Tuesday, February 10, 2015

So, I Model A Little Bit

Evening all!!
This post has been requested by a few people but, before I get into the it I just want to put a little disclaimer. I am in no way saying that I am a professional model and I am definitely not blowing my own trumpet. A few people have asked to see some photos of shoots I have done in the last year so that's all this is.

Now that the serious stuff is done with!!

At the beginning of last year I decided that I wanted to push myself to do more photo shoots and to give modelling a proper shot! Below are a few favourite shots from shoots I did throughout last year.

These first few are from a Dark Fairytale themed shoot where I had the honour of being Snow White for the day. It was Snow White with a twist though, instead of having 7 dwarfs I had 7 shots and a bit of an alcohol problem! The concept was dreamed up by the wonderful photographer Istvan Jancso for his HNC Graded Unit with help from the beautiful Kayliegh Cairns for make up and hair.

This next shoot was the same photographer (Istvan) but a different theme all together! This time Istvan was to create a catalogue shoot inspired by ASOS.com. Make Up was done by the amazing Katy Fraser

For the last shoot I'm going to write about I travelled to the beautiful Edinburgh (my favourite Scottish city!!) and met up with a team I had never worked with before. I was slightly nervous but the minute I met Paulina from Mint and Chillies Photography, her lovely husband Stan and the very talented make up artist Sabina I was instantly put at ease and the rest of the day was so laid back and easy. Definitely one of my favourites! Looking forward to hopefully planning another collaboration for the future!!

These shoots helped me decide at the beginning of this year that I was seriously going to push doing as many shoots as I can this year in as many places as I can! Starting with London in March hopefully and working from there!! Very, very excited.

Hope you have a great week. I woke up this morning full of the cold so I'm off to watch Disney films, drink tea and feel dreadfully sorry for myself!!

Speak soon,

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Weekend in London

So, a couple of weeks ago I turned the big 2 1! To be completely honest i feel literally no different to when I did the day, month or year before the big day but society seems to think it's a big deal so myself and my friend decided to jump in a plane and jet down to London for the weekend. 

This post isn't really going to be about what we did, more about what I wore. I have put a few photos from each day at the bottom for you to check out though!

We were up at half 3 in the morning to get our flight down and then spending all day at Warner Brothers Studios before we got to our hotel in London at night, so I decided to go for comfort over anything else.

Top and leggings - Boohoo.com
Coat - TK Maxx
Shoes - New Look
Headphones - Urbanears Plattan in Lilac

Saturday - Aaaah I'm 21!!!!
I wasn't sure what we were doing for the first part of the day since Roz had planned the morning and was keeping it a secret. The only thing I knew about was that for breakfast we were going to The Breakfast Club, where I had the best pile of pancakes I've ever had!! After breakfast I was taken down to the river and informed that we were going on a speedboat along the Thames which was insanely good fun, afterwards we then went to check out the James Bond in Motion exhibition (which was a huge deal for me being quite a big James Bond fan!) before heading back to the hotel to get ready for the night time festivities.

Dress - Boohoo.com
Belt - H&M
Boots - Topshop (these babies have quickly become my pride and joy!!)

The evening and nighttime plans were the other part of the day I knew about because we had to pre-order our dinner. We went to Cafe De Paris for dinner and a show of cabaret and burlesque which was possibly one of the best things I've ever watched. The food was incredible and there was far too many beautiful girls to even count! We had plans to go else where after the show for a couple of drinks but loved the atmosphere so much we decide to stay and join the cast in the V.I.P bar. We ended up staying out until 3....I think....

Dress - This was bought on eBay I think a year or so again.
Shoes - New Look

Sunday was a very relaxed day. Wandering around the Covent Garden area of London before heading to the airport in the evening to fly home.

Jumper + Leggings - boohoo.com
Jacket - TK Maxx
Necklace - Primark
Boots - Topshop

Here's some pictures of what we got up to. They're all in order so it shouldn't be too confusing!


Duty free purchase. Possibly the sexiest smelling perfume I've smelt!

Tower Bridge from the speed boat

I had such an insanely good weekend that 3 days after I came back I booked another trip down at the start of March!! This time to visit friends instead of do the tourist thing!

Just a little note about the changing quality of the pictures, I was swapping between my phone and my camera thanks to forgetting my spare camera battery and my iPhone not holding its charge properly!! For more pictures of my weekend, check out my Instagram (beautyasthekatwalks)

Hope you're all having a good start to your week and I'll see you very soon!


Sunday, February 01, 2015

I'm Back!

Hello there!

Well, it's been a while. I've missed my little part of the internet but I needed to take a break for a while. I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do on here so decided to take a couple of months to figure that out.

Anyways, I'm back and so excited to get back into writing! There won't be a huge amount of change I'm just going to concentrating on life and fashion over beauty. I hope to be travelling quite a bit, not always far, a lot of it will be within the UK but I will be writing about it my outfits and things. 

The image above was taken while I was in London for my 21st a couple of weekends ago. Look out for a post with my outfits and a couple of other images from that weekend coming up this week!!

Hope you're all well! And that you'll forgive me for my little break.

See you soon,