Monday, 12 November 2012

Bite the lightning and tell me how it tastes.

First things first I'd like to share some of my less personal photos of Leeds Fest, it was one of the most amazing weekends of my life. I'm a little late with this post but the memories are still fresh as if it was yesterday- how could I forget such an awesome time? Great friends and great music makes for a great weekend in my eyes. I was definitely ready for my own bed and a hot shower by the time Sunday rolled around but it was so worth it. My personal highlights were definitely Florence (I end up yelling 'SAY MY NAAA-AAAME' whenever it's played on the radio, I got on my friend's shoulders and my view of Flo was fab) Kasabian (Especially Tom closing their set with a cover of The Beatles - She Loves You acapella and just losing it to Vlad the Impaler) Kaiser Chiefs, Bombay Bicycle Club, Crystal Castles (2nd time this year) and The Cure.. The Cure blew me away. I feel so privileged to have heard them live.

And then there's my Eighteenth birthday night out...

I spent my Eighteenth birthday night out in the Cloud 23 bar at Manchester Deansgate Hilton with all the girls in my family, after eating at Red Hot World Buffet with my whole family. We all enjoyed cocktails like Margharita and Singapore Sling, while finishing off a Magnum of Pommery Brut. Our waiter was absolutely stunning: tall, defined jaw, perfect teeth, dark hair and bright blue eyes... The views- Oh My! Those views are something else altogether.

And finally... Even more recently I've had my hair cut into a fringe. So far I've been told I look like a prim and proper lady, a sophisticated business woman and that it makes me look older.. I just think this picture makes me look like a posey bitch but o well.. I love my ginger fur coat it's honestly like walking around in my duvet! Perfect now it's getting colder.

Monday, 22 October 2012

If you're a bird, I'm a bird.

This outfit post is inspired by The Notebook, set in the 40s this moving film encapsulates the beauty of fashion in this period. With her elegant dresses just scraping the knee, outfits worn by Allie (Rachel McAdams) in particular  are stunning examples of silhouettes, shapes and prints from this era. Allie's style is epitomised by classy dresses, cute playsuits and quirky high waist shorts paired with the loveliest bralette tops. I just absolutely love this film and the thought that went into the costume design. Let's not forget Mr Gosling...

I did my hair in victory rolls inspired by Allie in The Notebook. I love fashion from the 40's, so much so that if I had the time and energy I would dress like that everyday. I think once I'm older and more comfortable with my personal style this will happen naturally. Right now I'm just young and experimental trying different trends and looks to find something that suits me. The reason I love the 40's so much is because the ladies usually dressed so classy and  elegantly, with pretty tea dresses, lace and pearls, prim hairstyles, polka dots... I could go on.

All Photos My Own.
 This soft feminine look is more appealing to me than many modern trends, I'm probably just nostalgic and a geek - but there you go! For even more inspiration you can look to Frida Gustavsson shot by Andreas Ohlund for Elle Sweden, they're stunning!

Monday, 3 September 2012

I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars

 All photos my own.

The main reason behind my making this post is the shoes, those wonderful shoes. They reminded me of the Charlotte Olympia 'kitty flats' that I spent so much time lusting over before it finally sunk in that I would probably see a Unicorn before I could afford them. Then these beauties came along in all their look-a-like glory and how do you say no? You don't. I'll admit that there is obvious differences such as threads, ear position and the fact these don't have the tiny heel, however they are still the cutest shoes I will probably ever own. They're available on Missguided for £23.99, just follow this link. 

Eiffel Tower photographs: Various Tumblr's. Lovelocks: Nick Baker.

I'm always wanderlusting but recently I've had the strongest desire ever to return to Paris. It's possible to get there by train so I'm determined to save enough for the tickets and just go. I'd spend my time wisely, making sure to visit Disneyland for the 7th(?) time, but it wouldn't all be roller-coasters and candyfloss. It's customary to sit in a coffee shop, drinking latte's, reading books and eyeing up the French talent (just me?) Maybe a beautiful guy would be intrigued by the book I'm reading, he'd ask me about it and we'd bond over a mutual hate for a fictional character. WHO AM I KIDDING?! My camera would be my only companion, I would make it my goal to take as many pictures of as many things as I could in whatever time I had there. Paris is a magical city.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

I'm not bothered what you say, or how you dress.

It's been a while since the last time I posted, and when I say 'while' I realise that's a massive understatement, so I apologise. I have been mad busy with Summer exams followed by holidaying in Turkey, then Cornwall and Devon which were both fabulous holidays I've had such a fun Summer! I also have Leeds (as in the Festival) in 6 days, sooo excited for that :-) 

I bought this floaty, floral dress in Topshop today. It was reduced from £65 to £15 so I pounced on it, it's so cute. I feel obliged to point out the little bow detail on the back, as I think it's a lovely little touch. I have had a good day in terms of bargains as I found another dress in Miss Selfridge reduced from £50 to £18. Overall the two dresses should have set me back £115 and I only parted with £35 in the end, marvellous! The shoes I'm wearing have become known as my 'Birthday Shoes' as I turn 18 in 3 weeks and these babies have been reserved for my night out at the Hilton in Deansgate, Manchester. I still can't resist prancing around the house in them though.. These were also a bargain, originally I saw them at their full price of £68 and lusted after them for weeks and then they got reduced to £30 so I couldn't really say no, could I? This outfit would have cost £133 and I paid £45, you can't beat that for bargain busting!

*I hope you'll excuse my awfully cluttered photographs, it was too windy to go outside!