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It’s no secret that during pregnancy a woman goes through a lot of changes mentally and physically – it’s both a scary and exciting time. Whilst I was looking ahead to the challenge of motherhood I was really worried about somehow losing myself and my identity – I didn’t want to become ‘just a mum’. So I decided that I wasn’t going to let that happen and I made it my mission to continue to...

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I’ve always loved colours, patterns and prints – in art, design and advertising. I guess that’s one of the main reasons I was drawn to becoming a Graphic Designer – so much creativity, expression and fun! Which is so ironic, as the typical Graphic Design ‘uniform’ is to keep it very simple and wear all black. In recent years I’ve found myself rebelling against this stereotype and becoming #confidentlycolourful instead – celebrating my creative taste through style....

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I was wandering the streets of Soho with Ella when we found a holographic door that matched my earrings. Yep, it was that simple. I’m so used to snapping grimy graffitied walls in the back streets of Shoreditch, but posing on a busy Soho corner? That was a new experience. But I channeled my inner Princess Leia and used The Force… P.S. Did you know...

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Anyone who follows my Instagram feed will know about my love of art, more specifically wall art; art in the wild. I’ve been photographing it since I moved to London 3 years ago and it’s definitely one of my favourite things about living in a creative city. Walking down a street and discovering a new piece of art is such a buzz – it’s the simple things in life, hey? And much to my delight...

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Trends at the ready, camera steady; shoot! What’s the best way to test out a new camera? Take it on an impromptu shoot around London of course. Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of Graphic influences appearing in AW16 fashion; from shapes and colour to bold typography and graphic details, I’m glad to see Graphic Design having such a big influence on this season’s Fashion trends. You know me; any excuse to hunt down some...

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Knock knock! Who’s there? An outfit post. SAY WHUUUT?! I’ve been a bit quiet (mainly because I’ve been super busy – watch my vlogs on Youtube if you haven’t already!), but I wanted to have a little chat you you guys. I’ll have been blogging for 8 years in January, which is scary but also pretty impressive, right? As regular readers will know I’m a creative and I love stationery, books, patterns and nice walls...

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Growing up, there were a few things that just weren’t cool; braces, doing your homework on time and wearing glasses. All of my glasses-wearing friends were so excited to ditch their frames for contact lenses. I’d say that things are pretty different now: wearing glasses is cool. A beard, a pair of glasses and a fedora and its as if you’ve sauntered straight outta Shoreditch! Specs aren’t purely functional anymore. They’re a fashion accessory too – you can’t...

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Whilst London has been grey, windy and bitterly cold for the past month, at Oliver Bonas the team are embracing pattern, colour and even bikinis with the SS16 collection. The first day of Spring is technically 20th March, but I’m so ready for more sunshine and longer light and wanted to get you excited about it too! The other week I popped in to their showroom to see what treats OB has planned for the warmer...

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As a Boxing Day baby I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas and I usually avoid any mention of it until there’s a D in the month. However when Oliver Bonas invited me to their Christmas in July press day I found it hard to say no! I know, I know, it’s WAY too early to be thinking about the C-word in July, but someones gotta do it I guess, or there wouldn’t be lovely things...

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There’s nothing quite like flicking through a fashion magazine on a Sunday morning; Instagrammable fashion, Pinterest worthy scenery and the feeling of paper between your fingers. But there’s more to those glossy fashion magazine pages than meets the eye: Photo shoots costing thousands of pounds, hours in planning and production, and then there’s the retouching afterwards too! What do you do with magazines after you’ve read them? Do they just collect dust in your room?...

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Happy Friday! Just wanted to share my new favourite tote bag with you guys – you all know that I’m definitely not a fashion blogger as I am SO awkward in front of the camera, but I couldn’t resist. I won this beaut at last week’s Printout print special talk after I asked a question in the Q&A and have been in love with it ever since. It looks good; bold and typographic, and is...

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On Tuesday I headed to YCN in Shoreditch for a talk about Brand Collaborations. As a student the YCN shop used to be a ‘must’ when I came to visit London, but I don’t think I’ve visited since I have lived here – this post in July 2013 with Emma & Sara was probably the last time! YCN, short for You Can Now (although it used to be Young Creative Network), is a creative organisation helping young...

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On Saturday  I headed to Somerset house with the girls to see the infamous Beard exhibition. After showing our appreciation for Photography & hot bearded guys I persuaded Lucy & Nadia to accompany me downstairs to the Invitation Strictly Personal exhibition. Notes, sketches and invites collected by Iain.R.Webb, this exhibition is an insight into fashion graphics history. From shiny foiling, personalised handkerchiefs and tran tickets… …. to fluorescent die cuts (for Kenzo) and rustic keys...

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Yesterday I popped to Covent Garden to experience a new retail experience: the Marc Jacobs pop up tweet shop. Tweet shop? No, I wasn’t buying tweets – quite the opposite actually, as customers were able to ‘buy’ things by tweeting! Outside the pop up shop was a cute flower cart displaying massive daisies (well, white gerberas!) which cost just 1 tweet: Lucy and I couldn’t resist posing with a big bunch before heading into the...

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Happy Triangle Friday! As a girl, I love my clothes, shoes and bags. I follow a few fashion blogs, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a total fashion follower. However, when triangles walk down the catwalk I can’t help but pay attention: I love the light bouncing off and reflections – it’s beautiful. Iris van Herpen‘s work is pure fashion – theatrical, impractical and amazing. She has brilliant attention to detail, here creating here what...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020