7 Jun 2013

The Secret Garden

Thursday was one of those days when I simply couldn't wait to get outside and venture to 
The Secret Garden I found a few days ago. I have had a fantastic week full of exciting news and the first was that I won the 'Miss Patina's Artist Within' competition! They asked people to sketch their favourite Miss Patina dress and the winner would win their 'Miss Honey' dress. 

So here was my entry, I was simply over the moon when they announced I had won on Instagram! I just couldn't believe it! I didn't think in a million years I would win. The other entries were simply fantastic! It's been such a long time since I've sat down with my watercolours and done some illustrations. You could say I lost my confidence with it. I used to paint and draw all the time but recently I've lacked that creative inspiration and motivation. 

The dress itself is exquisitely made and I got so many people at work that night asking me where it was from. The delicate and detailed embroidery of the flowers up close is truly beautiful and comes complete with the belt you see. I am now Miss Patina HOOKED! and I already have my eye on the next dress I want to purchase from them. I really did feel like a Princess when wearing this dress and baby blue is one of my favourite colours to wear in Summer.

Dress- Miss Patina 
Flower Crown- Wild Flowers

The artist within me that day was in creative overdrive once more! I was simply buzzing with ideas and  you wouldn't believe how many photos were taken! So with that in mind I decided to channel all my ideas into a style video. I love making videos of my adventures and I haven't made one in such a long time. I really wanted you my amazing readers to experience a little bit more of this magical afternoon. I hope you like it. x

Last but not least! As if this post isn't jammed packed enough! I'm also extremely pleased and proud to to announce another.


'The Cinnamon Slipper Secret Garden Competition'

The beautiful baby blue flower crown I am wearing that I have simply fallen in love with was very kindly gifted from the new-up-and-coming- 'Wild Flower' online boutique. 

To celebrate their new launch they will be giving away a Flower Crown of YOUR CHOICE!

You will get to pick any crown or maybe you fancy creating a magical combination of your own imagination! it's up to you! 

***They have also very kindly opened this giveaway to anybody in any Country!***

All you need to do to enter is....

  1. Comment below
  2. Like the 'Wild Flower' page on Facebook here
  3. Like 'The Cinnamon Slipper' page on Facebook (if you haven't already) here
  4. Follow on Google Friend Connect

Good Luck everyone!
You've got to be in it to win it!
The winner will be announced on the Wild Flower page next Friday! 

x Rebecca 


  1. Great outfit and amazing photographs! I just came across your blog and I love it.
    Feel free to check out my blog, we can also follow each other if you would like to :)


    1. Oh fabulous a male blog! I will be sure to have a look! x

  2. You look sooo stunning! Such a pretty blog too :)

    Danielle xx
    Danielleyc | UK Beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog

  3. What a gorgeous video and post! You look positively heavenly in your winning dress - congratulations lovely!

    Also, please enter me in your giveaway! I am a FB fan and GFC follower of The Cinnamon Slipper, and just fanned Wild Flower Crowns on Facebook!


    1. Wooop!! Thanks Kailey! always soooo lovely to hear from you! as I am HUGE fan of your blog and have been since well....forever! So such kind words from you is always a buzz!

      Good Luck!! xxxx Rebecca

  4. Stunning dress, it's a new brand to me, but I'm loving what I've seen recently.
    I could look through your blog all day, the lovely photos are just amazing and make me smile (and a little jealous) the swing at the end too *swooooon!*
    The little video is gorgeous, I need to get back into my YT channel and start making a few again xx


  5. These pictures are gorgeous Rebecca! You look stunning, and the colour of your dress and floral crown are so pretty! xxx


  6. congratulations, that illustration is amazing!! i love that dress too and the video is great. the amélie soundtrack is the best!

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

    1. The Amelie soundtrack is simply magical isn't it?? x

  7. Such a lovely dress and awesome blog with beautiful pitures :) love the flower crown too, slightly hooked on them myself, not got a wildflower one yet though :o xx

    1. Ouuu Be sure to like them on facebook!! good luck lovely! their crowns are the best! x

  8. You look absolutely beautiful! I've been meaning to create an account simply so that I could comment on your posts - I look forward to them every day and thankyou for bringing so much prettiness to my facebook wall! Such a gorgeous crown and I've already had them liked on facebook for quite a while so fingers crossed! Hope you have a lovely day,

    - Chloe. xxx

    1. Chloe that's so lovely of you!! a bit of a pain! i'm sorry I hope it's worth it though!!! that's soooo nice of you to say!! xx good luck!

  9. You look so SO pretty! I love that dress and the flower crown! I've been wanting to get a flower crown for a while now. I tried to make one, but alas...I am not THAT crafty and I lack patience...lol. Wild Flower's crowns look so pretty! :)

  10. I liked Wild Flower on Facebook! (I'm not sure if I have to leave a separate comment for each, but that's what I've usually seen done!)

  11. I already liked you on Facebook a while ago ;)

  12. I love your illustrations, and your photography is beautiful! please enter me in the giveaway!
    Erin x

  13. Oh my gosh. These pictures are EVERYTHING. This color is beautiful on you, and the dress and crown are absolutely perfect. And of course you look stunning!! Obviously, I liked the Wild Flower Facebook page (and of course I follow you on GFC and like your Facebook page!)... I love the one in vintage pink the best! So lovely.

    xox Sammi

  14. Eeee, I want to win a floral crown so badly <3 I of course follow your blog and have you liked on FB, and I just went and liked them, as well! Thank you for this lovely giveaway, Rebecca!

  15. Beautiful photos! What a lovely location. It's so hard to come across fields of tall and pretty flowers!

    You should write up a vague list and use it to challenge yourself to do one illustration per week.

  16. Your blog is so magical, I absolutely love scrolling through it, definitely one of my favourites :) you look stunning in these pictures!

    http://www.ragsoflove.com/ xx

  17. Lovely photos! My sister wants to buy this dress for a wedding, but the measurements listed on the website look massive. Could I ask what size you were sent and whether it felt true to size?


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