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Meet… Dearest Deer

Despite being fairly new on the blogging scene, Dunya over at Dearest Deer has fast become one of our favourites. We had a chat with the girl herself, so read on to find out more about the girl behind the blog… 



Ok, first up who is ‘Dearest Deer’? 
My name is Dunya, I’m 21, and a third year student studying International Relations at Sussex University, living in Brighton and occasionally popping back home to Surrey in between! 
How long have you been blogging, and what made you want to start it in the first place?
Blogging has been relatively new for me, I started around June/July of 2012, feeling very inspired since the start of 2012 by my friend Carrie and her blog WishWishWish! Seeing the way she told stories through beautiful photography and words got me into looking at other blogs and, before I knew it, I’d bought myself a camera and was plotting my own blog design! 
What inspires your blog posts?
I’ve always liked the idea of capturing something in a photo, and I try to make my posts as much about where I am as what I’m wearing. At the start I did some straight up outfit posts but I think the inspiration has to be drawn from where I am at the time too, so I like to look for new places that can compliment my look and vice versa! 
How would you describe your style?
It’s a bit of two things, on one side probably very typically girly; I like bows, velvet, polka dotted anything, but I also like my fair share of  masculine things, tailored trousers, brogues. The fun is mixing it all up! And it’s safe to say anything Alexa Chung and Zooey Deschanel/Jess wear are all inspirational! 
What three items can you not live without? 
I have a life-saving (by life I mean hair) hooded camel coat from Zara I received for my 20th birthday which, in our weather, I am so grateful for! My black denim American Apparel circle skirt saves the day when I feel like nothing else will match, and a very long-lasting pair of black suede topshop ankle boots from two years ago is my go-to when I want a low heel that will look nice but still be comfortable. 
What do you get up to when you’re not blogging? 
A lot of my time is spent in front of my laptop, studying for my seminars! But when I’m away from my laptop I try to make the most of visiting charity shops nearby, spending time with fellow bloggers in London, and popping back home to Surrey.
Tell us something no one else knows about you… 
I have a little dent on my top left cheek from an almost-fatal accident when I was 6. Look out for it in my next post!
And lastly, what’s your favourite thing about Winter? 
Coming home from the cold, chucking all things wet or damp to the side, and putting the kettle on!

What we’re listening to…

Last year we had the very cool Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward grace us with their pretty Christmas album A Very She & Him Christmas and we’re again angling for the pick of the indie Christmas crop with Michigan born Sufjan Stevens’ Silver and Gold.  


An unusual fellow, Stevens dedicates time to making Christmas music like no other. Since producing Songs for Christmas in 2006 – a lengthy two-hour album – Stevens hasn’t produced anything for his beloved season for six years until the release of Silver and Gold last month.
Pangs of banjo, pings of drunken guitars and angelic peeps from the Oboe plus the multitude of instruments Stevens also plays, there is hope that your Christmas can be enjoyed without an overload of trashy Christmas cheer – of which we cannot escape from the radio, TV and shops playing (sometimes you just need a break!).
On this 58-track extravaganza, Stevens compiles songs of religious fantasy, life history and Christmas fantasy. Prepare to be introduced to a fairytale land of snow, psychedelic lights, Unicorns, Santa, the characters of the Bible narrative and Mr Frosty Man.
To hear Steven’s magical Christmas album and experience what it’s like to listen to music feeling as though you’re on a carousel at the fairground after having one too many mulled wines click here – apt for Christmas day!
We love this vintage-esque video for Sufjan Stevens’ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. (Which includes a few snippets from some of our fave festive films!)
You can buy the Silver and Gold via Asthmatic Kitty Records, Amazon or iTunes. 
By Melodie Walter

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The first of December means only one thing for us, yep that’s right….. we can finally open the first door on our Advent Calendars! So take a peek and see what’s behind Cellardoor’s first door …..

A very She and Him Christmas

She and Him, the musical pairing of 500 days of Summer actress Zooey Deschanel with American singer/songwriter M. Ward, have outdone themselves with their third album. This Christmas offering is comprised of 12 classic Christmas tracks sung in Zooey’s melancholy tones, accompanied by the most part with the ukulele, which gives these classic Christmas oldies a new twist. Covering songs such as Elvis’s ‘Blue Christmas’, ‘Baby its cold outside’, to my personal favourite ‘Rocking around the Christmas tree’ the duo have crafted an album which is true to the She & Him sound, acoustically soft and dreamy, with a whimsical edge, yet not overtly sickly, like many in your face Christmas records.We’ll definitely be putting up our tree to this beautiful album!
By Siobhan Frew