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SUNDAY AT THE AIRFIELD

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Here are some pictures from a recent weekend at the airfield! Sadly, there wasn't enough time for a flying lesson, but we saw all our friends and had a good dance at the Christmas party. I can't tell you how much I wanted to hop in a Robin for a lesson, but really we were there to show my sister around for the first time, and like always, there were people to meet, and places to be!

The highlight of my weekend was the local pub. When we sat down for Sunday lunch I counted 5 dogs and 2 cats, all at peace with one another, happy and drowsy by the fire. I'm sad that none of the photographs of the animals came out - still getting to grips with these film cameras - but there will be a next time. There is nothing like a country pub, a real pub, none of that gastro nonsense. When you walk into a real pub, it should feel like you're walking into someone's living or dining room.

Just looking at the photographs puts a smile on my face. The airfield has a habit of clearing my head.

Anyway, I'm rambling, my nose is running, I'm pretty sure dinner is burning, it's been a while since I sat down to blog, and I feel like Bambi on ice all over again...in a good way.

LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE


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They say every woman needs a little black dress. Looking back at these pictures I shot with Remco, I started wondering if the LBD actually exists. Is there one that can see you through any occasion? At any time in your life? At any time of year, come rain or shine?

STUDIO


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I recently modelled in a studio for the first time, and it's a completely different experience to being on location somewhere.

FARM GIRLS


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A part of me has always wanted to be a farm girl. Waking up early enough to see the sun rise, collecting still-warm eggs, working with your sleeves rolled up and fresh air in your lungs, chopping firewood, tending to the vegetable garden, only stopping to wolf down a bowl of homemade soup and hunk of buttery bread, or to admire the views of the English countryside, finally flopping in bed at night with an aching body, and sense of achievement after a long day's work.

BY THE LILY POND AND INTO THE CORNFIELD


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Here is another set from the countryside shoot with Lucy & Remco.

PICNIC


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Here is a selection of pictures from a recent photo shoot I took part in with Lucy and Remco.

ALONE, NOT LONELY

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"I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel." Audrey Hepburn.

LONDON FASHION WEEK


I'm over the moon to tell you that I'm attending my first London Fashion Week this month. This was the first year I applied for a press pass, and my application was accepted, so I'm attending as an accredited blogger. I'm staying in London from tomorrow to attend some shows, take inspiring snaps on the street, and hopefully meet some fellow fashion bloggers.

I've already planned my week as much as I can, deciding which shows to prioritise, and which events I want to attend, but if any of you would like to meet up, I'd love that!

You can drop me an email - beckymayblog@gmail.com

See you at LFW!

11 September 2013

WHY LESS IS MORE



"Aleksandra Woroniecka rummages around the closet in her West Village walk-up apartment and produces her beloved navy Chanel cardigan jacket. The Paris-born, New York-based stylist treasures this piece because it does exactly what all good Chanel cardigan jackets should do: elongates the arms, narrows the torso, lifts the shoulders with a little Gallic shrug. It has been performing this miracle of tailoring for the past fourteen years, yet its staying power goes beyond its ability to endure physically. Woroniecka measures its value in mental, not just material, terms. And that's the standard she uses for each and every rare wardrobe addition she makes. "I want fashion to have some meaning, and to last," she says."  Vogue magazine, November 2007.

This article is worth a read if you're interested in the concept of considering every new wardrobe addition you make an investment. It certainly makes a good argument for investing in your wardrobe, channelling out the constant stream of choices we're presented with online, in shops and on the pages of magazines, to try and work out what really makes us feel good when it comes to our clothing. I'm very curious about the mental role fashion plays in our lives - why certain items in our wardrobes make us feel better than others, and so on. I'll write more about this soon, but until then, this touches on the subject nicely. You can find the whole article here: Why Less is More, Vogue.

06 September 2013

THE LOOKBOOK, IN PRINT


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Here is a look at the finished result of my lookbook collaboration with Lucy Auge. You can read more about it here on my blog, and also on Lucy's site here. I was so pleased to hold the book in my hands - there's something a lot cooler about seeing your photograph in print, than seeing it online. Lucy and I will be working together again soon, on a shoot with the fantastic Remco, and I'm sure the results will be excellent!

2 September 2013

WEEKEND LOOK


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My look from the weekend! Keeping it simple and fresh for this perfect weather.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY


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We just grabbed an ice cream from a van that always parks at the end of my street on sunny weekends - I love this city!

I'm off to Gail's house this evening for a meal with her, my mum and sister. I'll take some photos for the blog as both her house and style are impeccable. I have lots of exciting news to share with you this week coming, but right now, it's time to relax. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

My weekend look: Blouse - Reiss, jeans - Burberry, flats - Topshop, belt - Vivienne Westwood.

1 September 2013