly more playful, more interactive and more relevant to your daily life. Are you ready for a fashion magazine as modern as this?

Taking the fashion magazine world into another dimention, ELLE is also the first magazine to scrap the editor’s letter and replece it with #Inspire, an interview with anyone worth being inspired by (this month is Emma Hill, creative director of Mulberry). This section will be where the interviewee dishes out their best tips and inspiring the ELLE readership into just about anything.

Arguably the most “now” magazine on the market in terms of social media usage, interaction with its readers and writing for “the people”, ELLE has truly stepped up its game in the publication industry, with bold fonts, its minimalist approach to layouts and sleek flow of the magazine, ELLE is definitely at the top of the game.

Did I mention I love it?