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31 January 2016

January Styling the Seasons - The Start of Things To Come.....

January is usually rubbish isn't it? Back to work, cold weather, no money after Christmas and a long time to wait for anything exciting.... Well normally yes, but for me this month I have had a lovely time! 
My plan for 2016 was to make a change, get the styling business up and running and generally enjoy life a little bit more and I am pleased to say that I have successfully started the year on the right track. I have sold lots of #vintagestylingkits which I am very thankful for, its been a pleasure to source and pack up beautiful kits for ladies who really appreciated vintage treasures and pretty styling. 
I have my new website underway which will include all of the services that I have to offer under one lovely new umbrella and I can't wait to show you all. 
I had the pleasure of meeting up with @allisonsadler who helped me to consolidate all of my thoughts and plans and made me feel more confident in my new venture. This was a fab evening and I would really recommend it if you have exciting plans and are not sure how to make them into a business. 
Other things I have achieved, I styled a beautiful Christening, visited Emily Quinton at the gorgeous studios and have been having fun chatting with my brides to make sure that we get the styling just right for their big day. (I nearly forget the amazing Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour!!!!)
So, I have been a lucky girl so far and as its the last day of January it was time for me to decide what my #stylingtheseasons theme was going to be. I decided to use these little cards from Flow Magazine  as they have been a wonderful source of inspiration this month. If you don't already know about Flow you should!! a beautiful magazine for lovers of illustration, with interesting articles and great styling. These 366 days of Flow cards all have a different message, quote or recipe and I decided to use some of January's for my post. I also love my new diary which came in the January My Little Box perfect for keeping all of my important dates at hand. 
Anyway, what a month!! Lets hope the rest of the year is as exciting! I promise to keep you posted! 

Don't forget that you can join in with #stylingtheseasons with @lottsandlots and @aptapothecary follow them on Instagram and style up somewhere in your home to reflect that month.

Happy planning xx

15 January 2016

Makelight Magic

Hi everyone. You may remember back in November as usual I entered the #stylingtheseasons hashtag on Instagram with my flatlay of blues and wintery objects. I don't know if I told you this but I WON that monthly competition and to my delight I was able to pick a photography workshop to attend run by the lovely Emily Quinton. Well last weekend I went on said workshop down in my favourite London town and I had the most marvelous time!!!

The moment I walked into Emily's studio in West Dulwich I knew I had to have one! 

The space is filled with amazing props, pretty things and wonderful light. What more could a photographer and blogger want? We spent a while chatting and picking Emily's brains and I was surrounded by likeminded ladies who were a source of great inspiration too. If you don't know Emily Quinton then you really should take a peek at her lovely website and find her on Instagram. She is a very successful lady and this is clearly down to her hard work and amazing eye for composition and beauty. We were then let loose to photograph our hearts out using all of the things around us. I loved the experience and Emily also kindly helped us all out with using camera's and Instagram advice. I took some lovely photos of gorgeous flowers and practiced my flatlay skills and I also used the studio to capture my vintage styling kit. More about that in my next post. Anyway a week on and I am still buzzing from the experience!! It has given me another little push in my quest to break into this industry and it also made me rearrange the dining room into a more studio based workspace. (any excuse!)

So thank you to @aptapothecary @lottsandlots @emilyquinton and @ruthlgarner for picking me I really can't thank you enough xxx

And here are some of the photographs I have been taking at home after my head was filled with lovely stuff!