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Hello! You may have noticed that Shiny Thoughts has had a freshen up! Finally, my new design is up and running and although I’d like to tweak a couple of things, it’s pretty much good to go! I designed the fresher look myself in Photoshop and then it was kindly built in WordPress (I moved from Blogger) by the lovely Andrew Jones Developer. It was a pretty messy move, buying server space and all, but I got there in the end!

If you take a look at the new pages at the top, you’ll see I’ve extended the London Fun section where I post up exhibitions I’m excited about and Pretty Places – a list of other blogs and things I’ve been involved with. There’s also a new Hello bit where I natter on about myself!

Lastly, I’d love to feature some new shiny places in my sponsor section of the sidebar so if you’d like to advertise your blog, website or shop and you’re a Shiny Thoughts kinda place then you can advertise through Project Wonderful or through me. Just visit the Q and Ads page at the top.  Thanks for reading everyone!


 Giving Lomo a go go! The CMYK Diana

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Diana with Flash CMYK at home camera

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Diana with Flash CMYK camera back

Lomography Diana Photos Cat

I was really excited to finally try out a lomography camera – I’ve never used one before! And what better camera for me to use than one called CMYK in all my favourite colours?! I managed to get my hands on this beautiful Diana and Flash as I used it in my latest project, the TV snippet, Outfitting Britain where I used the camera to take snaps of things British. It was just the perfect colours for the project and gave me an excuse to give it a go! I must say it is rather tricky and expensive to get film developped but the excitement of going to Snappy Snaps and picking up the photos definitely outweighs it! Plus it comes with a big and beautiful hard-bound book of info and photos from Lomo and the romantic story of the brand.
Like everyone says, when we’re used to always using digital, shooting in analogue always makes you think more and then cherish the photos afterwards! At the top I have photos taken around Soho in London, in the middle are pictures of High Tea and clothes with Next for their summer press day (plus a dual exposure shot of me!) and then at the bottom are photos of the Tatty Devine jewellery I was kindly loaned for the project and my best friend and our cat looking very square-arsed! It’s good fun so do have a go if you can!
Thanks Lomography Carnaby for lending me the camera!
  • Harriet March 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    I am completely in love with your new look! Really itching to give my blog a makeover now – yours is so inspiring!

    • lucynic March 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM

      Wowwee thank you SO much Harriet! You know I’ve always loved your blog and it’s sweetness – Thank you and I’m so flattered you like it! xx

  • SJP March 17, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    A. Your new site looks lovely – very fresh and colourful. B. That CMYK lomography camera is amazing! I’d love a Diana with all the different lens add-ons – they look like sooo much fun : ) x

  • Paige March 17, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    love the new look, i received a Lomography Diana Camera for christmas and i love it, i was also bought the 35 mm back which make development a little easier and cheaper for the amount of photos you get out of it! I cant wait to develop my latest film its always so exciting !

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  • Kb March 5, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Wahey! Loving the new layout missy, it suits you perfectly! I might just have to get a lomo camera, the pictures have a certain charm about them and it would be nice to be surprised by the outcome.

  • Lola March 5, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    It looks LOVERLEEEE! I love love love the new look and desperately want to make a move over to wordpress but I’m scared :/ I think I’ll leave it for a while!! X

  • Becky @ life/style/flash. March 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Love, love, love the new look! Schexy!

    I adore lomography and this camera is 100% on my list – I just wish film cameras weren’t such a pricey hobby.

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