Another brand that I’m not sure how I stumbled upon, I think I found them on Instagram originally and totally dug their concept. Oh Deer Sugar is an Australian based brand run by two vegan friends Shani & Nikki and they’ve been baking up non-edible bakery goods since 2013. They now have an Adelaide based store, a totally divine Instagram account and an online shop that normally offers international delivery.
Here’s something a little different. I’ve been aware of The Sad Ghost Club for AGES as their branding is so cute and recognisable, but it wasn’t until recently that I noticed how popular they are within the music scene that me and Miz are involved with, via a Facebook group, that I truly realised how amazing the concept actually is. This Bristol based girl powered duo are pretty damn special.
Running a little behind on this project, but oh well! There’s bigger things in the world to be worrying about right now. Anyway, time for a double whammy of day 9 & 10 on the same day you lucky people, I hope I can brighten your day even just a little bit with some creative, indie biz loveliness. Today is my 7th Blog Birthday too, WTF?
Anyway, I met the lovely lady behind Silly Old Sea Dog at London Edge last year via the magnificent Perelandra and instantly fell in love with the brand. Everything is made in the UK and they cater to sizes 6-24 including custom designs. They have a gorgeous range of practical, vintage inspired silhouettes in a variety of kitsch, colourful, cute and playful prints. It’s pretty much my ideal dress brand.
I love Etsy so much. It’s such a great platform for indie and small brands and creatives to get started with a business in a professional and efficient way. There are SO many talents on there too and an incredibly community around the world too. One of the gazillion talented people on Etsy is Brighton dweller, Toby who is the bright spark behind I Like Cats.
There’s a discount code at the end if you can make it that far?!
I met Amy from Mod Dolly about 4 years ago, when I modelled for one of her clothing collections on a photoshoot with fellow blogger and now photographer, Emily Tyler. It was the same day I met Sara from Hello The Mushroom too who was helping on the shoot. Anyway, if you don’t know this little brand from London yet, you should! If you’re looking for classic, timeless clothing with a vintage twist, that are handmade & good quality, you’ll be a fan I’m sure.
If you’re a regular reader you know that indie brand Sugar & Vice have a special place in my heart. They’ve been around since 2007 and I’ve followed and adored their work since the first day I stumbled upon them. I can’t even remember how I stumbled upon them. I’ve never met Sarah, but I randomly met Matt in real life by bumping into him in Brighton (where he doesn’t live) to be greeted by “I made that!!” when he saw my necklace, we were in Tiger, it was cool that a stranger said hi and then when it clicked who it was it was one of those small world moments. Anyway, ramble over, the brand is based in Canterbury and is made up of just the two of them who design, cut and assemble everything.
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The idea of committing to doing something positive to myself to develop some ideas I have every day and sticking to it, all started when I moved to Spain four (five?! WTF?) months ago. I was supplementing the language lessons I started using the app, Duolingo which rewards you for sticking to a routine, it quickly got me committed to learning, which made me think there was more to this daily challenge thing. Before this I’d been kinda anti-routine and used to get frustrated and bored by doing the same things all the time, recently I’ve started to see the value of a routine and what it can do to positively influence you and the people around you.
Inktober, you started off to well, but was it worth it?….
Ok, so the blog has been a bit slow of late. I’ve been pondering a lot of things and trying to figure out my next direction. I’ve written some articles about it, but I haven’t published them anywhere just yet. So, I felt like I could use this space as a way to promote indie brands, shops, creators…etc, just like I used to so often back in the day. Creativity is important to me, being creative is hard work and having a creative business is even trickier.