Sunday, 21 December 2014

SAMANTHA NGAIRE PHOTOGRAPHY // [OF] TEACUPS & RAINSTORMS [BLOG]


If you haven't yet seen the beautiful photographs by Samantha Ngaire then you're in for a treat. The pretty lady behind one of my favourite blogs Teacups & Rainstorms, has a love for the dark and cosy days spent with tea, a blanket and a book. Her work captures this mood effortlessly in a nostalgic way with a film-like, grainy quality. She offers a perspective that I dare say makes me, a lover of all things Spring and sunny, appreciate the gloomy, stormy days of Winter. (Which is just wonderful as I have just begun my second Winter of the year and I need the optimism to endure it.)

Earlier in the year, I received an email from Samantha hoping to purchase the pictured Rose Tinted Flower Crown to wear for her engagement shoot (shot by Patty Lagera Photography). Of course I was more than happy to help out. She is so lovely, you can't help but adore her instantly. If you ever wish to book her for a photo shoot or event, I know she will be amazing. 


The funny thing is we actually attended the same Art School (MSVA), just a few years apart. I so very nearly asked her to model for the magazine I created for my final submission. But I guess I was too shy to ask, which is ridiculous looking back on it.

Be sure to check out her social media outlets and give her a deserved like/follow!

Friday, 12 December 2014

A DREAMY PALE PEACH FLOWER CROWN // FOR LIAH ROEBUCK BRIDAL

Rose Tinted Flower Crowns 

These beauties are on their way to the studio of New Plymouth bridal wear designer and lovely soul, Liah Roebuck. I hope it will compliment her stunning designs made from the most beautiful fabrics! If you are in the market for a stunning NZ designed wedding gown or other beautiful garment, be sure to check out her work!

Monday, 8 December 2014

ROSE TINTED INSTAGRAM // NOVEMBER


Continuing my aim to post approximately one image a day on my instagram account. Here is a little round up of some posts in November. My feed is mostly my own content, although I always credit if something is not mine or I have worked on a collaboration. I would love for you to follow along if you like my work.

ROSE TINTED INSTAGRAM // OCTOBER


So I'm kinda backlogging some instagram posts here. Although I haven't been blogging quite as often lately, I've been trying to post an image a day on my insta account. So feel free to follow along if you'd like to Rose Tint your feed just a little.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

HOPEFUL WANDERERS // A TRAVEL BLOG ABOUT OUR JOURNEY IN CHINA

Logo design by Rose Tinted Illustration & Design
Photograph of us two by Stephan & Nakita

If you are interested in seeing images and updates of our travels in China then feel free to head over to a new blog my husband and I have set up. Hopeful Wanderers is a journal of our time abroad and shows glimpses of our life in China.

The logo and banner image of this blog is of my own design and features a quote from one of our favourite songs by Mighty Oaks.

"It's a big old world we live in now
And mighty it can be
All this time I pictured you standing next to me
So we could go find things we'd never seen"
- JUST ONE DAY // MIGHTY OAKS

Thursday, 13 November 2014

ROSEHIP FACIAL CLEANSER // BY ESSANO SKIN CARE


So I've never really posted about beauty products here before, but I'm really liking this Rosehip facial cleanser by Essano. It uses natural ingredients and is made by a boutique company in New Zealand. I love the scent, and it's really gentle on my skin.

Especially with living in China where there's a lot of air pollution, it's so important to keep my skin clean. Plus it's also really wonderful to be supporting a local business from back home.

Also as a designer/illustrator, I was really drawn to the packaging! Was the reason I picked it up in the first place. As you may know, I absolutely love anything to do with roses so it really won me over.

I styled it in this shot with a beautiful Chinese fan my husband picked up for me and some gorgeous silk peonies. I wish they were real, but I'm not in the southern hemisphere. I'm insanely jealous that I'm not experiencing Spring at the moment. It's my favourite time of year and it's a little depressing having two winters in one year. Although it means I'll get two Summer's when I return.

PS. If you follow Essano Skin on Instagram, you can go in the draw to win one of their many give-aways.


Saturday, 1 November 2014

BUTTERFLIES // ROSE TINTED ILLUSTRATION


I love drawing butterflies. They are so pretty. I love their symmetry and the patterns on their wings.

Once I went to the museum with a couple of good friends. We were in the section that has all the taxidermy insects and bugs. I remember when we opened the drawer with all the butterflies, we all just sighed in adoration for these winged creatures. Didn't quite have the same reaction with the tarantula drawer...