Supporting your pals

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Before I start this post, I’d like to address the above illustration by Abbie Lilley. I’m so in love with her style, so I was super chuffed when she asked to draw me. Check out her instagram, she’s illustrated a few photos from ALEXACHUNG’S collection that I’m head over heels for. Thank you dearly Abbie for this illustration.

For the main body of this post, I want to talk about supporting your pals, your family and all your mates in their creative, business and aspirational ventures. Supporting your pals is a phrase I use often and I completely stand by. I’m a massive advocate for being by your friends side when they launch a new project, have their first gig or show and buying their product/service as if you’re a paying customer. I’ve had friends who’ve launched magazines and I’ve always bought them. Even if they’ve offered a freebie, I always pay! I think this shows a great friendship when your mates give you full support for anything and everything you’re doing.

Your mates put all their hard work and their money into their pursuit and I love seeing the diversity of things my friends are getting up to, whether that be a magazine launch, coffee shop or clothing brand. I’m a believer in karma so I hope if and when roles are reversed all my mates would be there supporting me and my work just the same as I support them!

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I’ve had so much support for this blog so far and although it’s very small and still rough around the edges with me finding my feet on, A: how wordpress works, B: finding photographers and C: finding a niche and style that perfectly fits what I want to pursue. These photos, as with my previous post where taken but Ella. Whilst she was down in London we crammed in as many shoots as we could as I totally love her composition and style of photography.

My dress is from Free People (it also comes in yellow and white, which although the English weather isn’t great at the moment, I’m dying to purchase). I’ve paired it with my “I wish they were Chanel” shoes from Pimkie via ASOS that I bought earlier this year. One day I will own the Chanel pair, I’m sure of it.

My bag, I originally saw on my girl crush Lucy Williams (that girl can do no wrong, such big heart eyes for her). It’s from a small Scottish brand called Bohemia Design who handmake and sell them for the incredibly affforable prices. I bought the Beldi style in small and it’s the perfect size and I also made a pinstripe drawstring bag to go inside it so all my belongings aren’t on show. I’m all for smaller brands who handmake their products for an affordable price, I’ll definitely be purchasing from there again.

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Dress – Doub Dress from Free people

Shoes – Pinkie via ASOS (no longer available)

Bag – Bohemia Design
Have a lovely Sunday,

Paige x

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