Sew

If you have followed over from my old blog you would have already known that I can sew. I don’t have the time to do much now, which really disappoints me, but I’m making an effort to get back into it.

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This is the dress I made for my final A-level exam a couple of years ago. I loved making this dress, spending 3 days in silence sewing and creating. It was total heaven!

My inspiration came from shattered and broken glass and mirrors. I used thick denim (now very crumpled from being stored away) as gagged pieces and the squares are the reflective pieces of glass and mirror. Each piece of denim and broken glass are completely different. Glass shatters in chaos

(deep I know)

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 I saw something similar to this on my first trip to Topshop in Oxford street. I couldn’t afford the top which was about £30 so with the help of my mum I made this instead. It’s a vintage scarf cut in half  then sew together to make a wrap holter top. I’ve worn it so so much. It’s started to get faded but the sun now but it makes me love it all the more.

Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane with me, style posts will resume soon.

Love Amelia, XO.

Fashion Memoirs 2

Another instalment of what I’ve been up to in the world of blogging before I created thecurlyahairedgirl.org.uk. If you’re new you may not know this but I’ve been blogging since I was 15 and have had some great opportunities come my way, I thought I’d share them with you.

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In 2012 I was fortunate enough to attend Clothes Show live as part of their press team, which was amazing. This was the first time I had ever been to anything like this and was blown away by everything. I saw work shops, celebrity brands, cat walks music, stands and so much more. I found some great brands that I still love today.

I was fascinated by the university catwalks more then the huge show. Being able to see new and emerging designers showcase their ideas was a true source of inspiration, and exciting to see.

Can you believe that I still have the dress I wore that day? I wore it on my birthday here.

I wore

H! Henry Holland dress

Chinese Winter Wonderland

Chinese new year is just around the corner and Bournemouth are in full celebration mode. Boscombe have put on Chinese winter wonderland. I headed over to sample some delicious food. There were events going on over both days but we got completely distracted by the food stalls. DSCN1339 DSCN1341DSCN1335-001

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 Chinese pork bun/Cha siu bao which was so delicious the puffy bun was light and the perfect bed for the sweet hot barbecue pork inside.

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I don’t remember what this is called but let me tell you it was so so delicious. Rise, boiled egg, star anise, beef. My little Nephew who’s a fussy eater loved this dish so much i couldn’t feed him fast enough.DSCN1327

These was a sort of asian omelette with squid in i think, coated in a generous amount of spice.

Followed very quickly by Korean glass noodles that weren’t my favourite but mum loved them. They were such a success that I wasn’t quick enough to get a snap of them.

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Washed down with Yobu’s mango bubble tea with lychee balls.

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None of us had ever had bubble tea before, now we are all huge fans. Some enjoyed it way more then others. Little man loved the lychee balls in the tea that you chew when you drink. All the food venders are restaurant owners in and around Bournemouth.

Don’t forget that Chinese new year is on 8th February and I hope you are all going to celebrate in some way.

I wore

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Just Fab

Jacket – Red Herring

Top – Zara

Bag – Lulu Guinness

Hat – (old) similar 

thank you for reading, as always have a great day.

Love, Amelia XO

22nd Birthday Dinner

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I celebrated my 22nd birthday with my lovely sister and great friend Hangqing, by going to Wagamama, it’s definitely one of my favourite places to eat. I try and order something different every time.

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It’s clear that the ramen went to our heads! We headed off to Sprinkles for an ice cream coma, but  no one should ever have to see those photos.

I wore

dress – H! Henry Holland (similar)

nails –  Barry M (Lychee)

Alice wore

jumper – Ralph Lauren

Love, XO

Blush Slip

SS/16 trends are in and I’m fully behind most of them ( well all of them really) but I’m not convinced by the slip dress. Rochas and Emilio Pucci’s slips were so bang on with my style. There are a few body types that would look amazing in the slip. But on my body taking into account my stature ( hello 5 10!) and that I’m a smaller waist them my hips, it would mean that the slip dress would sit or cling to this area. I would definitely find it really hard to not think I was wearing a nightie overtime I wore it. Also blush is meant to be huge this season, gorgeous grey toned pinks and peaches are going to be huge in my wardrobe.

