30 November 2011

Keep it Native

Elizaveta Medvedeva Photography

I wanted to share one of my top favourite photographers with you today! Her name is Elizaveta and she is a student from Russia.

I'd love to have a photoshoot like this :) 

Our giveaway closes tonight - so make sure you enter it by clicking here.

Love Polli xx

29 November 2011

December Desktop Freebie

It's almost Christmas time ! Can you believe it. Gosh it came around so quickly. My friend shared a printable wishlist the other day and it inspired me to make my very own desktop freebie for all of you today. Click on the links below to download. And Merry Christmas!

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Please note that this is for personal use only & can not be claimed as your work. (You may re-blog, re-tweet with credit)

Love Polli xx

28 November 2011


Check out LyricisM, a Japanese brand for some amazing winter goodies!

As it's getting colder and colder here in Qatar I am amazed at how the climate can change so drastically here in the desert. I have one jacket that I brought over from New Zealand and today is the first time I had to put it on. I guess I might have to start looking at some jackets, scarves and mittens.

PS: in 10 days I am flying over to South Africa - eeek!

Love Polli xx

27 November 2011

The list

I designed up some inspirational quotes for you today with some photos my friend Lynsey took when we did a desert safari! It got me thinking about how changing your mindset changes your situation and perspective on things.

For me moving to the Middle East was always going to be a challenge right from the start! I have already learned a few valuable lessons from this place:

1) Give yourself loads of time to adjust to culture shock
2) Don't loose focus of your goal
3) Be love
4) Surround yourself with like minded people
5) Be open to taste new things, see new things and to embrace a new culture

Love Polli xx

26 November 2011

Pure Paper Presents

Get ready for the festive season with getting crafty with some stunning paper from Minimega. She sells beautiful & unique wrapping paper & trinkets. By what I gathered she is also a graphic designer and a mummy but looking her her portfolio. 

Wrapping paper is always second on the list after all the present have been bought, so while you still have some time to catch up on getting all the presents, gets some unique wrapping paper and give it that DIY look.

Love Polli xx

24 November 2011

Moda Key Boutique

Recently I visited Moda Key Boutique here in Qatar, Doha which my friend Harriet recommended to me. I found so many things I just adored in this little shop. It's filled with all things vintage & pretty!

One of my favourite items would have to be the daisy head garland & that vintage blue suitcase in the bottom right hand corner on the bottom. It's so nice to be able to visit a western inspired boutique here in the heart of Doha.

Thanks Moda Key Boutique ! I'll be sure to pop in again soon.

Love Polli xx

23 November 2011

Make believe

Sian from Twelve by One blog tagged me in this blogger initiative started by Sportsgirl, called ‘Believe‘. The idea behind is to share ideas, believes and dreams with all of you.. Great idea  Sportsgirl!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An air-hostess

What is your fave childhood memory?Sitting on a big blanket my nanna put on the backyard table under a big tree in summer time playing with all my plastic nail polish & barbies.
And from time to time she would come and check on me and feed me fresh pieces of fruit.

The biggest dream you have right now?
To travel the world with my husband, visiting interesting stores, places and experiencing new cultures. That's why we moved to Qatar for the time and being to do a bit of travelling and to see the world. The expat life is rather fun!

I also wouldn't mind a really creative job. A place where I could be surrounded by cupcakes, macarons and fashion! As a graphic designer I would like to also design more installations and perhaps have my very own store and book for Polli blog one day.

Collaborating with more business, bloggers and creative people would also be on the top of my list as well as to be a stay at home blogger......... I have many dreams, it's too hard to list them all.

Your summer must-have pick from the current Sportsgirl range?
The neutral ballet dress, the party 50's polkadot skirt and the bowery sunglasses, panama hat, tri tribal studs and if you must chuck in the daisy chain garland - ( which is my favourite item on the list!)

Images via the Sportsgirl Believe Magazine

I am tagging: Tori from Voyages of the creative variety, Ilana from See Me Everywhere and Michaela from The Drifter and the Gypsy

Love Polli xx

22 November 2011

DIY Vintage Teacup Candles

Eeeek this is my most favourite DIY project I have stumbled upon. Thanks to Hey Gorgeous blog for sharing this amazing little project. I have no idea where you have found these teacups but they are beyond stunning.

