Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Styling the Seasons: October

I can be a stubborn little thing when I want, stuck in my ways (routines rule ok!), happy hunkering down with the things that make me feel most comfortable, untroubled and safe. But sometimes I surprise myself with my ability to push myself into less comfortable situations, trying new things, going out of my comfort zone. And *almost* always I find that I like it. 

Which is why when Apartment Apothecary mentioned the #StylingtheSeasons project somehow my adventurous, carefree self said - 'why not, let's give it a go'. Stubborn me has found this all a liiittle bit harder, but here goes nothing with my first proper foray into giving this styling malarkey a go.

So here's my October Styling the Seasons pic - it's all about that hunkering down that you know I like, cosy autumn Sundays, staying in with your favourite homegrown hobbies, comfort food and, of course, tea. 
A couple of outtakes that I like too (this one is pre tea round)
And another shot that I played around with but never got any further:
All taken with the (inevitable) audience up on the mezzanine floor:
Looking a tad skeptical...

Thanks so much to Katy and Charlotte from Lotts & Lots for setting up this little challenge, I'm enjoying overcoming the difficulties - look forward to giving it another go in November!

Sunday, 5 October 2014


Lately real life stuff has been keeping me nice and busy. Nothing in particular. Nothing fancy. But just all the busy. So here are the highlights (you wouldn't want to see the lowlights - they contain a badly behaved cat, missed yoga classes and lots of work emails...) of what I've been up to over the last month or so:

Getting lost at the V&A during the London Design Festival (can you spot me?!): 
 Lovely details:


I didn't manage to get my September #stylingtheseasons up in time, but it looked a little something like this. October's (might) make it up in time:

This happened: 

I went to Dan Tobin Smith's LDF exhibition The First Law of Kipple. It was very pleasing to look at indeed:

And I had my name embroidered on a woollen pineapple. See told you I've been busy...