26 February 2012

Pewter heels

This outfit was worn for drinks in one of our local pubs. I re-discovered these shoes and had forgotton how much I like them. I think they work well with the olive green.

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Top - Zara
Trousers - Forever 21
Heels - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bag - Vintage
Necklaces - From Uruguay, Tiffany's, Random stall

24 February 2012

Snapshots


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Chinese New Year
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Sun setting at the races
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New favourite biscuits
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Pastel tulips from Matt
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Eggs benedict

22 February 2012

Silversmithing at school

I finally got around to posting about my course. I haven't been in a classroom for longer than I care to remember but last September I started at evening school. I enrolled over the summer and have started learning Silversmithing and jewellery design. Its something i've wanted to do for quite a while now.

I had no previous experience so I'm starting with the very basics. My first few weeks included sketching a design of the first piece I wanted to make and creating a prototype made in copper first which works in the same way as silver. The equipment is the trickiest to master, some rather scary burners and drill machines but they're also the most fun too!


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Here's my first piece, it started off as a sketch and a few strands of wire.....


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Slightly more progressed
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All polished up and curved, and finally, after I had it silver plated.

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My second piece was a dainty hammered ring.

I bought some solid silver and this is how the final piece came out - i'm really pleased with this. I have also made a matching ring for my little finger. I love the skinny plain band and am planning to make several with different textures for stacking.
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I also made these knotted large studs which I love.
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Next up is a neck piece.

I'm really enjoying the course, we can make whatever we like, it's actually quite relaxing switching off from the norm for a few hours and getting on with making a piece that you'll hopefully wear and love. The people are so friendly too. I might post a few more photos of finished pieces if you're interested?

It's also got me interested in other types of evening courses which I may look into in a few months. Do any of you go to an evening class

20 February 2012

Navy geek

At the weekend we popped out for a coffee with friends. I opted for my warm thick navy knit and wedges.

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Jumper - Gap
Shirt - H&M
Shorts - A&F
Shoes - Emma Cook X Topshop

18 February 2012

Buddies Diner

If ever you find yourself in the market town of Northampton be sure to book into Buddies Original Diner for lunch or dinner. They serve the biggest burger menu I have ever seen and the diner accessories are just brilliant! I took my friend there for a belated birthday meal and catch up and took a few pictures whilst there.


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Outside decor
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Jam packed walls

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Signposts

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Menu is huge

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This is a small portion!

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Pouring cheese sauce is a must

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Every inch is covered in nik naks and souvenirs

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Traditional red booths

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American signs

16 February 2012

Oatmeal knit

This is the outfit I wore to the Harvey Nichols S/S 12 preview event. It was a bitterly cold day and the moment I stepped outside it started snowing. I was glad i'd layered up.

This oatmeal cashmere cardigan i've had for a few years and gets worn alot especially to work. I haven't worn the shorts since the summer and I wanted to get some more wear out of them, the oatmeal tights were the right shade for me to wear underneath.

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Cardigan - Zara
Blouse - Topshop
Shorts - River Island
Tights - H and M
Boots - TK Maxx
Bag - Mullberry
Scarf - Alexander McQueen

14 February 2012

Harvey Nichols Spring Summer Preview pt 2

For second part of the Harvey Nichols store we were given free run around the store to take photos and try out a few treatments at the beauty counters.

Here are a few pieces that caught my eye.

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Flouro Cambridge satchels

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Phillip Armstrong skater dresses

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Butter soft Just Cavalli leather jacket

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Those red soled Louboutains

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Pastel haired ponies

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Mullberry clutches

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Heritage Bayswater satchels

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Sass and Bide

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Benefit eyes

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Goody bag

The Mulberry bag I have fallen love with is the smaller of the two Bayswater Heritage bags in Nightshade. My camera hasn't captured the colour right, its much more of a midnight blue in real life with rosegold hardwear. Currently working out how to get my hands on it.

Thanks so much to Lisa and Stuart for the really great afternoon. My wishlist has grown quite considerably......!.