Sunday, 5 June 2011


Apologies on the lack of blogging- the exam period bought an unpredicted hiatus to Beeble. Instead, until I return to some regular blogging I have moved to tumblr, where I will be posting quick updates (like photographs of my mermaid green hair!) and the sheer load of 'inspiration' images which have accumulated onto my mac within the last few months.
My tumblr, titled ADORNAIS can be found here.

-Habin xo.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

"The word 'time' split its husk; poured its riches over him; and from his lips fell like shells, like shavings from a plane, without his making them, hard, white, imperishable words, and flew to attach themselves to their places in an ode to Time; an immortal ode to Time."

From my experience, the only thing that can settle my annual restlessness for the summer to begin is a new summer wardrobe. Exhibit A- Topshop scallop fringe shorts- One part of what will inevitably be an excessively large summer closet. For £34 these shorts were the perfect fix for my ever-expanding obsession for chiffon and scallop trims! In the designated summer piles, the shorts are grouped with numerous injections of canary yellows, light denims and abstract floral prints.
Although I admit that I have strayed away from bright colours in the past, for this summer, I expect them to be a staple requirement to my outfits. Currently, I am lusting after a pastel orange nail polish and a bright orange/vermilion lipstick- which to my disappointment MAC no longer has in stock!
I thought it only suitable in the above photographs to use my current read as a prop- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (which I hope some may have recognised my title's quote from).
[H2T: Top-Jaeger, Peter pan collar-Vintage, Cameo broach-Wedgwood, Shorts-Topshop]

After a long struggle to find the perfect working 120mm film camera, I present to you the newest addition to my camera collection....
The Kodak Brownie Reflex! (£4!)
I am yet to order the suitable film for the camera, however, I will definitely post the results of finished rolls. The camera carries the same and familiar odour of my vintage binoculars and tea-set- a definite indication of it's history and decadence!

I apologise for the short post, I have constantly been on my feet- either at school or at home doing more work! Also, recently I have been photographing small-scale events, the product garments of my fashion students friends and even some bridal photography- with this all keeping me busy, I have found it difficult to fit in blog posts. I have not posted as planned about my night at London Fashion Weekend- however, a full featured post about our visit can be seen at Vintage Stop! I hope everyone had a good weekend!

Lots of love,
Habin xo.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

LFW II- Street style shots from Somerset House.

After carrying out the momentous chore of sifting through pages and pages of photographs from LFW, I am chuffed to announce that i've finally narrowed down my favourite street style shots from Somerset House. With the inevitable British weather, much like every LFW (whether it be the SS or AW season) street style features always seem to show the dominant influence which the forecast has on people's outfits -evident from the continuous encounter of fur and layers in the photographs to follow. I went to Somerset House with the intention to capture the essence and atmospheric buzz of LFW, and most importantly the street style- which unsurprisingly bought a mix of high street, thrifted and designer garments. Those who were wearing bold prints, maxi skirts and big textures caught my eye, epitomising solutions for the 'how to wear runway for everyday' dilemma.
Vicki being filmed for Elle TV!
LFW at Somerset House on Day 3
Necklace from Banana Republic
Tights by Paternity

[A small preview of my outfit that day. I wore Topshop libby tan heels, AA skater skirt and vintage quilted jacket.]
Be sure to expect a follow-up post centered around my night at London Fashion Weekend on Friday, as well as feature of PRADA's very impressive collection from Milan Fashion Week.
A big thank you to Mimi Grace for this photograph of my outfit from Friday on her blog, (the post can be seen here), I highly recommend you stop by there as her most recent post features excellent photographs of the collections which were on show!

[Photograph is ownership of Mimi Grace]
I wore H2T Topshop.

If you would like me to send you any photographs which I took at LFW please email me at or feel free to leave a comment (:

-Habin xo.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Bonne anniversaire Beeble!

Burberry Prorsum's past few AW collections have been key inspirations to me, and after the last revolutionary collection, I was eager (to say the least) to see the results of the 2012 collection. The collection was finally revealed at LFW yesterday, ultimately being streamed live outside in Piccadilly too. Once seeing videos from the show and close-up photographs, my initial thoughts were drawn to the vibrant palette of colours- tangerines, teals, baby browns and (to me the most prominent) the ice snow whites. Designer Christopher Bailey seems to have taken a twist to this collection, by bringing a maximised femininity to the selection of garments; and of course, much like their previous collections, this line incorporates the quintessential elegance and style which only the Burberry trademark can fulfill.
In this collection Burberry steps away from the more edgy and sensual shapes which we saw in their last AW collection, and instead brings in tough fabrics with big textures, coupling them with cocoon and minimised peplum shapes. It is certainly the mix of radiant textures from this collection that indulges me: the tweed, the fur and the unmissable PVC cape shawls are what get me excited for the next AW season to begin.

I mean who would complain about the British weather if we all had a Burberry cape raincoat to hand?
And as you would've guessed from my title, today marks one year of me blogging! I struggled to believe that it had already been a year at first, and yesterday (at Somerset house LFW) when an interviewer asked me why I started blogging I couldn't seem to respond with an adequate (or articulate) answer, only being able to think of just how much I currently enjoyed blogging. With the fear of trivially overcrowding this post I have decided to include the many, many street-style-esque photographs from LFW which me and Vicki took yesterday in an upcoming post instead!
A big thank you to all the readers of this blog, your support definitely means a lot to me!

Much love, 
Habin xo.

[Photographs: Paris Vogue online, Last GIF:]