I brought this coat and some other bits from Modcloth last year. As it's an American site I personally can not afford to order from them all the time. Their prices are good and delivery was reasonable but I got absolutely slaughtered paying the tax once it arrived. I still love going on their website and looking at all of their beautiful things. They not only sell clothes but a life style, catering for the home and body. They always promote each feature in a uniquely creative way ranging from illustration to fantastic use of typography and photography. The bag is a vintage vanity case which I love because of the unique shape. Instead of being round it's actually shaped like a tear drop.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
There's nothing like a little bit of saturday morning self indulgence. Getting ready in my opinion is just as good as actually going out. And lounging ... omg! It's my 'Dream World!' Doing nothing but still looking good in the progress is a dream come true, but at the same time so hard to pull off. I am not going to lie, I love my bed, I love sleeping, I love watching TV! And these photos sum everything up for me.
Even though you can't actually see, the underwear I am rocking is my What Katie Did lingerie. I've been going through a lingerie blitz for a good few months now. It all started with an unfortunate event while out shopping with a friend. Shame will not allow me to go into it but please people remember when your mothers would tell you to make sure you underwear matches? She honestly said it for a reason and I will never make that mistake again. Ok... I've said too much.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
My hair, I had this thought today, that since I've been blogging out of everything I've spoken about I haven't really touched on my hair. Which is a bit of a shame I think, as I spend so much time trying different things with it. I am actually fully natural and have been on the 'journey' since 2007. While traveling around the world I had braids and once we got to Brazil I decided to take out the plaits and never relax my hair again. It was as simple as that and I've never looked back since. Some days I'm happy with my hair other days I'm not. I love reading blogs that celebrate natural hairstyles and trust me there are a lot! But other times I do think I'm a traitor because I press my hair and wear weaves sometimes. I just could not be natural every day of the year. I like to change it about too much. But if you are looking for inspiration two of my favourite blogs are Naturally Obsessed and Lecoil
This advert that I saw on Currently Obsessed says it all. It's actually for anti-drug website but the message is still strong in all aspects of life. Be a trendsetter.
P.S. I'll try and do more posts with my natural hair! xx
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Yesterday was like a Back to the Future experience for me! I assisted Sarah Young on the video shoot for Jammers 'Back to the 90s' which was 'a myth'. The video concept was a true 1990's house party so all the clothes used were in true spirit of the era. I'm talking 'off key' Moschino trousers, Ralph jumpers and shell suit jackets! And as we all know this year is going to be all about looking back to the 90's in fashion. So a lot of the trainers that were used although fresh out the box looked like they were at home within the mc/spitting scene. I also had the pleasure of meeting Verena who is currently doing a documentary looking at the whole grime scene. If you can check it out. It's a very interesting blog documenting everything that's going on. If you don't know, get to know; Kids of the Underground
Saturday, 2 October 2010
A little known talent that I very rarely share is that I actually did a course in Indian Bridal make-up. I know completely random ... but I thought it would help with my use of colour in my work and I am now certified. However having not actually done it in a good few years, my 'talents' were called upon for a shoot with Sarah Young (DJ/Stylist) to do make-up on her 'Pop Girl | Girl Power' shoot. She was styling a talented UK producer/artist/DJ called Goldie Locks. Here are a few shots follow the link to see more!
I have to say this has been one of the most exhausting weeks ever! styling in the day and graphics at night. But when yo want to do something you find the energy and you do it! These photos were taken at the brink of my exhaustion.
I went to go and see Sarah Young DJ-ing at the MGMT after party which was hosted by Bangers and Mash. It was a Thursday and so the crowd reflected that only the die hard ravers attended. It was a chance for me to road test my high shines so that was fun. And to be honest you may see a lot of them in the future. I got them from american apparel and now have them in both blue and black! I just feel like I'm in grease when I put them on.