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When it comes to music, I’ve always been a bit of an old soul. I cut my teeth with 1940s and 50s crooners like Bing Crosby and The Andrew’s Sisters before turning to 1920s jazz, eventually ending up with the classics of the 1960s and 70s that made up my dad’s record collection.
Much of the music that now makes up my favourite artists and songs were discovered going through old mix tapes and vinyl, exploring everything from the classic Americana to obscure 80s punk that make up my father’s music taste.
Therefore when HMV invited me to share a Father’s Day playlist, I was spoiled for choice. Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Smiths, The Beatles – all regulars on my spotify playlists, all discovered from my father. These are the five songs that for me sum up my relationship with him, and our shared passion for ageing rockers!
lace crop top, t-shirt and shoes from zara, jeans from abercrombie and fitch, necklace from orelia via topshop (also like), bag vintage, watch from abbott lyon (get 30% off with the code ‘Anoushka30’ till 6.4.16!)
A quick note on the outfit before I launch into a bit of a rant – this is another look shot during my trip to Berlin, and a formula I’m returning to time and time again at the moment. Jeans with monochrome just feels so chic right now whilst the weather is uncertain, and I’m loving 90s inspired accents like this t-shirt and delicate top combo.
I got an email the other day that made me pretty angry.
Usually me getting angry over emails is a pretty rare occurrence, as I’m literally just signed up to a zillion shopping newsletters, and I actually find the occasional spam quite amusing (and if I ever want a ‘Safe Date With Hot Russian Ladies’, I’m sorted thanks to RussianBeautyOnline!).
Being the insta-addict that I am, I’m a complete sucker for a flat lay. Whether you’re trying to create a great feed for fashion, food, or lifestyle, flat lays are a great way to incorporate items you may not necessarily want to wear/feature on your blog, or just to add a bit of white space to make your feed look cleaner.
A good flat lay is Instagram gold, but it takes a lot of practice. There’s an art to arranging random objects in a square without it just looking like a lot of mess, to the ability to get the background just the right shade of white. I’m by no means a brilliant flat layer, but I wanted to share my method as it’s a type of photo I regularly incorporate into my Instagram, and I’ve developed a bit of a process.
I recently created a facebook page for my blog, a year and a half after I started it. I’ve been pushing my blog on Instagram, Twitter and even Snapchat for a while now, but facebook was a big leap for me.
Why? I didn’t want the people I grew up with to know. Eventually most of them found out anyway so it made no sense to hide it anymore, but for a long time blogging was my little secret.