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May 2017

Fashion & Beauty

BIRTHDAY OUTFIT OF THE DAY WITH BELL SLEEVES

May 28, 2017

Well hello there and happy Sunday! Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I feel particularly joyful because around the time of my last birthday I was recovering from my heart operation and things were a bit more somber. So ‘cheers’ to that being behind me, I am incredibly thankful for everything this year has brought me.

I spent the day getting spoiled by my lovely friend Kate (AKA Sole Satisfaction) eating tiramisu and soaking up the sunshine before heading out for more spoiling with my love.

I woke up the best way possible on my birthday. With Nick singing happy birthday, handing me gifts and cards from loved ones. We opened them and had breakfast in bed whilst listening to the new Paramore album and video-calling my Mum. She told me stories of me and my sisters when we were kids and we laughed about old times. This is a pretty significant birthday as it’s my last one as a Miss so we were feeling quite reflective. It feels crazy after so much planning that the wedding will actually be here really soon, it’s such a magical and exciting time.

Kate and I took these pictures on the afternoon of my birthday. We’d just had brunch at Lykke one of our favourite sunny spots and Kate had surprised me with balloons along with all sorts of thoughtful gifts. We took a stroll in the sunshine down towards Urban Spree where these photos were taken, stopping to look in the little independent boutiques along the way. The street art in this area of Berlin is incredible, if you haven’t been yet it’s a must see. And when the weather is nice there are some amazing beer gardens to kick back and relax in- which we obviously did with a glass of bubbles in hand.

If you’ve been to Berlin, if you’ve witnessed its nightlife and its fashion scene, you’ll have noticed a lot of the colour black. And this bell sleeved dress from ASOS is anything but black. But I absolutely love it and felt super comfortable. If you can’t wear every colour under the sun with bell sleeves on your birthday, when can you? The sunglasses were a charity shop purchase about four years ago and I’ve had soooo much wear out of them. My clogs are from office and were a gift from my Mum – thanks Mum! (she has a pair to match).

I had such a good day and am so glad that I was able to get some happy snaps of my outfit to share here. It’s been too long and I really enjoyed taking them. Speak soon!

Photo Credit: The ever talented Sole Satisfaction

Lifestyle and Interviews

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT PART ONE

May 4, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I share with you our engagement photos. Nick won’t mind me telling you that an engagement shoot hasn’t previously been at the top of his list of fun things to do. But as soon as he met our photographer Viktor Pravdica in the flesh they got on like a house on fire. Any reservations about feeling awkward in front of a camera melted away instantly. The two of them bonded over third-wave coffee and Sophia Coppola movies and we laughed all day with smiles from ear to ear. Both of us truly enjoyed the experience. Now, every-time I catch a glimpse of the images I can’t help but do that same smile. If you are considering having an engagement shoot done before your wedding I would strongly recommend it. It helps you to feel comfortable in your photographers presence, and helps your photographer to get to know you better, so they can capture your vibe perfectly on the big day.

We took pictures in Berlin’s landmark photo-booths and drank coffee at Nick’s favourite roasters. In Berlin the streets are full of old cars, mopeds and vans that would have been taken off the roads years ago in the UK. I love that these little details are included and how they reflect our current lifestyle as we explore and fall in love with a new city. Viktor has captured our lifestyle and relationship so well, we are happy and in love and will treasure these pictures of this special moment in our lives, forever.

Photo Credit: Viktor Pravdica

Lifestyle and Interviews

Our Engagement Story

May 1, 2017

lucys faveI was about to share our official engagement photos with you when it occurred to me that I am yet to share our engagement story with you, so here it is. Due to the excitement (and bubbles) that accompanied our special moment you will see in these pictures that faces are blurred and heads are cut off. But I love them because they are so real and preserve the excitement of our special moment forever. We had a professional engagement shoot taken by Viktor Pravdica which I love equally and can’t wait to share with you soon.

But first, here’s a little backstory about how we met. We met in our university campus art gallery, while Nick was doing a Masters in music and I was doing a degree in contemporary art. Nick asked me if I’d like to work with him on a project. I agreed and together we created a contemporary opera ‘The Life and Times of Virgil Edicere’. The music was composed by Nick and the visuals created by me. It was during that creative process that we began to adore each other. I went travelling around California for the summer, whilst I was there I had my fortune told, the cards said that love, sweet love was coming my way. As soon as I stepped off the plane Nick came to visit me, we did indeed fall in love, sweet love.

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 Popping The Question:

It was a completely normal and unsuspecting Thursday in Berlin, our new home city, having moved there from the UK one year ago. I was busy working on a photography project when Nick asked me if I was up for an adventure. I (of course) agreed, and he told me that I had 1.5 hours to pack an overnight bag as he had a series of surprises planned!

We got in a cab and first he took me to Paris Bar, David Bowie’s favourite place in Berlin which I had been longing to visit. There are legendary tales of Bowie and Iggy Pop’s nights spent in this authentic little venue. We ate steak and crème brûlée whilst sipping red wine surrounded by original artwork and eccentric creatives.

Then we went to the most beautiful hotel in Berlin, it was built in the 1930s, completely marble and with views of the zoo (we could see ostriches from our window) and Tiergarten the biggest park in Berlin. When we went up to our room I saw that it was full of roses, strawberries and my favourite Marina and The Diamonds song was playing. He took me out onto the balcony with a glass of bubbly in the snow and got down on one knee. He presented me with a stunning 1930’s diamond trilogy ring and I said Yes!

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