'Death of the polaroid' A Manics Family Album, photo of Nina in Harris & Hoole
Another dreary, bitterly cold day here in London. Been quite anxious lately for a variety of reasons, so thought why not cheer myself up by looking at all the things I’ve been truly loving and enjoying over the last couple of months. Let’s get cracking!
My favourite piece of artwork of all time - Donovan 'Sunshine Superman' by Martin Sharp (this has been the screensaver on my phone for months now)
My pizza addiction is well and truly back (this is Homeslice in Neals Yard, one of the ultimate pizza spots in London)
This smoked mozzarella, yellow tomato and nduja pizza from Rossopomodoro is potentially the best pizza I have ever had...
Been loving wearing my classic hi-top converse with super thick socks lately.
The Rialto poetry magazine - perfect for nights in bed with a cuppa, flicking through amazing new poetry work.
Got my favourite vintage Levi’s repaired recently and haven’t taken them off since. Nothing feels as good as vintage denim on the skin.
’Where to draw the line’ - I borrowed this from a friend of mine recently and it is honestly brilliant. I’m definitely going to be ordering my own copy! It’s a great book to have for days when you’re unsure of things around you, and when you feel like your boundaries are being pushed. A great reminder that you need to do what’s right for YOU and OWN it.
The yellow notebook was a cheap as chips purchase from a random stationary store in Ealing Broadway called Neon Sheep. I love their selection of super bright, uplifting notebooks, and for £2, you can’t go wrong.
Start where you are was a beautiful gift from a friend of mine for my birthday, and I started filling it in a couple of weeks ago. It’s great for moments when you feel like you’re not yourself and you need a pick me up.
I’ve always been a huge fan of NARS makeup, and this foundation, the Natural Radiant Longwear foundation, is by far the best I have ever used. It’s pricey, but certainly worth it if you want silky soft, naturally glowing skin, with buildable coverage. I’ve had so many compliments on my skin already which is such a plus for me as I’ve always struggled with dry, acne prone skin. I wear the shade ‘Mont Blanc’.
I bought this ‘Danielle Ficus’ in Sainsbury’s recently, and it only cost seven quid (this included the pot!) I love houseplants and this one looks so lovely on the shelf above my bed.
I went to Sketch for afternoon tea for my mums birthday, and honestly, what an experience. The food is incredible, not to mention the stunning interiors and beautiful atmosphere. This is well worth the wait and to be honest, as pricey as it was, it was an unforgettablet magical experience.
I can’t lie, as controversial as it is, I adore the pop-up Goop store on Westbourne Grove. It’s so eclectic and beautifully curated, it’s definitely worth the visit! And not every product will break the bank - there’s plenty of affordable items, too.
I saw this display on South Milton Street and had a little chuckle to myself.
These. Shoes. A post dedicated solely (hehe punny) to them will be coming your way soon!
I used to read magazines every week, and only recently did I realise that I haven’t picked one up in months! So I decided to pick up a copy of ES magazine two weeks ago, and it honestly brightened my day. So many great articles and interviews, and I cannot wait to pick one up every week. One of London’s greatest (free!) luxuries.
Lush bath bombs and oils have been a staple in my life as of recently. I often find that a beautifully colourful bathtub (this particular bath bomb was ‘Over & Over’, but my current favourite is by far ‘Cheer up, buttercup’) paired with a copy of the Evening Standard magazine (see above) is the epitome of a relaxing evening. And ofcourse the scent of Diptyque ‘Benjoin’ flickering alongside the tub.
Cannot WAIT to go and see this exhibition at the RA! I haven’t been in so long and really miss my yearly membership. Maybe I’ll have to bring it back...
And finally, this bunch of loons. The kindest, most supportive and craziest cast I have ever had the pleasure of working with, all of whom I now consider integral people in my life. Cannot wait to see a bunch of them tomorrow!
As I’ve been really obsessed with vintage looking knitwear recently, I’ve decided to start a Winter series documenting my random knitwear discoveries (in my mums guest-room wardrobe of clothes that haven’t seen the light of day since 2002). It’s the perfect time of year to be looking for new colours and styles to brighten up your everyday wardrobe, and I thought this would be a fun way to show some of my favourite discoveries, and where you can find similar styles on the high street today.
As the weather continues to cool, I’ve been reaching for cosy cable knits and cashmere roll necks to keep out the chill. I just so happened to stumble upon this buttery yellow crew neck jumper in the softest, fluffiest cashmere hidden beneath an assortment of other colourful jumpers. I’ve never considered this tone of yellow to be flattering on my pale skin tone, but it’s such a lovely piece, and is so great for brightening up this dull weather, so I thought I would take it out for a spin!
This jumper is particularly cosy and was incredibly effective in keeping out the icy winds on this rather frosty day in London. I’m also a huge fan of pairing yellow with navy, so my Zara unlined wool coat (complete with gold buttons, another great touch paired with yellow), a navy and gold accented belt, men’s 501’s and black converse was the casual combination of the day. This particular jumper is an old Polo Ralph Lauren piece, and is synonymous with the classic style that Ralph Lauren have become known for.
I rediscovered this cream cable knit jumper lurking in the back of my wardrobe this morning, and suddenly felt an instant urge to take it out on the town today. It’s such a classic cut and works so well with my style, I honestly don’t know why I haven’t been wearing it! There’s something so simple, so stylish, and very much retro about wearing a cream cable knit tucked into a pair of vintage 501’s (speaking of which, I finally got my 501’s repaired and honestly I don’t know how I survived the last couple of months without them) and it’s a look that I know isn’t the most flattering for my height, but I honestly don’t really care.
I love simple outfits like these that encompass all my favourite styles and cuts - it’s a great feeling going out for the day in an outfit you truly love no matter how relaxed or simply it’s been thrown together. A pair of heeled ankle boots, a straight cut trench coat and a cool belt to tie it all together - this is a style and a look I will be recreating throughout the Winter (minus the thin trench coat, today was surprisingly warm but that is apparently not set to last due to the snow predictions...)
Some simple gold pieces really add a little extra touch to an outfit like this, I find. It helps make that “effortless” look seem even more lived in. I’m not a huge fan of big costume jewellery anymore for the very reason that it makes an outfit feel too put together. The necklace is a newer favourite from Rock N’ Rose, the rings are both &OtherStories sales finds, and the tortoiseshell earrings are from Whistles.
Yesterdays weather: gloomy, grey and drizzly. Not ideal outfit shooting weather. So I thought, what better than to 'write' another Shots on 35mm segment! Coming at you today with a roll from April this year. Enjoy xx
The first half of the roll I shot in Belgrade (capital city of Serbia, my home town) in April when the weather was bright, sunny and warm. I absolutely adore the city of Belgrade - its bustling, homely and in many ways, very rustic. This makes for extremely photogenic moments. April was also when I got my first tattoo (at 'Vivid Tattoo' Belgrade) so I attempted a self portrait style photograph in the reflection of my mothers large mirror.
The second half of the roll was shot in Ealing Common, where I grew up, with my friend Sophie on a beautifully golden sunny day in late April. It was very warm and we evidently couldn't stop ourselves from lying around in the long grass and taking photo's on my camera.
I hope you enjoyed this segment as much as I did xx
*all photo's shot on the Pentax ME Super with Lomography 400 ISO film