Thursday, 13 February 2014

The World Is Quiet Here...


It's taken a while to get these photos up, they were taken about three weeks ago at the Booth Museum, which is a Natural History museum about ten minutes walk from my home!

The museum was founded by Edward Booth in 1874 and is filled to the brim with his incredible collection of species - including some skeletal remains of a Dodo!


Sam and I went exploring one rainy afternoon in the middle of the week - so it was pretty much deserted!
Despite the nasty fluorescent lighting we decided to go ahead and photograph alongside the incredible taxidermy cases...


It's funny to see myself wearing so much make up, as I've been pretty much bare-faced the last few weeks (largely down to the ferocious, wet weather - where's the point eh?)

I'm wearing a vintage fur stole from Beyond Retro, that I pinned to create something which quite closely resembles a neck brace...



My slub-knit jumper and velvet shorts (a playsuit) are both from Topshop. I adore mixing textures in outfits, and these two go together so well!



Sam is so clever with his camera! These trips are great for the both of us - he gets better acquainted with the complex settings and I get some lovely blog photos to share with you all!



Yup...Definitely a neck brace!


We had a lot of fun with this one...


This cabinet blows my mind! The colours and the sheer scale of some of these birds is incredible. One of my favourites is the light green bird next to me on the right.
It's called a 'Kakapo' - or Parrot Owl to you and I!



My silver mary-jane shoes were a Topshop sale purchase, they pinch my toes quite a bit so I'm still trying to break them in.




Also - seeing as it is Valentines Day tomorrow I thought I would pop another playlist as the last one was so well received! (Thank you!)

So whether you're madly in love, happily single, or bitterly burning photographs of ex-lovers there's something for everyone on this playlist!


Personally I think Valentines is a waste of money, but hey! I'm always down for an appreciation of love!

Love Yours Truly, x


25 comments:

  1. These photos are so beautiful! Such a lovely atmosphere to them. And I love your ring!

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  2. I really enjoy all these photos; I love visiting natural history museums and your outfit is perfect. I especially like the shoes.

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  3. For some reason, I love photos taken in museums :) Your shoes are really pretty!

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  4. i love your make up and outfit, you look like a little china doll :) xx

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  5. I love these museum pictures so much and your outfit is adorable too. I'm kind of in love with your new silver flats. I need a pair like those! They'd go with everything. I also really like your fur stole. It doesn't look like a neck brace! It's very cute.

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  6. adore these photos, and loving all the grey on you!

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  7. These photos look so great ! I especially love the shoes and skirt !

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  8. Could you tell me what makeup you are wearing? I find it so difficult to find makeup that matches my pale skin. Also the lipstick looks perfect-red.

    Definitely my new favorite post on this blog! I will definitely go here myself the next time I need a little seaside Brighton break.

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  9. The Kakapo is a New Zealand native bird. If you're a bit of an ornithologist, you should read up on NZ's natives because they are so very interesting. Because we were so isolated for so long, birds evolved to fill pretty much every ecological niche that was filled by other types of animals, like rodents and masupials and amphibians and so on, in other parts of the world. So instead of rats and mice, we had flightless birds who filled similar ecological roles. There are some super awesome birds in our history, such as the now-extinct Moa, which was a sort of like a 3 or 4m-tall flightless bird sort of like a huge emu, or the Haast's eagle, which was so massive that it swooped down and picked up Moa to eat.
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    Little natural history gossip there :) I love the shoes and the velvet shorts, very 20s showgirl-esque.

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    1. And don't forget the Kea, the naughtiest mountain parrot!!!
      Gorgeous post.

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  10. Transforming the fur stole into a highly covetable neck brave looks awesome :) I can't get enough of the grey tights and silver Mary Janes!

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  11. OMG ! REALLY INCREDIBLE PICS! I LOVE THIS POST is so perfect...colours, objects, and your outfit! amazing atmosphere between still life, your silver mary jane and grey! good job

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  12. Awww, that is the cutest outfit, you look like a storybook heroine! <3

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  13. I am way into all those dead animals. I think I need to visit.

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  14. Firstly, incredible outfit. Secondly, gorgeous setting - I want to go there! Thirdly...the photography is genius. Perfect composition and colour and ah I love it

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  15. this post is fabulous! and I think that the fluffy necklace scarf/ brace looks fantastic on you. beautiful shots, xxxx

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  16. The photo of you in front of the birds is incredible; like something from a film! What a wonderful photographer (and model!)

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  17. Love these pictures! Love your blog! Lauren from Paddling In Puddles

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  18. You look like a pretty doll
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  19. Great post loving the coat http://www.3starsabove.com

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  20. I didn't realise there was a natural history museum in Brighton! I can't wait to go and explore it now, thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Like I need anymore reasons to come down and visit you! We need to make it happen this summer... I had no idea this museum existed. I think that first picture is now officially my favourite one of yours (I think I say that on all your outfit posts ha ha ), so atmospheric and it's got a smouldering 1920's vibe to it. xx

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  22. What a great canvas for your outfit. I was (hopefully) wondering, was the title of your post a reference to The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket? *fingers crossed* either way, this set was so en pointe!

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