Monday, 15 December 2014

WINTER WONDERLAND









Jacket- The Ragged Priest // Beanie & Sweater - Lazy Oaf // Turtleneck- American Apparel // Jeans - ASOS // Trainers- Rick Owens x Adidas // Tote- Monki (borrowed Nicole's!)

Photography by Nicole
Christmas is without a doubt, my favourite holiday. There's just something about the smell of freshly cut christmas trees and endless nights sipping hot chocolate that just appeals so much to me. Of course, there's the much needed uni break, but that transcends seasons. Speaking of uni, first term has finally ended, our long but incredible White Show is over and in my rare period of rest, I climbed out of the comforts of my bed into the bewildering chills of the outside. As Nicole and I finally ventured to Winter Wonderland, on a Sunday (also my last full day here until next year), no less. Despite the insanely priced rides (£10 for a 5 second ride!), freezing temperatures (7º C? Lies!) and the lack of debit card accepting food stalls , it was everything that a commercialised, money-sucking theme park could be. There were crying children, haunted mansions (a bit off season don't you think?), hot chocolate stations and none other than, Santa land. One thing for sure, nobody does christmas better than London. The spirit is strong with this one. 

Also, to anyone who's heading to winter wonderland, please note that IF you wear white shoes, they will not come back white. I repeat, they will not come back white.

xoxo

natalie 



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

SIBLING





Coat- Missguided // Top - Thrifted // Skirt- Choies // Shoes- Office

Photography by Nicole
Time flies when you're having fun and despite the intensity of work I've received over the past month, I've thoroughly enjoyed it and much has really changed. But before I digress, outfit backstory: These shots were taken a few weeks back when my fellow sibling and I attended a special Sibling runway show at the V&A, showing curated menswear pieces. Thus, we took this opportunity to shoot some outfit shots, taking advantage of the emptying runway and the grey walls of the V&A. As London permanently stays in single digit degrees, a coat is absolutely necessary to surviving the weather. I picked up this missguided beauty after realising a severe lapse of colour in my coat department and it hasn't left my shoulders ever since. 

I've almost finished my first term of uni, having handed in all my assessed work, done and dusted. I've only got one last thing left before I am temporarily freed of my studies. On Thursday, CSM will be holding its annual 'White Show', a fashion show that displays all the works of the first year fashion design students (womenswear, menswear, print, knit and fashion design management). Everyone's been working really hard on it and it would be very much appreciated if the website could be clicked on and the instagram could be followed! The design students are all incredibly talented and this show really exemplifies the skills they possess. Needless to say, I may very well collapse once the show is over so do send over indomie/instant noodle packets to keep me functioning.

I mentioned previously that I achieved my New Year's resolution, so I thought I'd quickly address it here. Everyone and anyone who knows me knows that my No 1 is James Franco. Full stop. And at the start of the year, I made a resolution to go meet him, thinking that it was funny and would maybe happen in about 10 years. Two weeks ago, my resolution came true. I met him and a book signing and I can gladly say that I can truly die happy now. James was incredible and I could go on and on (believe me I can) about my 5 minute encounter but I'll save the rambling for some other time. For now, here's the image that I will, and cannot, ever get over.

xoxo


natalie