Monthly Archives: March 2013

Meet Lorna from Raindrops of Sapphire

I had stated I would post my show photos today 
but have been a little delayed with taking care of my family.  

Side note: 
Onions are an amazing home remedy 
if your little one gets an ear ache. 
Who knew? 

So for my post today I want to introduce you to a lovely fashion blogger 
by the name of Lorna, of Raindrops of Sapphire
Lorna is very sweet and has beautiful ombre hair, which as a hairstylist I love. 
Plus she has, from what I see from her blog, to be an amazing wardrobe. 
Do you remember this photo below from what I posted on Friday?
This is Lorna on the far right. On her left is Tara, Laura, Fritha,  and Me.
If you are either of the two gorgeous bloggers on the far left let me know.
“This was my third time at BFW and it was definitely my favourite! 
They just keep getting better and better each year 
and Mark and Andrew are the perfect hosts!”

– Lorna Raindrops of Sapphire (pictured with Tara of The Style Rawr)

Lorna has done several lovely pieces on her blog that are all geared around Denim 
(‘Jeans’ if you’re a reader from the USA)
Since I sound like I come from the land where people wear a lot of denim 
I really appreciated these posts. 

Thank you Lorna and make sure to check her blog tomorrow for a bit about me. 
Plus she posts some awesome fashion pieces. 

Have a great end to your weekend!

Fashion Bloggers at BFW

Yesterday I brought you some sneek peeks from my camera phone 
from the Bristol Fashion Week live bloggers show. 
 Today I am showing you a little bit of what it was like 
being there with the other fashion bloggers. 
Tomorrow I will touch on the fashion from the runway. 
 Stay tuned for my feature article at British Style Bloggers
on Bristol Fashion Week Spring Season 2013.
I have only been in the Bath area since Christmas.
So it was really great getting to meet bloggers from the area.
Better yet, getting to put a face to a twitter handle and blog. 
Everyone was really friendly and I really enjoyed getting to meet 
Fritha of Tigerlilly Quinn and Laura from Side Street Style
It was interesting still to see how the runway show here in Bristol
compared with Tucson Fashion Week in Arizona
and the many fashion shows in Waikiki, Hawaii. 
In all the excitement there was something very comforting
about being back behind the camera at a fashion event.
Make sure to check back tomorrow for more about the fashion
that we saw on the runway at Bristol Fashion Week 2013.
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Bristol Fashion Week Live Blogging Event

I met a lot of other cool bloggers today.
With the other Fashion Bloggers at BFW Blog Event today.
Sneek preview of the event before it begins.
Reception beforehand with cupcakes and drinks.
Spring is about a lot of colours and patterns!
The audience was filled with VIP ticket holders and fashion bloggers who were blogging live!
The main tent for Bristol Fashion Week
Monochromatic is big this season!
Hense my outfit choice.  I had my cameras ready to go for the event!
The Live Blogging Event was so much fun and filled with a lot of energy from the models and the hosts.
So here I am before I left for the Fashion Event. I took time to curl my hair and it decided to rain really hard outside.
Here I am afterwards…can you tell how much fun I had?  If you cannot, do not fret.  I will be blogging tomorrow all about it!
Expect a lot of photos adn I will be writing an article for the Bristish Style Bloggers too!  Hope you enjoyed the live tweets and the first photos from my phone.  Just wait until you see all the great fashions for Spring 2013!
*photographs belong to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved |

Ohana Means Family…

“…and family means nobody gets left behind.” – Lilo & Stitch

Behind the scenes for a photo shoot while we were both living on Oahu.
During my time in Hawaii I met one of my best friends.
We still keep in weekly contact though we are now divided by oceans.
But of our lives have gone through a lot from our first North Shore meet up,
but it has brought that much closer.  Friends like that become more like family.
In Hawaii we call that your Ohana and I am very excited to
share my Ohana with you because she has recently joined the blogger world.
 Stop over at Hi-Life & Love and give her a warm welcome!

Embracing our Italian Sisterhood at the Jersey Shore last Summer.

March Giveaway with Mish Lovin’ Life

I was asked by Michelle of Mish Lovin’ Life 
to be part of her 3rd Ginormous Group Giveaway!
You could very well be the lucky winner this month.
{The Rafflecopter gods are upon us.}
Up For Grabs:
**$70 worth of giftcards to Target, Amazon, & Your Choice!**
**13 different ad spots with your name on them!**
**Custom Post Signature**
**An Infinity Scarf!**
**Necklace & Bracelet combo!**
**Dream Big 8×10 Print**
**Travel Photography Print**

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wedding: ‘Eco Friendly Invites?’

I recently found one of our ‘test’ invitations for the pocket folds we made for our original wedding.
In 134 days my husband and I will have been married for ten years.
How a whole decade can pass so quickly is beyond me. 
To make it 10 years after everything that has happened 
when so many we know did not.
 It is our reason to celebrate and to start the next decade anew.
We will be celebrating our ten year anniversary by renewing our vows 
and reaffirming our love with family and friends.
We sent out our ‘Save the Date’ announcement electronically, 
thanks to the aid of social networking.  
With our date four months away the ‘to do’
 of sending out invitations has been looming over my head.  
I adore a handwritten note and want to 
put together something equally personal.  
I have been waiting for the right time to tackle the task, 
but with moving to a new town 
things such as these get put on the back burner.
With family and friends scattered across the globe 
and the knowledge that most will be unable to be here in person 
I have been thinking about maybe just doing a Wedding website.
It obviously loses the personal touch I crave, 
but caters to the eco-friendly and without a cost.
The invitations ideas I love and have saved on Pinterest
would not be all together inexpensive to say the least.
So while I still teeter between the two ideas and try to come up with different DIY alternatives,
I would love to ask your opinion.  
Q: Do you think it is ok to replace the invitation in certain situations?
 Or do you think it comes across the wrong way?  

My favourite place to shoot in Hawaii

Another Tuesday and I look back together with you
 some of my photography work through the last few years.  
Today I want to share with you one of my favourite places to shoot 
on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
North Shore. It is also my favourite place to drive off towards 
when we needed a little break from our busy lives.
It is the opposite feel of Waikiki which is bustling with activity and tourists.
Depending on the time of day and location 
you can have the beaches practically to yourself.
It truly was living on our own paradise.
When I first started out with photographing other people
I went to the places I knew. Places where I went to explore, where I worked out,
and where we went to relax.  So it only seemed natural to take model, Melissa,
to my favourite hideaway spot.  
We started our drive from Wahiawa and  once we got to the coast, 
we drove north until we could not take my car any further.  
You can head the rest of the way on foot. 
With the big green rolling hills of mountainside 
and the vast blue waters on the ocean side
it is a perfect harmony of serenity.
Hawaiian Life.
Photo by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | 
Photo by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | 
Photo by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | 
Photo by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | 
Photo by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | 

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