Archive | August, 2012

Photo shoot day

27 Aug

Today it was the photo shoot for Kitsch-ina’s pinnies and aprons, with my jewellery. Anne-Marie Price did the honours again – as she’s a student at the college where Claudia works, and a good friend of us both, it made sense.

We found a model through twitter, weirdly enough. A lovely woman called Danielle came into the shop the other week, and I didn’t recognise her (and she didn’t introduce herself), but later that day we got chatting on twitter and realised who we both were. Later, she said she was looking for modelling work, and I thought she’d be perfect! She’s got a beautiful face, most importantly, with very dark hair, and a definite fifties look.

We also invited Sophie from the tearoom to model, as she has such a cheesecake face, and Laura and Anna came along to share models while we had them in the building. It was a funny old affair, with Claudia getting ridiculously excited and borrowing props galore, making us all tea and crumpets for breakfast, while Sophie’s mum and friend watched on excited and with pride.

The results will be posted soon, but in the meantime, here’s a photo of me (left) and Claudia, tucking into some of the mountain of cakes she brought along to model with.

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Lovely Crayfish

24 Aug

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If you haven’t already seen her stuff, I highly recommend having a look at her website She’s a talented artist, and lovely to boot. Here I am ruining her photo she’s taking of the Designosaur badges she tried on.

Aesthetic Contradiction features LBC

18 Aug

I missed this great post from Stacey before – she’s a consistently interesting blogger, as well as an interesting real life person

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Since starting to stretch my lobes 4 or 5 years ago I hadn’t really been interested in “conventional” earring types. This may have had something to with the fact that I’m allergic to a lot of the cheaper ones and can’t wear them for long periods of time. When I was younger, I always had to find real gold or silver ones. As I got more piercings and moved over to body jewellery I found that I was fine as surgical steel and titanium don’t irritate my ears.

I recently realised that as I already have permanent body jewellery in the holes that doesn’t irritate me, it’s fine to put other “fashion” earrings through the same hole for effect. After experimenting with a few different types I decided long earring really complement my current style. I love them so I decided to share a few of my favourites with you…

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