Tuesday, 28 December 2010

FASHION & STYLE: Flashback

I'm only blogging because I look about 12. I'm in a checked shirt and Skinny Jeans, hello emo phase.

To me now, this outfit is such a weird concept to grasp. I mean I still own about seven checked shirts that I just can't bear to throw out - they hold the memories of learning a sense of individuality and trying to find my fashion identity.

flash back two and a half years and it was all I'd ever be wearing. My wardrobe was filled with every possible colour you could imagine.

I guess everyone has them pair of jeans though? the worn in ones that you can't wear to part with. Well these are mine despite the fact I never wear them.

Don't worry, I won't have eyeliner half way down my face anytime soon.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


I've realised how much I love winter. All them layers, the snow that makes everything look nicer. Twinkling lights and Starbucks trips - Costa just can't compete when it hits October. There is just something so magical about the season, the constant buzz of excitement in the air. "When are you putting your tree up?" or "i forgot to open my advent calender" said with genuine sadness. I love the last minute shopping, and the wrapping and the tinsel - and well everything. Christmas cards are a joy to receive as is seeing people you only see this time of the year. Buying your Christmas clothes and finally breaking up from school. Were not yet ready to embrace the new year yet, change is a scary thing. Were just ready to sparkle this December.

                                 Winter/ Christmas Inspiration.

                                           I'll be leaving a mince pie out for father Christmas.

Friday, 3 December 2010


I've learnt a lot over the past couple of days. For me everything has been put into perspective somehow.
I now realise more then ever to be grateful for what I have and never to take for granted who I have around me. My Church is such a blessing and my leaders and  friends there just inspire me so much and make me understand what is important and encourage me to keep going when things get hard and to remember I'll always have both God and them to lean on. I realise even more I have an amazing best friend and I know it will stay that way forever because I couldn't live without her. Going and helping sort shoes boxes has made me realise were such a selfish society, we always want more when we are unbelievably lucky to even have clean water, Knowing that the children would be so happy with the little amount they were getting was actually quite emotional, I wish we were all so much more happy to receive the stupid amounts of presents we will get this year. Then here is the big shocker; I think fashion is pointless. More on that another time. Just please, realise how lucky you are and go out and live your life

Saturday, 20 November 2010

FASHION & STYLE: Dooo oooooh, ooooh ooooh

Inspiration can quite literally strike anywhere. Instead of doing something useful today, I've spent it watching doctor who, then googling/tumblring/weheartit-ing/  various related things. So its become today's fashion inspiration. Tonight's makeup will be some electric blue eyeshadow and thick and heavy eyeliner & mascara - channeling the tardis and Rose in one. And now I'm feeling the need to go and buy some white converse, but i'll stop at a brown pinstripe suit.

                            50's style tomorrow then?

Thursday, 11 November 2010

BOOKS & MAGAZINES: A glossy love affair.

At first it’s the confusion of tearing the plastic that protects the free gifts and adverts from falling away. Which way is best? Its not to be opened a moment before you can delve and uncover the full glory within its pages. Its then the snap and almost slightly fizzing noise of the glue as you peel away the wrapper. Laying it out, preparing to make the first crease into the page, no one else can. You dare not go for it all at once, its just a precious skim, careful not to mark any of the pages. This will last years if you treat in right, its not just a magazine, it’s a piece of history. You can’t throw away all this time and effort,your making an investment here. Thousand of pounds go into every issue and although eventually the cover star’s spotlight may have faded and the pages will change colour and decay, in your memory the magazine will always stay shiny, its what inspired and made you more like who you want to be.

That is the beauty of magazines; they go further then just the gloss on the pages, further then the adverts or free fragrance samples . it’s a fantasy world catalogue, helping you to reach your full potential.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Go on, Just admit it. Your thanking Diesel for their "Be Stupid" ad Campaign.
It gives you an excuse to be a little reckless, pushes you on to be wild, and then, just a little bit wilder. I like how Diesel is selling clothes to go crazy in, One's that add to your personality rather then attempting to conceal it in patterns and textures that aren't well suited to who you are.

Yes, it makes you laugh at first but then you forget about the poster. Until you see it later that day on a billboard and several more times around the city. So when your hesitant to do something a little bit un like you, you go for it, because that's what clothes taught you. Who didn't want and outfit that made them feel pretty damm invincible? Go out and live a little, Go be stupid.