Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Little fish in a big pond

I've finally made the big move to London and I'm sat in my very tiny (but very homey) room at four in the morning purely because this is the only time I can get online (the Internet here has been so far absolutely shocking) hopefully when the server has a word with itself I'll be back to blogging. 
I really miss writing on here, sorry it's been so long but I'll be back as soon as I can I promise!

I saw a bag in Camden the other day with this print on by Vladimir Tretchikoff:

When I was very young we used to have this picture at my parent's house, It was above the freezer in the cellar and I was absolutely terrified of her because her eyes followed me across the room. My dad bought it for his mum with his very first pay check. I'm not sure why it ended up in my house, perhaps my grandma was terrified of her too. I haven't seen it in my parent's house for a few years but I really hope they haven't chucked it out! 

Here's some more work of his I discovered a few months ago that I really love:

I love that sea foam green undertone and the interesting textures that pop up in all of these images. The subjects are so interesting to look at too, particularly the jewellery they're wearing.

It's late, I'll be back soon (I hope).

Friday, 17 September 2010


When I first read about the film Somewhere I was left feeling cold. Another story about Hollywood excess. I then read  IMDB's plot summary;  'A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.' and just felt, well really bloody disappointed. 

Suddenly I saw something that made my mouth curl into an involuntary smile and I cried out with glee! Alas, Somewhere was written and directed by Sofia Coppola (The virgin suicides, lost in her) I also saw the soundtrack which features music by KISS, The Strokes, Foo Fighters and more to boot! After watching the trailer I'm so so excited to go see this!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Happy Birthday...

...To me. I've finally hit my twenties. Feels strange.

CocoRosie - Lemonade

I found this online today and both the song and the video are incredibally beautiful and wonderfully eerie. You really have to watch it. Right now. It's only below this so you have no excuses.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Another day wasted

Today I woke up after 15 hours sleep and I felt like I had been pinned down to the bed and my head had been stuffed with golden syrup. My body is aching, my head is full of nonsense and my skin is grey. I have my first batch of the common cold. 
So, instead of doing one of the million and one things I should be doing (packing to move to London, my summer project, customising for magic vintage and earning a living) I spent all afternoon reading Elle and torturing myself on net a porter. AGAIN. Here's a huge list of things I would buy if I had a billion pounds. I only actually managed to get through the shoes and dresses. What would you get?

Balmain Suede buckled V-neck dress

Erdem Luisa printed silk-satin gown

D & G Strapless silk-satin dress

Chloe Belted silk crepe de Chine shirt dress

ALICE by Temperley Mini Kyla velvet dress

T by Alexander Wang Ponte zipped jersey dress
DKNY Niki leather wedge sandals

Marc by Marc Jacobs Suede wedge boots

Tory Burch Martina lace-up leather boots

Camilla Skovgaard Suede and rubber pumps

Christian Louboutin lili 100 thigh-high boots

Christian Louboutin 24 Trous 120 suede boots.

I've had to stop looking now because it's making me depressed at how little I earn. I put everything in my basket out of curiosity and it came to £13,935 which is more than my education for the year I'm sure...

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Lanvin for H&M

Oh my god I am so excited!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Things I love Thursday

I have neglected things I love Thursday so much that it gives me that sad feeling but I've been so busy recently it's been ridiculous! Enough excuses here is a long awaited Things I love Thursday!

Alien by Thierry Mugler - This perfume is the most amazing perfume in the world, I've nearly run out and I can't afford another bottle right now and it makes me sad because it smells like mystery and black magic.
Homemade jam - This is probably a bit lame but I had some Homemade jam like a month ago at a friends house and since then nothing has compared to it and I feel sad because I can't make jam.
 Leather - Say what you like about leather, it comes back in some form constantly. These last few years we have seen the constant rise and fall of the leather trouser and leather leggings (or wet look leggings for us poor high street shoppers) and the leather jacket is a constant winner. This winter I want some leather shorts, I already have a cheap Monday leather pencil skirt which I already know I'm going to wear to death as soon as the nights get longer. Release the dominatrix within me!
Twiglets - I don't really like crisps (what's the point in eating a snack that isn't full of sugar?) but I love twiglets so much, they stink though.
Vogue, more dash than cash -  Any frequent Vogue reader will have noticed that about the time of the recession Vogue brought back no dash than cash, a feature that shows alternative and cheap ways of doing trends by throwing stuff on and cutting bits up. My mum found me the book (which I think was released in the 80's) in a charity shop and it's such a good read.
Feathers - Since deciding to concentrate on a kind of  'if you go into the woods' theme for my first uni project (more on this later) I've been collecting feathers off the floor everywhere, the inside of my handbag looks like a bird house (or roadkill)
Galibardy accessories - Oh god I love this ring so much, I've been hinting at everyone under the sun to get me the forest stag for my birthday (which is in ten days...) but I doubt I'll get one cause everyone is getting me stuff for when I move to London, gah. There's so much amazing jewellery on this website though so you should have a browse.
Erdem camel coat - As we all know camel is really big right now and is set to be all winter. I would love a camel cloak but I don't know if I could ever pull one off. I would happily settle for this beautifully tailored coat from Erdem, it just oozes class.
Umbrella -  I used to have a huge collection of quirky and vintage umbrellas and I was down to my last one and then it broke so I really need to go on an umbrella hunt at my local market SOON.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Home sweet home

I keep looking on interior design websites for inspiration for my dorm at uni and I just keep finding pictures of amazing houses. I'm looking forward to uni loads but the thought of owning my own house some day that I can make absolutely amazing gives me butterflies! I'd love to have a walk in wardrobe and a massive room filled with crumbling old books and 'too good to chop' magazines and an aga in a big kitchen with lots of cupboards full of pots of spices and a sewing room with little glass jars full of threads and buttons and a big bath with big gold feet and a big green front door. Exciting!

All pictures are from this amazing website I had recommended to me called desire to inspire.