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

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.

Birthday Style

As of Wednesday i’m now 22, it’ been the most amazing 21 years and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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I spend the afternoon in class h, which was great because I got to see your friends.

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I love this outfit because it incorporates all the things I love to wear, grey, denim and a leather jacket. Muted grey tones are perfect for me in winter. Having pretty much no tan i’ve found it suites my skin tone much better, and of course my favourite popcorn necklace.

I wore

jeans – New Look

top – Zara

boots – Just Fab

leather jacket – New Look

pop corn necklace – Glenda Lopez it’s in the sale (via Wolf & Badger)

hope you enjoyed reading.

Amelia, XO

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

Bournemouth Gardens of Light

DSCN1051It’s become a tradition for me and Stacey to head over to Sprinkles in Landsdowne for a little girlie chin wag. After my usual choice of a scoop of mint and pistatio, we walked into Bournemouth centre. We were greeted by the most glorious winter light display.12346327_10207204806811250_1104156288411298163_n 12346571_10207204806571244_983060113885261766_n

Aren’t these Snapchat photos just a testament to how serious our conversations are? What can I say, ice cream is my everything.

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As you walk through the main path in the gardens your way is lit by giant snowflakes.DSCN1053

Every now and again you’d walk up upon lit door frames. If I wasn’t so chicken and super aware of all the people around I would have jumped at the chance to stand inside the doorframe and posed to my hearts content (next time) we walked over to the out door bar, but it was rammed to the rafters so moved on.

I can’t wait to go back for anything exploration and adventure, maybe I’ll even try my hand at the ice skating, maybe?

I WORE

Jacket – New Look

polo neck – New Look

green cami – Zara

Jeans – New Look

scarf – New Look

Earrings – Accessorize

bag – Carara Designs

XO, Amelia