For the love of Valentino - Part 1 - Space

I saw these dresses on the internet a couple of months ago and thought they were beautiful and magical looking, so I thought I would share them with you all in a post. A big fan of the fact navy is used as the main colour through out the space themed pieces. They are definitely works of art! If only I could afford just one piece from the collection...

British Designer Celia Birtwell and Italian pop artist Giosetta Fioroni teamed up to bring this stunning Valentino collection to life. 

I love shirt dress on the right, matching go go boots and bag, so 60's I had to love it.
I would totally wear this and the dress above (left) if I had an awards ceremony to go to, I can dream right?

These space inspired dresses aren't the only pieces in the Pre-Fall 2015 collection but, they are my favourites. I shall be doing another post with my other favourite none space related pieces.

What do you think of the dresses?


Losing My Biggest Fan

Unfortunately, on Saturday I lost my biggest fan (my grandad) and I have no words to describe just how I feel right now. I sort of feel lost, like someone's tipped my world upside down. I'm struggling to accept that I'm never going to see him again, talk about all sorts with him and laugh & joke with him. I fondly remember how his whole face would light up when I came to see him whilst back home from university. Also, how much he loved my drawings that I'd show him. For the past couple of days I have woken up hoping it was a horrible dream or something.I was meant to see him on Monday and for the first time in over a month and I never got to. So many things remind me of him and I have so many cherished memories of him but, nothing makes me feel better right now. However, I am super lucky to have great friends and family who are here for me and help me at the moment. 


Update (may contain feelings)

Hmm I wonder how many of these 'sorry for not blogging for ages' posts I've done...

I'm sorry for blogging very little recently I've been so busy with university work, with deadlines here,
deadlines there. For once though I feel like I can get things finished and without stressing so much I make myself ill. Okay, so for everybody who told me a positive attitude helps you can say I told you so. I really can't wait to finish my work and hand it so I can enjoy my birthday weekend (I'm 21!!!!! Help!)

Yes below is a photo of my Grandad doing the Mobot (athlete Mo Farah's signature pose) back in 2012. Best photo ever!
Unfortunately, recently both of my grandparents have been in hospital and are now both in some form of care. My Grandma will hopefully be able to return to her bungalow after she has recovered from a chest infection. My Grandad has got dementia and is refusing to eat or drink as he believes that people are trying to poison him (due to dementia). I really struggle to accept he wont get better and that he doesn't remember who I am. I'm crossing everything that he starts eating and drinking soon. I wish I could go back to when I was little when I'd spend my summer holidays with my grandparents and we'd get up to all sorts of mischief. Going on the weekly shop with them seemed like the biggest adventure to me. Luckily I have the best memory for all things that happened to me when I was a wee nipper, so I can remember my happiest times with them like it was yesterday.

I would really like to get into blogging more, which probably won't happen until I finish uni for summer in May. I want to do a few D.I.Y posts, mainly crafty things and having a step to step how with photos to go along. Maybe, recipes but, I don't really cook or bake much, I might feature some of my sisters baking on here too. I would love to do outfit posts as I love fashion and styling but, I don't really have the confidence to stand and pose for photos. Wish I could live by the quote on the illustration on right hand side of this writing. 

In the summer I'd love to set up an online shop to sell a few things I plan to make (wall hangings, bunting, scrunchies etc) and hopefully sell some prints of my illustrations and do illustration commissions.

I hope you are well! Thank you so much if you just read through all of that :-) 
K x

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