Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Spring Shop // A New Adventure

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of working with Catherine from The Spring Shop. The shop sells predominantly home, craft and food styling nicknacks and doodads, ranging from light bulbs and wooden crates, to KINFOLK magazines and letter writing sets. Catherine and I met up for tea just over three weeks ago, and discovered mutual interests in basically everything. I asked her if there was a job I could take up at the shop, and as it has been a year since she first began it, Catherine asked if I would help update The Spring Shop look book. I'm not afraid to admit that after setting up a few shots and becoming increasingly disappointed and discouraged by the results, I began to wonder if I was completely out of my depth. However, all it took was a bit of natural light by taking everything outside and both she and I became more and more impressed with the end products. I truly had a wonderful afternoon, and cannot wait to be back again at the little studio, snapping away while the lovely Catherine sets her ineffable sense of style to good work.

This beautiful Falcon Enamelware can be found up on The Spring Shop online store.

I've found so much inspiration over the past couple of months in styling, and reveled in the opportunity to put all that I had seen and learned into practice.


Isn't this skillet divine? Watch this space, a post on the making of a certain skillet cake may be coming soon...


I am so grateful to be able to pursue my dream and career so early. Catherine, I haven't had so much fun in one afternoon in a long while, so thank you very much. Until next time.

LOVE | Anwyn

Sunday, 23 February 2014


On Wednesday, Holly came.

We've had each other for a long time, Holly and I. We met before we could speak properly, have had a piece of each others birthday cake every year of our lives, share the same memories, studied at the same desk, cried over the same things and laughed over even more. Holly moved away half way through all this, and that was a little hard. But on Wednesday, she came back, just for a day. We watched Harry Potter, ate a lot of chocolate, and took a lot of pictures.

Drop dead gorgeous, as usual.

Thanks Holly, it was a lot of fun. Come back soon, 'kay?

 LOVE | Anwyn

Sunday, 2 February 2014

SUMMER // au revoir mon amour

I waited all year for it. 

That first kiss from the ocean. The first 40 degree day. Ice cream, cricket, sleeping under the stars, spontaneous road trips, staying in your swimmers all day, gingerbeer, that quintessential summer experience. I slogged away through the long winter months, waiting, waiting, waiting, and finally, it came. Tomorrow signifies the beginning of my school year for 2014, and with it, the end of my sun-kissed Summer. 

It was a good one. I went overseas for the first time, I recorded an EP, I rode on a motorbike, I took Polaroids, I slept in a cabin without a wall and sailed on Wivenhoe with some of my favourite people. I went to the beach, I went horse riding, and lived and laughed like I haven't for a very long time.

"We wandered in a frenzy and a dream."
- Jack Kerouac, On The Road

To all you kids who have already started up again, or who are tomorrow like me, stay gold. This is our year, let's do this.