30.5.11

Midnight snack

Saturday night, literally around midnight, I got so bored so I decided to bake some cupcakes! 
 I had all these plans to put pretty designs on them but after waiting for them to come out of the oven all my enthusiasm went & I just wanted to eat them...sooo I dumped mini marshmallows on them :) [ Oh & Yes I tend to go sleep very late]

Later I watched ''The secret life of bees'' again which is a quite sad but sweet film, I recommend watching it. [Print screen image]
My main point of mentioning this is basically because in the film I noticed her cute sleeveless shirt, I really like how the collars are buttoned down & the general casualness of it. Definitely a summer trend in my opinion, don't you agree? 
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27.5.11

Sun equals park

It was a nice day weather wise on Wednesday so me & my parents decided to go to the park, as you do!
We went to Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon because my parents said they had randomly discovered it a few years back & thought it would be the perfect time to go. It was quite beautiful. 

 Ah the sky! [Cannizaro house]
I like reading all the memorial benches
Our secret little area..
 [My hair isn't greasy, promise!]
Paths everywhere! / Went to Toby Carvery after & my rents shared a Raspberry Eden Mess for dessert [above]
I opted for a hot chocolate fudge cake with ice-cream! Yum
I like ending my post with food.

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24.5.11

A little trip

For the last full day in Newcastle before I travelled back home I decided to go for a random day out.
We went to a bus stop & chose a destination. Spontaneous trips are always the best because you have no expectations on where the day will lead so it can only be good! In the end I went to the beach where it was nice & quiet!

House watching when I'm on the bus.
 If I lived near a beach, I like to think I would always go on walks there.



And it was nice watching people learning to surf  :)

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22.5.11

Time to show off


I helped out with Northumbria Uni's graduate fashion show at the Baltic on Thursday & sat in a show too.
Without being biased I really do think all the designs were amazing, you can see all the work that has gone into making them as they were at such a professional level. Here are a few photos I managed to take:

 [Designer : Jennifer Smith]
The large space at the Baltic was filled with clear chairs stacked in rows - the models zigzagged around them.  There were also 3 huge screens with film projections & a live video feed.
My course friends (above: Kathryn & Megan) actually modelled in the show, they looked amazing! Check out their joint blog 
♥ Fashion UK  [link] :)
 [Designer Lesley Elizabeth Ford]
I like these accessories :) [Designer : Clare Murray]
Love this collection, I want these tux dresses! [Designer: Lauren Wroe]
This is my favourite dress from the show, the all over red styling is genius  [Designer: Lauren Wroe]
Just a couple of snaps of me in my team tee overlooking the Quayside.

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19.5.11

Geordie girls

The first ever Newcastle Fashion Week started this week & I decided to get involved with a few events! 
First I went to a talk from Wayne Hemingway (co-founder of 'Red or Dead') on Monday which was really motivating! Then on Tuesday I went on a Shop Crawl , think 'bar crawl' but with independent shops. Each shop we went to gave us various discounts: always good!

 Only figured out later that Hemingway was in charge of lots of vintage events I go to/want to go to : [link]
One of shops I went to 'Trickle' had lovely tops, bit pricey for me but definitely given me some ideas ;) They also gave us some jasmine tea when we went in.
What I loved most about the shop crawl was discovering new shops! This shop, Deep, is probably a new favourite now :)
Bought a new vintage-look shirt (I might do a shoot with it when I'm home) / 'Made in Newcastle' store
I got a free goodie bag with the shop crawl! Mostly given to me by Made in Newcastle- Vitamin water, umbrella, postcards, DIY craft kit, keyrings, stickers, a bangle, tote bags etc.

Today (Thursday) I helped out with Northumbria Graduate fashion show! So new post on that next.
Some of the events that might happen next year for NFW sound exciting too.

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14.5.11

Born to be free

And my first year at uni is done! In some ways its sad & it feels like it's gone way too quick but at the same time...it's officially summer time now!
I really want to be productive in my break as well as enjoying it so fingers crossed I succeed - and hopefully I'll also make the most of Newcastle Fashion Week starting this week too!

 After my deadlines this week my room is a complete mess! Just a load of magazine cut outs & crap everywheree
 In the design building at my uni they have put up fashion design's work, I think it looks pretty damn good!
 Went for a meal yesterday to celebrate two of my course friends birthdays at 'The Living Room'.  I had Cannelloni mmm
 It was quite classy & the details were lovely (and the music)/ 'White chocolate bourbon biscuit cheesecake with strawberries''.
and I was catching up with 90210 the other day (in sync with UK TV) and saw Naomi's t-shirt dress, I love it! definitely going to try to recreate this style in the summer. studmuffin does it so well too:) [Print screen image]

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8.5.11

Awrite Scotty-land

My weekend was pretty awesome! To celebrate one of my closest friend's 20th a few of us trooped up north for a gig in Glasgow then partied on in Dundee!! [where she studies].
Before the gig we decided to go to Frankenstein in Glasgow for a spot to eat. I've never been there before but it's quite original with entertainment on request, sound effects & yummy cocktails - I'm really bad at describing things but it was basically all Frankenstein themed :)

My friends had Dr. Frankenstein cocktails, mmm
 So we went to see the band 'Twin Atlantic' in their home town, Glasgeee! They were A-mazingg live!
The venue...It was very sweaty inside if I'm putting it lightly lol 
Hellooo Sam McTrusty.  [Photo stolen from Tala - because my SLR was banned :( ]
 Their new album 'Free' came out this week & I only got my hands on it a few days ago but now its constantly on replay - my personal fav is the mellow tune ''Crash land''. Love their accents.
Finally a last snap of friend's living room lights - I just liked the different coloured bulbs :)

OK now I should really do my uni work seeing as the to do list is longer than my arm, eek

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