Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Our love of Spring

Hi Lovlies,

We've become quite the pros at this photo shoot stuff. In the beginning, we barely knew where to start, but we all know our roles and how to inject some fun into the day. After a long and miserable winter my love affair with London has been well and truly revived . There definitely seemed to be a spring in everyone's step in London, the whole aura of Londoners change when the sun makes its unlikely appearance and it certainly did last Saturday. It really made shooting these gorgeous spring/summer dresses for ASOS Marketplace a joy.

One last thing, I've just arrived in LA. Some of you may or may not know that I'm an athlete, a sprinter to be precise, and I'm going there for what we in the athletics world call; 'warm weather training'. Although, it hasn't been too hot but the weather is slightly getting better. Apologises in advanced for pictures of myself and my training partners in crop tops and shorts; that's what we tend to live in when we are away.

But there will be some thrifting done and if i have my way there will be a lot of vintage shopping, flea markets, estate sales and hopefully i will be able to bring you back some goodies.

 For now, you can shop our current range gorgeous spring/summer dresses here.

Happy thrifting
Abi xxx

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Fun & Frolics - VJA Shoot

Hey Lovelies,

the sun made its glorious appearance at our weekend photo shoot and certainly pepped up our day - as you can see from the behind the scenes pictures, we had a lot of fun!

           Annette was kite flying with the magic skirt!
Annette's apartment, where she can't bare to part with a single magazine!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Street Heart

The Long month of fashion week is finally at an end, with some high drama and equally fabulous clothes, but i have to admit I've been more interested in the street styles of New York/London/Milan/Paris, well at times, than what's been strutting down the catwalks. I really appreciate talented street style photographers who keep us in the know of the styles that's stalking the streets of fashion weeks, such photographers as; Street Peeper, Michelle Bobb ParrisFace Hunter, Nobody Knows Marc, Frou Frouu, Vanessa Jackman, to name a few.

Source: Michelle Bobb Parris/ Face Hunter/ Street Pepper/ ASOS/Face Hunter/Nobody Knows Marc/ Frou Frouu/ Vancessa Jackman.

As spring finally seems to have sprung, we are doing our photo shoot next weekend featuring some gorgeous spring/summer dresses... fingers crossed the sun stays out long enough for us to bring you some fabulous pics. In the meantime you can shop our store HERE, to see if anything takes your fancy.

Enjoy lovelies
 Ola xxx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Out and about with VJA & some Randoms thrown in.

Hey Lovelies,
thought we'd share some pictures we took out and about in Portobello Market a few weekends back, and there are some random pics thrown in. Portobello Market is one of our favorite places to hang out and indulge in our favorite pastime; you guessed it... thrifting for vintage gems. We've been going to the market for years and amongst some gorgeous vintage and secondhand clothes there are some amazing antiques to be had, its a must visit if you are ever in London.

A trip down Portobello road would not be complete without a visit to Hummingbird bakery; I can never pass by without scuffing down one or three of their famous red velvet cupcakes.

We've been busy thrifting and planning for our spring photo shoot but you can shop here for our ASOS Marketplace collection. 

 Happy thrifting
 Abi xx
VJA collective: Jody, Abi, Annette and Ola at Ripe Tomato in Nottinghill, one of the best Italian restaurants in London, well that's our opinion!  If you are ever in London, you have to book a table and I assure you will not be disappointed.  Ripe Tomato is an intimate family run business and the food is divine.

 Hummingbird bakery, the best cupcakes in London town.