December 3, 2013 by cleverbuttons
With Christmas fast approaching we are all beginning to dig out those decorations and set up the fairy lights. It is my favourite time of year as I can reflect upon what has passed and set up new plans for the future, but most of all I just love the cosiness that comes with setting up my home for Christmas. However one area that is long overlooked in winter is our gardens and although I don’t have one, I do believe it is important to remember that our garden designs and interior designs do go hand in hand with each other.
To me there is nothing prettier than our gardens when the snow comes; the hints of colour from winter plants, mixed with the purity of the snow is almost magical and definitely what a white Christmas is all about! Being inside in the warm, when the snow has blanketed everything else = perfect. So how do we create the ultimate winter wonderland garden for 2013 – well here are some top tips.
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November 28, 2013 by cleverbuttons
Having my photo taken is like sticking needles in my eyes – not pleasant and most of the times as emotionally painful as physical pain. Why you may ask? Well quite simply I am just afraid….yes I will admit that even when I am dressed up, had my hair done and got a heap load of make up on, I will still think I look awful on film. As I approach the big 30 I have decided that this has to stop this nonsense and learn to love (or at least like) the camera. So here is how I am going to do it…..
Category Real Beauty and Confidence | Tags: beauty,Digital camera,Miley Cyrus,Photograph,Photography,real beauty,Word of the year | No Comments
November 21, 2013 by cleverbuttons
Winter has finally arrived and it is getting cold! It is the time of year when once again I look to rearranging my home; this is a twice yearly occurrence and must have something to do with my gypsy heritage – at least that is my excuse. I don’t do this on the small scale either – no I go all out buying new decorative elements and quite often I can be found up a ladder repainting my bedroom. So for this winter I have been looking for one place where I can grasp onto a winter design them; vintage meets urban chic. After much looking I found the PERFECT place…limelace.co.uk. I can literally get everything I need in one place and some of the products are to die for – making the decision over which I pick all the more difficult! However as always I did manage it – although I wish I could have picked 20 items…here are my top 5 must haves this winter!
Retro Barber Board
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November 20, 2013 by cleverbuttons
Happy Wednesday and to celebrate here is the latest installment that I like to call – “Dove are Hero’s!”. For the latest stage in Doves war against Low Self Esteem in children, your women and adults; they have commissioned critically-acclaimed poet Hollie McNish. Hollie has created two beautiful and lyrically mind bending poems that encourage confidence and self-esteem. You can see the poems bellow – enjoy them!
I was delighted to get the chance to interview Hollie and ask her what she thinks about this collaboration and why the work is so important – here is the outcome of the interview!
Category Real Beauty and Confidence | Tags: Dove,Hollie McNish,Poetry,Self-esteem,Spoken word | No Comments
November 18, 2013 by cleverbuttons
Oh yes, it is the time of year again when I can get away with wearing a Christmas penguin jumper in public – I have not been this excited for a while, well not since I noticed the red cups are back in Starbucks!! I have started to get in the Christmas mood of late, from caramel lattes through to looking for stocking fillers for someone special – I couldn’t be more like a child when I see the twinkling lights. I even want to put my tree up now, but fear I am be ostracized for this so I will have to hold out until December 1st!
So for this quick post I wanted to celebrate the comedy, ridiculous and humble Christmas jumper in all it’s gory – oopsy I meant glory! One thing I love about these jumpers is that we all end up looking silly, whoever you are, whatever your size, shape and height – no one can pull these beauties off in a manner that makes you look polished. That is what this is all about though, celebrating a time when we don’t have to be polished. Let’s face it, on Christmas morning how any of us spend the entire day in PJ’s eating too much and watching “Elf” for the hundredth time!
Grab some of these now, before it is too late!
(Gingerbread men jumper fro Asos – a personal favorite)
Category Eco Fashion and General Musings, Fashion For All Shapes | Tags: christmas,Christmas sweater,Highstreet,holiday,Save the Children,Starbucks | No Comments