24 May 2013


Around two months ago an email landed in my inbox, from a member of the Pinterest team asking if I’d like to be a part of their #PinitforwardUK campaign for UK bloggers/Pinners to promote Pinterest to new UK users of the site. I was thrilled to have been asked, and jumped aboard the campaign along with 300 UK bloggers. It's strange to think Pinterest never officially launched in the UK, it just sort of happened. Evan Sharp; co-founder of Pinterest, discussed with us at the launch party of #PinitforwardUK why they were launching the campaign and how Pinterest was growing as a company.

For those of you thinking; “What’s Pinterest?” I’d describe it as an online visual mood board/scrapbook, where you can collect inspiration from any category you can think of and 'pin' it onto your chosen board titled for your personal style/taste. From photography purposes (my personal favourite) to cooking, crafts, shopping, travel and not forgetting fluffy animals (Pudding the Rabbit, particularly loves Pinterest for this). The possibilities of discovering new inspiration on Pinterest are pretty much endless. I love to look at all the travel photos and plan my next adventure, or planning a new season’s wardrobe or deciding what delicious desert to make next. What's particularly handy about these pins is that the photo is not only a visual reminder, but the photo links to the source of the image - whether its a store’s site, or a blog, or the recipe itself, its really useful to find things you’d like to buy and make etc.

I created my board ‘Inspiration’ as a board of pins to reflect on, to inspire new ideas or concepts for my own work. The layout of Pinterest allows a highly visual board like this to flow effortlessly as if I was staring at a hand made mood board of magazine cut-outs.

If you haven’t joined Pinterest yet, I really think you should, you won't be disappointed with all of the new things you'll discover – Although I should warn you it is highly addictive! Start pinning today using my registration link and join in the buzz with #PinitforwardUK, I look forward to seeing all of your inspiring boards very soon!

Without further a-do I shall pass you over to the wonderful John Jarret, to continue the #PinitforwardUK campaign! I recommend you check out his stylish 'Sartorial’ board here.


20 May 2013

London Coffee Festival

My best friend Emily and I are suckers for a good coffee. So the other weekend when Emily was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to the London Coffee Festival, it was obvious who was her chosen partner in crime for the evening! Arriving at the Truman Brewery, we were shown straight up the stairs and from our first step the smell couldn't have been more inviting. The sweet rich aroma of coffee surrounded us, with stalls giving out free coffees, green&blacks chocolate and of course, a killer espresso martini. After tasting the best flat white I have ever had, it's definitely safe to say we were buzzing by the end of the night.. Literally!


11 May 2013

#Pinitforwarduk Launch Party

First off I want to say thank you to Pinterest for hosting such an lovely bloggers event! I was invited to be a part of their latest campaign '#pinitforwarduk' for all the UK pinners, to find out how they use the site and why. It was a great chance to meet the Pinterest team (Including Evan Sharp, co-founder of Pinterest, photo below) to talk to them about the site, blogs and the campaign. I'm so pleased to be a part of it and am looking forward to sharing my post. The night was great success and it was wonderful to bump into other bloggers taking part in the campaign; Rock N Roll Bride and Saumel Jing (both photographed below). 
Pinterest knew how to keep us smiling; cocktails from the tiki bar, make your own cake pop bar, a pick & mix stall, and even a decorate-your-own-shot-glasses stall! Not too bad a selection if you ask me! If you'd like to hear a little more on the campaign, click the #PinitforwardUK button on my sidebar to take a look at the post kicking off #pinitforwarduk.


1 May 2013

Michael Kors - #whatsinyourkors

Back in March I popped by the Michael Kors London office, to have a chat with the lovely ladies in the marketing team and took some photos in conjunction with one of their recent social media campaigns; #whatsinyourkors. A month  or so later the campaign launched in 'Stylist' magazine. Michael Kors promoted the campaign on their facebook page, and one my shots featured! shown below. 

The campaign was a fun way to share pictures of your handbag and its contents! By sharing a photo on instagram using the #whatsinyourkors you could have been in with a chance of winning a Michael Kors 'Selma' satchel, now I'm a sucker for a handbag most of the time, but these beauties are to die for! I couldn't be more honoured to have one of my shots feature as part of the campaign. 

Stylist Advertorial; Photo credit - Arthur Woodcroft

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