Wednesday, 16 July 2014

En Vacances

A few snaps taken on a little disposable camera whilst holidaying in the glorious south of France with my good friend Von. 
Days were sun-soaked and chilled, evenings were spent catching up on all the goss from our respective years at uni, wine glass in hand. We rented a great little apartment in Nice for the duration of our trip, found on airbnb's website. It was in a quiet location, 10 mins from the beach and close to a little supermarket and plentiful boulangeries for the obligatory baguettes. Great value for money, especially seeing as we had a cute little kitchen which meant we didn't have to pay for meals out. See the apartment here. Nothing quite like taking a day trip to Monaco with a lunch box in your bag, we were both SUCH students. Von is my thriftspiration, an absolute eBay queen with a killer wardrobe. Check out her style at  THE GRAPEVINE. Was very sad to leave this beautiful part of the world, but thankfully all the sunbathing paid off and we both returned home with a hint of a Riviera glow.


Friday, 6 June 2014

Summer Style - the Green sisters

Over the next few months I am going to be blogging about the looks and trends that myself and my sibling (the smaller Green) will be channeling. Our styles do vary quite a lot, although we are constantly inspiring each other with new ideas for outfits. Smaller Green is still in sixth form, so a lot of her clothes verge towards the 'business wear' side of things, as is the school dress code, although she makes sure that she always puts her own quirky mark on looks. As for me, my life this year has been mostly a constant battle to try and stay warm trudging to lectures up in Edinburgh, while attempting to look nonchalantly cool in wide brimmed black fedoras and cut out heeled ankle boots. I haven't yet managed to make it all the way to uni without the hat flying off onto the windscreens of unsuspecting cars and garden hedges. Not quite the Chelsea Chic vibe I was going for.
Anyway, I'm back home in green green Oxfordshire for the summer, and today's looks were a matter of finding that balance between embracing the summer and getting our legs out, while remembering that it's actually still not quite pushed 20 degrees yet.. Classic Britain.

My outfit: playsuit- TRF Zara; sunglasses- New Look; sandals- Topshop; headscarf- vintage.
Smaller Green's outfit: pinafore dress- Topshop; grey top- not sure; cut-out boots- Marks and Spencer; sunglasses- stand at a festival. 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Light painting around Edinburgh

Last week I joined the photography society at the University of Edinburgh and our first project was a night walk around hidden parts of the city, capturing light in interesting forms. We were given an initial briefing, with suggestions about which settings we should be using on our cameras to capture the best shots. This proved invaluable information, as I was able to finally stray away from the safety of 'auto' and try my hand at manual photography... a little bit scary, especially without a tripod. However I actually preferred the slightly more abstract photos, as with a 6 second exposure and the traffic and shop lights of Princes Street, there was a little bit of magic in waiting for the shutter to close.

photography society

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Experimenting with Collage

My love of playful imagery and dislike of Photoshop resulted in me stepping away from the computer and revisiting some old friends: scissors and glue. These collages include images from a variety of sources as well as some hand drawn elements.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Happy Street Day

From my perspective, Shelbourne Road is just another long, fairly anonymous Bournemouth street.
Nothing really happens here.
Other than the occasional social gathering in the corner shop, we go about our daily routines side by side and yet our paths never seem to overlap. I only really know my next door neighbour Paul and his dog Foo. I don't know who lives opposite, or 2 houses down, which really makes for quite a sad state of affairs.
So how can I make a difference?
One smile at a time.

I don't intend to change the world. but I know that if you brighten one person's day they are highly likely to brighten someone else's. Happy Street Day took place on Monday 15th April 2013. It was my personal mission to bring some unexpected cheer to my fellow Shelbournians, encouraging them only to stop for a moment and talk to one another.

This project was about inspiring people. So take my ideas and share them with your community.
Go on, spread a little joy.