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Thursday, 23 April 2015


It is starting to feel as if every time I sit down to write a post here, the first sentence that comes to mind is always something about how hectic the last week has been, trying to balance everything all at once and often making the mistake of over-booking myself in an attempt to fit as much into each day as possible. I think this lifestyle has actually become normal to me now, so it shouldn't really require a sentence describing it because I've had a hectic week every single week since I started college, and I am quite certain everyone else with studying and exams coming up feels the same way. This week was a particularly interesting one though as I have my AS art exam today and tomorrow, which has taken up a lot of time at school and in preparation. It's probably one of the nicest exams that exists though, and my piece for this project involves lots of draped fabric, layering and beading so I am quite content.





These photos are from a while back in Padstow and at Mother Ivey's Bay in Cornwall during the Easter holidays. I ended up taking a ridiculous amount of pictures on that holiday and am yet to sort them out so I can post them all. These were all from our last day before coming home, so they are certainly some of my favourites as we managed to get so much done and see so much before leaving to come back home. The morning was spent taking a very early walk down to Mother Ivey's, which was beautiful and well worth waking up for. We then headed over to Padstow for the second time as we had loved it so much the first time (and as expected we discovered so much more on the second visit).






One of Padstow's most popular haunts is the Chough Bakery, which sells amazing cornish pasties, cakes, pastries and breads, and we got ourselves some lunch plus a latte from a nearby cute coffee counter to eat and drink overlooking the sea.






It was a slightly less sunny day compared to the first few of our holiday, so I ended up wearing a few layers (which I love to do anyway). I wore my leopard top and suede skirt from Beyond Retro, with a silky shirt from a vintage shop on Portobello road, H&M socks, Topshop coat and my bag from Mi-Pac. I feel so comfortable and at home when clashing patterns for some reason, and am still ridiculously excited to own a panelled suede skirt (especially as Beyond Retro make their own, so they have sizes that fit instead of the unusually big or small skirt sizes you often find preserved from the 60s).






I am really getting into wearing jewellery at the moment and have been wearing my stone necklaces from The Astrology Shop almost every day recently. The earrings were from a kilo sale.







The Trelaw tea rooms looked so pretty, quaint and authentically vintage, and although we couldn't stop by I did manage to take some photos through the door. I am weird when it comes to documenting things...I am that person who takes a camera everywhere and photographs anything and everything. Its worthwhile though, as you stumble across things like cats looking out of pretty painted windows.






We stopped outside a pub and once again I had a little experiment with my new polaroid (Fujifilm mini90). I still can't get over how it works so efficiently considering how tiny and lightweight it is. I bought it on a whim with a gift-voucher from my God parents and cousins as I'd wanted one for ages, but now don't understand how I lived without it - it's great to be able to get physical copies of photos straight away sometimes, instead of always having to wait for them to be developed.







We had dinner in Rojano's, which was a fantastic idea as it meant I got to comfort myself about going home with a crazily good chocolate sundae.







Anyway, that's most of the photos from Easter - now I can skip back to the present. I found out yesterday that i-D magazine had featured me in their "Tavi's kids: five high school bloggers to watch" feature which was posted yesterday on their US site and today on the UK one - I had no idea until I got an email from the lovely Emily Manning who wrote the amazing piece. I am still quite in shock - i-D has been so influential for me over the last few years, especially as I've been getting more and more interested in writing and journalism, and so to be recognised by them really is no less than a dream come true. It was even better as I shared the excitement with other girls I really admire, including Khensani and Tolly, which really made it such an amazing experience...thank you to anyone who has clicked the link through to this page, and to those who have been reading for ages, and to everyone at i-D for being awesome as always. Have a lovely weekend guys!

21 comments:

  1. Wow congratulations on being featured in i-D and as always your outfit is beautiful.I love the panelling of your skirt and the photographs of your adventures! xx
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  2. This skirt, Ellie. I think it's my favourite thing that you own, as weird as that sounds. And as always, your photos makes me super nolstagic for a place I've never even been.

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    1. thank you!!!! <3 ah I love that feeling, my life is spent feeling like that! x

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  3. Eeep! Thanks for the mention lovely! So exciting about the feature, I still can't get over it eitherrrr!

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    1. No problem hehe!!! so exciting, well done xx

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  4. omg congrats on the i-D feature, seriously well done it's so well deserved <3
    as always your outfits are so good (particularly enamored with that suede skirt) and I love all your photos

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  5. That furry coat is such an adventure coat, I love it. Lovely photos from your holiday, it looks like it was full of fantasticalness! I need me a Polaroid camera someday. Even just an Instax would be fine, you know? Congrats on the feature in i-D, that's so exciting!

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    1. thank you! ah I love that phrase...it shall be known as my adventure coat from now on!! and I highly recommend the mini 90, it's a great instax! xx

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  6. Lovely blog post! I love your outfits so much. This outfit is something I'd never wear (not even look at in the shop) but for some reason it suits you so so so well that I'd almost look for something similar. You're such an interesting person. And I hope I don't annoy you with my comments on literally every blog post, but I just love them loads. Also, I am planning on painting or drawing you soon and I will probably do a blog post about that haha, so yay!

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    1. thank you so much! I really appreciate your comments it makes my day! and wow I would be so honoured if you did - make sure do send me a pic/link it to me!! <3 xxx

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  7. Beautiful! xo

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  8. cute jacket dear, and lovely photos! it is so interesting for me to see these, I get to pretend and live vicariously since I cannot afford to travel right now. :)

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  9. Absolutely love your suede skirt; so gorgeous. And that jacket really is something! Phenomenally lovely print x

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  10. Hmm the food here looks so tasty! Especially the sundaes... Being featured in iD magazine is amazing honey <3 Gisforgingers xx

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  11. Love the colour scheme in this, looks amazing with your hair also! Followed! X

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