Monday, 11 December 2017

Hashtag Blithesome // Instagram Accounts Currently Loving

Guys, it's snowing! Ahh there is something magical about that first dusting of real snow. I can't help but feel all excited at its beauty and stillness. I mean, keep safe out there everyone and remember to look in on your neighbours but what a perfect opportunity to slow down. Lets use this momentary pause in our otherwise busy lives to take stock and reconnect with the people that matter and the things we love!


Whilst you're snuggled up in hibernation mode check out these simply stunning Instagram accounts that I just can't get enough of!


@emily_jeffords

Delicate // Festive merriment // Joyful // Hand crafted // Treasures // Watercolour hues

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@silkreads

Stacks & piles // Stunning shelves // Contrasting colours // Softness // Classics & contemporaries

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@windmilldreams

Treasures of Amsterdam // Hotspots // Hidden gems // Dutch architecture // City streets & canal boats

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@themerrythought

Handmade goodness // Christmassy feels // DIY inspiration // Trinkets & treats // Pretty flatlays

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@kayleighawright

Heart warming // Comforting // Seasonal snapshots // Everyday life // Winter magic

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@lizlpayne

Textural wonders // Mixed media art // Bold & happy colours // Mood enhancing // Needlework

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These instagramming delights should add a twinkle to your day but if you're looking for a few more recommendations to up your inspiration feed then be sure to check out Hashtag ImpellingHashtag Escape and Hashtag Invoke. See you Thursday for some tips and ideas on cosiness!
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Friday, 8 December 2017

LOFT - Petit Magasin, Little Department Store, Arnhem

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Housed between the bustling cobbled streets of Arnhem city centre, a shining beacon reflecting the city's own multifaceted style of modern meets historical, Loft concept store is the place to shop for your closet, your loved ones and your home.


The building itself is an architect's dream. Its classic Dutch exterior jumps out of the crowd and draws you inside where you're met with bright, light exuding windows, dramatically high ceilings and a serious textural adventure and interactive layout of all the beautiful products within. You can't help but be led through the store from one fabric loaded table to the next alluring rail wanting to take in every single item along the way.


Whether you're shopping for a whole new outfit, for that perfectly unique piece of artwork, for a 'moving in' gift to a best friend or simply looking for interior design ideas Loft has it all, and then some.


Seasonally evolving displays, fashionably ahead of trends whilst always stocking classic pieces this shop really does cater for all occasions and you'll be hard done by to avoid parting with your pennies after just a wee stroll around. I love the super luxe lounge wear and knit collections that seem a staple product, the framed designs and the unusual, stand out home wear treasures that have the ability to transform any room. Take a look for yourselves and get inspired!


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As you can see by my excessive abundance of photographs (just imagine the size of my wish list!), the gorgeousness on offer here is vast and plentiful. Treat yourself to a city break to Arnhem and prepare to kit out your home with the most stylish furniture and art work, pick up a few key pieces of statement jewellery, bedeck yourself with the softest t shirts and soak up the fashion forward atmosphere as you go. Just be sure to check in extra baggage!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Frost & Frocks // Winter Sewing Wishlist

Greetings Winterlings! Is it getting frosty where you are yet? Here in the East of the Netherlands there is certainly a bite to the air right now! That means ice cold finger tips from cycling thawed out with plenty of hot chocolate.


As the Winter folds us into it's crisp embrace a change of wardrobe is always a good thing and as I'm working on building up a diverse handmade collection I've cobbled together a Winter wish list of scrumptious items I'll be hoping to create!


Keeping things seasonally appropriate I'm thinking of going for wools and tartans, warm textures and drapey silhouettes, navys (shocker) and reds and maybe a mustard or a rust to shake things up.


Looking at the gaps in my current working wardrobe I'm in need of Winter weather proof dresses, a festive skirt would be great, you can never have enough key knits to add softness to any outfit and despite having a heap of coats I'd love a bold cape to pair with some killer biker boots!


Below is my gathered inspiration of each piece, something to get my ideas going and to keep my project focused. Be sure to let me know which items you'd happily wear this Winter!


The Skirt

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The Dress

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The Knit

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The Cape

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I can't wait to get my hands on some fabulous textiles and start busting out some of these ideas! Which key season pieces are on your must have/ sewing wish list at the moment?
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Monday, 27 November 2017

Seasonal Shadows // Mood Board Curations

Welcome to the beginning of a fabulous week! I'm ready with another serving of some Monday motivation in the form of my beloved moodboards. Take a time out, catch up with yourself and get some creative inspiration ready to tackle the days ahead.


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Be sure to follow along on Faded Windmills facebook page to catch a daily dose of moodboard magic. Have a splendid week folks and I'll see you Thursday with a shiny new post. Until then!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Shake It // Winter Workout Playlist

Sometimes it takes more than a new pair of yoga pants to get me in the mood for exercise. I know it's incredibly important to keep in shape and to keep that oxygen a flowing and your heart a pumpin, but guys... it's a struggle. So as a way to boost morale and get me in the mood for kicking ass I've compiled a new fitness playlist.


Feel free to have a listen or follow via spotify or add any that inspire you to get your groove on to your own current track list. Be sure to let me know of any playlists of records that get you pumped and read to sweat it out as I'm always in need of updating my music (any excuse to postpone a workout!)




Time to sketch out a shiny new routine to go with my new yoga pants and playlist. I'm a devoted follower of Yoga With Adriene so that is always my go to warm up and cool down, but I'm thinking a HIIT from Fitness Blender. Do you guys have any suggestions or recommendations for me to try out?

