jewels by lisa

@cosleia called me out to do this “draw your favorite character Lisa Frank style” challenge, and as someone who turned her photography assignments in to her professor in a Lisa Frank folder (much to his chagrin), I loved the idea immediately. 

This was hands down the most fun I have had coloring something in a long time. 0 Stress, ALL NEON

Staying inside on this wet, rainy day to enjoy our Book Date of the week, I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell. Here’s the description:

Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel, filled with the “beautiful writing, believable characters, pacey narrative, and dark secrets” (Daily Mail, London) that make Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Lisa Folawiyo (@lisafolawiyo) is one of the best-loved designers in the African Fashion industry, a pioneer in the popularity of beaded ankara and internationally known for her fashion labels under the Jewel by Lisa umbrella, namely Jewel by Lisa, the J label and Pretty Precious kids collection. Although her work has been featured worldwide, from Lagos Fashion and Design week to New York Fashion Week, Folawiyo emphasises the notion of looking more inward rather than internationally for recognition.

Guardian life caught up with Folawiyo for a chat to celebrate International Women’s Month and find out more about her progression as a fashion designer in the Nigerian high society.

Creative Direction: @themadamezeta
Photography: @niyiokeowostudio
Makeup: @eyesome_beauty
Assisted Syling: @mruduku
Words: @beatriceporbeni

Listen to the Playmoss playlist: Southside girl meets popular girl (alice x Hermione) by lost_in_fiction by lost_in_fiction
LISTEN

Soft girlfriends Hermione and alice in they’re high school days

Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed You)
Jewel - This Way
Monica - Angel Of Mine
Eagle - Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Evan And Jaron - Crazy For This Girl
Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
Jewel - Standing Still
Tori Amos - A Sorta Fairytale
SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER - THERE SHE GOES
The La’s - There she goes
Alanis Morissette - Head Over Feet
Mother Love Bone - Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns
Hootie And The Blowfish - Hold My Hand
Hootie And The Blowfish - Only Wanna Be With You
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Zara Law - When She Loved Me (Sarah Mclachlan)
Sarah McLachlan - Fallen
Sarah McLachlan - Building A Mystery

10 books that have stayed with me

There is little more I believe in than love. I like to read about love, learn about love, lose myself in love. And each of these books let me drown in love, whether it be in whoops of delight, in shouts of frustration, in moments which melted my heart or which made me cry. 

They’ve all stayed with me, the characters and the story and the way of them when other books fall out of my head a week after I’ve finished reading them, these ones etched their way into my heart for good.

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (to represent the whole series)- J.K. Rowling

2. The Time Traveler’s Wife-Audrey Niffenegger

3. Souvenir- Therese Fowler

4. Me Before You- JoJo Moyes

5. The Guy Next Door- Meg Cabot

6. A Hopeless Romantic-Harriet Evans

7. 31 Dream Street- Lisa Jewell

8. Delirium- Lauren Oliver

9. Before I Die- Jenny Downham

10. Pillow Talk- Freya North

beforemyglasses asked: Can you recommend some books that are similar to the book me before you by Jojo Moyes?

I can give you a few that I found to be similar! I want to reread that book soon- I hardly remember what happened in it anymore; I just remember liking it!

1. An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Jill Mansell

2. The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris

3. The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell 

4. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty 

5. Here’s Looking at You by Mhari McFarlane

6. We Are Water by Wally Lamb

Thanks for the question and your patience while waiting for me to answer it :)

-Lauren