Because everybody knows that there’s nothing like the addition of a few bargains to add some serious sass to your summer wardrobe, the lovely ladies over at Motel Rocks have once again treated the readers of Cherry Humbug to an exclusive sneak preview of the summer sale, that begins officially next Wednesday! That means that you, yes you, have almost a week’s head start on everyone else, and can get first pick of the sale items in order to make sure that you snap up those favourite pieces before anyone else… not bad going, right?!
Simply pick out your favourite items from the Exclusive Summer Sale, drop them into your basket, and apply the fabulous 50% off code in at the end! Enjoy!
I often find it strange, being on a Fashion Promotion course, that I don’t post more of my university work on my blog. Its the whole eternal issue of never being 100% happy with my own work that stops me posting these kinds of things usually, and often once its finished, and I look back at it a couple of months later I can pick at least 20 different things I’d have done differently!
That said, one shoot I am still really happy with was for my first 3rd year project, called Lifestyle Communications. The accessory I chose to ‘create’ for my project was a bicycle for Mulberry. I did the photo shoot with a couple of my funnest friends up at Kilver Court Gardens; a place which to me, is like a fantastical haven that exists somewhat like a secret garden. Needless to say, the gardens are absolutely beautiful, and the perfect place to spend happy times outside in the sunshine during the summer!
I chose the location also because Mulberry founder Roger Saul owns the gardens, as well as Kilver Court which boasts a cute collection of shops far away from the usual kind of thing you might usually find in Shepton Mallet. It was a great pleasure to be able to shoot in such a wonderful place, and I really enjoyed the shoot! Some of you may not know that Photography is one of my favourite hobbies (although I don’t consider myself a photographer by any means because I leg it at the sight of non-digital cameras, and enjoy it more as a hobby than an art form!) so whenever the chance to do a shoot for a project comes up I always want to get stuck in and snap it myself. It was fun editing this shot in my own way, rather than trying to keep it ‘Mulberry-esque’ – which is why there is no branding on it!
The one thing I would change, would be that I would’ve loved to have had a wicker basket on the front of the bicycle – as a student, sometimes my budget restrains what I can do prop-wise, and this was the case here! My model Sarah did a sterling job though (don’t you think?) and will be working with me again as the face of my new business venture CherryHumbug.com which I’m super duper excited about!
I also shot a video to accompany my photographic campaign, which on watching again needs a lot of refining, and the contrast needs correcting (do you see what I mean about these horrible afterthoughts?) but we had a good time shooting it so I thought I’d share it with you all so you can see what I’ve been upto in my time away from blogging!
As some of you will know, I am currently in my 3rd year of university – which is one of the reasons that Cherry Humbug has, unfortunately, been placed on the backburner for a while. It has always been my intention to be consistent with my blogging, but I still can’t quite manage it – winter is a really hard time to be enthusiastic about taking photographs when its so gloomy out! This means that it is a good time for me to reintroduce you to Cherry Humbug, as a new business venture.
Ever since the days of making my own jewellery when I was 14/15, I have always sought to find fun and unusual pieces. And I want to share this with you!
CherryHumbug.com will be launching on February 25th – bringing you quirky and colourful pieces of jewellery, as well as other bits and bobs to appeal to all of your sparkle-tastic needs! I am excited to be starting my own business, as it is something I have been thinking about for a long time, and now I finally have the tools I need to get started, why not eh?! I really hope you will all find something you like!
The teacup above is a little sneak preview of what you can expect from CherryHumbug.com. For more, you can ‘Like’ the Cherry Humbug Facebook page by clicking this link! : )
I hope 2012 is treating all of you well so far! Sorry I’ve been away for so long, again! Haha. xxx