it's the grooviest thing, it's the perfect dream

Monday, 21 March 2016

You know it's going to be a peaceful week when your Monday is spent taking moulds of your arms in clay for a sculptural project, drinking coffee with friends and then working hard on ~creative~ things whilst drinking a potentially lethal amount of hot lemon and ginger. My magazine, Bloom, is in it's final stages, print pricing and all that expect to actually see it soon, despite me saying "it's nearly ready!" for such a long time. I've had a few major setbacks with it and learnt that I'm actually a major perfectionist, which delayed getting it published as I didn't want to put so much work in to something and involve so many cool contributors only to put out a product I wasn't 100% happy with. I'm pleased to say it is actually finished now, which only the last alignments to be done before I send it off to get put onto paper. Safe to say it would have been much easier to just make an online zine or print one from home, but I have learnt a lot through choosing to put Bloom together as I have and so I can only hope it's long incubation and soon release will be worth it. 

On Sunday, my family and I spent the morning at an antiques furniture flea market in Bethnal Green, which of course was perfect opportunity to try out my new pieces from COW vintage (wearecow). I'm not one to take the simple option, so decided to throw everything together as nothing is better than crazy clashing florals to liven up a sleepy Sunday morning. I've been after floral co-ordinates forever, so was super excited to style this purple set. I wore them over a mesh top from COW's own label, which really picked out the lighter tones in the floral and emphasised the cut-out crossover detail on the back of the top. I wore a vintage kimono from COW over the top, which felt very appropriate as the pink floral really made me think of spring. It also has a great oversized shape which offsets the structure of the pieces worn underneath. I added my cute bag from The Whitepepper, Topshop tights and creepers from Underground to finish it off.

The jewellery is a set from Askew London from Hirst Antiques (online shop is here). I love jewellery that jingles and makes noise as I move. I also decorated the back of my phone with discarded stickers for some reason this week, and it weirdly matched this outfit. All phones need a random badger sticker right?!
The fair itself was really nice; it's a shame that London prices are so high, but I managed to find an amazing full length, authentic vintage kimono, which we bartered down a little because of some minor imperfections, and managed to get for a really good price. I'm so in love with and excited about it.

It's my last week of school this week before the Easter - I'm really looking forward to the break, as I have a lot of creative work I want to get done properly but haven't had time to with college hours. It'll be a welcome bit of freedom before pre-exam stress really kicks in. I hope you are all having a good week and hope you have a lovely Easter if you are also off school in the next few weeks!


  1. I'm really excited to see Bloom published! also visiting flea markets are one of the best ways to spend sundays :)

  2. I love how you've mixed those prints so effortlessly! Your Monday sounds perfect too, I wish that's how mine went. Sounds like a dream.

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  3. This mixture of patterns is sooo perfect, I love it!!!!!

  4. Really love your outfit Ellie, very different from your LFW outfits with super pretty florals. Also drooling over the gorgeous lining of your jacket, the outside of course and the cute stickers on your phone :)

  5. You are always so great at mixing patterns, love it!
    xx Alyssa

  6. Your outfit is beyond perfect as usual! You mix patterns so effortlessly and I love your bag and phone case too! x


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