Tuesday, 29 September 2015

REVIEW - My Little Fashion Box

Here we are with my 5th My Little Box and I'm still excited about receiving said box each month.

So, what's in the box? The October box (spoiler alert!) is the Fashion Box.

I said the September Gypset Box was my fave so far. Well, the Fashion Box may just have pipped it at the post. I was pretty chuffed with all the items I received this month bar one. Plus it landed just before my trip to London Fashion Weekend which was timely.

First up is a rather impressive mono scarf in collaboration with American Vintage. Love the clever packaging and illustration by in-house illustrator, Kanako. The reverse shows different quirky ways to wear your scarf. Cool. Then there is the mini bottle of Cointreau and cocktail leaflet. Nice and a bit different to the usual inclusions. Although I am hoping this doesn't pave the way for other mini sized snacks and beverages!

Great MLB drawstring bag (with cute slogan), containing four beauty items. No nail polish this month. Result! But another lip gloss by My Little Beauty. The red shade is far too bright for me. Love, LOVE the La Roche-Posay BB Cream and Keratase Hairspray. Have tried both of these out and would purchase in the future. Another fab (and cheeky) inspiration card plus cute MLB nail decals too.

Looking forward to the November box, I wonder what the next theme will be? Fall? Fireworks?

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

London Fashion Weekend - Part II

Waiting  for Peter Pilotto show to start!

Mary Katrantzou LFWEnd tote bag

Picture Restaurant, London

After London Fashion Weekend, hubby and I met for drinks then dinner at Picture Restaurant. Best. Place. EVER. The ultimate taste sensation with plates of food presented like mini works of art. Nom!

Saturday, 26 September 2015

London Fashion Weekend - Part I

London Fashion Weekend has a new home. The Saatchi Gallery. I know, it's a gallery, so I am meant to love it, but I didn't. In my opinion, the gallery space doesn't work as a fashion/shopping venue. Crowded, hot, small rooms, three floors, lots of stairs, hard to navigate and less shopping choice.

Polpo's spicy meatballs with rocket & courgette salad
Angela Scanlon introduces Peter Pilotto runway show

On the positive side, Saatchi Gallery is just off London’s historic King’s Road, boasting many wonderful shops and restaurants, including Polpo where I enjoyed lunch. Another positive of the day was the amazing Peter Pilotto runway show, inspired by board games.

Friday, 11 September 2015

'Fragment' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Fragment' is the latest addition to my ethereal rural landscape collection. Detatched and scattered land. Created in mixed media/collage/oils on 25 x 25 cm box canvas.

Purchase from my online gallery.

'Fragment' by Andrea Farmer

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

'End of Time' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'End of Time' is the latest addition to my ethereal rural landscape collection. Created in mixed media/oils on 51 x 51 cm box canvas.

Purchase from my online gallery.

'End of Time' by Andrea Farmer

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

SOLD - 'Mountain Series' landscape painting

'Mountain Series' ethereal rural landscape painting recent sold. Lovely buyer e-mailed me this photo of the artwork in its new home.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Dreaming Days

The lure of the outdoors during the summer months pulls me away from the studio. There will be an increase in painting and creating throughout the autumn/winter/spring months.

With this in mind, the studio had a de-clutter and tidy. I have sorted through various unfinished craft projects. Donated some unwanted fabrics and trimmings to a local craft group. A few trips to donate clutter to charity shops. Sold some bits and bobs on eBay (to finance the purchasing of further clutter!). All in all, cleared the way for the new season/s ahead.

One of the (many) projects to complete was this Dreamcatcher. Legend has it that Dreamcatchers filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. Created using a vintage crochet doily stretched and stitched over a wire hoop. Ribbon, lace, trimmings attached to hang from the bottom. Collected beads. Shells thrifted from beach travels. Cute buttons. Dreams ...

Find more crafting projects like this one, by visiting: Pinterest.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

REVIEW - My Little Gypset Box

Another month, another My Little Box. I was very excited when receiving the preview e-mail on this one as it implied the box was festival themed.

So, here we go ... what's in the box? The September box (spoiler alert!) is the Gypset Box.

GYPSET - (adj.) Someone with a passionate soul, an adventurous mind and bohemian nature. 

This is deffo my fave box so far. As soon as I heard My Little Box were collaborating with Antik Batik, I knew it would be a good month. The boho print bucket bag is fabulous. Lovely design by Antik Batik. I wouldn't suggest carrying anything valuable in it. No secure pockets inside and just a drawstring closure. Super cute for beach/festival to stash a few beauty essentials though. Also adore the hair tie bracelets. I am mad about friendship bracelets to was very happy to receive these multi purpose bands. Another lovely inspiration card too.

Cute MLB drawstring bag, containing three beauty items. No nail polish this month. Result! Korres Bergamont Pear Body Milk which smells delicious. So Susan Colour Hybrid Lipgloss in a bright red shade. Too vibrant for me but looks a nice product. Also a My Little Beauty bronzer compact (not shown). I'm no fan of bronzer and a friend claimed it before I had the chance to photograph the box!

Looking forward to the October box, I wonder what the next theme will be?

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