27/06/2013

A Day of Double Denim



I was recently inspired by a post I read yesterday on Rachel's Lookbook, to try out the double denim look. The secret is to pair two different shades of denim such as light and dark or even coloured denim. I loved how this look turned out, especially with the head scarf to add some needed colour in this blue dominated look.  

I would also like to quickly mention the fact that I am off on holiday today and so will not be able to post as regularly throughout the next week or read any other blog posts - however I will be sure to catch up with everything when I return. 





Top - Topshop
Jacket - Tophop
Skirt - Arc 
Socks - Topshop
Shoes - Topshop
Head scarf - borrowed from a friend






26/06/2013

Dream Catching


As many of you probably already know, I am an art student and very passionate about what I do. Although I explore a variety of techniques and media, one of my my favourite areas of the art world is photography- which may be one reason why I was so inspired to start a blog in the first place. 


This is the first post of my photography series and I am so excited to share them with you. These photos were inspired by dreams and the concept of somehow capturing dreams. I mainly wanted to focus on light and colour in these images to create an enchanting atmosphere. 




As I said previously, this is my first passion in life, and something I hope to one day pursue as a career  and so I would love your feedback, whether that is positive or constructive. I hope you are looking forward to similar posts in the future!
Special thanks to my model Cerianne Lindsay. 
(PLEASE NOTE: Photographs are all copyrighted to Rachel Sanders and may not be copied without the owners permission, if you would like to copy any of the images please contact me at rachelsfashionpatch@yahoo.com - Thank you.)  

20/06/2013

Just Around the River Bend


On a recent walk along a riverside near to where I live, I was reminded of the song "Just Around the River Bend," that features in one of my all time favourite movies, Pocahontas. I feel that I am currently at a point in my life right now where I am not exactly sure what to expect next. I have just finished school, and will be starting university in early September. Although I am extremely ecstatic about all the new-coming changes, I can't help but wonder and be slightly nervous as to where my life will lead me next. But for now I am happy to go wherever my adventure takes me, and similarly I wish you good luck on your own journey this summer. 






I have started linking all availble items I am wearing to their web addresses below. Please let me know if this is useful and I will continue doing it. 

Top - Topshop 
Leggings - Topshop
Shoes - Vans 
Sunglasses - ASOS
Headband - Primark 

17/06/2013

Summer Pickings


Now that all the flowers have bloomed, there is no reason why inside your home can't look as vivid and lively as the outside. Although fake flowers might be a more long-lasting solution to brightening up your space, they just cannot compare to the scent and appearance of fresh flowers.  I ventured outside in the garden yesterday to look for a range of flowers to create a beautiful summer bouquet to enliven my bedroom. 






I hope this quick and easy tutorial helps you to create your own bouquet and brighten up any dull spaces!

13/06/2013

Flower Fever


Now that the sun is out, sunglasses have become my new favourite accessory. Decorative sunglasses that include floral or baroque designs around the frames have been all over the Spring/ Summer catwalk. However instead of spending the extortionate amount for a new pair of Prada's, I have made a pair of my own for a fraction on the price. It's so simple to do it barley needs instructions but I have created a basic how to below. 


1. You will need: a pair of sunglasses (mine were £1 from Primark), some decorative beads (I found these little flowers in the scrap booking section at my local craft shop), and a glue gun. 

2. Lay out your beads in the order that you wish to stick them down. 

3. Simply glue each bead down individually, and hold to the sunglasses for apron. 10 seconds until the glue has dried. 

4. And Voila!