Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Kiss My Art

Even though I post mainly about dressmaking on here, most of the time I prefer to work on art. I find it much more relaxing to spend time drawing or painting than making a garment- especially as my sewing machine can be a bit temperamental. Due to this, I recently bought a custom order brooch from Kate Rowland on Etsy, which says 'Kiss My Art' (It's a clever pun) and it arrived this weekend- so I was excited to style it for a post. 



Outfit details
Top and bag- gifted by Aunt
Skirt- Glamorous
Coat- Miss Selfridge
Brooch- Custom order by Kate Rowland 


The coat was a recent buy, I didn't have a coat for the warmer weather and definitely never thought I'd wear a pink coat. I did have some difficulty finding a coat which fit well and looked good- as most of them were too big. Initially I went to Miss Selfridge to try on one of the other coats, which I saw on the website, but tried this one on in the shop and was surprised at how much I liked it! It's a trench-style coat with a peplum along the hem and wearing it makes me feel slightly like Brigitte Bardot (except much less of a babe).
Last Sunday, me and my mum went to the Baltic gallery to take photos for my A level textiles project and I thought it'd be a fitting place to take photos of my outfit. However, the weather was awful (which made some of the photos look slightly odd as I had to edit the brightness a lot) meaning I had to take photos inside the gallery, rather than outside with the Baltic building in the background. After braving the rain, I went home to work on my entry for the Simplicity Sewing Bloggers Competition, which is coming along quite nicely and will feature in its own post in the coming weeks.

Until next time, 

Holly Olivia x


8 comments:

  1. really nice outfit and lovely background pics! Love your coat and i mudt check out Miss Selfridge! Have a nice day honey x

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    1. Thank you so much! Miss Selfridge have some lovely things in at the moment. Hope you have a nice day too.

      Holly Olivia x

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  2. Gorgeous outfit. I'm dying to find the perfect trench coat!
    Alex // www.prettythoughtsx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I was looking everywhere for a coat but couldn't find the right thing until I saw this one

      Holly Olivia x

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  3. I like the new purchases! You coat is nice and the pin is a cute play on words.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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    1. Thank you! I really love them both

      Holly Olivia x

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  4. Such a lovely coat, really suits you!

    You was nominated for a award on my blog by the way http://emmahopenewitt.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/thanks-to-lovely-kirsty-ralph-for.html xxx

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    1. Thank you!
      I'll have a look but have a lot of blog things to do at the moment so might not get chance to do it yet!

      Holly Olivia x

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