29 December 2013

i know you're feeling me, 'cause you like it like this.

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Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Oh my. I have to say that I'm so lookin' forward to the new year - even though you can reinvent yourself and come up with resolutions at any time, there's of course somethin' about a brand new year that makes it seem a little more solid. I'm so proud of how much I have achieved over the last twelve months, and whilst I've had some down moments, overall it's been amazing. Highlights certainly include landing my dream job, being invited over to Las Vegas twice and hitting the big ol' milestone of twenty one years! And, as I always say every single month my confidence and general happiness is improving, bar the occasional blip or two. I'm so excited for the year ahead, goodness knows where it's going to take me...
What better way to end 2013 than posting some very special photographs I shot with the lovely Amber last month. This was quite an impromptu shoot, I have to say - I packed my Asos mesh skirt in my bag with no intention of definitely wearin' it, but as soon as we saw the carousel we just knew we had to take a few shots! We certainly attracted some attention, but we had so much fun giggling away on the ride, I can't wait to do somethin' similar with Amber soon! I hope you all had the most lovely Christmas, and happy New Year! Lots of love, Jazmine. 

20 December 2013

on the other side of a street i knew, stood a girl that looked like you.

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Jumper, courtesy of Cabbages & Roses - Playsuit, Topshop, gift - Bag, charity shop, £5.99 - Boots, New Look, £42 - Coat, c/o Next
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After shooting opposite Big Ben, the next stop on mine and Amber's list was slightly further along the Southbank, right near the London Eye. On our brief walk the gloomy sky changed to clear blue, the sunshine made an appearance, then just as we were getting into place this lovely Routemaster bus parked directly in front of us - we couldn't have planned it if we tried! The conductor ever so kindly let me jump on board so Amber could take a few photographs, it all fell so perfectly into place. For me life is all about those little, spontaneous moments and making happy memories - I truly had the most lovely day, which I'm sure you can tell from my beaming grin in the last shot! Love, Jazmine.

15 December 2013

forever i try to make it right. together we suck, end in sight.

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Coat, c/o Next - Scarf, Topshop, £16 - Farhi jumper, charity shop, £1 - Skirt, Asos, £25 - Bag, c/o Folli Follie - Boots, c/o Bertie
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A couple of weeks ago I spent a very chilly Saturday afternoon with the lovely Amber to work on a series of photographs together, we had such a wonderful day! We wandered around Southbank, spent some time on the Thames beach, took a spontaneous ride on a carousel and jumped on a Routemaster, of course stopping for a hot chocolate to warm ourselves up. The first look of the day was a pretty simple 'London city girl' ensemble - the soft leopard print coat is a twist on the classic and works ever so well with the cream tones of my scarf and jumper, whilst the black leather adds a chic edge. I have to say, I did feel ever so grown up and put together in this outfit! We couldn't resist shooting against one of my favourite London backdrops (which you may recognize from quite a few of my previous posts!) and as always I'm so amazed by how quiet this spot is, particularly when it really is the most perfect place to take pictures. Amber is such an amazing photographer, it was so lovely to finally work with her after admiring her work for so long - I can't wait to show you more from our shoot! Love, Jazmine.

07 December 2013

i was told i was beautiful, but what does that mean to you?

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On a chilly yet sunny afternoon in November, Lily and I spent the day shooting all things Cath Kidston for her university project. Seeing as I work for the brand and Lily is such a fan, it really was the perfect combination! We had such a lovely day together, first shooting in my cosy bedroom, then heading over to my usual spots in Battersea Park, before ending the day by the beautiful Albert Bridge. This was my favourite look of the day - I adore the muted yet deep colours of the dress and scarf (I got both for fifty percent off the retail price I stated above thanks to the generous staff discount!), the tones look just beautiful against the sunny glow and autumnal surroundings. 
It's amazin' to think that in the two years I've been part of the company I've gone from a sales assistant, to an in store visual merchandiser, to now becoming the Marketing and Events Assistant at the new Piccadilly Flagship! I guess passion, hard work and being nice really does pay off. I'm so proud of myself and excited to see how I develop my role over the next few months, plus if you are ever in town, please do come and visit me! Love, Jazmine.