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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Frenchie is my Spirit Animal

Getting photos taken at night is never easy, the lighting is always iffy and sometimes your flash refuses to play ball. But sometimes the results are pretty cool! I love the over exposed and slightly washed out look of these photos, they were taken with a flood light and some fairy lights for lighting. 

Unintentionally I dressed like my spirit animal Frenchie, which is never a bad thing! The 50's greaser look has to be one of my favourite styles, so I decided to throw on a biker jacket over my pink, polkadot ensemble and I dig the end result! The clash of feminine and masculine is always fun to play with and whilst this outfit is leaning (quite heavily) on the feminine side I feel like the jacket gives the outfit some much needed edge.

Jacket - Vintage
Top - Lipsy
Bag - Handmade
Under skirt - The Trash Rack
Boots - Sophia Webster

Saturday, 18 April 2015

The best Bakery in Glasgow?

There's no better way to start the day than with fresh flowers and cakes.

Bakery 47 is THE place to go for all things cake related. Combine that with fantastic coffee (my Mum assures me it's good, I can't stand the stuff!) and beautiful flowers you get a winning combination. 

The cakes are unbelievably good, there are no words to describe them, each with their own label stating if they are gluten free or vegan it makes for extremely easy cake shopping. The location in the southside is small, with very limited seating. Most people do come in for a take out instead of sitting in and this is probably because they don't just do cakes! Pastries and more importantly fresh home made bread is on the menu, with everything from sourdough to wholemeal loaf it's easy to see why there is a queue outside the door most mornings! Remember to get down early to avoid disappointment as they shut up shop as soon as they sell out.

As well as having mouth watering delicacies they are also home to Floral Menagerie my all time favourite florist. On specific days you can go in and either buy a bouquet or collect a pre-paid one when picking up your morning croissants. On top of this they also hold masterclasses together ranging from hand tying a bouquet to creating your own floral crowns, with cake obviously. Perfect.  

This is definitely my new favourite bakery...see you in the queue!

Scottish Tattoo Convention 2015

The Scottish Tattoo convention is one I look forward to every year, and not only because it's close to home! There are so many amazing artists from all over the world who attend, as well as amazing home grown talent. On top of this the show has great stalls and exhibitions, fun for all the family!

My favourite vendor at the convention has to be Tatty Bon, everything is cute with a giant helping of sass. I'm in love with the little bitchy hearts and the faux taxidermy is amazing and with everything being fully custom you can create the necklace or fade dead animal of your dreams!

Miss Dixibelle always brings good hair game, the mobile vintage styling salon creates the most incredible vintage hair styles and they always have the cutest accessories! 

Now onto the main event! I love finding new artists and my wishlist has exploded after this convention! Most of my favourites are tattooists I've followed for years but it's just cemented my need to get tattooed by them.

Tracy D is a tattooist based in London, is her work is breathtaking! Her line work is perfect, I love the have sleeve of Persephone she tattooed on Floral Menagerie

Anyone that tattoos adorable little unicorns is going to be amazing in my book! Sam Whitehead tattoos the cutest little things and on top of that she also sells these adorable prints.

Tiny Miss Becca has always been on my wishlist of tattooists, I love her work, her animals are realistic but stylised and adorable to boot! She tattooed the cute munchy cat from a photo and added a little bell just to make it that little bit cuter.

Charlotte Ross creates the most beautiful water colour tattoos, at the convention she tattooed a galaxy print kitty onto an already full leg of her work at the convention. 

As well as being an awesome artist Darryl Mullen is also super nice. His work is traditional and flawless, this ariel dancer has to be one of my favourites. 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

What to do on a Sunday afternoon...

What's better to do on a Sunday afternoon than curl up and lose yourself in some awesome books? I've been an avid reader since I was little and nothing beats a good book so I've decided to tell you guys my 5 favourites.

The Picture of Dorian Grey - This book has been one of my favourite books since I was in school. It is beautifully written (would you expect any less from Oscar Wilde?) It is a tragic story about beauty and the destruction of the soul. I urge you to read it. 

The Book Thief - Based in Nazi Germany and about a small girl trying to deal with the traumatic things in her life. She is taught to read and in turn befriends a Jewish man who is being hidden by her foster family. The book is narrated by Death but instead of making it more morose it actually adds some humour, albeit dark humour. 

The Life of Pi - This is one of the most visually descriptive books I have ever read, and the fact that a boy is trapped on a boat with a tiger is not even the best part!

Five People You Meet in Heaven - A book that is not as morbid as you would think. A man dies, and in heaven he meets 5 people who affected his life, and through meeting them his perception of  how he lived his life. This book brought me to tears on more than one occasion. 

My Fifth choice is a bit of a cheat as I would suggest anything by Terry Pratchett. Especially anything with Death in it; HogFather, Soul Music and Reaper Man have to be the three I've read most frequently.  They all take place in a fantasy universe created by Pratchett called The Disk world. Funny, endearing and very easy to read - but not for those who dislike fantasy!

Oh and since I love going over numbers in a list; read anything my Franz Kafka, Small Island by Andrea Levy, On the road by Jack Kerouac, all things by Chuck Palahniuk, The Kid Stays In The Picture by Robert Evans and all the Brothers Grimm fairytales you can handle.

Happy reading! 

Dress - Minted
Belt - Vintage
Watch - Caravelle
Rings - Bloody Mary Metal
Boots - The Style Edit

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Ultimate Summer Smoothie

Feeling energised in the morning is something I strive for. I am not a morning person, I am grumpy and I don't drink coffee so I need a while to wake up. I've been looking for an alternative to a cup of tea for a while now, something that is going to give me a boost in the morning as well as being healthy.

So I have created the ultimate breakfast smoothie, it tastes amazing, it's good for you and it takes around 2 minutes to make....introducing the super smoothie.

1/4 bottle (or as much as you need to get the consistency you want) Vita Coco water
1 tsp of flaxseed
1 Banana
5 large strawberries
2 handfuls of spinach
1 handful of baby chard

Put all in and blend baby blend!

Trust me when I say this will brighten up your mornings!

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