new film photos :)

heyo !!

it’s been a quick minute since my last film sharing post but iv’e slightly upgraded my gear since my first try with disposable film. i brought a simple point and shoot battery operated camera from crushes on k-road and have inherited a very old canon ql-17 film camera. all photos were shot using kodak 35mm colour film and i have lot’s to learn of course but these are pretty special to me.

i hope you love have a cheeky peak and i’m free for you to ask all the questions! xoxo frankieeeee . b

movies i adore – in zine form !

hello, it’s been a lil while but i’m very chuffed with this post so i hope you enjoy! i made a lil zine with a few of my favorite movies, i watch heaps of movies and wanted to find a cute way to share some of the best out there with you. on each page there is a little blurb, a quote from the movie, a few staring actors, the genre, director and a rating from me.

i hope you love it and at the bottom there is a full scan of the original and instructions with how to print it off and make you own.

all the love xox frankie

so here are all the images so you can have a look online. but if you want you own copy, cause that’s a little more fun 😉 below is the huge image of them all so you can print it out and make you own copy.

to print it out successfully, save the image to you own device, works best on a laptop, and then go to pint the image. pick a3 paper as my writing is already tiny as it is so it may be had to read on anything smaller. and yes the other side should be upside down. once you print it out fold it horizontally in half and make a cut from the virgin suicides to dazed and confused, there is a subtle scanned line so follow that if you can see it. next step is to fold it in half horizontally and then again, so pretty much the folds should line up with the rectangle of each movie. and you should have eight rectangles made with the folds. now if the next bit is a bit tricky to understand through me writing it out, search how to fold a zine on you tube to follow along with a video. but basically you are pushing the two rectangles on either side of the middle ones with the cute into each other so they fit between the cuts. fold it all towards each other, it should be forming a little booklet. the last page will be sticking out so pull it to the right and it will become the back page.

send me an email at frankiebradfordblog@gmail.com – if you have any problems, want it in pdf form or want me to send you a copy by mail, cause i am more than happy to 🙂

yay ! have fun creating it and hope you enjoy xox

the things i did and learnt in twenty eighteen.

🎐 snorkelled over a stingray that gave me a fright because i didn’t see it

🎐 found the two yummiest coconut milks because i became lactose intolerant

🎐 got burnt and peeled so many times which is very bad

🎐 found the wonders that is kombucha and la croix

🎐 had a monarch butterfly sit on my shoulder when i was wearing my too expensive bikini top, but worth every cent cause its cute and gingham and from lonely, it was a nice moment

🎐 got mild acne, fun!

🎐 painted my nails buttercup yellow and lilac

🎐 went to a beach by myself and did lots of reading and thinking, alone time is actually very beneficial for my wellbeing

🎐 brought home grown dahlias for $2 and they made me so happy

🎐 swapped shoelaces for ribbon

🎐 went to my first festival and had so much fun that i got sunstroke and had to stay in bed for the next three days, but had the time of my life

🎐 had two blood tests and didn’t pass out

🎐 made a faux picnic for my school art board, spent lots of time staring at my art and hating it and loving it at the same time

🎐found the joy of facebook messenger group calls, spent hours chatting to fwends

🎐 took a lil kewpie doll with me everywhere as well as a bit of plastic in the shape of a cross i found at a beach in hawaii after having a lil god moment

🎐 turned sixteen and got my braces off

🎐 went to hawaii and loved every second of it, the snorkelling was my fav

🎐 saw heaps of pretty skies, and took too many photos of them opps

🎐 went to quite a few gigs, saw the daffodils and bene at the tuning fork which was so rad, had heaps of fun with my buddies

🎐 became obsessed with vinyl, got my first record and started building a collection, now have a turntable in my room

🎐 gave my budgie a pat

🎐 began over using the word rad and exclamation marks!!!

🎐 ate lot’s of yummy food

🎐 went to lot’s of crossfit classes to get strong and fit and to burn off all that yummy food

🎐 cried maybe twice?

🎐 danced by myself in my room too so many good songs, upped my playlist game too

🎐 got my first two rolls of film developed, bit to learn but luv them so much

🎐 played pool and sucked quite badly

🎐 starting failing maths and chemistry, tried my darn hardest but not taking them next year (big yay)

🎐 loved my very supportive friend group with my whole darn heart

🎐 became a bit too social and overworked my socially akward introverted self

🎐 wore some weird shit, but lot’s of it was second hand!!!

