Tuesday, 17 November 2015


ELLO ELLO! So, today I thought I would talk to you guys about my arty side. I don't really talk about that much how art and design is such a bit part of my life! and I really don't know why... There are so many aspects to art and design that i'm passionate about, including; photography, graphics, animation, tech, fine art, architecture, inventing... and many more. It's always been with me ever since I can remember. So telling you about another side to me (which is a huge side) thought it would be a good idea.

Here's the short version.

When I was quite young (around 9-10) art started to become quite serious, with me coming high up in an art competition and we really getting into the different aspects to art. Obviously at school, fine art is always the side of art that gets pushed down your throat a bit. Portraits especially became a big part of my work and had my own art and photography exhibition when I was 12-13 years old. I had to created my own way of photographing my macro pictures and drawing my large portraits (usually of very old eastern men, as they were the most interesting for me to draw). As I got older, I got inspired by so many different things around me; family, software, adaption of technology, experimentation. I got interested in graphics, motion design, more of photography/film, inventing (product design/ interaction design). So then fine art started to become more of a hobby, when I left school at 16.
Which I then started at Ravensbourne which is a great design university in East London. I went straight from school to this course at Ravensbourne called 'Pre Foundation Diploma in Art and Design'. When I heard about this course I was instantly excited about it and wanted to leave school and focus on my art passions more. Being there for a year gave me a good spread out experimentation of different sides to design (not so much fine art). I learnt A LOT about not just art and design, but about myself. Met some amazing friends there that I will always stay in contact with, one being one of my best friends now.
Which is now brought us to today.
I'm currently studying at CSM (Central St Martins, apart of UAL), one of the best art and design universities in the world! I was so lucky to get in, as there was a 1/6 chance. I've been there since the beginning of September doing an Art and Design Foundation Diagnosis, which is where you experiment with everything and not specialise straight away. As I didn't know what I wanted to do yet, I thought that diagnostic would be best for me. Knowing that I would never really want to specialise because I have so many aspects of design that I want to do and take forward. Again being here is teaching me so much about my self that I didn't know, and is helping me decide what I would maybe want to do in the future.

So that's my brief (ish) history lesson.

Now onto things that i'm working on and about my work. I have my own websitehttp://www.ionaclive.co.ukFacebook page, and Tumblr dedicated to the different things I do. GO CHECK THEM OUT! Even though they aren't that updated, will start to upload things more often.

The direction that i'm heading in, for maybe doing for BA (bachelor of arts) is Interaction Design.

Thursday, 3 September 2015


Hello little minions! I thought I would talk to you guys today about work, as it is apart of everyones lives and because it's getting quite important in my life ESPECIALLY at the moment. Since I was quite young I have always been know as the one that's always busy busy busy, at school. I've always want to do EVERYTHING, sports, music, art... just a lot! And it worked for me, as I was able to keep up with everything and handle it. Until, I moved back to London and had to give up some of my talents and interests as they took a step back.

Although now, I'm busy for an even better reason! I working on business projects, concentrating on my art, design areas (which I LOVE), and exploring the wonderful city that is London! As people that live in London know, London is an incredible city with so many opportunities and history. Before we moved back, I was saying to everyone how I would really make the most of being back by exploring loads! Since moving back, i've certainly done that! I wonder around a lot, walking miles and miles. And for me, it's a great way to think and learn.

Here's my tumblr of me exploring : http://ionawondering.tumblr.com

Tomorrow is my first day at the Uni, and it's such an exciting feeling! New people, new projects, new environment to make my home. It's a very joyful time, + everything else that's happening, with my Brand taking off, my projects that I'm working on with people, and my personal art developing into so many directions. I just feel really happy, and can't wait to share some of my projects with you guys soon!

Now, everyone has their own things that they work on. Either that be a job, personal things or just goals that they are trying to lead up to. But most of all, if it's making you happy, that's all that matters!

I have now been back in London for JUST over a year, and the experiences and people that i've met are so inspiring. I can't wait for the next coming years!

If your working on something, and would like to share it in the comments, please do! I would be very interested to know what all of you are up to! :D

Thank you for reading and hope everyone has a lovely day!

Sunday, 23 August 2015


I can now kind of call myself a uni student (even though I was calling my self that last year!). I will be starting my Foundation course in Art and Design at the beginning of September, which I'm SO excited about! As the time is nearly nigh, I've been doing a bit of internet shopping. Now, art university is the best place to express yourself and not worry as much about society (even though you shouldn't care anyway). So i've been going onto all these AWESOME crazy clothing and accessory online stores. My style is kind of vintage/oriental/colourful wackiness, which is what i'm going to try and mix with my things in my wardrobe. I've been writing lists of things other then art supplies that I 'need' for when I start!

Here are a few brands that I have loved their style of :

They all have very different styles!

