Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
|Brighton Beach: The perfect cure for any hangover...|
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Being a bit of a limbo bimbo at the moment. Finding it so hard to get motivated to do anything. And it’s winding me up no end.I’ve got a lot of work hanging around at the moment. Stuff I’m really looking forward to getting into, stuff that’ll hopefully involve a bit of soul searching and stuff that’ll hopefully cast a light of inspiration and motivation over all aspects of my life...
...Anyways I took these photographs the other day, when summer thought it would make an impromptu appearance to remind us of what it looks like and to get us all a little excited for when it arrives and hopefully hangs around for a little while.
The top photo was taken by my lovely friend, Maria- right little voyeur ain’t she?!
Check out my Flickr for more of my photographs…
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field, I will meet you there."
I’m currently lusting for a pair of summery loafers with a 1960s vibe- I’ve seen more than a few ideal pairs around (mainly already on people’s feet I may add) but a current lack of funds means that the perfect pair must come from H&M as I have a voucher. Sadly after a quick look on their website I was unable to find the perfect pair, or any pair for that matter. They did have some very nice heels. I must not buy heels. I do not need heels.
The top two pairs are from ASOS(really want the blue ones!!!)The bottom pair are New Look- they look a little cheap, mainly because they are, but maybe they'd look alright on??
Must put in a mention for my good friend Jonny Williams’ super cool little clothing company, Exit Left Apparel. I want the sweater. Check it out…
The man, the myth, the legend: JW himself.
Final thought: Sucked my hair into my hair dryer this morning. Had to cut it free. Bad times. Also, I really dislike Razorlight.
Peace and practicality,
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Levi shorts (were full length jeans) = 4 squids.
Granddad cardigan with suede shoulder detail = ONE SQUID!!!
Jacket = 2 squids.
I was jam hot happy.
(Did a shameless outfit copy here (scroll to older post) but I told ya I loved the styling…)Camera ran out of battery shortly after and so good old web cam quality shall proceed...
I am simply too excited for my birthday. It’s going to be woodland creature theme; I want it to be all trippy where everyone still looks like humans but half animal at the same time like Wind in the Willows or that Smirnoff ad that was around for a bit. My flat mates are putting so much effort into their costumes, which is literally making me burst with joy! I have decided that I love the Topshop dress now and so its on to make up. The inspiration for my make up comes from the three pictures below, the last is the result of my experimentation…
I did a very silly thing. I left my hair straighteners back in Ftown. Not cool. It’s not really worth getting them posted up so today I ventured out in the lovely mizzly weather to buy a cheap pair. Remarkably Topshop have the cheapest ones, especially when you factor in student discount and whatnot. I got the blue starry ones for £10.80 and I had a fivers worth of vouchers so that only £5.80 really isn’t it?
When I hold them I feel like a giant ‘coz they’re mini. I like that.
I was a bit frivolous today. I saw a mug. I liked it. So I bought it.
I truly believe it’s this kind of mindless consumerism that has plunged this country, indeed the world, into recession. Although I would like to add that the mug was from the 99p Store and thusly cost 99p, so I guess its not as bad as all that. Plus it’s made me truly happy and I’m a bit poorly so don’t you be judging me!
Happiness and healthiness,
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free
Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.
Popping back to good ol’ Farnham today. I am very much looking forward to sleeping in the pitch black. In Brighton it is never pitch black- you can always see. It’s a peculiar notion but you do miss it, sounds gothic I know, but its true. I imagine its similar for people who live in countries where for months on end its just night, but opposite of course.
I really want/need (probably want rather than need) a big slouchy patterned cardigan like the ones below. I have a number of jumpers like this but no cardis which just won’t do. Urban Outfitters have a load of gorgeous ones in but in my current economic situation I cannot and will not justify spending 38squids on one. However, all is not lost as the charity shops back in Farnham and Camberley are pretty good for finding much desired purchase for a very weenie price- Just in the nick of time ey?!
The top image is Pandy's Vintage (check it on eBay) and the second is Fox Vintage (eBay it for sure) I know it’s not patterned but I adore the styling for the outfit. Top job me thinks. And everyone loves a bit of mohair right? Except when it get in your mouth…or in your eyes.
Love and longevity,
Sunday, 16 January 2011
The best thing is an impromptu girly wander 'n' shop 'n' chat round town on a Saturday, followed by an even more impromptu visit and big night out with your friends from back home. All this made me jam hot happy and uncontrollably excited for my birthday.
The best thing is a Sunday where you do nowt and feel a little guilty but don't really care 'coz worse things have happened at sea.
The best thing is rediscovering a band and falling head first in love with their lyrics and sound all over again. I'm currently doing this with White Lies "To lose my life". Quite simply a wicked album that you listen to to evoke any emotion you want…or even none at all.
The best thing is finding a miracle product. I recently found L'Oreal Paris' Studio Secrets "Smoothing Resurfacing Primer" and I think its the best thing since sliced bread, sadly it aint student cheap so I only use it when I'm properly going out. It's a little pot of pink miracle paste; smooth a little on and your skin instantly looks better, add your normal foundation over the top and you look Photoshop flawless = perfik. Honestly believe that if you rubbed it over everything the world would be all beautiful and perfect. It's THAT good.
I bought the lacy dress from Topshop that I was musing over for the past couple of days. It's purdy, but I'm still undecided. Indecisiveness is a syndrome I have, it drives me crazy.
Feeling really inspired by words and that at the moment as in what people say/write/type and how it gets left behind. All of which is slightly ironic as I have been avoiding an essay, on a similar topic, that desperately needs writing. It led me to these… I love scrabble piece jewellery and the sweet little images on these makes them extra cool- might have to get me one.
I likes this. It's morbid but it does make you think. Some one tweeted the other day about if you were to die and the last thing you tweeted was a comment that you would be remembered and thereafter judge by, would you be ok with what you'd typed? Hmmmmmmmm. Oh I'm 'Little Gracie Fox' on Twitter, follow me if ya like.
Make Love Happen. at any cost.