Thursday, September 29, 2011

Refreshing drink

Sick of chlorinated water?
Make this tasty refreshing drink.

Squeeze in some lime juice to get started

Pick some mint from the garden or you can buy it at the supermarket for about $2-3

Add some ice and rub the mint between your fingers before you add it, this bruises the mint and releases the flavour


Cut up a lemon, add a couple of slices and squeeze the juice in


Fill with water and enjoy!

You could also make this with lemonade or tonic water and maybe add some gin or vodka.
The bottle above used to have Teza juiced tea in it, which was also delish. I just took off the label to re-use the bottle, which I think would also be a cool vase.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sequins and dinghy boats

I went out to Sumner with a couple of friends on Sunday and on the way home decided to shoot these photos on the jetty. 


I dressed down the cardigan by wearing rolled up Levi jeans, a plain white t-shirt and black wedges

Sequined clothing has been in fashion for a long time now and yet people still aren't tired of it, which is completely fine by me I love sparkles.


This sparkly cardigan from Madam Butterfly's is up for sale, lucky you.
Email me: lovefashionandphotography@gmail.com



Thanks to Amanda and Lauren for the help with this shoot, these images were taken by Lauren.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Painted toenails

The warmer weather is here and it is time to get those feet looking sandal ready.

Below is my attempt at a zebra pattern, please do excuse my feet I know I'm not going to be a foot model anytime soon especially with my extra large big toe.

First paint your toes with a base coat, I chose pink.



You need a nail art brush like above to create the zebra pattern.
I got this nail art brush from Bling for $4, they also have heaps of other colours too choose from.

It's pretty simple, you just start slightly thicker and go up to a point,
alternate the thicker end from the top the nail to the bottom.
I usually do mine on a diagonal so that it doesn't look like stripes.
It doesn't have to be perfect no body looks super close at your feet.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hmmm levitating?


Levitating, I'm not so sure about that.
This is an idea I have had for ages and I finally attempted it yesterday.
I feel like it failed miserably, but I wanted to show you anyway to see what you think and I want to attempt a levitation shoot again sometime in the future. 



Boots from Cotton On
Belt from Supre
Cardigan Cape from Glassons
Skirt from Madam Butterfly's



Let me know what you think about these photos :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Charity photoshoot

I am assisting Craig Bullock from Furtography this weekend down at Papanui Animates
Bring your pets down for a pet portrait for a minimum donation of $2, you will also get a print to take home.

This is the second time we have done this, last time we raised $270 for 2 fantastic local charities Cats Protection League and Dogwatch



We had our first day today and it went great, it was very busy and very tiring but everyone was really happy with their prints they took home. So bring your pets down tomorrow, don't miss out on getting a professional photograph of your pet.



A few of the images from February

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Candy Stripe

This candy striped dress could be from the 60's,70's or 80's i'm pretty unsure.
It's a great summer dress to go with a cardigan and some jandals, sandals or heels. 

Dress is for sale here

Shoes from The Warehouse you have also seen these here

I had to walk through about a hundred sheep to get to where I wanted to take these photos and I have to say sheep are scary.

Please remember I don't just like taking photos of myself, I would love to take photos of you.
If you are interested in making a booking or just having a chat please email me at lovefashionandphotography@gmail.com or comment below :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Platforms!

You will start to see this style heel in shops very soon, they are very similar to a pair of platforms that Sandra from 5 inch and up  just modeled on her blog. 
These platforms are from the 60's, styled in Italy but made in NZ.

Size: 8

$60
I would wear them with a pair of flares or a light coloured dress or skirt.
Snap these up from my shop before everyone is wearing them

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Un-motivated-Motviated

As a lot of you will know I have been feeling a little unmotivated as of late and I have been pondering with the idea of maybe giving up on this blog.
But after your feedback and attending an inspiring event called PechaKucha on Wednesday night I have decided to keep going.


PechaKucha was an event where we got to hear 11 presentations on ideas, stories and projects.
Each speaker had 20 images each image was on screen for only 20 seconds, it gave each speaker a very short period of time to get their message across.
The speakers ranged from academics, architects, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and a Cuban guy.
It was an amazing event, I went home feeling so inspired and I had so many thoughts and ideas that I couldn't get to sleep.


One of the thoughts I had is how I feel that Christchurch isn't a heel friendly place during the day, unless your going to a special occasion. 
I have talked to a few friends about this lately and they all feel the same way. So last night whilst I was thinking about things I thought fuck it I am going to wear my leopard print wedges, as an experiment to see what kind of reaction I would get to wearing an outrageous pair of heels. You have seen these heels here and here
My observations were that I/we have been silly this whole time, I didn't get any strange looks at all(well I didn't notice any). So in conclusion wear those heels that have been staring you in the face everytime you open your wardrobe willing you to put them on, their's too many gorgous heels going to waste out there and also who cares if you get strange looks you have the right to wear whatever the heck you want to!


On another note I had coffee with some friends and my sister today and I wanted to post some photos of my handsome nephew, bless he's cute!






Please leave your comments on how you feel about what I have talked about in this post and how adorable my nephew is :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lemon syrup cake

This is a cake I have made many many times, so much so that I got completely sick of it. But every now and then I will look in the fridge and find some plain yoghurt, which is a hint from my partner that he wants me to make this cake again. So I got the hint and here it is.



Recipe:

Cake

125g Butter
1cup Caster sugar
3 Eggs
Zest of 2 medium lemons
3/4cup Unsweetened plain yoghurt
1 1/2cups Self raising flour (If you don't have self raising then just add 1t of Baking Powder to every 1cup of flour)

Syrup

3/4cup Sugar
1/3cup Water
Juice of 2 medium lemons


Beat butter and sugar until Pale
Add the eggs one at a time until combined, don't worry if it looks a little curdled
Fold in the zest, flour and yoghurt
Pour into a greased cake tin(try to pour more to the sides than the middle) and bake for 30-40mins at 180degrees celsius
When the cake is almost cooked put water, sugar and lemon juice on the heat until dissolved stirring constantly
Don't worry if the cake looks like its burning as it does have a brown top when it is cooked
When the cake is cooked take it out of the oven and prick about 30holes in the top with a fork, skewer, chopstick whatever you have, then pour the syrup over the top trying to get most of it in the center and in the holes.
Leave to cool and enjoy


It's not the prettiest looking cake but it sure tastes good