8.10.14

ILLUMINATI





Boohoo green tartan smock dress, faux suede creepers, New Look bowler hat, Primark Illuminati earrings, Night Venus black onyx choker




I've been doing a lot of Gothic themed artwork lately, i think its starting to have an affect on what I wear. The weather's beginning to get a lot colder so I've started wearing two pairs of tights under dresses and skirts. I swear its warmer then trousers.

12.9.14

PENTAGRAM






DIY pentagram harness, New Look bandeau bikini top, Zara skater skirt, patent clincher belt, Laurel London phone case, faux leather backpack.



Recently I've been researching various mythology and folklore for art purposes, and have become a bit obsessed with pagan symbolism. I made this inverted pentagram harness using high quality soft elastic and a variety of findings, approximately costing around £18 to make. The lovely Laurel at Laurel London send me this beautiful 3D printed phone case. 
I love the versatility of the design, not only does it go perfectly with this gothic harness look, but would also look amazing with a simpler chic outfit. 

18.8.14

VEGAN BANANA & LYCHEE SMOOTHIE

I can't believe it. For the first time in years we've actually had a summer in England! Here is a really simple refreshing smoothie recipe that I have been addicted to lately.



What you will need:
15-20 Lychees
- 2 small bananas or 1 large banana
- Pure coconut water


First peel the fruit, I have quite a cheap blender so I always make sure to cut up the fruit before putting it in. Don't forget to remove the pits in the center of the lychees.



Put the bananas and lychees in your blender and then fill the jug with coconut water until it covers most of the fruit. add as much or as little coconut water depending on what consistency you prefer. Blend for a minuet or two on a low setting.



And you're done!
I also added a few cacao nibs on top for decoration.
This has been one of my staple summer smoothies as its so hydrating and refreshing. Its also incredibly quick and easy to make!
 Thank you for reading :)

2.7.14

LANA DEL REY DELUXE BOX SET EDITION: ULTRAVIOLENCE & BORN TO DIE: THE PARADISE EDITION

 When Lana Del Rey released The Paradise Edition of Born To Die I managed to get my hands on the limited special box set. After anticipating her new album for a while I was excited to find out they were releasing a similar set for Ultraviolence. I don't usually do posts like this but they are such lovely sets I thought I had to share. 



The deluxe edition of ULTRAVIOLENCE comes in a 13"x13"(approx) box. I was really surprised how big it was when it arrived as I was expecting it to be the same size as The Paradise Edition box set. 




Both the CD and 12" versions of the album are included





The Born to Die box set is around half the size at 7.6"x7.6"



A 7" of Blue Velvet is included along with "The Remixes" and "The videos" CDs




The ULTRAVIOLENCE set is still available here, the Born to Die set sold out immediately but I've seen the odd one for sale on ebay. I love the artwork and I defiantly was not disappointed with the new album, quite a different sound but it's just my taste. Both sets are so lovely, I rarely get them out as I'm always really paranoid that I'm going to get fingerprints on everything or damage something haha. They look quite nice on my shelf though.

17.6.14

FRENCH EXIT



Dip Dye Jumper , Topshop denim backpack, Super Comet sneakers, hair feathers.




TV Girl released their new album and I haven't been able to stop listening!
I'm going to open my etsy store again really soon. I've just been working on making new stock and tags and things. Watch this space. x

6.5.14

RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE REFRIGERATOR CAKE RECIPE (No food processor needed)

I've been experimenting with food a bit lately and thought I'd share this recipe for a no-cook vegan refrigerator cake. Unlike many vegan cheesecake/ refrigerator cake recipes, this does not require a food processor. A blender would be handy for making the topping but is not necessary. 



What you will need for base:
1 cup of hazelnuts
Approximately 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons of Maple syrup 


Start by measuring out about 1 cup of hazelnuts and crushing them into smaller pieces. The smaller you can get them the better. 
Put the crushed hazel nuts in a bowl with 1/2 cup of raw cacao and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir everything together and then add 4 tablespoons of maple syrup. I personally add 1 tablespoon at a time to make sure it gets stirred in evenly.
The finished texture should be moldable while still being slightly crumbly.
Once the ingredients are fully mixed, place into a dish and spread out evenly.


What you will need for topping:
1 punnet of strawberries
- 1-2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup of soaked cashew nuts
- 2 tablespoons of lucuma Powder
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons of Maple syrup 
- meat of young coconut (optional)


Place about 1/2 cup of cashew nuts in a bowl of water and let them soak for at least 2-3 hours. Preferably leave them overnight so they become quite soft. Strain them and crush them up like the same as the hazelnuts. Now mash up 1-2 bananas and add about 2 tablespoons of lucuma powder. If you can get your hands on a young coconut, scoop out the coconut meat and mash it up with the bananas. Place everything in a bowl, add 4 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Now mix everything together.
If you have a blender you won't have to crush the nuts and banana up before hand. Make sure you still leave the nuts to soak though!


Spread a thin layer on top of the base and even it out with a spatula.
Slice up a punnet of strawberries and begin layering them up. Try to cover the whole area and keep it as even as you can.


Spread another layer on top of the strawberries
Create one more layer of strawberries and leave in the freezer for 2-3 hours to set.


And you're done!
I prefer to eat this frozen, but for a softer texture store in the fridge.

If you decide to give this a go I'd love to know how yours turned out! Thanks for reading :)

30.4.14

AWOL



Boohoo skater dress, Zara roll-up clutch bag, No Doubt wedges, belt borrowed from a friend, various rings.



I haven't been on here in yonks! I've been working on a drawing that is taking bloody ages. I'll try get back into the habit of posting again. 
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