Friday, 27 September 2013

A range of stylish cameras and accessories to put the fun into photography

Can you remember the joy and frustration of analogue photography, waiting for your film to come back from the developers and that thrill when you open the envelope to see you photographs for the first time? We love analogue and want to put the fun back into taking pictures that is why we are celebrating the fourth anniversary of Lomography in the UK by featuring a collection of the most stylish cameras for analogue fans.

Lomography is a community dedicated to experimental and creative analogue photography. The community share photos, tips and inspiration and supply a variety of low-fi cameras and experimental film designed for play. Anyone can be a Lomographer. Just pick up a camera and snap whatever you fancy, then wait to see what develops.

La Sardina is a great choice for the style conscious, decorated in a variety of prints including this lovely deckchair fabric. It has a wide angle lens, ideal for selfies and landscapes alike and it takes 35mm film. Add a flash and a selection of experimental films to see what this little camera is really capable of. You can find inspiration on the Lomography Sardina website. There are tutorials and galleries of Sardina images shared by Sardina users. Why not join in and share your own Sardina photographs.

Here in the South West there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about with your Sardina camera. Why not join Bath Photo Walk for their Autumn Photowalk in Victoria Park. Or meet local lomographers in Bristol. Bristol Lomo Club meet once a month.

You could store your images in this Ted Baker pretty floral photo album or display your favourites in pride of place on the fridge with this set of vintage fridge magnets from Cavallini.

Lomography UK are running a celebratory competition over on their Facebook page. Enter the fourth anniversary competition to win one of four cameras.

These gorgeous little cameras start at £59 and we have a selection of colourful and experimental film from £8.50. See the full range here or pop in to the store.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Accessories from Paul Smith and Ally Capellino for Fabulous Fashionistas

Bloomsbury’s own Fabulous Fashionista, Jean Woods, has been making the news this week after appearing in the Channel 4 documentary. With features in the Radio Times and Daily Mail, it is clear that he media are fascinated by her unique, age defying style.

Jean is proof that there is no age limit on style and this selection of stunning products will tempt fashionistas of any age. Team a Swirl Jaquard Stripes Silk Scarf and Grey Stripe Beanie from Paul Smith with a dark red Ally Capellino Kelly Bag for a youthful injection of colour.

There is still time to see Jean and the rest of the fashionistas in this inspiring documentary on 4od.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Fabulous Fashionistas

Here at Bloomsbury Store we’ve been getting very excited over our Jean appearing on Chanel 4's Fabulous Fashionistas! You may remember us blogging about Jean being filmed back in April, and now she will finally be hitting the screen!

Award-winning director Sue Bourne explores the art of ageing in the company of six extraordinary women in a Cutting Edge film. With an average age of eighty, Bridget, Daphne, Jean, Gillian, Sue and Lady Trumpington have something inspirational in common – to keep going, to look fabulous and to have fun. Without botox or plastic surgery, these women are redefining old age – in style. Not one of them feels like an ‘old person’ and, in their own ways, they are defying expectations of the ageing process. 

Fabulous Fashionistas features uplifting, often poignant personal stories and insights into how staying young and dressing with style is about more than following the latest trends, but about an attitude to life itself. 

Keep an eye out for Jean serving in the shop!

Catch Jean and 5 other stylish ladies on Channel 4 on Tuesday the 17th at 10pm. 
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