It seems work and life has gotten the better of me and after being ill for weeks and working like crazy I thought it was high time to finally talk about this lovely Brighton break / Halloween fun. I was actually in Brighton again this time last year for Halloween, which you can have a look at here. Now, I’m not a massive Halloween fan in the sense that I will rarely dress up because I never have any good ideas at this time of year so usually opt for (last minute) accessories.
My friend on the other hand went as a cartoon/Lichtenstein character completed with yellow hair and dotty face.
My other friend any I when for some kind of bunny and spider (can you tell these are last minute costumes!?)
Pumpkin carving competition
And the winner was the cat, my friend’s design
After a very long, cold and alcoholic night out we thought breakfast was in order and went to a boutique/cafe in Hove. i gigi is a beautiful rustic chic store combined with the cutest little cafe with the food prepared right in front of you.
The breakfast was delicious, baked sunny side up eggs with salmon, asparagus and parmesan on top. We then shared a delicious chocolate cake that we basically devoured before actually taking a picture of it.
My favourite item from this outfit surely has to be the faux fur bomber jacket designed by mother-daughter duo, behind the brand The Design Studio. Each jacket is a one-off exclusive design – meaning that when they drop on the website everything sells out within a matter of hours. Each collection usually has a common colour scheme and is finished off with a scuba fabric trimming.
Sally Pattinson makes the jackets in their studio in Hawarden in Wales after designing everything with her daughter, Lettie. They have created about 700 one-off, unique jackets since founding TDS in September 2014. Before that they had a store (that was also called ‘The Design Studio’) in Hawarden selling vintage and antique jewellery, clothing and other eclectic items. Sally’s fashion career spans over 20 years as she was a lecturer for fashion and textiles; this combined with Lettie’s interest in fashion and her knowledge in social media (TDS has over 20k Instagram followers) is the focus behind the creation of TDS. Nowadays, where the high street is so popular and not many people thing twice about sustainability, it’s great to see handmade designs and family start-up businesses. They announce on their Instagram when each of their collection will drop (every couple of weeks or so), so if you like their designs be quick!
Being by the beach with friends on such a beautiful day is truly relaxing and refreshing. Brighton beach is definitely one of the best places I’ve visited in the UK so far, and the pastel-coloured huts are just the cutest.1