I worked with design studio Jolly Awesome on a range of illustrated greetings cards & art prints to be sold at retail & online which we launched in 2020.
We exhibited the range at Top Drawer at the start of the year, which was super exciting! Sadly covid closed the shops for the majority of last year (and what we already have of 2021!) but you can buy some of the designs at Moonpig & Scribbler currently. And hopefully at physical retail soon *Ok, when the world goes somewhat back to normal…*
You can also find all of my designs on the Paperboy app.
The WHITEPEPPER interviewed me for their blog feature ‘Customer Of The Month’ which was lovely of them as I adore their clothes – and wear at least one piece a week! Also they have the best sample sales – and lots of them. Winner.
Where do you get style inspiration from?
I’ve always been pretty into the aesthetic of the 60’s mod girls, and the kinderwhore look from the early 90’s – like Kat Bjelland and Courtney Love. Though as I’ve gotten older I’ve become more simplistic with what I wear and try to stick with things that I know suit me. I usually try and look a bit like a smart girl in a uniform. Maybe with a touch of scruffy though!
You can read the rest on their blog here.
And check out their new Autumn collection – it’s pretty fun!
I always liked the idea of a photo every hour, it makes for a more realistic photo diary. It also means you have to think consciously about what you’re going to frame for that hour. I like the honesty it shows, a real insight into someones actual day to day life, be it fun, boring or mundane reality. It’s also actually quite hard, and I probably didn’t do it strictly every hour on the dot… As my first one, I know some of the photos are not that exciting/great. But I think it’s good practise and hopefully I can improve as I do more of these!
Here is my first photo diary of a Saturday…
11am: my new favourite breakfast. Granola that doesn’t have bloody wheat flakes in it. I’ve cut out gluten again as my IBS has been crappy and i’m going to be put on a strict ‘fodmap’ diet soon by a dietician.
Ingredients: Jordans simply granola (it’s oats, which don’t contain gluten. Though sometimes people who are extremely sensitive to gluten cannot eat oats because they are made in factories with wheat a lot of the time! But for me, they’re ok) / Real greek yogurt – I like FAGE as it’s proper greek. Not ‘greek style’. / Blueberries and raspberries. So good!
12pm: Walking through Dalston to go to Andy & Eliza’s new house. Spotted a Metal Gear Solid fan. Strong hoody.
12.30pm: LAMBY. Eliza’s toy from baby days!
Jacket: Forever 21 – Shirt: Zara – Trousers: Topshop – Bag: c/o Radley – Boots: Zara – Watch: Marc Jacobs
June is my favourite month for clothing because it’s the time of year where you can dress lightly, but it’s not too hot so you don’t have to bare all your flesh to the world!
At the moment I am pretty obsessed with these cigarette trousers from Topshop. I’ve got two pairs of them in different floral patterns already… They’re defo the type of item you either love or hate. Even if you don’t like the pattern, they are SO comfy!
The bag was kindly sent to me by Radley. I love this, it goes with loads of things and is very simple but a little bit different. It looks like a mini hat box (just me?)! I’m the kind of person who carries around a lot with me, but this does fit a couple of necessary items in for a day or night out. Anything smaller I wouldn’t cope! I overfilled it on my birthday (26! Woo, not!), got hideously drunk and lost my make up after I forgot to zip it up. I’ve not tried to put too much in it since :’). Radley do have lots of nice leather bags at the moment, I’ve been eying up the simple backpacks.
The shirt and boots are from Zara, the shirt is really baggy but very thin and light for summer – I love the collar on it. The boots have seen better days and I’ve worn them to death but can’t find any similar to replace them with :( Please give me a heads up if you have?!