my camera collection | vintage kodak

Kodak Brownie Reflex and Cresta 3

i’ve got a bit of a thing for cameras – i have 14 at the moment, up from 12 when i started writing this post – & i love looking at other people’s collections so i thought it’d be fun to share mine over a series.

i’d been looking to add a kodak brownie to the family for a while so i was thrilled to snap this little guy up from ebay for a bargainous £2.11! the reflex model was manufactured in the uk between 1946-60 so who knows if it still works but i’m happy if it only ends up an ornament.

my kodak brownie cresta 3 (on the right) was £5 from hackney flea & even has a half-used roll of film inside. i’ve taken a couple of photos but haven’t had a roll developed yet. i’ll report back on how any snaps come out! do you collect anything?


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my favourite bags for autumn

Leather bags for autumn

i bloody love a good bag. i don’t buy them often, mostly because i’ve got the main bases covered but also due to the fact they’re where i tend to splurge – why not though? they’ll always fit no matter how my shape fluctuates. it’s called justification, friends.

these are the already-owned, much-loved bags i’ll more than likely be getting the most use out of this season: 1) grafea blue leather rucksack, 2) american apparel simple leather clutch, 3) cambridge satchel co. red leather satchel, 4) vintage m&s shoulder bag (stolen borrowed from my mum).


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what’s your face worth?

Everyday make up | What's your face worth?

when our luggage went missing on the way home from montenegro i started listing everything we’d lost so we could claim for it. luckily our bag turned up but it got me thinking about the value of the things we use every single day, specifically all our lotions & potions. so when i saw lelore’s recent post i decided to continue adding-up the cost of my cosmetics, just out of curiosity.

i only counted my everyday make up (there are, of course, scores more products that get used less regularly) & i’ve not included skincare or any tools – i may do that as a separate experiment!


dr jart bb cream (£21)

clinique even better foundation in 03 ivory (£24.50)

collection lasting perfection concealer in cool medium (£4.19)

natural collection pressed powder in neutral (£1.99)

mac powder blush in fleur power (£18)

benefit moon beam (£18.50)


rimmel eye brow pencil in dark brown (£2.99)

dior crayon kohl pencil in noir (£18)

maybelline eyestudio color tattoo 24hr gel eyeshadow in 35 on & on bronze (£4.99)

clinique high impact mascara in black (£17.50)


rimmel kate moss lasting finish lipstick in 01 (£5.49)

burt’s bees tinted lip balm in red dahlia (£5.99)



i’m actually pleasantly surprised by the total, though it’s still shocking to think i’ve spent this much money just on my current supply of the things i slap on my face. have you ever thought about the cost of your day-to-day make up? are there any products you just can’t not splurge on?


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Everyday make up | What's your face worth?