31/08/2013

Photography: Deathly Beautiful








Do you remember the post from earlier this week where I showed some pages from my sketchbook? Well these are the final pictures! I found this awesome forest near my house filled with these unusual long cane trees, and I felt the scene added a lot of drama to the pictures. Thank you to the beautiful Annie Ross for modeling for me, and I hope you enjoy the photographs! 

26/08/2013

A Look Inside My Sketchbook


A must-have for every artist is of course your sketchbook! I love using my sketchbook for jotting down ideas, making quick sketches and sticking in pictures that inspire me. Today, I thought I would share some pictures from one of my sketchbooks that are my inspiration pages for a photography shoot I will be posting this week! I have also posted a short video for you to have an inside look. Hope you enjoy and stay creative! 



21/08/2013

Joules For Prints



Just because Autumn is around the corner, doesn't mean that bright colours and prints have to be put to the back of your wardrobe. I love mixing prints and with the coming colder seasons means you can now mix prints with Wellie boots! Joules has some of my favourite patterned wellies and I think this spotty pair alongside this floral Joules shirt looks great! If you need something slightly warmer then I recommend the Joules Moredale from Oldrids and Downtown, which still adds a subtle hint of print if you get a glimpse at the inside of the jacket!




Shirt - Joules
Dress - Zara 
Wellies - Joules 
Sunglasses - Topshop 

12/08/2013

ARTWORK: Tails Tied


If you are a follower of @rachelsfashionpatch on Instagram, you may have previously seen some of my artwork I have posted.  I love to draw and this summer I have been particularly inspired to draw models, (probably from the great volume of fashion magazines I have read through in the past few months and my new found addiction to Pinterest!) Please let me know what you think! 

Maxi Skirt





Maxi skirts can possibly be considered one of the most useful pieces for hot climates. I thought I would share my favourite maxi skirt that I love for its colourful, abstract floral design. The maxi skirt can be found in a huge variety of cuts and styles, suitable for every possible occasion. I think my skirt suited this picturesque Portuguese garden perfectly. 

Skirt - Primark
Top - Paul and Bear 
Sandals - Topshop 
Sunglasses - Ray Bans  

02/08/2013

Sequins and Sparkle


I think almost every girl loves dressing up and going out for a party once in a while, and sometimes the process of getting ready can turn out to be even more fun than the party itself. I love the step by steps of  making yourself pretty and glamorous; listening to music while choosing an outfit and applying makeup. 


Details are always crucial when choosing an outfit for a glamorous event, and I think the beading detail on this dress would be perfect. Also black and white is also always very chic and follows the current monochrome trend. Also, don't forget to accessorize! Even if the outfit would look a bit over the top with a necklace or a statement pair of earrings, you can still always add a great pair of shoes or clutch bag.


Necklaces - Vintage 
Earrings - Talullah Tu


Strappy heels have been really on trend this season. These are from Primark, although you can find a similar pair here from Box Clothing!


I bought this dress last year from Topshop, but there is a great monochrome alternative here.

01/08/2013

Yellow Van


Yellow is one of my favorite colours - if not my favorite, however often the bright paleness of the colour puts my off wearing it tends to wash me out. However this summer I decided to bite the bullet and go a little yellow crazy buying a yellow bikini, yellow top and this yellow dress! 

I accented the outfit with blue accessories such as this aztec blue belt and these blue reflective sunglasses to contrast with my hair. 

These photos were taken by a cute, little retro milkshake van I found wandering the streets of Porto. I got chatting to the owner about my blog, and she was so nice and let me take these photos!  




Dress - Topshop
Belt - Flea Market 
Sunglasses - Ray Bans 
Bag - Newlook 
Sandals - Topshop