The theme of Winter

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: December 11th, 2012

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I cam across a beautiful poem by Iris Rain dedicated to Winter, thought I like to share it with you all.

The First Day of Snow – By Iris Rain via Poemhunter.com

Snow, is a luxury
In our tropical world
Snow is a fable
Never saw, never touched, never smell

The first day of snow drifting onto a winter wonderland
The first time I felt it, on my face, around me
Boundless joy, wonder, ecstasies
Unreal, beautiful, white
A winter wonderland of ecstasies
Just for me

Silvery icicles, hanging off branches golden like the autumn days fading into winter
Silvery, like fairy tales
Pond of frozen winter clear, ducks swimming chasing their own tails
In ecstasies, in wonder, like a fairytale unfold

Snow, is a luxury
Unreal, beautiful, unbelievably soft
Boundless wonder, boundless joy
A magical world of snowy white
God’s glorious creation

A winter wonderland,
Beautiful beyond measure 

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Our Princess is having a baby

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: December 9th, 2012

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We do love a bit of good news when someone you love and or someone famous announce their pregnancy.  Recently, our Princess the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is having a baby, the unexpected news was announced early last week, when she was admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness.  Myself, who was born in the same year as Prince William and see him grow up in the media spotlight, from starting school, losing a parent, on and off relationship to getting married…and now he’s becoming a Father.  We wish them both happiness and good luck, we can’t wait to see the little one arrive.

(images via Daily Mail Online)

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Happy thanks giving!

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 23rd, 2012

Our American friends have celebrated their Thanks Giving across the globe yesterday, as British we thought we join in and adopt this tradition too.  It’s Black Friday of course, which means shopping for bargains and late closing hours woohoo!

Happy Thanks Giving.  I hope for world peace, sustainability and give back to community.  Thank you Benetton for giving us core values and voice (#unhate).

 

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 Borough Market

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 19th, 2012

On a cold Friday afternoon where misty fog covered London’s tallest buildings, lost within the grey dense and not a single speck of light can be seen in the distance.  I took short trip to Borough Market to explore the busy food market, it is usually packed with tourists and photography enthusiasts of all levels (including myself).  Borough Market is the largest wholesale and retail food market in London, known as a foodie heaven, it consists of up to 70 stalls and stands from fresh/organic produce, savoury, preserved foot to homemade gourmet.  Christmas is happening in just a few weeks, it is definite the place to be to buy fresh ingredients for your Christmas dinner/roast and hamper, mind you the market will be busy and vibrant.

 

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 Wool Re-fashioned

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 15th, 2012

A while ago, I took a trip to Yorkshire to check out Wool Re-fashioned exhibition at Salts Mill, celebrating the finest UK design talent alongside the 25th year of Yorkshire heritage site, and collaboration between the Yorkshire Fashion Archive, Leeds design students and The Woolmark Company.  A showcase exhibiting vintage pieces such as the iconic designers Ossie Clark and Issey Miyake as well as mainstream high street brands.  Donated classic items have been reworked in wool by Leeds University Design students, and highlight versatility of the traditional fabric and traditional method in pattern cutting in conjunction with modern day techniques and methods.

 

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 Sandy, The Aftermath

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: October 30th, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy has finally hit landfall in New York City at midnight (UK time), catching live tweets, Instagram and online coverages all night seemed surreal, a real life experience through words and pictures.  At least 20 people died and millions are left with power, the storm hasn’t left yet it is heading towards North West and to Canada where it finishes off, the city itself became a scene like from the movie Apocalypse, a scale of natural disaster is rarely seen in a vibrant city like this compared to the man-made terrorist attack in 9-11.  Streets are littered with cars and debris, road tunnels blocked, underground subways also blocked with heavy floods (now receding), some damaged infrastructures, a tanker ship beached on the shoreline…goodness how will it stay upright or afloat?  Let’s pray to our American friends, BE STRONG AMERICA!!!!

(Photos via Daily Mail)

 

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 Go away Sandy

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: October 30th, 2012

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First and foremost, from the UK I would like to say hello to Hurricane Sandy an unfriendly giant beast swirling in the sky heading towards the east coast cities; Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Cape May and New York City.  However, Sandy has already caused some serious damages in the Caribbean, many few were missing and killed.  Mass evacuations has been set, hundreds will face days without electricity, subways closed, for US ready to embrace the windy beast.  I wish my American friends safe and well.

Go away Sandy!

(Photos via Guardian.co.uk)

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Halloween

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: October 25th, 2012

I’m guessing the whole nation is preparing for festive Halloween spirits on the 31st of November, making personalizing costumes, carving out pumpkins, street and home decorations, parties, sugary treats and the most important tradition of all… is trick or treating.  Although, Halloween in the UK is known to be less OTT compared to the ambitious and traditionalists in the US and extravagant halloween costume parties in parts of Asia, for crafty enthusiasts i.e DIY is a perfect time to create something their own especially of that DIY has created a massive trend and movement.  Typically accessible media platforms such as DIY blogs and Pinterest are easy and fast to get inspirations from.  So, what are you wearing this Halloween?

 

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 Dried flowers

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: October 23rd, 2012

The end of the Summer season has finally come to an end this weekend when we turn the clock one hour forward, yes we will have less daylight and as for the flower lovers and enthusiasts like myself, we prefer to see Summer clusters to last throughout cold Winter months (of course it’s not possible) such as these popularities; Chrysanthemum, cockscomb, freesia, hydrangea, heather, iris and ever so popular peony.

Ever thought of preserving Summer flowers to use for floral arrangement, such as personalising a candle? Cut lavender is naturally dried whereas hydrangeas and roses are perfect for drying, the preserving/drying technique can be tricky for some if you have no patience.  Here’s a tip, use a hair spray, spray over the buds and flower heads, it will discolour and shrink throughout the weeks, and leave the dried flowers in an empty vase. Voila!

 

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 Wool Week

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: October 18th, 2012

It’s Wool Week this week, it’s a camapaign to raise awareness about the benefits and versatility of wool in fashion and furnishing industry.  To support local farmers, retailers, local businesses that depends on wool industry, particularly that we have over 100 wool mills still in operation across the United Kingdom.

A while ago, I was fortunate to visit Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd, a family owned company based in the suburbs of Guiseley in West Yorkshire, home to woollen and worsted mills.   It was my first time witnessing how fabrics are manufactured in a production plant in real life, but seen the live action of a working (and very noisy) power loom in the BBC’s adaption ‘North and South‘ written by British novelist Elizabeth Gaskell.  Moon representing as the last standing woollen mill in Guiseley, with dyeing, blending, carding, spinning, weaving and finishing processes all taking place on one site, and they are exceptionally proud of their ‘Made in Britain’ heritage.  

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Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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