July Inspiration Rainbow

A wise woman once said;

“Virginia, where’s the colour?!”

That wise woman was Anna Wintour and she needn’t worry because this post is full to the brim with colour.

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Millennial Pink

Millennial Pink refers to a collection colours which have made their way into the zeitgeist thanks to recent collections from Valentino, Emilia Wickstead and Gucci to name a few.  Somewhere between Salmon and Barbie Pink but most certainly not Salmon or Barbie Pink, Millennial Pink is hard to pinpoint; here’s a collection of images which I think embody this year’s most charming colour trend.

All images via Pinterest; hover over image for link

Fashion Coffee Table Books

Mesmeric and inspiring, each with their own charm, I adore my coffee table books. My collection takes pride of place atop my chest of drawers in addition to a selection of framed prints and Vogue covers.

The three books which are speaking to me the most out of my collection as of now are;

  • Places to go People to see explores the world through the lens of Kate Spade
  • Chanel Catwalk delves into over 150 of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Catwalks
  • Vogue 100 – A Century of Style showcases imagery from British Vogue’s 100 year legacy

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Kate Spade Places to go People to See £19.99

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Chanel Catwalk £46.88

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Vogue Vogue 100 – A Century of Style £26

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April Inspiration

Welcome to my brain…

All photos via pinterest.com

Instagram Stories – The Best

In an ever-changing social media landscape, the most successful brands are able to adapt their social media strategies with the launch of new features; such a situation has been presented recently with the introduction of Instagram Stories. In regards to fashion brands, Ted Baker and Kate Spade have risen to the top of the pack with their fun and interactive Instagram Stories.

Ted Baker

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Ted Baker are innovators of fun in every aspect which is portrayed in their use of Instagram Stories. Choosing to showcase the ‘Keeping up with the Bakers’ campaign as if flicking through TV channels is utterly fun and extremely clever. This interactive social media campaign integrates moving editorial images, witty puns, competitions and sounds. Utilising Instagram’s ‘See More’ feature ensures the capitalisation of customers through easy navigation to Ted’s website.

 

Kate Spade

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Whilst Ted Baker chose to use ‘Stories’ as a platform to share their Keeping up with the Bakers campaign, Kate Spade have opted to use the platform to showcase a different quote, fact or good deed everyday. Kate Spade’s use of Instagram stories is charming and mirrors the core essence of the brand, fitting in with their target customer who is ‘Quick, Curious, Playful and Strong’.

5 Years of Vogue

January 2017 marks a rather momentous anniversary for me… my 5 year Vogue anniversary. To celebrate this occasion, I have looked back fondly through my British Vogue collection to choose my top 10 covers.

No.10  March 2015- Giselle Bündchen wearing Chanel. Shot by Mario Testino
No.09   December 2015- Karlie Kloss wearing Elie Saab. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier
No.08  March 2013- Cara Delevingne wearing Giorgio Armani. Shot by Mario Testino
No.07  October 2015- Sienna Miller wearing Saint Laurent. Shot by Mario Testino
No.06 September 2012- Karlie Kloss wearing Jonathan Saunders. Shot by Mark Knight
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No.05  May 2014- Kate Moss wearing her Topshop namesake line. Shot by Craig McDean 
No.04 April 2015- Georgia May Jagger wearing Julien McDonald, Cara Delevingne wearing Jenny Packham and Suki Waterhouse wearing Valentino. Shot by Mario Testino
No.03   June 2016- The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Burberry. Shot by Josh Olins
No.02  December 2013- Kate Moss wearing Alexander McQueen. Shot by Tim Walker
No.01 February 2012- Arizona Muse wearing Vintage Prada. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier

Golden Globes 2017- Best Dressed

La La Land was the unequivocal winner of the evening, picking up a record seven Golden Globes however these women stole my heart as the winners of the red carpet…

Meryl Streep, Givenchy 
Blake Lively, Atelier Versace
Evan Rachel Wood, Altuzarra
Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang
Emma Stone, Valentino 
Gina Rodriguez, Naeem Khan
Tracee Ellis Ross, Zuhair Murad
Naomie Harris, Armani Privé
Priyanka Chopra, Ralph Lauren 
Viola Davis, Michael Kors
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Reese Witherspoon, Versace 
Images all via Instagram

Cherished Artists

Claude Monet

 

Auguste Rodin

 

Barbara Hepworth

 

Yang Yang Pan

 

David Hockey

 

J M W Turner

 

Henry Moore

 

Vincent Van Gogh

 

Art Work

Below you will find a brief summary of the art work I created from 2014 to 2015, with the semi-biographical subject matter of both ‘Hands’ and ‘Scoliosis’.

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Hands Project, 2015

“I began to realise how profound, from an artist’s point of view, the expression of the human hand is. Not only is it the most expressive part of the body, it’s a visible extension of the brain and feeling”- Barbara Hepworth

Family plays a significant role in my life and I chose to explore three generations of my family’s hands within this project.

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Spinal Surgery Project, 2015

Having suffered from Scoliosis and undergone extensive spinal surgery to correct this, I decided to base a biographical project on the journey of my Scoliosis surgery.

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Hands Project, 2014

Alongside this project on ‘Hands’, I extensively prepared for and came regional runner up in the art public speaking competition, ARTiculation. Here I was privileged enough to give a presentation to a crowd of artists and industry experts at The Hepworth Gallery about Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Hospital Drawings’.