🎐 began to love cats (not more than dogs though)

🎐 watched so many movies, i love them so much and will share my favs at some point

🎐 took lot’s of photos and told myself the whole year to go through my camera roll but never did and now it’s so big i don’t even want to ever go through it

🎐 got a bit lazy, need to step it up in 2019, be more productive and create more

🎐 finished year 11 and had so much fun after it was done my goodness

🎐 reconnected with god more, but definitely room for improvement

🎐 drank too much hulu cat, spent heaps on it too 😦

🎐 continued to be obsessed with flowers and art

🎐 wrote lots of thoughts in purple moleskin which is one of my fav possessions and i have never let anyone read it but maybe i should?

🎐 kinda checked my horoscope even though i don’t think i fit aries traits or believe in horoscopes, i think i wanted guidance or advice

🎐 went to the great barrier island and was blown away, its so darn pretty! and im going back there next week (yay)

🎐 didn’t love myself as much as i should have, always working on that

🎐 became more and more thankful for you reading this, thanks for the support and wow you made it this far 😉

 

much love, well so much love actually. i wish you the very bestest for 2019, im looking forward to it but don’t make resolutions i think, just think of some things that will increase your happiness even small things and strive to make them a reality. take time for you, love everyone, and protect the planet. xox frankieeee

 

 

 

 

 

people and their tunes, take two

hey hey hey!

you all loved part one, and i loved making it too! and as i couldn’t fit everyone in the first take, here is a second! i’m sending a big thank you to everyone that submitted, if you reading this i’m very grateful and i hope you like your collage! but if you haven’t read part one (you so should).

i’ve been a bit absent on Instagram (sorry) as i all the free time i have had been spent very lazily instead and i have watched a lot of movies and listened to a lot of music instead of taking photos and being productive, but once summer’s in full swing i will be back and have some more inspiration and i’ll make some good stuff.

so i hope exams are going well for you, you can only do your best, so give it your best shot! i also hope you enjoy reading this and i have put all the songs on a playlist so you can listen to them while you read/ look!

much love xx f

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ZnNyWTKWAkqLJ1ewmqkz0

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love this gal and our music chats!

 

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vintage garms!

hey! here is a little collection of some of the vintage/ op shop goodies i have found in the last month! i am super stocked with all this stuff like I’m very pumped for this spring weather that started to begin so it will be warm enough to wear it all! i found these things at the grey lynn car boot market, which I’ll be selling some things at on september 30th! and also the st vincent de paul charity hop in pt chev which my mum volunteers at!

I’m probably going to be a little busy over the next few weeks so this might be the last post in a while! thanks for all the love on the first part of people and their tunes! i have started working on part two and if you want to be part of it please do let me know, anyone is welcome! and i also have a lil plan for an ethical fashion post and a lookbook with just thrifted pieces, so watch this space.

well, enjoy this! and enjoy september, listen to great music, eat some good food, and do some fun things!

big love from me! xxx frankie.b

 

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people and their tunes

hellooooo!

i listen to music all the freaking time. i’m not sure how i would describe my music taste, its kinda a little bit of everything! according to spotify my top genre is indie r&b. i love hearing what everyone else loves to listen too because when you listen to music heaps new suggestions are much needed because you get sick of your own stuff sometimes. so i asked on instagram for people to share five songs they consider special to them, whether they are their favs or have a significant meaning, or they just like the way they sound. to everyone who shared their songs with me, and now with you, i love you all and i’m sending you the biggest thank you! without you, this wouldn’t be a thing! enjoy looking and listening, I have put all the songs on a playlist which will be linked just below this and i’ll put my august playlist at the bottom if you want to know what i’ve found this month.  enjoy reading this because i loved creating it. awesome sawsome! x

big love to y’all

xx frankie.b

 

 

PEOPLE AND THEIR MUSIC ASHLEY

 

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and her photography account here!

 

 

PEOPLE AND THEIR MUSIC JASPER

 

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and read her blog!

 

PEOPLE AND THEIR MUSIC MARYAM

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and her blog and other creative goodness here!

 

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follow this gorgeous girlie here – and here

and her lovely pinterest

 

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read her gorgeous words here!

