Monday, 25 June 2012

One again my blog has been left slightly abandoned...
Tomorrow I start my new design job!!
I never like to post who I'm working for on here (as I'm never sure what I will and won't be allowed to post) but if you have followed my blog for a while it might be obvious who I used to work for....and I'm sure work related photos/posts will appear again soon.
I'm excited and nervous to be the "new girl" and I know the first couple of weeks at a new place are always a little rubbish as you learn all the ways of a new studio.
I shall let you know how it all goes!

I hope to have an overhaul of my blog too, it's been a while and I think the reason I stopped posting so much was because it felt stale even to me. I want to make it more personal, more of my drawings, thoughts, and maybe even "almost" outfit posts (i'm always scared to put myself out there too much!)

:)

Please bear with me
Send me links to any new blogs you have found/you have to get me back in the mood for blogging

Join me on Twitter and Tumblr whilst you're at it

xxxxx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Mira's Instagram


 Miraslava Duma's photos from Instagram via Twitter (@miraduma)

Love her quirky style and doll-like appearance.
Anyone know if you can access Instgram accounts without an iPhone? via computer?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Lula's Lace Lady

via tfs

New Lula SS12

All Smoke and Pouts

fashiongonerogue

Black Magazine, issue 16

Saturday, 12 May 2012

--- Team 1000 ---

It's not often I post anything personal on my blog, so sorry if you really don't want to know! I just wanted to take the time to let EVERYONE know about Raise the Roof Kenya and a new project we have set up called Team 1000.

Raise the Roof Kenya was set up by a friend of mine (Holly Bantleman), who went travelling in 2010 at the age of 22 and came back from Kenya determind to raise enough money to be able to provide tin roofing for people living on a landfill with no proper shelter or food in Nakuru. (Read more about it here).

Last Summer I set up a project called Chariteatowel (if you haven't already visited the Facebook page and "liked" it then do so NOW! ...thank you!...) and we have already gained the support of Adele, Olly Murs, Jools Holland, Tim Minchin and many others... The stars have drawn and donated self portraits to be printed on teatowels in a similar idea to teatowel projects you may have taken part in at primary school. 100% of all money made by the sale of these teatowels and subsequent auction of original drawings will go to Raise the Roof Kenya.

I know so many people are asking for money or sponsorship or donations or time at the moment, so the Team 1000 idea is to keep it very simple.

We are asking 1000 people to raise £100 over 100 days.
(You can register NOW - the 100 days start on 1st June - 8th September 2012)

The proceeds from this project will go towards building the Barut Development Centre in Nakuru, Kenya. 

"7 out of 10 children in Barut have never received secondary education.
The Barut Development Centre will be a lifeline in the form of a trade school, community centre and sports ground for the people of Barut and others who have never had such opportunity before.
The unique focus will be towards the older children who will learn vocational skills to live sustainably in the future. It will also provide a critical hub for an entire community to come together and enjoy events, receive medical treatment and attend evening classes." 

Read more about the project here

So, £100 over 100 days, any way you want
  • Hold a bake sale at work/school/college/university
  • Have a garage/garden/yard sale
  • Do a car boot sale
  • Save £1 a day for the £00 days
  • Have a whip round at work at the end of each week
  • Ask 100 people to give you a £1
  • Ask 200 people to give you 50p
  • Organise a sponsored challenge - walk/run/bike ride
  • Raffle
  • Auction
  • Car wash
  • Sell some unwanted clothes/items on ebay
  • .........

It really is such a simple idea.
As I said before, my blog is not really the place I would usually post about this but I think it is such a great project 

If you want to get involved, have any questions or just have a great idea for how someone could raise £100 in 100 days then please leave me a comment

Thanks so much for reading

Jo xxx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Putting a name to the photos

I love coming across random websites and finding out they are the source of photos I have admired for ages.
This pink sofa photo is a favourite in an old scrapbook of mine from a while ago, I must have just found it on tumblr or something. On a random browse this evening I came across it on Ye Rin Mok's website within her portfolio of photographs


Check more out here

 all photos by Ye Rin Mok

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

London OC

It's been confirmed that Opening Ceremony WILL be opening a pop up shop in London's Covent Garden in time for the Olympics this Summer...maybe this Olympic malarky, with all the extra people and jammed up roads/public transport will be worth it!



Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Feeling inspired





all collages from Faran Krentcil's tumblr


I haven't blogged in so long, I left my job in January and kinda felt like I didn't really have anything to blog about so I moved over to tumblr for a while.
This week however I came across Faran Krentcil's tumblr (Faran is the Digital Director for Nylon Online) and I loooooove it. I read about her in the new Topshop instore magazine and her love for making scrapbooks and collages when she was younger. Her tumblr shows pages from her notebooks and has inspired me to finally do something with all the notebooks I buy and am given. Maybe I'll share some on here once I get going.

I've kept scrapbooks for a long time, but these are more A3 research books for inspiration. I'm pleased my A5 books will now have a proper use. I love tumblr and blogging, and am slowly coming round to Pinterest, but digital media can never really beat a good old pen and paper or magazine.

Do you scrapbook/collage ?

Monday, 27 February 2012

Quickly becoming my fave Olsen

pic from olsenanonymous

Anyone else want her eyebrows? Or is that just a little bit weird?

Elizabeth Olsen at the Vanity Fair Oscars party