willow ss16: dark magic

Inspired by the Greek goddess Hekate, the Dark Magic collection features crescent moon and triangle motifs, all rendered in black and gold.

Hekate was often depicted in triple form to illustrated her power over the sky as Selene the moon, the earth as Artemis the huntress, and Hekate the destroyer in the underworld.

Triple-formed Hekate: the full moon, the half moon, the new moon. Earth, sea, sky. The maiden, the mother, the crone. Birth, life, death.

Each design in the Dark Magic collection is named for a famous goddess, mythical enchantress, or real life woman condemned to death for being a witch. Gone, but not forgotten.


instagram hashtags for designer-makers

ETSY
#etsyresolution #etsyresolutionuk #etsyseller #etsyshop #etsygifts #etsyfinds #etsyhunter 

SMALL BUSINESS
#buysmall #mycreativebiz #homeinthestudio #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness

HANDMADE
#madebyhand #supporthandmade #bestmadehandmade #peoplescreatives #exploretocreate  #craftsposure #foundmademodern #wearethemakers #makersmovement #wemakecollective #makersgonnamake #thatsdarling #handsandhustle #handmadeisbetter #creativelifehappylife #calledtobecreative #abmcrafty

QUOTES
#qotd #dailyquotes #quoteoftheday #lifequotes #wordstoliveby #thoughtoftheday #wordsofwisdom #wisewords #quotestagram #instaquote #quotestoliveby

WANDERLUST
#feelfreefeed #nothingisordinary #postitfortheaesthetic #lifeofadventure #letsgosomewhere #wanderfolk #exploremore #neverstopexploring #exploreeverything

MINIMALISM
#minimalstyle #minimalliving #minimallove #minimalfashion #minimalistwardrobe #simpleliving #seekthesimplicity #lessismore #simpleandpure

LIFESTYLE
#slowliving #liveauthentic #livefolk #theartofslowliving #livethelittlethings

JEWELLERY
#jewelleryoftheday #jewellerygram #minimaljewellery #jewelleryaddict #jewellerydesigner #instajewellery #geometricjewellery

FASHION
#personalstyle #igstyle #styleblog #stylegram #styleblogger #fblogger #ootd #outfitoftheday #wiwt #whatiwore #outfitpost #whatimwearing #outfitideas

things that make me cry

Sir David Attenborough playing with that blind baby rhino.

Standing ovations.

This quote from Harry Potter.

And this one.

And when JK Rowling said this.

Basically anything related to Harry Potter.

Snow.

Robin the Frog.

Building flat pack furniture.

Dogs looking happy.

Almost every single film I've ever seen. No, seriously. Even Cars.

Nadia winning The Great British Bake Off.

Old people holding hands.

Playing hide and seek.

Taylor Swift hanging out with her cats.

Really good cake.

Really good sex.

Different species of animals that are really good friends.

The Queen's smile.

Live theatre.

Regina Spektor's The Call

goodreads reading challenge 2016

The challenge: read 52 books in 2016. One a week. Doable? Totally!

My reading preferences tend to lean towards YA fantasy dystopian novels... but basically I'll read anything that's under £1 in the local charity shop or being given away for free as iBooks' book of the week.

But I do have a huge list of classic/recommended reads that I want to get through (listed below), so we'll see how many I get through. 

You can follow along with my challenge here

N. Yoon, Everything, Everything
V. Aveyard, Red Queen
S. Schiff, The Witches: Salem, 1962
H. Lee, The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story
C. Barker, The Scarlet Gospels
M. Atwood, The Heart Goes Last
K. Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic
P. Hawkins, The Girl on the Train
H. Lee, Go Set a Watchman
L. Groff, Fates and Furies
S. Nović, Girl at War
E. Donoghue, Room
C. Hadfield, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
K. Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs
J. Lahiri, In Other Words
S. Wilson, Girl Through Glass
A.I. Barrett, Blacks
A. Enrigue, Sudden Death
M.M. Bergman, Almost Famous Women
G. Flaubert, Madame Bovary
W. Faulker, As I Lay Dying
M. Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
M. Nijkamp, This is Where it Ends
D. Mitchell, Slade House
C. Dickens, Great Expectations
T. Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd
W. Scott, Ivanhoe
H.G. Wells, he Time Machine
D. Du Maurier, Rebecca
G. Greene, The End of the Affair
J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness
S. Rushdie, Midnight's Children
R. Rowell, Eleanor & Park
J.S. Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
W. Thackeray, Vanity Fair
L.M. Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase
J. Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
P. Pullman, His Dark Materials
A. Nutting, Tampa
A. Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
G. Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story
Z. Smith, White Teeth
F. Kafka, Metamorphosis