 

thanks for getting all the way to the end! i hope you loved reading this because i loved creating it! if you want to be in the next one send me an email or a dm with a photo of you and five songs that mean something special to you! i recieved so many submissions so there will 100% be a part two soon!

big love x

and here is my agust playlist, its a massive music month this month!

 

shooting with disposable film

hey lovelies!

i got my film from my disposable camera developed and i thought i would share the results and some tips i’ve learnt with you! these were taken over the course of four months, i took the camera to hawaii so there are some cute beach pics and captured lots of different snippets around auckland. i got my camera for $40 and it took 40 photos, it was a kodak one and to get all the photos developed it cost $25, so obviously compared to digital photos it’s pricey but there is something magic about film and having hard copies of all your images is quite nice.

next time i’m going to use the flash all the time as some photos, even if they were taken in a sunny location, came out really dark. natural lighting looks best so the pictures of the beach look dreamy. the quality of the disposable film is quite low and slightly grainy, personally, i think its cute.  and i had to scan all of these so the quality was reduced again, but i hope you enjoy, i love these very much!

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slightly blurry, maybe i was in a hurry, but this was taken outside the pink hotel in hawaii which was very surreal to visit. IMG-3819 (1)

the golden hour view from our apartment in waikiki, we stayed at the ilikai and it was stunning.

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i’m in freaking love with this one, this was a little set up i did for photography for art and it looks pretty darn cute on film.IMG-3849

the famous waikiki beach, my surf spot for the holidays was to the left a bit then directly out to the break. a magical moment i miss.IMG-3851

my brother on the bus. the flash would of made this one brighter but it looks quite nice all dark and moody.IMG-3831

this was my last day in hawaii and we were at the airport waiting to board, sad time, but i love the greys in this.IMG-3835

pretty flowers from my fav local spot, always photo-worthy always blooming gorgeous.

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the view from our room in maui, this place was a literal dream to stay in, blew my mind.IMG-3848

cute little pt chev beach on a winters day, i walked down here with my birkenstocks on to read my book under a tree, it was a really nice afternoon.IMG-3846

this one is very dark but i think it’s the international food market in honolulu which was awesome and i had amazing falafels.IMG-3834

pt chev beach again, love that winter sun, shame the water ain’t warm.

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waimea bay on the north shore of oahu, gorgeous beach and the church overlooking it makes it kinda special.IMG-3836

lol my fingers in this one, which is a shame because the tones are really nice, taken at pt chev beach.IMG-3852

me (or my silhouette) at bestie cafe which is one of my fav places, i love how the light shines through those big windows and the all-round atmosphere.IMG-3844

the sun in my cute lil room, sorry i’m kinda obsessed with light and sun. i love the grain in this.IMG-3823

freaking turtles, this was an amazing thing to witness and seeing them swim right next to you in unreal. i love the way the world is, all this beautiful creation.IMG-3822

this is somewhere in hawaii, not sure exactly but its magic. that blue, goodness gracious it’s gorgeous.IMG-3847

cute lights and posters in a market alleyway

 

thanks for looking and reading, it means the world to know that people like what i create. keep doing you, lots a love from me xx frankie!

four things with jasper and frankie

hey! it’s been a quick minute, hasn’t it! i’m super excited to get back on here and share some stuff I have been loving with y’all. and even more exciting, little this is a collaboration with my blogging friend jasper who you can find here! i freaking love this gal’s style so go and read her post after this and stalk her old posts because they are filled with pretty things! so today we decided we would share four things we have been loving recently and here are my picks, visit her blog for her’s.  enjoy x

 

NUMBER ONE vinyl

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my dad upgraded his thirty-year-old turntable for a brand spanking new one and everytime i’m home alone i play flowerboy by tyler the creator because my parents can’t stand it. it sounds so nice out loud and on vinyl. i added minute by minute by the doobie brothers to my vinyl collection which i got at the real groovy vinyl sale for $10. what a fool believes is my all time favorite song, not sure why but if you know it you would understand. i went to a gig with some friends and it was at UFO which is a record store/ gig venue and it was a really good time. they had a really good selection and the record wall pic at the end is from there. currently on my “vinyl to buy list” is this old dog by mac demarco and 6 feet beneath the moon by king krule. the only thing with vinyl is their kinda pricey so I think my collection will grow quite slowly.