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Once More With Feeling // Handmade Gift Ideas

Whether you're getting a head start on festive preparation or have a special birthday to cater for; showing your appreciation and love for your family and treating them to something they will treasure has never been easier. Especially if you're looking to add a personal and thoughtful touch by gifting something unique and handmade! 


Online resources such as Etsy make finding that perfect gift a breeze, whilst supporting smaller, independent businesses (hurray!)- but how can we take that personal extra sparkle to the next level? By having a go at an easy peasy DIY and making your homemade present yourself!


I've done the leg work for you and collected a round up of fabulous ideas, ranging from skill levels and varying in equipment needed. Have a browse, pencil yourself in an afternoon of crafting and get involved! Who knows, maybe you discover a love of creating something with your hands and learn a whole new set of skills- what's not to like?!


Let's begin with some super easy DIY's:


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- This super simple pom pom sweater by the fabulous A Beautiful Mess is a bold choice.
- For the photographer in your life try this camera strap by A Pair A Spare.
- Give luxurious velvet covered notebooks a try with this DIY from Fall For DIY.
- How about mittens from Feathering My Nest made with old sweaters?!


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- Try your hand at this watercolour mug DIY from House of Hipsters.
- Get personal with this framed map picture by DIY With Love.
- Sparkle this Christmas with ornaments by The Sweetest Occasion made using gold leaf.
- Make a little one happy with a wee kitten purse from Handmade Charlotte.


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- Keep things scrumptious with It's Always Autumn's cookie mix sack and labels.
- Turn a dishcloth into this awesome apron with simple tutorial by Flax & Twine.
- Make some homemade cookies then use this packaging idea from Home Made by Carmona.
- Turn things up a notch with an adult hot chocolate, as shown here.


Now for a few ideas certainly worth the challenge:


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Common Thread show how an old t shirt and piece of rope can transform into stylish jewellery.
- Get diggin for gold with Room For Tuesday's DIY soap tutorial.
- Whip up Lark Crafts's snuggle buddy for a special small person in your life.
- Hey, try a DIY from yours truly and bust your fabric stash to make a zipped purse!


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- I know many people who would love a leather clutch from Alice and Lois's DIY.
- Say it with soap using this Finding Home Farms simple to follow tutorial.
- Get seriously crafty and try your hand at this fabric teepee from Strawberry Swing and Other Things.
- Who doesn't love pompoms? Use this tutorial by Honestly WTF and make a pair in every colour!


Here's to spending those rainy days crafting up a storm, pouring in heaps of love and surprising a special someone with something truly unique and created with your very own hands! Be sure to let me know if you give any of these DIY's a try!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Hashtag Impelling // Instagram Accounts Currently Loving

We're back this fabulous Monday with a colourful selection of some of the most inspiring Instagram accounts to put a spring in your step and kick start this week with umph!


If bold fashion is your bag then you're in for an absolute treat, if sumptuously soft, light and shade photography with a glamorously gothic edge is more your thing then look no further or if you're here for the ever influential design led feed of dreams we got you covered! Let's dive right in shall we?!


@andotherstories

Diverse // Reflective of brand // Strong silhouette // Punchy // Current & relevant // Quality

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@mrsmoonyarn

Craftsmanship // Pastel dreams // Textural // Creatively inspiring // Mood enhancing

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@designsponge

All round artful // Celebration of colour // Form & layout // Vast array of content // Gallery worthy

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@lichipan

Blogger luxe // Pretty adventures // Florals & metallics // Day dream // Loving life

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@lifeandliterature

Pure escapism // Encompassing mood & feelings // Pleasure // Moments for yourself // Warm

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@stormvild

Gentle // Sharp // Light & shade // Feminine // Impactful // Life's beauty // Softness

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Some exciting and dreamy accounts to add to your list of motivational imagery! If you're in need of a drop more then do head over to my other Instagram favourites; Hashtag EscapeHashtag InvokeHashtag Allegory and Hashtag Rapture! Otherwise just stick around for a snoop, follow along on facebook or be sure to stop by every Thursday and every other Monday for a fresh new post!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

#NewVogue // A Celebration of Innovation

Intro December 2017 issue of British Vogue, out 10 Nov, new editor fully responsible Edward Enninful, what he says/plans, Vogue ethos, looking back at fave covers from the archive:


Vogue magazine is, for me, a crowning glory of British fashion and a celebration of all the hard work and creativity that goes into producing and promoting the hottest and latest new looks, as well as championing British fashion players, honouring timeless style and where politics, current events, economic and social issues all come together in contribution as to how we choose to present ourselves and the clothes we covet and admire.

With the steadily growing rise of street style, bloggers and vloggers, instagram stars, indie underground everyday people leading the trends, main stream media such as Vogue magazine look beyond the elite for creative inspiration. Also in a time of political uncertainty many outside elements effect this fast paced industry and we begin to see the tides of tradition turning, finally, as a more diverse and beautiful range of faces, body types and characters grace the pages of this treasured fashion archive. Which brings me perfectly to this exciting new chapter at the heart of the magazine.

"#NewVogue celebrates Great Britain above all else; the talented, diverse creatives who brilliantly represent it, both at home and on the world stage."

Friday 10th November sees the most anticipated issue of British Vogue hit the stands- the first edition with new editor-in-chief Edward Enninful behind the wheel. What better way to begin his reign that to invite the stunning Adwoa Aboah as December cover girlphotographed by Steven Meisel and styled by the boss himself.

This is an exciting time for the magazine and can only lead to further exploration of diverse beauty and to move forward in our search and enjoyment of boundary pushing fashion. In honour of applauding outstanding style I've dipped into the Vogue archives and selected some of my favourite and most legendary covers ranging from 2017 right back to 1917. Please take a moment to enjoy!


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