I Heart Instagram Tag


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I saw this tag over on Super Space Chick a blog I’ve only recently just discovered. She asked everyone to just join in if they wanted and seeing as I ❤ Instagram it’s only right.

What’s your Instagram handle?


How many people do you follow?


How many followers do you have?




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What are your favourite hashtags?

#OOTD #altgirl #QuirkyCute #glutenfree #veggie #streetart #manchester #tattoos


What are your favourite genres of pictures?

As you can probably tell from some of my fave #’s I like things that are boldly visual. After all, IG is all about that! Although I have noticed more simple recipes popping up on there, which is handy.






How often do you post?

Only when I have something quirky, cute, cool or tasty to share, pretty much. I’m not one for endless boring selfies. how narcissistic would that be?!

What’s your favourite filter?

I find that a lot of pictures look incredibly hazy and undefined (I’m using an iPod4) but if I use XPro II it darkens and sharpens them. If something is too dark to start with Lo fi helps. Rise is always a flattering filter for selfies so that has to be my favourite.



iPhone only? Purist or rebel?

I only have an iPod 4 and the camera is pretty appalling. I cheat sometimes and upload pics I’ve taken of events or the countryside with my Lumix. It’s got a Leica lens! I select a part of the picture so it’s still IG shaped and maybe add filters. I shouldn’t be telling you this, ha!


Three favourite IG accounts currently?

@mrmojorisin_ is a fellow Manc and takes fantastic shots with his iPhone.

@pixee_pea She’s into her vegan cruelty free beauty, which could a boring album but her product shots are creative and she mixes in lovely lifestyle photo’s as well.

@Pistoja This dude posts the best street art from where he lives and everywhere he visits. It’s not just the massive murals either, it’s the smaller stuff as well.

Now I’ve discovered the @superspacechick album that’s one of my faves as well. It’s so bright and fun and cute but also interesting!

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What are your Instagram handles?

Hope to see you all on my Instagram feed soon!



OOTD 70’s Soft Punk

This look is inspired by the kind of everyday soft punk look from the mid to late 70’s – before the media and Malcom McLaren labelled it punk: A knitted mesh jumper, tartan trousers, a dog collar and not forgetting DM’s of course.

Dog Collar Aflecks

Knitted Jumper Matalan

Vest Charity Shop

Tartan Jeans Primark

Dr Martens

Seasonal Style-Boards

I call these collages Style-Boards which I’ve been creating since last year. I recently started to put them in my scrapbook (the endearingly jumbled kind like my Mum saved her recipes and knitting patterns in , not the trendily templated and stickered variety) but friends said they were too nice to hide away. I’ve decided from now I’m going to display them on my wardrobe doors for everyday fash-spiration instead. Here they are newest first:

Summer 2013

summer 2013

summer 2013

Spring 2013

Spring 2013

Spring 2013

A/W 2012

A/W 2012

A/W 2012


S/S 2012

S/S 2012

S/S 2012