As most people will have probably noticed there is a huge trend for over the knee boots at the minute. I usually stick to ankle height boots and have only once bought some boots that were slightly under the knee and even that was risky for me! But when I was out getting some Christmas shopping I saw a pair of faux suede over the knee boots and thought I would try them on. I honestly didn’t think I would like them but I really did! I decided to buy them for a family party I am going to just before Christmas and give them a whirl.
Now that its the start of October I thought I would share some of my favourite things from September.
I’ll start off with skincare, I have been using the simple range for quite a long time and really like it as I have sensitive skin and some of the more harsh skincare products can really irritate and dry out my skin. I currently use the ‘kind to skin purifying cleansing lotion’ and the ‘kind to skin soothing facial toner’. I use these twice a day, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I use the ‘kind to skin moisturising facial wash’ morning and night with a face cloth and warm water. Once or twice a week I will use the ‘kind to skin deep cleansing face mask’ before a shower, I don’t like to use this too often as masks can be drying if used too often.
I absolutely love monochrome patterns in my home. I have a two bedroom flat which I rent so I cant decorate the place exactly how I would like to but I have been slowly filling the rooms with monochrome accessories such as bedding and decorative pillows. My most recent purchase is this amazing cat pillow from IKEA. I received their catalogue in the post a few weeks ago and fell in love with this pillow. I mean its monochrome and cats, whats not to love? This a rectangle pillow with this amazing print tiled through out. The only thing I don’t like are all the tags on the pillow as they are really long but I will be removing these. I already have this cute elephant pillow from Primark that I bought quite a while ago and I think they go perfectly!
As part of my course I have been asked to create a whole new portfolio. I have decided that I will be shooting architectural photography to do this. The portfolio needs a theme that will run through the whole portfolio. I have decided that I will be using photo manipulation as my theme. To elaborate I will be using black and white images that I have shot in and around Newcastle and I will be editing them like the image below. Using Photoshop to duplicate and flip the image and blend it in to one. This gives a really great effect, especially on unusual patterns and lines.