Thursday, 17 December 2015

moodboard & mixtape : i still see your bright eyes



DISCO CHRISTMAS theme for today's mood board! Never too many sequins...

#ThankfulThursday:

Bristol in Winter... I'm not enjoying the weather but Bristol has loads of lovely markets and Christmassy things going on at the moment and ample opportunities for mulled cider consumption. Last week I went to Picton Street Christmas Fayre which is unbelievably beautiful. This week I'm hoping to check out the Christmas Pop-up at the Island.

Festive friends! We're having a 'friend'mas meal on Sunday... complete with Secret Santa & party games.

New year's anticipation... I'll be working New Year's Eve spreading some glitter love at The Final Frontier; space themed new year's extravaganza!! I'm getting way too excited about my costume. Hopefully the next day I'll be able to make it down to Motion for their NYD party as well...

Mixtape 009.

01. 'Waterloo' - Abba
02. 'Stand Up' - Hindi Zahra
03. 'New York' - BOY
04. 'Gypsy' - Fleetwood Mac
05. 'Matilda' - Wolf Alice (Live lounge cover of Alt-J)
06. 'You and Me' - Moglebaum (at Meadows in the Mountains!)
07. 'Hello' - Adele (well obviously!)

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Christmas #BlogClub at Bath and Unwind



On Thursday I popped down to the #BlogClub Christmas do which was held in Bath and Unwind's gorgeous open plan offices. Everyone was looking their sparkliest, the prosecco was flowing and I got to know lots of lovely bloggers I hadn't met before. We took part in some festive activities, including a spot of ginger bread man decorating... Mine didn't last very long though.

Because I haven't sorted out my post-Bestival camera situation yet, lovely Tara of The Style Rawr took these pictures of me looking mega festive. The stripey metallic playsuit was a bargain in the Topshop sale last year and the vintage green velvet shirt was nicked from my flatmate. The sparkly heels are the only pair I own and were only £15 from Pradamark, I wear them around the house a lot... The bee necklace is from Eclectic Eccentricity, my absolute favourite jewellery shop. 

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Creatives : Robyn from Burnt Soul

Burnt Soul, lycra, catsuit, lace panels
Last month I interviewed Robyn Lythe, a Bristol fashion designer who started her own lycra party wear brand ‘Burnt Soul’ in 2013, for WESTWORLD's 'How did I get here feature?' She's got loads of tips on how she's made it in the industry, so listen up wannabe fashion designers and business galdem!

I visit Robyn’s studio in Southville to pick up an exciting package of stretchy attire for our photo shoot. I’m used to seeing her pieces cutting shapes across the festival circuit so I was intrigued to see where they were dreamt up. For a studio in a spare bedroom it’s a hive of activity… Robyn’s assistant Anna is tapping away on a laptop next to a stack of post office receipts, three expectant sewing machines line the opposite wall, calendars covered in highlighter mark upcoming collections and deadlines whilst tempting fabric samples burst from cupboards. 

The girls are reeling from one of their busiest weeks to date. Bits of mirror tile accidentally stuck to the huge cutting table in the middle of the room are the only debris from an exciting project* they had last week. “I woke up one morning to an email that was beyond anything I had expected at this stage. I also had a deadline for Ella Eyre’s tour outfits fast approaching and as well as being in the middle of designing a sports range ready for the Christmas period but there was no way I could say no. Thankfully I had my amazing interns and some very generous friends that came to lend a hand. We got the project finished and sent off with minutes to spare. Even though I’d had about 2 hours sleep, it felt amazing to have achieved all that in such a small space of time and then get to see one of my creations come to life on Ella that night at the O2 as well.”
Burnt Soul, purple tiger, lycra, catsuit, festival wear
Burnt Soul, leotard, zebra, glitter, mesh panels,

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