Saturday, 30 April 2011

The Royal Wedding.

I have been so incredibly excited about the Royal Wedding for weeks, so when the day finally came yesterday, I couldn't contain it any longer! A few weeks ago, me and my mum were discussing the wedding and decided that we should go to London to be a part of it - I knew I would've regretted it if I didn't! It was such a momentous occasion, and I have never felt more proud to be British. Seeing the huge crowd that gathered along the mall was just amazing, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Once the ceremony had started, they played it out to the crowds on huge speakers, and as soon as they uttered the first words, everyone just went completely silent, before erupting into cheers once they officially said 'I Will'. Everyone broke out into song, singing along to the hymns that were in the official programme. 

Of course, everyone wanted to get a glimpse of the William & Kate as they came by in the carriage, which I was lucky enough to see - just! I had my camera frantically in the air, whilst standing right on my tip toes! We also saw the Queen in her beautiful carriage, looking just lovely in yellow! 
Kate (or I should say, Catherine) looked abosultley stunning in Alexander McQueen - I'm so chuffed she chose too in the end, after months of speculation, and hoping that it would be, it was great to see her step out of the car in the amazing lace creation. It was just exquisite. 

(I wish I could say I took these photos - but I wasn't that lucky... gettyimages)

After the carriage went by, the next big challenge was getting as close to Buckingham Palace as possible for the balcony moment, and after much pushing, and squishing, we made it around just enough to see the balcony. We weren't super close, but much luckier than most! As soon as they stepped out onto the balcony as a married couple, the crowd began to chant "kiss, kiss!" and not only did they once, but twice! Much to our delight. It was just wonderful. 

(these however, were my own!)

I had the best day, and I'll certainly never forget it - definitely something to tell the grand-kids! 

As soon as I can work out how to load my videos onto my laptop, I will have some of the carriages to show! 

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Tatty Devine's newest recruit.

I have just completed my first week interning for jewellery design company, Tatty Devine. The quirky British brand, famed for their witty, fun pieces, most of which are made of perspex. 

Check them out here:

Of course, being an intern can mean that most of the jobs required to do are a little mundane, but thats just the way it goes! I spend most of the day packing and wrapping all the online orders, ready for them to be dispactched to awaiting customers! Admittedly, I quite enjoy it! As I say, its not the most interesting of things to do, but its a sure sight better than what other inters do I'm sure! Although, I did have to go buy loo roll the other day - not so glamorous , but someones gotta do it! 
I also have a feeling that this is going to be the healthiest 4 weeks of my life! They make the most amazing lunches for everyone in the studio, often consisting of salads, wraps and pasta! Yum.

I'm really enjoying it there so far, and everyone has been so friendly and inviting. from the moment I arrived. I was petrified it was going to be some sort of Devil Wears Prada scenario, but theres been none of that thank goodness! I'm there for another 3 weeks, (well less counting all of the bank holidays!), so hopefully I'll have some interesting stories to tell by the end of it!


Introducing Vague.

My somewhat regular blog posts have been slacking way behind over the past few months, at the expense of having to produce a magazine from scratch for uni. I have to be honest - it was the most stressful time, and 2 weeks to the finishing line was officially the bane of my existence! Not all of it was bad, and I must say we (me and my group) had a great time doing some of the photo shoots - my particular favourite was with Dot & Mary, but more about them later. 
Our magazine is called Vague, and is a parody of the much loved (by me) Vogue magazine. So, basically, we were douing everything they wouldn't dare do. Here are a few images that were included:

Senior Anarchy - Dot & Mary
Punk Grannies, for one day only.

The tash, the mono & the spider eyes.

More TRASH than DASH

Making the magazine was a real challenge, in every way possible! Working in usch a big group, with people you never have before is difficult enough, but to make something everyone is happy with is even harder. 
Personally, Vague is not a very 'me' magazine - however, if I had my way, it would have looked very Lula - esque - all etheareal, whimsical and pretty! But majority rules and all that. 
Even though next year will be harder, I'm kind of looking forward to creating a magazine by myself - that way I get to do what I want!