Hello lovelies,

Happy February! We made it through January!! Hope you are all having a lovely start to a new month.

I get asked quite often about what camera I use and and how I edit my photos so I thought I’d create this post today all about it!

I use the Olympus Pen EPL 8 with a 45mm lens and I swear by it. It took me a while to get use to but it is amazing. I’m a little in love with it. The quality of the images are great and its so easy to carry around everywhere. I do also have the 14-42mm lens but ever since I brought the 45mm lens I haven’t taken it off!

The one I brought I have linked HERE! but there are lots of places online you can find them, so it’s good to do your research!

Now for editing… I use three different apps to edit my photos. Firstly, I use AirBrush. This is free from the App Store.

I go into the app and click Magic. On here you can edit what you want added to the image. I tend to just use the brighten and smooth to create a smooth feel to my skin and the photograph. I sometimes add Skin Tone if the image is really dark it will also Brighten up the image, or if you want to look more orange you can darken the image also. It really depends what you want to do, as there is a lot you can mess around with on the app. I tend to only use this briefly and smooth the overall image, as I find it can sometimes make my images look really fake.

Before Image ^

When you click on ‘Magic’ ^ this is what comes up and you are able to edit what you’d like to add to your image. I sometimes add skin tone If I want to Brighten the image! But this can also add a tan!

Secondly, I use SnapSeed! I use this app to edit the brightness and contrast of the image. I go to Tools- Selective and highlight areas of the image I want to brighten, add contrast, saturation or structure to the image. I usually play around with this until I feel happy with the image and then I move onto VSCO.

Once in tools- you have all this choice! I sometimes use ‘Healing’ too if theres something like bird poo on a wall- which happens a lot!!

In ‘Selective’ you can click areas of the image and edit the Brightness, Contras, Saturation or Structure! ^

VSCO!! my favourite app of the lot. Which I’m sure most of you have heard of! You can use the free the free effects or you can search a pay for lots of different effects to add to your images. I use C1 on all my images and move up to 2.0%. I then add 0.5% contrast and depending on the image I add 0.2%-0.5% brightness!

So thats how I do it on all my Instagram Photos!!! Hopefully that was helpful and made sense- always feel free to message me with any questions you may have!!!

Before and After ^

Love, India Moon. 

 

Hello you wonderful lot!

Hope December is treating you well, and you are all feeling christmassy and happy!!! I’m super excited about sharing this post with you because I’m absolutely crazy about Nasty Gal, so being able to work with them as been an absolute Christmas dream. I was extremely lucky to received two of the most incredible outfits s from them I could have cried with happiness.

With Christmas being round the corner, everyones started to dress in sparkles, glittery sequins and such amazing incredible party outfits. Which is why my mission for this month has been finding the most beautiful party looks to share with you all and give you little tips on ways to style these pieces.

First off my favourite party outfit this month! The most beautiful satin suit, Blazer Linked here, Tailored Pants Linked Here!!! Winter Glam is all about layering textures so I decided to style this with some gold layered jewellery and gold hoops. To stay co-ordinated, I picked a foundation shade that tie the outfit together, of course it would be black. Black chunky heels to go with my little black bralet. You could also style this with a lace bralet or white tee, which would be perfect for those New Years eve nights out. It would also work really well with some van/ trainers and cross over body clutch for those Christmas meals, or for that dressed down look. You don’t have to style them together either, the blazer works perfectly over some black jeans and boot heels. I mean I’ll be wearing this at very opportunity I get! I’m just loving all things co-ord this Christmas. They also have a similar satin suit in mustard which is to die for!!! Suit Pants Linked here! Blazer Linked here!

For my second outfit, I choose a little floaty satin pink dress for my family meals and Christmas party meals with friends. Even though its freezing at the moment, styling this sumptuous dress with sock boots and cosy faux fur is so perfect for evenings out and any indoor meals you may have coming up. I don’t know if you can guess but I love anything Satin. To add an little edgy twist to your party look, you could always style this with a statement leather jacket and chunky biker boots. But If your looking for more of an classic elegance, I’d go for some gold or black court heels, a pink clutch, and some silver drop earrings and a delicate chain necklace.  Link to this beautiful dress here!! 

Hope you love these outfits as much as me, go browse their beautiful statement pieces this party season on their website, there are some absolute gems!!!

Thanks to Nasty Gal for these incredible pieces!

Love, India Moon. 

 

Hello you lovely lot!

It’s mid December already, and it’s feeling super Christmassy! I’m sure many of you are planning your Christmas party outfits and New Year’s Eve outfits, if your like me and always plan super far in advance!

I thought I do a little post with some of my top favourite party outfits this Christmas from some incredible brands! I’m not going to ramble on too much, but I’m in love with every single one of these outfits so hopefully it inspires you all and helps you all find that perfect party outfit!! This is part one of my favourites, as I’ve got a few more on the way so keep your eyes peeled!!

No 1. Rose gold heaven! Dress from I Saw It first! The detailing is so beautiful, and it is such amazing quality! And no sequins fall out while you dancing around in it!!! Which is unfortunately out of stock from ISAWITFIRST so here is one that is similar in Black that I love- Click here! (I’m wearing a size 6)

No 2. Pretty little thing sparkly treats! You may notice I have a thing for rose gold, so of course I couldn’t resist some rose gold sequin pants, perfect for nights were you expect to be dancing non stop! Click Here!

