Thursday, 22 September 2016

Sophia Webster SS17



My favourite LFW show was without doubt the Sophia Webster SS17 presentation. I always love the themes and styling of each of her collections and this one didn't disappoint.  Dolly Birds of Paradise used models perched in cages to exhibit the shoes & bags wearing an array of bright colours. This inspired me to produce the collage animation above as her designs make it so easy to inject some fun into my work!



Sunday, 18 September 2016

Delpozo SS17

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 My absolute favourite NYFW show was Delpozo SS17. Under new creative direction of Josep Font, the show feaured an amazing use of contrasting colours, feminine frills and beautiful embellishment which inspired me to create a collage where I took some of my favourite elements of the collection to build an outfit.

 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Perth Milky Way


Here's another snap of our trip to see the Milky Way in Lancelin just south of Perth. We're holding a torch to add a cool contrast to the photo, but mostly so you could see us in the forefront. I recommend anyone who's staying in Western Australia to get out and see it!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Homepage Animation



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This is my favourite of all the collages I designed for the Leivankash fine jewellery website, I think the styling looks great with the statement jewellery and the animation looks really clean on the white background of the homepage as you can see above.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

East Coast Australia in 3 Weeks

This time last year my two friends and I set off for a fun trip to the East Coast of Australia for 3 weeks, flying into Melbourne, then to Sydney, next Brisbane and then began a road trip up the Sunshine Coast, stopping off until we reached Cairns. 
I thought I'd share some of my snaps & tips from along the way

Melbourne
We started our trip from South so that we could brave the cold first and our trip would get warmer as we headed North, so flew into Melbourne on September 1st, and it was in-fact freezing!
Because of the cold weather we rented a car and set out for Great Ocean Rd, where you will find the Twelve Apostles and the beautiful coast line en route- be warned it's a full day of driving though, we got to the Twelve Apostles at sunset!
St Kilda is a cool area to visit, complete with Luna Park and I recommend going there in the day rather than night time during the winter as we did, it was pretty quiet! 
The Crown casino strip is also worth a visit, plus a trip up the Sky Tower at night to get the most beautiful (but scary!) view of the city.

St Kilda

The Twelve Apostles
Sky Tower
Sydney 
We took a flight to Sydney from Melbourne where we had an Airbnb apartment in Darlinghurst waiting for us. Our host recommended we rent a car and head to the Blue Mountains, so that's exactly what we did! The views there were amazing but it was so cold there! The Museum of Contemporary Art is a cool gallery that is worth a visit and a drink overlooking the Opera House on their terrace, plus Manley Island via the ferry from the Opera House harbour for a few drinks on a Friday or Saturday night. Of course a trip to Bondi Beach is a must, where you can spot the stunning Iceberg pool overlooking the beach. 
Rusty Rabbits in Darlinghurst is great for breakfast, The Print Room is a super pretty destination for lunch and dinner at Apollo or Almond- if you fancy Greek or Middle Eastern food.

View from the Museum of Contemporary Art


                                                           Fraser Island & Whitsundays
From Sydney we caught a flight to Brisbane and picked up our car rental, we stopped off at Noosa and stayed in a farmhouse for the night and then headed for Rainbow beach in the morning where we were picked up by our Cool Dingo tour guides for our two night stay on Fraser Island. This was a tour recommended to me and it was the best activity we did on the East Coast, you have two days (one if you like) of exploring the island, including paddleboarding on Lake Mackenzie, the Champagne Pools and whale watching from an aeroplane if you wish.
Lake Mackenzie


 Whitsundays was our next stop, we drove to Airlie beach and booked our yellow speed boat to the islands from there. It's the most stunning view when you're there and the water is clear blue; you can do helicopter rides over the islands, however they are very expensive and we were saving our money for the Great Barrier Reef...
Whitsundays
Cairns
 Cairns was our final stop, this is the best place to swim and dive in the Great Barrier Reef. We booked a catamaran tour that stops off in a safe (shark free!) area and you have the option of both snorkeling and diving. As you can see, the views are amazing and the different types of fish you see there are incredible.
Daintree Rainforest is a must while you're there so that you can see the waterfalls, lakes and meet the aboriginals in the rainforest itself.