These make great, gifts, favors, Christmas / Birthday gifts and the list can go on..

You will need the following:
• vintage tea cups, any will do
• eco friendly candle wax flakes
• wooden kabob skewer sticks
• scotch tape and sharp scissors
• a stove, a double boiler and bowl
• oven mitts and a hot plate/trivet

Click here to follow the step to step guide to making your very own teacup candle.

Love Polli xx

21 November 2011

Party Styling with Etsy

As the festive season is fast approaching us, it's only appropriate for me to share with you a very  creative and amazing little online paper styling store called The Papered Nest on Etsy. It's filled with beautiful paper goodness, doilies, wooden stand for cupcakes, flags, straws and eclectic paper garlands.

The Papered Nest store have been on my Christmas list for a while now and thought this might be a handy tip for all those who love to entertain. As a second career I would love to be a party stylist!

Remember to enter our amazing Christmas Giveaway here

Love Polli xx

20 November 2011

Black & Beige

peter pan collar top: H&M    jeans: H&M     hat: H&M    shoes: Call it spring   necklace: That Vintage

When I arrived in Qatar, I only brought a few clothes and realised I left my jeans at back in New Zealand! So my hubby Mike pointed out these pair of jeans from H&M to me and honestly I wished I bought another 50 pair ! They are the most comfortable jeans ever...

Not only did I leave with a pair of jeans, but I bought half of the store! I wish New Zealand had an H&M it's such a good store.

Love Polli xx

So many dresses

Sorry for the late post today, I had to go into work today, and I slept in lol.... (just being honest here).
While thinking and planning my trip over to South Africa in December, I realized how it hot it's going to be! And a girl can never have to many dresses her in wardrobe, right? So I thought of a few dresses which I found from Warehouse located in the UK. 

I am thinking either the red or yellow dress? What are your thoughts?

Love Polli xx

17 November 2011

Element Eden Inspired by Daydream Lily

 "Think doilies, and fresh flowers, tea cups, vintage treasures and handmade creations".

Photography: Ali Mitton
Styling:Liss from Daydream lily blog
Model: Christine Rose @ Viviens sydney
I wanted to share today an amazing collaboration between a blogger called Liss from Daydream lily & Element Eden.  

This time Daydream lily and Element Eden collaborated on a holga camera as well!! How neat, it's pink and oh so pretty. Definitely something to put down on my wishlist for Christmas. 
Well done to Bec, for Illustrating these beautiful pieces, your such an inspiring artist. And as far as I know, your able to buy the Element Hats Off Singlet from here.

Love Polli xx

16 November 2011

Currently swooning over...

While looking up things to do in South Africa over December I stumbled upon Amy Scheepers photography. A young South African girl who is currently living in Port Elizabeth.

She also runs a blog called Lucid Dreams and have young woman as her main subject mater. She is involved in a allot of fashion and beauty photography and captured a fantasy looking escape in her photo's. Her work also featured in in Asos Magazine.

Love Polli xx

15 November 2011

The loved one

I am so excited to share with you this feminine shop called The loved one with you today which is based in Pasadena.  Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz,  began The Loved One as a vintage wholesale business.

Demand for its quality vintage and American made lingerie inspired expansion into the world of retail, with an online store and a series of pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York before settling into their own space in Pasadena.

Love Polli xx

14 November 2011

Those who inspire...

Ilana from See Me Everywhere 

James Kicinski from Bluebird Vintage

Liss from Daydream lily blog 

These are the bloggers who keep me inspired to stay creative and crafty! Their blogs are part of my weekly routine to visit and I tend to snoop around their pages to find out more about the person behind the blog.

Most of all I love their outfit posts! I love seeing what other people have in their wardrobes and how they put outfits together.

Love Polli xx

Amanda from Here Comes The Sun

Tori from Voyages of the creative variety

And if you haven't yet entered our giveaway, make sure you click here, to be into the draw to win an amazing the California Sunshine headpiece by Moorea Seal.