Friday, 17 October 2014

Butterflies in space

Look at my hair: it's blonde! I did it right this time, plenty of bleach in the right places and a nice dose of toner! Actually my hair is pink now but I've had a backlog of posts and didn't like the idea of my hair colour switching up between them. I could do a post detailing my hair dye process if anyone is interested. These photos were taken in front of a beautiful mural just off Brick Lane. I'm a sucker for all things space (I do want to be a space princess after all). It also matched the colours of my outfit, and I'm also a sucker for colour coordination.

These last couple of posts have been People Tree heavy. I would say it's just a coincidence but I left France early to attend a Fairtrade Foundation press day at which People Tree were present, after which I was invited to the Street Style shoot and the next weekend there was a sample sale! I'm a sucker for sample sales so naturally I was there. Got myself a dress and a skirt, a modest haul by previous standards.

There's another sample sale this weekend, tonight and then again on Sunday. For those interested, click here to find out more.

dress // People Tree    cardigan // Zara (old)    bag // vintage (my mum's)    shoes // Swedish Hasbeens

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The cat's whiskers

As part of the People Tree shoot, I got to style two outfits, and this is number two. There is a running cat theme in this season's collection from People Tree, while I was tempted to wear it all for the shoot I couldn't find the perfect dress amongst the samples so instead I opted for the novelty jumper. From what I hear of the internet whispers, novelty is on trend, so I'm embracing it with open arms. Also my cats moved to Scotland a couple of weeks ago and I've been suffering from cat-withdrawal; jumper cats it is!

top, jumper and trousers // People Tree    shoes // Vagabond (second hand)

Photos by Paris Ackrill

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Fly me to the moon

Last month People Tree invited a small group of bloggers and fashion minded celebrities to be part of a street style shoot for the latest issue of their magazine, the Eco Edit. I was one of the lucky bloggers asked to join in. It was a great opportunity for me to shamelessly touch all the pieces in the latest collection and create a mental shopping wishlist for this season. We were styling samples which are all size 10 so I chose a tie waist dress to hide the fact it was a little loose on top. This dress just fulfils all my dreams of being a space princess. Moons? Check! Shirt dress? Check. This is at the top of my wishlist and as soon as it hits the sale I'm all over it! The fox purse is also adorable and really well made but it's too small to fit my phone, damn my big phone. 

At the start of the photoshoot I was told to smile so I smiled for the entire time until my face ached. It turned out later I didn't actually need to smile and I ended up just looking like a smiley fool. So enjoy me looking like a joyous child holding a tiny fox. Bonus: there's also a video in which I smile too much and do something so cute that even I want to vomit.

dress and purse // People Tree    shoes // Biba (second hand)    necklace // vintage

Photos by Paris Ackrill