Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Fade by Chloe Rhodes |  The first Edition of the creative experiment that is my magazine fade. A magazine that focuses on young a talented individuals. The beautiful cover girl? That's the stunning Isabella, a young actress, dancer and model. She talks all about her first film and stage appearances as well the difficulties faced when working in such a competitive industry. Most of my favorite photos from the shoot made their way into the magazine and those who didn't are sure to make their way onto here in the future. Here's the preview, just a taster of what to expect.

When this creative plan came into action it was a strange and daunting thought and in all honesty if anything it was mainly for me and the people helping me to create it as having physical proof of my photography and writing can often be difficult and working with a group of creative and talented people is always such fun. But people showed some interest, which I couldn't believe, so here it is available to everyone.  

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


This calendar should come with a warning note! Because a very sleepy me, unaware of the light sensor this calendar contains, was frightened half to death when a box at the other side of her bedroom began to spontaneously sing a rather random version of the '12 days of Christmas'! 

I have to interject by admitting a weakness and that is my insane impatience that caused me to open this calendar on the twelve days leading up to Christmas instead of the twelve days after like you are meant to but I just couldn't help myself.  

Inside this calendar is not only twelve different miniature (and I mean miniature) versions of some of Benefit's best loved beauty products, but there is also a light sensor which means that in the morning, when your calender is sat innocently on your shelf, open and ready for the first door to be ripped off ,  the glow of any light triggers a rather painful adaptation of the '12 days of Christmas' to start playing, a huge shock to the system at 6:30 in the morning. Something I can only assume that after twelve days will drive you bloody mad! But I could cope with the cheesy music, I mean it is Christmas after all, but I do feel somewhat disappointed by the size and choice of products this calendar has to offer.
Admittedly the packaging is something though that I can not fault, bright bold and fun; perfect for the holiday season but not too Christmas-sy making it equally perfect for when going into the new year.

A fun option for marking the twelve days of Christmas and a perfect present for any Benefit lovers and despite the slightly stingy sizes something to look forward to opening each morning, but not the best beauty calendar I've had my hands on.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015


Like everything in life fashion is cyclical; trends appear, disappear then reappear, it's like a right of passage for any trends strong enough to stand the test of time. And with us being knee deep in this current season the return of some huge and much loved trends has definitely caught our eye. So grab yourself a belt because the waist is back, along with our love of the hourglass silhouette (*she cheers*) and they are both huge trends this winter. Not only a trend that oozes in femininity and class but one that can make us feel a little less guilty for eating  that whole Toblerone this Christmas.

Whether its a nod to the 70's with a tie waist jumpsuit and high waisted flares or that new season khaki piece you've been dreaming about, the waist is everywhere from the catwalk to the high-street. The perfect way to enhance your figure and add a more feminine touch to your outfit's silhouette, this trend is injecting a more sensual and cinched feel to the season. Try a belt, band or whimsical bow to pull of this trend and keep your eyes peeled for designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford and Giles for looks that are wonderfully tied, tucked and buckled.


Saturday, 8 August 2015


Pink, iconic for its for its girlishness and connections to femininity, and for any expectant parent or little girl a representation of the female gender as a whole, yet, probably because of it's now patronizing and sickly connotations it is now a colour hated by many women.
 It's over use in advertising as companies attempt to target products towards women using pink because of the stereotype all women love it, and this separation from birth, using pastel pink and blue as a form of identification of a child's gender.
Hating pink is now the norm amoungst women instead of a rebellious movement it once was when the colour was first molded into the patronizing and over used shade forced into a girl's life and wardrobe.
So it got me thinking, is wearing pink now becoming rebellious?
 As if the irony of an independent, self-minded woman wearing a shade so commonly linked to a man's idea of what is feminine and what a woman wants, gives an outfit humor and a sarcastic flare. And what woman doesn't love to be sarcastic? It's certainly a thought I love the sound off with pink being one of the biggest next season trends and it will certainly be something I say when people question the colour choice as I wear it over the next few months, Well, I love pink, its flirty and fun and has a sense of individuality that's completely unique and I hope to be seeing a lot more of it in the next few months.