Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Photographing all my latest finds in a sleepy neighborhood behind my apartment. There was the usual curious local having a sneak peak, I didn't mind though. All I kept thinking was I had to get this done before the rain came...when will Spring arrive?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
|coming soon to ...vic&lily...|
...I picked up.
I had a very successful day thrifting with Liz friend today. Lots and lots of dresses to add to my Etsy store. (yay!) I even found a couple for myself!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
My online Etsy store is 1 year old next month! Really excited, the store has been doing quite well and I hope to grow the sales this year!
To celebrate the birthday we will be giving all customers a 15% discount on all items for the whole month of March. All you need to do is use the following coupon code: VL1YEAR when you are at the checkout.
Will be adding new items this week, so be sure to check out the store on the link below:
Friday, February 24, 2012
When going on a road trip it makes sense to travel light...I however, always manage to end up with more than is required. Especially when it comes to what camera to take. I managed to bring 3 cameras (embarrassed face) on my trip to the US, not to show off you understand but because they all achieve something different or at least I hoped that they would. In my defence, the Diana mini doesn't take up that much space so it is the perfect travel camera.
It also turns it that the weather in western states of the USA are perfect for these little toys as they bring out the best in the film. I heart my Diana mini like it hearts the USA.
|Spooky car graveyard, Jerome AZ|
|Spooky car graveyard, Jerome AZ|
The first stop on our trip was the infamous ghost town of Jerome, with its creepy deserted mines and burnt down buildings.
Then it was onto Sedona and a hike to 'Devil's Bridge'.
Driving up to the Grand Canyon saw a change in the weather. Snow storms and cold wilds were not ideal for picture taking but it was an amazing place to see and definitely worth the visit.
After a drive into Nevada over the Hoover Dam it was only natural to stop at the 'fabulous' Las Vegas. Gambling has never been my strong point but it was fun and the added attraction of people watching was very entertaining.
With fear of losing my soul to Vegas we headed (through more snow storms) to one of my favourite places...Los Angeles, complete with a walk down Santa Monica Pier.
|Santa Monica Pier|
A great end to a great trip.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
On my recent jaunt to the US I couldn't pass the opportunity to search through the jumble that collects within the many thrift stores. As an avid lover of all things vintage I couldn't say no to this 20s inspired dress (I had just watched The Artist and Midnight in Paris) and an old Polaroid camera. The dress I will be giving up and selling on my Etsy store but as for the camera its too good to part with just yet...
|Beaded Beauty...coming soon to vic&lily on Etsy.|
|Love in LA|
|Sunny Santa Monica, LA|
For fellow Polaroid lovers the Impossible Project have a variety of films to choose from to use on your old cameras. They even have new Gold frames...those I am dying to use!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I recently took my desert boots on an adventure to test them in their enviroment in Arizona, USA.
Please note: just because they are called desert boots doesn't necessarily mean that they are perfect for all desert conditions.
Smooth sole = sliding (falling) down a hill