Show & Tell – June in iPhone pictures

It occurs to me as I write this that almost of half of my adventures month happened in London. I’ve been up and down so often that I’m almost developing a cockney accent, & I’m not done yet! How about some blogger events up North soon, world?

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#MyStoryUK Instagram launch.

Have you come across the Instagram #mystory project? Launched in 2015, the #MyStory  initiative focused on women using the platform who share pictures & images telling their stories, pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes. This month hosted a short pop-up exhibition of some of the UK’s most inspiring ‘grammers, and I was lucky enough to attend the launch with Freya.

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Mark Hamill & Ray Davies.

Oh, no big deal. Just Mark ACTUAL Hamill and Ray LEGENDARY Davies sitting about 2m away from me, being awesome to raise money for homeless charities. I laughed; I cried; I ran out halfway through to the toilets to do an overexcited wee. It might have been one of the funnest nights of my whole life.

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Boden Christmas.

Boden press days are the shit. I mean seriously, they’re in a league of their own – a party, a fashion show, a feast, a brilliantly creative installation. Don’t be deceived: most press events are not nearly so fun. As ever, the sneak-peak for their early Autumn/Winter range did not disappoint with rose-gold sequins, supersoft blankets, sparkling shoes and their 2nd collection of Christmas homewares. There was also a table heaped high with Christmas food. I don’t know who ate all the cheese straws but I bet she’s just lovely. ?

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 I joined this year’s conference to run a session on phone photography and visual storytelling, with a heap of beautiful props on loan from the kind folks at West Elm. I’ve spoken at  blogging events before, but this time I was totally blown away; everything from the (other) speakers to the venue to the gorgeous afternoon cakes was awesome, and we were all so well looked after. I highly recommend joining the mailing list for next year’s, here.

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Got my hair did.

 Then I decided I didn’t like my fringe, hacked into it some more myself and completely ruined it. WHY AM I LIKE THIS? ? Can I go back to the hairdressers and ask for just more fringe?? Please help!


In my sidebar this month

  • Object Style,  whose new womenswear range has me madly in lust. All the linens! ? I need them all!
  • The Future Kept, with their new seed mixtures in heartstoppingly beautiful packaging. Into the Night is already in my shopping basket!
  • Nikki Stark jewellery, whose photo reminds me daily that we really must buy wedding rings before August comes around! Her collection is minimal, simple and perfect.


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I’ve done a lousy job of self-promotion this month, so for those with time for a catch up…

Hope your June has been sunny and fun! Share your links below so I can catch up on how summer’s been treating you all! x