The shop has grown to become an international style source offering both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Here is where you will find clothing inspiration pulled from the digital Tumblr girl world, bad acid trips, underground counterculture and stylized gutter punks.

Manière De Voir is a UK-based fashion brand created to fulfil the need of fashion-forward enthusiasts, who desire trend-focused contemporary designs with competitive prices.

We pride ourselves in offering our customers the greatest range of jewelry and accessories, from independent designers to the most current trends, and for budgets of every shape and size.

So maybe if your in a similar position, hopefully i've given you a bit of inspiration and info!

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

AQUAORA's New Collection

Hello Everyone! I'm feeling really excited because yesterday (very early in the morning), I sort of launched my brand 'AQUAORA'. What I mean by that is the new collection is on the website, although selected items won't be available to purchase until the 1st August.
This has been a longgggg... journey up until now, but it has FINALLY happened! We did our first shoot for the brand on the 10th July, which went really well! Since then I have been on holiday, so all my work has been from abroad. Although, what I have been able to accomplish is really amazing in my eyes these last couple of weeks.

I have started off the brand with some swimwear, which includes bikini tops and bottoms and some swimsuits. Then we have the sportswear, which includes a crop top, shorts, and leggings. Last of all the dresses, which has just started out as one at the moment. I have got lots of ideas for the future of 'AQUAORA', which I'm sure I'll be announcing very soon! But in the meantime please go follow us on Social Media : @aquaorafashion


Also obviously, check out our website to view the products!


Thanks for reading, and hope everyone is having an AMAZING summer! <3

Monday, 6 April 2015


I have FINALLY created a Youtube account for myself! I have just uploaded my first video, and even though the lighting is bad and I have to get used to speaking on camera, I am really happy with it! Please watch it and let me know what you think, and if you would like me to do more! I was a bit hesitant about doing this, as it's putting my self out there to the world and it's quite scary for me! But I hope I get a good response and please give me some tips to what I could do better for next time.

1. MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Chilled on Ice
2. MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, Nice ’N’ Spicy
3. MAC Eye Brows Crayon Pour Les Sourcils
4. MAC Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash
5. YvesSaintLaurent Rouge Pur Couture 10

These are my social medias, so please go follow me!

Thank you for reading! And please go and SUBSCRIBE! :D Never thought I would be saying that!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

2015 Spring : Makeup, Hair & Nail Trends

Spring is right round the corner if you are in the northern hemisphere (like me) and go by the astronomical seasons. As I haven't done a beauty post in a while, I thought I would do a makeup, hair and nail spring trends. I few things that have become popular this year already, beauty related, which are a bit strange are; Frizzy Hair, Smudged Mascara and Eyebrow Extensions. I'm learning things about beauty everyday, and looking back on pictures of me when I was a younger when I hardly knew anything made me think about what if I did have all this knowledge then. Anyways, I am glad that i'm getting the insight now otherwise I wouldn't be into beauty as much.

Make-Up Trends for this Spring:

  • Mixing Lipstick with Eyeliner to create an Eyeshadow
  • Fine Eyeliner
  • Berry Lipstick
  • No Makeup

Hair Trends for this Spring:

  • Coming Undone Styles
  • Ice White Colouring
  • Plaits and Braids
  • Choppy Fringe

Nail Trends for this Spring:

  • Negative Space
  • Skin Tone
  • Metallic Foils
  • Opaque Glitters

Hope this gives you some inspiration and insight into how to look this Spring! It sure has for me...
See you on my next post :)

P.s. None of these pictures are mine.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Following My Young Footsteps

I have really enjoyed being back in my home city (London). It's made me more relaxed and more independent. I have now been back for around 7 months, wow... that has gone by so quick! And I am really happy to have moved back at this point in my life! There have been ups and downs since we moved back, but that's life, you can't expect it to be perfect.

Long walks has become a daily/weekly thing as there's so much for me to explore and discover. Also I find it a good way to stay fit and healthy, and I enjoy sightseeing so might as well not bother with public transport... Otherwise how else am I going to catch up on the 9 years of not being here. As I have just had my course assessment for all the work we have done so far, I thought I would take the opportunity to walk for longer. So I decided to walk around where I used to live (which is only round the corner from where I am now), and follow my young footsteps. A lot of memories came back to me of my childhood and it was nice to be able to relive that as it was one of the most happiest times of my life.

I took my camera and my phone which has a fish eye attached to it. This was because at the moment I have been trying to take my camera everywhere I go, so that it will make me take more photos. As I haven't had time recently to do my photoshoots, I wanted to make sure that my photography passion doesn't disappear. The Fish Eye lens is from Urban Outfitters, and I LOVE it! I recommend getting it if you like that sort of photography. If you want to see how the fish eye pictures come out, go over to my Instagram and have a look for yourself!

Hope everyone is having a good week, and will see you on my next post! Love you all!