No 3. I also received this amazing gold sequin square neck dress, I love love love the shape of this! Click Here!

No 4. This beautiful Pretty Little Thing Satin Dress- Click here!

No.5 for those evening Christmas dinners that turn into nights out, I couldn’t resist this Red Co-ord Suit from BooHoo! Click here for Blazer! Click Here for Suit pant!

No.6. Such a wonderful Jumpsuit perfect for Christmas parties and New Years Eve, dressed with some black heels and a fur coat! From LOTD-Click Here! and its only £10!!!

No.7. Sparkly Pink Two piece of dreams!! In The Style collaborations are my favourite, so when Tammy Hembrow released her range I was too excited! Love anything with a bit of sparkle! Click here for the top! Click here for the trousers! 

Love, India Moon.

Hello lovelies!

Hope you’re all well!

After doing a poll on instagram a lot of you said you’d like a post about why I started blogging and how I got into it all! So I thought I’d do a little post about it, with any little tips I can include along the way!

I’ve always loved fashion and been interested in styling. I love having the escapism of writing and being able to share my thoughts on my own little platform, that to me kinda feels like my own little world or scrap book. When I started working at Topshop about 3 years ago, I was surrounded by girls who had a huge love for fashion including my incredible best friend and stylish Pia Gloria. Being surrounded by that support and inspiration naturally just pushed me towards creating my own space to write down and share my styles.

I started by creating my page, I searched different themes using Pip.dig who were really helpful when creating my blog layout and helping me set it up. I created my page with WordPress and create a domain with Siteground allowing me to have loveindiamoon.co.uk!

After that, I started slow. I posted little bits here and there and really just enjoyed writing ALOT. I say a lot because I honestly would rant on and on! I think after about 6 months I hit a wall… I started comparing. Everyone does it once in a while, but mine was becoming unhealthy. I started comparing and feeling really down about myself, which was no ones fault but my own. So I decided to stop to focus some time on me and feeling a bit more happy and healthy in my body. I unfollowed people who I was obsessing over, who were showing a dreamy lifestyle (which is wonderful and I have no problem with at all) but at the time it was just making me compare myself and my life too. Which was just were I was at in that moment.  After a few months of focusing on myself, positivity and my health. Realising that it’s okay to have days of comparison but also its important to love parts of myself and my flaws. It really helped me feel a little more confident in just doing me. Doing something that makes me happy and creating an Instagram platform and blog space that reflects me and my own personal journey.

That’s why I love blogging, I love styling outfits, i love photography, I love working with brands and I especially love all the incredible and supportive influencers I’ve met along the way so far. It honestly is such a hard working, beautiful community and being part of it is super exciting.

I’m ranting on of course, so I’ll try keep it quick… I then decided to start back up and again take it slow but post more of me within my captions, photos and styling! Rather than thinking about how many followers or likes or if I’m posting the right kind of brands… I’ve just been enjoying the process!! I enjoy just being able to express myself.

If you ever want to start blogging, YouTube or just Instagram blogging then do it!!!! Don’t think about what others may think, just make sure your happy, your expressing yourself and focusing on you.

Try not to get caught up in comparing, as we are all on our own journeys and should all support one another along the way!

If you want to know absolutely anything else, then just send me a little message on my Instagram! ‘indiamoon ‘ Click here! 

Thought I’d included some colourful shots taken by the beautiful Allison Stoddard- Instagram here. 

Love, India Moon.

‘…Sometimes when we are beating ourselves up, we need to stop and say to that harassing voice inside ‘Man, I’m doing the very best I can right now’. ‘Brene Brown, Rising Strong.’

Hello lovelies,

Hope you’re all well!

I wanted to do a little post today about Time. About living in the now and taking the time to look after yourself. I also wanted to share some photos of the most beautiful watches from Henry Watches London , which make the most perfect presents or even Christmas presents. I mean Christmas is only round the corner!! How quick has this year gone by?! This week I was extremely lucky to do a shoot with Henry Watches in London, and I ended up falling in love with all of their designs.

I think a lot of us at this stage in our lives, can take on so much. Whether it be work, university, family life or even just overloading ourselves with lots of little things to do. Which is great, being productive and busy is a good thing. However, I feel like sometimes we can forget to take a little bit of time out of our day, to just tune into ourselves, switch off from technology, look up a little more and have some time to relax.

I personally feel as a blogger that sometimes I can put the stress on myself, to be uploading enough or feeling bad that I can’t write some of the posts I want to, or trying to find spare time to get outfit photos, on top of university and working part time. But I’ve come to realise this is what I’m doing right now, and you have to find an equal balance and just do what you can with your time. It’s okay to take it slow. Everyones journey is different, so sometimes it’s good to have a few days doing absolutely nothing, if that’s what your body needs.

Don’t put the pressure on yourself to make everything perfect. Take TIME for yourself. Life is short so we should be treasuring the small moments, enjoying the time we’ve got and doing things we love.

Now talking about time… I also wanted to share with you all my favourite watch company, Henry Watches (Instagram Click here, Website Click here). Henry Watches are an worldwide brand that create beautifully unique designed watches. They also come in the most lovely packaging, in a tiny little brown suitcase!!!

Here are some of my favourites!! I honestly wish I could have them all! Hope you love them as much as me, and also keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram over the next few weeks for a super exciting giveaway, were you could win one of these beautiful watches and get it engraved too!

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Love, India Moon.