September Favourites 2017

September has been a pretty busy month for me. In the last couple of weeks, I have moved from Glasgow to Dundee to start studying Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and also rejoined the Inkygoodness blogging team at Assistant Editor. I will be sharing lots more about both very soon but first it's time for another monthly favourites...

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I've been so busy recently that (including this one) I have only managed 3 blog posts in the month of September. I plan to get into a better blogging routine in October but first thought I would squeeze one more post into this month and talk you through my September favourites...

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Colour | Mustard Yellow

I don't have a favourite colour every month but in September mustard yellow stuck out. It seems to be on trend in fashion at the moment and it is nice to have an Autumnal hue to add to your wardrobe that isn't burnt orange or khaki green. My aim is to fill my wardrobe with mustard coloured Winter warmers.

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Activity | Drawing

It might sound odd as I am now studying illustration but I don't actually draw as much as I should. Since starting at art school, I have drawn Italian wolves, bird skulls, gorilla skeletons and much, much more and I've been loving it! My plan is that through studying I will work drawing into my every day routine.

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Fashion Find | A Tropical Tote

As I mentioned in my artful Autumnal fashion blog post, I want to work more illustration into my wardrobe and one of my favourite ways of doing this has been through buying many, many illustrated tote bags. One of my favourites is covered in this inky, tropical-inspired pattern designed by Steven Harrington for Ikea.

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Homeware | Ikea Cushion

Also from Steven Harrington's amazing range with Ikea is this beautiful cushion which I bought for my new flat in Dundee for just £4. All the patterns in the range are created in Steven's signature black and white style and feature everything from spectacled volcanoes to doodle-covered snakes.

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Blogger Mail | Papergang Box No.19

As an unashamed stationery addict, receiving my box of paper goods from Ohh Deer's Papergang is always one of my highlights from each month. This months only just counts as a September favourite as I only got it yesterday and I haven't even gotten round to posting my unboxing about it yet but it is coming very soon!

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Freebie | Ohh Deer's Birthday Gift

Another Ohh Deer themed highlight from this month was receiving a beautiful box of products from their amazing gifting range. The box included all sorts of beautiful illustrated good like this "Bob" cushion which will make an adorably cosy addition to my flat this Winter. You can read the full post here.

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Book | 101 Movies To Watch Before You Die

Another September highlight which will soon turn into a full blog post is 101 Movies To Watch Before You Die by Ricardo Cavolo. Illustrated in Ricardo's typically fiery and eye-filled style, the book acts as a journal documenting his favourite films. Maybe some of his recommendations will be in my October favourites!

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Movie | Rent

A slightly random addition to my favourites seen as it came out 12 years ago but my favourite movie of the month was Rent. Set in the early 1990s, Rent is a musical following a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community and it's really, really good!

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Project | Ciao Competition

My first art school brief was to create an illustration based on the Italian greeting "ciao" and this typographic smiley is part in my design. We only had 3 days to complete the brief which was interesting to say the least so I will be blogging about my experience and lots of other art school related things very soon.

Music | Dua Lipa

Finally, I know it isn't the most indie or out their suggestion but recently I have been loving Dua Lipa's music. New Rules in particular is filled with wise words. I am the type of person who plays a song to death if I like it so I will probably hate all of Dua's music by the end of October but for now I love it.

As I said am getting into more of a routine with all my blogging and uni work so hopefully my October favourites will be less rushed and there will be more posts in between then an now. Only time will tell!