Thursday, January 31, 2008
Anyway. I skipped my feminism seminar (don't tell anyone) and i walked in the rain to the bus station listening to my beloved Rufus, feeling all happy. It felt like everyone around me was all unhappy, sulking in black coats and i was happily lip-syncing with my jade coat and pink gloves. For once, i felt relatively confident instead of crippling self-conscious. This afternoon, i meant to do my women's studies coursework but i ended up watching Sex and the City for hours on youtube. Its kinda related....ish.
How cute are these items, from Topshop
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Anyway. I had a good day today, doing Eliot's The Waste Land in my Modernism class and I even liked my outfit. I realised, looking around my lecture theatre that I was pretty much the only person in colour. I was an Emerald Green wave amongst a sea of Navy and Black. Poetic huh? However this is navy and yet very cute:
Isn't this dress pretty?
Its from www.asos.com, a in-house designer dress. £60 though. Bloody Hell!
Also, thank-you so much to those who comment. It absolutely makes my day!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
What do you think?
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I wanted to post the new, beautiful photos from the Disney Dreams campaign:Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as Jasmine and Aladdin. Jessica Biel as Pocahontas. Giselle, Tina Fey and Mikhail Baryshnikov as Wendy, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan. Aren't they lovely? I still think the Cinderella one from last year is my favourite though, Scarlett looked so beautiful.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Anyway, i just saw an advert on tv for a BBC2 show called 'Wonderland: The man who eats badgers and the other people on Bodmin Moor'. In the advert the man was eating badger. Yes. Badger. This man finds roadkill and freezes, and then eats it. Lord. Its on at around 10pm so i am not sure if i want to watch it, i know i will get nightmares.
The show reminded me of a couple of years ago, when i dressed up, not as Roadkill but as my childhood favourite, Alice in Wonderland. I used to watch the movie about 3 times a day according to my Mum and a couple of years ago my friends got me the cuddly Disney doll version which is lovely. I am not posting the photo of me in the costume, because i look awful but i loved my look at the time. Ebay.co.uk has some cute costumes, but its a matter of sorting through the hoe-ish to the cute ideas: Links in the name:
But after looking on some others sites i fell in love with these, from here
Highchair baby! Crazy Cat Lady! and Ice Cream Cone!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Anyway, This Morning was on and they were showcasing ladylike fashion, the girl had on a pretty laura ashley dress so i sat down to listen. The girl was from the ITV show 'Ladette to Lady', a show that i have never watched but have heard of. The girl was saying how because of the show she quit her job as a Mechanic and is now working with hair extentsions and a promotions girl - she was applauded for this. This may be an unpopular view, but i was shocked by this, why should she be praised for being more 'ladylike' by turning to a job that i deem inconsequential, although i understand it has value. Anyway, i just felt that this girl was being swayed by 'experts' into a model of what a women should be, and was now being told she was 'right' and a good person. I may have little time for ladettes, but surely women have the choice to do whatever they want, without being told what to do - in their careers or their clothes.
What do you think?
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Hopefully some of my fellow addicts are smiling at this, and understanding it. I'm a member of his forum, and i adore talking about the meanings of the songs and talking to people who love it too. Last November i stumbled across 'Leaving for Paris' and i quietly sat, listened to it, repeated it and realised i was in love. I downloaded a huge amount of back material, played it all, fell in love some more and ordered Release the Stars. I sat down, with a snack, got the lyrics up and read along with the song. I have never done this before, i've always loved music but not in the same way as with Rufus. The only other album i have felt about in this way was Amy Winehouse. The songs are so immensely beautiful, in melody, tone, feeling - everything. Finding out more about him, his interesting family, thoughts and opinions has been fascinating and i cannot wait to see him live. I cannot recommend him highly enough; and with his current Brit nomination and album being pretty cheap on most sites do yourself a favour - and fall in love too!
So, if my ramblings wasn't enough to convince you. Guess what? He's pretty too:
Friday, January 18, 2008
This has been the sad scene from my life today. Since my post of this morning, my throat still hurts. My Mum sweetly brought me flowers. Here is my method of getting-well, Merocets: throat infection lozenges, Apple lipbalm, Chicken Soup for the Soul and a Gossip Girl Book. All these priceless objects are placed upon my cosy blue Ikea blanket. All i need is Jake Gyllenhaal to fetch me a diet coke and I would be just fine. Naturally, i would feign illness past recovery to keep him around.
Todays post is on Peacocks, Primark's slightly more affluent friend. I regularly shop in Peacocks and i brought smart trousers, a dotty button dress, slouchy plaid shorts and a pink open-collar smart shirt the other day.
On their new website, they have just released their new spring collection. I think these are cute:
Black Chiffon: £10, Black patent trainer/pump: £12, Blazer: £20 and Pink Cardigan: £10
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Oooh, just noticed i've got over 1000 hits, and although i bet half of them are mine, i am thrilled!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Yep, that's a lot. Is it a lot? Maybe i will dig one out to wear to my Shakespeare class today. I could make one into a mourning veil, a la Olivia.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Her positive attitude is a great reminder to be happy with who you are. I think i am getting better with my 'inner' confidence and my outer confidence is not the fault of Vogue or Elle - although they don't help me feel beautiful. Its more myself and looking at others, especially at a Uni with thousands of skinny supermodel types - its a sports uni primarily. Anyway, before i post some gorgeous clothes i wanted to thank her for her conscientious look at fashion, and at herself.
Today i have been fashionably dressed, wearing a rain jacket - yes a rain jacket - whilst i walked my dog with my dad and a blue tshirt with pj bottoms this afternoon. I have never been the polished girl, who looks wonderful from the minute they get up to the minute they go to sleep. I try to look good for Uni, then the minute i get home i changed into my comfy 'house' clothes. Is anyone else like this?!
So, to mimic my 'personal style' i am looking at comfy 'house' clothes!
ASOS.com has some cute items:
Friday, January 11, 2008
I was going to do a post on what i brought this week, but my camera keeps freezing. I'll try again later. So, i thought i would link something i love to Fashion - Ballet. I took lessons as a child, despite being inflexible and loved it. I gave up when my love for books becoming all-consuming but i still love to watch performances and listen to the beautiful music. What do you think of it as a fashion style? pretty, or too cutesy?
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Rachel Bilson has gorgeous hair:
The ethereal, off-beat beauty that is Agyness Deyn and her cute crop:
And my personal favourite, Natalie Portman. What doesn't suit her?: