Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas Wishlist


A little bit of a strange mix here but all items I currently have on my Christmas wish list. Wishing that KM dress is under my Christmas tree this year!  
 
 
 
Tartan Kilt - Topshop
Teddie Bag - Hobbs
Ultimate Pleat Dress - Karen Millen
Santa's Lip Scrub - Lush
Cow Hyde - Ikea
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

November in Photographs

 
November was a crazy month! Paris, Photoshoots,OFW events, always time for a Starbucks and some festive fun though!
 
Shooting with Rob Gardner and Model Ellie

My new front door - I wish

Shooting Live at Oxford's Fashion Night Out, Model Tiffany Saunders, Makeup Majenta Beauty, Hair Matthew Clulee, clothes available at Hobbs

A little festivity

Browsing the wonderful Aspire Style Shop in Oxford

Shooting for Arts at the Old Fire Station and Oxford Fashion Week. Model Cara Kealy, Photographer Rob Gardner, Makeup Jessica Tucker, Jewellery Designer Anabelle Lou

Spike the cactus - a gift from the bf

Rail ready for a photoshoot

Well when in Paris...

Shooting for Arts at the Old Fire Station and Oxford Fashion Week. Model Cara Kealy, Photographer Rob Gardner, Makeup Jessica Tucker, Jewellery Designer Chalk (by Hazel Thompson)

Browsing the shops in Paris.

Great selection of clothes from Karen Millen for Oxford Fashion's Night Out's Live Photosoot

Dreamy shoe collection ready to shoot

This landed on my laptop one evening from my sweet mum

Visited the team at Matthew Clulee a lot this month, love their Salon

Sleepless nights planning Oxford Fashion's Night Out 2013

shooooeess - taken in Paris

OFW's Director Carl and the Runway Models. Makeup by Majenta Beauty. Hair: Matthew Clulee. Styling: Gem Latimer.

entrance to a shop hey...

These are going on my list for Christmas! Great style from Karen Millen

Inspiring moment of the month, a friend beat her fundraiser target by £1,500 (and still going), raising money for the AVM Butterfly Charity. We had a little brain party - this is the beginnings of our Pinky and the Brain Cake
 

Stunning bag from Hobbs!

Starbucks - not that I am predictable...

Topshop necklace

Friday, 29 November 2013

A weekend in Paris!

 
I think I am the luckiest girl on the planet!
 
I got whisked off to Paris for the weekend, it's every girls dream, still a little shocked that it happened. Rather than upload 20 photographs I am just leaving it to the one, the one I like the most...
 
 

Friday, 8 November 2013

White Winter Wardrobe

 
Those wintery night and mist mornings are setting in, a few of my white winter favourites to get me through the winter months.
 
Fluffy Jumper. Topshop. £42
Patent Skirt. Topshop boutique. £100
Wool Coat. Missoni. £5,120
Stones and Flower Necklace. Zara. £29.99
Geoxy Wedges. Dune. £79

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Handmade Products by Alison McNneil


There are two of me! Well almost, my sister is a few years younger but just as creative, Ali's niche is making products. Fed up of products affecting her skin and reading some of the crazy things that companies put in them these days she now makes her own. Everything from body scrub to shampoo she has made it, I am a convert, love everything she makes, and what’s better, it doesn't leave you with a massive hole in your pocket!

We have making sessions every now and then, I'm usually in charge of labels (a very important job - I like to think of it as product design), and Ali sets to work in the kitchen. I wanted to share some of our images with you! I am looking to set her up to sell online so any feedback would be greatly welcome.

Vital ingredients... Essential oils, all the scents you need to make the products smell great.
 
 
Product 1 - Body Scrub
 
 This was the first product I think she ever made, so has perfected it over time. It works great with a zesty flavour in there.


Adding some of that important Vitamin E Oil


Adding the Calendula Petals
 

 
Cute labels

 
Basket of goodies
 
 
Product 2 - Lip balm
 
This is my favourite at the moment, especially with the cold weather setting in! A variety of flavours although I love the Vanilla.
 

 
Mixing everything together.

 
Expert pouring!

 
Waiting for them to set.

 
The finished product.
We are going to be selling these along with a few others at a local craft stall in Wootton (near Abingdon). We would love any feedback that you are able to offer us as we are hoping to set up a website soon as well.
Thank you
Products made by Alison McNeil
 
 
 


Monday, 4 November 2013

October in Photographs...

October has been an interesting month, from pumpkins to mud runs and organising several photoshoots. I saw some great live music at Turl Street kitchen and ate some awesome waffles at G&D's! It's getting colder though so the warm fluffy coats are coming out. Let’s hope the snow stays away...