my favourite looks from spring 2018 ready to wear .

 

Hello lovelies! it’s been a while but I’m back!

I only have two more days (!!!) left of school and I cannot wait for the holidays! I am going on a camp which I am so excited for! I love camps.  I am also looking forward to doing some sewing, reading and just catching up on everything.

If you follow the fashion calendar you would know that it is spring 2018 ready to wear time. This is one of my favorite times as clothes in spring are gorgeous! I have collated my favorite looks from designers I really love. I chose designers that make clothes that, if I caould afford it, I would actually buy and wear. I will admit I am a die-hard Gucci fan, and the classics like Chanel, Dior, Calvin Klein, are amazing I thought that the collections below suited my style more.

I hope you enjoy and have a lovely break. xxx Frankie.

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Ulla Johnson – how gorgeous is that runway, aesthetic heaven!

Mansur Graviel – the bags, shoes and coats of dreams!

Juicy Couture – a classic with gorgeous colour use.

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Bally – elegant, dressy and sophisticated.

See By Chloe – hippy, floaty, summer vibes.

Kate Spade – makes me want to host a tropical garden party!

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House Of Holland – wavy coolness.

Mara Hoffman – organic, sustainable and very damn lovely!

Cynthia Rowley – silky party dresses, makes me want to go out, out!

 

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the winter gardens

Hello lovelies!

I went to the winter gardens yesterday for the first time in a while and it was amazing! The plants were gorgeous, I have included most of the below for you to have a look at.

I took these on an iPhone 5 and edited with VSCO.

What I’m wearing…

top, Zara

jeans, glassons

shoes, Nike Thea’s

backpack, fjallraven kanken backpack

enjoy xxx

 

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buildings in auckland

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I’m on holiday! So more blog posts and a lot more fun and city exploring.

I live in Auckland and I spend a lot of time walking around central Auckland where the heritage buildings are amazing. Above are my favourite buildings that I have snapped on these adventures, that are always better with friends.

I love the colours, materials and stories behind buildings. If you are a building lover like myself, here is my guide to the buildings in Auckland.

  • For a mix of old and new, Britomart. Full of heritage buildings mixed with modern architecture. Filled with fairy lights and plants too. It has an awesome vibe.
  • For shops in cute buildings, Jervois Road and three lamps. Father Rabbit, Simon James Concept Store, Tessuti and Douglas and Bec are a few of my favourite shops that live in gorgeous heritage buildings.
  • For something a little different and some hidden jems, Vulcan Lane, O’Connell Street and all the other Queen Street side streets. There is a mix of cute and not so cute around Queen street but I think the side street buildings are lovely.
  • For some suburban cuteness, look no further than the long black heritage building that muck floral, jetsetbohemian, black box boutique and uno design reside in. It’s my favourite building. I even painted it for art.

Other places that deserve a mention are; Ponsonby Road,  The Viaduct, Auckland Museum and Art Gallery,  Three Lamps, Takapuna, the Mt Eden Market, New Market, and Orakei Basin Food Market.

I hope you enjoyed! If you have any more locations you love please let me know so I can visit them!

xxx frankie.b

 

my new mood board & update

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hello again! long time no chit-chat aye!

I’m gonna start with a little update on the things I’ve been loving as of late! I have been so busy with school like everyone else in my age group so I can’t wait for them holidays!

R E A D I N G

The Tomorrow series by John Marsden. I’m on the sixth one which says that I am thoroughly enjoying this series. If you live in Ozzie or Kiwi land you will have a pretty good idea of the books I’m talking about!

L I S T E N I N G

I am loving the Rookie Podcast right now, it’s so good and so damn inspiring. Song wise I’m digging; the guardians of the galaxy soundtracks, Heard ‘Em say by Mr. Kanye West, Finesse (Hey Baby) by Flamingosis, Cool by Zac Villere, The Cool Kids by BVGER and Nana by Polo & pan. My Spotify is frankie..b so Y’all can see what I’m listening to!

 W A T C H I N G

Buzzfeed Unsolved… I’ve watched every single episode of all three series and of course the post-mortems.  I am very interested in crime and supernatural stories and if you are too give it a watch, it’s on YouTube!

 

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This monstrosity of an Inspiration wall was what I spent a good 75% of my weekend making. I went through about 20 BuzzFeed Unsolved episodes while cutting all these out. This is above my desk and is jammed packed with my favorite images from Tumblr and Pinterest.

I am really into plants, shadows, pinks, yellows, and organic looking things. I like to incorporate quotes, images, and illustrations. If I could insert Publisher files I totally would so you could pick the ones that you love and stick them all over your walls. I’ll work on it!

 

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thanks so much for reading

xx frankie.b

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lovely lady bosses 02

this episode of lovely lady bosses is a little bit different. these women own big brands so they are a little too busy to be interviewed by me but i thought i would share them, their brands and their stories with you.

i created lovely lady bosses to inspire the future generation of ladies (me & maybe you) to go out in the big wide world and do what we love for ourselves and of course our love for it. if that makes sense. one day i want to be my own boss, with my own company doing my own thing while supporting others and the planet. this is important to me as i am a follower, i go with the flow and if i don’t end up in the NZ army (more on this at the end) i want to push myself out of my comfort zone by making myself a leader.

i think i am done explaining if you have any questions email me at, frankiebradfordblog@gmail.com i would love to hear from you.

… glossier

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emily weiss, into the gloss beauty blogger, turned her passion for beauty into a company. a very lovely one at that. glossier focuses on skin first, makeup second. what i love about it is that the makeup they do create works on enhancing your natural beauty. lip tints, super serums, brow gels and cream blushes are only the start of the makeup on offer. their products have been raved about as well as their packaging and branding.

as beauty bloggers, emily and her team have tried pretty much every beauty product ever and from 2010 till late have been documenting the must haves, what their icons are using and what people have on their top shelves. they have built a beauty brand with the essentials and because it’s run by busy girls they know exactly what busy girls want. no fuss just fun.

… lonely lingerie

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this gorgeous new zealand brand was created by helene morris and she is one clever lady. all the collection campaigns feature an array of backgrounds and body types celebrating the diversity and loveliness that is the bra wearing female. the garments are beyond sweet with lace and pretty colours, they also make damn good threads and swimwear too.

i love scrolling through their lonely girls segment to see all the different ages, faces, and bodies of my fellow ladies. i adore the way lonely advocate body positivity. they work with some amazing photographers and their photos are whimsical and totally gorgeous.

take a look for yourself, i beg you do.

… widess

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this is one of my local shops, i love the homemade organic vibe the clothes and the shop has. their fabrics are gorgeous not only to look at but to fell and each garment is made with so much love. they sell things by other makers and creators and all their products are made upstairs. their humble dwelling is located in the heart of ponsonby and is a nice contrast to the commercial shenanigans going on around it. they stock pansy undies and soft cup bras which i know are a fav in the area as they are always sold out.

girl owned and operated of course and totally lovely – 5 stars 😉

and thats a wrap,

know lets talk about the NZ army. i went on a full on camp and on it i realised i have no phobias, i can handle heights, spiders, clowns, small spaces. i am yet to find my weakness. i am not calling myself fearless, though. i get scared. but i would say im strong, i bottle up my feelings and keep them to myself which i am totally fine with. i can follow instructions pretty well and i like being told what to do.i am thinking about an NZ army career.

i will finish school first and leave my options open. i still really want to be an interior designer, freelance artist, logo designer e.c.t… but i would also love to join the army. i’ll keep thinking about it and get back to you.

xxx frankie, ya little soilder girl.