Monday, 31 December 2012

Sale! Sale! Sale!

I was working on this small, editorial feature about sales shopping while wearing my own sales find: a warm and cosy jumper from Acne AW12 that I've scored at the Harvey Nichols sale. Yupee!

I have unfortunately missed the very first day of sales in Edinburgh as we were away for Christmas so on my first day back I made a bee line for my favourite shop to see what was left. Luckily for my bank account there were not many interesting things available any more, especially that this year I have promised myself that I will be reasonable and stick to THE SALES RULES:

1. Always ask yourself if you would buy it if was full price. Even if it is 75% off it will be wasted money if you do not wear it at all. If necessary try it on several times.

2. Go for items that you were eyeing but that you've dismissed due to a high price tag - well, now it is not so high anymore so...

3. make sure that it fits perfectly or if it does not but you are desperate to buy it, make sure that your tailor will be able to fix it

4. Go for classic pieces that you will be able to wear for many seasons to come or...

5. ...break all the rules and buy what you fancy, something absolutely crazy, something with a bold pattern for example or EXTREMELY high heels!

Monday, 24 December 2012 it is (almost) here!

from Sylwia :) Eat, drink and be merry! See you in 2013! X

Friday, 14 December 2012

Aaaaa, Christmas is approaching FAST!

As usual, December surprised me yet again...

Frankly, I was so busy that if not for all the Christmas decorations out in the city street and the usual Christmas fair setting up by the Princess Street, I might have not even realised that it is THIS time of the year!

I did a fair share of traveling over last couple of weeks (a visit to Warsaw was in the books for a long time), some private commissions  (it is Christmas approaching after all, clients need their gifts) and some very hush-hush ones for a new client in New York (luckily not Christmas connected because that would drive me absolutely christmas bobble) so over all a very productive and busy couple of weeks. Isn't it what we like the most?

What we do not like is the cold and even though I got a lovely new and pretty cosy coat from Simple Creative Products while I was in Poland (it is a great Polish brand, check them out while you are visiting my homeland) I was not able to step out in it too often as I was and unfortunately I still am seriously bedbound with a runny nose and a serious cough.

It might be a good idea for a new illustration though meanwhile here is a sneak peak into my christmassy images from last couple of days: George Hotel's amazing Christmas tree (one of many), a beautiful Christmas wrath that I came across while visiting North Berwick last week, a lovely gift that my friend brought from me from Helsinki and my husband assuming a role of a Christmas tree (these battery operated christmas lights are great!).

I hope I will blog again before Christmas but just in case my cold and workload will not allow me to write another such a lengthy post, I would like to wish you all the most fabulous Christmas and a very happy, prosperous and full of opportunities, exciting New Year! X