The slip dress really follows the whole under wear as outer wear, but maybe a little to much. Here is how I styled this trend.

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No slip dress for me, however i still keep on trend with this style by making a blush pink top.

I wore

Choker – Accessorize

Slip top – New Look

Jacket – New Look

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Just Fab

Lip gloss – Lush

And I got my septum pierced yesterday, turns out I’m quite an impulsive person.

Thank you for reading.

Love Amelia, XO

Making a Cat

When you take creative classes there are a lot of fellow class mates around you that want your help.

A few of the guys have been making short films and somehow I’ve wound up being their makeup artist. I’m not a make up artist, not do I pretend to be. I’ve told the guys this on numerous occasions but apparently they have faith in me to do the job.

I was given a brief of, face paint, black and white and a domestic cat ( that was pretty much it) I’m most definitely the sort of person that wants all of the details about everything before I do something. I love to ask questions.

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I can’t take credit for the costume. Here is my guinea pig, I mean Dan!

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All this face paint was for a music video, which is very cool and very scary. Having to work for other people is very stressful but super exciting. I spent the day watching the production of the shoot unfold, and I loved it.

My research consisted of watching every cat makeup tutorial i could get my hands on and looking at black and white cats.

Shooting with Light

I’ve always wanted to take photography classes and since my course allows that I’ve fallen in love with photography. I try and think about what I’ve learnt in class and recreate that on this blog (my old site was full of bad photos)

On this rare occasion I found myself on the other side of the lens, in-front of the class ( it’s quite intimidating having 15/20 people looking at you)

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Working out some interesting lighting techniques was so interesting. I think the shots of me are hilarious because I never look this nervous having my photo taken.

What I really liked about the photos is the focus on my jacket, all the details are highlighted by shadow and light. The green being off set against my hair and matching my eyes.

I want to create photos like these more often for my blog. Don’t they look so much more interesting!?

Hope you enjoyed reading,

Amelia, XO

Jacket – Red Herring

Dress – Topshop

Black and White Knit Dress

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I never thought I’d wear a knitted dress, I always thought I had the wrong body shape for it. But when I tried this Topshop number on I fell in love. And it’s one of the trends for ss/16!! DSCN1245 DSCN1246 DSCN1247 DSCN1249 DSCN1250 DSCN1251 DSCN1252

I’ve dressed this knit up with a pair of knee high black boots and some serious straight hair. But this dress would look equally as good with a high pony tail, ballet flats and bare legs.

I WORE

Knit Dress – Topshop ( in the sale)

Leggings – Zara

Boots – ( so old, but these)

Lipstick – No 7

Thank you for reading, please like my Facebook page 

Love Amelia, XO

Christmas on Instagram

I’ve been posting on Instagram all over Christmas, this year has been the busiest year I’ve had in quite a while. Seeing so much family, going to parties I’ve barley had time to blog.

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If you have’t already please follow me on Instagram @ameliaboswell and also, don’t forget to check out my Instagram bar at the bottom of the blog!

I hope you had an amazing New Year! First post of 2016!!

Lots of love Amelia, XO

Christmas Eve

Welcome to my quick Christmas eve post. I’ve decided to post on christmas day because you can get a little bored watching endless christmas tv, I know I do. So while I watch tv and have some free time while my parents go get more of my family,  I’d share with you some Christmas moments. DSCN1175 DSCN1177 DSCN1178 DSCN1181

It’s really save to say that this Christmas we went all out for the table. We lit the scene with a fairy light clad white tree adorned with Swarovski snowflakes; my dad buys my mum their new snowflake every year, as a little tradition, icicles and pearl beads. ( we know it’s crazy, but it’s Christmas)

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we rounded up the day with a little (very competitive) game of Cranium. Ofcourse my team won!!

I hope you enjoyed this little look at how we spent out Christmas eve/Christmas day.