Today is Mother’s day in London. I had the most amazing surprise gift from my children this morning.
It was the ‘Mum’ print above that they bought from Jealous gallery and print studio.
It fits in perfectly with the colours of my workspace and so in line with my aesthetic. It makes me happy that I will be seeing this every time I sit at my desk.
As it is mother’s day today, I would like to introduce two very special guests.
First up is Jojo, my 14 year old daughter, who will be blogging with me today and possible monthly. You can find her on Instagram under the name @stylewithjj.
What makes me delighted about this, is that when I first set up Little Big Bell, the intention was to blog with my daughter. Her Chinese middle name means Little Bell, hence the name Little Big Bell. Me being Big Bell.
My second special guest is the talented artist Kristina Hultkrantz of Emma Kisstina, who has illustrated the contents of both Jojo and my handbag. She is one amazing lady and you will see what I mean soon. You can read all about her here.
I recently purchased a bright pink Kate Spade Hayden, so when Kristina approached me to draw my handbag, I was most excited.
What do I carry in my bag? The stethoscope is unsurprising, since I am a full time doctor. However, I do tend to leave it at work most of the time.
Here’s what I carry when I go to blogging events.
Missing, is my DSLR camera, which I was using. What’s wonderful is that the Hayden bag is big enough to accommodate it.
I am always in a rush, so early morning coffee on the go is essential. My coffee cup is from Bando.
I now carry a pink pen for a reason. I’m not sure why, but as doctors working within the Accident and Emergency department, the most commonly lost item is one’s pen. Perhaps it’s because all our pens look the same and so may be picked up by mistake.
So far, the pink pen has lasted a month and is still going strong.
A portable mobile charger is essential for any blogger and I’m loving my pink and gold one.
I don’t wear my Pop and Fizz shoes at work, but I always keep a comfortable pair of flats I change into after work, as I do a lot of walking rather than driving.
Here’s everything in my bag. Chanel lipsticks are my favourite and I was lucky to sample the new collections this season before they hit the market.
I’m also adoring my Bobbi Brown Pot rouge which can be used for both lips and cheeks.
Now, to reveal Kristina’s beautiful drawing of my bag and its contents.
How amazing is this? It only took her I believe, a day and a half to draw. I am so in love with it and can’t wait to receive my personalised print.
Kristina is able to do custom drawings of your bags and contents too. Here is the link to her Etsy shop.
Now, to introduce my sweet teen, Jojo. I took this photo of her when we attended the London Fashion weekend catwalk shows. Jojo will be co-blogging here about teen fashion and lifestyle.
Here’s her hair braided by the talented stylists at Toni and Guy during London Fashion week.
Anyway, without further ado, I hand the keyboard over to Jojo now to tell us about her handbag and its contents.
Thanks for the introduction! Hi, this is Jojo.
My pink Eau de Parfum bag is from Next. I think pastels are very much in fashion this season. As well as being useful, it is a super stylish accessory!
My Ted Baker purse again follows the pastel trend. The rose gold clasps on the purse are a favourite! Shimmer and shine was a predicted trend at the London fashion weekend catwalks, I saw a lot of Rose Gold.
My eos lip balm above is a no brainer to keep in my bag! It is one of my favourites for fresh minty lips.
I always keep some kind of perfume in my bag and the Harajuki perfume is super cute with a sweet summer scent. The girl’s pastel pink hair is also so cool!
It’s now back to Geraldine! Thank you Jojo for your short and sweet little post.
Here is the beautiful drawing that Kristina has done on my daughter’s bag and its contents. I was so excited when she sent me the two finished drawings. It is always such a pleasure to discover and promote amazing talents. Thank you so much Kristina.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the post today. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.