Monday, 22 August 2016

What Is My Most Prized Possession?

Recently I was asked what my most prized possession was- to which I answered a photo in a frame, which clearly they were not expecting. Many people today are obsessed with technology (including me!) so would have probably said their phones- I do love my phone, but there are greater things in life, like our memories and how that memory is kept alive. 

As you can probably tell from my blog so far, I really do love Lucy Spraggan, and luckily, this year I have been able to meet her on 16 different occasions in many different places, including: Derby, Leicester, Doncaster and many more places, some of which I had never visited before these trips to see Lucy. On these trips I have collected many photographs of myself and Lucy, which if I can, I like to get printed out, so I can put them on my wall or in frames, as seeing these photographs around my room, remind me of what I have to be thankful for. 

One of my favourite photographs that I have with Lucy was captured outside the 2Q festival in Derby, which was actually an over 18s event, but me and Alicia decided to go anyway, to see if we could meet her again. This particular photograph wasn't taken when I was alone with Alicia- it was taken when I waited for a bit outside the venue with my mum and sister and told Lucy that 'Momma Lyons' was outside there wanting to say hi. I love this photograph because I just look so happy- and so does Lucy, we looked happy to be in each others company and that makes me happy, because I definitely was.

That memory is in the frame, which is one of my most favourite things that I own. The reasoning for this is not just down to the picture.

A month or two ago I went to see Lucy in Doncaster, (which was honestly one of the best nights of my life) I got to meet some absolutely lovely people who I had never met before, Katie, Molly, Sarah and Iona thats you! I had waited 2 and a half years to meet Molly, so it was lovely to finally meet her. Sarah also gave me a lift there which I really appreciated- she allowed me to get to see my idol again, have the best day with the best people and meet some of my best friends again, which I can never really thank her enough for- she is an angel.

I took the frame with the photograph me and Lucy in, to the Doncaster event. When I met Lucy, I asked her to sign it- so of course, I was expecting the usual 'love Lucy Spraggan' or something along those lines. I watched her in absolute shock as she wrote 'to my beautiful ebola, love Lucy Spraggan.' I felt like I was melting on the floor, honestly. I have never loved someone as much as I did her in that moment. She made me feel so special and as if I actually mean something to someone, and I cannot thank her enough for that. She means the absolute world to me- and so does that photo frame. It is something that I will treasure forever. I hope there are many more occasions like this, the memories last a lifetime. 

This is the frame that I talk about- although the top part has rubbed off slightly which Lucy pointed out whilst writing it. 



This is a digital copy of photo that I took of the frame, so I could just get the writing.


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Refuse To Conform Clothing

This post is all about a brand that I have recently come across, which is called Refuse To Conform. I found this brand by Lucy Spraggan wearing their products, I fell in love with some of the products and the reasoning behind the brand.

Refuse to Conform's main aim is to make clothing which isn't specific to one gender- for those who refuse to conform to societies gender stereotypes, which allows you as an individual to express your emotions, denote your character and to imply a strong statement. They say that the brand name, 'Refuse to Conform' was chosen so that people who wear this clothing feel empowered, inspired and determined to be their true selves, as they believe that there is nothing more important than being your true self, in which case, it is okay to be different, and to stand out from the crowd. 

"Embrace individuality."

They do all different items that can be for absolutely anybody. Some examples are: T-shirts, snapbacks, necklaces, beanies and trousers. My personal favourite item is the 'fxck the norms' beanie. 

Refuse to Conform kindly sent me some items to blog about, which I love. I have taken some photographs of some of the things that the have sent me.

The wristband: 




This wristband is my favourite product that they sent me, I personally love wearing bracelets and wristbands, so this is something that I would wear reguarly. Normally, when you have a wristband with a companies name on it, it doesnt actually mean anything, however, this one does and i adore the company name. 

The red star necklace:



I love this item itself, but I'm not particuarly a fan of the colour red, so not sure how much I myself would wear this, but I know many people who would. I love the back too it though, with RTC on.

The black star necklace:




I like this necklace more than the other one, I'm just a fan of black, plus it goes with everything! I definitely would wear this to any occasion and I think it looks nice with the outfit Kim has on the photographs that I have taken.

The fake plugs:





I love these as I love the colours on them. I think these are a brilliant idea for people wanting to look like they have real plugs in. I couldnt take a photo of Kim wearing these as she does not have her ears pierced unfortunately.

A special thank you to Refuse to Conform clothing for sending me these items to blog about, I really enjoyed doing it. 

Another thank you to my best friend Kim for modelling these products for me.

If you want to buy any of these items, they are available online through this link: http://www.refusetoconformclothing.bigcartel.com