Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Pictures from MaFashion, and elsewhere that I can't remember....

fashion talk

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

It's no secret to everyone I know that I'm a bit into fashion. When I say a bit, I mean, well I don't even know how to describe it because it's just this feeling I get when I see a piece of fashion I like and the more I look at it the more I love it and actually feel sometimes like I'm absorbing the colours somehow and it just jumps off the page into my mind, now a 3D object, twirling and becoming different outfits. I know that some people might think that sounds mad but others will know exactly what I mean.

I can't even remember when it started, it has always been this way. Even when I was a little kid I just loved going shopping with my mum and going through rails of clothes at the shop, touching the different fabrics and seeing the different patterns and cuts. I remember looking at clothes when I was little and just being so excited by all the different possibilities they offered, how many outfits could go together, what colours, what styles. I just wanted to dive right in. I've gone through so many different styles myself. I've put on so many outfits and become so many different women. I used to sit and read through the catalogues at home, (were talking like every other night, a new catolougue arriving was a big treat) picking things I liked and thinking about trying this and that, I found it so relaxing just sitting there with nothing but clothes to look at.

Then of course there were fashion magazines. I remember buying my first Vogue, I still have it. It had a picture of Kate Winslet on the cover (very romantic, soft photograph) and I remember feeling so grown up, clutching it to my chest on the way home where I read it about a zillion times. When Elle brought out a magazine which I miss horribly called 'Elle Girl' that really opened my eyes to even more, and I saw so many different ways to step out of the box. Many, many clothes were lost in the great customizing war of my teens (may they rest in piece) including some of my sisters, accidentally of course (sorry Kat). Ironically at the moment I'd describe myself as pretty minimalist, but that could all change of course.

I've been watching a lot of childhood movie recently and I began to realize two great fashion moments that really stand out to me like:

Who's that Girl:

I love the punk style (If you've read a lot of my blog you'll know how I feel about leather. If you haven't then btw, I feel very good about it) and I loved the playfulness of it, it was fun and over the top and just for her and no one else. It is rebellious and wrong and all mixed up but it's so right at the same time. (Leather leotard, tutu and cuddly, monkey head purse tied around the waist, well you never know till you try!) I loved the character too, I've always regretted just a tiny bit, being so well behaved in school.

The King and I:

That dress. It just wowed me. There's this bit when she comes in wearing it and then takes off her shawl and cut of the top of the dress is revealed and I didn't want to be a little kid anymore I wanted to be this woman I was seeing; she was so elegant. That dress represents the first time you like a boy, your first dance, your first kiss. It so romantic. I just love it.


Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Photo taken from Olsens Anonymous

They are absolute total geniuses...everything they wear is mad and perfect. As a general rule i tend to like more what MK wears, it's more bohemian, slightly messy, artistically crumpled, an entire jewelery shop adorning her neck and hands...Ashley is always much more classical, lots of white, tailoring, almost painfully chic...but I think I might be team A this time, the sleeves and the cut of the dress are just wow.

dot to dot

Sunday, 10 April 2011


After a hard days work in the garden my nails were looking a little worse for wear, so I thought I'd spruce them up a bit! I used two Barry M shades, black and white. I'm thinking up new colour combinations already...

green fingers


It has been so glorious today. Totally amazing. Jenny and I spent hours this morning in the garden pruning and digging and painting the garden chairs pink and lilac (they look awesome). There is a lot more work to do (it's a jungle out there) but it looks much better already. I'll be sure to post some pictures when it's finished. These two pictures make me feel very summery, i hope they have the same effect on you!

tied up

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Wow! How? See here.

(great blog as well!)