Uni Modelling Snaps

This is just going to be a general chit-chatty sort of post as I’m back home for Christmas now for a few weeks! I got back on the 12th from down Southampton and I’m realising how much I miss being down there. It’s so strange not seeing my flat every day and going to university, doing student things. Also being close to everything! Back home in my little village I’m so isolated from everywhere which sucks. But it’s given me a chance to finish off my last two assignments for this semester which is a huge relief, I’ve also been back working at my local Next store which is nice to see all my friends and get into some stuff that I’m familiar with.

Anyways, this post was just going to be showing you some previews of some modelling I did for a friend of mine for our Styling Fundamentals project. I’ve become much more confident in front of the camera since started the course at Solent and it’s helped me in other ways too!

Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

A photo posted by Kiwi ⚓️ (@kiralaurenj) on

Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

A photo posted by Kiwi ⚓️ (@kiralaurenj) on

Talk soon, mwah


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What You Know

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I told you I was back into the swing of things! This was just what I was wearing the other day before me and Sophie went to shoot some editorials for our course! I feel like my style has changed a lot since coming to university, it’s pretty strang actually. Less sporty, more classic grungy.

Ps. Thanks for the jacket Sophie, love you 5ever


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The Wolfpack / (Back Into Blogging Again)

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It’s been far too long! I haven’t posted on here in what feels like forever – but finally after settling into uni and getting prepared for my first hand in I feel like I have the time to get back into this. I’ve missed it too much to just give it up. So me and Sophie from Set In Style are actually on the same course together at Southampton Solent University and we’ve asked eachother to model for our editorial trend pieces – we thought we may as well grab some blogging pictures while we were at it. I’m still trying to find nice locations for blogging around my area of Halls but we’re getting there!

Anyway – I’m literally loving my course at university and loving living down here in Southampton. I’ve settled in perfectly and it definitely feels like a second home to me. Getting back into the swing of things is feeling great.


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| Dress – c/o Blue Vanilla | Jacket – Nasty Gal | Hat – Primark | Boots – Dr Marten/Thrifted | Sunglasses – Borrowed From Flatmate ♥ |

Finally got around to shooting some outfit pictures now I’m down here. It’s always difficult to find a nice backdrop! I was kindly sent this dress to review by Blue Vanilla… It’s such a pretty dress but I’m not a very dress-up kind of girl, so I thought I’d set myself the challenge to show you how you can dress things like this down. The only thing I can recommend is to only go for a dress with this shape if you have curves in the right places… (basically I don’t have the boobs for this). Gorgeous dress though.


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Embracing The Pale: Week 1-3 / General Life Update

I’ve been meaning to write up this post for a long while! However, it’s been freshers fortnight at university and I feel like I’ve just been so busy and had no time to just sit and blog. As I said a few posts back, I’ve decided to hand in the St Moriz and tanning mitts. I was sick of feeling like I had to look like someone else, the population’s idea of beauty, not my own. All shades of skin are beautiful. It’s been hard not to go straight back to it, looking ill on nights out with groups of my uni girls and practically glowing was difficult at first (my best uni friend is so tanned which doesn’t help!) but now I’ve gotten used to it I feel so much more myself. I’m really settling into my own skin since moving down here. I also got my tattoo that I designed to cover up a hard past and start fresh and all I’ve had is compliments which has boosted my confidence of my drawing skills that I haven’t used in so long too.

Uni’s going amazing as well, my course is incredible and just what I want/where I want to be at. We’re in the middle of planning our 2nd shoot now. I modelled last week for my group which was strange as all I’m used to is modelling in front of my boyfriend or a fellow blogger for a standard outfit post. It’s made me feel a lot more confident being asked by two more people to model for their own shoots!

All in all I’m finally becoming the most myself I’ve ever been and have stopped trying to be society’s idea of perfect and I’ve never felt more self confident and comfortable! Talk soon ♥


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Out of The Black

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It feels like forever since I’ve posted! It’s been mad since Thursday, moving into university and all that. It’s hard now and again, missing home and people etc. but I definitely love it here. My flat’s awesome too – so glad there’s no awkwardness and noone that doesn’t get on it makes it so much more comfortable.

This was just an outfit I shot before moving down, we’re on the hunt for some nice backdrops in the city and we will get back to it! It’s so hard to get stuff done during Freshers there is so much going on, all of the time.  The second day in Uni, we set up our first photoshoot and I was model. The theme was white and we decided on a slicked back androgynous look inspired by the Alexander Wang Winchester Shirt. We stuck with a simple white skirt and heavy Dr Martens.

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NYFW SS15 Favourites

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1. Alexander Wang
Of course I loved every single piece of Alexander Wang’s SS15 collection, so many incredible tailored and sports luxe pieces. It was tough to pick a favourite but I had to go for this classic white and green mesh look.

