Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Hope all you guys have a happy new year! I am going to a clubnight that some people I know put on and then hitting the parties hard. I will probably be comatose tomorrow...maybe I should stock up on berocca and other great hangover cures before I go out...hmmm. Anyway, have yourselves a great time! :)
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
Hellooooo! How was your christmas?
Mine was ok, it was nice to see my family and eat some excellent christmas dinner but cabin fever sets in after 2 days and so does the realisation that I have turned into my mother! Eek. I also ate more chocolate than I thought could ever exist and watched an unhealthy amount of crime dramas. Good times!
LoveMore has tagged me to list 7 random things about myself...thanks lovely LoveMore! So...
1. I love Meatloaf...not the food, the man! When I was a kid all I listened to was Meatloaf and Michael Jackson. Ive got rid of Wacko but meaty still remains.
2. I am really obsessive compulsive and drive my housemates crazy when I tidy and organise around them.
3. White Russians are my favourite cocktails.
4. When I was younger I had a near-death experience in a poorly supervised upside-down fairground ride and so now I am distrustful of the carnie people!
5. I have a degree in art and design history but I kind of wish I had studied economics.
6. I want to live in a foreign country
7. I am really really really lazy :)
Oh and I think this picture is a perfect visual description of what I have done for the past few days and how I feel now:
Crying into a packet of crisps and a carbonated beverage. HAHA!
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Tomorrow I will be making the long, trecherous journey back to my parents' house in the West Country tomorrow and probably will be gone from the world of internet for a couple of days...so I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I hope you get everything you want and have a lovely few days :)
Monday, 22 December 2008
This is one hot ed, and not only because its an Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin shoot! There's something I find really sexy about Americana eds. I think this is based in the contrast between the casual plaid shirts and jeans under a bright blue sky and the seductive, almost trashy tone of jewelled, thousand dollar gowns against the strip malls and neon lights...the latter being a luxe paradox that I am completely in love with.
Source: W December 2008
Woo three days away from a computer...madness.
The lovely Chloe from Heart Shaped Morning tagged me to reveal 6 things that make me happy so here they are!
1. White chocolate mochas. Mmmmmmmm yum yum.
2. Vogue Nippon/Vogue Russia
3. Black: I appear to have sold all my non-black clothes on ebay and am left looking like a funeral director. I like!
4. Dinosaurs: I went to the National History Museum on friday,, I had never been despite being obsessed with dinosaurs since I was about 8. It was AMAZING!
5. Conspiracy Theories: suspicious of everything....
6. Trashy telly: yeah im talking about rock of love, flavour of love, the lot
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Recently I have become quite addicted to fffound. I could trawl through images on there allllll day and never get bored. Its like a treasure trove of inspiring bits and bobs...definitely what I need in the midst of employment misery!
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
So today is a half good/half bad day in the land of Blood Roses, in that my employer has told me and my colleagues that our jobs are at risk and redundancy will occur in Jan. MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS! Redundancy is obviously bad but I have been looking to leave for a while so this is a convenient forceful hand to push me. Maybe if I am lucky I can get a few quid out of them too! Eek.
Anyway here are some lovely legs.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Have you seen the Cobrasnake store? They have some pretty cool t shirts, on the pricey side for vintage but HOW MUCH DO I WANT THAT JURASSIC PARK T?! I am obsessed with JP, I think watching it when I was younger psychologically affected me in some way and I have dreams about being hunted by raptors a couple of times a week.
Monday, 15 December 2008
Ten days till Christmas...OH DEAR! On saturday I made the silly mistake of leaving my house to go to topshop in apocalyptic weather conditions. I can't deal with the UK's weather any more, it is constantly rubbish. Wet summers, wet winters, wet hair, wet clothes. Grrr.
Friday, 12 December 2008
I am all sniffly and ill so will probably hibernate in bed away from the freezing cold weather this weekend. Perhaps I will do some baking on Sunday too...banoffee pie om nom nom.
I still haven't bought any Christmas presents, partly due to laziness and partly because I am sure most stores will be starting their sales next week. I want to spend money on other people but only at half the recommended retail price :)
Anyway, enough of my miser ways...I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
The lovely Chloe from Heart-Shaped Morning has given me my first blog award! The award says
'This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement'.
How sweet! My blog may be charming, however this is not a word ever used to describe me! Ho ho ho. Anyway I am supposed to award another eight bloggers but if my boss sees me on the internet for any longer he may end my life, so I have chosen...
Margault at I Love my Marc
The lovely Cleo
Both have such an eye for beautiful images and to me their blogs serve as such an inspiration board for everything I want to wear, have and be.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Contrary to my usual criticism of UK Vogue, I am actually loving this ed - it's refreshing to see cruise collections presented in a more urban, street-style, subcultural way. It reflects the fact that it is no longer the mature cruising generations taking advantage of transitional collections, and similarly shows the change in designers' loyalties - away from traditional pre-collectional practicality and neutrality and towards outrageous desirability. Yes, i'm talking fingerless leather gloves and Les Chiffoniers leather zipped leggings. Please be mine!
Source: Vogue UK January 2009 / tFS
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
I only came across White Trumpet on the weekend when the black dress in the bottom left image (from their AW08 collection) was featured in the Observor magazine - it is constructed by triangle pieces of material held together with poppers, and is pretty much my perfect dress. A visit to their website brought the news that Topshop will be stocking their SS09 collection from Feb 09 - this excites me greatly! US stockists include the lovely Opening Ceremony :)
As per every month, I am in love with Vogue Nippon. And with Freja and those shoes!
Yesterday I read NYC Art Style's post about the differences between Italian and Chinese Vogue and it got me thinking about the cultural differences between East and West - personally I favour Nippon and Russia over the more traditionally 'high class' Italian and UK Vogues. I find them a little more directional and experimental. I would love to know what you think though...
Source: Vogue Nippon January 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
I hope you all have a great weekend - I have nothing too exciting planned, think I might battle the crowds to do some Christmas shopping and then hit the town on saturday night. Ooh and maybe I should actually make good on my resolution to buy some studs and revamp some of my old horrible clothes :)
I used to be obsessed with Courtney Love when I was younger, and I am still really intrigued by her, in a 'grunge-britney' kind of way. Elle have done a great job with the styling on this shoot, I especially love the silk and crystal Louise Goldin bodysuit in the bottom pic.
Source: Elle UK January 2009 / tFS