Sunday, 14 August 2016

Crinkle Swimwear

In light of the launch of the collaboration between vintage swimwear brand Hunza G and Pandora Sykes, I wanted to talk about my favourite trend right now- crinkle swimwear! 
I love the girley frills that Pandora has added to the swimsuit collection as well as the colour palette- the yellow is such a great colour fit for complimenting a summer tan.







I managed to find a great brand named Boho Rose who design really cool updated versions of the crinkle cut swimsuit as well as the traditional one piece. I purchased a coral peach & a white swimsuit and I love them because you can wear them as swimsuit and as a body/top- so they are super handy for the Australian weather plus my trip to Bali!






Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Milky Way in WA

A few weeks ago we drove almost 2 hours outside of Perth to Lancelin to go sand boarding on the sand dunes there as well as see the Milky Way! We took SLR cameras, a tripod and a torch (so that we would appear in the photo) to capture it... and above is the result!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Bali in 10 Days


I took a trip to Bali for the second time on the last week of July for 10 days to meet my best friend on the start of his travels and thought I would post my snaps and tips of where to go!

We stayed in Seminyak at the Capsule Hostel- which is great and I really recommend if you want to meet people and stay on the cheap- it's really clean too! 
On our first day we went to WaterBom water park which was great- I would probably recommend not going there during Australian school holidays or get there super early if you do to avoid queues!

On the Sunday we went to Single Fin which is a really good night out in a Surfers Club in Uluwatu- it begins around 4 and finishes at midnight but I recommend getting there for the amazing sunset.


Uluwatu is a really nice day out, we headed to Padang-Padang beach which is small but really scenic and then to the temple for a Balinese dance at 5pm- I recommend getting seats at the top and facing directly at the sunset, as you can see it's so pretty! On the way back from that, the seafood restaurant in Uluwatu is also supposed to be amazing.




We took a trip to Gili Trawangan for a few days which was really nice, it wasn't as party like when we were there as it was Ramadan, so if you are after partying check the Ramadan dates as it's a very religious island so the bars close earlier during those times! Gili T is great for snorkeling, paddle boarding and you can do a quick trip to Gili Air too. 

I recommend hiring a bike and getting around that way, you can cycle the entire island in around 40 mins and scope out all the famous swings on the shore for the must-have swing photo- be prepared that they become very busy around sunset but that is the best time too! 
There's a cool outdoor cinema too where they play movies around midnight. We stayed in a homestay but Broken Compass is the best hostel apparently and it gets booked up so book in advance!

On the way back from Gili T we booked into a hostel in Ubud so that we could have a whole day to do all that's there; if you're staying in Seminyak I recommend you do the same as it is on the way back.

The night we got there I booked to do the Mount Batur climb, you get picked up at 2am and begin climbing the mountain at 3.30am to see sunrise at 5.30am. If you're into hiking I recommend you do this as the sunrise can be great but it is hard work up and on the way down, but it does feel like a great accomplishment and you meet some great people. You get back to your hotel around 9am.






For the rest of the day, we took a trip to the Monkey Forest to feed lots of the little monkeys and to the waterfalls. We didn't visit the rice fields as they weren't in bloom but I had heard that I wasn't missing out on too much anyway!

Mexicola
W Hotel
Other than that Canggu is supposed to be really nice which is the only thing I missed out on doing. In Seminyak, Potato Head Beach Club is a good night out if there any events on or is really nice for sunset. The W hotel doesn't have much atmosphere unless there is an event going on, La Favela and Sky Garden are popular nights out too. 
Enjoy if you're going, and if not I hope I've inspired you to < 3