Autumn from the inside

img_2747IMG_2748.jpgAutumn is the season where the weather turns cold and crisp the sky are big and blue and the leaves turn a golden colour,  an art students dreams come true. But as much as I love walking outside in Autumn, I also love the feeling of going into a warm cosy cafe after a walk outside. There is something truly comforting about that warm air that hits you and that smell of freshly made baking and coffee, peering outside at the beautiful autumn landscape from the comfort of your cosy spot inside the cafe. Today was a particularly satisfying day as the contrast of the cold outside with the warmth inside created a beautiful condensation on the windows which gave a mysterious, more abstract look to the outside, and a comforting reminder that you are sheltered from the coldness of outside.

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Beach Please

After two skiing trips it was defiantly time for a beach holiday in the sunshine. As I only had time for a short trip I needed somewhere fairly close by, so that ruled out some of the competition, in the end I chose Tenerife as I had never been there before and it seemed one of the most lightly destinations to have sunshine. What I didn’t realise was just how much I would enjoy Tenerife! My hotel Jardin de Tropical, was in the perfect location situated in Costa Adejes, with a beach club attached to the hotel which looked right out to sea with luxurious cabana beds, a pool and bar. When wanting to explore I only had to walk out of the hotel to discover many different restaurants, two shopping malls and people offering excursions and water sports. I took out a sailing boat and was so shocked to find dolphins started swimming next the boat, then when I went snorkelling off the side of the boat I discovered a turtle, it was amazing to see these creatures you normally only get the chance to see in the zoo, in the wild and free! Tenerife really did have something for everyone, and I will be defiantly be returning in the future

Sometimes photos speak louder than words, so here are a few of my favourite snaps:

PS if you are interested I will do a post going into more detail about my outfits that I put together for my holiday, and put links to where you can purchase any of the items of clothing I am wearing in the photos. So make sure your following me so you don’t miss my next post X

Photography- Industry Vs Nature

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I love the army jacket trend, sported by Versace on the catwalk, showing powerful, strong women! However as-well as the price tag dilemma, an army jacket can seem a hard thing to match with everyday basics. So I went for this jacket by Barbour, with army influences shown just within the details, by the shoulders, cut and the pockets. Yet its subtleness  and easy to match black allows it to be worn with almost everything, making sure you get your moneys worth. I went for a messy side bun as its easy, keeps your hair out of your face, while still looking chic. My gloves are from M&S and are made out of cashmere giving that extra luxury comfort, and I love the furry detailing on the cuffs!

Barbour Black Streak Jacket: https://www.julesb.co.uk/barbour-extractor-leather-trim-quilted-jacket-p771985#attribute[2]=10486

The setting was at an old warehouse, where I was taking photos for an art project with an emphasis on where nature ‘fights back’ after industrial buildings becomes derelict :

 

 
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An Island a Day

I have just spent two weeks sailing around Greece. I love that you can go to a different island every day. When you discover a new island, it’s like discovering a beautiful priceless jewel, it fills you with excitement and curiosity. Sometimes you are lucky enough to be the only person there and its like your own personal Island. Here are some photos of the jewels I discovered: 

Nature

Beautiful caves and turquoise sea

Beautiful caves and turquoise sea

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing

A deserted Island

A deserted Island

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Fashion Inspiration from Nature

Today is the anniversairy for the second year of my blog so I want to start by saying thank you to all my followers! Todays post is on fashion inspiration from nature. When I was looking in my closet I was so surprised by how many of my clothes had an aspect of nature in them. Why not have a look in your closet and see how many of your clothes are inspired by nature?

Nature inspiration:

Owl inspired scarf

Owl inspired scarf

Bird inspired dress

Bird inspired dress

Snake inspired dress

Space inspired scarf

Space inspired scarf

Bird wings inspired top

Bird wings inspired top

Flower inspired coat

Flower inspired coat

Butterfly inspired headband

Butterfly inspired headband

Survival guide to Australia

Australia is a place that if you love nature it will instantly take your breath away. But you have to survive the creepy crawly’s, crocodiles, cassowary’s and killer jellyfish. Be prepared for the roller coaster of your life, this is not the sort of holiday where you spend your weeks tanning on the beach and usually come out looking like a lobster.

So far my holiday has contained of hugging a koala called Samson, snorkelling with a wild turtle, scuba diving with a stingray, flying over the oldest rainforest in the world in a bright orange helicopter, watching wild whales do flips from a boat, going on a boat watching the sunset and seeing four wild crocodiles amazingly cool but terrifying at the same time, running barefoot across paradise beach, eating lunch with exotic birds one tried to steel my ice cream, I wasn’t brave enough but my brother tried crocodile, emu and kangaroo burgers, zip wiring across the oldest rainforest upside down and more still to come.

Getting ready to zip-wire across the rainforest

Snorkelling with a wild turtle

Kissing cockatoos

Starfish

If this doesn’t persuade you if if you get the chance to go to Australia, I don’t know what will!

Around the world in 28days

Tomorrow I leave for an unforgetable trip to the other side of the world. I’m off to Australia and Hong kong for 28days.

I’m on the search for fashion inspiration, eyes peeled, camera charged at the ready for blogging material. Will search high and low for free wi-fi and internet cafe’s.

Wish me luck!

 

 

by Nina Winn

Majorca here I come

Off to Majorca for 2 weeks adrenalin rushing hoping to find some blogging content of course some top tanning will be well needed. No promises but will search high and low for wifi and free internet cafe’s, so be prepared for some unplanned random timing blog postes, but hopefully with some juicey content. Wish me luck!

 

by Nina Winn