And a cat ear hat for you!
Hey! Just a quick one from me – I wanted to let you know about a fun way that you can help donate to Comic Relief and look super cool at the same time (glasses/moustache not included). TK Maxx have teamed up with Stella McCartney, who designed this set of tees for this year’s Comic Relief campaign. If you get your mitts on one, all the profits go towards helping people in need across Africa and the UK. Hurrah! I picked the Kate Moss vest – isn’t she a cutie? Once you’ve got your fave and styled it up, pop over to the TK Maxx Facebook page, or search ’50 Ways’ in the iTunes store or Google Play and upload your look – for every picture uploaded, another £1 is donated to Comic Relief. What are you waiting for?!
As an added incentive, I’m going to give away a brand new cat eat bowler hat to one lucky commenter – all you have to do is pinky promise me that you’ll help out somehow, from buying a t-shirt, donating even the smallest amount directly to Comic Relief or even just chatting about it on Twitter using the hashtag #RNDTEE. Giving to charity and the chance of winning a hat – win win! I’ll pick out a comment at random on Friday 8th and notify the winner directly. My stuffed Dachshund isn’t too fond of wearing it, so help a brother out ; ) x
Life’s a Photo
Last weekend myself and a bunch of bloggers from across the globe were shipped to Berlin, the city voted by Samsung lovers as the most photogenic city. This was all thanks to their Life’s a Photo campaign, celebrating their new social-friendly snapper, the Samsung GALAXY Camera.
Whilst Berlin has a charm of it’s own, I’m not sure it would have been on the top of my list of most photogenic locations – perhaps that’s because I’m more of a macarons and cobbled streets kinda gal – street art just doesn’t do it for me (I’d love to hear what you think is the most photogenic city?!). I know plenty of people that adore Berlin, so couldn’t wait to take a closer look to discover what I was missing. We all took to the streets with our new gadgets in hand to see what we could snap, layered up and laden down thanks to the sub-zero temperatures.
I’m a bit of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to cameras. I know what I like, and I stick with it. I’ve been happily snapping away with my Canon 5D for years now, and as any other SLR owners will know, it’s no easy feat lugging that one around all day, especially when traveling. Being stubborn, I insisted on shooting with my 5D, but gave the GALAXY camera a good go to compare the two.
Of course, the quality of the shots are extremely different – but with a little tweaking in Photoshop, I think the Samsung GALAXY is the perfect contender for a lightweight backup. I’ve included some of the pictures in this post, hidden amongst the rest, identifiable by a little graffiti of my own…!
But this camera isn’t setting out to be a replacement for your SLR, it’s selling point is the ability to edit and share instantly. It felt as if I was using a touch-screen phone with a super cool zoom lens..the only downside being that it can’t make phone calls. Definitely worth a play with if you’re looking for a camera to take on your travels with you.
Wow. Perhaps I need to start up a tech category. I got quite enthusiastic about that! x
Hat - New Look | Coat - ASOS | Sweater - Zara
Shirt - ASOS | Boots - Topshop
A bit of a mix and match post. This past week has been so busy – including lots of nice things, as it’s important to make time for them too. The photos above were taken on Miguel’s birthday – we went for a stroll around London, including a quick stop at the florist in Liberty – I always have such an urge to take outfit shots here, it looks so beautiful. Tourists coupled with Miguel’s desire not to have to take any pictures on his birthday means I’ll have to head back another day to get my flowery outfit pictures. It’s not very clear, but I’m wearing a little blue boucle jacket and matching shorts underneath my coat – I would have been as bright as the flowers if it was warm enough to have shed my layers. Our walk was followed by dinner and a ‘cinema date’. We went to see Hugo, which was beautiful – I came out wanting to look just like Isabelle, and completely full of popcorn (not a fantastic way to achieve the gamine look).
Another day saw Lucy and I meeting with Mariell for afternoon tea at The Wolseley. I had no idea what this place was like until I arrived to a gaggle of tourists outside proclaiming they had just seen Stephen Fry exiting. Of course, the tea was divine, as was my company. We left when it was dark, and Lucy and I wandered around the houses in Mayfair, deciding what on earth we could do with our lives to be able to afford a house there (any ideas?!!)
And now back to reality as I get ready for an afternoon of dissertation! Outfitty posts soon, I promise x