Friday, July 6, 2012

Waterfall Analogy

A little random this one...

I have recently been reflecting on events in my life that changed the course of my future.. and my present. Here are my thoughts:

Waterfall analogy.

You are tight-rope walking across the Niagara falls without a cable attached. Scores of people have gathered to watch and as you approach halfway you hear some shouting - blurred by the hazy space and watery distance - but a crowd of noise coming your way. As you concentrate (and pray!) with each step over halfway, the wind picks up, causing water to splash  over you and around you with considerable force. Then a bird flies into you.
Before a thought can hit your head you are tumbling down into the gallows of water, with a deep roar of infinity pounding in your ears.

You could drown. You could suffer impact. But the only thought in your head would be relating to the fall, the tumble, and the struggle for life right now. You don't wonder what caused the slip up, you don't question the crowd shouting, the wind and water or the inconvenient bird. It is survival and recovery. It is perhaps only weeks later that you can wonder why it happened. And maybe months later that you can come to realise what caused you to misstep in that moment. And even when you do you can't forget the feeling of he rushing waters pulling you down and perhaps, the unfinished tightrope makes you even consider trying again!

When things happen that knock you off your feet you need time to get healed. Recover. Don't place blame too quickly on yourself or others or even circumstances (or you can come to fear it).

When you look back at the past, say if you move house or change jobs, sometimes the old seems better than the new and you can long to return. But there is always a reason for change and refreshment. We must grow...

I wondered if I should complete my tightrope across the Niagara a few years after taking a tumble. Once I discovered why I fell off and once I looked at where the river had taken me, I decided that going back would be madness!

Just some late night ramblings. God Bless x

Photos: Nik Wallendar crossing the Niagara Falls 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

I ♥ Tassel boots

I got some tassel boots from Moda In Pelle back in a/w 2010 for £49. The same boots are now available at £179! Tassels, especially of the suede variety, are totally in for this Springtime. Yay!

1) Roberto Cavalli inspiration image. a/w 2010
2) black giddyup boots £179 Moda In Pelle
3) taupe giddyup boots £179 Moda In Pelle
4) ankle wedges £un-kown Kurt Geiger
5) ankle heels £450 Mulberry
6) wine tassel boots £540 Diane Von Furstenberg
7) wedge tassel boots £130 Aldo

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hand Made Slippers

I went to a workshop today at Bilston Craft Gallery with 'Sammy the shoe-maker', learning how to make sheepskin slippers :)
It was a lush day - tiring as I don't normally use a hammer and nails, but a great experience.
Visit Sammy's etsy shop here

And pictures from the workshop. I'd love to design some of my own to adapt the shape and work into the uppers before assembling them. I saved some pink suede remnants so might add a star or snowflake to the front with a single stitch.

Mine and Kelly's finished slippers x

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shoes for Show

Wish I could go to this exhibition!

Shoes by Daphne Guinness, Christian Louboutin and Natacha Marro

4th - 8th November 2011
An exclusive look at couture pieces from private collections - hidden from public view until now.
Courtesy of
Location: The Loading Bay, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
11am - 7pm

What to expect?
Here are my fave Louboutins,

Daphne Guinness wearing McQueen shoes,

and some Natacha Marros created for a theatre production,

Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Home Ideas

I've got lots of lovely ideas for decorating the home for Christmas this year. J and I are soon moving into a little house and maybe having some family over so I want to make it look gorgeous.

I love this Ikea picture, from the 'Christmas inspirations' section on their website, they also include a link to instructions on how to make paper swans! My theme will be silver swans and white pine-cones. All I need is some patterned napkins, a walk in the woods to gather some pine-cones, and to decorate them, white spray paint and glitter.

Origami swan/crane pdf:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wow: TKMaxx find

Stunning cropped leather jacket by Malandrino
Gold Label @ TK Maxx (Birmingham) around £300 in the sale
Love it !

Monday, October 10, 2011

DanielBlake a/w 2011 Events

I was blessed to be the photographer for two of Daniel Blake's A/W 2011 events, both held in London last week. Daniel Blake offers a 'made to order' service, where you can select your style, size and fabric for your garment. All garments are then made right here in the UK

Here are a some of my favourite shots from last week