Monday, 18 March 2013

Just a little snippet of something I came across online recently; a new fashion brand for Children called 'Mr & Sister'. Designed entirely by illustrator Greg Straight and his wife Hannah, the inspiration behind this brand is solely focussed around 'Kids being kids, having fun'. The brand is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and having worked in Children's designer fashion for some time I've developed an eye for spotting when I believe a new brand has legs. As far as I am aware, there is no official online shop just yet. But do not fear, if you like the look of some of these graphic t-shirt examples you can find more on their facebook page, or on pinterest.


I always like showing my support to new brands trying to establish themselves, and I hope all you parents out there give them a little look over in anticipation of their website.

Thank heavens the snow has melted (again) and the sun has come back (again) although for how long nobody knows. That's the joy of living in England I guess. At least it keeps things interesting. Just remember to take an umbrella and pair of shades with you at all times and you won't go far wrong.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I was just going through some photographs on my laptop (which is on the fritz and due to implode any day now..) and came across a few that were taken on my twenty-sixth birthday at the end of November. My Fiancé had to attend a course in Cardiff for the weekend but luckily for me, all three of my wonderful bridesmaids came round my house to help me celebrate and I just wanted to give them a huge great shout out for being such amazing friends to me. Katie came all the way from her home town of Bridgewater, driving some hundred odd miles to see me, Sarah booked the whole weekend off her busy teaching schedule and brought round a huge bottle of my favourite tipple, and Gemma arranged a babysitter for her three week old baby girl just so that she could spend the night with me. I felt utterly blessed and realised I really do have the best friends a girl could ask for. Hence why they are all my bridesmaids!

I love this picture of our night out, completely off the cuff, Gemma's boyfriend grabbed the camera, we huddled round and when he said cheese we each just struck a pose not knowing what the others were doing. It really is a true reflection of our relationship with each other and our attitudes on life...don't spend too long thinking or standing still-just get on with it and have a flippin good laugh while you do.


Girls, I love you, never change.

Friday, 8 March 2013

As a young girl I always loved Mother's Day. I always got great pleasure from choosing the perfect gift for my mum and wrapping it up in lovely paper and giving it to her on Mothering Sunday in bed with her breakfast that I made, maybe with a hand picked flower from the garden. My mum's birthday is in December, and there's always so much going on with the hustle and bustle of Christmas I don't feel that I get the same pleasure of gift shopping as I do in the early buzz of spring, when the shop windows have inspiring displays just for mums and there are fresh flowers to be bought (or picked) just for the occasion. It always feels more special.
I am a bit of a sucker for good merchandising, and if something looks all lovely in the shop then I am so very likely to just buy it. Not bad at all, and in more recent years I usually settle for buying mum one of her favourite singers on CD, but this year while out shopping I spotted this, and thought what a wonderful gift it would make for the special woman in your life.


Chloe have brought out this beautiful pink enamelled locket on a delicate chain and encasing inside it a block of solid signature Chloe scent that quite literally smells of roses.
I know Marc Jacobs and probably other designers have conceptualised the idea of hanging a perfume on a piece of jewellery before, but I have long been a fan of the pale, simplistic designs of Chloe and this understated accessory is no exception. Such a brilliantly simple idea that you can carry your scent around with you at all times, and no one need be any the wiser.

At £45 I think this is a steal, and comes presented in a stunning gift box as part of the experience. You can buy the locket from Debenhams (currently holding 10% off all fragrances and cosmetics), Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, but I do suggest going in store as this little gem has pretty much sold out online.

Finally to my mum Belita, Happy Mothers Day, all my love,