 

NUMBER TWO woolen navy jumper

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for the past three years, i have been looking for my personal “dream jumper” and i’m pretty certain i’ve found the one. i nabbed it from tatty’s which is a recycled fashion store here in auckland, it was half price and is 100% wool. it’s slim fitting has a highish neckline, it’s tight around the wrists and sits nicely above my hips.  see perfection, and it’s in my fav color that I always buy too much of but I can’t stop myself.  so it was a complete score and i’m in freaking love!

 

NUMBER THREE my neighborhood

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i have just returned to school after a two week school holiday and during my two weeks of freedom, i kinda became a tourist in my own home.  these pictures are of three cute looking places i found while wandering around. on saturday i walked down to my local beach and took my book and had a read under a tree by myself. it was damn lovely not gonna lie.  i thought about a lot, cleared my head, and got out in the fresh air. i actually love doing things by myself and i kinda forget sometimes that when i have nothing to do i could just go on a walk and take a break from having company.

 

NUMBER FOUR breakfast

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brekkie i think will forever and always be my favorite meal of the day. i have become a bit of a smoothie freak this past month. for the best banana smoothie, you could have, pop one banana, half a cup of oats, some honey and a big splash of coconut milk. for a smoothie bowl add the same ingredients as before plus a cup of chopped strawberries or raspberries. then top with chopped banana, mango, and raspberries.  also If your keen for some orange juice, peel as many oranges as you have and pop them in your blender, it’s really pulpy but really yum. i am a porridge freak, oats are my favorite food, i might make a little porridge cookbook soon if you would like, but I went to honey bones which is one of my local cafe’s and ordered their buckwheat chocolate porridge. so freaking delicious, the photo of it is the one at the end,  there were strawberries on it and it ain’t even strawberry season! five stars 😉

 

i hope you enjoyed this, thanks for reading to the end. if there is anything else you want to see or know, let me know! i love hearing from y’all so if you ever want to chat or say hi you can contact me via the links below! much love and see you next time! xxx frankie!

 

email: frankiebradfordblog@gmail.com

instagram: @frankiebradfordblog or here

pinterest: @frankiebradfordblog or here

spotify: @frankie..b

soundcloud: @ Frankie Bradford or here

 

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hawaii

 oh look what i finally got round to doing!

i had the bestest time in hawaii, everything was gorgeous it was so nice to relax and i experienced things that i never had before! i haven’t traveled a lot so every small difference was just mind blowing and i fell in love with creation all over again. i can’t wait to go back or even just surf and snorkel again, can’t explain how much i love the ocean!!! i took so many photos and i have more i could of shown you and when i get my film developed i will make sure you can see them but this is a huge bundle of my favorite places and moments! if you have any questions please let me know! i miss it so much!

i hope you’re doing well and school/ life is treating you good! enjoy all the photos!

xx frankie!

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woah, go you! made it to the end! xx

fashion things i love, take 2.

hello lovelies!

today is my 16th bday! woo, i feel a bit old! but what’s more exciting is that i go to hawaii on saturday, my flights at midnight too which i think is pretty cool!

i thought before i go i would sneak in one more post, this is the second time i’ve done this and it’s double the size! when i get back i’ll share lots of photos, and what i got! ahhh cant wait! and i have put my april playlist below too, enjoy and thanks for reading!

xxx frankie

 

 

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* graphic tees *

all of these ones are cool cool cool. i recently got a comme des garcons tee from a 2nd hand shop and it is small fitting and i love it!

* pant-suits *

i adore suits on women, the look strong and masculine as well as powerful and pretty. Hillary Clinton rocks them like nobody’s business!

* slip dresses *

im gonna be on the look out for one of these in hawaii, i kinda want one in khaki green.

* pink *

kinda explains itself, its my fav colour and i really want some more pink in my wardrobe!

3. read morearticles, interviews, blog posts, books, fill the little head with info. (1)* stripy shirts *

so chic, so cute, my favs the one with the thick pastel stripes.

* tie front tops *

the summer weather is slowly fading here is auckland buts it will be spring in hawaii so i can imagine rocking one of these on the beach.

* silk *

looks lovely, feels lovely.

* jumpsuits *

i’m only about five foot three so my hope is a jumpsuit would make me look a bit taller, can only hope.