1. Chadwick Bell
Wow. That’s all I can say about this designer I recently found out about. Incredible slouchy yet tailored, minimal looks. So much love!

3. Misha NoNoo
I absolutely love this sleeveless (but sleeves tied up) shirt dress. It is absolutely amazing, the things I would do to own it are endless! I loved this ladies show, there were so many gorgeous white pieces that I obviously began to drool over the second I saw them all!

4.Organic by John Patrick
Shirts, slouchy, sheer – need I say more?

5. Osklen
That clear shirt underneath the khaki one is incredible! It’s added so much to this outfit even though it’s mostly hidden. Love.

6. Porsche Design
Beautiful sleek cars, beautiful sleek clothes.

7. Versace

As my favourite-all around designer. Versace has done it again with an amazing collection. This dress, I can’t even find the words! I adore this black and white pattern look they’ve gone for on a few of their pieces from the collection – there’s a beautiful two piece I really like too.

8. Zoe Jordan
In case you don’t know just yet – I may be slightly obsessed with marble. It always looks so pretty and creative but it always suits my style as most marble is grey, black or white. I need this two piece in my life – or at least more likely a high street look a like in the near future (pls).

So, these have just been my 10 favourite looks/collections from NYFW SS15. You can expect the same from the currently happening LFW too! I haven’t done a fashion reporting sort of post in a long, long time and I realised typing this up that I have really missed it. While at university these posts will probably be a lot more often.


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Ten Tonne Skeleton & Embracing the Pale

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| Skirt – House of Sunny | Body – Boohoo | Jacket – TK Maxx | Bag & Hat – Ebay | Sandals – H&M | Sunglasses – Missguided |

For so long now I’ve been completely in awe of House of Sunny – to be quite honest who on instagram hasn’t?! So when they contacted me wanting to work together I was over the moon! Originally I did order the white denim skirt but it just wasn’t quite right for me. Nicely enough of them they let me wait for the amazing CRAKK skirt to come back into stock and exchange. Now isn’t it incredible! I can’t get over the amazing print, it’s also made out of pretty nice wool and I think I’ll be able to handle wearing it through the not so sunny days of August. I’m in awe (see last picture).

Also. I’m not sure if you can tell here – but I’ve scrubbed off all of my fake tan and have decided to embrace the pale! For as long as I can remember I wanted to be tanned instead of this ghostly natural colour. When I was about 14 I discovered fake tan and finally had foundations that suited the rest of my body. I haven’t really ever looked back since. I’m sick of hearing how beautiful tanned skin is, there isn’t really enough of just how beautiful all skin is. Even pale. Soon after I’ve settled into university, I’m going to vow not to false tan for at least a month. I think I may record a blog post about it and how I felt throughout the process – please let me know if any of you would be interested in hearing this.

Ps. 4 days until I move to university! I’m so excited. I apologise if my posts are sparse over the next couple of weeks whilst I settle in. Talk soon,


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A/W14 Boots Wishlist

aw boots wishlistMy favourite season is here! Layering, boots, scarves! Yay. I haven’t been at home with my camera for the past few days so haven’t been able to snap any outfit pictures. But here’s a booties wishlist for you featuring the likes of Missguided, Spy Love Buy, LaModa, New Look and ofcourse Ebay!

This season, I’ve been slowly starting to become addicted to anything covered in a snake print – it all started with my snake print duffle bag and now I want it all… so as well as my usual black and white cravings I’m sure you can spot those amazing boots I popped in there!

Grey Chunky Boots (dupes of Jeffrey Campbell’s Nirvanas) – Ebay £35.55 (all colours)
Snake Peep Toe Boots – Spy Love Buy £26.95
Black Peep Toe Boots – LaModa £30
White Peep Toe Ankle Boots – Missguided £29.99
Chunky Chelsea Boots – Ebay £21.99
White Chelsea Boots – LaModa - £27
Croc Ankle Boots – Missguided £34.99
Leather Look Chelsea Boots – New Look £24.99
Cut Out Croc Boots – LaModa £34.99
White Cut Out Boots – Spy Love Buy £42.95
Vagabond Chelsea Boots – Asos £90

After creating the wishlist image I found these amazing bad boys on Missguided which I am now officially dying for! £29.99


Talk soon,

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Victory Line

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Just a quick outfit post! I had my leaving meal from work on Saturday and this is a more casual version of what I wore – I wore it with heels and no hat. These shoes, bag and a white shirt are my final bits I’ve bought from Next before I lose discount. I’m sad to be leaving all my work friends, they’re some of the best friends I’ve had in all of my life. But, I’m off to a new start, a new city and a new, better life (hopefully). So in that sense, I’m super excited. Talk soon,

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