My ultimate Instagram feed planner

Having a theme for your Instagram account is something that comes naturally for some people. Whether it’s the subjects they choose to photograph (travel, streets or flatlays) or just a consistent editing style that makes their account stand out. For me, it’s quite an intentional process as my feed is generally a visual story of…

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It’s both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so deeply

Facebook wanted to give me a year in review video; I declined. I didn’t want to share a shitty, posed, composed review of what my life was like this year. Because let’s face it, that’s all social really is right now isn’t it? Filters. Back in England people kept asking me why I would give…

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The summer in Cape Town

The first perfect summer days always make my heart skip a beat because I know I am guaranteed one of life’s greatest pleasures: summer in Cape Town.

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That East London neighbourhood

Lezbehonest. There’s not much to love about living in South East London. The transport links are shit, you’re quite far away from everything, the transport links are shit and so on and so forth. But hey, every once in a while I come across beautiful little gems that make me proud to be so close…

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This is it

I can’t believe it’s the 1st of December already. Tomorrow is the first of December 2015, and I am in London. I’m sorry. I keep banging on and on about that, but I just can’t believe that I’m still here. I’m not a small town girl. I’m from a great city. Not a big city,…

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What Instagram means to me

Hi, I’m @missleilah, and I used to be part of the Instgramers Cape Town community but I’ve since moved to London and am now a London iger. A big moment for me this year was when I got to meet two really amazing girls – @missunderground and @movethemoon (two igers whose work I’ve always admired)…

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The most wonderful time of the year

Last night M and I had the most amazing Mexican food at Wahaca in Soho. I’m going to be bold and even call it authentic. Another one of my least favourite, overused, agency buzzwords. We spent the afternoon in Crystal Palace park with Sutro. I love how the Winter sunlight is so soft from any…

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Creativity as a skill: What does it mean?

Before I moved to London, I had no idea that creativity would be my USP. Not so much U, more SP. I’ve always known I was creative; I wouldn’t be in this industry if I wasn’t. And I’ve always known that I wanted to be working in advertising one day. But I come from a small…

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