Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Finding the time for cake

Lately I've been trying to find the time to finally get started on a big project I've been dreaming about for a long time. If you guessed it has something to do with cake then you guessed right. The days just seem to be slipping through my fingers lately. I'm sorry, Beyonce has more hours in a day than the rest of us ha! Time to make a to-do list I think. 

If you're missing me here on Fanfair then you can always catch me over at Betty Magazine. All you need to do is click here.

All photos by me.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Shop: Face Plates by La Malconttenta

Lately I've been really drawn to things with faces on. Yet another reason why this was the perfect present. Currently on my wish list are these plates by Spanish brand La Malconttenta. They are kinda perfect for summer entertaining - who wouldn't want to eat off a tropical watermelon plate? And the yellow one totally plays into current pineapple trend too. Or if you don't feel like eating off a plate with a face on, use it to create a fun wall display. With these plates you're #winning.

All items are hand made making each piece unique. Love.

Image credit: La Malconttenta

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Swooning over Marimekko newspapers

I am a big fan of Marimekko. The colours and prints are too awesome. I stumbled upon these great newspapers they made for their stores over on Pinterest the other day and just had to show you guys. These are definitely something to shout about. I love the bit about postcards from around the world.

Image credit: Production Road

Monday, 9 June 2014

The perfect Fanfair dress

In lots of ways this is the perfect Fanfair dress don't you think? There's the red and pink colour clash  and block coloured panels as well as the fact it would be great to wear to a party. Basically, I need it.

Dress by Acne Studios, available here.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Have you met Betty?

I hope you guys had a great weekend. I wanted to start the week off with an apology and some very exciting news. (Also apologising that it's technically not the start of the week aka not Monday, but yesterday got a bit cray cray). I have been keeping something from y'all and it's now time to reveal a secret. Since January I've been doing a little something on the side… working as Editorial Assistant at Betty Magazine

For those of you that don't know, Betty is a magazine that aims to encourage girls of all ages, from 18 to 80, to celebrate who they are. This is something that really appeals to me. As you know at Fanfair we are all about shouting about who we are, having fun with it and cheering ourselves and our friends on. Betty is your new best friend and reading through each issue you really feel this sentiment. Full of great content from recipes to fashion to thoughtful articles to music, it is quite a treat. My other favourite thing about Betty is that the two ladies in charge, Editor and Creative Director, are both called Charlotte. I love a name team!

It has been such a great few months and I have learnt so much, met some pretty awesome people and had fun. But wait, there's more! Working on the magazine I have had the opportunity to do a lot of writing - from weekly blog posts to writing articles for the magazine. In the new issue, which came out last week, you will see a couple of pieces of writing by me wahooo!! I gotta tell ya, seeing something I had written printed on paper for people to buy in shops was a real OMG eeeeekkkk moment. 

If you'd like to pick yourself up a copy of Betty Magazine, it is available online here or visit the stockists page here. P.S. I wrote the piece on Scrapbooking and the piece on one of my most favourite people, Yokoo Gibraan. Gosh that girl's got talent. So I got a little bit of fan girling in there too haha!

I would love to know what you guys think so drop me a line, comment below, tweet. Whatever takes your fancy.