Fashion dolls by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris

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These photos by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris December/January 2014-2015 are the best I’ve seen in forever! I wrote my dissertation at university on dolls and hyperreality as I used to be completely obsessed with the world of fashion dolls. I love the idea behind this photoshoot, you really have to double take on some of them. I think it’s perfect how you really cannot tell what is life size, real or a prop/editing. To me these photos represent the magic in fashion photography, and what is fun about fashion. The detail is also incredible and the styling is spot on. There is not one photo in the set that I don’t like!

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Feels Like Home

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Jumper: H&M, Slippers: Alena in Chestnut C/O Ugg Australia. Skirt: Gap

I am a huge homemaker. I would probably spend all day in my flat if I could (probs best I don’t though..). I love being alone to make my own fun and can spend all day drawing, cooking and reading tons of blogs, oh and napping… ooops. I’m not massively anti-social though – I promise.

Ugg Australia got in touch and asked me for some tips on how to start illustrating from home (as well as a couple of other bloggers), to give a little inspiration for their customers during their Feels Like Home campaign. You can check out the illustration tips I gave them on their site here, as well as the other blogger’s ideas for some fun projects this winter.

When the weather is worse, what are you going to be getting up to?
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Yoshitomo Nara – Greetings from a Place in My Heart

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drawing_naraentranceYoshitomo Nara has been one of my favourite artists for a long time. I love his childlike girls and boys looking wistful, smoking cigarettes or just being generally sassy. And lets not forget his dogs with their cheeky expressions. He’s been a huge inspiration for me over the years but I don’t think until this exhibition I’d actually seen any of his work IRL! From October 3rd till 7th December this incredible exhibition is on at the Dairy Art Centre. Not massively promoted, I thankfully heard about it in time on Twitter. I was blown away when I got there and saw the vast quantity of work on show! There are over 200 pieces on display.
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Lush Christmas and Halloween – A haul

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Oh god, I am pretty obsessed with the shop at the moment. The Lush Christmas and Halloween range is so good. The top glitter Sparkly Pumpkin is probably my favourite Lush item ever?! I’ve already had two baths with one of them and think I might need to stockpile. It’s a bubble bar with a hint of cinnamon – it smells perfectly Autumnal and is mega warming in a cozy big bath.

What else I picked up…

The purple glittery star is Wizard bubble bar – he’s special edition for Halloween only (like the pumpkin nooooooo) and smells delicious. With hints of tangerine and fennel he also smells like the outdoors at this time of year but with a hint of sweetness. I can’t wait to try this one.

Celestial face moisturizer – My skin has been a bit crap recently, so I thought I’d try a new moisturizer, the texture is silky and light and it does not have any overbearing smells (which I cannot stand in face moisturizers as it makes me paranoid I’ll break out) – I’ve put this on my face this evening and it is the right amount of moisture, not too soggy if you know what I mean and it has absorbed well!

Father Christmas bath bomb – This is the same smell as Snow Fairy (the shower gel) except less strong – which is good by me as I do think Snow Fairy is a bit too sickly sweet. This is a lighter version and it’s much nicer. To be honest I don’t think there is a Lush shower gel I like actually? Anyway, I haven’t tried this bath bomb yet but it goes from red to green in the bath, which I imagine will look pretty cool!

Candy Mountain bubble bar – Omg, this smells sooooo good. I have had a bath with one of these already and they are amazing. The smell is so delicious and vanilla-y and your whole body smells like it the next day. And it makes your skin super soft and moisturized. It’s probably the nicest smelling thing. Stockpile.

Pop In The Bath bubble bar – I definitely prefer the Lush bubble bars to the actual bath bombs, they are so much more moisturizing and leave a nice smell on you – more so! This one smells very refreshing and light. You can also get two baths out of one of these which is always good.

The Christmas Hedgehog bubble bar – I went a bit BUBBLE BAR mad. This one is SO CUTE! Look at him! And his smell really reminds me of the Aesop Resurrection Aromatic hand balm (which is buff btw). It feels really soft – you can tell it’s going to be really moisturizing by the texture.

Shoot For The Stars bath bomb – (Picture below). This is probably my favourite bath bomb i’ve ever tried from Lush, it looks amazing when it’s in! It literally does look like the night sky. The top layer of water is covered in a light glittery sheen – but not too much that you’re covered in it. It also smells pretty fresh but I’d say the visual appeal of this bath bomb is way cooler than the smell!

Processed with VSCOcam with n1 presetI have to admit that sometimes I am a little hesitant to step into the physical stores as I HATE the weird harassing sales thing they do in there – it’s a bit unbearable (personally). I’d rather look myself and ask for help if I need it. They have really good products, so I wish they wouldn’t do it as I do like browsing in there. Anyway! Have you been into Lush lately and picked anything up? I would love to know :) x

What I wore today: Glasgow Saturday night

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Me and Henry have been staying in Glasgow this weekend at my aunty and uncle’s house. It is so nice and bright! They have so much.. space! Unlike my crappy third floor box flat in London.

This is what I wore to go out for a meal at The Ubiquitous Chip which was AMAZING! So much Scottish steak and prosecco. The best steak I’ve ever eaten.

Embroidered insect jumper is H&M (I LOVE IT!). Leather look shorts: H&M (I can’t find the exact ones online but I think they’re new in store this week as I hadn’t seen them before!). Boots: Zara. Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs.  insecttop
The 9 illustrations in the background are by me : )